The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 17
Genoa, Nev. — A Topaz Ranch Estates man, who allegedly put a gun to a neighbor girl’s head on New Year’s Eve 2015, is scheduled to be sentenced in Douglas County District Court today. Gary Walker, 69, was suffering from mental health issues when the incident occurred.
The traffic cam over Kingsbury is showing black pavement this morning, though that could change in short order with a winter weather advisory in the Carson Range until 8 a.m. today. It sounds like they got debris flows off the Emerald Fire at Lake Tahoe.
A big rock rolled out onto Highway 395 a mile south of the state line in the southbound lanes at about 3 a.m. It should be clear by the commute. Chain controls were in effect from Silver to Red Lake Creek and from Kirkwood to Red Lake on Highway 88, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Minden received .75 inches of rain over the weekend, with more than an inch falling in western Carson Valley. With 2.89 inches of rain falling in Little Valley on Sunday, that fire is essentially contained, though officially it’s at 55 percent.
We’ll go from the rinse to the dry cycle today with southwest winds of 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Expect the high to hit 58 degrees under partly sunny skies.