Genoa, Nev. — I took a couple of trips up to Bodie Flat on Monday to watch the excitement. Word is that the feds have been watching that pot grow develop since the Numbers Fire last year. They were planning a raid on Aug. 24 but that was delayed due to the smoke conditions.
People are asking what took so long, since the thing has been on Google Maps since November and slightly resembles a Hollywood back lot. I suspect they were holding off until they had some idea about who was paying for that operation.
This whole summer has been one dang thing after another. The last dang thing, the Caldor Fire, is 76 percent contained. Highway 50 is expected to open 8 a.m. today after being closed for almost a month, which should help with the recovery at Lake Tahoe.
Douglas is down to a 14-day moving average of 18 new coronavirus cases a day, down from 22 cases on Sept. 9. The county is still flagged for elevated transmission. Carson City Health and Human Services is conducting testing 2-3 p.m. Thursday and a vaccination clinic 4-5:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
The traffic controls for Candy Dance have been released and emergency services are asking residents not to park along the back streets to help keep them clear this weekend. Genoa hasn’t seen significant rain since June 24 when a quarter inch fell, so conditions are bone dry. For more info, go to www.genoanevada.org
It’s a little bit cooler this morning than last, but up on the bench I’m reading 38 degrees at sunrise. Minden-Tahoe Airport is reading 32 degrees on the nose at 5:55 a.m.
Expect sunny conditions and a high near 84 degrees. The breeze will be out of the northwest at 5-10 mph. Haze is forecast after 11 p.m. and into Wednesday morning before the wind clears it out.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com