Coming Wednesday

- Douglas County commissioners on Thursday will decide whether they want be the first in Nevada to extend bear-proof garbage rules outside of the Lake Tahoe basin. Page A1

- A suggestion that perhaps nuisance bears ought to be euthanized for raiding garbage cans drew protestations from Nevada Department of Wildlife Biologist Carl Lackey. Page A1

- The Fourth of July is a big holiday in Western Nevada and there'll be plenty to do in Carson Valley. While Pops in the Park is the big gig here, there's also a parade and another concert in Gardnerville. Page A1

- A Ruhentroth man who walked away from Marine Corps boot camp was returned by federal marshals on Tuesday. Brian Baty, 19, faces punishment and possible dishonorable discharge.

- It's official, Western Nevada Community College dropped "community" from its name July 1 to reflect what the college says is its expanded mission. Page A2

- Indian Hills teen siblings accidentally started a small fire while trying to free a stuck four-wheel drive late Sunday and fled the scene. Page A2.

- Indian Student Awards were presented before the end of the school year at Meneley Elementary School. Page A2

- District Judge Michael Gibbons set a September review hearing for a Carson City woman who fell behind in payments toward $143,000 restitution. Page A3

- A 39-year-old Gardnerville man was jailed on $128,000 bail, accused of stabbing a man who came to the aid of a woman trying to leave the suspect at the Coyote Bar and Grill. Page A3

- The East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts announced the purchase of a new ambulance for Topaz Ranch Estates Fire Station No. 4. Page A3

- Topaz Lodge patrons began lining up at 4 a.m. Tuesday to be first to walk through the doors of the newly renovated casino. Dewey Dodson was first in line when the lodge opened at 10:30 a.m. Page A8

- Ginger Easley made a difference for 17 of Minden Elementary School's neediest children. Page A8

- Kas Monson found a new outlet when she learned to create stained glass art. She will give a demonstration for the July 14 Second Saturday Event, during which all area galleries participate and hold their own special events. Page B1

- The Be Seen on the Green golf tournament fundraiser for the Family Support Council of Douglas County was a big success. Golfers dressed in their pajamas, or as angels and devils. Page B1

- Douglas High junior Jonathon Glocknitzer is preparing for the National High School Rodeo finals in Springfield, Ill., later this month. Page C1

- The Carson Valley Little League All-Star teams swung into action over the weekend. Page C1


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