News briefs: Council tour, wristband fundraiser, college forums
The South Lake Tahoe City Council will spend the day Tuesday touring city facilities, including offices at the airport, police and fire stations, and the golf course, ice arena and other recreational sites.
The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at the airport and is scheduled to last until 3:30 p.m. A lunch break at Riva Grill will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m.
The tour is open to the public.
Students and staff at South Tahoe Middle School are continuing to support the Hudson family through blue “Team Hudson” wristbands.
Scott Hudson, a physical-education teacher at the middle school, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer two months ago and is on medical leave. He and his family also lost their home in the Angora fire.
Donations for the wristbands will be used to help the family pay for Scott Hudson’s medical treatments. A minimum of $1 is requested for each wristband.
Wristbands will be available at the front offices of all the schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District and at the district office. The fundraiser runs today through Dec. 14.
For more information, call Judy Klingler at (530) 541-6404, ext. 281.
Residents and students are encouraged to attend forums this week to weigh in on the hiring of a new president for Lake Tahoe Community College.
The new hire will replace Guy Lease, who announced his retirement at the beginning of the school year.
The LTCC Board of Trustees hired Pamila Fisher, CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees, to conduct the forums, which will be held at 3 p.m. today in the LTCC College Board Room and at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Aspen Room.
The forums will be used to gather information from the public to develop an announcement for the open position, which will then go to the board for approval.
Along with hiring the consultant, the board has appointed a hiring committee with Trustee Roberta Mason as chair. The committee includes students, community members, faculty, classified staff and administration.