Genoa, Nev. — Retired Douglas school teachers Maria Falconeri and Debbie McNeil will be spending this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at a Betty White Challenge donation station 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in front of the Smith’s in Gardnerville to benefit Douglas County Animal Services.
The Sertoma Coat Drive is down to its last two weeks. You can find out more, including drop-off points at www.carsonvalleysertoma.org/coat-drive.html
Local, state and federal government offices are closed today as are schools, the banks and the post office.
We are more than halfway through January and there’s a goose-egg in the precipitation column where the average for this date is .97 inches. There’s a little bit of hope in the cards for the end of the month, though.
Ebbetts and Carson passes are in a race back down to average after December’s big storms. As of this morning, Ebbetts is at 114 percent of average, while Carson Pass is at 117 percent. That’s way better than this time last year, but a little moisture would be appreciated.
Ever the optimist, I unpacked my new weather station I got for Christmas on Sunday and will be mounting sensors today. Should we get some weather, I’ll be ready.
Today will be partly sunny with a high temperature of 51 degrees. That’s going to be par for the course for the next week.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com