The Nov. 19, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Bobsled Bob Buehler caught this photo of the full moon from Cave Rock this morning.

Bobsled Bob Buehler caught this photo of the full moon from Cave Rock this morning.


Genoa, Nev. Around 30 Douglas High School Block D students descended on the Smith’s in Gardnerville on Thursday with $5,400 in hand to purchase food to donate to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. The students raised the money themselves. Half went to buy an estimated 100 turkeys.

A Thanksgiving dinner distribution is being conducted at the food closet 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Turkey Bingo is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Flush with new capacity at the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant, Douglas County commissioners approved a $596,400 contract to upgrade the lift station at Clear Creek Plaza that will shift treatment of effluent from Carson City to Douglas.

Commissioners voted 3-2 to authorize staff to examine altering the accessory dwelling ordinance with a focus on replacing manufactured homes lost in disasters. Commissioner Mark Gardner said he’s bringing the issued to the board as a result of losses from the Tamarack Fire.

Planning Manager Sam Booth said the county will also be required to revise its code to accommodate a requirement from the Nevada Legislature to include tiny houses. If I remember right, the smallest a home can be in Douglas is 1,000 square feet under the current code.

Commissioners spent some time with Olympic bronze medalist Krysta Palmer on Thursday who said that if her body permits, she would love to go back to the Olympics. Palmer and Miss Nevada Macie Tuell received proclamations in recognition of their achievements.

I slept through the lunar eclipse, but it looks like the sky might have been clear enough for Carson Valley’s night owls to get a look. The forecast for today is mostly sunny with a high near 60 and the wind out of the east at 5-15 mph. It’s going to cool off over the weekend with highs dropping into the 50s as our autumn dry spell continues.

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


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