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* Zephyr Cove

District to hold Nov. 2 election

The Nevada Tahoe Conservation District is hosting an open meeting on Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Zephyr Cove Resort to conduct their Board of Supervisor elections.

Any member of the public registered to vote and living within the District’s boundaries is eligible to vote, nominate candidates and run for office.

The terms to be served are January 2007 through December 2010. There are two vacancies.

The Nevada Tahoe Conservation District promotes the conservation and protection of Lake Tahoe Basin’s natural resources by providing leadership, technical assistance and education.

NTCD is one of over 3,000 conservation districts in the United States and is a sub-division of the State of Nevada.

The District has a staff of 11 full-time employees and the board meets monthly.

For more information, contact the district directly at: (775) 586-1610 or via e-mail at

You can also obtain more information on being a NTCD Board of Supervisor online at

* Lake Tahoe Basin

Prescribed fire activity today

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue mop up and patrol the Cathedral and 64 Acres area pile burn projects from earlier this week.

Although periodic smoke may be visible, no new Forest Service ignitions will take place on the California side of the basin on Thursday.

On the Nevada side, crews will be conducting scattered urban lot pile burns in the Cave Rock Estates area. Travelers and residents can expect to see smoke from this project area.

Be advised other agencies, including California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy and local fire protection districts are conducting prescribed fire activities during this period.

Sugar Pine Point State Park is planning an eight acre understory burn for today, pending favorable weather conditions.

The Forest Services urges residents to take a few moments to visit a Web site dedicated to questions about prescribed fires. Go to

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