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 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 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, 03/30/2014 - 11:16pm
Prescribed fire operations will continue around Lake Tahoe this week. Fuels management crews from the U.S. Forest Service will be in various locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin the week of March 30, 2014. Possible locations include Slaughterhouse Canyon on the East Shore, the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 near South Lake Tahoe, the west side of Highway 89 near Tahoma, and near D.L. Bliss State Park on the West Shore.
Operations are ongoing and depend on weather, staffing, and conditions. Locations could vary due to changing conditions.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:26pm
The winter of 2013-14 may be soon known as the "better late than never" winter. With very few days filled with snow since January, this past week's storm, and the arrival of a new storm next week my be what skiers and boarders have been waiting for. Every bit of snow helps with the summer water supply as well.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:23pm
The Bean Bar has been open on the south shore of Lake Tahoe since December and has already become a favorite of both South Lake Tahoe locals and visitors.
Located in the Round Hill Shopping Center, the Bean Bar is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for now, and once summer arrives they'll extend hours to 6 p.m.
212 elks point rd. # 447 zephyr cove nv.89410 tele # 775-580-7394
Submitted by paula on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:38pm
The scheduled renovations at the South Lake Tahoe office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have been postponed until a future date. They are alerting local customers that the work will not go on March 26 - April 1 as planned because of weather conditions.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:34pm
Enjoy the mild weather in South Lake Tahoe on Monday as change is coming soon.
A cold front located over the Pacific will move into the Sierra on Tuesday with wind gusts Tuesday afternoon into evening reaching 45 mph in valley locations and ridge gusts up to 100 mph. These winds will result in choppy lake waters and blowing dust on I-80 and highways 50 and 95.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:51pm
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.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:21pm
Clarity levels within the iconic blue waters of Lake Tahoe continued a decadelong trend of stabilization in 2013, according to University of California, Davis, scientists who study the lake.
Data released today by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency reported the average annual clarity level for 2013 at 70.1 feet. While the reading represents a 5 foot decrease over the previous year, it is still well above the lowest value recorded in 1997 of 64.1 feet and above recent years' averages.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 8:25pm
Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe landed another major slopestyle victory at the Burton U.S. Open Friday. Anderson clinched the TTR World Snowboard Tour slopestyle title with her win at the snowy Vail Mountain venue. Canadian Spencer O’Brien took second and Isabel Derungs of Switzerland third in the women’s final. Canada’s Mark McMorris took the victory for the men with Norwegian Stale Sandbech taking second and Candian Max Parrot third.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:28pm
The winter of 2013/2014 has become a season of watching storm after storm hit the mid-west and east, and watching dribbles of moisture swing by the west once in awhile.
This week will be one of those chances for the west to get some much needed moisture as two storm systems head to the area.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:53am
Event Date:March 25, 2014 - 5:30pm
Jeanne Amos, director of our county- wide library system, will describe how this information center has advanced with the information age at the South Lake Tahoe Library on March 25 at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, specially invited stakeholders and other library lovers will discuss how the library can stay a vital information center into the future.
In the event of weather postponement, the new date will be April 15th. Free and open to all.
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Submitted by paula on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 11:41pm
Prescribed burn operations will take place in several locations around the Lake Tahoe basin beginning on Tuesday, February 18.
The U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will be in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 S near South Lake Tahoe, on the west side of Highway 89 N near Tahoma, and in Slaughterhouse Canyon on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Prescribed fire crews may continue operations through the weekend, weather, staffing, and conditions permitting. Locations may vary due to changing conditions.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 2:04pm
Lake Tahoe has been experiencing warmer than average temperatures since last week's storm which dropped a few feet of snow in the region. Saturday's high will be 57 with a low of 35. A 89% of precipitation tonight with 1 to 3 inches of snow expected. The forecast for Sunday is a high of 46 and a low of 22 with a passing morning shower before 10 am.
It will be a windy weekend. Winds Saturday at 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Saturday night, winds 25 mph to 30 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph. Sunday will be breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph
Submitted by paula on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:27pm
Monday, March 17 / morning 9:15–11:30 am
To all parents and community members interested in sharing science with local youth:
We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2014 Science Expo to help us on five days (Monday through Friday, March 17 – 21, 2014) at eleven different 2 ¼-hour sessions:
Monday, March 17 / morning 9:15–11:30 am
Monday, March 17 / early afternoon 11:30–1:45 pm
Tuesday, March 18 / morning 9:00–11:15 am
Tuesday, March 18 / early afternoon 11:05–1:20 pm
Wednesday, March 19 / morning 9:30–11:45 am
Wednesday, March 19 / early afternoon 11:30–1:45 pm
Submitted by paula on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:45pm
There will be several controlled burns around west and south shore of the Lake Tahoe basin beginning on Tuesday, February 4.
In South Lake Tahoe, the prescribed burns will take place on the east side of Tahoe Mountain, the south side of Highway 89 near Camp Richardson, and off of North Upper Truckee Road in the Angora fire area south of Mule Deer Circle.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 12:09am
Mother Nature dropped enough snow in the Lake Tahoe basin to allow many winter based operations to get back to business.
Borges Sleigh Rides hadn't been able to run their horse drawn sleigh rides over snow covered meadows since Christmas. On Friday, their staff was keeping busy while enjoying being on the snow again as the sun peaked from behind clouds.
Operations had shifted over to running carriage rides at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Those will continue, weather permitting, along with the sleigh rides.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:48pm
Skiers and riders rejoiced today at Heavenly Mountain Resort as a much anticipated storm dumped 10-12 inches by 8 am this morning and totaled 18-20 inches at 3 pm today. The snow is expected to continue falling overnight and into Friday, setting resort guests up for a weekend of snow-filled fun.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:35am
Almost a foot of snow is being welcomed into the Lake Tahoe basin today. Snow started falling in the early hours of Thursday morning and will continue into Friday.
According to the National Weather Service, and additional 4 to 8 inches is expected at lake level during the day Thursday, with 1 to 3 inches Thursday night. A winter storm warning is in effect until 4 am on Friday morning.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:35pm
It may not be Mother Nature or the weatherman you want to thank for the storm that is coming into South Lake Tahoe today. It just might be the team at Pyramid Peak Ski and Snowboard Rentals.
Why you ask?
"It always rains or snows when you wash your car," said owner Geoff Bottini. He told SouthTahoeNow that when they heard a weather system was arriving that they figured they'd help it along by offering a free car wash. They advertised on their store windows and facebook page about the 10 am to 4 pm event.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:37pm
In a community where the economy and weather affect jobs and business levels, perhaps no better indicator is the number of South Lake Tahoe school students who are dependent on the free or reduced cost school lunch program.
Currently, 61.8% of all students are on these programs in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, ranging from a high of 81.3% of the students at Tahoe Valley Elementary to a low of 19.3% at the Environmental Science Magnet School.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 7:24pm
If predicted rain and snow arrives this week, U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations in several locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin beginning Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
Operations will take place on the South Shore in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 S, on the West Shore off of Bunker Drive near Tahoe City and off of Chalet Road near Alpine Meadows ski area, and on the East Shore off of Easy Street on Lower Kingsbury Grade.
Operations may continue through the weekend, weather, staffing, and conditions permitting.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:16am
Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind around 5 mph.
According to the National Weather Service, the Lake Tahoe region should expect rain and snow this week, though temperatures will remain mild.
Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night - A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday - A 20 percent chance of rain before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:19pm
Submitted by paula on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 8:29pm
The nomination period is open for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s 24th annual Best in the Basin awards program, which annually recognizes environmentally compatible projects in the Tahoe Basin that stand out as the best designed, planned and implemented.
Projects completed between October 12, 2012 and December 31, 2013 can be nominated for consideration by the judging panel in the spring or early summer of this year.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:41pm
Two days after clinching a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team, South Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson took the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix overall slopestyle title and a $10,000 cash prize with her win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
Anderson is looking forward to representing her country in Sochi, "It’s not just the local Tahoe community; it’s the entire U.S. and even my friends throughout that world that are supporting me. It’s really special to come together for the Olympics because of how much love you get from your country and representing your nation. It’s like nothing I’ve ever done before."
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:23pm
Just in time for the Martin Luther King holiday, Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Mountain Resort is opening Boulder Lodge, Boulder Lift and Boulder Bowl on the Nevada side of the mountain.
Even with only 2-3" of new snow over the last few weeks, snow making operations are going to allow skiers to access the mountain from all four base mountain lodges.
Also opening on Saturday is Groove run for ski-thru, with a single jib line featuring seven small rails and boxes on the left-hand side of the run as well as EpicMix Racing, located on lower Ridge Run.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 5:41pm
Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe clinched the first spot on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team with her victory Thursday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain. Ryan Stassel (Anchorage) took the victory for the men, while favorite Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) fell hard during his first run and couldn’t put together a complete second run. It was the third Olympic qualifier of five, and the fourth qualifier commenced Thursday at 4:30 p.m..
Anderson's winning run was a 50-50, back lip, tail 270 out, frontside 360 shifty, backside 540 and cab 720.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:26am
With a lack of winter storms in Lake Tahoe and the usual snow that accompanies them, visitors are looking for things to enjoy during their visit.
The calm water and mild days have been perfect for fishing, whether its boat fishing on Lake Tahoe or ice fishing on the frozen lakes in the area.
I ran into a group of fisherman just ending their venture onto the lake with Tahoe Sport Fishing on Tuesday. The group of men were from Australia, South Africa, Los Angeles and Sacramento and by the looks of their smiles and their catch, they had a great time.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 01/12/2014 - 3:40pm
Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with a win in the halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:48pm
South Lake Tahoe is home again to "Operation Sierra Storm," a cutting-edge meteorological forum and seminar for network television meteorologists from around that country.
New Way to Predict Weather Now Available
Long range weather forecasting is no longer a thing of the future due to recent developments in weather research. Speaking to participants in "Operation Sierra Storm (OSS)" Dr. Duane Waliser explained the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), a key phenomena for predicting weather around the world.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:00pm
The U.S. Forest Service Ski with a Ranger program returns to South Lake Tahoe on Friday, January 17, 2014. Everyone in invited to join them at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Mondays and Fridays at 10 am and 1 pm. The Ski With a Ranger tours begin at the top of the gondola ad last about one hour.
Participants must be intermediate level skiers/boarders or above and provide their own lift ticket. No reservations are required; attendance is on a first-come first-served basis.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:33am
The first snow survey of the season found more bare ground than snow throughout the higher elevations of the state. The survey, conducted by the Department of Water Resources on Friday, found the 9.3" of snowpack at Phillips Station to be 20% of the long term average. A dismal 2.3" of water content was found.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 11:40pm
Citing the cooler temperatures and some snow on the ground as ideal prescribed fire operations, the U.S. Forest Service will resume burning at Luther Pass on Monday, January 6.
All prescribed fire projects are conducted in accordance with an approved prescribed fire burn plan. Burn plans describe specific conditions under which operations are conducted including the weather, number of personnel, and opportunities to minimize smoke impacts. This information is used to decide when and where to burn.
International Climate Change Expert and Nobel Prize Team Member Speaking at South Lake Tahoe ConferenceSubmitted by paula on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 11:23pm
Network television meteorologists from around the country will head to South Lake Tahoe for a leading national weather conference January 8-11, 2014 and two of the sessions are open to the public.
Tahoe South's Annual Operation Sierra Storm Meteorologist's Conference features leading scientists and experts discussing newsworthy topics and trends.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 9:43pm
Unless you haven't been reading the news or paying attention to what's going on in South Lake Tahoe, you know that SnowGlobe 2013 is here. The three day concert got underway on Sunday, December 29 and will wrap up with a New Year's Eve show on Tuesday night.
Throngs of people made their way into the concert Sunday, some decked out in costume, others scantily clad, while many took heed to the cold weather and came prepared in warm clothing. It was apparent that all were there for a good time and many started their party prior to arrival.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 8:12pm
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is making preparations for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration at Lake Tahoe starting on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013. Each year upwards of 60,000 celebrants ring in the New Year in the casino core area of Stateline, Nevada.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 7:38am
Event Date:January 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
Award-winning author David C. Antonucci will present an illustrated talk at the South Lake Tahoe library on January 7, 2014 at 6 pm. He will speak about the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. Antonucci will feature his most recent book, "Images of Sports: The 1960 Winter Olympics" which will be available for sale and autographing.
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA
Submitted by paula on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 8:29am
December 14, 2013 - 8:00am
Join novice and expert birders alike for the South Lake Tahoe Christmas Bird Count (CBC), Dec. 14, sponsored by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). The Christmas Bird Count, begun in 1900, is widely regarded as the largest and oldest citizen science project in the world.
The CBC makes a valuable contribution to conservation, collecting critical data on bird population trends and building a database. The Audubon Society and other organizations use the CBC database to assess the health of bird populations — and to help guide conservation action.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:03pm
The popular South Lake Tahoe winter education program for fifth graders, Winter Trek Conservation Education, begins a new series of classes in January.
Local teachers may reserve a spot for their class beginning on Monday, December 16 by calling the Forest Service at 530-543-2694, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Winter Trek begins Tuesday, January 7, 2014, and continues through March 27, 2014, weather permitting. Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 7:21am
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations off of Highway 89 South near Luther Pass tomorrow, December 10, 2013. Crews will begin burning a 29 acre unit across the highway from the Luther Pass overflow campground and will burn as much as weather and conditions allow. Operations may continue through the week. In addition, crews will begin prescribed fire operations on a small unit off of Highway 28 on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe. Crews will burn approximately two acres on the east side of the highway between Secret and Skunk harbors near Bliss Pond.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 9:17pm
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations south of Homewood on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe on Monday, December 9, 2013. Crews will burn approximately five to 10 acres per day on the south side of Meeks Meadow near Meeks Bay Avenue. Weather and conditions permitting, operations will continue through the week and possibly the weekend. In addition, operations will continue on lower Kingsbury Grade near Meadow Lane. Crews have completed five acres and will continue to burn until they complete the 19 acre unit.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 9:11pm
Two local businesswomen, Marianna Lucido and Suzette Waite, have teamed together to start a new company called Lake Tahoe Cosmetics. Their vision is to offer women a complete, affordable cosmetics line that gives them a finished, glamorous look, and also fits the lifestyle of living in Lake Tahoe. These products are made with the highest quality ingredients that create a light and natural feeling and provide a flawless, long-lasting look that is compatible with our mountain climate.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:49am
Snow has blanketed the west with several inches of snow at the lower elevations at Placerville and Auburn up to over a foot in the Sierra Nevada. South Lake Tahoe reports this morning are coming in at 12" to 15" near lake level and the snow is still coming down.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:16pm
Cold weather and snow this week is allowing Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort to open for the 2013-14 season on Friday, December 6, 2013 with early season conditions and very limited terrain. The ski resort will operate the Easy Rider Express chairlift which will give skiers and snowboarders access to the right half of Broadway trail. This is a green run and will have small to medium rail features, giving guests a chance to get their park legs back underneath them.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:45am
There will be prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade and at Emerald Bay resume on Wednesday, December 4. The U.S. Forest Service fuels management team announced that crews will burn about 10 acres per day on Lower Kingsbury near Meadow Lane, weather permitting. Operations are expected to continue through the weekend. In the Emerald Bay area near Inspiration Point, crews will burn approximately three acres over one or two days.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:24am
Keep the cold weather clothes out as winter makes it's presence known. There is an expected low of -7 degrees tonight in South Lake Tahoe and a week of below freezing daytime highs before another system comes through on Friday night.
Snow levels will remain at the Nevada Valley floors on Friday and Saturday. A foot of snow is possible above 7,000 feet with several inches at lake level. The snow is expected by early evening on Friday and continuing into Saturday morning.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 9:57pm
A blast of winter is headed to South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday as a winter system from the Northwest hits the region. A strong cold front will move through the Sierra and Western Nevada late Monday night into Tuesday.