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Warriors climb standings The Whittell volleyball team now sits second in league after positing its two most recent victories. The Warriors opened the weekend with a homecoming win against Hawthorne last Friday. Hailey Elliott led the way with 17 service points, 12 set-assists and three aces. Zoe Bertz added eight service points, seven kills and one ace. Tori Jimenez smashed
Published: October 24, 2013
Nevada Wolf Pack coach Brian Polian needs to come up with a new halftime speech. The Wolf Pack has been outscored 106-33 in the third quarter this season, leaving its rookie head coach scratching his head. “If I had the answer to this riddle, it wouldn’t be a riddle at this point,” Polian said. The Wolf Pack has fallen apart
Published: October 24, 2013
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sept. 13 marked the 19th Anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act. Since 1994, VAWA has made great strides by including providing services for not only women who have been victims of domestic violence, but children and men also. In this year’s reauthorization of the legislation, Native Americans, victims
Published: October 24, 2013
The Long Beach Bombers have gotten off to a rough start, but a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe for three with the Lake Tahoe Blue could go a long way in starting their turnaround. With as talented a roster as they have ever had, the Bombers have had no problem putting the puck in the net, but their issues have
Published: October 24, 2013
It’s the middle of fall. Halloween is next week, and daylight saving time is nearing on Nov. 3. These two events will make life at Lake Tahoe feel more like mid-autumn, a time for baking holiday cookies. The colder temps at night call for tea or hot chocolate paired with a popular “snowball cookie,” also known as a “butterball cookie.”
Published: October 24, 2013
Thanks to Vail Echo Foundation for dinner As they entered St. Theresa’s Grace Hall on Oct. 7, Bread & Broth’s dinner guests were greeted by the smiling faces of the sponsor crew representing Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood Resorts’ Marketing and Communications team. In addition to helping with the dinner’s setup and cleanup, Kelly Campbell, senior brand manager; Sally Gunter, communications
Published: October 24, 2013
The Rams were honored as the future of high school football in North Lake Tahoe by the Incline High School Athletic Boosters during a halftime celebration at the Highlanders’ home game against ROP this past Thursday night.  IHS Booster President Sharon Schrage arranged an event around football that extended beyond sports when she said, “This is a great way to
Published: October 24, 2013
The three days Truckee’s Pop Warner Mitey-Mite Whites practiced before Saturday’s game, Brian Baker was asked constantly if he knew what he was doing. On Wednesday, head coach Jake Moule asked, “We are running the right 844 counter. Brian, do you know what you are doing on this?” Thursday, quarterback Tavin Hamilton barked out the play in the huddle and
Published: October 24, 2013
The Truckee volleyball team defeated Fernley in four sets on the road Tuesday to run its win streak to four straight. The Wolverines opened with a 25-14 win before falling 22-25 in the second game. They put the match away with a couple of efficient sets, 25-12, 25-16. Senior Elizabeth Costa was named player of the match for the Wolverines,
Published: October 24, 2013
The Nighthawks got their revenge. After sweeping past Silver Stage in straight sets at home earlier this month, North Tahoe fell in four hard-fought sets at Silver Stage’s home Tuesday, 23-25, 24-26, 27-25, 19-25. Senior Baylee Goodwin led the Lakers with 10 kills and three service aces, while Kalia Norris tallied 21 digs, Taylor Briggs had nine kills and four
Published: October 24, 2013
The North Tahoe boys and girls soccer teams have yet to solve Whittell this season. Both squads lost by 4-0 scores in Division III games in Zephyr Cove on Tuesday — their second of the year to the Warriors. North Tahoe boys coach Beto Alcaraz called the recent loss a wake-up call just in time for the postseason, as the
Published: October 24, 2013
The Truckee Pop Warner Pee Wees traveled to Sparks and defeated the Reno Wolf Pack 31-0 this past Saturday. The Wolf Pack kicker started the game with a huge kickoff that pinned the Wolverines back on their own 7-yard line. It took a few plays for Truckee to get things going against the Wolf Pack defense. Patrick Hogan, Gaven Kelly
Published: October 24, 2013
The Truckee girls cross-country team continued its run of dominance at the Sparks Invitational at Rancho San Rafael Park last Friday with an unprecedented 1-2-3 finish in a field of 92 racers. The clean sweep of the top three spots easily lifted the Truckee girls to victory with 38 points, with second-place Galena finishing with 54 points. Not only did
Published: October 24, 2013
Noah McDermott has done nothing but win this season. The North Tahoe senior added to his list with yet another first-place finish this past Saturday, this time in a field of 211 varsity runners at the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational in Folsom. The meet featured dozens of schools from Reno to Redding to Visalia (Calif.). McDermott had his work cut
Published: October 24, 2013
Truckee freshman golfer Sienna Scibird capped a successful season with a sixth-place finish in the Division I-A state championship tournament in Mesquite on Tuesday. Scibird fired an 83 on the first day of the tournament and an 87 on the second day for a 170. She entered Day 2 in fourth place among the 43-player field. Julia Becker of Faith
Published: October 24, 2013
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The Tahoe Maritime Museum has a new executive director — Lora Nadolski. Nadolski most recently served as director of public programming for the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, N.Y., in which she oversaw museum-specific operations, including collections, exhibitions, education, boatbuilding and in-water fleet operations. Her career with ABM began in 2005 when she was first appointed education
Published: October 24, 2013
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association recently announced $50,000 of grant funding is available for special events taking place in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County. Most individual grants will fall within the $500 to $2,500 range, officials said. All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts to promote events in the region, according
Published: October 24, 2013
The Tahoe Food Hub, a local nonprofit committed to bringing fresh, locally sourced food to area restaurants, is raising money to purchase a refrigerated delivery van. “The Tahoe Food Hub’s mission is to connect local family farms with wholesale markets like restaurants, small grocers and schools throughout North Lake Tahoe communities, including Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and beyond,” said
Published: October 24, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Alpenglow Sports is proud to announce its newest team member, Ben Grasseschi. A well-known Nordic sports specialist, Grasseschi comes to Alpenglow after 18 years of local and international Nordic-ski coaching. He will fill the roles of assistant manager, Nordic buyer and steep skin-track setter on daily Alpenglow dawn-patrol missions. Since 2005, Ben has been head coach
Published: October 24, 2013
After playing a majority of their games in tough climatic conditions, the Truckee Red Mitey-Mites were happy to play on a beautiful fall day in Carson City this past Saturday. Unfortunately, the outcome of the game was not as nice as the weather. Truckee won the coin toss and chose to take the ball. Damon Parisi took the opening kickoff
Published: October 24, 2013
Brooke Bentley, Julie Huck, and Donna Wood, Truckee residents and the owners of La Galleria, Gratitudes Gifts & Home Décor and White Buffalo would like to say thank you to those community members who dropped off backpacks during the inagural Backpack Drive, which began in August and ended on the First Friday of September. The merchants collected 50 backpacks in
Published: October 24, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE — In a rematch of last year’s Division III state championships — and in a likely playoff preview — the first- and second-place Incline and Whittell soccer teams split a pair of spirited games in Incline Village last Wednesday. The Whittell girls jumped on Incline early with three first-half goals en route to a 4-1 win. Incline’s boys
Published: October 24, 2013
Through one half of Thursday’s Rite of Passage at Incline football game, a 0-0 final at the end of regulation seemed a real possibility. Visiting ROP heated up late, however, scoring six points in the third quarter before exploding for 22 in the fourth en route to the 28-0 win. “We were still in the thing until the fourth quarter,”
Published: October 23, 2013
The Lake Tahoe School girls basketball team recently wrapped up its best season ever. With a record of 7-3, the girls won their division and lost in the consolation finals of the Tah-Neva League Championships. “These young ladies have worked so hard this season,” coach Tim Kelly said. “They have competed to the best of their ability while at the
Published: October 23, 2013
It was only fitting that Truckee boys tennis players add some individual hardware to their regional title. The Wolverines will be well represented in both the team and individual state championship tournaments in Las Vegas this week after their top doubles and singles players battled their way through the Northern Region Division I-A Individual Championships at Tahoe Donner. Truckee’s No.
Published: October 23, 2013
The Wolverines have experienced the full gamut of results this season. They’ve gotten a taste of blowout losses, a blowout win and a tightly contested overtime victory. On Friday night, they added a heartbreaking loss to the mix. “It was definitely a heartbreaker,” said Truckee coach Josh Ivens, whose Wolverines dropped to 2-5 on the year after a 35-33 loss
Published: October 23, 2013
Anne Schrage likes the regional championship stage. The Incline sophomore claimed the individual Northern Region Division I-A title for the second straight year this past Saturday at Truckee’s Tahoe Donner Tennis Center. She did it in dominant fashion. Schrage blazed through the bracket, as she defeated Hannah Lindsay of Fallon 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinal round and Kylee Lyons of
Published: October 23, 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. The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will be flowing fire hydrants through the end of October. This testing is done
Published: October 23, 2013
Four candidates recently announced their intent to run for judicial office in El Dorado County. Although the judicial election for El Dorado County Court System is not until the June 3 primary, the race for Superior Court judge positions has already unofficially begun. Five judicial positions are up during the primary election. Filing for declaration of candidacy begins Dec. 27
Published: October 23, 2013
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is in full swing. Effective Oct. 1, Americans are able to enroll for the state insurance programs that start Jan. 1. Two state insurance exchanges exist for South Lake Tahoe residents; Covered California for California residents and Nevada Health Link for Nevada residents. Both exchanges allow for you and your family to
Published: October 23, 2013
Photographer Ian Ruhter has come a long way since snapping pictures of South Shore snowboarders, and in a way he’s gone back to his roots. After growing up in local schools and colleges, the South Lake Tahoe resident now spends much of his time traveling around America, Canada and Europe to showcase his art and speak to young artists. In
Published: October 23, 2013
Two Lake Tahoe women will attempt to summit and ski Africa’s Mount Kenya in November to empower women, make a statement about climate change and raise funds for a nonprofit organization. The “Summit for Our Sisters” expedition will also serve as the debut of Coalition Snow, a new ski and snowboard company based in Stateline, Nev. The company will be
Published: October 23, 2013
A bill that reaffirms California’s side of the Lake Tahoe Bi-State Compact was signed Oct. 11, two days before the state’s annual legislative deadline. Senate Bill 630 is California’s response to Nevada’s request for a new Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Regional Plan, according to the California bill analysis. As Nevada threatened to pull out of the compact in 2011, the
Published: October 23, 2013
You’re familiar with the pain of a migraine — the intense throbbing concentrated mostly on one side your head and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or hypersensitivity to light and sound. You know that these recurring headaches can last a while and that a number of factors might trigger an attack. Here’s what you might not know about migraines: Obesity
Published: October 23, 2013
In the early 1990s shelters were full of German Shepherds, later rottweilers, then a group of terriers lumped together as pit bulls. Animal shelters are seeing another shift in population. Pit bull-type dogs are being replaced with Chihuahuas. Especially in the western United States, shelters are overflowing and neighborhoods in cities like Oakland are wrestling with a stray Chihuahua population
Published: October 23, 2013
Everyone, of all ages, is invited to a “Halloween Dance” on Friday, Oct. 25. The 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band plays a great variety of music. No partner necessary. Costumes optional. There will be prizes for the funniest, prettiest, most original, sexiest and scariest. Admission includes: wine, other beverages, appetizers, desserts and a free door prize ticket. Cost is $10. Cost
Published: October 23, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. — It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday. The saga left commuters fuming and both sides bruised. A state lawmaker is considering introducing a bill that would ban public transit
Published: October 23, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE — Dance in the Sun for Animals (DSA) is a new nonprofit organization that helps children help animals in need. Heidi Timinsky, a teacher with a Masters in Humane Education, founded DSA with the goal of empowering children to realize that they too can make a positive difference in the world through helping animals in need. Heidi believes that
Published: October 23, 2013
Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Sept. 1-15. September 1 • At 6 p.m. on the 200 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, officers took a report for disturbing the peace. One female was screaming obscenities at another female during a free concert. • At 9 p.m. on the 600 Block
Published: October 23, 2013
Popular ‘80s cover band Tainted Love is set to turn Halloween into a party scene from “Hot Tub Time Machine” this weekend when they return to the North Shore for the 7th annual Creepers Ball at Crystal Bay Casino. The seven-piece San Francisco band boasts a deep collection of ‘80s hits, including songs like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Whitney Houston’s
Published: October 23, 2013
About 2,500 people are expected to turn out this Saturday to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s Freaker’s Ball, Lake Tahoe’s “bawdiest, boldest, weirdest costume soiree.” The event began in 1979 and bounced around before finding a permanent home at MontBleu (then Caesars Tahoe) in 2001, said Dave Davis, MontBleu’s director of food, beverage and entertainment. “If you can only go
Published: October 23, 2013
Four bands from the shores of Lake Tahoe will make the drive to Placerville next week, joining dozens of jam and rock groups for the third annual Hangtown Halloween Ball. Held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, the Hangtown Halloween Ball draws thousands of music lovers for four days of live music and spooky celebrations. The festival begins
Published: October 23, 2013
It’s never too early to begin birding, I discovered, when I had the pleasure of joining a group of energetic birders in Incline Village one recent morning. This was a group of about 12 little people, led by Kirk Hardie from the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and Olivia Cushing, Science & Outdoor Education Coordinator for Incline Elementary School,
Published: October 23, 2013
Are you ready for some snow? I know it looks wonderful outside, but we all know that now is the time to get chains along with all of the other winter driving items needed in your car. Be prepared. Please remember to drive safely around Incline Way, Highway 28 and along Country Club drive tonight, Oct. 24. The annual community
Published: October 23, 2013
The Incline soccer teams put in some serious miles this past weekend as they traveled to West Wendover and White Pine for Northern Division III contests. The girls (11-0-1 league) returned with a pair of shutout victories, both by 5-0 scores. They followed with an 11-0 rout at Yerington in another league game Tuesday. The boys (7-0-2 league) opened the
Published: October 23, 2013
OK. You know I am not Carrie Bradshaw from the “Sex in the City” when I am writing about pancakes decorated with candy-corn. But they rock! You would give up you-know-what for these puppies. The thing I like about these flapjacks is they are a recipe that transcends a holiday. Just take off the candy corn eyes, maybe substitute a
Published: October 23, 2013
I was watching a little TV a couple of Friday nights ago and all was peaceful and sweet. Ahhh, the weekend stretched ahead of me like a ribbon of highway in the Nevada desert. I heard my cell chime, indicating a text and padded over to check it out. As I looked at the screen, all I could see was
Published: October 22, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In 2002, Jamie Kuckenmeister first opened The Niche. Pronounced, it rhymes with “hitch,” although co-owner Danny Manguso said some customers get creative with their own versions. “People think it’s French,” he said. “I think people think it sounds more fashionable that way.” When Jamie opened her first store in Reno, there wasn’t time spent on creating a
Published: October 22, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A self-guided exhibit centered on Tahoe City’s rich history will be on display through downtown until the end of October. Fifty-two historical banners line Highway 28, with each sharing a story about Tahoe City and the people who formed and influenced the community. The stories stretch from the earliest reference to Tahoe City in 1863 through
Published: October 22, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Fifty years ago, a few families looking for a fundraising idea for their children’s preschool organized a small event to exchange used ski gear. Little did they know that from this humble beginning, this small garage sale would evolve into a large-scale retail operation — one that has become an iconic Tahoe event and has heralded
Published: October 22, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — This April, barber Louie Nieto celebrated 50 years of cutting hair. This October marked 21 years in his same location in Incline Village. Louie runs what he calls a traditional barbershop. With the magazines, posters, bantering and bickering, Louie’s Classic Barbershop captivates the barber culture. “I want to make them feel that they can do or
Published: October 22, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Incline Village has one, Kings Beach is getting one, and those in Truckee hope they’re next to host a building with multiple nonprofits under one roof. The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe wants to bring the Truckee Community Building to the corner of Highway 267 and Brockway Road, with help from an anticipated 6.33-acre land donation by
Published: October 22, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Diamond Peak Ski Resort is rolling out a number of new features and programs for the 2013-14 ski season. As many Tahoe resorts learned recently — particularly during the snow-starved winters of 2011-12 and 2012-13 — snowmaking is key in building a good base and maintaining conditions when Mother Nature decides not to help. This summer,
Published: October 22, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The federal government shutdown is among factors that led to the cancellation of a Toys For Tots distribution this winter for Incline Village. The program began in the late 1940s through the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. For the past 34 years, employees at Coldwell Banker Select have helped run Toys For Tots in Incline Village and
Published: October 22, 2013
Moonbeam Book Awards recently announced morning that the children’s adventure book “Snowcial: An Antarctic Social Network Story,” published by Squaw Valley-based publisher, Chelsea Print & Publishing, won the gold medal for “Best First Book.” It was chosen among more than 1,200 total entries, according to Jenkins Group, Inc. “Snowcial” is a visually stunning book intended to inspire children to learn
Published: October 22, 2013
North Tahoe’s Abigail Johnson capped her season with an eighth-place finish in the Division III State Girls Golf Championship in West Wendover on Friday. Johnson fired a 110 and a 113 for a two-day total of 223 over the difficult, 5,139-yard Toana Vista Golf Course. Rachel Horita of Mountain View won the individual state title by shooting a 190 (94-96).
Published: October 22, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Student safety continues to be Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s top priority in light of Monday’s shooting in nearby Sparks, Nev., officials said. “Schools should be the safest places on Earth, and it’s a violation to our culture when they are not,” said Susan Phebus, principal at Alder Creek Middle School. On Monday, around the time of
Published: October 22, 2013
Author Patrick Betson is a storyteller. Make no mistake about it. He has handpicked some of his favorite tales and brought them together in a 12-story collection, “The Ghost’s of Lake Tahoe: The Stuff of Legends.” All of the stories reflect nostalgia from days gone by and are set in and around Lake Tahoe, which Betson fondly refers to as
Published: October 22, 2013
The follow up to Sherpas Cinema’s critically acclaimed “All.I.Can” hits Truckee this week, and, if “Into the Mind” is anything like its predecessor, it will not be your average ski movie premiere. “With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as
Published: October 22, 2013
Editor’s note: The original version of this story did not note that the law will take effect Jan. 15 for grocers and food vendors. It has been updated to reflect this. South Lake Tahoe City Council adopted an ordinance to ban the use of plastic bags for customer products at retail stores in a 3-2 decision Tuesday. Councilwoman JoAnn Conner
Published: October 22, 2013
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that may have occurred in Meyers or South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 6. The assault was originally reported in Alpine County on Oct. 6 by a female victim, but details of the original account have changed, including the location where the assault occurred. The change may be due in part to
Published: October 22, 2013
Caltrans has announced its roadwork schedule for the Lake Tahoe Basin for Oct. 20-26. LONG-TERM PROJECTS State Route 89 Work continues on a $41 million project from Tahoma to Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore that will relocate and replace gas lines, upgrade storm water drainage and treatment systems, add curbs and gutters, resurface and realign the road and
Published: October 22, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe Transportation District has been awarded $25.5 million in federal funds for the Fanny Bridge overhaul project in Tahoe City. Some of the money through the Federal Lands Access Program will also go toward the Meeks Bay Bike Path and Dollar Creek Shared Use Path projects, TTD officials said Friday. Improvements to Highway 89 and
Published: October 22, 2013
RENO, Nev. — Tom Brooks, the owner and general manager of Carson Valley Golf Course at Gardnerville, has learned to take the long view — a very long view — when it comes to development of the next generation of golfers. And it’s not easy to maintain that perspective, Brooks says, in an era when operators of golf courses often
Published: October 22, 2013
Truckee had little trouble in its Division I-A soccer games at Dayton this past Thursday. The Wolverines combined to outscore the Dust Devils 26-1, as the boys won 15-1 and the girls 11-0. In the boys game, freshman Manny Sarabia scored four goals to lead the way. Eddie Cortez and Will Krengel scored two goals apiece, while Alex Colomenares, Rolando
Published: October 22, 2013
The North Tahoe volleyball team split its last two league matches at home, losing 3-1 against White Pine on Friday and beating West Wendover 3-0 on Saturday. The Lakers fell 17-25, 15-25, 27-25, 14-25 to visiting White Pine (7-5). Senior Taylor Briggs and sophomore sister Jordan Briggs finished with six kills and two blocks apiece, while Rikki Partain and Sherene
Published: October 22, 2013
The Truckee volleyball team eked out a Division I-A win in five sets at Lowry on Friday. The Wolverines jumped out to a 2-0 lead, 25-10 and 25-13, before the Buckaroos rebounded to take the second and third sets 25-21 and 25-19. Truckee responded with a 15-6 win in the final set to put the match away. Senior Lauren Peak
Published: October 22, 2013
The North Tahoe soccer teams traveled to the farthest reaches of Nevada this past weekend and returned with mostly positive results. The boys defeated White Pine 6-0 on Friday — after playing White Pine to a 0-0 draw at home on Sept. 20 — and then beat West Wendover 4-1 on Saturday. The girls, playing shorthanded with injuries, opened their road
Published: October 22, 2013
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth installment in a series based upon the book “Building Resilience in Children and Teens.” Find Parts 1-4 at www.tahoedailytribune.com, keyword “Resilience.” Last week, I covered the foundational C of developing competence. The second C of confidence is rooted in competence. Young people need confidence to be able to navigate the world, think outside the
Published: October 21, 2013
Nothing about the Division III State Girls Golf Championship was easy. And that was just fine by Incline. The Highlanders earned their second state championship in as many years Friday on a difficult-playing, 5,139-yard Toana Vista Golf Course in West Wendover. Led by a runner-up finish individually by defending state champ Devi Meyers, Incline won the event by more than
Published: October 21, 2013
I am the “messenger” Richard Reiter refers to in his guest column printed in the Bonanza on 10/10/13. The name, Common Core State Standards, is misleading because the standards were not written by the states; they were written by Achieve Inc., The College Board (SAT and AP classes) and ACT (college testing), according to the National Governors Association. The lead
Published: October 21, 2013
Many of you are aware of the terrible school shooting incident that happened this morning at Sparks Middle School in nearby Washoe County, Nev., that left two dead and two injured. We never want to hear about violence at school, but this one hits close to home — our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and everyone involved
Published: October 21, 2013
That’s right: wetter than an old dishrag, and just downright misleading in the never-ending effort to protect Obama. The recent Wall Street Journal article by David Rivkin and Lee Casey (partners in Baker Hostetler LLP, and former White House and Justice Department pooh bahs) pointed out for all to see precisely what we have thought all along: The probability of
Published: October 21, 2013
Washoe School Superintendent Pedro Martinez took to the pages of the Bonanza last week to plead for support of the tax increases called for in Assembly Bill 46 (“AB 46 is needed for our schools” 10/17). The proposal would raise Washoe County real estate taxes a nickel per $100 of assessed valuation and bump the county sales tax rate by
Published: October 21, 2013
In “Captain Phillips” we meet the captain (Tom Hanks) in the office of his comfy Vermont digs as he checks his impending flight to Oman in 2009. Driving to the airport with his wife (Catherine Keener), Phillips worries that their son isn’t taking school seriously. “The world we knew is gone. Getting a good job and keeping your head down
Published: October 21, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The barely born puppies abandoned 10 weeks ago in a trash bin have found permanent homes throughout the Reno-North Tahoe region. “It’s an amazing level of satisfaction to see them go from extremely sick, tiny creatures to healthy, happy animals that the whole community is interested in providing a forever home,” said Becky Goodman, executive director
Published: October 21, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Meet one of Truckee Police Department’s newest members — Trax, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever. “Primarily, it’s a community engagement, public relations (effort),” said Police Chief Adam McGill. “… (He’ll) invite people to come up and talk to us, so not everything is a negative experience.” When the department’s first-ever dog isn’t engaging the public, he’ll be
Published: October 21, 2013
Tahoe Area Sierra Club chairman Bob Anderson died last week in Kenya after sustaining head injuries from a fatal car wreck, group representatives reported earlier this week. According to the TASC members, Anderson was celebrating his 70th birthday with a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania with his wife, Grace Proulx of Meyers. As Anderson
Published: October 21, 2013
There weren’t big expectations for Whittell (1-5) to beat Hawthorne (7-1), a mostly 200-plus pound team, but the Warriors did show flashes of greatness and a peak into a promising future seasons. “You see the glimpses,” Whittell coach David Housel said. “If you look at from a few minutes into the game until halftime, the game was 8-8. It’s these
Published: October 20, 2013
Still happy with their 2-1 win over Division IA South Tahoe, the Warriors cruised to consecutive wins over Battle Mountain and Lovelock this past weekend. Whittell downed Battle Mountain 10-0 at home Friday, and finished off the weekend with a 5-2 win over Lovelock Saturday. The Warriors have guaranteed themselves a postseason spot as they are now 15-1-1 overall and
Published: October 20, 2013
Chad Kaassamani, South Tahoe’s No. 1 singles player, gave a performance to remember at individual regionals Friday and Saturday. Kaassamani won the Division IA Northern Region Championship, with a 6-2 and 6-0 win over Truckee’s Nico Gardella to claim the No. 1 seed heading into individual state competition. South Tahoe No. 3 doubles team Gabe Tenocelotl and Morgan Petragallo finished
Published: October 20, 2013
Junior Allison King had two goals and senior Cassidy Jackson added a goal and an assist as the South Tahoe girls soccer team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Lowry on Saturday at South Tahoe High School. Sophomore Ashlee Schouten also scored for the Vikings, who remain in first place in the Ruby Mountain League with
Published: October 20, 2013
This was the game South Tahoe needed to erase some of the sting from a 0-6 start. The Vikings (1-6) notched their first win of the season — a 33-7 collective effort over the Sparks Railroaders (0-7) — in the final home game of the season Friday night. Now, with powerhouse teams like Lowry and Fallon out of the way,
Published: October 19, 2013
Two Lake Tahoe Community College instructors were recently honored by their students and peers for their outstanding work in the classroom. Students selected English instructor Michael O’Laughlin as their Teacher of the Year, and fellow faculty members chose Sociology and Anthropology instructor Dr. Scott Lukas for the Distinguished Faculty Award. Both winners will receive $500 from the LTCC Foundation and
Published: October 18, 2013
Preparation for the winter season has begun for the city of South Lake Tahoe’s Public Works Department snowplowing crews. Public Works Assistant Director Jim Marino said training new hires, route planning and maintenance on the snowplows are underway. Marino said the city is training new employees a little earlier this year to ensure they have operators ready before the season.
Published: October 18, 2013
Editor’s note: Some of the event information in the original story was incorrect. The information has been corrected in this version. Live Violence Free is recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a host of activities designed to raise awareness of the issue. The organization, a nonprofit organization in South Lake Tahoe that works with survivors of domestic abuse,
Published: October 18, 2013
From developing software in a Stateline bedroom to partnering with companies around the globe, there’s no doubt Ski Rental Systems has grown exponentially in the past four years. On Monday, the South Lake Tahoe-based business signed its first international contract with Alpine Ski Hire, a company headquartered in Scotland. Owners said they expect it won’t be the last. “We’re constantly
Published: October 18, 2013
More than 100 South Tahoe Middle School students shopped for new school clothes at Kmart this month as part of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothill’s annual Operation School Bell program. Through Operation School Bell, disadvantaged students from sixth to eighth grade are provided up to $100 each to spend on whatever clothes they want — as long as they
Published: October 18, 2013
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit employees returned to work Thursday after the federal legislature passed a bill Wednesday to re-open the U.S. government and temporarily fund its offices. Forest Service officials announced the LTBMU will re-open some of its recreation sites, but some will remain closed for the season. “Realizing we’re near the end of our normal operating season in
Published: October 18, 2013
More than 100 volunteers, including the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, county, state and federal firefighters and public and private agency staff spent a busy Sept. 28 presenting Fire Fest 2013. Add to the efforts of our local fire and emergency responders, those of staff members for the US Forest Service helicopter, CareFlight and CalStar, K-Tahoe, the Tahoe Tribune, Southwest
Published: October 18, 2013
As they entered St. Theresa’s Grace Hall on Oct. 7, Bread & Broth’s dinner guests were greeted by the smiling faces of the sponsor crew representing Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood Resorts’ Marketing and Communications team. In addition to helping with the dinner’s setup and cleanup, Kelly Campbell, senior brand manager; Sally Gunter, communications manager; Ashley Smith, communications coordinator and Margo
Published: October 18, 2013
Several South Shore hotels are experiencing an increase in room reservations earlier in the season. “The length of stay has lengthened, as has the lead time to make reservations,” TahoeChamber CEO B Gorman said. Hotel reservations for the summer season rose for many businesses, she said, and the trend, in general, seems to be carrying over into the fall and
Published: October 18, 2013
Steve Weich has worn many hats. His career began in the microelectronics industry and he went on to create his own computer company. He’s owned and operated restaurants and has been a mortgage broker. It’s not surprising when he retired he wasn’t ready to hang up those hats. Instead he joined the force of more than 13,000 volunteers nationwide who
Published: October 18, 2013
South Lake Tahoe resident Anthony Lizaola can vividly describe the rock climbing accident in Carson City that took his leg in August. He remembers reaching for a rock, the rock springing loose and the 20-foot fall to a ledge below. He recalls the 5-foot boulder coming down on his leg, and the leftover mess of muscle and bone. “It was
Published: October 18, 2013
Sunday Results Red Hut vs. Rock Hard, 8-7 The Hacks vs. Ice Busters, 8-5 Tenacious C vs. Blind Squirrelers, 8-5
Published: October 18, 2013
ZEPHYR COVE, nev. — The win doesn’t mean much on paper. It isn’t a league game and it won’t affect playoff chances, but for the Warriors this one was a big deal. The Whittell girls soccer team exploded in celebration when the three whistles finally cemented their 2-1 win. No one seemed to know exactly how long it’s been since
Published: October 18, 2013
Tahoe Transportation District announced Friday that it has been awarded $25.5 million in funds from the Federal Lands Access Program for the State Route 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project, Meeks Bay Bike Path and the Dollar Creek Shared Use Path. Of the three projects, Fanny Bridge has been of major public interest since it was introduced in the 1994 Community
Published: October 18, 2013
TahoeChamber’s new board of directors was elected Oct. 15. The board reflects the local business community in that it is comprised of small businesses, professionals, healthcare, gaming and resort representatives, a press release stated. The following members of the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce have been nominated to serve on the board for a three-year term beginning Nov.
Published: October 18, 2013
On Sept. 17, Army veteran Robert Van Tuinen decided to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day by handing out copies of the Constitution at Modesto Junior College, where he is a student. If he were at the University of California, Berkeley or another politically correct campus, some liberal students probably would have picked an argument with him and maybe even would have
Published: October 18, 2013
Jack-o-lantern 5k Overall: Eder Vazquez 18:13.8 Female: Briyona Ziegler, 21:30.4 19 and younger women: Briyona Ziegler, 21:30.4 20 - 29 women: Ashley Kefflerroa, 26:34.3 30 - 39 women: Kristin Snyder, 25:57.9 40 - 49 women: Susan Fairley, 27:38.1 50 - 59 women: Jennifer Gaston , 27:43.7 60-plus women: Rosemary Manning, 30:25.4 Male: Eder Vazquez, 18:13.8 19 and younger men: Carson
Published: October 18, 2013

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