New Treatment Options at Kings Beach Clinic
Western Sierra Medical Clinic continues to expand services at its Kings Beach-Tahoe health clinic, meeting the increasing healthcare requirements of the community and its residents. One of the greatest needs in the region is treating residents struggling with substance abuse, which led to the creation of a medication-assisted treatment program. Pediatrics and women’s health services are also now available at the clinic at 8665 Salmon Ave., which opened in July 2017, and offers medical and dental care 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Western Sierra announced when the health clinic opened that expanding services was one of the primary goals. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Changes at Granlibakken Tahoe
The long-standing Tahoe City resort has undergone some stock adjustments between the three owners (members of the Parson family) that triggered an update for their ABC license. In addition, there have been some changes to management structure at the resort. All of the promotions and changes have gone to existing staff members, many of whom have worked at Granlibakken for several years. The promotions are as follows: Stephanie Hoffman, former director of sales to general manager; Katy Carmen, former rooms director to homeowner association manager; Lisa Aylesworth, former accounting manager to finance department manager; Annora McGarry, former marketing manager to marketing director; Jennifer Capistran, former senior sales manager to director of sales. Info: granlibakken.com
Wild Society Offers Guided Transparent Kayaking Tours
Wild Society was created by Tahoe native Kaylee Howell during the summer of 2017 in the heart of downtown Kings Beach — 8612 North Lake Blvd.; behind Provisions and Coon Beach. Wild Society seeks to share the experience of the crystal clear, turquoise waters with North Lake Tahoe’s transparent Crystal Kayak Rental & Tour Company. Wild Society provides self-guided experiences and guided tours like the After Dark Lit-Up Night Tour and East Shore Thunderbird Lodge Day Tour. Every kayak is equipped with fun accessories like waterproof wireless speakers, snorkel gear, binoculars, selfie sticks, and more. Info: wildsocietylt.com
Economic Impact Numbers Soar at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority announced Aug. 21 it generates $3.1 billion per year for the northern Nevada economy based on a study conducted by the University of Nevada and EKAY Economic Consultants. The staggering $1.1 billion increase in economic impact numbers since the study was last conducted in 2012 demonstrates the airport’s influence as the region’s economic driver. For the first time in a decade, Reno-Tahoe International Airport reached 4 million passengers in 2017, and passenger numbers continue to climb in 2018. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority operates like a business and receives no state or local funding.
Local Inventor Creates Easy Carry Paddleboard Strap
NORTH LAKE TAHOE
SUPrSTRAP is a paddleboard strap that provides surface water sports lovers an easier, less awkward way of carrying their paddleboard/surfboard down to the water. Local inventor Diane Hemmert is a lover of watersports, especially stand up paddleboarding and surfing. The strap includes a hook that latches to the bottom of your board, and an over-the-shoulder strap that allows the wearer to carry it easily by their side. The SUPrSTRAP is already carried in Adrift Tahoe in Kings Beach, and Paddle Fit at the Marina in Sparks as well as online. Info: suprstrap.com
Tahoe Food Hub Launches “Make the Move” Crowdfunding Campaign
Tahoe Food Hub is looking for donors to help them “Make the Move” to their new warehouse at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The Food Hub has outgrown its current location and needs a larger space to support more local farms and increase access to fresh, sustainably-grown food for communities in the Tahoe Basin. Donate to its online crowdfunding campaign by Sept. 30 to help them raise the $30,000 necessary for the change. Info: tahoefoodhub.org
Resort at Squaw Creek to Remodel Lobby and Meeting/Event Spaces
Resort at Squaw Creek announced Aug. 8 that its lobby and meetings/event spaces will undergo a $2 million design refresh over the coming months, with all work to be completed by January 2019. Led by Chicago-based interior design firm, Looney & Associates, the lobby redesign will begin in late October and the meetings/event spaces will follow in November. The forthcoming updates add luxurious new details and enhanced lighting throughout the hotel.
Mt. Rose Invests $2 Million Ahead of Winter 2018/19 Season
NORTH LAKE TAHOE
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is in the midst of another $2 million in capital projects designed to improve its mountain facilities and enhance the overall guest experience at the resort during the 2018/19 winter season and beyond. Projects currently underway will build on the significant investments made over the past several years, including over $2 million last summer. Early season operations continue to be a top priority at Mt. Rose with a strong commitment to offering superior quality snow surfaces all season long. Major snowmaking construction includes the installation of 17 new snowmaking towers complemented by increased firepower via additional high capacity pumps. The resort is also adding to its snow grooming fleet, bringing the latest, most efficient technology to the mountain. Facility improvements underway include parking lot upgrades (including a new staircase to lot five), restroom remodels, and new resort signage including four state-of-the-art LED lift signs.
Trout Unlimited and L.L. Bean Partner to Teach Fly Fishing
The Truckee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) announced Aug. 27 it has received a donation of five Angler II fly rod outfits from L.L. Bean to support the chapter’s efforts to teach fly fishing to youth and veterans in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Volunteers from the chapter will host clinics for veterans and young people ages 10-12 from the area for a hands-on fishing and outdoor education program.
A new makerspace, the QUAD in Reno, held its grand opening on Aug. 19 complete with hands-on activities and demonstrations of the new equipment. The QUAD will contain equipment, hardware and software that the public can use free of charge to create and learn. The QUAD is on level four of the Downtown Reno Library and will be open every Thursday beginning Aug. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.