The Sept. 23, 2021, R-C Morning Report

Wednesday's Douglas High homecoming parade down Esmeralda Avenue on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Douglas High homecoming parade down Esmeralda Avenue on Wednesday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Genoa, Nev. — The homecoming parade on Wednesday night was great, as Tigers packed Minden Park on Wednesday. Advisor Karen Lamb summed it up — “Look at all the people.” Homecoming royalty will be crowned Friday at halftime for the game against Reed.

The Caldor Fire is surging near Caples Lake with several sites burning in the new perimeter at southeastern edge of the fire. I expect the firing operations might generate a smoke plume out that way, if it’s clear enough to see.

Drive-through community coronavirus testing is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. today at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. A vaccination clinic follows at 4 p.m. There is no cost to participate. The first combined flu-coronavirus vaccine clinic is Oct. 16.

A semi-truck backed into a transformer box knocking out power to the Lucky Liquor shopping center in the Gardnerville S-Curve around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There was another collision on 395 in Minden around 6:30 a.m. today. It sounds like someone was transported to Carson Valley Medical Center from that wreck for evaluation.

Coyotes have been running out onto Highway 395 and getting themselves killed over the last few days, which is unusual because they tend to be pretty wily. There’s going to be a lot of traffic in the Valley this weekend due to Candy Dance, so please watch for wildlife.

Expect it to be hazy this morning with the wind coming out of the north at 5-10 mph with gusts of up to 20 mph, which should help clear the smoke out for a bit. The high today is supposed to hit 79 degrees under sunny skies.

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


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