Genoa, Nev. — Home prices didn’t slow down a lick in Carson Valley during the fourth quarter of 2021, with the average price at a record $726,976, up from $663,360 in the third quarter, according to the Douglas County Assessor’s Office. There were 962 sales during 2021.
Whittell High School closed on Thursday due to a coronavirus outbreak, joining Zephyr Cove Elementary. Both schools will be back in session on Tuesday.
Douglas County’s new average daily confirmed coronavirus cases is 27, according to the state data. Six people are in the hospital, and one is in intensive care, according to the NV Health Response website. Case positivity is 27.8 percent going into the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
If you’ve got pressing business with the government today might be the day since pretty much everything is shut down Monday for the holiday.
Travel + Leisure published a feature on Carson Valley on Thursday. You can read it at https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/skiing-trips/carson-valley-nevada-historic-ski-destination or go outside and take a look around.
If you’re out in the mountains over the three-day weekend, be careful in the back country. There has been softening of the snow in the sun, but www.esavalanche.orgreports low avalanche danger today.
That sun is going to stick around through the long weekend with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the 20s. It won’t be quite as breezy as Thursday, according to the forecast.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.