The Feb. 17, 2023, R-C Morning Report

A heron was strutting its stuff below Foothill Road south of Genoa on Wednesday.

A heron was strutting its stuff below Foothill Road south of Genoa on Wednesday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Deputies from all over the county swarmed Genoa on Thursday after a caller threatened to shoot up a cooking school. Dispatchers reported that the call was punctuated by gunfire. There was no shooter, but the call prompted a school alert.

Yesterday was the second Thursday in a row Douglas has had a call like this, and we are clearly not the only Nevada county dealing with these. I have to wonder if there isn’t some sort of social media shenanigans at work here.

The Douglas Tiger basketball team will face Bishop Manogue for the 5A North Regional Championship in Sparks on Saturday. Douglas defeated the Miners last year to make State.

After debating the issue for two hours, county commissioners approved $520,000 to fund their portion of the Tahoe Lake Link by a 4-1 vote, with commissioner Walt Nowosad voting in opposition.

I’ve read Senate Bill 22 which would allow for the publication of legal notices online and I’m OK with it as written. However, keep in mind that legal notices weren’t conceived to support local newspapers. They are a means, independent of the government, to inform citizens and preserve a record. Commissioners voted to support the bill on Thursday.

Today marks the beginning of the four-day Great Backyard Bird Count, which will continue through the three-day weekend hosted by the Audubon Society, Cornell Lab and Birds Canada. Visit if you’re interested.

Local, state and federal offices will be closed for Washington's Birthday. Banks and The Record-Courier offices will also be closed on Monday, though if you need something email me.

We’re looking at a rare 2023 weekend when there isn’t some sort of weather warning or other, but there is a chance that next week will open to a new storm. We’ll deal with that when it comes.

The forecast calls for a high of 38 degrees and a low of 15 tonight in Minden. It will be warmer in some places and colder in others as the clouds part and the sun turns up.

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


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