Local briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, Christmas tree permits, upcoming meetings
LAKE LEVEL — Lake Tahoe
As of Tuesday, Oct. 24, the lake elevation was reported as 6221.54. For more information, visit Truckee River Operating Agreement at www.troa.net/reports/dwmr.
Isaac Emiliano Casillas was born Nov. 10 to Moises Casillas and Brenda Suazo of South Lake Tahoe.
Troy Dennis Hennessee was born Nov. 13 to Kevin and Susan Hennessee of South Lake Tahoe.
Khloe Leeann McKenzie was born Nov. 13 to Ross Mckenzie and Kristina Alderson of South Lake Tahoe.
Jaelyn Jimenez was born Nov. 15 to Cliffton Jimenez and Emery Carreles of South Lake Tahoe.
CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS ON SALE
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit began the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, Nov. 16. Permits cost $10 each (cash or check are preferred on the South Shore, cash or check only, no credit cards on the North Shore), with a limit of two permits per family. Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Permit holders may choose from a variety of pine, fir or cedar in designated cutting areas. Permits are available for purchase until noon on Dec. 24, but could sell out before then. The last day to cut a tree is Dec. 25.
In support of Every Kid in a Park, established under presidential proclamation, the Forest Service will offer one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-grade students who present a valid paper voucher or durable Every Kid in a Park pass.
“The Every Kid in a Park initiative encourages fourth graders and their families to get out and enjoy their public lands,” said forest supervisor Jeff Marsolais. “By providing students and their families an opportunity to go out and cut a free Christmas tree on National Forest System land, we hope to inspire a lasting commitment to caring for and preserving these lands.”
Permits will be sold in two locations (both offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day):
On the South Shore, permits will be sold at the Forest Supervisor’s office, 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe. This office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 530-543-2694.
For more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/christmastreepermits.
Tahoe Talks Series will hold a panel discussion Wednesday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Way in South Lake Tahoe. The panel will discuss transit plans in the works around the Lake Tahoe Basin, as well as challenges and opportunities for improving transit.
Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Transportation Center/Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, 169 Highway 50 in Stateline.
South Tahoe Public Utilities District Board of Directors meets Thursday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at 1275 Meadow Crest Drive, in South Lake Tahoe.