The Feb. 3, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Gardnerville Ranchos resident Paul Sargis caught the toenail moon setting over Jobs Peak on Wednesday night.

Gardnerville Ranchos resident Paul Sargis caught the toenail moon setting over Jobs Peak on Wednesday night.


Genoa, Nev. — Three Gardnerville students are eligible for the State Spelling Bee in Las Vegas after winning the EPIC Douglas County Spelling Bee on Wednesday. Carson Valley Middle School students Yaretzi Reyes, Isabelle Almeda and Ellery Dedmon won the eighth, seventh and sixth grade categories.

East Fork firefighters responded to Gardnerville Health and Rehab on Muller Lane around noon on Wednesday for a burst pipe. Firefighters helped evacuate the wing and clean up after the flood. The pipe froze after the overnight lows dipped into single digits.

It was a busy lunchtime for rescuers on Wednesday after an injured hiker was retrieved from Spooner Summit. Washoe County’s Raven helicopter helped transport the hiker to where a Tahoe Douglas ambulance was waiting.

There’s a lot of lawyers on today’s Douglas County commissioners’ agenda, including contracting for legal services with three contract attorneys to provide indigent defense, a contract with a deputy district attorney who has moved and keeping a position with the District Attorney’s Office to help with the Vacation Home Rental Program.

An ordinance that would limit parking on Mill Street in Genoa is being introduced at the county commissioners meeting 10 a.m. today. They generally don’t take public comment at first reading, but you can always participate in opening or closing public comment if you’ve got something to say.

Commissioners meet 1 p.m. at the historic Douglas County Courthouse. You can find out more about the meeting and how to participate by visiting and clicking on agendas and minutes.

There’s a little bit of color to this morning’s sunrise though there is zero precipitation in the forecast for another week. Minden-Tahoe Airport is reporting 12 degrees this morning, which is not quite as frosty as Wednesday morning. Expect sunny skies and a high of 47 today.

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


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