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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear a report on the progress of the new jail construction and a plan to integrate Sunrise Estates back into the East Valley water system. Putting the two water systems together would mean a $2 average increase for East Valley users by 2014 if the county uses reserves and grant funding to pay for a pipeline to Sunrise Estates. It means a roughly $7 a month increase if it the county has to fund the pipeline with a bond. The average monthly bill is based on a ¾-inch connection and use of 18,000 gallons a month. Commissioners meet 1 p.m. today in the historic Minden courthouse.

A Carson man who entered his ex-girlfriend’s home on July 9 and started hitting a man he found there with a flashlight will serve consecutive 180 day sentences for trespassing and battery. Keith Watrous, 39, was stabbed with a kitchen knife during the altercation and took off in the woman’s vehicle. He appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday. He also has to pay $3,654 in restitution to the victim.

Expect scattered showers today as our cut-off low starts to move off to the east. Most of the rain on Wednesday fell north and east of us. The National Weather Service is reporting that so far Reno has had the third wettest October on record with 1.71 inches, so far. I figure we’re pretty close there.