Genoa, Nev. — County commissioners approved the tentative budget after meeting another six hours or so on Tuesday. There’s capital improvement and supplemental budgets yet to discuss today. Commissioners meet starting 9 a.m.
A big-ticket item on that capital improvement budget is figuring out how to tackle the 40-year-old Judicial & Law Enforcement Center. Expanding the center to keep everything in place is estimated to cost $56.8 million. A proposal to find a spot and build a second center for everyone but the Sheriff’s Office is at $38.5 million.
Both Minden and Genoa are taking up their budgets 5:30 p.m. today. Minden Town Board members meet at the CVIC Hall in Minden, and will also discuss a June 5 care event.
Genoans will discuss the interview process for a new town manager and town speeding and parking issues. Go to genoanevada.org to find out how to participate in the meeting.
While Douglas reported a half-dozen new coronavirus cases, it also had a dozen new recoveries, bringing the county down to 108 active cases as of Tuesday evening.
Carson City Health and Human Services has administered 38,046 doses of the vaccine in Douglas, Lyon, Storey and the capital. We’re just over 14,000 fully vaccinated residents, which is slightly more than 8 percent of the total population of the four counties.
Dust from the western deserts kicked up by Monday’s windstorm was responsible for Tuesday’s haziness, according to the National Weather Service.
Expect mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 69 degrees, with west winds 10-15 mph in the afternoon gusting to 30 mph giving us a proper Washoe Zephyr.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org