The Nov. 21, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Friday's fog in Topaz Ranch Estates in this early morning photo by resident John Flaherty.

Friday's fog in Topaz Ranch Estates in this early morning photo by resident John Flaherty.

Genoa, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation reported that Kingsbury Grade reopened at 11:09 p.m. Monday night after a severe single vehicle rollover closed it at around 7:40 p.m. The Nevada State Police Major Accident Investigation Team responded after the critically injured driver was helicoptered for treatment. I’ve reached out to the state police to see if I can learn the driver’s condition.

One person was transported from a 2:40 p.m. collision at highways 50 and 28 near Spooner Lake to Barton Hospital by Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District medics on Monday. The roads are just going to get busier over the next few days, so be careful out there.

Heavenly Mountain Resort opened 8:30 a.m. today with Northstar scheduled to open on Thanksgiving morning. Kirkwood is set to open Dec. 1, should conditions allow.

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust announced that it has completed a four-year process to purchase a conservation easement on Park Ranch Holdings’ Desert Creek Ranch in Smith Valley. Adding up the figures in the release indicates about $9 million went to purchase the ranch.

A public fuelwood area is open around Pleasant Valley Road and Thornburg Canyon containing piled cut logs in the Tamarack Restoration Project area, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Not all the piles are open to the public and you still need a $10 permit.

The Town of Minden will be picking up Thursday and Friday trash routes on Wednesday morning. The town’s sanitation department will have all the garbage trucks running and wants the cans out by 6 a.m.

A tree blowing into a pole is listed as the likely cause of Saturday night’s outage, according to NV Energy. Information is still dribbling in on that.

It’s another frosty morning at Minden-Tahoe Airport with the low this morning hitting 12 degrees. The really cold spot along Lone Pine Canyon Road in the Pine Nuts is reading 7 degrees.

The clouds are predicted to start rolling in late this morning peaking at around 4 p.m. today. The high temperature is forecast to hit 55 degrees with a light northerly breeze this afternoon.

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


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