The Spring Equinox 2023 R-C Morning Report

Jobs Peak wreathed with clouds on St. Patrick's Day. Photo special to The R-C by Tim Berube

Jobs Peak wreathed with clouds on St. Patrick's Day. Photo special to The R-C by Tim Berube

Genoa, Nev. — Despite the rain, the river appears to be minding its manners this morning, showing the typical spring pattern of rising a bit due to daytime snowmelt and then falling when the temperature drops.

The Drought Monitor wiped all but a smidge of the abnormally dry yellow out of Douglas County, as the storms all but erased the drought. It’s still hanging on in the Nevada outback, which is no stranger to dry conditions.

Planning commissioners are continuing their meeting from last week with proposed changes to ordinances involving Virginia Ranch and the vacation home rentals. They’re also scheduled to hear a zone change related to the Bing Pit. Planning commissioners meet 10 a.m. today at the Douglas County Courthouse.

A contract with Missouri firm OE Airports to conduct an evaluation of Minden-Tahoe Airport is being presented to the Airport Advisory Committee at their meeting 6 p.m. today at the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden.

An equitable education resolution modeled on Lyon County’s and a first reading of the new grant application policy go before Douglas County School Board trustees 4 p.m. today at the Douglas High School Media Center.

Chains or snow tires and four-wheel drive are being required over Kingsbury and on Highway 50 from Carson to Stateline this morning and beyond. An icy spot near Kahle Drive caused a rollover on Sunday morning.

We’re looking a relatively mild first day of spring, though snow is in the forecast for the second day of spring. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 48 degrees. The west wind will be blowing 10-15 mph with some 25 mph gusts.

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


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