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Lake Tahoe Community College has started a brand-new scholarship in honor of a former instructor who passed away in late May. The Carl Young Memorial Earth Science Scholarship is being established to honor the meteorology teacher, who died when he and two colleagues were chasing tornadoes just outside Oklahoma City. The scholarship will be the first of its kind at
Published: July 5, 2013
In the world of Mixed Martial Arts, today is draft day and amateur South Tahoe fighter Chris Cocores is a top prospect. Cocores (3-1) will be showcasing his MMA skills at the first-ever MMA draft in front of elite fighting scouts during a UFC Expo in Las Vegas on Saturday. “It’s just like the NFL draft or the NFL combine,
Published: July 5, 2013
Annual efforts to decrease the possibility of wildfires and curtail excessive drunkenness over the Fourth of July holiday begin as soon as Monday. Fire restrictions in the Lake Tahoe Basin begin July 1 and continue through the end of the fire season, according to a statement from the U.S. Forest Service. Possession of any fireworks in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Published: July 5, 2013
Dog walkers on Old Meyers Grade are doing more than stretching their legs, they’re walking a piece of U.S. history. The grade, along with Johnson Pass Road over Echo Summit, Pioneer Trail and much of U.S. Highway 50 through the South Shore are all parts of the America’s first transcontinental highway — The Lincoln Highway. The 100th anniversary of the
Published: July 5, 2013
An abandoned pressure cooker left at Lakeview Commons caused police to shut down Highway 50 in the area for two hours Sunday while they investigated the device. Just before 7 p.m., the South Lake Tahoe 911 center received a call saying the device was abandoned on the ground at Lakeview Commons, according to a press release from South Lake Tahoe
Published: July 5, 2013
Although kittens are available every day of the year, now is the time when the choice is prime. Hours of daylight influence a cat’s readiness to mate. The combination of long summer days, climate warming and spay-neuter neglect creates the perfect storm for kitten season on overload. Shelters are full. Willing and able adopters can save lives by doing pet
Published: July 5, 2013
Even normally calm pets can panic during the July 4th holidays. It is the No. 1 lost pet day of the year because pets try to flee the piercing noises which scare them and hurt their ears. Please keep them safe this time of year. If you find or lose a pet, call El Dorado County Animal Services at 530-573-7925.
Published: July 5, 2013
Published: July 5, 2013
All fireworks, including safe and sane fireworks, are illegal in El Dorado County. “El Dorado County local ordinance #8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of “safe and sane” fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires,” Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento Unit stated in a press release. “Every year
Published: July 5, 2013
Poisoning a creek to restore a fish population may sound like a bit of a contradiction, but that’s the plan on a remote section of Silver King Creek in Alpine County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced they will move forward with a joint effort to restore
Published: July 5, 2013
Recent research by Ameriprise Financial reveals many contradictions in the way Americans are thinking about and preparing for their retirement. Not surprising is the fact that the vast majority of people nearing retirement want to be happy and healthy during their golden years. Yet many feel uncertain about affording the things they need and want in retirement, though they aren’t
Published: July 5, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s performing arts subcommittee will host a public meeting later this month to hear feedback on potential changes to the building. TDRPD vice chair Erin Casey and director Janet Brady will lead the meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Community Arts Center, at 10046 Church Street. In May,
Published: July 5, 2013
The Lake of the Sky Amphitheater programs at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center will begin July 5 and continue every Friday evening through the end of August. The series kicks off with “Wild Things,” which features an educational look at Sierra Nevada native animals live on stage at 7 p.m. Programs in July include “Snowshoe Thompson” July 12 at 7
Published: July 5, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Clear Capital’s inquiry to lease land from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District in an effort to keep its employees and revenue local has taken another step forward. After four potential sites were analyzed to house a Clear Capital campus, the airport board agreed on June 27 to further study two of them — 10 acres fronted by
Published: July 5, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The next phase in determining if summer recreation and more development should be part of Diamond Peak’s future takes place next week. An open house regarding updates to the ski area’s master plan is set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Diamond Peak Base Lodge. There, resort officials and consultants will provide examples of
Published: July 5, 2013
SPORTS Oregon runner defends Western States 100 title Who says Oregonians can’t run in the heat? On the second-hottest day in the 40-year history of the Western States Endurance Run on Saturday, Timothy Olson of Ashland, Ore., defended his record-setting title from 2012, while Pam Smith of Salem, Ore., claimed the woman’s victory and was ninth overall. “We joked with
Published: July 5, 2013
If your goal is to become leaner, stronger, build muscle or increase performance the most important variable is consistency. If a workout leaves you so stiff and sore that you can’t move for a week, results will come slowly at best. However, if you can reduce soreness and restore strength levels quicker, you will reach your goals faster. Delayed onset
Published: July 5, 2013
South Tahoe 6, Washoe Valley 2 The Washoe Valley All-Stars are always a tough team, so Game 1 would be no easy task for the South Tahoe Little League 12-year-old All-Stars. Kyle Dane took the bump for South Tahoe with Nic Buchholz behind the dish. Washoe jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first inning, and inning two was
Published: July 5, 2013
The Senate is so out of touch that some leaders think the way to pass a path-to-citizenship bill for immigrants in the country illegally is to budget $40 billion for extra immigration enforcement over the next 10 years. This is the type of cynical ploy that makes everyone hate Washington. The Senate wants to reward people who have broken immigration
Published: July 5, 2013
The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail can chew hikers up and spit them out. The trail serves up more than 21,000 feet of elevation gain. Hiking the full trail is one of those bucket-list challenges for most. Candice Burt, however, is about to take the traditional Rim Trail trek to the next level. The ultrarunner will attempt to run a new
Published: July 5, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On June 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. the memorial for Maxwell Taft Bennett was held outside along the banks of the Truckee river. A gathering of close family and friends attended his celebration of life with memories, tears, laughter, and love. Max Bennett was commander and chief of the Tahoe Sheriff’s sub station from 1958-1979. A
Published: July 4, 2013
The Snow Park Technologies crew battled a slew of challenges while filming Mountain Movers, but Thursday’s season finale is “Judgment Day.” In the final episode of the Mountain Movers series, “Judgment Day,” the SPT crew is forced to split into two teams in an effort to build a progressive training venue for Oakley’s top athletes. SPT owner Chris Gunnarson lets
Published: July 4, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On an unseasonably cool final weekend of June, 2012, a record 82.7 percent of the field — 316 of the 382 starters — reached the finish line of the 39th annual Western States Endurance Run within the 30-hour cutoff. Don’t expect a repeat performance in 2013. More than 400 athletes are entered in the 40th edition of the
Published: July 4, 2013
TRUCKEE — If you like amateur golf at its purest form, circle the dates July 22-27 on your calendar. That’s when the top 156 junior boys golfers in the country will converge on the picturesque and demanding Martis Camp Club course for the 2013 USGA Junior Amateur Championship. This is the 10th time that the junior amateur championship will be
Published: July 4, 2013
Who says Oregonians can’t run in the heat? On the second-hottest day in the 40-year history of the Western States Endurance Run on Saturday, Timothy Olson of Ashland, Ore., defended his record-setting title from 2012, while Pam Smith of Salem, Ore., claimed the woman’s victory and was ninth overall. “We joked with them at the awards ceremony that they’re only
Published: July 4, 2013
Former Truckee resident Aimee Leclerc, 40, set new records in the arm curl at the “100% Raw Powerlifting Federation” competition held in Derry, N.H., last month Leclerc, who now lives in Maine, set a national record in the strict curl and a national and world record in the free curl. The strict curl is a simple but challenging event in
Published: July 4, 2013
Big Blue Adventure Race Director Todd Jackson didn’t want to do it. He had no other choice. Neilson Powless, the 16-year-old triathlon-racing phenom from Roseville, made a wrong turn on the run of the XTERRA Tahoe City triathlon on Saturday. Instead of awarding the defending title holder a repeat win in the race, Jackson was forced to disqualify the young
Published: July 4, 2013
The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail can chew hikers up and spit them out. The trail serves up more than 21,000 feet of elevation gain. Hiking the full trail is one of those bucket-list challenges for most. Candice Burt, however, is about to take the traditional Rim Trail trek to the next level. The ultrarunner will attempt to run a new
Published: July 4, 2013
East Shore run set for Saturday The 39th Annual Ponderosa Ridge Run will head out from the Spooner Summit Maintenance Station on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The free, 9.5-mile, point-to-point race course weaves runners along a dirt trail that will lead runners to a finish line near Kingsbury Grade. All racers will receive survivor ribbons and cold drinks. Runners
Published: July 4, 2013
Aug. 6, 1965, was one of America’s proudest moments. President Lyndon Johnson stood in the Capitol rotunda and addressed members of Congress, the Cabinet and other dignitaries about an hour before he signed the historic Voting Rights Act. “Today is a triumph for freedom, as huge as any victory that`s been won on any battlefield,” he said at the time.
Published: July 4, 2013
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. Kings Beach Library book sale Friends of the Kings Beach Library will hold a
Published: July 4, 2013
NFL training camps are opening up in less than three weeks. Savor every moment of this coming season San Francisco 49ers fans. Your 49ers are heads and tails better than anyone else in the NFL. They are the most complete team in the NFL by far. Here’s the deal about Colin Kaepernick that only Wolf Pack fans know. Kaepernick gets
Published: July 4, 2013
Chris Badolato, 36, and Lauren Tomory, 26, both of Reno, captured wins in the Run to Squaw race put on by Big Blue Adventure this past Sunday. A total of 117 runners took part in the race, which started in Tahoe City and ended 7.9 miles later at Squaw Valley. Truckee High cross-country member Nathan Ariza, 16, finished second overall,
Published: July 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — A small crowd huddled closely around Dr. Eben Alexander before his lecture at Sofia University in Palo Alto, hanging on his every word. This is not surprising. This is a man whose near-death experience four years ago gave him insights most people are anxious to hear about. His message was simple: You don’t have to go to
Published: July 4, 2013
Streamlined access to scores and updated standings throughout Nevada was denied at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control meeting in June in Las Vegas. The NIAA was propositioned by MaxPreps.com to become an official sponsor and would be used to keep official standings for Nevada prep sports. The site, already used by dozens of NIAA member schools in
Published: July 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is excited to host an outing to Wheeler Sheep Camp on Tuesday, July 9. The outing will include guided visits to Webber Falls, the George Donner Campsite and the Henness Pass Stage Station Site. The tour guide is NLTHS board member Paul Ackerman. Webber Falls is one of the least known
Published: July 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Donner’s third annual Waterpalooza is a two-day summer celebration of water-themed fun and games, a mega slip’n slide, and pool facilities. It all happens at Tahoe Donner’s Trout Creek Recreation Center and driving range July 6-7 and Aug. 10-11. Cost is $15 for an unlimited wristband or $1 per ticket; food, games and ride ticket prices
Published: July 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee resident David Curtis, inventor, retired roofing contractor and founder of Weather-Tech Fasteners has developed and patented a new fastener line for metal roofing and steel buildings. Curtis was tired of the old-style, self-sealing hex head screws coming loose every year or two, even though it meant repeat work. “The fact that people spend a lot of
Published: July 4, 2013
Jayne Garcia, 60, of Auburn, CA passed June 20, 2013. She was born May 25, 1953 in Pittsburg, Kansas, and lived in Missouri as a child, later moving to California with her family while still at a young age. She split her time between Auburn, CA, close to her extended family, and North Lake Tahoe, where she enjoyed the beauty
Published: July 4, 2013
Anyone traveling between Truckee, Squaw Valley and Tahoe City after a big snowfall, at a busy time of the winter season or after Fourth of July fireworks knows that we have transportation challenges in our region. More than 4 million people visit each year, with estimates that more than 90 percent of these visitors travel by car. We need more
Published: July 4, 2013
The June 28, 2013, Sierra Sun story, “Northstar California’s alpine coaster proposal facing appeal,” might lead a reader to believe that the project was met with wild enthusiasm by the Tahoe Basin and Truckee communities. In fact, the permit was denied by the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council (NTRAC) in a split vote in their meeting on May 9, the
Published: July 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Once again this spring, Petra Wine Bar and Shoppe in the Northstar Village opened its doors to local not-for-profit organizations. Cheers for Charity is an event concept created by Kali Kopley, one of the owners of Uncorked and Petra. The concept utilized Petra’s kitchen, wines and unique space during the shoulder season to give back to the
Published: July 3, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Award-winning Architect Mason Kirby, Inc. announced expansion of commercial and residential architectural design and interiors services from the Bay Area to the Northern California region. Founded 2007 in the Bernal Heights community of San Francisco, Principle Mason Kirby distinguished his firm on client centric design process. As part of the expansion, Architect Mason Kirby, Inc. (AMK) has
Published: July 3, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Businesses around the region are seizing a new opportunity to make a difference for our environment through Green Bucks, a program recently launched by the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council. Outside and recreating is the place to be in the summer. Visitors create positive economic impacts for local businesses as they come to cool
Published: July 3, 2013
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Kings’ Beach Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Both days cars will be at the Coon Street Boat Ramp in Kings Beach. The show is free to spectators and will feature a Show N’ Shine, raffle, poker walk, prizes, barbecue and more. For information
Published: July 3, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Faulkner Architects recently won a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects in Sacramento. The award was given in recognition of Greg and Lesa Faulkner’s newly completed residence located in the East Bay foothills of San Francisco. The Lafayette house is aggressively dug into its infill site which provides earth shelter and preserves and frames a
Published: July 3, 2013
April 21, 1926 to June 28, 2013 Dr. Ken Smith, long-time resident of South Lake Tahoe, passed away on June 28, 2013. He was 87 years old. Ken was born to Kenneth Clyde Smith and Anne Harriet (Kelsey) Smith on April 21, 1926, and was raised in Alameda, CA. His father died in 1940, and his mother, a registered nurse,
Published: July 3, 2013
The Douglas County Historical Society’s July 11 lecture will feature John Marschall, who will talk about the Jewish presence in Nevada. Marschall earned a Ph.D. in American Religious History and Constitutional Law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He founded the ecumenical and interfaith Center for Religion and Life in Reno in 1968. The one-hour program will
Published: July 3, 2013
The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold a barbecue July 11. The barbecue costs $5 per person and will include hamburgers, hotdogs, beans and beverages. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the DCRCC headquarters at 1609 Highwa 395 in Minden, Nev. All Republicans are welcome. For information or to RSVP, call Marshall Goldy at 775-265-0267.
Published: July 3, 2013
Tahoe Arts Project will host auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” Monday at the South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Among the roles to be cast are Blackbeard and his crew of bearded pirates, sailors of the high seas, cranky crabs and crocodiles, magical mermaids and seaweed creatures, parrots and beach bums. Students, entering first
Published: July 3, 2013
Bunny Fredericks and her husband, Keith, spent Friday morning browsing at the Arts and Crafts Show in the South Tahoe Middle School parking lot. It was the third year the San Antonio, Texas, residents were in town for the show and Bunny Fredericks said there’s a simple reason they keep returning. “It’s the quality of the booths,” she said while
Published: July 3, 2013
An abandoned rice cooker at Lakeview Commons caused quite a stir Sunday evening. Concerns that the unattended cookware was a potential bomb led police to shut down nearly one mile of Highway 50 for two hours and evacuate the surrounding area while they investigated the device. A Race the Lake of the Sky security guard was making a final sweep
Published: July 3, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — An interpretive sign memorializing a woman’s historic achievement on Donner Lake nearly 78 years ago will soon be coming to West End Beach. On Aug. 18, 1935, 17-year-old Barbara Gordon, braved the cool, choppy waters of Donner Lake, swimming its length of 2.7 miles in a record time of one hour and 50 minutes — 20 minutes
Published: July 3, 2013
Published: July 3, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Officials are investigating what ignited a brush fire early Tuesday morning that scorched a half acre of land on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. According to the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, crews responded to the fire at about 3:17 a.m. at 400 Fairview Blvd., between the Championship Golf Course and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Some smaller
Published: July 3, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Tahoe Institute for Natural Science invites members of the Lake Tahoe community to attend a free public talk on Thursday, July 11, featuring authors of the recently released book, “Birds of the Sierra Nevada.” Ted Beedy, Ed Pandolfino, and Keith Hansen will take you on a virtual transect of the Sierra Nevada, from the oak savanna
Published: July 3, 2013
Dr. Wend Schaefer, an Incline Village resident, recently returned from a month-long service mission in Tanzania. While there, Schaefer, a retired orthopedic surgeon, performed more than 70 surgical procedures, including the straightening of severe leg deformities, skin grafting, and treatment of club feet and bone infections. This humanitarian mission was facilitated by the ongoing relationship between the Rotary Club of
Published: July 3, 2013
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — A third case of hepatitis A was recently identified in Washoe County as part of a multi-state outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend of berries sold by Costco. According to the Centers for Disease Control and the US Food and Drug Administration, that brings the current case total to nearly 130 cases in eight
Published: July 3, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As a follow-up to last week’s article regarding shrinking discs (“Adjusting the rearview mirror”) and answers to people’s questions: Just as our spinal discs dehydrate and shrink each day, the discs have a collective shrinking over our lifetimes. We all are aware that we are not as tall at the end of life as we are
Published: July 3, 2013
Businesses around the region are seizing a new opportunity to make a difference for our environment through Green Bucks, a program recently launched by the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council. Outside and recreating is the place to be in the summer. Visitors create positive economic impacts for local businesses as they come to cool off and explore
Published: July 3, 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 various tips about recreation opportunities and services. There are so many activities to enjoy at Tahoe. Often residents and visitors alike try to do so much in a day, especially the holidays. There
Published: July 3, 2013
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. Everyone enjoys fireworks during the Fourth of July. The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to
Published: July 3, 2013
Lake Valley Fire Protection District and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will host a fundraiser Sunday for the 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Arizona fires. The fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Highway 50 near the Bug Station in Meyers. A benefit has been formed by the Prescott Fire
Published: July 3, 2013
The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Chris Gerrard and Nic Francis to attend LTCC in the fall. The idea for the BE GREAT Graduate Scholarship fund started with Tillman, who also serves on the Lake Tahoe Community College Board. “I thought this was an opportunity for our Boys & Girls Club to give
Published: July 3, 2013
Streamlined access to scores and updated standings throughout Nevada was denied at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control meeting in June in Las Vegas. The NIAA was propositioned by MaxPreps.com to become an official sponsor and would be used to keep official standings for Nevada prep sports. The site, already used by dozens of NIAA member schools in
Published: July 3, 2013
Big Blue Adventure Race Director Todd Jackson didn’t want to do it. He had no other choice. Neilson Powless, the 16-year-old triathlon-racing phenom from Roseville, made a wrong turn on the run of the XTERRA Tahoe City triathlon on Saturday. Instead of awarding the defending title holder a repeat win in the race, Jackson was forced to disqualify the young
Published: July 3, 2013
It’s no surprise that in the month of July at Lake Tahoe we’re experiencing a sizzling heat wave. This is a perfect time for no-cook meals. Bring it on: Cold sandwiches with pizazz, chilled salad, and a light-but-sweet, eye-catching dessert with the patriotic colors of red, white and blue. And this holiday I’ve given these dishes a sophisticated European flair
Published: July 3, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s:, who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information. Gear & Grind Mountain Bike Ride Join the Tahoe Luna Chix for a mountain bike ride in Tahoe City on Tuesday,
Published: July 3, 2013
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. AYSO Coaches and Volunteers Needed Volunteer coaches and refs needed for AYSO soccer, Incline training will be provided. Mid-august to end of October commitment. No experience necessary. Players
Published: July 3, 2013
On June 25, the North Lake Tahoe Lions Club swore in its new board of directors for 2013; Jarrett Grimes is the new president. Other members include Gene Brockman (treasurer), Karen Duncan (past president), Terrie Kinsman (secretary), and Dorothy Morgan. “This year we are embarking on a journey of great expansion,” Grimes said. “We plan to reach out to our
Published: July 3, 2013
Happy Fourth of July. Lots of ways to celebrate the weekend but please remember no fires and leave no trace. With all of the visitors in town and the extreme fire conditions residents need to be on guard. Also do not forget all of our friends and neighbors who are on duty all weekend — the fire department, the Washoe
Published: July 3, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee area residents and visitors love trails. Whether for an early morning bird watching hike, a conditioning run, or an exhilarating mountain bike ride, trails provide the opportunity to get outside, breathe clean air, connect with nature, and stay healthy. This summer, Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF) is stepping up trail maintenance efforts to ensure beloved trails remain
Published: July 3, 2013
Not too long ago, our Dean of Students received two emails in one day from two parents (married) of the same child. One gushed about how happy her son was at school and how excited he was about what he was learning and his friendships. The other expressed concerns about how unhappy his son was with his learning and his
Published: July 3, 2013
South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of a litany of crimes, including possession of a sap, Wednesday evening. During a traffic stop shortly after 6 p.m., South Lake Tahoe resident John Liska allegedly gave a false name to officer Matt Morrison, but was recognized by officer Chris Webber, according to a Thursday statement from police. Webber
Published: July 3, 2013
It’s hard to imagine South Lake Tahoe without a hospital. But before Barton Memorial Hospital opened on Nov. 23, 1963, there were few nearby services for the sick and injured. “All my children were born in Reno or St. Mary’s because we didn’t have a doctor or a hospital,” said longtime resident Patty Olson, who helped organize fundraising for Barton
Published: July 3, 2013
A line of paddlers stretched down the South Shore beach as far as the eye could see. Beginners and pros, children and grandparents stood side-by-side and waist-deep, poised to push into the sparkling morning waters. As the starting horn blared, the racers exploded off the beach and furiously paddled for the open waters of the 5-mile course. The second annual
Published: July 2, 2013
Who says Oregonians can’t run in the heat? On the second-hottest day in the 40-year history of the Western States Endurance Run on Saturday, Timothy Olson of Ashland, Ore., defended his record-setting title from 2012, while Pam Smith of Salem, Ore., claimed the woman’s victory and was ninth overall. “We joked with them at the awards ceremony that they’re only
Published: July 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — “It’s all about dirt,” explained a recent Forest Charter School graduate. Inspired by East Coast Farmer and speaker, Joel Salatin, Forest Charter School has started a school garden at the Pioneer Commerce Center. Students who have joined the weekly club have been involved in building the raised garden beds, starting seeds indoors, writing letters for donations, transplanting
Published: July 2, 2013
The bigger the moment, the better Erik Holmer and Adam Morgan performed. The Truckee senior athletes are clutch to the core – gamers who poured their heart and soul into their respective sports. And excelled as a result. For those athletic qualities and so many more, they are the Sierra Sun’s co-Male Athletes of the Year from Truckee High School.
Published: July 2, 2013
What does it take for a tennis camp to earn a worldwide top-10 ranking? Just ask Zeke Straw, director of tennis at Northstar. This year, Tennis Resorts Online awarded the Northstar Tennis Camp with this distinctive “Gold Medalist” honor. Northstar now officially stands shoulder to should with other prestigious camps like the Evert and Bollettieri academies. The ranking award was
Published: July 2, 2013
Graveyard Lakes, at least on the surface, doesn’t sound like the most appealing destination. Then again, neither does Devil’s Bathtub — choice No. 2 for our overnight backpacking trip. But as any Sierra Nevada traveler will attest, the range is speckled with such dauntingly named features. And despite their monikers, most are worth the effort to visit, if only for
Published: July 2, 2013
Bob Shaffer may have retired from coaching this past winter. But that doesn’t mean he’s lost his passion for the job. The longtime Truckee football coach is looking forward to coaching one final high school game on Friday, as he and his Truckee staff will lead the Silver team against the Blue in the 32nd annual Sertoma Classic all-star football
Published: July 2, 2013
RENO, Nev. — Bob Shaffer’s nemesis struck again. The third-winningest football coach in Nevada high school history, with an .842 career win percentage (170-32) and nine state titles in 18 years leading the Wolverines, may well have gone 0-for-his-career in evading the victorious water-cooler dousing. The recently retired coach was the victim of one final chilly soaking Friday night, as
Published: July 2, 2013
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. Rotary’s Lakeside Lobster Dinner July 5, 5:30-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City
Published: July 2, 2013
The city of South Lake Tahoe Community Services Department is hosting a photo contest this month in honor of “Parks Make Life Better” month, as recognized by the California Park & Recreation Society. California’s Legislature recently approved a resolution officially declaring July as “Parks Make Life Better” month, according to a press release from the city. This measure recognizes the
Published: July 2, 2013
South Lake Tahoe Senior Center will host Saturday Night Bingo on July 6. Bingo is open to anyone 18 or older. Doors open at 4 p.m., game packs are sold at 4:30 p.m., early-bird games begin at 5 p.m. and regular games start at 5:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be available to players. The event serves as a fundraiser so
Published: July 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra Quilting Camps will hold three sessions of quilt camps at the Truckee-Tahoe Hotel (formerly the Larkspur Hotel) in Truckee each summer. What a wonderful way to use up your stash and finish up those pesky projects in the closets! Bev Stookey and Linda Brush, both previous quilt shop owners, present five-day quilt camps each July, August
Published: July 2, 2013
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Kings Beach Library’s annual “4th of July Book Sale” is happening. The Library is open for business on July 3-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. New donations are accepted throughout the sale, so every day there will be new and exciting items. They love donations — especially the latest popular fiction. On July 3 and 4 enjoy
Published: July 2, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) announces its 19th summer ski improvement camp in Portillo, Chile. Portillo is a private ski resort near the boundary of Chile and Argentina. Known for its scenic beauty, abundance of snow and excellent hospitality, Portillo is ranked as one the best ski resorts in South America. “Portillo is called the
Published: July 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dear Truckee-Tahoe Community Members and Friends, Welcome to the 2013 annual Relay for Life of Truckee Tahoe. For the past seven years, our community has come together to help those facing cancer get well, to help those who have yet to be touched by cancer to stay well, to find cures for this dreadful disease and to
Published: July 2, 2013
Warriors looking for new volleyball coach Whittell High School is looking for a new varsity volleyball coach for the upcoming fall season. Prior volleyball coaching experience is preferred. All interested applicants should contact Whittell athletic director Steve Maltase at smaltase@dccsd.k12.nv.us. Tahoe Firecracker Trail Trek The third annual Tahoe Firecracker Trail Trek, a 5K run/walk and children’s race, is set to
Published: July 2, 2013
Most people know it is better to give than to receive. Feel free with your cash. Our underground economy of gratuities gives freedom more meaning. Tipping makes freedom more than just an empty word. Tipping is good government policy. The government could use a few tips too, like how to be honest and transparent. But government does promote helping the
Published: July 2, 2013
It is that time of year when the North Tahoe Fire Protection District welcomes our seasonal residents and the influx of an excited visiting public. Over Memorial Day weekend, the traditional family residential cleanups took place for defensible space, with inspections and curbside chipping to follow. With the long summer days and nights at the lake shore and on our
Published: July 2, 2013
Our beloved Father and Grandfather, Edward (Al) Archer passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013 of natural causes. Al was born in Titusville, PA on March 22, 1925 to Mame & Harold Archer. He spent his early years in Sherman, New York and Staten Island; before entering the Navy in 1942 at 17. Al served in the North Atlantic
Published: July 2, 2013
October 9, 1944 – May 12, 2013 We are sad to announce the passing of our dear Uncle, Jim Stringer, who died at his home in Volcano, Calif. On May 12, 2013. He was 69 years young. Jim was born and raised in the South Bay area of Southern California. He went to Narbonne and Palos Verdes High School. He
Published: July 2, 2013
February 24, 1920 ~ June 26, 2013 A memorial service will take place Saturday June 29, 2013 for Irene M. Morris who passed away June 26, 2013 at Barton Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. Irene was born February 24, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Mabel Whitlock. Irene lived through the 1930 depression. During that time
Published: July 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Fourth of July Festivities abound in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Find following a few highlights, for more listings visit www.gotahoenorth.com, www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org, www.visittahoecity.org, www.truckee.com, and www.redwhitetahoeblue.org. Take part in Tahoe Maritime Museum Boat Parade Last year Tahoe Maritime Museum celebrated the Fourth of July with you on the lake in the Museum’s first July 4 Boat
Published: July 1, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is going strong, with incoming and outgoing students. Inbound students are Lorena Demichelli Garcia, who was hosted by the Truckee Sunrise Rotary. She returned to Brazil on June 20 after being here for 10 months. Outbound student Colten Roderigue is a recent graduate of Truckee High School and will travel abroad to
Published: July 1, 2013
The first time Jay Johnson tried to sell himself to the Nevada Wolf Pack, well, Nevada wasn’t buying. “I came here on a recruiting trip out of high school,” said Johnson, who was an all-conference football and baseball player at Oroville (Calif.) High. “No, they didn’t offer me a scholarship. But what I remember was how the stadium was packed
Published: July 1, 2013
The Tahoe Basin has a practical motto, “Less Fuel Means Less Threat.” Defensible Space has become a way of life in our highly combustible community, and we live by it on a day to day basis. So the question comes to mind, why cannot the United States adopt such a practical approach to our highly inflammatory foreign policy? Let’s look
Published: July 1, 2013

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