The July Fourth, 2022, R-C Morning Report

The Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse will be at the Gardnerville 5K in Heritage Park this morning.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse will be at the Gardnerville 5K in Heritage Park this morning.
Photo by Haley Estabrook.

Genoa, Nev. — Runners will be gathering in Gardnerville’s Heritage Park this morning for the Fourth of July 5K. Registration starts at 7 and the starting gun or equivalent goes off at 8. The Carson Valley Pops performs at the Heritage Park Gazebo starting around 11:30 a.m.

Genoans will be parading around town in honor of the Fourth at 10 a.m. today to open the Americana Festival which features music all day with the crescendo at 4:30 p.m. with the Carson City Symphony’s patriotic performance.

Minden residents will gather at the town park for a kids bike parade and barbecue starting at 10 a.m. Lunch should be around 11:30 a.m.

Stateline’s Lights on the Lake, the Carson City RSVP and Virginia City fireworks all begin after it gets dark. Please do us all a favor and leave the fireworks to the professionals.

Deputies took reports on a trio of smash and grab thefts at Carson Valley Plaza in Indian Hills on Sunday. When you leave your vehicle, make sure your valuables are either with you or out of sight.

Rough waters on Lake Tahoe prevented a boat from landing at Cave Rock, prompting a rescue around 6:30 p.m. Saturday saw choppy waters on both Tahoe and Topaz Lake.

The .76 inches of precipitation in Minden for the first six months of 2022 was the second driest on record, according to my research of National Weather Service information dating back to 1906. The only year with a drier first six months was 1985.

Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded a high of 79 degrees on Sunday. That’s cool, but nowhere near record territory for the coolest high for July 3.

Expect today’s high to hit 78 degrees with the wind out of the west at 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph at times. The winds are supposed to calm down right around 8 p.m., which will allow the fireworks shows to go forward.

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


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