The Nov. 20, 2023, R-C Morning Report

The CVIC Hall was packed for Kiwanis Turkey Bingo on Saturday.

The CVIC Hall was packed for Kiwanis Turkey Bingo on Saturday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — The CVIC Hall was up to the gunnels on Saturday for Kiwanis annual Turkey Bingo. With 150-200 people per each of the three games, the hall was packed with folks there to support the club and maybe take home a turkey.

I reached out to NV Energy regarding the power outage 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. When I caught up to at 1:15 a.m. there were about 1,100 customers without power, but it had been restored in Genoa so I’m adding 624. We’ll see how close that 1,700 guess is.

East Fork firefighters responded to a house fire 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Rancho Road. The fire was in the crawl space and going up the wall, but an alert neighbor called it in, and early intervention helped keep it from being worse.

On Sunday morning, deputies reported around 800 feet of fence was mowed down in a traffic incident off Mottsville. There wasn’t a report of injury in the 9:45 a.m. call.

I drove by the Sheriff’s Office’s Fast-Track Recruitment on Saturday, and it seemed like there was a pretty good turnout. Deputies, firefighters and teachers are among the critical public employees that keep our community safe and operating, so take a moment and be thankful for their service.

Members of the Airport Advisory Committee are hosting an open forum 6 p.m. tonight at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St. To participate visit and click on agendas.

As of this morning, Minden has had .39 inches of precipitation for November, trailing the average .45 inches, but not by much. The calendar year has fallen behind 2017’s 19.51 inches, but we’ve still got five weeks to make up for that.

There’s a spot in the Pine Nuts reading a frosty 5 degrees just before dawn today. Minden-Tahoe Airport is all the way up from 10 degrees to 12. Most other spots are in the teens and 20s.

Today’s forecast calls for a high temperature of 48 degrees under sunny skies. The wind, if you can call it that, is predicted to be out of the north at 5 mph.

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


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