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The South Tahoe Public Utility District is sponsoring a candidates’ forum Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the district’s board room, 1275 Meadow Crest Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

Candidates running for three open director seats include incumbents Mary Lou Mossbacher and Duane Wallace as well as challengers Ernie Claudio, Dale Rise, John Runnels, and Julie Threewit.

Candidates will make an opening statement, respond to prepared questions, respond to questions submitted from district employees and the public, and conclude with a closing statement.

The district is governed by a five-member board of directors elected to staggered four-year terms.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Michele Pinkel at (530) 543-6258.

TRCD announces new district manager

On Sunday, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced that Dave Roberts would be its new district manager.

The state agency focuses on natural resource protection on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Roberts has worked on environmental issues in the Tahoe Basin since 1995, including the last six years on the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program at the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.

He graduated from Chapman University with a degree in business administration and Humboldt State University with degrees in biology and botany.

Roberts’ appointment follows the retirement of Tim Oliver, who served as the conservation districts manager for seven years.

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