The Aug. 2, 2023, R-C Morning Report

A super moon sets over Topaz Ranch Estates in this photo by resident John Flaherty

A super moon sets over Topaz Ranch Estates in this photo by resident John Flaherty

Genoa, Nev. — There was only one resident speaking at the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District for the rate increase discussion last night, I’m told. The board is crafting a motion that could well end up on the agenda in September.

Anita Watson’s Chautauqua of Agnes Train Janssen scheduled for tonight at the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch has been postponed until Aug. 16. That’s wrong in today’s calendar.

A proposal to move the big Carson Valley Inn sign to the east side of the property in order to make room for a 100-room Marriot goes before the Minden Town Board 5:30 p.m. today. The 26-foot tall sign required a variance when approved in 2010, and owner Mike Pegram is seeking a similar variance to replace the shorter sign on the east side.

Genoans will discuss the process for evaluating Town Manager David Qualls at their meeting 5:30 p.m. today in the Town Hall. It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since he was hired.

People ask me what sort of bird is flocking around over by Muller Lane and I answer “black.” One reader identified members of the flock as Brewer’s blackbirds, red-winged blackbirds and some cowbirds, all gathering for an insect feast.

There’s still a chance of isolated thunderstorms today and Thursday somewhere in Western Nevada, though maybe not so much in the Valley. The monsoons are hitting eastern and southern Nevada but are being blocked.

The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high near 89 degrees with the zephyr picking up to 10-15 mph this afternoon, gusting to 25 mph at times.

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


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