n By a 3-2 vote Thursday, Douglas County commissioners approved a utility fee increase to fund a proposed senior center. Page A1
n Services for retired teacher, former commissioner and winning coach Josie Graham are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Page A1
n Sheriff Ron Pierini said he is going to seek a third term. Pierini has worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for more than three decades. Page A1
n Minden Town Board members voted unanimously to increase the cost of water rights more than 2-1/2 times to $10,000 per acre foot. Page A2
n East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl reduced bail to $2,500 cash for a 32-year-old man accused in the traffic death of a Gardnerville woman Dec. 20. Page A3
n A man accused of robbing a Minden bank branch at gunpoint is to appear Jan. 23 in District Court. Page A3
n Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center presents “Mischief in Minden or Dexter Done Wrong” on Jan. 13 and 14. Tony Thornburg, founder of the non-profit theater group Misfits of Dayton, will direct the actors in a melodrama about a local assayer who cheats the miners by exchanging iron pyrite for gold. Page B1
n A group of musicians of all levels, interested in various types of music, meet for an acoustic jam at the Eddy Street Book Exchange on the last Sunday of the month. Store owner Linda Finch said it is incredible to listen and watch the musicians as they teach each other new techniques. Page B1
n The Partnership of Community Resources is sponsoring a holiday card-designing contest, for students kindergarten through grade 12. Winners will be announced at the Partnership of Community Resources Prevention Night, Jan. 26 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church. Page B1
n Kristin Wyatt’s late 3-point shot gave the Douglas girls’ basketball team a 49-46 victory over Spanish Springs Tuesday night at Douglas High. Page C1
n The Douglas wrestling team will host the Carson Valley Lions’ Invitational Saturday at the high school. Page C1
n Carson River banks through Gardnerville remained stable during recent flooding. Rock placed along the channel kept the river from trying to move in on Carson Valley Golf Course.
n Minden Town Board members approved an increase in water and trash rates effective July 1.