The Oct. 28, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Genoa, Nev. — Eleven new cases of coronavirus and two recoveries puts Douglas back up to three-dozen active cases. A combined flu shot clinic and coronavirus testing event is 4-6 p.m. today at Carson Valley Middle School in Gardnerville.

Alpine County Public Health announced a spike in coronavirus cases, though they haven’t got the exact number of confirmations, yet. The county has only had a couple of cases in the entire outbreak.

Early voting turnout remains steady both in-person polling and through ballots people received in the mail. According to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 21,832 people have already cast a vote in this election, representing 56 percent of the electorate.

The roving ballot box will be at the Sunridge Fire Station 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Johnson Lane Fire Station 3-6 p.m. today. There won’t be any voting machines there, but if you filled out the ballot you got in the mail, you can drop it off there, or at the Election Tent behind the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden or at the Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville. Visit for more info.

East Fork firefighters and deputies responded to a report of smoke coming out of either end of a culvert under Highway 395 at Jake’s Hill south of Gardnerville around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. It turned out a man had been living there, and was cooking meat by the side of the road on Monday.

It looks like October will be the second dry month in a row with no precipitation in the forecast over the next week. Today will be sunny with the high at 70 degrees and a north breeze at 5 mph.

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


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