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Squaw installs free electric car charging stations
Squaw Valley has installed two new CS-40 pedestal chargers from Clipper Creek, offering four 30 amp, 240 volt, J1772 charging stations. J1772 charging stations are a SAE standard for electrical connectors for electric vehicles, meaning the chargers will be compatible with most electric cars on the market today. Use of the car chargers is free for guests and open daily. Guests are asked not to leave their cars at the stations for more than 10 hours.
Squaw Valley is the first ski resort in California to install charging stations for electric cars. “We are committed to making Squaw an environmental pacesetter for the Lake Tahoe region,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
The new charging stations are located at the western edge of the Far East Building at Squaw Valley, next to the Cornice Cantina. The electric car charging stations are part of Squaw Valley’s on-going environmental and sustainability initiatives, which include hosting the first-ever carbon neutral U.S. Alpine Championships, the reduction of the resort infrastructure’s carbon footprint by 10 percent, and the launch of a new farm-to-table menu option at the resort’s Rocker@Squaw restaurant. The Green Bucks program supports the Tahoe Fund, the Truckee River Watershed Council and other organizations. Visit squaw.com.
Plumas County Fair continues through Aug. 18
Themed “Fun, Family and Friends,” the fair will feature live music, carnival rides, “All Alaskan Pig Racing,” Dr. Solar, the Swan Brother Circus, and the Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen.
This year PSCW will have a booth at the Plumas County Fair that offers information on beef, beef by-products, recipes, tickets for their handmade brand quilts and more. They will also have a Kids Corner on Aug. 17, 1 p.m., where Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen’s “Ag in the Classroom” co-chairman Flinda France will dress up as “Annie Oakley” and present a brief history of her life, along with a “Cowboys and Cowgirls” book.
These lovely ladies take along props that go with the book, such as a hat, boots, bandana, chaps, gloves, rope, leather vest , etc. — everything a cowboy wears on a cattle drive. They will sing “Home, Home on the Range,” and have paper with a cow on it for the kids to “brand.”
Visit www.plumassierracattlewomen.org and www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net for more information.
Kings Beach Library Luau
Sunday, Aug. 18, The Friends of the Kings Beach Library invite you get “lei’d” at the Library Luau! This fundraiser will include roasted pig, Hawaiian side dishes, no host beer and wine, ukulele music, a hula contest, silent auction and fun and raucous time. Tickets are available at the Kings Beach Library, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Tech Group, and the North Tahoe Conference Center. Advance tickets are $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 for families. Aug. 21, monthly Friends of the Kings Beach Library meeting. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.
Wine on the Water to benefit Boys & Girls Club
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Lone Eagle Grille announce the fourth annual Wine on the Water charity event Sunday, Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. Featuring more than 25 wineries and a dozen local restaurants, the annual event will include exclusive tastings, food and wine, live music, and silent auction, with 100 percent of all ticket and silent auction proceeds donated directly to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Since the inception of Wine on the Water in 2010, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has raised more than $91,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Tickets to the event are $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. Visit www.tahoe.activitytickets.com/relax/food_wine
For more information regarding Wine on the Water contact Lone Eagle Grille at 775-886-6889 or visit www.loneeaglegrille.com.
Sustainable Landscaping Workshop
The North Tahoe Public Utility District has partnered with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the University of California Extension Master Gardeners to bring a Sustainable Landscaping Workshop to the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach on Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m. NTPUD hopes to provide customers with hints and tips to save water and money. Learn about water saving technology and practices, water-wise landscaping techniques, turf removal techniques and re-landscaping ideas, yard fertility practices for healthier turf and clean water, and turf irrigation scheduling and seasonal maintenance.
This workshop is made possible from a grant through California Proposition 84 Grant Funds for water conservation and the North Tahoe Public Utility District.
Like all public water systems in California, the District is required to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020. This workshop will offer valuable information on conserving water and helping meet the reduction requirement. Please plan on attending this important event.
This event is free and open to the public with free parking for attendees. Light refreshments will be served. “Like” the North Tahoe Public Utility District’s Facebook page and sign up on the event page, however RSVP not required. The North Tahoe Public Utility District provides sewer and water service to the residents of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Cedar Flat and Agate Bay. The Tahoe Resource Conservation District’s mission is to promote the conservation, stewardship and education of the Lake Tahoe Region’s natural resources by providing leadership and innovative environmental services to all stakeholders. Visit www.TahoeRCD.org.
Live ‘Iron Chef-style Cook-Off’ at Truckee Thursday
Three top local chefs from Truckee and North Lake Tahoe restaurants will battle it out in Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s Second Annual Chefs’ Challenge. The event will be held live at the main stage at Truckee Thursday on Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. sharp, just before the live music kicks off. Chefs will have 10 minutes to transform a mystery basket of locally grown, seasonal ingredients into a tasty entrée. Each chef’s dish will be scored on taste, presentation and creativity by a panel of local judges. The winner will claim the sought-after Golden Snail Award and an opportunity to defend their title in next year’s challenge.
Last year’s Chefs’ Challenge champion was Elsa Corrigan, chef/owner of Mamasake in Squaw Valley. “It was really fun to compete against other local chefs who I really respect,” said Corrigan. “The mystery ingredients and short time limit really brought out the creativity in everyone.”
This event builds on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission to reconnect the community to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food. All produce is being provided by the newly launched Tahoe Food Hub and the Truckee River Sanctuary. View a video of last year’s event at http://tahoepov.com/2012/08/20/slowfood-fast-truckee-thursday/.
Calling all artists
The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the fall exhibit at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. “Truckee People — portraits of a community” will feature portraits of all mediums including photography, drawing, painting, collage, print, sculpture, portraits and self-portraits. “Truckee People” will be on display from October to January, submissions are due Sept. 6, 2013. Everyone is encouraged to submit entries. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the “Latest News” section of the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s website: www.tdrpd.com. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m. at the TDRPD Community Center. An auction of art and other donations will also take place during the reception. Money raised will be used to sponsor future events and launch a community art bike rack project.
Northstar Retro Skate Nights
Benefits KidZone Museum at the Northstar Village Skating Rink Tuesday nights through Aug. 27, 5-9 p.m. The event is free and skate rentals are available for $10. Dress up in your best 70s and 80s attire for games, lasers, glow necklaces and costume awards! Northstar is donating a portion of skate rentals to KidZone Museum. Weather and conditions permitting. Skaters under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a release of liability.
Continuing education for small business owners
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is providing affordable small business classes to their members (at a discount) and to the public at large in Tahoe City. The Chamber has selected choice classes to be presented in their area taught by experienced instructors which will be conducted by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp). Topics range from Survival Tools to Manage Your Business, Internet Marketing, How to Create an Effective Business Plan, How to Start a Business and Thinking of Selling Your Business. For class details call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or visit www.sedcorp.biz.