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Garcia-McDonald family recognized as ‘Family of the Year’ by Nevada County Fair (1)

July 29, 2015 — 

Eddie and Nancy Garcia, as well as daughter Barbara and son-in-law Larry McDonald, have been named the 2015 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. …

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Lowell Fire public meeting tonight (2)

July 29, 2015 — 

Cal Fire will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Nevada County Board of Supervisor’s Chambers at the Rood Center, located at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada …

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Nevada County Public Health Department issues air quality advisory (3)

July 29, 2015 — 

The Nevada County Public Health Department is issuing an air quality advisory. With the increase in temperature and the anticipated wind flow patterns, the potential for very unhealthy air quality …

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U.S. Forest Service firefighter remains hospitalized after suffering serious burns in Lowell Fire (4)

July 29, 2015 — 

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter remains hospitalized at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after suffering burns while battling a wildfire in …

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Air quality: Shifting winds make Lowell Fire behavior, smoke conditions ‘difficult to predict’ (5)

July 29, 2015 — 

AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATE – SMOKE AND OZONENevada, Sierra and Plumas County (For July 28-31) The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, in collaboration with Nevada County Public Health, …

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PREP FOOTBALL: Friday night football is right around the corner with plenty of big games (6)

July 29, 2015 — 

The summer workouts, skills camps and 7-on-7’s are all wrapped up and prep football players are currently waiting out the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s dead period.The section’s dead period states that …

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Connecting community: Herbal U-picks offered at First Rain Farm (7)

July 29, 2015 — 

Ashley Votaw opened the gate and led the way past rows of young blueberry plants and kale to an area along the fence growing tall with Echinacea purpurea. “This does …

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Grass Valley’s Future Generations to celebrate 25 years in business (8)

July 29, 2015 — 

When Dan and Roxanne Miller opened Future Generations in 1990, the baby supply store sold mostly cribs. In the 25 years since, it’s “evolved into everything from bibs to cribs,” …

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As firefighters battle Lowell Fire, Nevada County community does its part to help (9)

July 29, 2015 — 

Upgraded to a more than 2,300-acre blaze in the Steep Hollow drainage west of Alta, the Lowell Fire is reported to be 45 percent contained as of 7 a.m. Wednesday. …

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Grass Valley City Council opens dialogue to medical marijuana cultivation (10)

July 29, 2015 — 

The Grass Valley City Council on Tuesday night discussed options for regulating the cultivation of medical marijuana citywide.“What do we want our community to look like with the potential (2016) …

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Evacuated animals housed at Nevada County fairgrounds; donations, volunteers needed (11)

July 29, 2015 — 

A couple dozen pets of those affected by the Lowell Fire are calling the Nevada County Fairgrounds their temporary home. The effort to house and care for evacuated animals is …

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Evening for the Arts to feature work of Nevada Union High School grad (12)

July 29, 2015 — 

Downtown Nevada City will be graced with the artwork of recent Nevada Union High School graduate and artist Kelly Rowe. The First Friday Art Walk in Nevada City, where her …

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Police Blotter: Burning trash, stolen recycling and a loose goat (13)

July 29, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentMonday10:35 a.m. — A caller from the 900 block of Sutton Way reported a two people camping in a van in a parking lot.10:49 a.m. — A …

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UPDATE: Missing Nevada City girl found (14)

July 28, 2015 — 

Missing 10-year-old girl found …

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LOWELL FIRE: More than 800 fight Lowell Fire in Nevada, Placer counties (PHOTOS) (VIDEO) (15)

July 28, 2015 — 

Believed to have consumed as much as 4,000 acres by late Saturday, the Lowell Fire was reassessed by Cal Fire to be burning 1,500 acres and at 15 percent containment, …

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George Boardman: Trump may be a clown, but he hit a nerve with many Americans (16)

July 28, 2015 — 

Donald Trump, aka the clown with a comb over, has succeeded in exposing the angst of many Americans over our illegal immigration problem.Of course, the man with the surprise hit …

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Heidi Hall: Standing up for our rights is not a crime (17)

July 28, 2015 — 

I finally sat down to watch the Sandra Bland arrest video, lasting for about 25 minutes. I had followed the news about this, but I always want to go to …

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Nevada County Fairgrounds becomes Cal Fire animal evacuation center (18)

July 28, 2015 — 

Due to the Lowell Fire, currently burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County …

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Trial in child molest case continued (19)

July 28, 2015 — 

A multi-victim molestation trial that was set to begin Monday with opening statements has instead been continued to Aug. 10 for further discussion and the setting of a new trial …

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Cal Fire: Full containment of Lowell Fire possible by weekend (VIDEO) (PHOTOS) (20)

July 28, 2015 — 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Story updated to reflect latest acreage and containment of Lowell Fire. After increasing fire personnel to more than 1,400 Monday morning, the Lowell Fire, a now 2,300-acre blaze …

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