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Record Courier Staff Reports


• A Nevada native is getting a genetic hand up from its Utah cousins. The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery is up to full production growing the threatened cutthroat trout. Hatchery personnel will be showing off their work Saturday. Page A1

• Sharkey’s Casino is up for sale. Owner Harold Holder is asking $200 million for Sharkey’s and the 12 other Nevada casinos that are part of Holder Hospitality Group put on the market Friday. Page A1

• A Gardnerville woman admitted Tuesday she deprived her two young children of food and water and forced them to perform repetitive acts for hours. Sandy June Linn faces up to six years in prison. Page A1

• Douglas County will be using a new weapon against the spread of West Nile virus this season, a small guppy-like fish that eats up to 500 mosquitoes a day. Page A1

• A scholarship has been set up in the name of Douglas County School Board member and education advocate Connie Wennhold who died in March. Two $1,000 scholarships go to Douglas High School graduating seniors. Applications are due May 18.

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• An 18-year-old Minden resident faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting he sold 3 ounces of cocaine to undercover officers. Elliot Liebowitz is not eligible for probation. Page A3

• Two teenagers admitted they helped a third obtain the drug Ecstasy. Both Amanda Garcia and Jesse Glass will be treated as juveniles after appearing in district court on Monday. Page A3

• Driver education classes begin May 12 at Western Nevada Community College’s Douglas campus. Register at http://www.wncc.edu. Page A5

• A Gardnerville Ranchos subdivision has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency as a pilot project to demonstrate energy efficiency and green building. Heritage Nevada is an Energy Star-qualified and a green building-certified builder. Page A10

• Silver Strike Lanes in the Gardnerville Ranchos is temporarily without a gaming license but the bar, restaurant and bowling are still rolling. Page A10


• Local musician Johnny Walter performs as often as possible despite losing his eyesight a year and two months ago and extreme pain he has had since his fourth surgery for a detached retina. Walter, a member of both the Bar BQ Boys and the Genoa Jazz Club, is seeking his fourth opinion on his eye condition. Page B1

• The Carson Valley Sertoma Chili Cookoff fired up last weekend, with winners in three categories announced for both days of the event. Fifty-eight crafters and nearly four dozen cooks participated in the cookoff. Page B3


• The Douglas baseball team salvaged a split against Damonte Ranch Saturday to maintain a one-game lead in the Sierra League race for first place. Page C1

• Former Douglas High standout Gabe Hatchett was picked up by the Miami Dolphins Sunday after the NFL 2007 Draft. Page C1