The April 21, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Gardnerville Ranchos resident Terry Burnes took this photo of the Lake Tahoe Balloon landing east of the Pine Nut Road roundabout south of town.

Gardnerville Ranchos resident Terry Burnes took this photo of the Lake Tahoe Balloon landing east of the Pine Nut Road roundabout south of town.

 

Genoa, Nev. — I’ll be following up today on a collision that killed one person on Highway 88 south of Kimmerling Road on Tuesday afternoon. I’ve contacted the Nevada Highway Patrol on it and there might be some new information released today.


Tuesday’s was the third fatal collision in Douglas County in three months. They’ve been all over the county, including one on Highway 395 in Bodie Flat and another on Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove. In both those cases, another motorist wasn’t paying attention and someone else’s family had to pay the price. Please be careful out there.


Douglas County Emergency Management reported a dozen new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, with three recoveries. That brought us up to 104 active cases.


The Carson Valley VA Clinic is hosting a vaccination clinic at the Douglas County Senior Center on Saturday for all veterans, spouses and caregivers. Call 775-782-5265 for an appointment. Those who aren’t current VA patients should bring a DD214 and income information.


This morning, the state coronavirus tracker shows Douglas is clear on all three criteria for the virus. Test positivity is down to 5.7 percent, the case rate is 189 and the average number of tests is up to 102. The county is one of a half-dozen hitting the marks in the state.


I can’t tell it rained a drop last night and there’s nothing resembling a snowflake on any of the traffic cameras in the mountains. While Earth Day will be sunny and warm, Ma might have something in store for us on Sunday.


It’s cloudy out this morning, but the sun’s forecast to come out around lunchtime today with the high climbing to 67 degrees and the wind out of the north at 5-10 mph.


Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at khildebrand@recordcourier.com

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