The May 21, 2024, R-C Morning Report

A new brood of goslings join their parents near Jake's Wetlands in this photo by Kathy Wicker Chipman

A new brood of goslings join their parents near Jake's Wetlands in this photo by Kathy Wicker Chipman

Genoa, Nev. — A settlement over withheld public records rejected by the Douglas County School Board last month is back on today’s agenda even as a June court date has been set to continue the hearing on the matter.

School Board trustees will make another attempt to hire a superintendent at their 4 p.m. meeting at Douglas High School today. The board is also faced with approving the final budget.

East Fork Fire Protection District directors will discuss approving a final budget of $27.9 million at their 1 p.m. meeting today. The district is also seeking to hire two seasonal fuels and fire crew members. Directors meet at their offices, 1694 County Road in Minden.

A new, larger splash pad could break ground this week in the Westwood Park off Ironwood, Town Manager JD Frisby told county commissioners during Monday’s budget hearing. Work on the sidewalk along 10th Street is expected to go out to bid soon.

Genoa Town Manager Jody Brunz pointed out that Candy Dance accounts for around $150,000 of the budget in the state’s oldest town. Road work in the town should begin soon.

Gardnerville received $1.26 million in federal funding to rehabilitate Industrial Way. Town Manager Erik Nilssen said that was the bright spot in the town’s ability to work on its 25 miles of roads. He said that a third of a mile of road has been reconstructed in the last decade.

Repaving began Monday on Highway 395 south of Ray May Way and after a brief break for the Memorial Day weekend, work will resume on Highway 395 through town, with paving expected to start on June 10.

The one thing not popping today is the weather, thankfully. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 71 degrees. The breeze, such as it is, will be about 5 mph this afternoon.

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


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