The Nevada Day 2020 R-C Morning Report

The Genoa Masonic Hall for Douglas Lodge No. 12 dates back to 1873.

The Genoa Masonic Hall for Douglas Lodge No. 12 dates back to 1873.

Genoa, Nev. — While most local and state offices are closed today, early in-person voting continues 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville. You can drop off your mailed ballot there or at the Election Tent set up behind the historic Douglas County Courthouse in Minden.

Slightly more than two-thirds of Douglas County’s registered active voters have turned out already in this election. The Clerk-Treasurer’s Office reports 9,307 people have voted in person and 16,035 have returned their mail-in ballot in one way or another. By my admittedly shaky math that equals 25,342 voters out of 37,770.

Of the mailed ballots people sent in the clerk reports 165 require signature fixed of some sort. If you got a letter saying there’s a problem with your ballot you can fix it at the Election Tent today, Monday or Tuesday. We’ve also had 154 new voters register and cast their ballot, so far in the election.

Douglas went from clear on all three coronavirus measures to the watch list on Thursday with Carson and Lyon counties. The county had three new cases and four recoveries on Thursday, bringing the active cases to 31 and 388 recoveries. Douglas had around 275 people turn up at Carson Valley Middle School on Wednesday to get a test and a flu shot chaser.

Unearthing a time capsule from 2020 would be a great opening for a horror movie, so it’s fitting that Leadership Douglas County will be planting one today at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, combining Nevada Day and Halloween. Opening credits are at 1 p.m.

I heard there was a line at 6 a.m. for Schat’s Bakery’s opening in Minden. When I went by at 7 a.m. it was still dark, but I didn’t see a line. The line was back at lunch for the deli. That early morning darkness will be pushed back a bit early Sunday when we turn the clocks back an hour for fall.

Anyone hoping to catch frost on a pumpkin is out of luck, because there isn’t that much moisture, and the cold overnight temperatures are climbing above freezing. The forecast is the same for the whole weekend, high around 74 degrees under sunny skies and the low tonight at 28, climbing to 32 by Sunday.

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


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