The Oct. 21, 2020, R-C Morning Report |

The Oct. 21, 2020, R-C Morning Report

The Douglas County Marching Band practices on Oct. 15, the day before they conducted a field show.
Kurt Hildebrand

Genoa, Nev. — The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for 1-8 a.m. Friday with temperatures dropping to around 25 degrees. It’s not going to be exactly balmy tonight with the temperature dropping to 31 in Minden.

Planning commissioners are continuing their two-day deep dive into the master plan 1 p.m. today. You can watch by clicking agendas and minutes on the county’s web site at

In-person early voting is ramping up with 1,138 voters casting a ballot on Tuesday. The percentage of returned mailed ballots is already at 22 percent, or around where it was in 2018. Overall, the election is over for 11,143 voters, or 29.5 percent of those registered at the beginning of September.

The roving ballot box will be at the Washoe Tribe Community Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Gardnerville Ranchos Fire Station at 3-6 p.m. today. 

If you want to drop off your ballot, the Election Tent at the courthouse in Minden is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or you can early vote in-person or drop off a ballot at the Community Center in Gardnerville.

If you didn’t get a ballot in the mail, or it was mangled somehow, and want to either register or get a new ballot, the Election Tent is the place to go. 

A dozen people came off the active coronavirus list on Tuesday, with six new cases in Douglas County. That brought us to an even three-dozen active cases with 350 recoveries and one death. Lyon had a second death in two days, bringing it up to 12.

Expect haze today between 10 a.m. and noon under sunny skies with a high of 79 degrees. The wind will pick up to 10-15 mph out of the west this afternoon.

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