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Record Courier Staff Reports

n Kevin Lane, chairman of Douglas County’s planning commission, is stepping down Jan. 1. His resignation brings the total number of vacancies on that 7-member board to three. Page A1

n Ninth-grader Corey Trujillo, a Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School Leadership student, and his classmates are working to raise awareness of organ donations. Page A1

n A Jacks Valley resident is set to appear in East Fork Justice Court today in connection with a fatal traffic accident on Jacks Valley Road. Michael Cordero Perez, 32, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the death Tuesday evening of Gardnerville resident Robin Moroney. Page A1

n The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Authority will have a new home Feb. 1 thanks to a deal with the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Page A2

n County officials and Douglas Disposal are partnering to organize the annual tree recycling program, which might provide more than mulch for Lake Tahoe parks. Page A2

n Mary Stoll, a former teacher at Scarselli Elementary School, painted a mural of the school mascot in the school counselor’s office. She hopes to start a new career as a painter. Page A2

n Three men were arrested Wednesday after a drug sting. Chad Grayot, Steven Vadenais and Sachin Verma are in Douglas County Jail and are to appear today in East Fork Justice Court. Page A3

n A 24-year-old Gardnerville man was sentenced to 32 months in Nevada State Prison for his third conviction of driving under the influence. Page A3

n A Minden man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of a third offense of driving under the influence. Witnesses said the man was passed out at the wheel at a stoplight at Sunridge and his vehicle rolled across Highway 395 before striking another car. Page A3

n A Dayton woman was accused of embezzling $167,000 from a mentally disabled man who was dying from a brain tumor. Page A6

Business

n Call and Haul owners Kevin and Judy Snight say their trash haul-away business will help people get rid of their stuff. Page A8

n Rowena Pegg and Susan Melvin are starting a catering service that will serve parties of any size. Page A8

ALPINE

n An arbitrator’s ruling against Alpine County could cost at least $150,000 in longevity which must be paid to 20 county employees. The county auditor is still adding up the cost, which will have to be paid if county supervisors decide not to appeal the ruling. Page A9

PEOPLE

n A montage of photographs depict the true meaning of Christmas. Giving is what it’s all about … sharing laughter … and song … spending time with new friends … and those who are not so new. Page B1

n Church services are abundant this weekend around Carson Valley and beyond. Page B3

SPORTS

n The Carson Valley Crimson Tide girls’ U12 soccer team took second at the Northwest Sectional championships. The Tide won the regional and area championships leading up to the sectionals, which included teams from five different states. Page C1

n A number of Douglas High athletes were named to the All-Sierra Nevada teams for fall sports this week. The lists are selected by sports writers from the newspapers in the Sierra Nevada Media Group. Page C1

n The Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby opens on Jan. 1. More than $7,000 of tagged trout have been released in the lake. Page C1