The Groundhog Day 2024 R-C Morning Report

This guy definitely saw his shadow on Tuesday.

This guy definitely saw his shadow on Tuesday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — County commissioners approved the reorganization of the Douglas County Public Library staff to convert a library supervisor position to an assistant library director after a surprising amount of debate. The change will cost an additional $12,416 next fiscal year.

Douglas County is anticipating a greater than anticipated budget savings of around $2 million in the general fund and $10 million across all funds, County Manager Jenifer Davidson said on Thursday.

Early voting wraps up today for the presidential preference primary, the roving ballot box will be at the Indian Hills General Improvement District office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Kahle Community Center 3-6 p.m. today.

There were slightly more than 100 tickets left for the annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center on Feb. 10. You can purchase them by calling the center at 775-782-5500, ext. 1 or at the desk.

There’s some snow on Kingsbury Grade at Daggett Summit but no chain controls as yet. Those started around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, so that could change.

Not quite a tenth of an inch of rain fell in Genoa on Thursday, which looks to be the highest amount in Carson Valley from National Weather Service gauges.

The Weather Service is throwing up some big precipitation numbers in the forecast for Sunday through Monday with 1.5 inches of rain and 5.5 inches of snow in Minden. Is that even close? If I knew I’d be playing the lottery instead of doing this.

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this morning, according to multiple media outlets. I guess if its cloudy in Pennsylvania that means spring will arrive early, there at least. Winter may well return on Sunday.

We could see some snow showers this Ground Hog Day afternoon, but more likely will be partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 44 degrees. The southwest wind is expected to pick up to 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Saturday will be sort of a nice day.

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


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