The Oct. 27, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Genoa after the storm on Monday in this photo taken by Danelle James.

Genoa after the storm on Monday in this photo taken by Danelle James.


Genoa, Nev. — The first meeting of the Vacation Home Rental advisory committee was Tuesday afternoon. Mickie Hempler was elected chairwoman while Lauren Romaine will serve as vice chairman. Hempler and Michael Sloan drew the short terms. Keith Byer, Patti Graf and Romaine will serve for four years. 

All it took was a bomb cyclone to finally put a stake in the Tamarack Fire’s evil heart. The fire that had been smoldering at 82 percent for most of the last two months is now contained and controlled, the U.S. Forest Service reported on Tuesday. I wager we’ll be hearing something similar about the Caldor Fire today or Thursday.

At 4 percent, Douglas County had the fourth highest unemployment rate in Nevada in September, according to figures released on Tuesday. Clark, Nye and Lyon counties all had higher rates than Douglas, which had 20,986 employed and 868 jobless workers.

After interviewing the sole candidate for the job of Douglas County Librarian, library trustees decided to try again. Library trustees will talk about the recruitment process at their Nov. 23 meeting.

The library is hosting a children’s Halloween party 3:30-5 p.m. today for kids 4-11 years old. Costumes are encouraged, especially those with actual masks for children 10 years and older per the coronavirus requirement. At 10 a.m. today, the Friends of the Library are showing Hitchcock’s “Psycho” at the Minden Branch.

Expect great fall weather today with sunny skies and a high temperature near 62 degrees. A light breeze will be out of the southeast at 5 mph, shifting to the northwest this afternoon.

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


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