News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, Meyers OMG Fun Run and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, Meyers OMG Fun Run and more


Emmalynn Rose Dale was born April 27 to Robert Dale and Lindsay Brown of Carson City.

James Donnenwirth Lufkin was born April 28 to Joshua and Patricia Lufkin of Zephyr Cove.

River Rose Hedrick was born April 29 to Billy Hedrick and Lily Kirkhouse of South Lake Tahoe.

Aramis Joshua Sarmiento was born May 1 to Joshua Sarmiento and Luz Juarez-Botello of South Lake Tahoe.

Nijal Kent Wheeler II was born May 1 to Nijal and Sonia Wheeler of South Lake Tahoe.

Roberto Garcia was born May 2 to Armando Garcia and Natalia Perez of South Lake Tahoe.

Successor agency sells ski run Lot

The South Lake Tahoe City Council, acting as the South Tahoe Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency, agreed to sell a piece of property known as the Blue Lakes Lot at 1051 and 1059 Ski Run Blvd. and 3662 Paradise Ave. during its regular meeting Tuesday. The council agreed to sell the lot to Mansoor Alyeshmerni for $100,000.

“It consists of vacant land used as a parking lot,” according to a city staff report. “Additionally, the City owns a sliver of land that is adjacent to the parking lot at Riva Grill.”

Following the dissolution of redevelopment agencies in California in 2012, the successor agency is mandated to liquidate holdings of the South Tahoe Redevelopment Agency.


To kick off the start of summer, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA) will host its inaugural TAMBA Tahoe Trails Summit Friday through Sunday, May 6-8. Part conference, part party/festival, part networking opportunity and part trail-riding session, the new three-day event will take place at the South Shore’s Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge. Events will start Friday, May 5, with opening remarks at 3 p.m. followed by a welcome reception on the beach and movie night. The summit will include speakers, panel discussions and group rides/skills clinics. It will conclude Sunday, May 8.

More information is available at and


The American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) identified Barton Health, in conjunction with its Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship program, as an accredited Graduate Medical Education institution.

For years, Barton has participated in Graduate Medical Education in conjunction with other health care systems. Orthopedic surgery residency graduates from across the United States apply annually for two highly competitive ACGME accredited fellowship positions offered by Barton’s Sports Medicine Fellowship program. In addition, general surgery and urology residents from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine conduct clinical rounds in the hospital and outpatient clinics as part of their clinical training.

Dr. Keith Swanson has been selected to lead the new Graduate Medical Education (GME) department.

At a recent Board of Directors meeting, Swanson noted Graduate Medical Education is the foundation of all physician training in the United States and aligns with Barton’s strategic plan to use its unique attributes to help educate future physicians.

“The GME accreditation is an opportunity to expand Barton’s role as a leader in rural health,” Swanson said. “By having additional doctors-in-training, we have more opportunities to stimulate our medical staff with new knowledge and expertise and provide high-quality care.”


During the first two weeks of May, the Nevada Division of State Lands and the Nevada Division of Forestry will be conducting a two-acre prescribed burn in the Tahoe Basin, in the Rocky Point area along Tunnel Creek Road. The burn will be completed in a 24-hour operational period and will be permitted by the standards set forth by the Washoe County Air Quality Management Division.

The burn is part of ongoing fuels treatment and forest restoration efforts being conducted by the Nevada Tahoe Resource Team in the Lake Tahoe area. The goal of the project is to create a healthier forest and to make the area more resistant to catastrophic wildfire.

Tunnel Creek Road from the Ponderosa to the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park boundary may be closed temporarily in order to conduct the burn. Trail users can expect to see and smell smoke with reduced visibility, and encounter fire crews and fire equipment.

Weather patterns will be monitored for smoke management prior to and during the burn. Ignition will be dependent upon weather conditions and steps will be taken to minimize impacts to park visitors.

For more information, contact the Nevada Division of State Lands at 775-684-2720.


Register now for the inaugural OMG Fun Run on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Old Meyers Grade in Meyers. Registration for adults and children under 12 is now open at through midnight May 21. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Those who register before the race will receive a free OMG T-shirt. Registration the day of the event is $30/$15 and will be held on site at Old Meyers Grade from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Old Meyers Grade is located 0.1 miles up South Upper Truckee Road. The roundtrip course gate-to-gate is 2.6 scenic miles. The event will be held rain or shine.

Divisions include 12 and under, costumes/walking and competitive.

Prizes go to the first person to reach the top of the grade and for the most laps in each division. Participants who complete at least three laps will have their names posted on online after the event. There will be refreshments, music and tons of fun — costumes are encouraged.

The OMG Fun Run is presented by the Meyers Community Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving life in Meyers. Proceeds from the event will go to fund, support and promote creative and sustainable projects and community-enhancing events in Meyers.

To sign up for the event or for more information, go to To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Rene Brejc at 530-545-0340.


South Lake Tahoe city manager Nancy Kerry recently announced the selection of Kevin Fabino as Development Services Director. Fabino will begin his service with the city in early May.

“Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise to the city’s Development Services Department to complement a talented team of employees,” Kerry said. “I am very excited to have Kevin become a member of the city team. He will be a great asset in leading the city forward in a very busy building season.”

Fabino brings more than 30 years of work experience at the local government level. He is leaving the City of Reedley to join the City of South Lake Tahoe management team. While with the City of Reedley, he was responsible for leading the day-to-day activities of the planning, building and engineering divisions, and economic development program. During his tenure he built an effective team focused on customer service, processing efficiency and utilizing creativity and innovation to find solutions.

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