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A friendly reminder to share the lake’s water.

So another summer season on the waters of Lake Tahoe has once again gotten underway with the Memorial Day holiday. I would like to extend a friendly reminder to all those on the lake aboard a motor powered vessel, that the 5-mph zone extends 600 feet off the shore line. That’s two whole football fields long, for those who are not sure what 600 feet looks like. So please respect your fellow water enthusiasts by obeying this law. There are paddle-boarders, kayakers, rafters and swimmers who enjoy the lake on a regular basis as well. They are typically on the water within that 600 feet of shore trying to stay safe and avoid the dangers boats can present. Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long by 12 miles wide so I think there is plenty of water to go around so that everyone can have fun and enjoy their time on the lake however they choose. Being a swimmer, kayak guide, paddle boarder, former lifeguard and occasional wake-boarder, I have spent a lot of time in and on Lake Tahoe year-round. I have seen one too many near tragedies due to boats or wave runners being too close to the shore. It’s a big lake out there so please take advantage of its size and don’t enjoy the speed of your motor powered vessel so close to the shore. Enjoy the summer and be safe out there.

Jeff Rau

Tahoe City

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Get accurate information on bears

My question is for Donna Calderon who submitted an article regarding bears. You mention the Bear League and imply that they allowed and permitted people to feed the bears at Echo Lake so visitors could take close-up pictures with the bears to send home to friends and family. If you really have concern about the bears, why would you not call the Bear League and talk to Ann Bryant? She is very approachable, knowledgeable and would be happy to give you accurate information regarding your concern.

The article you submitted is damaging because you have no proof or facts that prove otherwise. It’s just hear-say.

Jeannie Rosen

South Lake Tahoe

Vote Yes on Measure L

Vote Yes on Measure L to ensure funding for current hours and services at the South Lake Branch of the El Dorado County Library!

The last question on your June 3rd ballot, Measure “L” continues one of the most important voter approved initiatives which has been in place the last 20 years but is about to expire.

Measure L funds go directly to The South Lake Tahoe Library ONLY.

Support South Lake Education and access to information!

Vote Yes! on Measure L.

Dory Smith

South Lake Tahoe


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