Alibi Ale Works is Incline’s local-grown brewery and public house! Alibi was founded in 2014 by two long-time locals, one of whom (Rich Romo) was raised in Incline Village. What started out as North Tahoe’s first production brewery has grown to include two additional brew pubs in Incline and Truckee offering great food, a wide range of community events, private event options, and good times for all. Alibi’s beer can be found throughout the greater Tahoe/Truckee/Reno region and they are as proud as ever to call Incline Village their home base. Cheers!
In the News: IVGID to discuss employee privileges after revoking beach access, raising golf, ski rates
March 22, 2023 | Member Submitted
Originally published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on 3/21/23. Written by Staff Report.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.— The Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees is set to meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the administration building located at 893 South Blvd. The meeting will also be live-streamed.
Wednesday’s agenda is packed with items related to budget, including the third budget workshop, along with discussion and possible approval of a $16 million loan for the Effluent Pipeline project.
The funds for the Effluent Pipeline work would be coming from the State of Nevada Department of Environmental Protection from the Clean Water Program from their Clean Water Program SRF loan. In addition to the accepting the loan, the board would also need to approve a resolution which would approve issuing bonds in the same amount as security for the loans.
In the News: Incline Village association hosts workforce transportation discussion
March 22, 2023 | Miranda Jacobson
Originally published in the Sierra Sun on 3/19/23. Written by Miranda Jacobson.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association recently gathered local agencies and business owners from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe to discuss solutions for workforce transportation in the basin.
IVCBA Executive Director Linda Offerdahl brought together everyone from Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill to small business owners like Bowl Incline owner Steve Tomkovicz, who were able to share their opinions on what needs to be done in the area to support employees.
“There’s noting like a great crisis to bring people together,” said Hill. “I think that’s sadly where we are as a region, and I think that is why people are enthusiastically gathering on this issue.”
The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Community Forum will be held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 9am in person and online using the meeting app Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID number is 815 3612 1755 and the password is 1864.
On Friday morning at 8:55am John Crockett or Amanda McPhaill from the library will start the meeting. Please join before 9am so we start on time.
If you are unable to join the Zoom meeting by computer or cell phone.
Pine Nuts – The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
March 22, 2023 | McAvoy Lane
Just as there is a vast difference between the comedian and the humorist,
there is an equally vast difference between the opinion columnist and the journalist.
But let me try to make my case…
The comedian’s job is to make us laugh, and laughter is good for us, it keeps us from souring, and cuts down on the doctor bills like crazy. Albeit sometimes the comedian incites laughter at the expense of another person, and we leave the hall feeling a little guilty about being provoked by pejorative comedy.
Laughter without a thread of philosophy woven into it, is but a sneeze at humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom. And if a piece of humor is to last, it must do two things, it must preach and it must teach, not professedly, but if done effectively, that piece of humor will last forever -which is thirty years.
The humorist is showing us the good-natured side of the truth, and is not looking for a laugh, but merely looking for a nod of acknowledgement, or perhaps the hint of a smile that appears when one recognizes effective irony or satire. But most importantly, humor lessens people’s hatred. In today’s congress the only bipartisan common denominator appears to be humor impairment, though there will always be those who will laugh at a senator’s bad joke.
Now, the difference between the opinion columnist and the journalist is similar to that of the comedian and the humorist.
As Mark Twain might like to remind us, “The heaven-born mission of journalism is to disseminate truth; and elevate the tone of public morals and manners, and make all men more gentle, and in all ways better, and holier, and happier.” Twain’s humor is like that of his friend Howells, it “flows softly, is pervasive, refreshing, health-giving, and makes no more show, and no more noise than the circulation of the blood.”
In full disclosure, the stump-tail opinion columnist deals in sagebrush humor, malaprops, hyperbole, half-truths, innuendos, double entendres and assonance. These are tools a journalist will not touch with a bargepole. No, a journalist will not risk her reputation by reaching into the grab-bag of tools available to the opinion columnist, as it should be. The author John Irving reminds us, “It’s hard work and great art to make life not so serious.”
The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor will be (or was) awarded to Adam Sandler at a performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy at the Kennedy Center on March 19. Watch Sandler’s acceptance speech, and just for fun, decide for yourself whether Adam Sandler is a comedian or a humorist.
In closing, a former winner of the Mark Twain Prize, Jon Stewart attests, “Comedy doesn’t change the world, but it’s a bellwether. We’re the banana peel in the coal mine.”
The 2023 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Showcase Series has officially launched and tickets are now on sale! Find tickets and plan your summer getaway.
Enjoy amazing live entertainment this summer! Great live music and fine arts entertainment, set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, is an unparalleled combination. So get ready to enjoy the region’s (and nation’s!) finest artists and musical acts at our scenic amphitheater.
• Reserved seating tickets for some events will sell out quickly, so please consider general admission seating when purchasing tickets.
• We recommend ordering online via our website to ensure the most efficient processing of your order.
• Telephone orders will be processed in the order that calls/messages are received.
On Monday 3/20, the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab reported that this winter just surpassed ’82/’83 as the SECOND snowiest winter on record since the CSSL was built in 1946! We now have a season total of 677″ (56.4 feet, 17.2 m).
The CSSL released a graph showing how this season falls on into their entire record of snowfall and snow depth.
I know it’s hard to think of summer right now with all of this snow, but having the kids home for Spring Break may have you wondering how you’re going to keep them entertained when they have even more time off during the summer. Therefore, here are some local summer camps to keep an eye on designed to engage, inspire, entertain, and educate your young ones while they’re out of school! Be sure to bookmark this page so you can visit it again, as we will update this when more details are released.
The Incline Village General Improvement District’s recreation venues offer all kinds of fun entertainment for kids and teens, ranging from multi-day golf, tennis, basketball, and volleyball camps to skateboard, paddle, lifeguard, and leadership camps. Summer camp season at IVGID basically kicks off in the final weeks of June and many of the sessions run through August. There are different camps for different age groups appealing to kids and teenagers 5-19 years old.
Registration for IVGID’s summer youth camps opens in mid-April and you’ll want to get on it fast because they usually fill up quickly. Visit https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/recreation/youth-camps in the upcoming weeks to view the schedule, prices, and more information when it is released. Here’s a first look at the schedule –
Washoe County Library System- Incline Village
The Incline Village Library kicks off summer with its first ever Block Party and Summer Reading program on June 3rd. From 11am-2pm, sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and claim a free book, play some cornhole, and enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, and more with your friends, fellow librarians, and neighbors. In early June, Teen Movie Nights will also start to be held at the library every other Tuesday (June 6, June 20, July 11, and July 25) where they can watch a blockbuster movie at the library while snacking on free popcorn at 4pm. Be sure to check out the IVCBA Community Event Calendar for upcoming library events.
On June 20-22nd, kids can participate in the All Together Now Summer Cooking Camp. In this multi-day camp, kids ages 10 and up will learn how to follow a recipe, measuring out ingredients, basic knife skills, kitchen and food safety, and basic cooking techniques to create healthy and delicious meals. The All Together Now Summer Cooking Camp takes place from 1pm-2:30pm all three days; registration for this camp opens on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe (BGCNLT)
The Boys & Girls Club runs several daily and multi-day specialty camps at its locations throughout North Lake Tahoe, as well as manages the Duffield Youth Program summer camp in Incline Village that runs for seven weeks in the summer. It usually starts at the end of June or a week or two after school gets out. At the time of this publication, the summer schedule has not been released yet, but registration usually opens in early April.
Tahoe Family Solutions Camp Explore
Tahoe Family Solutions also holds Camp Explore summer sessions for five weeks starting at the end of June and running through the beginning of August. In these 5-day/4-night camps, participants go out into the wilderness and learn valuable life skills. TFS admits kids in the 3rd-8th grade and 30 participants are accepted each week. Since these camps are free, they fill up extremely fast. Registration opens in late April or early May.
Lake Tahoe School Summer Camps
Lake Tahoe School offers a whole slew of summer camps that run June 19th through August. In Fairy Fest Camp, kids hear stories and make fairy-related crafts in the woods while the older kids in grades 4-6 make bath soaps and essential oils using natural materials that they can then take home to their families. Storybook and Bobcat Adventure camps incorporate all sorts of activities that are so much fun that the kids won’t even realize that they’re learning.
For the more active students, the Nike girls volleyball camp for ages 10-18 to be held June 26-29 help athletes practice skills and fundamentals allowing them to reach their full potential on the court, and the Nike Basketball Camp held July 10-13th is for both girls and boys where they will practice their footwork, shooting, defense, and offense skills. Tennis and sports camps held June 19-23 and August 7-11th are taught by Incline favorite LTS teachers and coaches Mr. Kris and Mr. Jon and attendees play soccer, lacrosse, basketball, capture the flag, tennis, and more.
Last month, Tahoe Tutoring (located on Southwood Boulevard in Incline Village) launched a survey asking parents with kids in grades K-5 what they’d like to see in its summer academic camps. You can take the survey here! Its summer program usually launches at the end of June and are held for the following eight weeks.
North Tahoe Arts
North Tahoe Arts, Kids Art Camp, is a summer day camp for kids ages 5-12, designed to expose campers to a variety of styles of art and different mediums. They lead hands-on fun in a supportive environment where campers get creative alongside their peers, lead by experienced, kind, and warm staff of art teachers. Campers will explore all kinds of art making, including ceramics, drawing and painting, sculpture, collage, and more!
There is nothing like a record year for snowfall to highlight the problems of living or working in a remote rural community like Incline Village! We are learning more about snow loads on roofs that lead to leaks and potholes that lead to tire damage (including my car). Even the Sheriff’s Substation had to evacuate and relocate to the old library building on Alder. On the positive side, we can all share a story about how our neighborhood came together, and the persistence of the snow plow crews have kept us as accessible as possible for emergencies. Thanks to the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for providing sandbags and to Washoe County for providing the sand.
One of those community wide issues that gets worse in a winter like this, is workforce transportation. Assuming they can afford the gas, how many workers can afford a reliable AWD vehicle with snow tires to drive up from Reno or Carson? A big thanks for all the workers who have suffered long commutes and hazardous driving to work in Incline Village and Crystal Bay!
This is why IVCBA convened a roundtable on Workforce Transportation last Thursday. Every single transportation agency managed to attend, despite storm warnings that afternoon. Major employers and business leaders attended as well. We started the conversation, with Commissioner Hill as moderator, of just what can be done, particularly with the help of regional transportation agencies. The first step is to utilize what’s already available.
Look to IVCBA to get the word out on van pools and “smart trip” carpools provided by the RTC in Reno. Better yet, go online to RTCWashoe.com. TRPA has a Commute Tahoe Program that we need to learn more about. Our local TART Connect, with funding from Travel North Tahoe Nevada and other agencies, illustrates that shared rides can work, particularly for local service workers. TART buses are often criticized for apparent lack of use, but officials point out this is mostly during off-hours and that service, even in Incline, they are well utilized for morning and evening commutes in North Tahoe.
Longer term solutions will take commitment… by agencies to fund commuter transportation from the gateway cities, by workers making some sacrifice in personal convenience to share rides, by businesses helping to fund employee transportation and by residents to get behind the concept of a bus hub. Yes, I know, I am definitely looking at this issue with my rose-colored glasses.
Rosewood Tahoe is the new restaurant in Raleys Center! It has a casual vibe with a hint of Italian influence, catering to a wide audience.
Tunnel Creek Cafe is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday, giving their chefs Chad and Evan a chance to shine.
Is there anyone who hasn’t been to Ts Rotisserie since they reopened? We are grateful for their commitment to supporting their staff while they were closed.
Happy Tiers will be shedding real tears of happiness when they are finally fully open for business, hopefully before Easter. They are hoping to get your pastry/cookies/cakes order for that weekend!
If you are not on FB or Next Door, maybe you haven’t heard that Grocery Outlet is definitely moving into the old Village Market space in Village Center. They are shooting for a November 2023 opening.