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Ordinance 7 meeting scheduled for July 1; survey available online

The Incline Village General Improvement District will host four open forums to collect feedback on the district's recreation pass laws known as "Ordinance No. 7."

They are as follows, all taking place at the IVGID board room at 893 Southwood Blvd.:

• Tuesday, July 1: 3-5 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 15: 5-7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 5: 3-5 p.m.

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Tuesday, Aug. 19: 5-7 p.m.

Residents can also take an online survey at http://www.ivgidordinance7.com through Sept. 30 to offer feedback on the laws to help the district determine if changes are needed.

According to previous reports, a tentative goal to bring proposed changes — if any — to the IVGID board is next spring.

Skeletal remains found east of Lake Tahoe

Human bones found near the Douglas-Carson line by an inmate work crew are being examined to determine a cause of death for the person.

Sheriff Ron Pierini said the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call from Northern Nevada Correction Center around noon Monday a crew doing conservation work found the remains.

The bones were located about 300 yards north of Highway 50 near the top of Spooner Summit, between the Tahoe Rim Trail and Kings Canyon Road in a remote wooded area, Sheriff's Spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks said.

Investigators gathered as many of the remains as they could find and sent them to the Washoe County Medical Examiner.

Pierini said the bones had been spread out by animals, and appear to be from someone who died between six months and a year ago.

He said investigators are contacting other agencies to find out if someone was reported missing in the Lake Tahoe area.

"The bones are at the Washoe Medical Examiner to see if we can find a cause of death," Pierini said. "He'll help us with DNA, so we can find out who this person is.

"The question is whether it is a homicide, a suicide or a natural death. We should determine that fairly soon."

July 4 Bonanza community meeting canceled

The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza's weekly community meeting will not take place Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

The meetings take place every Friday from 9-10 a.m. in the Bonanza Community Room next to its office in Ste. 206 at 925 Tahoe Blvd. (across the street from Raley's).

Several community leaders, residents and representatives from local and regional government agencies — including IVGID, TRPA and Washoe County Sheriff's Office — regularly attend to offer updates and discuss issues that impact the community.

Meetings will resume on their normal schedule at 9 a.m. Friday, July 11.

Compiled by Bonanza Managing Editor Kevin MacMillan.