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In its second season, Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team is starting fresh. The Coyotes enter 2015 under new head coach Jeremy Evans, and they will look to replicate the success of the program’s inaugural campaign while creating a foundation for the future.“I think there are cool things to come here with the field, the college and the community
Published: August 28, 2015
Hello fellow anglers; the weather cooled down a little and fishing is picking up around the area. Last weekend I took a trip early Saturday morning up to the East Carson River above Markleeville. The mornings are cold, but it warmed up by about 7:30 a.m. I fished a few long stretches of the river I have never fished before.
Published: August 28, 2015
STATELINE, Nev. — Nevada Department of Wildlife officers captured a female bear cub near Kingsbury Grade in Stateline early Friday, Aug. 28 and later euthanized it for public safety concerns.According to Chris Healy, NDOW’s public information officer, the bear was identified as one who has recently broken into two different houses in the Kingsbury area in search of food.Healy said
Published: August 28, 2015
Before the start of the 2015 season, the Whittell girls soccer team almost lost the chance to defend its Div. III state championship. Now that the Warriors have a coach, they’re focused on defending the crown.“We were fundraising all summer just in case we got coaches, and we finally did. It turns out they’re great,” Whittell senior defender Daria Sharon
Published: August 28, 2015
South Lake Tahoe’s Beach Retreat & Lodge will celebrate the end of summer in true Hawaiian fashion this weekend. The lakefront lodge will present Luau at the Lake Sunday, Aug. 30.A paid Hawaiian-themed dinner will be a highlight of the event, which will also offer a free performance that is open to the general public.The dinner buffet will be served
Published: August 28, 2015
North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino will play host to Oakland’s California Honeydrops this weekend, and the Bay Area band is likely to have some new music in tow when it plays the casino.The group is set to release its latest album, “A River’s Invitation,” on Sept. 11, after which it will launch a full-scale U.S. tour in addition to shows
Published: August 28, 2015
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The Dragon, the latest addition to San Francisco company DeepFlight’s fleet of advanced personal submersible watercraft, has made its debut at Lake Tahoe.The company’s design team brought the sub to the lake last week to test its dive capabilities in deep water at the Homewood Marina, officials said.The team is spending two weeks in the Sierra, fine-tuning
Published: August 19, 2015
STATELINE — Volunteers stepped up to adopt and maintain the decorative gateway signs that were installed along the three Nevada highways that lead motorists into the Lake Tahoe Basin.The gateway signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed ­— Help Protect It!” They are meant to remind the millions of people who visit Tahoe each year that they are entering a
Published: August 28, 2015
SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Where once it was thought to be just one, there now appear to be seven gray wolves roaming around in Northern California’s Siskiyou County.California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials released a photo Thursday showing five gray wolf pups joined by a pair of adult wolves.It’s the third set of photos to emerge since May in
Published: August 21, 2015
There are many ways to camp. There’s car camping, which does not necessarily entail camping in a car, as the name suggests. There is backpacking, which can take place over one night or extend for several days. There is close-to-home camping and travel-to-a-destination camping. However, though there are many different types of camping, there is one element that is crucial
Published: August 28, 2015
This is the start of membership renewal season at Temple Bat Yam in South Lake Tahoe. Too often the start of the fiscal year is a time filled with angst for Jewish congregants because it signals the start of membership drives. I find it remarkable that at Temple Bat Yam the dues structure is set up on a purely voluntary
Published: August 28, 2015
WILD THINGS PRESENTATIONJoin the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the U. S. Forest Service at Lake at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 28, for a fun and educational presentation by Wild Things, Inc. Learn about the animals around the Lake Tahoe area with a live animal presentation!This live lecture is planned for Taylor Creek Visitor Center’s Lake
Published: August 28, 2015
A new era for the South Tahoe football team will begin Friday night, Aug. 28, at Viking Stadium. And under first-year head coach Louis Franklin, the Vikings can’t wait to get started.“We’re ready,” Vikings senior lineman Joe Albrecht said. “Everyone is itching to get out there under the lights and kick some butt.”South Tahoe kicks off its 2015 campaign at
Published: August 28, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — It’s a new year at George Whittell High School — with a new bell schedule, new lessons, and new technology.Students typed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, in a computer science class, working on newly-acquired Google Chromebooks.Seniors Quinn Kixmiller, Dusty Winter and junior Kai Mangiaracina all worked on coding a digital birthday card as part of their lessons.According
Published: August 28, 2015
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 summer edition of Tahoe Magazine, a product of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action. The magazine is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Reno-Truckee-Tahoe region.If having a personal trainer at your fingertips, a winter chalet at Lake Tahoe or a Swedish masseuse on
Published: August 27, 2015
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 summer edition of Tahoe Magazine, a product of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action. The magazine is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Reno-Truckee-Tahoe region.If having a personal trainer at your fingertips, a winter chalet at Lake Tahoe or a Swedish masseuse on
Published: August 27, 2015
Mark Sexton is here to free his soul. The Reno-based musician specializes in modern funk and soul music inspired by the likes of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder.The Mark Sexton Band is scheduled to perform a free show at Heavenly Village Saturday evening.The group recently finished recording a new album at Prairie Sun Recording Studio near Rohnert Park, Calif.
Published: August 27, 2015
Americana music is set to fill Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vinyl music venue this Friday when Placerville’s the Random Strangers take the stage.Americana incorporates elements of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, according to the Americana Music Association. The Random Strangers include Suzi Todd (guitar, vocals), Larry Park (guitar and vocals), Rita Harrington (drums), Dave Wren (pedal steel
Published: August 27, 2015
South Shore songwriter Darren Senn will bring his storytelling tunes to South Lake Tahoe’s 968 Park Hotel this weekend. Senn performs a free show at the hotel’s CoffeePub Saturday night. Senn’s songs include the playful lament “I Gotta Get Organized,” a song sometimes covered by popular North Shore Americana and bluegrass act Dead Winter Carpenters.He lists folk, country and blues
Published: August 27, 2015
Carson Pass, southwest of Lake Tahoe, has more than its share of beauty, including distant views, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled meadows. But it’s the area’s colorful history that will be on display this weekend.A free History of Carson Pass Walk is offered from 10-11 a.m. each Saturday starting at the Carson Pass Information Station on State Route 88, about 30
Published: August 27, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — After more than a century, Barton Ranch’s iconic buildings — located at the “Y” on Emerald Bay Road — were torn down Tuesday, Aug. 25.South Lake Tahoe’s planning commission gave its blessing to Gary Midkiff and his company to proceed with demolition on Aug. 17. The Ledbetter and Mosher families, owners and descendants of the Barton
Published: August 27, 2015
With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches!In past years, USDA had used our nation’s schools as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Not surprisingly, one-third of children have become overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws become lifelong addictions, raising their risk
Published: August 27, 2015
It would take a lengthy book to highlight every Lake Tahoe viewpoint, but there are more than a few ways to get a fresh look at the lake this weekend, including a supported bike ride on the Flume Trail. If you’re interested in mountain biking and haven’t checked the trail off your list yet, you’re missing out. It’s undoubtedly a
Published: August 27, 2015
Beginners and intermediate mountain bikers will have extra incentive to get out on Lake Tahoe’s Flume Trail this weekend.Lake Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Trail Ride, an inaugural supported trail ride on the scenic East Shore trail, takes place Saturday, Aug. 29, and concludes with a party at Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village. The ride includes 14 miles in the saddle
Published: August 27, 2015
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A first-of-its-kind, wedding-themed adventure race is coming to Lake Tahoe this weekend.The race at the West Shore Café and Inn and Homewood Mountain Resort is geared toward couples getting married or looking at getting married in the Tahoe area — teams of two will battle it out for thousands of dollars of wedding day prizes.“It gives engaged
Published: August 27, 2015
We are so grateful to all the amazing people that made our version of Hot August nights a success!First, a special thanks goes to Ron Rinaldi as he has been helping us for the last five years with this event. Ron, with the help of Todd Marshall, has supported us with his prized and beautiful vintage cars. Over the last
Published: August 27, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — Zephyr Cove Adventures, owned by Andrew Laughlin, offers the South Shore community another option for paddleboarding, kayaking, bicycle rental and retail needs. Laughlin also owns Tahoe City Kayak across the lake, which he purchased in 2005.“We’ve been thinking about opening this shop for years,” Laughlin said at his shop’s ribbon cutting on Monday, Aug. 17.According to Laughlin,
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas also saw a full percent decrease ending the month at 7 and 6.3 percent respectively while Carson City reported a nine-tenths decrease to 7.2 percent.Those numbers result in the state’s
Published: August 27, 2015
Dear Henry,I’m new to Tahoe and a bear just moved into the basement of our house. What do I do?Thank you,Scared of the Bear Dear Sacred of the Bear,First, welcome to the lake! Second, don’t be scared of bears. Our bears (black and brown) need not to be feared, but they do need our respect. Bears might be cute, and
Published: August 26, 2015
I often try new veggie burger recipes. They can be challenging, but burgers allow for creativity. Sometimes I’ll use chickpeas and quinoa, or even sweet potato.For this recipe I went for a Southwest-style burger using black beans. I thought it would pair well with a loaf of jalapeño cheddar bread I made recently. The fixins for this burger are different
Published: August 26, 2015
Tahoe rests on the northern boundary of California’s Fourth Congressional District. At this moment, a catastrophic wildfire is raging in the King’s Canyon region on the southern boundary of this very same district. That fire has already consumed 78 square miles of national forests and as of this morning is only 17 percent contained.In this same district two years ago,
Published: August 26, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Citing numerous environmental concerns for Olympic Valley and the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, members of public are requesting the proposed Village at Squaw Valley development either be rejected or further scaled down.That was a common opinion among the 315 individual comment letters from locals and visitors received by Placer County on the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report.“It
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Wildlife killed a black bear on Tuesday after it was deemed a public safety threat for displaying overly bold behavior at North Lake Tahoe.NDOW spokesman Chris Healy confirmed the 9-year-old, 450-pound male bear was captured some time overnight Monday off of Village Boulevard in Incline Village.It was tranquilized and put down on
Published: August 26, 2015
RENO, Nev. — The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra’s infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad barons and the tourists and scientists trying to halt the loss of clarity in the azure waters.“Tahoe: A Visual History” opened Saturday at the Nevada Museum of
Published: August 26, 2015
50TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOIs it a bird? A bat? No, it’s a drone! So smile if you’re looking up at the last Live at Lakeview concert of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 27.Tahoe Production House plans to fly a drone over the crowd to take a photo at 6 p.m. as part of the city’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.The concert series is
Published: August 26, 2015
Sorry I missed this column last month; I was on vacation. I had the opportunity to go on a motorcycle ride through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. There are some incredibly beautiful places out there that are — dare I say — as beautiful as Lake Tahoe. Too often we think and act as if the sun rises and
Published: August 26, 2015
After an offseason characterized by change, the ultimate goal remains the same for the South Tahoe girls soccer team. The Vikings enter the 2015 season with a new coach and a relatively untested group; but they are still intent on winning a third straight Div. I-A state championship and continuing the program’s recent success.“At this point it seems like an
Published: August 25, 2015
When the South Tahoe football team kicks off its 2015 campaign, it will mark the start of a new era. Under the direction of first-year head coach Louis Franklin, the Vikings enter the season full of confidence and ready to be a factor in Div. I-A Northern League.“We’re going to be competitive, and there’s not a game we shouldn’t be
Published: August 25, 2015
It’s a bit disconcerting that Eddie Ifft is my mom’s favorite comic. Second place goes to Rocky LaPorte. Where do I rank? Sixth place. That’s OK. I have a list of other moms that I probably rank higher for best, but that’s for another time. I am glad, though, that Eddie is back at the Improv at Harveys, with Jodie
Published: August 25, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — No one was hurt in an early Sunday morning fire at the 7-Eleven store on Palisades Drive, officials said.Damage was contained to the 7-Eleven portion of the strip-mall-like building at 10015 Palisades Drive, which houses several other businesses, according to the Truckee Fire Protection District.Truckee Fire spokesman Paul Spencer said the fire started outside of the building
Published: August 25, 2015
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies chased away a mother bear and three cubs after being caught with their paws in the chest freezer in a Gardner Street garage Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, near Emerald Bay Road.According to Deputy Damian Frisby, three bears entered an open garage after catching the scent of just a few orange peels around noon. The residents
Published: August 25, 2015
MEYERS — Long a watering hole for locals, what used to be Seneca Pond has been plowed over and turned into a mudflat by U.S. Forest Service crews.Bulldozers and dump trucks moved dirt Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, as part of a wetlands restoration project that began this summer.By the time U.S. Forest Service crews are finished, two acres of streams
Published: August 25, 2015
WANAKA, New Zealand — Jamie Anderson finished atop the podium at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015, and showed off a new trick in the process. The South Lake Tahoe native won the women’s snowboard slopestyle competition on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Cardona Alpine Resort, and punctuated her performance by landing a backside rodeo 540 for the first time
Published: August 24, 2015
A celebration of life will be held for Charles “Bob” Glattly, Jr. on Aug. 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the lower LakeRidge Pavillion.Please bring your memories to share.
Published: August 25, 2015
More than two months after the police-involved shooting of Kris Jackson at Tahoe Hacienda Inn, questions still outnumber answers.The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has not yet released information on whether Jackson, 22, was shot from the front or the back. According to the DA’s office, the case is still under investigation.Despite completion of the county coroner’s report, the
Published: August 25, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state’s vast medical marijuana industry — a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.A pair of bills pending in the California Legislature would create the first statewide regulations for medical
Published: August 25, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei recalled cleaning toilets at Sand Harbor. Chris Bently, Chief Executive Officer of Bently Enterprises, said his first sunburn happened on the beaches around Round Hill Pines Beach as a kid.Those were some of the stories business, state and federal leaders referred to during the 2015 Lake Tahoe Summit at Round Hill Pines Beach
Published: August 24, 2015
One could call James Garner the “Fan in Black.”The musician and Johnny Cash fan will bring his tribute to the legendary songwriter to South Shore’s Valhalla Boathouse Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 26.“While James is not a Johnny Cash impersonator, he is a Johnny Cash fan (a really big one),” according to Garner’s online biography. “James became hooked on Cash’s music at
Published: August 24, 2015
South Shore’s Lavish Green is set to close out this year’s Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series.The final show in this year’s popular music series takes place on the water Thursday at El Dorado Beach’s Lakeview Commons.Lavish Green, a South Lake Tahoe ska and rock act, recently celebrated 20 years with a high-energy performance at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Published: August 24, 2015
It’s disappointing to foresee a film’s major plot twists by merely viewing its trailer. Granted, critics see more than their share of movies, and in this case, my own exposure led to several showings of “American Ultra’s” trailer. Because the film promised to be hilarious, I hoped it wasn’t giving the entire plot away. Well it isn’t, and it did.A
Published: August 24, 2015
It’s a bit disconcerting that Eddie Ifft is my mom’s favorite comic. Second place goes to Rocky LaPorte. Where do I rank? Sixth place. That’s OK. I have a list of other moms that I probably rank higher for best, but that’s for another time. I am glad, though, that Eddie is back at the Improv at Harveys, with Jodie
Published: August 24, 2015
Jan 15, 1956 - Jul 30, 2015Terry Libbon passed away July 30 in Salt Lake City, Utah where he was awaiting a heart transplant. Terry was born in Pittsburgh,PA on Jan 15, 1956. The youngest of 3 boys to William and Kay Libbon. His family moved to Santa Maria in 1961. Terry graduated from Santa Maria high school in 1974.
Published: August 24, 2015
Peggy Hall was born in Kansas City, Mo. She met and married her husband, Donald T. Hall, in San Diego, Calif., in 1937. They were married for 71 years before he passed away in 2009. They raised three sons and a daughter, Donald C., Thomas J., Jerry W., and Carolyn Hall Manchester.They first visited Lake Tahoe in 1945. Then they
Published: August 24, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center has launched a new smartphone app, “Citizen Science Tahoe,” that encourages beach-goers to tap in what they see at Lake Tahoe.Scientists then hope that app will cull observational that can be shared to better understand conditions around the lake.According to the Incline Village-based Tahoe Environmental Research Center, the app
Published: August 19, 2015
Frederick R. Mebius, 68, loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many, passed away Aug. 12, 2015 in Post Falls, Idaho.Fred was born Dec. 25, 1946 in Leeuwarden, Holland. He was the middle child of three brothers. His family traveled from Holland to the United States in the early 1950s. They moved from Salt Lake City, Utah, to southern California
Published: August 24, 2015
Can you imagine what the Sierra Nevada might look like if our nation hadn’t had the vision to set aside our national parks and forests? Would the Pacific Crest Trail experience be as dramatic and life changing without its wilderness areas? Many of our public lands would not be what they are today without the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Published: August 24, 2015
For anyone new to mountain biking, “clipless” pedals can be a daunting proposition. Forget the oxymoronic nature of their name — it’s not worth explaining. The style involves being attached to — or “clicking in” to — the pedals by means of a specialty shoe with a cleat. The benefit? Your foot is less likely to slide off your pedal
Published: August 24, 2015
California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades. Among the proposals is a bill calling for an excise tax on marijuana that could raise nearly $60 million in revenue each year. As a fiscal conservative and opponent of recreational marijuana, I’m an unlikely voice in the cannabis
Published: August 24, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A back-and-forth battle between a Truckee man’s property, his neighbors and town officials will go before council members in September, when the fate of his long-developing home could end in demolition.Town council on Aug. 11 unanimously approved a resolution to abate the unfinished residence at 12295 Filly Lane in the Glenshire subdivision.The saga began in 2008, when
Published: August 23, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — At approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, the paddle boarder who went missing from Lake Tahoe last week was located. Investigators made personal telephone contact with Zbigniew (“Zibi”) Moryn, who is safe and currently visiting Missouri. Investigators received several helpful tips from the public who had seen media coverage of this case. These tips, combined
Published: August 18, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Regional crews collaborated to quickly contain a house fire Tuesday morning west of downtown Truckee, an official said.The Truckee Fire Protection District was dispatched to the single-family, two-story residence at 11298 West River St. at 8:44 a.m., said spokesman Paul Spencer.No one was inside at the time of the fire, which was contained in about 20 minutes,
Published: August 23, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Moments before being sentenced Tuesday for a crime that contributed to the death of his friend, the victim’s mother, Kathie Fenley, approached Kelley Robert Smith, wrapped her arm around him and embraced him.“I want you to come out of this whole,” Fenley said through tears in her eyes.“Thank you, I will,” Smith responded. “I promise I
Published: August 23, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Carlos Francies drowned in a tragic accident in Lake Tahoe on Aug. 13, and less than a week later the local community returned to the waters to honor his memory. Approximately 100 people attended a memorial paddle-out event for the Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy hosted by South Tahoe Standup Paddle on Wednesday night, Aug. 19.Overcast
Published: August 20, 2015
MEYERS — Freel Perk coffee shop is a bustling stopping point in Meyers, with the scent of fresh-brewed local coffee wafting in the air.Now the coffee shop, known for its laid-back atmosphere, is up for sale; owner Barbara Gerland wants to keep it local. So does its barista Jennifer Lay, who’s brewing up a crowdfunding campaign to purchase Freel Perk
Published: August 21, 2015
South Lake Tahoe police officers arrested a city resident Wednesday, Aug. 19, on charges of sexually abusing a child under 16 years old.According to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Allan Delisle, 69, allegedly committed the sexual abuse against a child with disabilities, including lewd and lascivious acts with a child, oral copulation of a child under 16 years old,
Published: August 20, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — In his 1843-44 circumnavigation of the Great Basin, explorer John C. Frémont failed to establish the California Trail because he never connected the westward flowing Humboldt River to the eastbound Truckee River.Only 40 miles of desert separated the two waterways. In fact, Frémont was completely unaware of how close the Humboldt River was from his camp at
Published: August 23, 2015
Editor’s note: The U.S. State Department offers travel warnings for rural areas and secondary highways in the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico (where the Puerto Vallarta airport is located). Visit travel.state.gov for more information.Beach life abounds in Sayulita, Mexico, including gentle surf breaks, tasty street food, a healthy ex-pat community and ocean-side vacation rentals. Located 40 minutes north of
Published: August 23, 2015
TAHOE DAILY TRIBUNE WELCOMES NEW EDITORTahoe Daily Tribune is pleased to announce the hiring of its new managing editor, Caitlin Row. She hails most recently from Colorado, where she worked for two Swift Communications media organizations over the last decade — Summit Daily News and Grand Junction Free Press. Swift Communications is the parent company of Tahoe Daily Tribune. An
Published: August 23, 2015
The sounds of Hawaii will fill Meyers’ Tahoe Paradise Park Sunday. Kanekoa, a “ukulele powered experience of sound and culture” from the north shore of Maui, performs Sunday evening at the park. The group’s sound blends Hawaiian music with rock, roots reggae, folk and blues.“Because their sound is based on the yet untapped potential of the electrified Hawaiian ukulele, inspired
Published: August 22, 2015
Outdoor musical performances are synonymous with summer — dancing, snacks, and even an adult beverage or two. In South Lake Tahoe, locals and visitors now enjoy a variety of open-air venues, including concerts at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, MontBleu Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Harveys Lake Tahoe.According to Diane Verwoest, of Tahoe Paradise Park Improvement District’s
Published: August 22, 2015
MUSIC IN THE PARK THANK YOUThe Tahoe Paradise Park Events & Fundraising Committee, for the 50th anniversary celebration on July 11 with “Music in the Park,” would like to give a special Thank You to Washoe Elder Gina Pete and her nephew, Edwin, for the beautiful blessing that set the tone for the wonderful day; The Wilson Family and friends
Published: August 22, 2015
An elite junior hockey team from Southern California spent four days on the South Shore for its preseason training camp this week. And for Tahoe Sports and Entertainment, which operates South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, it’s another piece in the process of turning South Lake Tahoe into a hockey destination.“The exposure Tahoe is getting when these people post pictures and
Published: August 21, 2015
The South Shore’s Bayview Trailhead lives up to its name — and offers some surprises. A pair of two-hour hikes off the trailhead provides aerial views of Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake and Fallen Leaf Lake along with a brief taste of Desolation Wilderness.CASCADE LAKEA left at the start of the trail sets a path toward Cascade Falls, which overlooks Cascade
Published: August 21, 2015
Smoke in the Lake Tahoe Basin has been coming from out of the area, according to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.Smoke obscured mountain peaks and created a haze that has clung in the air Friday afternoon.U.S. Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Lisa Herron said Friday that the smoke’s source was due to the large fires in
Published: August 21, 2015
South Shore’s Lavish Green is set to close out this year’s Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series.The final show in this year’s popular music series takes place on the water Thursday at El Dorado Beach’s Lakeview Commons.Lavish Green, a South Lake Tahoe ska and rock act, recently celebrated 20 years with a high-energy performance at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Published: August 21, 2015
One could call James Garner the “Fan in Black.”The musician and Johnny Cash fan will bring his tribute to the legendary songwriter to South Shore’s Valhalla Boathouse Theatre this Wednesday.“While James is not a Johnny Cash impersonator, he is a Johnny Cash fan (a really big one),” according to Garner’s online biography. “James became hooked on Cash’s music at an
Published: August 21, 2015
The sounds of Hawaii will fill Meyers’ Tahoe Paradise Park Sunday. Kanekoa, a “ukulele powered experience of sound and culture” from the north shore of Maui, performs Sunday evening at the park. The group’s sound blends Hawaiian music with rock, roots reggae, folk and blues.“Because their sound is based on the yet untapped potential of the electrified Hawaiian ukulele, inspired
Published: August 21, 2015
The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, the Black Keys, Jack White, and Mumford and Sons are each among the influences of a Southern California rock band headed to the South Shore of Lake Tahoe this weekend.Hunter and the Dirty Jacks perform a free show at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl music venue on Saturday, Aug. 22,
Published: August 21, 2015
Island of Black and White won’t have to travel very far to make it to their weekend performance at the South Shore.The El Dorado Hills band plays a free show Saturday evening, Aug. 22, at Heavenly Village as part of a run of shows throughout the region that continues through October.The group mixes a variety of influences into their sound.“Their
Published: August 21, 2015
“Riser,” the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that find Bentley digging deeper than ever emotionally – a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.For an artist who has been known for such energetic songs as “What
Published: August 21, 2015
Grueling conditions, a non-stop pace and a myriad of obstacles awaited 11 teams the second they burst from the start line near the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Gondola on Wednesday, Aug. 19.It’s all part of the action driving Primal Quest race, an adventure event that pits people against the environment and their own endurance.All 11 coed teams include four
Published: August 21, 2015
Decisions made in Congress over the next few months may well determine the extent to which Lake Tahoe remains blue and clear, with healthy forests, resilient watersheds, and its ecology protected from the threat of new aquatic invasive species.For two decades, the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) has provided guidance for the shared investments made by our federal, state
Published: August 21, 2015
When trash is left out around South Lake Tahoe, bears come sniffing. Soon after they’re knocking on doors, climbing on decks, and popping heads through doggie door looking for food.Trash and bear encounters go hand-in-hand in the Lake Tahoe basin. Local officials note most residents are great about properly storing their trash, yet it’s still a problem, especially when regarding
Published: August 21, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell football team traded backpacks for helmets and shoulder pads Monday, Aug. 17, getting back to football after the first day of school. After a turnaround season last year, the Warriors have spent August working toward the upcoming 2015 campaign.Whittell will travel to scrimmage California schools Princeton, Los Molinos and Elk Creek over two days on
Published: August 21, 2015
With summer soon to be behind us and Labor Day weekend fast approaching, many of us are striving to squeeze in just a few more classic Tahoe experiences before autumn. One such experience that has become tradition for many in recent years is Sample the Sierra. Presented by Tahoe Chamber, Tahoe South and El Dorado County, this annual farm-to-fork festival
Published: August 21, 2015

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