Ikon Pass Prices Go Up June 17

SQUAW VALLEY ALPINE MEADOWS

Ikon Pass announced the expansion of its new Adventure Assurance benefits, with more options to offer pass holders peace of mind for winter 20/21. Pass holders may elect to defer the purchase price paid for their unused 20/21 Ikon Pass to the 21/22 winter season. Or, if passes are used and there is an eligible COVID-19-related closure at any North American Ikon Pass destination, pass holders will receive credit toward a 21/22 Ikon Pass based on the percentage of days closed. Expanded Adventure Assurance coverage is free and included with every previously purchased 20/21 Ikon Pass and new 20/21 Ikon Pass purchases.

In addition to Adventure Assurance, Ikon Pass also offers double 20/21 renewal discounts to provide some value back to skiers and riders for the shortened 19/20 winter season, available through June 16. The pass grants holders access to 43 destinations worldwide. Visit ikonpass.com to purchase and for more detailed information about Adventure Assurance coverage.

~ Ikon press release 

Tahoe Food Hub Giving Box Feeds Locals in Need

TRUCKEE

Since mid-March, Tahoe Food Hub has raised $14,000 for 700 boxes to feed members of the community who have been impacted by COVID-19 through its Giving Box program. The program feeds Truckee locals in need and supports the region’s network of small farms. Donate a Giving Box for $20 and you can provide a box filled with fresh, seasonal local fruits and veggies.

~ Tahoe Food Hub newsletter

Vail Resorts Plans its Reopening

BROOMFIELD, COLORADO

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz recently shared an update with employees about the company’s approach to reopening. While specific opening dates haven’t yet been announced, there are hopes to have lifts turning by late June or early July. Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe will not reopen for spring skiing this season.

~ Vail Resorts press release

New Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

SPARKS

AloeHydrate has announced a new product, hand sanitizer with aloe — a natural alcohol hand sanitizer that keeps your hands germ-free and healthy. In addition to killing germs, keeping your hands hydrated, smooth and healthy, it prevents them from becoming cracked and irritated. That’s why AloeHydrate’s unique moisturizing hand sanitizer includes Aloe vera, Vitamin E, NaPCA, Glycerin and Rose Water; all working to keep your hands hydrated, smooth and healthy wherever you go.

~ AloeHydrate press release


Moving In, Moving Up, Moving On

Public Health Officer Announces Retirement

NEVADA CITY

Nevada County’s public health officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has announced his planned retirement beginning in July. While Cutler has been anticipating his retirement for about six months, he has stayed with Nevada County and extended his contract until a thoughtful and successful recruitment for a new public health officer could take his place. During the current coronavirus pandemic, Cutler worked to build a framework for the county to successfully move forward into reopening with the state before his retirement.

“Dr. Cutler has provided incredible leadership through challenging times,” said Health and Human Services Agency Director Ryan Gruver. “During the novel coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Cutler has led the county’s efforts to ‘flatten the curve,’ both saving lives and paving the way for a safe and speedy recovery. We are grateful for his many years of service to the community.”

~ Nevada County press release

Managing utilities: Rem Scherzinger has been selected as the Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s new general manager, and will start the position in July. Photo courtesy TDPUD

New GM on the Docket

TRUCKEE

Truckee Donner Public Utility District announced May 29 that Rem Scherzinger has been hired as the new general manager. TDPUD had been actively involved in the hiring process for the past several months. The board participated in several workshops to prepare for interviews using the comprehensive hard and cultural skill set questions that were prioritized based on community and employee feedback. Scherzinger is set to start in July.

The final applicant count for the position was 102. Applicants, all part of an extremely competitive pool, were from California, Nevada, 25 other states, Puerto Rico, and India — 47.1% of the candidates were from the United States. Of the applicants, 11.2% were women and 88.8% were men.

~ TDPUD press release

CATT Announces Historic Expansion

TRUCKEE

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe has taken two actions to further expand the presence of the construction industry on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. CATT is pleased to announce that Natalie Yanish has been hired as CATT South Shore government affairs manager. In addition, Matt Jones, owner of Matt Jones Custom Construction Inc., has been voted in as the CATT South Shore representative to serve on CATT’s board of directors.

~ CATT press release

County Announces Appointees

NEVADA CITY

After a strong candidate recruitment, Nevada County Executive Officer Alison Lehman has appointed Nick Wilczek as the Nevada County librarian, effective June 22. Wilczek has spent the past two years as director of the Humboldt County Library. During his time with the HCL, the library developed a new strategic plan, created a type of account for community members without a permanent address, and brought broadband internet access to multiple branches.

Nevada County also announced the appointment of Rachel Roos as its social services director, effective June 16. Since 2011, Roos has served as executive director of Victor Community Support Services, a community-based organization focused on mental health and support services for children and families.

~ Nevada County press release

Newest Police Pup Joins Nevada County

NEVADA CITY

Rüdiger Foundation (RüF) welcomed Nevada County’s newest K9, Ranger, who was introduced at a recent board of supervisors meeting. RüF board president Tina Vernon was on hand to present a $38,200 check for the purchase and training of Ranger.

Once certified, Ranger, a 3-year-old German Shepard, will join his human partner, Deputy Josh Stanis, patrolling unincorporated Nevada County. Ranger will be trained in protection, apprehension, and narcotics detection.

~ RüF press release