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A historic event for Tahoe City

Special to the Sun
Photo courtesy Jim KassBob Bonino jokingly plops down an old pile of keys on the table and then hands a key to Cindy Gustafson, general manager Tahoe City PUD.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, more than 200 community members turned out at the Tahoe City Golf Course to honor the Bechdolt family and the legacy they have created for the community and to celebrate the new public ownership of the Tahoe City Golf Course.

The Transfer of Ownership Ceremony for the Tahoe City Golf Course was held with a signing ceremony to transfer ownership and an official presentation of a ceremonial key to Tahoe City’s Future.

The direct descendants of Carl Jr. and Elsie Bechdolt all received special plaques honoring the family’s contributions and legacy to the Tahoe City community. All funding partners, Placer County, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Truckee Tahoe Airport District and Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD) were recognized for their contributions to the acquisition of the golf course property. The ceremony concluded with a community toast to the family and speeches from Bechdolt family members.

The Tahoe City Golf Course is now under ownership of the TCPUD and they have entered into a five-year lease with Duncan Golf Management to operate the golf course, bar and restaurant. The 9-hole public course will open this spring, when weather permits and there will be a North Lake Tahoe Chamber mixer on May 24 where the community can meet the new operators.

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