Broken water line delays traffic on Pioneer Trail |

Broken water line delays traffic on Pioneer Trail

A loose connection caused water from a 10-inch line to run into Cold Creek and slowed traffic along Pioneer Trail Monday afternoon, according to South Tahoe Public Utility District officials.

The connection came loose about 3 p.m. near where Pioneer Trail crosses Cold Creek.

Water was temporarily shut off to homes in Montgomery Estates because of the failed connection, but was restored Monday evening, said Paul Sciuto, assistant general manager at the district.

He said the road was not damaged by the incident.

Staff from the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board were notified and collected data regarding the release, Sciuto said.

The connection was part of a project at a nearby booster station, which temporarily closed part of the popular Cold Creek Trail. The trail reopened late last year, Sciuto said.

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input on a proposed adventure race at Heavenly Ski Resort in August 2012.

The MojoMan Challenge is a competition that covers about 10 miles and incorporates 25 to 30 challenge obstacles, according to a Monday statement from the Forest Service.

Temporary obstacles would be built of natural and man-made elements, including water and mud pits, cargo nets and log piles. Erosion control measures would be constructed and no permanent disturbance would take place, according to the statement.

The event would be open to the public.

The Forest Service asks that comments be submitted by the close of business May 11. For more information, contact Matt Dickinson at 530- 543-2769 or visit

From 5:30 to 6 p.m. on April 30, Edgewood Companies will join South Lake Tahoe officials, neighbors and community members at a groundbreaking ceremony for Bonanza Park, according to a Monday statement from Edgewood.

The park, located at 1209 Bonanza Ave., will include a children’s play area, grass play area, picnic tables, basketball court and horseshoe toss. It will also include solar lighting, recycling containers, low-flow irrigation and native vegetation, according to the statement.

Completion of the park is expected in late June or early July.

In June 2011, the South Lake Tahoe City Council authorized the transfer of Edgewood Companies’ development rights from the former C&M Lodge to a proposed project at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

As a condition of the transfer, Edgewood agreed to construct a park at the site of the former C&M Lodge and donate it to the city.

Edgewood has hired South Lake Tahoe contractor Pat Baginski of Tahoe Outdoor Living to construct the park.

East Fork firefighters responded to a 2-acre wildfire off the end of Eldon Way in the East Valley on Monday.

Fire Marshal Steve Eisele said that the fire was moving slowly to the south. No homes were reported in danger, but Douglas County deputies did alert neighbors to the fire’s possibility.

The Eldon Way fire was the largest of a series of fires set by lightning strikes.

Three of the fires were along Eastside Lane on the east side of Antelope Valley just after 4:10 p.m. A second set struck the Pine Nuts 5:30 p.m. Fires were also reported at the sandpits above Stephanie Way and along Sunrise Pass Road east of Juniper Valley.

The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch reported nearly a dozen wildfires in Douglas and Lyon counties.

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