Good late Friday morning, Carson Valley! (more on that in a second)
Here’s your morning news roundup:
Authorities are still searching for Gary Wilson, believed to be involved in shooting another man in the Topaz Ranch Estates area Thursday afternoon shortly after 2.
Deputies are in the area and searching for Wilson, 44, described as white, 5-10 and 180 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and no shirt. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information as to Wilson’s location is encouraged to call Secret Witness at 775 782-7463. Reward is being offered for information leading to his capture (picture below).
The Bison Fire is in its closing stages, with containment over 80 percent and personnel being strategically withdrawn daily. No homes lost or damaged – a very fine effort all around from the many, many firefighters who worked the fire. Should be at full containment on Sunday at some point.
The Tour of the California Alps: Death Ride is Saturday, though participants will flood Turtle Rock Park today for check-in and camp. Both Monitor and Ebbetts passes will be closed for extended periods of time Saturday, so if you are travelling in the area, plan accordingly.
Today, and all weekend, the Carson Valley Girls Softball Association will be hosting the state tournament at Stodick Park. There are more than 40 teams in action, so get on over there to see some good softball.
We’ll be posting a story shortly on the longtime Valley music business, Wayne’s Family Music, which Douglas grad Matt Wayne has continued to keep running since his father, Chuck Wayne’s, sudden death in Jan. 2012.
Finally, we’re a little late getting started this morning, and I apologize for that. My wife had her wisdom teeth pulled this morning, and we were busy with that. We’re fully stocked on soup, yogurt and mashed potatoes and we’re hunkered down for the weekend. Any tips would be welcome!