• Tales of roundabout gaffes are already circulating the Carson Valley and have prompted the need for a primer on how to use a roundabout to protect life and property. Page A1

• With the best early voting numbers in four years, officials are hopeful that voter turnout will far exceed earlier dismal predictions. Page A1

• Residents interested in finding out how to market Carson Valley to tourists brainstormed to come up with a brand the area could be known for at a two-day workshop on Aug. 8 and 9. Page A1

• In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Douglas County resident John McDougal volunteered with the Red Cross in both San Antonio and New Orleans. He's still volunteering and loving it. Page A1

• A Gardnerville woman tested positive for alcohol during a court appearance Monday for a driving under the influence charge. Page A3

• The final suspect in a northern Douglas County burglary ring is to appear in East Fork Justice Court today. Page A3

• Lori Lawry helps prepare a home to sell faster and for more money with her Set the Stage Home Staging business. Page A8

• No job is too small for Elmers' Maintenance. Terry Elmer helps people with small construction projects and hauling. Page A9

• Low-maintenance materials such as Alumnawood and Trex are used by the Shade Concepts crew to create personalized patios, decks and sun rooms in Carson Valley. Page A9


• The Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Carson Valley held a fundraiser earlier this month, raising approximately $85,000 for autistic children. FEAT treasurer Wendi Fauria and her brother, FEAT president Greg Semas, are hoping to make enough money to build a center for autistic children some day. Page B1

• The Valley Cruisers Car Club's Main Street Event begins Friday and lasts through the weekend on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. This is the 19th year the local car club has sponsored this classic car show, automobile sales and dinner event. Page B3


• The Douglas Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee football team won the coveted national sportsmanship award for the character it showed at last year's national championships in Orlando, Fla. Page C1

• Carson Valley ninth-grader Greg Coleman won the Northern Nevada Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions last week in Dayton. Page C1


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