The Nov. 26, 2021 R-C Morning Report

A balloon drifts over Minden on Thursday as runners gather for the Turkey Trot.

A balloon drifts over Minden on Thursday as runners gather for the Turkey Trot.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — The good ship Spirit of Tahoe is docked just south of the Nevada line this morning after making it down Foothill on Wednesday. I don’t see any indications it will get back underway today, but when it does, expect delays on Highway 88 and 89 all the way to Lake Tahoe.

Local, county and state offices are closed today for Family Day as we enter the second day of the four-day weekend. As I’m writing this, I’m sure people are storming the big box stores across the country.

Today is the last day to apply to participate in the Parade of Lights. On Wednesday I was told there were 50 entries, which is a pretty healthy size for two days before deadline. You can find out more at The parade is Dec. 4.

Circle S Western Market is hosting a Country Christmas Market at the Fairgrounds opening at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Small Business Saturday is this weekend with 28 participants that I counted. I’ll publish the list of businesses in Saturday’s edition.

The roads are quiet this morning across the region, and I didn’t hear of see any major issues on my forays into town. I’d be fine if it stayed that way through the rest of the weekend.

November will likely have to suffice with the .35 inches of precipitation that fell earlier this month, which is less than half the average .79-inch-average for the month. There’s no sign of any additional moisture in the forecast over the next week.

It warmed up a smidge this morning with the low hitting 25 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport. The high is expected to reach 62 degrees with cloudy skies clearing in the afternoon.

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


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