The Oct. 22, 2020, R-C Morning Report |

The Oct. 22, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Wednesday's waxing crescent moon around sunset.
Tim Berube/Special to The R-C

Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County planning commissioners wrapped up 14 hours of work on the master plan Wednesday night. They still have a score of items in the public facilities and public safety elements to discuss at their Nov. 4 meeting. 

Assistant Superintendent Rommy Cronin-Mack was recognized on Wednesday by the Douglas County School District for being named Nevada’s District Level Administrator of the Year Impacting Student Achievement by the Nevada Association of School Boards. 

Tonight’s freeze watch is only the first step into the inevitability of colder temperatures. Expect temperatures hitting the mid-20s tonight and then down to the teens early Monday morning. Time for me to unhook the watering systems and decide what to do with those tomato plants.

Early in-person voting slowed down a tad on Wednesday with 941 people using a polling machine at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. A total of 3,836 voters have cast their ballots in Gardnerville so far. Polls are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday, and again 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Of the 9,831 total mailed ballots returned to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 9,711 have been accepted as of Wednesday evening, leaving 120 requiring signature cures of some sort. Visit for more information. The roving ballot box will be at Kahle Community Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Douglas had one new coronavirus case and three recoveries on Wednesday, lowering the active count to 34. You can find out more at

Today we’re looking at a high temperature of 64 degrees under sunny skies with the wind out of the north at 5-15 mph. Tonight’s low is supposed to hit 27.

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