Genoa, Nev. — The Blue Angels arrived in Carson Valley on Sunday previewing this weekend’s Minden-Tahoe Aviation Roundup. Carson Valley chiropractors are going to have a field day treating sore necks as residents watch the F/A-18s buzz around this week. Find out more at www.aviationroundup.com
Between arriving at the Las Vegas airport before dawn to hiking down to Candy Dance in the afternoon, I had my fill of crowds on Sunday. I even managed to score an Italian sausage sandwich from the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. They have those down to a science.
Candy Dance was still packed at 4 p.m. Sunday with just an hour left to go. The lady selling funnel cakes said it wasn’t quite as busy this year as last when cold weather sent visitors looking for warm treats, but that it was worth the trip.
I don’t think we’ll be further troubled by smoke from the Mosquito Fire after firefighters got a line around 85 percent of the 77,000-acre fire. Full containment remains Oct. 15, but we might see that date budge.
Rain tried to fall on Sunday, but didn’t appear to make it to the ground. There’s a slight chance of showers 5-8 p.m. today with the high climbing to 88 degrees. That’s well below the 95-degree record for Sept. 26.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org