SLTFD looking for community input

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue is hosting a meeting July 24 to share the community’s risk assessment.

It will be from 7-9pm at the Fire Training Center located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.

The department is seeking input on the fire department’s operations, which will be included in the Standards of Cover document.

There will be question and answer period, as well as a presentation by Fire Chief Jeff Meston.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Snowmobilers plan to gather July 23 from 6-8pm at the Flight Deck at Lake Tahoe Airport to discuss proposed changes to accessibility in the Eldorado National Forest.

·      Thomas Martinez is the newest deputy of Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

·      It’s time for athletes age 50 and older to sign up for the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games, which are Aug. 17-Sept. 1. For more info, go online.

·      Mountain Area Preservation is hosting the 10th annual Sierra Forage Dinner, a fundraiser in support the group’s mission to “preserve the Truckee-Tahoe region’s mountain character and natural environment for present and future generations.” The event is at Stella Restaurant on Aug. 10 from 5:30-9:30pm. The $175 tickets are available online.

·      The South Lake Tahoe City Council on July 17 decided not to put a cannabis tax on the November ballot.

Caltrans to work on Hwy. 89 near Truckee

Paving operations will impact sections of Highway 89 in Truckee next week.

Crews are scheduled to work on Highway 89 at the Deerfield Drive intersection on Monday and on Highway 89 from the roundabouts to Prosser Dam Road from Tuesday to Thurdsay. Operating hours will be from 6am-6pm.

Motorists should expect one-way traffic controls with delays up to 20 minutes.

Weather or unexpected events can postpone or prolong construction activity.

Placer County to discuss local housing project

The proposed purchase of three parcels at Dollar Hill by Placer County could provide an opportunity that accelerates solutions for  local housing needs and includes rental units and homes for purchase.

The location of the property, near town centers, grocery stores, parks, transit and schools make it ideally suited for local achievable housing. It will only be for local housing.

Placer County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to have its first public discussion on the potential purchase next week. It is known as the Nahas project. The meeting is July 24, 9am at North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach. This item is expected to be heard at 9:35am.

VHR issues on El Dorado County supes’ agenda

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors at the July 24 meeting at 2pm in Placerville is expected to vote on recommendations from the vacation home rental ad hoc committee.

Supervisors Sue Novasel and Mike Ranalli are the subcommittee members.

Here is a link to the agenda.

According to the county, approval of the concepts at this board meeting will provide staff the direction needed to work toward refining recommendations for changes to VHR policies and enforcement. 

On July 26 the ad hoc committee will meet at the magnet school in Meyers at 5:30pm.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      The Olympics were well represented in the July 18 ESPY Awards. Reno’s David Wise was named Best Male Action Sports Athlete.

·      South Lake Tahoe officials will be having a discussion about food trucks on Aug. 2 from 2-4pm and 5-7pm at the swim complex on Rufus Allen Boulevard.

·      Reno Philharmonic principal cellist Peter Lenz will perform Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.) on Aug. 3, 7pm and in Incline Village (300 Country Club Drive) Aug. 5, 3pm. Adults are $30 ($40 preferred seating); seniors $25; youth free ($15 preferred seating).

·      The Douglas County Public Library celebrates the success of its Children’s Summer Reading Program with a visit from Jacques the Magician.  This free show will take place July 31 at 6:30pm in the C.V.I.C. Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden.

·      Brad Johnson is now general manager/CEO of the North Tahoe Public Utility District. Since 2007, he has served as the director of engineering and asset management for the Incline Village General Improvement District.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Check out this story about Lake Tahoe News Publisher Kathryn Reed in the Tahoe Mountain News.

·      Agencies and organizations are working on a plan to improve traffic, parking, and year-round public recreation access from Camp Richardson to Tahoma. Take this survey by Aug. 5 to share your thoughts.

·      Julie Clayton has been hired as chief nursing officer for Barton Health.

·      Friends of the South Lake Tahoe Library are having a book sale July 21 at 10am at the library. It will includes hundreds of previously read, some new, all loved books. Members get in an hour early.

·      Lake Tahoe Community College hired Jonathan King to oversee Admissions & Records, Counseling, Athletics, and a number of other departments on campus that are front line to students. King comes from Southwestern College in Chula Vista where he’s the dean of Counseling and Student Support Programs.

Douglas County has grant money to give out

Douglas County is looking for entities to apply for the Community Grant Program.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the Board of Commissioners meeting where the electeds will discussed and announce the awards.

Grant applications are available at the county manager’s office and treasure’s office in Minden, as well as the general services office at the Lake Tahoe Administration Building in Stateline.                                

Applications are due Sept. 28.

For more info, contact Kathy Kaiser at 775.782.9029.

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      The three-day American Century Championship that ended July 15 set an attendance record at 57,097. This is the fourth consecutive year for a record. Last year’s record was 55,801 people.

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

·      The Tahoe Tattoo Show will be July 20-22 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. For more info, go online.

·      Friends of the West Shore is having community party/fundraiser on Aug. 16 at West Shore Pizza from 5-8pm. RSVP to

Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      California State Parks is leading a tour of Washoe Meadows State Park on July 17 from 5:30-7pm to talk about the Upper Truckee River project and future of Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Meet at the corner of Country Club and Bakersfield at 5:25pm. If attending, RSVP to

·      El Dorado and Placer counties received silver awards in the counties exhibit at the California Fair. Amador won gold as well as best of show.

·      A culvert on Elks Club Drive in El Dorado County between Boca Raton and Waverly will be replaced on July 16 from 8am-2pm. There may be up to a 30-minute delays. Use Meadowvale Drive and Tam ‘O Shanter Drive as alternative routes.

·      El Dorado County has a website dedicated just to vacation home rentals.

·      The next meeting of the El Dorado County VHR ad hoc committee will be July 16 at 5:30pm at the magnet school in Meyers.