Welcoming Places Initiative:
Taking Customer Service and Hospitality to the Next Level
The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is partnering engage with your business initially, and keep coming back for
with the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the more.
Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee in the design Providing excellent customer service, while important, is
and implementation of the new North Lake Tahoe- simply not enough in this fast changing business
Truckee Welcoming Places Initiative. world. What’s next? The answer is shifting from a
Welcoming is the “initial and on-going interac- customer service focus to a Welcoming Places focus.
tions with people and environment that result in a As businesses, non-profits and civic groups, if we
feeling of belonging and a willingness to engage.” embrace the Welcoming Places movement, we will
Whatever your business, whether retail, non-profit enhance quality and performance within our or-
or civic, you must engage with customers as a vital ganizations, increase customer and client satisfac-
part of your success. tion, and improve relations between other busi-
Underneath all customer service strategies is one nesses, organizations and the general community.
fundamental goal: for your customer to feel welcome enough to
See Welcoming Places, page 11
First-Ever North Lake Tahoe Night-time Downtown Shuttle
Airport Shuttle Launches Service to Operate in Truckee
Getting to and from North Lake Tahoe-Truckee just got
easier with the new North Lake Tahoe Express daily airport Visitors who take the new North Lake Tahoe Express to
shuttle service. Service began November 15 and is available to get from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Truckee will
and from North Lake Tahoe-Truckee and the Reno-Tahoe In- now find it easy to get around without a car. Several Truckee
ternational Airport. To make reservations, call (866) 216-5222 or lodging properties, Northstar-at-Tahoe, the Truckee Tahoe
book online at www.northlaketahoeexpress.com. Airport, and the Town of Truckee have formed a partnership
Travelers can book reservations on 21-passenger shuttles to fund a night-time downtown shuttle service this winter.
on one of three routes, which include stops at major lodging The proposed hours of operation for the evening shuttle
properties. The red line serves Tahoe City and Squaw Valley, the service are 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (possibly midnight on
green line serves Tahoe Vista and Kings Beach, Northstar and Friday and Saturday nights), seven days a week. The proposed
Truckee and the blue line serves Crystal Bay, Incline Village route would run from Donner Lake Village Resort to
See Airport Shuttle, page 6 See Night-time Shuttle, page 6
• The Importance of Shopping Local
Annual Business Directory Deadline November 10th Vol. 22-No. 12
• Taking Customer Service To Challenges
Be Prepared for Truckee’s Winter The Next Level – November 14th Workshop December, 2006
• Truckee Receives $4 Million to Support Affordable Housing Site
Leadership Program Deadline November 22nd
Meet New Members
These businesses have recently made an investment in their future, as well as the
Our mission is to promote and develop community, by joining the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. We
local business and tourism, while congratulate them on their decision. Please patronize these businesses.
improving the community's quality of life.
Balance saving you money because they do not
2006-07 Board of Directors
Darren Shaw, Chair If you need balance in your hectic life have a storefront. You will be totally pam-
Tahoe Donner Association and body, Balance is your answer! Valerie pered and yet not have to pay a high price
Donna Morgan, Past Chair
Greaves, owner of Balance, can provide for the service! Black Tie offers competi-
Booth Creek Ski Holdings numerous massage techniques to reduce or tive pricing, early booking discounts, a
eliminate pain as well as revitalize you. Val- Kids Rent Free program and a no-line,
Kappy Mann, Chair Elect
Coldwell Banker of Northern California erie has had more than 1,100 hours of hassle free guarantee. Call Adam at (866)
training in Asian as well as Western tech- 838-3SKI (3754) or (530) 550-1092.
The Sports Exchange niques, she is a nationally certified body-
worker and is AMTA insured. Christy Curtis, Coldwell Banker
Truckee Donner Public Utility District Valerie wants to provide the appro- Real Estate
priate technique for your specific needs Christy Curtis wants you to take a
Jude M. Koenig
Attorney at Law
that include: neuromuscular, deep tissue, HIKE with her! H.I.K.E. stands for Hon-
myofascial release, Shiatsu, Tuina, Chi Nei esty, Integrity, Knowledge and Enthusiasm,
Laura Ryan Tsang, Ayurvedic application, heated stone,
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn
which are the qualities Christy provides to
aromatherapy, raindrop technique, primor- every business client and personal en-
John Witney dial sound meditation, Asian fire cupping deavor. Christy has been involved in real
and Swedish massage. Whether you’ve estate since 1980, and is currently a broker-
Shelly Wright been injured, had a rough day, want to re- associate with Coldwell Banker. Her goal is
lax at the end of a corporate golf event, or to help people fulfill their lifestyle dreams.
Community Liaisons give Balance as a wedding gift, contact Val- A 25-year resident and avid skier and
Richard Anderson erie at (530) 320-0191. hiker, Christy appreciates the quiet pace of
Town of Truckee life here as opposed to her hometown of
Andy Chapman Black Tie Ski Rentals Los Angeles. She and her husband Paul
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association You will never have to lug ski or love the sense of community that their
Jan Colyer snowboard equipment on a trip, or stand in children Kirsten and Ryan enjoy.
TNT/TMA line at a ski rental store again thanks to Christy’s degree in psychology from
Chamber Staff Black Tie Ski Rentals. This rental ski and the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a
Lynn Saunders snowboard delivery service was launched in California Life Teaching Credential are
President/CEO 2001. The service has been so well received very helpful in assessing and understanding
Ruth Geresy that by 2006/2007 it will be available in her client’s needs. Christy is a founding
Executive Assistant more than 14 top destination resorts in member of Truckee’s Queen of Hearts and
Linda Pendleton North America that include: Aspen/ President Elect for the Tahoe Sierra Board
Membership Manager Snowmass, Alpine Meadows, Breckenridge, of Realtors. Call Christy at (530) 587-2856.
Bonnie Ames Big Sky, Crested Butte, Heavenly, Key-
Chamber Programs Coordinator stone, Moonlight Basin, Northstar, Park Darin Talbot Entertainment
Helyn North City, Steamboat Springs, Squaw Valley, Wonderful sounds, great talent, pro-
Visitor Services Representative Vail, and Whistler/Blackcomb. fessional and . . . he’s a local! Darin Talbot
Carol O’Brien The team of Adam and Scott Kmitta,
Visitor Services Representative and Kyle Roybal deliver the equipment See New Members, page 10
Visitor Services Representative Chamber Calendar
is the monthly publication of the Truckee Donner
Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber reserves
the right to edit submissions as necessary for
Meeting – Tuesday, December
space requirements. Send comments or 5, 11:30 a.m., O.B.’s
submissions to email@example.com.
Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Meeting – Wednesday,
10065 Donner Pass Road ● Truckee, CA 96161
December 13, 9:00 a.m., Best
From Truckee Donner
(530) 587-2757 ● (530) 587-2439 (fax)
firstname.lastname@example.org ● www.truckee.com Western Truckee Tahoe Inn Chamber of Commerce
2 December 2006 www.truckee.com 530.587.2757
Wednesday, December 6
Hosted by: Truckee-Tahoe Kennels
Where: 10960 West River Street
Thursday, December 14
Hosted by: Plumas Bank
Where: 11638 Donner Pass Road
Good Food, Good People, Great Raffle Gifts
Bring your business cards. See you there
Thank You Renewals
Pacific Crest Grill Martis Valley Vacation Rentals
20+ Years Pianeta Ristorante Pine Ridge Properties - Heather Tone
Sugar Bowl Ski Corp. Truckee Donner Horsemen / Championship Ryan Group Architects
Rodeo Sierra State Parks Foundation
Truckee Donner Railroad Society Sierra Tahoe Computers
15+ Years Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District
Employment Development Department Truckee Tahoe EAA 1073 Inc.
2+ Years Truckee Tahoe Mortuary
A Rooter Man Sewer & Drain Cleaning
10+ Years Chalet View Lodge
Treat Box Bakery Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee 1 Year
Different People Alpen Engineering Inc
Donner Crest, LLC Blue Sky Home Center - Bayard Langsdale
5+ Years Gallery Keoki Canine Country Pet Pals
All Star Carpet Care Gravityhook Productions Dickson Realty Commercial Group
Bar of America Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstry Cleaning Highland Home Inspection
Bassett Flooring Images Salon and Beauty Supply Mountain Home Designs
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jazzercize Truckee Norwegian Wood Construction
Gratitudes Gifts and Home Decor KVMR 89.5/105.1 FM
Lightning Lock & Key Martis Valley Associates - Mary Lou Cooper
530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 3
Space Still Available in the 2007 North Lake Chamber Statistics
Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program
The Chamber is Working For You
essential in developing fresh ideas and
perspectives.” PHONE CALLS
The program runs for five-months, November 2005 ............................. 1,076
one full day a month. The day is inte- December 2005 .............................. 1,133
grated with approximately 1/3 of the January 2006 ................................... 1,692
time spent on regional issues and 2/3 on February 2006................................. 1,758
leadership skill development. The 2007 March 2006 ..................................... 1,736
Leadership Program will begin January 31 April 2006 ....................................... 1,455
and run through May 30. Workshops will May 2006......................................... 1,641
be held at various locations throughout June 2006 ........................................ 1,882
July 2006.......................................... 1,948
the Truckee-Tahoe area.
Steve Frisch, Sierra Business Council, speaks August 2006.................................... 2,077
to class of 2006. The tuition fee for the Leadership September 2006.............................. 1,590
Program is $750; some partial scholar- October 2006.................................. 1,690
A few spots are still available for the ships will be available. Information about
North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership the program, sponsorships, and applica- WRITTEN REQUESTS
Program. The program provides 25 of tions can be found at www.truckee.com.
November 2005 ................................ 681
the area’s emerging leaders to hone their Space is limited and the program is December 2005.......................... ....... 127
leadership skills, learn more about the almost filled, so we encourage you to act January 2006 ...................................... 505
region, develop a new network of peers, quickly. For more information, contact February 2006.................................... 433
and motivate individuals to become more Lynn at the Chamber at (530) 587-2757 March 2006 ........................................ 739
involved in their communities. or e-mail email@example.com. April 2006 .......................................... 882
Participants find the balance of May 2006......................................... 1,206
leadership skill development, timely The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leader- June 2006 ........................................... 588
presentations on regional issues, getting ship Program is a collaborative project of the July 2006............................................. 460
to know community leaders and network- Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, North August 2006.................................... 1,088
ing with other participants valuable and Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the North September 2006................................. 879
informative. Tahoe Business Association, in conjunction with October 2006..................................... 499
“Effective leadership is a key ele- Sacramento State University’s Center for Col-
ment in any successful community,” says laborative Policy. The goal of the program is to www.truckee.com VISITS
Lynn Saunders, President/CEO of the provide people within the community with skills, November 2005 ........................... 81,750
Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. confidence, and networking opportunities so that December 2005...................... ...... 97,960
“Continually developing and encouraging they may feel more comfortable taking on a lead- January 2006 ................................. 96,710
February 2006............................... 91,200
the participation of new leaders is ership role within our community.
March 2006 ................................. 103,480
April 2006 ..................................... 78,660
May 2006....................................... 83,240
June 2006 ...................................... 92,560
Deadline for Soroptimist July 2006...................................... 109,370
Women’s Opportunity Awards Nears August 2006................................ 102,450
September 2006............................ 90,260
October 2006................................ 90,777
Soroptimist International of Award which is given to a young woman
Truckee-Donner is again offering their between the ages of 14-17 because of her VISITORS TO CHAMBER
annual awards. Two Women’s Opportu- volunteer efforts to make her community
nity Awards are available this year for a a better place by working to end discrimi- November 2005 ............................. 3,105
December 2005......................... ..... 3,753
total of $1500. This award is designed to nation and poverty, fighting drugs, and/
January 2006 ................................... 3,206
give a woman the resources she needs to or crime and violence. A $250 award to February 2006................................. 3,368
improve her education, skills and employ- the winner along with a matching $250 March 2006 ..................................... 2,890
ment prospects. Eligible applicants must donation will be given to the volunteer April 2006 ....................................... 2,795
be women who provide the primary fi- organization in the winner’s name. May 2006......................................... 3,161
nancial support for their families and who Applications are due December 15th. June 2006 ........................................ 3,960
are enrolled in or have been accepted to a For more information, contact Nancy July 2006.......................................... 4,920
vocations/skills training undergraduate Davis at (530) 582-4271 or Lisa Swartz at August 2006.................................... 5,075
program. (530) 587-5303. September 2006.............................. 3,901
The second is the Violet Richardson October 2006.................................. 3,558
4 December 2006 www.truckee.com 530.587.2757
The Community That Gives – Christmas Helps
The Importance of Shopping Local Hundreds of Families
A survey of local residents’ tribute to the community – and they
shopping behavior, conducted by a do so year-round in numerous ways It’s that time of year again when the
group of the participants in the both monetarily and with service. familiar food and toy barrels appear
North Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Whatever you’re looking for, and around town at area grocery stores and
Program, showed that 50% of locals whatever your budget, you’ll find other businesses in preparation of gift giv-
leave the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area something unique and novel in any ing to Truckee families in need. Truckee’s
to shop on a monthly ba- one of Truckee’s shops. Community Christmas program has been
sis; 35% on a weekly basis; Whether it’s a book, home running this project for many years and has
and 15% twice a month. décor, clothing, sporting helped hundreds of families and seniors at
The survey also indicated goods, fine wines and spe- Christmas time with foods, toys, gifts,
that 57% of locals buy cialty foods or name warm coats and food gift cards.
their gas in Verdi/Reno. brands at value prices, you The food barrels will be at Safeway
Another study done know your shopping ex- and Albertson’s Saturday and Sunday, De-
by the Andersonville perience will be much cember 2-3. Foods donated need to be
Chamber of Commerce more pleasant than a day nonperishable, and suggested foods lists
(outside Chicago) indi- at the mall. can be found on the barrels for both fami-
cated that for every $100 spent in 10 Don’t short-change your com- lies and seniors. No home canned or baked
locally owned shops, $73 stayed in munity’s future… make an effort to goods please. If you’d like to help, call
the local economy. Money spent in buy a holiday gift or two at the one- Lynn Richardson at (530) 582-2422.
local stores stayed local because em- of-a-kind shops in Truckee. Toy barrels will be out on Monday,
ployees were paid more, owners Shopping and using local ser- November 27th at Dickson Realty, Safeway,
used more local goods and services vices helps to keep our local econ- Bank of the West, Bank of America, Pru-
for their businesses and contributed omy strong and develops a commu- dential, Plumas Bank, Gateway Fire Sta-
more to local charities. nity with a brighter future. tion, Longs, Glenshire Elementary,
So why shop local? So that Happy Holidays. Truckee Elementary, Porter●Simon, Alder
local businesses can continue to con- Creek Middle School and Coldwell Bank.
New, unwrapped toys are needed for chil-
dren newborn to 17 years of age. Please
contact Pat Greenlaw at (530) 550-2642 or
Pat Callahan (530) 587-4749 if you have
Holiday Gift Idea… Discounted any questions.
Warm coats and children’s snow
Downtown Parking “Smart Card” clothes and boots can be dropped off at
the Church of the Mountains. The clothing
The Town of Truckee’s dis- Truckee Donner Chamber of Com- must be clean and in decent condition. For
counted parking program is underway merce, Squeeze In, Dragonfly, more information call Mindy Harrington at
with the availability of the “Smart Gratitudes, Molly’s Cupboard, and (530) 582-4752.
Card”. The cards, similar to a debit the White Buffalo. Some mer- If you would like to participate in the
or phone card in that it is pre- chants are setting up programs Adopt-a-Senior program and buy a specific
paid, gives card holders 15 where card holders can buy gift for a senior contact Patti Bena at (530)
percent more parking time items at a discount. For in- 587-4550. She has over 60 seniors to take
each time it is used. For in- stance, a restaurant might care of.
stance, if you use the card to offer Smart Card holders a Cash donations are always very wel-
buy an hour of parking, you’ll free meal after you’ve pur- come to be used to buy food gift cards for
actually get 69 minutes of chased so many meals at the families and seniors, who can then get
parking for the price of one their restaurant. perishable food stuffs that they might oth-
hour. The card itself is free Smart Cards are re- erwise not be able to afford. Send contri-
and can be “loaded” with $10 chargeable by going into a butions to Truckee Community Christmas,
to $100. The card is used just participating store and Inc., P.O. Box 2955, Truckee, CA, 96160.
like a credit card at the parking purchase or “reloading” For general information about the
meter kiosks. the card with more Truckee Community Christmas, contact
The card is sold at the money. Pam McCarthy at (530) 587-2183.
530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 5
Airport Shuttle, continued from page 1
and the Summit Sierra Shopping Center should be made at least four hours in
in Reno. For a route map and specific advance. The North Lake Tahoe Express
lodging properties, click to is a service spearheaded by the Truckee
www.northlaketahoeexpress.com. North Tahoe Transportation Manage-
Many properties on the North Lake ment Association (TNT/TMA), a mem-
Tahoe Express route are within walking bership-based transportation advocacy
distance to area ski resorts and pedestrian organization in Tahoe City.
villages. Other properties provide special
skier shuttles to guests for skiing at
nearby resorts. North Lake Tahoe Ex-
press runs from 3:30 a.m. until 12 mid-
Fares are $35 per person one-way,
$60 round trip. Discounts are available
Town of Truckee to for groups of two or more and frequent-
Install New Trash and user passes are available at a cost of $100
for five trips, with additional trips at $15
Recycling Containers each, when purchased at one time. One
Downtown way for 21 passengers (booked as a
group) is $225 and $325 roundtrip, per-
fect for corporations and non-profit or-
The Town of Truckee was success- ganizations holding meetings in North
ful in securing grant funds to replace all Lake Tahoe.
the existing trash and recycling barrels on Reservations are required and
Commercial Row with something more
functional (for downtown guests and the
trash company) and historically appropri-
ate. To assist in determining the best and Night-time Shuttle, continued from page 1
most appropriate containers for the
downtown area, the Town is establishing
Northstar-at-Tahoe. The service will be business,” states Melody Rebbeck, Di-
a Commercial Row/Downtown Truckee
provided at no cost to the rider. The rector of Sales at the Best Western.
Recycling Task Force. The first meeting
service is planned to launch December “Groups are very impressed with what
is November 30th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at
14th and run through April 8, 2007. we have to offer, but we always fell short
Funding partners in the service in- when discussing the transportation op-
The $50,855 grant received is for 35
clude the Best Western Truckee Tahoe tions.” Group business often arrives on
units to contain both trash and recy-
Inn, Cedar House Sport Hotel, Donner Sundays and departs on Fridays, generat-
cling. Also contained within this figure is
Lake Village Resort, Hampton Inn, Holi- ing highly desirable mid-week business.
a small allocation for blue bags to stock
day Inn Express, Northstar-at-Tahoe, “We commend all the partners in
the containers as well as some funds for
the Truckee Tahoe Airport, and the this project that stepped up to the plate
Town of Truckee. The Truckee North to find a solution to fill a void that was
The Task Force will meet and de-
Tahoe Transportation Management As- affecting business,” says Lynn Saunders,
cide the appropriate bins during Decem-
sociation (TNT/TMA) was instrumental President/CEO of the Truckee Donner
ber and January. The bins will be ordered
in advocating for the service. Chamber of Commerce.
in February, and installation is scheduled
Downtown businesses are jumping For on-shuttle advertising opportu-
in to support the service by purchasing nities, contact Jan Colyer at TNT/TMA
If you are interested in participating
advertising that will appear inside the at (530) 581-3922.
in this process, contact Nichole Dorr,
shuttle. At press time, The Dragonfly
Recycling Coordinator with the Town of
had signed up saying “It’s a wonderful
Truckee at firstname.lastname@example.org
service… it will catch on.” Other busi-
or (530) 582-2909. Put on your creativity
nesses expressed interest.
hat, ideas and concepts to help come up
“Being able to offer guests afford-
with the best containers.
able, flexible public transportation is
huge to our opportunities to book group
6 December 2006 www.truckee.com 530.587.2757
Understanding and Being Prepared for
Truckee’s Winter Challenges
Tamara Blanton of Truckee’s Public get copies of the brochure or flyer,
Works department explained “the most contact Tamara Blanton at
accurate road condition information can email@example.com or call
be found first on the Cal Trans website (530) 582-7700.
www.dot.ca.gov/dist3 (click on current
chain control); next on the radio at 1610
AM; then by calling 511 or (800) 427- Road Conditions
7623 (inside of California) or (916) 445-
7623. Information is updated in this or- www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
der.” Information can also be found on (click on current chain control)
The Town of Truckee has once cable Channel 6 for road and weather
again produced a Winter Information updates; Channel 28 for local and re- 1610 AM
Guide brochure that contains important gional weather; and local radio station
information that can assist locals and KTKE 101.5 FM.
visitors alike to be prepared for the chal- The Winter Information Guide is 511 or (800) 427-7623
lenges winter can bring. The brochure a valuable brochure great for leaving in
outlines the Town’s snow removal priori- rental properties, to distribute to lodging For Winter Information Guide
ties and guidelines; frequently asked guests upon check-in or in the lobby, and brochures, contact Tamara Blanton at
questions regarding road closures, snow second homeowners. The Town has also firstname.lastname@example.org or call
removal, emergency numbers and web- produced a flyer that explains winter (530) 582-7700
sites. parking protocol. If you would like to
530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 7
Spotlight On Workforce/Affordable Housing
Town of Truckee Receives $4 Million to Support
Affordable Housing on Alder Drive Site
The Town of Truckee was awarded example of how local government approval process.
$4 million to construct affordable collaboration with non-profits (WHATT) This $4 million grant comes on the
workforce housing at the corner of Alder and the development community can heels of the $1.5 million in Community
Drive and Highway 89 North, bringing produce critically needed workforce Development Block Grant funds the
the total grant amount Truckee has been housing units,” said Truckee Mayor Beth Town of Truckee received last year to
awarded since 1996 to over $10 million. Ingalls. provide infrastructure and road
With the award of the $4 million, the Last summer, WHATT, the Town of improvements to the property. The
Town of Truckee, the Workforce Truckee and PWC worked with the infrastructure development, including a
Housing Association of Truckee-Tahoe community to plan and design the trail from Alder Drive to Donner Pass
(WHATT) and Pacific West affordable workforce housing Road, will begin in the spring and the
Communities, Inc. (PWC) will move development for very-low income construction of the 32-unit housing
forward with the development of Phase I households. Phase one of the project, development will follow in early summer
of Frishman Hollow, a 32-unit apartment now dubbed Frishman Hollow, was 2007.
complex. approved by the Planning Commission in “We anticipate a coordinated effort
“It takes multiple funding August and includes eight four-plex with construction activities this coming
mechanisms to build any affordable buildings oriented towards generous summer so we can deliver these much
housing development. The HOME open-space, community playgrounds and needed housing units to the resident
Investment Partnership Program is very picnic and gathering areas. The workforce of Truckee by summer 2008,”
competitive with over 35 communities development is designed to accommodate states Pacific West Communities
from all over California vying for the a future phase of housing development, President/CEO Caleb Roope.
funding. This now sets us up to go after the size and type of which is yet to be “With the Town of Truckee
the other funding we need for Phase one determined. successfully seeking more than $10
of Frishman Hollow,” stated Rachelle Frishman Hollow will sit on the 9.5 million in grant funding and sponsoring
Pellissier, Executive Director of WHATT. acre parcel located at the corner of Alder over $50 million in housing bonds for
The California Department of Drive and Highway 89 North. The site is workforce housing within the town limits
Housing and Community Development bordered by the Alder Creek Middle and neighboring region, the local
Loan and Grant Committee unanimously School on the West, Coachland on the community is well on its way to
voted to fund the request from Truckee, South, Alder Drive on the North and addressing the serious problem caused by
which was the only grant awarded to a Highway 89 North on the East. This a deficit of affordable workforce
community in the Sierra Nevada region. property was donated to the Town of housing,” stated Pellissier.
“The Alder Drive Workforce Truckee by East West Partners as part of
Housing project is an outstanding the Gray’s Crossing Specific Plan
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Labor Law Corner
by Patrick B. Sutton
Proposed “No-Match” Regulations Would Affect All Employers
The U.S. Department of Homeland not regarded as official notice to the em- and could be implemented in their pre-
Security (DHS) has proposed new regula- ployer that an employee is not authorized sent form with little advance notice to
tions that would require employers to to work legally in the U.S. employers. Employers should be pre-
take certain steps when they receive a However, under the new regulations pared by making sure that an I-9 form is
“no-match” letter, or risk enforcement proposed by DHS, employers would be completed properly for every new em-
penalties for hiring illegal workers. required to follow certain procedures – ployee within three days of hire, and by
The Social Security Administration including making an effort to reconcile watching for news of further develop-
(SSA) sends “no-match” letters to em- the discrepancy and notifying SSA – or ments on these important regulations.
ployers when SSA’s records show a mis- risk penalties for knowingly hiring illegal
match between the Social Security num- workers. Patrick Sutton, Esq. is with Rybicki &
ber provided by an employee and the The DHS has solicited public com- Blevans, LLP based in Santa Rosa, a member
name or other information on record at ments, which it is currently reviewing. of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.
SSA. At present, a “no-match” letter is The regulations are under consideration
Thanks to Pandora’s Auction Contributors
Thank you to all our members who generously donated items valued at $16,374 to our annual Pandora’s Auction. Members’ bids raised $5,640 that
will be used to implement a dynamic and proactive program of work in the upcoming year.
Alpine Acupuncture Images Salon Sierra Sun
Auto Glass Express Inn at Truckee Sitkoff/O’Neil Accountancy
Bell Sports Jay Lean Fine Properties SmallPond – A Design Studio
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn Lake Tahoe Music Festival Snowbomb
Blue Coyote Bar and Grill Marilyn’s Cat Walk Soar Truckee Inc.
Body Incandescent Melody Rebbeck Squeeze In
Boomtown Hotel and Casino Molly’s Cupboard Suddenlink
Bradbury’s Moonshine Ink Tahoe Adventure Company
Cabona’s Mountain Belles Tahoe Mountain Club
Carmel Studios North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Team Lamoreux, Lake Tahoe Mortgage
Carol Fromson, Prudential Realtor Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Teichert Aggregates
Cathy Harry, Broker Old Greenwood Tributary Whitewater Tours
Cedar House Sports Hotel Paco’s Truckee Bike and Ski The Auto & Tire Doctor
Citizens Bank of Northern California Pet Station TIP Inc.
Charter Media Plumas Bank Todd Aero
Coyote Moon Ponderosa Golf Course Truckee Donner Chamber
Curves Porters Sports Truckee Rents
Different People Precision Flooring Truckee River Associates
Donner Lake Village Quality Automotive & Smog, Inc. Truckee River Winery
Double Diamond Jewelry Resort at Squaw Creek Truckee-Tahoe Lumber
Drooling Dog Bar BQ Richardson House Viking Carpet Care
Event Masters Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Wallace Promotions
Framing Gallery Round Table Pizza White Buffalo
Gratitudes Rubicon Technology Inc.
Hampton Inn & SuitesTahoe/Truckee Runway Café Thanks to our Ambassadors for their
Head Over Heels Body Works Shampoo Hair & Makeup Studio hard work on the auction!
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530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 9
New Members, continued from page 2
Entertainment has been heard and enjoyed resentation Clinic-Top Honors and Top lane, facials and chemical peels. A certified
in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno mar- Oral Finalist, Appellate Advocacy. Her of- trained medical doctor, Dr. Haven Ritchie,
ketplace for 10 years. Darin enjoys a reputa- fice is located at 10833 Donner Pass Road, or nurse specialist, Kim Tamietti treats each
tion that includes quality, integrity and hon- #205 or call (530) 550-0529. client at a very personal level to ensure your
esty, which were all contributing factors for satisfaction.
having been voted twice the “Best Local Mountain Home Properties Dr. Ritchie wants to take an active
Musician” in Tahoe Action Magazine. Whether you are in search of a posh role in the business community and commit
Whether you are booking a corporate vacation rental or need someone to manage to high standards of excellence as a
function, wedding, special event, club or your ski lease home in Tahoe Donner or company, in both the quality of services
resort event Darin Talbot Entertainment the Truckee area, Mountain Home Proper- provided and their professional business
will make it a memorable experience. For ties is your unique service provider. Owners practices. To book your treatment, stop
more information regarding your special Noel and David Weber pamper their clients by 10982 Donner Pass Road or call (530)
occasion, call (530) 550-7593. with a complimentary bottle of wine from 587-0198.
the Truckee River Winery upon arrival in
Dylan’s Delight, Inc. their vacation home, as well as a hand writ- Stanford Alpine Chalet
If you long for fun classics that in- ten welcome note to each guest. Looking for a bed and breakfast loca-
clude antique toys and candy, then Dylan’s Opting to provide the best service, tion for a getaway for you, company com-
Delight located at 10087 West River Street Noel and David limit the number of homes ing into town, or do you need a conference
is your dream come true. Dylan’s Delight is on their exclusive program in order to fo- center for small groups such as business
a unique and fun store that recognizes that cus on each homeowner’s specific needs retreats, family reunions or weddings?
toys are an important part of history. and desires for renting and managing their Stanford Alpine Chalet, located just one-
Owner Claudia Tatum wants to ensure that vacation property. There are critical details quarter mile from Alpine Meadows Ski Re-
the classics stay alive, while also introducing that must be addressed, not just making sort at 1980 Chalet Road, Tahoe City, is
the new. sure the heat and water are turned on, to available with gourmet meals provided by
Here you will find colorful walls, maximize the rental value of the property the onsite chef.
beautiful chandeliers, large displays of and to help promote the home’s positive The Stanford Alpine Chalet is named
candy, a huge marble display, stacks of points. Contact the Webers at (530) 550- one of the top 11 Great Ski Lodges by Ta-
wonderful books, antique toys, a photo 0331 for more information. hoe Quarterly Magazine and offers affordable
booth, music, puzzles, gifts and toys for all rates and special package opportunities.
ages. Dylan’s Delight recognizes that we are PaperFlurrie.com Please note that there is no Stanford Uni-
all kids at heart, and that fun is a healthy PaperFlurrie.com is an innovative versity affiliation needed to use the facility,
element in our lives that should be nurtured online scrapbooking store. Jennie Bousquet, as they are open to the general public. To
and enjoyed. For more information call who created this unique concept, offers book your stay or if you have questions call
(530) 582-4770. scrapbooking supplies and tools at great Erin Ellis or Matt Sortier at (530) 583-1550.
prices, including major brands like Making-
Law Office of Alison Bermant Memories®, DCWV, and Eyelet Outlet. Truckee Community Christmas, Inc.
Some folks enjoy DIY (do it yourself), Jennie makes it convenient for you to Talk about perfect timing—Truckee
which is great when it comes to painting shop from home and have the supplies Community Christmas has joined the
and landscaping. However, when it comes shipped right to your door, whether here in Chamber, although the organization been a
to criminal defense law, you had better hire Truckee or anywhere. And, if you think part of the community for more than 20
a professional. you’re not a creative person, or if you are years and certified as a nonprofit in 1996.
Attorney Alison Bermant is a dedi- stuck in a creative rut, PaperFlurrie.com has Truckee Community Christmas involves
cated criminal defense attorney. If you have assembled kits of coordinating paper, card- the whole community: service clubs, gro-
been charged with a crime, whether a DUI stock, brads, and eyelets in several themes cery stores, drug stores, businesses, real
(driving under the influence), a domestic to help make your pages look polished and estate offices, students, scouts, and high
dispute or a juvenile matter for your child, stunning with little effort. school leadership classes, not to mention a
she can help you. PaperFlurrie.com also hosts local tremendous number of Truckee residents
Alison is a 1999 graduate of the Uni- scrapbooking parties. To attend or host a who all pitch in to give a helping hand.
versity of the Pacific McGeorge School of party and have the opportunity to use all Recipients of the Christmas program
Law, J.D. She also received her B.A. in of the tools and supplies to make beautiful include, but are not limited to: the health
Journalism in 1992 from California State scrapbook pages contact Jennie at department, schools, Head Start, state
University, Chico. Currently she is a mem- firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-587-8930. funded preschools, Tahoe Women’s Ser-
ber of: Placer County and Tahoe-Truckee vices, the local Family Resource Center and
Bar Associations; State Bar of California Sierra Cosmetic Laser other agencies. These Santa Claus wannabes
and California Public Defenders Associa- Sierra Cosmetic Laser provides aes- find the families and work with folks to
tion. Alison is also the recipient of: thetic medical services that include laser establish a center to distribute the food, toy
McGeorge Scholarship Award; Parole Rep- treatments, laser resurfacing, Botox, Testy-
See New Members, back page
10 December 2006 www.truckee.com 530.587.2757
District Attorney INSF Check Program
District Attorney Technical Ser- contracted with American Corrective Box 2748, Grass Valley, CA 95945-2748.
vices, dba Computer Support Services, Counseling Services, Inc., ACCS to per- If the INSF check or the total
has gone out of business and is in Chap- form this service. ACCS will perform this amount of INSF checks from any one
ter Seven Bankruptcy proceedings. Un- service for cases that were not handled check writer are greater than $500, the
fortunately, the Bankruptcy Trustee is by CCS when they went out of business matter should be referred directly to law
holding onto restitution payments in her in July of 2006. enforcement instead of the check diver-
possession. Until further notice, Bad Check sion program.
This is the firm that the Nevada Crime reports can be obtained from the For further information, call the
County District Attorney’s office had Nevada County District Attorney’s of- Nevada County District Attorney’s office
contracted with in past years to run its fice. These forms can be completed and at (530) 265-1301.
check diversion program. sent to the following address along with
The District Attorney’s office has the INSF check or checks: ACCS, P.O.
Welcoming Places, continued from page 1
In this era of “customer-first” busi- the heart of community, creating places at Ruth@truckee.com or (530) 587-2757.
ness strategies, our Welcoming Places initia- where all citizens feel included and have a You can also contact Sarah Green
tive will be the cornerstone of our inten- contribution to make. When business, at the Community Collaborative
tion to welcome both visitors and local non-profits and civic groups align around of Tahoe Truckee at
citizens in a way that keeps them coming these strategies, powerful results happen. email@example.com or
back to our community for what they Want to learn more about the initia- (530) 587-8322; or Kym Fabel at the
need. tive and how you can become a Welcoming North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Com-
The Welcoming Places movement is Place? Contact Ruth Geresy at the merce at firstname.lastname@example.org or
about every organization’s obligation to Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce (530) 581-8764.
530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 11
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Moonshine Ink, Truckee and North Moonshine Ink Online has the in-depth, Laminating Capabilities
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www.MoonshineInk.com. “We are really input and free classifieds. “It’s nice to graphic design and reproduction, is proud
happy to be able to get the word out to provide a forum for the community to to announce upgrades to their finishing
more people,” says Moonshine Ink post their items for sale or help wanted services with the addition of a 36-inch
owner/publisher Mayumi Elegado. ads,” says Moonshine Ink marketing laminator at their Truckee location, and the
“We’re really hoping this service can also director, Sara Zimmerman. Free classi- “mack daddy” 60-inch laminator at their
be a way to bring the community to- fieds can be entered online at the website Grass Valley location. The Real Graphic
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For Goodness Sake Workshop once preserved a 4-foot rattlesnake for a
Caters to the Holiday Spirit science project!
From business card size to giant
In the spirit of the holiday season, give and, as such, an ability to discover a poster size, in a variety of materials includ-
this is a time for expressing gratitude and deepened sense of purpose, belonging and ing bond paper, matte, film, high-gloss
thanks. For Goodness Sake, Truckee’s participation in the community. Partici- photo, adhesive backed vinyl, backlit film,
spirituality center, is taking advantage of pants will learn how the idea of gift giving heavy-coated clear film, semi-gloss photo,
this seasonal opportunity by hosting a spe- originated and was used in older cultures. translucent bond, silk, tracing paper, vel-
cial workshop. The workshop will also explain how to lum, and canvas.
This holiday season, deepen the identify one’s core gifts and primary tal-
meaning of gift giving with the Core Gift
Workshop offered by For Goodness Sake,
ents. Thus, providing a mechanism to re-
flect upon and articulate life’s purpose.
High Sierra Home Care
December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. There are 20 spots available. For in- Expands Services
This workshop introduces the con- formation or reservations, call (530) 550-
cept that each person has a unique gift to 8981 or visit www.goodnesssake.org. Formerly known as High Sierra Win-
dow Washers, the new High Sierra Home
Care is ready to deliver a variety of cleaning
services to your home with affordability
Recommend a New Member to the Chamber and convenience top of mind. Owner and
longtime Tahoe local, Patrick Snow, saw a
and get $25 hard cash. window of opportunity and decided to
increase his services as many of his clients
These members earned their money! were searching for comprehensive home
Referee New Member care.
Joanna Walters, Sierra Cost Management...................................Giese Accounting & Tax “We’re pleased to serve the Truckee
Ken Koeppe, 5 Star Performance Insulation..............................ElvrumKing Builders, Inc., and North Shore communities, letting lo-
Frank Rossbach, Glasform Glassblowing/ ................................Framing Gallery cals and visitors spend their free time en-
Hacker Metal Sculptures joying the area and their families as op-
Tamara Perlman, Coldwell Banker ...........................................Finn Jorgenson CMT Body posed to tedious hours cleaning,” says
Melody Rebbeck, Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn .................Fifty Fifty Brewing Company Expanding on his already established
JR Mitchell, Mountain Forge .....................................................Carole Sesko Contemporary Art track record of exemplary service, Snow
Brinn Wellise, Switchback Public Relations + Marketing ..........High Sierra Home Care now offers a variety of home care necessi-
Brinn Wellise, Switchback Public Relations + Marketing ........Aspen Leaf Interiors ties. On top of window cleaning, High
Brinn Wellise, Switchback Public Relations + Marketing ..........Granite IT Sierra Home Care provides house cleaning,
Ashley Holm, Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker - Christie Curtis snow removal, yard clean-up, staining/
painting, power washing, hot tub mainte-
Call Linda at the Chamber for details (530) 587-2757
nance, rodent removal and more.
530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 13
Collaboration by the Party of Three
What happens when you take three rary Art, and the beginning of a new arts vases are exchanged at least twice so that
artists from different genres and have district in Truckee.” On the same night, each artist adds something to every piece.
them work on the same canvas? Some- the neighboring Truckee Co-Op Gallery The only rule they must follow is to stick
thing worth celebrating! Truckee artists will be having their grand opening party. to the theme of the painting.
Carole Sesko, Eve Werner, and Sara Sesko, Werner, and Zimmerman “We were pushing outside of our
Zimmerman invite the public to attend a began meeting weekly in July to critique own comfort zones, so we weren’t sure if
reception and art show featuring their each other’s artwork, share information, there was going to be a cohesiveness to
new series of jointly created work titled and inspire each other. The rapport that each of the pieces,” says Zimmerman.
Collaboration. developed led them to try collaborating Collaboration will be unveiled at an
Collaboration is a show of sixteen on work under the group name “Party of opening reception December 7th, from
jointly created paintings and sculptures 3.” 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Carole Sesko Contem-
that will be on display from December 7 The collaborative work, Party of 3, porary Art and Design, 10950 Industrial
through January 15 and then will travel to developed a new method. First, they se- Way, Building A, Suite 102 in Truckee.
venues out of the area. “We’re having the lect a theme. Each member takes a can- The show will run through January 15th.
reception to introduce people to our vas to her studio and paints or collages For more information, contact Carole
work together,” says Sesko. “We are also along the theme. One week later, the art- Sesko at (530) 587-7750.
celebrating the evolution of my studio ists photograph their stage of the work
into a gallery, Carole Sesko Contempo- and then exchange canvases. The can-
The Ski Tour Debuts Winter 2007
Skiers now have a professional tour feel it is at its best,” said Zach Crist. late-night entertainment – and turbo
and music festival to call their own. This “With the creation of The Ski Tour we charge it into a three-day cultural experi-
winter, The Ski Tour (TST) plays out at now have a chance to showcase the rein- ence for everyone who loves the moun-
four of America’s top resorts – Sun Val- vention of skiing to the masses.” tain lifestyle.”
ley, Idaho; Breckenridge Colorado; As- In addition to the skiing competi- The launch of TST comes at a piv-
pen/Snowmass, Colorado; and Squaw tion, the BaseCamp Music Experience, otal time for skiercross and skier halfpipe
Valley, California. The world’s best skiers presented in conjunction with The Ski as skiercross is expected to join snow-
will compete in skiercross or skier half- Tour, will be the focal point of off-hill board cross at the 2010 Olympics. TST
pipe competitions for $500,000 – the entertainment at each of the tour stops. founders want to see skier halfpipe fol-
largest purse in skiing – while a gigantic BaseCamp will feature over 30 bands and low suit. TST will put these sports into
concert venue will bring some of the na- DJs. the national limelight, helping to promote
tion’s biggest music acts to the heart of Entertainment will include a head- them as viable Olympic sports.
the mountains. All four events will be line concert and an array of events For information, visit their website
nationally televised (in one-hour shows) throughout the weekend, including street at www.theskitour.com.
on network television. party bonfires, the Limelight Film Festi-
TST will feature an international val, rail jams, VIP and athlete parties,
field of world-class athletes, each having locals bar parties, pro photo shootout
equal opportunity to win the single larg- parties, teen rock & roll parties, fashion
est payout in the sport – $125,000 each shows, and many more activities celebrat-
weekend. Athletes confirmed for the tour ing mountain culture.
include Olympians Daron Rahlves, Eric “Our goal with The Ski Tour is to
Schlopy, and Reggie Crist and X Games broaden the market of people interested
medalists Tanner Hall, CR Johnson, in skiing competition. But the way to do
Simon Dumont, and Zach Crist. that is to not just focus on the competi-
“In recent years the sport of skiing tion,” said TST co-founder Kipp Nelson.
has undergone radical change and pro- “We’re going to take the entire ski ex-
gression. Skiing is back on the map and I perience – from the first chair to après to
14 December 2006 www.truckee.com 530.587.2757
CALENDAR OF EVENTS DECEMBER
1-25 Squaw Valley Festival of Lights, Squaw 15 collaborative paintings and sculptures 17 Pinball Rally, Northstar-at-Tahoe™. Free-
Valley USA. Meander through Squaw Valley’s www.carolesesko.com style and rail jam events. 530-562-1010
villages to shop, dine and enjoy the spirit of the
holidays sparkling decorations and cheerful 9 Core Skiing, Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski 17 BAC Open League GS Race, Alpine Mead-
activities. 530-583-6985 Resort. Three hour clinic geared to tap into your ows Ski Resort. 530-583-4232
body’s full potential, and get more efficiency
1-31 Gallery of Gifts, North Tahoe Arts Center, out of your efforts. 800-500-3871 19 Noel Night, Northstar-at-Tahoe. Free ice
Tahoe City. Holiday gifts and art for sale by skate rental & hot cocoa, shopping specials,
local and regional artisians. 530-581-2787 9 BAC Clinic, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. 530- live music, caroling, photos with Santa. 530-
1 Kick Off the Holiday Season Party, Tahoe Tree
Company, Tahoe City. Enjoy appetizers, Truckee 9-10 Far West Open Series, Boreal Ski Resort. 23-25 Holiday Festivities, Northstar-at-Tahoe.
River Wine, good cheer and specials on all our Giant Slalom and Slalom Races. 530-426- Santa, caroling, and live music in the Village
Christmas gifts and decorations during the 3666 area. 530-562-1010
hours of 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
9-13 ASTC Early Season Jumpstart, Squaw 24 Kid’s Cookie Race on Christmas Eve, Royal
1 Bud Fish Holiday Tree Lighting, Downtown Valley USA. Season jumpstart levels 6-9. Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort. Participants
Truckee, 6:00 p.m.. Rotary Club of Truckee. www.skiNASTC.COM or 530-582-4515 are rewarded with cookies for their hard racing
530-587-0493 efforts on the fun course. Open to ages 4 to 12
10 Project MANA “Can Drive”, Tahoe Donner years old, with activities starting at noon. Free
2-3 Learn to Ski/Snowboard Weekend, Alpine Cross Country Center. Bring a can of food for a event. 800-500-3871
Meadows Ski Resort. 530-583-4232 free trail pass. 530-587-9484
24 Kid’s Christmas Fun Race, Alpine Meadows
3 Sierra Senior Services Pancake Breakfast, 10 Children’s Christmas Photos by Cheryl Ho- Ski Resort. 530-583-4232
Senior Center, off Brockway Road. 8:30-11:30 gan, Truckee Community Center, 10:00 a.m.-
a.m. Adults: $5/Seniors: $3. Proceeds benefit 4:00 p.m.. Images can be viewed later that day 24 Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, Squaw
the seniors programs. 530-550-7600 with a password where you can order prints and Valley USA. Celebrate the holiday with this an-
Christmas/Holiday cards from the convenience nual torchlight parade. 530-583-6985
3 Children’s Christmas Photos by Cheryl Hogan, of your own home. Orders are shipped directly
Truckee Community Center, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 to your door. Call for more info. 25 Kid’s Candy Cane Race, Royal Gorge Cross
p.m. Images can be viewed later that day with a www.cherylhogan.com 530-412-1239 Country Ski Resort. The Fun Fest for kids contin-
password where you can order prints and ues on Christmas Day. Open to ages 4 to 12
Christmas/Holiday cards from the convenience 10 Learn to Skate, Royal Gorge Cross Country years old. Festivities start at noon. Free event.
of your own home. Orders are shipped directly Ski Resort. Substantial savings on lesson, trail 800-500-3871
to your door. Call for more info. pass and ski rental package. 800-500-3871
30 Free Demo Day, Tahoe Donner Cross Coun-
10 BAC Dual GS, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. try Center. Try the latest XC ski equipment (trail
3 Full Moon Snowshoe Tour, Northstar-at- 530-583-4232 pass required). 530-587-9484
Tahoe™. Call for information or reservations.
12 Noel Night, Northstar-at-Tahoe™. Free ice 31 New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Party, Northstar-
skate rental & hot cocoa, shopping specials, at-Tahoe™. A party for everyone. Fireworks, live
3 Sara Zimmerman's Art Show, Online Design live music, caroling, photos with Santa. 530- music, entertainment, food, drinks and fun.
and Gallery, Incline Village. Art Show will have 562-1010 530-562-1010
Sara Zimmerman's newest works.
13 Local’s Day, Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski 31 Kid’s Cookie Race, Royal Gorge Cross Coun-
Resort. Bring your local ID for discounted ski- try Ski Resort. The Fun Fest for kids continues
4 Learn to Stride, Royal Gorge Cross Country ing. Trail passes are just $12 all day. 800-500- on New Years Eve. Open to ages 4 to 12 years
Ski Resort. Substantial savings on lesson, trail 3871 old. Festivities start at noon. Free event. 800-
pass and ski rental package. Advanced reserva- 500-3871
tions are required for learning Diagonal or Skat- 16 BAC Open League GS Clinic, Alpine Mead-
ows Ski Resort. 530-583-4232 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration, Squaw Valley
ing techniques. 800-500-3871
USA. Ski, snowboard, skate or snow tube and
5 Noel Night, Northstar-at-TahoeTM. Free ice 16-18 NASTC Instructor Certification Training, then celebrate the New Year with food, music
skate rental & hot cocoa, shop specials, live Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. Levels 7-9. and fun for revelers of all ages. Fun party at
music, caroling, photos with Santa. 530-562- www.skiNASTC.com 530-582-4515 High Camp. 530-583-6985
1010 17 Learn to Downhill Cross Country Style Clinic,
7 "Collaboration" Art Show, Carole Sesko Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort. A full
Contemporary Art in Truckee. Unveiling of the morning of instruction in downhill cross country
collaborative works called “The Party of Three”. technique. 800-500-3871
530.587.2757 www.truckee.com December 2006 15
New Members, continued from page 10
and coat drives. This is an entirely volunteer youth group. The church’s objective is to eating disorder symptoms, and give you a
organization and you will know those who grow in faith, spiritual maturity and disciple- plan for every day of the week for you to
help only by the twinkle in their eyes! ship, and to reach to neighbors, visitors and reach your goals. Give Curtis a call at (530)
For more information contact Joan the world. Pastor Hilton also teaches math 587-1341.
Hartwell at (530) 587-7945. and science at Alder Creek Middle School.
For more information call (530) 582-4243. Unique Boutique — Viviane’s Vin-
Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian tage and Vogue
Church Truckee Sport Power Personal The Unique Boutique is an eclectic
The Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Training consignment boutique with a wonderful
Church has a dynamic new pastor, Ed Hil- Do you dread the inevitable weight variety that specializes in treasures from all
ton, whose congregation meets each Sunday gain that seems to happen during the holi- eras. It has been compared to shops in
in the former Sierra Mountain Middle day season? Curtis Sückut owner of Truckee Woodstock, New York, and Telegraph Ave-
School’s cafeteria. After all, they’re feeding Sport Power Personal Training is a former nue in San Francisco, yet is surprisingly
the congregation the Word and centering pro triathlete, a top 10 overall ironman, and affordable. Although locals have kept the
their worship on the Sacrament. Each ser- a former overweight teenager. He was a little shop a secret for 12 years, much to the
vice includes prayers, the sermon, Holy Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the owner Viviane Sabol’s delight the secret is
Communion and Children’s Song and Mes- Bay Area and he recently moved to out. Unique Boutique was recently featured
sage, which are a blend of traditional Truckee. in JANE Magazine as "...one of the ten hip-
hymns, contemporary songs and ethnic/ Regardless of your age or capabilities pest consignment shops on the West
folk music. Curtis has trained folks from 10–85 years Coast"!
Pastor Hilton, a native Californian, and can design and implement programs for Viviane offers her service as your per-
obtained his master’s degree in divinity and any goal. Whether you want to gain a full sonal shopper for your specific style. You'll
his teaching certificate from Princeton in Division 1 athletic scholarship, get in shape also find an accessory treasure trove of jew-
July. For the past few years the church had to look and feel great, or eliminate chronic elry, boas, long gloves, fun wigs, fishnets
various visiting pastors, and since the hiring pain, his high energy sessions are focused and other fun things. It's theme party cen-
of Pastor Hilton in August the congregation and motivational. tral whether looking for prom or wedding
has increased dramatically. Curtis designs programs associated gowns, or vintage to vogue. Consignments
Pastor Hilton is a member of Work- with energy systems, joint angles, and inju- accepted by appointment. Discover The
force Housing; his church is helping to ries associated with various sports. He of- Unique Boutique located at 10925 West
build a house in Grass Valley for Habitat fers simple and effective nutritional guid- River (behind the woodpiles), parking is
for Humanity; and he is starting a church ance, he can recognize overtraining and free or call (530) 582-8484.
As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you are encouraged to attend board meetings. Get involved in the leadership of your organization, offer
your input, and let your directors know of your concerns, opinions, and ideas. Any business you wish to present to the board must be placed on the
agenda by notifying the President / CEO ten (10) days prior to the meeting. Board meetings are held as noted in the Chamber calendar in this
publication. Agendas are available one week prior to the meeting and can be sent to you upon request.
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