The May 18, 2021, R-C Morning Report

A mother and baby alpaca off Centerville Lane in Gardnerville on Saturday.

A mother and baby alpaca off Centerville Lane in Gardnerville on Saturday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — Farmers Market season opens 4-8 p.m. today on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. Roxanne Stangle is the contact for anyone looking for more information at 782-2444. The Main Street Farmers Market in Gardnerville is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The virtual Living With Fire series continues 11:30 a.m. today with federal fire officers discussing wildfire investigation. You can register by clicking

The mask required sign has come down at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center and while I didn’t look on Monday, likely at all county facilities. If your vaccinated you don’t have to wear a mask, which is the state rule, too.

District Court was conducted on Monday morning without masks, except for defendants. One behind me was coughing up a storm and I’ll admit sidling over a couple of seats when he went to the front.

The Douglas County School District issued its new mask rules on Monday evening. Masks are not required for students 9 and under. Students 16 and older who’ve been vaccinated also may unmask. Children 12 and older weren’t eligible to be vaccinated until last week, so they’ll continue to wear masks, as will 10 and 11-year-olds.

Douglas is running about five cases a day, according to the state’s 14-day running average. Like many of Nevada’s counties, we’re only flagged for one criteria, case rate per 100,000. Douglas had 77 active cases on Monday.

Appointments and a limited number of walk-ins for vaccinations are available 9-10 a.m. today at the Carson City Fairgrounds, just over the county line and 3-6 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Community Center gym.

The snow is still in the forecast for Thursday and early Friday morning, but we’ll see how that translates to reality. Today, expect sunny skies with a high temperature of 77 degrees and the wind out of the southeast at 5-10 mph shifting west 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

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


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