Coming Wednesday

- Workers will be installing a nine-mile barrier down the middle of Highway 395 from Minden to Indian Hills over the next four months. The barrier will prevent vehicles from jumping the median and landing in the middle of the oncoming lanes. Page A1

- Ask 30-year veteran Douglas County Animal Control Officer Nancee Goldwater what she's planning to do after her retirement and she'll say spend more time with homeless animals. Page A1

- About 100 Gardnerville residents will be in the dark for eight hours starting 10 p.m. Thursday thanks to a planned power outage. Sierra Pacific Power Co. plans on turning off the power to complete work burying power lines. Page A1

- A 340-pound bear was trapped, drugged and collared in preparation for his release into the wilderness on Wednesday. Page A1

- A memorial service is Thursday for 17-year Minden resident and Nevada Rock Art Foundation founder Alanah Woody, 51, who died July 19 after suffering a heart attack a few days earlier. Woody had been featured in Smithsonian magazine. Page A2

- The Elks Summerfest Carnival starts 4 p.m. today and will run through Sunday. The carnival is located at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Page A2

- Minden advertising agency owner Suzy Stockdale is in rehabilitation after a July 14 bicycle mishap put her in the intensive care ward. Page A3

- A Stateline man was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of drugs for sale as a result of a 2003 incident. William Simeral, 33, must spend a year in prison before he is eligible for parole. Page A3

- Carson Valley chef Tiffany Frevert has turned her love of cuisine into a business as a personal chef. Page A8

- Minden resident Marisa Bartevian-Casarez is selling the children's clothes she designs and makes herself. Page A8

- Pond owners give advice on fish, plants and fountains during the Northern Nevada Pond Club's 10th annual pond tour Saturday. Tours of Carson Valley ponds are noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Mona Coleman at 267-3458. Page B1

- The Dirty Dog Wash is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Douglas County Senior Center in Gardnerville. The dog wash benefits DAWG, a nonprofit organization that uses donations to improve the lives of animals at the Douglas County Animal Shelter. Page B1

- The Banana Sluggers won the White Lightning Wiffleball Tournament for the third consecutive year over the weekend at Stodick Park. The team won all nine of its games on the way to the title. Page C1

- Carson Valley business owner Dan Hannum caught a 25.38-pound Wiper fish recently, breaking the state and world record for line class. Page C1

- Sierra Sierra Enterprises' Raphael Matos won both races of the Streets of Edmonton Grand Prix over the weekend. Page C1


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