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• Gardnerville resident Ronald John Smith was acquitted of four charges of sexual assualt on a child under the age of 14 on Tuesday after the jury deliberated for 13 hours. Paged A1

• A Gardnerville woman portrays her grandmother, a German immigrant who arrived in Carson Valley the year Minden became a town, 1906. Debbie Byers will be portraying Auguste Hellwinkel for Student Day at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center on May 5. Page A1

• About 20 high school students from Carson Valley and Carson City toured Bing Gravel Pit and Heritage Nevada home site as part of a program that teaches them about construction. Page A1

• Nevada residents aged 62 and older have until April 30 to sign up for a $500 rebate on their property taxes or rent through Nevada's State Division of Aging Services. Page A2

• Old Town Antiques property has been sold and the 25-30 dealers who rented space there were given 10-days' notice to move. There are no known plans on what the new owners have in mind for the property. Page A2

• More than 2,900 Sierra Pacific customers from the Gardnerville Ranchos to Woodfords were without power Tuesday after a power line at the Pine Nut substation south of Gardnerville locked out. Page A2

• An admitted cocaine trafficker was sentenced to 13 years in Nevada State Prison on Tuesday. Enrique Rojas-Guzman must serve a minimum of 35 months before he is eligible for parole. Page A3

• A 14-year-old Ranchos boy was cited after allegedly taking his father's pickup on a joyride that ended with it on fire. Page A3

• Nevada Republicans elected a former state senator and broadcaster as their new chairwoman. Las Vegan Sue Lowden was named to lead the state party. Page A9


• World Gym in Minden is under the new ownership of Kenny Lommori who said he's ready to listen to the members who want new equipment, more classes and better customer service. Page A10

• A study commissioned by the Builders Association of Northern Nevada estimates that one new job will result for each new house built in the region in the next 10 years. Page A11


• Long rider, Bernice Ende, takes some time to rest during her 5,000 mile horseback adventure with the Wise family at Topaz Lake and the Settelmeyer family in Carson Valley. She talks with everyone she meets about her experiences along the trail. Page B1


• The Douglas High Track & Field team turned in a successful day in Chico, Calif., over the weekend. Sophomore Taylor Biaggi won the girls' open 3,200. Page C1

• The Douglas baseball team swept a doubleheader from Carson Saturday, getting a couple of late clutch hits to score a comeback win in game two. Page C1


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