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Open mic night on Thursdays

An open mic night will take place every Thursday from 7-11 p.m. at American Legion Post #795. Come join Al and friends for a musical and social evening. Everyone welcome.

The post is located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information call 530-541-8788.

Douglas senior center host poker games

Senior Texas Hold’em will take place Fridays at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 885 Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove.

Wayfinding signage workshop Monday

The public is invited to participate in a workshop on Monday hosted by TahoeChamber. The workshop will focus on potentially missing or duplicative highway signs between Cave Rock and Stateline and up Kingsbury. The primary purpose of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s highway signs is to guide drivers. The chamber is interested in discussing additional destinations such recreation in light of the large number of visitors, including those who are from out of the area with many of those not speaking or reading English.

The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (TahoeChamber) was previously awarded funding from the City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County to pursue an integrated Wayfinding signage program for the South Shore. Due to the fact that the majority of signs on the South Shore are located on US highways the parameters for creating such a program are determined by Cal Trans and NDOT. These entities regulate color, style, messaging and numbers of signs along highway corridors. The California portion of the program was completed in 2012.

The new regulations and the process undertaken on the California side will now serve as a guide for the Nevada process kicking off Monday.

The workshop is at 4 p.m. at the TahoeChamber Conference Room, 169 Highway 50 in Stateline,.

This workshop is open and free to the public. For more information, visit www.tahoechamber.org. Questions may be directed to B Gorman at 775- 588-1728.

Scholarship fun seeks applications

Applications are due April 25 for The Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship Fund. The fund at Placer Community Foundation was established to provide financial assistance to former Newcastle Elementary School students who are pursuing further education in a vocational, college, or university setting. Each year, the fund will award one to two students a scholarship of $1,000 to high school graduates seeking to attend a vocational school, community college, or a four-year college or university. For complete application guidelines and an application form, visit placercf.org/grantmaking/apply-for-a-grant.

Richard Sayles and Doris McCann Sayles worked in public education and strongly believed access to higher education in all settings and levels provided a path to achieve any student’s goals. Donations made to the Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship Fund at Placer Community Foundation are welcomed from any person or business wishing to assist in this educational endeavor.

Forest Service seeks comments on Tallac historic site project

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking for input on the Environmental Assessment prepared for the Historic Facilities Best Management Practices Retrofit project. The proposed project would improve water quality and enhance sustainable recreation opportunities at the Tallac Historic Site on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.

The Forest Service proposes to implement a variety of water quality BMPs at the site including infiltration basins, drip line trenches for structures, slope stabilization along the shoreline, and construction of a fence between the Kiva Point beach area and the Taylor Creek Marsh.

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Project work could begin as early as May 2015, and depending on funding could take 10 years to complete.

Written or electronic comments will be accepted through April 6.

For more information on the project and how to comment, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/HistoricFacilitiesRetrofit or contact Ashley Sommer at 530-543-2615, or email asommer@fs.fed.us.


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