Letters: Bravo Law Enforcement; The new shuttle should run later; Goodbye Vin Scully (Opinion)

Homeowners should have recycling containers

For the editor:

My wife and I moved to South Lake Tahoe five years ago. After living in several communities in California, we’re puzzled as to why South Lake Tahoe doesn’t have recycling containers to pick up on garbage day. We think of all places, South Lake Tahoe would make these containers available to every homeowner.

Respectfully, Ray and Kathe Flick, South Lake Tahoe

Kudos to law enforcement for dismantling a drug trafficking ring

For the editor:

Often law enforcement is misrepresented in the public eye, but I wanted to take a moment to thank our local law enforcement for all they do for our community.

I believe we have a wonderful local presence and public appearance here in South Lake from all of the local agencies and groups. SLTPD, EDCSO and CHP work hard every day to protect our community, our citizens and strive to make this city better than it was the day before. Over the past three months I have been inadvertently touched by local law enforcement and have been very impressed with their composure, kindness and preemptive action in the community.

I want to thank the SLTPD, SWAT, FBI and all other response agencies for their work in eliminating the drug trafficking network in my neighborhood. It’s an amazing feeling to know that our neighborhood can walk and cycle with our kids safely again without worrying about our kids running past the house that we’re all worried about. Our community is grateful for the work you have done and the safe plan of action you have developed while performing your search.

Thank you to all the men and women for what you have done to clean up the streets and make our community better and safe again for everyone who lives here. Thank you for your service and what you do every day.

Linda Grains, South Lake Tahoe

The new shuttle should run until midnight for event goers

For the editor:

So happy to hear about the new shuttle to help ease traffic congestion in the Stateline area. It would help a lot more if on event nights the shuttle ran until at least midnight so event goers could also use the shuttle.

Debra Drum, South Lake Tahoe

Goodbye Vin Scully, rest in peace my good friend

For the editor:

We’ve been friends for over 60 years, but we’ve never met.

You were my friend who introduced and explained the game and the joys of baseball. Yes, I played, my children played and now my grandchildren. It is truly a great gift to be able to pass on the joy of baseball to the next generation. You helped, thank you.

On those hot summer nights of the 60s, you would talk baseball and share stories about the history of our national pastime between pitches in the Dodger game while I fell asleep. I have many wonderful memories of you calling it a great play and the words you used let me “see” it even though I was only listening to the game on my little transistor radio. Thank you for sharing your gift of words.

You were always inviting because you started every show with “It’s Dodger Baseball time!” Hi everyone and a very pleasant good evening to you wherever you are. Please take a chair and spend part of your evening with me. I would and loved it every time I did. Thanks for the invitation.

It was heartbreaking to learn of your passing this week. I cherish even more the time we were able to spend together. No one will ever forget your 1988, World Series Game 1 call from Kirk Gibson’s winning home run – “In a year that has been so unlikely, the impossible has just happened!”

Thank you one last time, Vin Scully, for the happiness and joy you have given me and my family.

Your friends, Rob and Stephanie Evans, Zephyr Cove