Here are some of the headlines you’ll see in Thursday’s edition of The Union:
— Brian Bisnett, a landscape architect and land-use planner based in Grass Valley, almost single-handedly salvaged a 924-acre swathe of land that straddles the border of Yuba and Nevada counties and protected the large tract from development while opening it up to the public for recreational purposes.
— Helen Williams, whose career at Williams Stationery in downtown Grass Valley, spanned seven decades, died Tuesday morning at the age of 92. One day later, her family has been overwhelmed by the sympathy and support shown from the community.
— Lack of widespread broadband access in western Nevada County is an increasingly important issue that negatively impacts local business. On Saturday, a summit of sorts hosted by Gold Country Broadband Consortium will be offered on the topic at Nevada Union High School Saturday.
— Opening arguments were heard Wednesday in Sacramento in a whistle-blowing case filed by a former Family Court mediator against Nevada County courts.