I enjoy walking in the Empire Mine State Park early in the morning. Some days I walk with my dog in Condon Park or around the fairgrounds. I cherish the creative energy and small-town feeling that Grass Valley has had to date. And, like my neighbors, I appreciate the environment we have in this rural area. It’s only with smart growth that we can still practice good stewardship of our natural resources. Because I want to preserve this lifestyle, I’m voting for incumbent Terry Lamphier, for 3rd District Nevada County supervisor.