Coming Friday

- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office conducted its annual crushing of the child car seats on Monday. The armored personnel carrier ran over the seats in order to make a point about safety. Page A1

- Carson Valley Middle School students watched rehabilitated hawks rejoin their natural environment. Wildlife expert launches hawks from school's field. Page A1

- Valley resident James Lamb's service is 11 a.m. Saturday. The 19-year-old died from complications of cancer on Sept. 13. Page A1

- A former jail inmate testified before the Douglas County grand jury that a woman accused of killing her husband knew details of the crime before they were released. Karen Bodden is scheduled to appear in District Court on charges she shot her husband. Page A3

- The first Sierra snow of the season beat fall by three days this week as a storm left a fifth of an inch of rain in Carson Valley. Page A3

- Sentencing was deferred for a 30-year-old Minden man who admitted unlawfully obtaining thousands of painkillers from 81 doctors in a 2-year period. Joshua Dale Thomsen will get a year to attend a substances abuse program. Page A3

- A judge appointed an attorney to represent Deputy Jason Cypher, accused of domestic battery, stalking and driving under the influence. Page A8

- Descendants of Alpine County's Charles Grover gathered in Alpine County to visit their former stomping ground, including the school where Grover's wife taught before they were married. Page A7

- Minden hits the bigs with the second annual Boys & Girls Club 'Got to Bat World Series Extravaganza' on Oct. 19-20. Page B1

- Two longtime Carson Valley traditions are this weekend with the 'Curse of the Hanging Tree' on Friday and Saturday and Sertoma's Oktoberfest on Sunday. This is one of the few years when Oktoberfest doesn't come the same weekend as Candy Dance. Page B1

- Speaking of Candy Dance, the last day to buy tickets for the actual dinner-dance that gives the event its name is today. Page B1

- Tiger spikers took control of the Sierra League after sending rival Damonte Ranch, led by former Douglas Coach Velvet Steel, home with three quick victories. Page C1

- The Tiger girls' soccer team took their first-ever night game on their new field at Douglas High School, defeating Reno High 2-0. Page C1

- The Douglas Tiger Midget Pop Warner Football team rebounded from a loss to the

Carson Senators last Friday night with a victory over the Sparks Cardinals 38-14. Page C1


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