The Dec. 1, 2020, R-C Morning Report

A snow angel in Hope Valley the day after Thanksgiving in a foot of snow.

A snow angel in Hope Valley the day after Thanksgiving in a foot of snow.

Genoa, Nev. — I worked into the night reading the reports on the Buckeye Farms Agrihood proposal going to the towns this week. Gardnerville is meeting virtually 4:30 p.m. today to discuss their sliver of the 2,218-unit project, which is mostly in Minden. You can participate in Gardnerville’s meeting by going to and clicking on the agenda.

I received an email regarding Giving Tuesday from some outfit claiming that Census data showed Douglas County is Nevada’s most generous, which does not surprise me.

There are many excellent causes here, but if I’m going to plug one, it’s going to be the dozens of Walker folks who lost their homes in the Nov. 17 fire. The Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce is collecting cash donations. You can find their information at

County commissioners approved a new purchasing policy during a joint meeting with the audit committee on Monday. They accepted the annual financial report and heard a presentation on the internal audit program update.

As of Monday night, Douglas had 33 new coronavirus cases, bringing it to 467 active coronavirus cases, which is alarmingly close to the 545 recoveries reported by Carson City Health and Humans Services. Community testing will be at the Gardnerville Ranchos Fire Station on Mitch noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

On Monday night, the school district confirmed a dozen cases of coronavirus affecting a small group at Douglas High, Pau-Wa-Lu Middle, Scarselli and Meneley elementary schools.

Expect another sunny day with a high of 48 degrees and the breeze at 5 mph out of the northwest this afternoon.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at


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