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Northstar CSD to consider approving
alignment for Martis Valley Trail
The Northstar Community Services District Board of Directors will be considering the approval of the highway alignment for the proposed Martis Valley Trail at its regular board meeting on Feb. 20, 9 a.m. at the Northstar Drive Fire station.
Although public support was split for the two alignments that were studied, after reviewing the recently adopted Final EIR for the project, along with available land tenure opportunities, the District has determined the highway alignment is the more viable of the two alternatives.
The CEQA findings for the highway alignment will be presented to the District Board for consideration of approval paving the way for the project to move forward.
Anyone interested in this decision is welcome to attend the public meeting.
Canyon Springs DEIR Letter Writing Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m., Glenshire Clubhouse, 15726 Glenshire Drive, Truckee. Learn about the Canyon Springs proposed development project and how to write a comment letter for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Comments are due March 6 to the town of Truckee. Email email@example.com or call 530-582-6751. Visit www.sosglenshire.org.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students
Far West Academy in Squaw Valley California admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Individual and small size classes are conducted once a week for one hour, January through May for Spanish, math, English, and biology. Individualized classes are conducted at the student's home, small size classes were conducted at their rental space at 1850 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, and are now conducted in a private home at no cost at 445 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley.
Individual and small sizes are academically stimulating, sparking curiosity and establishing life-long knowledge by connecting new information to what the students are doing. The activity is funded by tuition. Scholarships are available, 15 percent of the FWA time is devoted to classes during the winter season. Call 530-378-4SKI for information.
Call to contract instructors
The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department seeks contract instructors for classes and workshops at their facilities and recreation centers. From dance to art and tennis to fitness, contract instructors enhance the quality and variety of programs for the community.
TCPUD is always looking for motivated, energetic and professional contract instructors to teach classes that enhance their vision and mission statements. To become an instructor, an individual must possess strong teaching skills; be positive, organized and dependable; have good communication skills; be prompt and reliable; and demonstrate a desire to develop and promote the program. Selections are made based on the instructor's qualifications and experience, date and time availability, preferred location, need for the program, and marketability.
Currently, an emphasis is being placed on culinary enthusiasts who can teach one or more cooking classes at the newly renovated commercial kitchen at Rideout Community Center.
For more information contact the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department at 530-583-3440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Science Expo to be family fun
Family Science Expo, open to the public on March 20, 4-6 p.m. at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), together with Tahoe Expedition Academy, other community partners, and with sponsorship from the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline, will host the eighth annual Science Expo March 18-21, for regional students.
The Science Expo is open to the general public on the evening of Wednesday, March 20 for children of all ages together with their families. Ice cream will be provided by Susie Scoops of Incline Village. Admission is free.
The event will feature dozens of hands-on, interactive science experiments, activities and demonstrations emphasizing physical science concepts such as physical and chemical properties of matter, density, energy, electricity, magnetism, light, and sound,
Students from Kings Beach, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Truckee and South Lake Tahoe will attend during the school days. High school students participating in the Youth Science Institute will facilitate science investigations with younger students. UC Davis AmeriCorps volunteers and docents will staff some activity stations. Volunteers and parents in the community are asked to participate. Additional volunteers are still needed. To volunteer, contact UC Davis TERC AmeriCorps member Hannah Leigh at 775-881-7560, ext. 7474 or email@example.com. All volunteers will be trained and will have all activity materials required for their 2-3 hour shift. A science background is not necessary.
For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
Grants available from Lahontan Community Foundation
March 1, 2013 is the closing date for grant applications to be considered for funding during the 2013 Lahontan Community Foundation grant cycle. Grants typically are in the range of $5,000-$10,000.
Lahontan Community Foundation is generally broad-based in its funding interests and will accept applications in the following areas of interest: Arts and culture and civic life; education and youth development; environment, recreation, and animal welfare; and health and human services.
Trout Unlimited Announces Youth Trout Camp
Trout Unlimited of California has announced its second annual Sierra Trout Camp July 6-7, 2013 at the UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station.
The camp is designed to give kids an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the importance of our nation's aquatic resources with an emphasis on conservation, protection and restoration of cold water ecosystems.
Participants will learn how to fish and tie their own flies. They will also learn about stream ecology, cutthroat trout restoration, stream physics and chemistry, fishing etiquette and aquatic entomology.
Girls and boys 9-11 years of age are eligible to apply. Trout Unlimited will accept a total of 15 participants. Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted no later than April 31, 2013. For more information, contact Adam Butler with Trout Unlimited at 760-920-8667 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truckee Rotary Community Foundation seeks projects
The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation is looking for community projects or needs to bestow their annual donation upon. This year the foundation has $4,000 to donate for various projects. The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.
Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160 or by email email@example.com. Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Call Steve Randall at 530-582-7720 for information. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
Citizen Police Academy to begin March 26
The Truckee Police Department is pleased to announce the return of the Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy provides community members with an inside look at the Truckee Police Department. This eight-week academy is designed to provide citizens with an overview of the police department's functions and operational procedures.
The first class begins Tuesday, March 26, and will meet in the evening from 6-9 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Citizens interested in the Citizen Police Academy must be at least 16 years of age, have no prior felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and live in the town of Truckee (Parent/guardian approval needed if under 18 years of age).
Truckee PD welcomes you to share an insight into the activity and issues within the community and the complexity of law enforcement demands to satisfy those issues. To apply, pick up a brochure at the front desk of the Truckee Police Department or call Officer Lisa Madden at 530-550-2330.
Aloha Tuesday to benefit SOS Outreach
Jake's On The Lake in Tahoe City is hosting Aloha Tuesday, a Hawaiian themed apres ski party March 5 starting at 4:30 p.m. Happy hour food and drinks are offered until 6:30 p.m. and specials on Mai Tais and Hawaiian pu-pu menu is offered until 8 p.m. -
Purchase raffle tickets to directly support SOS Outreach and a chance to win Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows ski resorts lift tickets, gear, and other cool prizes from sponsors like Breeze Ski Shop, Mountain Hardware, and many others. You don't need to be present to win, but you must stop by to purchase your raffle tickets.
Jake's On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd. inside the Boatworks Mall.
Donner Memorial State Park grooming trails
Donner Memorial State Park is grooming their 2 1/2 mile Lakeshore/China Cove trail for cross-country skiing. The cost is $8 per vehicle, which includes entrance to the Emigrant Trail Museum, depicting the area's history including Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the transcontinental railroad. A variety of souvenirs, postcards, posters, books and maps about human and natural history are for sale. Maps of cross-country and snowshoeing trails are also available. Donner Memorial State Park is about two miles west of downtown Truckee on Donner Pass Road. Visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=503.
Ski and ride for $35 or less to benefit local schools
Downhill resort tickets may be pre-purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Porters Sports in Truckee and Tahoe Dave's in Tahoe City, Truckee and Kings Beach. Cross-country resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Paco's in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are accepted at all store outlets and credit cards are accepted at Tahoe Dave's outlets. Tickets are not refundable.
Tahoe Donner Ski Area, $25 lift ticket valid any one day, Sugar Bowl, $35 lift ticket valid any one day, March 23-29; Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, $35 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort from April 7 through end of season.
Proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation. For more information and updates, visit www.exined.org.