The Flag Day 2024 R-C Morning Report

A little rain fell in Topaz Ranch Estates as a thunderstorm grazed southern Douglas County on Thursday.

A little rain fell in Topaz Ranch Estates as a thunderstorm grazed southern Douglas County on Thursday.
John Flaherty | Special to The R-C

Genoa, Nev. — The first red flag warning for critical fire danger is 2-10 p.m. today for low humidity and gusty winds. Minden is forecast to see wind gusts of up to 30 mph from 2-7 p.m. and a relative humidity down to 15 percent.

East Fork firefighters issued a stop order for a Topaz Ranch Estates resident reportedly burning trash in a barrel. Burn barrels are prohibited in East Fork and most of the rest of the Sierra Front due to the high fire danger.

Update: High School, Eddy and Mill streets are closed along with Douglas Avenue by construction on Highway 395.

Today is the last day of school across Carson Valley. ASPIRE Academy graduates 1:30 p.m. at the CVIC Hall. Douglas High School graduates 5:30 p.m. at the baseball field.

Today is Flag Day and the 249th birthday of the U.S. Army. The Nevada National Guard is conducting its 26th ceremony 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the Capitol Grounds in Carson City. I hear there’s even going to be cake.

It required two big tow trucks and a road closure to right a cement truck that toppled off Fish Springs Road on Thursday morning. The driver was taken to Carson Valley Health for treatment after the 7 a.m. accident. There was an estimated 5 cubic yards of concrete in the barrel, firefighters said.

The Douglas County Historical Society Young Chautauquans will portray an array of historical characters 10 a.m. today at the Dangberg Home Ranch. Visit for more information.

Main Street Gardnerville is hosting a Community Paint Night Street for its Mural Project at Heritage Park just before “Return of the Jedi” is shown in the Gardnerville park. Visit for more information.

The Pine Nuts got a little bit of rain on Thursday, which might marginally help reduce the chance of a fire during the red flag warning. Minden hasn’t seen measurable rain in a month, so far.

I’ve been watching the prevarications reported in the NV Energy rain gauge at Walley’s Hot Springs, which claimed 25.16 inches in 72 hours on Thursday night. I can guarantee the actual number is zero.

Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin said it got to 96 degrees at his place on Thursday. Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded 93 degrees, while Minden officially hit 96 degrees.

Bust out your big-hair wig because we’re going back to the 80s today and over the weekend. Today’s high is forecast to be 88 degrees, followed by 83 on Saturday and 81 on Sunday under mostly sunny skies.

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


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