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n Damage to riverbanks in Carson Valley could mean more flooding with the spring melt-off, were it not for the efforts of county officials and the Carson Valley Conservation District. Page A1

n Voters will be asked to approve a quarter-cent increase in sales tax this November, the money used to fund a new senior center and more in Douglas County. Page A1

n Douglas High School agricultural class students present a play based on Gilligan's Island to demonstrate the pros and cons of the use of biodiesel fuel. Page A1

n The memorial service scheduled for Jon-Jon the Douglas County Sheriff's Office drug canine will be something to behold. Page A1

n Five people arrested in connection with an attempt to sell a half-pound of methamphetamine will appear in court today. All five were arrested in a drug sting Friday morning in Indian Hills. Page A1

n Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School Leadership Class students got involved with community and school projects by giving a tobacco awareness presentation to Scarselli Elementary School students. Page A2

n A former Carson Valley woman was killed in a vehicle accident on Monday afternoon. Rachel Lynn French, 19, was killed when her vehicle was hit from behind at Airport Road and Highway 50 in Carson City. Page A3

n An 18-year-old Douglas High School student was rescued after her vehicle hit a patch of ice on Feb. 15 and skidded into a canal on Highway 88. Valerie Moore thanked community members who came to her aid. Page A3


n A 2004 Douglas High School graduate was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2006 in November and is headed to the Miss USA competition in Baltimore, Md., in April. Lauren Scyphers, 20, is following her dream, according to her mother, Patty Scyphers of Gardnerville. Page B1

n To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Snowshoe Thompson's initial mail run from Placerville to Genoa, events will occur March 11 in Hope Valley and Genoa. A morning cross country ski and snowshoe tour will take place at the Hope Valley Outdoor Center and a celebration of Snowshoe's life will take place at Genoa Town Hall later in the day. Page B1

n Among the 27 Carson Valley artists awarded at the Nevada Artists Association Members Only Winter Show, was Mary Sandhagen of Minden. Sandhagen won the best of show award for her watercolor titled "Sea Spray." Page B1


n A memorial service for former Douglas High football standout Kevin Lehr was conducted Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. Page C1


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