The July 12, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Wildflowers are starting to bloom in the Sierra. This is one of a montage of flower pictures taken by resident Sue Cooke on Spooner.

Wildflowers are starting to bloom in the Sierra. This is one of a montage of flower pictures taken by resident Sue Cooke on Spooner.

Genoa, Nev. — A proposal to expand a manufactured home project by 252 units will go to the Douglas County Planning Commission without the recommendation of the Gardnerville Town Board after members voted 5-0 against a master plan amendment and zone change on a parcel located south of the Muller Lane Parkway roundabout.

Nevada Department of Agriculture Entomologist Jeff Knight said this was the first time he’d seen a major clearwinged grasshopper infestation in Carson Valley. He said they’ll clear out by mid-August, as they lay eggs. Best thing would be for people to mark where they see hoppers laying eggs in preparation for next year.

There is a spray that will kill the grasshoppers as nymphs without too many side effects, but now that they’re grown up and are flying, even if you poison all the ones in your yard, more will turn up.

American AVK received approval of a major variance to reduce parking to something closer to their actual need on Tuesday. Douglas County’s parking requirements date back to the 1970s and are based on square footage instead of the actual number of employees.

On Monday, the Water Conveyance Advisory Committee approved a proposal to landscape the Henningsen Ditch on the provision that the easement be widened, County Engineer Jeremy Hutching said on Tuesday.

Night construction work started on Monday and is underway on Main Street between Eddy and Mill in Gardnerville through Aug. 5. Lane reductions are 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Power was out to 225 NV Energy customers for around four hours on Tuesday afternoon. The outage started at 1:24 p.m. and was estimated to be fixed around 5:45 p.m. I don’t know when it actually was restored.

Brace for outages this weekend as the temperatures soar and power usage hits peak levels. I’ve received a report of excessive voltage in the northwestern part of the Valley.

I look at the forecast every morning for this report and the high temperature for Saturday keeps climbing a degree. Now it’s at 103 degrees, which would tie the 2005 record. Sunday’s at 102 degrees with a slight possibility of thunderstorms.

We’ll have relatively mild temperatures today and Thursday with sunny skies and high temperatures right around 90 degrees. The Zephyr picks up later this morning at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

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


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