Coming Friday

- Whether watching or just trying to get around Saturday's Carson Valley Days Parade, it would be better to get into place by 8 a.m. before Highway 395 through Minden and Gardnerville is closed. Page A1

- A memorial service is 10 a.m. Sunday at Douglas High School for Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Robert Rodgers, 29, who was killed when his helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Page A1

- A Douglas County school bus driver received a suspended sentence in connection with an Oct. 19 accident that injured 11 children. Louis Bergandi, 69, apologized to the mother of a 3-year-old, who received substantial injuries in the accident. Page A1

- A bit of charm is being installed on Gardnerville's streets as power poles are replaced with historic-looking street lights. Page A2

- The road to Africa begins on a 20-mile journey from Holbrook Junction to the Gardnerville Ranchos for two Wellington missionaries. Maria and daughter Jamie Meddles are raising money for the trip by running and biking to Full Gospel Fellowship Church on Saturday. Page A2

- The 1,000-acre Larson fire is not expected to be fully contained until Tuesday. Page A3

- A 37-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand larceny, admitting she took $61,158.76 from Petroleum Card Services of Gardnerville. Page A3

- A Gardnerville man is scheduled to appear in justice court on Wednesday in connection with three drug charges. Page A3

- Outdoor movies return this summer, presented by the town of Gardnerville at Heritage Park. The first movie will be "Arthur and the Invisibles" starting at dusk on June 15. Page B1

- Carson Valley Days brings activities all weekend long, including the Wacky Waddlers Wiver Wace, which benefits the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, plus new floats in the parade, collection of items for troops and lots more. Page B1

- Amid all the festivities this weekend is the Carson Valley art galleries' Second Saturday event. Page B1

- Jessica Vega, 14, contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome and is partially paralyzed. A fundraiser spaghetti dinner will take place at Carson Valley Middle School 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 28. Page B1

- Katie Estes' Hodgkin's lymphoma treatments may be over, but the bills are still coming in. A barbecue dinner and silent auction will be held 5-8 p.m. June 14 in the CVIC Hall in Minden. Page B1

- The ninth annual Minden Ranch Rodeo starts Saturday morning and runs through Sunday. More than 20 teams are scheduled to compete in events that center around chores participants regularly complete on a working ranch. Page C1

- Douglas High will send eight athletes to the Sertoma Classic All-Star Football game June 15, making it the most-represented school in Northern Nevada at the game. Page C1


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