The May 10, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Karen Martell took this photo of wild horse Santiago lying in the wildflowers.

Karen Martell took this photo of wild horse Santiago lying in the wildflowers.

Genoa, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a new public lands rule that proposes conservation leasing of federal property, among other things. There’s a public meeting May 30 in Reno. You can find out more at

Some Minden residents experienced a planned power outage for 2.5 hours on Tuesday afternoon. This morning two Minden customers were affected by a 5:41 a.m. outage. didn’t have a restoration time when I looked at 6:30 a.m.

If you’re planning to attend the Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s meeting with the talk by Turning Point USA’s Patty Marty, the venue has changed to Valley Christian Fellowship, 1561 Lucerne. Reservations, information, Charlene Close or 775-220-4739.

The notice of tax sale appears in today’s edition of The Record-Courier. The sale is 10 a.m. May 24 at the Douglas County Courthouse. Of the original 21 or so sales, it appears that 10 have made their payments. Still on are lots with homes on them in Topaz Ranch Estates, the Gardnerville Ranchos and Minden.

The delinquent tax list is in the paper, too. This list has 444 parcels with the owners owing a little more than $1 million to the county.

If you’re going to pay the buck for today’s R-C to check out the tax sale maybe take a look at the calendar for this weekend. There are a lot of different events coming.

The spike at Ebbetts Pass has finally leveled off at 77.6 inches snow water equivalent as of midnight today. With not a drop of precipitation in the forecast over the next week, we’re approaching the melt-off cliff, assuming that it hasn’t all turned into a glacier.

Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 65 degrees. The wind will pick up out of the west at 10-15 mph this afternoon. It could reach 80 degrees on Saturday.

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


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