Genoa, Nev. — The Genoa Historic District Commission approved work on the Town Church on Wednesday night. Town Manager David Qualls said he plans to apply for a certificate of appropriateness for improvements to the Town Park, which is also in the historic district.
Pollinator Week wraps up 3-5 p.m. today at the River Fork Ranch in Genoa with a Bio Blitz where participants document all the bugs they can find.
I haven’t heard much more on Gardnerville’s own Bio Blitz, but Town Manager Erik Nilssen said he doesn’t think the swarming bugs are Mormon crickets. From the photos I’ve seen, I concur.
Gardnerville is screening “Abominable” starting around 8:30 p.m. today at Heritage Park. On Saturday the Minden Branch of the Douglas County Public Library is screening “Beast” at 10:30 a.m.
Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble is performing 7 p.m. Saturday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. You can find out more at www.Tintabulations.com
Weather historian and former R-C columnist Mark McLaughlin will be talking about the 10 biggest winters in the Sierra around Lake Tahoe and his book, “SNOWBOUND! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 10 a.m. Saturday.
There were a couple of power outages and bumps from Thursday night’s thunderstorms. There was a report of an arcing transformer down near Sapphire Road in Topaz Ranch Estates., where .12 inches of rain fell.
Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported 31 hits on the lightning detector. A spot not far south of him reported .47 inches of rain fell 5-7 p.m. to the National Weather Service on Thursday, while Sheridan showed .27 inches.
It wouldn’t take but .07 inches of rain in Minden to catch up to 2017’s record 15.57 inches for the year since Jan. 1. It’s my contention this water year has already exceeded the previous record 21.03-inches in 2016-2017 by a bit.
It appears the weather is clearing up with the forecast calling for sunny skies and a high temperature of 74 degrees today and the wind out of the southeast at 5-10 mph shifting west this afternoon.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.