Genoa, Nev. — We had what looked like a mini-balloon race in Gardnerville south of the Walmart on Saturday morning. Sierra Scoop’s Lisa Coffron sent me a couple of photos with up to six balloons landing. The balloonists have been using the vacant lot between Virginia Ranch and Grant for a while now.
I’ll follow up today on a vehicle collision reported by the Nevada Highway Patrol at around 5:45 p.m. Saturday near the Topaz Lodge if the address on the board is right.
Douglas County School Board Trustees let it ride on their $60.4 million tentative budget last week, since they’ve no idea how much money the Legislature will be sending out to the school districts. They have a public hearing on May 18, eight days before budget bills are introduced.
I got a tour of the mobile vaccination site in Topaz Ranch Estates on Saturday morning. I turned up during the lunch lull, but organizers said the parking lot was full earlier that morning. The Janssen one shots are headed out to Silver Springs today on their zig zag tour across Northern Nevada.
CalTrans will be doing some rock scaling at Echo Summit this week after Highway 50 was closed by a slide most of Friday. It was reopened by 7 p.m.
We might actually see our first precipitation in three weeks on Tuesday. A chilly north wind is forecast to pick up Tuesday south of Highway 50, with gusts of 35-45 mph. There might be some showers in the Valley while the passes could see snow. Tonight might be a good time to disconnect and drain the hoses.
Today expect sunny skies, calm winds and a high of 67 degrees. The wind will be calm, picking up out of the north at 5 mph in the afternoon.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com