Gardnerville resident Tim Berube of a pond above Hope Valley between upper and lower Blue Lakes on Saturday.
Genoa, Nev. — On Friday, Alpine County Health Officer David Johnson reported multiple exposures to COVID in Alpine County last week. Presumed exposures were at last week's yoga class, the 50s Plus trip to Cave Rock and dining at Stonefly on Thursday. I wager Sunday’s chili cookoff in Markleeville was postponed to October because of the outbreak.
The John C. Frémont Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sierra Bell Ringers celebrated Constitution Day at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Sunday. Gardnerville native and Gardnerville Town Board Chairman Mike Henningsen rang the school bell.
The East Fork Professional Firefighters Association held their annual barbecue at Lampe Park on Saturday. Big Daddy’s had the fire engine out for the occasion.
The 33-acre fire burning near Wolf Creek is expected to be fully contained on Tuesday. Firefighters have a hose all the way around the fire and it is 70 percent contained. Alpine County Airport is closed for aerial fire operations.
The proximity of that fire to Lightning Mountain is a pretty good indication of what started the fire. We could see more lightning 5-8 p.m. today, according to the forecast. Otherwise, expect sunny skies and a high near 82 degrees with the wind picking up to 5 mph this afternoon.
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