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• Pfc. Daniel Tingle received a hero's welcome Tuesday from students at Jacks Valley Elementary School who have been following the soldier's story since he was wounded in January in Iraq. Page A1

• Cole Sonnemann was on his way home from Carson Valley Middle School when he was struck by a car while crossing Douglas Avenue. The 14-year-old was bruised, but doctors couldn't find any breaks, according to his mother. And no one has yet found the driver responsible hitting Cole. Page A1

• Sean Jones correctly spelled "purée" to be the sixth-grade winner of the Douglas County spelling bee. The Meneley student, as well as winners from the seventh and eighth grades, will go to the state spelling in Las Vegas on March 25. Page A1

• A study commissioned by the Nevada Department of Transportation says Douglas County residents will have to raise fees or taxes in order to pay for future transportation issues. Page A1

• Founding Carson Water Subconservancy member Andy Aldax was the first person to receive the award with his name on it. Page A2

• A woman shopping on eBay paid $7,500 for a tractor she never received, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Page A2

• Two defendants in the sale of more than 80 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers were sentenced Monday to prison. Page A3

• A 60-year-old Vietnam veteran apologized Monday to deputies he held off with a handgun and shotgun, and said he was hoping at the time the officers would kill him. Page A3

• High school students and their parents are invited to find out more about the Millennium Scholarship at the Carson campus of Western Nevada Community College from 6-8 p.m. on March 7. To RSVP, go to www.coker@wncc.edu or call (775) 445-3263. Page A7


• Chef de cuisine P.J. Gentes and bartender Laura Payne have joined the staff at Villa san Marcel in time to celebrate the restaurant's one year anniversary. Chef Marcel Choux and owner Sheri Asay will offer cake and champagne to diners Thursday. Page A9


• Poetry Out Loud is a national program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Students at Douglas High School participated in a poetry reading competition. Page B1

• Nevada author Dennis Cassinelli will offer a lecture on his research of the Great Basin Indians and his work as an amateur archaeologist. The lecture will take place 7 p.m. March 8 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Page B2


• Nominations are being accepted for the third annual Community Choice Youth Sports Awards. Athletes between the ages of 9 and 18 will be recognized for their athletic and academic achievement, along with their community service contributions, at a banquet at Genoa Lakes on May 31. Page C1

• The Douglas Tiger girls basketball team won five of its last six games to qualify for the playoffs. The Lady Tigers will return all five of their starters next year. Page C1


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