Coming Wednesday

- Buffeted by high winds, air crews flew over western Nevada desert and mountain terrain Tuesday searing for famed aviator Steve Fossett who had been missing for more than 24 hours. Page A1

- Bears will have a harder time getting their daily fare from Genoa garbage cans, following the installation of bear-proof containers at the local park.

- Sierra Crest Academy students started the year by putting together a digital time capsule representing 2007 from their perspective. Page A2

- Two Topaz Ranch Estates dogs found themselves with the big prize when they chased a black bear up a tree. The bear made its escape once the dogs were called off. Page A2

- A Gardnerville windmill enthusiast is opposing a county ordinance that would limit wind power generation to lots 5 acres and larger. Page A2

- Pictures from an Aug. 28 jewelry heist that occurred in Stateline have been released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Page A3

- The future of $6 million in construction bonds set aside to build the Minden Garage may be determined at Thursday's Douglas County commission meeting. Page A3

- Douglas County's taxable sales ended the fiscal year down 6.5 percent. Douglas merchants sold $765.2 million in taxable goods as compared to $818 million the year before. Hardest hit were motor vehicle, building materials and food service sales. Page A8

- A new spa has opened in Topaz Ranch Estates. Page A8

- Two Woodfords Community Day School students will be published authors when their essays appear in an anthology published by student-based publishing firm from Logan, Utah, by spring 2008. Ridge Cruz's essay, "Native Pride," and Janean Skenandore's "Meth is Death" were selected for the Celebrating What's Important to Me anthology. Page B1

- Six Valley galleries celebrate art during the Carson Valley Art Gallery Association's Second Saturday event on Saturday and Sunday. Page B1

- The Douglas Tigers brought home their first victory on Saturday. The Tigers defeated the Bishop Manogue Miners 13-7. Tailback Brock Peterson ran 27 times for 152 yards in support of the winning effort. Page C1

- Douglas Cross Country runners Whitney Lindsey and Taylor Biaggi took first places in their respective runs at the Tigers' invitational held in Lampe Park on Friday. Page C1

- The Whittell Warriors won their first game after a 26-game losing streak. The Zephyr Cove team won its first game since 2002. Page C2

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