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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Work is continuing on a proposal for a multi-acre campground within the Lake Tahoe Basin on the North Shore — despite a recent presentation informing the public otherwise.At Tuesday’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting in Kings Beach, Paul Thompson, assistant director for the county’s Community Development Resource Agency, informed the board and public that work
Published: February 1, 2016
SODA SPRINGS, Calif. — For two straight years, the Sierra Snowkite Center was twisting in the wind.Unable to open due to the lack of snow, the Sierra Snowkite Center, which first opened in 2012 at Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, was on the verge of pulling the plug for good on its short-lived operation. Simply put, the persistent drought had
Published: February 1, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s nonrestricted casino licensees raked in $11.1 billion in 2015.That is just under 1 percent more than casinos won in 2014 and the fifth year-over-year increase in the past six years.One of the largest increases was reported by the Carson Valley market, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital. Carson Valley
Published: February 1, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. in Carson City temporarily closed on Friday, further delaying an opening date for the brewery’s downtown Truckee location.A sign posted on the door of the restaurant at 302 N. Carson St. stated Friday: “We are saddened to announce that we will be temporarily closed effective immediately as a result of unfulfilled contractual obligations
Published: February 1, 2016
Whether it’s for ski season or summertime recreation, a host of successful tourism destinations in the U.S. have one thing in common — a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown. It’s an area where a number of South Shore transportation officials, tourism promoters and city officials have said that South Lake Tahoe and neighboring Stateline fall woefully short. That’s the primary focus behind
Published: January 30, 2016
Maddie Bowman is once again the queen of freeskiing superpipe.The decorated Winter X Games skier from South Lake Tahoe won her fourth consecutive gold medal in the women’s ski superpipe Friday night in Aspen.The 22-year-old Sochi Olympic gold medalist didn’t just win the event. She did so in historic fashion, becoming the first woman in competition to land a switch
Published: January 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mother Nature bore down with a vengeance over the weekend throughout the Reno-Tahoe-Truckee region, bringing feet of snow, inches of rain, flooding and multiple wrecks.As of Monday morning, Feb. 1, ski resorts throughout the region reported an average of 1 to 2 feet of snow, although Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe was the big winner, reporting 39 inches
Published: February 1, 2016
Kudos to Lake Tahoe Glass!I had a broken glass door on my wood stove a few days before Christmas — they fixed it overnight! What great customer service.Chris LoveSouth Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Published: February 1, 2016
The Tahoe Art League would like to express our sincere appreciation to Dan and Tai Passaretti for their incredible support of the arts in our community, and especially the Art League and its members.For decades, Dan and Tai have allowed Art League members to display their artwork for sale at Passaretti’s Restaurant. This incredible support has benefited not only local
Published: February 2, 2016
Editor’s note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America’s West.It seems like just about anyone who steps on a pair of skis dreams of heading into the backcountry. These days, it’s no longer just a dream — it’s in your face.Part of the allure is fresh, untracked terrain. Duh. Resort skiing
Published: January 31, 2016
The South Lake Tahoe Cancer League would like to express thanks to all those who made this year’s Sees’ Candy Store a success. First, thanks to our many volunteers who served as salespeople. The store was open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for six weeks! That called for many volunteers. Many were Cancer League members,
Published: February 2, 2016
BIRTHSAubree Karen Lopez was born Jan. 26 to Gina Dominguez of South Lake Tahoe.Liam Samuel Robertson was born Jan. 27 to Marina Ortiz of South Lake Tahoe.King Isaiah Moya Fausto was born Jan. 29 to Luis Angel Moya Vazquez and Monica Fausto of South Lake Tahoe.Charles John Hinkley was born Jan. 31 to Craig Hinkley and Brittany Hellingson of South
Published: February 2, 2016
Achilles Wheel is here to help you dance and celebrate life.The band from Nevada City, California, and Placerville, California, performs a free show in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl venue this Friday, Feb. 5.“Achilles Wheel is a high-energy roots and world music/rock and roll band from Northern California featuring award-winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and
Published: February 2, 2016
South Shore staple Tower of Power will bring its live show back to Lake Tahoe this weekend.The soul and funk powerhouse from Oakland, California, plays Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday, Feb. 6. The group has been performing since 1968.“Since the beginning, Tower of Power has never stopped touring and recording,” according to the band’s online biography. “Always in demand, the band
Published: February 2, 2016
A guitarist who plays a mix of jazz, Pacific Northwest-influenced rock, blues and West Coast funk will bring his “timber rock” to Stateline this week.Scott Pemberton plays Lakeview Loft Friday night.“Portland’s Scott Pemberton is not your average guitarist. He’s a musical nomad,” according to the guitarist’s online biography. “His home isn’t in one comfortable bubble, but rather spread across genres.
Published: February 2, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — A slow start Saturday, Jan. 30, couldn’t keep the Whittell boys basketball team from extending its winning streak. The Warriors routed Loyalton (Calif.) 73-45 at home, stretching their streak to 13 in row with a decisive result.“They slept in and played in the late afternoon instead of in the evening — and their body clocks were off,”
Published: February 2, 2016
7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISIONJan. 27 resultsClippers 43, Warriors 29Dylan Chartraw (C) 18, Malachi Womack (W) 20Cavaliers 31, Grizzlies 24Lars Ferrier (C) 18, Frankie Aquilina (G) 12Spurs 49, Lakers 22Cameron Lehmann (S) 22, Logan Chapman (L) 11Thunder 43, Celtics 27Seb Robinson (T) 19, Zachary Johns (C) 16Standings: Spurs 4-0, Clippers 3-1, Lakers 2-2, Celtics 2-2, Thunder 2-2, Cavaliers 2-2, Grizzlies 1-3, Warriors
Published: February 2, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Against one of the top teams in the Western States Hockey League, the Tahoe Icemen hockey team suffered three lopsided home defeats last weekend. The Icemen were swept by the Valencia Flyers in a three-game interdivision set Jan. 29-31 at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, extending their losing streak to 12 games.Tahoe was outscored 28-1 in
Published: February 2, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell girls basketball team couldn’t reverse an earlier result against a challenging Northern California opponent Saturday, Jan. 30, but showed improvement in defeat. The Warriors fell to Loyalton (Calif.) 73-34 at home, losing to tough opposition with an important league stretch on the horizon.“We talked about gauging ourselves as far as how we did the first
Published: February 2, 2016
DAYTON, Nev. — The South Tahoe girls basketball team completed its first sweep of the season Saturday, Jan. 30, to earn a weekend split on the road. The Vikings downed the Dust Devils 52-39 following a narrow defeat at Fernley the previous night.South Tahoe (5-12, 4-7 I-A Northern) led by 13 points at halftime in Saturday’s game, and maintained that
Published: February 2, 2016
In a two-day span last weekend, the South Tahoe boys basketball team delivered its biggest victory of the season followed by one of its most disappointing defeats. The Vikings beat Fernley in overtime Friday, Jan. 29, before falling at Dayton the next afternoon — a road split that leaves them in third place in Div. I-A Northern League.On Friday, South
Published: February 2, 2016
Dear Hopeful Henry, I love my dog and wish I had time to walk him more than I do. What are your thoughts on hiring a dog walker?Thank you,EdwardDear Edward,I totally understand your dilemma. I have had mixed experiences with dog walkers; the bottom line is it’s all about how you choose your dog walker. Obviously, it’s most important to
Published: February 3, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe’s South Shore may be known by its slogan, “America’s All-Year Playground,” but its recreation-focused amenities still need a boost. That’s why the South Lake Tahoe’s City Council unanimously adopted on Tuesday, Feb. 2, the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan and Associated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.Lauren Thomaselli, the city’s recreation manager, and
Published: February 3, 2016
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — The results are in. Following a manual snow survey Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Phillips Station near Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to show promise.Measurements at the designated snowpack observation site showed a 76.2 inch snow depth, but more importantly a 25.4 inch snow water equivalent
Published: February 3, 2016
El Dorado County and its Board of Supervisors have been in full stride throughout the last year solving critical issues, making important changes to protect tax dollars and providing expanded services to the public.I am proud that, in my first year in office, we have become a well-working board, formulating a new strategic plan for our communities based on public
Published: February 3, 2016
MESA, Ariz. — Staff and physicians from the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics showed off their medical skills and physical talent earlier this month — and left the competition on top. A team of three from the center won first place at the MedWAR Challenge on Jan. 16.The team of Dr. Lauren Hansen, Christine Kozlowski, PT, and Alby Dean, ATC, took
Published: February 3, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles in an effort to reduce waste and serve as stewards of the Tahoe-Truckee environment.Since the start of the season, all bottled water has been removed from Squaw-Alpine owned and operated venues, except for Starbucks due to contractual obligations, said Michael Radlick, spokesperson for the
Published: February 3, 2016
Lakeview Loft will host a night of “soul-hop” this Thursday, Feb. 4.Portland, Oregon’s Dirty Revival plays the Stateline venue as part of an album release tour for their self-titled debut.“The album is about honesty,” said lead singer Sarah Clarke in a press release for the album. “It is candid and sincere, the same way we as a group approach music
Published: January 28, 2016
DENVER — The SnowSports Industries America Snow Show in Denver is like being a kid in a candy shop all over again.The annual tradeshow featured all of next year’s styles, equipment and the newest gadgets and gear hitting the market, from Soul Pole’s bamboo ski poles to “top secret” lens technology at VonZipper.Here’s a look at some of what the
Published: February 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tuesday, Feb. 9, Good Morning Truckee will provide insights into the economic and five-year job growth forecast for the Reno-Sparks area, and what impacts that may have for Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Mike Kazmierski, President/CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, will be among featured speakers.EDAWN recently published the EPIC report, which forecasts 52,371 additional
Published: February 3, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe police released composite sketches of two suspects in a Saturday night, Jan. 30, shooting that left an Amador County man dead.The sketches show two men suspected in a shooting at the Beverly Lodge that killed 40-year-old Dennis Wright Jr. Police believe Wright traveled to South Lake Tahoe with his girlfriend to sell 100
Published: February 3, 2016
I read Carl Ribaudo’s “Change is going to happen” column (Jan. 27). On the issue of SnowGlobe, Carl is for it — and those who are for it, he says, are progressive, which suggests they are the good guys moving forward. The opposition is in the dark, either static — going nowhere — or going backward. Carl likes bifurcations. It’s
Published: February 3, 2016
Get some “Satisfaction” with Rudy Colombini and the Unauthorized Rolling Stones.The Rolling Stones tribute act plays Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Saturday night.“In 2014, founder and front man Colombini expanded the band by adding all-star members from some of the biggest acts in music, including Kevin Russell (Jersey Boys), Matty Pinder, (son of The Moody Blues’ Mike Pinder),
Published: February 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With the snow-covered terrain of the majestic Sierra Nevada beckoning cross-country skiers from all over the country, it’s plain to see why Tahoe-Truckee is a popular spot to traverse the wilderness. So much so that two area resorts have been named finalists for USA Today’s “Best Cross Country Ski Resort” award.Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in
Published: February 4, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The first year Pete ‘n Peters Sports & Spirits in Tahoe City held a Super Bowl party, the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers were knocking helmets in Super Bowl 10.In other words, when it comes to the biggest game of the season, Pete n’ Peters has been one of the North Lake Tahoe’s biggest — and longest
Published: February 4, 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 Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Horsemouth at Crystal Bay CasinoNorth Lake Tahoe reggae rock band Horsemouth will play a free set inside the
Published: February 4, 2016
You don’t need to be a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, or even football, to enjoy the Super Bowl. More than a few people will watch Sunday’s game for the high-priced commercials, and for gamblers, the Super Bowl presents seemingly endless ways to wager.The NFL championship matchup features the league’s top-scoring team, Carolina, against the league’s
Published: February 4, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — With growing interest in the 2016 elections spurred by the approaching caucuses, Nevada’s list of active voters rose by close to 16,000 from December to January.But a full third of those additions are existing registered voters who reactivated their status by either listing a new address or reconfirming their old address to participate in the process.
Published: February 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With the snow-covered terrain of the majestic Sierra Nevada beckoning cross-country skiers from all over the country, it’s plain to see why Tahoe-Truckee is a popular spot to traverse the wilderness. So much so that two area resorts have been named finalists for USA Today’s “Best Cross Country Ski Resort” award.Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in
Published: February 4, 2016
Brian Polian believes his 2016 recruiting class has made the Nevada Wolf Pack a better football program.“It’s a rock solid group,” said Polian of the 23-player class that signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3. “There’s nobody you look at and say, ‘Geez, I hope he pans out.’ I’m very happy with this class.”The Wolf Pack signed
Published: February 4, 2016
Please note: Poll results are not scientific and are for entertainment purposes only.SHOULD RETAILERS VOLUNTARILY COMPLY WITH SOUTH LAKE TAHOE’S BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS, EVEN THOUGH A PORTION OF THE BAN WAS RECENTLY REPEALED?54.99 percent (336 votes): Yes45.01 percent (275 votes): No
Published: February 4, 2016
The Whittell boys basketball team continued its winning ways with a pair of road victories in consecutive nights, Feb. 1-2. The Warriors downed Mineral County and Coleville to extend their undefeated run to 15 games while creeping closer to the Div. IV West League championship.“Our kids know what they need to do to finish out the regular season and seem
Published: February 4, 2016
Next fall, a pair of South Tahoe football standouts will continue their football careers across the country. Vikings seniors Joe Albrecht and Zach Shearer made it official on National Signing Day, with each committing to New York schools in a ceremony at the Blue Gym on Wednesday, Feb. 3.Albrecht committed to Cornell University in January and celebrated the occasion Wednesday
Published: February 4, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys basketball team didn’t earn any style points Tuesday, Feb. 2, but survived against its cross-lake rival. The Vikings beat Truckee 59-54 at the Blue Gym, holding off an upset bid from the Wolverines to complete a season sweep.Despite the victory, South Tahoe wasn’t entirely pleased with its performance. After beating Truckee by
Published: February 4, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Slow starts have plagued the South Tahoe girls basketball team throughout the season, and a rough first half proved too much to overcome Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Vikings lost to cross-lake rival Truckee 47-40, allowing the Wolverines to complete the regular season sweep.South Tahoe (5-13, 4-8 I-A Northern) trailed 28-14 at halftime after a sluggish opening
Published: February 4, 2016
Whittell alum Hunter Morgan concluded his college football career by receiving a national award that recognized his efforts in the classroom. The senior long snapper and nose tackle at Sterling College (Sterling, Kan.) was honored as part of the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete program.Morgan was one of 31 football players nationally to receive the distinction, awarded to student athletes that are juniors
Published: February 4, 2016
forward thinking. That was a primary theme discussed by ski- and mountain-town industry insiders who gathered for The Assembly — part of the annual Snowsports Industries of America Snow Show in Denver, Colorado, last week. Hosted by Denver-based DestiMetrics — a ski-industry consulting firm that tracks lodging and ski-industry trends — The Assembly addressed some of the larger concerns regarding
Published: February 5, 2016
FIRE RESCUE ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONYSouth Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue (SLTFR) hosted its annual awards ceremony Friday, Jan. 29, to celebrate the following accomplishments of the department in 2015:Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) were purchased for all personnel with grant funding.Firefighters logged over 17,000 hours of training collectively. (Training is the agency’s No. 2 priority, with calls for services being the No.
Published: February 5, 2016
Finally, there is a light in the tunnel pertaining to the city council negotiations regarding our South Lake Tahoe seniors and the senior center buildings and area. It is about time the county enters formal negotiations so that the City of South Lake Tahoe can work out its long-term improvements and keep our seniors happy. Our city deserves a “win-win”
Published: February 5, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — For the second straight year, South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena will host big-name schools from the West and crown a champion on the ice. The Pac-8 Championships return to the arena Friday through Sunday, Feb. 5-7, again bringing collegiate club hockey to the South Shore.“The entire community has been great to us and we’re thrilled to
Published: February 5, 2016
An intimate setting for cooking classes and other events has just opened up in Gardnerville. Sierra Chef, located at 1516 Highway 395, had a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, introducing a fun and informative classroom setting.This has been Cynthia Ferris-Bennett’s project for several years, operating as a business that comes out to locations for events, but a physical location is
Published: February 5, 2016
Following severe traffic congestion in and around Meyers on Sunday, Jan. 31, California Highway Patrol is urging motorists to avoid using back roads and stick to main thoroughfares during winter driving conditions.In a Tuesday press release, the CHP encouraged motorists to check weather and road conditions prior to travel in the Lake Tahoe region, be aware of snow and ice
Published: February 5, 2016
In its regular season finale, the South Tahoe alpine ski team finished with a strong performance. The Vikings’ boys placed second and the girls took fourth in the Tahoe Basin Ski League giant slalom race at Diamond Peak on Wednesday Feb. 3.South Tahoe’s boys scored 188 points at Diamond Peak, finishing 12 behind North Tahoe. For the season, the Vikings’
Published: February 5, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Payton Norton won his second Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season Wednesday, Feb. 3 — and did so by the narrowest of margins. The sophomore finished first in the Diamond Peak giant slalom race, winning by a margin of two-hundredths of a second.Norton skied a 1:05.79 at Diamond Peak, edging South Tahoe’s Alec Jobbins
Published: February 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Wild West U-16 Junior Championships Qualifier Series resumed Jan. 29-31 at Northstar California, with skiers battling wild conditions during three days of racing. South Shore skier Payton Norton continued his winning ways while racing for Diamond Peak Ski Team, picking up victories on two of the three days.Norton delivered victories in both slalom on Saturday, Jan.
Published: February 5, 2016
WHITTELL SEEKING TRACK COACH FOR 2016 SEASONWhittell High is looking for a boys and girls track coach for the upcoming season, which starts Feb. 27. Those interested in the opening can call Warriors athletic director Steve Maltase at 775-588-2446.
Published: February 5, 2016
Chase International recently recognized its top agents of 2015, with Jack Coté of Chase’s Reno office honored as agent of the year in the Reno/Carson Valley area. Alison Elder of the Truckee office was named agent of the year for the Lake Tahoe area for the fifth consecutive year.Chad Kendall was named rookie of the year and JoAnn Corriera was
Published: February 6, 2016
1. Two Tahoe-Truckee resorts are in the running for USA Today’s cross-country ski title.“With the snow-covered terrain of the majestic Sierra Nevada beckoning cross-country skiers from all over the country, it’s plain to see why Tahoe-Truckee is a popular spot to traverse the wilderness,” reported Sierra Sun’s Kaleb Roedel. “ ... Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in Truckee and
Published: February 6, 2016
SPRING 2016 CITIZENS ACADEMYThe City of South Lake Tahoe is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Citizens Academy. The Academy will be held on consecutive Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning April 7 and running through May 19. The Citizens Academy is a free, seven-session interactive course designed to provide residents with an in-depth look into municipal government, as well
Published: February 6, 2016
Long before Levi’s Stadium’s modern-day luxury suites, exclusive wine tastings and mobile app to watch video replays, there was Stanford Stadium, a huge and forlorn crater of a place with gangling weeds poking through splintered wooden bleachers.In 1985, for the Bay Area’s first and until now only Super Bowl, Jim Steeg’s job as head of special events for the NFL
Published: February 6, 2016
When the clock strikes zero at the end of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, you might expect the winning team to head to the locker room for a traditional Champagne celebration. Ummmm, not exactly. You see, in the NFL, there is a strict edict that no alcohol be allowed in the clubhouse at any time. Win or lose. In
Published: February 6, 2016
Editor’s note: This letter responds to a Feb. 5 letter in the Tribune regarding an opinion column, “Change is going to happen.” It ran Jan. 24. It’s interesting to get Mr. Crawford’s take on my column. As I see it the community does split on many issues. One only has to look at every major issue — be it the
Published: February 6, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles in an effort to reduce waste and serve as stewards of the Tahoe-Truckee environment.Since the start of the season, all bottled water has been removed from Squaw-Alpine owned and operated venues, except for Starbucks due to contractual obligations, said Michael Radlick, spokesperson for the
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — While this winter season’s wet and snowy conditions have done wonders for Tahoe skiing conditions and relieving drought conditions, they’re causing a problem for motorists — potholes.Potholes form when melting snow seeps in and under asphalt pavement, expanding and contracting depending on the temperature and weakening the roadway, which is compounded when the weight of vehicle traffic
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Wonderful amounts of fluffy snow have been falling from the sky, blessing Lake Tahoe’s resorts and merchants with visitors eager to experience all that Lake Tahoe has to offer in the winter.As I blaze a trail snowshoeing through the woods, I start to wonder about the science of snow: how do snowflakes form, why are the flakes
Published: February 8, 2016
It didn’t take long for U.S. Freeskiing Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman to prove she was back on top as the woman to beat in freeski halfpipe. The 22-year-old claimed her fourth consecutive X Games gold medal last weekend, barely 11 months removed from her second knee surgery. She promptly followed that up with another top podium finish at the
Published: February 6, 2016
PEAKSWelcome back, sunshine!Bluebird skies and sunshine graced South Lake Tahoe all week, with more sun predicted this weekend. Get out and play! Tahoe snowpack 120-130 percent of averageA manual snow survey Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Phillips Station near Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort showed promising results. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) reported the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 120-130 percent of average!
Published: February 6, 2016
STATELINE — A Lake Tahoe flooring company is suing the builders of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, saying they were never paid for work they’d done on the hotel.Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design of Tahoe City, California, filed the lawsuit in Minden on Jan. 20.“We haven’t been paid one cent for the property improvements we completed back in
Published: February 5, 2016
According to Wikipedia, “a pothole is a type of failure in an asphalt pavement caused by the presence of water in the underlying soil structure and the presence of traffic passing over the affected area.”Throw the time-honored monkey wrench of ice and snow into the mix, and potholes get bad — very bad. There is no known cure for potholes
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Wonderful amounts of fluffy snow have been falling from the sky, blessing Lake Tahoe’s resorts and merchants with visitors eager to experience all that Lake Tahoe has to offer in the winter.As I blaze a trail snowshoeing through the woods, I start to wonder about the science of snow: how do snowflakes form, why are the flakes
Published: February 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda daily may lead to more abdominal fat gain over time, according to a new study from the National Institute of Health.Abdominal, or visceral, fat is located in the midsection of your body and wraps around internal organs like the liver and pancreas.This type of fat is especially dangerous because it affects the
Published: February 8, 2016
JEONGSEON, South Korea — Steven Nyman nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics on Friday, Feb. 5, taking third at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Jeongseon, South Korea. On a beautiful sunny day, the men got a chance to race the manicured PyeongChang downhill course. While there wasn’t much natural snow,
Published: February 8, 2016
King Cakes are traditionally made for Mardi Gras celebrations, and growing up in Louisiana I ate and loved so many of these tasty treats. With Fat Tuesday coming up I felt it fitting to share this close-to-my-heart recipe with you. My traditional recipe has a cinnamon-butter filling, but some other fillings you can find in Louisiana are Bavarian cream (so
Published: February 8, 2016
MINDEN, Nev. — For the second time in less than two years, Larry Werner will take the reins in Douglas County after commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a one-year contract.Under the contract, Werner will be paid $172,000 for the year, along with a $700 per month car allowance. He will start work March 7.Former Douglas County manager Jim Nichols’ last
Published: February 8, 2016
So you thought the Panthers and Broncos would put up a lot more points in Super Bowl 50, that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton would score at least once and probably be named the game’s most valuable player?So did a lot of people, and that had Nevada sportsbooks smiling a day after they took in a record $132.5 million in wagers
Published: February 9, 2016
Marjorie Springmeyer, conservationist, philanthropist and outspoken advocate, passed away at her home in Minden, Nevada, surrounded by family and friends Thursday, Jan. 28. She was 93. Marjorie was born July 23, 1922 in Gardnerville, Nevada, to Stella Van Dyke and Knox Johnson, both of whom were early settlers in the Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe areas. Marjorie’s early childhood
Published: February 9, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — A career night from its top player propelled the Whittell boys basketball team to a share of the Div. IV West League crown on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Warriors beat Excel Christian 74-48 at home, led by a career-high 40 points from senior guard Palmer Chaplin.“It was a milestone for Palmer,” Warriors head coach Phil Bryant said.
Published: February 9, 2016
KIDDIE KICKERS SOCCER REGISTRATION OPENRegistration is now open for the Kiddie Kickers Soccer Program at Kahle Community Center, which kicks off March 20. The introductory soccer program is for beginners, and the league will emphasize basic soccer fundamentals, sportsmanship, learning the game and having fun.Games will be held Sundays from March 20 to May 8, played between 12-4 p.m. Cost
Published: February 9, 2016
The South Tahoe girls basketball team suffered a pair of losses in consecutive days last weekend, Feb. 5-6, to all but seal its postseason fate. The Vikings fell at Lowry 51-25 before losing at home to Sparks 40-36, results that keep them in seventh place in Div. I-A Northern League.In its last home game of the season, South Tahoe (5-15,
Published: February 9, 2016
In his Feb. 6 letter, Carl Ribaudo said, “Mr. Crawford was legendary for never offering new solutions to challenges and problems that confronted this community, just attacking what was proposed.” Sounds like I was a bad boy.For the record, I was elected to the city council in 1998. I had opposed the city redevelopment plan because the debt was out
Published: February 9, 2016
7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISIONFeb. 3 resultsCeltics 30, Lakers 21Zachary Johns (C) 17, Logan Chapman (L) 9Grizzlies 34, Thunder 34Frankie Aquilina (G) 16, Kobe Sitchon (T) 13Spurs 35, Clippers 29Cameron Lehmann (S) 24, Dylan Chartraw (C) 17Cavaliers 36, Warriors 26Travis Lee (C) 13, Malachi Womack / Dominic Thoma (W) 9Standings: Spurs 5-0, Clippers 3-2, Cavaliers 3-2, Celtics 3-2, Lakers 2-3, Thunder 2-2-1,
Published: February 9, 2016
When Carlos Trujeque graduated from South Tahoe High in 2012, continuing his education was an afterthought. Then two years later, Lake Tahoe Community College started a men’s soccer program — and everything changed for the local standout.Trujeque signed with San Francisco State University on National Signing Day following two stellar seasons for the Coyotes. The dynamic attacker was one of
Published: February 9, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In its last home game of the season, the South Tahoe boys basketball team won a thriller. The Vikings beat Sparks 57-55 in double overtime at the Blue Gym on Saturday, Feb. 6, outlasting the Railroaders for a dramatic victory.“It was a great win,” Vikings coach Joby Cefalu said. “It brought a lot of confidence to
Published: February 9, 2016
It’s Responsible Pet Owners Month. Here are 10 things invested guardians should do when caring for animals. 1. Being a responsible pet owner starts before you even get a pet. Make sure you pick a breed that fits with your lifestyle. Do you live in an apartment? If so, I wouldn’t rush out and get a Great Dane. Always consider
Published: February 10, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In its first year, the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is calling the inaugural Coats for Kids Clothing Drive a success.“I was really surprised and thrilled by the response from the community,” event organizer and department fire engineer/medic Kim George said. “The community has such a heart.”According to George, donations exceeded expectations. The department received more
Published: February 10, 2016
BIRTHSElena Soleil Vazquez was born Feb. 2 to Victor Vazquez and Jessica Gonzalez Sosa of South Lake Tahoe.Maylei Vianey Contreras Rodriguez was born Feb. 2 to Ivan and Leisa Contreras of South Lake Tahoe.Illaria Lee Aquino was born Feb. 5 to Eric Aquino and Irene Mendoza of South Lake Tahoe.Daniela Andrea Rios was born Feb. 6 to Jose Rios Ramiez
Published: February 10, 2016
More than 2.5 million Americans die every year, the vast majority from “natural” causes. The biggest killers are heart disease and cancer, which together account for about half of all deaths. The next most common natural causes of death are COPD, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, influenza, pneumonia and kidney failure. Medical science is devoting major research efforts to finding ways to
Published: February 10, 2016
A drug agent who stole methamphetamine and cocaine from the El Dorado County evidence locker is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison after he admitted to one count of trafficking more than 28 grams of a controlled substance.Mark Alexander Zlendick, 48, may be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years to life and a $500,000 fine.According to his
Published: February 10, 2016
A former Tahoe resident, Steve Robinson, passed away suddenly, but with a smile on his face, on Jan. 13, 2016, in his home in Laughlin, Nevada. He was 63.Born on September 15, 1952, in Long Beach, California, he was the son of Helen Rankin and 1950’s radio/television humorist Henry (not Harry) Morgan. Steve came to Tahoe in 1962. He attended
Published: February 10, 2016
Dave Coleman passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 68 on Feb. 3, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ellie, four children, seven grandchildren, extended family and many friends. He spent his time on motorcycles, computers and musical instruments. Dave was an extremely kind, patient soul and was always willing to help
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Buying a new snowboard can be a bit overwhelming considering all of the different options that you have nowadays. There are different lengths and widths, different cambers and now even different side cuts.So what is all of this technology and what difference does it make to you?In terms of size, ultimately you want the snowboard to
Published: February 10, 2016
This season, the Whittell boys basketball team won’t have to share the Div. IV West League championship. The Warriors delivered an emphatic 70-44 home victory over Pyramid Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 8, to claim a third straight league title — and do so in outright fashion.“It’s a huge win,” Warriors senior Colin Buchholz said. “It puts a statement out that
Published: February 11, 2016
SPRING CREEK, Nev. — The South Tahoe wrestling team began the final chapter of its 2015-16 season with a trip across the state of Nevada last weekend. The Vikings wrestled in the Div. I-A Northern League dual meet held Feb. 5-6 at Spring Creek, the first of three postseason events.“It was a great weekend,” Vikings head coach Sean Griffis said.
Published: February 11, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is still accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 15.Grants will be awarded to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the arts, languages and sciences. Recipients will be announced May 2. The fund will
Published: February 11, 2016
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — As we approach Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be quite fitting to cover a few of the more luxurious essential oils.Certain aromas bring our minds into a more relaxed, open and loving space. When presented with chocolate and roses, many women are floored by the offering because it involves sight, taste and smell. When we
Published: February 11, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — There are two schools of thought regarding the romantic properties of cake. There are those we will label “pro cake” who get misty-eyed just thinking about that moment when they stuck their fork into a piece of layered chiffon, hoping to stab a strawberry, and instead hit the mother lode in the way of an engagement ring.Then
Published: February 11, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A year ago, Homewood Mountain Resort was primed to offer advanced skiers and snowboarders access to its backcountry terrain with snowcat tours.There was only one problem: there wasn’t enough snow.This season, however, snow shortage is no longer an issue. Topping 100 inches of total to-date snowfall, the West Shore resort has given its snowcat tours the green
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Child Ski Center Theme Days at Diamond PeakThe Child Ski Center is getting
Published: February 11, 2016
Oh the Golden Years of Hollywood. Or were they? Rather than answer that hotly debated question, the Coen Brothers take us inside a large Hollywood movie studio, circa 1951.Through the eyes of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a studio exec known as the Fixer, we’re shown what it takes to make the studio machine hum. If a star is pregnant and
Published: February 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS — A Tesla Motors executive is asking Nevada regulators to reconsider the increase in fees solar customers pay. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission set new rates late last year for net metering, the process of people selling excess energy from their solar panels back to the utility. Rooftop solar companies say the decision prompted them to lay off
Published: February 11, 2016

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