News Briefs: South Lake Tahoe man accused of killing roommate with piece of firewood
South Lake Tahoe man accused of killing roommate with piece of firewood
A South Lake Tahoe man is in custody for allegedly killing his female roommate with a piece of firewood.
South Lake Tahoe officers initially responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 1100 block of Carson Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Initial reports said a man was hitting a female with a large object, according to police.
When officers arrived they found 65-year-old Valorie Turley in front of her residence with significant head injuries.
James Cleveland, 71, also was found at the scene and quickly detained without incident.
Turley was transported to the emergency room at Barton Memorial Hospital and then flown via Calstar to Renown Medical Center in Reno. She later died from her injuries.
— Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue launches scholarship program
Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue has launched its first Tahoe Nordic SAR. Winter Backcountry Preparedness Scholarship Program.
According to a news release, the scholarships are open to all Truckee and North Tahoe high school students, cover the costs of the two-day comprehensive, a combined first aid, CPR, and avalanche companion course and will be offered Feb. 23-24. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
This two-day class will be led by veteran snow safety professionals Lel Tone and Devin Hiemstra. Tahoe Nordic SAR will award eight scholarships to aspiring leaders of backcountry recreation who have a commitment to public safety and drive to serve the community.
To apply, applicants should answer these three questions: What is your backcountry experience? Why are you interested in taking this class? How would you use the knowledge and skills gained in the course to benefit the community?
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 1.
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