Coming Wednesday

- One man died in an explosion and fire that rocked the neighborhood on Manhattan Way in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Page A1

- More than 500 people attended the memorial services of Alex Haas and Tim Coleman at Hilltop Community Church on Saturday. The cause of death for the 2005 Douglas High School graduates, both 19, is still under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Page A1

- Hundreds of people are expected to pack Minden Park on Friday for a memorial service honoring State Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen who died July 26 at his residence. Page A1

- Five Nevada governors reflect on Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen's service to his constituents during his 40 years in office. Page A1

- Early voting started Saturday at a steady rate that has Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Griffin-Reed hopeful summer doldrums won't apply to voting, too. Ballots aren't the only things dropping, as the state conducted a political sign sweep. Page A2

- Commissioners could endorse an application for funding to preserve 118 acres of the Knox Johnson Ranch, located off Mottsville Lane in Gardnerville. Page A2

- A Ruhenstroth woman who repaid nearly $140,000 she admitted embezzling from her former employer was sentenced Monday to 90 days in Douglas County Jail. Page A3

- The family-owned Aqua Tech Pool & Spa Service and Repair is open for business in Carson Valley. Chris Patton has 10 years' experience servicing all makes of spas. Page A10

- The foothills went back to the days of knights and nobles on Saturday and Sunday with the Genoa Renaissance Faire. High points were a belly dancer, merchants from countries throughout "Europe," water torture, sword fighting and a fire eater. Page B1

- A "miracle dog" lived through a hit-and-run that took place Friday. The owner, from Santa Cruz, paid dearly, but said it is a blessing that his dog lived at all. Page B2

- The Douglas High School football field will most likely not be ready for the home opener against McQueen Sept. 8. School officials are hoping the $2 million renovation of the facility, complete with artificial turf and an all-weather track, will be complete by the Oct. 6 homecoming game. Page C1

- Silver State Academy of Yerington took the top two places in Rite of Passage's Run, Ride, Swim, Survive event. Page C1


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