The Dec. 7, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Monday's sunrise over Western Nevada predicted the arrival of the stormy week. Photo by Topaz Ranch Estates resident John Flaherty.

Monday's sunrise over Western Nevada predicted the arrival of the stormy week. Photo by Topaz Ranch Estates resident John Flaherty.


Genoa, Nev. — Flags are at half-staff in recognition of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and in remembrance of Sen. Bob Dole, who died on Sunday. Flags will remain at half-staff until Thursday under the proclamations.

The traffic cameras over Kingsbury and Spooner are showing wet blacktop, but no snow and no road controls this morning around 6 a.m. Road temperatures at the Lake are running around 40 degrees, so it’s unlikely there’ll be too much ice this morning.

If your commute takes you to the High Sierra, you’ll find chain requirements on 89 between Picketts Junction and Luther Pass and on 88 from Carson Pass to Caples Lake. 

Gardnerville’s southern medical complex is going to the dogs with a veterinary hospital proposed for the corner of Charlotte and Highway 395. Gardnerville Town Board members will be doing a design review at their meeting 4:30 p.m. today at the town offices. You can find out more at

There are a half-dozen requests for permits to operate Tier 3 vacation home rentals on the VHR Advisory Board agenda at 1 p.m. today. There’s also an appeal of a fine for a home at the base of Kingsbury and Foothill that’s been operating a VHR without a permit. VHRs are not permitted in Douglas outside of the Tahoe Basin. The panel meets 1 p.m. today in the Douglas County Courthouse. You can watch at and click on agendas.

That web site also has the agenda for today’s 6 p.m. Douglas County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting. Members are scheduled to discuss the board’s annual report and capital improvement plan during the meeting in the Grandview Dining Room of the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Minden and the rest of Northern Nevada are under a winter storm watch 10 p.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service is calling for 1-3 inches of snow in lower Valley floors and 3-6 inches above 5,000 feet. There may be some lake-effect snows downwind from Tahoe.

It’s foggy in Carson Valley this morning with visibility running around 2 miles at Minden-Tahoe Airport, but that visibility was down around a quarter-mile at 3:45 a.m. My rain gauge recorded a fifth of an inch of rain overnight.

Any rain or snow showers should clear by 7 a.m. and the fog should dissipate by 10. Expect cloudy skies this morning clearing with a high in Minden of 50 degrees.

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


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