• Mom-daughter survive depths of despair with CASA’s help

    Mom-daughter survive depths of despair with CASA’s help

    By Kathryn Reed Stubbornness is what Sonja Burns call it. Tenacity, love – those are other words that could be used to describe the fight she and her mom put toward ensuring they would be reunited. Between 2006 and 2008 Sonja was part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in South Lake Tahoe. She […]

    Read more
  • Turning 50 in grand style without leaving Tahoe

    Turning 50 in grand style without leaving Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Doing nothing is a concept I would like to embrace more often. A morning bath. That never happens at home. Reading on the couch while the sun is out. Not a home activity. Ignoring phone messages and emails. More unusual things. Having breakfast cooked and brought to me. Another rarity. So, the […]

    Read more
  • City dwellers embracing return to ag roots

    City dwellers embracing return to ag roots

    By Carlos Alcalá, Sacramento Bee The refrain about young people and agriculture used to be, “How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?” City attractions were deemed too strong for the simple life to compete for the attention of young rural adults. That longtime story is reversing. Cities and suburbs now supply young recruits […]

    Read more
  • Douglas County introduces Reverse 911

    Douglas County introduces Reverse 911

    Douglas County 911 Emergency Services has established a self-registration portal (SRP) for the Reverse 911 emergency notification system. This will provide the department a proactive means for gathering contact information from the community-at-large, ultimately improving communications during all types of emergencies. The SRP is a simple-to-access web tool that allows residents of Douglas and Alpine […]

    Read more
  • Multi-million dollar estate full of history, innovative design

    Multi-million dollar estate full of history, innovative design

    Eccentric billionaire George Whittell is most famous in the Lake Tahoe area for his eclectic Whittell Estate along Tahoe’s East Shore. What many people don’t know is Whittell also pioneered the first neighborhood at Incline Village – a neighborhood that predates the community. This tucked-away part of Incline is on the lakeshore along the historic […]

    Read more
  • South Shore teens take charge of issues facing them

    South Shore teens take charge of issues facing them

    By Kathryn Reed So many groups on the South Shore are dedicated to providing services to youth. It’s adults identifying problems or noting successes; it’s adults finding solutions. Seldom, though, are the youths asked what they think. In a twist seldom seen, the adults in the room Wednesday night deferred to high school students. Daniel […]

    Read more
  • Global Youth Service Day a 3-day event in SLT

    Global Youth Service Day a 3-day event in SLT

    Join the Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club and the HOPE Club of Lake Tahoe Community College in celebrating Global Youth Service Day. South Lake Tahoe is one of thousands of communities across the country where youth will address issues facing their communities and the world. There are three days of events starting with Unity […]

    Read more
  • Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus concert

    Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus concert

    Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus concert “Welcome Spring” is May 1 at 7 pm at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley. This spring the chorus has prepared a program to please most any taste in music, including Gilbert and Sullivan comedy sketches, a jazz and show tune section, and some classic and contemporary literature. […]

    Read more
  • Clean energy innovation talk at SNC

    Clean energy innovation talk at SNC

    Green pioneer Ben Solomon moderates a discussion on clean energy innovation with Jim Croce, the president and CEO of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, on April 29 at 7pm at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Room 139. They will explore how clean energy can contribute to economic growth and diversification. Croce will […]

    Read more
  • Warming up at all-inclusive desert guest ranch

    Warming up at all-inclusive desert guest ranch

    By Lisa Huard WICKENBURG, Ariz. – About 150 years ago it was gold, the fertile soil and ranch land that drew people to this Phoenix-area town. Toiling the land is no longer necessary. The guest ranch is more about pampering than ranching. Wickenburg is located in Arizona’s Maricopa County and is approximately 12 miles square. […]

    Read more