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Nevada City Council awards sewer and water project bids (1)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Council has awarded more than $388,000 in project bids for the installation of new water meters in the town of Washington, and construction services on a new …

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Nevada City entrepreneur takes on national Women Startup Challenge (2)

May 22, 2015 — 

It was a simple idea born out of necessity.Brenda Horton was running Hware, a technology and digital marketing consulting agency, alongside her husband and business partner Chuck Horton. Over a …

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Nevada City swears in new planning commissioner, reviews architecture policy (3)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the city’s new architectural review draft design guidelines, and swore in Stuart Lauters, a new commissioner appointed by city council member Evans …

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Police blotter: Screaming cow reported (4)

May 22, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:08 a.m. — A caller from Kidder Avenue and Maryland Drive reported finding syringes in the cemetery.8:21 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Catherine …

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CHP to conduct sobriety/driver license checkpoint (5)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Grass Valley office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, somewhere within western Nevada County.The funding of this checkpoint is made possible through …

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Cultivating the wild: Groups team up to teach Earth Skills Field Series (6)

May 22, 2015 — 

A new partnership has emerged between wilderness instructors and herbalists and the result is a class that teaches wilderness living skills and botanical medicine, exploring how foothill plants that grow …

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Grass Valley’s Animal Place to host Farmed Animal Conference (7)

May 22, 2015 — 

Putting compassion into action is vital to Animal Place’s mission.To teach others to do just that, the Grass Valley sanctuary is opening its gates for a first-of-its-kind Farmed Animal Conference …

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Nevada Irrigation District tests public’s will on possibility of water rate increase (8)

May 22, 2015 — 

Nevada Irrigation District will boost water storage in its reservoirs for next year, possibly asking its customers if they are willing to help pay for the larger carryover through higher …

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The KVMR board of directors has named Julie Chiarelli to serve as the community radio station’s general manager. Chiarelli joined the KVMR staff in 2011 as its business manager, and has been the interim general manager since January.“Julie has done an outstanding job over the past several months, overseeing the move into our new building, providing leadership to the staff and volunteers, and being a catalyst for many of the new and exciting programs and events that KVMR has undertaken since the move,” said KVMR board president Mary Ross. “Between the new building and Julie’s enthusiasm, these are very exciting times for KVMR.”Chiarelli previously worked for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento as its finance director. Her professional background is primarily in finance and administration, and she has extensive experience as a community volunteer, currently serving as treasurer for the Mountain Stream Meditation Center.“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with KVMR’s creative, passionate volunteers and staff, and with our unique, vibrant community,” Chiarelli said. “We have a lot of opportunity for growth with digital media, community partnerships, youth initiatives, and more.”KVMR broadcasts at 89.5 FM from Nevada City, 105.1 FM from Truckee, and 104.7 FM from Woodland; as KCPC 88.3 FM from Camino/Placerville, and worldwide at www.kvmr.org. (9)

May 22, 2015 — 

The KVMR board of directors has named Julie Chiarelli to serve as the community radio station’s general manager. Chiarelli joined the KVMR staff in 2011 as its business manager, and …

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Nevada City Planning Commission to swear in new member (10)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Planning Commission will go over the city’s new architectural review draft design guidelines today, and swear in a new member, Stuart Lauters, who will replace commissioner Bernice …

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Nevada County to retain SEDCorp membership (11)

May 21, 2015 — 

After initially announcing its withdrawal from SEDCorp, a regional economic group, in March, Nevada County’s budget subcommittee is recommending the county retain its membership with the economic development district to …

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South Yuba River Citizens League board rejects ‘trap and haul’ plan for Yuba River salmon (12)

May 21, 2015 — 

A local environmental board has voted unanimously to oppose a plan to “trap and haul” salmon from the lower to the upper Yuba River by trucks. “We think we can …

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Grass Valley’s Lyman Gilmore School celebrates namesake during Flight Day (13)

May 21, 2015 — 

Staff and students at Lyman Gilmore Middle School on Wednesday celebrated the third annual flight day in honor of the school’s namesake, aviation pioneer Lyman Wiswell Gilmore Jr.Gilmore, a longtime …

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Talking shop: Students get lesson in local career opportunities (14)

May 21, 2015 — 

In the past four months, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Union Hill School have enjoyed monthly Career Day presentations that featured five community members who volunteered to share information about …

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Police blotter: Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Grass Valley (15)

May 21, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday7:04 a.m. — A woman from the 100 block of Comstock Court reported a vehicle had been broken into and items thrown around the area.8:14 a.m. — …

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CHP arrest man on marijuana sales, transportation charges (16)

May 21, 2015 — 

A California Highway Patrol officer on patrol Tuesday night stopped a driver who reportedly was acting suspiciously, and ended up arresting him after locating more than 10 pounds of marijuana …

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High School Nation Tour brings music, art to Nevada Union (17)

May 21, 2015 — 

Nevada Union High School students were treated to live music and interactive arts exhibits when the High School Nation Tour visited the campus on May 15. The traveling music and …

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Placer Sheriff’s Office seeking help in finding pharmacy robber (18)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing pharmacies in Kings Beach, Colfax, Incline Village and Reno.The suspect’s most recent …

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‘Everyday’ Nevada County psychic stars in film trailer for potential reality TV pilot (19)

May 20, 2015 — 

Aside from a whiff of unexplainable magic in the air, jury selection at a trial in Nevada County about 10 years ago was going very smoothly.The defense lawyer’s then-paralegal, Tiffany …

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Nevada County Supervisor Hank Weston blasts state fire fee as unfair (20)

May 20, 2015 — 

Nevada County has paid $12 million over four years in what some say is an illegal fire tax, and getting only a pittance of that back in fire prevention services …

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