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It wasn’t a win, but it’s progress.The Nevada Union football team opened the 2016 season with a 28-21 loss against the Antelope Titans in a thrilling game at Hooper Stadium that came down to the final minutes. Facing a Titans team that went 12-1 a season ago, the Miners, who went 1-9 a season ago, fell behind 21-0 early but
Published: August 27, 2016
Stubbing their toes early surely didn’t do any favors for the Bear River Bruins who came up short at Orland, 23-18, despite a second half awakening.“It was disappointing because in the first half we beat ourselves, had two touchdowns called back,” said Bruins co-head coach Terry Logue, whose team trailed 14-0 at the half after surrendering a late score to
Published: August 27, 2016
Hopefully, the local installation of Standard Oil supply tanks will drop the cost of gasoline from the high price of 25 cents a gallon.James Donahue gets 60 days for child beating.August was warm, then a rainstorm near the end helped put out nearby forest fires.Motorist John Wilson fined $50 for not stopping while a streetcar was discharging passengers.Local gas dealer
Published: August 26, 2016
Gold Country Miniature SocietyOur club enjoys making doll houses and doll house accessories. We build miniatures in all scales and have a variety of interesting projects throughout the year. We meet at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. There are, also, three other miniature clubs in the area which get together on different days. If you are
Published: August 26, 2016
A litter of large seven male and five female, puppies, who are a mix of Great Pyrenees and pit bull, are in need of loving homes. The puppies are still too young for adoption, but applications are now being accepted. All will be spayed, neutered and vaccinated.To adopt a puppy or two, contact Grass Valley Animal Shelter, 556 Freeman Lane,
Published: August 26, 2016
Ron Lowe, Nevada County’s unofficial Democrat Party cheerleader, paints Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump as nothing but a con-man and liar. I beg to differ Ron! Your championed nominee, Hillary Clinton, has a proven track record of lying and waffling on issues. Her worst lie, of course, being the fact one she told the Benghazi victims’ families about what
Published: August 26, 2016
Some 88 classmates, spouses and friends gathered for dinner and a fun-filled evening at the Alta Sierra Country Club on Aug. 20 for their 60th Nevada Union High School reunion. They all may be aging and mostly gray, but they are still vibrant and have lots of school spirit.Many memories were shared, one of which is that the Class of
Published: August 26, 2016
For 30 years I have seen Nevada County slowly mature to a higher position on the care and concern for all the animals. Recently, the due and diligent work of Animal Control Sgt. Brown and the legal response to animal cruelty has shown that even the law can grow into a humane entity. District Attorney Clifford Newell has gone the
Published: August 26, 2016
Winifred Mae Grimm passed away May 28, 2016. Winifred (Winnie) was born in Los Angeles on April 28, 1919 to Henry and Minnie Hunt. Winifred lived one month past her 97th birthday.She was a gentle loving woman who married the love of her life, Merle Joseph Grimm on Oct. 7, 1939. Their daughter Donna Colleen was born July 15, 1940.
Published: August 26, 2016
Published: August 26, 2016
When Jim Ogburn decided he wanted to buy a new Datsun 240Z, they were such a hot commodity in California that there was a 6-month waiting line and dealers demanded a $500 dollar deposit up front. These cheap, nimble sports coupes had made a name for themselves since being introduced in late 1969 and were in high demand. However, on
Published: August 26, 2016
A hundred years ago, the Julia Morgan-designed North Star House was ablaze in flowers, orchards and gardens of all kinds. Later, however, after years of neglect and abandonment by various owners, the gardens and orchards were barely recognizable when the property was donated by a private landowner.Reviving the gardens of The North Star House has been a dream of the
Published: August 26, 2016
Imagine directing 80 people from all walks of life to produce a cohesive, artistic product. That’s the job of Ryan Murray, Music in the Mountains’ choral director and resident conductor. It involves integrating a lot of energy from a range of ages and skill levels. And it’s a job he does well. While MIM comprises multiple parts – orchestra, education
Published: August 26, 2016
Three Nevada County business owners — Gale Pylman of Angels and Alchemy, Stefanie Bond of Sugar Lumps Tasty Treats and Jeff Pylman of Jeff Pylman Massage — recently completed two prerequisite classes for nonprofit fundraising and other services at M3 Mall in Grass Valley.They then completed their advanced training course on Aug. 21 in the Bay Area. Course instructor was
Published: August 26, 2016
The Palestine Film Series presents the “Occupation of the American Mind,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley.Organizers of the series say Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash virtually everywhere in the world — but not in the U.S. This film
Published: August 26, 2016
A political campaign should be judged by its ideas.Two candidates, engaged in an ideological battle, sharpening their concepts and beliefs with each match.It’s how a good, healthy campaign should be. We, the people, benefit from the back-and-forth of a campaign as the candidates hone their message and make promises that ultimately they’ll have to keep or explain why they were
Published: August 26, 2016
Memo to Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris, the two Democrats now vying for the U.S. Senate seat long held by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer:Each of you could get a whole lot of traction and voter support by going after the apparent continuing practice of gasoline price gouging engaged in by California’s major oil refiners. You, especially, Ms. Harris, ought to
Published: August 26, 2016
The animal advocate community applauds the plea agreement that District Attorney Clifford Newell reached with the woman charged with animal abuse, where her two pit bull mixes threatened a young girl and killed her family’s chickens and pet baby goat. Animal advocates have worked with DA Newell and Animal Control to achieve goals that would make our community safe for
Published: August 26, 2016
Robert Vannberg, Passed away Aug. 19, 2016. He was 91.He was born to Alma and Oscar Vannberg on Dec. 17, 1924 in Escanaba, Michigan. There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m., on Sept. 3 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the corner of Brunswick and Burma Roads. Robert is survived by his son David (Rosie), daughter
Published: August 26, 2016
The man, using drugs for days at the Northern Queen Inn, had grown upset.He figured the group he was with had used most of the drugs that he’d acquired. The loss of his cell phone compounded his issues, which led him early Friday to report a robbery and assault to Nevada City police, Sgt. Chad Ellis said.Officers responded around 6
Published: August 26, 2016
Dorothy I. Wolf passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2016. She was 90 years old.As per her request there will be no services, she will be buried at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City. Dorothy was born on April 28, 1926 in Alhambra, Ca. to Howard and Irene (Holmes) Vance. She was known as Doe to those who were
Published: August 26, 2016
Joan L. Carrillo passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.Joan was born July 9, 1938 to Jack and Bessie Courter. She grew up in Los Angeles where she attended Sacred Heart High School. She married Tony Carrillo on Valentine’s Day 1956 and together they raised three children; Anthony, Richard and Michelle. Joan worked in the insurance industry for over 30
Published: August 26, 2016
Bruce Norman Pusheck died Aug. 19, 2016 at his home in Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, CA. He was 82. Bruce was born in Chicago, IL on April 30, 1934 to Vernon Charles Pusheck and Mary Etta Layton (Morris) Pusheck.He graduated Glenbard High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Colorado A&M. He was an Eagle Scout and
Published: August 26, 2016
Mary Suzanne “Sue” Bowden passed away in her home, surrounded by family, and entered eternal peace on Aug. 22, 2016.A Rosary will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 235 Chapel Street, Grass Valley. A Memorial Mass will follow at 1 p.m. A reception after a graveside service will follow at St. Patrick
Published: August 26, 2016
“The most painful wound is that of broken friendships; and there is nothing more foolish than to sacrifice a friendship to politics.” — Milan Kundera, Czech-born WriterMy dad was a small-town banker and his brother, my Uncle Bob, owned and operated a large greenhouse. The brothers were quite different from one another. The focus of my uncle’s life included plants,
Published: August 26, 2016
Anyone wishing to know from whence springs Donald Trump’s support among fed up Americans need only look at the swamp that is U.S. education, and the role of a feckless establishment GOP in lifeguarding that unionized bog.The pro-Trump movement is not just about keeping an increasingly compromised Hillary Clinton away from any position involving national security, nor is it simply
Published: August 26, 2016
Lynn Wenzel’s article “Not Halcyon days for all” attacked my article differentiating socialism from nationalism. Wenzel maintains democratic socialism results in “positives” such as “homeland security ... and equal protection under the law.” She then attacks me personally as an unfeeling male bothered by Hillary Clinton’s outspokenness “because she is a female.”First, even our forefathers knew being a democrat socialist
Published: August 26, 2016
US BASKETBALL WOMEN SHINE: It is a 49 game win streak. They beat Spain for the Gold Medal 101-72. Diana Taurasi is again flawless with 17 points. Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen team for 31. They are a vision of poise, maturity and skill. They represent American athletes well.US MEN FINISH THE JOB: It is not always pretty, but the
Published: August 26, 2016
Just when you think you’ve seen everything a ball field can offer, here comes the Nevada County Fastpitch Softball playoffs with a walk-off strikeout ending to a thrilling pitcher’s duel.In the first round of the American League playoffs two of the counties best hurlers faced off in a classic. Mike Milligan of All-Star Automotive and Will Maddux of Gold Country
Published: August 26, 2016
In the beginning it was exciting. No one had ever attempted to put the NU Miners on TV before. Not just for one game, but to provide a weekly telecast where the community could tune in and see their sports hero’s perform. And, when we did that it was like showing people what the wheel looked like. In those first
Published: August 26, 2016
Aug. 16Shipley and Burgess: Deborah Marie Shipley and Bruce Laird Burgess.Pfledderer and Sammons: Kimberly Anjanette Pfledderer and Dayne William Sammons.Filipp and Dunleavy: Megan Colleen Filipp and Sean Terence Dunleavy.Johnston and Elkan: Katharine Ann Johnston and Daniel David Elkan.Aug. 18Reed and Stejskal: Nicole Renee Reed and Bryce Evan Stejskal.Oswalt and Davis: Kristin Ann Oswalt and Carl Anthony Davis.Trevino and Siems: Joanne
Published: August 26, 2016
The documentary, “The Occupation of the American Mind,” which asserts that the American media has failed to report the Israel-Palestine conflict fairly, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at The Open Book (formerly Tome’s), 671 Maltman in Grass Valley. The film is presented by the Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County as part of its Palestine Film
Published: August 26, 2016
An owl searches for his evening meal near Houghton Ranch Road in Penn Valley.
Published: August 26, 2016
About 11 years ago, Daniela Di Piero was working with teenagers in Taos, New Mexico, during a difficult time in the community. It had been a particularly violent summer there, with several instances of young people shooting other young people, she said. There were adults and social service agencies consulting with each other about the issues, but Di Piero remembered
Published: August 26, 2016
It’s not that California has a ban on suction dredge mining. It’s just that it’s impossible to get a permit that allows you to legally perform the highly regulated activity. The state Supreme Court decision early this week in a high-profile mining case spotlighted that quirk. That decision states that a federal mining law from the 1800s doesn’t guarantee the
Published: August 26, 2016
The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), a statewide, nonprofit association of retirees, is welcoming new members. RPEA members are also members of CALPERS, which includes current or retired employees of public and state agencies, and classified schools. RPEA members and prospective members are encouraged to attend monthly lunch and business meetings that include programs of interest to our Nevada County
Published: August 26, 2016
Nevada County Sheriff’s OfficeThursday11:22 a.m. — A caller at an East Bennett Street transient camp reported the theft of medication.11:32 a.m. — A caller at Highway 49 and Old Downieville Highway reported a man walking along the center of the northbound lane.12:55 p.m. — A caller at Pleasant Valley Road and Bridgeport reported two “suspicious” Sikhs wearing bright orange and
Published: August 26, 2016
The prep football season kicked off Friday night at Nevada Union’s Hooper Stadium, and as young gridiron gladiators chased their football dreams, TouchDown Productions was there to capture those moments on film — as it has for the past 20 years.From his mobile control center, the Commander II, TouchDown Productions founder Gil Dominguez works diligently to provide a service that
Published: August 26, 2016
Martin David Perry, the 150th Grand Master of Masons in California (2016), has been named as Grand Marshal of the 50th annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade.The selection was announced by Nevada City Constitution Day Committee Chairman Sean Metroka, who is a member of the local Nevada Lodge No. 13, F.&A.M, a co-sponsor of the event.Perry, who resides in American
Published: August 26, 2016
Somebody switch on the lights at Hooper Stadium because it’s time for Friday night football.Nevada Union opens the 2016 season tonight and the Miners believe this is the year they will turn things around.“I think this is the year you actually see the turn,” said Nevada Union head coach Dennis Houlihan.After a 1-9 campaign a season ago, Houlihan believes the
Published: August 25, 2016
When Nevada Union opens the 2016 season tonight, it will be Owen Dal Bon leading the Miners into battle as their new starting quarterback. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 170-pound junior had his first taste of varsity football as a sophomore when he started at defensive back and shared time with then starting quarterback James Schnitzius. This season the position is Dal
Published: August 25, 2016
English speakers cannot agree on what he meant. When Presidents Trump and Putin confer, the Russian interpreter had better be able to get it precisely right. We’re headed for more trouble than we knew.Custis HaynesGrass Valley
Published: August 25, 2016
Five members of the local Palestine Israel Working Group spoke at the Nevada Joint Union High School Board meeting on Aug. 10. We opposed their pending approval of a lease contract with Hewlett Packard (HP) for computers costing over $300,000 for the next three years. Why are we opposed? HP is deeply complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestine, profiting
Published: August 25, 2016
Gravity rules. Gravity builds mountains, it makes the wind blow and it draws rivers down to the sea.Gravity rules how moons orbit their planets.Camping on the coast, on the western edge of North America, the moon rises in the east. To the west, the waters of the Pacific feel the moon’s gravity, and rise upward, resulting in high tide.Half-a-day passes;
Published: August 25, 2016
It is the last week in August and the fall salmon run should be on. This is prime time to fish in the valley rivers because all of the fish will be fresh and bright. As the fall season develops, the early fish start to turn color and fresh salmon are a declining percentage of the take. Another factor is
Published: August 25, 2016
Sierra Nevada Alliance continues its conference, “One Sierra, One Voice,” through Saturday at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.The conference is focused on engaging its 50-plus member groups and individual activists in pursuing environmental, economic and social issues affecting the Sierra. The conference is a hub for member groups and the public to connect with experts on critical
Published: August 25, 2016
On Wednesday, Grass Valley body painter Alison Kenyon, known to many as “Penney the Clown,” paid a special visit to Jean Cates on her 101st birthday. Cates, a Nevada City resident, has been an avid fan of the television show, “Skin Wars,” a body painting reality competition that airs on GSN. Last June, Kenyon placed second in the competition, narrowly
Published: August 25, 2016
Verizon is trying to install eight cell phone antennas on the roof of the building that houses Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. Many of us, who have done the research, know that if Verizon is successful, 10 years from now, we will have a cancer cluster in downtown Nevada City. Verizon says their equipment meets the government guidelines for safety
Published: August 25, 2016
School is back in full swing. As a retired teacher, my thoughts very naturally turn to my many students over the years. Two of my students who are approaching 30 are proudly displaying their work of art at this year’s Nevada City Film Festival. It is a full length documentary titled, “The Ataxian,” about a young man, Kyle Bryant, and
Published: August 25, 2016
One of my publishers long ago flared when I teased him about his cushy schedule.“You think going to all those events is easy?” he asked. “It’s exhausting.”“Oh, the torture,” I replied with a smirk. “Red wine or white? Sport coat or fancy pants and tie? Or let’s get wild and go without!” I might have widened my eyes in mockery.“It
Published: August 25, 2016
The fourth grade class at Grass Valley Charter School fanned out in the school’s outdoor learning center on Wednesday, ready to get to work. Some crowded around the pond, dipping nets into the water in hopes of getting a closer look at some of the fish swimming around. Others turned over logs and checked out greenery, looking for insects to
Published: August 25, 2016
The City of Nevada City will host a series of open houses between mid-September and Nov. 1 to allow its citizens to discuss a 0.375 percent sales tax hike that will go to voters for approval on Nov. 8. “These are open houses to help the community learn about Measure C, and why the city council has placed that on
Published: August 25, 2016
After gleaning a more detailed look at the Dorsey Marketplace project during a March open house, Gerald Gates decided he needed to take a more proactive approach in voicing his concerns about the proposed 26.9-acre mixed-use development. “That is when the group started, because we saw what the developers were planning,” Gates said. “We knew this was a revised project;
Published: August 25, 2016
Doris Louise Maltese passed away on Aug. 15, 2016 in Grass Valley, California. She was born on Feb. 16, 1933 in Oklahoma to parents Roy Jesse James and Helen Flossie Davidson. Doris attended Western Girl Secretarial School. She was married to Elton L. Powell in 1948 and later married Eugene R. Maltese on Feb. 4, 1958. Doris owned Bugman a
Published: August 25, 2016
Matthew Richard Biggs passed away on Aug. 9, 2016 in Grass Valley, CA and was preceded in death, just 42 days earlier, by his wife Joyce Ann Biggs. Matthew Biggs was a veteran of World War II, trained pilots for the Korean War and retired a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He then flew around the world as
Published: August 25, 2016
Neither the plaintiff nor the defendants in the Eskaton Village Grass Valley lawsuit know if they’ll appeal a judgment in favor of Eskaton resident Ron Coley, who’s been awarded $1,410.63 by the judge in the case.Coley, named the prevailing party in the suit, secured the cash award after Sacramento Superior Court Judge David W. Abbott found that Eskaton had overcharged
Published: August 25, 2016
Now in its fourth season, Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE! concert series will bring five weeks of live music and theater to historic Nevada Theatre during October and November.“The Nevada Theatre has become my favorite place to showcase great performers,” Emery said. “Since the Gold Rush the building has hosted performers from Mark Twain to Utah Phillips, and you can
Published: August 25, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:02 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South Church Street reported people on the roof of a building. A woman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and being under the influence of a controlled substance.8:51 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Margaret Lane reported a wall of graffiti.11:02 a.m. — A
Published: August 25, 2016
Sierra Theaters will be donating $750 to Child Advocates of Nevada County with proceeds from the Summer Movies for Kids series held annually at the Del Oro Theatre in Grass Valley. Since 2011, Sierra Theaters has been showing movies for kids in the mornings at bargain prices during the summer. The series serves families, day care centers, day camps, and
Published: August 25, 2016
Goldancers Square Dance club will be starting a new class at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley. The class will be followed by “plus level” instruction and workshop at 7:30 p.m. for who already square dance. The club meets weekly at 11363 Grange Ct. For more information, call Laura at 530-432-8571 or email
Published: August 25, 2016
Tickets are still on sale for a “Fond Farewell” event in honor of Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, who will not be seeking re-election this year. Sponsored by Democratic clubs in Nevada, Placer and El Dorado counties, doors open at 1 p.m. with the program beginning at 2 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Maidu Community Center’s reception hall at 1550
Published: August 25, 2016
Toby, above, will be among the dogs available for adoption at Scooter’s Pals’ monthly pet adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco. Many friendly dogs in need of good homes will be there. Petco is located at 672 Freeman Lane in the Raley’s Shopping Center in Grass Valley.
Published: August 25, 2016
Nevada County authorities say they found 300 marijuana plants Thursday morning after executing a search warrant on a Grizzly Hill Road property.Sheriff’s deputies also found shotguns, a .22-caliber rifle and hundreds of feet of extension cords as they searched some 91 acres in the 15000 block of Grizzly Hill Road, in the Nevada City area, a release states.Authorities say they
Published: August 25, 2016
A convenience store in downtown Grass Valley was robbed early Thursday by a man with a hatchet, who then fled from the scene with cash and cigarettes, police said.The man entered the Circle K in the 100 block of South Auburn Street just before 4 a.m. and brandished the weapon at the clerk, Lt. Joe Matteoni said.The man demanded money
Published: August 25, 2016
Even if I didn’t know that summer was almost over, I would guess that is the case by the flood of events and shows this weekend.All hands are on deck for sailing through this last weekend in August.In fact, this issue of Prospector is so packed with activities, that the overflow will be running on some of the other feature
Published: August 25, 2016
Mechanic: ResurrectionRated R, running time 98 minutes. Starts Friday, Aug. 26 at Sierra Cinemas. Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as
Published: August 25, 2016
Local blues, rock and country band “Crossing 49” plays Saturday at United Way of Nevada County’s 10th annual backyard BBQ competition and car show, “Grills ‘n’ Grilles,” at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. In addition to the band — which includes Nevada County residents Greg Christensen on guitar and vocals, Randy Bodenhammer on guitar, Keith Marcussen on bass and
Published: August 25, 2016
Paul Sanders is your bona fide, genuine, certified KVMR 89.5 FM newbie. He’s fresh from the Nevada City radio station’s 2016 training class, he’s full of ideas, and he’s doing radio in, um, the middle of the night. In fact, he’ll be the host of “Red Eye Radio” early this Saturday morning, midnight to 4 a.m. (89.5 FM, kvmr.org streaming),
Published: August 25, 2016
Lolo Gervais plans a triple CD release party and video debut complete with cocktails, cake, prizes and musical tomfoolery on Friday at The Center for the Arts.In addition to the triple CD release, Gervais also will present a new music video. Produced in partnership with City of Grass Valley, the video features a wide group of partyin’ locals and bon
Published: August 25, 2016
Nevada County dance teacher and international swing champion Matt Richey is taking 12 students from his local youth program to Washington D.C. this week for the International Lindy Hop Championships. Richey’s students will be competing in the juniors routine division as well as participating in International Lindy Hop Championship youth program.The team leaves today (Thursday) and the event starts later
Published: August 25, 2016
Three popular bands and a veteran local singer-guitarist are scheduled to play Saturday at the 121st Miners Picnic at Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley. “Our line-up this year combines variety with lots of local talent,” explained Miners Picnic Chair Steve Sanchez. “Visitors who plan on spending the day will enjoy a wide range of music and entertainment.”Bands include
Published: August 25, 2016
Paul Emery and the Miners Foundry present the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe in a special twilight performance, outdoors, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.The troupe will open their 57th Season with “Schooled,” written by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe, and starring Velina Brown, Keiko Shimosato
Published: August 25, 2016
Buddhist author Anam Thubten will offer a teaching and signing of his latest book, Embracing Each Moment, at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley. Entry is by donation ($15 suggested).“We all want to be happy,” says Thubten. “This seems to be our strongest impulse. Primarily our happiness comes from our state of mind,
Published: August 25, 2016
Keith Little & the LittleBand — with special guests Blaine Sprouse and Sharon Gilchrist — headline a benefit performance 7 p.m. Saturday at the Banner Grange Hall in Grass Valley.Charly Price & Friends will open.Banner Grange Hall is located at 12629 McCourtney Road. Advance tickets $20/$25 at the door.Introduced to string band music by his banjo playing father, Foothills native
Published: August 25, 2016
Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 27th Annual Sierra BrewFest Saturday at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Sierra BrewFest is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California. This year’s roster features over 100 hand-crafted beers, many of them award-winning, such as Ol’ Republic Brewery who took home “Best of Show” for their Dead Canary at this year’s
Published: August 25, 2016
THURSDAYLandmark Commission & BYLT Treks: Cherokee — 9 a.m., TBA, , Grass Valley. The Land Trust has teamed up with the Landmarks Commission to focus on some lesser known historical areas in our community. The first outing will be to the old townsite and cemetery of Cherokee, located on the San Juan Ridge, followed up with a private tour of
Published: August 25, 2016
Psychedelic rock band Coburn Station, dedicated to the town of Truckee, plays 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City.$7www.reverbnation.com/coburnstation and www.facebook.com/CoburnStation
Published: August 25, 2016
L.A.’s Mild High Club will play Cooper’s Ale House Saturday.Their new album “Skiptracing” will be out on Friday via Stones Throw Records. Cooper’s is at 235 Commercial St., Nevada City. For more information, call (530) 265-0116.
Published: August 25, 2016
An all-ages music show combined with a Back-to-School Clothing Drive will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.The event, produced by Poppy Productions, will feature punk rock bands from near and far.Donations at the event will go to organizations such as Nevada County’s Homeless Youth, the Family Resource Center and DVSAC, said
Published: August 25, 2016
An original show, “America: A Comedy” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday at Off Center Stage. 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley.Tickets are $15 for the show, done by comedy group Tomorrow the World.“Some people say that after the Fourth of July, you’re done celebrating America until next year,” said Danny McCammon, a member of Tomorrow the World. “Well, next
Published: August 25, 2016
The Nevada County Fastpitch Softball National League playoffs got going Wednesday with a couple of strong pitching performances and a pair of lopsided games.Playing at Les Eva Field in Grass Valley, the top-seeded A-Z Supply team earned an 8-1 win over No. 4 seed West Cal Concrete behind a solid pitching effort from Kenny Brose. In the second National League
Published: August 25, 2016
After back-to-back Sac-Joquin Division V football championship appearances, the Bear River Bruins find themselves in familiar territory, back at square one, putting the pieces together for another potential title run.In 2015, the Bruins closed the regular season with three straight losses, but proved their resiliency with a deep run in the playoffs, knocking off its opponents on the road as
Published: August 24, 2016
The roar from BruiNation will undoubtebly be loud once again this season, and the boisterous Bear River fan base will be able to support its team at J. David Ramsey Field six times.“We only got to wear our home uniforms four times last year,” said Bear River-co-head coach Scott Savoie. “We’ll get to wear them six times this year. The
Published: August 24, 2016
Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams are responsible for saving so many lives; this spring, they led the dayslong search for lost hiker Cody Michael after he went missing in the local mountains. And two weeks ago, veteran ground searcher Steve Wolf was shot by an unknown assailant while searching rugged Nevada County for a lost 72-year-old man. Now
Published: August 24, 2016
Winifred Mae Grimm passed away May 28, 2016. Winifred (Winnie) was born in Los Angeles on April 28, 1919 to Henry and Minnie Hunt. Winifred lived one month past her 97th birthday.She was a gentle, loving woman who married the love of her life, Merle Joseph Grimm on Oct. 7, 1939. Their daughter Donna Colleen was born July 15, 1940.
Published: August 24, 2016
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Cruzen Carrell passed away on Aug. 19, 2016 in her home. She was 95.A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.Betty was born on Jan. 11, 1921 in Alhambra, California to Robert and Agnes Cruzen. She was the second of three children and only daughter. Because
Published: August 24, 2016
When a new California law requiring vaccinations for children attending public or private school was passed last year, many Nevada County schools braced for the impact at the start of the academic year. The law, which took effect July 1, means that parents can no longer opt out of vaccinating their children by obtaining a religious or personal belief exemption.
Published: August 24, 2016
The Ridge Café, a staple of North San Juan that’s been serving customers for almost 10 years, is up for sale.The café, at 29318 Highway 49, is known for its cooking, its all-organic menu and the local produce it uses. It’s also a spot for people to gather and hear live music.“It’s a thriving little business,” said Sarah Grew, one
Published: August 24, 2016
Nevada County’s zoning administrator on Wednesday approved a new cell phone tower on Lower Colfax Road with little opposition from community residents.One person spoke against the proposed tower at 17410 Lower Colfax Road, questioning any electromagnetic fields it would emit. “I’m part of a group of about 20 people that are very concerned about EMFs,” Bob O’Brien said.O’Brien’s concerns mirror
Published: August 24, 2016
Hiking through the Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest at the peak of the rainy season was probably not one of my best-conceived ideas, at least that was my thought as I sloshed my way through the muddy stream that only moments before had been our trail. I also hoped that my traveling companions were not aware that I was responsible for insisting
Published: August 24, 2016
Charges have been dismissed against a Nevada City man arrested for allegedly stabbing a man in the shoulder during an argument in March.A witness called 911 to report the stabbing, which occurred at a residence in the 12000 block of Sneath Clay Road at just after 3 a.m. March 17.The suspect, identified as Timothy Lee Winkler, 52, came to the
Published: August 24, 2016
Grass Valley Police officers arrested a man Tuesday as he waited to fill an allegedly forged prescription for oxycodone, for the second time in as many months.Officers responded to Kmart just before 7 p.m. after receiving a report of a man trying to fill a forged prescription, said Lt. Joe Matteoni.The pharmacy told officers that a man filled a prescription
Published: August 24, 2016
We live on Michael Way in Alta Sierra. The street had deteriorated with pot holes and cracking. We contacted Alta Sierra Property Owners Association (ASPOA), who contacted the Nevada County Public Works Department and shortly thereafter the road was repaired. This was a great example of organizations working together to respond to the needs of the county residents.Mike and Jan
Published: August 24, 2016
Folks saying Mrs. Clinton has been the most honest candidate in this election cycle are quoting from Politifact.org, and that site based this on a comparison of what all candidates have said. There are six categories; True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and “Pants on Fire” for the egregious whoppers. Mrs. Clinton rates True and Mostly True 50
Published: August 24, 2016
Two years ago Obama cavalierly laughed off the embryonic ISIS as “the JVs.” Now the “JVs” not only have an army, but control countries like Libya (and its oil). And have aroused unhappy Muslims around the world to kill and spread terror — from Orlando to Paris to Istanbul and now the French Riviera. There is no end in sight.The
Published: August 24, 2016
I live on Red Dog Road, where drivers routinely go 45 mph and up. The stretch where I live is 25 mph. Earlier this evening a jogger was struck by a pickup truck, across the street from my house. The man was conscious when taken away by ambulance, but it could have too easily been worse. What exactly does it
Published: August 24, 2016
In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it’s fair to say Donald Trump doesn’t do apologies and he doesn’t do regret. Which is why it was extraordinary that in his speech in Charlotte last week — one of his first under a new campaign management — Trump did that rarest of things: he expressed regret for rhetorical excesses
Published: August 24, 2016
The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined. According to Weather Underground meteorologists Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, August has been the wettest month in Baton Rouge in 174 years, when
Published: August 24, 2016
High school juniors in Nevada County are eligible to apply for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento field office’s Fall 2016 FBI Teen Academy. The one-day class will be held Nov. 18 at the new FBI Sacramento field office headquarters in Roseville.“Today’s teens are exposed to a near-constant flow of information from a variety of internet and social media sources
Published: August 24, 2016
Sierra Nevada Memorial HospitalAug. 16King: A girl was born to Kristin and Brandon King.Bowker and Vallieres: A boy was born to Tammy Bowker and Jamie Vallieres.Aug. 17Snelgrove: A boy was born to Amanda and Nathaniel Snelgrove.Aug. 20Frazer: A boy was born to Stephanie and Bobby Frazer.Loftin and Bessent: A boy was born to Grace Loftin and Kristopher Bessent.Stagg and Bielen:
Published: August 24, 2016

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