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County gets $30K in tax dollars from Airbnb, $180K estimated in calendar year

August 22, 2017 — Nevada County collected about $30,000 in transient occupancy tax from Airbnb in that business' first payment to the local tax collector, officials said. Tina Vernon, the county's treasurer-tax collector, estimates her office will receive $45,000 every three months and $180,000 a year from the online, […]

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Sierra BrewFest returns to Nevada County fairgrounds for 28th year

August 22, 2017 — In 1989, Music in the Mountains decided to hold a fundraiser showing off craft beers. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico anchored the event and hasn't missed a single event since. What started as a small event in a warehouse in Nevada City, the Sierra […]

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Acting Up program offers Wayne Brown Correctional Facility inmates a unique opportunity

August 22, 2017 — Nevada County Arts Council has just wrapped workshops called Acting Up at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. Over the course of the last three months, the council commissioned actor, director and playwright John Deaderick to teach theater and acting to about 20 inmates, varying in […]

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Standing Rock’s Chase Iron Eyes, attorney Daniel Sheehan to speak in Nevada City

August 22, 2017 — Standing Rock Sioux member and former North Dakota congressional candidate Chase Iron Eyes and constitutional attorney Daniel Sheehan are set to speak in Nevada City. The pair will appear for a one-night forum from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 212 […]

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Authorities: Man handling illegal fireworks severely burned in Chicago Park

August 22, 2017 — A 57-year-old man was severely burned this weekend when ordnance he was handling at his Chicago Park home exploded, leading authorities to discover materials used to make illegal fireworks, a release states. The man, since sent to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with burns […]

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Make the most of Open Enrollment (sponsored)

August 22, 2017 — Beginning in the next few weeks, employers throughout our region will kick off their benefits open enrollment period. This time comes just once a year and provides employees the opportunity to choose their health plan for the coming year. The decisions made during open enrollment […]

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Nevada City man reports for jail sentence on child sex convictions

August 21, 2017 — A Nevada City man who pleaded no contest to accusations of having sex with a minor began serving his three-year sentence on Friday, authorities said. Carl Gene Geary, 33, reported to the Nevada County Jail to serve his sentence on two counts of unlawful sexual […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Puppy living in its own feces

August 21, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 8:48 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Catherine Lane requested that an officer come to kill flies in her room. 9:28 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Olympia Park Road reported two to three […]

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Grass Valley family in need of financial help for son’s recovery from liver transplant — and his donor

August 21, 2017 — After waiting for nearly two years for a liver donor, 14-year-old Ethan Roth of Grass Valley was finally wheeled into surgery Monday at the University of California's San Francisco Medical Center. Ethan, who has cystic fibrosis, first captured the hearts of Nevada County more than […]

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Americans enthralled by eclipse all across country (VIDEO)

August 21, 2017 — Those traveling to the "path of totality" across the country were treated to a total solar eclipse Monday, including The Union Multimedia Reporter Elias Funez, who captured images from Central Oregon's Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne. Closer to home, local photographer Tim O'Brien headed […]

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4-H youth shine at Nevada County Fair

August 21, 2017 — Nevada County 4-H members enjoyed a chance to display their work at the 2017 Nevada County Fair. Many are familiar with 4-H members wearing the fair uniform of white pants and shirt, green hat, and green tie or scarf at the county fair. 4-H youth […]

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Grass Valley and Nevada City councils to meet this week

August 21, 2017 — Grass Valley's city council will meet Tuesday and will discuss the possibility of acquiring a narcotic detection and patrol canine for the city's police department, among other topics. The council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Grass Valley City Hall Nevada City's […]

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Roseville teens arrested, suspected of spray painting swastikas and racial slurs at school

August 21, 2017 — ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Police in Northern California have arrested five teenage boys suspected of spray painting swastikas, gang slogans and a racial slur at a middle school. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2vXyWHq) that Roseville police made the arrests on Sunday after an employee at Buljan […]

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Nevada County Photos of the Week: August 13-19

August 21, 2017 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely town as well? Then submit your own photos to The Union's "Nevada County Captures" page to be published in our print edition every Saturday. Send submissions by Friday morning to photos@theunion.com. […]

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Uber, ride sharing gaining steam in western Nevada County

August 20, 2017 — Uber has come to Grass Valley. Actually, the ride-sharing company has been available in the area for quite some time, it's just a matter of finding an available driver. "My guess is, there are probably about 20 drivers up here right now," said Uber driver […]

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Nevada County town hall set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday in South County

August 20, 2017 — Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield will address several topics, including Highway 49 safety, at a Thursday town hall in South County. Scofield, who represents District 2, will hold the town hall from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins Lions Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda […]

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Sierra roadwork schedule for August 21-26, 2017

August 20, 2017 — LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to .2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork continues for a $50.6 million project to construct 3 miles of additional truck climbing lane and other improvements to primarily eastbound I-80 east of Colfax, including […]

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Nevada County launches new website

August 20, 2017 — MyNevadaCounty.com has a new look based in a redesign for an intuitive user experience and easy access to the information citizens are looking for, a news release states. Designed with the user in mind, the new site includes updated navigation. Access information on Nevada County's […]

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Nevada County Poice Blotter: Man calls 911 just to thank police

August 20, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Friday 8:29 a.m. — A caller at Tinloy and Bank streets reported a man making threats to shoot people. 9:01 a.m. — A caller in the 200 block of South Auburn Street reported a man lying down in a parking lot. […]

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Nevada County sheriff’s officers recognized in ceremony for promotions, new employees

August 18, 2017 — Several employees of the Nevada County Sheriff's Office were recognized Friday for their recent promotions or for joining the agency. From left, Sheriff Keith Royal, Sgt. Jason Spillner, Sgt. John Dzioba, Deputy Zachary Snook, Deputy Matthew Harrison, Deputy Caleb Warr, Capt. Alicia Burget, Lt. Sam […]

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