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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Alder Creek Middle School students to attend Nor Cal Jr. High Honor Band

Four Alder Creek Middle School students, Elise Avery on baritone saxophone, Collin Crosby on clarinet, JP Eikam on flute , and John Humphreys on bass trombone were selected after a rigorous audition process. The Nor Cal Jr. High Honor Band takes place at CSU Chico Jan. 13-14. Once chosen, the honor students practiced and prepared selected music for hours in addition to their regular band classes, with and without ACMS band director Randy Humphreys.

The Northern California Jr. High Honor Band selects students from 30 schools to participate in more than 12 hours of rehearsals with guest conductor Larry Hudson. The Honor Band culminates with a concert at CSU Chico in Laxson Auditorium Jan. 14, 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Donner Summit community to discuss proposed RV park

The Donner Summit Area Association (DSAA) will hold a public meeting Sunday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m. at the Donner Summit Public Utility District to discuss a proposed RV Park in Soda Springs. The property owner has applied for a Use Permit to establish the RV park on the property currently home to the Soda Springs General Store, Soda Springs Post Office, Castle Peak Vacation Rentals, and Serene Lakes Realty as well as residents. DSAA is holding the public meeting in order to facilitate discussion within the community and relay any follow up questions or comments to Nevada County planners. DSAA is a community organization representing rural communities along the Donner Summit Interstate 80 corridor, including Cisco Grove, Kingvale, Big Bend, Rainbow, Pla Vada, Palisades Lake, Soda Springs, Serene Lakes, The Cedars, Lake Mary, Sugar Bowl and Norden. DSAA works to keep Donner Summit a special place to live, work and visit by addressing the issues of economic and environmental stability, development, and growth for the region.

Grants available from Community Foundation and Martis Fund

Jan. 20, 2012 is the closing date for grant applications to be considered for funding during the joint 2012 Nature Fund – Martis Fund Grant Cycle at the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation. A total of $80,000 will be granted.

The Nature Fund conserves wildlife, lands, waters and air quality of the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions. The Nature Fund has $40,000 to give away.

In addition, TTCF has partnered with the Martis Fund to offer an additional $40,000 in grants. The Martis Fund is committed to managing and restoring habitat and forest lands in the Martis Valley and the greater Eastern Placer County region.

The application is an online process, visit, e-mail at or call 530-587-1776. The Grants Committee reviews each application, makes site visits to and/ or interviews each applicant. Turn around time is approximately six weeks. Completed applications must be returned to the TTCF office by Jan. 20, 5 p.m.

Tahoe Maritime offers Railroad and Automobile museum tour

The Tahoe Maritime Museum will host a tour of the California Railroad Museum and the California Automobile Museum Jan. 21. Join them in Sacramento for docent lead tours and lunch aboard the Delta King. There will be a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Street parking and parking garages are available and fees vary (not included in the cost). Please RSVP by Jan. 18, to Katena at 530-525-9253, ext. 100 or e-mail Cost is $45 and includes museum admission and lunch.

Truckee Aquatic Center

The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District will be hosting a public information meeting to present the preliminary plans for the proposed new Truckee Aquatic Center. The Architect will be on hand, answering questions and receiving input from the public. Please come to share your ideas and learn about the plans. Meeting scheduled for Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Contact Amanda Oberacker for more information at or 530-582-2361.

Turtleneck Tuesdays at Northstar

Enjoy your favorite grooves from the 70s and 80s while you skate and#8217;round the 9,000 square-foot rink. Join Northstar California for Turtleneck Tuesdays every Tuesday evening through March 20, 6-9 p.m. on the ice skating rink in The Village.

While youand#8217;re there, take advantage of the warm outdoor fire pits and enjoy a drink and s’mores from the Cabana Bars.

Itand#8217;s free to skate and if you need rentals they will be available for $5 a pair. Call 800-466-6784 for information.

Truckee Rotary Foundation seeks needy projects

The Truckee Rotary Foundation is looking for community projects or needs upon which to bestow their annual donation. This year the foundation has $4,000 to donate for various projects. The Truckee Rotary Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.

Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160. Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Any questions should be directed to Randall at 530-582-7720. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.

License Plate for Powder

Buy a Tahoe License Plate and ski for free. Get two free Alpine or Nordic tickets to the resort of your choice when you buy a Tahoe license plate through April 15, 2012. Tahoe license plate fees help support trails, parks, water quality and restoration projects at Lake Tahoe.

Tickets valid for the 2011/2012 season while supplies last, limited black-out dates. Visit

Snow parking rules in effect, snow or not

The Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Office and Placer County Parking Enforcement would like to remind residents and tourists about snow parking in the North Lake Tahoe area.

Placer County Code §10.12.02 B. states and#8220;it is unlawful to park on any public roadway, or on the shoulders of the roadway and#8230; during the period commencing Nov. 1 of the year and continuing to the following May 1, except in areas specifically designated by signs to permit such parking.

Another Placer County Code to consider is PCC § 10.12.030 B which states and#8220;parked on a roadway, blocking plow or emergency equipment,and#8221; is unlawful.

If your vehicle is parked on the roadway Nov. 1 to May 1, your vehicle may be cited and/or towed by the Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Office, Placer County Parking Enforcement or the California Highway Patrol. The snowstakes installed on the highway serve as a guide for Cal-Trans snow removal and not as a guideline for vehicles to park on the shoulder. This Placer County Code is in effect whether snow is on the roadway or not.

If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Helen Thomson at 530-581-6300.

and#8220;An Artisan Januaryand#8221;

North Tahoe Arts invites you to join in celebrating the beginning of a new year at Lake Tahoe. Let the snow fall. The Artisan Shop artists will exhibit a special selection of work in the Main Gallery during the month of January. These artists live and work in the Lake Tahoe area and their art work reflects the beauty that is so wonderful, awe inspiring and totally unique in this beautiful region. Stop by Friday, Jan. 13 for the opening reception, 5-7 p.m. at North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-581-2787 or e-mail, visit

Recycle your Christmas tree in Truckee

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will provide free curbside pickup of Christmas trees the week of Jan. 16-20. Trees must be cut into four foot segments and be clean of all decorations including tinsel, flocking, lights, stands and nails. Trees should be easily accessible and placed at curbside next to the trash. Free curbside pickup is for one week only. For more information, please call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at 530-583-0148.

Free Christmas tree drop-off: New this year, Christmas trees may be dropped off for free recycling. Drop locations include the Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, the Glenshire Clubhouse and the 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio station parking lot behind Smokeyand#8217;s Kitchen at 12030 Donner Pass Road. Drop-off locations are available through Jan. 20. The dumpsters are for clean, undecorated trees only. Please do not place trash and or recycling in the bins.

For additional information about trash and recycling in Truckee visit

Mobility needs assessment

The Town of Truckee is conducting a mobility needs assessment study that will identify potential mobility gaps for residents and visitors. Public outreach is an integral component, and opportunities for citizen involvement will be available throughout the study. Please visit the Facebook page (and#8220;Town of Truckee Mobility Needs Studyand#8221;) or contact Kristina Svensk at for more information.

Wildlife in Wild Places

A call to artists goes out for the month of March at North Tahoe Arts. Be part of an all medium encouraged exhibit with an all animal theme. The exhibit applicants will be juried in; please send three images of your work on a CD or e-mail Please label your CD with your name and a self-stamped enveloped for its return. A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for processing. Opening reception is the second Friday of the month. North Tahoe Arts is located in downtown Tahoe City. Please call for details at 530-581-2787.

Childrenand#8217;s Youth Chorus

A performance-based course designed for students ages 8-14 focuses on the fundamental skills and vocal techniques needed to perform in a vocal ensemble, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 24. Students will perform a variety of music throughout the class session. No experience is necessary. If youand#8217;d like to enroll your child in the Childrenand#8217;s Youth Chorus please contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618 or Visit for more information. Located at 2810 Lake Forest Road, Ste. M, Tahoe City.

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