• Officials want to redistribute county property taxes to meet Douglas County's needs. The tentative budget is balanced at $151 million but social services are stressed. Page A1

• Because he was found to suffer from dementia, the prosecution of an 80-year-old man charged in the traffic death of a Carson Valley teenager will be deferred for one year. Page A1

• American International Tooling Inc. manufactures can seaming tools is moving to new shop in Minden's Carson Valley Business Park. Page A1

• Funds have been put aside and plans are in the works for the Army ROTC program to come to Douglas High School by fall 2006. Page A1

• Plein air artist Randall Sexton lectured at Davis Gallery of Fine Art's monthly "Meet the Artist" reception in Genoa April 6. Page A2

• Acid draining from the Leviathan Mine is being treated to reduce the level of metals but untreated drainage continues to flow into the creek from the ARCO-owned site. Page A2

• Two Valley residents received telephone solicitations for charities on Wednesday. Authorities remind people to be careful not to give out personal information. Page A3

• A $250 reward is being offered for information leading to those responsible for graffiti at Gardnerville's Town Hall and Heritage Park during the weekend of April 8-9. Page A3


• A new art gallery has opened in Minden Village. Artisans International features art from all over the world. Page A8


• In rural Fredericksburg, on a small, rustic ranch, the Comstock Cowboys practice, play and record their music. Page A9

• Indian Creek Reservoir Campground will open April 28. Page A9


• Valley T'ai Chi and QiGong practitioners prepare for World T'ai Chi and QiGong Day. Saturday at Minden Town Park at least 100 people will join with T'ai Chi practitioners from Shanghai to Kansas City to Minden to exhibit the movements of the ancient Chinese art form, performed between 10 a.m. and noon all over the world. Page B1

• Local bands rocked the Douglas County Fairgrounds at Battle of the Bands last weekend. Awards were given to the three most outstanding musicians of the night. Page B1

• Four years ago Beverly Caputo moved to Carson Valley from Los Angeles, where she had created interior thematic designs of new attractions and character design concepts for Disney and Universal Studios. Caputo's latest endeavor is a mural of Kit Carson illustrating highlights of his life, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Page B1


• Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort unveiled its new GLX2 campaign Wednesday. The club is promoting its Lakes course and Resort course to groups looking to play more in one day. Page C1

• Pop Warner football and cheerleading sign-ups open today at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Page C1


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