The Nov. 7, 2023, R-C Morning Report

A rainbow arcs above Eagle Ridge north of Genoa on Monday morning.

A rainbow arcs above Eagle Ridge north of Genoa on Monday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Gardnerville Town Manager Erik Nilssen is questioning several changes proposed in the 1,020-unit Virginia Ranch project, including design on the parks and architectural requirements. He is recommending denial of the changes to the town board, which meets 4:30 p.m. today.

Town Board members will also discuss a petition to eliminate the ban on left turns from Highway 395 to Toler Lane. The town board rejected an earlier attempt in 2019. Gardnerville meets at the town office, 1477 Main St.

The county will publicly review the input for the strategic plan update 9 a.m. today at the CVIC Hall in Minden. County officials hope to get the process done by the end of this year.

There was an arrest around 5:30 p.m. near Highway 395 and Johnson Lane involving the driver of a pickup involved in an alleged hit and run.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada through 10 p.m. Monitor, Ebbetts, Sonora and Tioga passes have all been closed for the storm, according to the California Department of Transportation. Highway 89 was like an "ice rink," according to the CHP.

I had another third of an inch of rain in the gauge from Monday’ storms, bringing my total to .63 inches. Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin said he had an even half-inch. Minden received .09 inches, which was pretty close to the forecast.

Most of the precipitation fell in or near the mountains with Echo Point snow telemetry reporting 2.3 inches in the form of 9 inches of snow. Heavenly Valley recorded 3 inches of snow with .6 inches of moisture.

There might be a little rain this afternoon, but that’s a longshot. The snow level will go back up to 5,900 feet and the temperature is forecast to hit 50 degrees. Not much wind for today with 5 mph shifting from southwest to northwest.

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


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