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The R-C Morning Report

Lightning storm not so bad

For all the hubbub, there were only a half-dozen fires as a result of lightning in the Sierra Front. One of those, in the Clan-Alpine Range north of Middlegate grew to 75 acres. All the others are single tree fires with low potential to spread. There was some flooding in the Topaz Lake area.

Douglas High discussed today

A discussion of the design of the expansion of Douglas High School is before school board trustees this afternoon. The Douglas County School Board meets starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Douglas High Media Center. Discussion of the issues relevant to the school won’t start until 4:55 p.m.

Renee Mack’s special occasion home

Minden rancher Renee Mack is seeking a special use permit to convert the house built by Herman and Wihelmina Springmeyer in the 1800s into a special occasion home. Under a new ordinance, the home can be used for a variety of events, including retreats, workshops, weddings, fundraising and charity events by up to 300 people. The ordinance permits 24 events during the year and requires that any amplified music be shut off by 10 p.m. Douglas Planning commissioners meet at 1 p.m. today in the Douglas County Administrative Center, 1616 Eighth St., in Minden.

Shaky town

That spot on the south end of Prison Hill in south Carson is still vibrating like a bell with two more earthquakes of 1.4 and 1.6 magnitude around 8:45 p.m. Monday night.

Breezy, but no lightning today

Tahoe is under a lake wind advisory starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. tonight. Forecasters are calling for southwest to west winds 15-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph, with 2-4-foot wave heights, with the highest waves on our side of the Lake.

It will be breezy in the Valley, too with west winds 10-15 mph increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon, with gusts of 35 mph. Today’s high should hit 81 degrees.