Genoa, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service regionwide closure implemented as the Caldor Fire approached Lake Tahoe is set to be lifted tonight as the fire hits 69-percent containment. Heat mapping shows the Caldor Fire is down to a small area five miles due north of Kirkwood near Strawberry Creek, which continues to be a focus for firefighters.
Members of the public debated wearing masks for roughly 90 minutes on Tuesday. Most Douglas County students are not required to wear masks under state guidelines. Due to an outbreak, Douglas High School and Pau-Wa-Lu Middle school students are required to wear masks until around Sept. 27.
Alpine and Mono counties voted against recalling California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. Alpine results were 340 votes against the recall and 218 for, while 1,540 votes in Mono supported recalling Newsom and 2,074 against. Statewide results showing Newsom holding onto his office won’t be certified until Oct. 22, according to the California Secretary of State’s Office.
Planning commissioners spent two hours on an appeal of the dedication of 10 feet of right-of-way along Genoa Lane. They decided Tuesday to require the dedication only along the 2.5-acre parcel being calved off instead of the entire 251-acre property.
Expect hazy skies before 1 p.m. today with the high climbing to around 88 degrees. The Zephyr will arrive this afternoon with winds 10-15 mph gusting to 30 mph into the evening, when they’ll shift to the southeast.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org