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Alibi Barrel House for your next Event

May 31, 2023 | Member Submitted

With summer quickly approaching, the Alibi Barrel house is a fantastic event site for a unique experience with great beer on tap.

Our original taproom – the Barrel House – at our production brewery in Incline Village, is a comfortable and cozy space for people to gather and relax. With beautifully crafted indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s also a great place to book for your next private event or a private brewery tour & tasting!

Our brewers curate a draft and bottle list of their favorite beers, and there are often a few Barrel House-exclusive beers here. We offer beers by the glass, flights, and plenty of to-go options: cans, bottles, crowlers and growlers. We also serve wine, cider, and our house-brewed n/a kombucha.

We have awesome Alibi merchandise for sale, including gift cards. And although we don’t operate a kitchen, you are welcome to bring your own food or order in from one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood. We recommend T’s Mesquite Rotisserie and Inclined Burgers.

As a friendly reminder, we are a 21+ establishment. Due to Washoe County regulations, dogs are not allowed on our property, so please leave your furry friends at home.

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Be A Local Hero: Volunteer to Build Community this 4th of July

May 31, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Nothing brings a small community together like the 4th of July, but it takes a lot of hands to make smiles and skies light up.

IVCBA’s LOCAL HEROES 4th of July Celebration needs your help… there are a variety of volunteer positions available. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE!

Shifts available include: 

·      Local Heroes Parade – Sunday, July 2 (8 am – 10 am)

·      Local Heroes Community Fair – PreParade Set Up – Sunday, July 2 (6:30 am – 7 am)

·      Local Heroes Community Fair – PostEvent Tear Down – Sunday, July 2 (4 pm – 5pm)

·      4th of July IVCB SkyShow – Beer Garden ID Check Station – Tuesday, July 4 (6:30 pm – 9:00 pm) *MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE*

·  4th of July IVCB SkyShow – post-show clean up and drone packing – Tuesday, July 4 (10:30 pm)

·      Community Decoration Committee (week of June 26)

·      Planning Committees – while we are mostly done with the 2023 planning if you’d like to participate in the planning of the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration next year, sign up this year!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email julie@ivcba.org.



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The Local Lens – Workforce Housing Updates 

May 30, 2023 | Linda Offerdahl

Workforce Housing is the single largest issue that afflicts our community, as well as being a crisis across the nation. It affects the viability of our local merchants and their ability to hire staff. We have seen problems keeping teachers and other professional workers, as well as service workers. With the high cost of fuel, commuting is often not a feasible option either. The toll this takes is both direct and indirect. We have all seen some of our favorite stores or restaurants close. Even owners of businesses have had to move to Reno or Carson. Indirectly, this results in a decline in the “Village vibe” that makes us all feel like one big happy family. 

Under the auspices of the Tahoe Prosperity Center, and funding primarily from Washoe County, the Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership was formed. Three years ago, a housing study was conducted to quantify the need for housing in our region. Last summer, consultants were hired to formulate a roadmap. The Housing Partnership is comprised of key agencies including TRPA, Incline employers and local residents, selected for their interest or expertise in some aspect of the housing partnership. Committees are formed around housing programs, finance, community engagement, and development/redevelopment zoning and housing policies. 

The WTHP mission: Accelerate local housing solutions for those who live and work in Washoe Tahoe. 

The WTHP vision: A thriving vibrant community that has housing solutions to support our local residents, workforce and businesses.

The roadmap has a wealth of information, ideas, and recommendations; however, it is not an implementation plan. Now the hard work begins, determining the best solutions for Incline, together. What do we do next? 


Go to Tahoepropserity.org and click on the Projects tab for the pulldown menu to find Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership. You will find the roadmap here.


Commissioner Hill will be presenting the roadmap at this meeting of the Washoe County Citizen Advisory Board. Although you can attend in person at Incline Library, I recommend attending on Zoom. These meetings have a great format; there is a presentation, CAB members, all from our community ask questions and then open it up for public comment and questions. Join the meeting via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82231865379?pwd=TTF2M3FaSnR0bE9jQVA2Q1lJb2hqUT09 


This is not a request for a donation. It says that you support the work being done to find housing solutions.  Commissioner Hill will ask the Board of Commissioners to approve the roadmap in July. Signing this pledge tells the commissioners that housing IS an important issue in our community, and we want to see Washoe County funding housing programs. 

Sign the pledge here.

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In The News: Nevada State Parks moving to online reservation system; Sand Harbor, Spooner not Included

May 30, 2023 | Member Submitted

Photo Credit: Tim Peterson

Originally published with the Tahoe Daily Tribune 05/26/2023, Written by Bill Rozak

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Nevada State Parks over the past several years has welcomed a record number of visitors and will move to a reservation system in response to the increased demand.

Nevada State Parks in September will launch Reserve Nevada, a new online reservation system that will allow visitors to buy day-use passes, book campsites and cabins, purchase annual permits, and make special event reservations online. Once implemented, visitors can plan and schedule their Nevada State Park adventures in advance, knowing that their accommodations will be reserved for their visit.

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In The News: Incline, Crystal Bay receives roadmap for community housing solutions

May 30, 2023 | Member Submitted

Photo Credit: Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership

Originally published with the Sierra Sun 05/25/2023.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Every community member has experienced it as they move about daily life here in Tahoe – reduced days and hours at a favorite restaurant, help wanted signs in every store window, long lines at the grocery store and post office. 

What isn’t always obvious, is that those same impacts are affecting critical behind-the-scenes members of the workforce. Ninety-eight percent of Incline/Crystal Bay firefighters do not live here. The school district and hospital struggle to attract teachers, doctors and nurses who can live in the local community. Sixty-five percent of the workforce in Incline/Crystal Bay drives from outside the basin every day to get to work, clogging roads and filling limited available parking. The primary reason for it all is the lack of local housing available and affordable to a wide range of income levels.

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Incline Village/Crystal Bay Receives New Roadmap for Community Housing Solutions

May 29, 2023 | Member Submitted

Media Contacts: Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill, ahill@washoecounty.gov, 775-447-3017 Heidi Hill Drum, CEO Tahoe Prosperity Center, heidi@tahoeprosperity.org, 530-545-9095


Incline Village, Nev. (May 22, 2023) – Every community member has experienced it as they move about daily life here in Tahoe – reduced days and hours at a favorite restaurant, help wanted signs in every store window, long lines at the grocery store and post office. What isn’t always obvious, is that those same impacts are affecting critical behind-the-scenes members of the workforce. Ninety-eight percent of Incline/Crystal Bay firefighters do not live here. The school district and hospital struggle to attract teachers, doctors and nurses who can live in the local community. 65-percent of the workforce in Incline/Crystal Bay drives from outside the basin every day to get to work, clogging roads and filling limited available parking. The primary reason for it all is the lack of local housing available and affordable to a wide range of income levels. 

The issue has been analyzed, studied, discussed and disputed for many years with little to no progress. Today, the Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership is releasing a Housing Roadmap that provides reasonable options and solutions to improve housing options. The Housing Roadmap was developed over the course of the past year and with participation and input from a wide range of community stakeholders.   “We believe that the people who work here are a part of the fabric and vibrancy of our community. They deserve to live here and thrive here just like the rest of us,” says Kathie Julien, Incline Village resident. 

The lack of workforce housing has had a major impact on our community. Addressing these issues is critical. I applaud the many agencies, businesses and organizations that form the Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership. The roadmap offers a range of short and long term solutions from which the community can choose,” says Linda Offerdahl, Executive Director of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association. 

The Housing Roadmap takes a multi-year phased approach to the housing solutions it offers. The first phase is already in the early stages through discussions with a local business that provides financial incentives to homeowners who offer long-term rental opportunities to local workers. 

This idea is just one of many proposed strategies that takes a long-term approach to solving the housing crisis. The Roadmap’s success depends on the input and participation of the community. To learn more and to get involved, https://tahoeprosperity.org/wthp/.

About Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership:
At its core, the WTHP is about community. Their work is focused on keeping Incline Village and Crystal Bay a vibrant, thriving place for families and individuals, visitors, businesses and the local workforce. WTHP’s goal is to accelerate housing solutions for local workers.  Solving the dire housing situation is directly connected to issues such as traffic and congestion, keeping local businesses open, maintaining strong local schools and ensuring critical services like the hospital, fire and safety are all very much in place. The Partnership is a volunteer group of local individuals, agencies, non-profits, businesses, faith and service-based organizations. WTHP values the unique and amazing community of Incline Village and Crystal Bay.  They firmly believe that by coming together as a community, the housing challenges can be solved.  More information visit https://tahoeprosperity.org/wthp/.

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School Updates from Incline Education Fund

May 29, 2023 | Mary Danahey

Hi I’m Mary with the Incline Education Fund, a local nonprofit that support students, educators and parents here in Incline. Through our programming, advocacy and fundraising, IEF helps to ensure academic achievement and skill development across generations of Incline students. We have some exciting updates to share from each of the schools:


IES is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Event on June 6th from 4-6pm

This is a Summer Reading Kick-Off Assembly in conjunction with the Washoe County Library System.


There are two collaborative events with Incline Middle School and Lake Tahoe School this week: 

  1. Drive carefully this Friday, June 2nd as it’s BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY! There will be prizes for kids who bike to school.
  2. It’s COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY for 6th & 7th graders. 6th graders will be heading to Sand Harbor and 7th graders will head to Diamond Peak to collect trash as part of the community-wide TRASH to TREASURE project. 

Monday, June 5th at 5pm is the IMS OPEN HOUSE.

This event is a school showcase of all of the wonderful programs happening at IMS.  There will be a presentation at 5:30.

Parents and community members are invited to attend.


LTS Track and Field Bobcats Cap Historic Season with Three Team Titles


by: Mr. Kris – Assistant Head of School

The Lake Tahoe School track & field team finished another highly successful track season at the Tah-Neva championships in Carson City on May 16. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, 22 different middle schools from the Tahoe Basin, Carson City, Reno, and other parts of Northern Nevada and California met to battle it out, all determined to achieve individual glory and team championship trophies.

The LTS Bobcats dominated the meet and were rewarded for their efforts by claiming three D1 team championships – 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, and the 8th grade girls. The 7th grade boys not only won the D1 title but also were the number one school in the entire Tah-Neva League.


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In The News: Free yards signs offered to Tahoe residents to encourage safe, slow driving

May 28, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published with the Tahoe Daily Tribune: 05/23/2023.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Summer in Tahoe means warmer weather and wildflowers, but it also means more vehicles driving around the lake. 

Take Care Tahoe is taking on traffic safety by distributing free yard signs to the public that encourage drivers to “Take it Slow, Tahoe.” 

The message of “Take it Slow, Tahoe” is designed to capture the attention of drivers and creative artwork reminds them why driving safely is so important: to protect people and animals. The signs are part of the larger campaign that launched in Summer 2022. 


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In The News: Tahoe golf courses thawing out, preparing for Season

May 27, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published with Sierra Sun 5/27/2023. Written by Justin Scacco

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — As a historic winter in the Tahoe region gives way to spring, locals and visitors are swapping skis and snowboards for tees and irons.

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, several of the area’s golf courses are open or gearing up for a Memorial Day tee off.


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Aquatics Program of the Year

May 27, 2023 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Sheila Leijon | Director Incline Village Parks & Recreation

It is with great honor and pride to announce that the Nevada Recreation and Parks Society has recognized Incline Village Parks and Recreation’s Junior and Mini Lifeguard program as Aquatics Program of the Year

After three short years, this program has evolved into an important and popular camp for 5-8 year olds (Mini-Guards) and 9-15 year olds (Jr. Lifeguards). The programs focus on water safety, the development of aquatic skills, physical fitness, teamwork, and leadership skills. In addition, participants gain lifeguarding skills, learn CPR/first aid, and experience open-water swimming. “Graduating” participants ultimately will be better prepared to become certified lifeguards for Incline Village. 

This program also concentrates on training and developing our lifeguards/coaches. Pre-season training has allowed these employees to develop and enhance their leadership and organizational skills. As part of this award recognition, we would like to thank and recognize our staff for their dedication and commitment to the Junior and Mini Guard programs. 

Season #4 for Junior Guards will begin July 10, 2023, and will include a new curriculum that will challenge and enhance the camper’s skills and knowledge. When you see us at Incline Beach, Burnt Cedar, and in the water, come by and see what this award-winning program is all about. 

Sheila Leijon


Incline Village Parks and Recreation

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