Coming Friday

- Bob Fargo lived and worked in the Carson Valley for nearly a quarter of a century. He was a rafting guide, plumbing store employee, a print shop worker and a roofer. He was also an escaped murderer named Robert Charles Johnson. He tells his story in Friday's edition of The Record-Courier. Page A1

- Genoa will be quite a bit more populous this weekend as the annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire arrives. Genoa closes the roads at 7 a.m. and opens the craft show at 9 a.m. Page A1

- Redevelopment was a topic of interest at this year's Critical Issues Conference held at the Carson Valley Inn on Tuesday. Page A1

- Valley rancher Dorothy Heise said she lost five sheep to a bear that was killed last weekend. Page A2

- Former Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle visited Gardnerville on Thursday. Daschle is touring rural

Nevada as a member of Sen. Barack Obama's campaing team. Page A2

- Jason Cypher, who is accused of domestic battery and driving under the influence, resigned Tuesday from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Cypher is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Oct. 5. Page A3

- Alpine County columnist Nancy Thornburg spotlights the owners of The Deli in Markleeville. Page A8

- October starts on Monday and with it comes a variety of harvest festivals and pumpkin patches and scarecrow making. Page B1

- Tickets are on sale for the Carson Valley Community Theater's production of 'Steel Magnolias' at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Page B1

- The Douglas girls' and boys' soccer teams each scored eight goals in wins against North Valleys this week. Pages C1 & C2

- The Lady Tiger volleyball team picked up key wins against South Tahoe and Yerington. Page C1

- The Reno football team comes to town tonight for a Sierra League showdown with Douglas that will determine the league title frontrunner for the rest of the year. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Page C1

- Every year the Douglas County Sheriff's Office answers 1,000 calls for domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. To help deal with these calls, District Attorney Mark Jackson is seeking to establish the county's own special victims unit.

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