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Chirs Cocores had a game plan, but as soon as that first punch landed it went out the window. His opponent hit like a truck, but then again so did Cocores — probably why the two MMA fighters were matched up in a WFC fight this past Friday in Reno. As both fighters landed heavy blow after blow it became
Published: May 9, 2013
The South Tahoe swim team took a combined second place at the Zephyr League Championships this past weekend. The girls and boys team both finished in third place. South Tahoe’s Top 10 finishes Margaret Albrecht: 2nd girls 200 free Brady McIntyre: 3rd boys 200 free Bryan Peuse: 4th boys 200 free Ben Eliot: 6th boys 200 free Lauren Tang: 2nd
Published: May 9, 2013
Three strokes were all that separated the Whittell golf team from a trip to state, but luckily the Warriors were on the winning end. Only the top three regional teams advance to state, and Whittell locked up that final spot by three strokes on Wednesday. The Warriors snagged third place at the Northern III regional tournament at Ruby View Golf
Published: May 9, 2013
The pressure was off for the final regular season track meet. Most regional qualifying times were already in the bag, and the competition wasn’t the usual group of Nevada league schools that South Tahoe and Whittell see every weekend. It was a California meet. Something different, and the South Shore track teams came out to have some fun. Fun turned
Published: May 9, 2013
Peter Darvas, the owner of the Pioneer Trail house that burned in September, has until the end of the month to make the structure safe before the city forces compliance, according to building officials. South Lake Tahoe Building Official Dave Walker met with a structural engineer this week to walk through 3120 Pioneer Trail and discuss safety issues. While Walker
Published: May 3, 2013
They say it takes faith to move a mountain. Maybe faith is part of it, but Snow Park Technologies could make a good argument that it all comes down to the right equipment and the right crew. Few people know just how much work goes into pushing snow. Snow Park Technologies, or SPT, sends its crew into acres of exposed
Published: May 8, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Anyone standing on the new wood-planked boardwalk surrounded by the lush, green meadow dotted with yellow flowers within Ward Creek Park would have been standing in a water-entrenched trail this time last year. Nathan Shasha, an environmental scientist for California State Parks, explained this during a recent tour of the newly restored park, a 179-acre connector
Published: May 2, 2013
Efforts to hire a K-12 administrator for Incline’s public schools are under way, with input being sought on what characteristics and skills residents and parents would like to see in a new leader. “I really believe that in selecting the best person, we need to have as much input as possible, JoEtta Gonzales, Washoe County School District area superintendent, told
Published: May 8, 2013
SOUTH SHORE Zephyr Cove Restaurant Mother’s Day Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the scenery and spend quality time with the family. Indulge in Zephyr Cove’s sumptuous treats, including salmon eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets, and a spread of pastries and desserts. Cost: $25 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under Edgewood Restaurant Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Brunch menu
Published: May 8, 2013
Shoulder season got you down in the dumps? Late Nite Productions and Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa have the remedy, teaming up to host the second annual Locals Appreciation Party Sunday. “I started it last year at Mo’s Place,” Late Nite Productions owner Billy Drewitz told Lake Tahoe Action. “I do a lot of shows, I probably do 30 to
Published: May 8, 2013
How you judge this “Iron Man” threequel depends upon what you expect from the franchise. If good performances, comedy and scientific silliness make your day — you’re in. If you’d hoped for brilliant action, blow-your-hair-back romance, or some excitement — you’re out. Since I’d wanted some of each, I guess I’m half in. The film’s best action sequence occurs in
Published: May 8, 2013
How long has it been since John Henton was last year? Well over a year because I tried to find a picture of us where I had the facial hair and couldn’t find any. Has it been that long? Henton loves Tahoe because he’s not used to clean air where he lives. I told him the more one gets booked
Published: May 8, 2013
The Lake Tahoe Community College Theatre Department’s Random Acts of Improv group will welcome television performers Rick and Laura Hall for a musical improvisational workshop and live performance May 18th in the Duke Theatre. Laura Hall (musical director for TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and her actor/musician husband, Rick Hall (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), will share their musical improvisation
Published: May 8, 2013
Adult Basketball Standings Teams W L LeftAlign.83LeftAlign.97LeftAlign.108LeftAlign.125KD Builders 6 0 Steamers 5 1 Zephyr Cove Resort 4 2 The Firm 3 3 Clutch City 2 4 Sharks 2 4 Blue Ballers 1 5 Busy 0 5 Game results from May 2 LeftAlign.83LeftAlign.97LeftAlign.108LeftAlign.125KD Builders (61) – Busy (53) Sharks (25) – The Firm (0) forfeit Steamers (74) – Clutch City (54) Zephyr Cove (64) – Blue Ballers (41) High Scorers KD Builders LeftAlign.83LeftAlign.97LeftAlign.108LeftAlign.125JT Eichenberger – 18 pts.
Published: May 8, 2013
They say it takes faith to move a mountain. Maybe faith is part of it, but Snow Park Technologies could make a good argument that it all comes down to the right equipment and the right crew. Few people know just how much work goes into pushing snow. Snow Park Technologies, or SPT, sends its crew into acres of exposed
Published: May 7, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — Even a day later, the San Antonio Spurs still found it difficult to explain how they won the opener of their second-round series against Golden State. The Spurs overcame Stephen Curry’s 44 points and became the first team in postseason history to rally from a 16-point deficit with 4 minutes remaining and earned a 129-127 victory in
Published: May 7, 2013
School may be wrapping up, but the 2013 football season is just getting started. Summer, after all, is when these guys start building up the stamina it takes to successfully compete against schools with two or three times their enrollment numbers. But South Tahoe and Whittell both showed their football programs have what it takes to make a postseason push
Published: May 7, 2013
The City of South Lake Tahoe isn’t expected to experience additional job cuts this year following some positive signs in the local economy. The city’s hotel tax, known as Transient Occupancy Tax, for the first six months of the fiscal year is up 26 percent compared to last year, according to numbers presented to the City Council by City Manager
Published: May 7, 2013
Whether the enforcement of election laws intended to help prevent racism could actually hamper minority representation on the South Lake Tahoe City Council was a concern of some council members Tuesday. The council is considering whether to change from an at-large format, where each of five members is elected by the city as a whole, to a district format, where
Published: May 7, 2013
About 79 million Americans have prediabetes. That means they have blood sugar that’s higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 — at least not yet. One long-term study found that 11 percent of people with prediabetes develop the full-blown disease each year during the average three years of follow-up, reports the American Diabetes Association.
Published: May 7, 2013
With Lake Tahoe’s temperature hovering around 40 degrees, it’s a little too cold to spend much time in the water. But with the sun out and little wind, spring is a fine time to paddle around on the water. Here’s a few of Lake Tahoe’s premier spring paddling spots. Taylor Creek Marsh, South Lake Tahoe This Tahoe tributary is a
Published: April 24, 2013
May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month. “It’s that time of year to thank all of the foster care families in El Dorado County,” said Jayle Goucher, manager of the El Dorado County Foster Family Home Licensing Program. “Foster parents provide a critical role for children in our community who have been displaced from their homes because of neglect or abuse.
Published: May 7, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE — These days, people can be seen paddleboarding and kayaking on Lake Tahoe and various watering holes, taking advantage of the area’s recent spring-like weather. With that, officials are urging residents and visitors to the Tahoe/Truckee region to be careful the next few weeks due to area waters having cold temperatures and swift currents from snowmelt runoff. “Although the
Published: April 30, 2013
With a hot sun beaming out of a cloudless blue sky and rollicking bluegrass notes echoing off of jagged peaks above, the first-ever Mountain of Strings music festival went down in memorable style on Sunday. Tony Furtado, Del McCoury Band and Yonder Mountain String Band kicked off the inaugural event, providing concertgoers with a wide array of traditional and progressive
Published: May 1, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Despite getting diverse feedback on what people would like to see in Truckee Tahoe Airport’s future, some preliminary trends are emerging, officials said. In an effort to update the airport’s 1998 master plan, the airport district held eight public workshops in April and solicited feedback via an online survey. “We really want to listen to what people
Published: May 7, 2013
It has been 17 years since Carson Valley has seen a real conflagration in the Carson Range. That was the year the Autumn Hills fire started near the base of Kingsbury Grade and burned four homes and 3,400 acres. The 2004 Waterfall fire in Carson City destroyed 18 homes and burned 8,800 acres. What those two fires have in common
Published: May 7, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After this year, Truckee High School principal Greg Dettinger will never again walk the school’s halls and hear its students calling out “Hey, Mr. D.” while getting high-fives from them. “It’s been the hardest career decision in my life,” Dettinger said Friday after announcing his resignation earlier that day, effective this June. Dettinger, who was appointed in
Published: May 7, 2013
May 11 is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, and Wildfire Awareness Week representing the Greater Lake Tahoe Basin kicks off May 25 at 8 a.m. in the MontBleu parking lot. There will be free hot air balloon rides, fire emergency equipment displays, including the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Disaster Relief unit, and
Published: May 7, 2013
Published: May 7, 2013
Because the California Tahoe Conservancy apparently is experiencing challenges funding the agency and managing its 4,400+ parcels, the CTC has begun the process of selling off “asset lands” — potentially 322 parcels. Why should the public care? Property owners on the California side and California Realtors should be concerned. Often a buyer’s or seller’s main motivation and price decision is
Published: May 7, 2013
As the golf season nears an end, the South Tahoe team is showing what a season of commitment and consistency looks like. Three South Tahoe golfers turned in season-low scores Thursday, shaving several strokes off their game in a Division I-A South Tahoe hosted tournament at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. The Vikings held steady in fifth place (461) at
Published: May 6, 2013
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a former practicing ophthalmologist, is blinded by reality. When he postulated about the Newtown families lobbying Congress for sensible gun control last month, he epitomized the disgusting reaction of hardline extremists who lack compassion and simple human decency. “In some cases, I think the president has used them as props,” he said. A licensed doctor shamefully
Published: May 6, 2013
The Fallon baseball team advanced to the Northern Division I-A regional tournament Saturday with a 5-4 win over South Tahoe at the Ed Arciniega Complex. Fallon pitchers Hunter Mori and Morgan Dirickson kept South Tahoe at bay. Mori earned the win and allowed four runs — three unearned — on five hits. He struck out two and walked three in
Published: May 6, 2013
FALLON — Sharp is the easy way to put the South Tahoe pitching performance on Friday. Tyler Sharp was masterful as the big right-hander blanked Fallon, 4-0, in the second game of Northern Division I-A best-of-three series. The Greenwave, however, won the first game, 10-7, but the Vikings win forces Game 3 at 11 a.m. today in Fallon. The winner
Published: May 3, 2013
TAHOE VISTA — The Warriors had their chances. First, it was bases loaded with one out in Game 1. Then it was a late surge in Game 2 to tie the Lakers 5-5. But in the end, it often comes back to errors for the Warriors’ baseball team, and this time the errors cost them a playoff run. The Whittell
Published: May 3, 2013
The senior-loaded Whittell softball team waited too long for this kind of season to leave any doubts on the field Friday. The No. 4 Warriors swept No. 5 Incline in the first round of Division III playoffs, a doubleheader on Friday at Whittell High School. With Amanda Harris on the mound and Emily Harris behind the plate, Whittell cruised to
Published: May 4, 2013
Spring Tennis is for all ages This season, the local tennis players are getting into the swing of things a little earlier than usual. “I’m excited to get the tennis programs going so early. This is probably the first time we’ve been playing tennis in April in the 10 years I’ve been doing this,” said Tahoe Tennis Academy coach Justin
Published: May 3, 2013
Some traditions never fade. College football rivalries, hiding Easters eggs, the one absurdly drunk guy at any wedding. Traditionally lifting weights involved completing one exercise then moving on to the next, and if you wanted to burn fat you had to complete endless hours of cardio. To examine if there was a better way to burn fat the researchers at
Published: May 3, 2013
FALLON — It started well for the South Tahoe softball, then the Fallon offense got rolling. The Vikings were humbled by Fallon, 11-1 and 17-0, in the Northern Division I-A play-in round on Friday. The Lady Wave advance to next week’s Northern DI-A regional tournament in Winnemucca. South Tahoe started strong in the first game, trailing 5-1 after the top
Published: May 3, 2013
One of three men charged in the death of a man at Mo’s Place last year appeared for a short hearing Monday morning. Rodolfo Hernandez, 44, appeared in Placerville with attorney David Cramer and a translator while Judge James R. Wagoner announced dates related to the case. A motion to transfer the case to South Lake Tahoe is expected to
Published: April 17, 2013
A new bill moving through the legislature would allow certain Lake Tahoe Community College students living in Nevada to pay tuition at California rates. Senator Ted Gaines introduced SB 329 in February to amend an existing section in California’s education code. The bill would exempt students who live in designated communities on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin
Published: April 30, 2013
Lake Tahoe Community College could get its first intercollegiate soccer program by fall 2014, but first it has a lot of turf to navigate. Chief among the questions LTCC Academic Affairs and Student Services Vice President Tom Greene asked at a Tuesday forum was whether the community would financially support the men’s and women’s teams. Greene estimated start-up costs for
Published: May 2, 2013
Lake Tahoe roadside boat inspection stations at Meyers, Spooner Summit and Alpine Meadows opened Wednesday for the season. The three stations will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Annual watercraft inspection fess are unchanged from last season. The “Tahoe In & Out” stickers range from
Published: May 2, 2013
In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. In this edition we focus on the subtle beauty of high school baseball plays, new aerial snow surveys and the possibility of lowered tuition rates at Lake Tahoe Community College. SPORTS HIGHT’S NEW WEBISODE SERIES DEBUTS The first webisode in the new series “New Hights” featuring South
Published: May 3, 2013
With spring upon us and the close of ski season, many people in Tahoe are on the hunt for a new job. Today’s market can be extremely competitive and, as a recruiter, I’m often asked how to be more effective in a job search. After reviewing thousands of resumes and talking to hundreds of candidates, here are some ways to
Published: May 3, 2013
A $7.3 million road improvement project will begin Monday between Ski Run Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue, the California Department of Transportation announced Friday. The half-mile project on U.S Highway 50 will allow for the collection and treatment of runoff and will add bike lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian lighting. Shoulders will be widened to 6 feet. Construction through June 30 will
Published: May 3, 2013
Efforts by both California and Nevada that could unravel decades of bi-state planning at Lake Tahoe were among the items discussed at a joint meeting of the South Lake Tahoe City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Monday afternoon. Nevada Senate Bill 271, passed in 2011, would allow the state to withdrawal from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as
Published: April 30, 2013
An outdoor burn that got out of control in Topaz Ranch Estates on Saturday punctuated the effort to revamp Douglas County’s open burning rules. The burn and resulting fire were small, but memories of the TRE Fire which claimed two homes and prompted fire officials to rewrite the county code are still fresh. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear
Published: May 1, 2013
Sitting on the patio of his South Shore home after completing a 10-mile hike, Leon Malmed epitomizes his belief that life’s problems are eventually resolved. When he wrote “We Survived … At Last I Speak,” a memoir about his and his sister’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France, Malmed, 75, wanted to go beyond the events of World War
Published: April 23, 2013
After 12 years, four state titles and perhaps one of the winningest coaching tenures in South Tahoe history, Chris DeLeon is hanging up his Vikings’ whistle. The varsity girls soccer coach officially stepped down this week, and junior varsity coach Jeremy Evans will step into the varsity role this fall. Evans, who worked with DeLeon for the past three years,
Published: April 26, 2013
The Warriors needed one game to warm up, but once their bats started finding the ball they couldn’t be stopped. The Whittell softball team capped a doubleheader in Incline with a 24-10 win after dropping the first game 3-0 on Saturday in a Mount Rose League matchup. Incline 3, Whittell 0 Incline’s Sarah Wright and Whittell’s Amanada Harris faced off
Published: April 30, 2013
RENO — The Warriors did not want to go home early Wednesday evening. And who could blame them? In a Mount Rose League baseball game held in the finely manicured confounds of Aces Ballpark — home of the Triple-A Reno Aces — Incline was three outs away from cementing a win after five innings on the 10-run mercy rule when
Published: April 25, 2013
ALPINE MEADOWS — The TRAiNS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Contest brought together 30 competitors in a high-flying aerial display at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort this past Saturday. The High Fives Foundation’s annual event donated $5,000 to a variety of selected charitable organizations, including The Sarah Burke Foundation, The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The Shane McConkey Foundation. Competition categories included Best 540,
Published: April 25, 2013
School size helped Douglas High School claim first place at the latest high school track meet, but the South Shore kids scored points for the underdogs. “This week most of the schools weren’t even in our league so we were going up against some big competition,” said South Tahoe track coach Jake Hurwitz said. “When we are healthy and have
Published: April 25, 2013
The bottom of the lineup rarely gets the glory, but Wednesday’s unexpected win goes out to the unsung heroes of the Vikings’ bench and the seven, eight, nine spots. Trailing 8-5 in the bottom of the seventh, South Tahoe was looking for a spark and a few unexpected guys started the fire. The Tahoe’s bench and bottom of the lineup
Published: April 25, 2013
Tough Mudder, the premier adventure challenge series in the world, will return to Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe on July 13 and 14 and Sept. 28 and 29, 2013. Tough Mudder events are 10-plus-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Tough Mudder’s innovative courses have attracted 750,000
Published: April 26, 2013
To heck with molecular cell biology, Miles Clark’s college major. The Squaw Valley skier and writer seems to have found a niche in the field of online snow journalism. Clark, the former editor-in-chief at unofficialnetworks.com, recently unveiled his new website, snowbrains.com, with a mission to provide readers with original, intelligent ski and snowboard content on a daily basis — plus
Published: April 26, 2013
It took a little bit of everything: a heroic pitching effort, clutch hitting and a coaching stratagem with a surprise payoff. Whittell put it all together and came away with a come-from-behind win in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader at Incline. Whittell won its first game against Incline 6-4 before 11 defensive errors cost the Warriors a 17-7
Published: April 30, 2013
Chris Cocores is coming off two wins, but there’s always room from for improvement. At least that’s how the South Shore MMA fighter saw it when he joined the Sierra Adrenaline team out of Carson City, Nev., two months ago. Now, in the best shape of his life, Cocores will put his new skills to the test at the World
Published: May 2, 2013
Since leaving the US Ski Team, Jonna Mendes undeniably enjoys her post-racing life in Sun Valley, Idaho — but she sure misses Lake Tahoe. A product of the Heavenly Race Foundation, Mendes moved to the South Shore at age 3. She called Tahoe home throughout her successful 10-year stint as a World Cup speed skier. This spring, at the end
Published: May 2, 2013
The Tahoe Rim Trail encircling Lake Tahoe is typically hiked in the summer and fall — on dirt and, most often, in sections. Peter Sporleder of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe launched his two-week through-hike the last week of March, and rather than boots and dirt, his M.O. was skis and snow. Some challenges he surmounted were constantly changing
Published: May 2, 2013
With regionals just two weeks away, the South Tahoe and Whittell track teams showed they are postseason ready with top times this past weekend. South Tahoe hit the road for the 83 Annual Yerington Relay on Saturday, and both the girls and boys team took seventh place despite missing some of their top runners. Meanwhile Whittell torched the track at
Published: May 2, 2013
California students would delve into a deeper understanding of science topics including climate change under proposed national science standards released earlier this month. The Next Generation Science Standards, developed by 26 states and science experts over the past year and a half, mark the first national movement in almost 15 years to update science curriculum around the country. The standards
Published: April 25, 2013
You may be wondering why the hacking of the Associated Press’s Twitter account is worth discussing in a financial column. It seems like a pretty trivial deal. For those of you who didn’t follow the story; what happened was someone hacked the AP’s Twitter account and sent out a false tweet about the White House getting bombed and that the
Published: May 2, 2013
Donald Trump is one of my least favorite persons. I can’t stand to look at him. He is a rich, attention-seeking phony — in bad need of a new comb-over. And, I hope I don’t get sued by him — as Tarla Makaeff did. Trump University Donald Trump founded Trump University, which was forced to drop the term “University” because
Published: May 2, 2013
RENO, Nev. — There were no fence-clearing bombs, or game-ending rallies. Nothing fancy really, just the subtle beauty of crisp plays and a few well-placed singles into a field that has nurtured some of baseball’s greats. Truckee made the most of its four hits Tuesday, inching along to a 3-1 win over South Tahoe at Aces Ballpark — home of
Published: May 2, 2013
Published: April 29, 2013
For almost a century, “Be Kind to Animals” has been a basic learning and character building tool for children. Representing a movement to nurture kindness and compassion for a better world, “Be Kind to Animals” still rings true. Children taught to respect all living things are less likely to harm animals or other humans as adults, resulting in a basis
Published: April 29, 2013
Inside Harrah’s Peek Nightclub, the beats pounded through the Saturday night crowd. Beams of blue, red and green light flickered this way and that. Drinks flowed freely, splashing from plastic cups onto the already sticky, but vibrant dance floor. On a cue from the disc jockey at the head of the room, three women dressed in all white slipped from
Published: April 24, 2013
The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation will host the 12th Annual Grapes and Gates wine tasting event May 8 at the Edgewood Clubhouse’s North Room. This year’s event will feature tastings from local restaurants including Café Fiore, Cork and More, Latin Soul, Naked Fish and MacDuffs. Tastings will be offered by wineries includin Caymus Winery, Silver Oak Winery, Rombauer Winery,
Published: May 2, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Construction of the next portion of the Truckee River Legacy Trail could start as early as this summer. The tentative schedule for Phase 3B — running between the Truckee River and Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Waste Water Treatment Plant to Glenshire Drive — is to go out to bid in June, award a contract in July and start
Published: April 29, 2013
On Monday The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled, “In Stocks, Payouts Trump Potential.” The author’s point is investors are buying stocks with attractive dividends over ones with good growth prospects. Of course readers of this column have known this for months. I compared the performance of the Schwab Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) to 33 sector funds from the
Published: May 1, 2013
Throw on your most outrageous Southern hat, grab a mint julep and whip your ponies. It’s time for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Though Lake Tahoe is a long way from the Bluegrass State, folks around here still mark their calendars for the big race. Tahoe City’s River Ranch has made an annual occasion out of the race,
Published: May 1, 2013
At age 16, jazz violinist Graham Marshall has come full circle. The Reno musician will appear this weekend at Moody’s Bistro in Truckee, where he has been studying jazz music since age ten. “It’s an incredibly valuable experience,” Marshall said of Moody’s Jazz Camp, held in Truckee in late July. Marshall was first introduced to music by his father at
Published: May 1, 2013
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
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Is there another alternative besides just banning all plastic bags in Truckee? That question from town council member Alicia Barr was just one of many posed Tuesday evening after a staff presentation asking the council to pursue drafting an ordinance that would ban plastic bags in Truckee. “Yes, I want this explored,” said Mayor Carolyn Wallace Dee.
Published: April 25, 2013
Al moves around Reno like a bank of fog, slow and hardly noticed. He’s homeless, some might even say, hopeless. One little flaw in Al’s character distinguishes him from those around him who are gainfully employed. Al, at twenty-something, by his own admission, has never finished reading a book. This is less a liability than it first appears in that
Published: May 1, 2013
It concerns me that the town of Incline Village has only one large grocery store and a specialty market. There are more than a few lower income families living in the community, and the cost of groceries is high. I cannot imagine having a family and being unable to buy healthy foods for them. It’s possible to save some money
Published: May 1, 2013
And this news presumably comes as no surprise to anybody with an ounce of intelligence. According to recent info released by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the top 1 percent of U.S. taxpayers would pay 67 percent of the higher taxes called for in 2023 under Obama’s recent budget proposals. Households making as little as $30,000 annually would pay some
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Thursday, March 28, Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez and Area Superintendent Dr. JoEtta Gonzales came to Incline High School (IHS) to share the district’s vision for making Incline schools the “flagship” schools in the district. Mr. Martinez informed us Incline schools will have a K-12 principal. Most would agree: the person chosen for
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — When told that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was an inveterate drunk Abraham Lincoln reportedly replied: “Find out what he’s drinking so I can get some for my other generals.” The public education hierarchy may be facing a similar paradox with the recent announcement that American Indian Public Charter High School of Oakland, CA occupies the top
Published: May 1, 2013
Writer-director Jeff Nichols charts the rude awakenings that intrude upon youthful idealism. His coming-of age story is seen from the perspective of Ellis (Tye Sheridan), a 14-year-old on the cusp of hitting his growth spurt. While exploring a small island on the Mississippi River, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), discover a boat wedged 15 feet up a
Published: May 1, 2013
It’s getting tougher to book him up here because of his schedule, so we’re pretty excited to have Rocky LaPorte back for the first time this year. Add to that Ron Morey and it’s almost too true for words. One of the most requested comics up here, Rocky rarely sees his home anymore: Chicago. That’s where he started out, honed
Published: May 1, 2013
The whirring of reels and shouts of “Fish on!” interrupted the calm spring morning in Hope Valley Saturday. Anglers, many from out of the area, tempted the river’s trout during opening day on the West Carson. “This is our first time down here,” said Rick Wilson, a resident who brought his kids and their friends with him for the fishing
Published: May 1, 2013
Marcia Sarosik has taught dance to the children and teenagers of South Lake Tahoe for the past 30 years. Last weekend, she celebrated the anniversary with her 30th recital in the Harrah’s Theater. From the tiny pirouettes of the preschoolers to the click-clack of the teenage tap dancers and the groovy moves of the annual dads’ dance, everyone in the
Published: May 1, 2013
The Red Rocker returns to Harrah’s South Shore Room for a pair of shows May 3-4. For four decades, Sammy Hagar has ripped into the rock scene. Kicking off his major career as frontman of Van Halen, Hagar wrote well-known songs like “I can’t drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.” Hagar received a Grammy Award and
Published: May 1, 2013
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Motherhood Out Loud will take the stage at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa May 9-12. “We’ve partnered with host MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa to present one of the first West Coast productions of this joyous new play,” said Ginger Nicolay-Davis, president of the Tahoe Tallac Association. The May 12, 3 p.m. Mother’s Day
Published: May 1, 2013
Eight Boy Scouts and several parents from the Nevada Area Council’s Troops 468 and 594 visited Washington, D.C., on April 9 to help the scouts earn a merit badge. The Boy Scouts, whose troops are chartered by the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, had a great time working toward their Citizenship in the Nation merit badge, which in part requires
Published: April 30, 2013
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 reprimanded for killing an ant
Published: April 30, 2013
Here they stay, for now. In an emotional saga that has dragged on for nearly three years, the NBA’s relocation committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that owners reject the application for the Sacramento Kings to move to Seattle, the latest — and by far the strongest — in a long line of cities that have tried to land the
Published: April 30, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Changes are coming to the Tahoe City Golf Course as early as this summer. On Monday, the golf course’s oversight committee approved the installation of two bocce ball courts, a request to bring non-golf course areas into environmental compliance, and a request to move forward with final design and permitting for an emergency-use helipad. “We’re not
Published: April 30, 2013
The Whittell golf team finished third in a Northern Division III tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course last Wednesday. Led by senior Zoe Bertz, the Warriors posted a team score of 463 between their top five golfers. Incline won with a low score of 411, while North Tahoe was second at 442 and Sierra Lutheran fourth at 474. Yerington, Sage
Published: April 30, 2013
Golfing for a good cause South Tahoe and Whittell’s 26th Annual Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held May 4 and 5 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. This fun filled event includes a chance to win trophies, raffle prizes, a closest to the pin contest, and a hole in one prize. The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf,
Published: April 30, 2013
Recent front-page news in this paper documented what skiers lamenting the lack of powder this calendar year already knew. Local first quarter 2013 precipitation set an all time record low. 2012 Arctic summer sea ice extent was also the lowest on record. Australia’s unprecedented summer temps in 2012-2013 brought new meaning to “off the charts,” forcing their weather service to
Published: April 30, 2013
Sleeping outside in bear country is a bit of a gamble, especially when you sink into a deep sleep on the edge of an outside deck right next to a known bear trail. But gambling is a way of life in Tahoe. So is sleeping, which we like to do the same time bears are awake and running errands in
Published: April 30, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The historic Cal Neva Resort, Spa & Casino has a new ownership group that is mulling preliminary plans to redevelop the famed property, a source representing the property said Wednesday. Criswell-Radovan, a Napa Valley-based real estate development and management firm, recently became controlling partner of the property that straddles the Nevada/California state line, said resort spokeswoman
Published: April 24, 2013
To heck with molecular cell biology, Miles Clark’s college major. The Squaw Valley skier and writer seems to have found a niche in the field of online snow journalism. Clark, the former editor-in-chief at unofficialnetworks.com, recently unveiled his new website, snowbrains.com, with a mission to provide readers with original, intelligent ski and snowboard content on a daily basis — plus
Published: April 25, 2013
With Colin Spencer on the hill, the Lakers feel like they can beat anybody. Their senior right hander was on his game Saturday as he earned his sixth win of the season, 3-2, over visiting South Tahoe in Game 1 of their Mount Rose League doubleheader. The Vikings bounced back to take the second game, 7-5. “There were two very
Published: April 30, 2013
Teaching climate change at South Tahoe High School could be great for some students, but trying to make it a standard that applies to all students is ridiculous. Climate change is studied using mathematical models that require a solid understanding of calculus and partial differential equations. In order for high school students to become effective students of climate change, or
Published: April 29, 2013
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

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