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Long-standing South Shore rockers Lavish Green returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this week.The group plays a free show in the casino’s Vinyl venue Friday, Feb. 12. The group performed at Vinyl with rock/ska/punk stalwarts Fishbone this summer. The 20th anniversary performance for Lavish Green attracted an enthusiastic crowd and included a high-energy set list featuring plenty
Published: February 10, 2016
The quintessential “American Band” rolls into Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this Saturday when Grand Funk Railroad plays the South Shore Room.Over its career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two number one singles, “We’re An American Band” and “Locomotion.” The group has also accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records.The current incarnation of the group
Published: February 10, 2016
Reno’s Mark Sexton Band heads to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week baring a new name.The Sextones play the Divided Sky in Meyers Friday night. The band plays a combination of funk and soul and draws on influences like Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder.“The Sextones are a family of music renegades known for viciously executed soul compositions and white-knuckle
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
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
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
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
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
While temperatures around the Tahoe Basin are forecast to reach close to 15 degrees above average this week — with no precipitation expected — meteorologists and water resource officials say it’s not yet a cause for concern when it comes to the snowpack.“February is climatologically our best month for accumulation,” Reno National Weather Service meteorologist Justin Norman said, adding, however,
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
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
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
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
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
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
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A civil suit filed by a lawyer representing the parents of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by police last June accuses the South Lake Tahoe Police Department of a variety of misconduct during and after the shooting.The suit, filed in federal court in January by attorney Alan Laskin, says police and the city were negligent
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
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
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
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
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — No, you’re not seeing things — that was a glowing pink mustache you saw on the dashboard of a car passing by.And yes, there is a reason for it. The ridesharing company Lyft — whose drivers are identified by a 5-inch-long pink “glowstache” adorning the grill of their vehicles — announced last week its service is now
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 in the backcountry on Luther Pass.[iframe src=//player.vimeo.com/video/154386526 width=660 height=371 style=border:0px;]BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER DOWN FOLLOWING STORM LULL Skiers and snowboarders should take caution with potential for spring conditionsSOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Spring will be in the
Published: February 5, 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
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
Editor’s note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America’s West.My first introduction to gaiters came when I was about 7 years old. We were getting ready for a winter Boy Scout trip to Fraser, Colorado, a tiny town just past Winter Park, when my dad unburied a pair of ‘70s-era hiking
Published: February 7, 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
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
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
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
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
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
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Spring will be in the air this weekend throughout the Tahoe region, rewarding skiers and snowboarders with sunny skies and warmer temperatures.As a result, backcountry users should look for spring-like conditions across much of the Sierra Nevada with temperatures forecast to reach above freezing even at higher elevations Saturday and Sunday.After a consistent avalanche threat with
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
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
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
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
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
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
South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 24-year-old man Tuesday night, Feb. 2, after he allegedly stabbed a family member during a dispute.Police responded to a report of the altercation on the 1400 block of Melba Drive around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday and arrested Christopher Joseph Amato for allegedly stabbing a 37-year-old family member in the abdomen, said South Lake Tahoe police
Published: February 5, 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
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
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
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
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A 40-year-old Amador County resident was killed Saturday, Jan. 30, after being shot in the chest during a suspected drug deal gone wrong at a South Lake Tahoe hotel.Police were called to the Beverly Lodge, located at 3480 Lake Tahoe Blvd., at 7:42 p.m. Saturday and found Dennis Michael Wright Jr. on the ground outside one
Published: February 1, 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
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
ROCKY LAPORTEThe Improv Lake Tahoe just celebrated its 15th anniversary up here, making it the longest running revue in the history of Lake Tahoe. First off, thank you for supporting “live” comedy; and secondly, here’s to another 15! One of the reasons I believe that we’ve had a long run is the quality of comedians that have graced our stage,
Published: February 4, 2016
A contrived drama, “The Finest Hours,” makes me wish for a documentary (perhaps from the History Channel), to depict the stunning events addressed here. It’s 1952 when the SS Pendleton oil tanker splits in two during a nor’easter off the New England coast. Eight of the ship’s 41 crew members are aboard its abruptly sunken front half, leaving 33 crewmen
Published: February 4, 2016
At Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery and Restaurant, it’s all about the beer.The new business on Sandy Way in South Lake Tahoe opened in early January and was already attracting a healthy following, with a bar full of patrons and more than a few tables of people perusing the food menu on Friday, Jan. 8.“Beer first, then everything else,” said Chris
Published: January 16, 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
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
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
World Champion Magician Joel Ward is set to perform at The Loft Theatre in Heavenly Village through Feb. 16.“Joel Ward’s high energy, original magic has astonished people throughout the world,” according to a press release for the shows. “As he makes things appear and disappear, he presents award-winning magic by combining classical magic with a contemporary touch. Joel’s mind-boggling magical
Published: February 3, 2016
South Shore’s own Thick as Thieves are set to play a free show at South Lake Tahoe’s Whiskey Dick’s Saloon this Saturday.The duo primarily plays garage rock but draws from a variety of genres.“This explosive duo out of South Lake Tahoe have been playing their edgy garage-rock for local venues over the last three years,” according to a press release
Published: February 3, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Following a comprehensive assessment by four independent agencies, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit approved the reopening of Heavenly Mountain Resort’s North Bowl chairlift last month after a chair malfunction caused the closure. The chair was closed Jan. 3, when an equipment failure caused an unoccupied chair to fall from the lift cable
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
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
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — On Friday, 150 area people filled the Alpine Ballroom at the Resort at Squaw Creek to discuss, debate and dissect one of the most controversial topics recently in the North Tahoe-Truckee region: marijuana.In an event hosted by the Squaw Valley Institute titled “The Cannabis Industry and Science Research,” five panelists opened up a dialogue about 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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