North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of June 8 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of June 8

Editor’s Note

The Sierra Sun’s weekly community briefs are published each Monday online, and in print as space is available that week, based on submissions to Editor Kevin MacMillan by the noon Monday deadline that week.

Liberty Utilities gives scholarships to 2 local students

For the third straight year, Liberty Utilities os doling out scholarships to high school and community college students living within the utility’s service territory. North Tahoe High’s Johanna Gur and Truckee High’s­ Aaron Kuyper were among seven winners this year. Each will reeve $500.

“We’re very pleased to once again offer these scholarships to deserving students,” said Mike Smart, President of Liberty Utilities-California. “We truly enjoy supporting the communities we serve in this manner.”

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2015 Ironman seek volunteers

The 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon is seeking 3,500 volunteers from Sept 16 through Sept. 21, with the majority of the volunteer duties falling on race day, Sunday, Sept. 20.

Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations or 509a nonprofit public entities that volunteer in groups of 15 or more have the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Ironman Foundation. Last year, the foundation awarded nearly $50,000 to the nonprofit groups that volunteered.

Questions regarding volunteering in 2015 may be directed to the Volunteer Director at

Golfing for Schools cards almost sold out

As of Monday, there are fewer than 15 Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools Cards available. The $325 transferable cards are valid for 18 holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckee premiere golf courses: Coyote Moon, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Gray’s Crossing. Some restrictions apply.

The Golfing for Schools program is a primary fundraising program of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. Call  530-550-7984 or visit for information. Cards may be purchased online. Prcoeeds go the foundation to raise money and provide grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole.

Paper-shredding event in Tahoe City June 12

The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will sponsor a paper-shredding opportunity on Friday, June 12, near Tahoe City Post Office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As a protection against identity theft, consumers are urged to shred anything containing financial information, account numbers, PINs, birthdays or Social Security numbers.

Organizations and individuals who have documents that need shredding can drop them off a no cost.

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10th annual Truckee BrewFest set for June 13

The 10th annual Truckee Optimist BrewFest is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Truckee River Regional Park. This 10th anniversary event will feature brews from more than 30 Northern California and Nevada breweries, as well as brats, burgers, a silent auction, and live music. Must be 21. Contact Ron Wulff at 530 587-8720 or visit for info.

Goat cheese-making workshop June 14 in Truckee

Atelier and Restaurant Trokay are partnering for the third installment of their seasonal Cheese Making Series on Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m.

The class will be taught y Restaurant Trokay owner Nyna Weatherson. Students will make stuffed and rolled goat cheese balls; each person will leave with their goat cheese, tasting notes, and recipe suggestions.

Call Restaurant Trokay at 530-582-1040 to reserve your spot, or reserve a spot online at The workshop will be held upstairs at Restaurant Trokay, 10046 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Yodeling, accordion-playing guru coming to Squaw Valley Chapel

Sourdough Slim will perform at Squaw Valley Chapel on Friday, June 19, at 4 p.m. The chapel is coated at 444 Squaw Peak Road in Olympic Valley. Afterward, a potluck dinner begins a 6 p.m.

“There’s no one else out there like Sourdough Slim, a accordion-playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe,” according to a release from the chapel. Sourdough Slim has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, as well as various county fairs, festivals and cowboy gatherings across the country. $10 admission.  For information, contact the Rev. Art Domingue at 408-781-6447.

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