It's supposed to be a snowy Martin Luther King Day, with a lake effect snow advisory in place for Carson City and Washoe Valley. If you're working today, the National Weather Service is warning motorists to be careful on Highway 395 between Carson and Reno. Most of the snow should be over for the day by 10 a.m. Genoa got a smattering of snow last night. The Weather Service is forecasting a chance of snow every day this week.
This storm is hanging mostly to the north. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, chains or snow tires are being required on Highway 395 north of Stephanie Way all the way through Washoe Valley. Chains or snow tires are also being required over Kingsbury Grade.
It's Martin Luther King Day, so government offices, banks and the Post Office are closed today. For those of us going to work, it should be a quiet day. For everyone else, enjoy the time.
Congratulations to District Judges Dave Gamble and Michael Gibbons who made it through the sign-up period without opponents on Friday. If I remember right, their names will show up on the primary ballot and their new terms will officially begin on Jan. 1, 2009.
With the caucuses over, election season is officially over for most Nevadans until May when everyone else gets to file. However, for the delegates selected by both parties on Saturday, it's just getting started. They'll attend the county convention, where some will go to the state convention and a few will go to the national conventions. That's where the nominees for president will be selected.