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Incline Village news briefs: Minor delays expected for Lake Tahoe Marathon

Staff report

The Lake Tahoe Marathon is this weekend, with several races taking place throughout the Lake Tahoe region, including Incline Village and the East Shore.

On Friday, there will be runners on the shoulder of the road between South Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. One westbound lane of U.S. Highway 50 at Cave Rock will be coned off for runners between 8 and 9:30 a.m.

On Saturday, there will be runners on the shoulder of the road or bike paths from Sand Harbor on highway 28 to just south of Homewood on Highway 89 for the Cal Neva Marathon, which runs from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also Saturday, the Carnelian Bay Half Marathon runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to just south of Homewood.

On Sunday, the Lake Tahoe Marathon, Emerald Bay Half Marathon and other races will run between Homewood and South Lake Tahoe between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit laketahoemarathon.com for full race and road details.

Chipping, defensible space evaluation deadline nears

The last day for Incline residents to request chipping and defensible space evaluations for 2016 is Oct. 14.

To make a request, call the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District at 775-831-0351, ext. 8118, or go to nltfpd.net. The district will continue defensible space evaluations for construction projects as weather permits beyond Oct. 14.

For chipping, the pile needs to be curbside; branch diameter cannot exceed 6 inches; no stumps, roots, garbage, nails or finished lumber; and pile must not exceed 30 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet in volume.

As of Monday, the district had completed 363 defensible space evaluations and 117 chipping requests this year.