Peaks & Valleys: Bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe (commentary)
• Edgewood Tahoe’s groundbreaking for the destination golf course’s new hotel was held on Oct. 1.
This high-end lodging project is the result of multiple agencies working with Edgewood to make needed community improvements — and to fill a gap in current lodging options available locally. The excitement at the groundbreaking was undeniable. This is another example of South Lake Tahoe groups and investors working together to make our hometown a better place to live, work and play.
• Snow capped the Sierras — however briefly.
Winter is on its way! We hope snow flies soon, and sticks around per El Niño predictions.
• California wildfires are largely under control.
Nuff said. Let’s hope our luck continues.
• A new concept for Regan Beach’s redesign was recently introduced to City of South Lake Tahoe.
This plan, if approved, may provide more beach access and amenities, like an adventure play area and a new concession stand, for local residents and visitors.
• A well-known local musician, Trey Stone, was inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame in Detroit this week.
We love when local talents shine on the national stage.
• South Lake Tahoe residents have a dim view of the area’s public transportation service, especially when it comes to lengths between buses and bus stop access.
We hope that comments gained from public outreach result in positive change.
• The Cork and More will close its doors in November after nearly 40 years of business in South Lake Tahoe.
We’ll miss this longtime, small, local business. It filled a need — and it was well-loved by locals and visitors alike.
• South Lake Tahoe City Council will consider censuring JoAnn Conner at an Oct. 19 special meeting.
It’s an unfortunate distraction preventing positive progress for city goals.
NOT SURE YET
• A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to allow exemptions for pesticide/herbicide use around Lake Tahoe gives the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association another tool to remove invasive aquatic weeds from the Tahoe Keys.
Is this a peak or a valley? Only time will tell. While removal of invasive weeds is a positive, using chemicals can be just as detrimental to the environment. The devil will be in the details on this one.
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