News briefs: Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra grant cycle deadline and more |

News briefs: Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra grant cycle deadline and more


Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra recently announced its 2016 community grant cycle.

“We are accepting applications that support programs and projects that align with our mission to ‘strengthen the lives of women and youth in our community and the world,’” a news release said.

The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, Jan. 31. The application packet is available online at


The Food Bank of El Dorado County will arrive in South Lake Tahoe to host a mobile food pantry (weather permitting) on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. It will distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most.

Please note that the Food Bank will provide one allocation per household. If you are struggling to make ends meet, live in El Dorado County and meet the State of California Health and Social Services Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program income guidelines, please stop by for your food distribution. Income guidelines can be found online at

For more information, call 530-621-9950 or email


The League to Save Lake Tahoe will soon be overhauling its website. It is seeking volunteers to help move web content from the old platform to the new one. Two events are planned — Tuesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 27, both from 5:30-8 p.m. Volunteers will gather at the League to Save Lake Tahoe education center and store located at 2608 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

“We’re planning a pair of fun and social nights, complete with beer, wine and pizza,” a news release said. “We’ll train you, then gather everyone in front of laptops around a big table as we move the content to our new web platform together.”

Volunteers should bring laptops; digital skills are a plus.

For more information, call 530-541-5388 or contact Chris Carney, the League’s communications manager, at


Barton Health is participating in National Rural ACO (Accountable Care Organization), a Medicare-shared savings program ACO.

An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and/or other health care providers working together with Medicare to give patients better, more coordinated service and health care.


The Mountain Lab team has been hard at work the past few months renovating its new location in the old Tahoe Daily Tribune building. In late December, the Tribune staff moved into its sparkly new space in what used to be the printing warehouse; the entrance for the Tribune is now at the back of the building. This phase of construction also included a new grand lobby. Construction on Phase 2, in the front of the building, has now started and is scheduled for completion by mid-spring 2016.


The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association recently announced the cancellation of the Audi FIS Skicross and FIS Snowboardcross World Cup events, scheduled to take place at Squaw Valley from March 11-13.

While Squaw has received nearly 18 feet of snow this season, this year’s event was taken off the schedule by USSA based on its overall cost of event production.

“The USSA appreciates Squaw Valley’s enthusiasm for and commitment to hosting the cross World Cup events in the U.S.,” said USSA vice president, events, Calum Clark. “Making the decision to cancel this year’s events was difficult, however, the USSA must prioritize funding for our athletic programs. We look forward to working with Squaw Valley for events in the future.”

FIS is currently working on finding a replacement location for these competitions and will send an official communication should an alternative be found.

Source: USSA

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