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The year.It’s how the South Tahoe football team’s seniors have viewed the 2016 season since before high school. It means many different things to the leaders of this year’s Vikings, and ultimately represents what they expect to be a program-defining campaign.“This group of guys has been showing up since freshman year, since Day 1,” said senior quarterback Tommy Cefalu. “In
Published: August 23, 2016
PRINCETON, Calif. — The Whittell football team participated in a four-team scrimmage at Princeton High on Saturday, Aug. 20, against Northern California opposition that included the host Eagles, Hayfork and Los Molinos. The Warriors open the 2016 season at home Friday, Sept. 2, against Loyalton (Calif.).
Published: August 23, 2016
October 17, 1940 – August 17, 2016One of the sweetest men God created left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, following a courageous 13 year battle with cancer. Never complaining, always with a smile.Daryl was born October 17th, 1940, to Walter and Marjorie Hatfield in Kansas City, Kansas. Daryl attended the Missouri School of Mines
Published: August 23, 2016
After 20 years of serving South Lake Tahoe, council member Hal Cole will not be running for reelection — and it’s largely due to the halt of work on the Knights Inn redevelopment project that he’s been working on for two years. “It’s two years worth of meetings and contracts that have just fallen apart and it didn’t have to
Published: August 23, 2016
Ric Llewellyn had always wanted to swim across Lake Tahoe. He just needed the right motivation to attempt it.Llewellyn, a one-time Tahoe resident that now lives in Bakersfield, California, will attempt to swim from Emerald Bay to Nevada Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 61-year-old is taking on the eight-and-a-half-mile swim from the lake’s West to East shore in support
Published: August 22, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — Harrah’s Lakeshow punctuated an undefeated season by winning the Kahle flag football championship Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Lakeshow beat Sierra Ready Mix 22-12 in the championship at Zephyr Cove Park to finish the summer campaign unbeaten in 10 games.Top-seeded Harrah’s Lakeshow advanced to the championship with a 27-6 win in the semifinals earlier Wednesday night. In the
Published: August 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team stepped between the lines against tough competition for an exhibition match Friday, Aug. 19, at Viking Stadium. In their first preseason match, the Coyotes fell to Div. II San Francisco State University 6-1 in a match that got away in the second half.Lake Tahoe trailed 2-0 at halftime,
Published: August 22, 2016
This past Wednesday the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals hosted a Tahoe Town Hall at the Tahoe Beach Retreat’s conference center. Affordable housing seems to be the one of the defining issues of the upcoming campaign cycle and was the topic of discussion for the evening. The event was well attended, with over 130 at the meeting and more than 180
Published: August 22, 2016
Donald Trump is coming to Lake Tahoe. Why would anyone in this town support a candidate that has said many times that “global warming is a hoax that was created by the Chinese government”? Protesters, unite!Chris BakerSouth Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Published: August 22, 2016
The annual Tahoe Tennis Classic isn’t just about the play on the courts. The 33-year-old tournament is also the major fundraiser for the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation. The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization has the responsibility of running the six courts at the Douglas County facility. With the support of Lake Tahoe and regional businesses, we were able to raise funds
Published: August 22, 2016
Every time, as I struggle to get ready for a camping trip: digging out the tent, the lantern, the sleeping bag — I ask myself, “Why do I love this so much?”Then, much later, preparing food, trying to ignore the dirty fingernails, unsanitary prep surfaces and flies buzzing around my head, I ask it again, “What is it about camping?”Yet,
Published: August 22, 2016
Diondra and Shane Colquhoun dreamed of opening a wine bar for a few years, but when the opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi — Golden Rose — presented itself, their vision changed.“We came across this boat in Bellingham, Washington, and my husband said, ‘What if we take the wine bar on the lake?’” Diondra said.
Published: August 18, 2016
No fuel or oil leaked into Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters from the burning Tahoe Queen thanks to the quick work of local firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Tahoe Queen had 800 gallons of diesel fuel and 100 gallons of hydraulic oil on board when the fire broke out around 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug.
Published: August 18, 2016
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals’ Town Hall on affordable housing packed the conference room at the Beach Retreat and Lodge, where a panel of experts was assembled to discuss the issue of affordable housing in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Aug. 17 event, which was attended by 133 people and watched via live stream by another 188, made one thing
Published: August 20, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — It’s been a long time coming, but Tahoe City finally may get a new luxury hotel.Just a few months after the extensively remodeled Basecamp hotel graced the east end of Tahoe City, the 118-room Tahoe City Lodge is making its way through planning stages on the western end at the site of the Henrikson Building.The Lodge
Published: August 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee and Caltrans last week gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the $14 million Highway 89 Undercrossing Improvement Project, nicknamed the “Mini-Mousehole.”The tunnel structure provides a pedestrian/bicycle path through the Union Pacific railroad embankment just southeast of downtown Truckee.Because the railroad is in continuous use, the project used a unique “road
Published: August 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — One hundred days out from early election voting this spring, Reese Kintz Guinasso LLC Legal Partner Jason Guinasso launched a Facebook campaign posting 100 reasons why Measure 2 (the Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative) should not be adopted in November’s election. As of Aug. 11, Guinasso has posted 32 reasons of why he believes Measure 2 should
Published: August 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sixty-five percent of homes in Tahoe-Truckee were vacant between 2010 and 2014, according to a study commissioned by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. It’s one of many statistics included in the final version of the foundation’s 424-page 2016 Regional Housing Study, released online Aug. 5 after months of preparation, community meetings and surveys.Since that release, community leaders
Published: August 22, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Reno officials on Aug. 15 welcomed Jet Blue’s inaugural flight linking Reno to Long Beach with non-stop daily service.In a celebration on the tarmac at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Damonte Ranch High School marching band and cheer team performed for dignitaries waiting for the flight as the Jet Blue Airbus 320 landed and unloaded.“Thanks to Jet
Published: August 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sixty-five percent of homes in Tahoe-Truckee were vacant between 2010 and 2014, according to a study commissioned by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. It’s one of many statistics included in the final version of the foundation’s 424-page 2016 Regional Housing Study, released online Aug. 5 after months of preparation, community meetings and surveys.Since that release, community leaders
Published: August 21, 2016
One problem with wine writers, yours truly included, is that, too often, they write for themselves instead of readers. That is to say the vast majority of wine stories are about wines, or winemakers, who appeal to the tastes and sensibilities of the writer. Now, on the surface there is nothing wrong with that.We write about what we like to
Published: August 21, 2016
Climbing is becoming more accessible to beginners in the Basin. Last fall, South Shore local Todd Offenbacher began installing easier climbs in the Castle Rock area off Kingsbury Grade. At the start of the 2016 climbing season, he and a group of his friends put the finishing touches on approximately 20 new climbs in the same area.Offenbacher has traveled around
Published: August 20, 2016
The surge in popularity of stand-up paddleboarding in recent years has led to an influx of paddlers on the waters of Lake Tahoe during the summer. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail aims to lend clarity to navigating North America’s largest alpine lake with a paddleboard or kayak via instruction and education.“People are coming to Tahoe in droves to get on
Published: August 20, 2016
Within the past half-decade, stand-up paddleboarding has grown in popularity immensely. Lake Tahoe is a prime destination for the latest form of water recreation because of its size and stunning views, but paddling out on the lake doesn’t come without safety concerns.“Most of the incidents we have up here on the lake are from people who don’t have knowledge of
Published: August 20, 2016
Lake Tahoe was at a crossroads in 1997. The lake’s famous water clarity, once measuring 100 feet, was declining year after year because of stormwater pollution from roads and developed areas and erosion from streams damaged by logging and cattle grazing. Tahoe’s forests, clear cut during the Comstock era, had grown back unnaturally thick with hazardous fuels and stands of
Published: August 20, 2016
If you feel like you have been hit over the head repeatedly with stories regarding affordable housing lately — good. It’s a problem. You can probably even go as far as to say it’s a crisis. I attended the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) Town Hall on affordable housing Wednesday evening and there was a great turnout. While there were
Published: August 19, 2016
Frederick Artman Graham passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the age of 79. Fred was born August 21, 1936 in Butler, Pennsylvania to Robert Humphries Graham II and Jennie Marie Schottenheimer. At the tender age of 15, he met and fell in love with Shirley Ann Ramelli. Their story began with him walking past her home on his
Published: August 19, 2016
The Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer program has achieved unprecedented success in its first two years. And the 2016 Coyotes want to take things further while making history.“They have an opportunity to win a state title — it’s up to them at this point,” said Coyotes head coach Nick Arbelaez. “The pedigree is there, they have to be hungry
Published: August 18, 2016
The 2016 Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team has more collective talent than those that came before it during the program’s young history. As a result, the Coyotes are optimistic about the upcoming campaign while building a new foundation for the program.“These girls bring a little bit more of a serious soccer culture to our town,” said Coyotes second-year
Published: August 18, 2016
Ten South Lake Tahoe residents are vying for two seats on the city council in this November’s election. Brooke Laine, Danny McLaughlin, Jason Collin, JoAnn Conner, John Shearer, Patrick Jarrett, Robert Topel, Tamara Wallace, Ted Long and Trey Riddle are the 10 out of 13 people issued election papers that qualified to be candidates, said city clerk Susan Alessi. The
Published: August 18, 2016
After over a year of planning, the day is finally here. REI’s Outessa Summit, held at Kirkwood Mountain Resort from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21, is celebrating its inaugural women’s-only retreat. The weekend getaway features over 200 activity choices, product trials from sponsors, REI trail guides, food, wine and more.The Outessa Summit has its roots in the observation that many
Published: August 18, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Back in 2008, Incline Village-based entertainer Darin Talbot recorded and released a CD called “Around Tahoe,” a two-disc, two-hour audio tour guide for driving around Lake Tahoe. Filled with legendary stories, original songs and a slew of statistics, “Around Tahoe” quickly became a hit for locals and visitors — and reaffirmed why Talbot is known region-wide
Published: August 18, 2016
Every time, as I struggle to get ready for a camping trip: digging out the tent, the lantern, the sleeping bag — I ask myself, “Why do I love this so much?”Then, much later, preparing food, trying to ignore the dirty fingernails, unsanitary prep surfaces and flies buzzing around my head, I ask it again, “What is it about camping?”Yet,
Published: August 18, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Lake Tahoe Music FestivalBring your picnic, low-back lawn chair and wine for the 2016 Lake Tahoe Music
Published: August 18, 2016
Get a taste of Irish music this Wednesday when California-based Celtic band Molly’s Revenge plays the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.“The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music,” states the band’s online biography.“Molly’s Revenge has performed
Published: August 18, 2016
Mountain biking enthusiasts are invited to join Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) for its next trail building day.TAMBA is conducting its fifth Kingsbury Stinger Trail Day, dedicated to volunteers helping build the new trail in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service.“We first walked this new alignment with the Forest Service five years ago and it’s exciting to see it
Published: August 18, 2016
It’s a weekend filled with reggae on Tahoe’s South Shore. Apart from the 4th annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival on Saturday, Michael Franti & Spearhead headline MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 19.Known for hits such as “The Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like),” the band released its newest album,
Published: August 18, 2016
The fourth annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival is back and better than ever for its fourth year in South Lake. We’ve got everything you need to know about one of the most popular music events of the summer. EVENT DETAILSThe one-day event kicks off at 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Hard Rock amphitheater and will be jamming
Published: August 17, 2016
Zella Day is living her dream. At 21, she played Coachella for the first time and was called a top up-and-coming musician. Now on her second full-length tour, she spends months on the road at a time — currently she can be seen opening for Michael Franti & Spearhead on the group’s “Soulrocker” tour, which makes a stop at Stateline’s
Published: August 17, 2016
As Live at Lakeview comes to a close, what better way is there to end the summer than with two groups of South Lake Tahoe locals? Together for over 20 years, headliner Lavish Green brings a high-energy rock show to Lakeview Commons on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 4:30 p.m.“We bring an original approach to finding places to sing and play
Published: August 17, 2016
Celebrate the final days of summer with a luau at the Beach Retreat & Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.“Escape to the islands without leaving the country! Luau fun right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Dinner and a show on the beach,” states the venue’s website.Live music, food and traditional hula dancing will all be prevalent
Published: August 17, 2016
As the Heavenly Village summer concert series reaches its final three weekends, two bands return — each for its second time — to cover hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Reno-based Jake’s Garage kicks the weekend off with a performance on Friday, Aug. 19, before 8 Track Massacre makes its second appearance of the summer on Saturday, Aug. 20.Formed in
Published: August 17, 2016
“Sausage Party,” an animated comedy written by Seth Rogen and frequent collaborator, Evan Goldberg, rewards viewers with a half dozen enjoyable segments.According to the urban dictionary, a sausage party is a social gathering at which males substantially outnumber females. Since males comprise most of the characters featured in this film, the punny reference is correct, and incidentally refers to the
Published: August 17, 2016
CATHY LADMAN Can you believe that comedian Cathy Ladman hasn’t been up here in a decade? Has it been that long? Wow. She will perform this week at the Improv with Chase Durousseau.Cathy not only appeared on “The Tonight Show” nine times, but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two Johnny Carson “Tonight Show Anniversary”
Published: August 17, 2016
Here’s a first. We’re writing about Arizona law of which I know nothing. That has never bothered me before, so let’s carry on.Massive WildfireIn the summer of 2011, a devastating wildfire, the “Wallow Fire,” swept through a large swath of northern Arizona, burning acres of vegetation. The fire began on May 29 and was not contained until July 8. The
Published: August 17, 2016
The renovation of two older buildings into sleek modern offices is just the beginning of the vision local business owners Corey Rich and Chris McNamara have for Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. With the help of Tahoe-based Sierra Sustainable Builders, Rich and McNamara renovated a small cabin off of Ski Run Boulevard on a budget this summer. The
Published: August 17, 2016
BIRTHSBryce Nathan Baker was born Aug. 14 to Beau and Ashley Baker of South Lake Tahoe.Carla Renata Herrera Serrano was born Aug. 13 to Carlo Herrera Diaz and Sara Marlen Serrano Ramos of South Lake Tahoe.Melanie Jimenez-Contreras was born Aug. 11 to Junior Jimenez Zepeda and Guadalupe Monseratt Contreras of South Lake Tahoe. Nicholas Anthony Lauricella Jr. was born Aug.
Published: August 17, 2016
Wednesday, Aug. 17, marks the inaugural History Club gathering, offering children of all ages the chance to go back in time and experience what life was like in the past. From 9 a.m. to noon, participating children will play games and partake in activities from a variety of time periods on the deck of the Lake Tahoe History Museum log
Published: August 17, 2016
I get a lot of questions regarding veterinarian care, ranging from who I recommend to who to go to during after-hour emergencies. I hope the following information is of assistance.A veterinarian is your pet’s second-best friend.When choosing your veterinarian, you’re doing more than searching for a medical expert. You’re looking for someone to meet your needs and those of your
Published: August 17, 2016
The Viking Strength and Conditioning Center rivals facilities on the collegiate level, and has the coaching to match. For South Tahoe High, it’s the latest state-of-the-art addition on campus — and the ultimate tool for athletic performance.“It’s a game changer,” said South Tahoe athletic director Tony Sunzeri. “It’s something that will change the scope of athletics at our high school
Published: August 16, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe football team donned helmets and shoulder pads for the first time in camp on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Viking Stadium. The Vikings began practices three days earlier, and open the 2016 season Friday, Aug. 26, at Sparks.
Published: August 16, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — Where My Pitches At capped an unbeaten season on the diamond by winning the Kahle coed softball championship Tuesday, Aug. 9. The top-seeded team beat Tahoe Blue Vodka twice at Zephyr Cove Park en route to the title, including a 20-11 victory in the championship.Where My Pitches At finished the season 13-0. In the playoffs prior to
Published: August 16, 2016
Living at Lake Tahoe provides unique experiences, which can be wonderful and yet heartbreaking. For example, I meet wonderful people who move to our community, and am later brokenhearted when they leave because they are fed up with struggling to make their lives work here. Am I being selfish to want them to stay here forever? Probably. But as we
Published: August 16, 2016
The family of James “Poz”niak wish to express their thanks to the many friends, neighbors, coworkers (U.S. Post Office and Safeway), church members and everyone who expressed their sympathy, said a prayer, or shared a Jim Poz story. We will never forget the outpouring of sympathy and will hold you all in our hearts, along with Jim, until we meet
Published: August 16, 2016
Shae Johnson darts around the tennis courts at South Tahoe Middle School on a warm summer morning. She hits groundstrokes with different spin, then comes to the net and volleys with consistency before smacking line drive serves from the service line.It’s a quality display of tennis shot after shot, and impressive given the source. Johnson is a 6-year-old elementary school
Published: August 16, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The second hole-in-one of the season at Bijou Golf Course came at a familiar location. Paul Donahue of Sacramento aced the 143-yard second hole at Bijou on Friday, Aug. 12, that hole’s second ace of the summer.The 65-year-old Donahue used an 8-iron to make his first-ever hole-in-one. Bijou’s first ace of the season came July 7.Bijou
Published: August 16, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, the Tahoe Queen paddle wheeler boat broke out in flames. It was undergoing renovations.According to a Zephyr Cove resident, Karen Foster, she saw the flames from her home and observed fire crews as they worked to put out the fire. Firefighting officials reported the fire out at 8:50 a.m.“They
Published: August 16, 2016
STATELINE — More than 100 celebrants gathered for Tahoe Beach Club’s official groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon, Aug. 15. The event that featured speaker Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval marked the start of an important occasion — the first Tahoe lakefront community approved in over 30 years. Bob Mecay, the project’s principal, also spoke at the event, along with Tahoe Regional Planning
Published: August 15, 2016
At the inaugural Coyote Classic, golfers can drive, chip and putt while supporting the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s and women’s soccer programs. The fundraiser tournament will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.LTCC soccer players will be at all 18 holes during the tournament, and coaches and mascots will also be on hand to say hello
Published: August 15, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe is about to get real presidential in the month of August.The Nevada Republican Party announced Monday it will host an event featuring GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, located on the Nevada side of the lake’s South Shore, on Friday, Aug. 26.The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the casino’s
Published: August 15, 2016
NEVADA CITY, Calif. — The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is big — literally and figuratively.The California measure, if passed in November by voters, would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults who are at least 21 years old. California would follow in the steps of four other states that already have permitted recreational pot — Colorado, Washington, Oregon
Published: August 15, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — Firefighters say a group of tourists whose speedboat sunk in Lake Tahoe at night lived to tell about it after clinging to an ice cooler and a seat cushion. Eric Guevin of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District says the four men from California’s Bay Area rented a boat that started to take on water late Saturday
Published: August 15, 2016
When riding Tahoe’s trails, the most important thing is to ride responsibly. If you do, we’ll all be happier and keep trails open to everyone. Below are six guidelines for proper Tahoe trail etiquette, provided by Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association:Ride Open TrailsRespect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if uncertain about the status of
Published: August 11, 2016
Jacqueline Mittelstadt, attorney to councilwoman JoAnn Conner, says that she is still “going back and forth” with the City of South Lake Tahoe’s attorney as they work to reach a finalized settlement in her client’s lawsuits against the city.Mittelstadt took issue with an announcement made by Mayor Wendy David in the Aug. 2 council meeting regarding the settlement, and said
Published: August 12, 2016
Five South Lake Tahoe residents, including incumbent councilwoman JoAnn Conner, have put forth their names for the November city council election. In addition to Conner, Ted Long, Patrick Jarrett, Jason Collin and Robert Topel have filed the necessary paperwork to run for the two open seats on the South Lake Tahoe city council. The filing period began on July 18
Published: August 10, 2016
Professor Daniel Sperling has dedicated his life to the study of transportation. Though travel through the Tahoe Basin may come with its own unique challenges, Sperling focuses on the bigger picture that is affecting every town and city in the United States: our unyielding dependence on cars — single-occupant cars to be exact. “We’ve created a transportation monoculture. Single-occupant cars
Published: August 13, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Truckee man is being held on $1 million bail after he was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of felony charges of DUI and hit and run.At about 1:20 a.m. Aug. 11, Truckee Police Department officers responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic collision on Highway 89 at Rainbow Drive.According to a TPD statement,
Published: August 15, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The video shows Bradley Feinman asking authorities at the Truckee agricultural station if they have a warrant to search his vehicle. Officials say they don’t want to search his vehicle. They only want to inspect it.“Don’t answer questions,” Feinman says as he pulls into what authorities call the “bug station” on Interstate 80 near the Nevada-California state
Published: August 15, 2016
Tahoe Youth and Family Services and “The Girls Project” would like to thank the generous donors that contributed to the Girls Project to better help equip girls to meet their future with integrity, self-awareness. It will help allow this special and much needed program to continue and to grow. These generous donations from these amazing community businesses and private donors
Published: August 14, 2016
Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Tahoe Daily Tribune, in partnership with Sierra Sun, publish a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have to do is use
Published: August 14, 2016
I’ve really been enjoying corn dishes made with the abundant summer harvest. You may recall another recent recipe, balsamic grilled steak, also called for corn. While there is nothing quite like sweet yellow corn grilled and topped with butter, salt and pepper, if you step outside the box this recipe will treat you to a new way to enjoy this
Published: August 14, 2016
It began with a plate of figs and cheese, offered at the end of the meal. My gracious and oh-so culinary capable hostess stood in front her wine closet and made a few suggestions for things she could open with the delectable offerings.“I also have this Grahams 20 Year Old Tawny Port,” she said. It was a good decision. While
Published: August 14, 2016
Many of us would love a home suitable for Architectural Digest, but feel it’s beyond our reach. Is it possible to have a luxury home without spending a fortune?We consulted some of Tahoe’s top interior design experts to learn how to get a luxury look on a budget.INVEST IN THE SHELL The first step, according to Justine Macfee, creative director
Published: August 14, 2016
The summit of Mount Tallac sits high above Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 9,735 feet, and offers stunning views of the lake beneath a seemingly endless horizon. If there is a quintessential hike in Tahoe, this is it — a great, unique challenge with an absolutely breathtaking reward.The 12-mile round-trip hike from Mount Tallac Trailhead near Camp Richardson on
Published: August 13, 2016
I am by no means an avid hiker, but have learned to appreciate the outdoors while living in Tahoe. While exploring different hikes in the area during the past two summers, there was always one that loomed as tall as its destination — Mount Tallac.The views looked stunning in pictures from one of the tallest peaks in Lake Tahoe, but
Published: August 13, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Ahhh, Lake Tahoe. So many lovely picnic spots, so little time — but be prepared.The last thing you want to do is score the killer parking space, hunker down with your family and a good book and, an hour into your bliss, realize you do not have enough provisions to go the distance.I’m going to help you pick
Published: August 13, 2016
Go back to the 1920s with this weekend’s Great Gatsby Festival, held at the Tallac Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. The two-day event is celebrating its 32nd year, providing a weekend filled with vintage car shows and 20s-based games and activities. Locals and visitors alike will populate the Pope and Baldwin Estates, where most of
Published: August 13, 2016
COUNCIL MEMBER FILING PERIOD EXTENDED FIVE DAYSThe City of South Lake Tahoe, in consolidation with the El Dorado County Elections Department, will be conducting an election on Nov. 8 for two city council members. The filing period opened on July 18 and closes on Aug. 12. One of the eligible incumbents, council member Hal Cole, officially notified the city that
Published: August 13, 2016
It is great to see our community coming together to address the difficult and complex topic of affordable housing. We are collectively sharing our thoughts on the causes, impacts and solutions needed to progress our community. This is a critical first step toward a long-term solution that will work.This week the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation released its 2016 North Tahoe-Truckee
Published: August 13, 2016
As smoke from the Mineral Fire in Fresno County blew into the Lake Tahoe region, a Tahoe Basin Strike Team wrapped up a 24-hour firing assignment on Aug. 11 in assistance to the Cal Fire Fresno Kings Unit. The fire, which started on Aug. 9, has burned 7,050 acres west of Coalinga and is 35 percent contained as of Aug.
Published: August 13, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — For the second straight season, the Los Angeles Jr. Kings hockey program conducted summer training camp on the South Shore. The Jr. Kings U-18 and U-15 AAA youth hockey teams spent four days in Tahoe from Aug. 8-11, bringing some of the West Coast’s top talent to SLT Ice Arena.“The environment is beautiful and the setting
Published: August 12, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The San Jose Earthquakes Academy U-14 and U-13 boys soccer teams held an intersquad scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 11, at Al Tahoe Fields. The MLS club’s youth development program teams featuring top talent from Northern California spent six days training on the South Shore during Tahoe Training Camps’ last session of summer Aug. 7-12.
Published: August 12, 2016
The latest results from Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club races; Wednesday Night Beer Can Races are scheduled for 6 p.m. through Oct. 5. For more information, visit www.tahoewindjammers.com. Wednesday Night Beer Can Race (Aug. 10)1. LB (SR Max), 39:192. Zoom Zoom (Melges 24), 40:033. D’Merit (Merit 25), 42:394. Dianne (Express 27), 43:135. Eagle (Express 27), 43:18Commodore’s Cup (Aug. 7)1. Zoom
Published: August 12, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Back in 2008, Incline Village-based entertainer Darin Talbot recorded and released a CD called “Around Tahoe,” a two-disc, two-hour audio tour guide for driving around Lake Tahoe. Filled with legendary stories, original songs and a slew of statistics, “Around Tahoe” quickly became a hit for locals and visitors — and reaffirmed why Talbot is known region-wide
Published: August 12, 2016
D’Ascoli Orthodontics and Toothfairy Pediatric Dental would like to extend our sincere thanks for those that came to our Patient Appreciation Party in July at our South Lake Tahoe office. We appreciate the support that this community has given us over the years and love to continue serving our patients and their families. We look forward to many more years
Published: August 12, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Health officials in Reno are reporting the discovery of West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in Washoe County, in the Lemmon Valley area. The Washoe County Health District didn’t report that any humans were infected. It said officials will increase insecticide fogging and trapping to monitor mosquito activity. Health officials say people can help prevent being bitten by mosquitoes
Published: August 12, 2016
I moved to Tahoe way back in the early 1990s and I’m proud to consider myself an official ski bum, face rat, and defender of all things Tahoe. Sadly the secret is out though and the takeover has begun. Gone forever are the free ski days and $25 lift tickets (although less than 10 years ago Alpine Meadows had $39
Published: August 12, 2016
South Lake Tahoe Police arrested an 18-year-old man for alleged attempted burglary and drug possession on Aug. 9 after a foot chase through the Gardner Mountain area of South Lake Tahoe. The suspect was taken into custody after police found him hiding in the woods.“We received a call from a driver at 10:40 a.m. that said he saw a male
Published: August 12, 2016
It’s that time of year to turn your eyes to the night sky. The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to outshine previous years with above average meteor numbers over the weekend. “You might be able to see 120 an hour,” said Tony Berendsen, astronomer and guide for Tahoe Star Tours. “The normal is about 60.”As Earth orbits around the
Published: August 12, 2016
COUNCIL MEMBER FILING PERIOD EXTENDED FIVE DAYSThe City of South Lake Tahoe, in consolidation with the El Dorado County Elections Department, will be conducting an election on Nov. 8 for two city council members. The filing period opened on July 18 and closes on Aug. 12. One of the eligible incumbents, council member Hal Cole, officially notified the city that
Published: August 12, 2016
This weekend is all about relaxation — some lake time, dog time and down time while enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer.Looking for your own zen-tertainment this weekend? I suggest downloading the free Viridi app to your smartphone. It’s fun (and strangely soothing) — with a focus on building a succulent garden, watering it and watching it grow with
Published: August 12, 2016
Biking season is in full swing for mountain and road riders alike in the Lake Tahoe region. Here are a few pointers for riding smoothly, safely and more comfortably all season long:Don’t wear underwear under bike shortsI’ve had this conversation with several patients and it’s worth mentioning loudly and boldly. Bike shorts are supposed to be worn commando and without
Published: August 11, 2016
Meyers is a haven for mountain bikers on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore due to its quality and variety of terrain. The area and its trails will be showcased at the Meyers Mountain Bike Festival, which rolls out its fourth edition this weekend, Aug. 13-14.“Meyers has some of the best mountain biking in California, and not everybody knows about it,” said
Published: August 11, 2016
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association has spent its summer taking the sting out of the Kingsbury Stinger Trail on the South Shore. In conjunction with U.S. Forest Service and through volunteer days, the organization plans to see the once-closed trail above Stateline rerouted and connected by October.“We’ve been having regular trail days out there,” TAMBA president Ben Fish said.TAMBA’s next
Published: August 11, 2016
01-18-1933 - 7-28-2016Lucy was born in Long Island, NY, to parents who emigrated from Italy. She was married for 40 years to retired SLT Deputy Chief Donald Johnson, who proceeded her in death 20 years ago. Together, the two of them enjoyed cross country motorcycle trips, fishing, and evenings with good friends. Lucy liked to bowl and took her Bingo
Published: August 11, 2016
“We are defenseless when superheroes go rogue, or super-villains attack,” argues United States government national security agent, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) in the new movie, “Suicide Squad.” She attempts to solve the problem by drafting a half-dozen meta-humans (the extraordinarily gifted or talented), in a “Dirty Dozen” deal that allows the villains to earn back or keep their freedom by
Published: August 11, 2016
Lakeview Commons hosts its 50th Live at Lakeview concert this Thursday, Aug. 18, with a performance from Swamp Zen and headliner Diego’s Umbrella.“It’s an honor to have spent 50 weeks, over the last five summers, bringing our incredible community together to celebrate this beautiful place we live in,” Rob Giustina, of On Course Events, said in the company’s news release.
Published: August 11, 2016
VAIL — Pete Seibert laughed when he said this, but he meant it, too: “Finally, they bought a real mountain!”Seibert, the son and namesake of one of Vail’s founders, was among a few hundred people who turned out Tuesday for a Vail community picnic at the Donovan Pavilion. Talking with friends, Seibert said Monday’s announcement that Vail Resorts will acquire
Published: August 11, 2016
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance holds esteem as one of the premier wooden boat shows in North America. This weekend, the event returns to the Basin for its 44th year, and approximately 6,000 people are expected to attend. Over 60 boats will be on display at the show, which is produced by Liquid Blue Events and Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation.Obexer’s
Published: August 11, 2016

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