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Nevada County author honored for social change

May 25, 2017 — Sharon Mijares, a Nevada County author and psychologist, received an award for "Women of the Decade in Community Leadership and Social Change" at the Women's Economic Forum May 11 in Delhi, India. Mijares was commended for the six books she's authored or co-written on topics […]

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Grass Valley native climbs ranks in high school rodeo

May 25, 2017 — In only three years, Connor McClure has become a name to watch out for in the rodeo circuit. The Grass Valley native has quickly established himself as one of the top competitors in the California High School Rodeo Association. In March, he tested his skills […]

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Manchester Bombing: UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks (PHOTO GALLERY)

May 25, 2017 — MANCHESTER, England — Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing. The investigation of the Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people extended across […]

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Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts job fair for 2017 fair season

May 24, 2017 — The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a job fair to fulfill its hiring needs for this year's fair. The Nevada County Job Fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. June 8 at Ponderosa Hall, located at Gate 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. […]

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Nevada County library system showcases plan for upgrades, improvements

May 24, 2017 — Patrons of Nevada County's libraries should see increased operating hours at its branches starting this September, with more changes to follow. Community surveys issued last year set the stage for the system's key priorities — increasing operating hours, more children's programs and access to technology. […]

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SYRCL announces opening day at the river

May 24, 2017 — The South Yuba River Citizens League invites community members to kick-off the river season with its annual "Opening Day at the River" celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Bridgeport Crossing. Memorial Day weekend is typically when people start flocking to the […]

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Hands on sushi at Nevada Union High School

May 24, 2017 — Culinary Arts Program students at Nevada Union High School were treated to sushi during class Wednesday. There was one catch though, the students had to make it themselves. So with the help of 20-year sushi chef veteran Laura Thorne, who operates Way Yum Sushi out […]

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Eskaton Village lead housekeeper earns award for outstanding team member

May 24, 2017 — Candice Nutting, the lead housekeeper at Eskaton Village in Grass Valley, was given the Outstanding Team Member award from the California Assisted Living Association. Awards were given based on their commitment to providing outstanding, quality care and service to residents in the assisted living communities […]

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More One Source-Empowering Caregivers volunteers providing Nevada County with free respite care for caregivers

May 24, 2017 — After three Saturdays of intense training (and homework), 15 people graduated earlier this month from One Source-Empowering Caregivers' second course of rigorous Volunteer Care Specialist training. Also known as OSEC, the all-volunteer Nevada County nonprofit organization is providing up to four hours a week of […]

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Young Composers link up with Hospitality House in Grass Valley

May 24, 2017 — Creativity often flows when two contrasting ideas are put together, that seemingly, on the surface wouldn't ordinarily blend. And yet not only do they blend, but they flourish. Thinking along these lines, imagine a group of young people from stable homes, who have regular meals […]

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Nevada County donor pledges to match contributions to Hospitality House

May 24, 2017 — During the month of May, all donations to Hospitality House will be matched by a local anonymous donor. Federal grant funding for Hospitality House was reduced by $332,000 last year, almost a third of the shelter's entire budget, so the organization relies on donations now […]

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Vehicle crashes into Grass Valley hair salon (VIDEO)

May 24, 2017 — A customer at the Mane Event Salon sat waiting for her hair appointment Wednesday afternoon when a Subaru Forester burst through the building's front wall and into the back of her chair. "I couldn't get my foot on the brake pedal," said the driver, Ardith […]

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Juan’s World: A trip down Stevens Trail, North Fork American River near Colfax (VIDEO)

May 24, 2017 — The Union’s digital contributor Juan Browne takes us on a trip, with family and co., down Stevens Trail, a 4.5-mile trek that is one of the most popular trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area, just outside of Colfax. The trail was first built in 1859. […]

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Wildfire Awareness Month: Remembering Angora Fire

May 24, 2017 — This June is wildfire awareness month at Lake Tahoe. It also marks the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire, the most destructive wildland fire in memory at Tahoe. An illegal and abandoned campfire started the Angora Fire on June 24, 2007. The fire quickly spread […]

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Open house set for Wednesday night regarding Highway 174 project

May 23, 2017 — Caltrans is holding an open house to present information for a project that proposes safety improvements along Highway 174 from Maple Way to You Bet Road. The meeting is scheduled for tonight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Chicago Park Elementary School, 15725 Mount Olive […]

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Grass Valley Barn fire doused on Stacey Lane (VIDEO)

May 23, 2017 — A small barn that went up in flames Tuesday night was quickly doused by area firefighters on the 100 block of Stacey Lane in Grass Valley. The call came in around 7 p.m. and Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley and Cal Fire units […]

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Spring runoff creates hazardous conditions on Yuba River

May 23, 2017 — High River flows caused by Sierra snowmelt has made swimming or recreating near the shoreline of the South Yuba River extremely hazardous. Due to a record-setting Sierra snowpack and unseasonal warm temperatures, the South Yuba is running faster and colder than it has in many […]

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Nevada County marijuana community advisory board discusses priorities for new grow rules

May 23, 2017 — Members of Nevada County's marijuana citizen's group got their first chance on Tuesday to state their priorities for a permanent grow ordinance, discussing topics like licensing and environmental concerns they want included in the final document. Coming from different backgrounds, the 16-member community advisory group […]

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Holly Hermansen delivers her final ‘state of schools’ report as Nevada County superintendent of schools

May 23, 2017 — Holly Hermansen, outgoing Nevada County superintendent of schools, told supervisors Tuesday she's recently spent time reflecting on her career. A 33-year veteran of the education system, Hermansen began her career working with elementary age students with disabilities. She moved to this area in 1994 and […]

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Bowman Road closure in Tahoe National Forest moved due to damage

May 23, 2017 — In a continuing effort to provide vehicular access to the Tahoe National Forest, while also providing for public safety, Tahoe National Forest officials have moved the Bowman Road closure from the intersection with Highway 20 to the intersection with Forest Service Road 14 (Grouse Ridge […]

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