Coming Friday

- Minden-Tahoe Airport's air tanker base could be moved to Reno Stead Airport by next fire season as a result of cuts to the Bureau of Land Management's budget. Members of the Airport Advisory Committee told residents to talk to their congressional representatives about the issue. Page A1

- More than 200 visitors showed up to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office open house Tuesday. Residents got fingerprinted and watched demonstrations by Search and Rescue and the canine unit. Page A1

- Pinon Hills Elementary School's Susan Moore is 2006 Teacher of the Year. The sixth-grade teacher educates in such a way that her students don't even realize they're learning. Page A1

- A former emergency room physician wants his conviction for kidnapping and drugging his ex-wife overturned. Richard Conte is eligible for parole June 18, 2008. Page A1

- Genoans hope to move forward with repairs to flood damaged streets before the rest of the state. The town has to have the work done before the main part of tourist season and estimates are that federal money won't be available until August or September. Page A2

- Zephyr Cove attorney Rick Gardner became the first person to file for Gardnerville resident Lynn Hettrick's seat on the Nevada Assembly. The former planning commissioner is a Republican. Page A2

- A covered wagon will go on display at Jacks Valley Elementary School's history walk. The wagon's arrival is the centerpiece of the school's Join Hands Celebration. Page A3

- Two teenagers who walked away from China Spring Youth Camp were arrested in Minden on Monday morning. The wet, muddy boys were trying to call their parents. Page A3

- 80-year-old Minden resident Adele Bachman took a ride in a warbird on Saturday. The former pilot was still flying long after the plane landed. Page A4

- Anglers, artists and rafters are gathering along the Carson River's East Fork to celebrate spring along the water near Markleeville. Page A5

- Villa san Marcel is a new restaurant in Minden. Chef Choux said it's not a spaghetti-and-meatballs-red-and-white-tablecloth kind of Italian restaurant. Page A9

- Nevada drivers face all-time record high prices for gasoline. Prices topped $3.35 on Wednesday. Page A9


- Max Jones' family is celebrating his 90th birthday with a party and open house on May 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gardnerville. Jones is most known for the Gardnerville Food Store that he and his wife Lura owned from 1940-1963. Page B1

- Dakota Stephan, a ninth-grader at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, is one of 60 Northern Nevada residents who will go to China on July 4. She is a student ambassador for People to People. Page B3

- Pau-Wa-Lu drama students will present "And Then There Was One" today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. For information, call 265-4138. Page B6

- The Douglas High School softball team clinched a playoff spot in dramatic fashion Tuesday, coming back to defeat Wooster in the regular-season finale. Page C1

- The Lady Tiger junior varsity softball team completed an undefeated season Monday afternoon, topping Wooster 5-0. Page C1

- Douglas High School runners Whitney Lindsey and David Williams won the team relay portion of last weekend's Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon. Page C1


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