News briefs: South Lake Tahoe design guidelines workshop, prescribed fire operations and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe design guidelines workshop, prescribed fire operations and more


Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County will host its inaugural Bowl for Kids’ Sake event Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at Tahoe Bowl in South Lake Tahoe.

This is a fun day of bowling with some friendly competition and the knowledge that you are making a positive impact for at-risk youth in the community. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide preventative one-on-one mentoring services in the South Lake Tahoe community.

A variety of sponsorship levels are available for local businesses with opportunities for marketing and brand recognition. Anyone can register to be a bowling team captain or a team member and is encouraged to sign up to compete for prizes and “bragging rights.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County has been providing one-to-one mentoring services to at-risk children since 1977.

For more information, contact Laurie at 530-626-1222 or visit


“In loving memory of Craig D. Davis, Feb. 9, 1971 – Feb. 13, 2015. Love Always, Mom, Dad, and Family.”


Join the City of South Lake Tahoe for a Design Guidelines Public Workshop and to discuss how to improve the area’s visual character. This workshop hosted by the South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 5-7 p.m. in the City of South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers. This is the second workshop, and the Draft Design Guidelines will be reviewed. This is a free workshop open to all community members.


Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16.

On the East Shore, operations may take place near the Logan Shoals Vista Point, Camp Galilee, south of Glenbrook and between Round Hill and Zephyr Cove.

On the South Shore, operations may take place near Spring Creek, Panther Road, and Mountain Drive near North Upper Truckee Road.

To view a map with project locations and details, visit Residual smoke may be seen in locations where operations have taken place over the last several weeks. The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) gives as much advance notice as possible before burning, but some operations may be conducted on short notice in areas not identified on the map.

Each prescribed fire operation follows a prescribed fire burn plan, which considers temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation and conditions for the dispersal of smoke. This information is used to decide when and where to burn.

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