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Stormy weather sends part of Stonehouse parking lot into Deer Creek (1)

December 18, 2014 — 

Earlier this month after the first heavy rains, a retaining wall at the edge of the Stonehouse parking lot in Nevada City gave way — dropping heavy boulders and chunks …

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Nevada County at-risk youth rewarded for turning life around (2)

December 18, 2014 — 

Anna Davis says she never really liked school, and was never motivated to get up and go to class. “I just didn’t like going everyday,” Davis, 18, said. “I never …

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Education app promotes digital storytelling (3)

December 18, 2014 — 

With local school districts delving into the use of interactive mobile tools such as Chromebooks and iPads, teachers now have a wide array of Internet-based educational applications to use in …

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Last dance for ‘Mom’ of Nevada County Nutcracker (4)

December 18, 2014 — 

This weekend’s 11th annual Nevada County Nutcracker ballet is more than just another magical holiday show. With co-producer Santia Enos Kroes and her extended family of cast members and devoted …

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NID committee meeting canceled (5)

December 18, 2014 — 

Nevada Irrigation District officials announced that its regularly scheduled Dec. 23 meeting of the Maintenance & Resources Management Committee has been canceled. Visit NIDwater.com for more information on the committee …

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Safeway employees support the Safeway Foundation and Habitat for Humanity (6)

December 18, 2014 — 

On a cold and rainy Saturday in early December a group of fearless Safeway volunteers donned their raincoats, grabbed their hammers and got to help Nevada County Habitat for Humanity …

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Grass Valley’s Tillotson, Dorsey Drive Interchange honored by Engineer’s Association (7)

December 18, 2014 — 

The Engineer’s Association of Nevada County has announced its winners of the Project and Engineer of the Year awards. According to a news release, the Dorsey Drive Interchange was named …

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Weather: Plenty more where this came from (8)

December 18, 2014 — 

Umbrellas remained in high demand Wednesday afternoon in downtown Valley. National Weather Service forecasters expect a slight chance of showers this morning, before partly sunny skies with a high of …

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Principal: No lockdown in NU bomb threat (9)

December 18, 2014 — 

Addressing rumors he says have been circulating around the local community, Nevada Union High School Principal Dan Frisella sent an email out to parents saying that no lockdown or evacuation …

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Rivers in the air (10)

December 18, 2014 — 

Our anatomy is useful. Without arms, legs, fingers and such, we’d be unable to run, jump, or text. Amoeba-like, we’d slouch around all day. Storms have anatomies; observing a storm’s …

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Former Penn Valley firefighter fired for cause (11)

December 18, 2014 — 

A former lieutenant-paramedic for the Penn Valley Fire Protection District was terminated for cause Wednesday by a unanimous vote of the district’s board of directors. Board Chairman Kurt Grundel said …

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Persimmon focus in schools (12)

December 18, 2014 — 

Diospryros: food of the gods (“Dios” means God; “pyros” means grain or food.). That’s Latin for persimmon. If you were one of the 6,000 students who tasted persimmons this month …

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Poop project poster deadline approaching (13)

December 18, 2014 — 

Time is running out for young artists to create a winning design to help educate the public about the problem of dog poop on local trails. Youth under age 18 …

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Regional schools collaborate on higher education plan (14)

December 18, 2014 — 

ROSEVILLE – California State University, Sacramento, Sierra College and Westpark Communities, the developer of the proposed Placer Ranch, announced this week an agreement to collaborate on higher education offerings at …

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Major injuries reported after solo collision on Highway 49 (15)

December 17, 2014 — 

Two people were injured, one of them seriously, after a single vehicle collision on Highway 49 Wednesday. At approximately 4:10 p.m., dispatchers were notified that a white SUV or possibly …

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Grass Valley auto body shop donates restored cars to families in need (16)

December 17, 2014 — 

When Jennifer Crumrine’s car was stolen two years ago, she relied on her sister Adrienne for transportation. As a full-time working mother of three, every day Crumrine would worry about …

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Police blotter: Dog injured while being dragged by vehicle (17)

December 17, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:34 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Celesta Drive reported a silver Acura Integra had been stolen; a BOLO was issued. 2:29 …

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Penn Valley church fire probe to be released soon (18)

December 17, 2014 — 

Penn Valley Fire Protection District officials offered a preview this week into their investigation into the cause of the catastrophic early morning blaze Sept. 13 that leveled the Penn Valley …

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Anti-fur demonstration at Victorian Christmas draws counter-protest (19)

December 17, 2014 — 

A group of activists protesting the use of animal products at Fur Traders in Nevada City might have drawn more attention than they wanted last Sunday, when a group of …

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Roughly 7,500 customers without power (20)

December 16, 2014 — 

Update: Spokesperson Brittany McKannay said that PG&E has reduced the number of customers without power due today’s outage from roughly 7,500 in multiple towns to just 230 customers in Penn …

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