The July 5, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Lenticular clouds cruise over Carson Valley on Sunday in this photo by Michael Smith.

Lenticular clouds cruise over Carson Valley on Sunday in this photo by Michael Smith.


Genoa, Nev. — The long Fourth of July weekend was relatively quiet in our corner Western Nevada with people enjoying cooler weather to get out and celebrate their independence. 

Minden residents reported large booms around 1:30 a.m. today. There were two large booms then a 30-45-second pause and then two more, according to my source, who lives near the Douglas County Courthouse. I suspect someone was setting off fireworks, but it's difficult to track something like that down after the fact.

Highway 50 was closed for about an hour 10-11 p.m. Monday night as Tahoe-Douglas firefighters extinguished a one-acre blaze near Cave Rock. Douglas County deputies were down at the boat ramp looking for signs of illegal fireworks.

We’ve been fairly lucky on the fire front so far this year, I said, knocking on wood. By this time last year, the East Fork Fire was pumping acrid smoke into the Valley and Tamarack was smoldering in the mountains waiting for a stiff breeze.

Gardnerville Town Board members are scheduled to discuss a petition seeking to shut down any events that might want to take advantage of the Mountain View Pond off Snaffle Bit. The board meets 4:30 p.m. today at 1407 Main St.

There’s nothing vaguely resembling moisture in the forecast for this week as temperatures warm up back into the 90s by next weekend. Nothing that would prompt a record, except for the lack of moisture.

Today expect sunny skies with a high near 81 degrees and the wind picking up out of the west at 10-15 mph this afternoon, gusting to 30 mph.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 775-782-5122.


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