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March 15, 2013
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Rahlves’ Banzai Tour ends with high-intensity racing at Sugar Bowl

Skiers and snowboarders blasted down Sugar Bowl’s Silver Belt Gully last weekend for the final race of the four-stop Rahlves’ Banzai Tour. With former Olympic downhiller Daron Rahlves sidelined by an injury, Squaw Valley skier John Bochenek followed the path to victory.

Bochenek took first in the men’s ski category while Shannon Rahlves nabbed the top spot in the women’s ski field. Chelone Miller was first in the men’s snowboard category and Kiana Putman won the women’s snowboard field. For full results, check out the article online.

McCarthy Massacre: Ryan McCarthy versus Chris Huerta Friday night

There was no title on the line — just South Shore pride.

South Tahoe’s Ryan McCarthy took on Chris Huerta of Madera, Calif., Friday night at the Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa.

The headlining bout was McCarthy’s final amateur fight before he joined to the professional ranks.

“McCarthy is a well-rounded fighter. He takes the fight pretty much wherever he wants to,” Huerta’s trainer Jose Torres told the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

Bill introduced to keep NV in TRPA

Nevada legislators introduced a bill Monday to repeal an effort to pull the state out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs introduced Senate Bill 229 that would completely repeal 2011’s Senate Bill 271. SB 271 threatens to pull Nevada out of the bi-state planning agency in October 2015 if certain changes to the agency aren’t made and it authorizes Nevada’s governor to postpone the withdrawal until October 2017 under certain circumstances.

For more coverage of SB 271’s history, visit the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website.

South Lake Tahoe Loop Road options narrowing

Which options will be considered for a possible rerouting of U.S. Highway 50 behind Heavenly Village and the Stateline casinos could be decided as soon as next month.

At a Special South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting Tuesday night, consultants for Tahoe Transportation District said they will recommend the triangle alternative, a one-way triangle alternative and what is known as Alternative 2 be considered for the controversial Loop Road project proposal.

The TTD’s board is expected to vote on which options will be included in the project’s environmental document at its April 12 meeting.

Avalanche dogs to the rescue

Don’t let those floppy ears and that cute muzzle fool you. The South Shore avalanche dogs are elite rescuers trained to sniff out a victim buried under feet of snow. Most of the dogs won’t ever need their avalanche rescue skills outside of training, but the teams are ready if they’re needed. And there’s been at least one situation where having an avi dog on scene meant the difference between life and death.

Read a feature about the South Shore ski resorts avalanche rescue dog teams online at www.tahoedailytribune.com/SouthShore/.

Spanish-language program graduates to STMS

Bijou Community School’s Two-Way Immersion program is about to enter middle school.

The Spanish-language immersion program that launched six years ago at the elementary school will start next year at South Tahoe Middle School after the Lake Tahoe Unified School District board approved the Two-Way Immersion Secondary Pathway Tuesday night.

The biggest hurdle is finding a qualified teacher with the proper credentials and language skills, according to LTUSD Administrative Intern Maria Luquín. Hiring that teacher could cost almost $40,000, according to a LTUSD estimate.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 15, 2013 10:02PM Published Mar 15, 2013 04:50PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.