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Volunteer with PFLAG in Nevada County

January 16, 2017 — At Tuesday’s PFLAG Nevada County meeting, members will discuss ways that community members can volunteer on behalf of the organization. In addition to a longtime core coalition of volunteers, PFLAG is currently in search of new volunteers who may be interested in working behind the […]

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Nevada County represented at Capitol march on healthcare

January 16, 2017 — Six members of the Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All-CA joined registered nurses and more than 500 concerned citizens Sunday to march around the state’s capitol, demanding that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans’ access to healthcare. This […]

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Realtors donate to Nevada County children’s summer lunch program

January 16, 2017 — Nevada County realtors Deborah Guelinas and Teresia Renwick spearheaded a Facebook winter fundraiser on behalf of the Food Bank of Nevada County. A total of $400 was raised for the Project H.O.P.E. Summer Children’s Lunch Program, which provides nearly 5,000 lunches during the nine weeks […]

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It must be the moon in Nevada County

January 13, 2017 — The first full moon of 2017 poked through Jan. 12’s dispersing clouds near Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

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Economic forecast discussion in Grass Valley

January 13, 2017 — Members of the public are invited to learn about local economic development as well as national and international market trends at the January 18 dinner meeting of Business & Professional Women of Nevada County at 5:30 p.m. at Summer Thyme’s Bakery in Grass Valley. The […]

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Section of East Main in Grass Valley closed this morning for neighborhood cleanup event

January 13, 2017 — East Main Street between Murphy Street and Idaho Maryland Road will be closed to through traffic from 8-11 a.m. today for a neighborhood cleanup event. Access to businesses/residences will be maintained but through traffic will be required to use an alternate route. Please observe all […]

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League of Women Voters hosts special info meeting in Grass Valley

January 12, 2017 — The League of Women Voters will host a meeting for “special members” and prospective members at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and visiting with friends. The meeting will be a […]

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KVMR receives grant award from California Humanities

January 12, 2017 — California Humanities has recently announced the 2017 “Humanities For All Quick Grant” awards. KVMR has been awarded $5,000 for the project entitled “A Place to Call Home,” which was developed by the CoPassion Project – Humans Being Positively Human and KVMR StoryCatchers — Voices of […]

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Organization announces return-to-school grant for women in western Nevada County

January 11, 2017 — For women interested in going back to school to earn a degree or certificate, the American Association of University Women — Nevada County branch is offering a re-entry grant in 2017. The grant is aimed at providing assistance to a woman who needs financial help […]

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Raising the roof in Nevada County

January 11, 2017 — High winds blew a 20 by 40 foot barn roof off in South Nevada County. Pieces of it landed in an oak tree more than 50 yards from the barn, said homeowner Ed Novak. “Horses were in the barn when it happened,” he said. “They […]

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Still thriving at 105 in Grass Valley

January 11, 2017 — Grass Valley resident Carma Drury celebrated his 105th birthday in December. Born on a farm in Ozark, Mo. in 1911, Drury spent his childhood living without running water or electricity and the family used a horse and buggy for transportation. In 1977, he retired from […]

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Gold Country Stage ‘Free Fare Days’

January 10, 2017 — The County of Nevada Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility. To support this objective Gold Country Stage will provide system […]

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Grass Valley book club examines women who challenge status quo

January 10, 2017 — In 1803, a white Southern girl received a slave as a gift for her 11th birthday. To refuse such a gift came as a shocking offense. Young Sarah Grimké’s refusal shaped her future as well as her complex relationship with Hetty, the “gift” girl. The […]

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Nevada County women ready to march on Jan. 21

January 10, 2017 — Members and friends of Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club gathered 62-strong on January 7 in preparation for the massive January 21 Women’s March in Sacramento. The group led a discussion the importance of political action and changing current paradigms.

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Powerful punch

January 9, 2017 — The combination of winds and heavy rain that extended up to higher elevations made for a messy weekend.

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Early migration routes subject of presentation

January 8, 2017 — “Early American Migration Routes” will be the subject presented by guest speaker Dr. Kathryn Miller Marshall at Tuesday’s meeting of the Nevada County Genealogical Society. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Marshall served as […]

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Rose pruning 101 with Baldo Villegas

January 8, 2017 — Baldo Villegas will demonstrate his unique pruning method at the Gold Country Rose Society’s meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the Rose Room at City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Villegas is known for pruning roses from the bottom up, a […]

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Nevada County streams runneth over

January 8, 2017 — Due to recent rains, streams are rushing all over Nevada County.

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The Pilates Place celebrates 10 year anniversary in Grass Valley

January 8, 2017 — The Pilates Place is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and the public is invited to take a free class. The Pilates Place, also known as TPP, will be celebrating through Jan. 14. Twenty additional classes have been added for the week with experiences available to try […]

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A necessary need in Grass Valley

January 6, 2017 — When Kastonya McKenna’s three children learned they were too young to volunteer at Hospitality House, they asked what the local shelter needed most during the holiday season. Surprisingly, it was toilet paper. Brooklyn, age 14, Aiden, 11 and Marlowe, 5, posted a plea for donations […]

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