With the Bison Fire burning into its seventh day, we’ve received some questions as to what the Valley community can do to help or support the firefighters.
Douglas County Community Relations Coordinator Melissa Blosser said she’s been receiving similar inquiries, so she asked the fire chief. Essentially, there are some rules in place in that regard, for the firefighters’ safety, so there isn’t much they can accept in terms of material aid.
They said it is best to contact the local Red Cross (Northern Nevada chapter can be reached at (775) 856-1000) to see where you can help, especially with the evacuations currently in Smith Valley/Lyon County.
The fire itself grew to 25,733 acres, but crews gained ground and upped containment to 40 percent. Cost of the fire is now estimated at $4,362,000.
In other news, the Carson Valley Little League 11-12-year-old All-Star team saw its season come to an abrupt end Tuesday night, falling in the District I finals to Reno Continental. Carson Valley had taken the hard road in the elimination bracket, but managed to defeat some strong opponents to finish second place in the tournament.
Douglas High also announced the hiring of Jenny Jaggard as its head girls soccer coach.
What We’re working on today
We’re in the process of answering a Valleypedia question about the school district’s expansion of the all-day kindergarten program. Superintendent Lisa Noonan spent some time with us yesterday and we’ll have something posted later this morning.
Also, we had a coloring posted to our facebook page thanking the firefighters for their efforts this past week. We’ll gladly post any more messages, so feel free to send to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to www.facebook.com/cvalleytimes.
The Lampe Park Farmer’s Market is this morning through 1 p.m.