An ordinance requiring residents outside of the towns of Minden and Gardnerville to protect their garbage from bears goes into effect today. While the ordinance has been in effect at Lake Tahoe for years, this is the first time it has expanded outside of the Tahoe basin. Three dozen people turned out on Tuesday night to learn about bears and the new rule, which basically says if bears get into your garbage twice over two years, you have to get a bear-proof garbage can. In practice, no homeowner has ever been cited under the rule.
The news that Steve Fossett's wife is seeking to have him declared dead has thrown fuel on the fire for conspiracy theorists. Fossett flew a borrowed aircraft from the Flying M Ranch in southern Lyon County on Labor Day and never returned, sparking the largest search in Nevada history, which was based out of Minden for the first two weeks. Court documents filed by the family said Fossett left with only a bottle of water and that the chances of finding him alive are nil, according to the Associated Press.
High temperatures are about to take a dip into the 30s with the floor being 38 degrees on Saturday. Today the high is expected to hit 49 degrees under mostly sunny skies. On Friday the high will drop to 43 degrees. The National Weather Service is predicting high temperatures will reach a record low in some parts of Western Nevada. Not here, though, because they don't keep records for Minden.