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Incline Village news briefs: Christmas tree cutting permits go on sale next week

Staff report

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, Nov. 7.

Permits cost $10 each (cash or check preferred on South Shore; cash or check only on North Shore in Tahoe City), with a limit of two permits per family.

Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, according to USFS. Permit holders may choose from a variety of pine, fir or cedar in designated cutting areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Permits will be sold in the following three locations (all offices are closed on Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day):

Incline Village Forest Service office, 855 Alder Ave., beginning Nov. 9. This office is open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For information, call 775-831-0914.

North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, beginning Nov. 7. This office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 530-581-6900.

Forest Supervisor's office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, beginning Nov. 7. This office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For information, call 530-543-2600.

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Many other National Forests sell Christmas tree permits. For a list and more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/ChristmasTreePermits.

Political pundit to dissect election results

Political analyst and commentator Fred Lokken will assess 2016 election results and forecast the future political scene on Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at The Chateau as part of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women's Club luncheon.

A leading expert on Nevada politics who appears on Nevada Newsmakers, Lokken co-hosts "It's Not Just Politics" with Ed Pearce on KOLO Channel 8.

"This election is shaping up to be one of the most significant since the 1964 election between Johnson and Goldwater — not for ideological reasons but rather because of the future direction of the country," Lokken said in a statement.

Tickets for the Nov. 15 luncheon are $25 per person with advance reservations. People without advance reservations will be charged $30 at the door. Advance reservations can be made by contacting Shirley Appel at mrsradar@aol.com, 818-266-4402 or 775-831-1505 by Nov. 11.

Proceeds will help fund college scholarships for Incline High School students.

Nov. 11, 18, 25 Bonanza meetings canceled

The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza's weekly community meeting will take a 3-week hiatus starting next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and staff meetings.

This week's meeting will take place as scheduled on Friday, Nov. 4, from 9-10 a.m. at the Bonanza office in Ste. 206 at 925 Tahoe Blvd. (across the street from Raley's and Rookies).

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

After this Friday, meetings will resume at their regular time Friday, Dec. 2.

Questions about the meetings may be emailed to Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@sierrasun.com.