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Incline Village: Deputies seek clues in accident

Washoe County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for someone who was driving a light-colored SUV on Country Club Drive at about 1:30 p.m. March 16.

A witness to the accident that killed Incline resident Leonard Sturm, 68, indicated they saw a cream-colored car, possibly a Lexus, at the intersection of Country Club Drive and Village Boulevard, according to Sgt. Bill Devine.

The witness indicated that the cream-colored car was in its proper lane of travel and that Sturm possibly drove into that lane and then might have swerved to avoid a collision with the car, thereby striking a tree.

The witness’s account of the accident needs to be corroborated with evidence from the driver of the other vehicle because it conflicts with evidence investigators have discerned, Devine said.

Anyone with further information about the accident is urged to call the Incline substation.

Douglas County:Senior tax rebate deadline

Nevada offers a Senior Citizens Tax Assistance/Rental Rebate Program to persons at least 62 years of age on or before June 30 whose 2004 total household income, including Social Security, was $25,304 or less. Applicants must have lived in Nevada continuously from July 1, 2004.

This program applies to any person meeting the age, residency and income requirements regardless of whether they own their home, rent an apartment or house, or live in a manufactured home.

Applications are available at the Assessor’s office, 1616 Eighth St., Minden, and must be submitted no later than April 30. For questions an application, please call (775) 782-9830.

California: Participation in Earth Day urged

The California State Park Foundation will host restoration and cleanup efforts for Earth Day on April 23.

The program encourages California residents to actively participate in environmental improvement projects in their communities. Statewide, volunteers plant trees and community gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitats, install recycling bins, remove trash and debris, and make overdue repairs to fences and boardwalks.

One cleanup effort is planned in Placer County at the Auburn State Recreation Area. Information may be obtained by contacting Katherine Madariaga at (415) 561-0888, ext. 2318 or at

Carson City: Burned area harvest to begin

The Nevada Division of Forestry plans to harvest trees on Carson City property marred from the 8,700-acre Waterfall fire. Timber falling crews from Superior Helicopters will work just west of the Lakeview Subdivision then proceed south to Ash and North Kings canyons through mid-April.

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