News briefs: March 28, 2012 |

News briefs: March 28, 2012

Meyers Community Plan meeting April 4

El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago will host a community meeting on the Meyers Community Plan April 4, according to an announcement this week.

The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School, 1095 East San Bernadino Avenue.

“This meeting will be a first step towards implementing an update of the Meyers Community Plan,” the announcement stated. “The agenda includes a presentation by Supervisor Santiago in which she will review major components and past processes along with identifying current community assets. She will then ask for community input and unveil an implementation strategy which includes funding opportunities and next steps.”

Heavenly, Kirkwood extend seasons

Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced Monday that, following recent storms, they plan to extend their ski and snowboard seasons.

“It’s no secret that this has been one of the most challenging seasons on record,” Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager, said in a statement. “So we wanted to reward all the pass holders who stood by us this season, and create more opportunities for them to realize even more value from what was already the best pass product on the market.”

Heavenly’s closing day was slated for April 15, but the resort will now stay open Friday through Sunday the weekends of April 20-22 and April 27-29, weather and conditions permitting. Kirkwood will keep the same weekend-only schedule as long as snow conditions will support skiing and snowboarding, according to the statement.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort has not announced a closing date.

Heavenly’s operation will include the Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express and Dipper Express, with a limited expert-only operation at Gunbarrel Express. Kirkwood plans to operate Chair 6, Cornice Express, and Chair 10, Wagon Wheel. For a full rundown of extended operations at Heavenly and Kirkwood, visit or

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