The May 7, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Centerville should be opening any day now. On Wednesday, it had a beautiful coat of fresh asphalt.

Centerville should be opening any day now. On Wednesday, it had a beautiful coat of fresh asphalt. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — The Douglas County Senior Center is conducting a drive-through lunch in honor of Mother’s Day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. This could be the last one of these before the senior center opens on Monday.

A fundraiser for Topaz Ranch Estates resident Troy Costa is at the CVIC Hall 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Costa was injured in an October motorcycle accident on Highway 89 near the junction with Highway 4 in Alpine County. Tickets may still be available at the Gardnerville Napa Auto Parts. If you can’t go you can drop off donations at Standard Diesel.

An environmental assessment on the Painted Rock Mine has been sent to the contractor hired by Knox Excavation back for more work. BLM District Manager Ken Collum told county commissioners on Thursday that the assessment was due in April. The mine is on Bureau of Indian Affairs Land.

An effort to reduce the number of people who are abusing the 14-day limit for camping on BLM land may come to the Pine Nuts in Douglas County. The agency implemented camping restrictions in Washoe and Mineral counties after finding people were leaving their trash and abandoning vehicles.

The Pine Nut Mountains Trail Association is conducting a trail stewardship day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Grove in the mountains east of Highway 338 in Lyon County. The group is hoping to show some activity to reduce the dismantling of the ghost town.

I’ve yet to learn the identity of the man shot and killed during a home invasion early Tuesday morning. I’ll post it when I see it.

There’s a fire weather watch in place on the west slope in place Saturday morning through Monday night that could well become a red flag warning. Any fires on that side, tend to send smoke over the hill.

Expect sunny skies and a high temperature of 75 degrees today with the wind picking up out of the west at 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust to 30 mph.

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


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