The Sept. 8, 2022, R-C Morning Report

An orange sunrise greeted Carson Valley on Thursday morning.

An orange sunrise greeted Carson Valley on Thursday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Air quality in Carson Valley is deteriorating into unhealthy levels this morning as smoke from the Mosquito Fire and elsewhere seeps into Carson Valley. That’s probably not going to slow down today.

The Fire Information for Resource Management satellite data is showing the Mosquito Fire has grown to 12,636 acres, which is triple what it was showing yesterday morning. Officially, the fire is at 5,705 acres and no containment before Oct. 15.

A proposal for an RV Camp on undeveloped Douglas County land down below the old Power Dam goes before the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board 6 p.m. at the Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville. Whatever the board decides to do will still have to go through the budget process and the county commission.

While the heat advisory is officially over, that doesn’t mean the heat is gone. Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded a high temperature of 97 degrees on Wednesday, which also just happens to be the forecast high for today.

Expect areas of smoke before 1 p.m. and then widespread haze 1-2 p.m. today before the smoke returns. It will be mostly sunny with the wind picking up out of the north at 10-15 mph.

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



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