Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues autographs books for local agency

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
United States

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Bear and vehicle collision near Skyland on Highway 50 in Lake Tahoe

7/16/14 update: The accident occurred when 18 year old Alex Sanchez of Zephyr Cove swerved to miss a bear killed by a previous driver. Law enforcement was headed to the original accident when Sanchez came upon the bear in the road, served to miss it and flipped his 2000 Toyota. The car was totaled and Sanchez is recovering from bruises suffered from the tightening of his seat belt. The driver, from Sun Valley, NV, who hit the bear was driving a Ford Explorer and had his family in the car. Nobody sought medical attention after the accident.

Drug Free Coaltion working to prevent drug use for South Lake Tahoe youth

The South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition (STDFC) was formed in 2012 by Tahoe Youth and Family Services in collaboration with key community partners. Some of these community partners include the South Tahoe Police Department, El Dorado County Public Health, and Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

El Dorado County Sheriff's report for South Lake Tahoe

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office responds to calls throughout the county.

The following are calls that only pertain to the South Shore:





"A Servant of Two Masters" pleasing audiences at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater

South Tahoe Graduate Ethan Nivan is directing the hilarious play, The Servant of Two Masters which can be seen at the historic Valhalla Boathouse Theater over the next two weekends.

Whether it’s date night, girls night out, or family night, make your plans to see this hilarious play directed by Nivan, who is a recent graduate of Ashland University and the veteran of many successful South Lake Tahoe performances. A high-flung/low-brow comedy about a hungry servant who hatches a scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.

Animal adoption at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Event Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 12:00pm

Looking for the perfect pet? Visit the Humane Society’s mobile pet adoption trailer at the South Lake Tahoe Library.

Pick out the animal who is the best fit for your family, then complete the adoption at El Dorado County Animal Services.

At the library July 24 from noon to 3 p.m.

Tahoe Youth & Family Services hosts Color Blast Run In Genoa July 26

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 9:00am

The inaugural Color Blast run with Tahoe Youth & Family Services in South Lake Tahoe last year lived up to it's name if you ask participants as "it was a blast!"

The agency is holding their first Genoa Color Blast fun run on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. This fundraiser will directly benefit TYFS programs and services for youth and families in the South Lake Tahoe and Douglas County communities.

Non-Native Fish Found in Lake Tahoe

Lucas McNamara, 7, was hiking around Griff Creek near Kings Beach Fire Station last week with his family when he saw a black, spiny fish, about 1-foot-long, lying dead in the creek. He ran up the creek bed, yelling, “Dad, you need to look at the big crazy fish!”

Lucas’ parents, Steve and Jen McNamara, decided to make this a teachable moment for their son, who already shows active interest in science and the environment.

“I told Lucas that this fish is not normal for Lake Tahoe and may be harmful to the other fish and animals in the lake,” Steve said.

BMPs Back in the Forefront With TRPA; May Be Part of Lake Tahoe Real Estate Transactions

With less than 50% of the Lake Tahoe basin homeowners not complying with mandates to install Best Management Practices (BMPs) on their properties, the TRPA is looking for ways to get people on board.

The proposal being currently discussed is to make BMPs mandatory at Point of Sale for a home as well as discussion of them during the transaction's disclosure process. This discussion at the TRPA BMP Compliance Worksing Group meeting Tuesday brought a packed house of mostly Lake Tahoe real estate agents and brokers.

USFS Reports 169 Incidents on South Lake Tahoe Beaches July 4th

Citations, warnings and medical assistance were given to 169 people during holiday celebrations on South Lake Tahoe beaches operated by the U.S. Forest Service on July 4th.

• 32 - Personal Possession of marijuana (Cites and Warnings)
• 31 - Minors in Possession of Alcohol (Cites)
• 8 – Combination of Arrests for Disorderly Conduct, Cocaine, Crystal Meth, LSD, Pills, Warrant, & Probation Violations
• 12 - 415 Incidents
• 72 – Alcohol Prohibition violations (Cites and Warnings)
• 14 – Medical Aids

4th Annual Locals Car Show Sunday

Event Date: 
July 6, 2014 - 10:00am

Les Schwab Tire Center of South Lake Tahoe is hosting their 4th Annual Locals Car Show on Sunday, July 6 at the "Y" area tire store.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. locals can show off their car, trucks, 4x4s and motorcycles for a $40 fee which included a bag of goodies. Everyone is welcome to attend and view the cars, have hot dogs, get cars washed, watch "the tire burn", listen to live music and enjoy the community event. There are also raffles and prizes.

All proceeds go to support Project 44, the foster family awareness program in South Lake Tahoe.

17th Annual July 5th Beach Clean Up

For 17 years the Curtzwiler family and their business, K & K Services, have spearheaded clean up efforts on July 5th at El Dorado Beach, now known as Lakeview Commons.

This year they picked up about 42 yards of garbage from the beach and walkways.

South Lake Tahoe Celebrates the 4th of July

Communities across the country are celebrating America's Independence Day and South Lake Tahoe is no different.

Thousands of visitors have come to town to enjoy fireworks, BBQs and family fun. There are many ways to celebrate Friday:

Head out to watch the 3rd Annual Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. Cars, trucks and other vehicles will set out from Les Schwab Tires at the Y and head down Highway 50 to the American Legion where there will be a BBQ. Sit along the street (the best views are on the same side of the street as the parade will be moving).

Lead-Based Paint and Your Home Improvement Projects

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.

July 2014 in Tahoe: Billy Ray Cyrus, Sinbad, Carrie Underwood, Train

WOW! This is probably the busiest concert month since I've been keeping a blog.

#4thofJuly events include parades and fireworks on both ends of the lake in #LakeTahoe plus Billy Ray Cyrus in Incline Village and Sinbad at the Montbleu on July 5th, Black Star Safari, 4-piece puzzle, and Groovebox at the American legion July 4th, Red White & Bass feat. Love and Light, Muppet Punk, Gurbtron, Trevor Selby, Tre Tuna, DJ Chango at Lakeside at Night and Stylust Beats, Subtropixx, Aux, IJV at Tahoe...

July 01 Unauthorized Rolling Stones @ Harrah's

Drunk and Unsafe Boaters Targeted During This Weekend's Operation Dry Water

As part of a nationwide effort to keep boating and boaters safe, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department's marine units will have stepped up enforcement on the lake Friday through Sunday.

Operation Dry Water is an annual nationwide effort to highlight the risks and dangers of operating boats under the influence. The stepped up enforcement raises awareness of operating boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

South Lake Tahoe Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Missing Woman

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting help from the community in location Ruth Anne Scudder, a 28-year-old voluntarily missing adult. She has a mild mental handicap, which causes the police to consider her at risk. Her family reported that Ruth left their shared South Lake Tahoe residence two weeks ago, on Wednesday June 4th and has not been seen by her family since.

The Rich History of South Lake Tahoe's Barton Ranch

Having recently read an article about the owners of the Barton Ranch property planning to tear down all the buildings as they rot and decay for the advancement of the Tahoe Valley Plan I felt I had to reply. Although I haven't read over that plan I am aware of the rich history of the Barton family who are clearly one of Lake Valley's founding families.

County Asks for Community Input on Mental Health Services Act Plan for 2014/15

Studies show that an average of 4.6% of a population are in need of services to treat a serious mental illness at any given time. That number doubles in a population where people live below 200% of the poverty level (an annual income of $23,340 for 1 person, $47,700 for a family of 4 for example).

With the current population of El Dorado County at approximately 181,000, that means anywhere between 8,329 and 16,114 people are in need of Mental Health Services.

Keep Tahoe Blue's Summer Kickoff Party

Event Date: 
June 27, 2014 - 5:00pm

Join us as we kick off the summer and celebrate YOU, our Keep Tahoe Blue supporter. We will celebrate our awesome volunteers, thank our sticker businesses for support and invite the community to join us in this appreciation celebration!

Learn how to be a part of the Keep Tahoe Blue family at this event for all ages. Free to attend!

The event will feature music, food, activities and prizes, Keep Tahoe Blue Merchandise “tent sale”, beer provided by Blue Moon, and a raffle.

RSVP to Cassie at or call at 530-541-5388.


League to Save Lake Tahoe
2608 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe CA
United States

SLT Police Canine Association Holding Logo Contest for K-9 Trials

The South Lake Tahoe Police Canine Association is looking for an exciting new logo for the upcoming K-9 Trial in September 2014. We invite you to participate in our logo design contest. Submissions deadline is July 18, 2014.

South Lake Tahoe Library Programs to Keep Kids Busy All Summer

The South Lake Tahoe branch of the El Dorado County Library has a full schedule of kid's entertainment for the summer.

Entertainers, for children of all ages – Fridays at 2:00 pm

Children will make a splash as they dive in and learn about the amazing elements of the water cycle.


Leadership Lake Tahoe Class of 2014 Graduates

The Leadership Lake Tahoe class of 2014 graduated from the ten-month program produced by TahoeChamber this week. On June 12, 2014, twenty-two participants, as well as family and friends, celebrated at Aston Lakeland Village with a commencement ceremony and reception to honor the hard work and dedication these individuals displayed throughout the year. Members of the Leadership Lake Tahoe Task Force, Leadership Alumni and TahoeChamber board members congratulated the class on its diligent efforts, as well as its success at the Leadership Lake Tahoe Summit “Elevate Your View” this past March.

The Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival Opens June 25th

Event Date: 
June 25, 2014 - 7:30pm

The 2014 Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival begins On Wednesday, June 25th with a concert featuring award winning songwriter and guitar player Ray Bonneville with very special guest Lance Canales and the Flood opening the show.

Lovers of all genres of music will appreciate these renowned American Roots and Blues artists. The Boathouse Theatre’s rear doors will be open to the lake view for this special evening! Advance tickets are $20 and $22 at the door. Information and tickets are on line at or by calling 530-541-4975.

Public Invited to Meet New Tahoe Youth and Family Services Director Christopher Croft

Event Date: 
June 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Tahoe Youth and Family Services Board of Directors has announced that Christopher Croft will take the position as the agency's new Executive Director. Croft comes to TYFS from Tacoma, Washington where he was the Family Division Director of The Rescue Mission, a non-profit agency that provides shelter, counseling and meals for homeless men, women and children.

Chad Houck Named New South Tahoe High Principal

Thomas "Chad" Houck was named the new Principal of South Tahoe High School during Tuesday's School Board meeting.

Houck, his wife Kelly and their four children will be relocating to South Lake Tahoe during the summer (he starts his home search on Wednesday with Realtor Adele Lucas). His first day on the job will be August 1st.

Author Mary Jo Sonntag Shares Interesting Tale of Family's Migration to Tahoe

Event Date: 
August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Author Mary Jo Sonntag will share "Write, If You Live to Get There Tracing Westward Expansion Through 120 Years of Family Letters" which tells the story of the Phillips family’s westward migration from Vermont to northern California told through a collection of letters that paint a rich and detailed portrait of American life in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
United States

Search Continues near Ice House Reservoir For Missing Man

UPDATE June 13, 2014 10:46 a.m. - The search for Vernon “Cody” Mathews over the last few days has not revealed any new information indicating his whereabouts. Sheriff D’Agostini is still dedicated to determining Cody’s location and search operations are continuing. Search and Rescue personnel from El Dorado, Solano, Placer and Contra Costa Counties are on scene along with personnel from the Bay Area Mountain Rescue team and the California Rescue Dog Association. A helicopter from the California Highway Patrol will also be assisting in todays search.

ADA Escorts to Vikingsholm Brings Joy to Guests; Volunteers Needed

Many people make the one mile walk down the hill at Emerald Bay to visit Vikingsholm every year. Of course, a one mile walk down means that, in order to return home, a one mile walk uphill is necessary.

Many of the visitors to Lake Tahoe aren't able to make the walk, perhaps due to injury, age or other conditions. This no longer is an issue to keep anyone from enjoying the beautiful Emerald Bay State Park.

11th Annual Day In Paradise Includes Duck Races and Family Fun

Event Date: 
June 21, 2014 - 8:00am

The South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club is having their 11th Annual Day in Paradise on Saturday, June 21 at the Tahoe Paradise Park.

There will be Duck Races, a BBQ, a Rib cook off, beer garden, car show, games for the kids and even a race.

Admission is free and there will be Live music.

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting Ousted From Office

During Ray Nutting's sentencing on six misdemeanor charges stemming from loans received for the purpose of getting bailed out of jail, Judge Timothy Buckley ordered Nutting to vacate his County Supervisor seat for District 2.

Buckley also sentenced him to three years of probation and 30 days of community service.

Op/Ed: Why You Should Vote For Me on Tuesday

My name is Kenny Curtzwiler and I have lived, worked and enjoyed South Lake Tahoe as a resident since 1977 when I came here for a vacation and stayed on as so many have. Many of you know me as The Skibum. Many of you know me as the Bartender at Carlos Murphy’s for 19 years and many of you know me as a Contractor and owner of K & K Services, a Tree Service and Roofing company. Regardless of how you know me the point is you know me, you know my thoughts and position on everything that concerns our community. There is no hidden agenda with me.

23rd Annual America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride on Sunday

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride isn't your normal Sunday bike ride unless you normally ride around Lake Tahoe with 3,000 of your friends. The annual bike ride has been bringing riders to Lake Tahoe annually for the past 22 years.

This year's 23rd Annual event is on Sunday, June 1. With the temporary closure of the Horizon for remodeling, the staging for the ride has moved across the street to the MontBleu.

June in South Lake Tahoe: Sarah McLaughlin,Three Dog Night, Joan Osborne, Neil Sedaka

Lots to do in South Lake Tahoe during the month of June!

June 01 America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride @ Montbleu
Wagon train parade
Family Bike Day @ Truckee Regional Park
Rock River Band @ The Beacon
Dimitri Mathemey group @ Moody's Bistro
Mike Kise Memorial charity fishing derby @ Jakes on the Lake
June 02 Rise Up @ Rojo's
June 03 LunarBurn fundraiser w/ GmD, Highbreed, Monophorix @ Whisky Dick's

Award-Winning Writer To Read at LTCC Writers’ Series June 13

Event Date: 
June 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

On June 13 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch award-winning author Ann Gelder’s “Bigfoot and the Baby” as part of the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for First South Lake Tahoe Community Garden

Event Date: 
June 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

The South Tahoe Family Resource Center, next to Bijou Community School, will be holding a ground breaking ceremony from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for their new community garden.

The Family Resource Center (FRC) community garden will showcase a variety of permaculture techniques that help increase productivity and extend our short growing season. The grant will fund a permanent fence to protect the FRC garden as well as garden-related materials, seeds and soil.

Gardens 4 A Healthy Tahoe Awarded Champions For Healthy Kids Grant

Fresh produce is making its way to South Lake Tahoe thanks to the collaboration and volunteerism of community members working together as part of the group Gardens 4 A Healthy Tahoe. This group was recently founded by the Human Health and Social Wellbeing working group of the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative. In partnership, these two groups applied for the Champions for Healthy Kids Grant through the General Mills Foundation.

Tahoe Area REALTOR® And His Team Raise Over $2,700 For Local Community Causes

This spring, local REALTOR® Gregory Cremeans has been actively raising funds for the Reno/Sparks Relay for Life and the Tahoe Pride Equality Scholarship program, which he founded.

In the past month, Gregory hosted a scholarship fundraiser and client appreciation party at TOAST, a locally owned restaurant in Zephyr Cove, NV. This event raised over $700 benefiting Lake Tahoe Community College students.

LPGA Great Annika Sorenstam Will Play in South Lake Tahoe's Celebrity Golf Tournament

The competitive landscape of the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe will dramatically alter in 2014 with the addition of LPGA great Annika Sorenstam.

The legendary golf superstar, winner of 89 international tournaments and over $22 million, is among the most successful players in history. A part-time resident of Lake Tahoe and mother of two, Sorenstam will play on even terms with pro athletes in the nationally televised, 54-hole, $600,000 competition at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Wild Tahoe Weekend

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 08 2014 .
June 7, 2014 - 10:00am
June 8, 2014 - 10:00am

You hear about wild weekends in Lake Tahoe, most of them based at a nightclub of the casinos. Here is your opportunity for a truly wild time when the Lake Tahoe Bird and Native Species festivals are held at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.

On Saturday, June 7, the Bird Festival will include bird walks, a falconer with live birds of prey, an art contest display, migratory bird info as well as food, crafts and games. Something for all ages! it will be held at the Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2014 Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival

There is something for everyone this summer at the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival in South Lake Tahoe. The festival, on the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe, opens on Wednesday,

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