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Well attended Grass Valley Gun Expo runs smoothly

February 26, 2017 — Dustin Burns kept his Magic 8 Ball within arms reach during this weekend's Grass Valley Gun Expo held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. He calls it his magic Department of Justice ball. "I can tell you what the laws are right now," Burns said jokingly […]

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Officials may have to ‘spill’ excess water from Tahoe

February 26, 2017 — Given the amount of precipitation that has dumped into Lake Tahoe in the past handful of months, water officials may have to send "quite a bit" of water over the emergency spillway in Tahoe City. That statement from U.S. District Court Water Master Chad Blanchard […]

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City looks to lease Grass Valley sinkhole property

February 26, 2017 — The City of Grass Valley plans to lease the Little Wolf Creek sinkhole for $3,000 a month, including half of the applicable utility costs. The city council is scheduled to decide on this action during its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night. "Staff is proposing […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust announces trio of upcoming events in Nevada County

February 26, 2017 — The Bear Yuba Land Trust has announced two hikes and an awards ceremony. March 11 the group will lead a hike on the Yuba Rim trail, starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up around 4 p.m. On March 14 the organization will host an awards […]

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Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival coming to Grass Valley, Nevada County

February 26, 2017 — California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Nevada Count Arts Council's inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival. The festival is set for April 1 at Grass Valley's Sierra College campus. Among the day's line-up of poets and presenters are […]

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SYRCL’s River Avengers starts Scotch broom challenge

February 26, 2017 — Scotch broom isn't native to Nevada County and has a tendency to overtake native plants. It also provides fuel for fires in the summer as a ladder fuel, helping flames get from ground level up to higher points. Local organizations such as The South Yuba […]

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18th Annual Red Light Ball honors those who protect, serve Nevada County

February 26, 2017 — The 18th Annual Red Light Ball, presented by the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council, took place Saturday evening at the Alta Sierra Country Club.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River’s Carpenter earns 5th at Masters, advances to state competition

February 26, 2017 — Bear River wrestlers Noah Danieli and Travis Carpenter each battled the best the Sac-Joaquin Section has to offer this past weekend at the Masters Tournament in Stockton. After two long days of competition, Carpenter, wrestling at 184-pounds, qualified for the State Championships. He won his […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman calls PG&E upset about trees; threatens to chain herself to them near pipeline

February 26, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Friday 7:08 a.m. — A caller on the 300 block of Sutton Way reported a male subject sleeping in the parking lot in a U-Haul for the past two days and would like him to leave. 7:29 a.m. — Trespassing was […]

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation speaker series brought in Anita Oberbauer

February 26, 2017 — Anita Oberbauer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, spent Wednesday evening with local students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as a guest speaker of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation's Speaker Series. The series, […]

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More homes evacuated in Cascade Shores

February 26, 2017 — "This is why I’m evacuating today," Cascade Shores resident Toni Hoig said as she pointed out a long crack in the ground behind her home Sunday afternoon. "This is why my house is in Jeopardy." Hoig was one of at least two more homes in […]

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River Valley Community Bank to form bank holding company

February 26, 2017 — River Valley Community Bank has announced its board of directors has approved the formation of a bank holding company for the bank. The proposed reorganization will be effected through a share exchange in which each share of the bank's common stock held by a bank […]

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‘Retirement sale:’ Future Generations to close its doors after 27 years

February 26, 2017 — Future Generations baby store in downtown Grass Valley will close its doors March 31. All its merchandise goes on sale at liquidation prices this Saturday, but don't dare call it a typical "Going Out of Business" sale. "It's my 'Retirement Sale,'" laughed store owner Roxanne […]

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Machen MacDonald: Changing habits to succeed

February 26, 2017 — Is a shift in order? Is it time to finally make the changes you know you need to make to live a better life? What is it you need to either stop doing or start doing that will take your work and life in the […]

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Two Cases of Mumps Found in Local High School

February 26, 2017 —   The Nevada County Public Health Department has recently received reports of two cases of mumps at Bear River High School. Given the contagious nature of the mumps virus, more cases are likely in Nevada County. In the United States, 2016 saw the largest number […]

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Obituary of Franklin Benjamin Santos Sr.

February 24, 2017 — Franklin Benjamin Santos Sr. went home with the Lord on Feb. 13, 2017, passing peacefully in his home with his family at his side. He was 69. His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. March 25, 2017 at Calvary Bible Church, 11481 Hwy 174, […]

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Obituary of Donald R. Kohn

February 24, 2017 — Donald R. Kohn of Grass Valley, CA. passed away peacefully at Sierra Nevada Hospital Jan. 25, 2017. He was 92. He was born May 20, 1924 in New York City. He attended Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale CA. Kohn completed one year of college […]

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Obituary of Jerry E. Theobald

February 24, 2017 — Mr. Jerry E. Theobald, of Grass Valley, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. He was 71. He was born, May 25, 1945 in Madison, WI. On Nov. 14, 1971 he married Herminia Perales. Together they raised a family in San Jose, CA and eventually moved to […]

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Our View: LAFCo take note: the people have spoken

February 24, 2017 — Regardless of your opinion about LAFCo's proposal to reduce Nevada City's sphere of influence, you've got to admit — showing up in force at government meetings gets results. The Thursday meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission was packed. People are upset, obviously, over this […]

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Sixth-grader Josie Allen takes on Highway 49

February 24, 2017 — Jolie Allen has a lot going on. The 11-year-old, sixth-grader from the Nevada City School of the Arts is a green belt in karate with some pretty sweet handles on the basketball court. She's also aware, active and empathetic. So when she read a story […]

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