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Options for help abound in Nevada County after devastating fires

October 20, 2017 — The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services continues to coordinate fire recovery efforts with nonprofit, state and federal partners, according to a release. Several events are scheduled over the coming weekend and into next week to assist residents affected by the fires. The Red Cross

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Trial set in Joseph Ward murder case

October 20, 2017 — Joseph Ward, accused in the June stabbing death of Kenneth Pestana, on Friday had his case set for trial on Nov. 28 in Nevada County Superior Court. Ward, 32, appeared Friday before Judge Candace Heidelberger. He pleaded not guilty to murder, setting the stage for

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Truckee police: Man drugged victim, raped her

October 20, 2017 — A Truckee man accused of spiking a woman's drink and then raping her was arrested after the victim hid a camera in the kitchen, capturing video of him putting something in her glass, police said. James Russell Ferrigno, 31, faces charges of rape of a

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‘Lucky to be alive:’ Man escapes fire, returns to find tree on house

October 20, 2017 — "It takes guts to drive through a wall of flame, especially because you don't know what's on the other side of it," Rough and Ready's Dave Mauldin said. "But you can't stay on this side, because you'd die. It's a split-second decision." Mauldin made this

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Caltrans speeds up $6 million drainage project along Highway 49

October 20, 2017 — Caltrans added nearly 1,200 lane miles of pavement repair and 66 bridges to its growing list of projects to be delivered sooner than planned thanks to the imminent influx of revenue from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the transportation funding

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Nevada City’s Stone House fully up and running after year-long renovation

October 20, 2017 — Nevada City's iconic Stone House is finally fully open. On Thursday, the completely refurbished, 136-year-old former brewery got a chance to strut its stuff during a mixer for the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Owner Jonathan Rowe bought the building in February 2016 after it

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Grass Valley Chamber to hold forum on cyber security

October 20, 2017 — More than one in three Americans were hacked in the past year. A quarter of these incidents cost victims over $1,000, according to data from Zogby Analytics. Incidents included viruses, unwanted software and cyber extortion, with many victims having to pay to unlock fraudulently encrypted

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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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During Nevada County fires, NID worked to keep water flowing

October 19, 2017 — In what quickly was shaping up to be a community disaster, Nevada Irrigation District came out in force to ensure water supplies were available during recent firefighting efforts. NID crews worked in canals, cleaning out debris to keep water running to be available where needed.

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Hospice and funerals subject of next in series at Grass Valley church

October 19, 2017 — Dying is expensive. About one in five deaths in the United States were preceded by a year of very high medical costs, according to research led by Melissa Aldridge of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, N.Y. More costs come with funeral, burial

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Nevada County staff recommend no Dollar General at Rough and Ready Highway site

October 19, 2017 — Nevada County staff has recommended approval of two proposed Dollar General stores, but argued that the Planning Commission should deny a third site on Rough and Ready Highway. The staff reports, released this week, state the Planning Commission on Thursday should approve the final environmental

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Robbery charge dropped in Nevada County plea deal

October 19, 2017 — A woman eight-months pregnant who initially faced a robbery charge, pleaded no contest on Thursday to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to probation, attorneys said. Avery Noelle Wick, 21, was sentenced to two years' probation on a charge of being an accessory after pleading in

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Community Disaster Response Fund aims to help Nevada County residents

October 19, 2017 — "Disaster Pastor" Toby Nelson serves as chaplain to a federal disaster group that responds to high-risk medical events around the world. So it was a no-brainer for Pastor Sam Barger to turn to Nelson, with whom he works as a chaplain for the Grass Valley

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Mental evaluation for murder suspect Robert Steuber not ready; case to return to court in 2 weeks

October 19, 2017 — A psychiatric evaluation remains pending for Robert Steuber — a delay that on Thursday led attorneys to postpone his murder case two weeks. Steuber, 82, was scheduled to have his case heard in Nevada County Superior Court. However, a doctor appointed to perform an evaluation

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Sue Hoek announces run for Nevada County Board of Supervisors, District 4; Supervisor Hank Weston won’t seek re-election

October 18, 2017 — Sue Hoek, a small business owner and rancher in Nevada County, said she's never been interested in being what she called a "politician." She does, however, consider herself a good listener and someone who'd be a great supervisor. On Wednesday Hoek, 60, announced she'd run

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Nevada City School of the Arts welcomes back students after fire

October 18, 2017 — Students at Nevada City School of the Arts got an unanticipated break last week while the Lobo fire threatened the transitional K-8 Charter School, located on Bitney Springs Road. Several acres of the campus were scorched, and were it not for the school's maintenance crew

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Nevada City police partner with Riebes to support Pink Patch Project

October 18, 2017 — This October, Nevada City's police officers have been sporting touches of pink — with pink T-shirts under their uniforms or highlighted pink uniform caps — to raise awareness of breast cancer. All month long, the department also has been selling specially designed pink patches as

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Grass Valley theaters holds Salvation Army fundraiser

October 18, 2017 — Sierra Theaters, which includes Sierra Cinemas on East Main Street, Del Oro Theatre in downtown Grass Valley, and Sutton Cinemas on Sutton Way in the Brunswick Basin will donate 5 percent of the weekend's box office to Salvation Army in support of their relief efforts

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Presentation for Gore movie set for Thursday night in Grass Valley

October 18, 2017 — A power point synopsis of Al Gore's recently released film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," will be presented at 7p.m. Thursday at the regular monthly meeting of the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition, according to a release. This 20-minute slide show condenses Gore's film,

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Contact Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for fire-injured Wildlife in Nevada County

October 18, 2017 — With the recent fires, residents may come across injured wildlife. If you find an injured bird or animal contact Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release at 530-432-5522 with the pertinent details. The answering service will contact the on-call rehabbers and they will return your call. If a

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