– Jessica Vega is an active 14-year-old eighth-grader at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. She faces spending an indefinite period on the rehabilitation floor of Carson-Tahoe Medical Center until she is able to walk again. Family and friends are organizing fundraisers and have opened a bank account for Jessica. Page A1
– The process to shore up Douglas County’s sagging revenues with a utility operator fee, business license tax and a 25-cent 911 communications fee has begun. Page A1
– When required to make a choice between glamor and running, Douglas High School senior Alicia Sturgess ran in the state track meet instead of participating in orientation as Miss Douglas County. Page A1
– A German man was killed when the seaplane he was flying grazed the roof of an East Valley garage on Sunday. Page A1
– Leadership students from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School will sponsor a community presentation of Rachel’s Challenge, 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Gall Catholic Church. Page A2
– Residents may have blood pressure checks and station tours at East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts in Topaz Ranch Estates, Gardnerville Ranchos and Minden as part of Emergency Medical Services week. Page A2
– A South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Juan Delacruz must serve at least a year before he is eligible for parole.
– An Indian Hills teenager who admitted selling Ecstasy will spend another month in detention before being sent to Western Nevada Regional Youth Center in Silver Springs.
– Bully’s Sports Bar and Grill has backed out of Minden because of high hook-up fees with the Town of Minden. Page A11
– Douglas High School auto tech students Cody Crosetti and Matt Nielsen came in fifth in state at the AAA/Ford Auto Skills Contest in Sparks on Thursday. Page A12
– The Dresslerville Community Council and Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California will host the People’s Powwow Saturday at Dresslerville Gym. Information, 265-7951. Page B1
– Students from Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle schools and Douglas High School have combined to perform a joint concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school. Information, 782-5136. Page B1
– Northwest Martial Arts students and instructors broke 5,102 boards in one hour Saturday, with their feet. They’re going for a world record that benefits Project Action, a children’s charity whose mission is to prevent juvenile crime. Page B1
– Five Douglas Tigers made the first-team All-Sierra League baseball and softball squads. A total of 17 players received mentions in the postseason honors. Page C1
– The Douglas High track and field team had eight athletes compete at the Nevada State 4A Track and Field Championships at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Page C1