The July 10, 2024, R-C Morning Report

Birds fish south of Muller Lane where the East Fork of the Carson River is as much pond as river.

Birds fish south of Muller Lane where the East Fork of the Carson River is as much pond as river.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — The Douglas County School District has a new superintendent after Frankie Alvarado was approved 4-3 on Tuesday. We’ll have more from R-C Staff Writer Sarah Drinkwine as she sorts out the meeting.

Today is the first Just a Drop In Farmers Market in the Stratton Center parking lot. You can access the lot without setting tread on Highway 395 by taking Douglas Avenue to Cemetery Lane.

Update: Gilman Avenue and Waterloo Lanes is open today, along with Mission Street. Eddy Street is closed but everything west of there will be open along Highway 395. Waterloo Lane closed at 11 a.m. today, but is expected to reopen this evening.

A 25-unit subdivision near Stephanie and Kayne was recommended for approval to Douglas County commissioners by planning commissioners on Tuesday. The planning board also recommended a six-unit subdivision off Vista Grande and approved a material pile at the Fairgrounds.

Kim Harris portrays Violet Jessop, survivor of the sinkings of both the Titanic and Britannic Ocean liners, 6:30 p.m. today at the Dangberg Home Ranch. Visit for more information.

Nevada Policy Institute President John Tsarpalas will discuss Ranked Choice Voting noon today at the Sierra Nevada Republican Women meeting at the C.O.D. Casino in Minden.  Doors open at 11 a.m. The $10 fee includes beverages and snacks. Email to RSVP or for information.

Air quality across Carson Valley is right on the cusp of the good-moderate range. shows most of the smoke is still curling around us, but there’s a little bit there.

The Shelly Fire actively burned overnight and is around 12,000 acres this morning, according to Fire Information for Resource Management System data. It looks like both the Royal and Wilder fires are quiet this morning.

Jeff Garvin reported another 105-degree day in Fredericksburg around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Gardnerville Ranchos hit 103 about the same time.

Today’s forecast is for sunny and hot with a high temperature of 101 degrees and west winds of 5-10 mph gusting to 20 mph this afternoon.

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


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