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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Boy Scout Troop 266 and Venture Crew will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Trails End Cemetery in Tahoe City. Scouts and their families will place American flags on the grave sites of veterans. Scouts will lead a ceremony honoring military veterans. Proceedings will include inspirational readings, recognition of veterans in attendance,
Published: November 7, 2013
Sentencing is Dec. 17 for a 43-year-old California baby sitter who admitted leaving her 2-year-old charge strapped in a stroller on the ninth floor of a Stateline casino. Kimberly Sue Hahn pleaded guilty to child endangerment, a gross misdemeanor, and faces up to one year in jail. In exchange for Hahn’s guilty plea, the state agreed to recommend 180 days
Published: November 7, 2013
A 46-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman pleaded guilty to embezzlement Tuesday, admitting she stole $130,000 from the Horizon casino at Stateline while she worked as the cage manager. District Judge Tod Young set sentencing for Jan. 7, 2014, for Ana Luisa Sanchez-Demarmolejo. According to a report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Demarmolejo admitting stealing the money from the casino
Published: November 7, 2013
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will host its An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting Nov. 15. The event, now in its 43rd year, features wine from 25 wineries and food from 20 South Shore restaurants. All proceeds will benefit South Shore nonprofits and students. The event will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Convention
Published: November 7, 2013
A panel of longtime locals will discuss South Shore history Nov. 12 at Camp Richardson. The panel will tell stories of the past and answer questions from attendees. Dr. David Borges will narrate the panel. The event will be hosted by the Lake Tahoe Historical Society. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. in the lodge at Camp Richardson. Admission
Published: November 7, 2013
Incline businesses are working together to put on a toy drive this fall to ensure local children have a bright holiday season. The inaugural Incline Community Toy Drive will run Nov. 9 through Dec. 9. Residents can donate unwrapped toys at one of several barrel locations throughout town, including Incline Village Visitor Center, IV Coffee Lab, Chase International, Crosby’s, Village
Published: November 7, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Veteran’s Day, Squeeze In restaurants show their gratitude to the United States’ brave military men and women by buying them breakfast or lunch. Each year Squeeze In serves more and more veterans and active duty military, and it has become one of their favorite days, giving back to the community to those who deserve thanks the
Published: November 7, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Kristi Morgan has been a staple in the Truckee community for more than 20 years. If you recognize her name, it’s probably because she’s had a hand in educating your preschooler during her years of service at Church of the Mountains, or maybe it’s because she raised two sports and leadership-focused children in the Tahoe Truckee Unified
Published: November 7, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town is seeking input on several proposed economic development programs aimed at fostering a healthy, year-round economy. “It’s very important that the community weigh in on these programs, as they — residents, business owners, developers — will be the ones utilizing the programs, and making a tangible difference in our town,” said John McLaughlin, community development
Published: November 7, 2013
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for Oct. 8-14, along with previously unreported incidents. October 8 • Officers responded to an overturned big rig truck. The big rig was found over turned on the north round-about of South Highway 89 at Highway 80. There were no injuries. A report was taken. • Officers took a
Published: November 7, 2013
Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Sept. 16-30. September 16 • At 10:30 a.m. on the 200 Block of Fox Street in Kings Beach, a female was arrested for domestic violence after throwing a knife at her boyfriend. • At 10:45 a.m. on the 7800 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista,
Published: November 7, 2013
The rain in Spain may be over. For the third quarter of 2013, Spain’s GDP grew at a rate of 0.1 percent. That was the first positive reading in the last nine quarters. The Spanish economy has been contracting or stagnant since 2008. Back in April I wrote a column about the Spanish economy after a visit there to see
Published: November 7, 2013
Last week you faithful readers recall that we discussed the law of waiving spousal support in a prenuptial (pre-marriage) agreement. I dutifully put you on notice that I did not know what I was talking about, family law not being one of my practice areas. Not drawing a single Letter to the Editor correcting the advice, I am emboldened to
Published: November 7, 2013
I am writing in response to Mr. Porter’s column on spanking in the Oct. 25, 2013, Sierra Sun. I am a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect. I take it very seriously. The decision to report child abuse is never made lightly as I know there can be serious consequences for the family and child. Experts in the field
Published: November 7, 2013
Patty Kouyoumdjian will be the featured speaker at Saturday’s meeting of the American Association of University Women, South Lake Tahoe. Kouyoumdjian will discuss the role and function of the Lahontan Regional Water Board. Brunch will be available for a small donation before the talk. The presentation will take place Saturday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe
Published: November 7, 2013
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. Tahoe City Downtown Association seeks members, participation The Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA) was founded in 2004
Published: November 7, 2013
Google the phrase “education crisis” and you’ll be hit with a glut of articles, blog posts and think tank reports claiming the entire American school system is facing an emergency. Much of this agitprop additionally asserts that teachers unions are the primary cause of the alleged problem. Not surprisingly, the fabulists pushing these narratives are often backed by anti-public school
Published: November 7, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Are you looking for something special, a one-of-a-kind gift? The North Tahoe Arts ARTisan Shop features original work by 23 local artists. Located in the heart of Tahoe City, by Commons Beach, the ARTisan Shop is a treasure trove of handmade pottery, glassware, jewelry, fine art, photography and more. The North Tahoe Arts Holly Arts exhibit
Published: November 7, 2013
A shorthanded Incline football team dropped its final game of the season, 26-0, against visiting Battle Mountain on Friday. The Longhorns, the No. 3 Northern Division III playoff seed, at 3-2 in league play, built a 14-0 first-quarter lead that extended to 20-0 by the half. They managed a final touchdown in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring.
Published: November 7, 2013
The four-time defending state champs have some competition. The North Tahoe girls cross-country team edged Incline by seven points, 39-32, to win the Northern Division III/IV regional championship at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno on Saturday. “It was really tight,” first-year Incline coach JP Donovan said of the race. “It will be interesting to see what they (the Lakers)
Published: November 7, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As a young boy in Sri Lanka, Pasan Rupasinghe spent whole afternoons in his father’s library. He became enthralled with books about the democracy of Ancient Greece, the American Constitution and the French Revolution. “I used to live in (my father’s) library room,” Pasan said. “I would read books and become interested in how the world
Published: November 7, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — In a few weeks Teresa Wik, owner of T Pots Pottery in Truckee, will travel to Grass Valley and display 800 to 1,000 handmade pieces at the Country Christmas Faire. Teresa said the decision to sign up was caused by “a wild hair” — eight years have passed since Teresa last sold her pottery at a craft
Published: November 7, 2013
For the past several years the South Tahoe Association of Realtors has collected Halloween costumes for local families. This year dozens of costumes were collected and additional costumes were purchased with monetary donations. The costumes were then donated to the Family Resource Center who distributed them to boys and girls of all ages so they could take part in Halloween
Published: November 6, 2013
The American Youth Soccer Organization U10 Boys Cascade Division Team is shown at the Kit Carson Shootout held Nov. 2-3 at the Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. Six teams competed representing Carson City, Truckee, Bishop, Mammoth, Carson Valle, and South Tahoe. The boys tied their first game 2-2 against powerhouse Bishop. Game two was a 4-0 shutout against Mammoth.
Published: November 6, 2013
Both the South Tahoe High School’s boys and girls Nordic (Cross Country) ski teams would like to extend a big thanks to the South Tahoe Booster Club for their generous donations to the programs Associated Student Body account. This money will go to assisting the team with equipment and uniforms needed for the upcoming season. STHS Nordic Ski Team
Published: November 6, 2013
Hello fellow anglers, Time is running short if you plan on fishing the rivers in Alpine County. Nov. 15 is the last day to fish on any of the rivers in California, with the exception of a few that will remain open to catch and release. In our local area, the east fork of the Carson River from Hangman’s bridge
Published: November 6, 2013
Recently, we’ve read or heard references to Sierra Club’s stance on protecting Lake Tahoe that make us scratch our heads. Why, we wonder, do some people continue to claim that the club’s opposition to new development plans is driven by a handful of volunteers who have gone rogue? The only answer we can come up with is that by making
Published: November 6, 2013
It’s time for pie baking but, as we’re entering colder days and longer nights, I’m craving nutritious baked goods like an open-faced pastry pie with nutrient-dense superfoods. So, instead of sweet desserts, let me introduce you to a hot-and-hearty Spinach and Tomato Quiche that both genders on the South Shore will love. As a kid, when my mom returned from
Published: November 6, 2013
Inside last Friday’s newspaper, readers found a special 4-page insert of the inaugural Laker Lately, a new periodic newspaper produced by students at North Tahoe High School. The young adults up on Dollar Hill worked hard to produce the paper and, led by Editor Bozhie Pokorny, were able to get some topical news on the front page, with student reaction
Published: November 6, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hundreds of boating enthusiasts purchased the popular Captain Bucko’s “Onboard Cruising Guide to Lake Tahoe” by Tahoe City resident Roger Huff, sold by bookstores, marinas, and other venues around the North Shore and in Truckee. Besides more than 100 feature articles for websites and nationwide magazines, Huff’s other works include: a nautical dictionary, an environmental handbook, several
Published: November 6, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sugar Bowl Resort has partnered with Sun Valley Resort to give Sugar Bowl’s unrestricted and slightly restricted season passholders free skiing at the iconic Idaho ski resort. The agreement also offers Royal Gorge Cross County passholders complimentary cross-country skiing at Sun Valley Nordic Center. Combo Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge unrestricted and slightly restricted passholders will have access to
Published: November 6, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The inaugural Tahoe City Grill Fest, held recently one sunny afternoon, left guests full of great food, suds and sounds. More than 400 attendees went to the Tahoe City Marina and Boatworks Mall green for this new event. Big Blue Q, Dockside 700, Hacienda del Lago, Jake’s By The Lake and Men Wielding Fire grilled up
Published: November 6, 2013
Our village is pretty quiet again but we all know that as soon as we get closer to the end of November all we need to make it busy is for Mother Nature to start working on the snow machine. For now we can still get out and enjoy the warm afternoons. Everyone is invited to attend the Sustainability Film
Published: November 6, 2013
Who could have suspected back in the 1780s, when Edwin Burke coined the term “Fourth Estate” in referring to journalists, that in two short centuries the fourth estate would fall into the shadow of a fifth estate, social media. With the arrival of the heads down tribe of bloggers, Wikileaks and Eric Snowden the once powerful daily has lost its
Published: November 6, 2013
A fascinating bird of prey that can be found in this area is the owl. A great horned owl flew in front of my house one time in the middle of the day, landing in my neighbor’s tree where he perched for a short time, swiveling his head. I think he was looking for the part of a mouse I
Published: November 6, 2013
A mid-fall snowstorm Sunday night and Monday morning blanketed the Lake Tahoe Basin, dumping 3 inches to almost a foot of powder in certain areas. South Lake Tahoe received 3 to 6 inches Monday at the lake level, according to the National Weather Service in Reno, but there may have been as much as 10 inches above 7,000 feet. Another
Published: November 6, 2013
Lacking sleep and much-needed energy, Reno resident JB Benna began hallucinating as he attempted to tackle a Tahoe Rim Trail record last month. He’d been awake and hiking for about two days with less than an hour of sleep, he said. But keeping a strong pace was crucial if he was to top a record held by Michael Popov, a
Published: November 6, 2013
Many pets who come into the animal shelter system are displaced due to a family illness, move to assisted living or death of a guardian. They are senior orphans who are fully trained, family experienced, but bewildered and overlooked in the competition for a new home. It’s not unusual that they are fully up to date on veterinary care, healthy,
Published: November 6, 2013
“We have just carried an election on principles fairly stated to the people. Now we are told in advance, the government shall be broken up, unless we surrender to those we have beaten, before we take the offices.” Dwelling in this season’s political environment, the words sound eerily familiar. Barack Obama has won two presidential elections by large majorities, yet
Published: November 6, 2013
Alsbury, Mason James, a son, was born Nov. 4, 2013, to James Alsbury and Tara Scaduto of South Lake Tahoe. Butterfield, Jacob James, a son, was born Nov. 3, 2013, to Kenny Butterfield and Grace Autra of South Lake Tahoe. Cody, Zaiden James, a son, was born Oct. 25, 2013, to Frank and Theresa Cody of South Lake Tahoe. Cottman,
Published: November 6, 2013
Barton Health’s recent acquisition of four South Lake Tahoe buildings has resulted in one business being forced to relocate and another worried about its future. Bliss Skin Care Studio, located at 1115 Emerald Bay Road No. 2, has been given a 30-day notice to exit the premises after Barton purchased the building in a larger deal, owner Rebecca Switzer said.
Published: November 6, 2013
South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library, staff and volunteers wish to thank all in the community who helped to make our Nov. 3 fundraiser, “A Toast to Twain,” a great success. McAvoy Layne donated his services to entertain us with stories of Mark Twain. Scores of local businesses contributed an array of certificates and other valuable items to the
Published: November 6, 2013
The State of the City Address on Tuesday from South Lake Tahoe Mayor Tom Davis encompassed a year of triumphs, hurdles and future goals. Some of the burdens from the past few years, blamed on the rippling effects of the 2008 recession and requisite economic lethargy, had been mostly quelled during this fiscal year’s budget session, Davis said. The 2013-14
Published: November 6, 2013
A fifth person has announced candidacy for a position of El Dorado Superior Court judge. Joseph Weinberger of Folsom announced his intent to run Saturday through a press release. “I decided to run because it’s time for a civil attorney to get on the bench,” Weinberger said. “I’m in a position where I can do that. I think I can
Published: November 6, 2013
You know aging plays a role in hearing loss. And you’d expect that incessantly blasting music into your ear buds or spending your working years around loud machines might also damage your ears. Some other potential causes of hearing loss, however, may surprise you. Here’s a look at four of them, and the actions you can take to maintain good
Published: November 6, 2013
The latest effort by legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller, “Ticket to Ride,” will make a two-night stand at the South Shore next weekend before showing at Squaw Valley later in the month. “The newest chapter in the legendary film series, “Ticket to Ride” will take film goers on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders,” according
Published: November 6, 2013
Health tip: Chiropractic care helps resolve headaches
Published: November 6, 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. It’s not too early to begin preparing for winter. As we turn up the heat and stoke our fireplaces, here are
Published: November 6, 2013
EDITOR’S NOTE: “Tip of the week” is a periodic feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. Holidays can take a toll on us physically and emotionally, especially for seniors. Severe weather can pose obstacles and
Published: November 6, 2013
The talk of default and government shutdown seems like a distant memory. Economic reports covering this period will be disappointing, but the economy will bounce back to its slow-growth mode. Whatever damage the circus in Washington did to the stock market was quickly undone. At its worst the S&P was off four percent. It has since reached a new high.
Published: November 6, 2013
Tax time is often stressful. It can be especially hard for households in the North Tahoe area that need to maximize their refund but have difficulty paying fees for a third party tax preparer. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is here to help. VITA is an IRS-sponsored service that offers free preparation of federal and California tax returns
Published: November 6, 2013
Nevada casinos reported a total win of $958.8 million for September, the second-highest amount this calendar year and a 7.4 percent increase over the previous September. That follows the 11.2 percent increase in August, when casinos raked in $955 million. Churchill County reported an overall increase in win of 6.88 percent to $1.68 million. That increase came despite a 44
Published: November 6, 2013
CBS may have destroyed Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president in 2016. For more than a year, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan circled the globe seeking credible evidence and sources in an effort to find out just what happened at Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, when al Qaeda terrorists killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and
Published: November 6, 2013
Put this one in your pipe and smoke it — the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently pontificated on the potential need for a “wealth tax” to cure worldwide ills stemming from the debt malaise plaguing many countries. Quoth IMF: “The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a ‘capital levy’ — a one-off tax
Published: November 6, 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. Veterans complimentary dental cleaning The dental office of Drs. William Holmes, Dan Mannikko and Emily Beglin will host its second annual
Published: November 6, 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. SNC Sustainability Film Festival The Sierra Nevada College Sustainability Resource Center presents the 2nd Annual Sustainability Film Festival beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 with a screening of the film
Published: November 6, 2013
Tahoe Family Solutions and Bowl For Families presenting sponsors — The North lake Tahoe Bonanza, Diamonds by Shai, and Bowl Incline — are pleased to announce the prize winners in our 2013 bowl-a thon. More than $20,000 was raised on Sept. 28, as teams of bowlers gathered at Bowl Incline to support TFS. All proceeds from the event support the
Published: November 6, 2013
May 12, 1955 - Oct. 30, 2013 Dan was a devoted husband and father. He was survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary R. Grimes and sister-in-law, Margaret Soares; children, Daniel and Dawn Grimes; mother, Georgia Verkerk; one brother and four sisters, Steve Grimes, Carol Shelton, Shirley James, Geri Davis, and Pamela Gordon; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Published: November 6, 2013
Yesterday morning I had the honor to take Physical Training (PT) and run in formation with the entire US Army Staff (Pentagon) at Fort Myer and through Arlington National Cemetery. Every three months the Vice Chief of Staff (4-star general) conducts this early morning event. Arriving well before 0600 we formed up, over a thousand of us, on Fort Myer’s
Published: November 6, 2013
Last Saturday my husband and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. I was 20 years old on November 2, 1968; Wayne was 23. He had graduated from Princeton the spring before and was an Ensign in the Navy. I dropped out of college after my sophomore year. This was the Vietnam era, and we carried with us some of the
Published: November 6, 2013
The Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline will host a special program on local education open to the public at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline. As Washoe County School District’s first K-12 administrator, club member, Leslie Hermann oversees the elementary, middle and high schools in Incline Village. She will speak on the current
Published: November 6, 2013
Tis the season. Once upon a time I was in Korea during November and the cabbages were, literally, stacked three-feet high on all streets. I could barely make my way through the produce to purchase my knock-off Reeboks and Members Only Jackets. Yes, it was a long time ago, when I was not the only member. Bottom line: I should
Published: November 6, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Upon seeing a classmate sitting alone at lunch, fellow students won’t hesitate to invite him or her to their table. This kind of behavior — kindness, acceptance and inclusion — is something Mason Kimmel wants to see become the norm within Tahoe/Truckee public schools as students try to navigate through their day-to-day lives. “We’re actually struggling with
Published: November 6, 2013
LAKE TAHOE — Winter is back at Lake Tahoe — and resorts and residents couldn’t be more pleased. A small storm swept through the greater Truckee/Tahoe region early this week, dumping more than 2 feet of snow in some areas and stoking enthusiasm for a strong 2013-14 ski season. Located west of Truckee, Boreal Mountain Resort — which strives each
Published: November 6, 2013
Lake Tahoe Epic Curling will host its first tournament Saturday at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. The tournament — known as a “bonspiel” in curling parlance — will begin at 9 a.m., with teams of four squaring off in three games. The second round will start at noon and the third round will take place later in the afternoon. Club
Published: November 5, 2013
The Whittell High School boys soccer team defeated Yerington 9-1 in its last regular season game on Saturday. R.J. Rupp scored three goals; Mark Waite, two; and Charles Jurzenski, Spenser Buchholtz, Dillon Stetler and Bryce Bronken each scored one. All five seniors who played scored a goal in the game, which took place on senior day, The team finished the
Published: November 5, 2013
The South Tahoe girls cross country team competed in the NIAA Northern Region Cross Country Division I-A Girls 5K Saturday at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nev. Cara Filce, Karley Martinez and Riley Rettig were South Tahoe’s top finishers. Each qualified individually for the state meet, Filce in 22:16, Martinez in 22:36 and Rettig in 22:45. The team finished
Published: November 5, 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. TTUSD Facility Master Plan forums Nov. 7 Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) invites
Published: November 5, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The difference between having and wanting energy Join a workshop in the “I’m Here, I Matter, and I Have A Voice,” series Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. to explore and experience the difference between wanting and having energy. Meet in The Living Room, across from the Community Arts Center, in the ground floor of Church of the
Published: November 5, 2013
The South Tahoe volleyball team went out on a winning note Friday. Although it wasn’t enough to secure a regional postseason berth, the defending state champs stormed back from a two-set deficit to defeat host Truckee, 22-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 16-14. South Tahoe finished the year 8-8 in Northern Division I-A play, one win away from advancing to the regional
Published: November 5, 2013
Applications for federal historic preservation grants administered by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Grant funding is provided by the National Park Service as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and is used to support the preservation efforts of government agencies and nonprofit organizations, a press release stated. Grants may
Published: November 5, 2013
Friends of the Library is currently accepting donations of books and audio/visual materials (DVD and books on Tape/CD only) for its Nov. 16 book sale. Organizers are looking for materials in good condition with a copyright date no earlier than 2000. Recent children’s books and children’s DVDs, as well as recent materials in Spanish are especially needed. All donations are
Published: November 5, 2013
A potluck with a speaker Tara Styer, mobility manager of Tahoe Transportation, will be held Friday at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Styer will talk about transit orientation and travel training. This is for people with good mobility, but limited knowledge of the transit system in the community, a press release stated. It will teach people how to travel independently
Published: November 5, 2013
Tahoe League for Charity held its Oct. 14 luncheon meeting at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe at Northstar. An elegant lunch was served at the hotel’s Manzanita Restaurant followed by an art and architectural tour showing the hotel’s many distinctive design elements that capture an ambiance of sophistication and rustic elegance. Created by the San Francisco design firm Hornberger and Worsell,
Published: November 5, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — After years of noncompliance, the water system serving Lake Forest property owners is up to code. Last month, the Tahoe City Public Utility District finished replacing the community’s 80-year-old failing water system, including more than 10,000 linear feet of new water lines and 27 new fire hydrants. “We are so appreciative of TCPUD’s commitment to helping
Published: November 5, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Hi Carla, My friend has a good natured 1-year-old chihuahua dachshund mix named Sparky that she has had since he was 4-months-old. He is completely housebroken. Sparky knows me well and has played with my dog a few times. Last week he came to my house for the first time to spend the day. When Sparky arrived,
Published: November 5, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Week of Nov. 7 ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m not a big fan of fear. It gets far more attention than it deserves. The media and entertainment industries practically worship it, and many of us allow ourselves to be riddled with toxic amounts of the stuff. Having said that, though, I do want to put in a
Published: November 5, 2013
The Truckee girls treated home fans to a 2-0 win over Fallon to conclude the regular season at Surprise Stadium on Monday. After a stalemate of a start on the chilly afternoon, junior Lynde Tucker and senior Quinn Parker scored a goal apiece to lift the Wolverines to victory. The matchup served as a playoff preview, as the second-seeded Wolverines
Published: November 5, 2013
The Truckee boys received a postseason little help from an unlikely source. Thanks to South Tahoe, which played visiting Sparks to a 3-3 tie on Thursday, the Wolverines clinched the No. 1 seed in the Northern Division I-A regional tournament at Fallon this Friday and Saturday. Truckee and Sparks both finished the regular season 14-1-1 in league play, splitting their
Published: November 5, 2013
The North Tahoe boys and girls soccer teams are set to compete in the Northern Division III regional tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Incline. On the boys’ side of the bracket, the third-seeded Lakers, at 7-2-3 in league play, will face second-seeded Whittell (9-3-0) in a semifinal Friday at 2 p.m. The winner earns an automatic state championship
Published: November 5, 2013
TRUCKEE — Hopes of winning a fifth consecutive state championship had long since faded for the Wolverines. You wouldn’t know it by watching their final game. Fueled by Truckee football pride and tradition, the Wolverines did their best to wash away the memory of their first losing season since 2006 as they trounced visiting South Tahoe 57-9 to end the
Published: November 5, 2013
The playoff-bound Truckee volleyball team stumbled in its final regular-season match, losing in five sets against visiting South Tahoe on Friday. The defending state champion Vikings, who finished 8-8 in Northern Division I-A play and did not qualify for the postseason, were on their game against the Wolverines. The Vikings won the final three sets, 25-17, 25-17, 16-14, after Truckee
Published: November 5, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe National Forest Truckee Ranger District will conduct prescribed burns this fall and winter to reduce hazardous fuels build-up and move toward restoring forest ecosystems. Project goals are to reduce future wildfire severity and provide added protection for communities in the wildland-urban interface. In addition, prescribed fire promotes a diverse and more resilient forest and improve
Published: November 5, 2013
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department`s press log for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7, along with previously unreported incidents. Sept. 24 • Reporting party stated he has a house listing for sale and that the same house has showed up on two different websites for rent. The reporting party says that the owners of the house only
Published: November 4, 2013
There are 2 arguments in Jeff Ridgel’s column: “Al Gore Vs. Ben Bernanke.” One is economic and I share the writer’s concern that our national debt could hobble our whole economy. But blaming the problem on climate science? I offer some evidence-based information for those interested in the subject. Ridgel accuses climatologists of violating the scientific method by chasing a
Published: November 4, 2013
We were disappointed with the front page article, “Screenings: Third of Tahoe/Truckee students had symptoms of mental health illness” in last Wednesday’s Sierra Sun. Although the article included some good information, it also included misrepresented data. We are happy to report that 36 percent of our local high students did not exhibit symptoms of mental health illness, as the article
Published: November 4, 2013
Pecan knows only life in a shelter. Now 6 months old, the handsome blue male has been an orphan since he was 8 weeks old. Pecan gets along well with each new kitty mate, watching while they get picked instead of him. While open to a kind human touch, he is understandably reserved. He will blossom as soon as he
Published: November 4, 2013
May 9, 1937 – October 28, 2013 “Dodie” was an open-handed, loving woman who gave lavishly to family, friends, and even perfect strangers in need. From within her kind soul also came Dodie’s special love for animals and her dogs that she cared for and spoiled with enthusiastic joy. But most of all, she loved and devoted herself to her
Published: November 4, 2013
Mr. Matteucci’s fourth-grade class at Tahoe Valley Elementary School would like to say thank you to the following businesses and people for making our annual Harvest Festival Bake Sale on Oct. 25 a great success: Starbucks, Safeway and Raley’s for donating baked goods; Starbucks, also, for donating coffee; Tahoe Valley PTA for their continued support; and to the many parents
Published: November 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Oct. 17 the Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner (SITD) honored Bobbi Johansen, the 30th annual recipient of the Soroptimist Ruby Award (formerly Woman of Distinction). This distinguished award recognizes women who, through their professional and/or personal efforts, are making a difference in the lives of women or girls. Their work has made significant impact, and also
Published: November 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — A group of support women, Sharon’s Mountain Sisters, are asking for your help. Our dear friend, Sharon Filardo, is in need of a kidney transplant as soon as possible. She has been diagnosed with a kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). According to the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.org/fsgs, FSGS is a disease in which scar tissue
Published: November 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth installment in a series based upon the book “Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings” by Kenneth Ginsburg. Find Parts 1-4 at www.tahoedailytribune.com, keyword “Resilience.” While it is true that children with strong resilience are self-sufficient and independent, they are also interdependent with other people. Human connection
Published: November 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — With the splendor of fall, comes the beauty of leaves changing, cooler mornings and inconsistent weather. Exercise selections may seem limited to some, especially on those rainy days. Instead of seeing the weather as a get out free card to skip a daily workout, take it as an opportunity to experiment with your mundane routine. Go on
Published: November 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus is calling all artists and craftspeople interested in exhibiting their wares for sale at the third annual Handmade Sierra Holiday arts and crafts fair. The event will be held at the college on Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendor fees range from $30 to $40 per space depending on location, and applications
Published: November 4, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The “Power of Breakfast” is the B-FIT wellness theme for the month of November. Be Fit in Tahoe (B-FIT) is an activity and wellness program implemented in TTUSD elementary school classrooms in partnership with Tahoe Forest Hospital District. Not only is it important for children to eat breakfast every day, but what they eat for breakfast counts
Published: November 4, 2013
TRiO Educational Talent Search would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support during the month of October: Thank you Bill Ellis with McFarlane Mortuary, Detective Sonny Piazza with El Dorado County Sherriff’s Office and Jon Tekulve, vector technician with El Dorado County Vector Control. We appreciate that you took time out of your day to come
Published: November 4, 2013
Together with our members, we were asked to organize distribution of Tahoe Conservancy wood that was split and stacked by California Conservation Corps. Lots of hard work went into the project by these groups. On Saturday, Nov. 2, Kiwanis,Tahoe Turning Point and the California Conservation Corps distributed the wood made available from the Tahoe Conservancy to 13 local disabled or
Published: November 4, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee High School Band students have worked hard on fine tuning their performance skills. They entertain spectators at varsity home football games in the pre-game flag salute and march during the half-time show; rally support for their home team at basketball games; and the marching band has lead the Homecoming Parade through Truckee to Surprise Stadium. Support
Published: November 4, 2013
“Ender’s Game” is filled with lessons for youngsters that they already learned and many adults wish they hadn’t. Chief among these: Grown ups lie to kids with astounding frequency. In happy homes these falsehoods are calculated to shield children, but, in “Ender’s Game,” adults use lies to manipulate an army of youngsters charged with protecting mankind. Based on the 1985
Published: November 4, 2013
Signing Evan Brown to the Lake Tahoe Blue hockey team was a no-brainer. Brown has local ties, along with impressive hockey skills that have quickly pushed the 20 year old to an elite rank. But more importantly, Brown had the kind of attitude that general manager Chris Collins was looking for. “You want people to go to battle for you
Published: November 4, 2013

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