By John Singlaub

Column Dear 2007: We Learned From You, But We Won’t Miss You

As Lake Tahoe bids farewell to 2007, we’re reviewing what will prove to be an unforgettable year. A nearly snowless season left businesses and the economy in a winter crunch. Then, the Angora Wildfire tragically destroyed 254 homes, disrupting the lives of many and diverting summer tourists who might have helped the economy recover slightly from the aftereffects of a lackluster season. Our friends and neighbors lost a great deal during the fire and we continue to be amazed at the resiliency of our community. With a neighborhood in ashes and businesses in a crunch, 2007 turned out to be a year of hard lessons for all of us who care about Lake Tahoe.