The Feb. 23, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Snow flies around the Genoa Mason's Hall on Tuesday morning.

Snow flies around the Genoa Mason's Hall on Tuesday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — The state is on a two-hour delay this morning, as is Western Nevada College and the Child Development Center, for all nonemergency personnel due to potentially dangerous road conditions. 

The University of Nevada, Reno, is delaying opening campus until 10 a.m. due to the road conditions. It took eight hours to get the papers back over the hill from Tracy, which should be a surprise to no one.

If anything, chain controls have expanded this morning to include all of the Highway 395 and 88 in Douglas County, joining Highway 50 and Kingsbury. There are more miles in our corner of Western Nevada with chain controls than without them, so be prepared for a bumpy commute.

Reno-Sparks got nailed by a band of lake effect snow from Pyramid Lake with spots in Spanish Springs running from several inches up to a foot of snow closer to the Lake. The light powdery snow is blowing and drifting, so if you can, maybe delay your commute until the plows get out.

There are four requests for Tier 3 vacation home rentals on tap for today’s VHR Advisory Board. The panel meets 1 p.m. today at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden. You can watch from home by visiting and clicking on watch board meetings. The agenda’s available by clicking agendas and minutes.

Once you get your paper today, you’ll notice there’s a solid page of the Douglas High School honor roll. I also have both Valley middle schools, which I’d hoped to get on the second page, but they didn’t fit, and I didn’t want to run one without the other. I have them, they’re ready to go, and when I’ve got sufficient room, we’ll publish them.

Temperatures today are going to strain to hit freezing under partly cloudy skies, with the low tonight down to 2 degrees, according to the forecast, which is a bit colder than it was anticipated to be. If you got snow on Tuesday, it’s probably going to hang around today.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 775-782-5122.


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