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Rob Fingerson, a registered Civil and Geotechnical Engineer with Nevada City based Holdrege & Kull, was recently selected by the Engineer’s Association of Nevada County as Engineer of the Year for his recent work on the Cascade Shores Wastewater Treatment Plant and slide mitigation project.

Following heavy spring rain, in May of 2005 a significant landslide destroyed a pipeline that carried wastewater from homes in Cascade Shores to the treatment plant in Gas Canyon. Although the treatment facility was not severely damaged at the time, continued instability of the 100-foot tall cliffs above the plant posed a risk to buildings, equipment, and workers below.

A successful engineering solution was designed and managed by Mr. Fingerson. The installation of the mitigation measures occurred during the fall of 2005. No additional damage to the treatment plant has occurred despite the heavy rain this winter.

Rob was honored during the EANC Awards Dinner on March 2 at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley.


Chauncey and Teresa Poston of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty have recently completed training as Certified Home Marketing Specialists, Certified Negotiation Specialists and Certified E-Marketing Specialists offered through Coldwell Banker University.

In addition, Chauncey & Teresa attended the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference in San Francisco celebrating 100 years where they attended a variety of training workshops. To learn more or schedule an appointment call 273-7293 ext. 278 or 288 or visit


Francis, Scinto & Graziano, LLP has announced that it successfully has completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice.

The reviewer concluded the firm complies with the stringent quality control standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional organization of CPAs.

Francis, Scinto & Graziano, LLP participates in the AICPA Peer Review Program, one of the AICPA-approved practice-monitoring programs. A firm participating in any of these programs must have an independent review of its accounting and auditing practice every three years. The review was conducted under the auspices of the California Society of CPA’s following standards issued by the AICPA.

Francis, Scinto & Graziano, LLP serves small businesses, contractors, non-profit organizations and individuals throughout the Nevada and Placer County areas. The firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services.


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