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n The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the voter-approved Sustainable Growth Initiative growth cap Thursday in a 3-2 decision, but left the door open for further court proceedings. Page A1

n Jon-Jon, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 patrol dog, is to be memorialized Feb. 24 at an official service. Page A1

n More than 300 people showed up Tuesday at Gardnerville Elementary School's Multicultural Family Fun Night to sample tasty dishes from other cultures. Page A1

n It appears East Fork Township will stick with just one Justice of the Peace for the time being. The township has grown the point where state law automatically adds another seat, but Justice Jim EnEarl said Thursday he'll send a letter saying the caseload doesn't rate another seat. Page A1

n Five people were injured and Kingsbury Grade closed for an hour on Wednesday after a head-on collision near the top. Seatbelts helped keep the injuries from being life-threatening in the 2 p.m. wreck. Page A3


n Sierra Nevada Trading Co. opened in Minden, bringing groceries to the town for the first time in decades. Page A7

n Hurricane Katrina survivors, the Wetzel family, opened an art gallery in Minden. Page A7


n The Alpine County Visitors Center in Markleeville is chock full of helpful people, who provide information about California's least populated county. Page A8


n Two dogs and a cat from the Douglas County Animal Shelter found new homes after last week's Super Dog Saturday adoption event. Page B1

n Three Minden Elementary School fifth graders won cash prizes for their essays on patriotism. Page B1

n Carson Valley Sertoma hosts its 14th annual Chili Cook-off and Craft Fair April 22-23 at Carson Valley Inn. Page B1


n The Douglas girls' basketball team moved into third place this week and can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Wooster tonight. Page C1

n The Douglas boys' basketball saw its playoff hopes dashed at the hands of Reno High School, losing 79-61 Tuesday night. Page C1


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