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A feat as great as swimming the length of Lake Tahoe should be better documented than it appears to be. Somehow archives should be maintained for the history of things.I have the following information and would be interested in knowing if anyone else can fill in any missing information. The successful swimmers were:• July 21, 1955: Kings Beach to Bijou – Frank Rogers 19 hours, 6 minutes• July 25, 1962: Baldwin to Dollar Point – Erline Christopher, 13 hours, 17 minutes• Sept. 12, 1987: Tahoe Keys Marina to Hyatt Beach – Dave Kenyon, 9 hours, 20 minutes• Summer 2003: Laura Colette, distance and time unknown• Aug. 15, 2005: Camp Richardson to Kings Beach – Buckner Chase, 11 hours, 6 minutesIf Ken Harmon made it on Aug. 22, 2005, he along with Kenyon will have been the only two to have really swam the full length of the lake.Dean MoserSouth Lake TahoeNoticing changeMy name is Rachel Golden. I’m 10 and a half years old. Today I would like to tell you about what I witnessed that has happened over time in Tahoe Donner. I’ve lived in Tahoe Donner for all my life with my family. Over time I have noticed many changes. When I drive up and down Northwoods every day I have noticed drastic changes in the number of houses being built.Since I was born, the population not only in Tahoe Donner but in Truckee has grown dramatically. Tahoe Donner, and even Truckee, is like houses on top of houses. Truckee is beginning to look like a suburb of the Bay Area.You can buy a highway and a traffic light, but you can’t buy away Tahoe Donner and its residents. So next time you go to build something think of what you’re taking away from Tahoe Donner or Truckee.Rachel GoldenTahoe DonnerHitting a home runOn behalf of our team, Hazardous Disposal Specialists’ Toxic Avengers, I would like to extend a special thank you to the Town of Truckee parks and rec. department for a great season in coed softball. This includes Dan O’Gorman, Pete Kristian, all the umpires, groundskeepers, and the entire staff at Truckee parks and rec.Dennis LynchTruckeeSetting successWe appreciate the coaches for putting so much time and energy into our girls volleyball. Tammy Anthony (12s age group), Kim Thomas (13/14), Chris Arth/John De Crecenzo (13/14), Leslie Silva, Deidra Panziera and Cindy Hoen (13/14), Marty and Erika Murphy (15s), Kim Thomas (16s), Evonne Eisenberg (17/18). The coaches worked hard to help the players improve skills and have a positive experience.Also, thank you to the Alder Creek Middle School Principal Susie Phebus and Truckee High Principal Mike Finney for helping us with gym time this season. We competed mostly in the area leagues in Sacramento and did well. We sent three teams to the Reno Festival this last June. This competition is against teams from all over the continental US as well as Hawaii, Samoa, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Italy. Thank you to the parents for their time, support and driving expertise this season. It was a great experience.Erika Murphy,Parent and CoachClub Truckee Volleyball


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