The R-C Morning Report for Jan. 13 |

The R-C Morning Report for Jan. 13

Genoa, Nev. — Work along installing big pieces of blue pipe along Jacks Valley Road is expected to begin this week, according to Genoa Town Board member Tim DeTurk. DeTurk said the work will reduce Jacks Valley to one lane between now and spring as installers move from Jacks Valley Elementary north toward town.

Douglas County Commission Chairman Doug Johnson sort of confirmed that County Manager Jim Nichols is leaving by saying that we’d be getting information soon. His office canceled his participation in the running commentary on Tuesday morning.

The Perlan II was getting a workout on Tuesday, though no wind meant no Sierra Wave. They’re doing test flights now.

My ma used to describe the wind in Las Vegas as a herd of elephants running by. That’s pretty much what we’ve got this morning. There was a 45 mph gust south of Genoa Lane at 4:40 a.m.

We’ve got some rain on the west side of the Valley, measurable only by counting drops on the windows. There are chain controls on Interstate 80 and Highway 50 over Echo Summit, but nothing in Douglas so far.

Forecasters say most of the moisture from this front will fall north of Lake Tahoe. We’ll mostly get wind and some rain today. There might be some snow later.