The July 5 R-C Morning Report
July 5, 2018
Genoa, Nev. — If the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department sold 480 chicken dinners, then I bet Minden gave away well over 1,000 meals on Wednesday. If the entire town wasn't out for the Fourth at Minden Park, I would be amazed.
Douglas County commissioners are discussing combining the Lake and Valley water system budgets at their meeting today. They'll start the session with a debate on what to do about replacing Larry Werner as county manager. The utility debate is set for after 3 p.m.
Commissioners meet starting 1 p.m. in the historic Minden Courthouse. The meeting times out at three hours, but there are a couple of pitfalls that could slow them down, including the new pay system at Topaz Lake.
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It doesn't look like we added any big fires on the Fourth, so good for us. Care Flight landed at the base of Kingsbury Grade to transport a sick person on Wednesday morning and East Fork aided Smith Valley with a small fire out Desert Creek way.
A fire weather watch for Friday will turn into a red flag warning before today's out, I wager. Gusty winds and low humidity have been the norm so far this summer.
The haze might actually have cleared out last night. Today expect a high temperature of 88 degrees with the wind out of the south at 5-15 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org