The April 10, 2023, R-C Morning Report

The Carson Range is reflected in a pool of water off Stephanie Way in this photo by Cora Johnson.

The Carson Range is reflected in a pool of water off Stephanie Way in this photo by Cora Johnson.

Genoa, Nev. — Today’s a big day for revisions to the Vacation Home Rental ordinance. Douglas County has been debating regulating VHRs for five years at least. The big showdown is 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

You can listen in at but there is no virtual public comment option, so if you’ve got something to say, write it down or go to Stateline.

Be careful on that run if you’re coming from the Valley. Kingsbury has been icy as the snow around it melts and freezes on the roadway. Easter morning saw a vehicle into a guardrail. No one was hurt, but it blocked the Grade for a bit.

Highway 395 fully reopened between Lee Vining and Mono City on Friday afternoon. An avalanche closed the highway back around Feb. 25, prompting warnings to people not to ski on it.

The East Fork at Horseshoe Bend has been stair-stepping upward as snowmelt occurs during the day and then makes its way down the river. So far the crest was 11.58 feet, 9:25 p.m. Sunday. It’s forecast to crest at 11.7 feet early Wednesday morning.

The West Fork at Woodfords is climbing steadily and is at 10.95 feet and expected to crest at 11.6 feet at midnight Wednesday, and pretty much stay there for a bit.

Eastern Nevada from Tonopah north is under a flood watch as the snow in the ranges of the Great Basin melts off and ends up pooling in the valleys. If Sunday’s weather is any indication, Western Nevada’s turn is coming.

Our little patch of spring is forecast to continue today with the high temperature hitting 73 degrees, but cooler weather will return as the week progresses with high temperatures dropping into the upper 50s by Thursday. The wind will be out of the southeast 5-15 mph shifting south with gusts up to 25 mph.

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


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