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* Incline Village

Rim Trail trains hike leaders

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has partnered with Nevada State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service to present a hike leader training course on May 19.

The two-hour course will take place at Nevada State Park’s new facility and is targeted at volunteers, educators and other interested persons who have some outdoor experience.

Students will learn about how to lead group hikes. This course is ideal for people wishing to guide student groups, families, friends and other community groups in the natural environment. The course is free to participants; however, the group is limited to 30 and registration is required.

Contact Daniella Hirschfeld at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for registration forms and information at or call (775) 298-0231.

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Jazz festival to run May 20-22

The Lake Tahoe Jazz Festival returns to Tahoe’s North Shore May 20-22, 2005, with a top-shelf lineup of some of the industry’s finest performers, including Cornet Chop Suey, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers, Steve Rocky and the Rumba Bums, Stompy Jones and more.

This year’s event includes a venue in Kings Beach that will fully extend this North Shore experience across the state line. Shelli Fine, director of the Lake Tahoe Jazz Festival recommends parking at one venue and utilizing the shuttle service to reach the other stage destinations. This will help in traffic control and guest service.

For more information, go to

* Carson City

BLM hosts talk on Holocaust

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Field Office, will host Dr. Viktoria Hertling for a special presentation on the Holocaust starting at 10 a.m. May 5. The one-hour presentation will be at 5665 Morgan Mill Road. The public is invited.

For information, call Patricia McNeill, (775) 885-6112.

* South Lake Tahoe

Math book is up for review

A hearing May 10 is reserved for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District to discuss and approve a petition to the California Board of Education to continue its use of “Everyday Math,” a textbook not adopted by the state. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the district’s boardroom. Parents, teachers and others are welcome to attend.

– Staff reports