Peaks & Valleys: Bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe (commentary) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Peaks & Valleys: Bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe (commentary)

PEAKS

Tahoe Mountain Lab celebration

Tahoe Mountain Lab’s ribbon-cutting party on Thursday was a rousing success. More than 100 people showed up to taste Mountain Lab’s homebrew and check out the new digs.

Ski visits up more than 50 percent in West over previous year

Preliminary data from National Ski Areas Association shows that the southwest region, making up California, Nevada and Arizona, rose by 53.1 percent over the previous ski season. Total skiers to the region reached 7.38 million.

Here’s hoping next ski season is just as good or better!

It’s Memorial Day weekend

Locals and visitors alike mark Memorial Day weekend as the official start to summer tourist season — with plenty of beach time, boat time, bike time and more.

From Tahoe Daily Tribune’s staff, we wish everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend; and, please, take a moment to honor those who’ve died while fighting for our country.

Amgen Tour of California

Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts flocked to Tahoe Thursday, May 19, to watch men’s and women’s racing, despite windy weather. Along with an international marketing boost due to televised coverage of the race, organizers say the tour as a whole offers a $100 million annual impact to local economies.

It’s time to vote

California’s El Dorado County Primary Election is scheduled for June 7.

VALLEYS

Tahoe Keys aquatic issues

Tahoe Keys is home to Tahoe’s most dense population of invasive aquatic species; it’s also currently the site of a small diesel fuel spill.

Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association will address its invasive species problem this summer with continued research.

A recent Tribune article by Sebastian Foltz said, “Two plant species, the Eurasian milfoil and curlyleaf pondweed, have expanded to a point where they have overwhelmed natural species in the area. The plants have also become home to non-native warm-water aquatic life including goldfish, catfish and bullfrogs. As part of the multi-year plan, the property association board authorized an additional $520,000 to fund continued research this summer. Researchers will study a number of approaches to weed management with the potential to implement practices in 2017.”

Readers, tell us your “peaks” and “valleys” by writing a letter to the editor — crow@tahoedailytribune.com.


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