The R-C Morning Report for Nov. 1
Genoa, Nev. — Early voting died back a little bit on Monday with only 944 people turning out to cast a ballot. If you were waiting for the lines to go down, now’s probably a good time. The polls will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the county courthouse through Friday.
Polls will be open 2-6 p.m. today at the Johnson Lane Fire Station on Stephanie Way if you’d like to vote closer to home. On Wednesday the voting road show goes back up to Kahle Community Center.
Early and absentee voting has hit 11,697 or just short of 40 percent of Douglas County’s active voters. Usually half of the electorate votes early or absentee, but we might hit a smidge over that number.
The deadline is 5 p.m. today to obtain an absentee ballot. Requests must be made in writing. The form is located at http://www.govotedouglas.com. Absentee ballots may be dropped off anytime up to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
A request for apartments on the site of the former Sierra Gourmet Grill will go back to Gardnerville Town Board members 4:30 p.m. today. Gardnerville meets at the town offices on Main Street.
So if someone else hands you the keys to a car that isn’t yours are you still stealing if you drive off in it. That will be one of the questions asked in District Court today in the case of Ronnie Rayon, 33, who is denying a charge that he took a car without permission after a valet handed him the keys.
There are road controls over Spooner Summit, but nothing on Kingsbury Grade so far this morning. I’d still take it easy, and perhaps delay travel over the grade for a bit if you can.
Expect a chance of showers this morning before 11 a.m. with partly cloudy skies and a high to 55 degrees. The wind picks up to 5-15 mph later, gusting to 25 mph.