Peaks & Valleys: Bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe (commentary)
American Century Championship returns
A variety of athletes and performers are golfing this weekend at Edgewood Tahoe as part of American Century Championship’s star-studded extravaganza. The Modified Stableford tournament will run through Sunday.
This event brings lots of big names, along with visitors seeking to rub elbows with celebrities, and it features the beautiful Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course — putting South Shore on the map every summer. Head out this weekend to check out the fun!
LTCC four-year degree registration opens
Registration for Lake Tahoe Community College’s new four-year Global Business Management degree kicked off at the beginning of July. Open houses for the new bachelor’s degree are planned for July 27 and Aug. 10 in the Aspen Room on LTCC’s campus.
This is a good thing — by allowing students to study locally, it will hopefully limit “brain drain,” helping more young people and families put down roots on Tahoe’s South Shore.
SnowGlobe contract extended
South Lake Tahoe City Council extended SnowGlobe Music Festival’s stay on the South Shore until 2018 — with the option to extend further out after wear and tear on the city’s new playing fields are evaluated.
Snow is never a sure thing these days — bringing (and keeping) winter events in South Lake Tahoe is a necessity for year-round economic health.
New business ventures on South Shore
Investment continues in local business — welcome Revive Coffee and Wine to the scene, among others.
Vacationer drowns in Lake Tahoe
A 43-year-old California man recently drowned in a kayaking accident while vacationing on Tahoe’s South Shore. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Seemingly calm weather can belie inherent risk associated with water recreation. Please always wear a flotation device, be prepared for cold water and bring a friend when heading out on the lake.
Meeks Bay Marina closed
West Shore’s Meeks Bay Marina is closed due to water quality issues. Testing showed high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and iron. This issue is likely caused by sediments and rain runoff.
Meeks Bay Resort is open despite the marina closure.
Thefts increase on South Shore
South Lake Tahoe Police Department recently warned locals and visitors of a rise in theft throughout the area — generally related to property that’s unattended and/or unsecured. Don’t forget to lock car doors, your home, windows and more.
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