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If anyone needs evidence that the Truckee-Tahoe area has long since developed into a mecca for biking, take a look at what is happening out at River View Sports Park. What began over the past two years as the Truckee Pump Track Project, using volunteer support and fundraising dollars to build a dirt pump track near the BMX course just
Published: April 26, 2013
For U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Fish and Wildlife Biologist Rena Escobedo, one of the beauties of bird watching is you don’t have to be an expert to do it. Basin birding will become even more inclusive this summer with the addition of the first-ever Spanish-language bird walk at the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival. “The
Published: April 26, 2013
Ski towns are notorious knee-injury hotbeds. If you live in one long enough, chances are high you’ll know at least a handful of people who have undergone surgery to their anterior cruciate or medial collateral ligaments — commonly referred to as the ACL and the MCL. But are skiing and riding osteoarthritis-creating culprits? Does ripping through mogul fields or hucking
Published: April 26, 2013
In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. In this edition, we focus on speedy local track runners, a profile of a Holocaust survivor and the arrest of a motorcycle club member. SPORTS SOUTH TAHOE SPLITS LEAGUE DOUBLEHEADER AT HOME The table has been set for one final regular-season showdown. In a Mount Rose League
Published: April 26, 2013
Hours after the Boston Marathon bombings but before authorities identified suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, President Barack Obama purposefully addressed the nation. “We will find out who did this. We’ll find out why they did this,” the president pledged. “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice.” Days later, there’s reason to wonder how zealously
Published: April 26, 2013
The health and performance benefits of weight training are well known for athletes, however, not every athlete can afford or has access to a certified strength coach. There are plenty of weight training programs on the internet, but the internet also contains an abundance of misinformation. A good place to start is basing your weight training philosophy on the same
Published: April 26, 2013
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Published: April 26, 2013
South Tahoe track to hold car wash fundraiser Sunday The South Tahoe track team will be hosting a car wash fundraiser in the Lake Tahoe Pizza Company parking lot on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The kids will be out washing cars in retro clothes, so be on the lookout for Afro wigs and colorful throwback jerseys. “It’s
Published: April 26, 2013
With the coming of summer also comes the inevitable end of ski season. You’ve kept your gear in great shape over the course of the winter; you’ve kept up with tuning and waxing and you’ve repaired any base damage that might have occurred. Now the time has come to store the equipment for the next 5 or 6 months, and
Published: April 26, 2013
Big 5 Sporting Goods is scheduled to open its South Lake Tahoe store on May 17. The 11,500-square-foot, full-line sporting goods store is located at 2062 Lake Tahoe Blvd. at the Y. The store will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7
Published: April 25, 2013
The busy summer season at Lake Tahoe isn’t set to start for another month or so, unless you’re a fisherman. Several California streams within casting distance of the Lake Tahoe Basin will open to fishing for the summer on Saturday. Tributaries running into Lake Tahoe remain closed to fishing until July 1. Changes in past years allowing year-round fishing on
Published: April 25, 2013
Three South Lake Tahoe residents are unharmed after witnessing the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Les Wright, organizer of the Lake Tahoe Marathon, and his wife were standing yards from the finish line waiting for their friend Kristin Blocher to complete the marathon when the two bombs went off. “We felt the concussions, saw the smoke. It rocks
Published: April 15, 2013
Inside Zephyr Cove’s Svadhyaya Yoga Studio, a handful of students move to the calm direction of instructor Jenay Aiksnoras. “Exhale. Bring that energy down to your heart. Inhale. And reach to the sky.” The room is decorated with pictures of rainbows and sailboats, dogs and smiling babies. The light is dim. Thick canvas curtains keep outside noise from breaking the
Published: April 17, 2013
Speakers at Thursday’s Annual Tourism Forum emphasized the need for South Lake Tahoe to attract the growing number of international tourists visiting California and the United States annually. Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California and chairwoman of Brand USA, spoke Thursday about China as an emerging powerhouse market for the tourism industry. She stated that by 2015, there
Published: April 18, 2013
Slide guitar great Roy Rogers will bring his unmistakable style to South Lake Tahoe this weekend, playing Harrah’s South Shore Room Saturday night. Roy Rogers has been a blues man almost as long as he can remember. Born in Redding, Calif., in 1950, Rogers became immersed in the genre at a young age, finding blues roots in the developing folk
Published: April 24, 2013
Bi-state planning at Lake Tahoe could dissolve as soon as January if the latest round of political jockeying surrounding the lake moves forward. California Senate Bill 630 was amended earlier this month to pull the state out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Jan. 1 if Nevada does not repeal Senate Bill 271, a 2011 effort that allows for the
Published: April 23, 2013
Although derivative, “Oblivion” follows some of my science fiction movie rules. No. 2: Cast Morgan Freeman, since he makes any movie look better. His supporting role here is all-too-brief, but the actor’s gravitas and buttercream voice, bump the film up half a star. No. 3: Cast young actors who resemble proven stars. “Oblivion” slips in Olga Kurylenko, a Catherine Zeta-Jones
Published: April 24, 2013
The smell of cut grass, groomed earth and cotton candy, there’s nothing like it. The crisp crack of the bat, the sound of the ball hitting leather, and a little guy with the big mustache hawking, “Cracker Jacks!” These are the scents and sounds of the Reno Aces Ballpark on the Truckee River, a haven for baseball mavens if ever
Published: April 24, 2013
Three years? Has it been that long since Vince Morris was here last? No! Wow, either he’s been very busy, time is speeding out of control or he no longer needs us as part of his comedic mix. Just glad he got booked back because when it comes to pointing out the inequities of life with the haves and have
Published: April 24, 2013
What are we going to do about the hole in the ground? I’m going to address the “hole in the ground.” You want to attract tourist and people, from all over the world; you want them to come to a beautiful mountain city. Outdoor family activities, both winter and summer, make vacationing in Tahoe a great adventure for many families
Published: April 25, 2013
“The stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” — Reverend Jeremiah Wright In 2008, the hysterical backlash to the above comment by Barack Obama’s minister became a high-profile example of one of the most insidious rules in American politics: You are not allowed to honestly discuss
Published: April 25, 2013
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog could receive federal protection after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Wednesday to list the animals along with Yosemite toads under the Endangered Species Act. The service added the frogs to the candidate list in 2003 in response to litigation from the Center for Biological Diversity, but the listing was delayed by higher-priority species,
Published: April 25, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park will likely return next winter, with hopes of enhancing the new recreational amenity for users, officials said. The park, a pilot program that ran Dec. 22 to March 10, offered cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking and sledding on a dog-friendly area at the Tahoe City Golf Course to both locals and
Published: April 25, 2013
You loyal readers always press for “more legalese” — “more boring columns Porter,” but every now and then we need to take a humor break. More courtroom bloopers: “You seem to have more than the average share of intelligence for a man of your background,” sneered the lawyer at a witness on the stand. “If I wasn’t under oath, I’d
Published: April 25, 2013
Women have an even greater financial planning need than men do. There are several reasons for that, including earnings and life expectancy. Women control a large percent of the wealth in this country. There are almost nine million female-owned businesses in the United States, and that’s an increase of about 60 percent since 1997. About half of households with a
Published: April 25, 2013
I do my best to attend most meetings related to the Tahoe Basin Area Plan process. Most recently (April 9) I gave public testimony in Auburn to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. There was a series of opinion pieces in Sierra Sun from Tahoe City Plan team member Marguerite Sprague which indicated a positive area plan process. I was
Published: April 25, 2013
I read with interest the article by Andy Wirth in the 4/10 Sierra Sun, and felt the need to respectfully comment on several of his points. He is correct that the community of Squaw Valley is something special, but he apparently fails to recognize that we neighbors who actually live and participate in the workings of this community have a
Published: April 25, 2013
While Bob Shannon (Letters, 4/19) already responded to Bob Sweigert’s slam against Keystone pipeline protestors (4/17, “Stop the pipeline — and frisbees too”), I want to add something. Canadian tar sands oil is not the kind we drill for. This reserve of oil might be as large as the one under Saudi Arabia, so why not go after it? In
Published: April 25, 2013
Bravo to Bob Shannon for his letter to the editor regarding Grasshopper Soup (4/17, “Stop the pipeline — and frisbees too”). I didn’t read the particular Grasshopper Soup to which he refers (I refuse to read this column), but I have no doubt that his observations are spot on.  No, Mr. Shannon, you are not the only Truckee resident who
Published: April 25, 2013
Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite of kids, adults and me. These old-fashioned cookies were the cooking-for-fun plan this week, until I got the idea to include creamy ice cream with a cool twist. Enter the ice cream sandwich. It is a creation of ice cream, like vanilla, sandwiched in between two dark chocolate wafers or sometimes cookies, like chocolate
Published: April 25, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A fire that broke out in a historical building in downtown Truckee two weeks ago is being considered suspicious by the Truckee Police Department. The fire at JStones Whitehouse Restaurant — formally known as the Kruger-White House and C.B. White House — at 10292 Donner Pass Road in the Brickelltown district was reported at 3:41 a.m. on
Published: April 25, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sustainable economic prosperity. That’s the hope Truckee Tomorrow has for Truckee and the greater North Tahoe region. But that begs the question — how to get there? It’s a question Truckee Tomorrow — a collaborative economic development initiative among the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, town of Truckee and Truckee Downtown Merchants Association — and other community
Published: April 23, 2013
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Music festivals around the country feature bluegrass and bluegrass-based bands in picturesque mountain environments. Events like Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and many others draw huge crowds with an appealing combination of sound and scenery. Now its Tahoe’s turn, as Squaw Valley hosts the inaugural Mountain of Strings on Saturday. The music festival will
Published: April 24, 2013
CORRECTION: The first sentence of Jim Clark’s April 18 column “Breaking down Washoe County assembly bills” included an incorrect dollar figure in relation to Assembly Bill 46. The bill would raise Washoe County property taxes $0.05 per $100 assessed valuation. The Bonanza regrets the error. There was an interesting mix of opinion pieces in the April 17 Reno Gazette Journal.
Published: April 24, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The smell of cut grass, groomed earth and cotton candy, there’s nothing like it. The crisp crack of the bat, the sound of the ball hitting leather, and a little guy with the big mustache hawking, “Cracker Jacks!” These are the scents and sounds of the Reno Aces Ballpark on the Truckee River, a haven for
Published: April 24, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Well maybe it did for 2012, but if Obama has his way, start working on your 2013 (and beyond) plans right now! Recall that the Big O recently came out with his “budget,” so to speak. In case you missed it, consider these nuggets contained therein: The new “Fair Share Tax” (You’ve heard those words before,
Published: April 24, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The March employment report and other economic statistics were disappointing. Gold plunged 13 percent in two weeks. Copper fell 5 percent last week and is down 13 percent in 2013. The head of Germany’s Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, said it could take ten years to recover from the eurozone debt crisis. What does all this mean? GDP
Published: April 24, 2013
Since North Tahoe doesn’t have a softball team this year, the Whittell girls got the weekend off. The girls had earned the rest though, with a 12-0 win over Smith Valley in their last road game on Tuesday, April 16. Whittell ace Amanda Harris pitched another gem for the Warriors, striking out 12 batters in five innings. She struck out
Published: April 23, 2013
The table has been set for one final regular-season showdown. In a Mount Rose League doubleheader filled with emotion Saturday, the South Tahoe and Truckee baseball teams split the pair, with the Vikings blowing open the first game in the middle innings en route a 10-0 win and the Wolverines outlasting the hosts, 11-8, in the nightcap. The Division I-A
Published: April 23, 2013
It’s hard not to revere Mother Earth when you live at the South Shore. As the snow melts and spring rapidly breathes life back into Tahoe trails, the annual South Lake Earth Day Festival will return to Bijou Community Park this weekend to celebrate the region’s beauty. “It’s a great local event that’s free to all our community members. We
Published: April 23, 2013
The South Shore was well represented by freeskiers from Sierra-at-Tahoe, Heavenly and Kirkwood at the USASA Nationals earlier this month. After a week of Snowboard Nationals, the South Shore skiers got their turn and were ready to shine in the National spotlight that was aimed at Copper Mountain, Colo., April 6-9. Jasper Donley and Alec Bowman represented Sierra-at-Tahoe in the
Published: April 23, 2013
A bill that originally banned bear hunting, now calls for a three-year scientific study of bear hunting to be conducted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife . Senate Bill 82, by Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, originally declared black bears a protected animal and prohibited the Wildlife Commission from designating a hunting season for them. Manendo took the senate floor
Published: April 23, 2013
Ideal baseball weather at Lampe Park brought out the fighting Warrior spirit, but Whittell’s comebacks fell short in two games against North Tahoe Saturday afternoon. North Tahoe 10, Whittell 8 (8 innings) Starters Matt Elliott and the Lakers’ Alex Tyler were dominant for the first two innings of the opener. Tyler struck out the side in the second during a
Published: April 23, 2013
RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Alpine Championships are returning to Lake Tahoe next year. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced Tuesday the event will be held for the second year in a row at Squaw Valley ski resort, home of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Sponsors say the five days of competition March 19-23 will be a celebration of
Published: April 23, 2013
A California Senate bill that would require charter cities, like Grass Valley and Truckee, to impose a minimum pay for workers on locally funded public works projects, or risk losing other funds, has leaders in those towns rallying in opposition. “We oppose this measure due to its undercutting of local charter authority. Creating greater conflict between the state and local
Published: April 23, 2013
Local Musings: The state of California has announced it would leave the TRPA compact on Jan. 1 if SB 630 passes. Funny, I always thought that Nevada would be the one to leave the compact first, but apparently that not the case. The passage of SB 630 by the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee is designed to force
Published: April 23, 2013
Lowry continued to set a low-score benchmark at the Northern Division I-A golf tournament Thursday in Winnemucca, but South Tahoe’s Connor Shaw and Whittell’s Derek Heldt-Werle turned in standout scores among the South Shore golfers. The Buckaroos finished with a combined score of 391, with their top five golfers individually shooting below an 85. Elk was second, shooting a 427
Published: April 23, 2013
The existence of diverse opinions and perspectives is as obvious as air. They are all around us. It should come as no surprise to anyone that people like to describe what they see in different ways. No perspective is obsolete, dangerous or wrong just because it is different. Being free to express our views is so basic and elementary to
Published: April 23, 2013
Campos Santiago, Valentin Heiberto, a son, was born April 15, 2013, to Rigoberto Campos and Julia Santiago of South Lake Tahoe. Lomeli, Nemesis Yaretxi, a daughter, was born April 22, 2013, to Lisa D. Flores Lomeli of South Lake Tahoe. Meza-Rizo, Violeta, a daughter, was born April 18, 2013, to Juan Meza and Adriana Rizo of South Lake Tahoe. Tinnell,
Published: April 23, 2013
AB 46, which will raise Washoe County property taxes $5 per $100 assessed valuation and increase our sales tax rate by $0.25, passed out of committee with all Republicans voting against it except Assemblymen Randy Kirner and Pat Hickey. One of its worst features which would have sidestepped the 2/3 vote required by Nevada’s Constitution to raise taxes was amended
Published: April 17, 2013
Dromedaries don’t make the news much in the West, but this one did last week in France, when somebody ate President Hollande’s camel. What?! All I can think is that you’ve got to be pretty hungry to eat a camel, but to eat a president’s camel, you’ve got to be rather ravenous. I don’t know exactly how it happened, but
Published: April 17, 2013
Killing of Incline beavers is wrong Some people in Incline suddenly decided that they no longer wanted to coexist with a defenseless family of beavers. When I was younger my parents would reprimand me for killing a spider due to the fact that it helped keep disease-carrying mosquitoes away from me. They carried it outside in a glass. I got
Published: April 17, 2013
The Sierra Wildlife Coalition, BEAR League, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation are groups of local volunteers. One of our main goals is to educate people about practical and humane ways to live with our wildlife, in addition to keeping our pets safe in our beautiful mountains. Unfortunately, a group of homeowners along Incline Creek took out
Published: April 17, 2013
Can you hear yourself think? Can you manage more than bursts of confusion and anger? Can you feel your own humanity anymore? I’ll admit it — I’ve had trouble this week, too. After an explosion like the one in Boston, it is indeed hard to hear one’s own internal monologue, much less meditate on such horrific events. Polluting that sacred
Published: April 18, 2013
I am a resident of South Lake Tahoe, and have been in, and around the area since 1976. I do believe that there should be a loop road, having said that I have a strong opinion as to how to go about it. I know you have spent lots on money on research, planning routes, meetings and so forth. Why
Published: April 23, 2013
Imagine saddling up to the tee, shaking off your favorite driver, lining up the shot and just blasting one off the top of a snow-covered mountain. You ski (or snowboard) up to your ball, hopefully one of those bright yellow ones, and rip into another swing, snow flying like sand out of the sand trap. “Fore!” Yep, that’s snow golf.
Published: April 11, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — No one was injured after a fire broke out early Thursday morning at a historical building in downtown Truckee, officials said. The fire at JStones Whitehouse Restaurant at 10292 Donner Pass Road in the Brickelltown district started at about 3:45 a.m. and was put out by about 5:15 a.m., said Paul Spencer, spokesman for the Truckee Fire
Published: April 11, 2013
When members of the Sierra Wildlife Coalition recently heard reports of beavers potentially being killed on public land along Incline Creek near Tyrolian Village, they were shocked and frustrated. What has left them and others even more incredulous — the beaver depredation is legal. On Oct. 31, 2012, the Nevada Department of Wildlife issued a one-year depredation permit to an
Published: April 20, 2013
With Hairball Awareness Day just around the corner, it’s time to consider what pets need to stay clean, sweet smelling, good looking and, most of all, healthy. A grooming session is the time to strengthen the bond with your pet. It’s a natural opportunity for a routine health check as well. For example, the formation of a hairball is a
Published: April 23, 2013
Published: April 23, 2013
The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, will host a series of community meetings to solicit public input on the County’s Mental Health Services Act programs. California voters passed MHSA (Proposition 63), in November of 2004, and MHSA was enacted into law January 1, 2005. MHSA imposes a one percent tax on personal income in
Published: April 22, 2013
As a landscape architect, art has always been an interest of mine. I grew up in New York City and moved to Tahoe in 2012 to work for Design Workshop in Stateline. Throughout the past year my experiences here have caused me to re-evaluate my initial perception of art in Tahoe, and my role within that culture. During the first
Published: April 22, 2013
A free Aging and Caregiving series will be held during April and May in South Lake Tahoe. The series is designed to provide instruction and support for caregivers who are or are planning to care for a family member or friend age 60 or older. All classes will be held Mondays from 1-3 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (formerly
Published: April 22, 2013
Can you really help make a difference in a child’s life in only a few hours per week? After four weeks of visits to the library, hiking and eating cheeseburgers together, I know now you can make a difference in two lives. Just the big smile on my CASA minor’s face when we meet together after school, instead of the
Published: April 22, 2013
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care released a rehabilitated bald eagle Sunday at Carson Pass on Highway 88. When the eagle came to the animal rehabilitation center in December, it could not hold its wing in the proper position to fly. Although X-rays determined that while the wing wasn’t broken, it would need time to heal, according to a LTWC email. The
Published: April 15, 2013
Chakrapani Singh and Yuri Liberzon will headline a series of upcoming classical guitar concerts in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin. Sierra Nevada Guitar will host the International Guitar Series Spring 2013 from Thursday to Sunday at a number of locations in California and Nevada. Sierra Nevada Guitar has been hosting musical events in the Tahoe region since 2004, founder
Published: April 17, 2013
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations on the west shore of Lake Tahoe beginning Monday, April 22. Crews expect to burn approximately 50 acres in the Ward Canyon area, south of Tahoe City. Operations may continue through the week, weather and conditions permitting. Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from the prescribed fire
Published: April 22, 2013
The third annual Cannabis Cup will be held at Tahoe Wellness Collective in South Lake Tahoe’s Bijou Center Saturday. The event will feature cannabis tasting and a cannabis competition. All cannabis is donated by the cooperative’s member providers. Performers include Lion Camp, Hieroglyphics and reggae star Don Carlos. The winner of the cannabis cup will be announced at 4:20 p.m.
Published: April 17, 2013
South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe man on suspicion of felony battery and resisting arrest Wednesday after he allegedly choked a 45-year-old woman into unconsciousness. Skylor Klitsch was booked into El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe after officers saw him leaving the scene of the incident on the 800 block of Tahoe Island Drive
Published: April 17, 2013
Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on mental health at the South Shore. Courts that divert mentally ill patients from jails and prisons help reintegrate those people back into the community, according to mental health officials. But without support programs available after an inmate’s release, many of those individuals fall back into the criminal justice
Published: April 18, 2013
An ancient forest at Fallen Leaf Lake might reveal evidence mega droughts return cyclically to the Lake Tahoe Basin. John Kleppe, professor emeritus at University of Nevada, Reno, authored an article in 2005 after he discovered 200-year-old trees rooted 120 feet below the surface of Fallen Leaf Lake had all died simultaneously. “(For) these trees to be rooted below the
Published: April 19, 2013
Beavers have released a flood of controversy throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board hosted a beaver management forum Friday intended to facilitate discussion between Tahoe residents and the many agencies that deal with the bucktooth mammals. Representatives from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the U.S.
Published: April 19, 2013
SPORTS Whittell softball sweeps Truckee There were no big surprises in a doubleheader between Whittell’s veterans and Truckee’s rookies. The Whittell softball team swept the Wolverines 16-1 and 22-3 at Whittell High School on Saturday. The Warriors’ defense was sharp behind starting pitcher Amanda Harris, and the offense piled on 38 runs in eight innings. In Game 1, Amanda was
Published: April 19, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A series of community workshops is set to take off this weekend, allowing residents, second homeowners, pilots and others a chance to help officials complete an updated Truckee Tahoe Airport master plan. “We’re trying to hear the whole spectrum, as compared to one frequency,” said Mary Hetherington, president of the Truckee Tahoe Airport District board of directors.
Published: April 11, 2013
It turns out that even California Shock Trauma Air Rescue isn’t immune to the mud season slump. The South Lake Tahoe base of the regional air ambulance service will wrap up its busy winter season as South Shore chairlifts stop turning this month. “The ski resorts are really our bread and butter in the winter,” CALSTAR-6 Flight Nurse Jennifer Drennan
Published: April 12, 2013
Kirkwood to remain open until Sunday Thanks to some fresh snow and its higher elevation, Kirkwood Mountain Resort will remain open with limited operations until Sunday. The resort will operate chair 1, 5, 6 and 11 on the front side of the mountain. The backside and Timber Creek will be closed. Golfing for a good cause South Tahoe and Whittell’s
Published: April 19, 2013
A powerhouse lineup of sports legends including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Oscar de la Hoya and Bode Miller will join celebrities like Ray Romano and Jack Wagner for the highly-anticipated celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe on July 16-21. More than 80 of the biggest sports and entertainment stars and celebrities will tee off at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Published: April 19, 2013
Strength training is routinely emphasized by fitness professionals and for good reason. Strength training is good for your bones, good for your health and working out can be fun. In seniors, muscle strength is a main factor in the performance of everyday tasks. Whether it be carrying groceries or picking up the grand kids, strength training and being strong is
Published: April 19, 2013
Hello fellow anglers. A few things have ended recently, but some things are just getting started. The Topaz Lake Fishing Derby came to an end on Sunday. Jeremy Ritter, of Gardnerville, wrapped up the final week by pulling in the largest fish of the year. With a fish weighing in at 5 pound, Ritter picked up first place for the
Published: April 19, 2013
Veterans returning to civilian life after serving active duty often encounter difficulties. Job openings can be scarce and many don’t know where or how to begin to secure those jobs that are available. A little help goes a long way for these veterans. Transferable skills, skills that can be translated from military life into a civilian setting, need to be
Published: April 19, 2013
The Heavenly Foundation ski team wrapped up the season with its last competition this past weekend at Squaw Valley. The final course was set on Shirley Lake, and racers had to juggle early morning icy conditions that melted into soft and tricky snow by afternoon. Despite the tough conditions, the Heavenly team had a great showing, with most getting their
Published: April 18, 2013
Facing gusts of wind 20 to 30 mph, Whittell and South Tahoe runners dug deep in extreme conditions to turn in personal bests. Despite the hostile weather, South Tahoe claimed eight podium positions, including four first-place finishes, and Whittell captured six podium spots with three first-place finishes at the Fernley Invitational on Saturday. Whittell’s Sierra Forvilly and Mark Waite each
Published: April 18, 2013
Following concerns from South Shore residents, the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center may be heading back to its roots as a place for seniors to eat, recreate and socialize. What will happen to mental health patients who have used the facility for about the past year and a half was unclear following a Tuesday decision by the South Lake Tahoe
Published: April 18, 2013
A new formula designed to more accurately calculate graduation rates continued to see drops in Douglas County and across Nevada, according to a Nevada Department of Education report. But even though Douglas was down 2.36 percent from last year, the final graduation rate issued by the state for the 2012 school year was higher than anticipated. Douglas County District Director
Published: April 18, 2013
The proposed constitutional amendment that would make the Legislature an annual event and allow lawmakers to meet in Las Vegas cleared its first official hurdle Tuesday. The Nevada Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 8 on an 11-10 vote, with Republicans opposing the idea. It would trade the current 120-calendar-day biennial session for a 90-day Legislature in odd-numbered years and a
Published: April 18, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile from Austin’s House, who has been missing since April 9. Authorities identified the runaway as 13 year-old Evelynn Polston from Winnemucca. At this time her whereabouts are unknown. Polston is described as a white female juvenile, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, 150 pounds, brown eyes
Published: April 18, 2013
Two Santa Cruz, Calif., men face up to 15 years in prison and $100,000 fines after pleading guilty Monday to trafficking in cocaine. Joseph Perez, and Oscar Madriz, both 26, pleaded guilty to trafficking after they were arrested more than a year following a monthlong investigation into drug trafficking and distribution from California. The two were arrested March 2, 2012,
Published: April 18, 2013
If it takes a village to raise a child, then Temple Bat Yam is the village responsible for raising me. As a boisterous young ball of boundless energy, my friends and family at Temple Bat Yam accepted me for exactly who I am and nurtured me into the woman I am today. Growing up in South Lake Tahoe as a
Published: April 18, 2013
“Forty Two” is a baseball movie set in the ‘40’s, but Lampe Park in mid-April often means baseball in the 30’s — fahrenheit, that is. A sparse crowd of Warrior faithful huddled against the cold, westerly winds and an occasional snowflake, but were suitably rewarded as they witnessed Cody Gibson and Matt Elliott combine for a 3-hitter and a 7-1
Published: April 18, 2013
Lowry took top honors at a Northern Division I-A golf tournament at Ruby View Golf Course in Elko on Wednesday, while Whittell’s Steven Beelar and South Tahoe’s Connor Shaw led the South Shore golfers with the lowest scores. The Buckaroos finished with a combined score of 400 between their top five golfers to lead the field. Host Elko was second,
Published: April 18, 2013
During April, images of a deep-dish strawberry rhubarb pie, peanut butter-chocolate truffles and Mediterranean stew toy with my brain. But as the Tahoe temperatures dropped again, baking hearty scones served with hot tea won my heart. Meet the scone: a cake-like quick bread made with flour (white or wheat) that can often be sweetened by fruits. Scones can be sweeter
Published: April 18, 2013
This chronicle of Jackie Robinson’s groundbreaking entry into major league baseball is self-conscious, but is made accessible by a handful of finely-tuned performances. The film features a mesmerizing Harrison Ford as the Dodger’s bellowing team owner Branch Rickey. Determined to integrate major league baseball in both the interest of the game and to draw on a growing black fanbase, Rickey
Published: April 17, 2013
Soroptimists International of Tahoe Sierra will host its annual fundraising event, Elegant Evening Saturday at Harrah’s Tahoe. The evening includes a seated multiple-course dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles, music and dancing. Party-goers, dressed in their finest evening wear, will be treated to an extravagant desert bar, a special cocktail hour with wine and vodka tastings, and music by The
Published: April 17, 2013
San Francisco’s Antiserum will ring in the underground holiday 4/20 one day early at MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa’s Blu Nightclub with a party that lasts until 4:20 a.m. As a vanguard of forward thinking bass music, Antiserum continuously defines the sound of today. Spawned in a laboratory of collaborations with heavy hitters such as LA dubplate warrior 12th Planet,
Published: April 17, 2013
Dromedaries don’t make the news much in the west, but this one did last week in France, when somebody ate French President Francois Hollande’s camel. What?! All I can think is that you’ve got to be pretty hungry to eat a camel, but to eat a president’s camel, you’ve got to be rather ravenous. I don’t know exactly how it
Published: April 17, 2013
Whiskey Dick’s may just be one of many watering holes in South Lake Tahoe. But it begs the question: what makes a great dive bar? Is it the pictures of Elvis Presley and sailboats and Cadillacs and circus freaks on the walls? Is it the shuffleboard table? Maybe, the scantily clad pinup girls decorating the bar or the way Pabst
Published: April 17, 2013
Along with the glitchy electronica of several other artists, the bass heavy trap and ‘OG remixes’ of Candyland will thunder through MontBleu’s Blu Nightclub Friday night. Candyland, made up of Ethan Davis, 20, and Josie Martin, 21, is riding a wave of Internet adoration for its signature remixes. The plays on Southern California duo’s SoundCloud account have clicked into seven
Published: April 17, 2013
A new San Francisco string trio will bring its dirty American roots music to the Divided Sky in Meyers next weekend. Three Times Bad sprung from the soundtrack to band leader Jesus Angel Garcia’s transmedia novel, “badbadbad.” Garcia toured the United States two years ago on an unorthodox book tour that combined music, film, performances and readings. When he returned
Published: April 17, 2013
The rage continues about gun control here in our country. It seems the National Rifle Association is winning, and it’s a shame. Bottom line: we do have a gun problem in the country; if Sandy Hook didn’t teach you this, then you don’t have a heart. There are those of us who believe that with gun ownership comes gun responsibilities.
Published: April 16, 2013
The Live at Lakeview Summer Music series is expected to return to South Lake Tahoe this summer and next. The free concerts, which started last year, will take place every Thursday — with the exception of July 4 — at Lakeview Commons from June 20 through Aug. 29, according to a press release from On Course Events, which promoted the
Published: April 16, 2013

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