Torch to travel grade, hits Genoa and Jacks Valley before going to Carson City |

Torch to travel grade, hits Genoa and Jacks Valley before going to Carson City

by Scott Murphy, Staff Writer

The Olympic Torch will spend an estimated 96 minutes in Douglas County on Monday, Jan. 21.

The torch will be carried by 15 individual people including at least six Douglas County residents.

The torch will come from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., through Stateline on Highway 50 before heading east along Kingsbury Grade and into Carson Valley.

Once arriving in the Valley, the torch heads north on Foothill and Jacks Valley roads before heading north on Highway 395 into Carson City.

The torch is scheduled to arrive in Genoa promptly at 7 a.m.

Acting Genoa Town Manager Ed Hoffman said the town plans to erect a banner and have entertainment, along with hot chocolate.

“We are planning on it,” he said. “It’s a once in a lifetime situation.”

Lynette Saffron is events coordinator for Genoa and is planning music for the torch-runners when they go through Nevada’s oldest settlement.

All the torch bearers will run about two-tenths of one mile, equivalent to one track length.

They were nominated by friends and chosen by a torch-carrying selection committee.

Torchbearers for the Kingsbury Grade, Genoa and Jacks Valley run through Douglas County are: Rebecca Allen, Danny Aslin, Nicole Castillo, Maria Figueroa, Patricia Fox, Howard Guinan, Rebecca Morrison, Ron Nageotte, Shanel Pistorius, Susi Radtke, Amy Reeves, James Vincent, Alicia Whitney, Janice Williams and Shelly Wright.