Genoa, Nev. — Day one of three days of scheduled budget hearings kicks off at 9 a.m. today. They’ve set aside the entire day and they’ll be meeting in person in the commission chambers today. You can follow along by visiting www.douglascountynv.gov and clicking on Watch Board Meetings. The courthouse is located at 1616 Eighth St., Minden.
East Fork responded to a few small fires over Easter weekend including a fire in the duff in the Pine Nuts and another controlled burn out of parameters a mile north of Holbrook. Large swaths of Central Nevada are under a red flag warning for extreme fire danger today.
Eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine opens up to everyone age 16 and up. Watch appointments for those under 18 to make sure they are lined up for Pfizer vaccinations because neither the Janssen nor Moderna have been approved for 16 and 17 year olds yet.
You can sign up for an appointment at gethealthycarsoncity.org or at immunizenevada.org As of Friday night, Douglas County had 137 active cases and 2,515 recoveries.
The wind is already blowing this morning with a lake wind advisory issued for Lake Tahoe and reduced visibility in the Western Nevada deserts due to blowing dust.
It’s already 50 degrees out in Minden so it won’t get much warmer when the sun rises. If you hooked up the hoses over the weekend, it might be a good idea to get them unhooked this evening, though it’s only supposed to drop to 28 degrees.
Expect sunny skies with the wind out of the east 5-10 mph shifting southwest to 15-20 mph in the afternoon and the high hitting 64 degrees. Winds could gust up to 35 mph this afternoon.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com