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The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association trimmed the schedule for next week’s Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley by canceling the super G races. Originally scheduled for Friday, March 21, the men’s and women’s super G races were canceled to allow organizers to focus on giant slalom and slalom races. They will not be rescheduled. Calum Clark, vice
Published: March 11, 2014
PARK CITY, Utah — Sugar Bowl skier Mark Engel of Truckee won the NCAA men’s giant slalom national title this past Wednesday to lead his University of Utah team on Day 1 of the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships. Engel, a freshman after competing for two seasons on the U.S. Ski Team, is Utah’s first men’s alpine national champion since Scott
Published: March 11, 2014
Steep pitches and high speeds — and perhaps the best finish in event history — highlighted Sunday’s finals of the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Alpine Meadows. With firm conditions early giving way to softer snow as the day progressed, skiers and snowboarders impressed spectators with some of the most hotly contested racing yet on the third stop of the tour.
Published: March 11, 2014
Truckee High snowboarders saved their best performance for the event that mattered most. After cruising mid-pack through the regular season, trailing Placer, Davis and Nevada Union in the Central II overall standings, a lean crew of just six Wolverines cleaned up at the CNISSF state high school snowboard championships at Northstar this past Wednesday and Thursday. Truckee — the defending
Published: March 11, 2014
Truckee senior guard Kaylee Neill led the Wolverines in the recently released Northern Division I-A All-League selections, earning a spot on the second team. Aside from Neill’s second-team selection, sophomore teammate Sydney Mock received honorable mention recognition, as did Truckee junior Nick Oberriter in boys All-League voting. The selections were determined by the league’s coaches. Neill averaged 11.5 points per
Published: March 11, 2014
The Highlanders fared well in Northern Division III All-League voting, led by boys MVP Orin Porter and girls Coach of the Year Indra Winquest. The All-League awards were determined by the league’s coaches. In boys All-League voting, John Sharp of West Wendover was named Coach of the Year, while Porter, a senior guard for Incline, was named Most Valuable Player.
Published: March 11, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com. Seeking Science Expo volunteers To all parents and community members interested in sharing science with local youth: Tahoe Environmental Research Center is seeking volunteers for the 2014 Science Expo to help March
Published: March 11, 2014
High Altitude Fitness in Incline Village will host a Sport Climbing Series event as well as a local climbing competition called Tahoe Top-Out on March 22. The dual event will break a three-year competition-less streak at High Altitude Fitness. Registration for the Sport Climbing Series event begins at 9 a.m. and costs $25. Climbing begins at 10 a.m. and awards
Published: March 11, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Truckee Chamber Membership 101 The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce invites prospective members, new members, and existing Chamber members to Membership 101 – an orientation to be held March 19, 8-9 a.m., in the California Welcome Center downtown in the Depot at
Published: March 11, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Long-distance options for pet travel are limited, and flying is sometimes the best alternative. Find following a few considerations before you take to the skies. Flying can be stressful for a pet, particularly elderly pets and those with health issues. If your pet is physically or emotionally unwell or injured, it’s best to leave him home or
Published: March 11, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dear Carla, We recently saw a video on YouTube with a dog named Jessie who does amazing tricks. We’d like to teach our dog Oscar some tricks like closing doors but can’t figure out how. Can you help? Thanks, Mike and Sheila Dear Mike and Sheila, I show one of Jessie’s videos at the start of my
Published: March 11, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — EDITOR’S NOTE: Pete Bansen, Squaw Valley Fire Chief, is featured in this week’s Readers Are Leaders, the sixth in a series of interviews about the impact of reading in the lives and careers of local leaders. To read past interviews with leaders who are readers, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com, search “Readers.” Q: Is reading important in your life/career? How
Published: March 11, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — “It all led to that day,” Bill Whitehead said of events that transpired and guided to him buy Boice Realty four years after his first day on the job. His first day on the job wasn’t predictable. He met his future wife, Darla, also a new hire at the office. The two came into the company just
Published: March 11, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner (SITD) announced the 10th annual Soroptishop fundraiser raised $4,492.19 to help end human trafficking. One hundred percent of the money will be sent directly to Courage House, a nonprofit home located in Nevada County for young women who are the victims of human trafficking. The event, held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport Terminal
Published: March 11, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking around the property behind the Truckee rodeo grounds last week, Jeannette Halderman commented on how disturbed the land is. The Truckee River Watershed Council’s program manager pointed to fencing around a large pond on the site and a berm that channels water through a portion of the Truckee Wetlands. “Wetlands are often lost to a lot
Published: March 11, 2014
Choice. That’s the bedrock right inherent in a true democracy. Freedom to choose your leaders, to choose where you want to live, to choose where you may want to move if you get tired of your first choice, to choose whom to marry, to choose where to work. Choice has been a fundamental American right since this country’s revolution against
Published: March 10, 2014
While it’s still possible that we will have some winter weather this month, and the next and the next, the birds are most definitely making the sounds of spring. Last week I encountered on my morning walk what I call a “Steller’s Jay Conference,” which consists of a dozen or more birds, gathered in a condensed cluster, squawking. I tried
Published: March 10, 2014
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam involving people posing as law enforcement to fraudulently obtain money. It’s called the “Arrest Warrant Scam,” and Washoe County Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek said scammers are targeting vulnerable people such as the elderly and those new to the country. Scammers telephone potential victims and identify themselves
Published: March 10, 2014
Tell me if the Affordable Care Act doesn’t sound like a bad used car dealership dream: You negotiate the deal to buy a fancy BMW. We’re talking the real deal, the car of your dreams. It’s got all the bells and whistles … and the sly dealer pulled out someone else’s income statement to get the loan approved. Sure you
Published: March 10, 2014
On February 13, Incline High School’s Highlander Battalion visited Project MANA once again in order to complete the JROTC requirement for community service. The group of cadets consisted of six cadets and an instructor. The cadets who attended were Hunter Brown, William Cory, Brendon Ellis, Amhara Summerford, Ben Jordan and Oliver Larson. The group sorted and packed crates of dried
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. – On Feb. 25, Truckee Elementary School third-grader Carson Jensen was honored for achievement in literacy by the Truckee Sunrise Rotary club. He was chosen by his teacher Bobbie Andrs for highest class level reading achievement and leadership within the classroom. Way to go Carson!
Published: March 10, 2014
Tahoe Music Institute is now offering Hawaiian-style group guitar and ukulele classes. Three different level classes are being offered for first through third-graders, fourth to sixth graders, and seventh through 12-graders. Classes focus on Hawaiian musical styles including Polynesian sounds, Reggae rhythms, and Hawaiian harmonies. Classes are taught by Cameron Maxfield, who recently moved to North Tahoe from Maui where
Published: March 10, 2014
As I leisurely read the Bonanza on Sunday morning, I was so moved by several articles that I ran to my computer to write this reflection. I want to share an idea that has been percolating among fellow residents; a pathway to a healthier Incline Village community. Upon reading Debbie Larson’s “We The (mute) People,” I teared up for the
Published: March 10, 2014
Welcome to the alphabet soup of land use decision making. When Placer County released its NOP (Notice of Preparation) for the proposed Squaw Valley Specific Plan recently, it was the first serving in what will be a steady diet of acronyms in the months and years ahead. As the County reviews KSL Capital Partners’ proposal to build 1,700 bedrooms and
Published: March 10, 2014
Bruce Simonian is among a misinformed segment of the population that thinks IVGID is somehow immune to the requirements of the NRS. They think IVGID is quasi-government. It’s not. IVGID is a public agency, and as such, its board members are all public officers. IVGID is not a private corporation. I suspect this may be part of the reason why
Published: March 10, 2014
The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza has raised its one-sided, self-perpetuating head once again by allowing Mr. Simonian to vent via his “guest column” in its March 6, 2014, edition. Allowing him to slander members of the community. And why? Because locals discovered Mr. Simonian tried to cheat the public out of a qualified general manager by railroading a personal friend
Published: March 10, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The community has embraced upcoming job fairs to facilitate year-round economic sustainability for Tahoe Truckee community members. According to Ceci Chourre with the Professional Ski & Snowboard Instructors Association, the Squaw Valley event will bring businesses with thousands of summer job openings. Chourre said support by businesses is incredible. Two events will be held to satiate summer
Published: March 10, 2014
As reported in the Tehran Times last month, Mark Twain’s “Roughing It” has been translated into Persian for the first time and is now available to Iranians. U.S.-Iranian relations have warmed dramatically according to this reporter. So let’s try exchanging Tolstoy & Twain with the Russians and see what happens. It worked before to great effect, resulting in a thaw
Published: March 10, 2014
Isn’t necessarily gold, but tax due to Uncle Sam and Jerry Brown! That’s what the “anonymous” Northern California couple who stumbled across $10 million of the stuff under a tree in their yard is quickly finding out. They may think it a lucky find — indeed it was, but true to form, the government long ago found a way to
Published: March 10, 2014
IVGID board of trustees ex-chairman, Bruce Simonian, has done a great disservice to our community and has mistakenly perceived that a “joined forces” group of four residents, of which I was stated as one of, has formed to “dismantle” his character. This is entirely his perception. Most likely born of the public comments in a recent board meeting which four
Published: March 10, 2014
Gold and other metals can be very good diversifiers for a traditional stock and bond portfolio. Gold is also an inflation hedge. Over long periods of time, the price of gold will increase with global inflation, with much more volatility in the short term. Gold is highly leveraged; each bar of gold in existence is hypothecated roughly 70 times for
Published: March 10, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — LP Insurance Services, Inc. welcomes Randy House and his Truckee team to the company. House, formerly a vice president at HUB International Insurance Services in Truckee, has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience. As a vice president/principal, he will lead the Tahoe-area for LP Insurance’s rapidly growing enterprise-wide risk management and insurance brokerage business. “We
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Town of Truckee Councilman Mark Brown read a Dr. Seuss book to a kindergarten class at Truckee Elementary School as a part of Read Across America Day on March 3. Community members wore “Cat in the Hat” hats and visited elementary classrooms to read their favorite Dr. Seuss books.
Published: March 10, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Outside magazine, America’s leading active lifestyle and adventure travel magazine has selected The Cedar House Sport Hotel as an honoree in Outside’s 2014 Travel Awards. The Travel Awards celebrate the top destinations, companies, products, and travel providers that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. The Cedar House Sport Hotel was honored as the place to
Published: March 10, 2014
The North Tahoe team of Peter Holmes, Shane Christian and Patrick McElravey finished second in their men’s U20 division Saturday to lead Far West Nordic in the 3x3-kilometer Free Relay at the USSA Cross County Junior Championships in Stowe, Vt. The local trio posted a time of 18:19.6, which was second only to the New England team of Jack Schrupp,
Published: March 10, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Schaffer’s Mill, home of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, donated $51,047 to the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation from proceeds raised through HGTV Dream Home tour ticket sales. “We’re excited and proud to donate more than $51,000 to the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation,” said John Marlin, managing partner for Schaffer’s Mill. “We had more than 5,000
Published: March 10, 2014
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia — Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety captured a historic giant slalom victory Saturday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, while Tim Jitloff of Truckee finished eighth to punch his ticket into the World Cup Finals. Ligety became the first man in Alpine World Cup history to have won six times at the same venue. The 23rd win of his
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Truckee Unified School District student athletes have a new line of defense against concussions. The Play it Safe Concussion Care program provides them education on concussions, a resource to identify one, and insurance coverage to access physicians trained in evaluating and managing concussions for those who suffer one. “One of the big things is you look
Published: March 10, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Former IVGID Trustee Chuck Weinberger had a message for board members this week regarding summer operations at Diamond Peak: Don’t lose sight of the locals. “The big ticket items are clearly not targeted at us. An alpine coaster and zip line cords are pretty much one-and-dones for the people who will be living here,” he said.
Published: March 10, 2014
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — California politicians are getting behind a drive to preserve the status quo at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. “Major potential changes to Kings Beach Recreation Area threaten to choke off public access to this critical piece of the North Tahoe community and economy,” state Sen. Ted Gaines said in a Tuesday statement, referring to a potential
Published: March 10, 2014
Tahoe Lobster Company is busy preparing for the 2014 harvest season with plans to expand to a European market. The company, now in its third year, will begin selling Lake Tahoe crawfish to buyers in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe after it starts dropping its traps in May. The expansion is necessary because the local market has
Published: March 10, 2014
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have partnered with Sugar Bowl to give passholders skiing privileges at the Donner Summit resort and Royal Gorge Cross Country for the 2014-15 season, officials announced Friday. The partnership will allow Squaw/Alpine season passholders access to Squaw, Alpine, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl, which equates to 9,650 acres, 69 lifts and 419
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — One local woman is dead and her husband severely injured after a small plane crashed in the mountains Monday near Truckee Tahoe Airport. A Piper PA-46 Malibu went down at about 11 a.m. roughly 6 miles southeast from the airport, in rugged and snow-covered terrain near Martis Peak at Juniper Creek, said Placer County Sheriff’s Office Capt.
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After hitting a funding snag, phased construction is among options recreation officials are considering for Truckee’s aquatic center project. Of four construction bids the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District received, all came in higher than the roughly $5.74 million in available construction funding. The lowest bid came from Reno-based West Coast Contractors at $7.94 million, while the
Published: March 10, 2014
Neva One LLC, owner of the Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline, has announced it will shutter the hotel on April 1 to begin a multi-million-dollar renovation. The Park family in October of 2013 announced a split with its Edgewood companies that ceded ownership of the Horizon and prime ranchland in the Carson Valley to part of the family, while Edgewood,
Published: March 10, 2014
The developer of The Chateau project in South Lake Tahoe, just over the state line from Nevada hotel-casinos, struck a deal to buy 3.4 acres of adjacent land and says the additional space gives it room to build the $400 million project as it originally was envisioned several years ago. Owens Realty Mortgage Inc. of Walnut Creek said in a
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A ruling on the Tahoe Donner cross-country ski center project has been pushed back until next month. After receiving some last minute comments — including from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board — the Truckee Planning Commission on Tuesday decided to continue the topic at its April 15 meeting.
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Detectives are investigating an increase in home burglaries, predominantly in the Tahoe Donner and west Donner Lake neighborhoods, officials said. Activity has picked up since Nov. 1, 2013, Truckee Police Sgt. Bob Womack said Tuesday. Burglars are targeting mostly second homes, often bypassing security systems, forcing open doors using tools and kicking in doors. “We really don’t
Published: March 10, 2014
A scraped-up bear wandering around a chairlift at Heavenly Mountain Resort was taken to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care for treatment on Monday. The 1-year-old bear was reportedly found wandering around the top of the Powderbowl Express chairlift. “It was hanging around right where people disembark, approaching people and it seemed lethargic,” said Carl Lackey, a bear biologist with the Nevada
Published: March 10, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Kelly Brothers Painting, Inc. is an award-winning and nationally acclaimed paint contractor. More than a decade in business, this family continues to expand its vision of what a quality business can be to customers, community, and the building industry. Owners Bill, Kevin, and Erin Kelly have worked with “the best of the best” providing reliability, quality and
Published: March 8, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — More than 100 community members, dressed in black, red and white, took to the downtown Truckee train station parking lot, stepping Flash Mob Dance-style to “Break the Chain.” Truckee High School students, Inner Rhythms Dance Studio, and Tahoe Truckee residents joined the Feb. 14 global movement “One Billion Rising” with Tahoe SAFE Alliance, a nonprofit organization working
Published: March 8, 2014
DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. — The US Ski and Snowboard Association has awarded Auburn Ski Club the 2015 USSA Cross-Country Skiing Junior National Championships, officials announced Saturday. The annual event brings more than 400 of the nation’s best cross-country skiers, ages 13-19, for a week of competition on the challenging ASC Training Center courses. During March 8-14, 2015, there will be
Published: March 8, 2014
Every day for the last nine months, South Tahoe’s wrestling coach Ryan Wallace has had the same routine: wake up, listen to sports radio, drink a cup of coffee, workout, read, write, make phone calls, play with his dog, Rosie, then “rinse and repeat.” The longtime coach, and even longer-term member of the community,was sidelined this season due to injuries
Published: March 7, 2014
KVITJELL, Norway — Talk about a breakout season. Just a couple of weeks after competing in his first-ever Olympic Games, Squaw Valley skier Travis Ganong knifed through rugged snow and limited visibility last Friday to earn the first World Cup podium finish of his career with third in the first of two downhills in Kvitfjell, Norway. The next day, Ganong
Published: March 7, 2014
Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com. Take Project MANA survey Project MANA is in the process of completing a community needs assessment which
Published: March 6, 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series on the history of the Squaw Valley Public Service District, which was officially formed by Placer County on March 24, 1964. Parts one and two are written by Pete Bansen, chief of the Squaw Valley Fire Department. It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the history of
Published: March 6, 2014
Published: March 6, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words. Truckee Jazzercise Join a fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout that combines dance based cardio, strength training, and stretching. All routines are choreographed to today’s popular music … start dancing
Published: March 6, 2014
The University of New Hampshire NCAA women’s Nordic contingent includes two Truckee natives, Annika Taylor from Truckee High and Katrin Larusson from the Sugar Bowl Academy. Taylor, the 2013 University of New Hampshire (UNH) women’s Nordic team MVP, will represent her college for the second year in a row at the NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships. The junior co-captain missed
Published: March 6, 2014
Peter Holmes won his second national title in as many races at the USSA Cross County Junior Championships in Stowe, Vt., on Wednesday. Two days after winning the Individual Start Classic race, Holmes, a senior at North Tahoe High School, claimed the Classic Sprint title in the U18 men’s division. Holmes posted a winning time of 3:10.53 over the 1.4-kilometer
Published: March 6, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee is pleased to announce First Friday, to be held March 7, 5-8 p.m. The artist’s reception will celebrate the art, and birthday! of Susie Alexander. Susie Alexander is one of the most productive paint and mural artists living on the west coast of the U.S. Her portfolio is divided into categories: Landscapes,
Published: March 6, 2014
Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Feb. 1-13. February 1 • At 8 p.m. on the 7800 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, a male subject turned over to California Highway Patrol for suspected DUI. February 3 • At 11:30 a.m. on the 8300 Block of Golden Avenue in Kings Beach,
Published: March 6, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The scheduled events provide the Tahoe Truckee community with a final opportunity before the March 31 enrollment deadline to talk with Certified Covered California Insurance agents/enrollment counselors, and enroll in a Covered California healthcare plan. This event is presented by the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, a Certified Covered California Outreach and Education Entity in collaboration with
Published: March 6, 2014
Our North Tahoe community was recently targeted by a disabled individual who sued upwards of 45 mom and pop businesses for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Your business could be next. If you read no further, heed this advice: UPGRADE YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING TO BE FULLY ADA COMPLIANT. Be proactive. ADA LAWS In addition to federal
Published: March 6, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Week of March 6 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Are you between jobs? Between romantic partners? Between secure foundations and clear mandates and reasons to get up each morning? Probably at least one of the above. Foggy whirlwinds may be your intimate companions. Being up-in-the-air could be your customary vantage point. During your stay in this weird vacationland,
Published: March 6, 2014
Betty Louise Sittre, 72, left this earth to be with the Lord on February 5, 2014, with her family by her side, in Reno NV. Betty and her late husband, Walt Sittre lived in Truckee for more than thirty years, where they raised their two children and owned and operated several businesses. They are remembered by friends and family for
Published: March 6, 2014
Jan 12, 1959 - Jan 30, 2014 Charles Duane “Popper” White quietly passed away on January 30, 2014 at the age of 55. Duane was a kind and loving man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He was a creative chef, cooked professionally and enjoyed sharing his amazing food with family and friends. He
Published: March 6, 2014
A city-wide celebration to welcome home South Shore athletes will be held March 15. Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be recognized at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. A procession will take the Olympians via fire truck from South Tahoe High School, onto Highway 50,
Published: March 5, 2014
On the morning of March 1, 1964, a few hours before 85 people were killed in Lake Tahoe’s worst plane crash, the crew of Paradise Airlines Flight 901A was in Oakland, Calif., preparing for their ill-fated flight. The Oakland company dispatcher checked weather charts and forecasts, of which one — from the U.S. Weather Bureau — showed poor flying conditions
Published: March 5, 2014
One person was arrested and a dog was shot during a drug bust Wednesday on the 1100 block of Martin Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. Joseph Parenteau, 26, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and unauthorized cultivating, harvesting and/or processing of marijuana, authorities said. He was booked into the El Dorado County Jail, but was not
Published: March 5, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Marsha Berkbigler, whose Washoe County Commission District 1 seat includes Incline Village, announced Friday she will run for Reno mayor in 2014. Berkbigler was urged to run by community members in light of recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling that barred term-limited Reno City Council members from running, she said in a statement. “I am humbled by
Published: March 5, 2014
RENO — You’d never know the Incline girls hadn’t won a state title in 29 years. The Highlanders came out cool and confident in their Division III state championship matchup against three-time defending state champion Pershing County on Saturday, looking like seasoned playoff vets as they rode strong efforts from their standouts to a 53-38 victory. It was Incline’s first
Published: March 5, 2014
CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — At the word “go,” 13 pink-capped women took off into the cold waters of Lake Tahoe as part of the Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim on Saturday afternoon. Yards away sat Placer County Sheriff’s Lake Tahoe patrol boat Marine 6, with three dive members, two boat crew and a paramedic on board. “We don’t want anybody
Published: March 5, 2014
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A firm Kings Beach “Core of the Core” construction schedule will be released at a meeting next week, Placer County officials announced Monday. Officials will reveal project details and answer questions at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. No formal presentation will
Published: March 5, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words. Tahoe SAFE Alliance seeks volunteers; announces training Tahoe SAFE Alliance announced the schedule for its eight-week Crisis Intervention Training, an intensive 68-hour course being held on a combination of evenings and
Published: March 5, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading killer in the United States? Early diagnosis is key to a beneficial outcome; so be proactive and begin regular screening from age 50 through age 75. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends the following testing options: a high sensitivity fecal occult blood test every year, a
Published: March 5, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information. Incline Village Library news Display cases: Sculptures by Mark Ross. March 11 and 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Veteran’s Writing Workshop. Thought provoking writing and reading exercises intended to encourage
Published: March 5, 2014
Daylight saving time begins Saturday night, so remember to set your clocks ahead one hour when you retire for the night or you will be late for everything on Sunday. Yes, it is almost time for March Madness but let’s see what actually happens in Tahoe this year as it does not look like we will see a miracle or
Published: March 5, 2014
Starting the first week of April, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation AmeriCorps Program will pair with Incline Middle School to conduct a “Unity Project” as part of the volunteer group’s spring service project. As active volunteers in the community, the AmeriCorps members are aware of the specific concerns that face the youth of Incline Village. Through team-building exercises, discussions and
Published: March 5, 2014
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — North Tahoe Public Utility District employees took home top honors in a three categories at the annual California Water Environment Association (CWEA) – Sierra Section awards dinner at the North Tahoe Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The CWEA’s mission is to enhance the education and effectiveness of California’s wastewater professional through training, certification, dissemination
Published: March 5, 2014
I spent the preponderance of last week at the National Association of Independent Schools annual conference. This gathering is always an opportunity for me to reach well beyond the confines of the Tahoe Basin, to reconnect with educators from around the country with whom I have worked over the course of 45 years, and to explore key topics and questions
Published: March 5, 2014
The article on Feb. 27, 2014, in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Real Estate section by local real estate agent Don Kanare was well off the mark. Both Bank Owned properties (REO) and short sales are available in Incline Village/Crystal Bay market. Two short sales and four REO properties are the current inventory. In the past six months, 10
Published: March 5, 2014
Last week Tesla Motors announced they raised $2 billion in a sale of convertible debt in order to raise money for a battery plant, which might be located in Nevada. This put a spotlight on the convertible bond market, a market most retail investors know little about. Investors rarely own the convertible securities, partly because the convertible bond market is
Published: March 5, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The fifth annual LUNAFest Film, Food, and Wine Festival, the signature fundraiser for Girls on the Run – Sierras, will be held at the Olympic Village Lodge on March 8, 2014. The event is presented by Squaw Valley as part of SnowFest! Girls on the Run is a local youth development program that inspires girls to be
Published: March 5, 2014
Something happened to me last Friday that made me reflect on where I am now in my career, versus where I thought I might be when graduating with a college degree in 2007. OK, the fact I turn 30 this Sunday might have had an influence, too. I was being interviewed by a local high school student about why I
Published: March 4, 2014
Peak Volleyball will hold four camps in Truckee and Tahoe City this summer and will feature a staff with extensive college experience. The Peak Volleyball Camp in Tahoe City is scheduled for July 11-13 and is followed by the Donner Lake Beach Volleyball Camp at West End Beach from July 14-16, the Peak Performance Volleyball Camp in Tahoe City from
Published: March 4, 2014
For the second consecutive year Squaw Valley will host the best ski racers in the country at the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships from March 19-23. Only this year, many of the athletes will be fresh off competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In addition to the U.S. Alpine Championships, Squaw Valley will also host a “welcome
Published: March 4, 2014
The Tahoe Junior Freeride Series will return to Sugar Bowl this Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, for the second stop of the 2014 season.  Approximately 120 of the region’s best junior freeriders will test their skills on Mount Disney during the finals of the Sugar Bowl portion of the competition. The big-mountain competition challenges skiers and riders under
Published: March 4, 2014
When the California Gold Rush started in the 1980s it was a premier stop in the U.S. cross-country ski racing circuit.  A win at the famous Royal Gorge race meant a championship medal or a national title. But that was the 80s. During the next two decades, the popularity of cross-country skiing dwindled in California, and the Gold Rush lost momentum
Published: March 4, 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: “Chief’s Corner” is a regular feature in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza from North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown, offering information, tips and education material on fire safety, emergency preparedness and other pertinent topics. As an active stakeholder in the protection of our Wildland Urban Interface, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will be
Published: March 4, 2014
Bilty’s Brew & Q in the Tahoe Biltmore continues to offer barbecued favorites — but a recently expanded menu offers a greater variety. Chef Bryan Peterson added salads, burgers and tacos as well as options for kids. The expansion is a reflection of the restaurant and the property’s goal to better serve a local crowd. “Our goal is to get
Published: March 4, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com. Register for kindergarten Join Tahoe Truckee Unified Schools’ Kindergarten Roundups, learn about unique programs
Published: March 4, 2014
Hearts for Arts is Arts For the Schools annual fundraiser. In addition to being a good thing for kids and the community, attending Hearts for the Arts fundraiser will help you live longer. Here’s how: Listening to your favorite music may be good for your cardiovascular system. Researchers have shown emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on
Published: March 4, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. CATT membership orientation Wednesday The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) announced a membership orientation for prospective members, new members, and existing CATT members on March 5, 4 p.m., Hotel Truckee Tahoe, 11331 Brockway Road in Truckee. Light snacks will be served.
Published: March 4, 2014
There’s no telling what Mother Nature will throw at skiers and snowboarders on any given stop of the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour. A week after being treated to blue-bird skies in the opening event at Kirkwood, the second stop of the tour challenged athletes with snow, wind and flat light in the KT-22 Banzai at Squaw Valley this past weekend. “This
Published: March 4, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dear Carla, We are expecting our first child in May. Sasha, our 2-year-old Lab mix, goes everywhere with us, sleeps in our bed and is pretty much the center of attention. She is a really good dog, but has never been around kids much since most of our friends do not have kids. In public, she doesn’t
Published: March 4, 2014
Nevada Sage Waldorf School and the University of Nevada Reno are co-sponsoring “Race to Nowhere,” a documentary film that identifies and challenges a one-size-fits-all achievement culture in American schools, on Friday, March 7, 6-8:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Joe Crowley Student Union. Cost is $5 General Admission and free to UNR students, faculty and staff. The film exposes
Published: March 4, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — “Positive Psychology: Unlocking the secrets to optimal well-being,” part of the interactive Sierra College Insights series, will take place at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee on Friday, March 14. Christopher Old, a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor who teaches psychology and personal development classes, will share practical resources while exploring science behind creating well-being
Published: March 4, 2014
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe League for Charity monthly meeting on Feb. 10 featured author and historian Roger Huff. He spoke about his latest book: “Tales and Towns Along the Truckee: A hundred Miles of History,” and brought a fascinating past alive with quips, trivial tidbits and facts of a by-gone era centered around Lake Tahoe and the Truckee
Published: March 4, 2014
The Far West Nordic Junior National Team and eight coaches left this past Friday for Junior Nationals in Stowe, Vt. Monday, the first day of competition, were the 5K/10K classic interval start races. Highlight results for the Far West Nordic team were Peter Holmes winning the male U18 race, Hannah Halvorsen taking third in the female U16 event and Patrick McElravey
Published: March 4, 2014

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