The June 22, 2021, R-C Morning Report

A helicopter drops water on the Mineral Fire in the Pine Nuts on Monday.

A helicopter drops water on the Mineral Fire in the Pine Nuts on Monday.
JT Humphrey | Special to The R-C


Genoa, Nev. — A 4.6-acre brush fire in the Pine Nuts above Stockyard Road on Monday afternoon got a quick dose of water from helicopters and was contained by 11 p.m. I suspect it was started by one of the two-dozen lightning strikes in the Pine Nuts on Friday that had been smoldering up there waiting for a strong puff of wind.

Carson Valley ranchers are literally making hay while the sun shines. The first cutting typically comes with the beginning of summer. Whether there’s a subsequent cutting depends on irrigation.

The Douglas County Public Library Board meets 10 a.m. today at the library where they’ll work on setting date to invite commissioners to tour the library and their long-range plan. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. There is no streaming, so if you want to know you have to go.

The Douglas County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife meets 5 p.m. today to potentially weigh in on several items before the state Wildlife Board, including dealing with two studies dealing with the greater sage grouse, including the influence of wild horses. Greater sage grouse are different than the bi-state sage grouse that allegedly live in the Pine Nuts. The board meets at the Douglas County Community Center’s Carson Valley Medical Center Room.

For the first time in a week there isn’t some sort of warning issued by the National Weather Service. Expect sunny skies and a high near 90 degrees. The wind will pick up out of the southwest this afternoon at 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

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


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