n The Town of Minden has invited state Department of Transportation officials to hold a public meeting at the CVIC Hall to get residents' input on a controversial roundabout planned for County Road and Highway 88. Page A1

n The Sustainable Growth Initiative Committee is hosting a water symposium at 9 a.m. Saturday at Douglas High School. Page A1

n A host of Douglas County elementary school students is headed for the Western Nevada Regional Science Fair in Reno. Page A1

n Twelve Sierra Crest Academy students are going to Washington, D.C. Page A1

n Residents of Minden will pay more for water and trash pickup beginning July 1. Page A1

n Members of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District voted to uphold the annexation agreement that holds Rocky Terrace Estates to 20 sewer and water permits for their development. The developers had hoped for an amendment to allow 70 more permits. Page A2

n Douglas County officials are awaiting fingerprints to determine if a suspect in a methamphetamine seizure is who he says he is. Page A3

n A suspect in a fatal traffic accident is set to appear March 14 in District Court to enter a plea to two felony charges in the death last December of a 42-year-old Gardnerville woman. Page A3


n Meneley Elementary School students put their hearts and souls into poetry, which they recited at the Northern Nevada Pony Espresso on Friday. Page B1

n Seniors celebrated Fat Tuesday by donning feathered masks at the Douglas County Senior Center. The Mardi Gras tradition began "a long, long time ago," according to the Web site mardigras.neworleans.com, which gives a Mardi Gras history timeline. Page B1

n The Little Miss Douglas County Pageant took place Saturday at the Dance Workshop Studio. The results are in, with winners in 12 categories. Page B2


n Keith Olson and Monica Knight each received first-team All-Northern 4A recognition for their play during the 2005-06 basketball season. Page C1

n Former Douglas High standout Chad Cooke has been named an assistant baseball coach at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Page C1

n The Douglas High School cheerleaders will compete in the state championships Saturday at Carson High School at 2:40 p.m. Page C1


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