Peaks & Valleys: Bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe (commentary)
• Heavenly Mountain Resort opens its California side.
Good news! Our closest ski destination, Heavenly, opened its California Lodge two weeks ahead of schedule, along with expanded offerings on the Nevada side. We’re hoping this development translates into increased holiday bookings.
• RISE Designs in Meyers, California, celebrates eight years as a successful small business; Cold Water Brewery celebrates its one-year anniversary and the continued growth of microbrewing and Freshies Restaurant & Grill celebrates 15 years of success in South Lake Tahoe
Small business means community betterment, especially when those businesses employ locals who spend money in town. Let’s hope even more new business opens in town in 2016.
• Loop Road discussions continue with forward progression in mind.
We’re glad locals participated in a public forum hosted by Tahoe Transportation District regarding the proposed Loop Road around the casino corridor. Attendees expressed both support and voiced concerns. It’s always a good thing with those impacted by projects speak and up and participate in planning efforts. More than 2,000 people also participated in a reader poll on the Tribune’s website, with 82.85 percent of participants so far saying they support the project.
• The recent death of longtime Freshies employee Mikey Sheehan.
Sheehan will be missed by his friends and co-workers. He will be honored Dec. 11 at Lakeview Loft.
• Recent robberies cast shadow on holiday season
With recent reports of armed robberies around town, we encourage everyone to stay vigilant, protective and proactive.
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