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A status hearing in the federal case against South Lake Tahoe police officer Johnny Poland has been pushed back until May because of another trial involving Poland’s lawyers. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rodriguez and defense attorneys Judith Odbert and Jeffrey Schaff have agreed to move the hearing from March 27 to May 1, according to a Monday filing in federal
Published: March 26, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A proposed age-restricted senior neighborhood project in the town recently underwent changes in an effort to further promote quality of life for its potential residents. The 76,458-square-foot Pollard Station project, proposed west of Pine Cone Road and above the Cottonwood Restaurant parking area at Hilltop, now features a new pedestrian corridor, more amenities and more vegetation. “When
Published: March 28, 2013
Heavenly freeride team wraps up stellar season The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation Freeride team wrapped up a successful USASA regional competition season with the final skier cross event and three consecutive halfpipe events. The final skier cross was held at Sierra-at-Tahoe Mountain Resort Feb. 23. The course was technical with icy corners in the middle of the course and
Published: March 28, 2013
From the beginning, Coach Teevan has said that pitching and focus from start to finish will make or break the Vikings this season. Both ended up costing South Tahoe an 11-10 loss at Portola High School on Wednesday. The Vikings struggled to find the strike zone, and a wild pitch eventually ended the game. “We need to finish the game,”
Published: March 28, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Big changes could be in store for the Tahoe City Golf Course. Recreational options such as tennis courts and a winter ice rink, along with an emergency service helipad, a lodging facility and additional parking are among possible future amenities for the publicly owned property. “(We’re trying) to further integrate the golf course into the community
Published: March 28, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Three locals were arrested last weekend Truckee in connection with a recent spate of residential and vehicle burglaries. According to a Wednesday press release from Truckee Police, a recent investigation led officers to issue several search warrants on Saturday, March 9. After making contact with Anthony William Torres, 19 — who is a gang member —officers found
Published: March 14, 2013
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The “Timberline Twister” roller coaster is no longer planned to be a future amenity at Squaw Valley. In a Thursday letter to Placer County, Squaw Valley Executive Vice President Mike Livak said the resort was pulling plans for the coaster “due to business considerations and capital priorities.” “Given the uncertainty of our future capital priorities, withdrawal
Published: March 15, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On the cusp of leaving the Family Resource Center of Truckee, Adela González del Valle has mixed emotions — sadness for the end of close working relationships and excitement for the future. González del Valle, who joined the Family Resource Center in January 2006 as manager before becoming executive director within a year, has seen the center
Published: March 26, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — When Donavon Frankenreiter plays at Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room on Sunday, he’s certain to be in a good mood. On Monday, the surfer and musician will return to his home in Kauai for the first time in months. “I’ve been on the road nonstop for awhile,” Frankenreiter said. “I haven’t been home in four months.
Published: March 27, 2013
A 53-year-old California man, who led officers on a 100 mph chase through two states, has been charged with felony eluding, with other charges pending. Steve Obama Lindsey appeared Monday before Justice Richard Glasson, who was filling in for East Fork Justice Tom Perkins. Glasson denied Lindsey’s request that his $50,000 bail be reduced. The chase began near Echo Summit
Published: March 26, 2013
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A chapter was added Tuesday to Lake Tahoe’s Phish story: The iconic band will play July 30-31 — a Tuesday and Wednesday — in the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The 2013 Summer Tour was announced on the band’s website. It opens July 3 at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine, then plays three
Published: March 14, 2013
After a long season training and competing, about 30 South Shore athletes were invited to compete against the nation’s elite. The best athletes from across the nation will convene on the USASA National Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo., on March 30 through April 9. USASA competitors compete regionally in order to earn points in each discipline in their respective age
Published: March 28, 2013
In order to get an accurate measurement of the snow, scientists are heading to the sky. Aerial measurements of the Sierra Nevada snowpack are expected to begin within weeks as part of pilot program to provide more accurate estimates of California’s water supply. The Airborne Snow Observatory program will include researchers flying over the mountain range taking spectrometer readings to
Published: March 15, 2013
Tahoe Valley Elementary School is about to step on stage. The Lake Tahoe Unified School District school board approved the job description for Tahoe Valley’s new principal last week after voting in February to move forward with the creation of a Performing Arts Center at the school. The new principal will develop the performing arts program next year for implementation
Published: March 19, 2013
U.S. Freestyle Championship volunteers needed Heavenly is looking for volunteers for the U.S. Freestyle Championship running March 29 through 31. For those in the community that would like to volunteer for the event, Heavenly and the USSA are looking for both on-snow and off-snow help. Volunteers are needed in mogul course and big air jump maintenance, banner set-up, food and
Published: March 28, 2013
Arce-Castro, Carlos Emmanuel, a son, was born March 15, 2013, to Carlos Arce Garcia and Eloisa Castro Morales of South Lake Tahoe. Arce-Medina, Kaylene Abigail, a daughter, was born March 14, 2013, to Osmin Arce Garcia and Maria Medina Aranda of South Lake Tahoe. Bursova, Milena, a daughter, was born March 17, 2013, to Oksana Bursova of South Lake Tahoe.
Published: March 19, 2013
She’s back and headlining up here for the very first time! Are we a little excited about this? Yes, because as good as a middle act that she has is, getting the opportunity to have more time to extend her humorous stories as a headliner is even better. The very quick-on-her-feet Shayla Rivera has built a nice following up here
Published: March 28, 2013
Police arrested a South Lake Tahoe couple on drug and weapons charges Monday after allegedly witnessing a motorcycle club member purchase methamphetamine in a parking lot near the “Y.” Ryan Marino, 29, and Shaleen Miller, 37, were arrested Monday morning after officer Travis Cabral saw Marino purchase methamphetamine, according to a Monday statement from the city. After watching Marino conduct
Published: March 26, 2013
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 49-year-old South Lake Tahoe man on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday afternoon after he nearly struck a patrol vehicle on Kingsbury Grade, according to a deputy’s report. The deputy was driving west on State Route 207 near Deer Run Court when the man, driving east in a Jeep Cherokee, swerved to avoid a turning
Published: March 26, 2013
South Tahoe Middle School teacher Carol Murdock took her social studies class from St. Louis to the Washington coast Tuesday, but unlike Lewis and Clark’s journey, the eighth-graders followed the western route with a SMART board and netbooks. “We’re pretty much paperless. I think it’s a really exciting program and I think it’s the way of the future,” Murdock said.
Published: March 11, 2013
A new era of Nevada Wolf Pack football began Wednesday afternoon. “I’m very excited and anxious to get going,” Brian Polian said minutes before his first spring practice as Wolf Pack head coach. “I’ve seen enough of that office. I’m excited to get out in the sunshine.” The Wolf Pack will practice 12 times over the next month and conduct
Published: March 27, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Squeezing the base of an inflated blue balloon, a French instructor counts its launch — “un, deux, trios” — with his two pupils reciting along. As the balloon soars in the air, deflating, its young onlookers issue laughs. Using games, toys and music, the Incline Village-based Tahoe Foreign Language Center is helping teach young children new
Published: March 25, 2013
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Pick up a copy of Title Nine — the iconic women’s activewear catalog, not the sports equality legislation — and it’s full of fit females well-outfitted in recreational clothing. If any of these energetic ladies look familiar, it’s because several models have been gleaned from Lake Tahoe’s sporty melting pot. As far back as 2007,
Published: March 20, 2013
SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. — Travis Ganong must have felt like he was 14 again. The Squaw Valley local who grew up tearing down the slopes of KT-22 laid down the fastest run of the day at his home mountain to reclaim his 2010 super G title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships on Friday. “It’s really nice to actually
Published: March 25, 2013
Want to know how difficult the $27 million central security checkpoint and retail addition at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was for construction crews? More than 48,000 individual IT connections were re-routed and replaced, all while keeping the airport’s myriad of networked computer systems online. “The logistics of this project were mind-numbing,” says airport Spokesman Brian Kulpin. “To redo all the high-tech
Published: March 27, 2013
Bail has been denied, and a trial date set, for a man accused of killing a South Lake Tahoe teenager more than three decades ago. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner denied a request by Erik Schlueter, the attorney for Andrew Sanford, to set an amount for Sanford’s bail during a Friday hearing in Placerville. Sanford is accused
Published: March 26, 2013
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Heavenly Mountain Resort will host the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships from Friday through Sunday, March 29-31 — part of a two-year deal to bring the country’s best moguls and aerials skiers back to Tahoe’s South Shore. Heavenly also hosted the U.S. Freestyle Championships in 2004, as well as FIS World Cup Freestyle events in 1999
Published: March 26, 2013
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon stared at the opposing team, intent on holding his ground as the players charged toward him. Far from any football field, Dixon was on the ice rink at the Resort at Squaw Creek Friday afternoon, playing broomball, a variant of hockey. He, fullback Bruce Miller and a crowd of
Published: March 26, 2013
SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. — Triple World Champion Ted Ligety wrapped up his smoking 2013 season with one final dominating performance. Under sunny skies at Squaw Valley, the technical specialist out of Park City, Utah, nailed both of his slalom runs to earn his seventh career national title by 1.48-second margin at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships on Saturday. “If
Published: March 26, 2013
A bill was introduced in the Nevada Assembly Monday that would prohibit a person from stealing a lawfully placed trap used in the commercial harvest of crayfish or other of the state’s aquatic denizens. The bill, AB 452, is based on Louisiana’s anti-poaching laws and beefs up the penalties for trap theft, Tahoe Lobster Co. Owner Fred Jackson said. Under
Published: March 26, 2013
Mallow and Orchid are a bonded brother-sister pair. The Lynx Point Siamese siblings support each other with Mallow being the outgoing guy and Orchid shy when on her own. Just 1 year old, the gorgeous felines were given up when their guardian could not afford all the cats in the household. For adoption, call El Dorado County Animal Services at
Published: March 25, 2013
The month of March is designated for several awareness topics, but perhaps the most critical issue is poison prevention for both people and pets. Spring planting, vehicle maintenance and the Easter holiday pose special dangers. Each year, an increasing number of cats die from chewing Easter lilies and a variety of pets suffer from ingesting Easter basket artificial grass and
Published: March 25, 2013
SQUAW VALLEY — With an American record 15 national titles to her name, Julia Mancuso was a safe bet to add to her collection in the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley this week. After all, the Olympic gold medalist and Squaw Valley Ski Team prodigy grew up ripping the slopes of the host site. Mancuso did not
Published: March 21, 2013
NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Members of Nevada County’s homeless community and its supporters are mourning the loss of advocate Thomas Streicher, who died in a weekend wreck in Wyoming on his way back to feed Nevada City’s needy after a trip to South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where he visited quarterly to provide food and other donated items. “It’s
Published: March 25, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Ranger District will begin spring prescribed burning in the Truckee area as weather permits, officials announced last week. “By burning the forest vegetation and debris in the fall or spring, we can have many of the ecosystem benefits of fire while lessening the intensity of future wildfires,” said Linda Ferguson, District Fuels Management Officer, in
Published: March 25, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe National Forest recently acquired about 1,300 acres of land north of Interstate 80 near Donner Summit. The acquisition involves three non-contiguous parcels in proximity to White Rock Lake in the upper-elevation areas of Tahoe National Forest. The $1.3 million purchase was consummated with an eye toward enhancing recreation opportunities in the Tahoe National Forest, said
Published: March 25, 2013
The 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships are set to swing through Squaw Valley from March 20-24, allowing the region to see America’s top skiers compete on U.S. soil as they gear up for next year’s winter games in Sochi, Russia. The event will also be an opportunity for Squaw Valley Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, who recently finished second
Published: March 14, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — If community members get their way, the days of the single-use plastic bag in Truckee may be numbered. Final survey results from the town of Truckee about the possibility of doing away with checkout plastic bags for environmental reasons show 70 percent of 1,109 community members and 51 percent of 41 business owners are in favor of
Published: March 18, 2013
Anderson takes silver in Tignes Jamie Anderson threw down a stylish and technical run to win silver in snowboard slopestyle at X Games Tignes on Friday. The Sierra-at-Tahoe rider was gunning for an X Games three-peat, after winning gold at X Games Tignes in 2011 and 2012 as well as in Aspen in 2012 and 2013. She put down a
Published: March 24, 2013
It was an idyllic day at Lampe Park: A cloudless early spring sky with a bracing, late morning chill and only a whisper of wind. As good a setting for baseball as Lampe has provided in recent years. South Tahoe found the weather especially nice. Viking hitters from top to bottom feasted upon Whittell pitching while South’s hurlers held Warrior
Published: March 24, 2013
Which options will be considered for a possible rerouting of U.S. Highway 50 behind Heavenly Village and the Stateline casinos could be decided as soon as next month. At a Special South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting Tuesday night, consultants for Tahoe Transportation District said they will recommend the triangle alternative, a one-way triangle alternative and what is known as
Published: March 14, 2013
A man who reportedly admitted to burglarizing South Shore Bikes was arrested Sunday at Barton Hospital. The burglary occurred about 9 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release. Police reportedly discovered someone had entered the business through a roof vent and exited through a window at the front of the shop. Blood, which indicated the suspect may have been injured
Published: March 22, 2013
Detectives have arrested a man who reportedly confessed to the March 7 robbery of El Dorado Savings Bank. Police received information March 21 that the suspect was in Reno, Nev. South Lake Tahoe Police Department detective Nick Carlquist and the FBI contacted South Lake Tahoe resident Paul Cortez, 29, in Reno, where Cortez reportedly confessed to the robbery, including specific
Published: March 22, 2013
Want to know how difficult the $27 million central security checkpoint and retail addition at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was for construction crews? More than 48,000 individual IT connections were re-routed and replaced, all while keeping the airport’s myriad of networked computer systems online. “The logistics of this project were mind-numbing,” says airport Spokesman Brian Kulpin. “To redo all the high-tech
Published: March 22, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a March 12 vehicle burglary at a casino. According to reports, the victim parked his vehicle at the MontBleu lot E area at the Stateline casino. A man pulled into the parking stall alongside the victim’s vehicle. He exited his vehicle and entered
Published: March 22, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent this winter, with only a few new jobs created in January. The state’s Employment Development Department reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate remained unchanged in January and December. South Lake Tahoe’s unemployment rate rose from 13 percent to 13.6 percent between December and January, according to state statistics. California’s
Published: March 22, 2013
The City of South Lake Tahoe is seeking proposals from qualified professionals interested in producing summer event series at Lakeview Commons. The Request For Proposals can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/Y523mG. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. April 5.
Published: March 22, 2013
U.S. Forest Service crews will resume prescribed burns in the Cold Creek area on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore on Monday and may begin operations in the area of North Upper Truckee, Slaughterhouse Canyon or the Meeks Bay, depending on weather and fuel conditions, according to a Friday statement from the agency. Operations will continue throughout the week if conditions are
Published: March 22, 2013
In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama proclaimed, “Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion.” It’s a claim that the president makes frequently — along with the notion that having done all that heavy lifting, Washington now needs to find a trifling extra $1.5 trillion
Published: March 22, 2013
SPORTS Squaw Valley hosts America’s best at U.S. Alpine Championships More than 500 top racers from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association competed alongside America’s best at Squaw Valley’s Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Despite a weather delay Wednesday, the competition was slated to continue through Sunday. Athletes battled for super G, giant slalom, slalom and combined titles. Julia Mancuso
Published: March 22, 2013
Forget the synagogue walls or the Torah ark. Rabbi Evon Yakar’s services leave traditional religious confines in favor of a more Tahoe-centric setting — the great outdoors. Yakar, the rabbi at the South Shore’s Temple Bat Yam, launched Adventure Rabbi in South Lake Tahoe 18 months ago. It’s an offshoot of a program founded by a Colorado-based rabbi who wanted to
Published: March 22, 2013
Lifting weights is good for your bones. According to a report by the Office of the Surgeon General, roughly four in 10 women age 50 or older in America will experience a hip, spine or wrist fracture. While peak bone mass in acquired by most before age 29, weight-bearing activities are important to slow the decline of bone mass that
Published: March 22, 2013
Pro snowboarders are used to gambling. There are no guarantees off the lip of an 80-foot jump, but five pros are about to gamble on more than just a safe landing. Chas Guldemond, Ulrik Badertscher, Gjermund Braaten, Sage Kotsenburg and Torstein Horgmo have all signed on for Heavenly’s new twist on big air. The High Roller Hold’em competition mixes massive
Published: March 22, 2013
This year’s baseball team is all about balance. The Vikings aren’t about one star pitcher, one standout slugger, or some speedy outfielder. This year, South Tahoe has all its bases covered. “What most excites me is the balance that this team has,” coach Starbuck Teevan said. “We have pitching. We have a pretty solid lineup and good defense in a
Published: March 21, 2013
Cody Gibson’s mastery of Mineral County hitters picked up right where it left off Wednesday afternoon. Whittell’s southpaw again whiffed 16 Serpents leading the Warriors to an 8-0 shutout in their home opener at Lampe Park. Gibby twirled a three-hitter, allowing just one walk. He struck out the side three times and retired the side on seven pitches in the
Published: March 21, 2013
They’re still slugging it out in the preseason, but the Whittell girls are off to a winning start. The softball team is now 6-3 in preseason after a 15-5 mercy-rule win against Mineral County on Wednesday. Coach Dave Galicia fully expects strong pitching and a tough lineup to lead the girls back into the postseason this year. Whittell will play
Published: March 21, 2013
SQUAW VALLEY — With an American record 15 national titles to her name, Julia Mancuso was a safe bet to add to her collection in the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley this week. After all, the Olympic gold medalist and Squaw Valley Ski Team prodigy grew up ripping the slopes of the host site. Mancuso did not
Published: March 21, 2013
South Lake Tahoe police have released an artist’s sketch of a man suspected of robbing El Dorado Savings Bank in the Bijou Center earlier this month. “The suspect, who used a demand note and did not brandish a weapon, was described as a Caucasian male, about 22-28 years old, 5’ 11”, thin, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the
Published: March 21, 2013
It was a race for the brave of heart and those prepared to test brake-neck speeds, but the Heavenly U12 boys weren’t afraid. The best Heavenly U12 skiers rolled out to a 1,100-meter super G slalom that was set in world cup fashion at Mammoth Mountain this past weekend. The course was billed at the Minaret Challenge, and it was
Published: March 21, 2013
Lucas lands on podium Kirkwood rider Casey Lucas couldn’t seem to break fourth place all season on the Freeride World Tour. She had one last chance to claim a podium position at the final stop Saturday, and Lucas delivered. Lucas rode a smooth line that included a massive jump to post a third-place score of 60.0 points in Fieberbrunn Pillerseetal,
Published: March 21, 2013
Todd Aguilar didn’t want to risk a 10-year separation from his Mexican wife, Marisela Salazar. But it’s what the couple would have faced if they had pursued Salazar’s green card before an immigration law designed to keep families together went into effect March 4. The new Family Unity Waiver is part of a processing tweak that allows undocumented citizens to
Published: March 21, 2013
El Dorado County is the sixth healthiest county in California, according to a national report. The study published by the University or Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks counties in each state by looking at residents’ life expectancy and overall health. El Dorado County had the sixth highest overall health conditions out of the 57
Published: March 21, 2013
By a 20-1 margin, the Nevada Senate passed legislation Thursday that expands criminal and civil liability to include crimes against transgender individuals. That is far different from two years ago, when a very similar measure by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, died in the Senate. Prime sponsor Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, said the bill is about equal protection.
Published: March 21, 2013
The legislative Select Committee considering what to do with Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, will hold its hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Carson City Courthouse. The panel headed by Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, is considering a range of responses to Brooks’ bizarre conduct from no action to expulsion from the Assembly. At the same time,
Published: March 21, 2013
Well, this is a first: we have not one but two new acts that make their debut here in Tahoe this week. Both are very exceptional and looking forward to having them here together this week. Headlining is Ben Gleib, who Esquire Magazine named one of “Six comedians who would be comedy’s next big thing.” He’s also a writer, actor,
Published: March 21, 2013
When it comes to the Republican budget proposal that passed the U.S. House this week, I agree with those who find it strange that anyone sees the initiative as a serious attempt to “grow the economy,” as Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., claims. I also agree that the overwhelming barrage of reports that accompany such an initiative render most non-political junkies
Published: March 21, 2013
Thanks for recognizing honor roll students Whittell Booster Club and the Gardner family treated seventh- and eighth-grade honor roll students from Whittell High School to delicious breakfasts at the Red Hut on Ski Run. Forty-six percent of seventh- and eighth-grade Whittell students earned 3.6 GPA and above for fall of 2012. Thanks to the Whittell Booster Club and the Gardner
Published: March 21, 2013
When we look at the heavens and all of creation, we see the signature of God upon them. The planets all line up in their orbits and spin on their axis. The earth is just far enough away from the sun to promote life, but not so far that that life would freeze. The sun comes up in the sky
Published: March 21, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Travelers on Highway 89 along Lake Tahoe’s West Shore can soon expect traffic delays due to the continuation of a collaborative project between Caltrans and Southwest Gas. As Caltrans works to install a new stormwater collection and treatment system, Southwest Gas will replace and relocate existing natural gas pipelines along the highway in a three-phase project
Published: March 21, 2013
After two avalanches last week, the Tahoe snowpack has started to stabilize according to Tahoe National Forest Sierra Avalanche Center forecasters. But that trend could reverse if the fast-moving storm predicted to hit the South Shore Tuesday brings another foot or more of fresh snow. The Sierra Avalanche Center, a nonprofit that provides daily avalanche advisories during the winter, recorded
Published: March 15, 2013
LAKE TAHOE — A Nevada big game group is opposing a proposal before the Legislature to ban hunting black bears. Nevada Bighorns Unlimited issued a statement last week in opposition to Senate Bill 82 that would prevent the Nevada Wildlife Commission from listing black bears as game animals. “We are committed to the well-documented fact that hunting has been, and
Published: March 21, 2013
HAWTHORNE, Nev. — A mortar shell explosion killed seven Marines and injured a half-dozen more during mountain warfare training in Nevada’s high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapons until an investigation can determine their safety, officials said Tuesday. The explosion occurred Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot, a facility used by troops heading
Published: March 19, 2013
Prescribed burns in the Cold Creek area are expected to continue through the week, conditions permitting, according to a Monday statement from the U.S. Forest Service. Crews expect to burn approximately half an acre. Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from the project area. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.
Published: March 19, 2013
A coyote crossing Upper Lake Parkway was blamed for a single-vehicle crash about 5:20 a.m. Thursday, according to a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. A 25-year-old Zephyr Cove woman was driving east on the road behind MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa when she swerved to avoid a coyote, according to a deputy’s report. The maneuver caused the Mazda sedan the woman
Published: March 19, 2013
Federal officials on Monday charged the former head of the nation’s largest pension fund and one of his business associates with falsifying documents and other charges in a long-running influence peddling and bribery investigation. A grand jury in San Francisco charged Zephyr Cove residents Federico Buenrostro Jr. and Alfred Villalobos, and they were booked and released on bond Monday after
Published: March 19, 2013
HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base and sent shrapnel flying into troops during a training exercise. Families with children clutching small American
Published: March 20, 2013
Thanks for your amazing generosity We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our many friends and community members for their generous donations to both the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and The Sierra Avalanche Center in Bill Foster’s honor. A special thank you to Alpine Meadows/Squaw Valley for their additional contribution to the Humane Society, which enabled the dedication
Published: March 20, 2013
Heavenly Partners with Bread & Broth “Heavenly Mountain Resort loves supporting the work of Bread & Broth. It is so popular among the staff that there is a waiting list to come and volunteer. I enjoy helping on occasion and seeing firsthand what a difference a great meal has on the needy of South Lake Tahoe. Thanks for the opportunity,”
Published: March 20, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A new member will soon be joining the ranks of the Truckee Police Department — an officer with four legs, a wagging tail and floppy ears. In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, Truckee Town Council gave the department authorization to purchase a dog — most likely a black Labrador retriever — in an effort to enhance community
Published: March 14, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Tahoe Comedy North returns to the Crown Room at the Crystal Bay Club next week with the raunchy and oversized antics of Susan Jones as part of “The Big Mamas of Comedy.” The headliner is larger-then-life comic Susan Jones. Nancy Reed will also be a featured comic. “I’m not Irish but I do put Irish cream
Published: March 20, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — One of America’s favorite reggae/roots bands is making its long-awaited return to Lake Tahoe — and its debut in the Crown Room at the Crystal Bay Club. Hailing from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Midnite weaves the cultural lyrics of old school roots music with modern day experiences to create a unique listening encounter, according to a
Published: March 20, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Less than a year into existence, electronic music duo Odesza is on its first big tour and learning as they go. “We’ve been working about eight months on this music,” Odesza’s Harrison Mills said. “It’s pretty new for us. We’re learning stuff every day.” Odesza will be grooving at Tahoe Biltmore Lounge on Saturday, along with
Published: March 20, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Less than a year into existence, electronic music duo Odesza is on its first big tour and learning as they go. “We’ve been working about eight months on this music,” Odesza’s Harrison Mills said. “It’s pretty new for us. We’re learning stuff every day.” Odesza will be grooving at Tahoe Biltmore Lounge on Saturday, along with
Published: March 20, 2013
A new California bill that promotes statewide online courses could reshape higher education and potentially decrease enrollment at Lake Tahoe Community College according to LTCC President Kindred Murillo. While Murillo said it’s still to early to determine the exact effects the bill — SB 520 —would have on the community college, the controversial legislation has already sparked discussion in the
Published: March 19, 2013
A 27-year-old transient faces up to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing $105,000 from Bank of America, and threatening to blow up the bank with explosives he told employees were taped to his chest. In an agreement with the district attorney’s office, Jarell Williams pleaded guilty to robbery and making threats or conveying false information
Published: March 19, 2013
After more than 20 years at the South Shore, Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe - Hotel & Ski Resort is getting a new name. Starting next month the hotel will operate as an independent property, according to a Monday statement from Weidinger Public Relations. “As of April 1, we will become the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel,” John Steinbach, the new general
Published: March 12, 2013
You’re buried in a snow cave with no light and a depleting supply of oxygen. But then you hear scratching on the surface, get a whiff of cold air and the tawny muzzle of a golden retriever thrusts through the crust toward you. If you’re an avalanche victim, the dog has just saved your life. All three of the South
Published: March 14, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. Health officials say the new number doesn’t mean autism is occurring more often. But it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism more frequently, especially in children with milder problems. The earlier government estimate of 1
Published: March 20, 2013
Proposed regulations surrounding special events in South Lake Tahoe, including concerts at Lakeview Commons and the SnowGlobe Music Festival, will be back in front of the City Council next week. The city has made several revisions to the proposals following a February meeting where event promoters expressed concerns about the regulations. A proposed cap of 2,000 attendees was removed from
Published: March 15, 2013
SQUAW VALLEY — More than 500 top racers from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association programs will compete alongside America’s best when Squaw Valley hosts the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships this Wednesday through Sunday. Athletes will battle for titles in super G, giant slalom, slalom and combined, as the downhill already was contested. Olympic gold medalist and Squaw Valley Ski
Published: March 19, 2013
Boys 100 Meters 4. Jason Rogers 11.62 South Tahoe 8. Max Primo 12.06 Whittell 15. Kyle Miller 12.31 South Tahoe 22. Kiegan Shackleton 13.03 South Tahoe 23. Rodolfo Bernadino 13.25 South Tahoe 24. Carson Alexander 13.40 South Tahoe 25. Sean Noyes 13.46 Whittell 27. Ethan Strain 13.81 South Tahoe Boys 200 Meters 1. David Cassaday 23.37, South Tahoe 2. Jason Rogers 23.53 South Tahoe 11. Kiegan Shackleton 26.37 South Tahoe 12. Max Primo 26.63 Whittell 13.
Published: March 19, 2013
Six South Shore athletes will be competing against some of the best skiers in the U.S. this week. Members of the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation team are deep in Alyeska, Alaska, right now for the USAA/ Western Region Marriott U-16 Junior Championships, formerly known as the Junior Olympics. Maia Bickert, Mikaela Clothier, Michael Gardner, Natalie Williams, Austin Allen and
Published: March 19, 2013
An investigation into the Feb. 24 accident that killed 4-year-old Mason Geist near Spring Valley revealed there was no mechanical malfunction in the U-Haul truck involved in the accident. Undersheriff Paul Howell said investigators believe the boy shifted the truck from park into neutral, setting it in motion and resulting in Mason being bounced out of the cab. Family members
Published: March 19, 2013
FALLON, Nev. — Aquatic invasive species are on notice — at not just at Lake Tahoe or Donner Lake. The Bureau of Reclamation, Nevada Department of Wildlife and other entities are making a pre-emptive strike on quagga mussels at Lahontan, Rye Patch and Wildhorse reservoirs. Boaters this season will be required to enter one of two decontamination stations for the
Published: March 14, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders can lock in what Vail Resorts is calling the “lowest guaranteed price on a season pass for the 2013-2014 winter season” by purchasing a Tahoe Value Pass. According to a Vail press release, tickets went on sale last Tuesday for the company’s Epic and Tahoe passes. For the latter, the company is
Published: March 19, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — In the world of bluegrass and jamgrass music, Greensky Bluegrass is on the ascendant. Currently on a tour that will see it play a legendary venue with a bluegrass icon, the Michigan quintet also is finalizing its fifth studio album and scheduling big name summer concert appearances at a dizzying pace. One stop on the band’s
Published: March 13, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In the mood for a slice of sonic nostalgia this weekend? Look to Moody’s Bistro in Truckee, where New York City quartet Miss Tess and the Talkbacks will offer a honky-tonk, country-swing style jazz Friday and Saturday night. “This will be our first time playing in California, and a few places in the Northwest; Alaska as well,”
Published: March 14, 2013
In 2001, the Forest Service recognized the need to improve its Avalanche Advisory Program for the Sierras to better meet the growing needs of back country user groups. They requested that interested community members come together and develop an avalanche advisory center. A group of avalanche professionals and passionate community members responded. In 2003, the Sierra Avalanche Center was created
Published: March 19, 2013
Published: March 18, 2013
Often referred to as “pocket pets,” there is a wide range of responsive, loving small domesticated animals to perfectly fit the lifestyle of families living in apartments or small homes without yards. These pets include guinea pigs and March is national Adopt A Guinea Pig Month. It just happens that one is available at the El Dorado County Animal Services
Published: March 18, 2013

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