The April 23, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Snow sticks to daffodils after the April 14 storm in Carson Valley. The Valley might see a little bit of snow on Sunday night.

Snow sticks to daffodils after the April 14 storm in Carson Valley. The Valley might see a little bit of snow on Sunday night.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — A fundraiser for a Gardnerville man killed in a Tuesday afternoon collision on Highway 88 south of Kimmerling Road collected $4,315 of its $5,000 goal overnight. Justin Adams graduated from Douglas High School in 2014 and worked at Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. The fundraiser is at

Highway 88 closes 6 p.m. today for the final weekend of road work to replace the box culverts for Cottonwood Slough. The work is expected to remove much of that part of Minden from the flood plain.

The Douglas coronavirus reopening plan was presented to the state COVID-19 Task Force on Thursday by County Manager Patrick Cates. Douglas had four new cases and a dozen recoveries on Thursday.

Today is Douglas County Election Administrator Dena Dawson’s last day. She has taken a position as Voter Services Manager for the Denver Elections Division in Colorado, where her family lives. She was fantastic to work with, and I know I will miss her.

Thursday afternoon’s collision at the S-curve in Gardnerville backed up southbound traffic on Highway 395 all the way to Minden. One of the drivers had a medical episode after the collision but I didn’t see any major injuries when I was at the scene.

A bicyclist who succumbed after a 11:10 a.m. incident that closed Toler near Stonegate may also have been a medical issue. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

A prescription drug round up is being conducted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday by Partnership Douglas County and the Sheriff’s Office at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center on Buckeye Road in Minden. St. Gall is wrapping up the spring rummage sale on Saturday at the church on Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. The Douglas High Class of 2021 will be at all the scenic spots in the Valley 4-8 p.m. Saturday in their formal wear for a wandering prom.

There is also a wind event forecast for 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday with southwest winds 20-30 mph, gusting to 50 mph with up to 65 mph winds in the wind-prone parts of the Valley. If you’ve got hatches, it might be a good idea to batten them down today. Don’t be surprised if we see a fire weather watch or even a red flag warning issued by the end of the day.

Today expect sunny skies and a high temperature near 72 degrees with the wind picking up out of the west at 10-15 mph gusting to 25 mph.

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


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment