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A motorcyclist was flown Sunday to Sutter Roseville Memorial Hospital after hitting a pickup truck on Red Dog Road near the crossing of Greenhorn Creek, according to an emergency dispatcher from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Rescue workers from the Nevada County Consolidated Fire Protection District responded.

On its Web site, the California Highway Patrol reported the vehicles were a dirt bike and a diesel pickup. No further information was available late Sunday.

Construction will begin “as soon as possible” to build a camera manufacturing facility in the Whispering Pines area of Grass Valley, landowner John Coyle said.

Grass Valley planning commissioners approved the development of the lot on Crown Point Circle for Cineflex LLC on Jan. 17 after there were no comments offered at the public hearing.

Commissioner Gloria Hyde praised Coyle for changes made to the plan after a May 2005 recommendation that the project have less asphalt, more trees and an improved entrance. It was also recommended that the roof be varied from the original plan of a single, unbroken line.

Under the revised plan, the 14,800 square-foot office and manufacturing building will be painted in earth tones. Parking will be set 60 feet back from the street. More than 60 percent of the pines, cedars and oaks larger than 15 inches in diameter will be preserved.

– Trina Kleist

The Wolf Creek Community Alliance is hosting an educational meeting on the merits and detriments of the gold mining industry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

During the meeting Kurt Lorenz and Liese Greensfelder will discuss lessons learned from their work to regulate the Siskon Mine, which was approved during the ’90s after a compromise was reached between environmentalists and mine owners.

The mine was forced to close in 1997. Lorenz and Greensfelder will talk about how to understand gold mining proposals and what residents should be aware of during the planning process for the Idaho-Maryland Mine proposed in Grass Valley.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the NID Annex Building at 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. For more information, call 272-2347.

– Brittany Retherford

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