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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Hosts Community Event for Global Wellness Day on June 8

May 25, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort and Spa

Incline Village (May 20, 2024) – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, a spacious resort nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and on the shore of Lake Tahoe, announces a community Elemental Immersion event in recognition of Global Wellness Day. The event will raise money for Tahoe Family Solutions, a non-profit organization that offers an array of community-based services including education, mental health services, and youth development.

“We are thrilled to welcome our community for an Elemental Immersion event for Global Day of Wellness,” said Julie Orblych, Director of Spa and Wellness at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. “The event will feature a morning filled with unique wellness activities designed to showcase our beautiful North Lake Tahoe location. It will also give attendees the tools and practices they can use everyday on their journey to wellbeing.”

The community event will begin at 10 a.m. with a restorative breathwork session led by Brooke Haley, a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and reiki practitioner. Focused on empowering individuals toward improved health and wellness, Haley uses yoga practices and breathwork techniques to create a powerful mind, body and soul experience. 

Following the breathwork session, attendees will join Haley for an intention-based cold plunge in the naturally-chilled waters of Lake Tahoe.

The morning will continue with a 45-minute sound bath led by Gyongyver Ridenour, an International Academy of Sound Healing practitioner. Guests will be surrounded by the sounds of wind, flutes, gongs, and Tibetan Bowls that produce vibrational acoustics designed to help cleanse and clear out overactivity of the mind, and encourage a sense of presence and balance.

The event will conclude with light health-minded snacks and mocktails created by the resort’s culinary team.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 8 starting at 10 a.m. It is open to ages 13 years and older. Entrance is complimentary with a suggested $10 donation to Tahoe Family Solutions. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting https://hyattcommunityunity.eventbrite.com. Attendees are requested to bring their own yoga mat, towel, and swimsuit. 

For more information or to book a getaway to Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, please visit Hyattregencylaketahoe.com, or call (775) 832-1234.

About Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Ideally situated on the pristine shores of North Lake Tahoe, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, a AAA Four Diamond Award winning resort, offers majestic lake and mountain views from its 422 guestrooms, including 32 suites and 24 lakeside cottages. The resort’s design evokes modern alpine luxury with exposed wood beams, rich leathers, and granite features throughout the property. Premium amenities include 500 feet of private beach featuring a 275-foot floating pier, a year-round heated lagoon-style pool and two hot tubs, a 25,000 square foot Grand Lodge Casino, and 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor flexible meeting and event space including the picturesque Lakeside Ballroom, Tahoe’s premier lakeside ballroom just steps away from the beach. Additional amenities include a 20,000 square-foot Stillwater Spa with 16 treatment rooms, multiple restaurants and bars, pet-friendly accommodations, a fully-equipped Hyatt StayFit gym, and an on-site Adventure program which provides guided activities led by the resort’s team of adventure specialists. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has received numerous awards and recognitions including Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, Smart Meetings Smart Stars Awards, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Awards, and more. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, at 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV, 89451. For more information, visit HyattRegencyLakeTahoe.com or follow the resort on Facebook or Instagram.

About Hyatt Regency hotels 

The Hyatt Regency brand is a global collection of hotels and resorts found in more than 200 locations in over 40 countries around the world. The depth and breadth of this diverse portfolio, from expansive resorts to urban city centers, is a testament to the brand’s evolutionary spirit. For more than 50 years, the Hyatt Regency brand has championed fresh perspectives and enriching experiences, while its forward-thinking philosophy provides guests with inviting spaces that bring people together and foster a spirit of community. As a hospitality original, Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts are founded on openness—our colleagues consistently serve with open minds and open hearts to deliver unforgettable celebrations, effortless relaxation and notable culinary experiences alongside expert meetings and technology-enabled collaboration. The brand prides itself on an everlasting reputation for insightful care—one that welcomes all people across all countries and cultures, generation after generation.
For more information, please visit hyatt.com

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In The News – Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association hires Main Street Manager

May 22, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, 05/22/2024

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association announced the promotion of Jonathon Gardner to Incline Village Main Street Manager. Jonathon is a fourth-generation Northern Nevadan who has lived all over the world. He earned a master’s in business administration from Brigham Young University and has extensive experience building and launching companies as the former director of a venture studio. His other experience includes real estate development, where he’s been involved with industrial development projects. 

“We are excited to work together with him to build community in Incline Village. He speaks five languages and loves to walk; reach out to him to go for a walk around Incline Village,” a press release stated. 

Main Street USA is a nationally recognized program for revitalization and redevelopment in small towns across the United States. Incline Village Main Street is also a member of Main Street Nevada. Washoe County supports the Incline Village Main Street program with a community reinvestment grant.

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Incline Education Fund Honored by the Nevada Governor’s Office

May 21, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally published with Incline Education Fund 05/21/2024

The Incline Education Fund was recently named the Nevada STEM Advocate of the year by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT). They were recognized for their work in supporting the Incline Elementary, Middle and High Schools’ success in becoming the First and Only K12 STEM Pathway in Nevada.

Tracey Howard, STEM Program Director, OSIT, stated that “Incline Education Fund has been indispensable in helping Incline Village become Nevada’s first PK-12 Designated STEM pathway.” Ms. Howard noted that IEF’s work allows every public school child in Incline an opportunity to experience high-quality STEM learning experiences and programming throughout their education. 

Both Danahey and Schrage were appreciative of the recognition noting that it is the consistent daily, monthly and year-to-year efforts of the entire staff ofthe Incline Village schools that made this recognition possible.”The Incline Schools staff is continually working to bring the best innovative and teaching practices along with the latest STEM equipment to the Incline Schools,” said Danahey. “And while the schools have been successful in enhancing the student learning experience, we are not resting on our laurels. It is our goal to help make the Incline schools the best in the state.”Schrage added, “We are continually working to bring more resources and support to the Incline Schools. With your help, the Incline Schools can continue to lead the way in providing a robust STEM education for every student.

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In The News – North Tahoe Environmental Improvement efforts in focus at TRPA webinar

May 21, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune 05/21/2024, Written by Madison Schultz

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Tahoe Regional Planning Agency gathered for a virtual webinar in on May 16 to provide insight to community members on the organization’s Environmental Improvement Program, also known as the EIP. Initially launched in the 1990s under the Clinton Presidency, the EIP aims to reach local environmental goals in the Lake Tahoe Basin. 

“The Lake Tahoe EIP is an unparalleled partnership working to achieve the environmental goals of the region,” the Lake Tahoe EIP’s website states. “Local, state, and federal government agencies, private entities, scientists, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California have collaborated for more than 20 years to restore the environmental health of Lake Tahoe.”  

The landscape-scale collaboration is a partnership amongst 80 public and private organizations, and the EIP focuses on basin-wide improvements in four main categories: watersheds and water quality, forest health, sustainable recreation and transportation, and science, stewardship, and accountability.  

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Imagine… It’s 2050 – Lake Tahoe has 100ft of Pristine Water Clarity!

May 21, 2024 | Member Submitted

Written and Submitted by Jacquie Chandler of Sustain Tahoe

How did we do it?

In 2024, we recognized trash as the symptom of failed HOSTING: How the tourism industry, business and residents welcome, guide and host 15M annual travelers (60M car trips) coming to visit our US National Treasure in a forest without gates, will determine how much trash remains. And that awareness led to actions that created a Caring Culture!

1- Lake to water transit: The “Tahoe Express” train brings travelers into Truckee, w/connecting shuttles (wait times under 15 min) moving all around the Lake. Microtransit moves people from neighborhoods to transit hubs. Transit also runs from Reno, Carson and Sacramento (hwy 50) (TOT subsidized)

2- Water Ferries connect through Geo-Centers, where travelers can also get information specific to activities and assets in that region

3- Local Housing: All Short Term Rentals have onsite hosts (like a hotel) to answer questions, ensure safety and provide local housing, along with the ‘Vacancy Tax’ , has increased rentals for locals.     

4- Education: Destination Stewardship Certification Course 

One  year course provides an immersive understanding of the watersheds: Carrying Capacity, Indigenous Wisdom, TriNomics Geotourism. Graduates who stay on can live renovated hotels that now support Tahoe docents who have made it cool to care GeoTrack adventures

5- Daphnia Floating classroom: Tahoe Science class is taught on the lake. Students also host visitors on weekends to understand, connect and then care about the watershed – first hand. 

6-Caring Culture: Every photo posted is tagged #CooltoCare inspiring  walking softly so their actions are conducive to sustaining the lake (and welcomed back)

Moving here 25 yrs ago, I was unaware Tahoe was a sensitive watershed/wildlife habitat. The only ‘welcome packet’ I received was on BMP’s?. No realtor or new friend informed me that my actions were directly tied to lake clarity. Or how leading-by-example would help visitors slow down and walk softly to get a real sense of place.

After learning about the unique care Lake Tahoe required, I saw a presentation on tourism that ‘pays to protect’ and agreed to be the Geotourism Lision for the Tahoe watershed  With other concerned locals we formed Sustain Tahoe

For 18 years we have created and demonstrated a Destination Stewardship roadmap for sustainable prosperity that includes 100 ft of water clarity.

Yes, we have everything we need right now to build a Culture of Caring. Just imagine, it’s easy if you try. The next time you see a traveler struggling, offer some guidance, start with a caring “Hi”.

Sustain Tahoe summer events

July 8th Tahoe 4 H Camp – songs and crafts

Incline Village Welcome Center: Earth Walks and crafting on request email: sustaintahoe@gmail.com

Jacquie Chandler

Executive Director Sustain Tahoe
LinkedIn  Website

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Empowering Stories of Survival and Strength with Move Mountains

May 21, 2024 | Member Submitted

Written by Sierra Community House on 05/13/2024 – For more information on Sierra Community House visit their website: https://sierracommunityhouse.org

We are proud to share about an event that took place this past Saturday with Move Mountains at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe to honor survivors of domestic abuse and commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Move Mountains brought together Mother Jane Burkhart and Daughter Lizzie Harbin, who shared their story on healing from domestic violence and abuse. Domestic abuse affects individuals and families in profound ways, leaving lasting scars on both the body and the mind.  

Sierra Community House knows this story well and is proud to offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support survivors every step of the way. Our dedicated team provides a safe and nurturing environment where survivors can access essential resources, including counseling, advocacy, legal assistance, and emergency shelter. 

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Photo credit of Sierra Community House

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Protect Your Home: Sign Up for a Defensible Space Inspection & Chipping Services

May 20, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Tia Rancourt of North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District

Summer is here and the snow is melting. Prepare for wildfire season and sign up for defensible space evaluations and curbside chipping services. For more information on these services and to register online, visit www.nltfpd.org.

For curbside yard debris collection dates and information, visit https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/events/yard-waste-collection

Defensible Space Evaluation requests will be contacted within two weeks to schedule an evaluation date. Chipping requests are taken as they are received and completed as crews are available, keeping in mind they respond to wildfires and may not be able to get to your chipping pile right away.

Please provide all requested information on the online form to the best of your knowledge, so that we can maintain these free services.

Please ensure you are taking every precaution to protect your home from wildfire by getting a defensible space evaluation. The fire district can issue free tree removal permits for fire hazard trees, but their removal must accompany complete defensible space treatments.

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Alibi Prom Night FUNdraiser

May 19, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Alibi Ale House

For this event, 100% of ticket and raffle proceeds will go to Alibi co-founder, Kendra Romo, who is facing the fight against Stage IV breast cancer. Join us for a night of fun and fundraising as we host Alibi Prom Night. We will have light appetizers available and the full kitchen open if something else on our new menu tickles your fancy. Get excited for the crowning of our prom king and queen and dance the night away with our favorite DJ, Mr. D!

Kendra writes of her journey, “I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to share my journey, one that I never imagined I’d embark on – a battle against stage IV Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer). My name is Kendra, and I am the wife of Rich and a mother to two magical young sons, Ryker and Ronan.

I was recently given the heart-wrenching diagnosis of cancer in my breast that has quickly spread to my spine. I tragically witnessed both of my parents pass away from this vicious disease, so I know all too well the devastating toll it takes on families.

As I fight this battle, I’m faced with a daunting challenge. The medications and treatments necessary for my survival come with an astronomical cost, and I find myself in a desperate situation. As most of you know, I am a very private person, so the decision to post this is one I have been grappling with immensely. However, the financial burden is overwhelming and I cannot bear it alone.

Cancer not only attacks the body but also drains one’s financial resources and will take all my emotional strength to endure. I am in my first phase of treatment, but even with insurance, Rich and I have watched our medical bills pile up, depleting our savings for out-of-pocket expenses/bills and the need for live-saving treatments increasing, I am in dire need of support to continue my first against cancer.”

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Emergency Medical Services Week: Honoring our Past. Forging our Future

May 19, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Tia Rancourt of North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District

The 50th Anniversary Theme “Honoring Our Past, Forging Our Future” Recognizes Emergency Medical Services Professionals, May 19-25

Celebrated nationally during the third week of May, this special week acknowledges the outstanding services performed by our first responders nationwide “The 50th Anniversary theme this year honors and celebrates our first responders by building awareness of vital EMS services in our community,” said Russ Barnum, Assistant Fire Chief, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD). “The commitment and support over the years by our EMS providers has led us to where we are today and will lead us into the future as we continue to grow with the dynamic needs of our community.” 

This 50th annual event brings together local communities and medical personnel acknowledging our first responders not just during this week, but every day as they rise to the challenge of every call. NLTFPD first responders provide critical care 24/7 to our community.

Whether in populated cities, small villages or less populated rural areas, these individuals answer the 911 call no matter what or where the circumstances.

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) will be celebrating National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week at the Incline Elementary School over the next few weeks conducting ambulance tours with the students, educating them about the Emergency Medical System, how to recognize a medical emergency, the importance of calling 911, as well as safety and prevention tips.

For more information on Emergency Medical Services Week, please visit https://emsweek.org/.

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In The News – Meeting on 39 North Project reveals deep community concerns and distrust

May 17, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Sierra Sun 05/16/2024, Written by Zoe Meyer

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – On Wednesday, May 15, an informational meeting regarding the proposed 39 North mixed-use redevelopment project was held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The event, hosted by developer Kingsbarn Capital and Development alongside Exline and Co and OZ Architecture, attracted a substantial and vocal crowd. 

The 39 North project seeks to enhance Kings Beach with a new development featuring a 179-room hotel, 38 for-sale townhomes, and 62 workforce housing units. The project will encompass two sites in Kings Beach: a 3.7-acre central property and a 1.3-acre parcel at the eastern gateway. It will stand at 74 feet tall and around 500 feet long. 

Designed with sustainable practices and adhering to the U.S. Green Building Standards, the project will include 8,300 square feet of retail space along North Lake Boulevard. The vision for 39 North includes creating a community space where residents and visitors can enjoy access to the lake, local dining, outdoor fire pits, and a farmer’s market. 

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Photo Credit Sierra Sun and 39 North Project

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