The National Weather Service has released preliminary numbers on the Carson River's water year, but because they don't include the Sierra data, they're not very enlightening. The good news is that Minden's officially received 75 percent of its average moisture for the year. As of the end of February the amount of precipitation falling compared to average was 122 percent. An average water year for Minden is 8.38 inches according to the National Weather Service, and we've received 6.28 inches of moisture, an inch more than usual for this time of year.
With 10 days left before the deadline for booth entries, Genoa has more than half of their 300 spaces reserved for Candy Dance. New Town Manager Sheryl Gonzales reported to the Genoa Town Board she had received 161 applications for arts and crafts booth. The town charges a late fee for booth applications that come in after the March 15 deadline. Gonzales said booth applications will continue to be received up to the time of the annual fundraiser for the town.
Tonight, the Minden Town Board and the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District board of trustees meet. Minden meets at 6 p.m. in the CVIC Hall on Esmeralda. Ranchos trustees meet at 6 p.m. and will discuss, among other things, placing a yield or stop sign at Long Valley and Ranchos roads.
It will be sunny and nice today with a high temperature climbing for 60 degrees. There will be a bit of a breeze, but otherwise it looks like a it's going to be a great day.