The Sept. 9, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire turned the sun and the moon red on Thursday night.

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire turned the sun and the moon red on Thursday night.
Tim Berube | Special to The R-C

Genoa, Nev. — Friday night lights fans will find out today whether the smoke will cancel the Tigers match-up with the Reno Huskies in Reno. Smoke conditions in Reno this morning are slightly better than Carson Valley. Individual school districts are being left to make that call, according to the sports guys.

Air quality in Minden peaked at hazardous around 6 p.m. Thursday with an index of 342. This morning sensors are ranging from unhealthy to very unhealthy at that same sensor with an air quality index of 222.

Fire Information for Resource Management satellite mapping on Friday morning indicated the Mosquito Fire has grown to almost 40,000 acres, three times the official 13,000 acres reported by CalFire officials in the Thursday evening update. With no containment, smoke from that fire will be with us through today, at least.

The Douglas Rodeo kicks off 7 p.m. tonight and continues Saturday. Tickets are available at Circle S Western Market in Gardnerville or at the gate. The Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s annual spaghetti feed is back 5 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse on Fish Springs Road.

While smoke is expected in the Valley today, there’s a possibility that moisture from Tropical Storm Kay will bring showers to Western Nevada and bring cooler temperatures late this weekend.

Thunderstorms across Alpine and Mono counties today and Saturday could bring new fire starts this afternoon, in addition to another wave of smoke from California wildfires.

Expect widespread haze and smoke before noon today with the high climbing to 94 degrees, and increased smoke tonight. The wind will be out of the north 5-10 mph gusting to 20 mph this evening.

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


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