The R-C Morning Report for Sept. 1
September 1, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A request to issue $13 million in transportation bonds to finish Jacks Valley Road, Centerville Road, Waterloo Lane, Dressler Road and Johnson Lane will go before county commissioners 1 p.m. today. The nickel gas tax will go to pay off the bonds. Commissioners meet at the historic Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St.
Also up will be East Fork Fire Chief Tod Carlini's last personnel review by commissioners. Next year, assuming all goes well, the chief will be reviewed by a new fire board. Today's meeting times out at just under four hours.
If it seemed smoky on Wednesday, it was. Air quality dropped into the moderate category a coupe of times Wednesday around 4 and 5 p.m. and again later Wednesday night. That smoke is coming chiefly from the Mokelumne Fire burning in western Alpine County, which is less than 30 miles away as the crow flies.
We had a couple of power blips related to the outages on Wednesday, which were mostly in the northern part of the county. Carson got socked with 11,000 homes without power at one point during the afternoon.
The National Weather Service is raising the red flag 11 a.m. today for gusty winds and low humidity. There were a couple of small fires on the Sierra Front during Wednesday's red flag warning.
Today expect sunny skies with a high near 85 degrees. It will be breezy with the wind out of the southwest at 5-10 mph increasing to 15-20 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph.