Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:01am
10:30 am Easter Costume Parade
April 19, 2014 - 10:30am
The 47th annual South Lake Tahoe community Easter egg hunt will be held at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
The South Tahoe Optimist Club is hosting the event which will hide 2,500 eggs throughout the parking lot near the college gym.
Children will be sorted by age group and an area will also be designated for children with special needs. Prizes will be handed out.
10:30 am Easter Costume Parade
10:45 am Easter Bonnet Contest
11:00 am Egg Hunt by Age Group (Don’t be late and bring a basket or sack to hold your eggs!)
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:54am
Lake Tahoe children are invited to participate in the seventh annual Camp Sunrise. Camp Sunrise is a children’s bereavement camp, serving children ages 7 to 14, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Sponsored by the Barton Foundation and Home Health and Hospice, the grief camp takes place June 13 to 15 at Galilee Camp and Retreat Center in Glenbrook, Nevada.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:29am
April 23, 2014 - 10:00am
All organizations that assist clients who are living with hunger, from children to the elderly are invited to attend the Food Bank of El Dorado County's Hunger Response Network Meeting. The meeting will be at the American Legion Hall at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The need for food assistance is growing in the community and the Food Bank wants to collaborate with local organizations to conduct a South lake Tahoe focused hunger to truly understand the community’s needs and the best ways to allocate the Food Bank’s resources in Tahoe based on these results.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:54pm
"On Our Way" grants totaling over $550,000 were awarded this week by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). Six projects that aim at sustainability and improved mobility options around Lake Tahoe will now be able to move forward due to the grants.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:25pm
Southbound State Route 28 near Hwy 50 is closed Thursday night due to a broken water main.
It is reported that the water main developed a leak and created a big hole in the pavement.
Crews are working to try and get the road opened by Friday morning.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:30pm
The 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship which is played at South Lake Tahoe's Edgewood Tahoe is just 3 months away! This year's event takes place July 15 through July 20.
Discounted season pass tickets are now available for $50 which makes the daily ticket price just $8.33. The Lake Tahoe tournament is the No. 1 celebrity golf event in the country.
The American Century Championship is offering the specially priced Season Pass through May 31; beginning June 1 it’s $60.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:03pm
Event Date:May 10, 2014 - 10:00am
To commemorate National Train Day on May 10, the Nevada State Railroad Museum will operate and offer rides aboard Virginia & Truckee Railway's McKeen motor car No. 22. The car entered service for the V&T on May 9, 1910, and was retired in 1945. No. 22 is the only restored and operable McKeen motor car in the world.
In 2012, the Secretary of the Interior granted the No. 22 National Historic Landmark status, which recognizes the McKeen motor car's significance to United States history. The McKeen motor car will operate only three days in 2014 so mark this date on your calendar!
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:43am
April 23, 2014 - 10:00am
The El Dorado County Food Bank will be in South Lake Tahoe to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most on Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The mobile pantry will be in the parking lot of the American Legion Hall at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd to help struggling families make ends meet. There will be one allocation per household.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:30pm
A 5.4 pound bear cub is the newest guest at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. The female, about 10 weeks old, was dropped off at the front door of the Bear League without a note or any word on where the bear came from or where her mother may be.
The cub is just learning to walk, but according to LTWC, she doesn't quite have the hang of it. They say her overall condition is good and she is eating pretty well, even with being so young.
More information can be found on the group's website.
Photos provided by Dan Thrift.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:08pm
After two hours of discussion at the South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting on Tuesday, the event permit for the Tahoe Wellness Coop's 4th Annual 420 T.W.C. Cup was denied for a second time.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:27pm
There are many trails one can choose to hike in South Lake Tahoe, but how many actually have waterfalls and a 160 year old history behind them?
Spring has arrived in the Sierras which means it's time to get out and explore the local waterfalls. Due to the low snowpack this winter the falls won't be around as long as normal. My daughter and I decided to get in an aftershool hike this week on the Hawley National Recreational Trail.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:44pm
It's long been joked that South Lake Tahoe has two seasons: winter and road construction.
Get ready for the latter as it's time to begin the South Lake Tahoe projects.
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Jim Marino, the City's Assistant Public Works Director, outlined all 13 different projects happening within city limits this year.
On the photos in this story you'll their locations, and which ones are deemed to create the heaviest traffic as a result of closing intersections or reducing travel to one lane.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:30am
They’ve been called unpleasant names that can’t be printed. They’ve received death threats. For a few days one may even assume they were hated. That was then.
They’re being called courageous. They’re being called heroes. They’re being thanked for caring about our environment and bringing the effect of fireworks in the lake to the forefront. That is now.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:06pm
Prescribed fire operations by the U.S. Forest Service will continue around the Lake Tahoe Basin during the week of April 14, 2014, and are likely to continue throughout the month of April, weather permitting.
During the next few weeks, burning may take place on Spooner Summit on the East Shore, in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 near South Lake Tahoe, and on the west side of Highway 89 near Tahoma on the West Shore. Operations are ongoing and may continue as weather, staffing, and conditions allow. Locations could vary due to changing conditions.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:37pm
The City Council agenda for Tuesday, April 14th runs the gamut from a presentation on the Tahoe Valley Plan to the Cal Trans Master Agreement to hearing an appeal by Cody Bass of the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative.
Council will meet in closed session at 8 a.m. on anticipated litigation. The regular meeting will be called to order at 9 a.m.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:48pm
Event Date:May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Mike Makley will discuss his recently published book, "Saving Lake Tahoe," at the Sierra Club Meeting on May 8th at 7 p.m. at Unity Church.
The book chronicles the environmental movement over the last century.
Books will be available to purchase and the author will be signing books.
Unity Church is located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd in South Lake Tahoe.
Unity at the Lake Center
1195 Rufus Allen Blvd, S Lake Tahoe
Submitted by paula on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:35am
The temperatures are rising in South Lake Tahoe and residents and visitors are spending more time outdoors.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that they will be opening recreation areas early. Last year's warm temperatures in April and May brought out people who wanted to enjoy the parks and beaches, only to find them still closed.
Here is a list of opening dates:
Inspiration Point, Logan Shoals, Chimney Beach, and Secret Harbor are opening on April 21.
Sawmill Pond and the Sandpit OHV areas open May 1.
Baldwin Beach and Nevada Beach and Campground open May 9.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:28pm
For the two weeks from March 27 to April 10, 2014, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to 319 calls.
Calls Resulting in Arrests:
Battery in the 900 block of Lodi
Warrant in the 3800 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Unlicensed Driver at the corner of Paradise & Maple Ave
Driving on Suspended or Revoked License at Young & Marjorie Streets
Assault With a Deadly Weapon in the 2900 block of Sacramento
DUI at O'Malley and Martin Ave
Resisting in the 3700 block of Blackwood
DUI at Heavenly Village Way & Lake Tahoe Blvd
Submitted by paula on Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:38pm
I have been part of the Community since 1989 and am now a permanent resident. The South Lake Tahoe Library does more than just books and banks of computers, our library is a place where people gather to explore, interact, and imagine. It is a place where people come to know themselves and their communities. People go to the Library looking for information and find each other there.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:32pm
April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series is celebrating National Poetry Month on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Aspen Room with poets June Sylvester Saraceno and Laura Wetherington. These award-winning poets will read from their works, engage the audience with a Q and A, and sign copies of their books. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:43pm
A hiker in the area of Cascade Lake reported seeing a floating body on the lake Wednesday afternoon. The Lake Tahoe local woman was hiking on the north east side of Cascade Lake near the shoreline when she thought she saw a body float up towards the surface and then sink down and out of view.
El Dorado County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers and CALSTAR responded to the vicinity of the sighting but did not find any evidence of a floating body.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:31am
April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Do you remember Oliver’s casino or the tree in the middle of Highway 50 or the first high school in South Lake Tahoe?
There will be a panel of longtime residents telling stories and answering questions about the past. Dave Borges will moderate.
Panelists include Carolyn Meiers, Jerry Johnson, Jack Martin, Del Laine, Steve James and Melba Rakow.
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society is putting on this event at the lodge at Camp Richardson on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Cost is $3 for non-members, no charge for members.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:18am
April 12, 2014 - 10:00am
Push Fitness will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12 for their massage therapist, Luisa, who is recovering from the loss of her daughter, Audrey Genesis Rugamas. Her coworkers hope to raise funds for living expenses so she can take time off work.
The event will include face painting, fitness pictures, karate show, waxing and sugaring, cut-a-thon, chair message.
Funds raised with these services will go toward Luisa’s expenses.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:01pm
June 24: Sarah McLachlan
A few more top names in the music industry have signed on to perform this summer at the Harvey's Outdoor Concert series. The 7,200 seat open air arena will host Train, Aerosmith & Slash, Sammy Hagar with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Johnson, Boston & Doobie Brothers and several others.
June 24: Sarah McLachlan
July 18: Carrie Underwood
July 20: Zac Brown Band
July 25: Train
July 30: Journey and the Steve Miller Band
August 2: Lady Gaga
August 3: Boston & the Doobie Brothers
August 8: Aerosmith & Slash
August 14: Bruno Mars
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:39pm
Does hiking or biking the 165 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail seem interesting but rather daunting?
The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge may be just what the doctor ordered since you have all summer to accomplish the whole trail.
Hikers can choose to walk six easy treks of two to six miles each and become a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenger, or, if they want a bit more challenge, there are six moderate hikes of six to 12 miles each to earn Trail Blazer status.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:05pm
May 8, 2014 (All day)
Join people from across the state in one giant science fair project on May 8th. Be a scientist for a day as you complete one of three projects: Find Pollinators, Water Conservation and track where your food comes from.
The vast science project is in in recognition of the 100th anniversary of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:40pm
The Nevada Highway Patrol recently stepped up enforcement of Nevada's Share the Road laws, pulling over 200 motorists who violated the law and issued them warnings.
Now its turn for the NHP to turn the tables and watch for bicyclists not in compliance.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:56pm
Proactive forest management activities can reduce high-severity fire by up to 75%, save up to three times the cost of fighting forest fires and bring added benefits to people, water and wildlife according to a study released today.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:07pm
Event Date:July 12, 2014 (All day)
The Second Annual Tahoe Treasures Tour is slated for July 12, 2014. Sponsored by the AAUW (American Association of University Women, Tahoe Nevada Branch), the event will feature some of Incline Village's most elegant, creatively decorated homes, lush and lovely gardens, Asian, western and local art, and inspiring lake views. The newly opened Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College will also be included in this self-guided tour. Afternoon tea and tapas will be served and attendees may purchase raffle tickets for valuable prizes and shop at the Tahoe Treasures Boutique.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:10pm
April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
The City of South Lake Tahoe invites you to a public meeting for the Harrison Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:59pm
Meer words cannot describe what volunteers mean to Barton Skilled Nursing Facility residents.
Barton Skilled Nursing volunteers wear many hats. They play inspiring music, bring communion, and call bingo. Volunteers turn an ordinary birthday party into a trip down memory lane with music from the past. Musicians share ukulele, piano, and organ music with our residents. They honor our vets. Some volunteers bring in their pets to lick faces and shower our residents with love. Other groups bring church to Skilled Nursing residents every Sunday.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:51pm
The South Lake Tahoe Senior Center celebrated the grand reopening of their full facilities on April 7 with a community party. City staff painted, reordered and reorganized the center so the seniors could once again enjoy their dance floor, library game room and offices.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:19pm
Nine year old Bode Bierdneau of Marin County is credited with saving his father after a snowmobile accident near Blue Lakes in Alpine County on Sunday.
The two were each riding their own snowmobiles when Bode's father, John Taylor (JT), lost control and crashed into a tree and was partially ejected. He was partially trapped under his Skidoo as his left leg became entangled with the machine. Bode dug out his father, but with his dad's femur broken he couldn't walk.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:01pm
April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
The League to Save Lake Tahoe is inviting the public to its first Pipe Keepers Public Forum on April 17 at the Blue Angel Café in South Lake Tahoe, featuring five regional experts who will discuss stormwater problems and solutions in the Tahoe Basin. The event will feature free food and drinks, a free raffle, expert presentations and a question and answer session.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:43am
Event Date:June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
The Friends of the Library presents an evening with Linda Chorney, Grammy Nominee and author on June 17 at the South Lake Tahoe Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Chorney made history as the first Independent artist without a label, publicist, or manager, to be nominated for a Grammy in a category of legends, like Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson. The gatekeepers of the industry were not happy, and did what they could to undermine her nomination and career. But they didn't know who they were dealing with. Chorney fights back with a delicious sense of humor.
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:26am
Event Date:June 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
A fantastic handbell concert will be presented by the Friends of the Library on June 14 when they host Tintabulations, a community handbell ensemble from Reno.
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:12am
Event Date:June 3, 2014 - 6:00pm
Scott Valentine, local Earth Science Instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College, will tell the captivating story of earthquakes, glaciers, volcanism, and how our famous Lake Tahoe was created.
Presented by the Friends of the Library, this program will be at the South Lake Tahoe Library on June 3rd at 6 p.m.
Join us for this free and interesting event.
South Lake Tahoe Librar
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:05am
Event Date:May 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
South Lake Tahoe's Friends of the Library are pleased to present Gary D. Noy, and his newest book, "Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues". The May 20th event will take place at 6 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Library.
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Submitted by paula on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and League to Save Lake Tahoe are joining other local groups and individuals in applauding the decision today in Federal Court to uphold the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan. U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez found that the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency acted properly in its Dec. 12, 2012 approval of an updated regional plan for the Tahoe Basin.
These Tahoe Regional Plan will guide all aspects of land management, development and planning in the Tahoe Basin for the next 20 years.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:47pm
$25,000 will be awarded to South Lake Tahoe groups that make a difference in the health and wellness of individuals in the community.
Barton Health will award grants to organizations that serve underserved populations and have a lasting impact on the community’s well-being.
In this grant cycle, Barton Health will fund programs that address the South Lake Tahoe community’s most pressing health needs. Based on the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, the top three health concerns are substance abuse, access to healthcare, and mental health.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:24pm
Event Date:April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
Retirement?!? What young person even wants to hear the word, much less think about putting away money for it?
But guess what? Any job you get today is very unlikely to have a pension, and many don't even come with benefits anymore like 401k's or other savings plans. So that means you're on your own when it comes time to stop working.
New York Life Insurance
408 Dorla Ct. Round Hill, NV 89448
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:13pm
Event Date:April 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
TRYP will be in the haus on April 9th, with our our monthly networking mixer at Himmel Haus from 6:30-9:30pm. Catch up with friends and meet new ones while sipping authentic German beer and sampling Himmel Haus' contemporary cuisine.
TRYP mixers take place the second Wednesday of each month and are FREE for members (just $10 for non-members). Bring your friends and co-workers; we'll see you there!
3819 Saddle Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Submitted by paula on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:22pm
After being dissolved in February of 2013 due to 14 of the 19 members resigning, the El Dorado County Grand Jury is once again being formed.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:56pm
You may see smoke in three different locations around the Lake Tahoe basin this week as U.S. Forest Service fuel reduction operations continue. Starting Monday, April 7, they will be burning near Spooner Summit on the East Shore, in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 S near South Lake Tahoe, and on the west side of Highway 89 N near Tahoma on the West Shore.
Operations are ongoing and may continue through the week and next weekend if weather, staffing, and conditions allow.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:35pm
April 7, 2014 - 4:00pm
South Lake Tahoe seniors have their center back, and there will be a grand re-opening party to welcome them back into their updated home.
The Senior Center,located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd, received new paint, new carpet, and heavy cleaning in order for local seniors to be able to use the whole facility including the library, dance floor, offices and other areas formerly used by the county's Mental Health Department.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:37pm
April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
The 6th Annual Memorial Celebration in Honor of Sgt. Timothy Smith of South Lake Tahoe will be held on Monday, April 7 at his mother Patty Smith's home.
Sgt. Smith, 25, of South Lake Tahoe, assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.; died April 7 2008 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:40pm
Just one month ago the plea was made to the South Lake Tahoe community: Help Ryan Wallace raise $25,000 to replace his prosthetic leg.
As of today, the goal was met with the final boost made by the students at South Tahoe Middle School where Wallace was Wrestling Coach and Instructional Aide. "A Minute to Win It For Ryan" was presented to the kids as a way to help their mentor.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:53pm
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:12pm
In order to be trained and prepared to handle active shooter situations, the South Lake Tahoe Police and Fire Departments took part in exercises at Lake Tahoe Community College on Thursday, April 3. They will continue the exercises on Monday at Tahoe Valley Elementary.
Both training sessions take place at school campuses that are on Spring Break so students and classes are not disturbed. The purpose of the exercises are to give the departments an opportunity to work together in order to be prepared should an active shooter incident take place within the city limits.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:29pm
The driver of the motorcycle involved in the March 22 accident that killed South Lake Tahoe resident Audrey G. Rugamas has died of his injuries.
20 year old Andrey Gallegos of Sparks, Nevada was taken off life support on March 30. He suffered major injuries in the accident which occurred at the corner of Roop and Fairview Streets.