Coming Friday

- Everything you wanted to know about the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Highway 88 and County Road may be answered at the CVIC Hall in Minden at 7 p.m. March 29. The Nevada Department of Transportation will make a presentation of the traffic device and answer questions at the public meeting. Page A1

- A new ordinance proposal about the number of dogs allowed per household will be presented to county commissioners early next month. A Douglas County ordinance presently allows three dogs but the number may be increased to six dogs per household. Page A1

- Randy Dowell has a chance to win $1,000 at the Rotary Club's music contest in Sparks May 6. The Carson Valley Middle School ninth-grade took first place in the area contest with his drum composition featuring the theme from "Law and Order" and some Iron Maiden music. Page A1

- Douglas County School Board officials decided Tuesday one of the district's lake schools will have to close because of declining student enrollment. The consolidation issue will be decided in June when board members recommend either Zephyr Cove Elementary or Kingsbury Middle School should close. Page A1

- Douglas County schools are prepared for a disaster should one occur in one of the schools. Page A2

- A Lake Tahoe man faces 20 years in prison after he admitted using methamphetamine before driving and causing an accident. Page A3


- Silver Spirit All-Stars Cheer and Dance Club owner Paige Young said there's no experience needed to be on the squad at the year-round cheer, dance and tumbling club. Registration starts April 11 at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation annex. Page A8

- Pony Espresso Cafe and Bakery will be closing at the end of the month. Owner Gary Moss hopes to find an energetic person so the service is not lost in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Page A8


- The bus offers a link between Markleeville and the outside world whether it is stormy or nice. Page A9

- Carson Valley Middle School drama students have perfected shiverin' their timbers and will bring Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" to life at Douglas High's theater March 23-25. Page B1

- "Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy!" is presented by the Douglas High School drama club at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday in the school's theater. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Page B1

- The Douglas swim team hosts Carson today. Both the Tiger swimmers and divers have been preparing for the 2006 campaign. Page C1

- Shane Miller, who won the 189-pound state wrestling championship last month, heads to the national finals next week. He has been working out with Carson head coach Casey Schweitzer. Page C1


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