News briefs: Soroptimist scholarships, Tahoe Trails Summit and more |

News briefs: Soroptimist scholarships, Tahoe Trails Summit and more

Sunday explosion under investigation

The South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team is investigating a Sunday explosion at a residence at the corner of Bruce Drive and Plum Street in South Lake Tahoe. The explosion happened about 6 p.m. April 24 and is believed to have been caused by a hash oil manufacturing operation, said SLEDNET Task Force Commander Tasha Thompson. The operations use butane to concentrate the active ingredients in marijuana into hash oil.

The incident remains under investigation, Thompson said.


Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe awarded $21,000 to local students at its Rewards for Excellence Scholarship Program on Wednesday, April 27. Scholarships were given to students from Lake Tahoe Community College, along with South Tahoe and Whittell high schools. Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is an organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community and throughout the world by providing service.

Students given scholarships include Quinn Kixmiller, Alec Jobbins, Noah Solomon, Antonio Benitez, Martin Sanchez, Corynn Bricker, Hunter Turney, Zoe D’Angelo, Annie Buchser, Tatum Whatford, Kelsey Kjer, Kylee Lyons, Nicole Kruczynski, Gizeh Martinez, Nemesis Ramirez, Sabrina Green, Bailey Barcellos, Charlene Jones, Mariah Olson, Sarah DeVore, Satchel Friedman and Katherine Krolicki.


Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host the Tahoe Trails Summit, May 6-8, at the Beach Retreat & Lodge located at 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. The three-day event will include workshops, presentations, panel discussions, movies and raffles, photo displays, mountain bike rides and a sunset barbecue on the beach.

The summit will also highlight current projects and partnerships, community benefits of shared-use trails, trail-work accomplishments in the Tahoe region and discuss future projects. Speakers at the event will include City of South Lake Tahoe Mayor Pro Tem Austin Sass, two special guests from the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, leaders of area trail organizations and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service.

TAMBA is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multi-use trails and preserving access for mountain bikers through advocacy, education and promotion of responsible trail use.

This community event is free to the public. For a complete schedule of events and more information about the summit, visit

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