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Weekend Reading

In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. This issue focuses on a South Shore snowskating throwdown, a car crash at the South Shore Denny’s and the Embassy Suites’ new identity.

Ralston Cup wraps upSome of the best snowskaters last Saturday during the sixth annual Ralston Cup at Sierra-at-Tahoe Mountain Resort. The Ralston Cup is an open snowskate competition that features some of the top athletes in the up-and-coming sport.Joachim Bronzich took first in the men’s professional category while Kendra Wilson nabbed the first step out of the women’s field.To get the from the weekend competition, visit the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website. Not familiar with snowskating? Think of it as snowboarding’s strapless, scrappy younger cousin and read the on the sport. South Shore skiers land in top five at Far West competitionSouth Shore skiers Payton Norton and Haley Louis both nabbed fifth-place finishes at Alpine Meadows last weekend during the Super G competition.Norton and teammate Corey Huber both qualified for the invitational only J4 performance camp March 15-17 at Sugar Bowl. Selections were based on season standings with only 12 boys and 12 girls from the North Division selected. The boys will compete in four events, SL, GS, Super G and the newly formed parallel, against the top athletes of their age class in the state.

Prison sentence for man who fired gun at Whiskey Dick’sA man who was arrested in June after allegedly holding a gun to the head of a South Lake Tahoe man inside a bar to seven years in state prison.El Dorado Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury sentenced Scott Enerson to four years in prison for the assault at Whiskey Dick’s and another three years in state prison for using a firearm in the commission of a felony. To read more about the arrest and other cops news, check out the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website. Dodge Durango crashes into South Shore Denny’sThree people, including two young boys, were treated for injuries Thursday morning after the driver of a Dodge Durango .The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to Renown Hospital in Reno for trauma care, according to a press release. The two young boys, the driver’s sons, were treated at Barton Hospital for minor injuries and released.South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler said the man suffered some sort of seizure that caused him to steer the Dodge into the restaurant as he was driving his children to school.

Embassy Suites gets new name, renovationsAfter more than 20 years at the South Shore, is getting a new name.The hotel will operate as an independent property starting next month, according to a Monday statement from Weidinger Public Relations. The new name — Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.The owners of the hotel decided to terminate its management agreement with the property’s current operator, Hilton Worldwide, effective March 31, according to an email from Hilton spokesman David Trumble.Third annual backcountry fest comes to South Lake TahoeOrganizers of the invite skiers and riders of all abilities to celebrate the backcountry and learn about safety protocol next Saturday at the American Legion. The festival started as the Echo Lakes Splitboard Festival two years ago, but event founder James Strawser said he wanted to make the event appeal to a broader audience. After all, it wasn’t just about splitboarding. The goal was to invite skiers, riders, snowmobilers, snowshoers and even sledders of all levels to a festival devoted to the backcountry and avalanche awareness.The festival will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the American Legion building. More information is available at http://www.tahoebackcountryfestival.com.— Compiled by Axie Navas.

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