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The Local Lens – Incline in Bloom & Our Local Heroes

June 12, 2024 | Linda Offerdahl


What’s your favorite perennial? Tulips, daffodils, and phlox are almost finished. Those tall purply things are either lupines or. Anywhere you walk, whether on a trail or a sidewalk in town, will show off fabulous color right now. Most of them last about a month before the next wave of color comes.

IVCBA is having a Beautification Campaign right now. We are encouraging businesses and residents to plant some color for the season. High Sierra Gardens can provide many good native perennial choices; read: not much water or good soil is needed.  Capture some of the stunning scenery along your next walk and share it with us at info@ivcba.org.

Not in a position to plant, but like the color? We are taking charitable donations for landscaping and beautification through the Incline Tahoe Foundation Incline Village Main Street.


Every year we get a great interpretation of what it means to be a local hero in our community. THIS YEAR, we seem to have athletic heroes. So, here’s an idea: get your sports team together, wear your jerseys, and BE a HERO in the parade. TK has planned a mini-Olympics with field games at the Community Fair on the Village Green right after the parade. There is nothing wrong with those adult softball teams, either! Can you do cheers or chants along the way? Sing a patriotic song?  

Our Local Heroes are firefighters, deputies, health care workers PLUS our snowplow drivers, snow removal guys, and  trash collectors too.  If you cannot be in it, please plan to attend. Details at are on our website: https://ivcba.org/events/local-heroes/


Start with putting your flag out on Friday, June 14 is Flag Day!  About planting those flowers…how about some annual petunias in red, white and blue! We decorate the town the week or two before the 4th of July. The shopping centers will all be festive, thanks to IPM. IVCBA has a decorating crew for the parade route. The Incline village Realtors help put out stick flags and signs. If YOU can help, reach out to Tiffany Clements for WCSO – tlctiempo@gmail.com or 775-813-3706


Become a Community Supporter for $50 at IVCBA.ORG


I promise to give you a heads up on what’s going with Natural Grocers and other developments. 

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In The News – Local Female Pilots Gear up for Air Race Classic, aim to inspire youth

June 12, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, 06/12/2024, Written by Zoe Meyer

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sarah Krammen from Truckee and Raj Karwa from Incline, both seasoned pilots, are gearing up to participate in the Air Race Classic (ARC) from June 18-21. The duo, flying under the team name Tahoe Turbulence, will navigate a 2,600-mile route covering nine states, starting from Carbondale, Illinois, and ending in Colorado. The ARC, a storied event in women’s aviation, brings together over 100 female pilots to test their skills and strategy in a competitive yet collaborative environment.

The Air Race Classic has a rich history dating back to the 1920s, with pioneering female aviators like Amelia Earhart and Louise Thaden setting the stage for future generations. The race also emphasizes mentorship, with experienced racers, known as “Mother Birds,” guiding first-time participants like Krammen and Karwa. “They have been giving us so much detail and help along the way, from survival tips to making our airplane perform better,” Karwa said.


Photo credit – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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In The News – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Debuts 2024 Lakeside Yoga Series

June 10, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Sierra Sun, 06/10/2024, Staff Report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe begins its lakeside yoga with a DJ series on June 13. There will be six sessions that run through September and benefit Tahoe Family Solutions. 

“We are thrilled to bring back our popular lakeside yoga series in partnership with Alex Farrar,” said the Hyatt’s director of spa and wellness Julie Orblych. “We look forward to welcoming our local community and resort guests to join us on the beach for an all-levels yoga session back-dropped by our beautiful lakeside setting, all while giving back to a great cause.” 

Yogi Alex Yrigoyen will lead a one-hour yoga session complemented  by uplifting music from DJ JOOLZ 


Photo provided by Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

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East Shore Bike Map and Expansion

June 10, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the TRPA Newsletter 06/07/2024

In the Works:
The Tahoe Transportation District and partners are working to expand the popular East Shore Trail from Sand Harbor to Spooner Summit, while tackling road safety and improving water quality through erosion-control enhancements. The next section will connect Thunderbird Cove to the Secret Harbor parking lot. Other sections of the trail will be built as funding becomes available.

Check out the Interactive Tahoe Bike Map HERE >

Photo credit TRPA

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Primary Election

June 10, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Melissa Mangiaracina

The primary election is tomorrow, June 11, 2024, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Vote in person or drop off your mail in ballot at the Incline Village Library or the Prim Library on the UNR-Tahoe Campus.

This is an incredibly important election for our town, as the Justice of the Peace will almost certainly be decided tomorrow. As the only attorney and judicial officer running, I encourage everybody to do their research and vote on this important position.

For those that may still have questions about me and my background, I am holding one more Virtual Meet & Greet TODAY from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

To join the meeting, please visit my website at www.melissaforjp.com and click on the link provided. I look forward to talking to you about my education, experience and vision for the Incline Village – Crystal Bay Township Justice Court.

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Philanthropic Education Organization awards scholarships to six graduating IHS Seniors

June 10, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Mary Mann-Gilbert, 06/07/2024

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Local Chapter AC in Incline Village awarded scholarships to six graduating Incline High School seniors during Scholarship Night on Wednesday, June 12th.

P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Education Organization of women who are dedicated to supporting women’s education. The funding of these scholarships is a result of P.E.O. Chapter AC’s Tastes of Incline fundraiser.

A total of 300 tickets are available for the event each year and it usually sells out, so organizers recommend purchasing pre-sale tickets. Tickets are available for sale at The Potlach ($80 presale and $90 at the door).

Each of the participating restaurants donates their time and food for every attendee to sink their taste buds into. This year will feature many of your favorites. Food and drink will be accompanied by a silent auction and a restaurant raffle.

The 23rd annual Tastes of Incline event will take place at the beautiful Chateau, 955 Fairway Blvd., in Incline Village on Thursday, August 29th. Event time is from 4:30-7 p.m.

It’s such a fun party! Friends from all parts of the community come each year and visitors are welcome, too. We want everyone to support education for all young people.

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In The News – Tahoe Fund donors meet funding match for new accessibility ramp in Tahoe Meadows

June 8, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, 06/06/2024, Submitted

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Plans to create accessible access to more than half a mile of boardwalks in the Tahoe Meadows off Mt Rose Highway are moving full steam ahead thanks to support from the NV Energy Foundation, Keyser Foundation, Steven and Sandy Hardie and dozens of Tahoe Fund donors. With this funding now secured, construction is slated to begin this fall on these major accessibility improvements for the entire community.

Earlier today, project partners from the Tahoe Meadows Access Ramp Committee, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation and the USDA Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest joined Tahoe Fund donors at the meadows to celebrate this significant milestone. At the event, the NV Energy Foundation presented a $35,000 check to the Tahoe Fund, the final funding needed to meet the $75,000 match provided by Steven and Sandy Hardie, bringing the total raised for the project to over $150,000. 


Photo Credit: Tahoe Fund provided

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In The News – Incline Elementary Kindergartners learn about nature through Wild Sierra Nevada

June 7, 2024 | Kayla Anderson

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, 06/06/2024, Written by Kayla Anderson

On a beautiful Friday afternoon in Incline Village, a bunch of wriggling and happy yet well-behaved kindergartners file into Ms. Trina Kleinhenz’s Makerspace at Incline Elementary School.

That day’s class was joined by two special guests, author Joanna Howes and illustrator Alex Bailey of Wild Sierra Nevada: A Family Nature Guide. When the students sat attentively and settled into the class, Howes and Bailey introduced themselves.

“I always loved to draw and paint, did that throughout my life, and went to school to become a scientist. And now I draw and do art for my job,” Ms. Alex Bailey tells the kids…


Photo Credit – Kayla Anderson (Tahoe Daily Tribune)

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The Local Lens – Golf, Music & Wine Weekend

June 5, 2024 | Linda Offerdahl


I played my first round on Monday at the Mountain Course with the Teesters. There is something very summer-like about spending the morning playing golf, like being on vacation. I love the camaraderie among girlfriends, the freshly mown grass and the beautiful flowers. I started golfing 50 years ago, making me one of the oldest Teesters, both chronologically and the number of years I have been a member. Whether it’s hiking, pickle ball, the beach or boating, the season we live for all year, is here. We are lucky to have great weather in June, before the big rush of summer visitors. Enjoy it! 


Kudos to Madonna Dunbar and Waste Not for keeping the tradition of the spring clean-up going with nearly 100 registered participants and many others joining in to clean up our village. A big shout out to John Crockett for starting a new tradition, the block party at the library that also kicks off their summer reading program.  The Meet and Greet with nonprofits provided great family entertainment.


Great things are happening with music in our schools. Don’t miss the spring concert at Incline Middle School this Thursday, June 6. Cliff Porter, musician from Jelly Bread and a homegrown “jazz great” is performing alongside these young musicians.  Walk across the street to the patio at Bowl Incline to finish off the evening with more music!


This annual event is a “must do”. For starters, the event is at the Event Center, right on the beach. It feels like you have dropped into a summer resort (oh wait, we live in one!) to be sipping great wine on the beach.  It supports a great cause: Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, which runs the Duffield Youth Center, the club at Incline Elementary School. This wonderful after school program is much needed for working families.

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Incline Village Community Clean-Up Day Success

June 5, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by IVGID and WasteNot

The Incline Green Clean Community Clean Up Day was a great success this year. Last Saturday we had over 95 volunteers cleaning up the Village and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. It was great seeing all the families out cleaning up our town! And check out these stats:

Total Trash collected 410lb with 95 volunteers

DP Ski Team Ski resort cleanup: 110lbs ~20 volunteers (A team of 3 collected over 40 pounds on their walk to Snowflake and down the Lakeview chair line)

IVGID Community Cleanup: 301lbs ~75 volunteers

A huge shout out to Incline High Students Samiya J and Bekie S for helping organize the event and gathering data on the trash collected. With the level of turnout we had we could not have done this event without them!

Next community cleanups: 

Friday July 5th

Great Sierra River Cleanup: Saturday September 21st

IVGID Waste Not based out of Rec Center

DP Ski Team based out of DP upper lot

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