The Aug. 23, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Logs pile up on a site north of Jacks Valley on Monday afternoon.

Logs pile up on a site north of Jacks Valley on Monday afternoon.


Genoa, Nev. — The folks building a sawmill in northern Douglas County are hosting a 10 a.m. community meeting today in the conference room at James Lee Park. This will be the first of two events conducted by Tahoe Forest Products. The second will be an open house at the Red Barn 4-7 p.m. Aug. 30.

The folks at the Indian Hills General Improvement District are not involved in the sawmill project or the roundabout up on North Sunridge. The sawmill is entirely on Washoe Tribal land, while the roundabout was built by the developer of Valley Knolls.

Work is moving forward on opening the other lane of Highway 89 near Markleeville with CalTrans reporting they hope to be done this week. The way things have been going it could be open today.

No credible threat was confirmed in a third-hand report that there might be a shooting at Douglas High School. Douglas County investigators are tracking down the source. Students whose parents kept them out of school will receive an excused absence.

Douglas County Library trustees will review and discuss a draft of their strategic plan prepared by University of Nevada Dr. Fred Steinmen at their meeting 9 a.m. today at the Minden branch of the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane.

Members of the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will discuss a feasibility study for a campground at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The meeting will be conducted 6 p.m. in the Grandview Dining Room of the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville.

Before their meeting tonight, the board plan to tour the county’s park facilities that will take them to the Topaz Lake Campground, the only other camping facility the county operates.

Park advisors are going to need to run the air conditioning in the van today with the high temperature forecast to hit 95 degrees. The wind will pick up out of the southwest at 10-15 mph this afternoon.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 775-782-5122.


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