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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

Taxable sales were up 6 percent in Douglas County in May compared to the previous year. Douglas merchants reported $44.38 million in sales up from $41.86 million in 2011. Douglas largest category, food services and drinking places saw a 7.6 percent increase to $9.12 million. Its second largest category, general merchandise stores also saw a smaller, 1.8 percent increase. In third place, building material and garden equipment was essentially flat at a .1 percent decrease. Food and beverage stores saw a 20.6 percent increase while the fifth largest category, merchant wholesalers of durable goods posted its first lost in a year, dropping 5.7 percent to $2.55 million.

Authorities are searching for a Carson City doctor who went missing during a solo climb of 14,000-foot Norman Clide Peak in the John Muir Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest, according to the Associated Press. Dr. Gary Dankworth, 60, was on his way to climb the peak on Saturday. Members of his party sought help when he failed to return by Sunday morning.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is hosting an agricultural innovation seminar tonight on weed control 6-8 p.m. at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Extension Educator Steve Lewis will be making the presentation. For more information call 782-9960 or visit

Today’s weather will be sunny and warm with a high around 95 degrees. Expect a light west wind 10-15 mph in the morning, gusting to 25 mph. So far this summer, there’s only been one reading in Minden of 100 degrees, but by the weekend, I bet it will have company.