The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 30 |

The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 30

Genoa, Nev. — Carson Valley residents came together to help a Gardnerville woman find her horse on Monday. Deb Walker said her horse Tequila bolted from the equine staging area at the top of Stephanie Way. After hours, the horse was spotted by a plane from Soaring NV, which led to their reunion.

A California man with two separate cases is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court this morning for a probation violation. James Branson Cook, 25, was ordered into a treatment program in July. He faces a 19-48-months prison sentence for theft and another 20-30 months for intimidating a witness.

The fire weather watch for Douglas County today has retreated north and turned into a red flag warning. Our turn is coming Wednesday and Thursday when gusty winds and low humidity will create critical fire weather. I expect the National Weather Service will end up raising the red flag on both days.

The air quality dropped into the moderate range last night, according to the Ranchos Aspen Park monitor. The most likely culprit? The Mokelumne fire burning in western Alpine County.

Expect sunny skies and a high temperature near 89. The wind will be out of the southwest at 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 mph.