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Changes to Nevada City camping ordinance could mean jail for repeat offenders (1)

November 22, 2014 — 

Nevada City has strengthened the enforcement provisions in its camping ordinance, based on advice from the Nevada County District Attorney. City officials hope the change will lower police and public …

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Oh deer! Facebook friends share thoughts on to which species this buck belongs (2)

November 22, 2014 — 

The Union reader Edward Glenn sent in this photograph of a buck making his way through Glenn’s yard, but wondered what kind of deer he was seeing. Our Facebook friends …

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Western Sierra Medical Center’s efforts earn recognition from Innovate North State (3)

November 22, 2014 — 

Western Sierra Medical Center has been named a Regional Impact Player by Innovate North State, an organization that helps promote forward-looking and innovative companies in the 530 area code of …

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Nevada County Consolidated approves union contract, COLA increases for firefighters (4)

November 22, 2014 — 

After six years with no cost of living increases, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s 32 union firefighters have ratified and signed a two-year contract with the district board that includes …

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Gold Country Celtic Society pipes in their 22nd Annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan (5)

November 22, 2014 — 

While the inspiration for the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan comes from 18th century Scottish history when the wearing of the tartan and the kilt was proscribed (banned) by the English, …

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One Challenge International president to speak Sunday (6)

November 22, 2014 — 

“God Is On The Move” is the theme of Sunday morning’s services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church. Dean Carlson, president elect of OC, will be …

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After more than three decades, Abundant Life pastor steps down (7)

November 22, 2014 — 

Sam Floyd arrived in Grass Valley in July 1980, 31 years old with a wife and two young children, optimistic and eager to assume the pastorship of the United Pentecostal …

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Police blotter: Bear breaks into dove cage (8)

November 22, 2014 — 

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office 8:07 p.m. — A caller from the 12000 block of Pine Cone Creek reported a suspected transient trespassing on his property. 10:28 a.m. — A caller …

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Our View: Time for grownups to get a grip on accessibility of pot to developing minds (9)

November 22, 2014 — 

Across the country, around the state and throughout Nevada County, the conversation over the societal impacts of marijuana can be quite confounding, as opponents and proponents on the issue cite …

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Nevada County Housing & Community Services gets $1M grant (10)

November 22, 2014 — 

​The Nevada County Housing and Community Services was awarded a $1 million grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to help provide permanent housing opportunities within the community, …

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Suspect in Grass Valley stabbing claims self defense (11)

November 21, 2014 — 

Steven Robledo Jr., a 30-year-old resident of Grass Valley, was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with last weekend’s stabbing at the Center for the Arts. Robledo faces two counts of …

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Grass Valley spot goes to Lamphier; Slade-Troutman finished third (12)

November 21, 2014 — 

Grass Valley City Council candidate Terry Lamphier is the apparent winner in the most recent election ballot count update issued Friday by the Nevada County Elections Office. With about 1,000 …

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Summer Thymes to host free celebration of community watersheds (13)

November 21, 2014 — 

Celebrate the local watersheds with an afternoon of family fun Saturday at Summer Thyme’s Bakery in Grass Valley. Sierra Streams’ education staff will offer a free afternoon of science education …

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‘Peace, love and understanding’ (14)

November 21, 2014 — 

Lions International Peace Poster Contest is an international contest that encourages children, ages 11-13, to creatively express what peace means to them. The 2014-2015 contest theme is “Peace, Love and …

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Police blotter: Bones found were deer, not human (15)

November 21, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 8:10 a.m. — A man from Butler Street and Packard Drive reported a burglary to a vehicle. 9:14 a.m. — A caller from Silver Springs …

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Holidays at Grass Valley’s Empire Mine: ‘Tis the reason to be jolly (16)

November 21, 2014 — 

The combination of lots of turkey and lots of guests can spark the question: “What can we do over the long Thanksgiving weekend that everyone will enjoy?” “Admittedly, I may …

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Ring in the holidays with support for Salvation Army (18)

November 21, 2014 — 

Salvation Army Lt. Sid Salcido chats with “Bell,” the army’s red kettle mascot, during Thursday morning’s Kettle Kickoff breakfast at the Salvation Army Church in Grass Valley. Volunteer bell ringers …

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Nevada County OK’s low-cost master plan for cabin-sized home (19)

November 21, 2014 — 

Anyone in Nevada County looking to build an affordable cabin-sized home, a detached “granny” unit or simply an alternative to living in an RV while building their main house now …

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Nevada County Public Health Department to conduct Community Health Assessment (20)

November 21, 2014 — 

Nevada County Public Health Department is leading a collaborative process to develop a comprehensive health assessment of the community, its health challenges and its resources. The intent is to have …

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