Coming Wednesday

- Appointed to fill out Jacques Etchegoyhen's term, commissioner David Brady announced Monday he will seek to win the position in his own right. So far, it looks like Brady will face former KGVM owner Lloyd Higuera. Official filing for office begins on Monday. Page A1

- A Gardnerville woman found a bird's nest in the engine compartment of her Toyota Tacoma pickup on Monday. Sharon DeCarlo went to give a friend a jump start and discovered five delicate blue eggs under the hood of her truck. Page A1

- The man who took a 24-foot U-Haul moving van on a joyride in the summer of 2004 will probably spend at least the summer of 2006 in prison. Roderick MacLeod, 21, was ordered to serve 1-4 years after probation officials said he continues to drink heavily despite orders to the contrary. Page A1

- Five wild horses that lived in the Pine Nuts will have new homes thanks to the efforts of the Fish Springs Wild Horse Posse. Page A1

- When it comes to duck stamps, it's all about the ducks, according to state winner Niles Crow. Douglas County students took pen, crayon and whatever other writing implement they favored to enter the annual contest. Page A2

- Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley presented the eighth annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase on Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. There were four winners, with Rachel Jackson taking first place and the "people's choice" award for singing the song "Home," from "Beauty and the Beast." Page B1

- Carson Valley Community Theatre's play "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" opens Friday at the CVIC Hall. Neil Simon's female version of the 1965 Tony Award winning comedy "The Odd Couple" first opened in 1985, starring Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. Page B2

- The Sierra Philharmonic League is looking for new members who would like to be part of and help during a free, patriotic music celebration and auction on the Fourth of July. The league has put on the "Pops in the Park" Music Celebration and auction at the Mormon Station State Historic Park for the past 23 years. Page B2

- Whittell High School students take the honors in the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Art Contest. The first-place winner will now go on to state competition. Page B7

- Two former Douglas volleyball standouts will play at the college level next season. Monica Knight has signed with Hofstra University and Whitney Estes has committed to play for Grand Canyon University. Page C1

- A skateboard competition has been scheduled during Carson Valley Days at Herbig Park across from Lampe. Proceeds from the competition will go to the proposed Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley. Page C1


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