Sierra Scoop Publisher Lisa Coffron sent this photo of the Veterans Memorial in front of the Douglas County Courthouse on Nov. 11.
Genoa, Nev. — Douglas High School Block D Leadership students have been going through the neighborhoods gathering donations for their annual Thanksgiving shopping spree on behalf of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. The group will be hitting Gardnerville’s grocery store aisles on Wednesday.
There were five veterans, including myself, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s Armistice Day bell ringing. Air Force veteran Guy Proto rang the bell in front of the old Douglas County High School on Saturday.
I went on a research quest about whether the bell at the high school was actually rung in celebration of the end of World War I and I’ve concluded that it was not. The school was being used as an influenza infirmary and there were concerns any undo noise would affect the patients.
Alpine County Public Health Officer Richard Johnson sent out a note on Sunday afternoon that there are multiple coronavirus infections among the staff and students at Diamond Valley School. Whether coronavirus or influenza, viruses don’t recognize state lines. If you’re sick, stay home.
This is the 10th annual Flood Awareness Week and after last winter, it’s possible Tuesday’s flood awareness event at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center will be inundated with folks looking to find out more. The event is 3-5:30 p.m.
It’s fairly warm out this morning at 38 degrees in Minden. Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 62 degrees. The wind is expected to pick up at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph later this morning.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at email@example.com of 775-782-5122.