Coming Friday

- The first campaign disclosure statements have been released for this year's elections. Republicans Rick Gardner and James Settelmeyer have accumulated the most in the District 39 Assembly race, but Democrat JoEtta Brown isn't far behind. Page A1

- Weevils are weed control experts' answer to controlling an infestation of the noxious weed Canada thistle in Carson Valley. About 1,200 weevils were released in several locations Aug. 3. Page A1

- Every school in the Douglas County School District was shown to have made adequate yearly progress, as part of the system of measuring students' and schools' progress in the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act. Page A1

- State health officials said to take protective measures such as using insect repellent and clearing standing water should be taken against the threat of West Nile virus. Page A1

- All Assembly 39 primary candidates discussed their platforms and answered questions from the Sierra Nevada Republican Women in their last appearance before Tuesday's primary election. Page A2

- Construction starts soon on a Bully's Sports Bar & Grill at the corner of highways 88 and 395. Plans are to open spring 2007. Page A2

- The Douglas County School Board voted to name the new high school sports facility Big George Athletic Complex after the benefactor who donated $1.725 million for its construction. Page A2

- As growth in Carson Valley encroaches on Minden-Tahoe Airport, officials there are feeling the pinch. Page A3

- Having breakfast for lunch at J. Marklee Toll Station in Markleeville. Page A8

- The World War II 357th Fighter Group held a reunion on July 8 at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. The "Yoxford Boys" are just a handful of pilots and crew who flew the P51 Mustangs that eventually brought the German Luftwaffe to its knees during World War II. Page B1

- The Hot August Nights Poker Run attracted 522 classic automobiles on Aug. 3 at Minden Park. Page B1

- Carson Valley AYSO has suspended practices for about a week while its practice fields throughout the Valley are being sprayed for mosquitoes. Page C1

- Two Douglas High School graduates won championships in separate extreme events this week. Matt Buyten claimed the gold medal in the X Games Step Up event and Paul Basagoitia won the Red Bull District Series mountain bike freestyle competition in Nuremburg, Germany. Page C1

- Tryouts for fall sports at Douglas High School start next week. Page C1


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