Coming Wednesday

- Fire investigators say faulty wiring appears to be the cause of a Feb. 2 car fire that resulted in the death of Douglas County drug dog, Jon-Jon. The county has retained an independent attorney to seek compensation from Ford Motor Co., should it be confirmed the cause of the fire was the result of work done by the company or its subcontractor. Page A1

- Longtime Carson Valley broadcaster Lloyd Higuera says he will seek a seat on the Douglas County commission now held by David Brady. Higuera, a Republican, was one of nine people who sought appointment to the seat vacated by Jacques Etchegoyhen in February 2005. Page A1

- Small business owners learned how to attract visitors with attention to signs at a presentation sponsored by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce on March 30. Page A1

- A memorial service is 10 a.m. Thursday for longtime Carson Valley artist James Lawrence who died April 7 at the age of 95. Page A1

- Paris came to Minden on Friday when Douglas High School French students participated in a French village as part of a test on how well they learned the language. Page A2

- Rock 'n' roll memorabilia, including backstage passes from Kiss, ZZ Top and Van Halen was reported taken from a home on James Road sometime before April 6 while the owner was away. Page A2

- A Bay area MC accused of slashing two Harvey's security guards denied the charges on Monday. A July 25 trial date was set for Justin M. Ready, also known as MC Fader. Page A3

- Valley artists, Reiko Hervin and Jan Rollenhagen, are honored with gallery showings in New York City this month. Both are members of the Carson Valley Art Association. Page B1

- The Carson Valley Community Food Closet opened its doors Saturday to offer crafts made by the organization's crafters. Page B1

- D.J. Brady tossed a no-hitter, the second of his high school career, Saturday against South Tahoe. He fanned 15 batters and walked none as Douglas picked up a 2-0 win. Page C1

- The Douglas High School track team took fourth place at the prestigious Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational over the weekend. Page C1

- The Carson/Douglas High School Rodeo enjoyed two well-attended and successful days at the Douglas County Fairgrounds over the weekend. Page C1


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