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The Vikings kicked up their intensity in the second half of a Lowry road-win this past weekend. The girls expanded a 1-0 halftime lead to a 4-0 league win in the Buckaroos house on Saturday. Senior Jenny Burks led the way with a hat trick. She scored the Vikings first three goals. “She’s really stepped up this week, first starting
Published: September 16, 2013
Screenwriter Leigh Whannell and director James Wan are the money-making duo behind Lionsgate’s “Saw” and its umpteen sequels. They have now become the proud parents of the “Insidious” franchise, which officially earned its stripes with the release of “Insidious: Chapter 2.” If little thought was spent on this sequel’s title, an equal amount was bestowed upon its story line. A
Published: September 16, 2013
There’s no way Tahoe-area triathletes were going to miss competing in California’s first full-distance Ironman race since 2001 — Ironman Lake Tahoe. Some two dozen local athletes, perhaps more, are signed on to tackle the famously difficult event on Tahoe’s North Shore this Sunday. They’ll have their work cut out for them.  The race consists of a daunting 2.4-mile swim off the
Published: September 16, 2013
Caltrans has announced its roadwork schedule for the Lake Tahoe Basin for Sept. 15-21. LONG-TERM PROJECTS U.S. Highway 50 Work continues on completing a $43 million water-quality and roadway improvement project from the Trout Creek Bridge to Ski Run Boulevard. Landscaping, striping and electrical work is scheduled for summer 2013. Completion is expected in early fall. Eastbound and westbound motorists
Published: September 13, 2013
Fallon made the most of its first 12 plays on Friday. A total of 12 plays were all it took for the Greenwave to reach six touchdowns in the first half of a 53-7 win at South Tahoe High School. Most of that can be attributed to Fallon’s relentless kick and punt returns, but the common theme of Friday night
Published: September 16, 2013
STATELINE, Nev. — Regional government officials need to ante up if they want to save Nevada’s community colleges, a panel of lawmakers told them Thursday at gathering at Lake Tahoe. That was the response to an audience question about whether the lawmakers think the community colleges, which have been systematically stripped of state funding over the past three legislative sessions,
Published: September 16, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Results from a scientific poll to help refine Truckee Tahoe Airport’s future vision reflect a significant jump in community favorability. San Mateo, Calif.-based Godbe Research found this summer that 37 percent of 500 residents interviewed “strongly” favor the airport, and 32 percent “somewhat” favor it. This is up from 2009 Godbe poll numbers of 24 percent and
Published: September 5, 2013
Gambling. The concept that you can turn a single dollar into $100 with the pull of a handle on a slot machine or through the luck of a single number turning up when you spin the roulette wheel — there’s just something about a game of chance that’s too good for many of us to pass up. Wait. There’s that
Published: September 5, 2013
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Stormwater Management Program has announced the launch of a new Lake-Friendly Business Program designed to encourage Tahoe businesses to complete and maintain their Best Management Practices. Letters were sent to all businesses in the Tahoe Basin with recent BMP certificates inviting them to participate in the program. Benefits include receiving a framed certificate and window
Published: September 13, 2013
The Sierra Nevada Alliance, the organization that has united the Sierra Nevada’s most prominent conservation groups, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, the Alliance is holding a weekend-long series of workshops, speeches and nature tours. “This year marks the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 20th anniversary, and we are celebrating all our great work protecting and
Published: September 13, 2013
Jeanne Prestella will be back at this year’s Fall Festival chili cook-off, but the steaming bowls of chili the defending cook-off champion will serve up this year won’t have three meats or her signature pad of butter on top. “My chili has a new title,” Prestella said. “I’ve had some big health changes in my life and I am now
Published: September 13, 2013
Fallon made the most of its first 12 plays on Friday. A total of 12 plays were all it took for the Greenwave to reach six touchdowns in the first half of a 53-7 win at South Tahoe High School. Most of that can be attributed to Fallon’s relentless kick and punt returns, but the common theme of Friday night
Published: September 14, 2013
Lake Tahoe Community College officials have reworked the school’s $21 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year in an effort to ensure accurate revenue and expenditure forecasts. “We’ve been really cleaning and scrubbing the budget for the last two years,” college president Kindred Murillo said. “One of our goals is at the end of the year to have our expenditures
Published: September 12, 2013
Competitive paddling at Tahoe is set for one final hurrah in 2013, with a shore-to-shore race going down this weekend. The O’Neill Fall Classic is a 22-mile race from Camp Richardson Marina at the South Shore to Kings Beach at the North Shore. The Sunday race is the finale of the Tahoe SUP Series and will determine the overall prize
Published: September 11, 2013
Every great bartender has two similar characteristics: the ability to make a great drink and charisma to charm a cobra. Both of these traits will be wholly on display at the Barton Foundation’s Signature Cocktail Contest at Riva Grill Sept. 12. “It’s a really fun event,” said organizer Jenny Taylor, events coordinator for the Barton Foundation. “The demographic is slightly
Published: September 10, 2013
Dozens of runners will hit the trail this weekend during a run that boasts some of the best scenery Lake Tahoe has to offer. The Emerald Trail Bay Run is a 7.5-mile run that starts at Eagle Point, on the east side of Emerald Bay, before circling the spectacular bay to Rubicon Trail and to D. L. Bliss State Park
Published: September 11, 2013
As a way to brighten the weekend and highlight its services, Tahoe Youth & Family Services will host its first-ever Color Blast 5K Run Saturday morning at Lake Tahoe Community College. A color blast is an event with colored, non-toxic cornstarch with which people can cover themselves and each other. The sticky texture turns a normally bland person into a
Published: September 12, 2013
The steps of Lakeview Commons were filled with American war veterans, family members of soldiers killed in action and supporters of United States troops, surrounded by a procession of red, white and blue flags Friday for the Gold Star Peak dedication ceremony. Gold Star Peak was named to commemorate local military servicemen who had died in the line of duty.
Published: September 6, 2013
Lake Tahoe Community College’s new Russian language class is looking for students. Participants in the class will be introduced to the culture and language of the Slavic country. “It’s a beginning Russian class,” said instructor Maria Mircheva. “It’s an introduction to culture, language, pronunciation and alphabet.” Starting on Sept. 23, Conversational Russian I runs through the fall quarter. Though the
Published: September 10, 2013
John “Johnny” Gerald Poland, 45, a former South Lake Tahoe police officer, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Poland pleaded guilty in May to the one federal obstruction charge. A federal complaint issued Jan. 22 by FBI special agent Christopher
Published: September 11, 2013
A bill that re-solidifies California’s stake in development regulations in the Lake Tahoe Bi-State Compact passed unanimously 37-0 Tuesday in the state assembly and is now in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 630 is series of amendments to the Bi-State Compact, which recognizes Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as an entity governing the Lake Tahoe Basin development and
Published: September 12, 2013
Retirement is one of the most emotional and stressful life changes a person can face. The events that may come with retirement — selling your home and re-locating, managing health issues and living on a fixed income — can produce behaviors that defy logic. But as you near retirement, making a snap decision is the last thing you want to
Published: September 13, 2013
By the end of the year, the South Tahoe girls tennis team seniors want to say they made state three times. This year, they are already off to an undefeated start. “We would love to go to state, especially for our senior year,” senior player Ashley Tarwater said. The girls won their third straight match at home on Thursday, defeating
Published: September 13, 2013
The best way to burn fat from your abs is by training your legs with consistency and intensity. Bigger muscles need more calories to repair them from training, and more calories just to exist in general. For this reason, I always include lots of lower body exercises in all my fat loss programs. And while many people gravitate toward the
Published: September 13, 2013
The season is just getting under way for Warriors volleyball and the new team is starting to put the pieces together. It started at the Winnemucca and Yerington tournament, where the Warriors tested their endurance against some powerhouse competition. Whittell was the only Division IV team out there, so wins weren’t necessarily the goal, but seeing how the girls played
Published: September 13, 2013
A new comprehensive outline of South Lake Tahoe’s future private business development and tourism goals is headed to the City Council for discussion. On Thursday the South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission recommended the Council approve the Tourist Core Action Plan’s environmental document. The plan will structure certain procedures in its most frequented regions of commerce, which encompasses businesses from Stateline
Published: September 13, 2013
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is investing $5 million in property renovations and upgrading all 400 rooms in the nine-story all-suite hotel. The work is taking place in phases with completion planned for the winter season. The upgrades have already started and rooms on the sixth floor and above are outfitted with the new 42-inch flat screen televisions in the suites’
Published: September 13, 2013
The Nevada Wolf Pack is heading to Doak Campbell Stadium to play the Florida State Seminoles with the purpose of winning a football game. Honest. “You go into every game with the intent to win,” said coach Brian Polian, whose Wolf Pack (1-1) will meet the No. 10 Seminoles (1-0) on Saturday afternoon (12:30 p.m., ESPN) in Tallahassee, Fla. “If
Published: September 13, 2013
TahoeChamber’s last Business After Hours Mixer of the summer will take place Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Picchetti Winery. The mixer will be held at Picchetti Winery’s outdoor garden area, which is located at 3135 Harrison Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. Fine wines and food samples provided by My Tahoe Chef, La Isla Tropical Cuisine of Lake Tahoe, and Tahoe
Published: September 13, 2013
In 2012, the federal government paid some $5 billion in direct payments to farmers of wheat, corn, barley, oats, cotton, rice, soybeans, peanuts and other crops — except the recipients cannot all be farmers. According to the Environmental Working Group, 116 of those tillers of the earth reside in San Francisco. For their farming activities, they pocketed $446,302. How is
Published: September 13, 2013
TahoeChamber is accepting nominations for the 6 Annual Blue Ribbon Awards. The awards program has grown from three key awards to eight, including Tourism, Geotourism, Entrepreneur, Experience, Large & Small Green Business, and Customer Service. Nominees should be businesses and individuals that are making significant contributions to the economy; whether it be through great customer service, captivating experiences, innovative entrepreneurship,
Published: September 13, 2013
1932 - 2013 Chloe Leslie Nye Barrett first saw daylight on Nov. 7, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, and began her beautiful long life of nearly 81 years. Daughter of the late H. Safford Nye and Peggy Farmer Nye, she grew up happily with her three siblings: Roger, Marjorie, and Elizabeth in Southern California. She enjoyed her childhood years with
Published: September 13, 2013
Small bell chimes resonated throughout the American Legion Post 795 parking lot Wednesday during the 9/11 Patriot Day ceremony as a firefighter’s homage to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. It’s called striking the four fives, a tradition long held by fire stations across the United States that originated in New York City. An alarm bell or ceremonial
Published: September 12, 2013
Mountain bikers from all over will come to Squaw Valley this weekend for the return of the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival. “Formerly one of the largest mountain bike events on the west coast, the festival is being brought back by the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association in an effort to promote recreational trails in the Tahoe area and to fundraise
Published: September 12, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee will soon seek community input regarding the future of its trail network. Truckee Town Council recently OK’d a public interest poll to find out what is of higher priority — trail construction or maintenance — and how to fund potential future efforts, including through bond measures and sales tax increases, among other sources.
Published: September 12, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The East Shore Express saw a significant increase in ridership this summer. In its second year, the shuttle transported 14,652 passengers to and from Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park on the East Shore, a 21 percent increase from last summer’s 12,155 riders, said Curtis Garner, transit manager for the Tahoe Transportation District. The service
Published: September 12, 2013
Another year, another 9/11 anniversary. I found myself Wednesday lost in the murky sea that is the Internet these days, reading personal “I remember where I was when…” statements, viewing images and, unfortunately, wasting time reading comment strings debating whether the whole thing was the largest conspiracy in America’s history. What did I come away with? Two things: 1. Social
Published: September 12, 2013
The Nevada Twilight Cross-Country Classic wasn’t about top times for the South Tahoe team this past weekend. The Vikings were competing against mostly Division I schools, but the meet was a good opportunity to see where the team is at heading into a new season. “It was a fun meet,” new cross-country coach Jake Hurwitz said. “I think we approached
Published: September 12, 2013
Mid-September days are here, but creating comfort food is put on hold due to warm days lingering on the South Shore. So, I am putting pumpkin fudge and chocolate cake on the back burner until October. It’s fun salad with a punch that’s on the table this week. Several days ago, when I was shopping at the grocery store I
Published: September 12, 2013
Historically, September is the worst month for stocks. September is the only month of the year that the average return going back a long time is negative. There have been some major events occur in September that had a profund impact on the stock market, like the 9/11 terror attacks and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank in 2008. According
Published: September 12, 2013
Weekend home games SOUTH TAHOE: The football team will host Fallon at 7 p.m. on Friday at South Tahoe High School. The boys varsity soccer team will host Lowry at 1 p.m. on Saturday at South Tahoe High School. The JV game will precede varsity. WHITTELL: The volleyball team will host its first game against Sierra Lutheran at 1 p.m.
Published: September 12, 2013
The day after this week’s elections, the National Rifle Association got exactly what it wanted: a front-page New York Times story about Colorado results that supposedly sent “lawmakers across the country a warning about the political risks of voting for tougher gun laws.” That article, and many others like it, came after the gun lobby mounted successful recall campaigns against
Published: September 12, 2013
One of the constant areas of friction between residential landlords and tenants is when may the landlord enter the house. Usually it works out, but when not, it may be necessary to look at the law. Now there’s a novel idea. SIX CIRCUMSTANCES The Civil Code allows the landlord to enter the tenant’s rental only for certain specified reasons, during
Published: September 12, 2013
TRUCKEE — Intense, sometimes chippy games are not out of the norm when the Truckee and South Tahoe boys soccer teams clash. That scenario played out again Tuesday between the Northern Division I-A foes, as the Wolverines earned a hard-fought and physical — and sometimes contentious — 3-0 win on their home field. “The intensity of the game was great.
Published: September 12, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The transition in leadership at the Incline Village General Improvement District will hit high gear at month’s end when Bill Horn begins a paid leave of absence. The IVGID Board of Trustees voted 5-0 Wednesday afternoon to approve a three-month separation agreement for Horn, who’s served as general manager for more than 11 years. The deal
Published: September 11, 2013
The first league win was on the line, but the soccer game felt like much more. “These girls have been waiting,” South Tahoe coach Jeremy Evans said. “We’re rivals, and it always feels good to beat a rival.” South Tahoe beat Truckee 2-0 after 90 minutes of playoff-like intensity in the first round of Northern Division I-A girls soccer on
Published: September 11, 2013
More than 100 diners lined up for the salmon dinner that was served by Bread & Broth at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall on Sept. 9. Families, seniors on limited incomes, working poor and those living outdoors were thrilled with the generous portions of cheesy baked potatoes, stir-fried vegetables, green salad and fruit salad that were served with the salmon.
Published: September 11, 2013
Citizens and public officials weighed in Sept. 3 at the South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting on proposed amendments to activity permit codes as well as temporary arts and crafts festival permits. City staff presented a series of recommended amendments to the codes and their policies aimed at addressing what representatives said have been shortcomings to enforcement of permit compliance
Published: September 10, 2013
You’ve heard melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer (true). You’ve been told that sun exposure is a major risk factor and that you should be regularly checking your body for new or changing moles (also true). Some widely held beliefs about melanoma, however, are not so true, and the misconceptions could put your health at risk. Here
Published: September 10, 2013
Summer DUI traffic collisions rose from 2011 to 2013, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Department numbers. Between May 1 to Sept. 3 during those three years, fewer DUI arrests occurred since 2011 with more DUI-related traffic collisions in 2013. South Lake Tahoe Police Department Chief Brian Uhler said this summer the department was unable to spend as much time
Published: September 10, 2013
Many fixed-income funds have fallen sharply ever since Fed Chairman Bernanke talked about “tapering.” The iShares 20+ U.S. Treasury ETF (TLT) has lost 17 percent since May. My article “U.S. Treasuries — A High Risk Investment” correctly warned investors. Yet many retirees still need income from their investments and many investors don’t want to be too exposed to the stock
Published: September 10, 2013
This column is in response to Jim Clark’s column in the Sept. 5 edition of the Bonanza, “Furor over Assembly Bill 46 is not abating.” Specifically I want to address the costs of operating the JROTC programs in our county and their value. I am not sure how the Washoe School District arrived at the $2,207,400 cost for the JROTC
Published: September 10, 2013
There are times when we are in the midst of things that it is difficult to maintain perspective, to see the growth that occurs in our children every day. Last spring, one of our graduates, now a freshman at Princeton University, wrote a letter to me and the teachers at Lake Tahoe School that reminded me of the opportunities we
Published: September 11, 2013
KINGVALE, Calif. — With youthful eyes glued to her, Judi Finney stands in front of a dry erase board and underlines the first “9” in the number 3.99. She asks her fifth-grade students what the decimal would round to at the nearest tenth. The answer: 4.0. “What happened?” asks one of her students. “How is it 4.0?” Electing to go
Published: September 10, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013
Picking up where the last chapter of the “Riddick” franchise left off, we learn that protagonist has tired of sitting upon the throne of an otherworldly planet. He makes a deal, trading this nice — but restrictive — life for a ride to a comfortable planet where he can do as he likes. Riddick fails to see that the deal
Published: September 11, 2013
Some of the local firefighters deployed to the Rim Fire 60 miles directly south of South Lake Tahoe have returned to their stations, but it is possible they may go back. The Rim Fire, which started Aug. 17, was reported at 246,350 acres and 80 percent contained Friday by Inciweb, a federal incident reporting website. On Aug. 31, Inciweb reported
Published: September 6, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The historic Cal Neva resort will shut its doors for more than a year on Monday as developers begin a multimillion-dollar renovation designed to reinvent the struggling property. The resort could reopen as soon as December 2014, said Robert Radovan, co-owner of Criswell-Radovan, controlling partner of the property that straddles the California/Nevada state line on Lake
Published: September 5, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s not every day you come across a rock music legend stranded in the Sierra. But that’s what happened on Friday, Aug. 23, when singer-songwriter Neil Young’s one-of-a-kind, $1 million hybrid electric vehicle broke down on Interstate 80 near Donner Summit. Officers with the Truckee branch of the California Highway Patrol came upon the stranded Young and
Published: August 30, 2013
In high school, a year can make all the difference for a sports team, and the South Tahoe boys soccer team was waiting for a year like this. The Vikings have 16 seniors on a squad of 20, a new game plan from a new head coach and some strong soccer players back on the roster this year. “We’re looking
Published: September 10, 2013
In the recent RGJ article “Man attacked by bear while walking dogs (Colorado),” the reporter asserted that “The man, by all accounts, (is) lucky to be alive.” This is groundless fear mongering, something the media uses instead of proper reporting. And, sadly, something that our various wildlife agencies — state and federal — encourage. The truth is far less sensational
Published: September 10, 2013
The Syrian crisis has made hawks out of doves and doves out of hawks. Iraq War critic Barack Obama now finds himself in the same position as George Bush ten years ago, seeking domestic and international political support for the proposition that he should be able to lob missiles into a defiant Middle East country. In a turnabout France, which
Published: September 10, 2013
On Sunday, Toccata, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, presented a musical tribute to Dr. Paul Guttman. Maestro James Rawie and his wife Nancy invited world renown violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn to honor Paul’s personal request for her to play Massenet’s “Meditation” in case of a memorial. She honored that request, and with Donna Axton in accompaniment, well, it was wondrous.
Published: September 10, 2013
So you’re lounging around at your California vacation palace (probably during the winter, during which the golf weather is a little more hospitable there than it is here) and you receive an unwelcome nastygram from the California Revenooers — where’s your California tax return, it wonders. Maybe that’s because the California Franchise Tax Board’s “Luxury Vehicle Discovery Program Special Programs
Published: September 10, 2013
As a member of Incline’s community, I’m grieving Paul Guttman’s death. Probably like the majority of Incline residents, I didn’t know Paul as a friend or colleague. He just seemed to be in a lot of places I was at the same time; and he was always, without exception, a positive presence — always a contributor. We sat together at
Published: September 10, 2013
Splashing and squealing through thigh-high muddy waters, cross-country runners charged along the Warrior Warpath to kick off the cross-country season on Friday. The Whittell cross-country team has eight runners this year. With only three returners and no seniors, the Warriors are a relatively new and young team. Juniors Aisha Ceron and Rudy Mata, along with sophomore Gabe Rusk, make up
Published: September 10, 2013
Team scores Team wk 1 wk2 Lowry 357 362 Elko 364 371 Fernley 369 375 Spring Creek 420 417 South Tahoe 411 428 Fallon 462 451 Dayton 526 488 Vikings sores at Dayton Courtney Cromwell 97 Ayden Williamson 102 Katie Sears 108 Emily Aminien 121
Published: September 10, 2013
Historian and author Steve Frady will be the historical lecture speaker at Douglas County Historical Society’s Sept. 12 meeting. Frady is a retired police and fire public information officer for the city of Reno. He is a former editor of the Nevada Appeal, a past chief and an Exempt member of the Virginia City Fire Department, and a founding Trustee
Published: September 10, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Highway 50 Project will be held Friday at Lakeview Commons. The $43.1 million project, which was designed to collect and treat stormwater runoff and add beautification features, took a decade in planning and three construction seasons, according to a press release. The project is a part of the Lake Tahoe
Published: September 10, 2013
And from the Moon, the proposed Squaw Valley development is a microscopic speck. So what’s your point? The front page article in the Aug. 29 edition of the Sierra Sun is the most outrageous PR spin I’ve ever seen to sway local opinion about the “smaller than it seems” scale of the “upgrade” planned for Squaw. Scale is defined as
Published: September 10, 2013
Who looks after Kings Beach? When did it become all right for anyone to drive around the residential neighborhood blasting their car stereo, or having a loud parties until all hours? And, aren’t vehicles supposed to have mufflers? The noise in Kings Beach has become unbearable. Please, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, do something about this. I think the budget funds
Published: September 10, 2013
Recently, while on a miserably smoky bike ride in the Glenshire area, I noticed two men hunched in the bushes on vacant but private land. They were in camouflage gear so I stopped and asked if they were hunting, to which they said yes. I told them they couldn’t hunt there — not only was it private land — it
Published: September 10, 2013
If you ever want to get attention by ruffling some feathers just use “global warming” and “hype” in the same sentence. To say my recent column about Al Gore being the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Lake Tahoe Summit entitled “Don’t believe the hype on global warming” got a lot of attention would be an understatement. My only regret
Published: September 10, 2013
Friday’s article on the airport survey that showed an improvement in satisfaction of the airport could not be more misleading. To be an accurate survey, it should have been conducted only where daily operations impact the quality of life of the residents: Tahoe Donner, Prosser Lakeview, Prosser Heights, Prosser Dam Road area, Sierra Meadows, Ponderosa Golf Course neighborhood, Martis Camp, Lahontan and the
Published: September 10, 2013
“There is no military solution to the war in Iraq. Our troops can help suppress the violence, but they cannot solve its root causes. And all the troops in the world won’t be able to force Shia, Sunni, and Kurds to sit down at a table, resolve their differences, and forge a lasting peace. In fact, adding more troops will
Published: September 10, 2013
Bevill, Revin Dean, a son, was born Sept. 3, 2013, to Nicholas Bevill and Shiloh Webb of Minden, Nev. Guddat, Matthias Theodore, a son, was born Sept. 9, 2013, to Eric and Richelle Guddat of Gardnerville, Nev. Manzo-Torres, Katherine, a daughter, was born Sept. 6, 2013, to Juan Manzo and Rosario Torres of South Lake Tahoe. Sanfilippo, Sahara Aaliyah, a
Published: September 10, 2013
4 Strider 1 MATTEO DELEON, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 2 JOSEPH VANDAAM, LOYALTON 3 Strider 1 GREYSON KANE, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 2 NATHANIEL DALTON, ZEPHER COVE, NV 3 CARTER MOYNIHAN, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 4 ADLEY SPOELSTRA, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 2 and younger, Strider 1 WAYLON EVANS, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 2 STORMY VAN DAAM, LOYALTON, CA 10 Girls 1 KILEY MARTINEZ, CARSON
Published: September 10, 2013
When we were children, we found nature appropriately overwhelming, and entertaining. There was no end to the often bizarre methods that life forms on earth utilize for survival, and we were more than happy to be included in the variety and suspense. The ferocity of some animals gave us a great thrill, which, in our naivety, made us imagine we
Published: September 10, 2013
Former Rotary International President Richard D. King will speak at Tahoe-Douglas Rotary’s meeting on Friday. King is a past world president of Rotary International and the senior partner in the California law firm King, King & King, a press release stated. He earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, where he is a member of
Published: September 9, 2013
The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m., with a social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the DCRCC headquarters at 1609 Highway 395 in Minden. All Republicans are welcome. For information, call headquarters at 775-782-3332.
Published: September 9, 2013
South Lake Tahoe Senior Center’s next potluck will feature speakers who will discuss aging at home. Tina Bruess, CGRS – Hospice Services Coordinator for Barton Home Health & Hospice, and Heather Lallement, RB, CHPN, Registered Nurse, Barton Home Health & Hospice, will speak about the many facets of care that help seniors remain in their homes and maximize the golden
Published: September 9, 2013
A Color Blast! 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday to benefit Tahoe Youth & Family Services. The run, which is not a timed race, will take place at Lake Tahoe Community College. Everyone is welcome to participate. Runners are encouraged to wear white as they will be doused in color at different stations throughout the run. The colors are
Published: September 9, 2013
Double-neck guitar phenom Ian Ethan Case will play a benefit concert for South Tahoe High School Music Department Thursday at 6 p.m. The concert is a solo show by Case on stage, who is returning to Tahoe for the first time in years. The concert will take place at the South Tahoe High TADA Theater, 1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in
Published: September 9, 2013
Animals in literature have been used for metaphor and allegory, to promote political viewpoints, childhood compassion and just plain fun. From “Animal Farm” to “Black Beauty” to Mickey Mouse animation, animals became human representatives, tragic figures and celebrity characters. Recently, students of animals and society adopted a changed perspective on animal literature. One thought on why this is happening is
Published: September 9, 2013
Studies show black cats are the most friendly when they grow up. Here’s an ebony trio willing to prove that right. (Photo note: consider the challenge of herding kittens). Kittens in elegant black, fiery orange, exotic blue blends and more are ready for adoption. All are spayed/neutered, health checked, and micro chipped. Come meet the friendly felines at El Dorado
Published: September 9, 2013
Brian Polian is now just 232 victories behind Chris Ault. Polian, the Nevada’s rookie head coach, earned his first victory Saturday night as the Wolf Pack trounced the UC Davis Aggies 36-7 in front of 27,052 fans at Mackay Stadium. “I wasn’t thinking about it during the game,” said Polian of his first head coaching victory. “But with about two
Published: September 9, 2013
July 26, 1973-July 13, 2013 Aspen was born in Carson City, NV and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA, with her two sisters Jessika and Amy. She met both her first husband Zachary Child, and second husband John Resburg in Lake Tahoe. She loved gardening, camping, music, interior design, and was a self-taught naturally gifted painter. Her inspiration came from
Published: September 9, 2013
Caltrans has announced its roadwork schedule for Sept. 8-14. LONG-TERM PROJECTS State Route 89 Work continues on a $41 million project from Tahoma to Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore that will relocate and replace gas lines, upgrade storm water drainage and treatment systems, add curbs and gutters, resurface and realign the road and widen shoulders. Sections of the
Published: September 5, 2013
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — One fall night in Winnemucca may have made up for years of disappointment for the Lowry High School football team. From a last-second loss in the 1990 state championship, to not-so-close defeats in the last 20 years, the Buckaroos erased all of their demons against Truckee on Friday night at Jerry Tobin Field. The tone was set
Published: September 9, 2013
With about four days of QB practice under his belt, Jared Fajman did more than should be expected Friday night. Fajman, a receiver up until this week, stepped up as South Tahoe’s quarterback when regular starting QB Corey McCarthy was sidelined with an injury. But Fernley’s stonewall defense didn’t make the new gig easy to adjust to. The Vaqueros’ defense
Published: September 7, 2013
RENO, Nev. — Innovative business models for physicians’ practices have proliferated over the last decade, from so-called Cadillac concierge services for the well-heeled to cash-only offices for the uninsured. Those practices, like the rest of us, are now busy determining how the new healthcare law will affect them. The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone next month: enrollment begins via
Published: September 9, 2013
North Tahoe and Whittell had been exchanging touchdowns all night, but the momentum had finally shifted in Whittell’s favor. The Warriors charged out of halftime to take the lead by one. But the moment, like every momentum shift in Friday night’s game, was brief. North Tahoe drove the kick return back for a touchdown and squashed the Warriros’ surge. The
Published: September 7, 2013
Construction on the Chateau project at Lake Tahoe has resumed after a funding fallout halted the project since 2008. A building permit approved Aug. 16 by the South Lake Tahoe City Council opened the door for construction on the second phase of the commercial area. According to a permit worksheet submitted May 22 to the City of South Lake by
Published: September 5, 2013
South Lake Tahoe’s Todd Offenbacher will host a presentation on his recent travels to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle. Offenbacher will show photos and stories from a recent climbing trip to the Brooks Range in Alaska, a skiing voyage to the peninsular mountains of Antarctica and a foray into polar bear-populated Spitsbergen, an island in the Arctic Ocean. Offenbacher, now
Published: September 6, 2013
Ella Hirschfield held up a big wad of dripping brown underwater weeds she’d pulled from the Taylor Creek Marsh. The 10-year-old along with the rest of her fifth-grade class from the Lake Tahoe Environmental Magnet School spent Thursday afternoon on the front lines of the battle against Lake Tahoe’s invasive species. “The lake’s clarity is kind of at stake with
Published: September 5, 2013
The Rim Fire was caused by a hunter’s illegal fire that escaped out of control, the U.S. Forest Law Enforcement and Investigations with Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday The hunter’s name is currently being withheld pending the investigation. According to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Order No. 19-13-06, signed July 1, violating prohibitions of
Published: September 5, 2013
More than 100 people are expected to turn out for Great Strides, a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation event meant to spread awareness of the genetic disease, Saturday at Forest Suites in South Lake Tahoe. “We have families that have children with cystic fibrosis throughout the region,” said Pete Tucker, senior development director of the Sacramento chapter of the Cycstic Fibrosis Foundation.
Published: September 5, 2013
As a grant writer, people often say to me, “Oh, you ask people for money!” While that is partially true, I see my position a little differently — I am a storyteller. There are a lot of preconceived notions about nonprofits and the people that work for them, and part of my job is overcoming those notions, as well as
Published: September 5, 2013
A heartfelt thank you to all the generous and thoughtful businesses and individuals in and around Lake Tahoe, who donated to the Sierra Community Church Fundraiser in support of the 2013 Adult Navajo Mission Trip. For the past 10 years, Sierra Community Church has sent various teams to the Navajo Nation to assist the Navajo people in need. We have
Published: September 6, 2013
The preliminary numbers of people who visited the South Shore during Labor Day weekend have been reported as higher than last year by local officals, based on lodging and attendance statistics. Staff at various events tracked the number of people who attended throughout the weekend, with some garnering tens of thousands. The fireworks display Sunday drew 50,000 people in the
Published: September 3, 2013

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