The July 9, 2024, R-C Morning Report

Six-year-old Brooks Middleton cools off at the East Fork Swim Center last week. Photo special to The R-C by Mary Ann Middleton

Six-year-old Brooks Middleton cools off at the East Fork Swim Center last week. Photo special to The R-C by Mary Ann Middleton

Genoa, Nev. — Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported a high temperature of 105 degrees at his place around 2:15 p.m. Monday. A thermometer in the Gardnerville Ranchos recorded 104 degrees while one in Sunridge hit 103, according to the National Weather Service. The record for July 9 was 104 degrees set in 2002.


Waterloo Lane, Lampe Drive and Mission Street will be open today on the north side of Highway 395. Toler and Gilman avenues will be closed, along with Eddy and High School streets as repaving proceeds from the S-curve west.


Superintendent candidate Frankie Alvarado’s contract goes to the Douglas County School Board of Trustees at their 4 p.m. meeting today at Douglas High School. The trustees are also scheduled to hear a report on a sexual harassment case and an open meeting law violation.


Trustees were 1-1 on the open meeting law complaint results, one of which dates back to February 2023. The other was from July 2023, and was unfounded, according to the Attorney General’s Office.


Two small subdivision maps and a request to store road material at the Fairgrounds go before Douglas County planning commissioners 1 p.m. today.


Planning commissioners are meeting in the CVIC Hall, probably for the same reason the Airport Advisory Board and Regional Transportation Commissioner were cancelled last week. Commissioners were struggling with the microphones at their June 20 meeting.


The projects at Planning Commission today include 25-homes proposed for 28.55 acres near Stephanie and Kayne in the north Valley and a six-unit project on 7.59 acres off Vista Grande in southern Indian Hills.


Air quality in Carson Valley is not just good, but shockingly good given there are fires burning north and west of us. Airnow.gov shows smoke from the 6,261-acre Shelley Fire near Yreka and the 16,830-acre Wilder fire near Denio appears to be heading north.  


Today is forecast to be sunny and hot with the high temperature in Minden of 101 degrees and the wind out of the west 10-15 mph this afternoon.


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

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