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Denis Peirce: Going with the flow (1)

January 30, 2015 — 

There is more to the reward of fishing than just the strike and the pull of a good fish. There are the places you go and the friends you make …

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Keep on rolling (2)

January 30, 2015 — 

A “weekend warrior” mountain bicyclist since his college days and a longtime fan of 4WD trips into the backcountry, Nevada City’s Matt Reynolds fell in love with fat bikes about …

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Olive oil tour, class and tasting trek in Oregon House (3)

January 30, 2015 — 

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on a new outing as they learn about olive growing, processing, and tasting from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7. The tour begins with …

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Royal Southern Brotherhood to bring ‘extravaganza’ to GV (4)

January 28, 2015 — 

Iconic rock stars, percussionist Cyril Neville and vocalist/guitarist Devon Allman with their American blues rock supergroup, Royal Southern Brotherhood will perform Tuesday (Feb. 3) in Grass Valley during a concert …

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January 28, 2015 — 

Soul searching The eight-piece Afrofunk Experience from Oakland has become a Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill favorite. The band returns to the Nevada City venue with afrobeat, afrorock, funk and …

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VIDEO: Paul Emery bring songs of Leonard Cohen back to Nevada City stage (6)

January 28, 2015 — 

For two nights only, Paul Emery will present “A Thousand Kisses Deep: The Songs of Leonard Cohen,” a reprise of his triumphant tribute to one of the most fascinating and …

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Nugget Fringe Festival set for debut weekend (7)

January 28, 2015 — 

A middle-aged waitress meets Death in a bar … an artistic gestalt cake with funny layers and transformational frosting … one lucky audience member will discover the secret of the …

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Patti Bess: A parade of pears (8)

January 28, 2015 — 

In winter I fall into a mental state that I call “melon melancholy.” I miss the melons of summer as well as the peaches and berries that top my morning …

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Ronnie Paul: Lightening up life, recipes (9)

January 28, 2015 — 

It’s resolution month, and everyone’s pledging to lead a healthier life. At the gym, a variety of sizes and ages huff and puff their way to six-pack svelteness and lower …

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Carolyn Singer: January in the garden (10)

January 24, 2015 — 

As we experience another dry January, questions about irrigation top the list of garden concerns. “Should we be watering?” I’m asked repeatedly. If you are holding nursery stock, most plants …

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Ron Cherry: Her daddy’s Ford pickup (11)

January 24, 2015 — 

About four years ago, Fred Dias was looking for a pickup to use for hauling stuff, including rubbish to the dump. He wanted a rugged, work truck that he could …

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Folk Trails (12)

January 23, 2015 — 

Jesse Locks grew up playing outdoors — riding bikes wild and free with the other gangs of neighborhood kids or exploring alpine lakes in the Sierra Nevada with her family …

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Talk on climate change, wildfire set for Jan. 30 (13)

January 23, 2015 — 

Dr. Jo Ann Fites will give a talk on “The King Fire: Lessons learned for Nevada County and the Yuba Watershed.” The event will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 …

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Denis Peirce: Warm winter changes conditions around foothills (14)

January 23, 2015 — 

Mid-winter during a drought is not necessarily a good recipe for a great day fishing. The Lower Yuba River is low, along with the Feather. There are some trout/steelhead in …

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Land Trust acquires 35 acres in Alta Sierra known as Clover Valley Preserve (15)

January 23, 2015 — 

Last week, staff members from Bear Yuba Land Trust’s stewardship and trails team visited Clover Valley, the nonprofit organization’s newest preserve, to conduct a baseline survey and explore the public …

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Presentation on Sierra Nevada set for Thursday (16)

January 23, 2015 — 

Four hundred miles long and nearly three miles high, the Sierra Nevada is a majestic place. It is home to high peaks and thousands of species of marvelous plants and …

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Building a bridge (17)

January 21, 2015 — 

At 2,000 feet elevation, on the other side of the Yuba River, in the small community of Oregon House, Steven Dambeck has made it his life’s mission to help local …

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Roberta DesBouillons: Winter squash takes center stage (18)

January 21, 2015 — 

Read local news online TheUnion.com …

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DANK opens latest gallery space (19)

January 17, 2015 — 

DANK artists collective has its latest gallery exhibit now open, in association with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Stop by to see the show and rehabbed gallery space at …

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Ron Cherry: Nevada County man restores vintage racer (Video) (20)

January 17, 2015 — 

If you are interested in vintage sports car racing, a ’52 Aardvark would be a great car to consider. With its very light weight (less than 1,000 pounds), peppy 745 …

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