Best Local Life – Best Of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2017 |

Best Local Life – Best Of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2017

California Highway Patrol and other emergency services play a vital role in the local community.

Best Date Spot

First Place: Pianeta Ristorante

Runner Up: Christy Hill Restaurant

Honorable Mention:

Lone Eagle Grille

Truckee Tavern & Grill


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Best Firefighter

First Place: Allen Riley @ Squaw Valley Fire 

Runner Up: Erik Gustafson @ North Tahoe/Meeks Bay Fire

Honorable Mention:

Mark Wadsworth @ Truckee Fire


Best Law Enforcement Officer

First Place: Pete Mann @ CHP-Truckee

Runner Up: Randy Misch @ Truckee Police

Honorable Mention:

Randy Fisher @ CHP-Truckee


Best Local Athlete

First Place: Travis Ganong

Runner Up: Jeremy Jones

Honorable Mention:

Daron Rahlves

Julia Mancuso


Best Local Government Official

First Place: Tony Lashbrook

Runner Up: Jennifer Montgomery

Honorable Mention:

Morgan Goodwin

Scott Zumwalt


Best Local Radio Personality

First Place: Lindsay with an A

Runner Up: Mr. D

Honorable Mention:

Chuckie Dunn

JD Hoss


Best Nonprofit/Community Organization

First Place: Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Runner Up: Tahoe Husky Rescue

Honorable Mention:

High Fives Foundation

Project MANA


Best Place to View a Sunset

First Place: Lake Tahoe

Runner Up: Donner Lake

Honorable Mention:

Donner Summit

Eagle Rock


Best Smile

First Place: Ty Whisler

Runner Up: Letisha Cole

Honorable Mention:

Katie Daley

Nate Ellis

Allison Schwedner


Best Teacher

First Place: Jessica Fowler @ Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School

Runner Up: Coach Bob Shaffer (deceased) @ Truckee High School

Honorable Mention:

Grete Giesin

Joanne Knox


Best Volunteer

First Place: Brad and Letisha @ Tahoe Husky Rescue

Runner Up: Sherry McConkey

Honorable Mention:

Steve and Liz Heinen @Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Chelsea Walterscheid

Most Unique Local Resident

First Place: Bob Stone from Stone's Tires

Runner Up: Mr. Truckee

Honorable Mention:

Laddie Hodge

Aaron Oropeza