Coming Friday

- A 16-year-old Douglas High School student earned his license on his birthday. Calvin Harris doesn't drive a car but earned his student pilot's license Monday. Page A1

- The Pony Express Re-Ride followed the old trail along western Carson Valley in honor of the 147th anniversary of the original. The mail was running late, but riders made up some of the time in California today. Page A1

- Capt. Steve Orr looks back on a quarter century with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Page A1

- Douglas County Commissioner Jim Baushke said he has prevailed in his battle with cancer. Page A2

- Indian Hills will be hosting the first community barbecue at James Lee Park on Saturday. Residents are asked to bring a side dish for the 11 a.m. event. Page A2

- A fuel truck lost its brakes and crashed into the Soar Minden hangar doors at Minden-Tahoe Airport just before noon Wednesday, sending one man to the hospital. Page A3

- The trial of a Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of attempted murder should continue today. Terrence Joseph Howell is accused of trying to kill the woman he was living with. Page A3

- Magiko's Carson Valley Shop Around begins today and runs through July 6. Discounts and specials are offered to shoppers at about 30 businesses in Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa. Page A6

- Alpine County columnist Irving Krauss interviews county Assessor David Peets. Page A9

- The Douglas County Historical Society Young Chautauquans portray characters from Mark Twain to Abigail Adams. Sixteen of these young re-enactors will give a presentation at Mormon Station State Historic Park today at 5 p.m. Page B1

- The celebration of a new permanent exhibit, "Mustang " America's Living Legends," will take place at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center 2-8 p.m. Saturday. Page B1

- A fundraiser dinner and silent auction for Katie Estes made more than $10,000 on June 14. The 16-year-old recently completed chemotherapy and radiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Page B1

- Cast, crew and producers from The Morning Light project, a full-length feature film documentary set for release in 2008, toured the North Sails 3DL loft in Minden Saturday. The crew will be competing in the Trans-Pacific yacht race in July as the youngest crew to ever attempt to do so. Page C1

- Former Spring Creek coach Corey Thacker has been hired to coach the Douglas boys' basketball team. Page C1


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