Fire at Minden does light damage
120 YEARS AGO
July 16, 1897
Last Monday, the thermometer rose to one hundred degrees in the shade.
100 YEARS AGO
July 13, 1917
Tuesday afternnon Henry Beck discovered fire eating its way into a pile of binding twine stored in the Dangberg Warehouse and owned by the farmers’ coorperative merchantile company of Minden. He gave the alarm and a hose from the town water system was soon playing on the flames.
80 YEARS AGO
July 16, 1937
Forty pounds of black powder stored near the new home being built by Wm. Sharpe, was ignited last Friday when a number of detonator caps exploded. Men employed on the building heard the explosion of the caps but believed that someone was firing a rifle in the timber. When heavy smoke was seen, the crew of workers rushed to the scene and quickly brought the fire under control despite the fact that it has spread from the black powder to nearby brush.
50 YEARS AGO
July 13, 1967
Valley irrigators watched this week as the Carson River dropped to nearly 1,000 cubic feet per second for the first time in nearly four months.
25 YEARS AGO
July 16, 1992
Extensive flooding, termed the “worst ever” by some residents, washed through the Johnson Lane area Tuesday, causing severe damage to property and roads.
20 YEARS AGO
July 9, 1997
A skate park in the Carson Valley may soon become a reality according to Brain Fitzgerald, recreation superintendent for Douglas County Parks and Recreation. Pursuing the issue is a newly formed group, Carson Valley Skaters, made up of skaters and parents. “It keeps us out of trouble and we won’t make business people mad,” said a skate group member.
10 YEARS AGO
July 11, 2007
Erratic fire behavior and shifting winds are to blame for the spread of the lightning caused Sleeping Elephant fire. The blaze consumed 800 acres.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Sarah Drinkwine.