The Oct. 26, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Going to need a bigger bucket as water upstream from Creek Drive in Fish Springs on Monday morning.

Going to need a bigger bucket as water upstream from Creek Drive in Fish Springs on Monday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — Members of the Douglas County Library Board of Trustees are down to interviewing one finalist for the position of county librarian at their 10 a.m. meeting today in Minden. The sole candidate, James W. Agee Jr., fielded questions at a Monday evening session at the community center. Trustees could select Agee or go back to the drawing board today.

The first official meeting of the Douglas County VHR advisory board is 1 p.m. today at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., in Minden. They’ve got a lot of organizing work to do, in addition to a couple of VHR permit appeals.

To find out more about both these meetings visit and click agendas. The VHR meeting will be on the county’s YouTube channel, but the library meeting will be at the Minden Branch on Library Lane.

The portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit closed by the Caldor Fire has been reduced to the burn footprint and roads and trails leading into the fire area until hazardous conditions have been addressed. For the new closure, go to

The snow level dropped earlier than expected on Monday, which is why there wasn’t even more flooding in the Valley. Don’t expect the snow on the lower elevations or the Pine Nuts to last very long though.

The record rainfall for October is 3.49 inches set in 2010. I’m confident that when the month’s over, we’ll at least make the No. 2 spot, which is currently 2.9 inches set in 2016. Both of those water years were drought-busters, so that might be in the cards, though wagering on the weather is a fool’s bet.

Today’s bet is for mostly sunny skies with a high near 51 degrees and the wind out of the southeast 5-10 mph shifting to the west later this morning. It’s going to warm up in a hurry this week, according to the forecast.

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


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