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Nevada City Council awards sewer and water project bids (1)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Council has awarded more than $388,000 in project bids for the installation of new water meters in the town of Washington, and construction services on a new …

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Nevada City entrepreneur takes on national Women Startup Challenge (2)

May 22, 2015 — 

It was a simple idea born out of necessity.Brenda Horton was running Hware, a technology and digital marketing consulting agency, alongside her husband and business partner Chuck Horton. Over a …

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Nevada City swears in new planning commissioner, reviews architecture policy (3)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the city’s new architectural review draft design guidelines, and swore in Stuart Lauters, a new commissioner appointed by city council member Evans …

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Police blotter: Screaming cow reported (4)

May 22, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:08 a.m. — A caller from Kidder Avenue and Maryland Drive reported finding syringes in the cemetery.8:21 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Catherine …

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Hands-on fire training (5)

May 22, 2015 — 

Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated fire personnel had the rare opportunity on Wednesday to train on a commercial building that is scheduled for demolition. Crews trained on vertical ventilation …

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CHP to conduct sobriety/driver license checkpoint (6)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Grass Valley office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, somewhere within western Nevada County.The funding of this checkpoint is made possible through …

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Nevada Irrigation District tests public’s will on possibility of water rate increase (7)

May 22, 2015 — 

Nevada Irrigation District will boost water storage in its reservoirs for next year, possibly asking its customers if they are willing to help pay for the larger carryover through higher …

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KVMR promotes Chiarelli to general manager (8)

May 22, 2015 — 

The KVMR board of directors has named Julie Chiarelli to serve as the community radio station’s general manager. Chiarelli joined the KVMR staff in 2011 as its business manager, and …

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Jill Haley: Does it matter where you go to college? (9)

May 21, 2015 — 

So does it really matter where you go to college? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni’s latest book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” is generating a lot …

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Nevada City Planning Commission to swear in new member (10)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Planning Commission will go over the city’s new architectural review draft design guidelines today, and swear in a new member, Stuart Lauters, who will replace commissioner Bernice …

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Nevada County to retain SEDCorp membership (11)

May 21, 2015 — 

After initially announcing its withdrawal from SEDCorp, a regional economic group, in March, Nevada County’s budget subcommittee is recommending the county retain its membership with the economic development district to …

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South Yuba River Citizens League board rejects ‘trap and haul’ plan for Yuba River salmon (12)

May 21, 2015 — 

A local environmental board has voted unanimously to oppose a plan to “trap and haul” salmon from the lower to the upper Yuba River by trucks. “We think we can …

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Grass Valley’s Lyman Gilmore School celebrates namesake during Flight Day (13)

May 21, 2015 — 

Staff and students at Lyman Gilmore Middle School on Wednesday celebrated the third annual flight day in honor of the school’s namesake, aviation pioneer Lyman Wiswell Gilmore Jr.Gilmore, a longtime …

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Talking shop: Students get lesson in local career opportunities (14)

May 21, 2015 — 

In the past four months, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Union Hill School have enjoyed monthly Career Day presentations that featured five community members who volunteered to share information about …

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Police blotter: Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Grass Valley (15)

May 21, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday7:04 a.m. — A woman from the 100 block of Comstock Court reported a vehicle had been broken into and items thrown around the area.8:14 a.m. — …

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Improving bias, one generation at a time (16)

May 21, 2015 — 

“2:21 p.m. — A caller from a business in the 100 block of West McKnight Way reported a suspicious woman came into the salon, but the salon does not provide …

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High School Nation Tour brings music, art to Nevada Union (17)

May 21, 2015 — 

Nevada Union High School students were treated to live music and interactive arts exhibits when the High School Nation Tour visited the campus on May 15. The traveling music and …

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SESF hosts TechTest2015 Survivors’ breakfast for teens (18)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Sierra Economic and Science Foundation hosted their ninth annual TechTest Survivors’ breakfast May 15 at Tofanelli’s in Grass Valley. This breakfast recognized the students who completed a four-hour merit …

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Local selected for leadership program (19)

May 21, 2015 — 

Sophomore Junet “Junie” Bedayn from Nevada Union High School has been selected to attend the EDGE Youth Leadership seminar from Friday to Monday at the University of California, Berkeley, Clark …

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‘Everyday’ Nevada County psychic stars in film trailer for potential reality TV pilot (20)

May 20, 2015 — 

Aside from a whiff of unexplainable magic in the air, jury selection at a trial in Nevada County about 10 years ago was going very smoothly.The defense lawyer’s then-paralegal, Tiffany …

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