News briefs: Tahoe Regional Young Professionals mixer, wildland firefighters needed and more |

News briefs: Tahoe Regional Young Professionals mixer, wildland firefighters needed and more


The membership of the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) elected Captain Jon Weaks as Union President to complete the remainder of the 2015-16 term after Captain Paul Jackson resigned effective the end of December 2015. Weaks ran unopposed and received 95.7 percent of the vote in the election to represent more than 8,300 Southwest pilots. A Zephyr Cove resident, Weaks has been a pilot at Southwest Airlines since 1990 and is currently based out of Las Vegas.


South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Coat Drive for Kids is open to all community members through Jan. 27. Help children in the community by donating gently used coats. All donations will be distributed to children in need within South Lake Tahoe. Drop donations at any of the three fire stations at:

Fire Station #1, 1252 Ski Run Blvd.; Fire Station #2, 2951 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; and Fire Station #3, 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Contact Kim George for more information by calling 530-307-9596 or emailing


Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will host its January South Shore Networking Mixer on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 6-9 p.m. at Casey’s — An American Cantina in Stateline. Attendance is free for members and $10 for non-members.

TRYP will host its January Pro Workshop: Community Service Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 6-7 p.m. at the Blue Angel Cafe on Ski Run Boulevard. More than 12 nonprofits will be in attendance to discuss their services and bridge the gap between organizations. The workshop is free for members of all nonprofits, and $5 for non-members.


City of South Lake Tahoe’s Planning Commission meeting is set for Thursday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Road.

The City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. It’s also in the City Council Chambers on Airport Road. For more information, visit


The Eldorado National Forest will be hiring up to 35 wildland firefighters for a temporary appointment that will run approximately from May through November 2016. The online application for these jobs will be open for one week from Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 15.

“Our fire crews are essential to our organization,” said forest supervisor Laurence Crabtree. “We need a strong and diverse workforce to protect communities, infrastructure, and forest resources from wildfire.”

More information about these temporary fire positions and the application process can be found at Call James Thornock at 209-295-1289 for more information.

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