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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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Morning Report, August 22: Roadwork and lane closures

August 22, 2017 — For local incidents go to California Highway Patrol Caltrans scheduled road closures: Source: Caltrans scheduled road closures, Aug. 22. 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 […]

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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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YOUTH GOLF: Local golfers impress at Truckee-Tahoe Tour Championship

August 21, 2017 — The Truckee-Tahoe Junior Golf Tour recently wrapped up its 2017 season with its Tour Championship held at Gray's Crossing. Several Nevada County youth golfers were on hand for the tour's Aug. 9 finale, and they made their presence known. Haley McCormick shot a 46 at […]

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INDYCAR: Rossi reaches podium at Pocono Raceway

August 21, 2017 — IndyCar driver and Nevada City native Alexander Rossi led 44 laps and took home third place at Pocono Raceway Sunday. Starting from position six in the ABC Supply 500, Rossi advanced quickly and was battling for the lead from the get go. The thrilling race […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU graduate Tanner Vallejo wraps up first tackles in NFL

August 21, 2017 — Tanner Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate and sixth-round pick by the Buffalo Bills, made his first official tackles in the NFL last week. Playing at the Philadelphia Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field last Thursday, Vallejo wrapped up two solo tackles, including one behind the line […]

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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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Nevada County coroner: Homicide victim Brian Sharp had meth in his system

August 21, 2017 — Brian Sharp, whose death led to a murder charge against his ex-wife, had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, authorities said. The revelation came from a toxicology report in the case, released about two months after Sharp's death at his Sutton […]

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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 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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Grass Valley’s Culture Shock Yogurt prepares to close downtown location

August 21, 2017 — Filling cups and cones with swirling heaps of frozen yogurt, customers at Culture Shock Yogurt's Mill Street location took refuge from the late summer heat Monday — just two weeks before the shop is set to close. "We just can't survive another winter," said shop […]

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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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Papa Murphy’s in Grass Valley raising funds for ‘Pets in Need’

August 21, 2017 — Papa Murphy's is holding a fundraiser today to raise money for Nevada County Pets in Need. Proceeds will go toward providing basic services, such as food, flea medication, collars, leashes, veterinary care, toys and treats to any pet in need. The nonprofit organization serves pet […]

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Telestream, 4-H team up to feed the hungry in Nevada County

August 21, 2017 — Telestream, a Nevada City company that provides digital media tools and workflow solutions, recently purchased a market hog from 4-H member Julia Kringel, a junior at Ghidotti Early College High School. The meat from the hog will be donated to Interfaith Food Ministry to help […]

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Nevada County authorities: Burglary suspect caught wearing stolen clothes

August 21, 2017 — A Grass Valley man accused of wearing clothes he'd just stolen from a Mt. Olive Road motor home remained in the Nevada County Jail Monday under $65,000 in bond, authorities said. Raymond Merrill Jensen, 29, is charged with second- degree burglary, peeking inside an inhabited […]

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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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Obituary of Bill “Terry” Doub

August 21, 2017 — Bill "Terry" Doub died peacefully August 3, 2017 in San Francisco with family and friends by his side. He was born July 9, 1935 in Oakland, CA, to Mary Belle Moore Doub and William Kelsey Doub, and grew up in Piedmont. His maternal great grandfather […]

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Obituary of Melvin John Tilly

August 21, 2017 — Melvin John Tilly passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4th after spending the day with his spouse of 61 years, Joanne, and all six of his children. Born in McAllen, Texas to John and Winnie Tilly in February, 1926, he grew up happily on the […]

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