Superior Doors owner Peggy Dawers' son, Alex, is in the Navy and is being deployed to Iraq in a short while. She plans on sending care packages out to him and is looking for anyone who would like to help.
Anyone who would like to donate magazines, snacks or hygiene products, or just send a note, should put their name and city on the item and drop it off at either Minden or South Lake Tahoe location. Peggy's number is 267-3667.
Sunday is the last day to gather firewood on public lands with a permit, but starting Nov. 19, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will start selling permits to gather Christmas trees. The BLM has a deal for folks who want to raise money. They are clearing a section of the Pine Nuts south of Dayton for sage grouse habitat and say there are thousands of young pinons waiting to be Christmas trees. Contact the Carson City office for a permit.
Suddenly it looks like it might actually rain over the weekend. The National Weather Service is calling for a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 30 percent chance on Veteran's Day. It will start clouding up on Friday night. Today we'll see some clouds creep in, but the high will be 68 degrees. Friday's high will be down to 63 and by Veteran's Day it will be in the low 50s.