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·      Truckee is sponsoring a candidate filing night on July 31 at 5:30pm at council chambers.

·      Learn how to handle wildlife encounters, whether it be while camping, hiking or in your backyard during an Aug. 9, 7pm presentation at Spooner Lake State Park with the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s urban wildlife coordinator. This family-friendly event is free, and park entrance fees will be waived for attendees. Sign-ups are encouraged, but not required, by calling 775.749.5980.

·      Here is the El Dorado-Tahoe roadwork schedule from Caltrans for the week.

·      Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Edgewood Lodge in Stateline the best resort hotel in the United States as well as the best resort hotel in the West.

Nominations sought for Blue Ribbon Awards

Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 11th annual Blue Ribbon Awards.

The Blue Ribbon Awards will be Nov. 8 at MontBleu in Stateline. The nomination period is open until Oct. 5.

This awards program is the community’s opportunity to recognize South Shore businesses, organizations and individuals for achievements, community contributions, and milestones.

Categories include: experience, entrepreneur, tourism, geotourism, customer service business, and customer service public agency.

Go online to nominate.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      MontBleu in Stateline is hosting an extreme midget wrestling event on Sept. 1 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets start at $20.

·      The American Century Championship telecasts on NBC and NBCSN reached more than 5.7 million unique viewers July 13-15, a 16 percent increase from 2017

·      There will be a South Lake Tahoe PCE community meeting on Aug. 8 at 6pm at Lake Tahoe Airport.

·      Heavenly Mountain Resort this summer is replacing the two-seater Galaxy lift with a three-person chairlift.

·      Now Highway 50 across Nevada is also officially U.S. Bicycle Route 50.

Douglas County moving next week’s meeting

Due to an increase in projected public attendance, the Aug. 2 Douglas County Board of County Commissioners will be at the CVIC Hall located at 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

Live streaming will not be available.

While the meeting will start at 10am, the vacation home rental items will not be heard before 3pm. The Rancho Sierra project will not be heard before 5pm.

The agenda is available online.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      The Douglas County Community Health staff urges parents and guardians to take advantage of the back-to-school immunization event on Aug. 11 in Minden. There is also walk-in immunization clinics every Monday afternoon.

·      University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents Noxious Weed Identification and Control on Aug. 8 from noon-1pm at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office, 4955 Energy Way in Reno, as part of the Green Industry Continuing Education Series.

·      Moises Fonseca is Douglas County Sheriff’s Department’s newest deputy.

·      Cassidy Marchini of South Lake Tahoe was selected as a first-year member of the 2018-19 Clippers Spirit, the dance team of the NBA’s L.A. Clippers. The Clippers Spirit is an elite dance team made up of world-class professional dancers.

·      El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer POST 457 earned first place for critical incident scenario at the 8th annual Central Valley Explorer Competition on July 13-15.

National Night Out to be celebrated in SLT

South Lake Tahoe public safety agencies will be participating in National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 4-8pm at Regan Beach located at 3199 Sacramento Ave.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

In South Lake Tahoe, National Night Out is a partnership between El Dorado County, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, Barton Health, California Conservation Corps and South Tahoe Action Teams.

Support the 2018 Toys for Tots campaign by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

Fundraiser for youth hurt in gym accident

Rocky Beaty

There will be a fundraiser for Nicholas “Rocky” Beaty on Aug. 25 from 3-9pm at Aleworx in South Lake Tahoe.

The 18-year-old fractured multiple vertebrae in a trampoline accident at a local gym in May.

The money will be used for his medical expenses.

Donations may be made directly to El Dorado Savings Bank, payable to “Rocky’s Road.”

At the August event there will be a raffle. To donate or to purchase tickets, call Ron at 530.314.3646.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., this week secured the transfer of seven C-130 air tankers for CalFire to use fighting wildfires.

·      Steve Teshara has been named president of the California Association of Councils of Governments’ (CALCOG) board of directors. Teshara represents the Tahoe Transportation District on CALCOG’s board and also serves as chair of TTD’s board of directors.

·      Truckee is in need of someone to fill a Planning Commission seat that will expire in March 2019. Applications are available online.

·      South Lake Tahoe Library will host Jaguar World Music on July 27. The free outdoor show starts at 2pm at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Jaguar World Music will play musical instruments from all over the world, including flutes and stringed instruments. Learn about unique Aztec and Mayan flutes while enjoying Andean music. Bring the whole family for this outdoor performance.

·      The League to Save Lake Tahoe is having two Eyes on the Lake trainings in August. The first is Aug. 8, 5-7pm in South Lake Tahoe – RSVP here; the other is Aug. 14 from noon-2pm in Tahoe City – RSVP here.

Grocery Outlet food drive helps local agencies

South Lake Tahoe Grocery Outlet’s 8th annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive goes through the end of the month.

It benefits Christmas Cheer and Saint Theresa Catholic Church in their efforts to combat food insecurity.

During the summer, many families lose access to school supported food programs, creating an increased risk for food insecurity. To address this issue, IFH collects food and cash donations in-store across Grocery Outlet’s 300 locations that is distributed directly to local food agencies.

Customers may give cash at the store or purchase a pre-made bag that is filled with an assortment of groceries selected by the local food agency and then place it in a collection bin at the front of the store.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Here are the El Dorado-Tahoe and Sierra roadwork schedules from Caltrans for the week.

·      Todd D. Irby, 60, has been named to an interim appointment for a judgeship in the Placer County Superior Court.

·      Wa She Shu ‘It Deh, the Native American Arts Festival at Valhalla on the South Shore, is July 27-28, 10am-5pm.

·      Blackie Farrell and the Bob Woods Trio will be at Valhalla on July 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online.