Coming Wednesday

- Six Carson Valley churches were tagged by vandals early Tuesday morning. Authorities are looking for a loud '80s or '90s Ford Explorer or similar vehicle in connection with the painting of graffiti at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carson Valley Methodist Church, St. Gall Catholic Church, Day Springs Christian Assembly, Hilltop Community Church and Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church. Page A1

-A 30-year-old Gardnerville woman will spend at least a decade in prison after she was sentenced for selling hallucinogenic mushrooms. Leslie Rayann Stein asked for a new attorney moments before the judge pronounced sentence on her on Monday. Page A1

-Casting for Recovery allowed 14 breast cancer survivors the chance to share their experiences and learn how to fly-fish at Barney's Flyfishing Ranch on Friday. Page A1

-A Douglas County school at Lake Tahoe will close, but the question of which school and when won't be resolved until next week's Douglas County School Board meeting. Page A1

-A $55,200 grant will help recruit and keep members of the Smith Valley Fire Protection District. Firefighters credited Rep. Jim Gibbons with bringing home the federal money. Page A2

-Washoe students at Meneley Elementary School and Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School were honored by the Washoe Tribe Education Department. Page A2

-A self-admitted career criminal was sentenced to five years in prison for taking $885 in alcohol and other goods from the Wal-Mart. Marc Paul Schachter, 39, of Reno, received the maximum sentence on Tuesday. Page A2

-A woman who is accused of ignoring her baby son's broken arm and leg had her sentencing delayed on a charge of felony child neglect. April Mastrian faces up to six years in prison in the case. Page A3

-Job's Peak Cottages, an energy-efficient senior gated community, begins construction on the first of 59 units in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Page A8

-The Sharkey Begovich Swing For a Cure took place for the fourth year, earning more than $42,000 so far at this year's golf tournament to help build the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center at the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus in Carson City. Swing For a Cure was an idea that came to Renea Louie after the death of her mother-in-law and Begovich, both from cancer. Page B1

-The Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center reception Friday was well attended. Residents, both old and new, were able to see the history of Carson Valley and the new Minden Centennial room, loaded with photos and Minden memorabilia. Page B1

- Former Douglas High baseball standout Shawn Estes, currently with the San Diego Padres, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery today. Page C1

- Shane Cauley, playing outfield for Chico State, played for the College World Series Division III championship Saturday. The Wildcats last 3-2 in extra innings. Page C1


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