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News briefs: Nevada caucus dates and time, plus more

NEVADA CAUCUS DATES AND LOCATIONS

Nevada’s Democratic Caucus is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. George Whittell High School is the meeting location for Precincts 35 (Glenbrook), 36 (Skyland), 37 (Zephyr Cove), 38 (Round Hill), 39 (Edgewood), 40 (Kingsbury) and 41 (Dagget). For all Douglas County locations, visit the Douglas County Democrats website at http://www.douglasdems.org.

Nevada’s Republican Caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23. The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will host a caucus from 5-9 p.m. George Whittell High School is the meeting location for Precincts 35 (Glenbrook), 36 (Skyland), 37 (Zephyr Cove), 38 (Round Hill), 39 (Edgewood), 40 (Kingsbury) and 41 (Dagget). For all Douglas County locations, visit http://www.douglasgop.org.

STUDENT SCIENCE EXPO NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

With funding from Soroptomist International of South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Unified School District is partnering with UC Davis TERC to bring Science Expo to South Lake Tahoe. In addition to the five days of Science Expo at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center on the North Shore March 14-18, there will be three additional days of Science Expo March 30 through April 1 at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The Science Expo experience is designed to guide third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students through hands-on scientific investigations and experiments. This year’s theme is physical science, with topics including energy, forces and motion, and properties of matter.

Both the North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe science expos are happening soon and volunteers are needed to help facilitate activities at both locations. Training is provided and no science experience is needed.

To sign up for a South Lake Tahoe volunteer shift, visit tinyurl.com/sltsciexpo16.

For more information, email volunteer coordinator Emily Frey at efrey@ucdavis.edu or call her at 775-881-7560, ext. 7474. Additional details can be found online at http://www.terc.ucdavis.edu/ed-outreach/ed-programs/science-expo.html.

TAHOE CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO DEADLINE APPROACHING

The Tahoe Chamber recently announced that there are only 20 spots left for business booths at the 2016 Business EXPO, the South Shore’s largest business and networking experience. The Business EXPO showcases businesses and their products, programs and services to more than 1,500 attendees. All members of the public are invited to attend this year’s EXPO on April 1 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Harveys convention center. Member businesses are encouraged to contact Tahoe Chamber to reserve a booth as soon as possible, as space is extremely limited.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, visit http://www.tahoechamber.org. Member businesses interested in reserving booth space must call 775-588-1728.

FOREST SERVICE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE GRANT OPEN HOUSE

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will host an open house to provide information and seek public input on developing three preliminary applications for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds grants that will be submitted to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). It’s planned for Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Dr. in South Lake Tahoe. There will be no formal presentation. The public may arrive anytime between 5-7 p.m. Staff members will be available to explain the proposals and answer questions.

The OHMVR grants would provide for OHV education and information, law enforcement patrols, resource and use monitoring, planning for winter travel management, and protection for both natural and cultural resources in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The 30-day grant application comment period begins Tuesday, March 8, and ends Monday, April 4.

For more information about the grants and how to comment, visit http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov or email Jacob Quinn at jmquinn@fs.fed.us.


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