News briefs: Loop Road meeting, Fit Pet Fridays and more |

News briefs: Loop Road meeting, Fit Pet Fridays and more


The City of South Lake Tahoe would like to remind residents that sand bags are available at no cost year-round. The sand lot is located at the city’s public works yard at 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd., which is next to Campground by the Lake.

To pick up your sand bags, proceed through the gate (at 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd.) and drive to the back of the lot. At the back of the lot is a large sand mound, shovels and bags. Residents fill their own bags and transport back to their own residence. Please leave the shovels so that other residents may use and try to limit the number of bags to 10 per visit.

Access to sand bags is available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Elevated Fitness in South Lake Tahoe will host Fit Pet Fridays the last Friday of every month — this month landing on Friday, Jan 29. All donations go to Lake Tahoe Humane Society.

Classes are free all day for non-members who bring a donation item. Dog Dog Cat is sponsoring a treat for dogs after class.

Learn more online at Elevated Fitness’s Facebook page or at


The U.S. Forest Service is offering the public an opportunity to purchase used government vehicles from several national forests at the Annual Used Vehicle and Equipment Auction scheduled online for Monday through Monday, Feb. 1-8.

A total of 23 items including pickup trucks, SUVs, crew carriers and miscellaneous ATV parts/tires will be sold to the highest bidder through an auction on the GSA website at To find this specific auction, enter the sale number 91QSCI-16-040 (don’t enter dashes) online. (Note: The sale number will not be effective on the website until Feb. 1.)

“These online vehicle auctions are improving the efficiency of our fleet management program,” said forest supervisor Laurence Crabtree. “People also have an opportunity to look at the vehicles ahead of time, so they are ready to put in their bids during the auction.”

Potential bidders can inspect the vehicles in the auction at three locations from Feb. 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (No weekend viewing is available.)

Seven pickup trucks can be viewed at the Eldorado National Forest location. Two of the these trucks have major problems and must be towed — one has a blown engine, and the other won’t start. A van, two SUVs, four crew carriers and miscellaneous ATV parts/tires are also located at the Eldorado National Forest facility (2350 Carson Rd. in Placerville, California). Five vehicles including two SUVs, two pickup trucks (one with accident damage and a bent frame) and one crew carrier can be viewed at the Tahoe National Forest facility (12019 Charles Dr. in Grass Valley, California). Three vehicles including two pickup trucks and one crew carrier can be viewed at the Inyo National Forest facility (798 N. Main St. in Bishop, California).

Learn more by visiting or calling Diana Cole at 530-621-5289.


Join the city for a community meeting about the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4:30-7 p.m. at South Tahoe Middle School’s multi-purpose room gym. The meeting will feature a presentation of the project and include a question and answer session. Information is available online at


Attend the upcoming Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers (1901 Airport Rd.). For more information call 530-542-6056.

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