The Dec. 3, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Fireworks over Heritage Park on Thursday night.

Fireworks over Heritage Park on Thursday night.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — Heritage Park was packed on Thursday night for the Christmas Kickoff and I expect that the lightings in Minden and Genoa will be pretty popular this evening. The fireworks show and the event was a huge improvement over 2019’s foggy effort.

If you’re planning to have breakfast with Santa in Genoa on Saturday morning make sure and reserve a spot today because they’re not selling tickets at the door. You can call the town at 775-782-8696.

I would get into town by 4 p.m. if you’re planning to attend the Parade of Lights. The R-C news team will be doing a full-court press at the parade, or at least the 2 on 2 version. I hope to have parade results on Saturday night.

Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a recycling plant at Minden-Tahoe Airport on Thursday. I’ll be following up on Muller Lane Parkway and the effects of the Tamarack Fire on the tax rolls at some point today.

There are about three-dozen University of Nevada, Reno, graduates who list Douglas County as their home. I’m sure we have more, but the university doesn’t track people that way. If you are or have someone graduating on Saturday, who doesn’t appear on the list in Saturday’s edition let me know.

I was comfortable at last night’s Christmas kickoff in a ball cap and my fleece shirt jacket (which I call my dog blanket). It was almost too warm over by the cobbler cooker. Expect similar mild temperatures tonight and Saturday.

Today, expect hazy skies as the inversion continues to pin smoke from open burns to the ground. The high is expected to hit 63 under sunny skies with the lows at the 20s.

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


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