Good Morning, Carson Valley: Feb. 11

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com

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GARDNERVILLE, Nev., February 11, 2015 – Power has been fully restored to Douglas County residents from the original Friday storm outages and Tuesday’s early morning equipment failure. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, two NV Energy customers in the county are out due to unrelated outages, which started yesterday. Crews are working on those.

CVT reader Kelsey Endter, writing from Boston, took a look at our Today’s Views Tuesday and said, “Definitely missing the warm valley! Boston is unfortunately much different…”

Photo by Kelsey Endter
Photo by Kelsey Endter

The city has already had 73.9 inches of snow this winter, having received record-breaking snow over a 30-day, 20-day and 14-day period. They received 24 inches of snow in the past 24 hours, bringing the city to a virtual standstill. We certainly send our best wishes to her and everyone out there.

Back home, if you are travelling at Lake Tahoe today, the Nevada Department of Transportation has contracted emergency safety repairs to remove hillside rocks from an area of recent rockfall on U.S. 50 near Cave Rock. Westbound travel lanes through the tunnel will be closed. Both directions of traffic will be alternated through the eastbound tunnel, with up to 30 minute travel delays to be expected.

The Douglas High School basketball program had a big night as the Lady Tigers locked up a 20-win season by beating Damonte Ranch 55-36 in Minden Tuesday.

The Tiger boys later clinched a playoff spot with a 68-52 win over Damonte. Congratulations to both squads.

The Douglas County Public Library Minden Branch will host toddler (18 months to 3 years old) storytime at 10:30 a.m. today at 1625 Library Lane. Call 775-782-9841 for more information, or just show up – it’s free.

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In today’s weather, brought to you by the Fall In Love Festival Bridal Show, we’re looking at nearly identical conditions over the next full week with clear skies and calm winds. Only the temperatures are due to change slightly with a high of 59 today gradually climbing near 70 Saturday and then dropping back into the low 60s and high 50s on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

The Fall In Love Festival Bridal Show is Feb. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Walley’s Resort with with vendors and catering cuisine samples. For more information, e-mail events@fallinlovefestival.com or obtain complimentary tickets at this link.

Keep an eye out this afternoon as we’ll have another movie ticket giveaway contest for Ironwood 8 Cinemas. Look for it around 1 p.m. We’ll also at some point bring you photos from Tuesday night’s basketball action and Senior Night from the great Ron Harpin.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.

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