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n Deputies Dan Nelson and Erik Eissinger have a lot in common. They both joined the Douglas County Sheriff's Office just over four years ago; both are married with two children each. And last December, a suspect with a gun forged a bond between them that the deputies say will last forever. Page A1

n Carson Valley ranchers are evaluating the effect implementation of growth control could have on their land values. Page A1

n Preparations are under way for the fourth annual Eagles and Agriculture Tour on Feb. 24-26 in Carson Valley. More than 700 people are expected to participate. Page A1

n A South Lake Tahoe man who admitted taking pictures in a men's rest room with his cell phone was sentenced Tuesday to one year in Douglas County Jail. Page A1

n Students use "Minden money" to become entrepreneurs for the night at Minden Elementary School's Math Night Thursday. Page A2

n A former Hawaii resident was sentenced Monday to six years in Nevada State Prison for a drunk driving accident that critically injured two men. Page A3

n Olympics offer Kingsbury Middle School students a geography lesson. Page A9

n Everyone from state employees to vendors providing services to different agencies saw a completely new look in checks issued by the state of Nevada beginning Monday. Page A9

n Kerry Dinardo was opening the garage door of her Minden home when she was bitten by a coyote on Saturday. Page A10

n Records for total winnings were set every month in 2005, resulting in an $11.65 billion total win for Nevada casinos - and another record. Page A10


n It's just another day for the Settelmeyer family, as they truck 4 tons of hay around the loop of the pasture with a herd of hungry cattle following anxiously. The Settelmeyers have been ranching here for more than a century. Page B1

n Valentines are for everyone, from dads to veterans:

Daughters celebrate by dancing with their fathers at the St. Gall Catholic Church Father/Daughter dance. Page B1


n Douglas' Shane Miller captured the wrestling team's first state championship in 12 years Saturday, winning the 189-pound title in dominant fashion. He finished the season with a remarkable 50-1 record. Page C1

n A pair of Tahoe doctors are working for the U.S. ski team at the Torino Olympics. Page C1


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