The Oct. 15, 2020, R-C Morning Report
Genoa, Nev. — A combined flu shot and coronavirus testing clinic is 4-6 p.m. today at Douglas High School, where some of the most successful events like this have taken place. On Oct. 3, the numbers hit the mid-300s.
County commissioners will be issuing a proclamation honoring East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson, who is retiring at the end of the month. Fogerson has been at the tip of the spear in the coronavirus outbreak for Douglas County. Commissioners meet virtually 1 p.m. today. To watch and comment, visit www.douglascountynv.gov
Commissioner John Engels is pitching naming a street after Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005. He was part of the team reflected in the book and movie Soul Survivor. A bill to rename the Cupertino post office passed the House in mid-September. His parents live in Genoa.
Projects are popping all over Douglas County, including dirt work on the new Gardnerville Maverik at Main Street and Stodick. The Dotty’s down south is essentially done, as is the new home for Tires Plus.
There’s going to be a lot of people reposting a variety of warnings related to the elections to social media. Some of those are going to be outright lies, but some will appear to be earnest attempts to help voters. There’s a great list of myths and facts about the election at the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Govotedouglas.com web site. That’s the first places I go when people ask me about something to do with the election.
Another way to fact check something before reposting it is to take a string of the text, put quotes around it and do an Internet search. In the Navy we had a word for a lot of what appears on social media … Scuttlebutt.
Transitioning from that to the weather — We might see some freezing temperatures tonight, so cover those sensitive plants. Today should be sunny and cool with a high of 72 degrees with the breeze at 5-10 mph out of the northeast.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org