Coming Wednesday

- One of two men involved in a pursuit and officer-involved shooting is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court this morning. Fidel Fuentes, 24, is being held on charges of possession of stolen property, obstructing an officer and a $10,000 warrant out of Carson City. Robert Hernandez had yet to be found by Tuesday afternoon. Page A1

- The old courthouse in Minden is getting a cutting-edge update this month, with the installation of an energy-saving ground-source loop heating and cooling system. Page A1

- It's national Project Safe Place Week and businesses in Douglas County have agreed to serve as locations where children who need assistance will find help. Page A1

- Sentencing was continued to March 26 for convicted bank robber Steven Simmons at the request of his lawyer, Jennifer Yturbide, who was appointed to the case five weeks ago. Page A2

- A South Lake Tahoe man who sold 86 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover informant was sentenced Monday to six years in Nevada State Prison. Page A3

- Tools worth nearly $7,000 were reported missing after a burglary March 7 at Silver State Roofing Materials Inc. in a Gardnerville industrial park. The business is offering a $1,000 reward. Page A3

- James Seyfried is the dentist who bought Dr. Michael Fischer's practice in Gardnerville after he took the job of the state's cultural affairs director. Seyfried recently had his own practice in the San Diego area but he is looking forward to becoming a part of the Valley community and being closer to his sister, Becky Soderman, owner of Classical Glass. Page A8

- Sierra Nevada Trading Co. has been chosen as Best Beef Business of 2007 by the Western Nevada CattleWomen for having good service and a good selection of beef. Page A8

- On Friday evening, Knights of Columbus offered a special bingo game, a benefit for

Douglas County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Biaggini. The turnout was the largest ever for bingo, 209 people attended, with the proceeds going toward Biaggini's trips to get cancer treatments in Sacramento. Page B1

- Douglas High School has settled on a new fundraiser to raise money for senior grad night. Joining other schools like Whittell, Carson and Galena, Douglas High will hold a Mr. DHS Pageant on March 27. Page B1

- Puttin' On The Ritz is a benefit dinner-dance and auction that the Family Support Council hosts each year. The fundraiser, held this year on March 24 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club, helps the non-profit pay for services such as running a 24-hour crisis line, crisis intervention counseling, women's support group, parenting skills and education courses.

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- The Douglas High School track and field team opened its season with a successful meet in Fallon. Senior Alicia Sturgess was the team's top scorer. Page C1

- The Lady Tiger softball team won three out of five games at the Tournament of Champions in Sacramento over the weekend. Page C1


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