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

Lake Tahoe Basin resorts have already started topping last year’s snow totals.

Heavenly Mountain Resort recently beat last year’s snowfall, and word on the street is that Kirkwood is hot on Heavenly’s heels ­­— with 100 percent of its terrain open. With a fresh powder day on Thursday, Dec. 24, Tahoe’s winter season is looking to be a good one.

Tahoe Daily Tribune has new digs in the same building right off Lake Tahoe Boulevard.

We moved Monday into our recently finished custom space at the back of 3079 Harrison Ave. To find us, drive straight back past our original office spot. We have a separate parking area, a new entrance, vaulted ceilings and big, sunny windows.

South Lake Tahoe opens a “warm room” for its homeless population.

Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless opened its new South Lake Tahoe Warm Room on Friday, Dec. 18. The facility, located off of U.S. Highway 50 on Silver Dollar Avenue, gives those in need a warm place to stay overnight during the winter and is free of charge.

Tahoe’s South Shore has plenty planned as far as holiday cheer!

Check out SnowGlobe Music Festival, a variety of New Year’s celebrations and Heavenly Days at the village. Pick up Lake Tahoe Action for a full lineup of fun around the lake this week.

VALLEYS

Winter weather makes holiday travel challenging.

Though we’re grateful for Tahoe’s recent snow days, we realize its making it difficult for travelers coming and going from the lake. Please drive safely — remember your chains, dress warmly and take it slow.

JoAnn Conner sues the city for her public censure.

This is a continuing distraction for the City of South Lake Tahoe and its residents. Let’s move forward and focus on making our hometown a better place to live.

Lake Tahoe Prosperity Center’s report shows troubling economic figures for the region.

The Lake Tahoe Basin continues to struggle with underpaying employment opportunities, challenging housing conditions, blighted residences and aging infrastructure. A lot of work needs to be done throughout the region to make the area an even better place to live, work and play. The Tribune hopes 2016 will bring revitalization to the area and improved services spanning cell-phone reception, improved Internet speeds and better employment opportunities.

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


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