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Chuck Frank: Oroville Dam repairs targeted

March 24, 2017 — During the first part of this month, there have been environmental concerns over fish that are trapped in pools which then alerted two federal agencies, namely, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which sent a letter to the […]

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Paula Orloff: C’mon, just ‘believe me’

March 24, 2017 — In the spirit of "Our ignorance is their power," I'd like to comment on what appears to be the most manipulative words and deeds of our new leader, President Trump. 1. Trump, the successful businessman, initially said he would release his tax returns during the […]

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Peter Van Zant: Is Centennial Dam needed?

March 24, 2017 — Over the past few years, Nevada Irrigation District has presented various rationales for embarking on the Centennial Dam project. However, by their own analysis, they have enough water to more than meet projected needs up to the year 2040 and have only incremental needs beyond […]

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Mimi Faudoa: Community helping community

March 24, 2017 — We live in a beautiful place, full of caring people who help each other. Recently, the Penn Valley Lions Club held the annual crab feed. This has been our primary fundraiser for over 23 years. We wish to thank all of the businesses and individuals […]

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Our View: More conversations, fewer arguments are the way forward

March 24, 2017 — One week ago, our community got an up-close example of "democracy in action," as the headline read. Hundreds of people packed the main building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds last Saturday to talk to, and hear from, U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, the person who represents […]

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Harold Graves: Thank you to our congressman

March 24, 2017 — With so many negative comments in the The Union regarding Congressman Doug LaMalfa, I, as a Vietnam veteran, would personally like to thank him for all he does for our local veterans. Many times when my fellow veterans have been frustrated after dealing with the […]

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R. L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

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Thomas Elias: Real estate prices driving moves from California

March 24, 2017 — If you're a millennial, now aged 18 to 35, there's a good chance the only major city in California you're very much interested in moving to is San Francisco. That's because it's largely walkable, with plenty of amenities like singles bars and gorgeous parks. And […]

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Richard Marks: Alternatives to Centennial Dam

March 23, 2017 — During my 27-year career as a teacher at the Colfax Elementary, I took my students to the Bear River to study all the plants, animal, hydrology of watershed. The Bear River is a great laboratory for my students to understand the interrelationships of humans with […]

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Don Rogers: The thrill is gone

March 23, 2017 — I realized my lifelong fervor for basketball had died when Donner Pass closed and I didn't care. I chose howling, icy hell over squeaks and jumpshots and a keen eye on the scoreboard while points amass and the clock ticks down. I had known the […]

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Leah Schwinn: Let’s improve our health care system

March 23, 2017 — When you hear the term "single payer" in regards to health care, understand that it is referring to a financing system, one in which a public entity collects the money and pays the bills. Right now we have many payers, the insurance companies. There are […]

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Jesse Brown: LAFCo has overstepped

March 23, 2017 — California state LAFCos were formed to guide development in a sensible manner and to put an end to greed-based annexations and aggressive and reckless developments, which had become common in this state. That Nevada County LAFCo is now drumming its fingers and asking Nevada City […]

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M.W. Jacobs: California a sanctuary state?

March 23, 2017 — With all this talk about sanctuary cities and sanctuary towns, and now some people wanting to make California a sanctuary state, I'm thinking about declaring my house a sanctuary house. Where did all this nonsense come from, other than the progressive liberal agenda on the […]

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Gary Pesselt: The last straw with LaMalfa

March 22, 2017 — In August of 2016, I sent a letter to Congressman Doug LaMalfa. In November, I called his Washington D.C. office and spoke with his office manager. I asked him about the letter and he told me that the congressman doesn't have time to deal with […]

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Tristan Berlund: Another good production by Sierra Stages

March 22, 2017 — WOW! Sierra Stages' "End Days" — with Jesus and Stephen Hawking, an outstanding cast and the best in "dark humor" dialog that delivers knee-slapping laughs galore. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Another great one, Sierra Stages. Thank you. Tristan Berlund Nevada City

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Deborah Ireland: Thanks to ‘smart people’

March 22, 2017 — Kudos to The Union's Priya Mathews and the graphics group she works with for helping me design and place an ad in South County Scene. I received kind and experienced advice and assistance with something of which I knew very little. Never did I dream […]

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George Rebane: A sea change at Music in the Mountains

March 22, 2017 — Earlier this month, Jo Ann and I attended an all-Beethoven concert at the Amaral Center. It was the launch concert of a new series put on by Music in the Mountains that featured the Sacramento Philharmonic and violin virtuoso Chee-Yun Kim. Those who arrived early […]

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Hits & Misses in Nevada County (March 23)

March 22, 2017 — Each week we'll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to drogers@theunion.com or bhamilton@theunion.com. HIT: To California being among the states […]

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Lynn Wenzel: The budget of death

March 21, 2017 — And Jesus said unto them: "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." This administration has submitted a budget. Those who call themselves Christians, and most of them do, should […]

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JoAnn Hair: Thank you to McEvoy Electric

March 21, 2017 — My microwave became non-functional, but being an old house with new "smart meters" I thought I should have the electrical checked. Not knowing an electrician, I checked the Yellow Pages, I called McEvoy Electric. He listened to my questions, checked the line to the smart […]

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