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Drought-related job assistance comes to Nevada County (1)

July 6, 2015 — 

​The Alliance for Workforce Development was recently awarded federal funds to assist long-term unemployed residents affected by the drought with temporary employment opportunities in Nevada County. With this funding, AFWD …

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NID board member Wilcox talks drought Tuesday (2)

July 6, 2015 — 

Against the backdrop of a four-year-long drought and mandatory water rationing in both Nevada County and statewide, Nevada County Irrigation District Director Nick Wilcox will be the featured speaker at …

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Know Your Nonprofit: SPIRIT Empowerment Center (3)

July 6, 2015 — 

What is your mission statement and purpose?SPIRIT Empowerment Center is a free self-help center for people facing challenges to their mental health. We welcome drop-ins and all services are confidential. …

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Mark Twain officially honored for setting Lake Tahoe’s ‘first prescribed burn’ (4)

July 6, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — “The ground was deeply carpeted with dry pine needles, and the fire touched them off as if they were gunpowder. It was wonderful to see what …

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Roadwork slated for the Sierra (5)

July 6, 2015 — 

Schedule for July 6-11: LONG-TERM PROJECTSI-80 (Placer County) from Brace Road to Magra Road: Work continues on a $36 million project to increase the vertical clearance of nine bridge structures. …

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Free Medicare meetings in Nevada County (6)

July 6, 2015 — 

New to Medicare? Wish to change your plan? Knowing your choices and deadlines here in Nevada County is the key to avoiding delays and penalties. Some plans have a $30,000 …

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Over-the-Hill Gang helps maintain Empire Mine (7)

July 6, 2015 — 

They show up hours before the gates to Empire Mine State Historic Park are unlocked to touch up paint, replace electrical circuits, rebuild door frames and do whatever else is …

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Police blotter: Reports of illegal fireworks (8)

July 6, 2015 — 

Nevada County Sheriff’s OfficeFriday1:03 p.m. — A caller reported two loose dogs fighting on the 18500 block of Penn Valley Drive.1:20 p.m. — A caller on the 18800 block of …

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Fun on the Fourth in downtown Grass Valley! (VIDEO) (9)

July 5, 2015 — 

Downtown Grass Valley celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with a Fourth of July parade. …

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Woman assaulted Sunday morning at St. Patrick Parish in Grass Valley (10)

July 5, 2015 — 

A 78-year-old woman is in stable condition after she was assaulted early Sunday morning outside St. Patrick Church, police said.The Grass Valley Police Department received a call to respond to …

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Foothills Event Center offers grants for nonprofits (11)

July 4, 2015 — 

In the spirit of helping local nonprofit groups reach their goals and of giving back to the community, The Foothills Event Center is offering venue grants from $500 up to …

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Female Grass Valley Police Department officers build bond (12)

July 4, 2015 — 

Serving as Grass Valley’s sole female patrol officer for more than four years, Officer Sara Perry was used to having the department’s women’s locker room all to herself.But with the …

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KVMR’s new general manager embraces local radio (13)

July 4, 2015 — 

When Julie Chiarelli moved to Nevada City in 2011 to work as KVMR’s business manager, she felt lucky to have found a town where she felt at home and engaged, …

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YMCA to host summer camp and Leaders in Training programs (14)

July 4, 2015 — 

This summer, the YMCA of Superior California-Grass Valley’s summer camp program is offering kids an opportunity full of enriched, learning experiences to help them get more out of summer break …

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Earthcare day camp offers activities for kids (15)

July 4, 2015 — 

Kids don’t want to go to school in the summer, but they can have fun and learn a lot at Earthcare Day Camp.It’s for preschoolers through sixth grade and will …

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New pot initiative sought in Yuba County (16)

July 4, 2015 — 

Opponents of Yuba County’s marijuana cultivation ordinance have filed paperwork with election officials seeking a voter initiative to create a new ordinance.Representatives of a group calling itself the Progressive Business …

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Shazam! (17)

July 4, 2015 — 

A lightning bolt strikes above a hillside west of Grass Valley near Lake Wildwood Thursday night, as thunderstorms rolled through western Nevada County bringing sprinkles of rain to the region. …

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Parade, fireworks as Nevada County celebrates the Fourth (18)

July 4, 2015 — 

Nevada County residents will have plenty of opportunity to celebrate the red, white and blue this Independence Day.Local festivities kick off at 11 a.m. today with a parade through downtown …

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Sexual allegation against Milhous Children’s Services dismissed; facility’s reporting still murky (19)

July 3, 2015 — 

The Community Care Licensing Division, a state department office that oversees licensed residential juvenile care providers, has dismissed a complaint alleging that a staff member at Nevada County-based Milhous Children’s …

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Study shows Nevada County ranks fifth statewide for retirement preparedness (20)

July 3, 2015 — 

A new county-by-county study rates Nevada County as No. 5 in California counties where retirees are best able to retire, from a fiscal point of view.The study, by financial technology …

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