The July 18, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Sunday's sunrise in Topaz Ranch Estates by John Flaherty

Sunday's sunrise in Topaz Ranch Estates by John Flaherty

Genoa, Nev. — The Bently Family sold 246 acres in the Kerman Tract to an Incline Village based company for $3.25 million on July 5. Located across the northern reach of Heybourne Road from the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant the property is where the plant’s treated wastewater goes. 

We appear to have survived the season's first red flag warning for critical fire danger unscathed. There were several lightning strikes in the desert between Walker Lake and Fallon, but just a few puffy clouds. The peak wind gust at Minden-Tahoe Airport was 32 mph, so not really all that breezy for Western Nevada. is showing some haze coming in from the Wildcat Fire burning north of Elko, which grew to 21,440 acres over the weekend and only 15 percent contained.

Firefighters have a line around half of the Washburn Fire, which is at 4,911 acres as of today’s 6 a.m. report and doesn’t appear to be sending smoke into the Valley at all.

A large number of motorcyclists rolled through the Valley 1-2 p.m. Saturday, accompanied by a couple of calls for downed riders and one assault report at the Maverik in Minden. The alleged perpetrator was taken into custody in Genoa without any issues.

Carson Valley warmed up to 99 degrees on Saturday, according to Minden-Tahoe Airport’s automated weather station. On Sunday, we dropped back down to 97 degrees at the airport. Officially, we’ve seen six days with 95 degree or warmer temperatures.

Warm as it is, we’ve yet to see a 100-degree day this summer, unlike the record summer of 2005, which made front page news setting 104-degree records for July 13, 16 and 17 and a 103-degree record for July 15.

The promised cooling trend could begin today with a forecast high temperature of 94 degrees and the wind out of the west at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

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



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