The Nov. 18, 2021, R-C Morning Report

The skies might be sufficiently clear to see tonight's lunar eclipse. This photo was taken last spring.

The skies might be sufficiently clear to see tonight's lunar eclipse. This photo was taken last spring.


Genoa, Nev. — A total lunar eclipse might be visible 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. tonight might be visible here depending on the cloud cover. Forecasters say far Western Nevada including Douglas County might see the sky clear enough for the eclipse. The eclipse is supposed to peak at 1 a.m.

Work to shift Topsy shopping center effluent from Carson City to the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant came in $596,400. The project will save the county $140,000 a year and goes before Douglas County commissioners for approval today.

A $40,000 donation to the Douglas County Animal Shelter from the Julia Miller Trust is also up for discussion by commissioners, who meet 1 p.m. today at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden.

This week is Nevada Flood Awareness Week in Douglas County, which will result in a proclamation. Proclamations for Olympic Bronze medalist and Jacks Valley native Krysta Palmer and Miss Nevada Macie Tuell are also both on the docket.

The Caldor Fire closure at Lake Tahoe was lifted on Wednesday after the hazardous trees along roads and trails have been cleared. Forest Service officials warn that there are still fire weakened trees and some smoldering spots. The closure on the Eldorado National Forest are still in effect.

Highway 120 to Tioga Pass opened on Wednesday, though the eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park remains closed while the Park Service clears snow off the road.

There’s a little color to the sunrise this morning. The sun may only make a few brief appearances today, and the forecast isn’t calling for much in the way of wind, either. The high will reach near 62 degrees with the breeze at 5 mph this afternoon. There’s the barest possibility of rain starting early Friday morning.

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


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