The May 4, 2021, R-C Morning Report

The Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad robot approaches a suspicious package in Gardnerville on June 15, 2020.

The Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad robot approaches a suspicious package in Gardnerville on June 15, 2020. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

 

Genoa, Nev. — Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad members were called to Stagecoach in Lyon County on Monday night to deal with what turned out to be an inert grenade authorities found in connection with a 12-hour standoff.


Deputies and firefighters responded to a spot south of Genoa for a report of explosions. Two shooters were using high-caliber weapons to shoot at exploding targets on private property above the town, which resulted in a citation.


Event permits for a Douglas High School graduation parade on June 5 and for Carson Valley Days June 9-13 go before the Gardnerville Town Board 4:30 p.m. today. I’m hoping to get more details on graduation this week.


Town Board members will also discuss their final budget tonight which anticipates raising $1.31 million in property and $320,000 in sales taxes during the coming year. The town board meets in person at the CVIC Hall in Minden.


The American Wildhorse Campaign will be making a presentation on bringing water to areas in the Pine Nuts at the Douglas County Board to Manage Wildlife 5:30 p.m. today. The board is meeting virtually and you can find out how to participate at www.douglascountynv.gov and clicking agendas and meetings.


Over the weekend, Douglas County dropped to 79 active cases of the coronavirus over the weekend, which is still twice what we had before Thanksgiving, but is heading in the right direction. Community testing returns to Gardnerville 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Expect sunny skies today with a high of 80 degrees and the wind 5-10 mph, winds could gust to up to 20 mph.


Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at khildebrand@recordcourier.com

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