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CALTRANS announces traffic delays

Expect possible delays on Thursday, July 22 and Monday July 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the intersection of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley Road, up to 30 minutes. Due to grinding and paving needed repairs on the road.

Donate tents and sleeping bags

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Kai Amundsen, longtime Truckee resident, is putting together a tent drive to provide shelter and comfort for the homeless in Reno. If you have a usable, but unneeded tent, sleeping bag or folding chair, just drop them off at Paco’s Bike and Ski, in the Safeway Shopping Center, Truckee during business hours seven days a week. The drive runs until Aug. 8. Call Kai at 587-3536 if you have any questions.

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary?

Send your birthday and anniversary announcements to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com to be published each week in the Sierra Sun. Tell us how old you are, how long you’ve been married, where, when and how you plan to mark the festive occasion. Please enter birthday or anniversary in the subject of your e-mail. Submissions should be 75-150 words. No photographs, please.

Soap in Tahoe

Artisans Market Place in Brickelltown is pleased to welcome back Tahoe Mountain Soap Company. Dave and Jan Carpenter of South Lake Tahoe have been producing quality, hand-crafted, natural soaps for more than 12 years. With more than 11 varieties from unscented, Apricot/Oatmeal to their best-selling Citrus Scrub, there’s a perfect, gentle, lathering bar for everyone. Artisans Market Place is a co-op of 18 local artists, located at 10382 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (behind the garden)

Best dressed window contest

Be a part of the Best Dressed window contest during Truckee Rodeo. Dress you window with a western theme and have your name inscribed for all time on the perpetual trophy to hang in your store with pride for a year. Judging will be July 21 and the winner will be announced at Sponsors Night at McIver Arena July 23. To enter or for info call Phyllis at (530) 562-6705.

Pickleball demonstration

Pickleball demonstration day in Truckee, Saturday, July 24, at the Regional Park on the basketball courts, 9-11:30 a.m. Pickleball, and#8220;America’s Fastest Growing Sportand#8221; a combination of tennis, ping-pong, paddle tennis and badminton is played on a badminton court using a whiffle ball, ping-pong like paddle and a low net. A game for almost all ages. Especially popular with seniors. It is a quickly learned game (usually in a half hour 30) and equally inexpensive.

New deputy in town

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department would like to invite all community members to meet your community Deputy. On Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m., come to Marie Sluchak Park at Wilson and Pine Street, Tahoma. Deputy Greg Almos will be present to make an introduction and answer any questions you may have about EDSO and it’s partnership with the community. Contact Deputy Greg Almos 573-3375 ext. 8935 or e-mail wsdeputy@edso.org for questions. –

Plumas Bank pays it forward

Plumas Bank has announced that it will offer a zero interest emergency relief program to current Plumas Bank customers that are California State employees and are affected by the state budget impasse. Robert T. Herr, executive vice president loan administrator, commented, and#8220;These are stressful times and Plumas Bank understands. We are providing this zero-interest emergency relief program to our customers to assist them through this difficult period until the State of California passes a budget. Plumas Bank wants to do what we can to help our customers relieve some of the financial strain and anxiety this situation may cause.and#8221; If you are an affected California State employee and a current Plumas Bank customer with an established direct deposit account, please visit your local Plumas Bank office. To receive funds by Aug. 1, please come in and complete the paperwork by July 21 or soon thereafter.

Save at Zephyr

This summer at Zephyr Cove Resort, travelers can save nearly twenty percent while taking in all that Lake Tahoe has to offer with The Wet Fun in the Sun package. Starting at $564, the package includes two nights’ accommodations in a studio cabin or lodge room, tickets for two on the M.S. Dixie II Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise and a double jet ski rental for one hour and a tandem parasailing flight. The package is available through Sept. 10 for stays Sunday through Thursday. Visit http://www.zephyrcove.com or call (866) 761-6240 using promo code: WETFUNSUN.

Vista Gallery news

Vista Gallery hosted stained glass artist Michael Phenicie, and the turn out was great, July 10. He created several small pieces for the gallery and delivered an amazing waterfall scene that is now on display. The textures and colors of the glass and the precise composition make this a true work of art. Incline Village resident, Matt Dodge’s latest series is a set of wonderful mixed media photomontage canvases that highlight his love for the Tahoe area on display July 24. Matt adds, and#8220;I create somewhat subconsciously, mixing visual imagery taken from my life in the Sierras with the swirling abstractions that reside deep within my soul.and#8221; Beginning with outdoor photography and combining several layers of varying art and graphic techniques, the results, printed on either canvas or archival photographic paper, are then hand colored and hand etched. The end products, which he calls sculpted photographs are one of a kind treasures. Matt will be working on a piece during the show and proceeds from that piece will go to support North Lake Tahoe Arts For the Schools. The show will be 2-4 p.m., Saturday July 24 at the Vista Gallery, 7081 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. Drinks and appetizers will be available. Call 546 7794. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and most weekend evenings.