Local briefs: South Lake Tahoe blood drive, Nevada earthquake and more
LOCAL BLOOD DRIVE ON JULY 11
South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue Blood Drive invites all community members to a blood drive Monday, July 11, at Fire Station #3, located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, contact Kim George at 530-307-9596 or log on to http://www.bloodhero.com, select “Donate Blood” and enter sponsor code SLTF.
LAKE TAHOE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FUNDRAISER TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets are on sale now for Chautauqua at the Lake, a fundraiser for Lake Tahoe Historical Society on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Duke Theater.
Tickets can be purchased at Lake Tahoe History Museum, located at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe during open hours — Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lake Tahoe Historical Society members may buy tickets for $45; general admission is $50. Those prices include one drink or raffle ticket.
Call 530-541-5458 for ticket and event information — provide a name and number and messages will be returned.
TWO 4.0 QUAKES HIT WALKER LAKE AREA
A 4.56 magnitude earthquake struck in western Nevada’s Wassuk Range above Walker Lake at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
The quake arrived less than a half-hour after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake near Cotton Wood Canyon.
Eight Hawthorne residents reported they felt the earthquake to the U.S. Geological Survey website. Five Yerington residents also reported feeling the earthquake.
The area is located in Walker Lane, a geologic trough where seismic activity is common.
The lane starts in Death Valley and continues northwest roughly along the California-Nevada border and ends somewhere between Pyramid Lake and Lassen Peak.
The Lane reportedly takes up 15-25 percent of the boundary motion between the Pacific and North American plates, and could replace the San Andreas Fault system in the distant future.
PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR LAKE TAHOE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) are seeking more public input on ideas to improve Lake Tahoe’s transportation system to reduce traffic congestion in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
TRPA and TTD, Lake Tahoe’s two bi-state agencies for transportation, hosted community open houses in May as they work to update the Regional Transportation Plan and highway corridor plans. At the open houses, TRPA and TTD presented a draft framework for future roadway, transit, and bike and pedestrian improvements in the six highway corridors around Lake Tahoe. The Regional Transportation Plan and corridor plans are focusing on managing congestion during peak traffic times; improving transit service; creating safe bike and pedestrian routes; improving access to recreation areas; and providing safe, environmentally-responsible parking.
The Regional Transportation Plan is scheduled to be updated at the end of 2016. More information about the plan and how to get involved in the process is available online at http://www.linkingtahoe.com.