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National Sand#8217;mores Day celebration
Northstar will celebrate Americaand#8217;s favorite campfire treat, the sand#8217;more, on National Sand#8217;mores Day, Aug. 10. In honor of this tradition, complementary sand#8217;mores will be offered throughout the day to resort guests. And, in the evening, guests are invited to enjoy the free outdoor film screening of a Disney summer classic, Heavyweights (rated PG).
For further details, or to purchase tickets for Northstar events, call 800-GO-NORTH or visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.
Ta-Hoe Nalu paddle festival
Paddle the Big Blue. Two days of fun for all ages and skill levels, Aug. 11 and 12, Kings Beach State Park. Reception party on the beach. Live concert from 6-9 p.m. Visit www.tahoenalu.com.
Tahoe League for Charity to host
author of and#8220;River of Red Goldand#8221;
Tahoe League for Charity will feature Naida West author of and#8220;River of Red Goldand#8221; during their August Luncheon and Speaker Series on Aug. 13, at Jakeand#8217;s on the Lake in Tahoe City. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. and cost $17 per person. Please call 530-525-7579 to make reservations.
Naida Westand#8217;s novels encompass the three fields of California history: Native American/Euro-American contact period; the Gold Rush; and the turn-of-the-century Gilded Age. Her inspiration developed from the historic value of her home along the Cosumnes River and the Sacramento area where West grew up. She has been thrilling readers for years. Visit www.tahoeleagueforcharity.org.
Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club
Jack Uppal is running for U.S. House of Representative and will speak at a town hall meeting. This program will replace the August meeting.
You are urged to attend (and bring friends) to the following informative program: Town Hall Meeting introducing Jack Uppal, the moderate running for the U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Room, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee. For more information go to: www.JackUppal.com or Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club, John Foster at 530-546-7660 or Lynn Booth at 530-214-8094.
Please join Placer County Libraries
for and#8216;Community Conversationand#8217;
During the past few months, a number of meetings have taken place at a variety of Placer County libraries where citizens provided insight into their communities so the Library may align services to meet their needs.
Now itand#8217;s the Kings Beach Libraryand#8217;s turn. The meeting, on Tuesday Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Kings Beach Library is meant to provide insight to the Placer County Strategic Planning Consultant about what community goals are and how those goals affect library service needs. The consultant will initiate a lively discussion.
A two-hour period is planned to obtain the information needed for the strategic planning document being created where initiatives and goals will be set by the Library.
Please join us and be a part of North Lake Tahoeand#8217;s future! Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline Street, Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.
Jeremiahand#8217;s Tree Service workers gain certification
Hunter Nelson, field operations manager for Jeremiahand#8217;s Tree Service, has earned the designation of Certified Tree Risk Assessor (#CTRA 1564.) Previously, his uncle and co-worker, Jeremiah Nelson, was the only other arborist in the Tahoe and Truckee areas holding this certification (#PNW 532). The course content focused upon tree biology, structural mechanics, risk theory and practice, reading tree conditions, assessing and assigning levels, and prescribing risk mitigation strategies. Hunter adds CTRA to his long list of tree industry certifications. Jeremiah and Hunter have also become Certified Wildlife Protectors (#'s 591 and 593) from the Wildlife Training Institute. This course is designed for the tree care industry and utility line workers. The instruction includes caring for injured and orphaned birds and mammals, state and federal wildlife protection laws, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and pre-work wildlife survey detection. Find the arborists at www.jeremiahstreeservice-tahoe.com, on Facebook or call 530-581-1945.
Bunco play not and#8220;for women onlyand#8221;
10983 Beacon Road, Truckee, Aug. 18, 2-5 p.m., play 2-3 games with food, beverages, prizes and fun. Cost is $20 buy in for all. Sponsored by Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated, 805-698-6515.
Asado for Lake Tahoe Ski Club
The 19th Annual Gourmet Asado for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation (LTSCF) will be held at the Quist estate at 2340 Sunnyside Lane in Tahoe City on Aug. 19, 1-5 p.m. The LTSCF offers financial assistance every year to dozens of alpine ski racers in the North Tahoe / Truckee area. In addition to the Argentinean Asado, food is prepared by top local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with a grand prize of an Apple iPad 3. Raffle tickets are available at the event or at Tootsieand#8217;s in Tahoe City. For more information contact Kirsten Appleton at 916-599-1562, email@example.com or visit www.laketahoeskiclub.com.
High speeds, illegal passing puts
Caltrans workers at risk
Excessive speeds and illegal passing in narrow travel lanes between Emigrant Gap and Rainbow on Interstate 80 has the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Gold Run California Highway Patrol (CHP) concerned for construction workerand#8217;s and motorist safety through the Emigrant Gap project area.
The Emigrant Gap construction zone is an 11-mile stretch with narrow 11-foot lanes, a full foot narrower than usual. Drivers are speeding and passing illegally through this construction zone, creating a dangerous working environment for Caltrans workers. Drivers save only an average of one minute and 50 seconds by speeding through this construction zone. Caltrans is warning drivers they are subject to double fines, increased insurance rates, and the possibility of killing themselves and others.
Caltrans and CHP are prepared to act before a fatality occurs. In the last 10 days there have been seven collisions in the Emigrant Gap construction zone. These collisions resulted in injury, damage, and extensive traffic back-ups and delays. The scarcely two minutes drivers save by speeding isnand#8217;t worth the consequences.
and#8220;40-ishand#8221; reunion announced
The and#8220;40ish Reunionand#8221; for Truckee High Schooland#8217;s classes of 1970 through 1975 is scheduled to take place on the weekend of Sept. 28-30. Get-together at Jasonand#8217;s Grille, picnic at Crown Motel Beach, party at Cal-Nevaand#8217;s Indian Room, and breakfast / golf at Brockway Golf Course are planned. For more information, contact David Kahn at DKAHN@LTOL.COM or 530-587-7581.
1940s Placer High Picnic announced
A 1940s reunion picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Auburn Recreation Park. All 1940s alumni and guests are invited to attend. All reservations must be received no later than Aug. 10, 2012. Cost $20 per person. Call 530-885-3538 for reservation forms and additional information.