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A word from the editor

The Union, like thousands of other businesses and homes in Western Nevada County, was affected by the violent storm that passed through the area early Monday. Power was knocked out at our building about 1:30 a.m. while our presses were still running Monday’s edition. As a result, some subscribers may not have received their newspapers on time.

After electricity was restored at about 9 a.m., the rest of Monday’s newspapers were printed. Some were delivered Monday afternoon, while the rest will be delivered along with today’s edition.

We appreciate the understanding of our readers as we strive to keep our delivery promises. A similar storm outage last month forced us to complete part of our production at the Auburn Journal.

This time, The Union’s delivery team performed above and beyond as it braved the violent winds and rain to get your newspaper to you. In one case, our driver’s car was hit by another vehicle, rolled over and was totaled. He went home, got another car and finished delivering his route.

Last night, fearing more storms, we closed the newspaper early to try to avoid another blackout. This may mean we missed some late sports results. We hope you understand, and that you find your newspaper delivered dry and on time.

– Richard Somerville, Editor

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