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Uninvited guest in Smartsville

July 20, 2017 — A bold deer investigated a Smartsville picnic Tuesday.

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Lions Club to offer free vision screening at Nevada County Fairgrounds

July 20, 2017 — The Foothills Lions Club, in conjunction with the Northern California Lions Sight Association, will provide free vision screening services to adults and children from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 31 at Gate 1 of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The free testing for adults and […]

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Nevada County Fairgrounds and community organizations team up for Community Involvement Day, offer discounts

July 20, 2017 — The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local, nonprofit organizations on July 31 for Community Involvement Day. Organizations will include the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence (formerly Domestic Violence and Sexual […]

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Nevada County Hospitality House’s wish list

July 19, 2017 — Hospitality House is in need of every day personal items for their homeless guests at Utah's Place. Items needed include bug spray or wipes, flip flops, men's and women's shorts, sample sizes of toothpaste, razors, men's underwear, reading glasses and men's jeans. Donated items can […]

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Locally penned biography of decorated Nevada County Marine

July 19, 2017 — Grass Valley resident Leo Aime LaBrie will be signing his book, "A Double Dose of Hard Luck," from 1 to 5 p.m. on July 28 and 8 a.m. to noon on July 29 at SPD in Grass Valley. The book is a biography of the […]

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Fond farewell in Nevada County

July 19, 2017 — Michael Franti and Spearhead closed out the California World Fest Sunday, presented by The Center for the Arts at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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Partners in English Language Learning seeks volunteer tutors in Nevada County

July 18, 2017 — The mission of Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL) is to help English language learners become thriving members of the community by offering one-on-one English language tutoring, and building bridges that foster cross-cultural respect, understanding and friendship. Tutors are the key to this end. Students […]

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Artist Mike Stockwell’s paintings on display in Nevada City

July 18, 2017 — An exhibit of 25 works by artist Mike Stockwell will be on display and for sale through August 31 at South Pine St. Café in Nevada City. Among those is his painting, "U.S.S. Constitution," the nation's oldest naval vessel still afloat. The scene depicts the […]

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Nature’s collage at Englebright Reservoir

July 17, 2017 — A butterfly lands on milkweed in bloom near the shore at Englebright Reservoir.

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Precarious perch in Nevada County

July 13, 2017 — A Nevada County dragonfly perches on a rusty piece of rebar.

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Fifth Regional ‘A Cup with a Cop’ to meet in Grass Valley

July 13, 2017 — Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley, Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal, California Highway Patrol Area Commander George Steffenson and other officers and deputies will gather for the fifth regional "A Cup with a Cop" from 8 to 10 a.m. […]

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Parent info meetings for new Pleasant Ridge charter school

July 13, 2017 — Arete Charter Academy will be hosting parent information meetings at 5 p.m. on July 20 and 10 a.m. on July 25. The kindergarten through eighth grade academy is a new home school charter program launched by the Pleasant Ridge Union School District. Meetings will take […]

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Utility work in Grass Valley through Tuesday

July 12, 2017 — Pleasant Street, between Walsh and Temby streets in Grass Valley will be subject to traffic control for underground utility work through July 18. The Traffic Control System may utilize one way traffic control intermittently between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (weather permitting). […]

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Three day yard sale at Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

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Smoky moon

July 11, 2017 — Recent fires made for a brilliant full moon Sunday over Nevada County.

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Sierra Nevada Children’s Services’ ‘Family Appreciation Day’ coming in August

July 11, 2017 — Sierra Nevada Children's Services will be hosting a "Family Appreciation Day" from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Aug. 5 at 420 Sierra College Dr., Suite 100 in Grass Valley. The event will include a magic show, live music, games, art, airbrush face painting, balloons, […]

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Blood drive at Nevada County Fairgrounds

July 11, 2017 — Blood supplies are at a critically low level and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for donors. BloodSource of Grass Valley will park their "bloodmobile" in the parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 31. […]

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Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club to host sheriff candidate and publisher of The Union

July 11, 2017 — The Nevada County Democratic Women's Club will be hosting two guest speakers at their breakfast meeting on Aug. 5: Shannon Moon, who is running for Nevada County Sheriff, and Don Rogers, the publisher of The Union. The event is open to the public, with the […]

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Nevada County book club considers building the new American economy

July 10, 2017 — If we understand the forces that affect the American economy, can we better consider the needs of all who stand within its shadows? Can we create a more sustainable America? These are questions that will be posed at the next meeting of the Spiritual Book […]

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BIRTHS: JULY 6-7

July 10, 2017 — Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital July 6 Jackson: A boy was born to Kalah and Warren Jackson. Whiteside: A boy was born to Janine and Rob Whiteside. July 7 Cullum and McIntire: A girl was born to Desiree Cullum and Daniel McIntire.

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