The June 21, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Flowers turn to face the rising sun on Monday morning.

Flowers turn to face the rising sun on Monday morning.


Genoa, Nev. — A red flag warning for critical fire danger is in effect 2-11 p.m. today in Carson Valley. Gusty winds and low humidity will contribute to fire spread. Avoid causing sparks near dry brush.

Friday’s roughly two-dozen lightning strikes set a couple of trees on fire in the Pine Nuts. Both fires were limited to less than a tenth of an acre and were out pretty much as soon as firefighters were able to get to them on Saturday.

Ed Wheelbarger replaced Jeffrey Mains on the VHR Advisory Board on Thursday. The new fees have been approved and while all four appeals for operating without a permit were denied, one operator was able to have his fine reduced from $5,000 to $50.

Summer has arrived, and whatever cooling was forecast, will be short-lived. This last heatwave only saw one record fall, and we won’t get anywhere near the 102-degree record set in 1961 today.

Expect sunny skies with a high near 94 degrees, with the wind out of the west at 15-20 mph, gusting to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at


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