The April 8, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Two large storage tanks were transported through Gardnerville and Minden on Wednesday.

Two large storage tanks were transported through Gardnerville and Minden on Wednesday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — Two big trucks hauling large white storage tanks picked their way through downtown Gardnerville and Minden on Wednesday afternoon as their escorts used a long pole to lift utility lines out of the way. They turned off Highway 395 onto Muller Lane. I last saw them turning south down Foothill.

County commissioners wrapped up their budget hearings with the capital improvement plan on Wednesday. A pay-as-you-go plan for figuring out the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center puzzle met with approval, while discussion of plans for the $12 million construction of Muller Parkway was fairly rocky.

Today, the Regional Transportation Commission meets at 4 p.m. to discuss the five-year plan, which includes Muller Parkway. The RTC meets in person at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St. in Minden.

Douglas is back on the state’s coronavirus watch list after the average number of tests dropped to the threshold of 100 for the first time in the outbreak. The case rate is hovering right around the threshold, too, at 203. Lyon’s the other county on the list.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases in Douglas is dropping rapidly to 104 on Wednesday evening. The county added four new cases and had 18 recoveries. The county should be down below 100 by Thursday night.

The FEMA vaccination unit is set up at Stewart today and will be down at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center on Saturday. I may head down that way on Friday afternoon to take a picture of them setting up.

Expect sunny skies with a high temperature of 68 degrees with the wind shifting west at 10-15 mph gusting to 25 mph this afternoon. There isn’t a drop of precipitation forecast over the next week.

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


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