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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

Douglas County’s jobless rate dropped to 13.8 percent, mainly due to a 550-worker decrease in total employment in September, according to the Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation. The number of jobless decreased as well, dropping 120 to 2,910. The total labor force dropped to its lowest level since May. Statewide the seasonably adjusted rate was 13.4 percent.

The California Highway Patrol and Mono County deputies responded on Thursday morning to a report of shots fired in Chalfant, located 14 miles north of Bishop, to find a homeowner had tossed live ammunition into a burn barrel fire. The ammunition was cooking off while deputies were talking to the man. He was allegedly found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and taken to jail in Bridgeport.

Today’s weather is forecast to be sunny with a high of 72 degrees. The wind will be calm, picking up in the afternoon. It looks like the freeze is delayed for another couple of days to Monday. We may see a temperature drop next week with the high dropping down into the mid 50s and low at 24 by Tuesday.