Genoa, Nev. — Gaming numbers released this morning show that Stateline’s losing streak keeps mounting. June saw the casinos bring in $22.2 million, down from last year’s win of $31.1 million. The Stateline clubs ended the fiscal year down 9 percent. East Fork and Carson townships were up a little more than 1.5 percent to $10.45 million for a 10.2 percent increase for the year.
The heat may have contributed to several calls on Wednesday, including a potentially serious domestic battery report down in Topaz Ranch Estates around 4:30 p.m. that sent deputies through town with lights and sirens. The suspect surrendered and was detained.
There was a vehicle collision halfway up Kingsbury right around noon on Wednesday. Everyone was out of the vehicles, and no one opted for an ambulance ride, so that one too had a relatively happy ending.
All 20 or so air quality monitors in Carson Valley agree with my nose that the air’s in the good range this morning, though it’s a little hazy.
The Oak Fire burning a dozen miles west of Yosemite cracked 19,000 acres but firefighters have a line around more than a third of it. A little rain fell on the fire Wednesday.
It's entirely possible that by the time the winds shift again, that fire and its neighbor, the Washburn Fire, will be contained, giving us clearer and cooler nights.
It cracked 100 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport for the first time this summer, according to the automated weather station. The heat advisory kicks off 11 a.m. today through Saturday night, with forecast highs of 99 degrees all three days. It will have to do better than that to break the 107-degree record set in 1934.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122