Coming Friday

- Describing suicide as "our last taboo," Pastor Pete Nelson welcomed about a dozen community members Monday to a town hall meeting at Carson Valley United Methodist Church. Page A1

- A Johnson Lane woman, accused of killing her husband a year ago and burying his body in the desert, was indicted Tuesday for open murder with use of a deadly weapon by a Douglas County grand jury. Page A1

- A proposal to float a school bond was raised by the Douglas County School Board on Tuesday. While no amount has been attached to a tax request for the 2008 ballot, school officials say serious maintenance issues face the district without it. Page A1

- The search for famed aviator Steve Fossett landed in the Pine Nut Mountains on Wednesday and Thursday as members of the Civil Air Patrol were grounded by windstorms. Page A1

- Douglas TRIAD hosts elder abuse seminar. Local law enforcement, bankers, to discuss trends affecting the elderly. Page A2

- A security fence around the Douglas High School football field has gone from 12 feet to 10. Page A2

- County officials are joining the U.S. Forest Service to curtail illegal dumping, graffiti and unauthorized use of the Dresslerville Pit, but the effort comes with a price tag. Douglas County will spend $21,550 and the forest service, $13,157. Page A2

- Douglas County is the recipient of a $500,000 federal grant to be used the next two years to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic and dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault and stalking. Page A3

- A 41-year-old Gardnerville woman was reinstated to probation Tuesday and warned she would be sent to prison for three years with one slip-up. Page A3

- Gardnerville loses museum advocate and lifelong resident Debbie Byers. Byers, who died Saturday at 63, was one of the founders of the Douglas County Historical Society and a former director of the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Byers portrayed her grandmother, Auguste Hellwinkel, at the museum's student day on Sept. 1. Page B1

- The Douglas Tigers soccer team is looking forward to Saturday's test against Wooster. Page C1

- Yerington High School was kicked up to the 3A division after its petition to drop down to 2A was denied by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Board Wednesday. Page C1


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