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* South Lake Tahoe

Demonstration Garden at LTCC

Beginning and experienced gardeners alike can learn about how to get their gardens ready for winter at a workshop between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden located at the Lake Tahoe Community College.

Workshop topics include: Fertilizer management, irrigation management and winterization, landscape design, and protecting shrubs and trees from winter damage.

Workshop participants will receive free efficient landscape irrigation kits from the South Tahoe Public Utility District.

The Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden is a product of cooperation between many Lake Tahoe Basin agencies coming together to create something that is beautiful and educational for the residents of our community.

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Late start for Whittell High

On Friday, George Whittell High School will have a late start for teacher training. School will begin at 9:45 a.m. Bus riders will be picked up two hours later than the usual time. Students will receive bus schedules.

Call (775) 588-2446 for more information.

* South Lake Tahoe

Comments on bike path sought

El Dorado County has proposed building an 8-foot-wide Class 1 bicycle path between Santa Fe Road and Sawmill Road along Highway 50 and needs your opinion on the CEQA-required environmental document supporting the idea. Class 1 trails run separate from the travel lanes.

The first phase of the project is part of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The proposed segment would ultimately link to the city via Lake Tahoe Boulevard.

There’s no cost estimate on the construction of the 11Ú2-mile trail. Design costs should tally $500,000, according to county authorities.

The trail is intended to cross the Lake Valley State Recreation Area where artifacts are believed to be located in Washoe Meadows. The state bought the land where the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is situated near Amaker Ranch.

A Class 2 trail is also planned in the second phase along Sawmill Road.

The county will accept comments on the environmental document supporting the first phase through Oct. 17. It can be reviewed at the El Dorado County Department of Transportation offices at 924 B Emerald Bay Road and at the South Lake Tahoe Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

– Staff reports