The R-C Morning Report |

The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

A slight chance of thunderstorms combined with a 100 percent chance of ignition could make for a bad combination for residents. If you live in the wild lands, make sure firefighters have got plenty of room to make a stand should there be a conflagration. I hear there were thundershowers in Hope Valley on Tuesday, so keep an eye on the mountains for smoke. It’s not unheard of to have a lightning strike turn into a fire over the course of a couple of days. Most of all, be careful with fire.

They’ll be getting ready for the big fishing derby at Lampe Park this weekend. My bet is that they could still use some volunteers, so anyone interested should contact the Parks & Recreation Department on Waterloo or contact Trent Dowell at or Pamela Rodrigues at 265-1795 or

There’s a meeting tonight for customers of the Sheridan Acres water system. The session will be 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Acres Volunteer Fire Department. The water system is operated by the county and serves 92 homes. The county opened a new well and treatment facility in September of last year.

The weather today will be mostly sunny and warm, with the National Weather Service predicting a high of 86 in Minden. Since that’s what they said yesterday and we hit 91 in town, I wager we’ll clear the 90s by the time the day is over.