The May 3, 2023, R-C Morning Report

It was raining water birds out in Carson Valley's fields on Tuesday as shown in this photo submitted by Frank Dressel

It was raining water birds out in Carson Valley's fields on Tuesday as shown in this photo submitted by Frank Dressel

Genoa, Nev. — A regional outage caused by a “call routing issue” was responsible for an outage experienced by Verizon customers here late Tuesday afternoon. It cleared up around 5 p.m.

District Judge Tod Young said Tuesday he will issue a written order for a request by the Lakeridge General Improvement District for a temporary injunction against a resident who was renting his house out to visitors in violations of the deed restrictions. The owner has been fined $20,000 twice under the vacation home rental ordinance.

A 116-unit multi-family project is being proposed for the vacant lots on either side of Monte Vista Avenue north of Jake’s Wetlands. The Minden Town Board is scheduled to hear a major design review and tentative subdivision map 5:30 p.m. today at their regular meeting in the CVIC Hall.

Douglas County is seeking applications to replace Library Board trustee Bonnie Rogers. Visit to check out the requirements and to apply by May 19.

Crews working on Monitor Pass have reached the Mono County line but they’re still sawing away at the snowpack and have several miles to go. According to the California Department of Transportation, crews are also working on Highway 89 where a mudslide closed the road just past the Carson River Resort.

The traffic camera at Daggett Summit shows it’s pretty murky up top on Kingsbury. I received another .37 inches of rain overnight, bringing my total to .67 inches so far from this storm. Minden’s .22 inches on Tuesday will likely increase with the first three days of May overwhelming the whole of April, which only saw a trace of moisture.

Minden’s additional precipitation brought its calendar year total to 13.61 inches, just .23 inches short of the record for the first four months set in 2017. The water year has already exceeded the 2017 record 20 inches by more than a half inch when you add the last quarter of 2022.

The forecast calls for rain or snow before 11 a.m. with the snow level around 5,300 feet rising to 7,000 feet this afternoon. When the clouds clear some the high will reach 55 degrees without much in the way of wind this afternoon. The rain is sticking around until at least Saturday, according to the forecast.

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


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