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North Star Mining Museum, Pelton Wheel exhibit keeps history alive (1)

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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Denise Wilson: Lessons from the home front (2)

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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‘The Blue Vault of Heaven’: Alonzo Delano and The Great Grass Valley Fire of 1855 (3)

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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Native plant landscaping workshop set for Sept. 19 at Sierra College (5)

August 29, 2015 — 

Local plant ecologist and community college instructor Virginia Moran is offering a workshop on native plant landscaping.Moran, of Ecological Outreach Services, said the workshop will focus on proper plant selection …

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Upcoming Nevada County Master Gardener workshops focus on compost (6)

August 29, 2015 — 

It’s the end of August and time to focus on improving gardens for fall planting and to prepare for next year’s crops. The Nevada County Master Gardener’s series, “Foothill Vegetable …

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Pedestrian flown to Roseville after being hit by vehicle (7)

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) (8)

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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Police blotter: Indecent behaviors reported (9)

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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Tickets on sale for NCTV’s Foothill Films (10)

August 29, 2015 — 

Tickets are on sale for the red carpet premiere of Foothill Films 2015, a screenwriting-to-filmmaking event to benefit Nevada County Television. Eight 10-minute films written, produced and filmed by local …

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Friday Night Live: High school football kicks off here! (Live chat, photos, video) (11)

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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Benefit Saturday marks 20 years since San Juan Ridge Mine breach (12)

August 28, 2015 — 

Twenty years ago on Labor Day weekend, the San Juan Ridge Mine breached a water-bearing fault, dewatering 14 wells and squandering millions of gallons of precious water. On Saturday, San …

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Full moon Aug. 29 to test local 2015 salmon run (13)

August 28, 2015 — 

A big test of the 2015 salmon run will come this weekend with the full moon. The salmon abundance forecast last winter called for a strong run this year. The …

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Trail advocates envision new multi-use connectivity between Nevada City and Truckee (14)

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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First Tomato Fest Sunday at North Star House benefits arts education (15)

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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‘The End of the Tour’ producer talks craft, move to Nevada County (16)

August 28, 2015 — 

Nevada City’s Magic Theatre will be able to show a recent transplant some small-town love when it begins screening a film she recently produced.Opening today, “The End of The Tour” …

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Police blotter: Caller reports dead cattle parts (17)

August 28, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday11:12 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Mill Street reported finding hypodermic needles behind a store.1:27 p.m. — A caller from Richardson and North …

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ID released, no cause of death determined in suspicious death in Grass Valley (18)

August 28, 2015 — 

The man whose body was found in a Grass Valley backyard Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Joel Wagner, 33.A cause of death for Wagner was not determined after an …

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100,000th library card issued (19)

August 28, 2015 — 

The Nevada County Libraries issued their 100,000th library card on Aug. 19, as Sue Schneider, left, was surprised and congratulated by County Librarian Laura Pappani on being issued the 100,000th …

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Nevada County Planning commission recommends approval of Housing Element Rezone project to board of supervisors (20)

August 27, 2015 — 

Following more than two hours of public commentary Thursday afternoon, the Nevada County Planning Commission approved a staff recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for approval of the Housing Element …

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