Genoa, Nev. — There’s a lot on county commissioners’ plates today, but from what I’m hearing, public comment both before and at the end of the meeting will see a bunch of folks speaking on the introduction of the new vacation home rental ordinance.
Both the Douglas County deputies and sergeants associations have contracts before the commission today. Commissioners also will discuss how to proceed on hiring a new county manager. Commissioners meet 10 a.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St. Visit www.douglascountynv.gov for more information.
We could see a later roadwork season than usual this year, as it appears it will be the middle of summer before a contract to repave Highway 395 through downtown Gardnerville is approved, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.
A second project on 395 from Ray May Way south to the state line will likely be delayed to next year thanks to the storms. There’s a ton of drainage issues along the highway that need to be dealt with.
Affect your best James Earl Jones impression today for the Douglas County Public Library’s May the Fourth Be With You event 4-5 p.m. today. There will be games, photo-ops and a piñata. Costumes are optional but don’t let that stop you. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane.
Suicide Prevention Network will feature Western Nevada College professor Kim DesRoches 5:30-7 p.m. today in the first of a series of talks related to mental wellness and overall health.
Ebbetts Pass continues to amass snowpack at the top of the East Fork of the Carson River showing an increase, climbing to 76.7 inches approaching the record for the date of 77.2 inches set in 2017.
Starting Friday, 1995 takes over the record, when the snow water equivalent didn’t zero out until July 12. That year topped out at 76.8 inches on May 10. The checkmark at Carson Pass isn't quite so pronounced, but it’s there.
With the snow level at 6,400 feet, it’s possible both snow telemetry sites will see the snow-water equivalent continue to climb. Showers are likely with the possibility of a thunderstorm after lunch. The wind will pick up out of the west at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.