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Sierra College implements student success initiative (1)

April 16, 2014 — 

A program centered around improving student success and degree completion is actively being implemented at Nevada County’s Sierra College and community colleges statewide. “This is new legislation that we’re tasked …

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San Juan Ridge library set to open (2)

April 16, 2014 — 

After more than two years of hard work, the books are on the shelves of the San Juan Ridge Community Library and the facility is set to have a grand …

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Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning open for enrollment (3)

April 16, 2014 — 

After years of planning and fundraising, Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL), a public, tuition-free charter high school located on the Bear River High School Campus on Magnolia Road in …

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Homeless artist inspired by love of painting (4)

April 16, 2014 — 

Martin Justin David has lived “on the nondomestic side of life” for the last 14 years. Technically, he’s homeless, but he’s far from helpless. A plein air artist, he makes …

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Libraries offer programs for adults (5)

April 16, 2014 — 

This year’s theme for National Library Week, “Lives Change @ Your Library,” applies to adults, too. Why should children and teens have all the fun? The Truckee Library has partnered …

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Placer judges unite to endorse Tice-Raskin (6)

April 16, 2014 — 

The 10 judges comprising the Placer County Superior Court announced their united support for Robert Tice-Raskin, candidate for Nevada County judge. Tice-Raskin is one of five candidates vying for the …

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Newspaper racks at Nevada City post office get eviction notices (7)

April 16, 2014 — 

Newspaper vendors — both free and paid — who have racks outside the Nevada City post office may have to move them, the postmaster said this week. “I’m concerned about …

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Rough and Ready chamber sponsors candidate forum (8)

April 16, 2014 — 

The Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a community gathering to meet the candidates running for District 4 Supervisor. The candidates are attorney Fran Cole, incumbent Hank Weston …

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NID hosts No Motor Day April 27 at Scotts Flat Lake (9)

April 16, 2014 — 

The quiet, natural beauty of Scotts Flat Reservoir will be showcased on Sunday, April 27, as the Nevada Irrigation District hosts its seventh annual No Motor Day. NID Recreation Manager …

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Get carried away (10)

April 16, 2014 — 

The annual Big Easter Egg Hunt for kids of all ages will be Saturday. The hunt, hosted by Twin Cities Church at Scotten School, will begin at 9 a.m. But …

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Ahead of curve in college exploration (11)

April 16, 2014 — 

You wouldn’t buy a car without checking out the cupholders, or, well, taking it for a test drive. Picking a college is even more important. Four or more years at …

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Teamwork builds new picnic area (12)

April 16, 2014 — 

It takes a team to build a community. On April 5, Gold Country Kiwanis members, and sponsored Key Club students from Bear River High School, joined Habitat for Humanity volunteers …

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Nevada City Elks honor students (13)

April 16, 2014 — 

The Nevada City Elks Lodge No. 518 will present four students with Most Valuable Student Scholarship Awards of $500 each. The students have been selected out of a group of …

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Tips for coloring eggs to be eaten (14)

April 16, 2014 — 

This weekend kids in Placer and Nevada County will dye and hunt for Easter eggs. Before families decorate the eggs, decide if they will be eaten. If so, follow these …

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‘Write Your Story’ memoir workshop set for next week (15)

April 16, 2014 — 

According to statistics, 80 percent of Americans want to write a book. But how to begin? And how to stay motivated to get it done? Author Jan Fishler believes that …

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Local Girl Scout sells 1,200 boxes of cookies (16)

April 16, 2014 — 

A Nevada City Girl Scout Skylar Grandquis not only successfully exceeded her goal for cookie sales this year, but the third-grader also managed to outsell all others in the Northern …

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Nevada City homicide victim identified (17)

April 16, 2014 — 

The Nevada City man killed Monday night has been identified as Brian Spalding, 41. Wednesday, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office was continuing to investigate the homicide with the assistance of …

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Historic fruit, nut trees to be preserved at Malakoff Diggins (18)

April 15, 2014 — 

It’s spring in the former Gold Rush towns of Lake City and North Bloomfield, where 200 historic fruit and nut trees are now in bloom. Twisted with time and damaged …

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Two arrested on identity theft charges (19)

April 15, 2014 — 

A couple was arrested following a report of a suspicious vehicle after police contacted them and reportedly found a number of checks, credit cards and financial information belonging to as …

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Last of residents evicted from Buena Vista house (20)

April 15, 2014 — 

After months of probation searches and high-profile enforcement efforts by local police, the residents of 322 Buena Vista St. in Grass Valley were evicted Tuesday morning. Neighbors said four squad …

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