Genoa, Nev. — For the second evening in a row, Lake Tahoe rescuers responded to a report of someone in the water around 7 p.m. Thursday when a woman was reported missing from a pontoon boat off Marla Bay. After mustering all the rescue boats, including Tahoe-Douglas Fire’s emergency jet ski, it was learned that she was safe and sound on shore.
Minden residents and officials will gather 10 a.m. today to officially dedicate the Seeman Ranch Park fishing pond. Pitched by Minden Town Board Chairman Matt Bernard in 2018, four years later the pond is already attracting anglers.
For the first time since 2019, it looks like the Death Riders will be a go for Saturday barring contagion or conflagration, knock on wood. I would suggest saving a trip into the high country in Alpine County for Sunday unless you’re a bicycle enthusiast.
The air quality sensors in the Valley are in the green this morning, including the ones in Minden that go to yellow if someone walks by smoking a cigarette. Firefighters are making a little progress on the Washburn Fire at Yosemite with containment up to 27 percent as of Thursday night.
Thursday was a third 97-degree day in a row at Minden-Tahoe Airport. While nowhere near a record, or even as hot as this time last year, it is warmer than average for the middle of July in Carson Valley.
The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 95 degrees today with the wind out of the west at 10-15 mph this afternoon, gusting to 25 mph. Saturday’s high is expected to hit 97 before we start to see it cool down to the low 90s next week, maybe.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org