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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

A stand of four cottonwood trees at Second Street and Mono Avenue will come down after Minden received a request from the homeowner. Town arborist Greg Hill estimated they were about 75 years old, and that he was able to put a 4-foot probe into one of them without any resistance. He told town board members that as the cottonwoods age, they tend to rot from the inside out. The town will pay $3,600 to take the trees down.

Douglas County commissioners are meeting 1 p.m. today on a variety of contentious topics, including a plan to consolidate the Valley water companies, a request to allow driveways on the as yet unbuilt Heybourne Road in Gardnerville and the public lands bill. The first part of the meeting times out at just over 3 and a half hours before the 5 p.m. water consolidation session. Commissioners meet in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St. in Minden.

Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies and light breezes. The high, however, is not expected to crack 50 degrees. There’s a hint of moisture in the forecast for next Tuesday.