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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee-based Carr Long Real Estate recently staged and upgraded the design of four of its Village at Northstar properties, giving them a more modern mood and tone.These residences, along with several other Village properties, will be featured at Carr Long Real Estate’s Wine Walk event on Saturday, June 6, according to a news release from the real
Published: June 2, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza have hired a news reporter, Joshua Staab, who began his new role in Truckee and North Tahoe on Monday.Staab comes to the newspapers after jobs most recently as a digital content supervisor for KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Alaska; and as an editor from 2011-13 at Patch.com.Staab, a graduate
Published: June 2, 2015
MEEKS BAY, Calif. — Tahoe Expedition Academy students (kindergarten through high school) will perform in a musical and theatrical benefit concert, in collaboration with the children of the Washoe Tribe this weekend.The event will be held on the grounds at Meeks Bay Resort on Sunday, June 7, from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 per adult; children are free.All
Published: June 2, 2015
Award-winning American television journalist Bob Woodruff will speak at Squaw Valley on Saturday, June 6.Woodruff’s career in journalism dates back to 1989; he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as a past co-anchor of ABC News’ broadcast World News Tonight.In 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” a roadside bomb critically wounded
Published: June 2, 2015
Many might scoff at the notion that “health” is a right, believing it a material condition, hostage to chance, societal conditions, genetics, age and a host of other variables.International speaker and spiritual healer Jon Benson says, “I’ve learned through personal experience that a clearer understanding of my relationship with God brings health to my life.”With that in mind, Benson will
Published: June 2, 2015
For over 20 years the first Saturday in June has been time for the Two Bills Golf Tournament at the Tahoe City Golf Course.With the recent death of longtime Tahoe local Bob Scoville, this year’s event on June 6 comes with a name change to the Two Bills and a Bob Memorial Golf Tournament. The event is the major annual
Published: June 2, 2015
The Tahoe Food Hub is hosting a Seed and Seedling Sale at its Farm Shop on Friday, June 5, from 1-6 p.m.The sale at 150 Alpine Meadows Road will feature seeds and plant starts from local backyard gardeners in Tahoe, the Growing Dome at the Tahoe Food Hub’s Sierra Agroecology Center and Sierra Foothill farmers.“Come celebrate regional agriculture and get
Published: June 2, 2015
Cuba. The most intriguing Island in the world. Besides giving us Cuba Libra, they have given the world Upman Cigars and preserved our old Chevys. They have Hot August Nights every night down there in Cuba.Their people honor family, sports and art, and they seem eager today to get out from under our thumb and rejoin the community of nations.I
Published: June 3, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from May 25-31 at www.tahoedailytribune.com.1. Looking for love: Bear tries to make new friends (VIDEO)A South Lake Tahoe Bear hopped a fence on Memorial Day into a backyard he thought was occupied by other bears. I turned out to be a trio of bear figurines, and the animal’s curious
Published: June 3, 2015
Incline High School science and math teacher Russell Resney has been selected as the ninth Teacher of the Year finalist.Resney was recognized for his dedication to students and staff at Incline High School.“Mr. Resney stays late every day and arrives early every morning and he is always available to meet with his students and help them,” wrote one parent nominator.
Published: June 3, 2015
Every June, as the school year draws to a close, teachers across the country are asked to assess the growth of their students. What tools best to use? Test scores? Observation? Day-to-day production and class participation?The challenge of measuring and defining what constitutes appropriate development is – and always will be – a huge challenge, containing with it numerous bits
Published: June 3, 2015
On Saturday, May 30, the Incline Highlander Battalion competed in the Annual Brigade Olympics, held this year at Wooster High School.The event was an opportunity for Highlander Cadets to compete in seven athletic events against 11 other schools in the brigade, making up nearly 425 cadets.The events included teams of four to six participants competing in timed sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups,
Published: June 3, 2015
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center invites the community to join guest speaker Dr. Carolyn Slupsky for a presentation next Thursday, June 11, at the Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village.Diet can have considerable effects on the gut microbiome and overall metabolism, and its quality has been linked with overall health.Indeed, a diet high in refined sugars and fat has
Published: June 3, 2015
South Tahoe Public Utilities District (STPUD) and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department crews responded to a burst fire hydrant pipe late Tuesday night on Tucker Avenue near the “Y” intersection of highways 50 and 89.STPUD crews worked until almost 6 a.m. on Wednesday to clean up the flooded street between Glorene Avenue and Highway 89, including removing the mud from
Published: June 3, 2015
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District would like to thank our community, Washoe County, Incline Village General Improvement District, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and local agency partners for a very successful Community Evacuation Drill this past Saturday, May 30.We had approximately 200 first responders and volunteers participate in the drill, and more than 500 residents check in at the
Published: June 3, 2015
The contact point is a key component in hitting and controlling a tennis ball. Just like golf and baseball, if you don’t have a good “feel” and visual impression of where the contact point is, you are going to have trouble making good contact and hitting the ball in the direction you want your shot to go.Here are a few
Published: June 3, 2015
The IVGID Board of Trustees will hold its monthly retreat on Thursday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m. at The Chateau.“A lot of the major policy decisions rely on the direction of the District’s Strategic Plan,” according to a district news release. “IVGID General Manager Steve Pinkerton plans to address the timing of the completion of the District’s Strategic Plan and
Published: June 3, 2015
The annual garage sale fundraiser hosted by the North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary returns to Incline Village on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the parking lot grounds of the Incline Village Community Hospital.Auxiliary members are gearing up for a very successful Classy Garage Sale, especially since it was sorely missed last year.“We need
Published: June 4, 2015
The community is invited to join the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for its annual free forum, “Current Thoughts: The Economy 2015,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center.Learn more about important economic trends, insights and relevant issues presented by Parasol’s Investment Committee members and investment consultants.As part of the forum, Elbridge (Bridge) H.
Published: June 4, 2015
Join Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner on Saturday, June 6, from 5-7:30 p.m. for the 41st Annual Wine and Restaurant Faire at Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee.Local restaurants will offer delectable morsels to pair with your wine tasting. Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door and may be purchased at Dickson Realty, Truckee Donner Chamber of
Published: June 4, 2015
Fundraising fishing derbyThe 22nd Annual Mike Kise Memorial Charity Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday June 7, with weigh-ins at Jake’s On The Lake in Tahoe City. Fishermen will compete for cash prizes in the following categories: Mackinaw ($1,000), brown trout ($500), and rainbow trout ($250). Fish must be weighed in by noon. The longtime fundraising tournament benefits the
Published: June 4, 2015
A 5K, 10K and half marathon will be among the offerings at an annual celebration of running in Truckee this weekend. The Truckee Running Festival returns to River View Sports Park on Saturday morning.The 5K and 10K routes follow the Legacy Trail along the Truckee River, while the half marathon features the scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Shorter distance kids
Published: June 4, 2015
1981-2015Robin was born to Peter and Mary Ballachey at Barton Memorial Hospital on October 6, 1981. Robin grew up alongside her older sister Brooke Ballachey and played an immense role in her younger brother Nicholas Ballachey’s life. She attended Meyers Elementary and graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1999.Robin was always passionate about sports, adventure, and the outdoors. As
Published: June 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 12th annual Truckee Day, a town-wide street cleanup and civic-pride day, is set to hit the streets on Saturday, June 6.Check in stations across town, from Donner Lake to Glenshire, will open at 8 a.m. – get there early to get your materials, volunteer T-shirt, and free lunch ticket. Pre-registration is not required.After you check in,
Published: June 5, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Maybe the Tahoe winter of 2015 wasn’t as fierce as usual, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been brutal elements assaulting our faces each and every day.Ironically, the two things that we love the most about Tahoe living — high altitude and sun — are the worse things for skin. Short of undergoing high cost and
Published: June 5, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — On Saturday, June 6, more than 100 volunteers in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay will take to the streets to pick up trash prior to the busy summer season.Registration will be at 9 a.m. at Community House, located at 265 Bear St. in Kings Beach.At registration, volunteers will be assigned specific locations
Published: June 5, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Local residents are banding together to tackle trash in Tahoe City, as part of a region wide clean-up effort across North Lake Tahoe and Truckee on Saturday, June 6.This regional event offer locals and visitors a chance to pitch in to keep North Tahoe towns and neighborhoods beautiful. It includes group events, disposal programs and, of
Published: June 5, 2015
The Tuesday, June 9, Good Morning Truckee meeting will put the spotlight on the town’s growing arts scene.According to the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, more and more visitors and locals are enjoying Truckee’s thriving arts community with multiple art galleries in the historic downtown, new events, artists lofts being planned, and more.“Some may be surprised to learn that Truckee
Published: June 5, 2015
Garth Gilchrist, a professional storyteller best known for his portrayals of California environmentalist John Muir, will conduct a free storytelling workshop for the volunteer trail leaders of the 2015 Trails & Vistas Art Hikes.The workshop, at Cedar House Sport Hotel Truckee on Sunday, June 7, from 9-11 a.m. will be immediately followed by a brunch.Both the workshop and the brunch
Published: June 5, 2015
More than 175 helmeted children, parents and teachers pedaled down Apache Avenue in waves of bicycles Thursday morning toward Lake Tahoe Environmental Sciences Magnet School as part of a week-long bike to school event.Portions of the organized mass ride started on the bicycle trail running along Highway 50, while others trickled in from the surrounding Meyers community.All ended up in
Published: June 5, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn the citizens of scams that are occurring in Douglas County. There are numerous scams and to identify each one as how it is presented is very difficult.1. The first scam to be addressed is the IRS scam. A caller identifies himself as an agent and suggests you contact your lawyer or pay
Published: June 5, 2015
Every South Tahoe High School student had the opportunity to take home snapshots of their 2015-2016 year with the distribution of free yearbooks last week, reflecting what the principal said will become a tradition.Principal Chad Houck said more than 1,000 yearbooks were published for high school students, compared to the 400 that were purchased last year.“We’re very excited about this,”
Published: June 5, 2015
For the month of June, we are planning to kick off our “Meet the Police” outreach campaign. Two efforts — our Open House, and Coffee with a Cop will be starting in June. The police department strives to blend community service and protection of its residents. The more we hear from you, the better we are able to provide excellence
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies launched an investigation on the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative early Monday morning, forcing the business to close down for most of the day.In addition to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, agents from the state’s Franchise Tax Agency, Board of Equalization and Department of Insurance were also present, according to Franchise Tax Agency spokeswoman Tami Grimes.Grimes
Published: June 3, 2015
LOGAN SHOALS -- A driver and a dog were killed in a solo-vehicle crash just northeast of Cave Rock Wednesday morning. The driver, 75-year-old Darlene M. Hall of Skyforest, was declared dead at the scene. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District (TDFPD) personnel had to extricate Hall about an hour after the incident was first reported. The incident occurred a few
Published: June 3, 2015
This 3- to 4-foot long rattlesnake was found under a porch on Treehaven Drive in South Lake Tahoe by Chad Davis late Tuesday morning. El Dorado County Animal Services in South Lake Tahoe sent an Animal Services officer who safely captured the snake and relocated it to an unpopulated area of the county. There was no known contact with the
Published: June 5, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Alder Creek Middle School students Jocelyn Holmes, Deanna Sunnergren and Ashley Woodard were recently awarded scholarships to attend the American Association of University Women’s Science and Math Camp, Tech Trek, at UC Davis in July.ACMS science and math teachers Becky Schaffnit, Sue Monk and Christine Smith nominated several girls for the camp; they were asked to complete
Published: June 8, 2015
Now that the end of the school year is just about a week away, most kids are thinking about sleeping in, having some extra TV time, riding their bikes, playing with friends, maybe going to a summer camp or two, and just overall taking a break from the daily routine of school.But just because school is out doesn’t mean the
Published: June 8, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Memorial Day commemorates American men and women who died during military service.The holiday rightfully honors military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice, but perhaps we should also take a moment to recognize the efforts of uniformed police and the highway patrol that safeguard our communities, roads and thoroughfares every day.In their effort to protect those traveling California’s
Published: June 9, 2015
TAHOMA, Calif. — To any given passerby, Tahoma may be another dot on a map; an out-of-the-way hamlet inhabited by a small, mixed bag of locals, second-home owners and a scattering of old and new businesses.But to those who reside in this slice of West-Shore-heaven, Tahoma holds far more charm and allure than meets the eye, and Kevin and Aimée
Published: May 26, 2015
Anyone who has raised kids knows that they can get pretty expensive. Young people who are thinking about starting families often wonder if there’s a good way to estimate how much their kids will cost them.The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes a report on the costs that can be a handy financial planning tool. The report is titled, “Expenditures on
Published: June 2, 2015
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — When it comes to transforming one’s image with a new hairdo, Kimberly Smith considers more than trimmed and tamed tresses in achieving her client’s desired style.As hairstylist and owner of Tahoe Vista’s Transformations Salon, her approach to beauty cuts far deeper than split ends by infusing the healing philosophies of Reiki, meditation and positive energy to
Published: June 3, 2015
When I wrote “ETF Trading Strategies Revealed” in 2006 I said that ETFs would become a household name and explode in popularity.That’s happening. There are now 1,488 ETFs with assets totaling $2.1 trillion. Asset flows into ETFs already exceed those into mutual funds, and now ETF growth has reached another milestone: Assets in exchange-traded products now match total hedge fund
Published: June 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s statewide gaming win increased by 5.4 percent in April.“For the first four months of the calendar year, every market we track in the state is up with the exception of North Shore Tahoe,” said Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton.He said the driver behind the increase over that period is the steady increase in the
Published: June 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years.Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw an increase of 12,800 jobs over the month.The unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in April,Anderson said that’s the same as the rate in the Las
Published: June 3, 2015
A recent decision of the Tax Court (in the Redisch case) reminds us of how a bloke has to act with respect to the “conversion” of that vacation home to a rental property, entitling the taxpayer to the potential tax benefits of that rental loss, and the possibility of even deducting a loss upon the eventual sale of the property.The
Published: June 3, 2015
This week, I’m going to dip back into the editor’s notebook to share some recent conversations with readers and hopefully shed light on a pair of items.On May 12, we published a letter to the editor from local resident Gaylan Larson, who’s also a school board member with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.Gaylan’s letter, “Market share plummets for hospital
Published: May 27, 2015
The Tahoe Prosperity Center mission is uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity. Prosperity is defined as “the condition of being successful or thriving, especially economic well-being.” The Tahoe Prosperity Center is the basin-wide organization focused on that goal for all who live and work in Lake Tahoe.In 2010, the Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan was completed by the City
Published: May 26, 2015
Those of you out there who think Section 1031 solves all problems (Federal as well as state) should not lose sight of California’s requirements.Recall that this section of the Internal Revenue Code permits a bloke (who dots all of the i’s and crosses all of the t’s) to dispose of his investment real estate, replace the old property generally with
Published: May 27, 2015
Politico, an online affiliate of the Washington Post, recently published, “The GOP is dying off. Literally” by Sam McGraw.The author contends that the GOP is the party of “old, white people.” Comparing 2012 election exit polls to US Census life expectancy rates, he predicts some 2.75 million who voted for Romney will be dead by the 2016 election.He acknowledges that
Published: May 27, 2015
I began writing this column over a year ago. In the beginning, I decided I would write about mental health matters and challenge the accepted wisdom about mental illness, drugs, alcohol and the criminalization of nonviolent behavior whenever the facts warranted it.I was motivated partly by a desire to rethink and review some of my 45 years as a physician
Published: May 27, 2015
With that catchy headline suggesting property owners may plant flowers on their neighbor’s property, we figured we would draw you into this admittedly dry Law Review column about California encroachment and easement law.For lawyers, the new case of Richardson v. Franc is significant because it seems to give another basis for courts to avoid forcing removal of structures and landscaping
Published: May 28, 2015
As you may know, last week Placer County Local Agency Formation Commission released a preliminary draft of the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis for the proposed incorporation of Olympic Valley.We are disappointed in what we view as a seriously flawed document with incorrect data and premature conclusions. Incorporate Olympic Valley is working with LAFCO and its financial consultant (RSG) to improve the
Published: June 1, 2015
It is time to get involved and have your voices heard. The draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Village at Squaw Valley has been issued, with the public comment period ending July 17, 2015.The document can be found at Placer County’s website, with print versions at various local offices. While it is a large and intimidating document, select your
Published: June 2, 2015
As anyone who has tried to drive north on Highway 89 or in the Truckee area during a Sunday or holiday Monday snowstorm knows, traffic during these times comes to a standstill.Even when I-80 is open, traffic backs up due to congestion on the freeway, and when 80 is closed, cars have become stranded on 89 overnight. The roads in
Published: June 2, 2015
As of my deadline, Gov. Sandoval and members of the Nevada legislature are frantically trying to hammer together the most important parts of their agendas before adjournment, which must take place by 1 a.m., Tuesday, June 2.The problem is many players have different agendas. By the time you read this, the differences will either have been settled or we will
Published: June 3, 2015
It seems like only yesterday that Red, White and Tahoe Blue was formed to celebrate our great nation’s birthday.The idea was the brainchild of local Realtor Tom Bruno, who was inspired by the Fireworks and Boston Pops music celebration on July 4th and who shared his idea for a comparable event at the then-Tuesday Bonanza Community meeting.Several of us present
Published: June 3, 2015
The May 28 guest column by the chair of the Tahoe Prosperity Center entitled, “Collaboration key to grow Tahoe’s economy,” represents the kind of wrong thinking and promotion that eventually makes special places like Lake Tahoe less special. Growing Tahoe’s economy is the wrong emphasis.Residents who want “more amenities like sidewalks with lights,” “better job opportunities,” and “higher wages and
Published: June 3, 2015
Landlords, listen up because many of you are making mistakes in your residential lease notices, which is understandable given the complexity of California law – forever adding new notice requirements for residential landlords.30- Versus 60-Day NoticeFor about a million years, residential landlords and tenants in month-to-month tenancies were required to give 30-day notices to terminate the lease.As any real estate
Published: June 5, 2015
As the season approaches, we the residents of the greater Truckee/Tahoe area are presented with a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. A conundrum, a dilemma, a mental exercise in fortitude.The answer to this question could cost some their careers, their marriages and even their sanity. Soon this question will consume all our waking hours. It will cause
Published: June 5, 2015
A few doors down from KNUI radio was Auntie Henrietta’s Laundry Mat. Auntie Henrietta was the nicest lady on the Valley Island of Maui. I would drop off a basket full of dirty tennis socks, shirts and shorts on Monday, and Tuesday morning would find that basket on my desk at the station full of nice clean, folded clothes, smelling
Published: June 9, 2015
A structure fire on Seminole Way in Zephyr Cove was reported at 4:48 a.m. Monday. Passersby noticed the blaze and woke the residents in the home. The fire was extinguished rapidly by Tahoe Douglas Fire Department. The point of origin appeared to be at the hot tub, according to Tahoe Douglas Fire Marshal Eric Guevin. The fire was contained to
Published: June 10, 2015
Hundreds of smiling, sun-drenched runners — and one plump, red mascot — helped make the Truckee Running Festival a success on Saturday.More than 250 people from young to old participated in the annual running festival at River View Sports Park. The event featured several racing options, including a half marathon, 10K and 5K, as well as shorter kids races.Archie, the
Published: June 10, 2015
Published: June 10, 2015
Toccata, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, will kick off its 10th Summer MusicFest next week with the “Going For Baroque - Summer Solstice Serenade” concert series.The program will open with Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello, RV 547, with Natalie Haines Backman and Nick Haines as soloists, and will continue with flutist Josue Casillas performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Flute
Published: June 10, 2015
A few doors down from KNUI radio was Auntie Henrietta’s Laundry Mat. Auntie Henrietta was the nicest lady on the Valley Island of Maui. I would drop off a basket full of dirty tennis socks, shirts and shorts on Monday, and Tuesday morning would find that basket on my desk at the station full of nice clean, folded clothes, smelling
Published: June 10, 2015
I tell you, give the Truckee-Tahoe athletes a little sunshine and they come out in force. The docks are full, the paddleboards are on cars, the bicyclists are in my lane (Have they not heard the right-of-way goes to the tonnage?), the dogs are keeping time with their masters on the trails — basically the hills are alive.Finally, I just
Published: June 10, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline High School Senior Valerie Pober has received a full scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno, signing her letter of intent to attend the university as a National Merit Scholar.National Merit Scholars are selected from the group of students who earned the highest scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in the fall of
Published: June 10, 2015
Public disgust with the dysfunctional IVGID Board is growing. Nothing will happen, though, unless that disgust translates into some sort of communication and action on the part of the residents of the district, who have historically been long on complaining and short on action. So what is to be done? Well, one thing is to make sure that the conversation
Published: June 10, 2015
It has been nearly one year since I communicated with Ms. Clara Lawson, Public Works Engineer at Washoe County.I had emailed and talked with her via phone about what I perceived as hazardous Incline street safety issues. She responded in a timely fashion by having a “Yield Ahead” sign installed on Fairview Boulevard, approaching First Green.However, since then, there has
Published: June 10, 2015
A recent private letter ruling issued by the Revenooers may come as a surprise to some.IRS says that a corporation’s dissolution under state law is not the equivalent of a “termination” for income tax purposes, and the corporation must continue to file returns as long as it operates in a corporate manner.In this case, a bloke formed a corporation that
Published: June 10, 2015
Admirers of democracy, checks and balances, and “certain unalienable rights” of man have cause to celebrate.June 15 is the 800th anniversary of King John being forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England.Unpopular taxes (what else) gave birth to the document. It was drawn up by the Archbishop of Canterbury to assure peace and dealt with
Published: June 10, 2015
The recent news about the economy and corporate profits showed that GDP shrank by 0.7 percent in the first quarter and profits fell by 5.7 percent.Profits also fell in last year’s fourth quarter. Profit growth is the mother’s milk of bull markets, so some on Wall Street see little upside for stocks.The market strategists at Goldman Sachs expect stocks to
Published: June 10, 2015
The role emotions play on purchasing decisions is a fascinating subject. Today, we look into why people purchase things and what can marketers learn.How emotions affect our purchasesOnly 20 percent of purchases are actually made based on logic. The other 80 percent is pure emotion. I’m probably the worst when it comes to this.The emotion of likeability predicts whether or
Published: June 10, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for June 2-9.June 2At 8:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Country Club Drive, deputies responded to a report of fraud. Victim was a taxi company that reported driving the suspect to numerous locations in Reno and Incline Village. Upon
Published: June 10, 2015
Our Parks and Recreation Guide is getting a facelift. It is now the IVGID Quarterly Magazine. You will still be able to use it as a way to learn about all of our programs, but it will now be so much more. Instead of being published twice a year, we will be publishing quarterly.Two of the issues will still be
Published: June 10, 2015
The header for the “My Turn” column by Kurt Zapata in Friday’s Sierra Sun — “What’s worse — Burning Man, or Ironman?” — was enough of an invitation to read on, knowing it would likely be upsetting for me. The quality of the writing is good; the tone and intention is venomous. He speaks in terms of “we,” as if all
Published: June 9, 2015
Published: June 10, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village General Improvement District trustees and staff worked last week to formulate a timeline for an overall strategic plan that will include master plans for its venues.“As a prerequisite to major policy decisions, it will be important to finalize the mission, vision, values and mantra,” said Steve Pinkerton, IVGID general manager, at the board’s June
Published: June 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Like a trendy new cocktail, a newly restored historic Truckee liquor store is blending hints of the contemporary while paying tribute to its roots.Zander’s Spirits, Etc. officially opened for business at the end of February 2015 at 11008 Donner Pass Road, but the history of the space goes back more than a generation. Offering up a collection
Published: June 9, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The history of the Sierra Nevada came to life this past weekend through artifacts and exhibits inside the newly unveiled Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center.On Saturday, the new visitor center east of Donner Lake officially opened to the public — an event roughly 20 years in the making that garnered much fanfare.“With the opening of this
Published: June 9, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from June 1-7 at www.tahoedailytribune.com.1. Driver and dog killed in crashDarlene M. Hall, 75, of Skyforest, Calif., was killed in a solo vehicle crash the morning of June 3 near Cave Rock on Tahoe’s East Shore.She was traveling northeast on Highway 50 when she veered off the road in
Published: June 8, 2015
Rand Carter of Tahoe Vista raced to a first-place finish in a field of 111 participants in the opening event of the Tahoe Cup Paddle Racing Series.The 5-mile race, held on a chilly and wet day over the Memorial Day weekend, started and ended at Donner Lake’s West End Beach. Carter covered the loop course in 42 minutes, 37 seconds,
Published: June 10, 2015
High school football is back on Dollar Hill.After canceling its 2014 season due to a lack of numbers, the North Tahoe football team is set to return in the fall, thanks in large part to the community’s up-and-coming Pop Warner feeder program. “The youth programs are really starting to pay off, not only with the increase in numbers, but with
Published: June 10, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Toby A.A. Heaps on my radio show. Toby is the CEO and co-founder of the Corporate Knights. In 2007 he coined the term, “clean capitalism.”The Corporate Knights publish a magazine on sustainable living, and for the last 10 years have been putting together a global ranking of the 100 most sustainable corporations in
Published: June 9, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The finish line is within sight for North Tahoe High School seniors. Of 70 graduates from the 2014-15 class, 18 will do so this week with the distinction of valedictorian, and one as salutatorian.Graduates who have earned a grade point average of 4.0 or above are recognized valedictorians, while the top-ranked graduate after valedictorians is named
Published: June 9, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — For those who have attended recent Incline Village General Improvement District meetings, it’s possible they’ve heard the word “FlashVote” mentioned.It’s also possible not many in the room knew what “FlashVote” meant, besides perhaps the IVGID officials talking about it.The district recently partnered with the third-party survey service to collect anonymous input in hopes of helping better
Published: June 10, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — To address water supply and quality concerns for portions of the West Shore, the Tahoe City Public Utility District plans to build a treatment plant as early as next year.Located between Homewood and Tahoma, the McKinney Quail Water Service Area that serves 559 connections has historically experienced supply and quality deficiencies.The TCPUD is considering three potential
Published: June 10, 2015
Community alert! It has come to the attention of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society that some animals in South Lake Tahoe are being poisoned! The Lake Tahoe Humane Society has received several complaints from residents in the area of Reno Avenue and Chris Avenue who have seen dog treats placed randomly around, it appears the dog treats have been coated
Published: June 10, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Authorities are asking for help in identifying a man suspected in several armed robberies of regional pharmacies, including two at North Lake Tahoe.The most recent robbery occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, when a masked gunman entered the Rite Aid at 8245 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s
Published: May 31, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — When passing cyclists on a California road this summer season, motorists need to remember to provide a multi-foot cushion — it’s the law. In a state known for being heavily reliant on automobiles, California adopted a law that went into effect last September, requiring drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists on public
Published: May 31, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A judge at Lake Tahoe has refused to grant a protective order sought by an ex-Nevada lawmaker who says bear protection advocates have been harassing him since he initiated efforts to trap a bear that damaged his vacation home.Incline Village Justice of the Peace E. Alan Tiras denied the request Wednesday, partly because the trap recently
Published: May 30, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A fire seriously damaged a home on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe overnight Saturday, an official said.The two people and a dog inside were not hurt in the incident.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District responded to the home at 495 Tamarack Lane in Tahoe City just before midnight after numerous reports of a fire, said NTFPD
Published: June 3, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A horde of residents and emergency personnel checking in and working at a mock evacuation center — all while helicopters flew overhead — was the scene in Incline Village this past weekend.It was part of a community-wide wildfire drill Saturday morning around Diamond Peak Ski Resort to better prepare residents, volunteers and officials for when disaster
Published: June 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Police Department recently hosted a meeting with all downtown area businesses that are licensed to sell alcohol.It was designed to serve as an open forum between TPD and businesses in an effort “to foster collaborative relations and heighten awareness around the responsibilities of alcohol sales,” according to a TPD news release.TPD Chief Adam McGill asked
Published: June 2, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for May 26 to June 1.May 26At 9:21 a.m., in the 900 block of Incline Way, deputies responded to a report of a drunk, obnoxious male on foot creating a disturbance. The subject was detained and transported, as he was unable to care for
Published: June 5, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for May 12-26 along with previously unreported incidents.May 12Police investigated a 2-vehicle side-swipe collision that occurred at about 7:50 p.m. on Glenshire Drive, east of Donner Pass Road. The driver of one vehicular was arrested for DUI.May 13A juvenile was found to have started several small fires in a
Published: June 5, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for April 24-30.April 24At 1:50 p.m. on the 3200 of Edgewater in Tahoe City, an unknown suspect siphoned several gallons gas from a victim’s vehicle.April 26At 11:15 a.m. on the 7800 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, an unknown suspect stole a
Published: June 5, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Prompted in part due to results of a statewide survey, the Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence Coalition recently launched its own poll into youth marijuana use.According to the 2014 California Healthy Kids Survey, 77 percent of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District ninth-graders who took the survey reported no marijuana use in the past 30 days — down
Published: June 5, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The percentage of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District seniors donning a cap and gown is rising, surpassing state and county figures.For the 2013-14 school year, 93.1 percent of TTUSD students who entered high school four years prior graduated, up from 89.7 percent in 2012-13 and 90.1 percent in 2011-12, according to recent statistics from the California Department
Published: June 3, 2015

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