Coming Wednesday

- Pfc. Daniel Tingle was seriously injured after being struck by a mortar in Baghdad over the weekend. The 2004 graduate of Douglas High School is expected to be transferred back to the United States in the coming weeks. Page A1

- The Douglas High School speech and debate team had a successful home tournament over the weekend. Page A1

- Longtime Carson Valley dentist Dr. Michael Fischer has left his practice to serve as the state's director of cultural affairs. Page A1

- A recent national survey has Nevada ranked near the bottom of the country in terms of graduating students, although local officials say the survey is not representative of the Douglas County School District. Page A1

- Hundreds showed up for longtime Valley resident Rhoda Chichester's memorial service at Carson Valley United Methodist Church Saturday. George Keele delivered the eulogy. Page A2

- New Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement Disrict board member Jeff James participated in his first meeting last Wednesday. James has been a fulltime firefighter/paramedic for the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts since 2003. Page A2

- A wheelchair-bound man died with his two cats during a fire in his Coleville home. Authorities suspect the fire was caused by a portable heater in the home. Page A3

- The trio of defendants involved in the sale of 80 grams of methamphetamine in the Old Navy parking lot Dec. 6 pleaded guilty. They are set for sentencing in February. Page A3

- A Minden man was sent to prison Monday for stalking and assaulting a Carson City couple in August. He was sentenced to 14 to 60 months in prison on a charge of felony battery. Page A3

- Western Nevada Community College is considering dropping the 'Community' from its name now that it has received approval to begin offering its first bachelor's degree program. Page A8

- Stacy and Nathen Hughes have opened Define Fitness in the space formerly occupied by Ultimate Exercise Solutions in Minden. They have added new cardio equipment and expect tanning beds soon. Page A8

- A Carson Valley resident, Georgette Twain, has been chosen to be inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame. The four-string banjoist is headed to Guthrie, Okla, in May. Page B1

- Carson Valley art galleries will each have their own events going on this Saturday, during the Second Saturday event. Page B1

- If you missed auditioning for The Dakota Organization's upcoming "Rabbit Hole" on Tuesday, you will have another chance to land a part in the David Lindsay-Abaire play next Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Reno. Page B1

- The Douglas High School wrestling team won its own tournament, the 31st annual Carson Valley Lions Club Invitational, Saturday beating regional powers Carson and Fallon. Page C1

- The Douglas High School ski team took third in its season-opening race despite not having been able to train on an actual race course prior to the first race. Page C1


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