Tahoe Olympians compete in Winter Games
The XXIV Olympic Winter Games kick off on Feb. 4 in Beijing, China, and the Tahoe-Reno region will be well represented with nine athletes.
These amazing athletes are from the Tahoe Sierra or compete on teams in Tahoe in alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country – Jamie Anderson (also featured on our cover), Travis Ganong, David Wise, Bryce Bennett, Keely Cashman, Hannah Halvorsen, Nina O’Brien, JC Schoonmaker and Luke Winters. Read more about these athletes and cheer them on as they compete for Team USA.
Family time is always a priority and family fun in Tahoe can include everything from skiing and snowboarding to tubing and sleigh rides to taste testing hot chocolate at local eateries and cafes. In this edition, you’ll find our Winter Family Fun Guide featuring tips for enjoying winter activities with the kids and our Kids Ultimate Tahoe Winter Bucket List.
One thing to add to the bucket list is to watch our local Olympians compete together as a family. My 9-year-old nephew was excited to see so many locals competing in the Winter Games when I showed him our lineup of Olympians and announced that we all need to watch their competitions together as a family.
Changes for Tahoe Weekly
I started 2022 with some surprising news, as we found out that our long-time printer in Carson City was being shuttered at the end of January. It’s sad news to hear that we were not only losing this local printer and business that employed colleagues we’ve worked with for years, but that many local newspapers and magazines would no longer have a local source for its printing needs.
On top of the challenges to find a new printer, the publishing industry has also been facing skyrocketing costs and supply chain issues caused by the pandemic.
The demand for paper far exceeds the supply available in North America thanks to all those home deliveries we all get and most paper is now being imported from China. This high demand is also causing 3-month shipment delays that used to take 2 or 3 weeks and there are also now fewer printing presses still in operation. With all these factors at play, our printing costs will be increasing by 68 percent in February when we switch to our new printer.
These will necessitate some changes for Tahoe Weekly. We’ll be reducing the number of editions we publish each year from 36 to 24 editions coming out about every 2 weeks year-round with only one edition in April and November.
This will help cut production costs, while still giving our readers and clients the same great information and features in each edition. We will continue to publish on Wednesdays.
I’m looking to move forward with these changes in the best way possible for Tahoe Weekly, for myself, for our readers and our clients as we celebrate our 40th anniversary in February.
I also want to share my appreciation for each of you in making Tahoe Weekly what it has evolved into today and for helping us make it to our 40th anniversary.
Jamie Anderson displays her snowboarding prowess in April 2021 at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Anderson is one of the Tahoe athletes competing in the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. Read about Tahoe’s Olympians in this edition. Sierra-at-Tahoe has been closed due to damage from the Caldor Fire in 2021 and may reopen in the spring. Read the latest update in this edition. Photography by Dasha Nosova, courtesy Sierra-at-Tahoe | @dashanosova, sierraattahoe.com