The March 27, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Valley resident James Moore captured this photo of an evening gross beak, the first one he's seen in 20 years.

Valley resident James Moore captured this photo of an evening gross beak, the first one he's seen in 20 years.

Genoa, Nev. — A Gofundme account set up for Omar Reyes Garcia, the man killed in Saturday morning’s shooting at the Hard Rock has raised $28,746 of the $35,000 goal for funeral expenses. I would go to the website and search for his name if you’d like to donate.

The shooting at the Hard Rock in Stateline resulted in nearly 7,000 people monitoring the online police scanner on Saturday morning. There’s also a Twitter bot that picks up any mention of “active shooter” and sends it out into the world.

An electrical fire around 10:30 a.m. Saturday rendered a home on Kimmerling uninhabitable pending repairs. East Fork firefighter responded to the report. The American Red Cross was called to help those displaced as a result.

The closure of the Minden branch of the Douglas County Public Library to replace flooring will require that Library trustees’ 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting will move to the Minden Fortnightly Room in the CVIC Hall. Work on the library isn’t expected to be complete until April 1.

The 3 inches of snow reported in Gardnerville exceeds the about an inch that fell at Carson Pass around the same time. There’s lots of variables and caveats associated with that, but it does seem to confirm more snow fell in the Valley then in our corner of the Sierra.

So far, March 2023 is the fourth wettest on record with 3.21 inches of total precipitation and only .05 inches short of matching 1938’s 3.26 inches. With only a week to go, matching 1995’s record of 5.17 inches for the month would have some very serious implications.

We are in the bland beige portion of the weather hazards map, stuck between the hot pink of the winter storm warning extending all up and down the Sierra and the dark brown of the lake wind advisory to the east.

After a chilly start to the morning, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 47 degrees. The wind will pick up out of the south 5-10 mph in the afternoon.

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


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