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PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax rips Argonaut to start season (1)

August 29, 2015 — 

When the lights go out, it’s a good indicator Colfax’s offense is about to surge.A brief power outage didn’t prevent the Falcons from shutting down Argonaut Friday night at Robert …

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North Star Mining Museum, Pelton Wheel exhibit keeps history alive (2)

August 29, 2015 — 

The North Star Mining Museum, a part of the Nevada County Historical Society, is one of the gems of Nevada County.The museum exists not only to preserve and protect our …

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Brad Prowse: 100 years ago in Nevada County — August 1915 (3)

August 29, 2015 — 

Rattlesnake banquets are the latest fad. Some sportsmen took a trip to the Spenceville area and bagged enough for a dinner — would be cruel to reveal their names.Thousands of …

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‘The Blue Vault of Heaven’: Alonzo Delano and The Great Grass Valley Fire of 1855 (4)

August 29, 2015 — 

Sept. 13 will mark the 160th anniversary of a pivotal event in Grass Valley history – the day the town almost died in 1855.Gold Rush Grass Valley grew rapidly as …

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Denise Wilson: Lessons from the home front (5)

August 29, 2015 — 

“I’ve hated our sofa for 10 years. It’s uncomfortable!” That lament came from a customer just last week. All of us have made poor furniture decisions. Here are a few …

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Pedestrian flown to Roseville after being hit by vehicle (6)

August 29, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man was flown to a Roseville hospital after he was hit while crossing Brunswick Road Friday morning.The man, identified as Aaron Ciaffoni, 35, was trying to cross …

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Housing element project critics want Nevada County to cast wider net for high density housing (INTERACTIVE MAP) (7)

August 29, 2015 — 

Moments after the Nevada County Planning Department had wrapped up Thursday’s detailed presentation of its Housing Element Rezone Program Implementation Project to meet state mandates for 699 high-density housing units, …

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Q&A: Schnitzius brothers talk Nevada Union football, what it’s like to be twins (8)

August 29, 2015 — 

The Schnitzius brothers, James and Andrew, have been involved with sports for as long as they can remember. Whether it was baseball, wrestling, soccer, cross country, volleyball or basketball, the …

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PREP FOOTBALL: Placer routs Nevada Union in season opener (9)

August 29, 2015 — 

On an emotional Friday night at Hooper Stadium, the Nevada Union football team couldn’t stop Placer’s potent offense, falling to the Hillmen, 43-7.The night got started on a somber note …

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Police blotter: Indecent behaviors reported (10)

August 29, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentThursday7:11 a.m. — A woman from Hughes and Ridge roads reported a truck driver almost crashed into her, went up on the sidewalk and was swerving all …

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Former Twin Ridges school employee sentenced in embezzlement (11)

August 29, 2015 — 

The former business manager of the Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School was sentenced Friday to one year in jail after pleading no contest to multiple charges of embezzlement, falsification …

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Former Sacramento County deputy takes misdemeanor plea on molest charge (12)

August 29, 2015 — 

A former Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy who was facing child molest and drug charges took a misdemeanor plea agreement in exchange for probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender.Donald …

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PREP FOOTBALL: Bear River gets title defense rolling on the road (13)

August 29, 2015 — 

Defending Division V Sac-Joaquin Section champion Bear River got its title defense rolling on the road in Los Banos Friday, pounding the host Pacheco Panthers 40-20.The Bruins (1-0) racked up …

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Nevada Union teen dies as result of car crash injuries (14)

August 28, 2015 — 

The mother of 16-year-old Mitch Adams, who was critically injured in a car crash Monday morning, confirmed her son died Thursday.In a post on a Facebook page on which family …

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Nevada City Uncorked: A wine, food, historical experience (15)

August 28, 2015 — 

Nevada City Uncorked is a unique wine and food tasting event, taking place Saturday in downtown Nevada City. The town’s Victorian charm and historical architecture is the perfect backdrop to …

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First Tomato Fest Sunday at North Star House benefits arts education (16)

August 28, 2015 — 

The area’s inaugural Tomato Fest will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the North Star House in Grass Valley.Attendees may participate by bringing a bountiful main course dish to …

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Lorraine Gervais, Love Bombs play North Star House dance party Saturday (17)

August 28, 2015 — 

Lorraine Gervais and her Love Bombs perform Saturday at a dance party at The North Star House in Grass Valley.Gervais’ band, which plays vintage Motown, R&B, pop, rock and a …

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Buffalo Gals, Stamp Mill Stompers play 120th Miners Picnic Saturday (18)

August 28, 2015 — 

Two major Wild West bands — Buffalo Gals and Stamp Mill Stompers — will play Saturday at the 120th Miners Picnic at Empire Mine State Historic Park.“To celebrate the Miners …

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Friday Night Live: High school football kicks off here! (Live chat, photos, video) (19)

August 28, 2015 — 

Live Blog Live coverage: 2015 prep football season begins FINAL: PLACER 43, NEVADA UNION 7 4TH QUARTER: PLACER 36, NEVADA UNION 7 - Miners on board with 36 yard TD …

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Trail advocates envision new multi-use connectivity between Nevada City and Truckee (20)

August 28, 2015 — 

While out walking in the countryside, avid outdoorsman and District 5 Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson wondered about the feasibility of hiking to Nevada City from his home town of …

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