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Positive plague test results lead to closures in South Tahoe

The Forest Service has closed the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their respective parking areas through Friday. (Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Based on positive plague tests and planned vector control treatments, the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their respective parking areas will be closed through Friday, officials announced this weekend.

The positive tests were found in chipmunks with no human contact, said El Dorado County spokesperson Carla Hass on Monday.

The Tallac Site, Kiva picnic parking area will remain open and visitor center staff and volunteers will be at the Tallac Historic Site. The Forest Service said vector control will complete its eradication treatments on Thursday and the areas will likely be reopened prior to the weekend.

According to El Dorado County Public Health, plague is naturally present in many parts of California, including higher elevations, and advises to be cautious around animals that can carry it.

“It’s important that individuals take precautions for themselves and their pets when outdoors, especially while walking, hiking or camping in areas where wild rodents are present,” said Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams in a press release last year when a person was the first in five years in California to contract plague. “Human cases of plague are extremely rare but can be very serious.”

Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that is spread by squirrels, chipmunks and other wild rodents and their fleas. People can become infected through close contact with infected animals or the bite of an infected flea.

Officials say symptoms of plague usually show up within two weeks of exposure to an infected animal or flea and include fever, nausea, weakness and swollen lymph nodes. Plague can be effectively treated with antibiotics if detected early.

Plague can be prevented by avoiding contact with these rodents and their fleas, and by keeping pets away from rodents and their burrows. Human cases of plague are rare.

For more information about plague, visit the CDPH website.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune is a sister publication of the Sierra Sun.

Aug. 2 update: Nevada County COVID-19 cases rise by 124

Aug. 2

Nevada County recorded 124 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 5,540.

Western county had 4,112 cases, and eastern county had 1,426. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 328 active cases on Monday, 81 more than the previous day. There were 5,094 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 103,562 doses as of Monday.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 121,116 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,972,532 total cases, and 611,051 deaths, the CDC stated.


July 30

Nevada County recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 5,416.

Western county had 4,000 cases, and eastern county had 1,415. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 247 active cases on Friday, 31 more than the previous day. There were 5,094 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,714 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,818,278 total cases, and 610,264 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 29

Nevada County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 5,350.

Western county had 3,937 cases, and eastern county had 1,412. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 216 active cases on Thursday, 11 more than the previous day. There were 5,059 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,565 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,722,631 total cases, and 609,853 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 28

Nevada County recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 5,324.

Western county had 3,914 cases, and eastern county had 1,409. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 205 active cases on Wednesday, 12 more than the previous day. There were 5,044 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,380 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,631,447 total cases, and 609,441 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 27

Nevada County recorded 68 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 5,300.

Western county had 3,890 cases, and eastern county had 1,409. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 193 active cases on Tuesday, 69 more than the previous day. There were 5,032 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,026 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,548,847 total cases, and 609,012 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 26

County COVID-19 cases rose by 23 on Monday making the new total 5,232.

Western county had 3,823 cases, and eastern county had 1,408. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 124 active cases on Monday, six fewer than the prior day. There were 5,033 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,026 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,413,532 total cases, and 608,528 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 23

County COVID-19 cases rose by 27 on Friday making the new total 5,209.

Western county had 3,804 cases, and eastern county had 1,404. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 130 active cases on Friday, 14 more than the day before. There were 5,004 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,457 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,312,832 total cases, and 608,113 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 22

County COVID-19 cases rose by 23 on Thursday, making the new total 5,182.

Western county had 3,778 cases, and eastern county had 1,403. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 116 active cases on Thursday, two more than the day before. There were 4,991 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,165 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,248,054 total cases, and 607,684 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 21

County COVID-19 cases rose by four on Wednesday, making the new total 5,159.

Western county had 3,758 cases, and eastern county had 1,400. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 114 active cases on Wednesday, eight fewer than the day before. There were 4,970 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,165 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,030,494 total cases, and 607,289 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 20

County COVID-19 cases rose by 13 on Tuesday, making the new total 5,155.

Western county had 3,754 cases, and eastern county had 1,400. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 122 active cases on Tuesday, no change from the previous day. There were 4,958 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,165 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,896,296 total cases, and 606,618 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 19

County COVID-19 cases rose by 60 on Monday, making the new total 5,142.

Western county had 3,741 cases, and eastern county had 1,400. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 122 active cases on Monday, a rise of 27 from over the weekend. There were 4,908 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 100,973 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,896,296 total cases, and 606,618 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 16

County COVID-19 cases rose by 15 on Friday, making the new total 5,082.

Western county had 3,685 cases, and eastern county had 1,396. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 95 active cases on Friday, a rise of five from the prior day. There were 4,912 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 100,734 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Six people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 116,510 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,836,677 total cases, and 606,190 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 15

Coronavirus cases in the county reached 5,067 Thursday, an increase of 6 from the day before.

Western county had 3,670 cases, and eastern county had 1,396. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county several cases reside.

There were still 90 active cases on Thursday. There were 4,902 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 97,112 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,830,231 total cases, and 605,987 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 14

No new COVID-19 cases reported locally

New coronavirus cases remained at 5,061 Wednesday, no increase from the day before.

Western county had 3,665 cases, and eastern county had 1,395. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county several cases reside.

There were still 110 active cases on Wednesday. There were 4,876 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 97,112 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Six people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,758,532 total cases, and 605,551 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 13

New coronavirus cases leaped by 29 on Tuesday, bringing the county’s new total to 5,061.

Western county had 3,635 cases, and eastern county had 1,396. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county several cases reside.

There were 110 active cases on Tuesday, a climb of 29 from the day before. There were 4,876 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 97,112 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,726,363 total cases, and 605,140 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 12

The county recorded nine new coronavirus cases over the weekend, bringing the new total to 5,032.

Western county had 3,635 cases, and eastern county had 1,396. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 81 active cases on Monday, a rise of five from Friday. There were 4,876 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 96,646 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,672,474 total cases, and 604,710 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 9

County officials recorded 15 new COVID-19 case on Friday bringing the new total to 5,023.

Western county had 3,627 cases, and eastern county had 1,395. There were 76 active cases on Friday, six more than the day before. There were 4,872 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 96,646 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,631,656 total cases, and 604,251 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 8

County officials recorded seven new COVID-19 case on Thursday bringing the new total to 5,008.

Western county had 3,610 cases, and eastern county had 1,397. There were 70 active cases on Thursday, one more than the day before. There were 4,863 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 96,646 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,604,986 total cases, and 603,958 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 7

County officials recorded 27 new COVID-19 case on Wednesday bringing the new total to 5,001.

Western county had 3,603 cases, and eastern county had 1,397. There were 69 active cases on Wednesday, 27 more than the day before. There were 4,857 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 96,497 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,582,352 total cases, and 603,656 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 6

County officials recorded two new COVID-19 case on Tuesday bringing the new total to 4,974.

Western county had 3,581 cases, and eastern county had 1,392. There were 42 active cases on Tuesday, four fewer than the day before. There were 4,857 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 96,342 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Six people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,545,316 total cases, and 603,181 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 2

County officials recorded five new COVID-19 case on Friday bringing the new total to 4,972.

Western county had 3,580 cases, and eastern county had 1,391. There were 46 active cases on Friday, three fewer than the day before. There were 4,851 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 96,057 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 113,969 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,514,681 total cases, and 602,731 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 1

County officials recorded nine new COVID-19 case on Thursday bringing the new total to 4,967.

Western county had 3,576 cases, and eastern county had 1,390. There were 49 active cases on Thursday, ten fewer than the day before. There were 4,843 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 95,891 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 113,969 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,496,454 total cases, and 602,401 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 30

County officials recorded four new COVID-19 case on Wednesday bringing the new total to 4,958.

Western county had 3,570 cases, and eastern county had 1,387. There were 59 active cases on Wednesday, one more than the day before. There were 4,824 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 95,444 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 113,969 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,485,433 total cases, and 602,133 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 29

County officials recorded nine new COVID-19 case on Tuesday bringing the new total to 4,954.

Western county had 3,566 cases, and eastern county had 1,387. There were 58 active cases on Tuesday, four more than the day before. There were 4,821 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 95,219 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 113,969 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,470,212 total cases, and 601,808 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 28

County officials recorded five new COVID-19 case on Monday bringing the new total to 4,945.

Western county had 3,560 cases, and eastern county had 1,384. There were 54 active cases on Monday, six more than over the weekend. There were 4,816 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 94,999 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 113,969 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,451,748 total cases, and 601,506 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 25

County officials recorded four new COVID-19 case on Friday bringing the new total to 4,940.

Western county had 3,555 cases, and eastern county had 1,384. There were 48 active cases on Friday, seven fewer than the day before. There were 4,817 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 94,999 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Six people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 112,663 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,425,231 total cases, and 600,859 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 24

County officials recorded four new COVID-19 case on Thursday bringing the new total to 4,936.

Western county had 3,553 cases, and eastern county had 1,382. There were 55 active cases on Wednesday, four more than the day before. There were 4,806 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 94,999 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 112,663 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,409,895 total cases, and 600,442 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 23

County officials recorded one new COVID-19 case on Wednesday bringing the new total to 4,932.

Western county had 3,549 cases, and eastern county had 1,382. There were 51 active cases on Wednesday, one more than the day before. There were 4,806 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 94,999 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 112,663 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,395,620 total cases, and 600,086 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 22

County officials recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the new total to 4,931.

Western county had 3,548 cases, and eastern county had 1,382. There were 50 active cases on Tuesday, 27 fewer than the day before. There were 4,806 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 94,413 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Three people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 112,663 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,368,860 total cases, and 599,354 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 21

County officials recorded six new COVID-19 cases on Monday bringing the new total to 4,909.

Western county had 3,528 cases, and eastern county had 1,380. There were 77 active cases on Monday, no change over the weekend. There were 4,757 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 94,413 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Three people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 110,168 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,341,986 total cases, and 598,713 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 17

County officials recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday bringing the new total to 4,903.

Western county had 3,522 cases, and eastern county had 1,380. There were 77 active cases on Thursday, two fewer than the day before. There were 4,751 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 92,900 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Four people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 110,168 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,327,096 total cases, and 598,301 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 16

County officials recorded four new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday bringing the new total to 4,896.

Western county had 3,519 cases, and eastern county had 1,377. There were 79 active cases on Wednesday, four more from the day before. There were 4,742 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 92,661 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Two people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 110,168 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,315,272 total cases, and 597,965 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 15

County officials recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the new total to 4,892.

Western county had 3,515 cases, and eastern county had 1,377. There were 75 active cases on Tuesday, 10 more from the day before. There were 4,742 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 92,514 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Four people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 110,168 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,303,285 total cases, and 597,594 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 14

County officials recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday bringing the new total to 4,881.

Western county had 3,507 cases, and eastern county had 1,374. There were 65 active cases on Monday, no change from over the weekend. There were 4,741 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 92,129 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Four people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 110,168 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,292,537 total cases, and 597,343 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 11

County officials recorded 3 new COVID-19 cases on Friday bringing the new total to 4,874.

Western county had 3,504 cases, and eastern county had 1,370. There were 65 active cases on Friday, 73 less than the day before. There were 4,734 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 91,077 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 109,484 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,259,537 total cases, and 596,572 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 10

County officials recorded 2 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday bringing the new total to 4,871.

Western county had 3,502 cases, and eastern county had 1,369. There were 138 active cases on Thursday, 1 less than the day before. There were 4,658 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 90,285 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 109,484 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,246,578 total cases, and 596,059 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 9

County officials recorded 4 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday bringing the new total to 4,869.

Western county had 3,500 cases, and eastern county had 1,369. There were 139 active cases on Wednesday, 1 less than the day before. There were 4,655 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 90,285 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 109,484 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,224,075 total cases, and 595,625 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 8

County officials recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the new total to 4,865.

Western county had 3,498 cases, and eastern county had 1,367. There were 140 active cases on Tuesday, 10 more than the day before. There were 4,650 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 89,988 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 109,484 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

June 7

County officials recorded eight new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the new total to 4,853.

Western county had 3,493 cases, and eastern county had 1,360. There were 130 active cases on Monday, a drop of 19 from Friday. There were 4,648 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 89,714 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,739 on May 11. That rose to 4,765 on May 18, and 4,798 on May 25. There were 4,821 on June 1.

Four people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 108,294 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,193,680 total cases, and 594,802 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 4

Eight new coronavirus cases were counted on Friday, making the county’s new total 4,845.

Western county had 3,485 cases, and eastern county had 1,360. There were 149 active cases on Friday, an increase of one from the prior day. There were 4,621 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 87,145 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,653 on May 4. That rose to 4,739 on May 11, and 4,765 on May 18. There were 4,798 on May 25.

Three people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 108,294 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,148,701 total cases, and 593,377 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 3

Officials recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s new total to 4,837.

Western county had 3,481 cases, and eastern county had 1,356. There were 148 active cases on Thursday, a rise of five from the day before. There were 4,614 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 86,570 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,653 on May 4. That rose to 4,739 on May 11, and 4,765 on May 18. There were 4,798 on May 25.

Three people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 108,294 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,130,027 total cases, and 592,776 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 2

Eleven new coronavirus cases were counted in Nevada County on Wednesday, making the new total 4,832.

Western county had 3,479 cases, and eastern county had 1,353. There were 142 active cases on Wednesday, unchanged from the prior day. There were 4,615 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 86,131 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,653 on May 4. That rose to 4,739 on May 11, and 4,765 on May 18. There were 4,798 on May 25.

Three people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 108,294 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,113,930 total cases, and 592,232 deaths, the CDC stated.

June 1

Nevada County recorded nine new COVID-19 cases over the three-day weekend, bringing its new total to 4,821.

Western county had 3,479 cases, and eastern county had 1,342. There were 142 active cases on Tuesday, a rise of five from Friday. There were 4,604 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

There was no county update on coronavirus numbers on the Memorial Day.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 85,859 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,653 on May 4. That rose to 4,739 on May 11, and 4,765 on May 18. There were 4,798 on May 25.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 108,294 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,093,238 total cases, and 591,539 deaths, the CDC stated.

Individual rescued after falling 50-feet down a cliff at Lake Tahoe

A helicopter helps hoist an individual who fell down a cliff at Eagle Falls on Wednesday. (Provided / EDSO)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. — An individual was rescued Wednesday afternoon after falling 50-feet down a cliff at a popular area on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday for an individual who suffered a long fall at Eagle Falls in the Emerald Bay State Park.

The Sheriff’s Office said multiple agencies responded to the scene and located the individual at the base of Eagle Falls with major injuries, said EDSO Sgt. Eric Palmberg.

Due to steep terrain and lack of accessibility, a helicopter hoisted the victim and transported them to air ambulance Cal Star 6, who then transported the victim to the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Officials remind visitors and residents to be careful around the rock formations, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and trails while recreating in the Lake Tahoe area.

“Although beautiful, these areas can be very treacherous,” officials said.

Bill Rozak is the Editor of the Tahoe Daily Tribune, a sister publication of the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at brozak@tahoedailytribune.com

Man remains on loose after fleeing from authorities in South Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. — A man remains on the loose Saturday morning after he fled from authorities while they were serving a search warrant for his arrest on Friday.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Eric Palmberg said on Saturday morning that the department canceled the search after he fled on foot and could not be found.

EDSO, along with assistance for South Tahoe Police, went to arrest Adrian Gannion, 43, on Friday on the 900 block of Glorene Avenue when he fled and was believed to be hiding in the Gardner Mountain area, said a police Facebook post.

Officials said Gannion is on post release community supervision and has a no bail warrant for failing to abide by the conditions of his release.

Deputies and officers from the Sheriff’s Office, SLTPD and California Highway Patrol assisted in the search for Gannion. A CHP helicopter also assisted in the search to no avail.

Anyone with information on Gannion’s whereabouts should contact SLTPD at 530-542-6100 or EDSO at 530-621-6600.

Bill Rozak is the Editor of the Tahoe Daily Tribune, a sister publication to the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at brozak@tahoedailytribune.com

2 cases of tick-borne relapsing fever reported at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After receiving two reports of tick-borne relapsing fever in the past two months, El Dorado County Public is encouraging residents and visitors to use precautions to prevent the illness.

Both cases were reported in individuals who had stayed in cabins at Lake Tahoe, officials said.

“The individuals who became ill have since received treatment and recovered,” said Heather Orchard, county supervising public health nurse. “The illness can be prevented by keeping rodents out of dwellings, not sleeping in any building where there is obvious rodent infestation and taking a few other basic precautions.”

Tick-borne relapsing fever is a bacterial infection that can cause recurring bouts of fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and nausea. The bacteria are carried by soft ticks that feed on rodents such as squirrels, chipmunks, and mice. The ticks usually live in the nests of the rodents.

Rodents may sometimes build nests in the walls, attics, or other void spaces of cabins, houses, or other buildings. The ticks that carry TBRF may leave those nests if the rodents have left or have been removed, and may seek out other mammals upon which to feed, including humans. The bite of a soft tick is painless and they attach to feed for only a few minutes. Soft ticks often feed at night; so many people are bitten while asleep and never realize it.

People can get TBRF when they are bitten by an infected soft tick. Most people are infected while visiting rural mountain areas, typically between 3,000 and 9,000 feet during the summer months. TBRF is not transmitted from person-to-person.

According to Orchard, persons with TBRF may develop a sudden high fever (104-105 F), chills, headache, and muscle ache about a week after being bitten by an infected tick. They may also have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and a rash. These symptoms last 3-5 days and then quickly disappear. A few days later, the fever and other symptoms occur again (“relapse”). This cycle may continue for several weeks if not treated.

“If you develop these symptoms you should see your doctor right away. TBRF is treated with antibiotics,” Orchard said.

TBRF is endemic in many areas of California, particularly mountainous areas, and is typically associated with rustic cabins. The following precautions are advised to prevent TBRF:

• Keep rodents out of dwellings.

• Remove rodent nesting materials such as newspapers, wood piles, and other accumulated debris from in and around home.

• Store all food in well-sealed containers.

• In addition to the above precautions, if staying in a mountain cabin, condominium, or other dwelling:

• Inspect the inside and outside of the building for evidence of rodents (holes or gnaw marks in the walls, droppings, and/or nests).

• Avoid sleeping on the floor or on a bed that touches a wall.

• Change and wash all bedding before use.

For more information, visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/TBRF.aspx.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune is a sister publication of the Sierra Sun.

Truckee weather: Rain has left, sunny skies are back

The chance of rain has passed and sunny skies are in Truckee’s forecast for this week, the National Weather Service said.

Today’s high will reach 84. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph this afternoon and evening. Lows will drop to 53 tonight.

Tuesday’s high will climb to 87. Lows will drop to 53 that night. Winds will be 10 to 15 mph that evening, with 25 mph gusts possible.

Wednesday’s high will top out at 85, Thursday’s will make it to 79, and Friday’s will reach 82. Lows will settle in the upper 40s all three nights.

Saturday and Sunday’s highs will hit 82.

Smokeless Sunset at Sand Harbor Beach.
Submitted by Michael Kennedy

 

Hidden history at Old Greenwood

The PGA Barracuda tournament is back for the second time at Truckee’s Old Greenwood golf course this year. Competitors at this full-on PGA tour stop are playing for points to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoff championship, and all proceeds are going to charity. This is the first year spectators will be allowed to visit the tournament as COVID-19 restrictions loosen, and it’s a great opportunity for audiences to acknowledge Old Greenwood’s entertaining backstory as a historic location while visiting.

Who traveled here?

Thousands and thousands of American pioneers. Today’s exit from Interstate 80 to Old Greenwood is named Overland Trail. This commemorates the original path pioneers traveled on the California/Emigrant Trail, which passed near the vicinity of the present location of the golf course as currently located.

Census data and traveler records tell that thousands of Americans traveling to California- including the 1846 Donner Party — followed this route on their way from the Midwest to the Sacramento Valley and coast beyond. The route was most popular after the 1844 Stevens-Townsend-Murphy Party became the first group to successfully ride wagons across the Sierra until more convenient mountain passes gained popularity later in the decade.

Even after more efficient pioneer traveling routes like the Carson Trail were developed in following years, the Truckee route remained a go-to as the approximate route for the transcontinental railroad after 1867, and much later for the Lincoln Highway (Donner Pass Road) and eventually Interstate 80. There is no concrete archeological evidence that the Stevens-Townsend-Murphy party camped on land currently owned by today’s golf course but the former nearby Emigrant Trail Museum maintains that the historically relevant group absolutely did navigate in the vicinity.

Who was Caleb Greenwood?

Caleb Greenwood was an old man who navigated the mountains. The Stevens-Townsend-Murphy party which pioneered wagon travel through the Sierra in 1844 was partially guided by Caleb Greenwood.

A group of emigrants led by Captain Stevens, Dr. Townsend and Martin Murphy needed a guide who not only knew the route to California but also how to interact with native peoples they would encounter along the way. Greenwood had vast knowledge due to his background and marriage to a native woman. This was a capstone but nevertheless late event in Greenwood’s career. Greenwood claimed that for almost 40 years beforehand he had navigated the American West involved in fur trapping, trading and exploration.

Author Charles Kelly tells that Greenwood moved from Virginia to St. Louis in present day Missouri and entered the fur trading industry. This work led Greenwood to frequently travel from Missouri across modern Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and other frontier territories between the 1810s and 1840s. By the time he helped blaze the Steven-Townsend-Murphy party’s route which became the hazardous Truckee section of the California Trail, he was in very old age. His dramatic age difference with contemporary young explorers earned him the “Old” Greenwood nickname which today’s golf course commemorates.

What’s hidden behind Hole 12?

Decades after Caleb Greenwood navigated the vicinity, Chinese workers operated the land near today’s golf course. Archeologists who excavated Old Greenwood in 2002 speculate that charcoal for railroads, mines and local furnaces was manufactured at the site during the 1870s and 1880s. Beneath today’s golf course they uncovered rice bowls, opium, and Chinese coins which indicate coal was produced by Chinese laborers looking for work after gold mining and local railroad construction dwindled. A marker behind Old Greenwood’s hole 12 commemorates where almost 150 of these ovens were located and one still remains buried. The marker ironically indicates that fresh, green logs — or “green wood” — formed the base of the ovens because they resisted burning despite high temperatures from charcoal burning.

Two other nearby golf courses are named for early Truckee history. George Shaffer’s sawmill, located in the vicinity of today’s Schaffer’s Mill, Lahontan and Northstar golf courses, catalyzed Truckee’s early lumber economy and road access to Truckee in the 1860s. Joseph Gray opened a rest stop along the 1860s wagon trail near today’s downtown Truckee, which is reflected in nearby golf course Gray’s Crossing’s name. Both these early pioneers benefited from Caleb Greenwood’s early trailblazing and interacted with Truckee’s early Chinese labor force. Old Greenwood Golf Course’s name similarly connects it to a historic backstory worth appreciating at the Barracuda tournament this year.

Conor Villines is a volunteer for the Truckee-Donner Historical Society. He holds a BA in History and an MA in Journalism from the University of Arizona, and enjoys learning as much as possible about Truckee and California history

A plaque at Truckee’s Old Greenwood golf course indicates where the Chinese ovens once were.
Photo courtesy Truckee-Donner Historical Society
Wagons over the Sierra.
Courtesy California State Library
A map of the area.
Photo courtesy Truckee-Donner Historical Society

 

Tahoe Forest Health system welcomes new physician

Anna Ferrera Baumann, MD, has joined the team at Tahoe Forest Health System at the Incline Village Community Hospital.

Dr. Ferrera Baumann specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in adult patients. She is trained to care for a broad spectrum of health conditions, from common to chronic illnesses, and to counsel patients on overall wellness.

Dr. Ferrera Baumann attended medical school at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The office of Dr. Ferrera Baumann is located on the 2nd floor of Incline Village Community Hospital at 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. New patients are accepted. For appointments, please call 775-831-6200.

Source: Tahoe Forest Health

Dr. Anna Ferrera Baumann

Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces call for 2022 art

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts Council, is once again inviting local and regional artists to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 20th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, taking place Jan. 13-17, 2022.

Wild & Scenic uses environmental and adventure film to inspire activism and we are seeking art submissions that do the same. The featured artwork enhances the immersive nature of the festival experience. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that address a broad interpretation of the theme of “environment” and highlight the beauty of the natural world.

“We are thrilled about bringing the Art Exhibition back to Nevada City and Grass Valley for an in-person festival experience,” says Festival Director Jess Swigonski. “I look forward to seeing what creations our vibrant community of artists have in store for our 2022 Art Exhibition.”

Submissions will be accepted in three categories this year: 3-Dimensional, 2-Dimensional and Photography. Artists can submit up to three pieces per entry in a single category.

While all artwork will be considered, we are especially interested in pieces that interpret our theme this year, Currents of Hope. The theme speaks to momentum toward a brighter future.  In aligning ourselves with this theme, we envision a hopefulness that is grounded in real and measurable action, constantly moving us forward like the mighty creeks and rivers that are the lifeblood of this planet. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a bedrock environmental law governing water quality in the United States. As Wild & Scenic reflects on our own milestone with 20 years of inspiring activism, we are excited to tap into our roots as an event that benefits our own local watershed. “Currents of Hope” celebrates a vision of a healthy, thriving planet regenerated by the unstoppable flow of compassionate communities who share in this dream.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in person at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in front of an audience of 8,000 environmental filmmakers, celebrities, and social activists . Selected artists will be eligible for top three awards in each category, 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, and Photography, a Best of Theme award, and Judges’ Awards. The Jury will look for work that stands out within the greater themes of the festival. Award-winners will be recognized and presented with certificates at the Artists Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.

The final deadline to apply is Nov. 8, and discounts are available for earlier submissions. Information about submission deadlines and requirements is online at WildAndScenicFilmFestival.org.

Source: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Official artwork for Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2021 by Steph Fogel.
Provided

Airport board decides to cancel Air Show and Family Festival due to plane crash

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board reached a consensus Wednesday to cancel the 2021 Air Show & Family Festival due to the plane crash that occurred Monday, July 26.

A special board meeting date will be set to put this item on the Airport District Board Meeting agenda for official action to be taken, a video of the meeting shows.

The event, titled Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival: A Day of Remembrance, was set to take place Sept. 10 through 12, the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board is Aug. 25.

The Airport District Board of Directors are Kathryn Rohlf, Mary Hetherington, Teresa O’Dette, David Diamond, and Rick Stevens.