News briefs: Light up South Lake Tahoe, holiday fun and more |

News briefs: Light up South Lake Tahoe, holiday fun and more

LAKE LEVEL — Lake Tahoe

As of Friday, Dec. 4, the lake elevation was reported as 6221.51. For more information, visit Truckee River Operating Agreement at


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Light Up South Lake Tahoe, a holiday event, is planned for Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. along Highway 50.

A procession of decorated fire engines, police vehicles and snow plows will begin at Stateline at 6 p.m. As the processions rolls down Highway 50, businesses will “turn on” their holiday lights in a wave of lights. The procession will conclude at the “Shops at the Y” with a tree lighting, Lake Tahoe Youth Choral Society singing holiday songs, hot cocoa, cookies and pictures with Santa. Business owners located on Highway 50 are encouraged to decorate their store fronts with holiday lights. For more information, visit or call 530-542-6093.


Sweets will be featured at the Douglas County Public Library in Zephyr Cove on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. Miss Carol will be on hand to help children build gingerbread houses using graham crackers and candies. Families can create a fun, edible craft to take home. Children ages 5 to 11 years may attend.

Space is limited. Sign up by Wednesday, Dec. 9. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library. The library is located at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove. Find the library on Facebook and Twitter, visit or call 775-588-6411.


Select an ornament from the Community Giving Tree at the South Lake Tahoe Library, and put a smile on the face of a CASA child.

Here is how you can help: Visit the South Lake Tahoe Library (1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.) and select an ornament (or two) from the Giving Tree. Ornaments have kids’ wish lists inscribed upon them. Take the ornament(s) with you and gather what you would like from the list. Bundle and return unwrapped gift(s), secured with the original ornament(s) to the CASA office by Friday, Dec. 11.


The City of South Lake Tahoe will host its city council meeting on Monday, Dec. 7, at 9 .m. Please note the change in date. There is only one city council meeting in December. It will be held in City Council Chambers, located at 1901 Airport Road. City Council meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit


The City of South Lake Tahoe will host its first Recreation Complex renovation planning meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Complex (1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.). This workshop is an opportunity for the community to help the city develop ideas that will be utilized during the design of the renovations for the city’s Recreation and Swim Center.

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