News briefs: Meyers ‘fish fund,’ Reno-Tahoe airport awarded funding and more
In the Sept. 16 article “Fundraising underway for SLT local in critical condition,” by Claire Cudahy, it was incorrectly stated that Teresa Anderson was released on bail after being arrested for allegedly hitting her husband Tim Anderson with a car. According to officials at the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Teresa was arrested and then subsequently released; the investigation is ongoing.
MEYERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ‘FISH FUND’
The Meyers Community Foundation has started a “Fish Fund” for the stocking of fish in Baron Lake for the greater Meyers and Lake Tahoe area!
During the Summer of 2016 a fund for purchasing fish was created by the Meyers Community Foundation to add another recreational activity to its long list of opportunities in the greater Meyers area. The fund was started with donations from locals including Dick Mullinix, Pete Nelligan, Eric Mohr, Mel Smothers and a $1,000 grant from the MCF which has paid for two stockings of trout this Summer. The goal is to stock Baron Lake 4-5 times a season with enough trout to make for a great fishing opportunity for kids and families in our community and for them not to have to drive long distances to go trout fishing. Kids and adults can ride their bikes or walk to Baron Lake at Tahoe Paradise Park for this opportunity – an opportunity made possible by this Fish Fund.
HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
On Sunday evening, Nov. 2, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, will commence and continue through Tuesday.
The Chabad at Lake Tahoe will host a full High Holiday schedule including an elegant, traditional Rosh Hashanah community dinner Monday night the 3rd at 5:30 p.m. (RSVP required).
“Our formal New Year’s Dinner will kick off the year, and our signature Kiddush luncheons will follow both days of services,” said Chabad’s Co-Director, Shaina Richler.
The services will take place in a warm and welcoming environment at 900 Ski Run Blvd Suite 201. Membership is not required to join. All are welcome, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation.
“At Chabad we understand the need for a meaningful service for every Jew regardless of his or her upbringing.
“Like all programs, High Holiday services is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background explained Rabbi Mordey Richler.”
The services will be user-friendly manner, making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the seasoned and the unversed. The services will be in Hebrew and follow traditional customs interspersed with modern Jewish tunes and English readings.
“According to Tradition, at the New Year, the Doors of Heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from anyone,” said the Rabbi. “The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community.”
Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year Oct. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with a Kiddish lunch following services each day, and on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Oct. 11 and 12.
For a full schedule of service times, please contact the center at 530-314-7677 or visit our website http://www.JewishTahoe.com.
REID ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION FOR RENO-TAHOE AIRPORT
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced that the Reno-Tahoe Airport was awarded a $20,531,250 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for runway rehabilitation. Including this latest grant, Senator Reid has secured more than $370 million in federal funds for Reno-Tahoe Airport to date.
In addition, Senator Reid also announced that Minden-Tahoe Airport was awarded $834,098 in DOT funding to install perimeter fencing and rehabilitate runway lighting.
“The Reno-Tahoe Airport is one of Nevada’s most important economic hubs, and these funds represent a significant investment in the state’s continued growth and success. Upgrading Nevada airports means expanding opportunity for Nevada’s economy,” Reid said. “Travel and tourism are the lifeblood of the Silver State, and I have made improving Nevada’s airports and roads one of my top priorities. I thank the Department of Transportation for working with me to strengthen Nevada’s infrastructure and economy.”
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN IN AUGUST IN SILVER STATE
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally-adjusted 6.3 percent in August. This is down 0.3 of a percentage point over the year.
“I am pleased that Nevada continues to exceed the nation in job creation and I’m encouraged that a majority of our growth is concentrated in full-time positions,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Unemployment claims are at the lowest level in a decade which is more good news for our labor market this month. We will continue to focus on economic development opportunities that will lead to quality jobs for residents of the Silver State.”
Year-over-year, the Silver State added a seasonally adjusted 37,200 jobs over August last year, for a growth rate of 2.9 percent, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
“Further, annualized employment growth in the state exceeded national job gains for the 49th-consecutive month,” he said. “Over the month, a seasonally-adjusted 4,800 jobs were added. Although payrolls were expected to increase by 1,600 (not seasonally adjusted), a gain of 6,400 actually occurred, leading to the seasonally adjusted increase.”