The R-C Morning Report for March 17 | RecordCourier.com

The R-C Morning Report for March 17

Gardnerville, Nev. — The continued sentencing of an admitted credit card forger is this morning in Douglas County District Court. Scott M. Westman, 45, faces 2-5 years in prison in Douglas County after he used a false credit card to obtain $3,834 in bicycle equipment from a Gardnerville shop in 2013.

It's St. Patrick's Day, so an excellent time for the Arbor Day Foundation to announce that they and their partners will plant 608,000 trees in Tahoe National Forest to replace those burned in the 2013 American fire. Work will start in April and will include pines ponderosa, Jeffery and sugar. They'll also be planting my personal favorite, Douglas fir.

Like rain in the desert, the closer we get to forecast precipitation the more apparent it becomes that it is evaporating before it hits the ground. Today's forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high of 66 degrees. If you're watering, don't leave the hoses hooked up overnight. There are a couple of freezing nights coming Wednesday and Thursday. Right now it's 53 degrees out under cloudy skies.