One year after California and Nevada resolved a long-standing feud over development around Lake Tahoe, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, arrived at a summit near the water’s edge Tuesday and said “peace is at hand.”


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Another old building was torn down in South Lake Tahoe to make way for a new business. What once housed AAA as well as a laundromat, appliance repairman, bicycle rental and stand up paddle board rentals will soon be a 10,000 square foot Bev-Mo!

The old building was also been home to a bank. League to Save Lake Tahoe and a chiropractor over the years.

The Annual Turn 3 on the Green Golf Tournament and BBQ raises funds each each for different groups and projects in need. This year, the Sierra House Elementary (soon to be known as Sierra House Mountain Academy) is the beneficiary for their Grown Dome project.

The public is invited to the afternoon BBQ which will be held at the American Legion starting at 4 p.m. on August 20. This will follow a golf tournament at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course that has a shotgun start at 12:45 p.m.

All funds raised go to the Grow Dome project.

The Sierra Business Council is hosting Peak Innovation, a conference for Lake Tahoe locals, small business owners, communities and local governments. During the conference, Dr. Peter Gleick, an expert in water issues especially in the context of economic and environmental justice, will be at the conference which takes place October 8-10 in Tahoe City. In a National Geographic science blog, Gleick recently repeated the common question, “Why, if the California drought is so bad, has the response been so tepid?”

Kids from the ages of 3 to 13 will be participating in Sunday's Triathlon in South Lake Tahoe. Each athlete will be swimming, biking and running in the area of the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center. Parents can help the kids in the Pee Wee group (3 to 6) only.

Distances depend on age, as listed below.

3 to 6 year olds:
25 yard swim (flotation device and parents okay)
1 mile bike ride (okay for parents to accompany)
.3 mile run (okay for parents to accompany)

50 yard swim
3 mile bike ride
1 mile run

10 to 13 year olds:
100 yard swim
5 mile bike ride
7 to 9 year olds:

Grab a blanket, your friends and family and head over to Lakeview Commons this Saturday night to watch "Frozen" at the first free community movie night at 8:30 p.m.

The City of South Lake Tahoe, Lighthouse Cafe, Lakeview Cafe and Radiant Blue Events are presenting this night under the stars for the community and visitors alike.

The temperatures are dropping during the evening so make sure you dress accordingly along with a blanket or sleeping bag and a flash light. There will be popcorn, hot dogs, sandwiches and locally made ice cream available.

People coming into the basin to attend the annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Tuesday will find new signs on the three Nevada entrances: Kingsbury Grade (State Route 207), Spooner Summit (U.S. Highway 50) and the Mt. Rose Highway (State Route 431).

The signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed — Help Protect It!” They were put up to remind everyone passing by them that Lake Tahoe is a special place that needs protecting by everyone coming to visit (and those who are already here).

Ever wonder what the beach or roads look like before you head out for the day? Traveling to South Lake Tahoe and want to see a live shot of what the beautiful area looks like? That is now possible by simply logging on the the Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority website and opening your own portal to Tahoe.

"Six live high definition cameras called were installed at various Tahoe South locations with the intent to inspire and engage ,fans to share breathtaking images with the world," according to the LTVA.

The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC) wants to facilitate the expansion of high speed internet in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. In order to see where the need is, a speed test of your current internet service and a survey is being conducted.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is have a free Farmer's Market for people in need in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, August 27.

In partnership with the California Emergency Food Link, the food bank is giving away one box of food to each family at the American Legion located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For more information, contact them at 530-621-9950 or by email at info@foodbankedc.org. They can also be found on Facebook at FoodBankEDC.org.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is still searching for the driver of a silver 4-door Cadillac who was involved in a hit and run on August 7 in Sun Valley near Reno.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. the Cadillac rear ended a white Subaru on SR443 (Sun Valley Blvd) southbound just north of Second Street. After the collision the white Subaru pulled to the shoulder and stopped. The driver of the silver Cadillac continued South on SR 443 (Sun Valley Blvd) without stopping.

Barton Memorial Hospital has received notification from the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it will receive an additional .5 percent in Medicare reimbursement for its high performance scores in patient care. Barton Hospital was compared to other hospitals nationally for its work in quality outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction. The higher
reimbursement will be allocated from October 2014 through September 2015.

The South Lake Tahoe Slow Rollers are asking the local community to help them attempt breaking the world record for people riding bikes in a single line, which is 917. During the first attempt two years ago there were plenty of cyclists, 1188, but many people rode two or more across and sometimes had gaps in the line so it was too hard for officials to certify the ride.

On September 18, starting at 4 p.m., riders will start the 2.3 mile route at Treehaven Drive behind Safeway, proceed down Johnson Lane to Al Tahoe Blvd to the new bike path, ending at MacDuff's on Fremont Avenue.

The South Lake Tahoe Slow Rollers are asking the local community to help them attempt breaking the world record for people riding bikes in a single line, which is 917. During the first attempt two years ago there were plenty of cyclists, 1188, but many people rode two or more across and sometimes had gaps in the line so it was too hard for officials to certify the ride.

On September 18, starting at 4 p.m., riders will start the 2.3 mile route at Treehaven Drive behind Safeway, proceed down Johnson Lane to Al Tahoe Blvd to the new bike path, ending at MacDuff's on Fremont Avenue.

The South Lake Tahoe Slow Rollers are asking the local community to help them attempt breaking the world record for people riding bikes in a single line, which is 917. During the first attempt two years ago there were plenty of cyclists, 1188, but many people rode two or more across and sometimes had gaps in the line so it was too hard for officials to certify the ride.

On September 18, starting at 4 p.m., riders will start the 2.3 mile route at Treehaven Drive behind Safeway, proceed down Johnson Lane to Al Tahoe Blvd to the new bike path, ending at MacDuff's on Fremont Avenue.

On Sunday, August 17 Valhalla presents the final in the free Concert on the Lawn series. This is a special free kids concert featuring the acclaimed children’s act the Banana Slug String Band. Their music is original and full of inspiring positive messages about taking care of each other and the environment. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and join sit on the Grand Lawn at Valhalla from noon to 2:00 p.m.

There is a new way to enjoy two lakes with just a quick bike ride along the bike trail just completed by the U.S. Forest Service.

The Fallen Leaf Bike Path connects cyclists from the Fallen Leaf Lake Campground to the Pope Baldwin National Recreation Trail. The trail offers riders a safe and exciting alternative.

As reported by South Tahoe Now in April, the new trail also provided installation of bmps, upgrades, reconstruction and relocation of adjacent unauthorized trails.

Spc. Sara E. Wiseman from South Lake Tahoe received an Army Achievement Medal for outstanding achievement during a ceremony at Camp Casey in South Korea on August 8.

Wiseman is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Office, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde., 2nd Infantry Division.

The brigade commander, Col. Michael J. Lawson, gave her the award for her achievement as the brigade public affairs officer.

In case you weren't aware, there is a contest in Nevada to determine the best tasting water in the state by judging bouquet, clarity and taste.

This year, after blind tastings and examinations, Douglas County Utilities was the coveted water award during the 2014 Nevada Rural Water Association Training and Technical Conference at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.

Marijuana is a major concern for many in our City. As part of the City Code, our City Council provided for a safer community by allowing marijuana grow operations only after a permit is obtained. The permit process provides for a building official to inspect for things like:

1. Safe wiring—adding large number of “grow lights” overburdens conventional electric outlets and can cause fires.

A new three mile long trail has been completed that now connects High Meadows to the Tahoe Rim Trail. The new path, called the Monument Pass Trail, is located in the southeast end of South Lake Tahoe at the Cold Creek Trail at High Meadows. The trail is multi-use and will be enjoyed by cyclists and hikers.

The new trail is part of a larger group of trail projects known as the Trail Access and Travel Management Plan (Trail ATM), a process used by the Forest Service to plan, review, design and construct trail systems in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Students from the South Lake Tahoe area graduated from Generation Green, a program designed to introduce students to careers in natural resources management through a transformative summer experience.

If you're looking for a fun event to attend in South Lake Tahoe over the Labor Day weekend, head over to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department's annual Firehouse Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 30.

The firemen and fire chief will conduct station tours, allow everyone to take photos of the engines, play fire safety games, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, watch bomb squad demonstrations, car seat safety and fireman dress up for the kids.

By the end of the century Lake Tahoe summers may be two months longer than they were in the 1960s and the maximum temperatures may have risen by 8 degrees F. Those were part of the predictions released in the State of the Lake 2014 report.

Data collected over the last 50 years, combined with the monitoring of Lake Tahoe during the 12 months of 2013, was presented at Thursday's unveiling of the report at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TERC) in Incline Village by Director Geoff Schladow.

With the filing deadline now passed, the list of candidates for South Lake Tahoe City Council and City Clerk, South Tahoe Public Utility Board and the Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees is now known. These positions, along with the El Dorado County Supervisor for Area 5 will all be voted by local voters on during the November 4.

California Senator Diane Feinstein will host the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Tuesday, August 19 being held on the lawn at Valhalla. The theme for the day is Drought, Wildfire and Invasive Species: Confronting the Effects of Climate Change on Lake Tahoe.

The public is invited to attend. Preregistration is over so plan on registering at Valhalla on the 19th starting at 9 a.m. The main program will start at 10 am.

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