The July 14, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Llamas graze along Waterloo Lane around sunset on Monday. Photo by Kathy Schuman.

Llamas graze along Waterloo Lane around sunset on Monday. Photo by Kathy Schuman.

Genoa, Nev. — The Douglas County School Board passed a resolution on Tuesday “unanimously exhorting” Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Education to terminate all mandatory provisions under the Emergency Directives.

A group of parents has been “exhorting” the school board to lift the mask mandate for children in the gap between those considered too young for masks and those old enough to be vaccinated. Keith Lewis reiterated on Tuesday that the school district isn’t mandating vaccinations.

According to the state, Douglas is still running about one new case of the coronavirus a day. At last update, Douglas had 50 new cases, 2,941 recoveries and 37 deaths.

Planning commissioners included a condition that a meat-processing plant proposed by Park Ranch Holdings hook up to sewer and water, enforcing county code. Otherwise, they approved the proposal, 7-0.

I have word that Rosebud’s Dance Band will be performing at gadZooks during the Thursday Wine Walk conducted by Main Street Gardnerville. The walk starts 4:30 p.m. with registration at the Gardnerville Station or Big Daddy’s Bikes and Brews.

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce is swearing in a new board this evening. R-C Center neighbor and State Farm Insurance Agent Alex Uribe is taking over as president. Dave Brady and Bill Driscoll will be recognized for their service to the board.

Saying a heat wave is over on a day when the high is forecast to hit 97 degrees is a weather a non-sequitur. The Weather Service officially posted 102 degrees in Minden on Tuesday, which was not a record for July 13, but it was hot.

The haze is expected to clear out this morning as the wind picks up out of the west at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Temperatures are supposed to back down to the mid-90s by Thursday and hover around there for a bit.

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



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