The end of the summer season was generally good for Douglas County merchants.
According to the Nevada Department of Taxation, county merchants raked in $54.9 million in taxable sales for the month of August versus $49.6 million in the same month the year before - a 10.7 percent increase.
In the current fiscal year to date, the county has posted nearly $108 million versus $102 million in the same time period a year ago - a 5.5 percent increase.
The manufacturing sector had some interesting sales trends.
Food manufacturing was up 203 percent for the month, posting $252,990. Petroleum and …