News briefs: Heavenly holidays, dog obedience class and more |

News briefs: Heavenly holidays, dog obedience class and more


Tahoe Daily Tribune will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, for Christmas. The office will reopen on Monday.


Celebrate 12 days of festivities in the Heavenly Village, featuring professional ice sculptors, carolers, local artists and a 16-foot interactive snow globe where kids can get their photos taken with Santa. It started Dec. 19 and culminates Dec. 31 with a New Year’s celebration, featuring ice sculptors, an outdoor concert, fire dancers and a 9 p.m. ball drop and fireworks show. Learn more at


If you need help in establishing good conduct with your dog, enroll in Guy Yeaman’s Dog Obedience Class. This six-week course is held at Kahle Community Center on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. The next session begins Jan. 7 and runs through Feb. 11; the fee is $80. Dogs must be at least 4 months old, have a training collar and a fabric or leather lead and you must bring a copy of dog’s shot record to the first class. For more information or to enroll, please call Kahle Community Center at 775-586-7271.


The most recent copy of Tahoe In Depth is hot off the press. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and its partners have published the winter 2015 edition of the award-winning biannual newspaper. The goal of the paper is to improve understanding of environmental issues at Lake Tahoe and help people protect and enjoy all of the outstanding natural resources the Tahoe Region has to offer.

TRPA mails Tahoe In Depth to all 40,000 property owners in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The newspaper is available at distribution points around Lake Tahoe, including visitor centers, restaurants, coffee shops, and government offices, and can also be downloaded online at

For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, public information officer, at 775-589-5278.


Help South Lake Tahoe children stay warm this winter by donating gently used coats between Jan. 1-27.

All donations will be distributed to children in need within South Lake Tahoe. Drop donations at any of the three fire stations­ — Station 3 at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Station 2 at 2951 Lake Tahoe Blvd., or Station 1 at 1252 Ski Run Blvd.

Contact Kim George at 530-307-9596 or for more information.


National Winter Trails Day invites all community members to participate in a free, guided snowshoe hike in Van Sickle Bi State Park Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about Lake Tahoe’s pristine environment while experiencing the enjoyment of snowshoeing.

Bring your own snowshoes, dress in layers, wear a hat and gloves, and bring plenty of water. Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks following the hike at the visitor center.

The hike is open to anyone 12 years and up. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

This event is open to first 20 people. Register in advance by calling 530-542-6059 or emailing

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