Many people know him as Arty the Party, others know him as Arthur Hervey while others will remember him as a local entertainer who has graced local stages with his piano and singing for years.

Arty, who once worked for Caesars Tahoe and is now with Harrah's Tahoe, recently lost his wife Randee to Andrenal Cancer. Their love story lives on even though Randee is no longer with us. Facing mounting medical bills, a gofundme.com campaign has been launched to help with expenses.


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There are a few buzz words that are evidently going to be used during the El Dorado County District 5 Supervisor race this summer and fall.

Economic Vitality - An economy with sufficient jobs, products and services to support the community. A sufficient tax base provides citizens with police and fire, parks and recreation and public services needed by the population.

A missing man from the Fair Meadows Court area of South Lake Tahoe prompted a search by a CHP helicopter, El Dorado County Sheriff's officers and Search & Rescue Wednesday evening.

The man, a 66 year old from Pleasant Hill, CA, went out for a walk with his Siberian Husky late in the afternoon. When he didn't return to the home he and his brother and sister-in-law were staying at on Fair Meadows Court within an hour, his family became worried.

7/30/14 update: Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a wildfire north of the town of Plymouth. All evacuation orders have been lifted.

So far, 4,240 acres have burned as well as 19 homes and 47 outbuildings. The fire did not spread overnight. The increase in reported acreage burned is due to a precise GPS mapping.

According to Cal Fire, patrol and mop-up of the fire will continue for several days. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions in addition to hazards associated with mines within the fire area continue to be a challenge for firefighters.

The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe is extremely grateful of the services that are being donated by John’s Cleaners.

Once a week we have the opportunity to drop off our shirts that the kids wear daily and they wash and clean them for us. This is a very important service because we want the kids to feel comfortable and clean with the shirts we provide them.

Take a list of top celebrity athletes plus a retired LPGA champion and add the fact that the tournament is celebrating it's 25th anniversary, one would except large and excited galleries at the American Century Golf Championship.

Crowds didn't disappoint on Saturday when a record 13,000 attended the tournament at Edgewood Tahoe.

The spring and summer weather is here and many of us are starting or planning to start those home improvement projects that just can’t be done in the cold and wet months. Maybe we have also heard about the dangers that can be present when working on surfaces that contain lead. As many of us now know, any home that was constructed prior to 1978 may have lead-based paint or lead containing finishes on any of the painted or varnished surfaces on the exterior and interior of the home and on outbuildings, fences and other surfaces as well.

From May 1 through July 31 each year, dogs are kept out of the Upper Truckee Marsh in order to protect wildlife such as the Yellow Headed Blackbird during their critical breeding season.

Leashed dogs are allowed back into the marsh starting on Friday, August 1.

The California Tahoe Conservancy owns and manages the 600 acre marsh, one of the largest remaining in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality.

The following is a recap of activity the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to between July 1 and July 20, 2014.

Calls resulting in arrest:

7/1
Violation of Domestic Violence Court Order in 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Battery, Domestic Violence in the 2600 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd

7/2
Drunk in Public in 900 block of Park Ave
Warrant attempt in the 1100 block of Bowers Ave
Warrant in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Rd
Under the Influence of Drugs in the 700 block of San Jose Ave

Move over Awful-Awful, Lake Tahoe’s best burger is now the new burger in town in ‘the biggest little city’ and has its sights set on the ‘Reno’s Best Burger’ crown, and it’s only available at the new Reno location of the Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger.

What makes this newcomer think its Beaver Burger can unseat the decades old reputation of the Awful-Awful as Reno’s best? “It’s the meat that matters,” says Lucky Beaver co-founder Mike Leeper.

The power outage that hit the whole south shore last week was the perfect example on why all residents should make sure their cell phones are their contact number for Reverse 911, a system in place that will alert you in the case of an emergency.

Before this week many residents had just their land lines posted on the Reverse 911 system and they didn't receive the warnings because of the lack of electricity in their homes.

The Tahoe Keys Marina is possibly facing charges for illegally grading a plot of land next to Venice Drive in order to create a temporary parking lot for the Wooden Boat Show this past weekend.

The California Tahoe Conservancy, who owns the land, will be installing temporary Best Management Practices (BMPs)in order to stabilize the approximately one acre of land where dirt was moved and vegetation cleared. The Conservancy had already spent funds on stabilizing the land.

7/29/14 11:30 p.m. update: The El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite is now 34% contained. Firefighters gained good ground on all sides of the fire except for the northern portion which has caused concern for fire officials. Steep, rugged terrain continues to challenge the efforts of firefighters but progress is being made. The weather forecast calls for continued high temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees near El Portal.

At this point in time 3,545 acres have burned. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

George Whittell High School student Melissa Petty of Stateline, NV. was announced as the recipient for the sixth annual Gene Upshaw Scholarship Award at this year’s American Century Championship. Petty’s essay about her hard work in the classroom, her sports, her faith and goodwill helped secure the scholarship valued at $5,000. Petty plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno and pursue a bachelor’s degree in science.

The Washoe Tribe spent their summers in Lake Tahoe thousands of years ago, and this weekend they shared their history, food and customs with the public during the annual Wa-SheShu It'Deh festival this weekend.

They currently live in four reservation communities in Northern Nevada and California: Woodfords, Dresslerville, Stewart and Carson City as well as in the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. Members from the tribe came together at Valhalla in dance and music, told stories and shared generations of history.

Steve Neff has accepted the position of Vice President of Finance for Barton Health.

He comes to South Lake Tahoe from Danvers, Massachusetts where he was most recently with Renaissance Healthcare Partners, LLC. Neff is a healthcare leader who has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in community hospital and senior care systems and 30 years He brings expertise in the health care market, strategic planning, team building, communications, and philanthropy.

Summer months can be very challenging for our community blood program, so roll up your sleeves and show your support. To meet local hospital commitments blood banks need the help of about 125 donors per day.

Children and their families are invited by U.C. Davis to visit their Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on Saturday, August 9 for a day of hand's on activities.

The 15th annual event is free and sponsored by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Children's Environmental Science Day includes more than 30 interactive science activities hosted by local organizations, all aimed at children ages 6 and up.

The 25th annual Lake in the Sky Air Show at Lake Tahoe Airport in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, California is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. The Lake in the Sky Air Show has been described as “the best in the west” by one of its many professional aerial participants.

This year’s show which will include exciting aerobatic performances by several top performers including Bill Cornick, Jon Melby and Spencer Suderman.

Carl Ribaudo, President of Strategic Marketing Group of South Lake Tahoe, has worked with destination marketing organizations around the country to help them analyze their marketing decisions.

He has developed strategies to address their specific challenges and become more effective.

The smoke filling the Lake Tahoe basin is coming from the Sand Fire burning near Plymouth, CA. at the El Dorado County - Amador County line.

As of 8:15 p.m. on Saturday night, 4,000 acres have burned and the fire is 20% contained. The terrain near the fire is challenging firefighters.

There are currently 1,464 personnel on the scene. So far, five homes and seven outbuildings have burned.

Once a year, local artists open their studios for the Tahoe Art League Studio Tour. This free event gives the public the opportunity to view and purchase art as well as visits with the talented participants.

For two weekends the tour is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Here is an easy to use map or they can be picked up at the Art League's gallery located at 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd adjacent to the Lake Tahoe Historical Museum, Senior Center and Visitor's Center.

Casinos on the south shore of Lake Tahoe won $12,230,394 in June, down from the previous June by 2.33%. With the end of the fiscal year, this brings the total win for the region to $204,443,211 which is down 3.34% from the previous year.

Overall, the state of Nevada did well with a gain for June of 14.36%.

The gaming win represents the computed income of casinos before business expenses and taxes.

Las Vegas and North Las Vegas were the big winners for the month with a gain of over 22% while North Lake Tahoe saw the biggest loss of 15.39%.

10:45 a.m. Update: What remains of the back of the Deerfield Lodge was evident this morning with smoke still coming from the ruined two story section. Six rooms were damaged with the three on the top floor totally destroyed by fire, and the three on the bottom with extensive water damage. Five vehicles were also damaged.

Cleanup efforts continue on roads in the Carson Valley that were covered in mud, dirt and debris after the flooding developed after the wet storm that hit the area on July 20.

Crews from Douglas County as well as private contractors are on the job.

Shortly after the flooding began, County Commission, Staff and East Fork Fire met to develop an action plan and began calling for additional resources from Carson City. A declaration of Emergency was not declared due to fact that the flood did not rise to the level of overwhelming the county’s resources to protect health and safety.

Authorities are looking into why a second boat used by the Washoe County Sheriff's Department sank off the shore near Incline Village Thursday.

The 15 year old boat, Marine 10, was brought to Lake Tahoe from it's normal home in Pyramid Lake because it's predecessor, Marine 20, sank off shore in late May.

Normally, Marine 10 is hooked to a trailer at night but was tied to a buoy instead due to the trailer undergoing maintenance.

Both incidents are under investigation.

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