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Forest Service extends deadline for proposals to operate Round Hill Pines Resort

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has extended the deadline to June 21 for proposals to reconstruct, operate and maintain Round Hill Pines Resort.

The property includes a day-use area and beach, as well as the potential for redevelopment of current facilities. Bidders can also propose to expand services, including offering short-term public overnight accommodations and winter recreation activities, according to a press release. The Forest Service is seeking a bidder who can provide high quality public service in operating and maintaining government-owned recreation facilities.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. June 21 at the LTBMU Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

The successful bidder will be issued a special-use permit under the Granger-Thye Act for up to a 30-year term. Under a Granger-Thye permit, fees to the government may be offset through reinvestment in the property.

The prospectus and related documents are available at For information, contact Jonathan Cook-Fisher at 530-543-2741 or

Live Violence Free seeks support group participants

Live Violence Free is looking for participants for a free of charge, closed, Adults Molested as Children Support Group starting on April 10.

The group will be hosted Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Live Violence Free, 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Anyone interested in joining is asked to call Marta at 530-544-2118, ext. 7632, to schedule a meeting.

Tahoe Douglas Rotary to host St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Tahoe Douglas Rotary will host its 45th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration tonight.

The event, which takes place at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, includes a traditional Irish buffet, wine tasting, entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds raised during the evening will benefit the community through grants, scholarships, donations and work projects. Event chairman Todd Poth, hopes to raise more than $50,000 during the night through ticket sales, silent auction proceeds, Hawaiian vacation raffle ticket sales and other special activities. He has told club members that he will dye his beard green for the month of March if he reaches this goal.

Tickets cost $60 each and includes one raffle ticket for a trip to Hawaii. This year’s trip includes one week in a two-bedroom unit at the Paniolo Greens on Hawaii and $1,000 in cash. Additional raffle tickets will also be available for $5 each and can be purchased throughout South Lake Tahoe from agencies and groups that the Rotary club supports. Contact club members, Boys and Girls Club, Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Lake Tahoe Shining Stars, Tahoe Regional Young Professionals as well as many other groups.

The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at Harrah’s Tahoe Convention Center. For more information on tickets, donations or Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club, please visit their website at, contact any club member, email or call 800-576-8372.

Sponsors wanted for community fair

Organizers are looking for sponsors for the Kiwanis Community Fair, which will take place Labor Day weekend in South Lake Tahoe.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Tahoe Turning Point, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Live Violence Free, and Choices for Children. The event is the brainchild of Kiwanis of Lake Tahoe President Rich Barna.

“I wanted to put together an event that pulled the resources of multiple Service Organizations, that could keep growing, that directly benefits multiple Youth-serving non-profit organizations, and that is fun for everyone!” Barna stated in a press release.

Heavenly/Vail Resorts Tent Sale & Ski Swap & Kiwanis Community Fair will take center stage at Heavenly California Base parking lots Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.

Three levels of sponsorship are available: Gold $5,000, Silver $1,000 and Bronze $500. Sponsors will be able to promote their business to the estimated 2,500 who attend the tent sale each year. To learn more about the Kiwanis Community Fair, contact Tahoe Turning Point at 530-545-0891 or visit

Artists’ work chosen for show

Two artists represented by the Lone Tree Gallery in Minden, Nev., have been selected to participate in The Russell: The Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana during March in Montana, March 14-16. Teri Sweeney and Margo Petterson have each had a piece of art selected to be sold during the sale.

Sweeney, a resident of Gardnerville, Nev., who also teaches watercolor classes in Gardnerville and South Lake Tahoe, will have a piece in the wall auction at the Russell Museum. Sweeney’s work, “The Creamery,” depicts a scene from Gardnerville of an historic creamery building. “Up a Lazy River,” Petterson’s work of horses in a stream, will be in the live auction. Petterson resides in Coleville. Both artists have gained national recognition in shows throughout the West, with Sweeney currently preparing for Cowgirl Up in Wickenburg, Ariz., and the San Dimas Festival of Arts in San Dimas. She has also recently been selected as the poster artist for the Genoa Cowboy Festival in May. Petterson will be showing her work at the American Academy of Equine Art Spring Invitational Show and is a Signature Member of the AAEA.

Lone Tree Gallery features original art by both of these artists, as well as originals and prints by other nationally recognized landscape and western artists such as Howard Terpning, Andy Thomas, Charles Muench, and Bob Coronado. The Gallery is located at 1598 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden. The auction catalogue for the Russell Auction and tickets for the event can be obtained online at or contact the CM Russell Museum at 406-727-8787.

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