Genoa, Nev. — With more than 90 entries, the Carson Valley Days Parade made good time on Saturday, passing The R-C right at 10:30 a.m. The parade lasted around an hour, with very few gaps, and I had results before noon. Thanks are due to the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club who organize the entire thing with a small cadre of volunteers.
The mochila arrived in Nevada at around 5:12 a.m. today and is making its way west across the Silver State as part of the annual Pony Express Re-Ride. The schedule has them at Friday’s Station in Stateline around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. That should put them in Genoa around 2:30-3:30 p.m. Follow the mochila at nationalponyexpress.org/re-ride/follow-the-ride/
East Fork firefighters responded to a trash bin fire on the eastern shore of Topaz Lake around 10 a.m. Sunday. They had it knocked down within minutes of arriving on scene. Fortunately, it didn’t catch in the afternoon when the wind was up to 48 mph at Holbrook Junction.
There were at least three crashes in Douglas on Friday including a multiple-vehicle wreck at Highway 28 and 50 around 11:40 a.m. and one on either end of Kingsbury 9-10 a.m.
It’s the last day of campaigning before Election Day on Tuesday, so anticipate a lot of election materials in your virtual and literal mailboxes. I’ve been getting texts from candidates, which is a little disconcerting.
Around a quarter of Douglas County’s voters have cast a ballot already in the 2022 primary election. Of the 9,660 ballots cast, 2,119 were in person. Polls open 7 a.m. Tuesday and you can vote at any of the four locations, including the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, the TRE, Dresslerville and Kahle community centers.
Indian Hills appears to have the peak wind gust from Sunday with 58 mph at 3:37 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Minden peaked at 55 mph. The winds sent tree branches into a power line up in Jacks Valley, but I checked around then and there were no outages in Douglas, to my surprise.
Friday was the hottest day so far in 2022 with 94 degrees, or just 3 degrees off the record of 97 degrees set in 1940. That year was a scorcher with four record high temperatures for June 11, 13, 14 and 16.
Jeff Garvin reports he got .02 inches of precipitation on Sunday. I saw some drops on my windshield on Sunday evening. Expect sunny skies today with a high near 71 degrees with the west wind 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com