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• Trenching is scheduled to begin Monday to bury utility lines between Church and Mill streets in Gardnerville. The work is designed to help improve downtown by removing overhead powerlines. Page A1

• A bill before the Senate Government Affairs Committee could submarine Douglas County's effort to establish a limit on growth. Senate Bill 510 gets its first hearing 1:30 p.m. today. Page A1

• An unemployed laborer was held on $45,000 bail accused of causing severe burns and nerve damage to a 22-year-old Gardnerville man after he allegedly set the victim's leg on fire at a party as a prank. Page A1

• The U.S. Forest Service Land at the Dresslerville Pit is looking like a public dump site so a cleanup day is planned by Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. Volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately and meet at the south end of Tillman Lane in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Page A1

• The Carson Valley 20-30 Club will host its annual Easter Egg hunt 1 p.m. Sunday. The club will start dyeing 400 dozen eggs for the event Friday night. The eggs are donated by Smith's supermarket. Two Guys from Italy is providing a place to dye eggs and Shady Grove Coffee Co. is providing the beverages. The hunt is for three age categories broken down as ages 0-3, 4-6 and 7-11. Each age group has a chance at prize eggs. Page A2

• Former Gardnerville resident Justin Stegemann died March 29 with his family around him. He was 17. Page A2

• The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts at World Gym that has netted thieves car keys, wallets, cell phones - even a pair of men's pants. Page A3

• Bail was lowered Tuesday for a 22-year-old ex-felon accused of shooting up windows. David Scott Killen also complained that jailers withheld toilet paper from him. Page A3

• George Bariames, 41, now living in Las Vegas, was released from probation Monday, closing a chapter in a case which began when deputies found his dead wife on the floor of their Lake Tahoe apartment and the couple's infant son severely malnourished. Page A3


• C & Company has expanded with more staff and services to become C & Company Salon and Day Spa. They have moved to new digs at 1577 Third St., Minden. Page A8

• Brian C. Palmer is one of the 200 employees out of a force of 300,000 who are General Electric's corporate officers. He was named vice president, Optimization and Control-Energy on Thursday. Page A8


• Fly-fishing is more popular than ever, according to members of the Gardnerville-based High Sierra Fly Casters. On March 18, 15 of the more than 100 members tried their luck in the club's "home waters" at the Rosaschi Ranch along the East Walker River. Page B1


• The Douglas High baseball team split a doubleheader with Reno Saturday to take control of the Sierra League race. Page C1

• The Douglas track team had a successful weekend at the Outer Relays in Fallon. Page C1


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