The Aug. 10, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Photographer John Flaherty made the hike up to Genoa Falls on Monday.

Photographer John Flaherty made the hike up to Genoa Falls on Monday.


Genoa, Nev. — Planning commissioners are working on ordinances regarding the building permit allocation, golf course maintenance and the vacation home rentals today at their 1 p.m. meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden. You can watch online at and click “watch board meetings.”

The $175,420 contract to renovate Douglas High School’s culinary room goes before school board trustees at their 4 p.m. meeting today. A $55,000 contract to do the mechanical engineering for Jacks Valley Elementary School’s HVAC Unit is also up for approval. The school board meets at the Airport Training Center, 1126 Airport Road, Building G-1.

Sunday’s celebration of bronze medal winner Krysta Palmer’s victory at the Tokyo Olympics drew more than 200 people to the Carson Valley Swim Center. Photos and a story are scheduled to appear in Thursday’s edition of The R-C.

Air quality this morning is barely in the moderate range and looks like it will hang there for a bit this morning. Visibility at Minden-Tahoe Airport is reading nine miles as of 5 a.m. Expect conditions to deteriorate between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

The 753-square-mile Dixie Fire is still going strong this morning and is the main source of smoke in Carson Valley. Most of the heat detection on the fire is on the northeastern flank 11 miles southwest of Susanville. Firefighters have a line around 22 percent of the fire and don’t expect to have it contained until the end of the month.

It will warm up this week, with highs in Carson Valley expected to top out at around 97 degrees. All the records over the next 10 days are at 101 degrees or hotter, so not quite as hot as it has been.

Today expect widespread haze and smoke with sunny skies and a high at 95 degrees. The low tonight is expected to drop to 56 degrees with the wind out of the north at 5-15 mph shifting after midnight.

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


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