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New Grass Valley taphouse to offer beer, full menu, sports and more

October 22, 2017 — A popular saying claims, "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans." That could be the mantra of the Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille and its owner, Craig Davis. First, he scoured the country during a four-month, 49-state reconnaissance mission.

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Meet Your Merchant: Tropical Tans

October 22, 2017 — There are certain people who just seem to stand out, looking like the picture of health in the darkest, dampest weeks of winter. Look closer and you'll see that it's the tan — that bronzed, even glow that extends beyond the neckline. If they haven't

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Nevada County dentists are ‘going digital’

October 22, 2017 — Digital dentistry refers to the use of computerized, cutting-edge technologies instead of mechanical and/or electrical tools. Consider the common crown. In the past, a cracked or broken tooth requiring a crown took weeks to repair. The procedure included making a model of the tooth using

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Machen MacDonald: Fly to your success on the right PATH

October 22, 2017 — No matter where you are or however long you have been banging away at the windowpane trying to make your way to the goal outside, you can make progress toward it if you change your path. Do you ever feel like the fly that repeatedly

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Marc Cuniberti: Online shopping affecting retailers

October 22, 2017 — Toys "R" Us became another in a long line of companies succumbing to monetary illness by filing reorganization and protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code late two weeks back. The toy retailer, which started back in 1948 with a single Washington D.C. store

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Allen Ostrofe: How to financially prepare for a catastrophe in five easy steps!

October 22, 2017 — Bill and Rose recently moved to Nevada County from the Bay Area. They had experienced their share of earthquakes there, and knew they could, some day, be facing a new danger … fire. They had always been "physically" prepared with "go-bags," home protection techniques, evacuation

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Mane Event finds new digs in Nevada City after wreck destroys building

October 19, 2017 — After more than a quarter-century in the same Grass Valley location, the Mane Event Salon was forced to relocate after a customer crashed through the front wall in May. The salon reopened its doors in Nevada City in September and celebrated its grand reopening with

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Eye on the Economy: Nevada County’s Airbnbs increase TOT revenue, improve economic bottom line (VIDEO)

October 17, 2017 — How important is tourism to western Nevada County's economy? And how do you measure that economic impact? Nationwide, nearly 40 percent of travel-related spending is for food (16.6 percent) and accommodation (21.5 percent), with 23 percent going to transportation costs. So transient occupancy tax, which

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Meet your merchant: Tucked away, Royal Dragon II popular for 22 years

October 15, 2017 — Roger La was just 13 when he first arrived in the United States in 1981, and he spoke no English — only Cantonese. Born in Vietnam to Chinese parents, he had already moved to China and Hong Kong before settling in the suburban American city

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Sourdough & Co. to open in Grass Valley

October 15, 2017 — Owning a restaurant can be grueling and stressful. Harry Nijjar disagrees. He and his wife own one restaurant, are opening a second, and are scouting for more opportunities. "We have a couple more locations in mind within an hour radius," said Nijjar. "I am looking

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Glenn Kenes: Medicare open enrollment season is here

October 15, 2017 — It's that time of year here in the Foothills and across our nation. If you are a Medicare enrollee, you should know that open enrollment takes place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Any changes you make to your coverage will take effect on Jan.

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Machen MacDonald: Respecting ‘FIRE’

October 15, 2017 — I would like to begin this week's column by offering my heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by the local fires, including those in Napa and Sonoma counties. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with you. To all the first responders

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Susan George: Small business programs

October 15, 2017 — A recent workshop presented by the Small Business Association Resource Partners outlined an impressive number of resources available to small business owners, training agencies and trade associations. The network of programs highlighted interesting opportunities for potential funding and other types of assistance intended to stimulate

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Tech Tips: Upgrade to iOS 11?

October 15, 2017 — Question: I noticed that Apple released iOS 11. Should I update? What are some of your favorite new features? Not only has Apple released iOS 11, it has already released an update (iOS 11.0.1) that fixes a few small problems. It has started beta testing

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River Valley Community Bank breaks ground for new building in Grass Valley

October 12, 2017 — Nevada County's economy has been slow to recover from the recession. One bright spot celebrated a milestone Thursday, breaking ground for a brand-new building to cement its roots in the county. River Valley Community Bank, which got its start in Yuba City, first moved to

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Meet your merchant: Tragedy leads woman to start healthy pet food business in Nevada County

October 8, 2017 — An adventurous soul, Lindsey McClerin was living in Cancun, Mexico more than two decades ago when she and her husband, Kip, adopted a female Pekinese-Maltese mutt. Inspired by her religious studies classes in college, she named the dog Shinto, after a Japanese religion that translates

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Hearts of gold at Gold-N-Green in Grass Valley

October 8, 2017 — John and Becky Olson have been trying to plan an anniversary party for their company, Gold-N-Green Equipment Rentals, which marked its 50th year last May. But the Olsons don't have time to organize a celebration because they're too busy running the popular Grass Valley machine

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Mary Owens: Housing option diversification in Nevada County

October 8, 2017 — The State of California recently made changes to regulations governing "Additional Dwelling Units," otherwise known as "ADUs" or granny flats. ADUs are a smaller, second residential dwelling on a single parcel. Nevada County currently allows them, however they are in the process of updating their

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Marc Cuniberti: Finding work with PRIDE

October 8, 2017 — I have been wanting to do an economic piece about people with disabilities for some time now and with the month of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I couldn't think of a more fitting opportunity to bring to light an incredible story about

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Machen MacDonald: Success requires a ‘STRETCH’

October 8, 2017 — In the sports and activity world the importance of stretching our muscles is well understood and accepted to help prevent injury. Sustaining an injury can prevent us from performing at the top of our game. Stretching in the business world is just as important to

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