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A well-attended meeting of the Nevada City council brought no naysayers from the public to a historic decision regarding a medicinal cannabis dispensary within the city.The proceedings were held only in regards to a medicinal dispensary, and any other uses that might have been suggested were quickly dispelled by Mayor Evans Phelps.“We are talking strictly a medical dispensary despite the
Published: September 28, 2016
A small group of Chinese visitors consisting of travel agents, business leaders and media members is due to arrive in Nevada City in late November to scout the historical town as a travel destination for their clients.“They are an in-bound and out-bound tour operator, and they’ve been around for a long time. They have been doing a lot of tours
Published: September 28, 2016
As I popped my head into the press box at Nevada Union’s Hooper Stadium to get a glimpse at “MinerVision,” the high school’s new livestreaming production of Friday night football, I saw several familiar faces at work.One of those took me way back, to my days as a sportswriter, when Joey Cena and I used to chat on the sidelines.
Published: September 28, 2016
The Bear River water polo teams are about half way through their season and one thing has stood out above the rest for head coach Daryn Glasgow — character.“No one is out here with an ego or an attitude or anything like that,” said Glasgow, who coaches both the boys and girls teams. “They all just want to learn how
Published: September 28, 2016
The Stellar Ballers proved to be just that as they went undefeated on their way to the Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s Summer (B2 Division) Basketball League Championship.After an 8-0 regular season, the No. 1 seed Stellar Ballers then topped Toon Squad in the semifinals and beat Old School 57-46 in the B2 Championship game. Leading the Stellar Ballers was
Published: September 28, 2016
The Bear River girls volleyball team opened Pioneer Valley League play with a straight set loss, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22, to Placer Tuesday.Leading the Lady Bruins was senior Ashley Albee with a team-high 12 kills. Senior Alex Staples added seven kills and Coral McLaughlin had four kills. Kayla Toft led Bear River in digs with 10. Toft also had two aces,
Published: September 28, 2016
Local distance runner Makie Ohler continues to shine in the Gold Country Grand Prix as she earned her sixth win of the season, placing first in the Falling Leaves women’s 10K race with a time of 42 minutes, 5 seconds. Ohler’s time was the best in both the women’s and men’s 10K races. Ohler has been dominant in the Gold
Published: September 28, 2016
Thanks to the writer who criticized the Unitarian Universalist Church’s sign, “Black Lives Matter.” Thanks for your civility and for raising legitimate concerns. Other responses to the sign have not been so civil.We put up the sign as a gesture of solidarity with black Americans who have become alarmed by increasing signs of significant bias against them; at a time
Published: September 28, 2016
Dear Dick Phillips and others who may believe the same way (regarding your letter to the editor):Let me disabuse you of several notions about teacher tenure. My qualifications: I was a teacher for 29 years in California, a mentor teacher, and served in quasi-administrative positions. I loved my jobs, and I can’t see ignorance without trying to educate.There is a
Published: September 28, 2016
Grass-roots organizing, the hard work of building movements, can be grueling. Pay is often low or nonexistent. Success is never assured. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” But it doesn’t bend itself. Right now, under some of the most repressive circumstances that exist in the United States,
Published: September 28, 2016
As he prepared for the crucial first presidential debate, Donald Trump knew moderator Lester Holt would bring up the birther issue. He knew Holt would raise Trump’s tax returns. And his old position on the Iraq war. None are among the voters’ top concerns, but it was eminently predictable that they would be part of the debate — not least
Published: September 28, 2016
Sally Lee Thompson passed away on Sept. 19, 2016 in her home. She was 84.A private graveside service was held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Sierra Memorial Lawn in Nevada City, California.Sally was born on July 14, 1932 in South Gate, California to Frank and Mary Martin. She loved interior decorating and, alongside her husband, renovated a total of
Published: September 28, 2016
Connie Andersen (Ivy) passed away Sept. 26, 2016. She was 65. She was born on Sept. 1, 1951 in Upland, California, and grew up in Rialto. Connie worked as a drug counselor and touched many lives. She had a memorable sense of humor and many friends. She always loved the ocean. She is survived by her mother Kay Anderson; stepfather
Published: September 28, 2016
Sierra Nevada Memorial HospitalSept. 19Fernandez: A boy was born to Ashley and Raul Fernandez.Sept. 23Dion and Bandy: A boy was born to Wendy Dion and Jesse Bandy.Oberle and Ian: A girl was born to Tricia Oberle and Ian Owen.Sept. 24Sanders: A boy was born to Mikayla and Jared Sanders.Wiles: A girl was born to Desiree and John Wiles.Sept. 27Dell: A
Published: September 28, 2016
The Nevada County Fencing Club will begin its Fall/Winter 2016 session of Olympic-style fencing instruction beginning Oct. 3 in the main auditorium at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Building, 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. The eight week session meets from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Monday evenings for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. “Open Fence” time will be from 8:15
Published: September 28, 2016
A one-hour, mid-day seminar on probate is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Nevada County Superior Court, 201 Church St. in Nevada City. Monthly Noontime Legal Seminars are designed for the lay person, as well as for the practicing attorney, who will receive MCLE credit (Minimum Continuing Legal Education). Topics covered will include: understanding what
Published: September 28, 2016
A Yuba County woman has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly punching a Chihuahua about five times in the face.Tanya Sears was charged Tuesday with one felony count of animal cruelty in Yuba County Superior Court. The District Attorney’s Office also alleges Sears has a prior prison felony, which could increase any sentence imposed.A sheriff’s deputy said Sears punched
Published: September 28, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday7:04 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 900 block of Golden Gate Terrace reported trespassers who left garbage, including a white hockey mask.7:11 a.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Sutton Way reported a man throwing something on fire. He was taken to the hospital on a mental health hold.10:23 a.m. —
Published: September 28, 2016
Around 30 or so folks from around the area took to the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City Tuesday to help support the Black Lives Matter movement that has swept the nation.The peaceful demonstrators of multiple ethnic backgrounds stood in solidarity by holding signs that read “Pro Black isn’t anti white,” and “White silence = consent.” Others held signs with
Published: September 28, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association recently announced it is seeking a permit to test herbicides in 2018 as a way to combat aquatic invasive plants — an ongoing (and longtime) issue in the 172-acre lagoon system.Aquatic invasive plants, primarily curly leaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil, have taken over more than 90 percent of the Tahoe
Published: September 28, 2016
On Tuesday, protesters at Beale Air Force Base opposed Beale’s spy apparatus to coordinate drop bombs from drone robotics. The protest was part of the Campaign for Nonviolence in over 750 public actions for peace on Tuesday. Hundreds across the U.S. were arrested in non-violent protest. The Campaign for Nonviolence opposes warfare to settle conflicts and the horrendous destruction and
Published: September 28, 2016
I am, for the second time in three years, in the last days of a 30-day sugar-free challenge. No refined or processed sugar. The first time I answered the call to this challenge, I stayed off obvious forms of refined and processed sugar for nine months. It was a fundraiser featuring an old-fashioned candy store in their dessert tent that
Published: September 28, 2016
The next-to-last chapter of an intro-to-astronomy text often deals with the beginning of time, the end of the universe — stuff like that. The final chapter almost always deals with biology: How might life have begun on Earth? Might life exist elsewhere? Are we alone?During a teleconference Monday, NASA announced new findings that could touch on the aloneness question.Ordinary table
Published: September 28, 2016
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will host a family-friendly day of climbing from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at OnCourse, Inc. Ropes Course in Grass Valley.The day will include a wildlife presentation at the beginning and then multiple climbs and swing opportunities. “This is a great experience for kids and adults of all ages, climbing 20-80 feet and swinging from
Published: September 28, 2016
StateBlack man shot dead just after police arrivedEL CAJON, Calif. — Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon shot and killed a black man a minute after arriving near a strip mall to investigate a report of a mentally unstable person walking in and out of traffic, an official said Wednesday. El Cajon Police Department spokesman Lt. Rob
Published: September 28, 2016
Nevada City could be the site of the first medical marijuana dispensary in the county as soon as February, if council members choose to move forward with the issue at their meeting today. There are many steps the city would have to take, though, before medicinal cannabis users could walk away from a city storefront with their medication. Those steps
Published: September 27, 2016
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the basics of VR (virtual reality) game development, leaving Nevada County is no longer a necessity thanks to the efforts of the Connected Communities Academy.Virtual reality has become quite a hot topic over the last year, with a lot of businesses looking to create simulated worlds to explore with specialized VR headsets. According to
Published: September 27, 2016
More than a dozen people spoke in favor of the proposed Wolf Creek Trail during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Grass Valley City Council.Public Works Director Tim Kiser introduced the item. He also gave background to the council regarding the homeless encampments that were cleaned up and the left over access road that is being considered as a trail.“It was
Published: September 27, 2016
The Bear River girls golf team set a school record low for 18 holes with a team score of 417 at the first Pioneer Valley League tournament of the season held at the Par-71 Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course. Unfortunately for the Lady Bruins, Placer was just a little bit better.The Hillgals scored an impressive 409 as a team to edge
Published: September 27, 2016
The secret is out. Area 51 is the Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s Summer League B1 Division basketball champs.The Area 51 ballers used a balanced attack to knock off Old School, 54-50, in the B1 title game Thursday.Leading Area 51 was Sean Zuccaro with 18 points, Charlie Margherita added 18, Zane Bennett tallied nine and Ryan Zuccaro chipped in seven.For
Published: September 27, 2016
The Forest Lake Christian School Golf Tournament Fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.The event features a 9 a.m. shotgun start, lunch and awards. The cost per player is $125 and $500 for a foursome. Funds raised by the event benefit Forest Lake Christian Athletics. For more information about the event contact Stacey Metz
Published: September 27, 2016
Are you a good listener? Want to improve your negotiation skills? Conflict Resolution Center of Nevada County will hold their popular three-day beginning mediation training Oct. 20-22.During this 25-hour basic mediation skills training, participants will learn how to convene and open a mediation, facilitate communication, encourage problem solving, balance neutrality and fairness, and much more. Participants will discover effective ways
Published: September 27, 2016
Ronnie King passed away Sept. 25, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Judie; daughter Tammi (Brad); son David; granddaughter Serenity, Grandson Alex; sisters Susan Moore and Judy Hill; and one brother Martin King.There will be a celebration of his life from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Oct. 29 at the Nevada
Published: September 27, 2016
Birgit Kristine Bruno passed away the evening of Sept. 18, 2016 at a local nursing home in Grass Valley, California. Birgit was born in Vejen Denmark on Dec. 10, 1930 to Ejnar Andersen and Eise Marie Petersen. She married Tom Bruno in 1960 after which the couple moved to California. Birgit was one of the five first women drivers hired
Published: September 27, 2016
A man suspected of torching his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle earlier this month was arrested after a short pursuit Tuesday afternoon in Yuba County.Trevor Wayne Cook, 27, allegedly set the woman’s SUV on fire around 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, in the parking lot of Mike’s Alta Sierra Market in the 10000 block of Alta Sierra Drive. According to Nevada County Consolidated
Published: September 27, 2016
The foothills of North Yuba County are a stark, almost barren beauty this time of year. The red dirt contrasts with the slate colored granite and meadows of amber thistle. Similar to the climate of Mediterranean countries, the rocky, decomposed granite soil is perfect for growing olives. “Our small family farm attributes its superior tasting olive oils to our unique
Published: September 27, 2016
I just booked our vacation flights to Mexico. Although the actual journey is two months away, I’m already starting my traditional pre-trip rituals. Before we travel, it’s essential that I complete several projects on my 10-year to-do list. This time I plan to finish the sweater I started six years ago and also lay the slate stepping stones in the
Published: September 27, 2016
Ambrose Bierce and I settled into comfortable chairs on my deck to discuss the upcoming presidential election. I knew he could not tolerate opinions other than his own, but he was going to hear some from me.Bierce had light blue eyes, and it almost seemed his gaze could punch holes in steel. He was about 6 feet tall, slender, with
Published: September 27, 2016
Don Rivenes’ recent Other Voices reveals the same naiveté and lack of understanding of our Sierra fire evolved ecosystem that most environmentalists possess. Our forests used to burn often, every seven to 15 years in the lower elevations and about four times a century in the higher elevations. Our forests retained around 60 to 90 tress per acre back then,
Published: September 27, 2016
We recently have seen several pro athletes not standing for the playing of our national anthem. They have stated that they no longer believe our country is a just country, especially when it comes to minorities. Yet look at all the minorities who have been elected to public positions, including our first black president. What are they missing? Maybe it
Published: September 27, 2016
Published: September 27, 2016
My Name is Margie Carr, some of you may know that I am a member of Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills (SISF). I have been a member for three years, and I am watching my own personal growth and friendships develop through the challenge of gifting my personal time back to the community where I grew up. During this
Published: September 27, 2016
On a warm fall morning, Hosea Bostic harvested hundreds of pounds of Zinfandel grapes for the first time from a private vineyard off Perimeter Road. Later that day, he followed his mentor home to crush and de-stem the grapes, learning a skill he had put off for years, making wine. This season, everything fell into place. “The stars lined up
Published: September 27, 2016
The South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA) invites you to the Bridgeport Fall Festival on Oct. 23. Try your hand at gold panning, basket weaving and wool spinning. Take a hay ride in a wagon drawn by a vintage tractor and enjoy an up-close experience with wild birds provided by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release of Grass Valley. Tours of the
Published: September 27, 2016
As part of their “Better Living Series,” Women of Worth will be offering a class on essential oils, scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Women of Worth, located at 224 Church St. in Nevada City. The wellness class will include methods and applications of using oils to decrease stress. Students will make and take an oil blend home.
Published: September 27, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentMonday8:15 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 100 block of Bank Street reported a woman who was not a guest trying to take food and causing a scene. She was advised to leave.8:29 a.m. — A caller from Whiting and LeDuc streets reported a transient camp with multiple pit bulls, needles and a dead
Published: September 27, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — With an American flag fastened to his backpack, Ted Gallagher walked around Lake Tahoe from Sept. 11-17.Step by step, Gallagher completed the 72-mile journey in a week — and raised more than $100,000 for nonprofit Semper Fi Fund along the way.“It’s been incredible,” Gallagher said. “It has just gone almost viral.”Gallagher’s trek was called “72 for the
Published: September 27, 2016
The four defendants in an alleged scheme to smuggle methamphetamine to inmates of the Washington Ridge fire camp took plea agreements in court in return for sentences of up to two additional years in state prison.The saga began in mid-November, when a California Highway Patrol officer arrested two women after conducting a welfare check on their vehicle.CHP Officer Troy King
Published: September 27, 2016
More than 140 high school students from FFA and 4-H programs in Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sutter and Yuba counties will gather in Browns Valley for the Third Annual Beef & Range Field Day on Oct. 5. The event, hosted by the University of California, Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, will provide students with hands-on, practical experience with livestock production
Published: September 27, 2016
Above, Shih tzu-mix Chewie, center, receives a blessing from the Rev. Charlane Line, right, while Elizabeth Ekblad looks on during a ‘Blessing of the Animals,’ held in 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Dogs, rats, horses, cats and all creatures great and small are welcome to this year’s free event, which marks the feast day of St. Francis
Published: September 27, 2016
Law enforcement officers spent hours searching unsuccessfully for a Vallejo man suspected of stealing three vehicles and firing a gun repeatedly in the little town of Washington Tuesday.A BOLO was issued for Jeffrey Joseph Caldwell, 28, who is being considered armed and dangerous. Caldwell is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing 290 pounds. He is clean-shaven, with short
Published: September 27, 2016
Some Nevada City officials remain confident that the Nevada County Courthouse project, which has been placed in the “indefinitely delayed” category since 2013, will move forward in the future despite recent funding shortfalls announced by the California Judicial Council that will impede construction for more than two dozen ongoing courthouse projects. “The fact that there is no money now is
Published: September 26, 2016
Ivey Physical Therapy in Grass Valley has just launched a new full-body general strengthening program designed specifically for individuals who have had breast cancer. The only program of its kind in western Nevada County, the “Strength ABC Program” (ABC stands for “after breast cancer”) was developed at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The program is
Published: September 26, 2016
Tanner Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Boise State Broncos football team earned their way into the Associated Press top-25 after topping Oregon State, 38-24, Saturday.With the victory the No. 24 ranked Broncos are now 3-0 for the first time since 2011.Vallejo, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 226-pound outside linebacker, made four tackles, including one for a loss in the
Published: September 26, 2016
Slow and focused, students in Reneé Blevins’ Cardio Barre class make a strong mind-body connection during a workout Monday at Center of Movement in downtown Grass Valley. “Where the mind goes, the energy flows,” Blevins said. “It’s really challenging, with a lot of movement and balletic style of movement. So we get to be graceful, and we get the heart
Published: September 26, 2016
SACRAMENTO — A bill extending a California law that reduces the paperwork burden on landowners working to thin their forests in fire-prone regions of the state has been signed into law.Assembly Bill 2029, authored by Assemblyman Brian Dahle, R-Bieber, extends a pilot program created in 2013 by Dahle’s AB 744. The law grants landowners exemptions from the requirement to file
Published: September 26, 2016
Homelessness will be the hot topic of a town-hall style community discussion hosted by the Grass Valley City Council on Oct. 11.The forum, announced Monday, will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 125 E. Main St., as the city seeks input on concerns and ideas to better address homelessness and the impact on the community.However,
Published: September 26, 2016
In response to Terry McLaughlin’s editorial piece in the Sept. 16 edition of The Union, I am providing a quote from President Obama that provides a clear and succinct comparison of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump:“There’s been too much false equivalency and too clear of a double standard at play. So I want to take a minute to compare these
Published: September 26, 2016
I just found out and am stunned of how the Nevada County League of Women Voters weren’t aware nor didn’t include candidate for State Assembly Donn Coenen in their debate. Also incumbent Brian Dahle didn’t go out of his way to help. Shame to both!As former vice chair of Nevada County Libertarian Party, Donn is an independent person. Free thinking
Published: September 26, 2016
The saying “A man is known by the friends he keeps” plays into the 2016 presidential election. Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke is running for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana as a Republican, citing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as his inspiration. “I’m overjoyed to see that Donald Trump and his supporters embrace issues that I have championed
Published: September 26, 2016
Published: September 26, 2016
I am finally fed up with the athletic divas sitting on the bench (Kaepernick) and his followers for having no respect for the flag. The people who fought for this country and capitalism are the ones that allow them to earn their millions of dollars, if even sitting on the bench. All of you who are disrespecting the flag and
Published: September 26, 2016
“Does it really matter who our next president is?” My mom asked me this question casually as we were sitting in her living room going through boxes of cookbooks.She had CNN on mute in the background. My expression must have looked mildly horrified or somewhat confused because she added, “I mean, how much power does the President of the United
Published: September 26, 2016
On Friday before the long Labor day weekend the FBI dumped its documents about Hillary’s illegal server. The timing of the dump was probably with the hope that people were away from their homes and by their return the story would have passed from the news cycle.The FBI’s data dump demonstrates Hillary is either dumb, dishonest or seriously mentally impaired.FBI
Published: September 26, 2016
HAALo Herb Shoppe in downtown Nevada City is continuing classes this week for the beginner interested in home herbalism and learning more about the health benefits of herbs. This introduction to the world of Western herbalism will give attendees the tools to be an effective and empowered home herbalist. The class series can be taken separately or combined with other
Published: September 26, 2016
You probably do not always think of yoga associated with nutrition specifically. Yoga is the practice of uniting the body, mind and spirit. In addition to experiencing this unity through the physical practice and the awareness of breath and meditation, it can also be experienced through nutrition. Anna Yoga or the “yoga diet” aims to improve overall health and happiness.
Published: September 26, 2016
People resist change, get in their own way, and sabotage themselves because they are as committed to feeling safe and secure as they are to self-improvement. They — we all — sell ourselves and our goals short, not because we’re lazy, but because we’re scared.In their book, Immunities to Change, Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey outline a process
Published: September 26, 2016
The Union health columnist Savannah Hanson will offer a series of parenting classes next month at The Nest in Grass Valley.Hanson, who is also a counselor and therapist, said the series will look at ways to restore peace in the home from a period of stress and disharmony.“Disharmony in the home creates stress, sadness and hurt feelings,” Hanson said. “Many
Published: September 26, 2016
TRUCKEE — A motorcyclist was shot to death on Interstate 80 near Truckee on Saturday, prompting authorities to close the highway for several hours to investigate.Officials with the California Highway Patrol Truckee office said three motorcyclists rode up to the victim — identified Monday as Jeffrey Sterling Duke, 57, of Georgetown, Calif. — at about 4 p.m. Saturday and fired
Published: September 26, 2016
The Tahoe National Forest is implementing the next phase of its strategy to address the environmental damage to the Greenhorn Creek area on the Yuba River Ranger District; enforcement through ticketing.The Forest Service had identified the area in 2008 as an area of concern due to the public’s use and misuse, and began to actively engage the local community and
Published: September 26, 2016
A man whose blood alcohol content was reported at three times the legal limit was arrested early Sunday morning after colliding head-on with another vehicle on Highway 49.Joshua Aragorn Bridges, 35, of Auburn, had been in Nevada City “celebrating,” and was driving a friend’s Toyota Camry because she was having a medical issue and needed someone else to drive, said
Published: September 26, 2016
According to a 2015 study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California is a leading state in which seniors have become among “the hidden poor.” The study found that nearly one in five, or about 772,000 of California’s older adults cannot afford basic needs such as food, housing, transportation and health care. However, they often do not qualify
Published: September 26, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentSunday7:59 a.m. — A caller from the post office reported a man sleeping in the building; he was moving on.8:11 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of South Auburn Street requested a welfare check on two toddlers whose parents are actively using heroin and meth, and who drive with the children while under the influence.9:23
Published: September 26, 2016
The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County is inviting the public to its upcoming speakers panel and discussion, “Marijuana: Prop 64 And Beyond” from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 8 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. The panel will include Fran Cole, attorney; Forrest Hurd, Safe Access Saves Children’s Lives; Patti Smith, Nevada County chair
Published: September 26, 2016
All high school seniors and their parents are invited to attend Nevada Union High School’s “Cash for College Workshop” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the NU cafeteria, according to a press release. Financial aid experts from Sierra College and Sacramento State will be on hand to assist families as they complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application
Published: September 26, 2016
Despite new ownership and massive renovation, Steve and Kim Smith, new owners of Grocery Outlet on Sutton Way, hosted the annual Independence From Hunger Campaign in July. The tradition, started by the previous owners, asks shoppers to make a donation for Interfaith Food Ministry’s mission to feed the hungry of Nevada County. Posters, T-shirts and Grocery Outlet employees motivated shoppers
Published: September 26, 2016
WASHINGTON — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who’s already been poked, prodded and inspected for years. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have competing missions heading into tonight’s leadoff debate of the general election campaign: Hers to
Published: September 26, 2016
NationHouston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at sceneHOUSTON — A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Nine people were injured during Monday
Published: September 26, 2016
A search of a suspected butane honey (hash) oil lab in Camptonville on Wednesday led deputies to 200 plants, $2,000 and 4,000 butane cans along with other equipment used to make concentrated cannabis, according to a Yuba County Sheriff’s Department press release.Deputies are requesting an arrest warrant for William Simpson, 30, of Camptonville.Members of the department’s Marijuana Eradication Team and
Published: September 23, 2016
The Gold Country Chapter of Women Grow, a national professional network supporting female leaders and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, is hosting a “Conversation on Cannabis” Oct. 6 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Steve DeAngelo and Hezekiah Allen will speak their minds on all things cannabis: changing trends, regulations, the cottage industry, the politics in California and
Published: September 23, 2016
Nevada County officials say they’ll wait until after the Nov. 8 election before starting the process to develop new, permanent medical marijuana cultivation rules.Proposition 64, one of several state measures on the ballot, would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults in California. Called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the measure has led county officials to delay the formation of
Published: September 25, 2016
Two civil suits against Milhous Children’s Services and against former employee Jonathan Scott Foote, regarding Foote’s molestation of Milhous clients, have been set to go to trial next summer.The suits name four separate victims of Foote, who was sentenced in 2014 to a prison term of 30 years to life for molesting a number of boys, most of whom he
Published: September 23, 2016
The heat from the South Auburn Street fire left a wave of damage on the porta potties at Quick Response.Hundreds of portable bathrooms sit on the 731 S. Auburn St. property, adjacent to the site of the Sept. 17 fire that blazed through some 30 to 40 acres. Many appear untouched by the flames. But step closer to the burned
Published: September 22, 2016
The pilot killed when a U-2 Dragon Lady crashed near the Sutter Buttes on Tuesday has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira Stephen Eadie of the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron.Based on Eadie’s rank and experience, it appears he was the instructor pilot in the two-seat TU-2S that crashed just after 9 a.m. — just 15 minutes after takeoff from Beale Air
Published: September 22, 2016
It was an offensive showcase at Hooper Stadium Friday as Nevada Union and Rocklin put up big numbers in their Sierra Foothill League opener.By the time the final seconds ticked off the clock, the two teams had combined for more than 900 yards and 83 points, but it was the Miners who were on the short end, 48-35.“We were trading
Published: September 24, 2016
Nothing quite like some home cooking. The Bear River Bruins put up plenty of points and feasted on the previously undefeated El Dorado Cougars Friday night, winning 28-7 under the lights at J. David Ramsey Field.Junior Austin Baze ignited the fire in the belly of the Bruins’ offensive attack, mowing over defenders like blades of grass to find pay dirt
Published: September 24, 2016
In the latter part of the ’70s, the back-to-the-land movement was still a big part of the baby boomer consciousness. Lucy and Bruce Bottrell — then in their early 20s — were eager to leave the Bay Area and buy a piece of rural land where they could build a home and raise a family. They were seriously considering Oregon
Published: September 25, 2016
New and old American, Japanese, British and European bikes were on displayed at ol’ Republic Brewery. The inaugural Bikes & Beer Show took place Sept. 24 at the brewery.
Published: September 25, 2016
Community members of western Nevada County are rallying to support the family of a 13-year-old boy born with cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disease that could lead to infections and extensive damage to the lungs, pancreas and other organs. “It’s just every time he gets hospitalized, we have to go to San Francisco, and every single time it uses funds,”
Published: September 25, 2016
The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team shook off an early loss at the Carmichael Invitational Volleyball Tournament then ran the table to claim the championship Saturday.“After that first loss, the girls had a wakeup,” said FLC head coach Kyler Malarae. “They wanted to win that tournament. They had that hunger.”After dropping their first match of the tourney to Lincoln,
Published: September 25, 2016
Last weekend’s 30th annual Draft Horse Classic was expected to draw nearly 12,000 ticket-holders to the Nevada County Fairgrounds, all paying an average of $18 for each performance they attended. There were additional visitors to the Harvest Fair, but since that event doesn’t require tickets, total attendance is unknown.Hundreds of DHC fans camp at the fairgrounds, and many more stay
Published: September 25, 2016
​The Nevada County Community Library has prepared an informational page to answer frequently asked questions about Measure A, the Library measure on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. Click on the light blue “Library Measure A FAQ” icon on the Library’s homepage to access the page. For further information, contact County Librarian Laura Pappani at 530-265-7078 or laura.pappani@co.nevada.ca.us.
Published: September 25, 2016
In our efforts to become more successful, as we have all heard, we must work smarter not harder. Many believe to get ahead we must leverage our time and energy most effectively. A popular direction of late is to follow the path of least resistance. Where is this path of least resistance that people speak of? Have the signs been
Published: September 25, 2016
​New opportunities for young people to have fun and make new friends at the library have been announced by the Nevada County Community Library.To complement the existing Mother Goose Time at the Grass Valley Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., a program has been added at the Madelyn Helling Library on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Mother Goose Time is a
Published: September 25, 2016
A 36-year-old woman from North San Juan was taken into custody Sunday morning for vehicle theft after a failed attempt to escape.According to Sgt. Tim Werner of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy sheriff spotted a suspicious vehicle near the Pleasant Lane and Maroon Place area off of Rattlesnake Road at around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Melody Christene Burns and
Published: September 25, 2016
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is scheduled Tuesday to vote on a contract for the renovation of the Bost House.The board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.County officials had hoped to award a construction contract earlier this year, though their first Request for Proposals garnered no submissions. That led
Published: September 25, 2016
Charges against a Penn Valley man who allegedly robbed another man at gunpoint, as payback for a marijuana deal gone bad, were dismissed after the prosecution was unable to track down the victim for a hearing into the evidence.Joseph William Axtell, 59, did plead no contest to a probation violation, a charge of being a felon in possession of a
Published: September 25, 2016
The Gold Country German American Club’s annual Oktoberfest took place Sept. 24 at Seaman’s Lodge at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.
Published: September 25, 2016
W. Lowell and Diane S. Robertson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and old friends at their home in Nevada City. Married in Santa Barbara on Sept. 3, 1966, both are graduates of the University of California, Santa Barbara and have been life partners and active participants in Nevada County for the past 38 years. Children Cassandra and Will,
Published: September 25, 2016
The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County will sponsor a ‘Candidates’ Night’ forum for candidates who may represent Nevada County residents. Presenters include two U.S. Senate candidates; two U.S. House of Representative candidates; and two California State Senate candidates. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, at the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 950
Published: September 25, 2016

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