Genoa, Nev. — Election workers put in a long weekend counting nearly 5,000 mailed ballots. While most of the election results held, mailed ballots gave school board trustee Roberta Butterfield a 498-vote lead over opponent David Burns. Both candidates will likely meet again in November.
With the addition of 12,634 mailed ballots, the turnout appears to be climbing a little closer to average for a Douglas primary at 41.43 percent.
A couple of races flipped in Douglas that were already decided statewide, including Adam Laxalt with 139 votes over Sam Brown in the U.S. Senate primary and Sheriff Joe Lombardo up by 141 votes over Joey Gilbert for governor.
The south side of a home along Jacks Valley Road was scorched in the Genoa Cemetery Fire on Friday evening. I’m following up on a cause this morning.
Also on my list is a collision at Highway 50 and Zephyr Cove on Saturday night that sent at least two people going to the hospital. One critically injured person was helicoptered to Reno.
The Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department’s Father’s Day Breakfast was well attended on Sunday. Next weekend, Sheridan Acres volunteers open their fire station to residents.
There was a little bit of weather on Saturday as rain showers crossed the Valley. That’s all there will be of that for a while, with clear skies forecast over the next week. Today’s high is forecast to be 77 degrees before taking off into the 80s and low 90s later in the week.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.