The Jan. 6, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Look who stopped by the Corner Bar in Minden for a tall frosty one. Photo by Kathy Schuman

Look who stopped by the Corner Bar in Minden for a tall frosty one. Photo by Kathy Schuman

Genoa, Nev. — Black ice on Highway 395 this morning has contributed to two spin-outs around the intersections of Genoa Lane and Airport Road, according to Douglas County deputies on scene. They closed the northbound fast lane. Watch for emergency vehicles through there, but mostly take it easy.

Douglas schools are open today with regular bus service for Lake Tahoe students except for Kingsbury Estates and Tramway residents who will be picked up at Ski and Tina. The rest of the district is doing centralized stops again today on a regular schedule.

No concerns about black ice over Daggett Summit on Kingsbury Grade, because it’s all the white kind. Road controls are in effect in the mountains, and I get a feeling there might be some down in the Valley at some point.

Highway 88 remains is shut down from Picketts Junction to Kirkwood this morning. Highway 395 through Mono County reopened last night, but you’re still going to need chains or snow tires.

Minden Town Board members tabled a discussion Wednesday on a request to provide water to a 118-unit East Valley project more than a mile outside the town’s service area. It sounds like they want some input from the county.

County commissioners are being asked to reappoint R. “Alex” Alexander and appoint Charles Caden Gould to the Genoa Town Board. Brian Crowe was elected to the board.

It’s actually getting colder this morning as the skies clear with the temperature at 23 degrees not far from the icy segment of Highway 395. Expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 39 degrees and the wind southwest at 5 mph.

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


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