The Jan. 23, 2023, R-C Morning Report

The Genoa Lane cottonwoods were shedding ice crystals on Saturday morning.

The Genoa Lane cottonwoods were shedding ice crystals on Saturday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — There are still some openings in the weekend Eagles & Ag photo workshop with JT Humphrey, according to Carson Valley Executive Director Alicia Main. Tickets are also available for the reception on Thursday and Friday’s dinner at

A man who led deputies on a chase up and down Clear Creek last week ate the fentanyl he overdosed on, Sheriff’s Capt. Dan Britton told the Board of Health on Friday. Britton said the man is in the ICU as a result.

A man was taken into custody after a brief chase on Foothill around 3 p.m. Sunday. He had some warrants, but one of the dangers of stepping on the gas instead of pulling over is that you convert misdemeanors into felonies.

Douglas saw a dozen coroner calls for suicides during 2022, according to Sheriff’s statistics. The Sheriff’s Office responded to 327 coroner calls, which is running a bit above the average of 302, Capt. Ron Mitchitarian said.

For all the collisions across Douglas County on Friday evening, no one is going to show up in the Sheriff’s stats, which listed five traffic deaths during 2022.

It’s going to be frosty up on the ridge tops in Mono County as 100-mph winds send temperatures plunging down to minus 25-35 degrees. One example in Mono had 126 mph sustained winds with a minus 32 degree temperature.

If that cold gets ahold of you, frostbite could hit in less than a half-hour on unprotected skin, forecasters say. It’s going to struggle to hit 30 degrees under sunny skies in Carson Valley today. While the northwest wind will be blasting across the crest, it will barely hit 5 mph in the Valley. Expect the low tonight to hit 14 degrees.

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


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