Douglas County commissioners approved a contract with Sheryl Gonzales of Promotional Design Group on Thursday to coordinate Candy Dance, something that's never been done. Paid employees have coordinated Candy Dance and other Genoa events before, but never has it been someone's job. Gonzales, who was the second choice for town manager when Tom Peters got the job a year ago, will be paid $38,000 to fulfill the contract. The money is coming out of the $45,000 the town is paying the county for management services. The town is still looking for a Candy Dance chairman to work with Gonzales. Town Board members meet again Tuesday. In recent years it has been harder and harder to find volunteers to take charge of the whole event, which draws 30,000 people a day to Nevada's oldest town.
The Elks will be hosting their annual crab feed fundraiser starting at 5:30 p.m. with the food starting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church. Cost is $32.50 a person. Call Dave Trueblood at 782-3416 for more information.
The future of Alpine County will be discussed at a community meeting to be held at Turtle Rock Park at 5 p.m. Plans include a jetport for the Alpine County Airport and moving county buildings out of Markleeville proper and into the park. The meeting is hosted by the Alpine County Public Works Department at the park's community building.
The high temperature is predicted to climb to 45 degrees and then start to take off during the weekend. Saturday's high is supposed to hit 51 and Sunday will see temperatures approaching 60, according to the National Weather Service. The warm-up appears to coincide with the arrival of the Legislature in Carson City on Monday. Hmmm. It's 14 degrees in Genoa as the sun is rising.