The Aug. 3, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Flowers bloom along Martin Slough Trail behind the Carson Valley Inn.

Flowers bloom along Martin Slough Trail behind the Carson Valley Inn.
Jay Aldrich | Special to The R-C

Genoa, Nev. — Classic vehicles will be arriving in Minden for lunchtime as the Hot August Nights Poker Run rolls through Carson Valley today. Esmeralda Avenue and the streets around Minden Park will be shut down for the event. Hot August Nights announced Tuesday that they reached the 5,500-vehicle cap.

A cell phone tower disguised as a water tank is going before Genoa Historic District commissioners 5:30 p.m. today. The “tower” would be located behind the Genoa Fire House on Main Street. The commission meets in the Genoa Town Meeting Room.

The Bureau of Land Management is scheduled to make a presentation to county commissioners at their 10 a.m. meeting today at the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden.

The Zoom option will be back in play for today’s commission meeting after the elevator in the courthouse conked out. A hearing on the adoption of a variety of changes to the transient occupancy tax ordinance is the biggest item on the agenda. I don't have an update on the county phones.

On Tuesday, the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District board voted to press forward with the first rate increase in around a dozen years. A public hearing is still scheduled for Oct. 3.

There were 266 people in attendance at the Minden Library’s Wildlife show in the CVIC Hall to wrap up the summer reading program. The library reports that 39 folks turned up at the Zephyr Cove Branch for the show.

It appears from today’s forecast that we’re going to avoid the thunderstorms predicted earlier this week. A squall dumped on Smith Valley late Wednesday morning leaving .58 inches of rain. Churchill County was subject to a flooding statement for heavy rain out there.

It looks like sunny skies and a high temperature near 86 and the usual zephyr in the afternoon at 10-15 mph shifting south this evening, with winds gusting up to 30 mph.

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


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