One of the few elements listed on the periodic table to have its own month, radon is tasteless, colorless, odorless and deadly. The radioactive gas seeps into homes through miniscule cracks. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is holding two workshops in Douglas County, a radon hotspot, in January. The first one is 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Stateline offices of the TRPA, the second is 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.
Those closing signs in front of Angler's Edge don't mean Don and Liz Weirauch are packing up their fishing poles and quitting the biz. They're moving to Minden in early spring, and until then working out of their house starting Jan. 1. We'll have something in the paper soon with contact information.
Speaking of closing, The R-C will be closing early on Monday and won't open again until Wednesday morning in honor of New Year's. We're not the only ones. Local, state and federal offices will be closed on Tuesday.
We've got a chance of sunshine today until this afternoon when we might see some snow showers after 4 p.m. A little snow is forecast to fall through Saturday, but it won't do much to add to our Valley snowpack.