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Incline Village news briefs: Work on Sand Harbor path taking winter break

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation has finished year one of the State Route 28 shared use path project between Incline Village and Sand Harbor, officials announced Monday.

The project that includes major stormwater drainage improvements will take three summers to complete.

This first summer, this year, included construction of an underpass beneath the highway near the Flume Trail.

Crews also started work on three new parking areas near Ponderosa Ranch and the Tunnel Creek Café so pedestrians visiting the area don't have to cross the highway.

This year's work also included relocation of a sewer pipe near Hidden Beach.

Next spring, crews will continue water quality and roadside drainage improvements including sediment filtration systems and erosion control to prevent contaminants from entering Lake Tahoe.

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Health auxiliary golf tourney raises $11,000

The North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary held its annual Golf From the Heart Tournament on September 22 at the Championship Course.

Thirteen teams participated, earning nearly $11,000 to benefit our own Incline Village Community Hospital. The 501(c)(3) organization assists our local hospital staff, provides much needed equipment to assure that the best health care is available, and funds medical scholarships to local individuals. Visit http://www.tfhd.com/NLTCHCA.asp to learn more.

IVGID offering 2-hour yoga retreat

IVGID will be hosting a 2-hour yoga experience called "Cultivating the Attitude of Gratitude: A Yoga Practice" on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 3-5 p.m. in the Incline Village Recreation Center Group Fitness Room at 980 Incline Way.

The session will focus on mindful breathing techniques, postures, mantra and guided meditation, and it's suitable for beginners and advance yoga practitioners. Class fees vary; the retreat will be facilitated by Deborah Scarborough, certified Yoga Therapist and Instructor. Call the rec center at 775-832-1310 to learn more.

Prescribed fires on tap this week

The North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts and the U.S. Forest Service were tentatively scheduled to continue prescribed fire operations this week in several areas.

According to the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, operations may take place at Stillwater Cove near Crystal Bay, off Logan Creek Drive, near Cave Rock, Zephyr Heights and Round Hill, and on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort, off North Upper Truckee Road and near Big Meadow off Highway 89 South.

Operations will continue as conditions allow, according to the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team. To view a map with project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team website at http://www.tahoefft.org.