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06/19/2024
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X Games will be moving to a global, team-based format in 2026, according to an announcement on Tuesday, June 13.

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06/19/2024
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Polluted rivers and lakes worldwide are host to a new and evolving population of microorganisms and bacteria that have made their home on plastic waste. This new trash-loving ecosystem, dubbed the ‘plastisphere', is causing everything from water oxygen depletion to potential disease introduction and is altering the overall health of large river systems, according to research published in the August 2024 issue of the journal, Water Research.

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06/19/2024
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Viking's junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach of two years is taking the helm of the boys varsity team. Phil Bryant isn't worried about stepping into the role as head coach.

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06/19/2024
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TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Lahontan Community Foundation recently awarded 25 local non-prof-its grants totaling $247,319. Over the course of two decades, the LCF has granted more than $2.8 million to Truckee-North Lake Tahoe non-profits and organizations. The Lahontan community comes together for two major fundraisers each year to raise funds and show support for the local community.

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06/19/2024
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TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors and President and CEO Harry Weis have mutually agreed to part ways, a press release from the health district stated. The Board extends its gratitude to Weis for his nine years of dedicated service to the health system, during which he significantly improved the quality of care for patients and the wellness of the community.

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06/19/2024
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – This Saturday morning, volunteers will lace up their boots, pull on their gloves, and help protect Lake Tahoe with a few hours of intensely gratifying, land-healing work. Participants can choose from a range of hands-on projects taking place at the Tallac Historic Site on Tahoe's South Shore.

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06/19/2024
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TRUCKEE, Calif.  – Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is working again with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District on their 2024 Agency Partnership Program. 

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06/19/2024
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Co-founded in 2020 by Cody Sims, a certified physician assistant, Kensho Well-being started off in a small location off West River Street in Truckee. But, like so many other businesses in 2020, COVID threw a wrench into the day-to-day operations.

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06/19/2024
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has partnered with Placer School for Adults to ensure continued adult education programming for the Truckee North Tahoe Community.

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06/18/2024
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The Starting Line | Lupe Bustos
June 21-23 | Wollystar Music Festival
June 22 | Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers
July 4-7 | High Sierra Music Festival

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06/18/2024
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TRAILS & VISTAS | Jeff Engerbretson
Explore the rich arts and culture scene in Tahoe this summer with festivals, workshops and local events. From poetry readings and art fairs to cultural tours and historical talks, there's something to inspire everyone
Read the 2024 Tahoe Music, Events & Festival Summer Guide for more information.
Benefit Poetry Reading
June 21 | Olympic House | Olympic Valley
The Community of Writers presents poetry from six poets who will read from their published and unpublished work. This event is in person and online. | communityofwriters.org
Makers Market
June 22-Sept. 14 (select dates) | Tahoe Backyard, Kings Beach
Enjoy locally made arts & crafts, food, live music, craft beer, yard games and more from 3 to 7 p.m. | tahoebackyard.com
Visiting Artists Workshops
June 24-July 26 (select dates) | UNR at Lake Tahoe | Incline Village, Nev.
The Fine Arts department at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe hosts the annual Summer Art Workshops with a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and more. | unr.edu/lake-tahoe
Lake Tahoe History Talks
June 25-Aug. 6 (Tues.) | Lakeview Commons | South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Historical Society hosts a summer speaker series every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. | laketahoemuseum.org
UC Davis TERC Lecture Series
June 27, July 31, Aug. 8, Oct. 10 | Granlibakken Tahoe | Tahoe City
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center offers lectures from prominent UC Davis professors and researchers on a variety of subjects from ecology to the science of memory. | tahoe.ucdavis.edu

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06/18/2024
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LAKE TAHOE DANCE FESTIVAL | Scott Rokis
Immerse yourself in the vibrant summer culture of Tahoe with an array of festivals, music performances, dance and live theater, there's something for everyone to enjoy under the sun.
Read the 2024 Tahoe Music, Events & Festival Summer Guide for all the details.
Free outdoor summer concerts
Ongoing | Area venues
Enjoy the summer with one of Tahoe’s free summer concert series: Tuesdays features Bluesdays in the Village at Palisade Tahoe; Wednesdays there’s Music in the Park at Truckee River Regional Park; Thursdays offer Truckee Thursdays, Live at Lakeview in South Lake Tahoe and Tunes on Tap at Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village; Fridays go to Music on the Beach in Kings Beach or SunSet Live Series at the Village at Palisades Tahoe; Saturday and Sundays there are Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series; and on Sundays Tahoe City offers Concerts at Commons Beach. Markleeville, Valhalla, Marie Sluchak Park and Tahoe Paradise Park host free summer series on select dates this summer. Read the full Free Summer Concerts lineup at YourTahoeGuide.com/live.
Rhythms of India
June 21 | Lakeview Commons | South Lake Tahoe
India Arts & Cultural Center of Northern Nevada presents this free outdoor event starting at 6 p.m. Dance to the rhythms of India on El Dorado Beach against the crystal-clear backdrop of Lake Tahoe. | IACCNN on Facebook
Wollystar Music Festival
June 21-23 | Wollystar Ranch | Alpine County
Woollystar Music Festival celebrates a third year of music, arts and community at a scenic 250-acre ranch on the West Fork of the Carson River outside of Markleeville. | woollystar.com
Lake Tahoe Is for Lovers Festival
June 22 | Harveys Outdoor Arena | Stateline, Nev.
Hawthorne Heights presents this music festival featuring The All-American Rejects, Movements, The Starting Line and more. | apeconcerts.com
Music in the Meadow
June 22-Oct. 5 | The Brewing Lair | Blairsden
The Brewing Lair hosts Saturday night bands this summer, starting at 6 p.m. Come early to enjoy games, craft beers and food from Ricochet Food Truck. | thebrewinglair.com

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06/18/2024
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LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS DE ELEGANCE | Concours de Elegance
From art festivals and family-friendly gatherings to engaging yoga retreats, there's an event for everyone to enjoy. Dive into a summer filled with diverse experiences that cater to all interests and ages.
For a complete list of events and details, check out our Tahoe Music, Events & Festivals 2024 Summer Guide.
Cool Car Cruizen Fridays
Until Oct. 13 | Heavenly Village | South Lake Tahoe
All cool vehicles are welcome every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. | goodsamsaferide.com
Truckee Thursdays
June 20-Aug. 15 (Thurs.) | Downtown Truckee
Truckee Thursdays returns with a street party featuring live music, vendors, food, local art, kids’ activities, beer garden and more. Tahoe Guide is a sponsor. | truckeethursdays.com
Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival
June 22 | Truckee Tahoe Airport | Truckee
Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival is known as one of the region’s most family-friendly events with free parking and free admission. Experience a breathtaking and world-class air show with aerobatic performers. Visit the STEM Expo, the Family Festival, free rides for kids by EAA Young Eagle’s pilot volunteers, displays, vendors and more. | truckeetahoeairshow.com
Truckee River Railroad
June 22-Sept. 28 (select days) | Truckee River Regional Park | Truckee
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Truckee River Railroad will offer rides on its 7.5-foot gauge railroad for kids and adults. The railroad runs around the children’s playground area in the park. | tdrrs.org
Golden Anniversary Celebration
June 26 | Sugar Pine Point State Park | Tahoma
Join Sierra State Parks Foundation on the grounds of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate to honor 50 years of park philanthropy. Enjoy live music, appetizers, wines, silent and live auction, special guests and more. Wear a touch of gold. | sierrastateparks.org

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06/18/2024
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Truckee Brew Fest
Discover the vibrant tapestry of Tahoe's cultural scene through its diverse culinary experiences in the 2024 Tahoe Music, Events & Festival Summer Guide.
Farmers’ markets
Until October | Area venues
Truckee Certified and South Lake Tahoe farmers’ markets are on Tuesdays; Meyers Mountain Market is on Wednesdays; Tahoe City and Incline Village farmers’ markets are on Thursdays; Romano Certified and Ski Run farmers’ markets are on Fridays. Find details at YourTahoeGuide.com/eat.
Summer Wine Tasting
June 28 | PlumpJack Inn | Olympic Valley
Achieve Tahoe hosts the inaugural Summer Wine Tasting fundraiser, with more than 20 wineries from Napa and Sonoma from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | achievetahoe.com
Brunch/Dinner in the Barn
June 30-Sept. 15 (select dates) | Sierra Valley Farm |Beckwourth
This brunch and dinner series celebrates farm, food and community. Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each event is an all-inclusive brunch or dinner, farm tour and live music. | sierravalleyfarm.com
Pouring for Paws
July 6 | Tahoe Time Plaza | Incline Village
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual fundraiser offers music by Jacked Up; beer, wine and specialty cocktails for sale; food truck; silent auction and raffle. | tahoewarf.org

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06/18/2024
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BIKE-A-THON | Pedal for Positivity, Anthony Cupaiuolo
Summer in Tahoe is the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors with an array of thrilling races and events. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or an adventure enthusiast, there's something for everyone.
For a complete list of events and details, check out our Tahoe Music, Events & Festivals 2024 Summer Guide.
Mountain Running Fest
Until June 29 | Area venues
Join the Donner Party Mountain Runners for a celebration of trail and mountain running featuring group runs, clinics, trail work days, Western States practice run and more leading up to the Broken Arrow Skyrace. | donnerpartymountainrunners.com
Big Blue Adventure Race Series
Until Sept. 28 (select dates) | Truckee/Tahoe area venues
Big Blue Adventure offers a cornucopia of Lake Tahoe and Truckee endurance events in triathlons, running, biking, swimming, adventure racing, open water swims and paddling. | bigblueadventure.com
Broken Arrow Skyrace
June 21-23 | Palisades Tahoe | Olympic Valley
Broken Arrow Skyrace is a three-day, eight distance event where elite and recreational participants will experience an unforgettable trail running experience. | brokenarrowskyrace.com
Adventure Sports Week
June 21-30 | Area venues | North Lake Tahoe
Adventure Sports Week Tahoe is a 10-day event featuring human-powered sports, music, film and fun for all. Trail running, triathlon, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding and other competitive events to choose from. Concerts, films, clinics, gear demos and more. | adventuresportsweektahoe.com
Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day
June 22 | Tallac Historic Site | South Lake Tahoe
Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to Keep Tahoe Blue’s hands-on, in-the-field event to improve the ecosystem and the wildlife habitats around Lake Tahoe. From 9 to 1:30 p.m., participants will be picking up litter, fence building, trail maintenance and more. |  keeptahoeblue.org

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06/18/2024
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Revelers enjoy an Independence Day drone show and celebrations in Tahoe City in 2023. The drone show returns to Tahoe City on July 4 as part of the day-long celebrations from the Tahoe City Downtown Association. Find details on Tahoe City’s festivities and celebrations throughout the Tahoe Sierra kicking off on June 30 with concerts, parades, parties and four fireworks show in this edition. | Photography courtesy TCDA, visittahoecity.org
Summer Tahoe’s season of music, events & festivals
We welcome summer each year with our Music, Events & Festivals Guide summer edition, with one of our largest guides to date in this issue. I started the guide nearly 10 years ago to give our readers a snapshot of the amazing events and festivals to enjoy during the summer.
In the early days, the festival guide was about four pages. We expanded it through the years to include winter, spring and fall guides, along with coverage of Reno, Carson City, Virginia City and surrounding areas.
Since 2015, I’ve seen the number of local events from Truckee to Markleeville increase exponentially (except during the pandemic years) and we’ve dropped coverage of events in Reno and Carson to make room for more local events. Today, our seasonal guides include coverage of the Tahoe Sierra – Tahoe Basin, Truckee area, Hope Valley area and the Lost Sierra.
After we finish the guide each season, I sit down and fill my calendar with my favorite events to attend and purchase my tickets immediately. Some of my favorites include the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, the local art tours, local free summer concerts series, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Trails & Vistas, Community of Writers and Dinner in the Barn. I’m excited to see some new events join the lineup this year including the Truckee Music Fest and Tahoe Music Alive’s summer series. As well, the Valhalla Renaissance Faire will return after a 3-year hiatus now being held in August.
I’ll be hosting the new Tahoe Literary Festival in October with co-founder Priya Hutner this year. Look for exciting news about our keynote speaker on page 20 of this edition.
Boat, paddle safely
While you are enjoying your summer in Tahoe, don’t forget to pack out your trash, including that dog waste, take your bicycle or the free transit options when possible, and stay safe. Life vests are required for children and highly recommended for all adults, which includes paddleboarders and surfers. Sierra lakes can be frigid and an average of 7 people drown each year from cold water shock. Check out the tips on page 8.
Prepare for wildfires
Did you know that campfires are the No. 1 cause of wildfires in the Tahoe Basin? Priya Hutner set out to discover the top fire threats to our local communities for our 4th annual Tahoe Wildfire Preparedness Guide. Read her story “Tackling Tahoe’s wildfire worries” in this edition. The article also published in our Tahoe Wildfire Preparedness Guide, which is available at locations throughout eastern Placer County and at all regional visitors’ centers. It’s also available for free download at YourTahoeGuide.com/fire.
If you need multiple copies for your organization, business, HOA or other group, email me at publisher@yourtahoeguide.com.
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06/18/2024
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Blü Egyptian | Chloe Edington
Jam Groove
Electrifying Chico quartet Blü Egyptian mash up funk, Latin, reggae, bluegrass and rock into extended jams that inevitably lead to wild dance frenzies. Their tantalizing third studio album, “Chantress of Amun,” came to life in January.
The Blü Egyptian experience comes to North Lake Tahoe several times this summer including June 20 at 5 p.m. for Truckee Thursdays; June 23 at 7 p.m. at Three Sheets Brewing Company in Tahoe City; June 28 at 6 p.m. for Music on the Beach in Kings Beach; July 24 at 6:30 p.m. for Music in the Park in Truckee; and July 27 at 2 p.m. at Gambler’s Run Music Festival in Crystal Bay, Nev. | bluegyptianband.com

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06/18/2024
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Highway 28 is temporarily closed due to a house fire on North Lake Blvd. early this morning, according to a Facebook post from the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The road is closed at Lardin Way and Old County Road, with traffic being detoured through the Cedar Flat neighborhood.

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06/18/2024
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Highway 28 is temporarily closed due to a house fire on North Lake Blvd. early this morning, according to a Facebook post from the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The road is closed at Lardin Way and Old County Road, with traffic being detoured through the Cedar Flat neighborhood.

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