The May 21, 2021, R-C Morning Report

The Gardnerville Raley's was prepared for a freeze on Thursday night as the first few flakes of snow fell in Carson Valley.

The Gardnerville Raley's was prepared for a freeze on Thursday night as the first few flakes of snow fell in Carson Valley.


Genoa, Nev. — Road controls over Kingsbury Grade were lifted around 4 a.m. today, but were still in place on Highway 395 through the Pine Nut Mountains, with snow falling around 4:30 a.m. There were some power issues down south around Topaz and Coleville, I’m told. We had snow in Genoa last night and I’m told Woodfords actually saw some accumulation off the highway.

The freeze warning for this morning has been canceled, though there are still spots in Douglas County where temperatures managed to drop below freezing. Minden-Tahoe Airport hit 32 degrees at 4:15 a.m., while a spot in the Pine Nuts and Skyland tied for 26 degrees.

The Third Thursday Wine Walk had quite a few participants given the forecast and threatening skies. The first Bently Nevada Concert in the Park featuring Hot Buttered Rum is 6 p.m. today in Minden Park. I wager the manifestation of chairs will be the first indication of the turnout.

Saturday is going to be hopping with the plant faire, a fundraiser at Big Daddy’s Bikes and Brews and the big Saratoga Springs Garage Sale. After the long coronavirus winter, spring has finally arrived in Carson Valley and events are blooming all over the place.

County commissioners reversed a denial of a tentative subdivision map for an industrial park on a site at Heybourne and Airport roads requested by the Bently Family Partnership. The project creates 35 industrial parcels on the property and was denied at the last meeting. Commissioner Walt Nowosad sought reconsideration of the denial, which would have required at least four votes. As it turns out, his was the sole vote against actual reconsideration.

After five meetings, a casual observer might think the new vacation home rental ordinance would need no introduction, but on Thursday the ordinance was introduced. A full hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the second reading on June 3, along with appointment of a vacation home rental advisory committee.

We might see some more snow showers in the Valley before 10 a.m. The sun may turn up in time for tonight’s concert, but wear a coat if you’re going, because the temperature is forecast to be 49 degrees and the north wind will be gusting to 25 mph.

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


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