News briefs: South Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Parade, a dog-friendly outing, Medicare counselor sought and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Parade, a dog-friendly outing, Medicare counselor sought and more


The City of South Lake Tahoe is hosting a Fourth of July parade Monday, July 4, in honor of the local American Legion Post 795. The Legion will also serve as parade marshals. The response to the parade has been outstanding, and the city has received approximately 50 entries and 150 walkers.

The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m. from The Crossings (the former Shops at the “Y”) parking lot at the “Y” and will proceed East on Highway 50 before ending at Al Tahoe Boulevard at the Rite Aid parking lot.

Local personality Dreu “with a U” Murin — of Mountain Resort Television’s hit show “Ultimate Tahoe Adventures” and KTHO Radio on-air personality — will be host and emcee for the parade. He will be announcing from American Legion Post 795. Brandi Brown’s Tahoe Production House will be live streaming the parade from the same location. Temporary bleachers will also be at the American Legion, providing the perfect viewing location of the parade.

There will be an after party at American Legion Post 795, located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The party will begin immediately following the conclusion of the parade, and feature a barbecue with hotdogs and hamburgers, music and a beer garden.

Parade participants are to be in formation by 9 a.m. in the parking lot of The Crossings. Participants must maintain steady movement of parade with 15-20 feet between each entry.

The two westbound lanes of Highway 50 from Stateline to the “Y” will remain open. The two eastbound lanes of Highway 50 from the “Y” will be closed from 9:30-10:20 a.m. with a rolling lane opening beginning at approximately 10:20 a.m. Motorists are to except traffic to be slow and are encouraged to utilize Pioneer Trail both during and immediately following the parade.

The city extends their gratitude to Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe for their volunteer efforts to help put on the parade.


The 2016 Vacation Bible School at Tahoe Community Church will be held from Monday, June 20, to Friday, June 24, starting at 9:15 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost for this event and it is open to all children completing kindergarten through sixth grade. There is also an enhanced youth program for seventh through 12th graders. Activities include crafts, music, bible study, games and snacks.

For more information and registration, contact Jacky Daly or Jonathan Blose at the Tahoe Community Church office by calling 775-588-5860 ext. 102, or emailing


Join a park ranger on a hike for Bark Rangers around Spooner Lake on Sunday, June 26, at 10 a.m. All dogs are welcome as long as they are social and on a leash. This is a flat, two-mile hike, and comfortable shoes or boots are recommended. Please bring enough water for you and your dog, and be prepared to pick up after your dog. The hike is limited to 20 people and their dogs. Please sign up by calling 775-749-5980 or emailing

Park entry fees apply per vehicle, $8 for Nevada residents and $10 for non-residents. There is no additional charge for this event.


The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is looking for a volunteer counselor for the South Lake Tahoe community. HICAP is a government-funded program that provides free, one-to-one counseling on all aspects of Medicare. In-depth training and mentoring is provided to counselors to assure clients receive unbiased, informed guidance regarding their Medicare options.

If you’re interested in joining our HICAP team, contact Emily Haines, volunteer coordinator, at 916-375-3761 or

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