n A new paint job and new carpet are in store for Gardnerville's Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center after the state awarded a $36,000 grant. Carson Valley Historical Society President Grace Bower got official notice of the award on Thursday morning. Page A1

n Douglas High School's speech and debate team brought several trophies home from a tournament held in Elko March 3-4. They compete in the state tournament at the University of Nevada, Reno, March 17-18. Page A1

n Gardnerville resident Virginia Christensen will be retiring as a llama judge this month and will be honored by her peers at a March 17-19 show. Page A1

n Fake $50 and $20 bills prompted a call from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for residents to keep an eye on the money they receive. Page A1

n A Douglas County deputy said he may resign rather than wait for administrative action to be taken. Deputy Adam Spoon said he believes he was in danger on Sept. 24 when he drew his sidearm during a confrontation while he was off-duty. Page A2

n Beer-swilling burglars raided a north county home, partaking of pizza and watching an adult video during a lull in the March 3 break-in. Page A2


n A new physical therapy and fitness business has opened in Minden Village. Bodywise Physical Therapy-Fitness owner Monique Haviland is having a grand opening this afternoon at the business on 1667 Lucerne Drive, Suite B. Page A7


n It's March, but as winter clings on in Alpine County, Gina Gigli explores ways residents find to chase away the blues until blue skies return. Page A9


n The Douglas County Historical Society honors Carson Valley women for the "Footsteps in History" project at 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorabilia of the honorees and refreshments will be served at a reception at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Page B1

n "Every Seventeen Minutes...," a student-directed drama, is presented by the Douglas High School drama club March 16-18. Page B1


n The Douglas baseball team has four seniors and a load of underclassmen heading into the 2006 season. The Tigers will attempt to defend their 2005 Sierra League title with a balance of power hitters and scrappers at the plate. Page C1

n Nick Cohee took fifth place at the Pontiac Grand Prix at Silver Star, British Columbia recently. Page C1


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