The Jan. 31, 2023, R-C Morning Report

A worker works to clear the parking lot at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday.

A worker works to clear the parking lot at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — A faulty HVAC unit caused some excitement in the jail this morning as firefighters spent around around 90 minutes seeking the source and clearing the air.

Temperatures across Carson Valley hit negative numbers this morning with the low at Minden-Tahoe Airport hitting minus 8 at 6:35 a.m. Road temperatures are way down, so be careful on your commute this morning. 

There are no road controls to speak of this morning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hit a slick spot. I once followed a dripping water truck that left a trail of ice down the road as a surprise for anyone coming along.

The Carson and Walker river basins have record-breaking Feb. 1 snowpacks, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service snow telemetry with 11 out of 12 sensors in the Carson Basin recording a record high and five out of seven in the Walker, with the other two at their second highest.

The December storms left their imprint in Stateline gaming figures, which posted a 15.71 percent decrease for the month compared to December 2021. Figures released this morning show the casinos brought in $15.6 million, down almost $3 million. They’re still up over 25 percent for the fiscal year, so far.

So, we might actually get a little break from the weather, though today’s high will struggle to rise above freezing. It’s a sultry 4 degrees at my place north of Genoa. Tonight, partly cloudy skies will keep a little more warmth in with the low down to 18 degrees.

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


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