This morning the Business Council of Douglas County is hosting its annual Critical Issues Conference. Typically about 100 of the county's business leaders attend the conference, which features speakers on a variety of topics affecting business in the Valley this year. In the past we've tried to turn the story around for Wednesday's publication, but this year, I'll try letting the reporter sit through the day and then writing it up for Friday. The conference kicks off at 7 a.m. today with breakfast and wraps up at 1 p.m.
As Valley residents start covering their own gardens to keep their plants alive, the last farmers market prepares to go its way for the season as well. Tonight is the last Minden Farmers Market. The market is open 4-8 p.m. on Esmeralda Street. This morning, temperatures didn't quite get all the way down to freezing. In Genoa, I've got 33 degrees. The Meneley Elementary School weather station is reporting 37 degrees in the Gardnerville Ranchos. The county's thermometer shows 36 degrees in Minden. The weather for the week is sunny with highs in the 70s today through Thursday.
Continuing the Morning Report's just about perfect record of having defendants not appear for district court cases, Fidel Fuentes failed to show up for his sentencing on Monday. Fuentes had a deal to plead to a gross misdemeanor for his involvement as the passenger in a vehicle that rammed a Washoe Tribal Police unit last spring. Now he may have no deal.