Submitted by paula on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:33pm
August 30, 2014 - 8:30am
If you're looking for a fun event to attend in South Lake Tahoe over the Labor Day weekend, head over to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department's annual Firehouse Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 30.
The firemen and fire chief will conduct station tours, allow everyone to take photos of the engines, play fire safety games, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, watch bomb squad demonstrations, car seat safety and fireman dress up for the kids.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:32pm
100 gallons of invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil were removed from the Upper Truckee River by 14 League to Save Lake Tahoe volunteers on August 5.
The volunteers worked on the 1,000 foot stretch of the river near the Tahoe Keys Marina. This infestation was the first to be identified and removed by trained Eyes on the Lake volunteers. It was also the first confirmed new infestation discovered at Lake Tahoe in several years. A follow-up volunteer effort will take place later this month to ensure the infestation is completely gone.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:44pm
August 25, 2014 - 10:00am
A large scale disaster is about to hit South Lake Tahoe. Sirens are blaring, emergency personnel are responding to the airport, screaming people are seriously injured while others cannot be saved, a triage is set up and an incident command center has been set up in the City Council chambers. A large airplane has just crashed with hazardous cargo on board at the Tahoe Valley airport.
Premonition? No. It's a planned emergency drill that will take place on Monday, August 25.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:32am
August 8, 2014 - 11:00am
Tahoe Toys and Treasure invites the community to celebrate the opening of their new business with a ribbon cutting ceremony with TahoeChamber on August 8 at 11 a.m.. Owner France Carreau invites parents and their children to check out her new store and meet special guest Gumby. The first 30 children to visit the store will receive special door prizes.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:36am
Take a list of top celebrity athletes plus a retired LPGA champion and add the fact that the tournament is celebrating it's 25th anniversary, one would except large and excited galleries at the American Century Golf Championship.
Crowds didn't disappoint on Saturday when a record 13,000 attended the tournament at Edgewood Tahoe.
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 - 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 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 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 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.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:30pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:53pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:00pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:32pm
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."
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:25pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:50pm
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
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:51pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:53pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 3:32pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:06pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:50pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:04pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:13pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:31pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:45pm
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).
Submitted by paula on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:55am
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.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:37pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 9:26pm
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 9:31am
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
Submitted by paula on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:19pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:47pm
June 20th MAD SCIENCE: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT H2O?
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
June 20th MAD SCIENCE: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT H2O?
Children will make a splash as they dive in and learn about the amazing elements of the water cycle.
June 27th PUPPET ART THEATER: THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF!
Submitted by paula on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:51pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:35pm
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:24pm
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
Submitted by paula on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:40am
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 8:38am
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
Submitted by paula on Sat, 06/07/2014 - 11:30pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:42pm
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 OverdoseSubmitted by paula on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:25pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:21am
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?
Submitted by paula on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:23pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:40pm
Submitted by paula on Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:49pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:17pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:16am
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:46pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:38pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:29am
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 http://www.cityofslt.us/airportpubliccomments.