Coming Friday

n A price tag of $1 million to complete the roundabout at County Road and Highway 395 has doubled from the original estimate. The Department of Transportation is expected to award the construction bid within two weeks. Page A1

n Full Circle Compost in Minden was awarded the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada's small business of the year award. The company works to get the community involved in converting and recycling green waste. Page A1

n Developers and Douglas County officials argued over Douglas County District Judge Dave Gamble's decision to block a proposed 366-home development in Clear Creek. The Nevada Supreme Court took the case under submission and will rule on it later. Page A1

n A plan for a new 302-home development in the Gardnerville Ranchos was approved by Douglas County's planning commission Tuesday. Rancho Sierra, an 80-acre site, is located at the south end of Tillman Lane. Page A1

n Height restrictions in Gardnerville and Minden for mixed-use commercial zoning will stay at 45 feet, despite urgings from county staff to raise them. Page A2

n Authorities are warning folks not to dip a toe into area rivers and streams until they warm up a little. Running fast and cold with snowmelt the water is pretty chilly and could do harm. Page A2

n A Gardnerville Ranchos man was jailed on $10,000 bail Wednesday, charged with aggravated stalking. Page A3

n A Douglas County jail inmate who escaped from the Lake Tahoe sheriff's substation while he was emptying trash was the county's first escapee in 25 years. Page A3

n The final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network on June 1. Pau-Wa-Lu eighth-grader Bonnie Slocum will represent Nevada in the competition. Page A7


n Want a grill, but don't feel like going to the home store? A Minden firm is offering grills for sale online or over the phone. Page A9


n Carson Valley native James Settelmeyer became the third Republican to seek District 39 Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick's seat. The difference? Hettrick accompanied Settelmeyer and his family to file in Carson City. Page A11


n Alpine County resident Nancy Thornburg will talk about fires at the Historical Society of Alpine County's spring quarterly meeting at Turtle Rock Park. Page A11


n Preschoolers paraded to the Washoe Tribe Health Center Wednesday, with Teddy bears in tow. The Teddy bear parade was part of a celebration for National Children's Mental Health Week. Page B1

n A Touch of Class crafters' group members got together Saturday to make candied pretzels for a good cause. One of their group members, Shelli Hodges, has breast cancer and the members decided to sell pretzels to help her pay her medical bills. Page B1

n LuJean Whitmore is proud to be "The probation officer that plays with dolls." The 53-year-old Carson Valley resident and former probation officer at Aurora Pines has been making dolls for almost 32 years. Page B1


n The Douglas baseball team used a 10-run third inning to stay alive in the Northern 4A Regional playoffs Wednesday afternoon with a 19-9 win over Reed. Page C1

n The Douglas golf team wrapped up the first day of the Northern 4A Regional golf tournament at Elko in seventh place. Page C1


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