The R-C Morning Report for Jan. 11 |

The R-C Morning Report for Jan. 11

Genoa, Nev. — About 400 people turned out on Sunday night for Cruz Alaniz’ memorial service at Douglas High School, with I suspect a big percentage of the graduating class of 2016 in attendance.

A casino janitor who allegedly scooped up $10,000 dropped by a high roller is scheduled for sentencing today in Douglas County District Court. Richard Ferrer, 36, was working as a contract cleaner at Harrah’s when the apparent windfall occurred. Ferrer will find out today if he will be sentenced for gross misdemeanor or felony grand theft.

The Walker Lane was acting up this weekend with a 3.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday in the mountains above Walker Lake and a 1.8 at about 5 a.m. today. The Walker Lane is a geologic trough that runs from Death Valley up past Pyramid Lake and may take over as they plate boundary from the San Andreas in a million or so years.

We had a dusting of snow on Sunday morning on the west side of the Valley, but that’s pretty much all we’ll see until Wednesday. So far with a third of January gone, Minden has received .14 inches of precipitation, or a quarter of average for the month so far.

It’s 23 degrees out with partly clear skies this morning as the sun rises over the Pine Nuts. Expect a high today of 42 degrees with the wind calm.