The Oct. 29, 2020, Morning Report
Genoa, Nev. — There was a time when The R-C had a reporter whose job it was to ask when the Minden Schat’s Bakery next door to the COD Garage was going to open. Well, after a dozen years, the answer is 6 a.m. today. They’re limiting the number of folks in the bakery and per state order requiring masks and social distancing.
A Job Expo is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the CVIC Hall just up Esmeralda Avenue from the new Schat’s Bakery. Local employers and staffing agencies will be there.
Another 872 Douglas residents voted early in-person on Wednesday bringing the total to 8,418. Voting machines are available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.
According to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 964 mailed ballots were returned on Wednesday. A total of 23,809 voters have already made their decision and we’re probably looking at roughly another 3,000 before Election Day.
I got turned around on the numbers in today’s print election story and underreported the turnout significantly. It’s fixed online. We’re looking at 63 percent turnout, according to the latest figures from the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. My editor’s brain may have been surprised at how many people have voted already, because it’s a lot.
The roving ballot box is in Topaz Ranch Estates 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fish Springs 3-6 p.m. today. Ballots may also be dropped off at the courthouse or the Community Center.
Traffic was steady at a drive-through flu and coronavirus testing clinic at Carson Valley Middle School on Wednesday. Douglas saw six new cases and 10 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing us to 32. It was Carson’s turn for a spike on Wednesday with 26 new cases, bringing the capital to 74, according to Carson City Health and Human Service.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 70 degrees and the wind out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. The low tonight is expected to hit 26.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org