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Outage affects 3,200 homes

A motorist walked away uninjured from an accident Thursday involving a power pole, but it resulted in an outage that affected 3,200 residents from Fallen Leaf Lake to the Tahoe Keys.

Power was restored to all but 40 customers by 12:40 p.m. following the accident, which occurred at 11:10 a.m. at Roger Avenue and 10th Street, Sierra Pacific Power spokeswoman Faye Andersen said.

Shortly after 5 p.m. a power glitch was experienced at the affected areas, including The “Y,” Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, Emerald Bay, Camp Richardson and Gardner Mountain. The glitch occurred when Sierra Pacific moved from its backup power source to the main source, Andersen said.

— South Lake Tahoe

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College’s future under discussion

A morning meeting at 8:30 Friday, Aug. 27 with the Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees has a hefty agenda including long-term budget projections, plans for growth and a board self-evaluation. The meeting is at the Edgewood Tahoe conference room.

— South Lake Tahoe

Poker Run on Sunday

Motorcyclists from around the region are encouraged to participate in Sunday’s third annual Ride for Life ‘Round Lake Tahoe Motorcycle Poker Run to benefit CalStar air ambulance service.

Cars are welcome as the run travels around Lake Tahoe, making four stops and ending with a barbecue at Round Hill Pines Beach Resort. Awards and raffle prizes will begin following dinner. Proceeds will go to support CalStar’s lifesaving missions.

The ride begins Sunday with registration from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is at the South Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe and runs around Lake Tahoe.

The cost is $30 per participant and includes a poker pin to the first 200 riders, free contest and raffle entries, casino money and the barbecue. Contact Sonja Maggard at (530) 887-0569 for more information.

CalStar is a nonprofit community service air ambulance with bases in Auburn, South Lake Tahoe and around Northern California.

— Spooner Summit

Tahoe Trails and Tails for dogs

The ninth annual Tahoe Trails and Tails is slated for 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Spooner Lake State Park. The dog-friendly event, which has expanded with a half-mile children’s walk, highlights a 2-mile run/walk and 10-kilometer mountain run. Participants cover the perimeter of Spooner Lake.

Last year’s event brought out 100 people with their dogs. It raked in $4,500 for the Yerington Animal Protection Society.

The entry fee ranges from $15 to $35 depending on age of participant. Parking costs $5 at Nevada State Parks. The entry features a post-event barbecue, photography and support along the way and raffle prizes.

– Staff reports