Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 9:03pm
January 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Theatre Department at Lake Tahoe Community College is seeking children and adults to cast in the award-winning play “Still Life With Iris” by Steven Dietz. Auditions will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Performances will be March 14-23, 2014.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 8:33pm
December 14, 2013 - 6:30pm
High-flying adventure flicks and non-stop entertainment between films will arrive in Tahoe fashion Saturday, Dec. 14 with the 12th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival.
Rooted as the nerve center for elite skiers, boarders, climbers and year-round adventurers, the film festival provides plenty of mountaintops, cliffhangers and enough high-energy entertainment between showings to ignite fervor for the New Year.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 8:26pm
Sometimes surprises come at the right time. Megan Kasden spoke through tears this week when she answered the phone and found out she had won the Gene Upshaw Memorial Fund Super Bowl raffle. The prize is an all-expense paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLVIII at the Met Life Stadium. The raffle raised $30,000 for traumatic brain injury research and programs and services for cancer patients and families at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. The same center where Kasden’s husband, Gary had just completed a long series of chemotherapy treatments.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 8:17pm
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations south of Homewood on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe on Monday, December 9, 2013. Crews will burn approximately five to 10 acres per day on the south side of Meeks Meadow near Meeks Bay Avenue. Weather and conditions permitting, operations will continue through the week and possibly the weekend. In addition, operations will continue on lower Kingsbury Grade near Meadow Lane. Crews have completed five acres and will continue to burn until they complete the 19 acre unit.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 8:11pm
Two local businesswomen, Marianna Lucido and Suzette Waite, have teamed together to start a new company called Lake Tahoe Cosmetics. Their vision is to offer women a complete, affordable cosmetics line that gives them a finished, glamorous look, and also fits the lifestyle of living in Lake Tahoe. These products are made with the highest quality ingredients that create a light and natural feeling and provide a flawless, long-lasting look that is compatible with our mountain climate.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 7:59pm
Voters chose Lake Tahoe as "America's Best Lake" in 2012 and the local area is now up for another top honor as "America's Best Ski Destination."
The Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority is seeking votes from the local community through the month until the contest's end on December 30 at 8:50 pm PST. Online votes can be made daily on the voting site. North Lake Tahoe is also in the running along with Sun Valley, Idaho and other big resorts.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 12:20pm
A processional of cars followed behind the decked out fire truck (which also had holiday music coming from inside), the decorated Police Commando truck, and some decorated business vehicles. All were greeted at the end by a crowd that watched the lighting of the city tree, Santa and hot cocoa and cookies.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:45am
Freshly fallen snow will add to the holiday ambiance of events in South Lake Tahoe this weekend!
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society invites everyone to their annual Holiday in History Open House on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8. On Saturday from 11 to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, visitors can tour the 1930s log cabin, view a Victorian holiday scene, enjoy free cider and cookies and children can even call the North Pole from a special antique phone! The event is free.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 9:49am
Snow has blanketed the west with several inches of snow at the lower elevations at Placerville and Auburn up to over a foot in the Sierra Nevada. South Lake Tahoe reports this morning are coming in at 12" to 15" near lake level and the snow is still coming down.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:36am
Vehicular manslaughter charges were filed today by the Douglas County DA Mark Jackson against Judge Michael Gibbons. On August 20, 2013, cyclist Joseph Longo was killed in an accident near Pinenut and East Valley Roads in the Carson Valley. Charges state that Gibbons failed to exercise due care when overtaking or passing Longo who was traveling in the same direction. Gibbons is accused of failing to pass at a safe distance and not using due care to avoid a collision.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:46pm
December 13, 2013 - 9:00pm
Many know Hall of Fame Steelers Quarterback Terry Bradshaw as just that, a superstar football player. Others know Bradshaw for his entertaining commentary on football games from his commentator seat. While yet another group will know him from his acting in such movies as Cannonball Run and Hooper, television shows Las Vegas and Malcolm in the Middle and from singing with his daughter, country singer Rachel Bradshaw.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:17pm
The holiday season is upon us. This is a time of year to reflect on the year that was and the year that soon will be. From a personal standpoint, it’s a time to reflect on the priorities in life; faith, family, friendship, health and happiness.
From a professional standpoint, it’s a time to take a few steps back and assess our progress, gauge our growth and prepare ourselves for the year to come.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:56am
The Barton Foundation has been a cornerstone for The Barton Health Group for more than 20 years by providing excellent healthcare service to customers and also have been big players during the holiday season. This year’s Barton Festival of Trees and Lights will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Barton Health and Coldwell Banker Select will be contributing to the event in a major way. The franchise will be donating a gorgeous “sports themed” Christmas tree to the event, which will be auctioned off at the black tie gala event on December 7th.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:16pm
Cold weather and snow this week is allowing Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort to open for the 2013-14 season on Friday, December 6, 2013 with early season conditions and very limited terrain. The ski resort will operate the Easy Rider Express chairlift which will give skiers and snowboarders access to the right half of Broadway trail. This is a green run and will have small to medium rail features, giving guests a chance to get their park legs back underneath them.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:43pm
If you own a bar or pub in the Lake Tahoe area that is in need of a makeover, then a new Cooking Channel series is looking for you! The network has created a new makeover series that will feature chef and hospitality consultant Eddie Russell as he changes the way America experiences pub food.
He is on a pilgrimage to enlighten cooks, barkeeps and grillers of the nation's watering holes that they can provide food that is both delicious and sophisticated. He will teach staff they can have fun while being professional and that a watering hole doesn't have to smell!
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:18pm
The Christmas tree permits sold by the U.S. Forest Service in Lake Tahoe are officially sold out as of today! Between the north and the south shores of the lake there were 2,500 permits to sell to those people wanted to cut down their tree on Forest Service land.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:45am
There will be prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade and at Emerald Bay resume on Wednesday, December 4. The U.S. Forest Service fuels management team announced that crews will burn about 10 acres per day on Lower Kingsbury near Meadow Lane, weather permitting. Operations are expected to continue through the weekend. In the Emerald Bay area near Inspiration Point, crews will burn approximately three acres over one or two days.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:24am
Keep the cold weather clothes out as winter makes it's presence known. There is an expected low of -7 degrees tonight in South Lake Tahoe and a week of below freezing daytime highs before another system comes through on Friday night.
Snow levels will remain at the Nevada Valley floors on Friday and Saturday. A foot of snow is possible above 7,000 feet with several inches at lake level. The snow is expected by early evening on Friday and continuing into Saturday morning.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:18pm
A brand new winter advertising campaign was launched this week by the Nevada Tourism Commission. The $1.3 million project promotes the Lake Tahoe area as a premier skiing destination.
During the course of the campaign, the ad, which highlights music from the Las Vegas band, the Killers, will be seen this winter on cable and television stations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas and should be seen by nearly 95 million people.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 9:35pm
During the week of November 19 through November 26, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to 171 Calls.
Calls Resulting in Arrests:
Burglary in the 1300 block of Glenwood Avenue
Unlicensed driver at Midway and Pentagon
Contributing in the 1700 block of Venice Drive
Drunk in Public in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road
DUI in the 2400 block of Venice Drive
Driving on a suspended or revoked license at Blackwood and Herbert
Spousal Abuse in the 1000 block of Long Valley Ave
Submitted by paula on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:21am
Stephen Ditchkus has been named the new General Manager of South Lake Tahoe's MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. “Our plan is to combine the spectacular attractions of Lake Tahoe with the amenities of the property, with a focus on the gaming experience,” said Ditchkus. “It’s a great time to be back in Tahoe with the destination moving forward with all its improvements for visitors and locals, alike.”
Submitted by paula on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 1:11pm
12/3/13 9 am update: A 29 year old woman from Gardnerville, NV, Nicole Christine Followill, has been arrested and booked on the charge of open murder with the death of a fellow Gardnerville resident Monday morning. The victim has been identified as 33 year old Jason Richard Thrift of Gardnerville. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the two apparently were involved in a dispute, Followill produced a handgun and shot Thrift. Followill will be arraigned in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday, December 4.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 12:52pm
It's colorless and odorless. It's tasteless and virtually undetectable. It can be deadly when inhaled.
"It" is carbon monoxide (CO) and is responsible for hundreds of deaths a year.
You read and hear about it in the news too often: Occupant of home found dead due to carbon monoxide poisoning. In Truckee recently, two men died of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by their home's heating ventilation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:26am
Event Date:December 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are beginning to think about warm meals with loved ones and the joys of exchanging gifts. However, many local families with few resources are struggling to rebuild their lives after experiencing violence. They are solely focused on how they will pay rent and provide food and warm clothing for their families. For the thirteenth year in a row, Live Violence Free is organizing an opportunity for community members and businesses to come together to provide happier holidays for local survivors of violence.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 8:57pm
A blast of winter is headed to South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday as a winter system from the Northwest hits the region. A strong cold front will move through the Sierra and Western Nevada late Monday night into Tuesday.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 3:33pm
Know where all of the decorated houses are? We want to share the spirit of the holidays with everyone else in the South Lake Tahoe community. If you see a home or business that has gone all out or are at a local holiday event, take a photo and send it to us. Or email us and we'll go out to take the shot!
Here is K-Tahoe's own Charlee Simons who found a nicely decorated house half-way up Kingsbury Grade/ Thank you for sharing this with us Charlee!
Send your photos or addresses of decorated homes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/30/2013 - 11:28am
December 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Zephyr Fire Crew Firefighter Kyle Van Mourick has been battling Guillain Barre Syndrome since becoming ill while fighting a wild land fire in Elko, Nevada in June. He has been hospitalized since.
An evening of fundraising to help Kyle in his fight of the disease is being held on Friday, December 6 at Himmel Haus Restaurant and Bar in South Lake Tahoe. There will be a German dinner of Bratwurst and Spaetzel, drinks and live music as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The doors will open at 5 pm with the dinner at 6 pm.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/30/2013 - 10:46am
January 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours Mixer (BAHM) on Thursday, January 16 at the Riva Grill from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Attendees will enjoy delicious delicacies and libations served up by the Riva Grill while supporting a great cause.
Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for prospective members. All proceeds go to charity and attendees are encouraged to donate more. Buy tickets online at www.tahoechamber.org.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:37am
December 1, 2013 - 4:30pm
The 2nd Annual Santa Run will be bringing out runners in all of their holiday costume as they run from Blue Angel Cafe on Ski Run, up the hill to the end at Himmel Haus. It will be held on Sunday, December 1 at 4:30 pm.
You'll see Santas, elves, presents and whatever other costumes the runners can come up with as they run the mile long course. At the end of the run there will be door prizes, a buffet and prizes awarded to the top three finishers in costume and best costume.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 9:03am
With many thanks,
We'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. This is a time to give thanks for what we have, and we thank you for being a reader. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our South Lake Tahoe news and information with you.
Counting you among our SouthTahoeNow.com family is something for which we are especially grateful.
We wish you a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.
With many thanks,
Your devoted STN team.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 9:00am
December 12, 2013 - 5:30pm
The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Winter Wine Walk BAHM on Thursday, December 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Shops at Heavenly Village.
The walk starts at the Marriott Grand Residence where participants will receive a passport with a list of all businesses participating, a wristband, wine glass and raffle tickets. Participating businesses will then stamp the passport and pour a taste of El Dorado County wines as well as showcasing their store. Free ice skating voucher good for the whole evening.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 8:06am
Casinos at South Shore Lake Tahoe saw a 22.5% drop in gaming profits for the month of October, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported today. The rest of the Silver State saw a drop of 2.58%.
The Stateline casinos took in $12,291,710 in gaming-related profits or "win" compared to October 2013.
There is still come good news for the local casinos, they still lead the state with a 3.22% gain in gaming win for the fiscal year which started July 1.
The net revenue for Nevada was $954.331,806.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 8:44pm
A visioning round table in South Lake Tahoe will discuss the role that outdoor recreation plays in enhancing tourism and community livability in South Lake Tahoe. All residents are invited to either workshop to share their insights about parks, recreation, trails, events and programs so that recreation opportunities can improve on the South Shore.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 8:17pm
Local property management company, Accommodation Station, has changed names to the Lake Tahoe Lodging Company. Vail Resorts purchased the company from locals Mike and Greta Hambsch in October of 2010.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:32pm
Certified Public Accountant differential
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors revised the salaries of elected officials for terms beginning in January 2015 or thereafter at their November 18 special meeting.
The elected officials will no longer be eligible for three costly special pay/pay differentials:
Certified Public Accountant differential
4.6% Special Pay currently provided to elected office holders in lieu of management leave
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 5:44pm
Event Date:December 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
With the holiday season now in full swing, it’s only appropriate that the Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) brings Jazz for the Holidays to Northern Nevada for all to enjoy on December 20, 2013 at The Nightingale Hall - University of Nevada. Accompanying the accomplished musicians of the RJO are vocalists Cami Thompson and Kenn Pettiford, international Tap star Sam Weber and performers from the Sierra Nevada Ballet under the direction of Rosine Bena. The Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Vern Scarbrough, will open the holiday performance which starts at 7:30 pm.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 9:35am
Event Date:November 24, 2013 - 10:00am
After getting his $10 Christmas Tree cutting permit from the U.S. Forest Service; Charlee, from the Charlee Simons & Jen morning show on K-Tahoe 590 AM & FM 96.1, finds the PERFECT tree in the forest!
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:31pm
The County of El Dorado and the Judges of the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado, are pleased to announce that Brian Richart has accepted appointment as El Dorado County’s new Chief Probation Officer. A unique position under California law, the Chief Probation Officer is appointed by the judges of the Superior Court, with the Board of Supervisors setting the salary and benefit levels. Due to the importance of this position, the Superior Court worked collaboratively with the Sheriff’s Department and county officials to select the best possible candidate.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:29pm
Northern Nevada students and others are holding "Walk for Philippines Typhoon Victims" starting at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) on November 24 in support of the victims of deadly super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the most powerful ever recorded on land.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:06pm
Thanks to a new, streamlined transfer program developed by the California Community Colleges and California State University systems, students at Lake Tahoe Community College now have access to more degrees for transfer in a wider variety of disciplines, making it easier for them to transfer to CSU schools and earn their bachelor’s degrees within two years. So far, LTCC is offering eight new transfer degrees, with another five slated to be launched in June 2014.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 3:20pm
Charlee, from the K-TAHOE morning radio show of Charlee Simons & Jen, brings you along for a ride on the Nationally famous V&T Railroad's "POLAR EXPRESS" out of Carson City, NV. All aboard!
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 3:06pm
After winds delayed Friday’s initial opening day, Heavenly Mountain Resort opened for the 2013-2014 ski and ride season on Saturday, November 23. The resort opened the Gondola and Tamarack Express, accessing 14 acres and 1.5 miles of skiable terrain. The resort plans to open additional terrain this next week, conditions permitting.
Northstar California Resort also opened today, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort is slated to open on Monday, November 25, giving access to three Tahoe resorts leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. Sierra at Tahoe may join them, depending on conditions.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:50pm
Event Date:January 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
Before the Internet, before television, there was radio, and before radio was Vaudeville. The small orchestras of the radio shows and vaudeville stage performed varied repertoire from short snappy commercials to full-length works by major composers arranged for their size. Trinkle Brass Works presents Portable Masterpieces, a salon/theater orchestra that will bring this music to life at Piper’s Opera House on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Light classical, ragtime and plenty of melodrama. Just like it was in the late 1800's and early 20th century.
Piper's Opera House
B and Union Streets Virginia City, NV 89440
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:14pm
I was invited down to the Electric Mushroom Nightclub in Stateline to film a DJ session by Gardnerville-based dubstep/EDM collective Spyncycle featuring Reggae Ambassadors. It was a great night of DJ music with the best light show in town.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:26pm
Heavenly Mountain Resort had to postpone their Opening Day to Saturday due to the region's high winds today. They'll have 1.5 miles of open runs with the Gondola and Tamarack Express running. On the north shore, Northstar is opening on Saturday as well with 3 lifts and 4 runs opened. Kirkwood has been making snow to go on top of the 9" of fresh powder received in this week's storm. They are planning on opening Monday but will not know for sure until Sunday's efforts and weather determine that.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:50pm
More information is coming out about Thursday's 1 pm shooting in the Fish Springs area of Douglas County. 81 year old Melvin Norlund was involved in an altercation with his 51 year old caregiver, Catherine Mary Costanza. Norlund said he shot and killed her and then asked a neighbor to call 911.