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Imagine being out for a walk in the early evening and you happen to look up and see an enormous bat with a wingspan of about five feet, flapping overhead, peering down at you. It could happen, if you happen to be in the Philippines. You would be observing the giant golden-crowned flying fox, also known as the golden-capped fruit
Published: November 12, 2015
RENO, Nev. — A pair of Whittell cross country runners finished off their seasons racing at the highest level last Friday, Nov. 6. In the Div. III/IV State championships at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, junior Cole Snyder placed seventh and senior Mary Sanchez took 32nd while representing the Warriors as individuals.Snyder finished seventh in the boys race with a
Published: November 12, 2015
Theatergoers can get an intimate look at the pitfalls of the American Dream in South Lake Tahoe starting this week.Arthur Miller’s 1949 American classic “Death of a Salesman” opens Friday, Nov. 13, at Lake Tahoe Community College. It runs through Nov. 22.For the performances, Susan Boulanger, the college’s director of theatre, has limited stage elements and rearranged LTCC’s Duke Theatre
Published: November 11, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe resident Mark Cunning, 54, was homeless for more than two years while looking for a job. Following community outreach by Chad Tripp, owner of Bear Bottom Bargains, Cunning was hired on as a cook at Burger Stop.“I had been working with the library and Craigslist for about three weeks prior to my job
Published: November 11, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Only standing room remained at the American Legion Post 795 on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as South Lake Tahoe veterans and community members gathered for an annual Veterans Day ceremony.Some reflected during the ceremony; others shed tears. All shared somber moments during the chaplain’s prayer and benediction.Pictures and letters created by first graders from Sierra House Elementary
Published: November 12, 2015
What an amazing community exists in South Tahoe! Week after week another organization, church, business or individual steps up to partner with Bread & Broth to feed food-insecure members of our community every Monday evening at St. Theresa Grace Hall. These “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” sponsors donate $250 to cover the costs of food, supplies and equipment needed to
Published: November 12, 2015
Greetings, readers. Here at the Tribune headquarters, change is afoot. Boxes are arriving, we’re clearing out old files and cleaning up in preparation for a move. No, we’re not leaving the building. We’ll still be located at 3079 Harrison Ave. We are, however, moving to a renovated (and sunny) space toward the back of our structure, and the transfer will
Published: November 12, 2015
Child Advocates of El Dorado County would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra for collecting and donating stuffed animals for children that have been abused or neglected and are attending court. Those friendly stuffed faces make the court experience less scary, and being able to pick a toy to bring home makes the children feel special!Barbara DeGraafSouth
Published: October 21, 2015
Vail Resorts EpicPromise gave a delightful reception at Harrah’s hosting local nonprofits. They generously gave Christmas Cheer Food Pantry a considerable grant. We are very grateful.Every grant will be used at Tahoe for the betterment of youth and our environment. Many thanks to the organizations that represent the major business of our area, plus reinvest in our community and local
Published: November 12, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, Nov. 16, at Lake Tahoe.Permits cost $10 each (cash or check are preferred on the South Shore; cash or check only, no credit cards on the North Shore), with a limit of two permits per family.Permits are available for purchase until noon
Published: November 12, 2015
For the South Tahoe girls soccer team, the Div. I-A State championships present the opportunity of a lifetime. And the Vikings plan to rise to the occasion.“We’re all super confident with one another,” Vikings senior Natalie Reber said. “We know that if we all dig deep enough, we can do it.”South Tahoe is hosting the Div. I-A State tournament at
Published: November 12, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — One look out the window and it’s increasingly clear that winter has come to Lake Tahoe — and hopefully is here to stay. While locals may remain only cautiously optimistic about the coming season after four down snow years, destination visitors from other areas of the country may be more optimistic. According to industry insiders at
Published: November 12, 2015
REDDING, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College soccer teams swept a road doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 6, and delivered conference victories by identical margins in the process. The Coyotes men’s and women’s teams each beat College of the Redwoods (Eureka, Calif.) 6-0 in a twinbill at Shasta College — for the men’s team, the win came without coach Ben
Published: November 12, 2015
It’s time to dust off your best cheesy poses, grab a corsage for your date and make some questionable decisions — for a good cause.The third annual Adult Prom takes place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Saturday, Nov. 14. The event is organized by South Shore resident Angela Zajic and is a fundraiser for the Nevada Diabetes
Published: November 12, 2015
After waiting more than two decades to host a playoff game in Zephyr Cove, the Whittell football team will be back on its home field to play for a spot in the state championship. The Warriors host Spring Mountain (Las Vegas) on Friday, Nov. 13, in the Div. IV State semifinals.Div. IV West League champion Whittell (10-0) faces Div. IV
Published: November 12, 2015
Sara Cummings, a California-based second homeowner, had problems renewing a vacation home rental permit for a South Lake Tahoe house she bought in 2008. In the past, she never encountered problems and paid her city-required bed taxes. Then last month, during an inspection, she was initially denied a renewed permit.Cummings said she now needs to replace the deck on her
Published: November 13, 2015
BIRTHSNathan Aaron Portillo was born Nov. 5 to Andrew and Samantha Portillo of South Lake Tahoe.Brody Matthais Rousseau was born Nov. 8 to Trey Rousseau and Chelsea Bartlett Gardnerville, Nev.* This clarifies information published Wednesday, Nov. 11.BARTON RECEIVES MENTAL HEALTH FUNDINGThe Barton Foundation opened a new community grant cycle for programs and events that address mental health. Every year, Barton
Published: November 13, 2015
A woman is dead after she was pulled from a fire early Friday, Nov. 13, at Ponderosa Mobile Home Park on Kingsbury Grade. Efforts to revive the woman failed after she was pulled from the burning singlewide mobile home by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was first reported around 12:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Drive.According to Eric Guevin, public information
Published: November 13, 2015
Cooking with what is in season can be challenging in Tahoe, especially when the first frost of fall ends the season for warm-weather produce like tomatoes, peaches and leafy greens. This recipe is one of my favorites to make when the leaves start changing and the temperature drops. It’s time to start factoring in hearty greens like kale, and vegetables
Published: November 13, 2015
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) wish to express our most sincere gratitude to the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, American Century Championship, and NBC Sports for their recent grant award to our organization. The funds will be used to support TRYP’s ongoing professional development workshop series, which is designed to equip professionals in Tahoe with skills to advance their careers,
Published: November 13, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Deciding which path to follow after high school graduation is undoubtedly difficult for most teens. Factor in cerebral palsy and bilateral hearing loss, and the path becomes that much more uncertain.That is, unless you’re Michaela Welch, whose passion, work ethic and determination have led her down the path of becoming a successful business owner by pursuing exactly
Published: November 11, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s no secret: The steep, serpentine stretch of Donner Pass that traverses the Rainbow Bridge at Donner Summit can be a treacherous highway to maneuver.Especially if one’s chosen mode of transport is a piece of plywood with no brakes.On Sept. 23, such was the case for four professional skateboarders — of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. — who
Published: November 8, 2015
NORDEN, Calif. — A small group of body-armor-clad mountain bikers stood under a gray sky at Donner Ski Ranch on a cool October morning, bikes being loaded into a trailer, when Jim “Hacksaw” Severt raised his hands to get the group’s attention.“Donner Ski Ranch was the first lift-access mountain bike park in 1992, and we want to bring it back
Published: November 10, 2015
VAIL, Colo. — Olympic champion Julia Mancuso is scheduled to undergo hip surgery Wednesday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, which will sideline her for the entire FIS Ski World Cup 2015-16 season.Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, said she has been trying other ways to rehab her ailing hip, but nothing was working quickly enough to enable her to compete at
Published: November 11, 2015
1. Randy Wyrick of Vail Daily (a sister publication to Tahoe Daily Tribune) reported that Julia Mancuso underwent hip surgery Wednesday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, “which will sideline her for the entire FIS Ski World Cup 2015-16 season.”“Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, said she has been trying other ways to rehab her ailing hip, but nothing was working
Published: November 13, 2015
TAHOMA, Calif. — A Lake Tahoe bear cub escaped unharmed after igniting a fire in a vacant West Shore house Thursday evening in attempt to reach food, an officials said.Entering through a partially open window, the cub climbed onto the stove, inadvertently turning on a burner and igniting material around it, said Ed Miller, president of the Meeks Bay Fire
Published: November 13, 2015
STPW JR. PEE WEES SEEKING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR SHOWCASEThe South Tahoe Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee football team is 6-2 with a Snow Bowl game this weekend against the Sparks Ducks. In its latest contest, the Vikings took the field with the minimum number of players and still handed the Reno Wolfpack a 26-6 loss.Despite a lack of numbers and
Published: November 13, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack isn’t prepared to bid farewell to its senior class.“I’m not ready to say good-bye,” Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian said this week. “I haven’t gotten into that mode of looking back yet. We still have a lot of football left.”The Wolf Pack (5-4, 3-2) will play its final game at Mackay Stadium this year on
Published: November 13, 2015
Jerod Haase has consistently built the University of Alabama at Birmingham men’s basketball team during his tenure as head coach. Now in his fourth season at the helm of the Blazers, the former South Tahoe basketball standout leads a team that enters the 2015-16 season with high expectations.“We will be playing for championships and believe that we have a team
Published: November 13, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Another week, another Sunday storm.The greater Lake Tahoe-Truckee region will be under a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, potentially bringing more than a foot of snow to higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.“A cold front will bring a period of moderate to heavy snow to the Tahoe Basin …
Published: November 14, 2015
Scroll down the Tahoe BEAR League’s Facebook thread and it probably won’t take long before you find criticisms and even accusations directed toward the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and their bear management strategy. Ask BEAR League advocacy group executive director Ann Bryant and she’ll tell it to you bluntly.“We don’t appreciate NDOW’s policy at all. It sets up bears
Published: November 14, 2015
Lake Tahoe South Shore’s business scene is buzzing as local groups received recognition and funding. South Lake Tahoe also saw an increase in its permit department.BLUE RIBBON AWARDSLake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) recognized South Shore businesses and individuals for outstanding accomplishments that benefit Lake Tahoe’s South Shore at its eighth annual Blue Ribbon Awards Dinner on
Published: November 14, 2015
Hello fellow anglers; fishing season is just getting started in some areas. In California, this will be your last weekend to fish many rivers and streams. On Monday, Nov. 16, a majority of rivers and streams in California will be officially closed for the season — including all lakes in Inyo and Mono counties. Some areas have already closed for
Published: November 14, 2015
Sunny skies and short lines greeted skiers and snowboarders at Kirkwood Mountain Resort on opening day, Saturday, Nov. 14. With an earlier-than-expected start to the ski season, people were all smiles at the Lake Tahoe-area resort. Kirkwood operated chairs 1, 5 and 6 Saturday, and snow enthusiasts will have more to celebrate this weekend, with more snow in the forecast.
Published: November 14, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The stage was set for a storybook ending to the South Tahoe girls soccer team’s 2015 season on Saturday, Nov. 14. But in the Div. I-A State championship match, the final chapter of the Vikings’ campaign ended with heartbreak on their home field.“It’s heartbreaking, and there’s no words I can possibly say to console this group
Published: November 14, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Ben and Sophie Yiakis are supposed to be in school right now.Instead, the two middle-schoolers and their dad are outside, sporting winter jackets, pants and skis, 100 miles from their home city of Sacramento.The Yiakis family was not going to miss opening day Thursday morning at Alpine Meadows ski resort. “The kids are playing hooky,” said
Published: November 15, 2015
SUN VALLEY, Nev. — One of the first, actual on-the-ground disruptions caused by new U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse isn’t on a cattle ranch in Oregon or an oil field in Colorado.It’s in the backyard of a residential neighborhood north of Reno, Nevada, where plans to acquire federal land to build a badly needed school are on
Published: November 15, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee-based Tahoe Mountain Sports is hosting an Avalanche Education Series to help ensure the safety of Truckee-Tahe skiers and riders.The 2015-16 series presented by Ortovox is a free, three-part opportunity to learn best practices for backcountry snow sports.“While the series is not intended to be an end-all education on avalanche safety, it is an exceptional opportunity to
Published: November 15, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Anyone who has spent much time at Lake Tahoe has seen, and even more likely heard, the Thunderbird.It’s the iconic 55-foot-long wooden yacht that has been plying Tahoe’s waters for 75 years.George Whittell, the eccentric recluse who once owned much of the east shore of Lake Tahoe, had it built by John L. Hacker in 1940.
Published: November 15, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Despite the community rallying nearly two years ago to save the last remaining bookstore in the Truckee/North Shore region, it might end up closing.After 23 years as owner of the Bookshelf, Debbie Lane has decided to list the business for sale, so she may retire.“I’m ready for a change,” the 68-year-old proprietor said. “I feel like I
Published: November 16, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Ben and Sophie Yiakis are supposed to be in school right now.Instead, the two middle-schoolers and their dad are outside, sporting winter jackets, pants and skis, 100 miles from their home city of Sacramento.The Yiakis family was not going to miss opening day Thursday morning at Alpine Meadows ski resort. “The kids are playing hooky,” said
Published: November 16, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Anyone who has spent much time at Lake Tahoe has seen, and even more likely heard, the Thunderbird.It’s the iconic 55-foot-long wooden yacht that has been plying Tahoe’s waters for 75 years.George Whittell, the eccentric recluse who once owned much of the east shore of Lake Tahoe, had it built by John L. Hacker in 1940.
Published: November 16, 2015
PEAKS• Early ski resort openingsIt’s always good when the wait for the start of the ski season gets cut short. Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are set to open Saturday, Nov. 14, with Sierra-at-Tahoe likely to follow before long. Dust off those skis and make some November turns.• Tahoe Chamber helps entrepreneursTahoe Tactical Team, a Lake Tahoe South
Published: November 14, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — City planning commissioners received an in-depth update Thursday, Nov. 12, on a master plan that could reshape recreation in the South Lake Tahoe area.Hilary Roverud, deputy director of development services, said the Parks, Trails & Recreation Master Plan represents 18 months of work between the city and El Dorado County to consolidate recreation opportunities at Lake
Published: November 13, 2015
Winter has arrived at Lake Tahoe, and recent snowfall has turned the Sierra Nevada’s greens, browns and grays into a sea of white. Taking a walk in the woods via snowshoes is a popular and rewarding winter experience at Lake Tahoe, but it does require preparation and a certain amount of caution.“The backcountry is not forgiving,” said Lisa Herron, spokeswoman
Published: November 14, 2015
Carolyn H. Olson, 82, died Nov. 4, 2015, in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was born July 11, 1933, in San Francisco, California, to Almart Hill Olsen and Harriette Fox Olsen. Her youth was spent in the Bay Area, where she enjoyed singing and piano. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, where she loved the fine arts.In
Published: November 16, 2015
Editor’s note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America’s West.These guys keep sending us stuff to play with, and every time we’ve been impressed. The guys are from Denver-based Mile High Mountaineering, and they’ve done it again — this time in versatile daypack form. Since the company’s first packs came off
Published: November 16, 2015
Yesterday I had the chance to do a good deed. I felt really good about it, too. I was with my mom and sister, Lola. When we came out of Big Five, we saw a man who was sleeping on a bench in his sleeping bag. We spoke to him and asked him if he would like our leftovers from
Published: November 16, 2015
Voters in the City of South Lake Tahoe can best judge candidates for city elected office when they know who is contributing to city election campaigns. I suggest that voters have an inherent right to know.California law provides a minimum standard for campaign disclosure in cities for our very diverse state with 33.8 million people. The city council has the
Published: November 16, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hundreds of people packed a ballroom Sunday to remember a 23-year-old California college student who was among the 129 people killed in the Paris attacks.Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old senior studying industrial design at California State University, Long Beach, was at a Paris restaurant Friday night with classmates when she was fatally shot Friday.Gonzalez was studying at
Published: November 16, 2015
South Tahoe Futbol Club would like to extend a big thank you to Vail Resorts (EpicPromise) and The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe, two wonderful organizations that have both contributed towards providing scholarships for our local children who want to participate in club soccer. Club soccer, a fabulous opportunity to improve soccer skills and gain a competitive edge, is
Published: November 16, 2015
A Southern Oregon University graduate has been appointed as a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy.Derek Short was sworn in on Monday in a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Minden, according to Sheriff Ron Pierini.The appointment comes as a result of several months of testing and evaluation consisting of a physical agility test, oral interview, extensive background investigation, psychological evaluation,
Published: November 16, 2015
Jeremy Meyers, superintendent for the El Dorado County Office of Education, resigned Monday, Nov. 16, following a special board meeting in Placerville, California.According to the office, the board unanimously accepted Meyers’ resignation after it called the meeting to discuss its legal exposure for his recent alleged drunk-driving charges.Meyers was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on the afternoon of
Published: November 16, 2015
Editor’s note: The Tribune confirmed the bear deaths referred to in this letter. The deceased bears were reported as “other” in the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s records.NDOW spokesperson Chris Healy, in defending Nevada’s bear management policies, made some glaring omissions. Mr. Healy forgot to mention that four bears were killed accidentally by NDOW this year. Three died in snare traps,
Published: November 17, 2015
Why are you a journalist? I have a passion for sports and writing, and truly enjoy telling stories that happen inside and outside the lines. The first article I can remember writing was in seventh grade, and ever since then I can’t see myself doing anything else.What excites you about the South Shore’s sports scene?It has been a pleasure to
Published: November 17, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A chalk-covered Khloe Strauss, a Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School kindergartner, threw her hands up gleefully on Friday, Nov. 13, after completing a group poster.“It’s so colorful,” she shouted.Strauss’ experience was shared by dozens of other students on Friday as they participated in the Bringing Art To Schools (BATS) “Artists in Action” project.BATS, which started
Published: November 17, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell football team will end its 2015 season playing for a state championship. The Warriors continued their postseason run on Friday, Nov. 13, with a 48-26 victory over Spring Mountain (Las Vegas) in the Div. IV State semifinals, delivering a complete performance on their home field to extend a historic campaign one more week.“It’s our one-week
Published: November 17, 2015
The stage was set for a storybook ending to the South Tahoe girls soccer team’s 2015 season on Saturday, Nov. 14. But in the Div. I-A State championship match, the final chapter of the Vikings’ campaign instead ended with heartbreak on their home field.South Tahoe lost 1-0 to Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas) on Saturday morning at Viking Stadium, unable to
Published: November 17, 2015
‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts — but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy,
Published: November 17, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — While risk is low, Sierra Avalanche Center forecasters are recommending backcountry users exercise caution following the first reported skier-caused avalanche of the season in the Lake Tahoe region. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 11, near Elephants Back — a peak near Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort and State Route 88. A report submitted to the avalanche
Published: November 13, 2015
NEW YORK — From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on “soft targets” in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary gathering spots.“Maybe I’m more jittery,” said Jordan Veneman, sitting at La Colombe cafe in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. He
Published: November 17, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team concluded a challenging season on a successful note in its finale last Friday, Nov. 13. The Coyotes beat Shasta College (Redding, Calif.) 3-0 at home to close out the campaign with a strong result.“It was a nice to end our season on a positive note, and it was
Published: November 17, 2015
KIRKWOOD — Sunny skies and short lift lines greeted skiers and snowboarders at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Saturday, Nov. 14. on its opening day. Following November storms, the resort was able to open a week earlier than initially scheduled, much to the delight of the skiers and snowboarders who made it out for the start of the ski season. “It’s great
Published: November 17, 2015
NORDEN, Calif. — Sugar Bowl Resort will be the latest Lake Tahoe ski area to open earlier than scheduled, the resort announced today.The Donner Summit ski area will open for the 2015-16 season on Saturday, Nov. 21, with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 1,500 vertical feet of terrain.The resort will remain open Sunday, Nov. 22, closing Monday through Wednesday next
Published: November 17, 2015
BIRTHSIsaac Emiliano Casillas was born Nov. 10 to Moises Casillas and Brenda Suazo of South Lake Tahoe.Troy Dennis Hennessee was born Nov. 13 to Kevin and Susan Hennessee of South Lake Tahoe.Khloe Leeann McKenzie was born Nov. 13 to Ross Mckenzie and Kristina Alderson of South Lake Tahoe.Jaelyn Jimenez was born Nov. 15 to Cliffton Jimenez and Emery Carreles of
Published: November 17, 2015
Tahoe Youth & Family Services has been the recipient of some truly amazing kindness from the community in the last few months. We wish to publicly thank our recent grant funders for their incredible contributions to our work in the community: Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise for its contribution to our James Lee Park Summer Program in Carson Valley, which will serve
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Thirty local nonprofits will soon see boosts in their annual funding courtesy of the 2015 American Century Championship golf tournament, NBC Sports and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.At their monthly board meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, LTVA announced the winning applicants for $55,600 in grant funding raised through last year’s celebrity tournament at Edgewood Golf Club.“We like
Published: November 18, 2015
FIRST IN LINE GETS EARLY START For Joe Timko, opening day at Heavenly Mountain Resort started at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 14. The eager Malibu, California, resident drove up to South Lake Tahoe Friday night and was in line at the gondola in Heavenly Village by the wee hours of the morning. “I think it was dumb,” the middle-aged
Published: November 14, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — That’s right. This recipe for this recipe column starts with a store-bought boxed mix. Before you get all judgy and start with the eye rolls, let’s consider our holiday culinary obligations over the next couple months.There are the office parties (yours and your husband’s), holiday parties for three children, guests visiting for Thanksgiving, then turkey day itself,
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Police officers arrested a Bay Area resident on Friday, Nov. 13, on suspicion of several felonies.Adam Sanford, 32, of Hayward, allegedly committed multiple armed robberies near CVS Pharmacy and Tahoe Beach Retreat Hotel on Lake Tahoe Boulevard after 7 p.m. South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to CVS Pharmacy after receiving calls that a suspect robbed
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — While Thanksgiving is still a few days away, there will be plenty of unique holiday gifts available at the Tallac Historic Site this weekend.The annual Valhalla Holiday Faire celebrates 20 years this weekend with plenty of familiar faces Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-22.Visitors and residents tend to make a habit of returning to the faire
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Popular old-time trio the Devil Makes Three is set to return to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this January.The band recently announced it would play the casino’s theater on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of its winter tour, which includes stops around the U.S.The Devil Makes Three’s last performance at Lake Tahoe, in February 2014, sold
Published: November 18, 2015
In 2010, my husband and I were among those riveted by the plight of 33 Chilean copper miners. We anxiously waited for news of whether they were dead or alive deep inside the collapsed 121-year-old San Jose copper mine. On the 17th day, a several inch wide drill bit bore a hole into their refuge, revealing that all 33 trapped
Published: November 18, 2015
The story of traveling salesman Willy Loman may not be the most uplifting tale in the American theatrical canon, but it is an important and engrossing one. I attended opening night of Lake Tahoe Community College’s production of “Death of a Salesman” last Friday, Nov. 13, and I’m glad I did.The play is filled with often uncomfortable family dynamics and
Published: November 18, 2015
A member of revered Oakland, California, hip-hop groups Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief headlines a show at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week. A-Plus performs with JD Mathieu, Equipto Ilyich Sato and Otayo Dubb Friday, Nov. 20, at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon as part of the Hippy Mobb Harvest Tour.“Since the late 1980s (A-Plus) has produced music for Hieroglyphics as a
Published: November 18, 2015
A pair of Turkey-themed events will get people in the Thanksgiving spirit this weekend.The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 20, with the Turkey Trot Dance at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. The event includes a performance by the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band, appetizers, desserts, beverages and door prizes. Entrance to the dance is $10 for adults
Published: November 18, 2015
All varieties of rock and roll will fill the Cabo Wabo Cantina at Harveys Lake Tahoe this week when Reno’s Audioboxx takes the stage at the South Shore bar and restaurant Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21.The band plays everything from classic rock to heavy metal. “Maybe you’re looking for Poison, Def Leppard and Journey. Or maybe you’ve had a stressful
Published: November 18, 2015
TWIN BRIDGES — South Shore’s Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is opening early, with its first chair planned Friday, Nov. 20. The announcement comes on the heels of two substantial snow storms in early November, with more snow predicted for Thanksgiving week. Ski season also kicked off ahead of schedule at Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort last weekend. Sugar Bowl Resort
Published: November 18, 2015
SPARKS, Nev. — After an uneven start to the season, thoughts of a championship seemed distant for the South Tahoe Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee football team. But in the Snow Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 14, that’s exactly what the Vikings delivered.South Tahoe beat the Sparks Ducks 22-19 in the Snow Bowl last Saturday at Golden Eagle Regional Park to
Published: November 19, 2015
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Tahoe Icemen returned to the ice following a three-week break last weekend, Nov. 13-14, and couldn’t break through for its first victory of the season. The Icemen were swept by Vancouver in a two-game WSHL Northwest Division series at Mountain View Ice Arena, leaving them winless in 17 games this season.In the series opener Friday, Tahoe
Published: November 19, 2015
This past summer was Lake Tahoe’s busiest tourist season in recent memory. With the economy rebounding and major population growth projected for nearby metropolitan areas, this summer is also a harbinger of change. We must be prepared to meet the challenges of increased visitation in the future.Lake Tahoe has growth caps. But Reno, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and other nearby
Published: November 19, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Dave Nettle and Brendan Madigan didn’t know what to expect when they launched the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series 10 years ago.They knew they wanted to showcase athletes giving slideshow presentations aimed to educate, entertain and inspire the North Lake Tahoe skiing, climbing and adventure community.At the heart of it all, though, their primary objective was
Published: November 19, 2015
I would like to thank the many people who generously contributed to our bake sale during the Tahoe Valley Harvest Festival. First, thanks to Tahoe Valley PTA and all the parents and families who bought, baked, and ate our baked goods! Thanks, also, to Rude Brothers for donating their yummy baked goodies, and to Danny, from Starbucks at the South
Published: November 19, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A revitalized, pedestrian-friendly main street center, dedicated highway corridor for motorists and new opportunities are all ideas that are part of a proposed Highway 50 project near the state line.According to Tahoe Transportation District manager Carl Hasty, the Highway 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project — also known as the Loop Road project — has been
Published: November 19, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — El Niño weather this autumn and winter could make a dent in Nevada’s drought, but ample precipitation recently is just a good start on ending a huge problem.That’s the gist of what weather and water experts said in a Sierra Nevada Forum presentation at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall Tuesday evening.The free forum, billed as
Published: November 18, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The latest in a string of small Sierra storms brought several inches of snow to the greater Truckee-Tahoe region by Sunday night, ski resorts reported Monday.Kirkwood Mountain Resort was the big winner from Sunday’s storm, recording 14 inches at its summit, according to Vail Resorts.Closer to North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley ski resort reported 11 inches up
Published: November 16, 2015
As the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team begins its quest for a CCCAA championship, the program is starting a new chapter. The Coyotes open the NorCal Regional playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 21, pursuing their ultimate goal under new direction.“This group’s resilience is absolutely unbelievable,” Coyotes head coach Nick Arbelaez said. “The boys were able to turn the page
Published: November 19, 2015
The only winning streak the Whittell football team is concerned with entering the Div. IV State championship game on Saturday, Nov. 21, is its 11-game unbeaten run since the start of the 2015 season. To win a state title, the Warriors will need to end a streak that stretches a little bit longer.“It’s the perfect way to end our season,”
Published: November 19, 2015
Typically around this time of year, pray for snow parties begin to crop up all around the South Shore. But with some snow already on the ground, one Stateline restaurant and bar is set to celebrate the start of the winter with a slightly different slant.Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger will host its inaugural Yay for Snow Party at 8
Published: November 19, 2015
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will celebrate the changing of the seasons with a party at South Lake Tahoe’s Riva Grill this weekend.TRYP’s Winter White Holiday Party takes place Saturday, Nov. 21, and features music by DJ Zombie Killer, desserts by Cakes by Grace, complimentary wine, light food, a cash bar and a door prize for the best costume, according
Published: November 19, 2015
“Free Fallin’,” “American Girl” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” are among the hits from a deep song list available to a Bay Area tribute band performing at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this weekend.Petty Theft formed in 2003 and plays the song of American musical great Tom Petty. The group takes the stage at Hard Rock’s Vinyl music
Published: November 19, 2015
With the holiday season comes traditions. It’s big meals, getting together with family, gathering around a television and watching football, festive decorations — and sometimes a grown man dressing like a turkey and going for a run. For more than 30 years, the City of South Lake Tahoe has hosted its annual Turkey Trot 5k. The tradition returns to Bijou
Published: November 19, 2015
1. Watch Tahoe Daily Tribune’s Sebastian Foltz make turns at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Monday (video).According to Foltz, “Guest were treated to bluebird skies Monday and mid-season conditions on open terrain. Snow was deep enough to make skiing in the trees possible. Chair 6, which was open over the weekend, was closed Monday. Officials with the resort said the closure was
Published: November 20, 2015
For most people, opening a restaurant in a resort town on the heels of the Great Recession might not have been viewed as a prudent business decision. Add to the equation a location at a nondescript shopping center along Highway 50, and calling it an “uphill battle” might be an understatement.But in 2010, then soon-to-be Artemis Mediterranean Grill owner, Brian
Published: November 20, 2015
Editor’s note: Up Against the Wall features alleged criminal behavior from around Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Information comes from local law enforcement news releases.UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASEA business on Jameson Beach Road, just west of Camp Richardson Resort, received an unpleasant surprise on Monday, Nov. 16, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office media logs.The report said an unknown suspect entered and
Published: November 20, 2015
LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE DONATES TOYSThe local Moose Lodge donated a box of Tommy Moose to both the South Lake Tahoe Police and Fire Departments. Officers will give the stuffed moose to children in times of stress, uncertainty or anxiety. Tommy Moose personifies one of the tenants of the Loyal Order of Moose: caring for children. “The healing begins
Published: November 20, 2015
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have people asking: “If you’re not safe in the City of Light, where can you go? What can I do to protect my family and loved ones?”American liberals, led by President Obama and wannabe President Hillary Clinton immediately intone: “Gun control ... pass laws to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals.”The
Published: November 20, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Like every aspiring young skier in the mid 1980s, Jeff Engerbretson dreamed of one day slashing turns like Scot Schmidt, Tom Day and Robbie Huntoon in a Warren Miller movie.More than 30 years later, he’ll settle for watching his daughter play out that dream. “I’m definitely proud, but I’m definitely jealous,” Jeff said of his daughter
Published: November 20, 2015
Online marketplace giant eBay will build its fourth major data center at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Reno.The deal was finalized Wednesday when the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board approved a series of sales, business and personal property tax breaks for the company.Dean Nelson, who heads eBay’s global data center strategy, said the company also is going to
Published: November 20, 2015
Mt. Tallac High School would like to thank Mr. Adam Jones for taking the time to meet with the Mt. Tallac Interns to show us how to create spreadsheets. We enjoyed being able to meet with him and are very glad we had the opportunity to learn about all the neat tools that a spreadsheet has to offer.We all hope
Published: November 20, 2015

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