Coming Wednesday

- The sixth-grade students at Pinon Hills Elementary School were the first to complete an eight-week guidance lesson in how to protect themselves from bullying. A grant from the Smallwood Foundation made it possible that all sixth-graders in Douglas County will receive the same training. Page A1

- District Judge Michael Gibbons appointed Minden lawyer Jennifer Yturbide to represent convicted bank robber Steven Simmons, 27, at his March 12 sentencing for the Nov. 22, 2005, robbery of the Minden Bank of America. Simmons said he wanted to fire Tod Young after he accused Young of "a dirty trick" in closing arguments in Simmons' trial. Page A1

- So far this has been the second driest winter since 1909, but there may be a change for the wetter starting today as a tropical weather pattern puts the beat-down on the high pressure ridge that has kept Carson Valley dry for the past few weeks. Page A1

- Douglas High School graduate Adam Gardner received his masters of science in chemical engineering and is contemplating whether to pursue a doctorate or join a firm. Adam's conducting research into using computers to mimic molecular interactions while he serves as a teaching assistant at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the son of Janna Smith of Johnson Lane and Ron Gardner of Jacks Valley. Page A2

- A 19-year-old Gardnerville man, sentenced two weeks ago to Nevada State Prison for theft, pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary, an offense that could add 10 years to his four-year sentence. Beau Glave, whose criminal contact with Douglas County began at age 8, told District Judge Dave Gamble he stole items to support his drug additions when officials believed he was in a in-patient treatment program in California. Page A3

- District Judge Dave Gamble authorized funds for a psychological evaluation for a Gardnerville woman accused of abusing two young children. Douglas County investigators are searching for an infant who may not exist. Gamble refused to change bail status for Sandy June Linn, 39, jailed on $10,000 bail or release her on her own recognizance. Page A3

- A Topaz Ranch Estates man pleaded not guilty Monday to four felony counts in connection with the alleged battery Dec. 21 of his former girlfriend. District Judge Michael Gibbons set a March 27 trial date for Terrence Joseph Howell, 51, who has been in Douglas County Jail since the incident. Page A3

- The Nevada Department of Wildlife, working with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services personnel, has completed testing on nearly 2,500 bird samples from around Nevada and found no samples testing positive for avian influenza. For more information, visit Page A8

- As of January, 2007, Marleane Scott has been owner/broker of her own real estate business, M. Scott Properties for 10 years. Page A9

- "The First Step: Starting or Expanding Your Business" is a workshop presented by Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology on Feb. 28. For information, go to or call 883-4413. Page A9

- New home accessories store Bellissimo has opened in Carson Valley Plaza across from Michael's. Owner Sarah Johnstone helps customers with decorating by allowing them to take accessories home for a "test drive." Page A10

- Tangles is the new hair studio in Gardnerville where owner Jennifer Wing has injected her modern, laid back personality. Page A10

- Douglas and Whittell high school, and Carson Valley, Pau-Wa-Lu and Kingsbury middle school honor band and choir students will join their peers from about 20 schools in the region to perform in a concert Thursday night at Douglas High School. The 2007 Northern zone Nevada Music Educators Association concert is at 7:30 p.m. Page B1

- Heeere's Johnny. Schizoid Johnny lives up to his name at a performance in Topaz Ranch Estates last Friday and Saturday. Page B1

- The Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center monthly lecture features Robert W. Ellison at 7 p.m. Thursday. Ellison's credits include writing two books on Carson Valley history, "First Impressions" and "The Territorial Lawmen of Nevada," he was a college philosophy instructor, a business owner, as well as teaching for the Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy and Highway Patrol Academy. Page B1

- On Saturday from 2-4 p.m., local singer-songwriter Duane "Beans" Sousa will perform at Artisans International Gallery in Minden Village. The performance will take place during Second Saturday, when all seven Carson Valley galleries offer their own individual events. Page B1

- The Douglas wrestling team took second at Saturday's Northern 4A Regional Championships at Hug High School. Senior Sean Molina and junior Tony Ferris each won individual titles. Page C1

- The Coleville girls' basketball team rattled off three wins to regain control of first place in the Western 1A League last week. Page C1


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