Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:16am
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:41am
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:27am
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.
Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger, Reno
3655 S Virginia St, across from the Atlantis, Reno
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:15am
Repeats every day until Wed Aug 06 2014 .August 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Date:August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.
Brewery Arts Center
449 W. King Street Carson City, NV 89703
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:13pm
Event Date:August 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to present a "Jump-Jive" dance party on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the historic Ballroom in the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King Street. This Speakeasy Dance Party celebrates music, dance, and art. Tickets are $10 and admission includes light refreshments, a no-host bar, the killer seven-piece band Brass Knuckles, original artwork, and prizes. All are welcome; those age 21 and over need to bring an ID. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the dance band plays from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Brewery Arts Center
449 W. King St. Carson City, NV 89703
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:02pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:59pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:06pm
July 30, 2014 - 5:00pm
Aquatic invasive plants have already made Lake Tahoe home and while control efforts are underway, there is still not enough information about the current locations of infestations.
To fight this threat we need more “Eyes on the Lake." The newest effort of the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program has returned for summer 2014.
Join us for this FREE training where volunteers can learn how to identify and report on aquatic invasive plants found in Tahoe’s lakes and streams, and help protect our pristine Lake.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:48pm
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:
Violation of Domestic Violence Court Order in 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Battery, Domestic Violence in the 2600 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
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
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:27pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:14pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:33am
A fire has been burning near Yosemite National Park since Saturday afternoon. The El Portal Fire, as its known, has burned 2,632 acres and is listed at 5% contained. It is burning oak trees, chaparral and grass at this time. One structure has also burned.
The park remains open but is having issues with smoke. Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to the fire.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:58am
July 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:50pm
August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:33pm
September 10, 2014 - 8:00am
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.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:22pm
August 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the Winter and the Wolves World Tour featuring Grieves, Son Real and Fierce Vill plus special guest Ekoh from Las Vegas, NV! This is happening on Friday, August 8, 2014. Tickets are $16 adv at Whiskey Dicks (South Lake Tahoe) 702 Skate & Snow (Carson City) Recycled Records (Reno) or online at www.Ticketweb.com or $20 day of show.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:15pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:06pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:02am
7/29/14 8:00 a.m. update: Fire crews and resources are starting to move out of the Sand Fire area now that the fire is 80% contained. So far, the total acreage burned remains at 3,800 acres. Remaining crews continue to strengthen established containment lines and extend mop-up further into the burned area. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions remain a challenge. Some pocket areas remain under evacuation orders. The fire burned 13 homes and 38 outbuildings.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:45pm
Class 1 bike trails on the south shore are undergoing a month long rehabilitation project which includes new pavement, striping, two new bridge deckings and new signage.
2.6 miles of existing trails that were installed over 20 years ago are seeing new life thanks to a $250,000 contribution through Measure R funds and $475,452 grant funding through Caltrans Bicycle Transportation Authority.
Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues autographs books for local agencySubmitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:10pm
Event Date:August 2, 2014 - 1:00pm
Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues, will sign books and lecture as a Benefit for the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center on August 2, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The author will make a presentation and sign books to help raise money for the agency.
The event will take place at the Center’s Bookworks Bookstore located at 3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.
Bookworks at Lakeview Plaza
3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 9 Where the highway meets the lake
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:36am
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.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:41am
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.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:17am
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%.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:11pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:42pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:48pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:12pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:45am
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:11am
Event Date:August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. "Jazz & Beyond" runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.
The five "Jazz & Beyond" bands at the Fair on August 2 are Sons of Slide Mountain, RVGS Tantalus, Lynne Colvig Latin Jazz, the Reno Jazz Orchestra with singer Jackie Landrum, and the St. Christopher Project, featuring the music of Tom Waits.
Old Clear Creek Road Carson City, NV
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:28pm
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.
Nevada Governor's Mansion
606 Mountain St. Carson City, NV
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:10pm
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:13pm
Cowboys and cowgirls, don't miss the 4th Annual Tahoe 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.
Gar Woods on the Lake
5000 North Lake Boulevard Carnelian Bay, CA
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:45pm
This July featured garden is the first installment of the "South of
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.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:24pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:17pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:09pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:01pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:52pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:43pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:08pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:53am
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:58pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:37pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:21pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:03pm
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!
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:38pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:26pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:36am
Lake Tahoe Community College has selected Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Chief Ben Sharit as its Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2014.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:02pm
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.