Meteorite punctuates nature's entry into art shows

Sunset over Jobs Peak on Friday night. Photo special to The R-C by Dave Thomas.

Sunset over Jobs Peak on Friday night. Photo special to The R-C by Dave Thomas.

As if to compete with two art shows in Minden, Mother Nature employed her full palette on Friday night, with a little punctuation from a meteorite.

A few Nevadans joined nearly 70 people in reporting a fireball streaking across the night sky, according to

A Sparks woman reported a bright orange-yellow fireball accompanied by a boom at 7:24 p.m. The Record-Courier received a second-hand report from Carson Valley this morning that a couple witnessed something burning up in the sky.

According to the website, observers in California, Oregon and Nevada reported the meteor passed from north to south.

Friday night’s sunset over the Sierra definitely held people’s attention on the sky.

Both the Douglas County Public Library and the Carson Valley Art Association had art show openings on Friday night.

The library’s tiny art show drew 267 entries, which will be on display through the month of November, where library patrons may vote for their favorite top five.

On Friday night, a reception for new Library Director Tim DeGhelder and the show was well attended.

Carson Valley Art Association opened their juried Scholarship Show on Friday night. An artist’s reception is 5-7 p.m. tonight at the CVIC Hall.

The show continues through 3 p.m. Sunday.


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