The March 16, 2023, R-C Morning Report

The Carson Range is reflected in a flooded field south of Genoa Lane on Wednesday morning.

The Carson Range is reflected in a flooded field south of Genoa Lane on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Highway 89 is closed due to a mudslide at the intersection with Laramie Street in Markleeville, which is located on the other side of the Markleeville Creek Bridge. Alpine supervisors met on Tuesday to ratify the local state of emergency declared on March 12.

Things have settled down some in Douglas County, though both Buckeye and Pine Nut creeks are still running. Gardnerville contractor Curtis & Sons is working on the roads in Fish Springs.

County commissioners are being asked to weigh in on a bill that would require the county to turn over funding raised through lodging taxes to a visitors authority. Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Executive Director Carol Chaplin said on Tuesday that the bill has been dropped.

Anyone who listens to the public safety radio in Douglas County is aware it requires work. A first step toward that project goes before commissioners 10 a.m. today with the potential hiring of a contractor to begin that project. Commissioners meet at the historic Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden.

I’ve got a stack of photos from the last week and three black and white pages in Saturday’s edition, so I’m going to put those together. If you sent something that doesn’t appear in color, it’s just the press configuration.

We’re looking at the potential for three sunny days in a row with the high today forecast to reach 45 degrees with a light northerly breeze at 5 mph.

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


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment