The Aug. 14 R-C Morning Report |

The Aug. 14 R-C Morning Report

Rabbit brush blooms in Carson Valley. A relative of goldenrod, a lot of folks are allergic to it. Kurt Hildebrand photo

Genoa, Nev. — Planning commissioners shared their feelings about last week’s approval of new master plan maps with a receiving area moved from Topaz Ranch Estates to Carson Valley. Their input will go into a report to the county commission in September.

Chautauqua performer Anita Watson will be recreating Comstock businesswoman and author Mary McNair Mathews 6:30 p.m. today at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden. There’s no charge, all you need to do is bring a chair.

If you’re going to Dangberg tonight, or out at all, remember to take your allergy pills. The rabbit brush is starting to bloom, and that stuff is pernicious.

Red Lake is closer in color to fluorescent green with a huge blue-green algae bloom. It joins Indian Creek Reservoir with a warning not to touch the water, and for Heaven’s sake don’t drink it.

It started warming up on Tuesday with the high hitting 91 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport. Today is forecast to hit 95 degrees, with this warm spell peaking at 96 on Thursday under sunny skies.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at