Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas

Barton Health prepared to implement preventative measures against Ebola

October 17, 2014 — 

Barton Health is committed to the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. After receiving several confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the United States, Barton Health is prepared to care for and respond to suspected Ebola cases.

Though the Ebola virus has not reached California or Nevada and the risk is currently low, we take the threat very seriously. An Ebola Virus Disease Workgroup comprised of Barton Health leaders and staff has been formed and we have developed an Ebola Preparedness Plan. By collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), El Dorado County Public Health, and other health agencies across the nation, Barton Health will be able to deliver the most up-to-date information and most effective action plan to combat the virus.

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Avalanche workshop set at LTCC

October 16, 2014 — 

Backcountry explorers, wilderness leaders, ski resort employees and search and rescue personnel: prepare for the winter season by attending the California Avalanche Workshop at Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Board/Aspen Room.

This is an opportunity to hear forecasters from all of the California avalanche centers speak and answer questions. In addition, ski guides, pro skiers, snow scientists, and avalanche survivors will present their findings.

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Meeting: Hunger study results

October 16, 2014 — 

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of South Lake Tahoe to host a Hunger Response Network Meeting on Oct. 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Saint Theresa’s Bread & Broth located at 1041 Lions Ave. to collaborate with local organizations to discuss the results of the South Lake Tahoe focused Hunger Study to understand the community’s needs and the best ways to allocate the Food Bank resources, based on these results.

Hunger response agencies, organizations and people in South Lake Tahoe who would like to attend the meeting are asked to contact Carey Fong at (530) 621-9950 or email cfong@foodbankedc.org to confirm attendance.

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Grant money available for nonprofits

October 16, 2014 — 

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe Foundation, Inc. (SISLT) invites local tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations to apply for grant funding for community service projects and programs.

Each year (SISLT) awards community Service Grants to 501(c)3 tax- exempt nonprofit organizations that provide services to the South Lake Tahoe community. SISLT’s goal is to fund quality projects that serve clearly identified needs of women and children in the South Shore community. They will consider new programs, improvements and enhancements to current programs, as well as supporting programs that have been proven effective in bettering the lives of women and children in our community. SISLT is accepting applications for programs or projects with a minimum of $1,000.

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City seeks commissioners

October 16, 2014 — 

The City Council is soliciting applications for two-year appointments to the following City Commissions/Boards; Airport Land Use Commission, Building/ADA Board of Appeals, Parks & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission.

The City Council will be appointing two members to Airport Land Use Commission. Applicants must have an expertise in aviation, by way of education, training, business, experience, vocation, or avocation has acquired and possesses particular knowledge of, and familiarity with, the function, operation, and role of airports, or is an elected official of a local agency which owns or operates an airport. The Airport Land Use Commission meets on an as needed basis.

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Free woodchipping offered

October 16, 2014 — 

Lake Valley Fire Protection District, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and the California Conservation Corps are teaming up to help city residents with defensible space and slash removal. On Saturday members of the California Conservation Corps are volunteering their time to provide free chipping to residents in the South Lake Tahoe city limits.

In order to participate in the chipping service, homeowners must follow these guidelines:

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Making holiday wishes happen

October 16, 2014 — 

For the holiday season the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and Tahoe Daily Tribune will collaborate to provide a Non-Profit Wish List.

The Wish List has been a partnership that has been a tradition to join in the spirit of the season by giving to area nonprofit organizations.

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Wilderness first aid course to be offered

October 14, 2014 — 

Learn how to be prepared in the wild and become Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certified on Nov. 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency building in the Aspen Room.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day WFA course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. This course will provide people with a foundation of important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment.

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Mutt Strut benefits Animal Coalition of Tahoe

October 10, 2014 — 

The Animal Coalition of Tahoe (ACT) will hold its 10th annual Mutt Strut Poker Run on Sunday. It is a family event that featues walking a pooch, playing poker, and the possibility of winning prizes.

The Mutt Strut will begin at Lakeview Commons. Registration takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

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Vendors sought for holiday festival

October 9, 2014 — 

Tahoe Arts Project is hosting the third annual Holiday Festival on Nov. 15 and 16 at South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature art, craft and food vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes and a visit from Santa. Admission is free. Vendors who would like to have a booth and sell their work are sought. Cost is $100 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space and $75 for a 6-foot-by-7-foot space. Visit www.tahoeartsproject.org to download an application or call 530-542-3632 to have an application mailed to you. Deadline is Oct. 16. Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization that presents performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe. Call 530-542-3632 for more information.

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This weekend at Unity at the Lake

October 9, 2014 — 

On Saturday Unity features “Manifest Your Dreams and Healing” seminar with Dr. Garland Landrith from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Landrith is the master of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and his research was cited in the film “What the Bleep.” This will be a level 1 EFT Training class with a certificate given to all who attend.

Cost for the seminar is $49 and includes a DVD and workbook, numerous papers as well as a mini-session with Landrith.

As a courtesy to Landrith, call 530-544-2266 or email unityatthelake@sbcglobal.net to register, but those interested can also show up at the door. See the following link for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nka97EvXMuI.

Sunday marks Unity at the Lake’s 20th birthday celebration and open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring family and friends to celebrate. There will be live music from the music team, OneVoice, face-painting, an archive CD show, sandwiches, wraps, side dishes and dessert.

Unity at the Lake is located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, call 530-544-2266 or visit www.unityatthelake.org.

Young Professionals hosting events

October 8, 2014 — 

Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) isn’t slowing down during the shoulder season. October offers a full line-up of events to engage with the community.

Today’s networking mixer, the Oct. 12 membership hiking outing, Oct. 15 professional development workshop, and the Oct. 22 North Shore networking mixer in Incline Village are open to professionals of all ages and industries.

Today, TRYP will host its monthly networking mixer at Fresh Ketch from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free for TRYP members and $10 for non-members and includes appetizers and drink specials. TRYP’s networking mixers offer the platform to make essential business relationships.

TRYP members will embark on a four-mile group hike to Granite Lake and Maggie’s Peak on Oct.12 at 10:30 a.m. The hike will commence at the Bayview Trailhead, located across the highway from Inspiration Point on Emerald Bay.

TRYP presents “Rent or Buy and Why” Professional Development Workshop on Oct. 15 at Inn by the Lake’s event center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to hear from a panel of real estate, property management and finance gurus. They will share their market insight and answer questions. This professional development workshop is free for members and $5 for non-members. This is a great learning opportunity for professionals of any age or industry.

TRYP continues to build its North Shore presence with a networking mixer scheduled for Oct. 22 at Bowl Incline. This networking event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and feature appetizers, a complimentary first drink and the opportunity to bowl the night away while making connections. Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

TRYP reminds the Tahoe community to register to vote and get informed for the Nov. 4 election. Visit www.YouTube.com/TahoeTRYP to view TRYP’s interviews with the candidates running for South Lake Tahoe City Council.

Sign up at any of the events in person, or online at www.tahoetryp.org. To stay up-to-date with developments, events, and opportunities visit www.facebook.com/TRYP and subscribe to the newsletter and blog at www.tahoetryp.org.

TRYP are a group of forward thinking individuals who believe in giving back to the community that has provided an inspirational place to work, live, play and prosper – Lake Tahoe. By connecting Tahoe’s next generation to help better the community, TRYP organizes and participates in charity fundraisers, networking events while providing career opportunities to help support Tahoe residents and businesses. It was officially launched in January 2012.

October 8, 2014 — 

Free CPR training available

October 8, 2014 — 

CPR Saturday offers hands-only CPR and AED Training to the public at no charge at the clinic on Oct. 11 at Kahle Community Center 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline.

The training clinic will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Drop-in or pre-registration is recommended by calling the Kahle Community Center at 586-7271.

CPR is an emergency lifesaving procedure used to revive someone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped functioning.

More than 90 percent of cardiac arrest victims do not survive. That can be changed in the community. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and AED (Automatic Eternal Defibrillation) are not provided within minutes of collapse.

With proper knowledge and tools, everyone can save a life.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an “All-Risk” Department providing fire prevention, fire suppression, advanced life support, explosive ordinance disposal, forest fuels management, and emergency rescue. These emergency professionals respond to 2,000 emergency calls annually. The Fire District currently holds an ISO rating 3.

Free CPR training available

October 8, 2014 — 

CPR Saturday offers hands-only CPR and AED Training to the public at no charge at the clinic on Oct. 11 at Kahle Community Center 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline.

The training clinic will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Drop-in or pre-registration is recommended by calling the Kahle Community Center at 586-7271.

CPR is an emergency lifesaving procedure used to revive someone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped functioning.

More than 90 percent of cardiac arrest victims do not survive. That can be changed in the community. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and AED (Automatic Eternal Defibrillation) are not provided within minutes of collapse.

With proper knowledge and tools, everyone can save a life.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an “All-Risk” Department providing fire prevention, fire suppression, advanced life support, explosive ordinance disposal, forest fuels management, and emergency rescue. These emergency professionals respond to 2,000 emergency calls annually. The Fire District currently holds an ISO rating 3.

Responsibilities of vacation rentals

October 3, 2014 — 

According to the El Dorado County Treasurer and Tax Collector Office, before buying a vacation home rental in the unincorporated area of El Dorado County, investors should carefully consider the responsibilities of the new venture.

One of these responsibilities requires owner(s) or their local contact person to be on-call 24 hours a day when the house is rented.

The owner or the agent must be able to arrive on site within one hour to manage tenants during all types of weather including snow conditions.

While not expected to put themselves in harms’ way, the owner or their agent is expected to manage any situation and take actions up to and including calling the Sheriffs’ Department and evicting tenants.

El Dorado County has a vacation home rental ordinance that addresses bear-resistant garbage containers, tenant parking, noise and occupancy.

An owner or their agent is required to provide tenants written instructions regarding the disposition of garbage, where to park during snow conditions and how many overnight occupants are allowed. In addition, owners are required to have a signed rental agreement enumerating various requirements including occupancy.

South Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to call the Tax Collector’s Office at (530) 621-5800 to report possible unpermitted vacation home rentals. The Tax Collector’s Office will notify the owners of the house and assist them in either in obtaining a permit or work with the District Attorney’s Office, should the unlawful condition persist.

When a vacation home is permitted, the Tax Collector’s Office encourages neighbors to obtain the phone number of the local contact person so that they can report any inappropriate noise at the first hint of a disturbance.

If the local contact is ineffective for any reason, neighbors are encouraged to call the Sheriffs’ Department at (530) 573-3300.

All are welcome at Yom Kippur services

October 2, 2014 — 

In anticipation of the upcoming Yom Kippur (Oct. 3- 4), the Chabad Jewish Center in Lake Tahoe has announced its Yom Kippur Services schedule. “They will be warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all,” says Chabad’s Director, Rabbi Mordey Richler.

All are welcome to Services at Chabad, free-of-charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. In addition, a special children’s program will accompany the adult services.

“Our tradition teaches that on Yom Kippur, the Doors of Heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from anyone,” the Rabbi said. “The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community.”

Services will be held on Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement (Oct. 3- 4).

For more information about Yom Kippur Services, or about Chabad, please call: (530) 314-7677 or email info@JewishTahoe.com<mailto:info@JewishTahoe.com>, or visit www. JewishTahoe com.

All are welcome.

Art contest featured for Teen Read Week

October 2, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Library is celebrating Teen Read Week with an art contest. Enter a drawing, photograph, or story with a fall theme. Bring the entry to the Minden or Zephyr Cove library Oct. 6 to 17. Winners will be announced at the Teen Mystery Party. Winners and honorable mentions in each category will receive candy. Entries will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and displayed in the teen area.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden and 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove. For information visit douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.

Clinic introduces laser center

October 2, 2014 — 

Casto Chiropractic announced this week, the immediate offering of Laser Therapy.

Laser therapy has been used effectively for many years, but advances in technology have produced the next generation of laser therapy with the new MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Therapy Laser, which uses specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions.

With laser therapy Nichole and Jason Casto said they are able to offer relief to those suffering with both chronic and acute ailments such as back and joint pain, tendonitis, arthritis, disc disease/ herniations, plantar fascitis and sprains and strains without the use of painful injections or potentially habit-forming drugs.

The Castos said that laser therapy is painless, with treatments usually lasting several minutes, and most patients see positive results in one-to-four treatments.

For additional information about laser therapy, contact the staff at Casto Chiropractic at 1156 Emerald Bay Road. Suite C or call 530-543-1201. Visit www.castochiropractic.com.

TRYP mixer set

October 2, 2014 — 

This month’s TRYP mixer will be held on Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Fresh Ketch in the Tahoe Keys Marina. Check out the Facebook Event page for more details and to RSVP.

Admission is free for TRYP members and $10 for non-members, which includes appetizers and $2 specials. Sign up to be a member on the website or by emailing to TahoeTRYP@gmail.com.

TRPA launches online system

October 2, 2014 — 

With the Oct. 15 grading deadline approaching, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) launched an online system to handle grading exception requests.

The initiative is meant to improve customer service and help reduce vehicle-use in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Grading season for construction projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin extends from May 1 to Oct. 15. Soil disturbance during wet conditions can harm the lake’s water quality. Outside of the grading season, soil disturbance activities generally require an exception.

The online application for grading exception requests includes a credit card payment system. It can be accessed at http://www.trpa.org/permitting/inspections-securities/.

The initiative streamlines processes for customers and improves response time by TRPA inspectors.

Previously, grading exception forms had to be downloaded from the TRPA website and then submitted by mail or in person at the TRPA front counter. This new online system ensures customer contact by an inspector within three business days and automatic emails will keep applicants informed of the status of their request.

TRPA also launched an online system for tree removal permits in May that has seen significant use. From July to September, TRPA received 164 tree removal permit applications and about 40 percent were entered online.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region. For additional information, call Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.

Winter White holiday party set

October 2, 2014 — 

Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) will host the fourth annual Winter White Holiday Party on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Riva Grill.

This annual holiday party will raise money for the Sierra and Child Family Services’ Project 44, and to raise awareness of the changes being made by TRYP in the community.

Project 44 seeks to connect caring people with vulnerable children through a partnership with Foster Family and Adoption Services. In South Lake Tahoe there is a need 44 homes to house all of the foster children and that is why TRYP chose them as this year’s Winter White benefactor.

The event will include a silent auction from local sponsors, food and drink, door prizes, raffle, and the Winter White Costume contest. “Wet Woodies” will be available all night for $5.

Those interested in becoming a member can do so for $40 annually. Key benefits and recourses for TRYP Members include, professional development opportunities; networking and mingling with other young professionals through mixers and fundraisers; leadership experience; and opportunities to give to an array of charities.

Tickets start at $20 for TRYP members and $30 for non-members, and can be purchased by emailing TRYP at TahoeTRYP@gmail.com, or visit www.TahoeTRYP.org.

Sign up at any of the events in person, or online at www.tahoetryp.org. To stay up to date with developments, events, and opportunities with TRYP’s Civic Engagement Program, visit www.facebook.com/TRYP and subscribe to the newsletter and blog at www.tahoetryp.org.

A Trio of art exhibits coming to college

September 26, 2014 — 

Artists and fans of art have at least three reasons to visit Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) this autumn.

Three new art exhibits will be open to the public through Dec. 5.

All three will launch with an Artist’s Reception and talk on Oct. 2 starting at 5 p.m. The entire community is welcome to all three exhibits to meet the artists, ask questions about their process, and enjoy some light refreshments.

In the Haldan Art Gallery inside the library building on the LTCC campus, the works of Candace Nicol features her show, “Postures and Parts: Construction of the Male Nude.” The artist’s reception will be held Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m., with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information about this exhibit and gallery, visit the Haldan Gallery website at www.ltcconline.net/art.

In the foyer of the Duke Theatre in the Fine Arts building, artist Amy Hackleman’s “Grey Matter” is open now through Dec. 5. The Artist’s reception will be held Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Hackleman is a local artist who teaches photography classes at LTCC.

Showing in the Student Art Gallery in the Main Building is the Winner’s Exhibition now through Dec. 5. This exhibit includes award-winning student artwork from the 2014 Annual Student Art Exhibition, plus some new works by the winning artists. The Artists’ reception takes place Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Author featured at Writers’ Series

September 26, 2014 — 

On Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Bona Fide Books will launch St. Louis poet Travis Mossotti’s award-winning collection “Field Study” at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The reading is free-of-charge and open to the public.

Mossotti’s second collection, “Field Study” won Bona Fide’s 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, offered annually in honor of the local artist who died in 2009. Written in the tradition of American naturalists, “Field Study” chronicles a courtship through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts, publisher Kim Wyatt said. “This book is really about the ethics of nature and relationships, and what is human versus what is animal.”

Mossotti was awarded a cash prize, publication and a reading at Lake Tahoe. Previously, he was awarded the May Swenson Poetry Award by contest judge Garrison Keillor for his first collection of poems “About the Dead” (USU Press, 2011), and his chapbook “My Life as an Island” was published by Moon City Press in 2013. Mossotti is the Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis.

Books will be available for signing and purchase. Mossotti will be reading with prize-winning novelist Josh Weil, author of “The Great Glass Sea.”

Lake Tahoe Community College is located at 1 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe. For more information on this or other Bona Fide events, contact Kim Wyatt at editor@bonafidebooks.com or visit the website at www.bonafidebooks.com.

Low-cost flu clinics available

September 26, 2014 — 

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division is conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics.

“Everyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu vaccine each year for the best protection against the flu,” said Lynnan Svensson, Supervising Public Health Nurse with the Public Health Division. “It is especially important to vaccinate high-risk individuals, such as children younger than 5, people 65 years and older, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease. Also, it is critical for health care workers and those people taking care of these high-risk people to be immunized.” In addition to the flu vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine (which protects against pneumonia) will also be available at the flu clinics for those who medically qualify.

The cost per vaccine is $10, but no one will be denied service because of inability to pay; cash or check accepted. Parents should bring their child’s immunization records. Updated information on the community flu clinics will be posted to www.edcgov.us/publichealth and on the County Flu Hotline at (530) 621-6188.

Prescription drug take-back event set

September 25, 2014 — 

A free-of-charge and anonymous disposal site for expired and unused drugs will be held at the Safeway parking lot located at 1020 Johnson Blvd. on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of National Drug Take Back Day. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department in conjunction with the South Lake Tahoe Drug-Free Coalition will be hosting the event. The Coalition will be on hand to answer any questions or address any concerns the public may have.

Volunteers needed for Stewardship Day

September 23, 2014 — 

The League to Save Lake Tahoe invites volunteers to come stabilize stream banks, pull invasive plants and restore trails for the 17th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Sept. 27 at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers.

The park is located along the Upper Truckee River, Lake Tahoe’s largest tributary.

“We are excited to return to see how our work from previous years is holding up,” said Jesse Patterson, the League’s deputy director. “We’re going to be launching a couple of new projects and shoring up work from previous years, to ensure this event has a lasting impact on Tahoe’s environment.”

Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen. Bring a reusable water bottle. The League will provide lunch, refreshments, gloves and equipment.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known by the slogan “Keep Tahoe Blue,” is Tahoe’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. The league is dedicated to community engagement, education, and collaborating to find solutions to Tahoe’s environmental challenges. The league’s main campaigns include combatting pollution, tackling invasive species, promoting restoration and protecting Tahoe’s shore.

Pet of the Week

September 23, 2014 — 

Toodles is a 1-year-old beautiful, light-colored calico. She has lived with children and other pets. She is very playful and sweet. Please help Toodles find her forever home so she get the love she deserves. Come visit her out at The El Dorado County Animal Services, or call 530-573-7925 for more information. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857.

Her adoption fee has been sponsored, in fact right now all cats older than 1-year-old have their adoption fees paid.

Update on Last weeks Pet of the week: Griffin was adopted by a loving family! Way to go Tahoe pet lovers!

Hunters reminded to prevent introduction of CWD

September 23, 2014 — 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking hunters to help prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into California. CWD is a neurologic disease that is fatal to deer, elk and moose.

Out-of-state big game hunters should review CDFW’s hunting regulations regarding interstate transport of deer and elk before bringing game meat across state lines. www.fgc.ca.gov/public/notices/declaration.aspx.

“If an infected carcass is transported into California and is improperly disposed of in deer or elk habitat, it could result in infection of California cervids,” said CDFW Senior Wildlife Veterinarian Ben Gonzales. “If it enters the state, CWD has the potential to devastate our cervid populations and severely impact deer and elk hunting in California.”

California hunting regulations specifically prohibit importing brain or spinal cord tissue from deer and elk harvested outside of California to minimize the risk of introducing CWD into the state. Hunters are encouraged to only bring back deboned elk or deer meat. Wardens have the authority to inspect harvested game and conduct vehicle stops when successful hunters return to California.

California hunters who have been successful in other states must complete and return a declaration for entry form prior to returning home. The form is available at all CDFW regional offices and online at www.dfg.ca.gov/enforcement/entry-declaration.aspx. Failure to complete the form could result in a citation.

CWD has been detected in free-ranging cervids in 19 states and two Canadian provinces including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Saskatchewan and Alberta. There is no evidence the disease affects humans. A map of the areas infected with CWD can be found at www.cwd-info.org/index.php/fuseaction/about.map.

Open house set for public to share thoughts on Master Plan

September 23, 2014 — 

An open house to review the public draft of the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan takes place on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event offers an opportunity for the public share ideas on the recommendations in the plan and address public comments. The event takes place at the Recreation and Swim Complex located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

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