Genoa, Nev. — The Jacks Valley fire is fully contained, and Forest Service firefighters are patrolling the burn area to douse any hot spots that flare up. When the wind picks up, there may be some ash devils in the burn area, but I didn’t see any smoke plumes when I went through there last night.
The prohibition on bottles and cans in Gardnerville’s public spaces goes into effect at 9 p.m. and lasts through 5 a.m. No one wants to get clocked by a bottle or can hurled by a drunken reveler.
The Carson Valley Days celebration continues today with Dodgeball and music at Lampe Park. I’m sure there will be some folks who opt to hang out in downtown Gardnerville tonight. Trust me, the parade isn’t that much fun with a hangover.
If you plan on going to the parade on Saturday morning, get into town early, and I mean eaaarrrrly. The highway closes at 8 a.m. between Waterloo Lane and Buckeye Road and most of the streets in downtown Minden are cordoned off to line up the parade. I try to be on station before the road closes.
Even if you don’t intend to attend the parade, it will have an effect if you’re traveling through the center of the Valley. You should be able to turn left at Buckeye and scoot out to East Valley to Fish Springs or Pinenut roads on the north side. If you’re coming from the Lake, Mottsville to Centerville to Dresslerville will get you down to Highway 395 at Riverview.
Discovery Rider Samantha Szesciorka should be entering Douglas County today on her way to the Stephanie Way trailhead where she’s due to arrive around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. If the map’s right, she should be riding into the Pine Nuts today.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high temperature near 80 degrees. The wind will be light this morning picking up to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. I’m rolling the tomatoes back out today because the lows are climbing back into the mid-40s.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org