October 10, 2006
Why did you publish this picture? [A woman feeding a goose at Lake Tahoe, Sierra Sun. Sept. 25] A fed goose will poop on everything in sight, be it boat, cover, the lake, the land, etc. If you have ever seen a happy child attacked by a Canada goose on a beach at North Lake Tahoe you wouldn’t want to feed that goose. Please don’t feed the geese, or publish a photo. Very soon ” or already ” they will become as brave as the bears.
It is very nice that the Bikes, Brews and Bands Benefit raised $12,000 for Kyler Smith. Now however, I think the 50 plus riders and all the sponsors should go out into the Tahoe National Forest and the private lands they rode across and repair the damage to the trails there. I live in Serene Lakes and hike the trails every day. I was appalled by the damage and complete disregard, not only to the rules of the Forest Service but to the rules of common sense. It is against the law to ride a dirt bike in the Tahoe National Forest and it is against the law to trespass on private property, especially with a dirt bike. When the spring runoff comes those trails will turn into rivers, which as everyone knows (except dirt bikers) cause damage to wetlands, rivers and lakes, not to mention the actual damage to the trails. What happened to “Tread Lightly” and “Leave no Trace”? Shame on you.
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Truckee Tahoe Airport District Director Michael Golden is running for re-election. Good for him. My wife and I have attended airport board meetings for the past 18 years, both as a director and as a member of the public. During that time, we’ve witnessed the actions of 18 directors. Three have stood out as the best of the best: Phil Brubaker, Craig Poulsen and Michael Golden.
Director Golden has the best education, the best all-around aviation experience and the best business experience of any candidate for the airport board. He is dedicated to preserving Truckee Tahoe Airport as the friendliest, most efficiently run airport in the Sierra, for airport users and the non-aviation community as a whole.
Director Golden approaches airport finances the way he does his own pocketbook. He doesn’t support frivolous spending, but does support using taxpayers’ money in the most cost-efficient manner. As a Truckee resident he realizes and understands the positive and negative effects of aircraft operations in the local area. As a frequent flyer, he understands not only general aviation’s relationship with airports, but also charter and corporate aircraft operations, all of which frequent Truckee Tahoe Airport. As a corporate real estate executive, he knows the ‘art of the deal’ and is a professional negotiator, always looking for the best ways to reach compatible solutions.
Please join us in voting for continuing to improve our airport by voting for Michael Golden for the Airport Board on Nov. 7.
Tom and Lynn Meadows
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