Peaks & Valleys: Bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe (commentary)
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Should the Loop Road project be on South Lake Tahoe’s upcoming ballot? Yes or no?
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Daylight savings adds an hour of sunshine
An extra hour of daylight after work is certainly welcome after a few months of dark dinners and indoor jogging. Hello, springtime!
Jamie Anderson sees competition success
Jamie Anderson, South Lake Tahoe’s star athlete, had a few big wins recently — slopestyle at Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, Colorado, plus big air and slopestyle at World Snowboard Federation’s Corona World Championships of Snowboarding in China.
Keep it up, Jamie!
March storms improve Tahoe’s snowpack
So far, “snow and rain totals yielded 14 inches of precipitation in and around the Tahoe Basin, more than double the average for the entire month of March,” reported Tribune staffer Sebastian Foltz. “As a result, South Shore resorts recorded between 50 and 85 inches of snow during the two weeks of storms.”
Ski season still has a full month of shredding potential at the resorts. Let’s hope the white still keeps coming.
Amgen announces race lineup
The 2016 Amgen Tour of California recently announced its race team lineup for men and women — both races will ride through Tahoe in May and feature top athletes from around the world.
Public interest in Loop Road discussion
Between Tahoe Transportation District’s recent Loop Road press conference and the variety of letters sent to the Tribune, both for and against the project, it’s good to see passion and engagement in South Shore’s future.
Let’s keep discussion going. Want to weigh in? Write a letter to the editor by emailing email@example.com.
State snowpack still below average
Sierra Nevada snowpack, along with the rest of the state, is still hovering at below-average levels.
“While the northern Sierra average snowpack reached 102 percent after dipping to 90 at the end of February, the southern Sierra remains just 80 percent of its year-to-date average,” reported Foltz. “Statewide, the average reached 93 percent after dipping to 85 percent at the end of February.”
West Shore roadways see resurfacing issues
A faulty chip seal project on approximately 21 miles of road between Tahoma and Rubicon means El Dorado County must shell out as much as $700,0000 in repairs. Apparently paving materials came loose and scattered onto private properties.
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