The Halloween 2022 R-C Morning Report

Members of the Douglas High School Drill Team march out ahead of the band in Saturday's Nevada Day Parade.

Members of the Douglas High School Drill Team march out ahead of the band in Saturday's Nevada Day Parade.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Halloween is on a school night tonight, but I anticipate there will be some trick or treaters out and about this evening. Safety Street is noon to 5 p.m. today at the Douglas County Fairgrounds before the Sheriff’s Office pivots to Fright at the Fairgrounds.

Trinity Lutheran will be hosting a Trunk of Treat 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Gardnerville Church at Douglas and Mill streets. Shadow Mountain Church on the Highway to Heaven also has a Trunk or Treat 5-7:30 p.m., according to the banner off Centerville.

The rules for treats gathered tonight haven’t changed that much since I was a kid. Go through the bags before kids start digging in, watch for unwrapped treats, that sort of thing. If you happen to be someone handing out unwrapped treats, go to the store and buy a bag candy like the rest of us.

Today starts the last week of early voting. The roving ballot box will be collecting paper ballots at the Sunridge Fire Station 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Gardnerville Ranchos Fire Station 3-6 p.m. today. The polls are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Courthouse and at the Community Center today through Friday.

Today marks Nevada’s actual statehood, but that didn’t stop thousands and thousands of people from turning out at Saturday’s Nevada Day Parade in Carson City. Even with the crush, I got to chat with some Douglas folks along the route. I go back and forth on having that three-day weekend or celebrating statehood on the actual date.

Mother Nature is bringing the first winter storm of the season on Día de los Muertos present in the form of a winter storm watch at Lake Tahoe 5 a.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday that could bring 5-12 inches of snow to Daggett Summit at the top of Kingsbury Grade. Blustery conditions with west to southwest winds of 45-50 mph with 100 mph over the ridgetops.

Down in the Valley, the storm will mostly be just wind and rain, with about a fifth of an inch in the forecast and a chance of another fifth of snow. It’s going to be a blustery night with gusts up to 30 mph followed by an even gustier day with gusts of 40 mph.

Today the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 67 degrees and the wind out of the southwest at 5-10 mph this evening shifting south to 15-20 mph with 30 mph gusts. The low is expected to drop to 33 degrees as the front arrives.

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


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