No alcohol allowed at Nevada Beach today
As in the past, there will be no alcoholic beverages allowed on Nevada Beach on the Fourth of July. There will be signs on U.S. Highway 50 and Elks Point Road leading to the beach informing the public of the ordinance. There also will be flyers at all businesses that sell alcohol to inform patrons.
Zephyr Cove Beach, which is privately leased from the U.S. Forest Service, will only serve alcohol in a designated area. For July 4 only, carry-in alcohol will not be allowed. Zephyr Cove Lodge will serve alcohol in their usual locations inside the lodge.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will work as a team with the Nevada Highway Patrol and the U.S. Forest Service. A minimum of NHP troopers will work the Lake Tahoe portion of Douglas County. This includes four troopers on motorcycles. The U.S. Forest Service will assist with several personnel assigned to Nevada Beach. The exact number is unknown.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will have many extra personnel on duty in the Lake Tahoe portion of Douglas County. Included in the increase in manpower will be K-9 officers, mounted posse members, the bike patrol, the boat patrol and many foot patrol officers on both Nevada and Zephyr Cove beaches. As many as 18 Douglas County uniformed officers will work the evening hours on July 4.
Any and all types of fireworks are illegal in Douglas County. Sheriff Ron Pierini is relying on responsible residents and visitors to help law enforcement monitor anyone who may possess or discharge fireworks. Due to the extreme fire hazard this year, law enforcement will strictly enforce the laws concerning fireworks. Citations of up to $600 can be expected should someone violate this ordinance
Anyone discovering fireworks may call the Sheriff’s Department and officers will respond to collect the fireworks to have them properly destroyed by bomb technicians.
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