Tahoe Boat Inspection Stations open in May 1st

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2016 / comments

Roadside stations on the east side of Lake Tahoe open for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft May 1 for the 2016 boating season.

The Spooner Summit Station in Douglas County and the Meyers Station at South Lake Tahoe will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Lake Tahoe, western tourism: 2015-16 winter a 'dramatic improvement'

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 24, 2016 / comments

[by Sebastian Foltz] With the winter season drawing to a close, all indications point to it having been a strong one across the West.

From snow totals to lodging numbers, it was especially positive at far western destinations from California to British Columbia. Even average snowfall was a welcome change following four drought-impacted seasons, and it was reflected in destination visits.

“It’s clearly a dramatic improvement over last year,” said Tom Foley, director of operations for the Denver-based resort marketing research firm DestiMetrics.

It took dozens of undercover federal agents to bring down Tahoe Mayor-Turned -Drug-Kingpin in 'A Dead Game'

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 07, 2016 / comments

[A Dead Game by Mira West. photo courtesy of Mira West used with permission]

Tahoe looking to go International to fill midweek room

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 07, 2016 / comments

[Visitors enjoy a winter sleigh ride along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Courtesy / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Tourism industry insiders from across California met in the Bay Area last month to discuss tourism trends and growth potential for the state as part of Visit California’s 2016 Outlook Forum.

Among the points of emphasis, the conference focused on growing international tourism, digital marketing strategies and California’s overall tourism growth.

City of South Lake Tahoe Takes Over Independence Day Parade Amid Accusation of Retaliation

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 03, 2016 / comments

Discussion of a new parade policy turned sour Tuesday, March 1, at a regularly scheduled city council meeting. At the crux of the matter is whether city councilwoman JoAnn Conner will continue Golden Bear Events’ annual Fourth of July parade, which is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 795 in South Lake Tahoe. She has put on the parade since 2012 as a private endeavor.

Conner is currently involved in litigation with the City of South Lake Tahoe regarding her public censure over alleged inappropriate behavior last October.