A man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court this morning. Colton Thomas Ward, 23, was arrested on June 6 and is being held on $100,000 bail in connection with a May 22, 2013, incident.
Genoans will be back at work on the Cowboy Festival at their regular meeting 6:30 p.m. today. Also on their agenda is discussion of an outdoor festival permit for La Ferme during Candy Dance weekend and the renewal of the lease of the town church. The Genoa Town Board meets at the town hall.
Meanwhile Gardnerville Town Board members will discuss a request by Bently Nevada for a car show and a battle of the bands benefiting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Nevada at Heritage Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6. The Town Board meets 4:30 p.m. at 1407 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.
I don’t believe for a moment that Minden got up to 104 on Sunday or Monday, but that’s the new record for June 30. I’ve already lodged a complaint with the National Weather Service. The forecast is for 95 degrees today. There’s a red flag warning for dry lightning storms 1-9 p.m. today. It’s just three days short of a year since lightning set the Bison fire, so keep a weather eye out for smoke.