The May 14, 2021, R-C Morning Report

One of two sport planes conducting acrobatics over Genoa on Thursday evening.

One of two sport planes conducting acrobatics over Genoa on Thursday evening.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — I’m going to spend today figuring out just what Thursday’s lifting of the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people will look like in practice for Carson Valley. It may take a bit to catch up to the new rules. My senior center story on Thursday morning was pretty much obsolete by Thursday night.

No one will be happier than I am to stop wearing a mask everywhere, but I’m going to continue to wear my bandanna around my neck, since it is also rolling into wildfire season.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park will be hosting a kite flying event and rummage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park plans to release its summer festival schedule on Saturday. The sale is being conducted by the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Find out more at

Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9s will have their day high noon Saturday at a Cowboys for Cops and EMS event at Circle S Western Market in Gardnerville. Donations, bar proceeds and a portion of sales will support the K-9s and Northern Nevada Peer Support Network.

Shelby’s Book Shoppe is hosting an artisan’s market 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The store is located in Minden Village, 1663 Lucerne St.

It has been said that Carson Valley photographer JT Humphrey rides to the grocery store on a wild horse with an eagle on his shoulder. He’ll be talking about his work 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Art Gallery @ Prism in the old Minden Wool Building.

The drought monitor shows just the tiniest sliver of Douglas County along the Sierra is still just in severe drought. The rest has hit extreme, according to the drought monitor released on Thursday. Exceptional drought continues to creep north from Esmeralda County.

There’s a chance we’ll see up to a third of an inch of rain over the weekend and maybe thunderstorms starting around lunchtime Saturday, according to the forecast. Today should be warm again with the high temperature hitting 84 degrees and with the southwest wind 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

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


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