The May 3, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Spring flowers are blooming in the hills above Topaz Ranch Estates on Sunday.

Spring flowers are blooming in the hills above Topaz Ranch Estates on Sunday. John Flaherty | Special to The R-C

Genoa, Nev. — The 17th annual Molly Awards are 6-9 p.m. tonight at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. The awards are named after Douglas High School athlete Molly Lahlum. You can find out more at www.mefiyi

We had the first wildfire of the season up above Picketts Junction in Hope Valley. The fire reported at 1:16 p.m. Sunday was limited to a tenth of an acre and was quickly doused.

In a normal year, it would be too wet for the understory to catch fire around the first of May, but this isn’t a normal year. Be careful with fire out in the back country, and pretty much in the front country, too.

This week is going to be pretty busy, with Gardnerville and Minden meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss their final budgets and the county tackling vacation home rentals on Thursday.

Douglas County’s COVID-19 plan took effect on Saturday, with the biggest change being how the county deals with large events. On Friday, the last of the drive-through events will be conducted at the Senior Center in honor of Mother’s Day. By next Monday, seniors will be back in their dining hall.

Today’s weather is expected to be sunny with the high temperature hitting 72 degrees and the wind shifting west at 5-10 mph later this morning.

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


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