Genoa, Nev. — Highway 395 south of Walker is closed due to an overturned big rig that is blocking both lanes. The wreck occurred at around 5 a.m. and one of the trailers broke open and there’s stuff all over the highway, according to the CHP. If you’re headed south toward Bridgeport this morning turn left at Holbrook and head around the back way.
Despite the name of the famous car show, it’s not that common that August nights are particularly warm here. That wasn’t true this morning as the annual Hot August Nights Poker Run revs up for lunch in Minden. We tiptoed to within 2 degrees of the record highest low temperature this morning with 59 degrees. The classic cars should start arriving around 10 a.m.
East Fork Gallery artists Mark Harris and Janice Powell had two weeks to generate art for the annual Candy Dance poster. Genoa Town Board members went with Harris’ portrait of the inside of the Mormon Station Stockade on Tuesday night after a poll of the audience wound up split down the middle.
The Genoa Town Board voted to seek a parking ordinance to deal with the issues residents have had trying to navigate around visitors in Carson Valley’s only real tourist attraction.
Today, the Douglas County Community Development Department is proposing a major reorganization of the Title 20 of the County Code, that might delay Genoa’s and any other potential code revisions. The rewrite wouldn’t be ready until next summer.
Commissioners meet 1 p.m. at the historic Douglas County Courthouse in Minden. They’re going back to the hybrid meeting format and those attending in person are required to mask up. You can find out how to participate by going to www.douglascountynv.gov and clicking on agendas.
Firefighters on the Tamarack Fire are bracing for today’s red flag warning for gusty winds and low humidity 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. We could see winds of up to 40 mph around 5-6 p.m. Be careful with sparks.
This morning’s warm temperatures will translate into some cooling as the day wears on, with the high forecast to hit 89 degrees with the wind out of the southwest at 15-20 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com