Genoa, Nev. — School starts today, which means the buses will out and about and the school zone speed limits will be in full force. I wager there will be deputies out to ensure people are doing the speed limit, so slowing down, seems like good advice.
Expect some congestion at the schools today as parents and buses drop off students across the county. Expect the biggest snarls on Main Street in Gardnerville at Carson Valley Middle School and on Highway 88 in Minden at Douglas High School.
The full opening of Highway 89 into Markleeville will have to wait until next week, according to my latest bulletin from CalTrans. Workers found some undermining on the downstream side of the south lane and that’s going to be the focus of work this week.
A reader asked me why there’s water in the big Mountain View Pond and not in the Gilman Ponds. I asked Community Development Director Tom Dallaire, who said the gravel under the Mountain View Pond is more permeable than the clay under the Gilman Ponds.
Gardnerville’s high water-table is a challenge for anyone doing drainage work in the town and is one of the complicating factors for the resurfacing Highway 395, which is supposed to happen next year.
It’s going to be warm this week, but I suspect most of the week’s high temperature records are safe. We may come within a couple of degrees of the lowest record of the week, which is 98 degrees set in 2020 on Aug. 23. The forecast has temperatures dropping toward 90 by the weekend and shouldn’t be any danger to the great heat wave of 2001.
Today expect sunny skies and a high temperature of 94 degrees, with the wind out of the west at 10-15 mph gusting to 25 mph. There could be a few thunderstorms down south in Mono and Mineral counties.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.