The April 13, 2021, R-C Morning Report

The FEMA mobile vaccine unit vaccinated 277 people on Saturday in Topaz Ranch Estates.

The FEMA mobile vaccine unit vaccinated 277 people on Saturday in Topaz Ranch Estates.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

 Genoa, Nev.— On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control issued a statement saying they are reviewing a half-dozen U.S. cases where women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed severe blood clots 6-13 days after receiving the Janssen vaccine. As of Tuesday, 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered nationwide. Find out more at

Saturday’s vaccination event in Topaz Ranch Estates administered 277 doses of the single-shot Janssen vaccine. If you’re a woman in the affected age group, it might be prudent to go with the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

And here's the reality check box. Literally fewer than one in 1 million people had a blood clot after receiving this vaccine. In Douglas County alone, one in 1,400 people have died from the virus.

On Sunday, Douglas Emergency Management reported there were no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time in four months. The county is hovering at 96 active cases as of Monday night.

A commercial bakery, warehouse and distribution center along Heybourne Road is seeking a variance on the number of parking spaces required by county code at today’s Planning Commission meeting. The structures on the 30.7 acres of land located near the northwest end of Minden-Tahoe Airport would occupy more than 10 acres.

Bently Family Partnership is seeking a subdivision map on 78.7 acres across Heybourne Road from the Minden-Tahoe Airport. The site is zoned light industrial, but the Bentlys eventually plan to seek a zone change to general industrial. That isn't before the planning commission. The map would create 35 industrial parcels. There are some off-site improvements on Bently agricultural land.

Planning commissioners meet 1 p.m. today in person at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden. You can watch the meeting at

We might see some showers and thunderstorms this evening with a snow level of 6,600 feet. Expect the wind out of the west to 15-20 mph, gusting to 35 mph as the front approaches. The snow level drops to 5,100 feet after midnight.

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


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