Editor’s note: Starting this Saturday, the Tribune will run a weekly column highlighting recent top news, sports and community stories from Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Check out the full articles online at http://www.tahoedailytribune.com. In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. This issue focuses on the Winter X Games, deteriorating snow conditions, and a South Shore cop arrested on federal charges and released on bail.
South Shore women dominate Winter X GamesThe lady snowboarders of the South Shore last weekend under the X Games’ spotlight. Sierra-at-Tahoe riders Maddie Bowman and Jamie Anderson both snagged gold while Elena Hight made history by landing the first double alley-oop backside rodeo in competition. Shaun White of Northstar California won gold. Again. Lake Tahoe entered into the to bring the extreme sports competition to the basin in 2015-17. South Tahoe wins cross-town rivalryThe South Tahoe High School boys and girls teams Whittell High School Saturday during the cross-town match-up.A strong second half led the South Tahoe boys to a 56-29 win. The lady Vikings took control of the game early, and cruised to a 49-24 win.
South Lake Tahoe cop released on bail, sex charges possibleThe Tahoe Daily Tribune broke the story about the South Lake Tahoe police officer Johnny Poland who was on five federal felony counts. This week, Poland was on a $100,000 bond and could face sex charges relating to his relationships with underage South Tahoe High School students.SnowGlobe attendee reports attempted rapeSouth Lake Tahoe police are who reportedly attempted to rape a woman he picked up on her way back from the SnowGlobe Music Festival.Police waited to release the information until they could confirm that the incident was not related , according to South Lake Tahoe law enforcement personnel.
Dry January evaporates Sierra snowpackA dry month, according to the California Department of Water Resources. The water content near Echo Summit . On Jan. 29, water content at the same station was only 66 percent of average for the date. Mid-winter storm activity lulls like the one currently affecting South Lake Tahoe are common, Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Frank Gehrke said. City council appoints new member to fill vacancyFormer South Lake Tahoe City Councilwoman will take over the City Council seat in December. On Tuesday, the City Council appointed Laine to serve the remainder of Fortier’s term, which lasts through December 2014.Laine was born and raised at the South Shore and works as a customer service manager at Bank of the West.— Compiled by Axie Navas