The Oct. 26, 2023, R-C Morning Report

A light dusting of snow on Jobs Peak greeted residents this morning.

A light dusting of snow on Jobs Peak greeted residents this morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — A power outage affecting 872 homes and businesses is being blamed on a vehicle hitting a power pole along Highway 395 near Industrial Way around 3 a.m. today. NV Energy estimates restoration around 11:30 a.m., but the power company sometimes sandbags those times.

It appears from the traffic cameras there is snow on either side of the Mount Rose Highway, where chains are required for vehicles not sporting four-wheel drive or snow tires.

I don’t see any such issues on either Kingsbury or Spooner. The California Department of Transportation closed Sonora Pass 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of the storm.

A woman thrown from a horse around 11 a.m. Wednesday was transported for medical attention from an address on Mottsville Lane. CareFlight met East Fork medics at Douglas High School, which is closed for fall break.

Jobless numbers dropped by 75 workers to 1,081 in September, but still hasn’t caught back up to last September when there were 868 unemployed workers in the county. The unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Today will be the last workday of the week for county and state workers, who will be off on Friday for the observed Nevada Day holiday. Tuesday is the Silver State’s actual 159th birthday.

What rain fell on Wednesday tended toward the Sierra in Carson Valley. I received a smidge short of a quarter-inch a mile north of Genoa. Alpine View reported .18 inches.

The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 53 degrees with the wind out of the north at 5 mph. There’s still time to unhook the hoses before the predicted 24-degree low early Friday morning.

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


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