The Oct. 23, 2020, R-C Morning Report |

The Oct. 23, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Residents wait in line at the polls on Oct. 17 for the first day of in-person early voting. Polls are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tara Addeo

Genoa, Nev. — According to the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 15,799 residents have voted with only a dozen days left to Election Day. That’s 41 percent of the ballots the Clerk mailed out on Sept. 24. 

The deadline for the last letters to the editor page before the Election is noon Monday. If you’ve written a letter and you haven’t heard from me or seen it in print, send it again to the email below.

The R-C is not running any letters containing October surprises six days before the election, but folks are welcome to indicate their support for a candidate.

While not everyplace in Carson Valley experienced a hard freeze this morning, it was 21 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport at 5 a.m. The freeze warning expires at 8 a.m.

If you dodged the freeze this morning, take the hint and drain your irrigation systems today and Saturday before the temperature drops into the teens thanks to a cold front rolling in on Sunday.

I don’t know if there are any spots left, but Carson Valley Swim Center is hosting a Flick and Float 6-8 p.m. today. Call 782-8840 to check Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for adults. Tubes are available for rent and pizza for sale. I’m not supposed to say what movie, but it could be a Pixar Halloween-related cartoon.

Speaking of Halloween, next week is fall break for the Douglas County School District, which will mostly affect the rest of us because the buses won’t be on the road.

There are only two more weekends of Fright at the Fairgrounds, which is Friday and Saturday nights. Masks are required, but organizers are asking that no one wear costumes.

Douglas had three new cases of the coronavirus and five recoveries, which health officials say is the right direction. We are at 32 cases as of Thursday night with 358 recoveries and a death.

Despite all the warnings and statements, the forecast for today and Saturday isn’t too bad, with a high today of 68 degrees and a 5 mph northerly breeze in the afternoon. Saturday will be warmer but windier, with 71 degrees and the wind out of the southeast at 5-15 mph.

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