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PV Lions Honor Student Readers

March 22, 2017 — For the 5th year, Penn Valley Lions Club has sponsored a reading challenge to Penn Valley students and presented a Kindle reader to one lucky student from each grade level.  This challenge is also held at each campus in the district.  Students read as much […]

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Rideout cuts to save $3 million include cutting ties with Nevada County

March 20, 2017 — Rideout Health's announcement that it will lay off 106 employees, discontinue specific services and separate from its clinics in Nevada County is expected to reduce the organization's annual financial losses by more than $3 million, an official said. Gino Patrizio, CEO of Rideout Health, told […]

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President’s Message — Where We’re Headed….

March 20, 2017 — By Mike Rodriguez I wanted to give you an update on some of the restaurant operations — what's going on and where we are headed. First, as my kids would say, The Oaks is "rockin." Lots of people are hanging out, showing a mix of […]

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Editorial— Aloha, Debbie

March 20, 2017 — We now say goodbye and thank you to a good friend who has guided this Association for the past two and a half years. We say goodbye to our General Manager, Debbie Casey, and wish her Godspeed and success in her new job with the […]

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Chef Thyme — Wildwood’s New Chef ‘…Up and Running.’

March 20, 2017 — It has been said before, but once again we are up and running at The Oaks. The culinary staff has been working diligently to prepare the meals to be tasty as well as pleasing to the eye. We have been reading all of the comment […]

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Penn Valley Market owner falls prey to false internet rumor

March 17, 2017 — Penn Valley Market closed early on March 7 after rumors spread on the internet that falsely identified market owner Balraj Singh Hundal, also known as "Happy," as a Reno man convicted of conspiracy to aid in terrorist activities. "Fake news" is a term that has […]

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Grand Jury: Are You Up for the Challenge?

March 17, 2017 — Have you ever seen a newspaper article that outlined a study and a report done by our Nevada County Grand Jury??? Have you wondered about what this "thing called Grand Jury" is all about?  Indictment proceedings behind closed doors and the power to subpoena citizens […]

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Teamwork: Working toward Cannabis Regulation

March 17, 2017 — By Hank Weston, Supervisor, District IV As many of you may be aware, the regulation of marijuana, also referred to as cannabis, is a controversial issue here in Nevada County, with both proponents for and opponents against marijuana-related activities. To provide some background on the […]

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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital examines possible sale of outreach lab draw stations

March 16, 2017 — Sharon Lapin started to worry about her health care when she first heard about the possible sale of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital's outreach lab services. "I'm a senior," Lapin said. "You get used to seeing your same phlebotomist." The rumors floating around the community about […]

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Road Spray in LWW Begins March 27

March 14, 2017 — With all of the rain, and the recent sunny weather, the grass is beginning to grow rapidly.  This means that it is time, once again, for the Public Works Department to begin the annual road shoulder spray program.  The edges of the roads will be […]

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Road Work at Main Gate to to take 2-3 Days

March 14, 2017 — Please be advised that the Penn Valley Pipeline project will directly impact the Main Gate entrance into Lake Wildwood beginning today and is anticipated to take 2-3 days. We have been in communication with Nevada County, and have been informed that there are probable wait […]

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Williams Ranch student breaks school record for words read, and she’s not done

March 14, 2017 — "War and Peace" is a massive novel containing 587,287 words. Imagine reading it, or the equivalent, 10.2 times. That's what Ava Ban has done. Oh, and she's in third grade. The Williams Ranch 9-year-old has been on a mission to break the school's 11-year-old school […]

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Penn Valley Students Show off Music Skills

March 13, 2017 — By Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon Penn Valley students returned to playing recorders and singing in the third year of partnering with Music in the Mountains for a Carnegie Hall Link-Up music program. Our students were some of the early pioneers of this program, but this […]

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Slow Down! They’re Watchin’

March 13, 2017 — Speed enhancement zones were identified and heavily enforced by our Roving Patrol Officers through the execution of traffic stops over the course of the past week. A  strategic  focus  and  the  support  from  the  LWW  General  Manager allowed  us  to  step  up  our  efforts.  A  […]

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Susan George: State bills affect employers

March 12, 2017 — LABOR LAW UPDATE On Feb. 9, Mike Letizia, senior human resource professional consultant, impressed Labor Law Workshop attendees with an exceptionally comprehensive overview of California Labor Laws. One important take-away from the workshop was the knowledge that the 2016 California legislative session ended with Governor […]

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Nevada County officials: Two Confirmed Cases of Equine Coronavirus in Penn Valley

March 9, 2017 — From a release: Two local horses in the Penn Valley area were officially diagnosed with Equine Coronavirus by veterinarians. Testing on other horses in the immediate contact area is underway. The Equine Coronavirus is transmitted through contact with feces. There is no threat to humans […]

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California Senate introduces bill to repeal controversial fire protection fee

March 8, 2017 — A bill to repeal the annual "fire prevention fee" paid by rural Californians is working its way through the senate. Senate Bill 9, introduced by Senator Ted Gaines, calls for the repeal of Assembly Bill 29, which imposes a fee on California homeowners living in […]

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Nevada Irrigation District: Snowpack at 196 pct. of average

March 7, 2017 — In March 1 snow surveys, the Nevada Irrigation District measured 196 percent of average water content in the mountain snowpack that supplies the NID water system, according to a news release. In the snow survey, NID surveyors measured an average 55 inches of water content […]

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Trails and trials of travel vaccines in Nevada County

March 5, 2017 — The business of traveling just got a little more complicated. Effective March 21, new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will enhance the CDC's ability to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases into the United States and interstate. […]

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Lee Roddy—1921-2017

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