The Sept. 6, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Dave Thomas captured this photo of a humming bird last week.

Dave Thomas captured this photo of a humming bird last week.

Genoa, Nev. — The last Just a Drop Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. This was Just a Drop owner Teressa Bennis’ first year running the market.

If I were to sum up public comment at Gardnerville’s Tuesday night meeting it would be don’t touch Mountain View Nature Park, but please do something about the roads. It sounds like the town will be reopening the park plan to remove a parking lot and turf improvements.

Completing Gardnerville Station, or at least paving the parking lot, will likely be a higher priority for the town in the coming year or so. That and rebuilding Industrial Way which all by itself will consume more than a year’s worth of road budget.

Genoa Town Board members will discuss whether they even want to merge with the Genoa Historic District Commission. There’s some stuff that comes with the commission. The ordinance approved last month would have to be rewritten, again. The town meets 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.

The two boards were separated in 1995 by county ordinance, according to an R-C story written by local ink-stained wretch Kurt Hildebrand. I found a story from 20 years earlier in the registry documents written by Genoan Brendan Riley, when he was working for the AP that was published by the Reno Evening Gazette.

Minden Town Board members will be talking trash in the CVIC Hall 5:30 p.m., specifically dealing with the ordinance for trash collection in the town. Both Minden and Gardnerville operate their own trash service in the towns. The ordinance will have to be approved by commissioners before it takes effect.

It may finally be splash down for the Westwood Park Splash Pad should Minden town board members approve a proposal by staff. The park off Ironwood Drive has undergone significant improvements over the last little while.

It’s cloudy and a little bit hazy out this morning, but that will likely clear out with the 5-10 mph western breeze this afternoon. The high temperature is forecast to hit 81 degrees. No freezes on the horizon and the lows are warming up, according to the forecast.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at


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