The R-C Morning Report

A new vacation rental ordinance at Lake Tahoe will be before county commissioners at their regular meeting in Stateline 1:30 p.m. today. The ordinance, written in response to neighbors' complaints about vacationers, defines among other things, the parking spaces vacationers are allowed. For some reason, the Minden parking garage is back on the agenda and commissioners will talk about moving their regular meetings on Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. The meeting of Oct. 18 may be earlier and a portion of it may be in East Fork.

East Fork Fire & Paramedic District firefighters responded to two small fires on Wednesday, one near Dressler Lane that they had out quickly and a little smoker along Highway 395 near China Spring toward the end of the day. An injury accident at Highway 395 and Johnson Lane had them out at 9:30 p.m.

With both the Nevada National Guard and the Civil Air Patrol standing down in the search for millionaire aviator Steve Fossett, the aerial search has moved to the Flying M Ranch where about a dozen private aircraft, including eight helicopters keep looking. Meanwhile the headquarters for the search, which was Minden-Tahoe Airport, is moving into permanent quarters in Carson City.

The National Weather Service won its bet on rain, especially west of Highway 395 in Carson Valley, where the radar is showing a tenth of an inch fell overnight. The spin on this storm has it traveling west from our side of the Sierra toward California. That might wring a little extra moisture out of it for us. Today forecasters are calling for a 40 percent chance of rain clearing tonight. The rain may be back on Saturday, though.


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