Genoa, Nev. — It’s Candy Dance vendor load-in day in Genoa today, which means Nevada’s oldest town will also be one of its busiest. Vehicle traffic won’t be the only kind visitors to the fair will have to deal with. The town’s Wi-Fi is pretty fragile when there aren’t tens of thousands of people trying to use it all at once.
The Suicide Prevention Network will be serving tacos at their open house 5-7 p.m. today in their parking lot at 1625 Highway 88 in Minden in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month. Find out more at www.spnawareness.org.
The National Sheepdog Competition will continue over the next three days in Minden with the finals on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and it might be a nice break from the crowd in Genoa. Gates open at 7 a.m. with all the dogs and sheep you could hope to experience.
Lyon County was the first of the Quad counties to report a case of monkeypox on Thursday. While rarely fatal, the symptoms sound awful, according to Carson City Health and Human Services. Fortunately, it requires close physical contact. The Lyon sufferer is isolating at home and doesn’t need hospitalization.
I will be out of the county this weekend for the Nevada Press Association convention in Las Vegas. I haven’t flown in more than a year, so it’ll be an interesting experience. You’ll be able to email me through the weekend.
Looking at the forecast over the next week, I seriously doubt the water year will see another drop of precipitation. If that holds, Minden will have received 10.35 inches of precipitation since Oct. 1, 2021. The average is 8.89 inches. That doesn’t mean 2022 hasn’t been dry, because it has been with only 3.73 inches since Jan. 1, with three-quarters of that falling over two days in August.
You can cut and paste the forecast over the next few days, with sunny skies and highs around 80 degrees and lows in the 40s. We’re not even going to see much wind over the weekend. Today’s high is expected to reach 79 degrees with the wind 5-10 mph out of the north.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.