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Spring Tennis is for all ages This season, the local tennis players are getting into the swing of things a little earlier than usual. “I’m excited to get the tennis programs going so early. This is probably the first time we’ve been playing tennis in April in the 10 years I’ve been doing this,” said Tahoe Tennis Academy coach Justin
Published: May 3, 2013
Some traditions never fade. College football rivalries, hiding Easters eggs, the one absurdly drunk guy at any wedding. Traditionally lifting weights involved completing one exercise then moving on to the next, and if you wanted to burn fat you had to complete endless hours of cardio. To examine if there was a better way to burn fat the researchers at
Published: May 3, 2013
FALLON — It started well for the South Tahoe softball, then the Fallon offense got rolling. The Vikings were humbled by Fallon, 11-1 and 17-0, in the Northern Division I-A play-in round on Friday. The Lady Wave advance to next week’s Northern DI-A regional tournament in Winnemucca. South Tahoe started strong in the first game, trailing 5-1 after the top
Published: May 3, 2013
One of three men charged in the death of a man at Mo’s Place last year appeared for a short hearing Monday morning. Rodolfo Hernandez, 44, appeared in Placerville with attorney David Cramer and a translator while Judge James R. Wagoner announced dates related to the case. A motion to transfer the case to South Lake Tahoe is expected to
Published: May 3, 2013
A new bill moving through the legislature would allow certain Lake Tahoe Community College students living in Nevada to pay tuition at California rates. Senator Ted Gaines introduced SB 329 in February to amend an existing section in California’s education code. The bill would exempt students who live in designated communities on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin
Published: May 3, 2013
Lake Tahoe Community College could get its first intercollegiate soccer program by fall 2014, but first it has a lot of turf to navigate. Chief among the questions LTCC Academic Affairs and Student Services Vice President Tom Greene asked at a Tuesday forum was whether the community would financially support the men’s and women’s teams. Greene estimated start-up costs for
Published: May 3, 2013
Lake Tahoe roadside boat inspection stations at Meyers, Spooner Summit and Alpine Meadows opened Wednesday for the season. The three stations will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Annual watercraft inspection fess are unchanged from last season. The “Tahoe In & Out” stickers range from
Published: May 3, 2013
In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. In this edition we focus on the subtle beauty of high school baseball plays, new aerial snow surveys and the possibility of lowered tuition rates at Lake Tahoe Community College. SPORTS HIGHT’S NEW WEBISODE SERIES DEBUTS The first webisode in the new series “New Hights” featuring South
Published: May 3, 2013
With spring upon us and the close of ski season, many people in Tahoe are on the hunt for a new job. Today’s market can be extremely competitive and, as a recruiter, I’m often asked how to be more effective in a job search. After reviewing thousands of resumes and talking to hundreds of candidates, here are some ways to
Published: May 3, 2013
A $7.3 million road improvement project will begin Monday between Ski Run Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue, the California Department of Transportation announced Friday. The half-mile project on U.S Highway 50 will allow for the collection and treatment of runoff and will add bike lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian lighting. Shoulders will be widened to 6 feet. Construction through June 30 will
Published: May 3, 2013
Efforts by both California and Nevada that could unravel decades of bi-state planning at Lake Tahoe were among the items discussed at a joint meeting of the South Lake Tahoe City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Monday afternoon. Nevada Senate Bill 271, passed in 2011, would allow the state to withdrawal from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as
Published: May 3, 2013
An outdoor burn that got out of control in Topaz Ranch Estates on Saturday punctuated the effort to revamp Douglas County’s open burning rules. The burn and resulting fire were small, but memories of the TRE Fire which claimed two homes and prompted fire officials to rewrite the county code are still fresh. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear
Published: May 3, 2013
Sitting on the patio of his South Shore home after completing a 10-mile hike, Leon Malmed epitomizes his belief that life’s problems are eventually resolved. When he wrote “We Survived … At Last I Speak,” a memoir about his and his sister’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France, Malmed, 75, wanted to go beyond the events of World War
Published: May 3, 2013
After 12 years, four state titles and perhaps one of the winningest coaching tenures in South Tahoe history, Chris DeLeon is hanging up his Vikings’ whistle. The varsity girls soccer coach officially stepped down this week, and junior varsity coach Jeremy Evans will step into the varsity role this fall. Evans, who worked with DeLeon for the past three years,
Published: May 2, 2013
The Warriors needed one game to warm up, but once their bats started finding the ball they couldn’t be stopped. The Whittell softball team capped a doubleheader in Incline with a 24-10 win after dropping the first game 3-0 on Saturday in a Mount Rose League matchup. Incline 3, Whittell 0 Incline’s Sarah Wright and Whittell’s Amanada Harris faced off
Published: May 2, 2013
RENO — The Warriors did not want to go home early Wednesday evening. And who could blame them? In a Mount Rose League baseball game held in the finely manicured confounds of Aces Ballpark — home of the Triple-A Reno Aces — Incline was three outs away from cementing a win after five innings on the 10-run mercy rule when
Published: May 2, 2013
ALPINE MEADOWS — The TRAiNS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Contest brought together 30 competitors in a high-flying aerial display at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort this past Saturday. The High Fives Foundation’s annual event donated $5,000 to a variety of selected charitable organizations, including The Sarah Burke Foundation, The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The Shane McConkey Foundation. Competition categories included Best 540,
Published: May 2, 2013
School size helped Douglas High School claim first place at the latest high school track meet, but the South Shore kids scored points for the underdogs. “This week most of the schools weren’t even in our league so we were going up against some big competition,” said South Tahoe track coach Jake Hurwitz said. “When we are healthy and have
Published: May 2, 2013
The bottom of the lineup rarely gets the glory, but Wednesday’s unexpected win goes out to the unsung heroes of the Vikings’ bench and the seven, eight, nine spots. Trailing 8-5 in the bottom of the seventh, South Tahoe was looking for a spark and a few unexpected guys started the fire. The Tahoe’s bench and bottom of the lineup
Published: May 2, 2013
Tough Mudder, the premier adventure challenge series in the world, will return to Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe on July 13 and 14 and Sept. 28 and 29, 2013. Tough Mudder events are 10-plus-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Tough Mudder’s innovative courses have attracted 750,000
Published: May 2, 2013
To heck with molecular cell biology, Miles Clark’s college major. The Squaw Valley skier and writer seems to have found a niche in the field of online snow journalism. Clark, the former editor-in-chief at unofficialnetworks.com, recently unveiled his new website, snowbrains.com, with a mission to provide readers with original, intelligent ski and snowboard content on a daily basis — plus
Published: May 2, 2013
It took a little bit of everything: a heroic pitching effort, clutch hitting and a coaching stratagem with a surprise payoff. Whittell put it all together and came away with a come-from-behind win in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader at Incline. Whittell won its first game against Incline 6-4 before 11 defensive errors cost the Warriors a 17-7
Published: May 2, 2013
Chris Cocores is coming off two wins, but there’s always room from for improvement. At least that’s how the South Shore MMA fighter saw it when he joined the Sierra Adrenaline team out of Carson City, Nev., two months ago. Now, in the best shape of his life, Cocores will put his new skills to the test at the World
Published: May 2, 2013
Since leaving the US Ski Team, Jonna Mendes undeniably enjoys her post-racing life in Sun Valley, Idaho — but she sure misses Lake Tahoe. A product of the Heavenly Race Foundation, Mendes moved to the South Shore at age 3. She called Tahoe home throughout her successful 10-year stint as a World Cup speed skier. This spring, at the end
Published: May 2, 2013
The Tahoe Rim Trail encircling Lake Tahoe is typically hiked in the summer and fall — on dirt and, most often, in sections. Peter Sporleder of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe launched his two-week through-hike the last week of March, and rather than boots and dirt, his M.O. was skis and snow. Some challenges he surmounted were constantly changing
Published: May 2, 2013
With regionals just two weeks away, the South Tahoe and Whittell track teams showed they are postseason ready with top times this past weekend. South Tahoe hit the road for the 83 Annual Yerington Relay on Saturday, and both the girls and boys team took seventh place despite missing some of their top runners. Meanwhile Whittell torched the track at
Published: May 2, 2013
California students would delve into a deeper understanding of science topics including climate change under proposed national science standards released earlier this month. The Next Generation Science Standards, developed by 26 states and science experts over the past year and a half, mark the first national movement in almost 15 years to update science curriculum around the country. The standards
Published: May 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dust off the clubs and prepare to purchase your Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools Card going on sale Saturday, May 4. The $295 transferable cards are valid for 18-holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckee’s premiere golf courses including: Coyote Moon, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner
Published: May 2, 2013
“I am so proud to honor the creativity and sheer sense of wonder inherent in Trails & Vistas’ annual art hikes. To recognize and support Nancy Tieken Lopez’ imagination and incredible talent, Sunshine Tahoe has donated $10,000 for Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary,” said Christina Stoever-Young, principal of Sunshine Tahoe and avid supporter of arts, culture and the environment. Trails
Published: May 2, 2013
On a sunny Sunday morning, when spring has finally arrived, we take the drive toward to Half Moon Bay, Calif. We are winding down the road with all the tourists, surfers, and sun worshippers when a curly smoke trail becomes visible in the sky. It is definitely not a contrail. It is Eddie Andreini flying his new P-51 Mustang, equipped
Published: May 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Community members of all ages are invited to attend the festive opening celebration of the fifth annual Student Art Show at the Tahoe-Truckee Campus of Sierra College on Friday, May 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The opening reception will include an interactive component and an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award. The exhibition will
Published: May 2, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Feb. 25 through March 31. February 25 At 10:30am on the 10000 Block of Pine Nut Drive, an unknown suspect obtained victim’s credit card information and made charges all over the US. At 11:50pm on the 7800 Block of North Lake Boulevard in
Published: May 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Artist Patty Lassaline will teach a class for children ages 8 and up, on making something special for Mom as a Mother’s Day gift. Join the free kid’s art class, Sunday, May 5, 2-3 p.m. at Artisans Market Place, 10382 Donner Pass Road (the blue Victorian near Burger Me!). This is a walk-in class and all materials
Published: May 2, 2013
You may be wondering why the hacking of the Associated Press’s Twitter account is worth discussing in a financial column. It seems like a pretty trivial deal. For those of you who didn’t follow the story; what happened was someone hacked the AP’s Twitter account and sent out a false tweet about the White House getting bombed and that the
Published: May 2, 2013
Donald Trump is one of my least favorite persons. I can’t stand to look at him. He is a rich, attention-seeking phony — in bad need of a new comb-over. And, I hope I don’t get sued by him — as Tarla Makaeff did. Trump University Donald Trump founded Trump University, which was forced to drop the term “University” because
Published: May 2, 2013
Michael Henry Lafferty, 51, of Salinas, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, after a short battle with ALS. He was born June 13, 1961 in Berlin, New Hampshire, later moving to Auburn, Maine and then Topsham, Maine, where he graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in 1979. Mike then ventured west in 1984 to ski the great California Sierra powder
Published: May 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hosting an event or special occasion but don’t know how to find the right musician or performer to entertain your guests? Tahoe Music Professionals will tend to those details for you. Specializing in weddings, corporate events and private parties, Tahoe Music Professionals raises the bar by providing the best entertainment for your special event in the Tahoe
Published: May 2, 2013
RENO, Nev. — There were no fence-clearing bombs, or game-ending rallies. Nothing fancy really, just the subtle beauty of crisp plays and a few well-placed singles into a field that has nurtured some of baseball’s greats. Truckee made the most of its four hits Tuesday, inching along to a 3-1 win over South Tahoe at Aces Ballpark — home of
Published: May 2, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Saturday, April 27, the Truckee Police Department and Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence hosted a National Rx Take-Back Event. TPD took in approximately 145 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications, according to a press release. In addition, those who took advantage of this event were asked to participate in a quick survey, the data from which
Published: May 2, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — James Brown once said: “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” With that in mind, Tahoe and Truckee residents are encouraged to “get on up,” dance and celebrate what would be James Brown’s 80th birthday at Bar of America in Truckee Friday night. Enjoy live music from local funk band Thick Newton,
Published: May 2, 2013
Published: May 2, 2013
For almost a century, “Be Kind to Animals” has been a basic learning and character building tool for children. Representing a movement to nurture kindness and compassion for a better world, “Be Kind to Animals” still rings true. Children taught to respect all living things are less likely to harm animals or other humans as adults, resulting in a basis
Published: May 2, 2013
Inside Harrah’s Peek Nightclub, the beats pounded through the Saturday night crowd. Beams of blue, red and green light flickered this way and that. Drinks flowed freely, splashing from plastic cups onto the already sticky, but vibrant dance floor. On a cue from the disc jockey at the head of the room, three women dressed in all white slipped from
Published: May 2, 2013
RENO, Nev. — There were no fence-clearing bombs, or game-ending rallies. Nothing fancy really, just the subtle beauty of crisp plays and a few well-placed singles into a field that has nurtured some of baseball’s greats. Truckee made the most of its four hits Tuesday, inching along to a 3-1 win over South Tahoe at Aces Ballpark — home of
Published: May 2, 2013
The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation will host the 12th Annual Grapes and Gates wine tasting event May 8 at the Edgewood Clubhouse’s North Room. This year’s event will feature tastings from local restaurants including Café Fiore, Cork and More, Latin Soul, Naked Fish and MacDuffs. Tastings will be offered by wineries includin Caymus Winery, Silver Oak Winery, Rombauer Winery,
Published: May 2, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Anyone moseying beyond the outfield fence during the North Tahoe at Incline baseball game on Tuesday was in harm’s way. The lakeside rivals launched four home runs between them, three of which shot out of the small-dimension ballpark like rockets, as the Lakers outsluggged the hosts 14-6 to end the regular season. “We swung the bats
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — They were driving through the desert, doing off-road vehicle testing at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. Eight or nine service men were in the vehicle when Ty Harrison-Adcock yelled out from the back seat, arrested by a gripping pain in his lower back. “I was fine one moment and the next I was screaming in pain,” Ty
Published: May 1, 2013
EDITOR’S NOTE: “Tip of the week” is a periodic feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities the district provides. Spring is here and it’s time to start playing tennis. Here are some tips to help you get started. Tennis exercises
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With wildfire potential in the Lake Tahoe Basin this year expected to be above normal, officials are encouraging homeowners to do their part this season. “Fire is unpredictable, so it’s important to create defensible space every year and maintain it,” advised Forest Schafer, forester for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District. Defensible space is the
Published: May 1, 2013
RENO, Nev. — An investor intent on the financial details of Urban Feat, a startup in Incline Village, pressed to learn more about the company’s operating expenses. “Well, our T-shirts are our biggest cost,” responded marketing executive Sabrina Belleci, as she waved toward a young team clad in identical black shirts emblazoned with the company’s logo. “We’re doing all of
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Last week, Washoe County Manager Katy Simon announced she will retire from the position she has held for 15 years on July 1, 2013. “It’s been a truly gratifying and wonderful career for which I am deeply grateful,” Simon said in her resignation letter to the county commission. “But it’s time for a change for me
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — If there was ever a time to stay and play at Lake Tahoe, the July 4 holiday week has to be at the top of everyone’s list. And this year, there are more reasons than ever before to stick around and celebrate America’s heroes in Incline Village and Crystal Bay July 3-6 as part of the
Published: May 1, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Construction of the next portion of the Truckee River Legacy Trail could start as early as this summer. The tentative schedule for Phase 3B — running between the Truckee River and Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Waste Water Treatment Plant to Glenshire Drive — is to go out to bid in June, award a contract in July and start
Published: May 1, 2013
Sunday, April 20, was a beautiful spring day with a bluebird sky calling my family outside to enjoy a community hike up the Tunnel Creek Trailhead. The hike was organized by AmeriCorps member Laurel Frederick of Incline Elementary School’s Science & Outdoor Education Program. Upon gathering at the Tunnel Creek Trailhead, surrounded by many other families, we were introduced to
Published: May 1, 2013
On Monday The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled, “In Stocks, Payouts Trump Potential.” The author’s point is investors are buying stocks with attractive dividends over ones with good growth prospects. Of course readers of this column have known this for months. I compared the performance of the Schwab Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) to 33 sector funds from the
Published: May 1, 2013
Throw on your most outrageous Southern hat, grab a mint julep and whip your ponies. It’s time for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Though Lake Tahoe is a long way from the Bluegrass State, folks around here still mark their calendars for the big race. Tahoe City’s River Ranch has made an annual occasion out of the race,
Published: May 1, 2013
At age 16, jazz violinist Graham Marshall has come full circle. The Reno musician will appear this weekend at Moody’s Bistro in Truckee, where he has been studying jazz music since age ten. “It’s an incredibly valuable experience,” Marshall said of Moody’s Jazz Camp, held in Truckee in late July. Marshall was first introduced to music by his father at
Published: May 1, 2013
If anyone needs evidence that the Truckee-Tahoe area has long since developed into a mecca for biking, take a look at what is happening out at River View Sports Park. What began over the past two years as the Truckee Pump Track Project, using volunteer support and fundraising dollars to build a dirt pump track near the BMX course just
Published: May 1, 2013
Our residents and businesses are what make our communities thrive. So why not celebrate their achievements, as chosen by their peers? Nominate your favorite businesses, places and people in the region in the 2013 Best of North Tahoe & Truckee online competition, brought to you by the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. This year, we have 80 different
Published: May 1, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Is there another alternative besides just banning all plastic bags in Truckee? That question from town council member Alicia Barr was just one of many posed Tuesday evening after a staff presentation asking the council to pursue drafting an ordinance that would ban plastic bags in Truckee. “Yes, I want this explored,” said Mayor Carolyn Wallace Dee.
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village-Crystal Bay Republican Women will have a luncheon and fashion show of some of America’s greatest first ladies on Tuesday, May 14, at the Chateau. The speaker for the event with be the First Lady of Radio KKOH, Monica Jaye. The social begins at 11:30, with the show and speaker slated for noon. The
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The May flowers are in full bloom and we do not have to worry about the snow leaving the golf course this year. Grab your clubs and let the season begin at the driving range. Or head over to the tennis courts for some early spring conditioning. The Tennis Pro Shop opens May 6 and membership
Published: May 1, 2013
Al moves around Reno like a bank of fog, slow and hardly noticed. He’s homeless, some might even say, hopeless. One little flaw in Al’s character distinguishes him from those around him who are gainfully employed. Al, at twenty-something, by his own admission, has never finished reading a book. This is less a liability than it first appears in that
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village resident Wend Schaefer was recently presented with the prestigious Rotary International “Service Above Self Award.” As Rotary’s highest honor for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. Each year, only about 150 Rotarians out
Published: May 1, 2013
On Saturday, April 20, the Incline Highlander Battalion competed in the Annual Brigade Olympics held this year at Reno High School. This event was an opportunity for Highlander Cadets to compete in seven athletic events against 11 other schools in the Brigade, making up nearly 800 cadets. The events included teams of four, six and eight participants competing in timed
Published: May 1, 2013
It concerns me that the town of Incline Village has only one large grocery store and a specialty market. There are more than a few lower income families living in the community, and the cost of groceries is high. I cannot imagine having a family and being unable to buy healthy foods for them. It’s possible to save some money
Published: May 1, 2013
And this news presumably comes as no surprise to anybody with an ounce of intelligence. According to recent info released by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the top 1 percent of U.S. taxpayers would pay 67 percent of the higher taxes called for in 2023 under Obama’s recent budget proposals. Households making as little as $30,000 annually would pay some
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Thursday, March 28, Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez and Area Superintendent Dr. JoEtta Gonzales came to Incline High School (IHS) to share the district’s vision for making Incline schools the “flagship” schools in the district. Mr. Martinez informed us Incline schools will have a K-12 principal. Most would agree: the person chosen for
Published: May 1, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — When told that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was an inveterate drunk Abraham Lincoln reportedly replied: “Find out what he’s drinking so I can get some for my other generals.” The public education hierarchy may be facing a similar paradox with the recent announcement that American Indian Public Charter High School of Oakland, CA occupies the top
Published: May 1, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. Read the second installment in the May 10 edition of the Sierra Sun. Motorists take Interstate 80 for granted, the year-round, trans-Sierra highway that crosses the mountains at Donner Pass, except of course when it’s shut down for hours by winter storms. It is a quick link
Published: May 1, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two years ago, Tim and Trish Duong bought a house. Two years before the house, they bought a business. And nine years ago, Tim Duong left everything he’d ever known and came to the United States. The Duongs’ story mirrors so many — building a new life in hopes of giving their children something better. “It’s very
Published: May 1, 2013
Writer-director Jeff Nichols charts the rude awakenings that intrude upon youthful idealism. His coming-of age story is seen from the perspective of Ellis (Tye Sheridan), a 14-year-old on the cusp of hitting his growth spurt. While exploring a small island on the Mississippi River, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), discover a boat wedged 15 feet up a
Published: May 1, 2013
It’s getting tougher to book him up here because of his schedule, so we’re pretty excited to have Rocky LaPorte back for the first time this year. Add to that Ron Morey and it’s almost too true for words. One of the most requested comics up here, Rocky rarely sees his home anymore: Chicago. That’s where he started out, honed
Published: May 1, 2013
The whirring of reels and shouts of “Fish on!” interrupted the calm spring morning in Hope Valley Saturday. Anglers, many from out of the area, tempted the river’s trout during opening day on the West Carson. “This is our first time down here,” said Rick Wilson, a resident who brought his kids and their friends with him for the fishing
Published: May 1, 2013
Marcia Sarosik has taught dance to the children and teenagers of South Lake Tahoe for the past 30 years. Last weekend, she celebrated the anniversary with her 30th recital in the Harrah’s Theater. From the tiny pirouettes of the preschoolers to the click-clack of the teenage tap dancers and the groovy moves of the annual dads’ dance, everyone in the
Published: May 1, 2013
The Red Rocker returns to Harrah’s South Shore Room for a pair of shows May 3-4. For four decades, Sammy Hagar has ripped into the rock scene. Kicking off his major career as frontman of Van Halen, Hagar wrote well-known songs like “I can’t drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.” Hagar received a Grammy Award and
Published: May 1, 2013
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Motherhood Out Loud will take the stage at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa May 9-12. “We’ve partnered with host MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa to present one of the first West Coast productions of this joyous new play,” said Ginger Nicolay-Davis, president of the Tahoe Tallac Association. The May 12, 3 p.m. Mother’s Day
Published: May 1, 2013
Brittney Calanne Hocking-Cangemi was born in Auburn, California on Dec. 16th, 1991. She passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 21, on Sunday, April 14th, 2013. Brittney graduated from Placer High School. She loved water, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, playing the trumpet in the high school marching band and competing in pageants. She volunteered her time at Hot August Nights,
Published: May 1, 2013
On the evening of April 17, 2013, John Stafford died of heart disease and other complications. He was born in Phippsburg, Colorado, on January 6, 1934. He spent his early years in Orange County where he was a long distance runner in High school. He worked as an electrician and bought & sold remodeled homes. John & Sue purchased the
Published: May 1, 2013
Dr. Richard Alan Witzig died on April 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary, four children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. An extended history of his life’s achievements may be read on Forevermissed.com. A memorial service and reception will be held on June 1st at 11:00AM at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane,
Published: May 1, 2013
Incline sophomore sprinter Valeri Nix led the Incline track and field team at the Carson Invite with a couple of top-three finishes this past Saturday. Nix earned medals in both the 400-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles, as she finished second in the 400 in a time of 63.50 and was third in the 100 hurdles in 16.61. She also
Published: May 1, 2013
Eight Boy Scouts and several parents from the Nevada Area Council’s Troops 468 and 594 visited Washington, D.C., on April 9 to help the scouts earn a merit badge. The Boy Scouts, whose troops are chartered by the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, had a great time working toward their Citizenship in the Nation merit badge, which in part requires
Published: April 30, 2013
Some people in Incline suddenly decided that they no longer wanted to coexist with a defenseless family of beavers. When I was younger my parents would reprimand me for killing a spider due to the fact that it helped keep disease carrying mosquitoes away from me. They carried it outside in a glass. I got reprimanded for killing an ant
Published: April 30, 2013
The Incline golf team swept the top three spots individually to earn the team win in a Northern Division III tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course last Wednesday. Led by freshman Mitchell Cornell, the Highlanders posted a low team score of 411 between their top five golfers. North Tahoe came in second with a 442, while Whittell was third at
Published: April 30, 2013
Here they stay, for now. In an emotional saga that has dragged on for nearly three years, the NBA’s relocation committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that owners reject the application for the Sacramento Kings to move to Seattle, the latest — and by far the strongest — in a long line of cities that have tried to land the
Published: April 30, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Changes are coming to the Tahoe City Golf Course as early as this summer. On Monday, the golf course’s oversight committee approved the installation of two bocce ball courts, a request to bring non-golf course areas into environmental compliance, and a request to move forward with final design and permitting for an emergency-use helipad. “We’re not
Published: April 30, 2013
The Whittell golf team finished third in a Northern Division III tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course last Wednesday. Led by senior Zoe Bertz, the Warriors posted a team score of 463 between their top five golfers. Incline won with a low score of 411, while North Tahoe was second at 442 and Sierra Lutheran fourth at 474. Yerington, Sage
Published: April 30, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — North Tahoe Fire’s new Chief Michael Schwartz and his family, along with the NTF Board of Directors and North Tahoe Fire employees welcomed guests to celebrate the past two years of significant events and achievements. The district was proud to acknowledge the following; 2011 Firefighter of the Year Award to Firefighter/EMT Jeff Goldstone and 2012 Firefighter of
Published: April 30, 2013
Golfing for a good cause South Tahoe and Whittell’s 26th Annual Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held May 4 and 5 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. This fun filled event includes a chance to win trophies, raffle prizes, a closest to the pin contest, and a hole in one prize. The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf,
Published: April 30, 2013
Recent front-page news in this paper documented what skiers lamenting the lack of powder this calendar year already knew. Local first quarter 2013 precipitation set an all time record low. 2012 Arctic summer sea ice extent was also the lowest on record. Australia’s unprecedented summer temps in 2012-2013 brought new meaning to “off the charts,” forcing their weather service to
Published: April 30, 2013
Sleeping outside in bear country is a bit of a gamble, especially when you sink into a deep sleep on the edge of an outside deck right next to a known bear trail. But gambling is a way of life in Tahoe. So is sleeping, which we like to do the same time bears are awake and running errands in
Published: April 30, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week I’d like to let you know about an event coming to our community and why it is important to all of us. In the middle of this month, the Truckee High School Drama club will present its Spring Musical “Best of Broadway,” a musical revue. The American Alliance for Theater Education lists some of the
Published: April 30, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dear Carla, We have a 3-year-old Golden named Annie who we’ve had since puppyhood. She has always been allowed on the furniture because what we had was old. We just bought a new sofa and would really like for her to stay off of it. She also gets on our bed and it’s okay if she continues
Published: April 30, 2013
The North Tahoe golf team finished second in a Northern Division III tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course last Wednesday. Led by senior Trevor Semmens, the Lakers posted a team score of 442 between their top five golfers. Incline won with a low score of 411, while Whittell was third at 463 and Sierra Lutheran fourth at 474. Yerington, Sage
Published: April 30, 2013
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The historic Cal Neva Resort, Spa & Casino has a new ownership group that is mulling preliminary plans to redevelop the famed property, a source representing the property said Wednesday. Criswell-Radovan, a Napa Valley-based real estate development and management firm, recently became controlling partner of the property that straddles the Nevada/California state line, said resort spokeswoman
Published: April 30, 2013
To heck with molecular cell biology, Miles Clark’s college major. The Squaw Valley skier and writer seems to have found a niche in the field of online snow journalism. Clark, the former editor-in-chief at unofficialnetworks.com, recently unveiled his new website, snowbrains.com, with a mission to provide readers with original, intelligent ski and snowboard content on a daily basis — plus
Published: April 30, 2013
With Colin Spencer on the hill, the Lakers feel like they can beat anybody. Their senior right hander was on his game Saturday as he earned his sixth win of the season, 3-2, over visiting South Tahoe in Game 1 of their Mount Rose League doubleheader. The Vikings bounced back to take the second game, 7-5. “There were two very
Published: April 30, 2013
Teaching climate change at South Tahoe High School could be great for some students, but trying to make it a standard that applies to all students is ridiculous. Climate change is studied using mathematical models that require a solid understanding of calculus and partial differential equations. In order for high school students to become effective students of climate change, or
Published: April 29, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Congressman McClintock in Truckee Congressman Tom McClintock will participate in two events in Truckee on Thursday, May 2. At noon, he will speak at the Truckee Rotary Club Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Truckee Recreational Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. At 6 p.m., the Congressman will hold a town hall meeting at the
Published: April 29, 2013
North Tahoe and Truckee baseball players held their own in the power department Sunday. Three of the eight players who qualified for the semifinal round of the Triple-A home run derby at Aces Ballpark hail from the two schools, as the Lakers’ Baird Bishop and Colin Spencer and the Wolverines’ Andy McKechnie made the cut. Truckee’s Aaron Pado and Jackson
Published: April 29, 2013

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