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Zephyr Cove fun in jeopardy: Party atmosphere alleged at beach

Susan Wood

The Douglas County Commission will take up one item that encourages tourism in Tahoe and another that may not.

At its meeting today, the commissioners will discuss possibly revoking the cabaret license of the Sunset Beach Bar at Zephyr Cove Resort after 15 complaints of noise and disturbances were made in June and July.

The Tiltons, who live 50 yards south of the resort along the beach, claimed in one instance “the music was so loud that it could be heard inside of his residence,” the report read.

In another part of the report, at least one complaint was tied to nearby boats by county officials taking issue with the resort creating a party-like environment. For decades young people have flocked to Zephyr Cove during summer for volleyball games, people watching and music. The popular beach has been showcased on MTV and the Travel Channel and is considered one of Tahoe’s premiere spots for young adult tourists and college students on summer break.

Zephyr Cove Resort management operating as a Aramark concessionaire and its attorney were unavailable for comment as of press time Wednesday.

In other agenda items:

Douglas County will discuss the possibility of dedicating 2 percent of its transient occupancy tax from the Tahoe township to help pay for the South Tahoe Redevelopment Agency’s convention center complex spearheaded by Lake Tahoe Development Co.

The presumption is using the government funds across the Nevada-to-California state line would require action from the Nevada Legislature when it returns to session. Groundbreaking of the 12-acre project that includes the building of two condominium hotels located off Highway 50 near Stateline is set for May 2007.

What: Douglas County Commission meeting

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Where: Tahoe Township office, 175 Highway 50 in Stateline

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