The Eastern Sierra south of Highway 50 is under a flash flood watch starting at 10 a.m. with the possibility monsoonal moisture will bring heavy rains. The Weather Service says the storms will be capable of producing a half-inch of rain in a short time frame, which could result in debris flows in the Pine Nuts where the Bison fire burned away vegetation.
Representatives of the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Washoe Tribe are meeting to discuss a center turn lane on Highway 395 at the Tribe’s offices. The lane would also serve the Washoe Tribe Smokeshop, where a Minden man was killed in an accident on Thursday.
Two probationers face prison this morning in Douglas County District Court. Timothy Jenkins, 28, was convicted of grand larceny for stealing $27,000 in jewelry from his family to support his heroin habit, and sentenced to probation in January 2011. He violated his probation not long after and spent six months in jail. Also up is a former medical technician who admitted selling methamphetamine out of her house. In May 2012, Paula Olvera, 37, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and placed on probation. Both are scheduled to appear before District Judge Tod Young today.
A representative from the Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources will talk to children about Nevada’s mines, rocks, and minerals 4 p.m. today at the Douglas County Public Library. Sign-ups were Monday, but a call to 782-9841 this morning might get you in.
Today expect scattered showers and thunderstorms mostly after 11 a.m. with a high temperature around 90. The wind will be still until this afternoon when it picks up to 5 mph.