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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

"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.

Invasive Species Prevented From Entering Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Resource Conservation District watercraft inspectors intercepted a boat on Wednesday that had quagga mussels and an unidentified snail in the boat's anchor locker.

The boat was at the inspection point on Spooner Summit after arriving from Lake Mead, a known quagga mussel infested body of water. Once detected the boat went through two decontaminations and inspections, and then was allowed into Lake Tahoe.

Over the holiday weekend most than 725 boats went through the four inspection points located around the lake which represents a 17% increase over last year's count.

Two more bear cubs brought to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

It's not a record breaking year for bear cubs at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, yet. Two more cubs were brought to the care facility on July 9 from the Paradise, California area, bringing the total of cubs now at LTWC to eight.

The new cubs are named Paradise 1 and Paradise 2, as with all of the other cubs they take on the names from the area they were living. As of today they have these two, along with Bieber 1 and 2, Conway 1 and 2, Meyers and Tahoe who was named before knowing that she came from the Northern California coastal area.

Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic Brings Out the Stars July 13-14

Event Date: 
July 13, 2014 - 9:00am

NFL Hall of Fame members Marcus Allen and Mike Haynes will join Cy Young winner Vida Blue and other sports stars at the 6th Annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic at Gray's Crossing in Truckee July 13 to 14.

The tournament is held to pay tribute to Hall of Famer and former Oakland Raider and Lake Tahoe resident Gene Upshaw and raise funds for cancer programs and traumatic brain injuries. Upshaw golfed often at the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in South Lake Tahoe before his sudden death from pancreatic cancer in 2008, just 3 days after being diagnosed.

Whodunnit on the V & T?

Event Date: 
July 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Hijinks on the Comstock with a twist comes to Carson City this summer with "Where is the Gold?" a Wild West melodrama and murder mystery dinner set aboard a vintage Virginia and Truckee Railroad steam engine train, July 18 and August 15.

"Where is the Gold?" produced by the Brewery Arts Center will entertain with plenty of Comstock legend and lore intertwined with spellbinding whodunit mystery. The audience will be invited to help the cast of characters solve the mystery of who stole the gold, and who is responsible for the death of Mr. Big.

New Toy Store Opens in South Lake Tahoe

France Carreau turned the disappointing closing of one long time business into the creation of another. Her dream store, Tahoe Toys & Treasures, opens in South Lake Tahoe on July 1st.

Carreau owned The Yellow Pager, the local AT&T store for two decades when she found out at the beginning of the year that she was being replaced as the local AT&T retailer. She turned the shock into the energy needed to create the type of store she'd always wanted, a toy store full of educational, organic and fun hands on toys.

Two New Bear Cubs at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care; Six Cubs Now Housed

It's getting to be quite the full house at Lake Tahoe Wildlife care, especially now with the addition of two cubs over the weekend.

The cubs came from the town of Bieber, CA, a community 55 miles northwest of Susanville. The brothers saw their mother hit and killed by a car and arrived at LTWC on Sunday. They are in good health, about 5 months old and weigh 22.3 lbs (Bieber 1) and 20 lbs (Bieber 2). They were named after the area they came from, just like the two cubs that arrived last week, Conway 1 and Conway 2 (they arrived from Conway Summit near Lee Vining, CA).

Celebrities Preparing for Their Big South Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament

A list of 90 golfers from the worlds of sports and entertainment head to South Lake Tahoe in just a few weeks for the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship. Three of those heading to town spoke with reporters Tuesday, sharing their thoughts about golfing at Edgewood: Mike Eruzione, Vinny Del Negro and Gino Auriemma.

It’s All About the Gluteus Medius

Whether you are a water skier, paddleboarder, mountain biker, or hiker, you may engage your hip and core muscles more than you know. Experiencing pain in your lower back, hip, knee, or foot? Perhaps it’s your gluteus medius, a significant, but lesser known muscle.

Tahoe Bike Challenge Celebration

Event Date: 
June 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

People got out of their cars and onto their bikes as part of the Tahoe Bike Challenge over the last two weeks. From June 7th through the 20th, teams and individuals racked up miles, saved money, kept CO2 out of the air, burned calories and had fun.

There will be a cycle celebration on Wednesday, June 25 at the Heavenly Village near the gondola from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the challenge. The band Sierra Drifters will entertain the crowd as awards and prizes are handed out. A bike valet will be on site so everyone can ride in and continue what they started.

Volunteers Needed for Living History Day at Ehrman Mansion - Help Bring 1930s Lake Tahoe to Life

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 11:00am

The California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation will again be hosting Living History Day at Pine Lodge, a celebration of the anniversary of the lodge also known as the Ehrman Mansion, at Sugar Pine Point State Park on July 26, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Sugar Pine Point State Park
HIghway 89
United States

Kids Looking for Things to do This Summer? How About STAR Camp?

The City of South Lake Tahoe Community Services department started their STAR (South Tahoe Adventure Recreation) camps this week. Youth and teens ages 6 to 16 can use this summer to explore Lake Tahoe by enjoying field trips, swimming, going to the beach and many other activities, all in a safe and fun environment.

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.


Revised Meyers Area Plan Revealed; Community Workshop on June 26th

Event Date: 
June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Meyers Area Plan is a long term land use and zoning plan for the Meyers Community that will realize the Meyers Community Vision, assist in achieving and maintaining TRPA’s Environmental Threshold Carrying Capacities, implement the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Sustainable Communities Strategy, and implement the policy direction of both the Regional Plan and General Plan.

Heavenly Unveils Summer Activities: Ropes Courses, Zip Line, Day Camp

Heavenly Mountain Resort has upped the ante on summer fun, introducing new adventures at the top of the Heavenly Gondola for Summer 2014. Summertime guests will have the opportunity to swing through the trees and fly through the air on new experiences including the Boulder Cove and Black Bear Challenge Courses, the Discovery Forest Canopy Course and the 3,300 foot-long Blue Streak zip line. On Friday, June 13, Heavenly Mountain Resort will open these expanded offerings to the public seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September 1.

The Crazy Club’s Open Mic Morning- Children's Story Time & Talent Contest

Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 - 10:30am

Join the Crazy Club authors Christie Higman Rassuchine and Robyn Lindner,  two gals who grew up in Tahoe and wrote books based on their own Crazy Club in elementary school, for a morning of fun at the library on August 2nd at 10:30 p.m.

They will read a portion of their newest book, Larry’s Lucky Charm. Many of The Crazy Club members are looking forward to showing off their talent, but will stage fright get the best of Larry Lightyear?


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.

Bagpiper to Play at South Lake Tahoe Library

Event Date: 
July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join the Friends of the Library as we welcome "The Tahoe Bagpiper". Seán Cummings brings over 30 years of performing experience and seven generations of clan tradition to tell the story and play the music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipe. 

Cummings will be playing on the library lawn at 6 p.m.

Bring a picnic dinner & enjoy a magical summer evening of music.


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

Free Tennis Clinic for Local Kids at Zephyr Cove Tennis Center

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 15 2014 .
June 14, 2014 - 11:30am
June 15, 2014 - 11:30am

There will be a free tennis clinic for all local children at the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club on Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15. The event is being sponsored by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation, Coyote Grill and the tennis club.

The clinic is open to all Lake Tahoe basin kids ages 8 and older.

Enjoy the Weekly Heavenly Village Concert Series

If you haven't been to the Heavenly Village lately, perhaps now is the time to make your way down there to see what's going on.

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.

Op/Ed: Barton Hospital Fights Back: The Role Emergency Department’s Play in Pain Medication Overdose

Death by drug overdose has tripled from 1990 to 2008. In 2008, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36,450 people died from a drug overdose and 75% of overdoses were prescription drug related. Of the prescription drug-related deaths in 2008, the CDC reports 74% were opiate prescription drugs.

Supervisor Candidate Angela Swanson: " We need to address the county’s dysfunctional culture"

South Tahoe Now sent a questionnaire out to all of the candidates for El Dorado County Supervisor and Douglas County Sheriff. This is the last of the submitted responses. Candidates Sue Novasel, Kenny Curtzwiler and Angela Swanson were the only County Supervisor candidates to respond, and Douglas County Sheriff candidates Ron Pierini and Dave Brady were the only Sheriff candidates to respond. We thank those that took the time to reply.

1) What do you see as the Number 1 issue facing residents of District 5?

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.

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,

Op/Ed: Telemedicine Increases Care at Lake Tahoe

Expanding access to healthcare in rural communities requires innovation and collaboration. In remote areas like South Lake Tahoe with smaller populations, residents still expect high quality care and individual medical needs vary widely.

To increase specialty medical services available in our community, with consideration that unique medical conditions may not have the demand for a local office, Barton Health launched Telemedicine in 2009.

South Tahoe High Baseball Team Makes Best of First Trip to State Tournament

For the first time in school history, the South Tahoe High Vikings made it to the Nevada Baseball State Division 1-A Tournament.

The Vikings lost their opening game on Thursday to #1 seed in the tournament, Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas, by a score of 17-6. They bounced back for game 2 on Friday morning. They beat Chaparall High School of Las Vegas, 13-8.

Celebrities Preparing for Lake Tahoe's American Century Championship Golf Tournament

In just two months the world of celebrity golf will take over South Lake Tahoe when the 25th Anniversary of the American Century Championship is played at Edgewood Tahoe.

Last week, two participants, former NFL Quarterback Trent Dilfer and Iraq war veteran Chad Pfeifer spoke recently with the media about the July 15-20 event.

Learn About Lake Tahoe Invasive Species and Programs That Combat Them During Public Forum

Event Date: 
May 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

A free public forum is being held by the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinating Committee on the north shore next week.

South Tahoe High's 'Idiot's Delight' Sure to Delight Audiences

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Fri May 23 2014 .
May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

How often do you get to see a Pulitzer Prize winning play in South Lake Tahoe? Most likely, not often, but here is a great chance to see the 1936 winning play, Idiot's Delight by Robert Sherwood.

City of South Lake Tahoe Releases Public Comments on Airport Master Plan

Event Date: 
May 29, 2014 - 5:30pm

February's community meeting on the South Lake Tahoe Airport Master Plan was attended by dozens of residents interested in the future of the airport. As promised, the consultants on the project have released all of the comments collected during and after the meeting.

The list of all the public comments and responses are now available on line at

Now is the Time to Prevent Colonies of Yellow Jackets in Your South Lake Tahoe Yard

The yellow jacket queens have already been seen in South Lake Tahoe, and if you don't want your backyard volleyball game or summer picnic ruined by them, now is the time to take action.

The queens are the only bee colony member to hibernate in the winter. She emerges in spring and begins to look for a suitable place to build a nest and begin her new colony. By the end of summer one colony can have 4,000 to 5,000 yellow jackets.

So if you take out one queen, you eliminate thousands of bees.

South Tahoe High Student Meghan Byrd Wins National Honor

For the sixth consecutive year, South Tahoe High School students have won honors in the California Fourth District Congressional Art Competition.

STHS student Meghan Bryd won the competition this year with her photograph in honor of a holocaust survivor.

NFL, MLB Greats and Winter Olympic Stars Tee it Up for 6th Annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf CLassic

Gene Upshaw’s legacy has reached far beyond his stellar NFL playing career and his years as the leader of the NFL Players Association. It has touched a community in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe where a state of the art cancer center bears his name.

Community Kudos: Barton Skilled Nursing Volunteers are Priceless

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.

Iraq War Veteran Chad Pfeifer Selected to Golf in South Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Event

For the past 25 years, the South Lake Tahoe's signature sporting event has been the American Century Championship. This year's event will feature a hero among the slate of celebrities from the sports and entertainment fields. 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, will play in the July tournament.

City Addresses Concerns of South Lake Tahoe Business Community

Learning about how to run a business in South Lake Tahoe isn't always the easiest task, but the City took one step closer to stream lining the process at a community meeting Wednesday night.

City Attorney Tom Watson led a discussion group in the City Council chambers, trying to find out what issues businesses have with the City and the City Code.

Dr. Seuss Hats Off Exhibition Comes to Lake Tahoe

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This is the first time ever that Dr. Seuss’s hats have ever traveled outside his home.


Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite 23
United States

Up and Coming ZZ Ward Making First Visit to South Lake Tahoe

If you could take Muddy Waters, the Beatles, Tina Turner. David Bowie and Tom Petty, throw in a little Jay Z and mix them all up, you'd come up with a blond 27 year old named ZZ Ward.

After listening to her debut CD, "Til the Casket Drops", I am a new fan. And apparently I am not alone. "The tour has been incredible," Ward told me in a phone interview. "At every venue I'm seeing new fans and it's been a very positive thing to see."

Lake Tahoe Golf Course Opens For Season; Earliest Date in History

Golfers in South Lake Tahoe were out on the driving range at Lake Tahoe Golf Course this weekend, preparing for another season of golf. The driving range opened on Friday and the course will open on Friday, March 21.

Pictured here are, left to right, Chris Makowski, Sean Mitchell and Dave Zebo. Only in South Lake Tahoe can one enjoy winter, spring and summer sports on the same day. Makowski skied on Saturday morning and Mitchell went mountain biking prior to heading out to the driving range.

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