The R-C Morning Report

Genoans delayed hiring a town manager until the town board could field a full complement of members. Brian Williams was absent from Tuesday's meeting and Bill Donohoe is sick. Interim Town Manager Cheryl Gonzales said the town has received fewer applications for the annual Candy Dance fundraiser than last year. She said so far 113 applications have been received from vendors compared with 140 from last year.

I stayed up and watched election returns from California last night. The California Secretary of State's Office had results up by county, but it was late going. On the one hand I was rooting against the pollsters who said Clinton and McCain were in a dead heat and on the other I was rooting for the rural counties. I didn't see the first results from Mono County until 10 p.m. and Alpine until 11 p.m. That they were 180 out from the rest of the state is why I'm proud to report them.

It's warm out with the thermometer in Minden reading 37 degrees and the one at Meneley Elementary reading 40. The high temperature today is only supposed to hit 46. There's no precipitation in the forecast through Saturday night, when there is a slight chance of rain.

The National Weather Service updated its precipitation chart today and it shows that Carson Valley received about twice it's average moisture for this time of year. Minden received 2.9 inches while Gardnerville got 3.05 inches. Average for January is 1.47 inches. Up in the mountains the story isn't so good. Monitor Pass telemetry is showing 99 percent of average snowpack for the year so far. Blue Lakes is at 80 percent. We've received the nearly the same amount of moisture so far this year as we did during all of last year.

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