Genoa, Nev. — A 43 mph wind gust just before midnight appears to have knocked wires down and caused a power outage. I don’t know how many people were initially affected, but there are 41 Carson Valley customers still without power as of 6 a.m. today. Estimated restoration is 7:30-7:45 a.m.
The East Fork of the Carson River at Horseshoe Bend is receding a little bit faster than anticipated this morning. It was supposed to be 12.6 feet at 6 a.m. and is just over 12 at last measurement. Action stage is 13 feet.
Roadwork season begins with Kingsbury Grade today as the Nevada Department of Transportation repairs the drainage near the top. There have been a few boulders roll out on the highway, but nothing too spectacular. Expect up to half-hour delays during the busiest times.
Woman in History Eileen T. Cohen will speak on the Mormons and their development of the Emigrant Trail 6:30 p.m. today at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Main St., Gardnerville. Information, 775-782-2555.
I met Eileen in August 1989, not long after we both arrived in Western Nevada. Back then R-C Editor Guy Clifton would send me up to south Carson and Eileen was managing Celebrity Golf and Go Cart Park. There are apartments there now.
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is set for May 13 this year, because there’s too much snow at Round Hill Pines to run down to the Lake. It’s typically in March. You can find out more at https://p2p.onecause.com/tahoe?fbclid=IwAR0GmgEzb5UCpXWT3RBX6BA2iWbz-xDW0kr616CllMaavljPvDgJnzGP5Ms or by emailing email@example.com
The forecast calls for cooler temperatures under mostly sunny skies, with the high temperature hitting 53 degrees and the west wind 5-10 mph. The low tonight is supposed to drop to 25 degrees.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.