Coming Friday

- South county developer Jim Bawden and a group calling itself the Coalition for Sustainable Communities sued Douglas County to stop the implementation of a growth ordinance. In the lawsuit filed July 2, Bawden claims the county's ordinance was caprcious and that the hearing violated the Nevada Open Meeting Law.Page A1

- Douglas County officials are investigating a 1-acre fire Saturday night in Wellington they believe was started by suspects experimenting with pipe bombs and other indendiary materials. Page A1

- When Celeste Russell-Leighton was 19, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The 42-year-old Sharkey's bartender said her treatment was successful, but the early experience attuned her to the devastation of the disease. Page A1

- Douglas County Library patrons line up for the new Harry Potter book being released Saturday. So far 69 people are already on a waiting list for the book. Page A1

- An open house has been scheduled for Aug. 2 for the Carson Valley Children's Center, Austin's House. It will be the one chance for the public to tour the facility. Page A2

- A survey of Genoans revealed they are split on the idea of having the county manage the town. The Town Board will conduct a review of the agreement with the county on July 31. Page A2

- A Gardnerville driver involved in a head-on collision in which four people were killed remained hospitalized Thursday in Reno with internal injuries. Page A3

- A 20-year-old Chichester Estates resident was ordered to pay medical expenses and work 20 hours at the Douglas County Animal Shelter after he admitted his dog attacked a neighbor out for an evening walk. Page A3

- A draft of an environmental impact statement on new rules for Eldorado National Forest's off-highway vehicle access will be released today for public comment. Page A8

- Columnist Irv Krauss offers an overview of Alpine County's history. Page A8

- A record crowd turned out to hear local favorites David John and The Comstock Cowboys perform at the free concert in the park in Minden Park last week. Page B1

- 'Sylvia,' the story of a dog and her family, opens tonight in the CVIC Hall in Minden. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15. Shows continue through this weekend and next. Page B1

- The Douglas High School fall sports schedule has been released and the football team's slate will include defending High Desert League champion Reed, Northern 4A Regional runner-up Bishop Manogue and a renewed season-finale matchup against rival Carson. Page C1

- Sign-ups are scheduled Saturday for fall Little League baseball in Carson Valley and Carson City. Page C1


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