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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

More than 1,000 little ghouls and goblins passed down Trick-or-Treat Safety Street last night. Organizers gave away 15 of 16 bicycles and about 360 books during the night.

Douglas County commissioners today will hear presentations on the viability of a business science park, the Discovery Trail through the Pine Nuts, and the discuss expanding the Tahoe-Douglas District to provide drainage and water services. They meet 1 p.m. today in the Emergency Operations Center at 1694 County Road while their digs in the old county courthouse are being used for early voting.

Speaking of early voting, we should crack half the active electorate today, which exceeds a typical primary turnout by a mile. As on end of business on Wednesday, 49.8 percent of the county’s active voters cast a ballot either early or absentee. Early voting wraps up on Friday, and then we’re down to Election Day.

The storm looks like it’s breaking up over the Sierra crest and isn’t reforming until well to the east, so don’t expect too much moisture. If we get anything, it will be before 11 a.m. and will be sprinkles. Otherwise expect winds 10-15 mph to push the storm out and a high today near 62 degrees.