The April 14, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Wet snow stuck to the landscaping this morning.

Wet snow stuck to the landscaping this morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — It snowed across the county this morning, with road controls in effect over Kingsbury Grade and Spooner Summit. The weather radar shows a pretty good-sized burst of moisture stretching from Carson south to Bridgeport.

Whatever snow ends up on the ground probably isn’t going to last very long once the sun comes up, but any precipitation is welcome after the last month. As of 6 a.m. I measured 1.5 inches on the ground in Genoa.

A goal to have Nevada fully open by June 1 isn’t going to include eliminating the mask mandate, the governor said last night. He urged residents to be vaccinated. Go to for more information.

Douglas Emergency Management reported 10 new cases of the coronavirus and five recoveries on Tuesday evening with the county bumping back up to 101 total active cases.

Minden-Tahoe Airport has always been Douglas County’s manufacturing center and two Planning Commission approvals on Tuesday punctuated that. Bently is planning a small industrial park at Heybourne and Airport roads.

Meanwhile, a big bakery received approval of a parking variance request north of VIP Rubber and North Sails along Heybourne. Planning commissioners were happy to reduce the parking requirement.

Snow’s supposed to be over by 9 a.m. with a possibility of rain this afternoon. You might hear some thunder, too. Once the storm clears, expect mostly sunny skies with a high of 55 degrees. The north wind wil increase to 10-15 mph this afternoon, gusting to 25 mph.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at


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