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News Briefs: North Tahoe Business Association director steps down

Joy Doyle announced her intention to resign as executive director of the North Tahoe Business Association after eight years in an email to association members and board of directors.

“This decision has not been an easy one, as working with all of you and our community has been a highlight of my career,” Doyle wrote. “That said, I’m excited to pursue new opportunities, and believe the time is right for a new leader to take NTBA into its next successful chapter.”

Doyle said she would stay in the role through the end of July to help with the transition, as the board searches for a replacement. According to the announcement, the director position was posted April 19.

Visit http://www.northtahoebusiness.org for information.

Drop off unwanted prescription medication

A free prescription medication Take-Back Day is will be offered Saturday in Truckee.

Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously, at this event. Please put pills into a zip-lock bag and dispose of empty pill bottles in trash or recycling. Keep liquid medications in the original bottle and black out confidential information and put in zip-lock bag. Sharps are not accepted.

Help protect the local water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. Items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gateway Shopping Center (in the parking lot in front of Safeway), 11290 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Excellence in Education offers discounted golf

Golf season is almost here and golfers have an opportunity to save money on greens fees, as the Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools Cards are now on sale.

The $345 transferable cards are valid for 18-holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckee’s premier golf courses including Coyote Moon, Gray’s Crossing, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, and Tahoe Donner. Some restrictions do apply; please visit http://www.ExinEd.org for details.

“If you were to pay for 18-holes of golf at each course independently, you could easily spend over $500,” explains Laura Brown, executive director of the Foundation. “The cards are a terrific deal and golfers are also helping support local Tahoe Truckee Unified School District students and schools.”

Cards may be purchased online at ExinEd.org. There is an eight-card per person purchase limit and additional restrictions do apply. Only a limited number of passes are available and cards will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Call Excellence in Education at 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org for more information.

Placer County releases Draft EIR analyzing new rules for wineries and farm breweries

Addressing the growing popularity of wineries and farm breweries in western Placer County, the county has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report which analyzes new rules that would refine regulation of their operation.

The proposed changes to the county’s existing winery ordinance would limit the size and number of events allowed at farm breweries and wineries without a special use permit, increase agricultural planting standards and add the new use definition of farm breweries to address breweries that grow hops on site for use in their beer.

The Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review and comment until June 3. The Draft Environmental Impact Report is available online at placer.ca.gov/2799/Winery-Farm-Brewery-Ordinance

Comments may be addressed to the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, Attention: Shirlee Herrington, Environmental Coordination Services, 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603; at the public meeting; or by email to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 3.