The R-C Morning Report

Only about 18 people were arrested on New Year's Eve in Stateline with the crowd far smaller than the 65,000 predicted to be there.

Partiers were booked for disorderly conduct, battery and a driving under the influence charge. Deputies only made four arrests in the Carson Valley.

"Apparently, all of Douglas County was quiet," Sgt. Tom Mezzetta told the Tahoe Daily Tribune on Monday.

Crowd estimates fell short of the 60,000 to 80,000 most New Year's celebrations bring out at the Stateline casino corridor where the authorities close Highway 50 at 9 p.m. to allow for the public street display.

It's meeting week again. Gardnerville kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with design reviews of a 2,500 square foot commercial bank building at Stodick Parkway and Main Street and a proposal for a Knights of Columbus meeting hall behind St. Gall Catholic Church.

At 7 p.m. tonight, Genoa meets to discuss new leases for groups meeting in the Genoa Town Church.

Minden meets 6 p.m. Wednesday night and Douglas County commissioners get an early start on the year at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Another week, another windstorm. That's what the National Weather Service is predicting for Western Nevada on Wednesday. The wind is supposed to pick up on Wednesday afternoon north of I-80 and spread south as the day progresses. Gusts of up to 65 mph are expected. Weather service forecasters are suggesting folks batten down and loose gear they've got outside that the wind might have fun with.

Now, I know that after the New Year's Eve predictions there might be a little skepticism about this, but here goes nothing. The Weather Service is saying that on the other end of this big blow is a big dump. The prediction for Thursday is a 90 percent chance of precipitation with a possible accumulation of 5 inches. Those are pretty good odds, but we'll see what the numbers are on Wednesday.

The temperature before sunrise in Genoa is 19 degrees, 24 degrees in the Gardnerville Ranchos and 20 degrees in Minden. The winds are calm.


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