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Man dies after being pulled out of water at Angora Lake

A man was found floating by the cabins at Angora Lakes on Thursday. He was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to El Dorado County Sheriff Sergeant Fleischmann, no other details are known at this time, just that he was male and had passed. What happened, age, name and hometown are unknown.

Ski Run closing today to prepare for Hot August Nights

Due to the fire at South Lake Tahoe's Deerfield Lodge overnight, many people may think Ski Run Blvd is closing Thursday due to the fire investigation, but that isn't the case.

As planned, Ski Run Blvd is closing between Forest Avenue and Birch Avenue starting at noon Thursday. The road will remain closed through Saturday.

All side streets are open and detour signs will be on the road.

Fire overnight damages South Lake Tahoe motel

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.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio at the Nevada Governor's Mansion

Event Date: 
August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

The 2014 "Jazz & Beyond - Carson City Music Festival" will open with a "Mad Hatter Garden Party," a ticketed event in the backyard of the Nevada Governor's Mansion, on Friday, August 1, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The gate opens at 5:00 p.m., and the show starts at 5:30 p.m. The party features music by the Corky Bennett Trio, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. The Governor's Mansion is at 606 Mountain St., Carson City, and entrance is by the Robinson St. entrance.

Location

Nevada Governor's Mansion
606 Mountain St. Carson City, NV
United States

Seven finalists seek job of Douglas County Manager; Public invited to meet them

Event Date: 
August 4, 2014 - 5:30pm

The job of Douglas County Manager has been vacant since the departure of Steve Mokrohisky in April. He took the job of County Administrator in Lane County, Oregon.

His replacement has been narrowed down to seven candidates and the public has the chance to meet all of them during a reception on Monday, August 4 at the Carson Valley Inn Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tahoe's Connection For Families Fall Fest

Event Date: 
September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Cowboys and cowgirls, don't miss the 4th Annual Tahoe Fall Fest!
Tahoe Fall Fest is Tahoe's Connection for Families largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy stuning lake views, delicious food, live music, and amazing silent auction items! It's going to be a boot stompin' Wild West good time!

The Tahoe Fall Fest will be held at 7 p.m. September 18, 2014 at Gar Woods on the Lake. This event is one of the largest fundraisers for Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF) and will feature live music and live and silent auctions.

Location

Gar Woods on the Lake
5000 North Lake Boulevard Carnelian Bay, CA
United States

Garden Tour at South Lake Tahoe home on Saturday

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

The South Lake Tahoe garden of John and Cathy Hindmarsh will be on display Saturday, July 26.

The showing of the garden is hosted by Aspen Hollow Nursery at the Hindmarsh home located at 642 Tehama Drive. Stop by between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be provided and donations to Christmas Cheer are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

This July featured garden is the first installment of the "South of
South Shore" 2014 open garden tour. The garden was designed and constructed by John Fellows of Aspen Hollow.

Forest fuels project in South Lake Tahoe to continue

Thinning of trees for fuels reduction and forest health will continue next week on approximately 170 acres of National Forest System lands on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Beginning Monday, July 28, 2014, thinning will take place off of North Upper Truckee Road near West San Bernardino Avenue, Pioneer Trail northwest of forest road 12N08 (Powerline), Pioneer Trail southwest of Columbine Trail and on some urban lots in the Tahoe Island Drive area near 15th Street. Thinning operations in these locations may vary over the next several weeks.

Minden business owner arrested on fraud charges

Helen Welch, operator of the "Little Psychic Shop" in Minden, was arrested Wednesday by Douglas County Sheriff's officers on the felony charge of attempting to obtain money under false pretenses.

An undercover investigation by the DCSO was initiated after they received complaints of fraud by Welch's customers. The business is located at 1578 Hwy 395.

Anyone who believes they may have been the victim of fraudulent activity involving Helen Welch is encouraged to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 775-782-9905 to make a report.

Hot August Nights cruising into South Lake Tahoe

More than 400 classic cars are headed into South Lake Tahoe this weekend as part of the annual Hot August Nights celebrations. Cars lining the street with their hoods up, rumbling engines, the sounds of rock and roll, cruising and fun vendors will been seen on the south shore Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office seeks public's help in locating Anthony Robert Diaz

7/23/14 update: After a manhunt lasting several hours, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies located Anthony Robert Diaz on July 22, 2014 at approximately 11 p.m. walking near Pine Nut Road in Gardnerville. Diaz’ 12 year old son was with him, and was safely recovered and returned to his mother. Diaz was arrested for ex-felon possession of a firearm, and child endangerment. Diaz remains in custody in the Douglas County Jail in Minden, and his bail has been set at $50k.

Wa-Sha-Shu It’Deh Native American Festival held this weekend at Valhalla

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jul 27 2014 .
July 26, 2014 (All day)
July 27, 2014 (All day)

The Wa-Sha-Shu It’Deh Native American Festival returns to Valhalla at the Tallac Historic site this weekend, July 26 and 27. The festival celebrates the Washoe's ancient lifeways and their Lake Tahoe homeland.

The festival features traditional American Indian dancers and drum performers, basket weaving displays, art, and great food. The basket weaving competition features over fourteen different categories. The Washoe are highly regarded for their master craftsmanship of baskets and have had several well-known weavers throughout their history, including Dat So La Lee.

August: Osage County opens at Lake Tahoe Community College

Valhalla and LTCC are teaming up to present the 2008 Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play August: Osage County at LTCC’s Duke Theater starting Thursday, July 24th.

Permanent Drug Disposal Bin Now Available at SLT Police Department

There is now a permanent drug-disposal bin located in the lobby of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department thanks to the collaboration between the Department and the South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition. This bin is in a secure location for anyone in the community to properly dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

Lake Tahoe a finalist in "America's Favorite Space" - Winner announced on Thursday

Good Morning America, ABC TV's morning show, has but the vote out to the viewers to select the top spot in the country. They gathered nominations and photos and here are the Top 5:\\The Top 5 Nominees

1. Lake Tahoe. Known for its crystal clear blue water and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the lake, which borders Nevada and California, is a nature lover's paradise. For Nancie Goodnough, who cannot walk and hike due to rheumatoid arthritis, Lake Tahoe has been a place of healing.

Generator malfunction at MontBleu creates lots of smoke, no fire

As they were preparing to power up the hotel and casino during Sunday's power outage, MontBleu's generator had a malfunction, sending smoke billowing out of the resort.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Department responded. "We responded to a generator malfunction," said Eric Guevin, Tahoe Douglas Fire Marshall. "The generator unit was producing a substantial amount of smoke and we had to shut it down."

MontBleu got another generator up and running and emergency power was sent to the casino and hotel.

PACE to help home and business owners in South Lake Tahoe

If you own a home or business in the City of South Lake Tahoe you will soon be able to install renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation improvements and pay for it with a voluntary lien against your property.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a volunteer program which will give property owners a chance to improve their properties. Figtree Financing and the California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) will facilitate the program in the city.

Wooden Boat Classic at Tahoe Keys Marina this weekend

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 26 2014 .
July 25, 2014 (All day)
July 26, 2014 (All day)

South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic brings ‘Freedom of the Forties’ to the Tahoe Keys Marina this year on July 25 and 26.

This year's theme is ‘Freedom of the Forties’ which honors U.S. military and pays homage to antique and classic boats of the forties. World War II veterans are provided free admission to the event, and U.S. military receive discounts on event admission.

Kiwanis Community Fair returns to South Lake Tahoe on Labor Day Weekend

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Sep 01 2014 .
August 29, 2014 (All day)
August 30, 2014 (All day)
August 31, 2014 (All day)
September 1, 2014 (All day)

Carnival rides, food, craft booths, jam making contest, pie eating contest and garden creations are just some of the family friendly treats in store for the 2nd Annual Kiwanis Community Fair in South Lake Tahoe over Labor Day Weekend.

From August 29 through September 1, 2014, the Lake Tahoe Community College will be the scene of all the action.

No entry fees for the contests!

Competitive edge added to this year's Sample the Sierra

Festival goers will have their say this Labor Day weekend as Sample the Sierra adds a competitive edge to the food and wine festival with the introduction of a new award – Best Tasting Experience! Attendees will vote for the booth that has their favorite flavorful creation that includes fresh ingredients that are prepared by a local chef or restaurant and then paired with regional wine, beer or spirits. The booth with the most votes will be awarded the Best Tasting Experience of 2014.

Specialized yoga classes for M.S. patients in South Lake Tahoe

It has been shown that people who suffer from the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) find relief in yoga due to it's emphasis on relaxation, breathing and deliberate movements.

Yoga classes to assist in relief from the symptoms of MS are now available for free in South Lake Tahoe at the Pilates Studio Lake Tahoe.

Fire Chief Ben Sharit named LTCC Distinguished Alumni

Lake Tahoe Community College has selected Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Chief Ben Sharit as its Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2014.

Mark Rypien wins American Century Championship: Winner of 1st and 25th celebrity tournament

The end of the 25th American Century Golf Championship in South Lake Tahoe wasn't seen by the thousands of spectators that normally line the 18th hole in the final round.

Lightning caused the tournament to be placed on delay for a couple of hours, and by the time play resumed thousands of people had headed back to their cars, hotels and homes.

In true Celebrity Golf fashion, the end was an exciting one. At the time of the delay there was a tie between Mark Rypien and Jeremy Roenick, with Annika Sorenstam in third with just a few holes left to play.

Celebrities bestow gifts on young fan at Celebrity Golf

In a matter of moments, Madden Casto of South Lake Tahoe found herself in possession of two autographed golf balls and a $20 bill.

The third grade student at the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School, decked out in a tutu and flowers in her hair, was picked out of the crowd by comedian Ray Romano at the 17th hole at Edgewood Tahoe. He said he'd give someone $20 if he made it onto the green with his tee shot and Madden became that "someone."

Power out throughout South Lake Tahoe

8:20 PM UPDATE:According to Liberty Energy, they are slowly getting power back on, starting up the grid with Glenbrook. It may take a few more hours to get the whole South Shore back up and running.

South Lake Tahoe is without power this afternoon due to a problem with NV Energy losing electricity. The region lost connection to both transformers coming out of Nevada.

Minden and Alpine County are also without power.

The energy company is working on the problem but repair time is unknown.

Lightening causes Tahoe Celebrity Golf play to be suspended

Lightening has caused a delay at Edgewood Tahoe for the 25th American Century Golf Championship. Television coverage on NBC will be switched over to NBCSN if play resumes.

The leaders at the time the storm horns sounded were Jeremy Roenick and Mark Rypien tied at 64, with Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam currently in third place with 62 points. If the tournament is able to conclude, play will resume with the leaders playing the 16th hole.

Mark Rypien wins closest to the hole contest; Winnings go to Tahoe Fund

On July 18th 15 of some of the world’s most legendary athletes and entertainers competed in Lake Tahoe for the Korbel Closest-to-the-Pin Challenge as part of the American Century Championship, currently being played at the Edgewood Golf Course. NFL Former Pro Bowl Quarterback Mark Rypien who was the inaugural tournament champion took home the title after teeing off from Hole 17 and placing his ball just seven feet away from the pin winning a $5,000 donation for The Tahoe Fund from the Korbel Toast Life® Foundation.

Kindergarten, middle school and high school registration for South Lake Tahoe schools in August

Registration for kindergarten at South Lake Tahoe schools will be held on August 4th. South Tahoe Middle School registration for new students will be held on August 12 and for new students at South Tahoe High August 11-14.

The first day of school is August 25th.

Sunday's Celebrity Golf tee times

The final round of golf at Edgewood Tahoe is Sunday.

Greg Maddux, Bode Miller and David Wells start the day off on the 1st Tee at 7:50 a.m. and the leaders, Jeremy Roenick, Chad Pfeifer and Mark Rypien wrap up the start times at 10:10 a.m.

The attached photo has all start times listed.

Tickets are $25 for the day and available at the gate. Parking is free at casinos in the area and along the street if spaces can be found. The old Horizon parking lot is available for parking at $15 per vehicle.

Spectator hit by ball on the 18th hole during Tahoe Celebrity Golf action

Larry the Cable Guy hit a shank on his tee shot on the 18th hole Saturday, hitting a bystander in the head and knocking him down.

The visibly shaken celebrity (who's real name is Daniel Lawrence "Larry" Whitney) rushed to the side of a spectator along with golfing partners Charles Barkley and Kevin Nealon.

Sheriff's officers, tournament officials and paramedics were on the scene and rendered first aid. The spectator was taken to the medical tent with a bag of ice over his head.

Jeremy Roenick takes lead into final day of play at American Century Golf Championship

The crowds were out in force for round two of the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship in South Lake Tahoe Saturday. The beach on 17 was packed as usual with boaters and sunbathers waiting for their chance to play games of toss and catch with the dozens of celebrities that always join in the fun.

Wildman's 50's Drive In opens in South Lake Tahoe

If you were wondering where Wildman's Cafe went to after leaving their Ski Run Marina location, you're in luck....we found them in their new home!

Rami and Patricia Suda Merrikh have opened Wildman's 50's Drive-In at the Y in South Lake Tahoe. While not the coffee house as before, they prepare a wide variety of food on their menu.

We stopped in to see what was up in the mid-century circa establishment. Rami was at the grill and Patricia was taking care of the front counter.

Mobile Food Pantry to distribute food in South Lake Tahoe on July 23

Event Date: 
July 23, 2014 - 10:00am

Emergency food for the South Lake Tahoe community is available on Wednesday, July 23 when the Food Bank of El Dorado County brings their mobile pantry to town.

They are providing a free farmer's market and mobile food pantry at the American Legion Hall at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

One allocation per household is available.

For more information, call 530-621-9950 or email them at info@foodbankedc.org.

Volunteers are needed as well. Use the contact information above if you are able to help.

Joe Theismann wins Korbel's 8th Annual Celebrity Spray Off at Edgewood Tahoe

Champagne was flowing on the 18th tee Friday as 29 of the celebrity golfers participating in the 25th Annual American Century Championship proved their skill in something other than golf.

As celebrity superstars prepared to tee off on the 18th hole, Korbel challenged them to show off their best champagne celebration skills as part of the Celebrity Spray-Off. Former NFL MVP Joe Theismann took home top honors after he popped the cork on a bottle of Korbel and his cork traveled the furthest distance - 87ft.

Iraq War Veteran Chad Pfeifer leads American Century Golf

Retired United States Army Corporal Chad Pfeifer, an Iraqi War Veteran and amputee whose golf-centered rehabilitation has turned him into a top-tier tournament player leads the pack of celebrity golfers after day one of the 25th Annual American Century Championship.

"Didn't remember much," Pfeifer said after play Friday. "There was a lot of nerves, that's for sure. Just tried to play my own game and just tried to play steady golf."

Businesses dedicated to Responsible Beverage Service

Event Date: 
July 18, 2014 (All day)

The South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition would like to extend a huge kudos and recognition to the businesses that attended the ABC educational seminar on Friday July 18th. It was great to see so many businesses educating themselves and their staff on responsible beverage service. These businesses are going the extra mile to avoid selling alcohol to minors and visibly intoxicated community members (both misdemeanor offenses that may result in revocation of their license to sell alcohol).

The following businesses should be recognized for their time and dedication:
Base Camp Pizza Co
Azul

Nominations Open for 2014 Blue Ribbon Awards

TahoeChamber is now accepting nominations for the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards, an esteemed award program that recognizes exceptional businesses in the South Shore. The awards focus on businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the South Shore economy and community through their unique programs, exceptional customer service, entrepreneurship and otherwise.

The following categories are open for nominations:

Get Electric at Pedego’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Event Date: 
July 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Pedego Electric Bikes is celebrating the summer with an open house and ribbon cutting officiated by TahoeChamber. If you have yet to check out the innovative bikes offered by Pedego, stop by their location next to the new Chateau at 4 p.m. on July 25.

First round of tournament play at Tahoe Celebrity Golf on Friday

Event Date: 
July 18, 2014 (All day)

Even though the celebrity golfers in South Lake Tahoe have had practice rounds and celebrity-amateur tournaments over the last few days, Friday marks the official first day of the 25th Annual American Century Championship.

The 29 groups of players will start off from the first tee and tenth tee starting at 9:10 a.m. They will alternate tees until the last group tees off at 11:30 a.m.

Celebrities open up about Manziel, heros, autographs and American Century Celebrity Golf

Three former football players joined the local Rotary clubs for breakfast on Thursday morning, sharing their honest feelings on many subjects from family to Johnny Manziel. Tahoe Douglas Rotary and South Lake Tahoe Rotary Clubs invited Marshall Faulk, Trent Dilfer and Sterling Sharpe to their joint meeting at MontBleu.

On Johnny Manziel

Annika Sorenstam: "I think once you're a competitor you're always a competitor"

Golf fans know her from her 89 LGPA golf tournament victories, 10 major championships and total winnings over $22M. Celebrity Golf fans will soon find out how the retired golfer who had to "dust the rust off her clubs" will play at Edgewood in her first American Century Golf Tournament this weekend.

Favored to win the tournament, Sorenstam reminded those at a press conference Thursday that she hasn't played much since retiring, and while she has played under the Stableford method that isn't how she won so many tournaments during her career.

Former Horizon Casino in Lake Tahoe to become a Hard Rock Casino & Hotel

South Lake Tahoe's Horizon Resort Casino is going to be a Hard Rock Casino & Hotel by the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015.

This comes amid local speculation and rumors that have been circling the community since the Horizon's closure this spring.

The new casino has a facebook page and website already.

Hard Rock Lake Tahoe is undergoing $60M in renovations and redesign that will highlight rock and roll and will also serve as a live music venue.

South Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson wins two ESPY Awards

Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe won two awards at Wednesday night's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. She won the award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete and Best Female U.S. Olympian.

Anderson, the 23 year old who brought home a Gold Medal, also won the ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2012. She won inaugural Women's Slopestyle Event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

An ESPY Award is an accolade presented by the American cable television network ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance.

American Century Celeb-Am Tournament Thursday at Edgewood Tahoe

Event Date: 
July 17, 2014 (All day)

A long day of golf is in store for the celebrities and their amateur partners on Thursday as they participate in the annual American Century Celeb-Am Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe.

53 groups of golfers will hit the course starting at 6:50 a.m. The last group will tee off at 2:10 p.m.

Each group of five golfers will contain one American Century celebrity participant. Former Cincinatti Bengal wide receiver Cris Collinsworth, who is not one of the Celebrity tournament's golfers, will be playing as an amateur in actor Oliver Hudson's group.

Lightning sparks wildfire in hills south of Spooner Summit

A brush fire started just after 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night in the hills above Carson City between Jacks Valley Road and Clear Creek Road. Fire officials are calling it the Clear Creek Fire and it had burned 150 acres as of 9:45 p.m. The area is not easily accessible. Hot Shots were dropped onto the hills nearby to fight the fire as well as drops from three air tankers and two helicopters. Hand crews will stay on the fire during the night.

The fire was started by lightning and the region saw dozens more lightning strikes into the evening.

Police seek public's help in locating missing Placerville teen

Placerville police are looking for Tyler Demars, an at risk teen who was last seen on July 12.

He is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, and a tan and brown shirt. He drives a green Honda Civic with a Batman license plate frame.

Anyone with information regarding Demars whereabouts is asked to call the Placerville Police Department at (530) 642-5280.

Bijou Area Erosion Control Project providing environmental and appearance improvements

A unanimous vote by the South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday paved the way for the formation of a Community Facilities District (CFD) in the Bijou area which will have a major impact on Lake Tahoe's water quality.

The $18M water project improvements include replacement of the failing Bijou Creek storm drainage culvert and construction of a regional storm water treatment system for the 42-acre Bijou commercial core project area. It will provide a third of the pollutant load reduction in the City's municipal stormwater system.

Barton Auxiliary thanks Dan Kerr

The Barton Health and South Lake Tahoe community have lost a special, irreplaceable friend. On June 27, Dan Kerr passed away. He was 76 years old.

Dan is probably best known as the Sacramento Chairman of the Blood Drive. Dan donated more than 26 gallons of blood. Since 1981, he has coordinated blood drive efforts in South Lake Tahoe with the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The South Lake Tahoe Blood Drive still takes place every other month and, with Dan’s coordination, celebrated its 48th year anniversary in June.

Celebrities arriving in town: Celebrity-Am Tournament Wednesday

The private airplanes are starting to line the tarmac at the Lake Tahoe Airport so that can only mean one thing, it's time for the 25th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.

Practice rounds started Tuesday, and Wednesday will be the 2014 Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Am Tournament, pairing up some of the celebrities golfing this weekend with invited guests.

Keep your cool: How to avoid heat-related llnesses

As an emergency room nurse, I have cared for visitors and locals who experience heat-related illnesses. This includes dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. It is important to understand the differences, especially when exercising in an area like Lake Tahoe with higher altitudes and higher temperatures.

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