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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Weston recieves recognition

On Tuesday, June 4 Rob Weston owner of West Shore Sports in Homewood was recognized for his exemplary volunteer support to the California State Parks. Rob donates 140 hours annually to the parks and sponsors the Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes and Full Moon Kayak Tours at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Since 2003 these hikes and tours have generated $27,000 in revenue for the Sierra State Parks Foundation, which are used to support the State Park’s Interpretive Programs. Rob was also involved in the restoration of the 1960 Olympic Cross Country Ski Trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park. He was instrumental in raising funds and in 2010 coordinated the purchase of a new grooming machine for the Cross Country Ski trails. Visit

North Lake Tahoe Hires The Abbi Agency

The North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative has hired Nevada-based digital engagement firm The Abbi Agency to conduct its destination travel and tourism public relations campaigns. The agency began work on the account in May of this year.

North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative is a coordinated marketing effort between the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, and the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau. The decision to hire The Abbi Agency was determined by the firm’s extensive travel PR experience and strategic, creative approach to tourism communications.

The Abbi Agency, a digital engagement firm based in Reno, Nev., with satellite offices in Las Vegas, has extensive experience working in destination travel and ski resort public relations. The Abbi Agency has begun its campaigns for the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative by focusing on summer events, meetings and conventions, outdoor recreation and food and wine offerings in the region. Over the summer, the firm will implement strategic communications plans for the fall and winter seasons.

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station Open House

Join UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) for an Open House at the Tahoe City Field Station (Historic Hatchery) at 2400 Lake Forest Road, Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the historic building, talk to TERC scientists about their work, and learn something new about Lake Tahoe. Local garden clubs will be on hand to give plant selection and gardening advice, and Red Truck of Truckee will sell food and beverages.

The UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station has evolved from its origins as a state fish hatchery to its current function as a field station for UC Davis researchers at Lake Tahoe. The Field Station houses the Eriksson Education Center, native plant demonstration garden, a small laboratory facility, and the equipment necessary for researchers to boat on, dive in, and scientifically examine Lake Tahoe.

For more information about the Open House, Green Thumb Gardening Series or volunteer opportunities, contact Kelsey Poole at 775-881-7560 ext. 7402 or, or visit

Bear Brunch at Sugar Pine Point State Park

Celebrate Dad June 16 and treat him to a day at the park to learn about our Lake Tahoe Bears while enjoying brunch on the beautiful grounds of the Helman-Ehrman Estate. Chief Ranger Brian Barton will share his knowledge of the California black bear in a fun and entertaining event suitable for the family, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $20 adults and $10 kids 12 and under. Space is limited. Make a reservation at 530-583-9911.

Workshop on the Draft Squaw Creek Restoration Plan

Tuesday, June 18, 6-9 p.m., Squaw Valley Public Service District Community Meeting Room, 305 Squaw Valley Road (same building as the SV Fire Station).

Squaw Valley Real Estate, LLC will co-host a workshop with the Friends of Squaw Creek to preview a draft conceptual plan of the Squaw Creek Restoration Plan, and to collect feedback from stakeholders. Experts on the topic have been invited to participate.

It is anticipated Phase 1 of the proposed Village at Squaw Valley project will break ground in the summer of 2015. As a component of Phase 1 of the four-phase project, Squaw Valley Real Estate will restore Squaw Creek along the project boundary’s north reach. Balance Hydrologics, Inc., will present details for improving elements of Squaw Creek.

The Friends of Squaw Creek (FoSC) is a grassroots organization formed in 2002. FoSC works collaboratively with Squaw Valley Real Estate, regulatory agencies, riparian landowners, and the local community to seek opportunities to enhance the watershed.

IRIE Rafting Company to present “Boating for Benefit”

On selected days June through September, IRIE Rafting Company will donate 100 percent of profits of rafting trips on the Lower Truckee River Gorge to selected nonprofits. IRIE Rafting believes in supporting nonprofits who work to create community, provide service to those in need, open opportunities, and give individuals a hand up, not a hand out. Join them in supporting the incredible work of their beneficiaries, book now at or e-mail June 20, Adventure Risk Challenge,; July 16, The Zawadisha Fund,; Aug. 9, CR Johnson Foundation,; Sept. 7, Project GO,

Golf Pro Shop remodeled

A ribbon-cutting event at Tahoe Donner Association’s Golf Pro Shop was held Friday, June 7, to celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled and expanded pro shop. Joining Tahoe Donner’s general manager Robb Etnyre, board members Tom Johns, Jim Stang and former board member Jay Lempinen participated in the ribbon-cutting. Other Tahoe Donner representatives such as Forrest Huisman, director of capital projects, and Ed Leinenkugel, director of golf, along with Truckee representatives including Truckee Mayor Carolyn Wallace Dee were present as well. The new pro shop is now approximately 500 square-feet larger and the T-9 Grill also doubled in sized as part of the remodel.

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