Here's a follow up on the bear that was in my yard. It looks like they caught him later in the day not far from my house.
Here's the article from the Record Courier, a Carson Valley newspaper.
The good news is that it was a 300 lb bear. Good news for me at least. I thought it looked pretty big when it ran across my yard, but so do most large carnivorous animals running around in your yard at 5:00 in the morning viewed with a flashlight in your pajamas. I was afraid to estimate too high, because if it turned out to be 100 lbs, I'd feel like a sissy. This poor bear had two bullet wounds in it it too!
The bear was tranquilized at returned to the mountains. Still I will sleep with my windows closed for the rest of the year!