The cobwebs were gathering at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office with only one person filing for office on Thursday. Steve Thaler followed through on his announcement that he would run for Douglas County commissioner. Dave Brady filed on Wednesday adding the expected third to the list for sheriff. I thought a race developed for Cave Rock Estates General Improvement District on Wednesday, but all five seats on the board are up this term. We do have a race for Gardnerville Town Board. Otherwise it has been very quiet on the election front, and there are a lot of offices with no candidates yet.
Here’s a news flash — spring flooding potential is below average for this time of year. Despite the recent storms, the snowpack is low and the soil moisture is dry, so a good bit of the melt-off will be soaked up. A joint report issued Thursday by the National Weather Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service says we’d need twice average precipitation to climb out of the hole.
There will be more rainy weather soon, just not today or Saturday, according to the forecast. Expect today’s high to hit 57 degrees under sunny skies. Saturday will be nice, too, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 65. Rain’s back on Sunday and Monday.