The air quality index for the monitoring station at Ranchos Aspen Park hit 274 at 3 a.m. today, climbing into unhealthy levels, according to the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection. The National Weather Service has extended the dense smoke advisory to 5 p.m. today and is forecasting we could see smoke through the Labor Day weekend.
Two dozen people applied to be Genoa Town Manager and the county’s already applied the first cut dropping the number to eight. We’ll publish a list of those candidates next week. Genoa’s planning a meeting to discuss the candidates on Sept. 25.
We had a little earthquake in the mountains above Highway 395 southwest of Topaz Lake at 6:22 a.m. It was a 1.1 magnitude, just part of that quivering gelatin mold we call the eastern Sierra.
There was a power outage in downtown Gardnerville on Sunday starting at 4:15 p.m. and affecting 641 customers on Hussman, Meadow Court, Jessica Lane and Townhouse Circle, along with the downtown commercial core. Power was back on by 5:56 p.m., according to Karl Walquist. I got the info back on Monday, but I lost it in the smoke.