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In an effort to assist with the South Shore’s underserved or disadvantaged youth, the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will be collecting jackets for their new Coats for Kids Program. Donations can be made at any of the city’s three fire departments.Clothing drive founder and department fire engineer/medic Kim George described the program as “in its early stages.” She said
Published: January 14, 2016
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort hosted a USASA South Tahoe Series slopestyle event for the second straight weekend on Sunday, Jan. 10. Skiers and snowboarders took to the park on Bashful, showing off their skills on a course covered with fresh snow.Competitors from Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California attended the event at the South
Published: January 14, 2016
On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for OrthopedicsBreakdown: On the Hill host and Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Sebastian Foltz gets caught in a whiteout at Heavenly Mountain Resort Wednesday.[iframe src=//player.vimeo.com/video/151726429 width=660 height=371 style=border:0px;]STORMS CONTINUE THIS WEEK:Windy, cold weather with some snow is predicted Wednesday, Jan. 13, with more white stuff in the pipeline.“We’ll see 1-4
Published: January 14, 2016
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their coach Thursday, Jan. 14, finding a focused, football-first leader CEO Jed York is counting on to turn the once-proud franchise back into a contender. York announced the move on Twitter and so did the team on its Twitter account. “After a thorough search, Trent & I are
Published: January 14, 2016
A black man with an afro channeling the cosmos through a stack of Marshall speakers and an upside-down guitar forever changed the direction of Trey Stone’s life.The South Shore musician pointed to seeing Jimi Hendrix perform in 1969, when Stone was a teenager going to his first show in Southern California, as the moment he knew the guitar, rather than
Published: January 14, 2016
A founding member of Prince’s band will bring his live act to the South Shore this weekend.Morris Day and the Time performs Saturday night at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.“With his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy, vocals, Morris Day played an essential role in the development of the Twin City dance/club sound of the 1980s,” according to a description
Published: January 14, 2016
Canadian born Jeremy Hotz makes his triumphant return to Lake Tahoe after a five-year absence. He recently completed a sold out Canadian theater comedy tour called “What A Miserable Tour This Is ...”, as well as performances all over the United States, Europe and Australia. Jeremy’s popularirty continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute,
Published: January 14, 2016
Go ahead, yell out “freebird” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl this weekend. The rock show trope will be acceptable, just this once, because the band onstage is likely to actually play the slow-burning Lynyrd Skynyrd classic. Skynnyn Lynnyrd pays tribute to the legendary southern rock act at the Stateline casino Saturday night.“Skynnyn Lynnyrd has committed the
Published: January 14, 2016
Saxophonist Terry Hanck will add a little extra soul to a weekly performance at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this week.Hanck will be the special guest of the Buddy Emmer Blues Band during its regular Tuesday night show at the Stateline casino.“Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still the rage. He swept both the Blues Music Awards and the Living
Published: January 14, 2016
MINDEN, Nev. — Three South Tahoe wrestlers finished atop the podium against Northern Nevada opposition on Saturday, Jan. 9. Senior Michael Valney, senior Blair Binns and junior Andrew Herrera each delivered gold medals in the Carson Valley Lions Club Invitational at Douglas High, leading the Vikings to a sixth-place finish out of 19 teams.It was a tall order for Valney
Published: January 14, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell boys basketball team met a winless opponent Tuesday, Jan. 12, and the result was its most lopsided victory of the season. The Warriors scored a season-high in points while allowing a season-low in an 83-8 home win over Coleville, a fourth straight victory to open league play.Whittell (10-2, 4-0 IV West) scored the game’s first
Published: January 14, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — A sluggish first half kept the Whittell girls basketball team from victory against a beatable opponent Tuesday, Jan. 12. The Warriors lost a home league contest to Coleville 46-34, matching the Wolves only after a slow start.“Our intensity in the first half was like a slow-moving locomotive,” Warriors coach Tom Esposito said. “By the time we picked
Published: January 14, 2016
With more storms in the forecast for next week, the El Niño switch appears to be firmly set in the “on” position for the Tahoe Basin. That has area resorts rejoicing and avalanche forecasters voicing some concern regarding backcountry conditions.“It’s shaping up to be exactly as the long-range forecasters have said,” Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain Resort spokesman Kevin Cooper said.
Published: January 15, 2016
LIBRARY CLOSED SATURDAYThe South Lake Tahoe Library will be closed, Saturday, Jan. 16, in observance of Monday’s Martin Luther King holiday. ‘MIRACLE SCROLL’ TO VISIT CHABAD LAKE TAHOESeventy-seven years ago, a Torah scroll was almost destroyed. Now it will be in South Lake Tahoe, as part of a tour that will include hundreds of Jewish communities across the globe.On Kristallnacht,
Published: January 15, 2016
Hello fellow anglers; despite the weather, there is a lot going on in our local fishing world. With Topaz Lake opening up and the higher lakes having good ice, I have had as many reports this last week as I would in the middle of May. Before we get to those reports, I would like to offer a little education
Published: January 15, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — You know the trust fall? Sure you do. One person closes his or her eyes and falls backwards, relying on another, presumably trustworthy person to safely catch.Right now I feel like I’m playing some winterized version of the trust fall as I slide backwards on a snowboard at Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit. Why am I
Published: January 15, 2016
The other day my nephew came home from kindergarten raving about his school snack of the day, potato latkes. Man oh man, whatever happened to graham crackers and a little box of milk?Now he wants these latkes all the time and they are kind of a lot of work. I tried to fake him out with a regular pancake which
Published: January 15, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — While the number of medical marijuana dispensaries proposed for Incline Village/Crystal Bay has decreased, concerns remain — even among residents who support such an establishment coming to the community.For instance, while Incline resident Bill Deters favors a dispensary so those with legitimate medical needs have nearby access to the drug, he is not in favor of
Published: January 15, 2016
BUTTE, Mont. — The Tahoe Icemen hockey team returned from a three-week break to face a team in the bottom half of the WSHL Northwest Division standings last weekend, but didn’t start off the new year as planned. The Icemen were swept by Butte in a three-game series at Butte Community Ice Center, Jan. 8-10.The Icemen opened the series with
Published: January 15, 2016
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — The Tahoe Basin Ski League returned to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort for the second straight race — and high school skiers again took on the South Shore resort in giant slalom. South Tahoe senior Alec Jobbins highlighted the second TBSL race of the season Thursday, Jan. 7, taking home the boys’ individual title.Jobbins completed his two runs in
Published: January 15, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The USSA Far West U-16 Junior Championships Qualifier Series, known as the Wild West Series, kicked off Friday, Jan. 8, with three days of racing at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. On Olympic Lady, a handful of South Shore skiers delivered strong performances highlighted by a pair of podium finishes from Payton Norton.Norton, a sophomore at Whittell
Published: January 15, 2016
SODA SPRINGS, Calif. — The South Tahoe Nordic ski team had to wait until the new year to make its 2015-16 season debut — but finally got on the snow. The Vikings opened their campaign Friday, Jan. 8, in the CNISSF Foothill Classic at Auburn Ski Club, producing results that offer optimism for the rest of the year.The classic race
Published: January 15, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Grizzlies squirt hockey team opened play at the Lake Tahoe Invitational with a defeat on Thursday, Jan. 14. The Grizzlies fell to the San Francisco Sabercats 8-3, losing despite a hat trick from Hayden Cannon.Cannon scored a goal in each period of Thursday’s loss — the first one came off an assist from Brennan
Published: January 15, 2016
Even though the 1980s ended more than 25 years ago, they may never leave.Plenty of modern fashion, film and art borrows concepts from the Reagan era, and music is no exception.San Francisco’s Tainted Love is at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this weekend to help people relive some of the memorable songs of the decade when “Back to the Future” was
Published: January 15, 2016
1. According to the Associated Press, “The owner of a 7-Eleven in California that sold a winning Powerball jackpot ticket is an Indian man who came to the United States in 1981. Balbir Atwal previously worked as a salesman for an electronics company and decided he wanted to start his own business. So at age 27, he bought his first
Published: January 16, 2016
In years gone by, to buy a book you went to an independent bookstore. You actually talked with the folks who worked there, walked the aisles, opened a few books and turned some pages. Perhaps you bought the book you came for and maybe you made a new discovery and walked out with something different. Or both. Regardless, the experience
Published: January 16, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Snow is currency in a mountain town, and right now the Tahoe region is seeing a long-awaited return on investment. Lodging officials and resort industry economists are reporting that the Tahoe Basin has seen a spike in visitation as well as lift ticket sales following the holiday season.According to DestiMetrics — a Denver-based consulting firm the measures ski
Published: January 16, 2016
UPCOMING MEETINGSCity of South Lake Tahoe will hold its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in city council chambers, 1901 Airport Rd. Items of note on the consent agenda include the sandwich board ordinance, the single-use carryout bag ordinance, the Safe Routes to School master plan and more. New business features
Published: January 16, 2016
The New Year is getting off to a phenomenal start with snow falling at Lake Tahoe. It seems long ago since we’ve had snow around the lake, but as California and Nevada continue to grapple with four years of drought and water shortages, the snow couldn’t be falling at a better time. A snow survey this January by California Department
Published: January 16, 2016
The Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School PTA and entire student body would like to extend a huge thank you to our generous grant donors this year! Without their support we would not be able to bring these wonderful experiences to our students: the American Century Championship awarded us a grant that allowed for the purchase of two new instruments
Published: January 16, 2016
Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty closed the year on a high note as Philip White, president and chief executive officer, was joined by other members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network atop the podium at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the Dec. 29 closing bell. The event celebrated the company’s 40th anniversary in the luxury residential real estate brokerage
Published: January 17, 2016
California’s November 2016 ballot box could be stuffed with marijuana. Numerous initiatives to change the state’s regulations surrounding cannabis, from making it legal for recreational use by those 21 and older to eliminating the private cultivation of marijuana completely, are in the works. Proponents of each initiative have until roughly the end of April to collect the 365,880 signatures of
Published: January 16, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The man alleged to have illegally shot a juvenile bear in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood in July 2015 was in El Dorado County Court again Friday, Jan. 8.Gilbert Wetenkamp, 75, is charged with a misdemeanor violation of California’s Fish and Game Code for unlawful taking of a bear. A spokesman from the district attorney’s office
Published: January 15, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a pair of reports of skiers lost from Heavenly Mountain Resort over the weekend. In both instances, the skiers ended up out of bounds but were located unharmed.Around 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, the sheriff’s office responded to the resort’s Stagecoach Lodge after dispatchers received a report that three
Published: January 15, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With 2016 being an election year, the Sierra Sun is devoting time each week to conduct interviews with officials and board members who work for the many public districts and government agencies representing Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.This week, we feature an extended Q-and-A with Truckee Town Manager Tony Lashbrook:Sierra Sun: As we embark on the second
Published: January 18, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — While the number of medical marijuana dispensaries proposed for Incline Village/Crystal Bay has decreased, concerns remain — even among residents who support such an establishment coming to the community.For instance, while Incline resident Bill Deters favors a dispensary so those with legitimate medical needs have nearby access to the drug, he is not in favor of
Published: January 18, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — You know the trust fall? Sure you do. One person closes his or her eyes and falls backwards, relying on another, presumably trustworthy person to safely catch.Right now I feel like I’m playing some winterized version of the trust fall as I slide backwards on a snowboard at Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit. Why am I
Published: January 18, 2016
UPDATE: Tuesday — Carson May is still missing, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.Below is the latest update from PCSO, as of Monday evening: “Another day of intense searching, but the Placer County Sheriff’s Office was unable to locate Carson May at Sugar Bowl Resort. The search begins again (Tuesday) with 30 people, including our own mountain rescuers; Tahoe
Published: January 18, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Recent reports associating norovirus with illnesses at the Chipotle Restaurant in California and surrounding states have led regional environmental and public health departments to increase awareness through education of the public and food service industry.Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines), which leads to diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. Norovirus
Published: January 13, 2016
I wanted to send a note to say thank you to the community of South Lake Tahoe. I am inspired by the generosity and compassion displayed with all the coats donated at our fire stations. We received a variety, from toddler-sized to adult (great for teenagers). We also received care packages with brand new beanies, gloves and snacks. The community
Published: January 18, 2016
I recently sent an email to our city leaders requesting they look into changing the name of Sierra Tract (a name our neighborhood abhors) back to its original and proper subdivision name of “Tahoe-Sierra.” I included references to the original subdivision name from some historical documents. I asked the city to consider my request in their overall approach to improve
Published: January 18, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors recently released its 2015 year-end, 2015 fourth quarter and December 2015 report for existing home sales in Washoe County, including median sales price and number of home sales in the region. “The median price has remained stable since July of this year with $290,000 being the median sales price point for four
Published: January 19, 2016
Skiers and snowboarders often don’t see eye to eye, but one skier with a serious chip on his shoulder took things to an entirely new level Sunday at Aspen Highlands. The skier, a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, took offense to a seemingly innocuous comment by a snowboarder sitting next to him, and threw the man
Published: January 19, 2016
Dear Henry,My cat started sticking his tongue out — a lot. He will just sit and stick his tongue out at me. It’s cute, but should I be concerned?Thanks,ArnoldDear Arnold.I’m glad you brought this up. I had a kitty with this habit and, yes, it’s cute. While some cats just do this for no apparent reason, my concern with your
Published: January 19, 2016
STATELINE — Edgewood Water Company has filed an application with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to raise water and fire protection rates by more than 36 percent.According to the Dec. 30 filing, the Stateline water service company is seeking to recover the costs of modifications to its treatment plant required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Those include ultraviolet light
Published: January 19, 2016
Anderson, Bowman, Hight set to compete at X Games Aspen 2016This year’s Winter X Games will again feature local athletes going for the gold. Three from Tahoe will compete at X Games Aspen 2016, including South Lake Tahoe natives and Olympic gold medalists Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman.X Games Aspen 2016 will be held Jan. 28-31 at Buttermilk Mountain in
Published: January 19, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell boys basketball team faced its first test in Div. IV West League play Friday, Jan. 15, and passed with a dominant performance. The Warriors beat Mineral County 80-47 at home, delivering a fifth straight victory to start league play.“We were really looking forward to this game because they’re one of the better teams in the
Published: January 19, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Whittell girls basketball team bounced back from a frustrating defeat a night earlier to win on the road Saturday, Jan. 16. The Warriors beat Sage Ridge 55-28 at South Reno Athletic Club, pulling away late to end a three-game losing streak in decisive fashion.“The bounce back was a good sign,” Warriors coach Tom Esposito said. “It
Published: January 19, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Grizzlies pee wee hockey team advanced to the championship game of the Lake Tahoe Invitational on Monday, Jan. 18, but ultimately fell short of the title. The Grizzlies lost to the Santa Rosa Flyers (Calif.) 4-0 at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena with the Pee Wee B crown on the line.In Monday’s championship, Santa
Published: January 19, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Grizzlies bantam hockey team left the Lake Tahoe Invitational win a win in four games on its home ice. The Grizzlies beat the Las Vegas Flames 9-2 on Sunday, Jan. 17, at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, closing out four days of tournament play with a win in the consolation round.Tucker Cannon scored four
Published: January 19, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys basketball team produced one of its biggest comebacks in recent memory to set up a thrilling finish against Lowry on Saturday, Jan. 16. Unfortunately for the Vikings, things ultimately didn’t go their way.South Tahoe lost to the Buckaroos 58-57 at the Blue Gym in a matchup for second place in Div. I-A
Published: January 19, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In the second half of its Div. I-A Northern League contest against Lowry on Saturday, Jan. 16, the South Tahoe girls basketball team controlled play and dominated its opposition. Unfortunately, a strong finish couldn’t make up for a slow start.The Vikings lost to the Buckaroos 46-34 at the Blue Gym on Saturday, ultimately done in by
Published: January 19, 2016
NORDEN, Calif. — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office will call off the search for 23-year-old Carson May at the end of Tuesday, Jan. 19, officials have announced.According to a PCSO statement released at 4 p.m. to media, “should new information become available and environmental conditions allow, additional follow-up searches may occur.”“Conditions during the five days of searching have been treacherous
Published: January 19, 2016
The members of the Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe, and I, are sad to announce that we will be unable to conduct the Great Car Raffle in 2016, a major fundraiser we’ve held for many years in support of community projects, youth scholarships, youth leadership training, environmental education and more. This is due to California State law’s stringent requirements
Published: January 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — On Thursday, Jan. 14, Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce held its annual Connect for a Cause mixer at Riva Grill. The event aimed to engage the business community in worthy causes that benefit the local area. St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth 4 Kids and Christmas Cheer were chosen as recipients for this year’s event.
Published: January 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE— Adults who find themselves on the wrong side of the law have a right to be tried by a jury of their peers. Juveniles generally don’t have that same right. But in El Dorado County Superior Court they do. Originally created in 1992, the county’s Teen Court program is run by teens, for teens, with real consequences.
Published: January 20, 2016
With millions of visitors flocking to the Tahoe Basin annually, along with an aging infrastructure, future demands on the region’s transportation network are a serious concern. That’s the inspiration behind Tahoe Regional Planning Association’s Linking Tahoe: Active Transportation Plan and the area’s larger forthcoming Regional Transportation Plan, both of which coordinate inter-agency efforts to improve the region’s transportation needs.“Certainly there
Published: January 20, 2016
BIRTHSBarrett IJ Parsley was born Jan. 11 to Harley Parsley and Corrine Edwards of South Lake Tahoe.Jerson Gonzalez Reyes was born Jan. 12 to Jerson Gonzalez and Maria Reyes of South Lake Tahoe.Matthew Steven Martin was born Jan. 16 to Steven Martin and Princess Escobar of Tahoe City.Kanyon Masten Mintz was born Jan. 16 to Kyle and Jamie Mintz of
Published: January 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Community College’s superintendent/president Dr. Kindred Murillo will be leaving her post sometime in the next 18 months. Murillo started at the college in July 2011.According to Diane Lewis, Lake Tahoe Community College’s director of marketing and communications, “There isn’t a firm exit date yet, but sometime between June 2016 and February 2017 is the
Published: January 20, 2016
One of the world’s most difficult climbs will be featured in a documentary showing at South Lake Tahoe’s Unity at the Lake this Friday, Jan. 22.“Meru” documents attempts to climb the Shark Fin on India’s Mount Meru by Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk in 2008 and 2011. The climb requires the highest level of rock- and ice-climbing skills
Published: January 20, 2016
Fred Wrenn, “Big Freddy,” was born in Rockville Centre and Grew up in Malverne, Long Island, New York. He graduated from Valley Stream Central High in 1972 where he played football and basketball. He attended U. Mass Amherst from 1972-74, after which he lived in Manhattan, where he was an ironworker and then a commodities trader on Comex. After a
Published: January 20, 2016
From the way business founder Kyle Jordan describes it, his now South Shore-based company, Express Lane Delivery, started sort of by accident.“I was sick one day in my house and wanted Gatorade and chicken soup,” he said of his inspiration while living in Nashville, Tennessee. And so the idea for a grocery delivery company began. Initially more of a hobby
Published: January 16, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe City Council officially amended an ordinance banning single-use carryout bags at non-grocery retail establishments on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Retail stores many continue to use plastic bags per the decision. The vote, on second reading, was 3-2 in favor of amending the ban, with Wendy David, mayor, and Austin Sass, mayor pro-tem, voting no.With
Published: January 19, 2016
More than $400 million in federal funding could be headed to environmental efforts at Lake Tahoe if a bill approved by a U.S. Senate committee becomes law.The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015 Wednesday, Jan. 20. If ratified, the bill would authorize $415 million for a wide range of environmental
Published: January 20, 2016
Directed by Michael Bay, this gritty, realistic movie is a far cry from “The Transformers,” and the director’s other fantasy blockbusters. Based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book “13 hours,” this screenplay watches events unfold through the eyes of a half dozen “shadow warriors,” or contract “for hire” soldiers, who in 2011, protected our only remaining outpost in Libya.After the toppling
Published: January 20, 2016
HENRY PHILLIPS Henry Phillips returns this week to the Improv at Harveys with Sandro Iocolano. A lot of comics have YouTube channels for their videos, showing sets; but Henry has one showcasing his many recipes. That’s because Phillips has a cooking channel devoted to all of his favorite dishes. The channel, “Henry’s Kitchen,” includes episodes such as “How To Make
Published: January 20, 2016
A Portland, Oregon, band with influences ranging from rock to folk to country to jazz will bring its acoustic music to the Divided Sky in Meyers this weekend.Scratchdog Stringband blends classic and contemporary Americana music with its songs.“Andrew DeRossett (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Kimbo Kumada (bass, vocals) hold down the rhythm section tight and tough, while James Rossi (fiddle, vocals)
Published: January 20, 2016
Custom-built visuals will be part of a free show by San Francisco live electronic music outfit NVO this Saturday, Jan. 23, at the South Shore.The group, which has had music featured on Hulu’s “Resident Advisors” and at the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park, brings live instrumentation to the electronic scene.“Since 2010, NVO has been rocking the scene with a relentless
Published: January 20, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The long-awaited bike path from Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park is on course to break ground this upcoming construction season — roughly a year later than originally anticipated.The “East Shore Bike Trail” will consist of a 10-foot-wide, three-mile paved path separate from Highway 28, providing safe access along a dangerous stretch of roadway that
Published: January 21, 2016
STATELINE — If Douglas County commissioners reject a proposal for County Manager Jim Nichols to leave his position, he could continue under his current contract.Neither the county nor County Manager Jim Nichols have taken action to terminate his employment, county Human Resources Director Wendy Lang said.While the contract between Nichols and the county provides for written notice to terminate the
Published: January 21, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — One thing I always think about as I watch the birds that flock to my feeders in the wintertime is, how do these small creatures survive the Tahoe area’s cold temperatures and snowstorms?Take the snow bunting, for example, which as we already learned, does not come down from the north as far as Lake Tahoe, in any
Published: January 21, 2016
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday reiterated his call for fiscal caution, using his State of the State address to urge lawmakers to beef up California’s rainy day fund and pay for long-delayed infrastructure repairs rather than pursue expensive new programs.As he did in his budget proposal earlier this month, Brown sought funding for health care and transportation
Published: January 21, 2016
Every day like clockwork, there she was — riding the cardio bike and stretching her body to regain mobility, looking for a way to ease her pain.It’s a lonely atmosphere mid-winter at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. Most athletes are off globetrotting the world tour — back home, the days are filled with sweat and punctuated
Published: January 21, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Grizzlies high school hockey team won three of its four games against California opposition at the Lake Tahoe Invitational Jan. 15-18. The Grizzlies swept Bishop and split with Villa Park in round robin play, including a 2-1 win over the Spartans in their tournament finale Monday, Jan. 18, at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.For
Published: January 21, 2016
Phil Bryant has run basketball camps and clinics for three decades, and saw a need for something similar in the Tahoe Basin. The Warriors boys basketball head coach began free weekly basketball skills camps at Whittell High, with the first last Sunday, Jan. 17.“We do not take attendance and encourage any interested players to join us on any Sunday at
Published: January 21, 2016
2015 DIV. III ALL-STATE SOCCER AWARDSGIRLSCo-Offensive MVPsAli Copsy, Jr., WhittellBryn Anderson, Sr., North TahoeCo-Defensive MVPsDaria Sharon, Sr., WhittellEmily White, So., InclineFirst TeamSammy Forvilly, Jr., MFMadison Idso, So,, MFSecond TeamGigi Stetler, Jr., MFAnna White, Fr., MFHonorable MentionKate Krolicki, Sr., DEFKallie Nelson, So., DEFBOYSMost Valuable PlayerOmar Cerda, Sr., North TahoeOffensive MVPAlex Hernandez, Jr., YeringtonDefensive MVPChris Ramirez, Jr., West WendoverFirst TeamJulio Loera, So.,
Published: January 21, 2016
LOVELOCK, Nev. — The Whittell boys basketball team took a swing outside of its division on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and downed a bigger school for a big win. The Warriors won at Pershing County 61-46, controlling the second half to extend their winning streak to 10 games.“This was a game we were looking towards all year,” Warriors coach Phil Bryant
Published: January 21, 2016
If you missed guitarist Trey Stone’s performance at the South Shore last Friday, you’ll get a second chance this Saturday, Jan. 23.The Lake Tahoe guitarist performs a free show Saturday, Jan. 23 at Lakeside Inn & Casino. Stone was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame in October for his work with Motown’s the Undisputed Truth.“A behind-the-scenes pioneer of
Published: January 21, 2016
A Watsonville, California, guitarist is set to join the Buddy Emmer Blues Band at its regular performance at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this week.Jake Nielsen will play with the group at the Harrah’s Casino Center Stage Tuesday night, Jan. 26.“Born on March 29 1985. Jake was born with cerebral palsy, limiting the use of his legs,” according to his online biography.
Published: January 21, 2016
Beers from Deschutes Brewery will be featured at a food and beverage pairing at Lake Tahoe Golf Course this week.Bratwurst is also on the menu at the course, which has been featuring pairings throughout the month of January.Deschutes began in Bend, Oregon, in 1988 and now produces more than two dozen varieties of beer.“As a family and employee-owned brewery, Deschutes
Published: January 21, 2016
On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for OrthopedicsBreakdown: On the Hill host and Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Sebastian Foltz takes a trip through the High Roller Terrain Park at Heavenly.[iframe src=//player.vimeo.com/video/152610093 width=660 height=371 style=border:0px;]Weather advisory Friday night and Saturday:The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that will go into effect from 4
Published: January 21, 2016
SOROPTIMIST 2016 COMMUNITY GRANT CYCLESoroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra recently announced its 2016 community grant cycle. “We are accepting applications that support programs and projects that align with our mission to ‘strengthen the lives of women and youth in our community and the world,’” a news release said. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, Jan. 31. The application
Published: January 22, 2016
The best plan for tackling San Francisco’s Chinatown is no plan at all. Simply wandering the wide streets and narrow alleys will take you where you need to go.Whether you just happen to be in town or are visiting for something specific like the Super Bowl or Lunar New Year — the Year of the Monkey dawns Feb. 8 —
Published: January 17, 2016
Here’s a look at a slew of new laws for 2016 in the state of California:Mandatory VaccinationsYou’ve read plenty about this new law but as of Jan. 1 vaccinations for K-12 students are mandatory, and no longer is there an exemption based on personal belief. Exemptions for children with serious health issues remain. Equal Pay for WomenUnder Senate Bill 358,
Published: January 22, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. — As military helicopters ferry search and rescue teams over the Pacific Northwest, below them are scenes of devastation from a giant earthquake that could strike the region at any time.Tsunami waters surge through coastal communities. Buildings, bridges and roads lie in ruins. Fires burn out of control. Survivors are stranded on rooftops, cling to floating debris or
Published: January 22, 2016
STATELINE — A separation agreement between Douglas County and its manager was approved on Thursday night by commissioners without debate, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t one in the wind.Douglas County manager Jim Nichols did not attend Thursday’s meeting at Stateline. Neither Nichols nor the county issued notice that would have been required under his three-year contract. According to deputy
Published: January 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — While warmer temperatures this week may have caused concerns among avid skiers and snowboarders regarding conditions moving forward, this weekend’s upcoming weather system should alleviate worry. Even with rain at lake level this week, higher elevations continue to receive snow. As of Thursday, Jan. 21, Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 22 inches of new snow from recent
Published: January 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s Olympic gold medal freeskiing and snowboarding trio will be back at it this weekend. Freeskier Maddie Bowman, and snowboarders Hannah Teter and Jamie Anderson will each return to competition. Bowman and Teter will be in Mammoth for the first stop on the annual freeskiing and snowboarding U.S. Grand Prix. Anderson is in Switzerland for
Published: January 22, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Man, oh man. Just when you thought the holiday pressure to eat like a linebacker was off, football playoff season is in full swing and tempting you to, well, eat like a linebacker.It doesn’t matter that you don’t even like the game, others in your house do and, unfortunately, you like their game-day leftovers. Plus what kind
Published: January 22, 2016
NORDEN, Calif. — Authorities may seek prosecution against a man who allegedly triggered an avalanche while skiing in a closed-off area Friday at Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit.According to a Wednesday morning statement from Sugar Bowl, Christian Michael Mares triggered the slide at about 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 15 “after knowingly traversing” into an area of the East Palisades
Published: January 20, 2016
SPARKS, Nev. — The South Tahoe basketball teams hit the road for a doubleheader Wednesday, Jan. 20, and returned home with a pair of double-digit wins. The Vikings’ boys beat Sparks 77-63 and South Tahoe’s girls downed the Railroaders 54-34 for the teams’ second league sweep of the season.In the boys’ game, South Tahoe withstood a hot shooting night from
Published: January 22, 2016
In different disciplines and on different mountains, the South Tahoe alpine ski team delivered a pair of first-place finishes five days apart in the Tahoe Basin Ski League. The Vikings won the team title in duals at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 19, five days after tying for first in slalom at Alpine Meadows.At Heavenly on Tuesday, South Tahoe
Published: January 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A pair of third-place individual finishes for the Whittell alpine ski team helped the Warriors do the same last Tuesday, Jan. 19. Whittell junior Madison Idso and sophomore Payton Norton each took third in Tahoe Basin Ski League duals at Heavenly Mountain Resort, leading the team to a top-three finish for the first time this season.As
Published: January 22, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell girls basketball team is starting to hit its stride, and showed just that on its home court Thursday, Jan. 14. The Warriors routed Sage Ridge 50-7 to decisively complete a season sweep of the Scorpions with their most lopsided win of the campaign.“We definitely had a lot more of a spark today,” Warriors junior Samantha
Published: January 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Heavenly Mountain Resort resumed its U.S. Forest Service Ski with a Ranger Program on Friday, Jan. 22. The free offering will take place at 1 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays through the remainder of the ski season.“It’s kind of like Forest Service 101,” Tahoe Basin Forest Service program coordinator Megan Dee said. “You’re getting a plethora
Published: January 23, 2016
At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 0.25 points separated Hannah Teter and U.S. teammate Kelly Clark in the women’s halfpipe finals. That quarter of a point turned out to be the difference between Teter standing on the Olympic podium for the third time and finishing fourth. It’s a memory that’s already got the 28-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident targeting a
Published: January 23, 2016
If you think the 2016 election cycle will bring some surprising transitions, buckle up. Lake Tahoe’s business community is changing, too. The local economy is stumbling out of the Great Recession, our workforce’s demographics are changing, and our job market will shift as members of the Baby Boomer generation (those born 1946-964) reach or surpass retirement age. There is a
Published: January 23, 2016
The Nordic Center at Lake Tahoe Community College opened in 2013. But until this winter, the course lacked an important element.Now that snow is on the ground, the center is fully operational for the first time since its inception. The course, located in the hills and meadow behind LTCC, represents the return of cross-country skiing to South Lake Tahoe —
Published: January 23, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An investigation into contaminated groundwater near South Lake Tahoe’s “Y” intersection has been unable to determine the source of a potentially harmful solvent discovered in the area in 2014.In a report released this week, URS Corporation Americas reported five of 42 water samples taken in a nine-block area of the South Shore showed concentrations of tetrachloroethylene,
Published: January 23, 2016
It’s still early winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. The vines are fallow, rain is falling on Northern California (thankfully) and there is snow on some of the high vineyards in Washington State.With the earth tilting to the south, January is not the ideal time for a wine sojourn on the upper half of the globe. Ah, but if you
Published: January 23, 2016

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