Insomnia Cookies is coming soon to South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.  – Insomnia Cookies, the beloved cult brand known for serving warm cookies all day and late into the night, will be opening a bakery in South Lake Tahoe this winter. Located in the Chateau at the Village shopping center, the new store will mark the brand’s 18th location in California.

Here to the rescue when the craving for something sweet hits (even at 3 a.m.!), Insomnia Cookies offers in-store, pickup, and delivery options for customers to experience the company’s signature warm, delicious cookies. From the Classic Chocolate Chunk cookie to favorites like Snickerdoodle and Confetti Deluxe, delicious Cookies IN Ice Cream flavors, decadent brookies, brownies, and blondies, a full slate of vegan options, and a frequently-rotating limited-edition menu, the brand’s offerings satisfy every sweet tooth – warm or cold.

Join the squad! The new South Lake Tahoe location is hiring part-time cookie crew members, delivery drivers, and shift leaders. Interested applicants and cookie lovers are encouraged to apply now at

The opening date and addressed will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tahoe Green Dispensary hosts Bread & Broth meal

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sponsoring their second Adopt A Day of Nourishment for the year, Tahoe Green Dispensary hosted the Monday Meal on November 27. Even though two of the planned Adopt A Day sponsor crew members were unable to attend due to not feeling well, the sponsor crew arrived with two ‘substitute’ team members to replace the ailing Tahoe Green Dispensary employees.

Tahoe Green Dispensary, owned by David and Melanie Turner, was represented at the Monday Meal by Melanie, their daughter Haleigh Turner, and her friend Kasandra “Kasi” Rangel. According to Haleigh, volunteering as an Adopt A Day crew member was “a wonderful learning experience.”

The trio was very helpful throughout the meal service as they wrapped utensils, bagged fresh fruits and vegetables, dished out the main meal on the serving line and then stayed to help with the meal’s cleanup.

Being on the meal’s main serving line is the best way to meet and greet all the dinner guests. As she took a break from manning the serving line, Rangel expressed her thoughts about her interactions with the dinner guests. “I’m having a lot of fun seeing all of the smiles” as the dinner guests went through the serving.

As the Tahoe Green Dispensary AAD team’s lead, Melanie Turner, was excited to see her young co-team members enjoy their volunteering experience and see how their actions were impacting the always grateful dinner guests. “Loved having our “substitute employees” and spending time giving back to the community with my daughter and her good friend.”

“Thank you to the Tahoe Green Dispensary for their Adopt a Day of Nourishment sponsorship by donating $350 to support the meal’s cost and bringing a wonderful crew to help provide a hot, nutritious meal and food giveaway bags to the 93 dinner guests who came to St. Theresa’s Grace Hall for a great meal and the comfort of knowing so many people care,” Bread and Broth said.

Left to right: Kasandra Rangel, Melanie Turner, Haleigh Turner

Ski Butlers brings snow sport equipment to customers, donates portion of fees to Tahoe Fund

TAHOE CITY, Calf. – This winter, guests who ski or ride in the Tahoe region can skip the rental lines and have equipment delivered directly to their door through Ski Butlers. The rental delivery company is also donating 20% of rental fees for reservations made through the Tahoe Fund portal to support environmental improvement projects. 

“We love partnering with innovative businesses that give back to the places that they serve,” said Amy Berry, Tahoe Fund CEO. “Ski Butlers is not only giving people who spend time on the slopes here in Tahoe a new way to get their rental equipment, they are also offering a quick and easy way to give back to our local environment.” 

The new service delivers ski rentals while helping customers give back to Tahoe.
Provided / Ski Butlers

This new partnership is part of the Tahoe Fund’s $1 for Tahoe program. Created to offer a simple way for those who love Tahoe to help make it even better, the $1 for Tahoe program raises money to restore and improve the environment and enhance recreational opportunities. Proceeds from the $1 for Tahoe program support the efforts of the Tahoe Fund in its mission to improve the Lake Tahoe environment for all to enjoy.

“Ski Butlers is proud to partner with the Tahoe Fund to provide ski rentals to the people of Tahoe and help their sustainability efforts,” said Tyler Jamieson, Ski Butlers West Coast Director. “Lake Tahoe is such a special place and being able to give back and help the environment is something that we deeply value.” 

Ski Butlers has skis and snowboards available for every age, ability, terrain, and condition. They deliver equipment directly to the reserver’s accommodations, provide an in-residence fitting, and pick up equipment at the end of the rental session. Visit to reserve equipment and give 20% to the Tahoe Fund. For questions, contact the Ski Butlers team at or by calling 877.754.7754, and mention the Tahoe Fund. 

Vaccination clinic to be held at Incline Village Community Hospital

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. –  Incline Village Community Hospital, in collaboration with the Nevada State Immunization and their pharmacy satellite program, will host a vaccination clinic on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will be held in the IVCH Community Room at 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village.

Vaccines that will be available include the RSV vaccine for 60+ years old, COVID vaccine for 12+ years old, flu, shingles, and TDAP vaccines. A prescription or appointment is not required.

Most insurance is accepted; however, insurance may not cover the full cost. The RSV vaccine is covered by most Medicare Part D plans. Patients are asked to bring an ID and insurance card.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the vaccines offered, please contact your health care provider. For more information about the vaccination clinic, please call (775) 888-4200.

Truckee-Tahoe – Pet of the Week: Lucy

Two-year-old Lucy wins the hearts of everyone she meets! She is a sweet, friendly girl ready to find her forever home. Lucy is not only a very affectionate, laidback pup, but she pretty much fits the bill for almost any home. She’s great with people, kids of all ages, and other large-breed dogs! She has a very nice level of play with her canine friends.

Lucy is young and bouncy with a perfect level of energy. She enjoys going on walks where she can sniff everything, playing with her large dog friends, and exploring with her human friends. Lucy knows basic commands and would love to learn more advanced skills. She’s one smart cookie!

Lucy is this week’s Pet of the Week.

Lucy’s ideal forever home would provide her with a good balance of exercise and cuddle sessions. It would also be a cat and small dog-free home. It truly has become a mystery to staff and volunteers at HSTT as to why she still has not found her forever home. She’s been super at the shelter and nothing but a perfect lady in foster. Lucy’s foster said, “Lucy is so loving and loyal. She’s snuggly and always waiting to greet me when I get home. Lucy loves her ball and playing fetch. She even brings the ball back!”

Just to sweeten the deal, Lucy’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor. So why wait?! Meet Lucy today and see what all the fuss is about! She is fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped. Don’t let this lovely lady pass you by! To meet Lucy or learn more about her, please reach out to one of HSTT’s Adoption Specialists at, 530-587-5948 or To view more adoptable pets or to learn more about the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, please visit


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