Tahoe Weekly https://thetahoeweekly.com Lake Tahoe's Complete Events, Entertainment, Recreation, Dining, Art guide Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:10:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 New Boys & Girls Club site open in Truckee https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/new-boys-girls-club-site-open-in-truckee/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:51:58 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48769 Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe opened a new site in Truckee at Alder Creek Middle School that will serve youth in Grades 6 to 8. Katie O’Brien will be the manager for the new site; she had been the STEM manager at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse in Kings Beach. Programming will […]

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Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe opened a new site in Truckee at Alder Creek Middle School that will serve youth in Grades 6 to 8. Katie O’Brien will be the manager for the new site; she had been the STEM manager at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse in Kings Beach.

Programming will run on Tuesdays through Thursdays from school release at 2:15 until 5:30 p.m. An after-school snack, organized play and specialized programs will be offered each day.

“Our goal is to ensure that every child in our area has access to quality out-of-school-time programs and hopefully the new Alder Creek Middle School site makes that possible for more kids,” said Mindy Carbajal, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, in a press release. “We are so excited to be expanding.”

The membership fee for the Alder Creek Middle School site is $100 for the year; the fee enables members to attend programming at the Clubhouse in Kings Beach, as well, which serves youth from Grades K to 12. For more information, call (530) 582-3760 or e-mail kobrien@bgcnlt.org. | bgcnlt.org


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Webber Lake Hotel named to National Register of Historic Places https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/webber-lake-hotel-named-to-national-register-of-historic-places/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 22:10:40 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48752 Sierra County Historical Society announced that the historic Webber Lake Hotel was approved to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Truckee Donner Land Trust, which now owns the property where the hotel is located, originally sought the nomination along with architectural historian Corri Jimenez, who wrote an exhaustive report on the […]

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The Webber Lake Hotel was built in 1860. | Mark McLaughlin

Sierra County Historical Society announced that the historic Webber Lake Hotel was approved to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Truckee Donner Land Trust, which now owns the property where the hotel is located, originally sought the nomination along with architectural historian Corri Jimenez, who wrote an exhaustive report on the building.

Webber Lake Hotel, built by Dr. David G. Webber in 1860, was once a popular stop and watering hole on the historic Henness Pass stagecoach and freight route (now a popular mountain biking route).

Dr. Webber raised sheep, goats and cattle at a ranch outside of Loyalton and also owned a pharmacy in Sierra Valley. He first saw the unnamed lake in the 1850s while searching for a grove of rare red-silver fir trees in the area. He immediately bought the property, built the hotel/resort and became a pioneer in tourism. This widower who lost his biological son at a young age, adopted a number of children for whom the Webber Lake resort became home.

Webber Lake had no natural fish population due to impassable falls that cut it off from the Little Truckee River system, so in 1860 Dr. Webber stocked it with trout establishing the first sportfishing in the Sierra. | sierracountyhistory.org, (530) 862-1310


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High Fives to benefit from SnoShark sales https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/high-fives-to-benefit-from-snoshark-sales/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 22:05:35 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48748 SnoShark, Inc. announces the next great invention in snow tools – the SnoShark. SnoShark is a handheld, non-abrasive snow removal tool that is effective, compact and lightweight. SnoShark provides a quick and convenient solution to solve the everyday problems facing residents of the snow. And, a portion of its sales will benefit the High Fives […]

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Courtesy SnoShark

SnoShark, Inc. announces the next great invention in snow tools – the SnoShark. SnoShark is a handheld, non-abrasive snow removal tool that is effective, compact and lightweight. SnoShark provides a quick and convenient solution to solve the everyday problems facing residents of the snow. And, a portion of its sales will benefit the High Fives Foundation.

SnoShark has launched a crowd-funding drives at Kickstarter. SnoShark is donating a portion of its proceeds from the online sale of every unit to benefit wounded athletes through a partnership with the High Fives Foundation.

The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. | kickstarter.com


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Alpenglow to screen “The Shadow Campaign” https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/alpenglow-to-screen-the-shadow-campaign/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:51:47 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48742 Alpenglow Sports is screening the fifth installment of DPS Cinematic’s critically acclaimed “The Shadow Campaign” on Dec. 6. During the screening, new films from “The Shadow Campaign,” Volume V will also be intermingled with some old fan favorites, such as “Sun Dog and Snowflake.” This exciting new chapter takes viewers to Engelberg, Switzerland and Corralco, […]

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Courtesy DPS Cinematic.

Alpenglow Sports is screening the fifth installment of DPS Cinematic’s critically acclaimed “The Shadow Campaign” on Dec. 6.

During the screening, new films from “The Shadow Campaign,” Volume V will also be intermingled with some old fan favorites, such as “Sun Dog and Snowflake.”

This exciting new chapter takes viewers to Engelberg, Switzerland and Corralco, Chile as DPS crewmembers venture out to explore uncharted territory and fresh snow. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets may be purchased for $5 either online or at the door. All proceeds will benefit a chosen nonprofit.

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Just like the previous chapters in the series, “The Shadow Campaign,” Volume V consists of several short films. One of those films, “The Abbey,” depicts a lone skier arriving in town, only to find abysmally wet and soggy conditions. Seeking respite from the rain, he finds solace and redemption in the unlikeliest of places.

Alpenglow Sports is the only North American host of this popular and artistically created cinematic event. | alpenglowsports.com


 

 

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The Faction Collective releases first in new series https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/the-faction-collective-releases-first-in-new-series/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:40:24 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48737 Deep pow, paradise pillows and a back-country debut for Antti Ollila, as he joins Duncan Adams and Tim McChesney for a dream trip to the wilderness of British Columbia. The first episode of The Faction Collective’s new three-part series is out now, available online and free. CHECK OUT ALL OF THE SEASON’S SKI TRAILERS Nestled […]

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Courtesy The Faction Collective

Deep pow, paradise pillows and a back-country debut for Antti Ollila, as he joins Duncan Adams and Tim McChesney for a dream trip to the wilderness of British Columbia. The first episode of The Faction Collective’s new three-part series is out now, available online and free.

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE SEASON’S SKI TRAILERS

Nestled deep in the wilderness of British Columbia, the team head out every day to discover an endless backcountry zone filled with deep pow, pillow lines and ultimate good times.

Follow The Faction Collective on Vimeo for new episodes. | vimeo.com/factionskis


 

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Alpenglow debuts new season of “Mountain Storytelling” https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/alpenglow-debuts-new-season-of-mountain-storytelling/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 23:09:35 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48724 Brendan Madigan, owner of 39-year-old specialty retailer Alpenglow Sports, is back at it with the second season of his “Afterglow, A Mountain Storytelling Podcast,” that travels deep into the mind, heart and soul of world-renowned adventure athletes. Season 2 will feature intimate conversations with personalities such as JT Holmes, Emily Harrington, Stephan Drake, Kim Havell, […]

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Emily Harrington talks to Brendan Madigan for the podcast. | Courtesy Alpenglow Sports

Brendan Madigan, owner of 39-year-old specialty retailer Alpenglow Sports, is back at it with the second season of his “Afterglow, A Mountain Storytelling Podcast,” that travels deep into the mind, heart and soul of world-renowned adventure athletes.

Season 2 will feature intimate conversations with personalities such as JT Holmes, Emily Harrington, Stephan Drake, Kim Havell, Chris Burkard, Adrian Ballinger and Barry Blanchard.

The eight-part series offers weekly episodes to be released each Friday through the fall of 2018. Episode 1 features extreme ski mountaineer and North Face athlete Hilaree Nelson (formerly O’Neill).

“My life’s goal has always been to build something of lasting value in the North Lake Tahoe community,” said Madigan in a press release. “Alpenglow Sports does this many ways … these larger-than-life characters aren’t just athletes, they are storytellers. I felt strongly that ‘Afterglow’ would allow a personal connection with each speaker that might allow our audience to learn from and be inspired by.”

The organic, long-form and intimate conversations reveal the possibilities, motivations and inspirations of iconic mountain athletes. Every conversation digs deep in the attempt to learn universal truths from the experiences of these athletes including who we are, why we are here and how these answers offer a pathway for the sharing of experiences, emotion and vulnerabilities.

“For years I’ve wanted to make the aspirational lessons from the Winter Speaker Series available to a wider audience. ‘Afterglow’ is our attempt to do this and hopefully make the world a better place by sharing these fantastic tales of personal growth through adventure,” said Madigan.

The podcast is free and available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Google Play and more. For more information, visit alpenglowsports.com.


 

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High Fives releases “Helmets Are Cool” series https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/high-fives-releases-helmets-are-cool-series/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 23:05:20 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48720 High Fives Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S (Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations) Program Service introduces, “Helmets Are Cool.” This newest documentary, a five-chapter short series, focuses on the importance of helmet innovation and the difference it can make for those who wear them. Each chapter will be released every Thursday in November on the High Five’s Web […]

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Courtesy High Fives Foundation

High Fives Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S (Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations) Program Service introduces, “Helmets Are Cool.”

This newest documentary, a five-chapter short series, focuses on the importance of helmet innovation and the difference it can make for those who wear them.

Each chapter will be released every Thursday in November on the High Five’s Web site. Features from professional athletes will include Jeremy Jones, JT Holmes, Elyse Saugstad, Cody Townsend and Connery Lundin, each sharing their perspective on why making educated and informed decisions is essential.

The B.A.S.I.C.S. Program was created to teach young athletes and promote smart decision making in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind. | basics.highfivesfoundation.org


 

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Truckee River, Dollar Creek trails open https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/truckee-river-dollar-creek-trails-open/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 22:59:40 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48715 One trail was spruced up and reopened and one was newly opened in the North Tahoe/Truckee region, adding to the Resort Triangle, the focus of a broad coalition plan to connect the Tahoe area through a multiuse trail network. On Oct. 22, Placer County joined project partners with the Federal Highway Administration, Tahoe Transportation District, […]

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Newly finished Dollar Creek Trail outside Tahoe City. | Courtesy Placer County

One trail was spruced up and reopened and one was newly opened in the North Tahoe/Truckee region, adding to the Resort Triangle, the focus of a broad coalition plan to connect the Tahoe area through a multiuse trail network.

On Oct. 22, Placer County joined project partners with the Federal Highway Administration, Tahoe Transportation District, California Tahoe Conservancy and the Tahoe Fund and more to celebrate the grand opening of the new, paved 2.2-mile Dollar Creek Trail near Tahoe City.

The newly reopened Truckee River Trail. | Courtesy TCPUD

Speakers and guests participated in a ceremonial first bike ride after remarks and the ribbon cutting concluded. The Dollar Creek Trail extends the existing Tahoe City Public Utility District multiuse trail from the intersection of Dollar Drive and State Route 28 to the end of Fulton Crescent Drive in Carnelian Bay.

On Oct. 30, the Tahoe City Public Utility District was joined by project partners, Placer County, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Caltrans and more to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly rehabilitated Truckee River Trail, a Class 1 multi-use trail running more than 5.5 miles from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley Road. Speakers and guests celebrated the collaboration and partnerships that made the funding possible to completely repair one of the most popular and heavily used trails in the region.

Originally constructed in 1980, the Truckee River Trail has experienced deterioration as a result of age, wear and natural weathering. In total, about 4 miles of trail was reconstructed and erosion control and drainage features were improved.


 

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Downtowner to provide on-demand rides in Squaw, Alpine https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/downtowner-to-provide-on-demand-rides-in-squaw-alpine/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 22:52:09 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48712 The new nonprofit Squaw Alpine Transit Company, SATCo, has chosen Downtowner, an app-based microtransit service to provide on-demand rides to ease traffic congestion in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows year-round. The on-demand system with bridge gaps in existing transit lines and ease parking and traffic congestion. Downtowner’s algorithms are constantly optimizing driver work flow, picking […]

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Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

The new nonprofit Squaw Alpine Transit Company, SATCo, has chosen Downtowner, an app-based microtransit service to provide on-demand rides to ease traffic congestion in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows year-round.

The on-demand system with bridge gaps in existing transit lines and ease parking and traffic congestion. Downtowner’s algorithms are constantly optimizing driver work flow, picking up riders and grouping those headed in the same direction to help cut down on traffic. The service is already being successfully used in Aspen, Colo., and Tampa, Fla.

SATCo’s goal is to reduce in-valley trips within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows by providing convenient, year-round, free, shuttle service. The intention is that the system will also integrate into the existing Tahoe Area Regional Transit system.

SATCo approved the arrangement following the Placer County Board of Supervisors’ recent approval of the formation of a Tourism Business Improvement District created specifically to provide transit services. The SATCo will use tourism-generated funds to implement new year-round, small-scale, mass-transit services within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows that operate at no cost to the rider. Operations will begin as soon as the 2018-19 winter season.

The SATCo board of directors includes representatives from homeowner associations in both Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, a representative of the lodging community and representatives from Placer County, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and the community at-large.

SATCo will fund the micro mass-transit system through the combination of a 1 percent assessment on lift tickets sold on-site by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and a 1 percent assessment on transient lodging and vacation rentals within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows.

SATCo will operate on these assessment funds alone in the first year, but could seek partnership with Placer County in subsequent years to pursue additional funding from Transient Occupancy Taxes collected by the county. The program will be put in place for a minimum of five years with an option to renew and will include ongoing oversight by its new board of directors, comprised of local stakeholders.


 

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Eldorado opens comment period on OSV plan https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/11/eldorado-opens-comment-period-on-osv-plan/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 22:48:34 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=48709 The public comment period is open for the Eldorado National Forest’s OSV plan. Eldorado National Forest has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision for Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation. The final EIS includes a preferred alternative that was developed in response to comments from both motorized and non-motorized winter […]

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The public comment period is open for the Eldorado National Forest’s OSV plan.

Eldorado National Forest has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision for Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation. The final EIS includes a preferred alternative that was developed in response to comments from both motorized and non-motorized winter recreationists.

Individuals or organizations that commented on the Draft EIS can object to the draft decision during a 45-day review period, which closes on Dec. 17. Any objections will be carefully considered before a final decision is made. Current OSV management will remain in place this year. The final decision on OSV designation will not be effective until the 2019-20 season.

Under the current management, 458,600 acres are open to public OSV use, which is approximately 75 percent of the National Forest System land within the Eldorado National Forest. The original proposed action was to designate 435,600 acres for OSV use, whereas the new preferred alternative designates 337,100 acres or 55 percent of the land.

The reduction in the proposed acreage is largely due to not designating lower elevation areas, which rarely have enough snow for OSV use. The preferred alternative is responsive to public comments that identified important high-elevation opportunities along the Sierra Crest for both motorized and non-motorized back-country winter recreation. All of the alternatives include 58 miles of groomed OSV trails on the Silver Bear Trail System.

The purpose of OSV designation is to establish designated areas and trails for OSV use on the Eldorado National Forest to: provide access, ensure that OSV use occurs when and where there is adequate snow, promote the safety of all users, enhance public enjoyment, minimize impacts to natural and cultural resources and minimize conflicts among the various uses of National Forest System lands. OSV designation is also necessary to comply with Forest Service Travel Management Regulations.

Finally, OSV designation is needed to comply with the Settlement Agreement between the Forest Service and Snowlands Network et al., by identifying those designated National Forest System OSV trails where grooming for public OSV use would occur and analyzing the effects of the grooming program. Under the terms of the agreement, the Forest Service is required to complete the appropriate environmental analysis to identify OSV trails available for grooming on the Eldorado National Forest, as well as on the Lassen, Plumas, Tahoe and Stanislaus National Forests.

The complete Final EIS and the Draft Record of Decision for OSV Use Designation on the Eldorado National Forest can be found on the forest Web site at fs.usda.gov/projects.


 

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