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March 20, 2013
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Backyard burning’s return

Some Carson Valley residents see backyard burning as a right, while others see it as a nuisance. The reality is that burning exists in the territory between those two extremes. While agricultural burners can claim some traditional authorization to burn under the county’s right to farm ordinance, there is no such protection for backyard burners. And any time a backyard burn gets out of control, it is another weight on the balance toward banning burning. Last year’s TRE fire was enough of a weight to get fall burning cancelled entirely. But with a little bit of moisture during the winter, …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 20, 2013 09:02AM Published Mar 29, 2013 09:00AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.