n Two Douglas County sheriff's deputies were honored Monday for bravery at a ceremony attended by family, colleagues and about 150 members of the public. Page A1

n Douglas County commissioners are to take up the community's growth cap at Thursday's meeting. Page A1

n Removal of a large gravel bar to increase the channel on the East Fork of the Carson River was completed just ahead of Monday's storm. Page A1

n Family and friends are calling for a grand jury investigation into the death of Markleeville resident Bill McKinnon. Page A1

n Pau-Wa-Lu and Carson Valley middle school students represented Gardnerville in the regional Mathcounts competition in Reno Feb. 18. The Carson Valley team will go on to the state contest in March. Page A2

n Meneley Elementary School students jump into March Movement Month with a Jump Rope for Heart event at 1:30 p.m. today. Page A2

n The agriculture and mechanics departments at Douglas High School received a $30,000 grant to build a greenhouse. The students did the work themselves and hope to have the project completed this month. Page A2

n A Minden teenager who could have received life in prison for trafficking in cocaine was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended 10-year prison term that includes one year in Douglas County Jail. Page A3

n A 44-year-old South County resident was sentenced Tuesday to either complete Western Regional drug court or face four years in Nevada State Prison. Page A3


n Girls Scouts from 21 troops attended Thinking Day at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church on Friday. Each group served the food from a country of their choice and showed how the people in that country get exercise, to promote a worldwide campaign for healthy eating and exercise. Page B1

n The Dakota Organization presented Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," last weekend and will again this coming weekend. The crowd seemed pleased at the production. Page B1


n Douglas' Holden Sapp won a share of the state skiing title Sunday with his combined runs in the slalom and giant slalom at Mount Rose. Sapp tied with Wooster's Matt Trabert for top honors. Page C1

n The Gardnerville Tumbleweeds competitive gymnastics team is preparing for the state championships, to be held in Las Vegas later this month. The Tumbleweeds have enjoyed a successful season so far.

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