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The Nevada City Council approved an interagency contract with the Nevada County Transportation Commission, and held a brief ceremony Wednesday to swear in a new reserve police officer.Officer Angela Ford, a 30-year law enforcement veteran from Placer County, was sworn in, thanking council members and community residents for entrusting her to serve the city.“You have to love what you do
Published: May 14, 2015
The idea of Dorsey Market Place is a sad commentary on the typical selling out of open space for more and more chain stores and asphalt parking lots. When does it ever end? So it is all about tax money and low-paying jobs in big chain stores. I was suspicious of the Dorsey Drive Interchange and this has got to
Published: April 13, 2015
Project applicants for the Dorsey Marketplace shopping center in Grass Valley have withdrawn their formal application in order to reassess the proposal, although they intend to reapply at a future date, according to Community Development Director Tom Last.“I think their intention is to reapply,” said Last. “They just want to fully understand everything and understand areas they need to work
Published: April 8, 2015
Now that the plans for the proposed “Dorsey Marketplace” have been submitted to the City of Grass Valley, western Nevada County will no doubt revisit a debate that has often dominated discussion over plans for development here.Essentially it boils down to striking a balance between our community’s rural quality of life and its need for economic growth. But far too
Published: April 4, 2015
This is an open letter to the residents of Grass Valley. I’m Russ Jeter, since 2008 my family has owned the vacant property at the southeast corner of Highway 49 and Dorsey Drive.We will soon submit an application for a mixed use, commercial retail and office project.We chose this site as an investment years ago because it was an extremely
Published: March 31, 2015
Russell Jeter, property owner of the proposed 26.75-acre shopping center adjacent to the Dorsey Drive interchange, submitted formal development plans to the Grass Valley City Planning Department after undergoing several months of pre-application and conceptual review with the city.Through that process, Jeter, a Washington-based investor, said plans for the more than 217,000-square-foot “Dorsey Marketplace” are in alignment with city stipulations,
Published: March 31, 2015
The “anonymous tipster” who reportedly sparked the criminal investigation into child porn that derailed Terry Lamphier’s political career has stepped forward, admitting to dropping off a letter at the Rood Center, in an Other Voices column to be published by The Union.But Steve Enos — a former Grass Valley city council member who worked with Lamphier in the past —
Published: March 15, 2015
Well! It’s been close to three months since the new Dorsey Drive interchange has been open. I haven’t seen, as yet, any pros and cons on this project. So, I would like to say a few words about it. I really love it. It was long overdue, very user friendly, and beautiful to look at.I would like to take this
Published: March 10, 2015
Grass Valley Councilmember Jan Arbuckle, City Engineer Tim Kiser, Senior Civil Engineer Trisha Tillotson, and Nevada County Transportation Commission Executive Director Dan Landon were all on hand Wednesday at an awards banquet in Sacramento, where the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section, named the Dorsey Drive Interchange the 2014 Outstanding Construction Project of the Year.The City of Grass Valley
Published: February 28, 2015
First let me say, I love the Dorsey Interchange! However, I and several loving family members and employees visit the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital daily andm, yes, they do use the Dorsey! However, our lives are in danger every time we turn right into the facility. Here’s the problem: traffic approaching the Highway 49 South exit encounters a sign saying
Published: December 31, 2014
Despite a somewhat soggy December, there is little doubt the top issue troubling western Nevada County continues to be the drought. Among all the news stories reported locally in 2014, the drought proved to be the consistent underlying issue leading to some of the top headlines, whether on the lack of a snowpack leaving the Lake Tahoe ski resorts feeling
Published: December 31, 2014
The Engineer’s Association of Nevada County has announced its winners of the Project and Engineer of the Year awards. According to a news release, the Dorsey Drive Interchange was named the Project of the Year, and Trisha Tillotson, with the City of Grass Valley, earned Engineer of the Year. The awards were presented at the Association’s Holiday lunch Wednesday at
Published: December 18, 2014
As I complete my term as Grass Valley mayor and my time on the city council, I want to take the opportunity to share the accomplishments of the city council and city staff. It also gives me a chance to thank the citizens of Grass Valley for giving me the opportunity to represent you on the council for 16 years.
Published: December 6, 2014
2000 Nevada County Board of Supervisors approve controversial Natural Heritage 2020 Project, described as “establishing a policy framework and setting direction for the future of recreation in Nevada County.” 2001 Nevada County residents Pearlie Mae Feldman, Mike Markle and Laura Wilcox are killed on Jan. 10, when 41-year-old Scott Thorpe goes on a shooting spree that also wounded Judith Edzards
Published: December 5, 2014
Lisa Swarthout took quite a public beating this week and last. Seven published letters to the editor, one editorial cartoon and countless social media comments referenced Lisa’s remarks regarding the investigation of Terry Lamphier’s alleged county computer misuse prior to the election. People wrote comments like “Hasn’t she ever heard of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights?” and “He is
Published: November 21, 2014
Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 6:17 p.m. — A caller from the hospital reported an assault victim. 8:26 p.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Park Avenue reported a stolen Ford F150 truck. The California Highway Patrol had just responded to a vehicle accident off Pendola Road in Yuba County. The driver crashed into a tree but was
Published: November 11, 2014
After years of planning, preparation and construction, the Dorsey Drive Interchange opened to through traffic Monday morning. The traffic signals were on, as signified by a blinking red light, though not yet fully functional until mid-morning. “The interchange is open and Caltrans is completing the timing and video detection adjustments,” said Trisha Tillotson, an engineer with Grass Valley’s Department of
Published: November 11, 2014
Tuesday’s meeting of the Grass Valley City Council was one of the shortest of 2014, concluding in less than 15 minutes. Tim Kiser, director of public works, commented that this was the shortest council meeting he’s been to since he came on board with the city in 2005. Aside from a proclamation honoring local Hospice of the Foothills, nearly every
Published: October 29, 2014
The city of Grass Valley staged a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning to commemorate the completion of the Dorsey Drive Interchange Project. City officials say this new point of access to Highway 20/49 will ease congestion throughout the eastern side of town. The city expects to be finished some time early next month, but city engineer Trish Tillotson said crews still
Published: October 24, 2014
The newer, tighter, better Grass Valley roundabout at East Main and Idaho-Maryland is now about six years old. From the beginning and continuing to this day it backs up traffic at rush hour. About 3:30 p.m., after Nevada Union High School lets out, traffic will often back up all the way to the “Big A” Drive-in. To drive from the
Published: October 18, 2014
Firefighters quickly put out a small wildfire Tuesday night near the Dorsey Drive Interchange Project. The incident was first reported just after 6:30 p.m., and it took firefighters just a few minutes to get the blaze knocked down and under control. Roughly a quarter acre burned, and units remained on scene for a few hours to get the fire completely
Published: October 16, 2014
City and county union employees have endorsed Terry Lamphier for his 2014 Grass Valley City Council candidacy. Lamphier is a strong union supporter due to their commitment to providing highly professional services while enabling workers to earn solid middle class wages that strengthen our local economy, he said in a press release. IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39, comprising the bulk
Published: October 16, 2014
As I complete my term as your Nevada County Supervisor, I’m asking for your vote to bring my extensive experience to the Grass Valley City Council. I offer this “résumé” for your consideration as to why I will be a good representative for you. First, my core values. I strongly believe in Lincoln’s idea of government “of the people, by
Published: October 4, 2014
​The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County Outreach Team, is collaborating on a series of interactive school presentations about underage drinking consequences, reasons to choose a drug and alcohol free lifestyle and highlighting the positive choices youth are making today, according to the Friday memo issued by Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey.
Published: October 4, 2014
Highway 20/49 (between the Idaho-Maryland and Brunswick Road interchanges) will be subject to alternating lane and ramp closures on Thursday and Friday. The lane and ramp closures will take place each evening between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. There will be one lane open in each direction at all times. Dorsey Drive (between East Main Street and
Published: October 1, 2014
The city of Grass Valley has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited Dorsey Drive Interchange at 10 a.m., Oct. 23, and motorists should be able to drive on it by early November. “We expect the actual opening of the intersection to be sometime after the ribbon-cutting,” said Trisha Tillotson, Grass Valley’s senior civil engineer and deputy director of public
Published: September 27, 2014
The Dollar General Barn going up in the Glenbrook Basin across the street from Save Mart is monstrous. I live in the “Basin.” I’ve never thought, “What we need here to spruce up this place is a giant corrugated steel barn.” Everyone I’ve talked to about this hideous building thinks it’s a blight on our community. For the past couple
Published: September 24, 2014
The Grass Valley City Council approved updates to the housing element of the city’s general plan Tuesday night, in accordance with state law. California requires cities to update their housing element every five years to assess needs, evaluate constraints on housing construction, and develop housing policies to meet identified needs. The last time the city adopted a new housing element
Published: September 24, 2014
Bennett Street, between Ironhorse Place and the eastern city limit, will be subject to traffic control for underground utility and street work on Sept. 19-26. The Traffic Control System should allow public traffic to pass without delay the majority of the time that the work is in progress. Any delays should be minimal to the traveling public, as every effort
Published: September 19, 2014
Highway 20/49 (between the Idaho-Maryland and Brunswick Road interchanges) will be subject to alternating lane and ramp closures for asphalt concrete removal and paving through Friday. The lane and ramp closures will take place each evening between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. There will be one lane open in each direction at all times. Dorsey Drive, between
Published: September 15, 2014
It is political platform season. To me, this is worse than the cold and flu season. As soon as people hear that you are running for city council, the first question they ask is ... “What is your platform?” I truly dislike the question and the feeling it gives me. It sounds cold. I think our community is better than
Published: September 6, 2014
Highways 20/49 through Grass Valley will be subject to overnight closures next week, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sept. 10-11, as work nears completion on the Dorsey Drive Interchange project. Traffic will be detoured from Brunswick Road to Idaho Maryland Road along Nevada City Highway, although Sutton Way will also be open. This closure will allow construction crews to
Published: September 5, 2014

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