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Explorer John C. Fremont first saw Lake Tahoe in 1844 from the top of Red Lake Peak, which is located south of the basin and what is now Carson Pass. He named it Lake Bonpland after a botanist, but then changed it to Mountain Lake. Subsequently it was named Lake Bigler after a California Governor. The US Department of Interior didn't care for it either, and commissioned Dr. Henry Degroot, a journalist, to come up with a name. Degroot suggested "Tahoe" an Indian name meaning "big water". It took decades before the name finally stuck, thanks to action in 1945 by the California State Legislature. In the 1860's, Tahoe was the center of a lively commerce that involved the silver mines in Virginia City, where the Comstock Lode was discovered in 1859, and the Central Pacific Railroad, which was pushing over the Sierra toward the town of Truckee. To supply wood to the mines, the new boomtown and the railroad created an extensive logging empire which was established on the east shore of the lake, from Incline Village to Glenbrook. The loggers’ clear-cut the entire shore line and left scars for decades, until the early 1880's. By then, the only business that showed promise was tourism and thus began a new land rush to build resorts. It is interesting to note that nearly every community in Tahoe owes its existence today to a resort or hotel. During the 19th and early 20th century, travelers from San Francisco would take one train to Truckee and from there board a second train that rode on a narrow gauge track to Tahoe city. When they arrived at the Lake, they would have their choice of fabulous resorts, such as Tahoe Tavern, in Tahoe City; Brockway Springs Hotel near Crystal Bay; the Tallac House, on the West Shore, and the Glenbrook Inn on the East Shore. Of course, without roads, the only way to reach distant resorts was by passenger ferry and a network of steamships, developed to service the lake. None of the historic inns have survived to modern times. Most were destroyed by fire, a problem that constantly bedeviled Virginia City and Truckee. What fire fighting methods there were was primitive at best. Today, Lake Tahoe endures undiminished grandeur. Nothing can diminish first impressions driving to Lake Tahoe and seeing this giant pool of indigo-blue water cradled between mountain ranges. Nothing can detract from the experience of entering Emerald Bay and finding yourself surrounded by cathedrals of granite. It is, as the famous American author, Mark Twain wrote, "Surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords." I believe the City of South Lake Tahoe is located in one of the most unique settings in the world -- at the edge of an Alpine lake of great natural beauty and environmental value. Since the late 50's, the attraction of the scenic wonders, the adjacent Nevada gaming casinos, boating, hiking, and the excellent skiing facilities, has made the area a popular year around destination resort.

Recruitment information for the City Manager position is available now. Click the link for more details: http://ow.ly/H0...
01/07/2020

Recruitment information for the City Manager position is available now. Click the link for more details: http://ow.ly/H08U50xPCDT

RIGHT NOW: The first open house on affordable housing is happening at City Hall until 1:00 PM. If you can’t make it, don...
01/07/2020

RIGHT NOW: The first open house on affordable housing is happening at City Hall until 1:00 PM. If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Another open house happens tonight from 5:00-7:00 at City Hall. http://owl.li/7K3E30q7yrb

TONIGHT: Come join the conversation about affordable housing in South Lake Tahoe at an open house put on by the Tahoe Pr...
01/07/2020

TONIGHT: Come join the conversation about affordable housing in South Lake Tahoe at an open house put on by the Tahoe Prosperity Center! Details are below and for more information, click the link: https://tahoeprosperity.org/housing-study/

Come join the conversation about affordable housing in South Lake Tahoe at an open house put on by the The Tahoe Prosper...
01/06/2020
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Come join the conversation about affordable housing in South Lake Tahoe at an open house put on by the The Tahoe Prosperity Center!

TPC to hold open house on affordable housing

01/04/2020
What's Happening 1/3/2020

SnowGlobe, Snow Season, and the search for a new City Manager are all 'What's Happening' in the City of South Lake Tahoe!

Come join the conversation about affordable housing in South Lake Tahoe at an open house put on by the Tahoe Prosperity ...
01/03/2020

Come join the conversation about affordable housing in South Lake Tahoe at an open house put on by the Tahoe Prosperity Center! Details are below and for more information, click the link: http://ow.ly/wTpG50xMJ5T

Police say a suspicious death off of Lodi Ave. was murder and they're looking for anyone with information to come forwar...
01/02/2020
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Police say a suspicious death off of Lodi Ave. was murder and they're looking for anyone with information to come forward.

Police need your help solving murder investigation

SnowGlobe rang in the new year with thousands of people attending the final evening, and by all accounts, it was a succe...
01/02/2020
South Lake Tahoe, CA

SnowGlobe rang in the new year with thousands of people attending the final evening, and by all accounts, it was a success.

SnowGlobe festival wraps up as the most successful to date

01/01/2020

Today is the first blank page in your 2020 book and we hope your story is wonderful!

Coming to see a show in the Igloo tent at SnowGlobe tonight? It’s been filling up to capacity, so make sure you get ther...
01/01/2020

Coming to see a show in the Igloo tent at SnowGlobe tonight? It’s been filling up to capacity, so make sure you get there early!

Our IT team gearing up to monitor sound levels on the last night of SnowGlobe! A reminder there will be 2 fireworks show...
12/31/2019

Our IT team gearing up to monitor sound levels on the last night of SnowGlobe! A reminder there will be 2 fireworks shows tonight, 1 at midnight and another when the festival ends.

For a second day in a row the City and SnowGlobe are celebrating a successful evening. Thousands of people showed up to ...
12/31/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

For a second day in a row the City and SnowGlobe are celebrating a successful evening. Thousands of people showed up to attend last night's event, and by all accounts, it went well.

Second day of SnowGlobe music festival safe, calm, and well attended

Day 2 begins! There’s snow place like SnowGlobe ! Looking forward to another successful night!
12/31/2019

Day 2 begins! There’s snow place like SnowGlobe ! Looking forward to another successful night!

The 2019 SnowGlobe Music Festival kicked off with a bang this year and by all accounts, it was another success.
12/30/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

The 2019 SnowGlobe Music Festival kicked off with a bang this year and by all accounts, it was another success.

SnowGlobe, City staff celebrate successful first day of music festival

We’ve worked hard with our partners to make this year’s SnowGlobe festival more sustainable! If you have concerns, text ...
12/29/2019

We’ve worked hard with our partners to make this year’s SnowGlobe festival more sustainable! If you have concerns, text Waste Free Earth. Let’s keep it clean!

Today is the day! Here is all the information you need to get around during the 2019 SnowGlobe music festival. We are ha...
12/29/2019

Today is the day! Here is all the information you need to get around during the 2019 SnowGlobe music festival. We are happy to have them back, but if you have concerns, contact info is also below. See you at SnowGlobe!!!

The Senior Center grand opening is happening until 10:00 tonight! Come out and see their new space.
12/29/2019

The Senior Center grand opening is happening until 10:00 tonight! Come out and see their new space.

SnowGlobe starts tomorrow and city staff are meeting with their sound engineers to ensure the festival is a success for ...
12/28/2019

SnowGlobe starts tomorrow and city staff are meeting with their sound engineers to ensure the festival is a success for everyone. Get details here: http://owl.li/kE9S30q5m34

12/25/2019

However you’re celebrating, enjoy the time with the people closest to you. We hope it’s wonderful!

Badges and Books is happening this morning! Come out to the South Lake Tahoe Library at 10:30 AM for storytime!
12/21/2019

Badges and Books is happening this morning! Come out to the South Lake Tahoe Library at 10:30 AM for storytime!

Badges and Books is back and with a very special guest! We hope to see everyone there!
12/16/2019

Badges and Books is back and with a very special guest! We hope to see everyone there!

JUST ADDED: Thanks to fresh snow, the Holiday Rail Jam series kicks off today at Heavenly Village!
12/14/2019

JUST ADDED: Thanks to fresh snow, the Holiday Rail Jam series kicks off today at Heavenly Village!

The City of South Lake Tahoe is pleased to launch its December Edition of - "At Lake Level."  This month we learn exciti...
12/14/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

The City of South Lake Tahoe is pleased to launch its December Edition of - "At Lake Level." This month we learn exciting new details about the '56 Acre' site, a possible new Fire/EMS Station, SnowGlobe, and more!

December edition of 'At Lake Level' released

Breakfast with Santa is back this weekend for Heavenly Holidays! All the money from tickets goes to families in need in ...
12/13/2019

Breakfast with Santa is back this weekend for Heavenly Holidays! All the money from tickets goes to families in need in our community! Click to purchase: http://ow.ly/CNBl50xwK08

The City’s first Climate Action Plan meeting is getting underway now with a packed house in council chambers!
12/12/2019

The City’s first Climate Action Plan meeting is getting underway now with a packed house in council chambers!

REMINDER:The community is invited to a meeting on the City’s first-ever Climate Action Plan tonight at City Hall! Click ...
12/11/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

REMINDER:The community is invited to a meeting on the City’s first-ever Climate Action Plan tonight at City Hall! Click for details: http://ow.ly/osum50xvBBC

REMINDER: City’s Climate Action Plan kickoff meeting tonight

A doggone good time at the grand opening for the Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe! The event runs until 7:00 tonight!
12/11/2019

A doggone good time at the grand opening for the Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe! The event runs until 7:00 tonight!

Come check out the Humane Society’s new Tahoe office on Lake Tahoe Blvd. tonight from 5:00-7:00 PM! Click the link for d...
12/10/2019

Come check out the Humane Society’s new Tahoe office on Lake Tahoe Blvd. tonight from 5:00-7:00 PM! Click the link for details: http://owl.li/xOKh30q0jF5

REMINDER: The community is invited to a meeting on the City’s first-ever Climate Action Plan tomorrow night at City Hall...
12/10/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

REMINDER: The community is invited to a meeting on the City’s first-ever Climate Action Plan tomorrow night at City Hall! Click for details.

South Lake Tahoe to hold kick-off meeting for City’s Climate Action Plan

REMINDER: California Tahoe Conservancy to Host Community Meeting on Housing Solutions at the Y tomorrow night at 6:30 at...
12/10/2019

REMINDER: California Tahoe Conservancy to Host Community Meeting on Housing Solutions at the Y tomorrow night at 6:30 at South Tahoe High School. Click for details: http://ow.ly/51WM50xu1Wk

The best seat in the house ❤️❄️❤️
12/10/2019

The best seat in the house ❤️❄️❤️

The City and the Tahoe Coalition for the homeless want to say thank you for making this year’s event so successful! This...
12/09/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

The City and the Tahoe Coalition for the homeless want to say thank you for making this year’s event so successful! This year’s Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble raised almost $4,000 for the coalition!

Turkey Trot 5k raises thousands for Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless

Come check out the Humane Society’s new Tahoe office on Lake Tahoe Blvd. tomorrow from 5:00-7:00 PM! Click the link for ...
12/09/2019

Come check out the Humane Society’s new Tahoe office on Lake Tahoe Blvd. tomorrow from 5:00-7:00 PM! Click the link for details: http://owl.li/xOKh30q0jF5

The 10th Annual Christmas Giveaway is underway at the Rec Center! This community event is putting people in the holiday ...
12/07/2019

The 10th Annual Christmas Giveaway is underway at the Rec Center! This community event is putting people in the holiday spirit with carolers, Santa, and more! It happens until 6:00, so stop by!

A Christmas concert and gift giveaway will help local families have a happier holiday season this year. The 10th  Annual...
12/07/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

A Christmas concert and gift giveaway will help local families have a happier holiday season this year. The 10th Annual Christmas Giveaway is happening tonight!

REMINDER: Local musician aims to make the holidays special for local families

The California Tahoe Conservancy and its State and local partners invite the public to a community meeting to discuss op...
12/06/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

The California Tahoe Conservancy and its State and local partners invite the public to a community meeting to discuss opportunities to help address the housing crisis in South Lake Tahoe. Click for details.

Tahoe Conservancy to Host Community Meeting on Housing Solutions at the Y

A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tonight for the City of South Lake Tahoe as we gear up for another round of wint...
12/06/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tonight for the City of South Lake Tahoe as we gear up for another round of winter weather. This could be another rain/snow event at lake level, and City crews are preparing for that. Click for details.

Winter weather, high winds could cause travel delays this weekend

After a dreary week, we deserved today! Hope your week has been this beautiful! #SouthLakeTahoe #Tahoe #LoveWhereYouLive
12/06/2019

After a dreary week, we deserved today! Hope your week has been this beautiful! #SouthLakeTahoe #Tahoe #LoveWhereYouLive

The community is invited to a meeting on the City’s first ever Climate Action Plan. Click for details!
12/05/2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA

The community is invited to a meeting on the City’s first ever Climate Action Plan. Click for details!

South Lake Tahoe to hold kick-off meeting for City’s Climate Action Plan

12/03/2019

City Council's only December starts at 9:00. Watch live right here on Facebook.

Enjoying the beautiful artwork and some tasty treats at City Hall! Come out and enjoy until 8:00 tonight.
12/03/2019

Enjoying the beautiful artwork and some tasty treats at City Hall! Come out and enjoy until 8:00 tonight.

Come enjoy warm hot chocolate and get your first look at the new artwork hanging in City Hall tonight!
12/02/2019

Come enjoy warm hot chocolate and get your first look at the new artwork hanging in City Hall tonight!

You're invited to an art gallery opening at City Hall on Monday, December 2nd!
11/29/2019

You're invited to an art gallery opening at City Hall on Monday, December 2nd!

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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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