Genoa, Nev. — Chain controls are in effect over Kingsbury and on Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe, along with Highway 88 over Carson Pass, 50 over Echo Summit and on Interstate 80 dang near to Colfax. Most of the roads in the Valley appear to be clear on the traffic cameras at nvroads.com
There’s a winter weather advisory in place for Carson Valley through 10 a.m. today due to lake effect snows from Tahoe that could bring 1-4 inches of snow.
I measured 4 inches of snow this morning on my deck a mile north of Genoa. I suspect the forecast lake effect snows ended up this way over night. I know that it is the most snow I’ve measured on that table since the big storm on Dec. 27, 2021. I hear Minden got a dose as well.
If you intend to mail in that paper ballot you received three weeks ago, it might be a good idea to fill that out today or Friday and get it to the post office. Clerk-Treasurer Amy Burgans pointed out that due to the Veterans Day holiday, the Post Office is only going to have two days of delivery before the deadline to cure ballots, which is Nov. 11.
If you have your paper ballot filled out and ready to go in the mail, you could drop it off in person 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washoe Tribe Community Center or 3-6 p.m. at the Genoa Town Hall. Boxes are available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the election tent behind the courthouse in Minden and at the Douglas County Community Center in Gardnerville.
Early voting is slowing way down with only 945 ballots cast on Wednesday, according to govotedouglas.com. The number of paper ballots coming in looks like it’s starting to slow down. Burgans said they got 5,000 paper ballots on Election Day in the primary.
County commissioners will hear updates from the Nevada Department of Transportation and Bureau of Land Management at their meeting 10 a.m. today. The Highway 50 corridor study is getting some public attention.
Commissioners are meeting at the Carson Valley Inn because their chambers are being used for ballot processing, but they will be streaming at their usual spot on YouTube. To get the link go to douglascountynv.gov and click watch board meetings.
Genoans are seeking to move money from looking at what it would take to repair the town church to repairing the town church on Wednesday. I would expect nothing less from a town that went from zero to settlement 170 years ago and is still plugging away.
If we’re going to get more snow it will be before 9 a.m., but the clouds are expected to clear this afternoon with the high hitting a whopping 41 degrees. With the clouds gone, the freezer door will open and we’ll see 15 degrees overnight.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.