Genoa, Nev. — Diamond Valley School has closed after 60 percent of its teachers and students are in quarantine for the coronavirus. It’s supposed to reopen on Dec. 6 assuming the staff and students are clear, according to the Alpine County Health Department.
Douglas County Library trustees will be looking at their next steps to find a new director at their 10 a.m. meeting today. Trustees meet at the Minden Branch, 1625 Library Lane, Minden.
It’s beginning to look like Christmas as Gardnerville hung up their streetlamp snowflakes on Monday. Carson Valley Lions have their See’s Candy trailer parked in front of Frontier Communications. They’ll be selling candy 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas Eve.
I essentially went radio silent on Monday while I travelled to Sacramento for a check-up with my cancer doc. Everything’s copacetic, so that’s good. The biggest traffic jam I hit wasn’t the lunch-time crowd in Sacramento but on Highway 395 between Eagle Station and Topsy around 5 p.m. Ouch!
Anyone going over the hill for Thanksgiving should be prepared for traffic delays on Highway 50 and Interstate 80. There’s still a lot of clean-up from the Caldor Fire underway on 50. On my way back, westbound traffic on Interstate 80 was backed up for miles around Colfax.
I swore I wasn’t going to make another Thanksgiving shopping run, but when it’s fate you can either fight it or accept it. I did manage to dodge going to the store over the weekend. The turkey is thawing, and I promise just one more trip, period.
It’ll be nice weather for it, at least, with the high today around 57 degrees under sunny skies. The wind will shift from southeast to northwest at 5-10 mph this afternoon, bringing the high temperature down to 49 on Wednesday.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org