Genoa, Nev. — An ordinance increasing the penalty for failing to maintain large privately owned open space, including golf courses, was approved by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday. Property owners who are dinged under the ordinance face penalties of up to $750 a day up to a limit of $200,000.
Commissioners voted to establish an indigent defense coordinator and contract with Derrick Lopez to serve as the coordinator. Part of the $1.3 million transferred into the new account will be reimbursed by the state.
The average sales price for a home in Carson Valley hit $663,360 during the third quarter of 2021, according to the Douglas County Assessor’s Office, setting yet another record.
The number of sales were down a bit with 237 since July 1, compared to 275 during the previous quarter. During the first nine months of 2020, 710 homes have sold compared to 694 during the same time in 2020.
Minden-Tahoe Airport’s weather station reported thunder at 4:15 a.m. and the Lightningmaps.org is showing lightning striking in the Pine Nuts and in the Sierra. There might be some rain in all that, but I haven’t seen any on this side of the Valley.
The possibility of rain has resulted in the postponing the Comstock Cowboys concert at TJ’s Corral tonight. Today opens the Carson Valley Arts Council first studio tour. You can find out more at www.cvartscouncil.com
The Johnson Lane Fall Arts and Crafts Tour is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Maps are available at Vicky and Stephanie or https://bit.ly/JLcrafters for more information.
The National Weather Service in Reno is going all in on showers before 11 a.m. today with the snow level lowering to 6,800 feet this afternoon. That could catch commuters over Kingsbury off guard, so be careful in the mountains. The high today is forecast to reach 55 degrees in Minden and drop to 25 degrees on Saturday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com