The Oct. 16, 2020, R-C Morning Report |

The Oct. 16, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Workers sweep nails off Highway 395 near Riverview on Thursday.
Kurt Hildebrand

Genoa, Nev. — I don’t have the numbers from coronavirus tests and flu shots from Thursday’s clinic, but at 4:30 p.m. there were a lot of cars lined up at Douglas High School and it looked like more were on their way. Douglas had four new active cases on Thursday.

A really big magnet would have been handy after a toolbox full of nails ended up spread all over the southbound lanes of Highway 395 north of Riverview around 4 p.m. Thursday. Lots of folks pitched in to sweep up the highway including Silver State tow truck drivers and East Fork firefighters. 

As of the end of the day on Thursday, 5,847 ballots have been accepted by the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. One of the 918 ballots cast on Thursday belonged to Lake Tahoe resident Dame Helen Mirren. Early in-person voting starts 10 a.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

It was 28 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport at 5:35 a.m. with below freezing temperatures for the previous two hours. It’s above freezing up on the bench, so whether your tomatoes froze depends on where you live. I took my chances last night and I’m showing 35 degrees north of Genoa.

Today will be another gorgeous fall day with a high of 75 degrees under sunny skies with the breeze out of the north at 5-10 mph this afternoon.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at