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

A flock of pelicans enjoy a cool morning south of Genoa on Thursday morning.

A flock of pelicans enjoy a cool morning south of Genoa on Thursday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — A big lightning strike lit up the region around Genoa around 2:37 a.m., according to There were reports of rain and small hail in Minden. A Desert Research Institute gauge nearby recorded .06 inches of rain.

Both the lightning-caused wildfires in the region are either contained or on the ropes. Red Canyon appears quiet, and Wolf Creek was contained on Tuesday.

A $5 million, five-year contract to manage Minden-Tahoe Airport goes before Douglas County commissioners at their meeting today. The board is also pressing ahead with a request to hire a financial advisor for the judicial center project.

Commissioners kick off their meeting this morning with interviews of candidates for Tahoe Township Justice of the Peace. Those will start at 10 a.m. Commissioners aren’t agendized to pick a replacement for longest-serving Douglas judge, Richard Glasson until his last day on Oct. 5.

The Third Thursday Wine Walk is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today in downtown Gardnerville. Visit for more information.

A special performance of ‘Love Loss and What I Wore’ is 7:30 p.m. today at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Information, or 775-782-6622.

The forecast calls for isolated showers increasing to scattered after 11 a.m. today with partly sunny skies and a high near 64 degrees. The west wind will pick up to 10-15 mph this afternoon. The low tonight in Minden is forecast to hit 36 degrees.

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


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