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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Upon questioning a life of suffering Holly Riley pulled herself up by the boot straps and began a journey of self-discovery. Her curiosity and interest in metaphysics started early with a constant inquiry into “why.” She listened to that inner voice, the one we all possess, and heard her own answers. With childhood abuse, abandonment and self-blame
Published: July 15, 2013
The popularity of video gaming continues to surge. When “Modern Warfare 3” was released, it had more than $400 million in sales in the first week. That was a record for any entertainment product ever. The global video game industry is projected to have more than $70 billion in sales by 2015. In the United States alone, the computer and
Published: July 15, 2013
When Fed Chairman Bernanke hinted in May of a tapering in the quantitative easing program, interest rates spiked with the 10-year Treasury yield rising a full percentage point to 2.6 percent. The move sent most fixed income funds lower. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) has plunged 13 percent since May. There are some fixed income ETFs that are better
Published: July 15, 2013
As a 17-year-old lifeguard, I found Tahoe to be astonishingly beautiful. As a 50-year-old impressionist of Mark Twain I found Tahoe to be heartbreakingly beautiful. And now at 60 something, as Mark Twain aboard the M.S. Dixie II, I find Tahoe to be inexpressively beautiful. I’m beginning to understand that to fully appreciate Tahoe, you must view her through the
Published: July 15, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Members of the Truckee Police Officers Association will don aprons and take trays in hand at the Wagon Wheel this weekend. The relatively new association’s members are actively trying to participate in the community. They approached Brian and Siobhan Smart at the Wagon Train in downtown Truckee to hold a Tip-A-Cop event in support of the Humane
Published: July 15, 2013
It occurred to me the other evening that if every home in our community replaced their outside white lights with yellow bug bulbs, our village could look very much like a Thomas Kinkade painting — warm and welcoming, with many more stars in our night sky. Light pollution is the over-illumination of the night sky. Stars become invisible beyond the
Published: July 15, 2013
With the legislature adjourned, the political winds are shifting to the upcoming battle over the “teacher tax,” an initiative proposition by the Nevada State Education Association (teacher union) to impose a type of gross receipts tax on every kind of business entity and trust in the Silver State as well as out of state businesses based on their gross revenues
Published: July 15, 2013
IRS has typically not been a fan of gamblers. They like it when winnings are reported, and therefore tax can be collected. But sometimes there are issues regarding the deductibility of gamers’ expenses — take the recent Tax Court decision in the matter of John C. Hom. This bloke is a poker player — having competed regularly since 1995 in
Published: July 15, 2013
Celebrities are trickling in, fans are stockpiling autograph pens and the golf course is undergoing the manicure of a lifetime. The South Shore is ready for the 24th Annual American Century Championship. A total of 85 sports and entertainment stars will tee off at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course this week in the much-anticipated celebrity golf tournament, which runs Tuesday through
Published: July 15, 2013
Elena Hight has pulled off plenty of bold tricks throughout her impressive snowboarding career, and now she can add riding naked to that long list. The Olympic snowboarding medalist, who hails from Zephyr Cove, Nev., recently shucked her usual body-hiding winter wear for a nude photo session with ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. This year’s Body Issue celebrates the bodies
Published: July 15, 2013
Violet is about to complete one full year living in a cage. She spent six months in an adoption center at a large pet supply store. In January she was transferred to the Tahoe shelter. It’s time to free Violet. Just 5 years old, she is a love bug, but does need to be the only pet in her new
Published: July 15, 2013
Now that everyone is outfitted, ID is updated if necessary, the vehicle is packed and the tank is full, where do we go for a pets included vacation? There are websites devoted to the best, the most hidden, the least and most expensive, and even quirky destinations and events. The travel industry has promoted “pet welcome” signs in recognition of
Published: July 15, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival kicked off celebrations Friday, July 5, with a dinner honoring Triple Ace and WWII veteran Clarence “Bud” Anderson, who flew “Old Crow,” a P-51 Mustang while assigned to the 357th Fighter Group “Yoxford Boys,” 8th Air Force, Leiston Filed, United Kingdom. Congressman Tom McClintock introduced Bud as a member of
Published: July 15, 2013
Snow down the pants, buckles that bite into the gut — these are just a couple of annoyances that are no longer tolerated by North Shore skiers Cody Townsend, Tristan Queen and David Bronkie. “We kind of had this minor revelation while skiing that our belts sucked,” said Townsend, a professional big-mountain skier based out of Squaw Valley. “Our leather and
Published: July 15, 2013
Down on the beach at Lakeview Commons Monday morning, a few families bobbed in the water, a couple children ran haphazardly along the rocky shelves, and a small group of volunteers picked their way through the sand. “I would say the most common thing we’re picking up is cigarette butts,” said Leslie Schultz, who volunteered her time to pick up
Published: July 12, 2013
South Lake Tahoe is moving up the urban ladder. No, the city is not getting rail cars. But one business is bringing a new kind of delivery to town. Justin Gresh of Vinny’s Pizzeria is putting the pedal to the pizza. The new business owner is delivering his fresh baked pies via bicycle. “It’s a true replacement for your car
Published: July 12, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Cupping therapy, also known as “BaguanFa,” is used extensively by some acupuncturists and has therapeutic benefits for many conditions, such as sports injuries, high blood pressure, headaches, fibromyalgia, digestive issues and cosmetic concerns. How does it work? Cupping is the application of glass, rubber or plastic cups to the surface of the skin, by creating a vacuum
Published: July 12, 2013
The Lake Valley Professional Firefighter’s Association would like to thank the community and Tahoe visitors for the tremendous support during the July 7 “Fill the Boot” drive in Meyers. The entire $12,004.13 that was collected by firefighters from the agencies and organizations listed below will be given to the families of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots from Prescott Fire Department
Published: July 12, 2013
Casinos at Stateline posted a 9.7 percent increase in the gaming win for the month of May, according to information released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Stateline casinos raked in $14.6 million during the month, up from $13.3 million in May 2012. With only one month left in the fiscal year the chief source of gaming revenue for
Published: July 12, 2013
A second firefighter was injured in the Bison fire Thursday morning. No information was available on the nature of the injuries, but East Fork medics responded to a site in the Pine Nuts to pick the person up. Fire officials reported making progress in fighting the Bison fire last night and plan to continue to work on hot spots and
Published: July 12, 2013
Celebrations on the Fourth of July in Lake Tahoe capture just how incredible the Jewel of the Sierras truly is. Tourists flock to the area and contribute to the local economy, families are brought together, music from local artists fills the air, and everyone is outside enjoying the awe-inspiring natural landscape that is Lake Tahoe. Some of my earliest Fourth
Published: July 12, 2013
Ever get the feeling that Washington sees every issue as a hockey puck in a rink with no nets? There’s just a constant back-and-forth between two teams with big elbows and pointed fingers — but no real resolution. That’s how a battle over federal student loans played out in Congress last week — lots of news conferences but no legislation.
Published: July 12, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society again enlightens tourists and community members with the Third Thursdays Summer Speaker Series, held at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City. During July, August and September, the public is invited to gain insight on area history, facts and adventures. This month, NLTHS will honor 10,000 years of Washoe settlers in the
Published: July 12, 2013
Sierra Nevada Cancer Center opened a new cancer treatment center at 1154 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe on July 1. Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art oncology and hematology facility, according to a press release. The facility contains private rooms, comfortable treatment chairs and is specifically designed to make treatment relaxing and comfortable, the release stated. “This
Published: July 12, 2013
Derek Lowe might be ready to hang up his baseball glove, but he’s just getting started with the golf clubs. The MLB All-Star pitcher will make his American Century Championship debut when the 24th annual event starts Friday at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club. And lately, with his baseball career winding down, the 25-1 choice has had more time to
Published: July 12, 2013
The final Business After Hours Mixer of the summer will be held Wednesday at the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. BAHM attendees will enjoy sampling food and drinks from the Boathouse on the Pier and the new Kitchen 34 Eleven restaurant. The mixer will also feature a raffle and an opportunity to mingle with other business professionals. The mixer
Published: July 12, 2013
Do you really need a personal trainer or someone to help push your limits in the gym? While many gym-goers train by themselves, new research says it may be wise to get some help. A study published in the July edition of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined whether the self-selected intensity (or weight) by older women during
Published: July 12, 2013
Snow down the pants, buckles that bite into the gut — these are just a couple of annoyances that are no longer tolerated by North Shore skiers Cody Townsend, Tristan Queen and David Bronkie. “We kind of had this minor revelation while skiing that our belts sucked,” said Townsend, a professional big-mountain skier based out of Squaw Valley. “Our leather
Published: July 12, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — North Tahoe Arts announced ARTour 2013 will showcase 40 artists, who will open their studios for two weekends: July 12, 13 and 14 and July 19, 20 and 21. Studios are located from Truckee to Incline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and the West Shore. This free, self-guided tour offers the public an opportunity to meet artists
Published: July 12, 2013
Touring the California Alps sounds pleasant enough, calling to mind visions of biking through tree-shrouded hills or pedaling past meadows brimming with wildflowers. This may all be well and true, but don’t expect cyclists to soak up every detail Saturday en route to climbing five mountain passes for a total of 15,000 vertical feet and 129 miles in the blistering
Published: July 12, 2013
Firefighters hope to have the Kyburz Fire fully contained this evening after maintaining 95 percent containment since Wednesday evening. While an estimated size of the fire was put at 634 acres Tuesday evening, officials mapped the fire again during the night and reduced the size estimate to 615 acres. The number of resources assigned to the fire was reduced to
Published: July 12, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Dreams of a true Tahoe vacation — the kind with fresh powder skiing followed by a soak in the hot tub, of panoramic views across calm blue waters, of laughter with family and friends — become a reality with the work of Elaine Morris. Focused solely on vacation rentals and specializing in luxury resort properties, Marmot
Published: July 12, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013
Getting recruited out of South Lake Tahoe is no easy task. There aren’t exactly a bunch of college coaches keeping tabs on high school talent in the basin area. Cale Backinger knows this, which is exactly why he put countless hours into getting his name out there. Backinger would get home from school or practice and start compiling info. He
Published: July 11, 2013
LeftAlign.1461. JP DONOVAN 1:09.07 2. ROSS McMAHAN 1:22.08 3. KEVIN PETERSON 1:26.18 4. JOHN TRENT 1:37.36 5. SEAN LEHMANN 1:38.25 6. JASON RIDDLE 1:42.14 7. ROBBE LEHMAN 1:42.24 8. KATIE TRENT 1:45.12 9. CASSIDY CHOCHOZ 1:45.18 10. CRAIG DENNEY 1:47.06 11. JOHN APPERT 1:50.50 12. JUSHA COCHRAN 1:51.58 13. RUTH GENTRY 1:58.09 14. BRIAN BISHOP 2:00.18 15. CHRIS KLEINTTES 2:01.06 16. LARA WATERS 2:05.15 17. JIM WILKSON 2:08.00 18. DAVE SCHWEER 2:09.37 19. GOERGE RUIZ 2:15.37 20. MICHAEL EDNONSON 2:19.47
Published: July 11, 2013
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Celebrities are trickling in, fans are stockpiling autograph pens and the golf course is undergoing the manicure of a lifetime. South Lake Tahoe is ready for the 24th Annual American Century Championship. Nearly 100 sports and entertainment stars will tee off at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course this week in the much-anticipated celebrity golf tournament, which runs
Published: July 11, 2013
Football fundraiser will double as Shaffer party The Truckee Football Foundation Fundraiser and retirement party for longtime Truckee football coach Bob Shaffer, who retired in February after 18 years leading the Wolverines, will be held at the Truckee River Regional Park amphitheater on Saturday, July 20. Gates open at 3 p.m., with the barbecue at 4 p.m. The fundraiser includes
Published: July 11, 2013
Touring the California Alps sounds pleasant enough, calling to mind visions of biking through tree-shrouded hills or pedaling past meadows brimming with wildflowers. This may all be well and true, but don’t expect cyclists to soak up every detail Saturday en route to climbing five mountain passes for a total of 15,000 vertical feet and 129 miles in the blistering
Published: July 11, 2013
The Tahoe Area Sierra Club’s annual summer party will be held July 17 at Regan Beach West. The sunset party will include an exhibit by local photographer Jon Paul, music and a silent auction. Gourmet food will be served along with select wine from Naked Wines. The annual summer event is the main fundraiser of the year for the Sierra
Published: July 11, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Amid continuing challenges with California’s budget, the Placer County Grand Jury is again recommending replacing the aging Burton Creek sheriff’s substation and court facility in Tahoe City. “I wholeheartedly agree with the grand jury ... that the facility is inadequate and outdated,” said Capt. Jeffrey Ausnow, Tahoe station commander for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. “It
Published: July 11, 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. Free summer concerts The Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District’s Summer Music Series is
Published: July 11, 2013
LeftAlign.1461. LUCA GENASCI 30.14 2. NINA OAKLEY 32.21 3. TOM GANDT 33.38 4. CHRIS BRACKETT 33.55 5. EVAN DERDOWSKI 34.03 6. SUMMIT MOULTON 35.18 7. JOSIAH BRACKETT 35.29 8. MARIO MNGIARCIA 35.39 9. JAY PRIGGE 35.49 10. MIKE DAY 35.58 11. TOM KALANGE 36.06 12. SHEAN ALDAO 36.27 13. BEN DAY 36.33 14. PAUL GENASCI 37.02 15. SCOTT BOYLES 37.11 16. SCOTT MCCONAUGHEY 37.35 17. PAUL ZARUBIN 37.02 18. LEVI LARGENT 37.56 19. JOHN ALLAN 38.04 20. KYLE SCHRAUBEN 38.19
Published: July 11, 2013
After four top-10 finishes, John Smoltz is tired a being a contender at the American Century Championship. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher, who compiled 213 wins and 154 saves in his stellar 21-year career, has his eye on the big prize when the 24th annual event starts July 19 at the Edgewood Golf Club in Stateline. Smoltz, who was second
Published: July 11, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — You don’t need to be a cowgirl to appreciate the Cowgirls and Cocktails event taking place Friday at Tahoe Donner’s Equestrian Center. Offered on select Fridays, cowgirls and cowboys are invited to gather for an early evening trail ride followed by beer, wine and appetizers on the deck at the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center. Enjoy a meandering
Published: July 11, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — InnerRhythms Dance Theatre and RhythMatriX will present “Kaleidoscope” on stage at Truckee River Regional Park Amphitheatre on Friday, July 19, 8 p.m. Because life is constantly changing colors, InnerRhythms celebrates with dance as their palette. The 11th annual concert gala features talented Dance Theatre and award-winning hip-hop troupe RhythMatrix. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with festival seating
Published: July 11, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dragonfly Restaurant and Tahoe Food Hub announced the inaugural “Know Your Farmer Dinner Series,” on select dates throughout the summer. Join Tahoe Food Hub at Dragonfly Restaurant and meet the farmers who grow our food. Chef Billy McCullough will create a four-course meal, paired with wine, using the seasonal produce of local farms. The series begins on
Published: July 11, 2013
Unity at the Lake’s spiritual leaders, Revs. Stew and Hillary Bittman, were ordained as interfaith Ministers in Riverside Church in New York City on June 9. The ordination was came after two years of attending the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies. “Unity honors all paths to Spirit and the Reverends Bittman have always weaved the richness of many traditions into
Published: July 11, 2013
On Sunday, July 7, 2013, we lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather and best friend, Donald Howard Grabb. He was a man who kept us laughing our entire lives with his constant humor and good nature. (Well, at least 6 out of the 7 days a week). Even though he has passed, his classic lines will forever be in our
Published: July 11, 2013
July 2, 1936 – June 13, 2013 Christopher Oren Hawtrey passed on Thursday, June 14, 2013, in Reno, NV at the age of 76 with his wife Nancy, children Sara, David, and John, and daughter in law Kelley at his side. He suffered critical injuries in a car accident. His body could not recover from these acute traumas. He will
Published: July 11, 2013
The stock market is a forward looking mechanism. That means that the current market price is always looking forward several months and basically predicting how the economy will be. There are many economic reports that are released on a regular basis that market participants follow very closely. The No. 1 drive of stock market performance is corporate earnings. Earnings reports
Published: July 11, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Eliminating waste, finding beauty in the ordinary and cultivating creativity and community are some values Tahoe City’s newest business holds dear. An art cooperative founded by long-time North Tahoe residents — Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane — Salvaged serves as an art studio, artisan gallery and boutique where folks can purchase hand-crafted items and art resurrected
Published: July 11, 2013
TRUCKEE — Former Incline High golf standout Katelyn Wright, who was second after Day 1 of the 83rd Women’s TRANS National Amateur Championship at Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club on Tuesday, advanced to the final rounds Wednesday despite some struggles in the windy conditions. Wright, a senior on the University of Nebraska golf team, opened the tournament Tuesday by
Published: July 11, 2013
Sixty local children are immersed in a world of pirates and treasure this week as they rehearse for their Friday production of “Blackbeard the Pirate.” Unlike most theater productions, this play, from casting to performing, is done in a week. The program is put on by Tahoe Arts Project, which pays to bring Missoula Children’s Theatre to the area to
Published: July 11, 2013
Firefighters continued to fight a 634-acre fire in the Eldorado National Forest Tuesday evening. The fire broke out Monday about 12:40 p.m. when a vehicle blew a tire in a rural section of the highway between White Hall and Kyburz, according to the California Highway Patrol. The fire started on the north side of the highway and quickly spread. As
Published: July 11, 2013
When one thinks of Shakespeare, “funny” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind. Likely, neither is “short.” But that’s the treatment the Bard’s work is getting in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” that debuted at Valhalla’s Boathouse Theatre Friday. “If you don’t know anything about Shakespeare, it’s fine. It’s still really funny,” said Steve Hamilton, the
Published: July 11, 2013
On Monday, June 10, Tara Bowlby, Miss Reno Rodeo Queen 2013 and Miss Rodeo Nevada 2013, offered a “Ride-Off Challenge” to Jim Jueneman, who’s been riding at the Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center since 1999. “The competition consisted of pole bending and barrel racing … it was a challenge enjoyed by all, and declared a draw,” an event organizer
Published: July 10, 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. Open Water Swim Clinic The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, in conjunction with Boost Swimming will host an Open Water
Published: July 10, 2013
The cost to fight the 25,733-acre Bison fire was at $2.9 million on Tuesday, as Douglas County commissioners declared a state of emergency. The fire burned actively on the northeast and southeast sides until about 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch. Despite the fire’s growing another 4,000 acres overnight, crews managed to keep containment at 25
Published: July 10, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The TCPUD was Tahoe City’s first local government. It is still the region’s only local government entity, and under the guidance of a lively cast of directors through the years, it has developed a multifaceted water and sewer system, and kindled some controversy, as well. When the utility district was conceived in the late 1930s, it
Published: July 10, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Upon visiting Willard’s Sports Shop in late June — the time of year the shop really gears for — one gets the sense of an international airport, considering the array of accents coming through the door. Then there is the range of questions — “Do you sell paddleboards?”; “Can you help me get sunscreen out of my
Published: July 10, 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 outdoor grilling and barbecuing. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food during the summer months. But,
Published: July 10, 2013
Last quarter started strong, but ended weak. What started out as normal and in fact healthy profit-taking after a long bull run then kicked into second gear. First came Ben Bernanke’s comments that the Fed will someday slow and ultimately end QE. That news hit both stocks and bonds. When the selling subsided increasing worries about China’s economy and banks took over. Assets of all kinds, here
Published: July 10, 2013
Just as Independence Day 1776 foretold a freedom struggle against Great Britain that would not be fully resolved until 1783, Independence Day 2013 is fraught with peril for the independent Incline/Crystal Bay resident who just wants government to leave him or her alone. The latest development in the Incline Tax Revolt was a setback for locals. Originally, after years of
Published: July 10, 2013
O h really? What a surprise — considering all of the recent hoo-rah over IRS shenanigans and Congressional investigations. But that’s not the least of it, says the National Taxpayer Advocate in her recent mid-year report to Congress. The main problem, says Advocate Nina Olson, is that the poor, starving Revenooers just don’t have enough shekels laying around to cover
Published: July 10, 2013
A many-feathered Johnny Depp appears as Tonto in the recently released Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Gore Verbinski-directed reboot of The Lone Ranger. Screenwriters Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio hoped to reinvigorate the franchise by exposing the ugliness of the bad Old West, but no matter what or how they try, their story is a tired cliche. We meet Tonto in
Published: July 10, 2013
Over the course of a career that dates back to 1995, Slightly Stoopid has become something of a rainbow coalition of music. While its sound started out being rooted in reggae-rock, it has grown into one of rock’s most eclectic groups. Some might suggest that the varied nature of Slightly Stoopid’s music makes the band’s music unfocused and turns off
Published: July 10, 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. ARTour 2013 July 12, 13 and 14. ARTour 2013 is an annual open studio event of North Tahoe Arts, showcasing the finished works of local artists and inviting
Published: July 10, 2013
Samuel W. Linderman was born in Wichita KS to Merrill and Ida Linderman. Sam passed away November 13, 2012, at age 75, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 year, Mary Ann Linderman of Incline Village, NV. Also surviving him are his daughter, Valerie Tidwell (Jerry) and grandchildren Sydney and Dane
Published: July 10, 2013
I would like to thank everyone who put on the Red, White and Tahoe Blue event last weekend. It was wonderful to spend the day in the hot sun, walking around and being educated about the environment, issues concerning health care and seniors, animal issues and other interesting endeavors. I did notice a lot of hot dogs that day and not many
Published: July 10, 2013
As a former chairman of Red, White and Tahoe Blue, I am biased when commenting on the importance and the execution of RWTB. However, the bias is overshadowed greatly by my experience of being “the buck stops here” person for the first two years of RWTB. Using an old cliché, “Been there, done that,” I know the tremendous effort the
Published: July 10, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Tahoe Fund is kicking off its 2013 fundraising season with the announcement of four 2013 Signature Projects that will help restore lake clarity and improve recreation in the basin. The projects include beach improvements at Sand Harbor State Park, Asian Clam control in Emerald Bay, a mile of bike trail along the West Shore, and a new bridge across
Published: July 10, 2013
When a motorcycle causes a woman to drop $100 worth of groceries to cover her ears, well, I’m not a cop, but that’s noise pollution. To paraphrase a Supreme Court justice, “I know it when I hear it.” But who is going to enforce the law and ticket that motorcyclist? Nobody, because noise pollution laws as they are written are
Published: July 10, 2013
At last we can get back to enjoying summer at Tahoe. Now is the time to head out to the trails, beaches and golf courses. Plan a day during the week, or do the entire week and you can avoid a lot of the crowds. Do remember some of the fun events happening around the lake too — always something
Published: July 10, 2013
Classic and custom cars and motorcycles rolled into Heavenly Village Friday evening for the 18th annual Rolling Chrome Tahoe Thunder Car & Bike Show. Though it might seem like an average show, it also serves as a benefit for the Good Samaritans Safe Ride Program, which provides rides to people who may have had too much to drink, according to
Published: July 10, 2013
A group of extreme athletes will battle the blob in search of a world record at Lake Tahoe later this month. Not the 1950s-era science-fiction blob, but an inflatable airbag sitting on the surface of the lake with the ability to launch a person uncomfortably high into the air before sending them plunging into the water. The stunt will entail
Published: July 10, 2013
The Nevada Division of Forestry is asking the public to report sightings of White Satin Moths in northern Nevada. The effort will help the department determine how widespread and severe the White Satin Moth, Leucoma salicis, infestation is in the area, according to a press release from the Nevada Division of Forestry. The non-native insect is capable of defoliating aspen,
Published: July 10, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Last year Mike the Dog was the top fundraiser for Bark for Life, a component of the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising event. Mike was honored with the “Prestigious Paw Award” for his efforts in his fight against cancers both human and animal. This year Mike is a Bark for Life team leader,
Published: July 10, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Former Incline High golf standout Katelyn Wright shot the second-lowest round on Day 1 of the 83rd Women’s TRANS National Amateur Championship at Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club on Tuesday. Ashlan Ramsey, 17, of Milledgeville, Ga., took control as the early leader, firing a four-under-par 68 over the demanding, 6,389 yard course. Wright, a four-time high
Published: July 10, 2013
Every now and then, a respite from the masses is in order for residents of the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area — like after back-to-back weekends of holiday reveler congestion. The Lakes Basin Recreation Area, about an hour north of Truckee, is just the spot. The Lakes Basin butts up to the southern end of Plumas Eureka State Park and
Published: July 10, 2013
The Truckee Tahoe Junior Golf Tour season kicked off with a weather-challenged day at Old Greenwood Golf Course on Tuesday, June 25, but the storm gave the 56 golfers just enough of a window to get their rounds in. The McCormick girls picked up where they left off in 2012 with Kenzie McCormick winning the girls 8-9 age group with
Published: July 10, 2013
Tim Naylor of Los Gatos took the win in the Run to the Beach 10K in Kings Beach this past Thursday, while Brendan Foti of San Francisco won the 5K run. Both runs, put on by Big Blue Adventure, began at North Tahoe Regional Park and finished on the Kings Beach shoreline. In the 10-kilometer run, Naylor, 39, finished ahead
Published: July 10, 2013
Vikings offer youth flag football camp at STHS The Vikings will host a four-day flag football camp at South Tahoe High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18. The camp is for ages 8-14, or grades 3-8, and costs $100. Players will run drills, scrimmage and play in the Viking Bowl. Camp
Published: July 9, 2013
Cody Fajardo is heading to Louisiana once again to help teach America’s youth how to become a better quarterback. “It’s for the kids,” the Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback said on Tuesday before departing this week for the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La., this Thursday through Sunday. Fajardo will be among the three dozen or so college quarterbacks serving as
Published: July 9, 2013
Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation will host its annual Taste of Gold fundraiser on Saturday. Guests will be able to sample wines from a number of El Dorado County wineries, including Colibri Ridge, Lava Cap and Nello Olivo. Selections from several regional breweries and tastings from Sushi Pier, Cork & More, Exquisite Grill, Nikki’s Chaat Café, Flight Deck, and other
Published: July 9, 2013
Myth: Achy wrists mean you’ve got it. In fact, many conditions, such as arthritis or tendinitis, could cause wrist and hand pain. Your doctor will take a history and do a physical exam to determine a diagnosis; he also may test nerves with electrical impulses. Myth: It’s common in men. Actually, women are three times more apt to develop it.
Published: July 9, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Week of July 11 ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Space Needle is a tourist attraction in Seattle. It’s taller than the Washington Monument but shorter than the Eiffel Tower. Near the top of the structure is a circular restaurant that rotates slowly, making one complete turn every 47 minutes. The motor that moves this 125-ton mass is
Published: July 9, 2013
Men and women’s intercollegiate soccer is coming to the Lake Tahoe Community College in 2014. The LTCC Board of Trustees voted in favor of launching the soccer program at its last meeting on June 25. The Physical Education Department is now developing the curriculum surrounding the program. A decision on a new team name and mascot will soon follow. Job
Published: July 9, 2013
A ribbon of red, white and blue ran down Highway 50 on July 4 as South Lake Tahoe kicked off the holiday with a colorful Fourth of July parade. The train of decorated cars, trailers and trucks started near the “Y” and slowly rolled to the American Legion. Children decked out in their most patriotic digs waved and tossed candy
Published: July 9, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Spectators lines the streets for the annual Truckee July 4 parade, themed Celebrating Truckee’s 150 Years since Establishment and 20 Years of Incorporation. The parade, produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, is a showing of Truckee’s community spirit and small-town charm, and as always is a real slice of Americana. One parade highlight was the
Published: July 9, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Wanderlust coming to town The Wanderlust Festival will return to Squaw Valley July 18-21. In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline. The
Published: July 9, 2013
‘Surf the Ganges’ slideshow Ryan Salm Photography will present “Surf the Ganges” slideshow outside of Jason’s Beachside Grille in Kings Beach on Wednesday, July 10, 8:30 p.m. The slideshow will document a paddle expedition down India’s most holy river. A $5 donation is recommended at the door. The show is outside, so bring a sweatshirt or blanket. Fashion of the
Published: July 9, 2013
Tim Naylor of Los Gatos took the win in the Run to the Beach 10K in Kings Beach this past Thursday, while Brendan Foti of San Francisco won the 5K run. Both runs, put on by Big Blue Adventure, began at North Tahoe Regional Park and finished on the Kings Beach shoreline. In the 10-kilometer run, Naylor, 39, finished ahead
Published: July 9, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you’re parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is not OK to leave your pet in a parked car.
Published: July 9, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dear Carla, We have a 2-year-old terrier mix named Felix who we adopted about a year ago when our son left for college. Our son is home for the summer and Felix is terrified of him. He is a large boy with a deep voice and he loves dogs so it really hurts his feelings. It took
Published: July 9, 2013
I’m a firm believer that change is a good thing. It’s what keeps things from going stale. It’s what can introduce us to something refreshing and different. And, in terms of overseeing a community newspaper, it’s a way for us to better celebrate our businesses and residents. With these thoughts in mind, I wanted to let our loyal readers know
Published: July 9, 2013
Multiple lane closures on Highway 50 will take place overnight in South Lake Tahoe through Friday, Caltrans announced. Grinding and paving will occur on eastbound lanes from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday from the “Y” intersection of Highway 50 and State Route 89 to Trout Creek. The repaving work is in addition to several Caltrans water-quality improvement
Published: July 9, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — I was fortunate to have been raised in a family that appreciated art in many forms. My parents took the family to San Francisco several times a year to visit the Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum and to many small art galleries around the city. We also were able to see performances such as
Published: July 9, 2013
Derning, Scarlet Isabella, a daughter, was born July 8, 2013, to Sean and Jessica Derning of South Lake Tahoe. Kenderes, Damian Alexander, a son, was born July 3, 2013, to Robert Kenderes and Diana Garcia of South Lake Tahoe. Meyer, Cygnus Julius, a son, was born July 5, 2013, to Christopher Meyer and Ruby Mansfield of South Lake Tahoe. Pena-Mendoza,
Published: July 9, 2013
After starting out 3-1 in the Nevada District 1 Little League All-Star Tournament in Carson City last week, the Truckee 10/11 All-Stars ran into stiff competition as they dropped their final two games, 6-4 to Washoe and 15-10 to Reno Continental. The Truckee squad finished 3-3 in the tournament, which was good enough for fifth place out of the 11
Published: July 9, 2013
Andy Wirth’s observation that hardly anyone uses public transportation is an ancient, tragic lament. It is as old as the Trolley and the Night Rider. And that’s old. Mr. Wirth is absolutely right. The buses are empty most of the time, especially in the summer. Demanding a creative approach and focusing on innovation, as Andy so eloquently encourages us to
Published: July 9, 2013

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