Incline Village news briefs: Open burn ban lifted for Incline Village |

Incline Village news briefs: Open burn ban lifted for Incline Village

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With the recent change in weather, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District lifted seasonal fire restrictions on outdoor burning on Nov. 4.

Permits for open burning of pine needles, slash pile, construction warming fires and recreational fire pits, are available for free at the district’s administration office at 866 Oriole Way.

Some of the guidelines for open burning are: permit holder must call fire dispatch before burning; open burning starts at 6 a.m., and all piles must be extinguished by 3 p.m.; and clear a 10-foot-radius noncombustible area around all fires, among others.

Burning of household refuse, trash, cardboard, rubber products, tires, plastic, petroleum, construction debris and other non-vegetative materials is prohibited. For questions, call the district at 775-831-0351.

Political pundit to dissect election results

Political analyst and commentator Fred Lokken will assess the 2016 election results and forecast the future political scene, with Donald Trump elected to lead the country, 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.

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, 818-266-4402 or 775-831-1505 by Nov. 11.

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

‘Plates for Powder’ program returns 2016-17

The popular “Plates for Powder” program is back and once again offers individuals who purchase a new Lake Tahoe license plate in either California or Nevada two free lift tickets to one of 10 participating Tahoe resorts.

Plate sales and renewal fees generate proceeds that go directly to the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada Division of State Lands to fund hiking and biking trails and watershed restoration projects.

The Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for environmental improvement projects that support lake clarity, recreation and stewardship in the Tahoe Basin, is organizing the program on behalf of the public agencies.

Resorts participating in the promotion include Diamond Peak, Heavenly Valley, Homewood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar California, Sierra at Tahoe, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Cross Country and Tahoe City Winter Sports Park. Information on how to purchase a plate and redeem free tickets is available at The promotion is available until April 1. Some restrictions apply.

Veterans Day flag raising Thursday at Incline High

The Incline High School JROTC program would like to invite the community to the Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the flagpole in front of Incline High School.

Also, on Nov. 11 — which is officially observed as Veterans Day — the Incline JROTC will be representing Incline Village at the Annual Virginia City Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 11:11 a.m.

If you have any questions, contact CW3 Shawn Malara at the JROTC department at 775-337-7586, or email him at

Nov. 11, 18, 25 Bonanza meetings canceled

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

This means no meeting Nov. 11, 18 or 25. Meetings will resume Friday, Dec. 2, 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.

Questions about the meetings may be emailed to Kevin MacMillan at

Chabad at Lake Tahoe to offer ‘How Success Thinks’ class

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., Rabbi Mordey Richler of Chabad at Lake Tahoe will offer a new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) called “How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life” to Incline Village residents.

“‘How Success Thinks’ is designed to help people get more of what they want in life, and less of what they don’t,” explained Rabbi Zalman Abraham, of JLI’s Brooklyn headquarters. “Throughout the course we explore ways to cultivate people’s signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access their inner creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that get in the way of their success.”

Like all JLI programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning.

All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship.

Interested students may call 530-314-7677 or visit Visit to learn more about Chabad at Lake Tahoe.

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