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Local briefs: Keith Urban tickets on sale and more

KEITH URBAN TICKETS ON SALE

Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his “ripCORD World Tour 2016” to Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Friday, July 29, with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $69.50, $89.50 and $125.50.

“I’m seriously chomping at the bit to kick off this tour,” Urban said. “We’ll be playing a lot of new music from ripCORD, all new production, new cities where we’ve never played … and Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris? It’s gonna be potent and unbridled!”

Buy tickets online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and http://www.apeconcerts.com.

Free Talk at LTCC

Lake Tahoe Community College welcomes Dr. James Brau on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Board/Aspen Room for a discussion about recent discoveries in physics. This is a free event, and the community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

In his presentation, entitled “Recent Discoveries on the Frontiers of Science: Higgs boson & Gravitational Waves,” Dr. Brau will explain in easy-to-understand terms about new discoveries in elementary particles, such as the Higgs boson, and what its discovery might mean for science in the years to come. He’ll also discuss what gravitational waves are, and explore brand-new evidence that just may prove their existence.

Dr. Brau is the Knight Professor of Natural Science at the University of Oregon, where he also directs the Center for High Energy Physics. He has taught physics and astronomy at the university since 1988. He earned his doctorate at MIT in 1978, and has spent the last several decades specializing in experimental high-energy physics.

This free event was made possible by a donation from the Dr. Thomas E. Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund, just one of dozens of scholarships offered by the LTCC Foundation that financially supports academic programs and student success at the college. For more information about the foundation and its various efforts to support academic success and a well-informed community, please contact LTCC Foundation executive director Nancy Harrison at 530-541-4660, ext. 245, or send an email to harrison@ltcc.edu.

‘TAKE CARE’ SIGNS NOW AVAILABLE

The Lake Tahoe Outreach Committee announced it is now taking orders for “Take Care” signs. Thanks to a new partnership with Vail Resort’s EpicPromise program, the committee will provide Take Care signs to community members at greatly reduced prices. The Take Care campaign includes over 60 messages that remind residents and visitors to take care of the environment. Digital files of the messages are available to download for free, but until now it was cost prohibitive for some to print the signs.

“The campaign has been adopted by many in the region, but to really have the impact we all want we need more of the messages in more places,” said Amy Berry, Tahoe Fund CEO and member of the Lake Tahoe Outreach Committee. “Through this incredible partnership with Vail Resorts, we can make the physical signs more available to more agencies, businesses and organizations.”

A Take Care Kit featuring digital files with summer, winter, Spanish and kid-friendly artwork is available with the following messages: general litter, cigarette butts and beer bottle litter, dog waste, fire safety, bear awareness, and aquatic invasive species prevention.

“We all have a responsibility to help take care of this mountain treasure,” said Pete Sonntag, Vail Resorts COO for the Tahoe Region. “It is our pleasure and honor to help expand the impact of this important campaign by utilizing our sign shops.”

To order signs, email info@takecaretahoe.org.

LEARN TO PROTECT YOUR COMPANY

The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) is offering a workshop titled “How to Protect Your Brand and Your Bottom Line from Negative Buzz” on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 3-5 p.m.

The goal of the workshop is to teach attendees how to protect the reputation of their businesses online. Workshop topics include why you should care about your Yelp and other social review site ratings, why negative reviews are a huge opportunity for your business, how to craft and manage a winning presence on social media sites, proven strategies for responding to reviews — good and bad alike — and free tools and resources for monitoring what people say about you online.

The workshop costs $20 for Tahoe Chamber members and $40 for non-members. The workshop will be held at the Tahoe Chamber at 169 Hwy. 50, in Stateline, Nevada. For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.tahoechamber.org or call 775-588-1728.

NEW FOREST SUPERVISOR ANNOUNCED

Eli Ilano has been selected as the new forest supervisor on the Tahoe National Forest. He has been the deputy forest supervisor in Tahoe since 2010.

Ilano brings years of natural resource and public land management experience. Before coming to the Tahoe National Forest, he was deputy forest supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in South Lake Tahoe. His past experience also includes working for the Bureau of Land Management, United States Senate and nonprofit sector, in communities around the country, focusing on natural resource issues.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead a great team of passionate and dedicated Forest Service employees on such a beautiful forest,” Ilano said. “The Tahoe National Forest is many things to many people.”

Ilano has been the acting forest supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest since Jan. 3, when former forest supervisor Tom Quinn retired.

For more Tahoe National Forest information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The next South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 1901 Airport Road. City Council meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.cityofslt.us/citycouncil.

TAHOE TALKS BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

The next Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College, located at One College Dr., in the Aspen Room. The topic is “How-to-City: Town of Truckee’s Success in Funding Recreation Time.”

In 2014, with a 75-percent vote in favor, Truckee passed the Truckee Trails Measure R, a ¼ cent sales tax that could raise over $10 million in 10 years for trails in Truckee. Learn how partners in the Truckee area worked together to create the measure and generate community support. Speakers include Allison Pedley, executive director, Truckee Trails Foundation; Tony Lashbrook, town manager, Town of Truckee; and Paco Lindsay, Truckee business owne


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