News briefs: Tahoe Chamber seeks community input, births and more |

News briefs: Tahoe Chamber seeks community input, births and more


Lillian Joy Anderson was born Nov. 18 to Ryan and Tracy Anderson of South Lake Tahoe.

Emma Jean Gisel was born Nov. 19 to Jacob and Kari Gisel of South Lake Tahoe.

Ethan J. Ramirez was born Nov. 22 to Edgar Ramirez and Yvette Lomeli of South Lake Tahoe.

Allen Jonnael Mendoza was born Nov. 23 to Oscar Mendoza and Luz Lopez Hernandez of South Lake Tahoe.


The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) is currently seeking input for the organization’s 2016 planning effort. Community members are asked to take a quick survey to provide feedback to Tahoe Chamber about its programs and services. As a membership organization that serves the businesses in the South Shore community, Tahoe Chamber relies on this feedback to plan for the next year and beyond. The survey includes opportunities for feedback about how Tahoe Chamber performs in several areas, as well as opportunities for business owners to request desired programs, workshops and services.

When taking the survey, please specify whether you are or are not a Tahoe Chamber member next to your business name. The survey will close on Nov. 30. The survey is available online.

For more information about Tahoe Chamber, visit or call 775-588-1728.


Widows and Widowers are invited to a lunch and general meeting at Applebee’s Sunday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. For information, call Widowed Persons of South Lake Tahoe at 530-542-2437


North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts will continue prescribed fire operations on the north and east shores of Lake Tahoe. Operations may take place on urban lots on the west side of Incline Village, lower Kingsbury Grade near Palisades Drive and the area adjacent to Van Sickle Bi-State Park in Stateline, Nevada. Operations will continue through next week as weather and conditions allow.

Fall and winter bring cooler temperatures and precipitation, which favor prescribed burning. 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. The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) will give as much advance notice as possible before burning, but some operations may be conducted on short notice.

Smoke from prescribed fire operations is normal and may continue for several days after an ignition depending on the project size and environmental conditions. Agencies coordinate with state and local county air pollution control districts and monitor weather conditions closely prior to prescribed fire ignition. They wait for favorable conditions that will carry smoke up and out of the Basin. Crews also conduct test burns before igniting a larger area, to verify how effectively fuels are consumed how smoke will travel.

Before prescribed fire operations are conducted, agencies post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, send email notifications and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2816. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to For more information on prescribed fire operations and smoke management tips, visit

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