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Friends of Nevada County Military expect to get even more help today in the group’s efforts to fund care packages for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Friends expect to receive a $1,700 check from the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Sierra Nevada Chapter 12, while the Friends’ group members pack care packages starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Grass Valley Veterans Building.

The Blue Star Mothers is a national nonprofit support group for mothers of people who are serving or who have served in the military. The Sierra Nevada chapter was founded by Nevada County Supervisor Sue Horne in June 2006.

A recent $1,000 donation from the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 535 to the Friends group also bolstered the cause.

– The Union staff

Conservancy to buy property worth $4M

The California Tahoe Conservancy voted in favor Friday of the purchase of the majority of a Kings Beach subdivision and a cluster of lots on the West Shore for more than $4 million.

The purchase is part of a program that has preserved nearly 5,000 Tahoe parcels from development since 1985. The Kings Beach parcel, greater than six acres, is one of the conservancy’s larger recent purchases, said Bruce Eisner, California Tahoe Conservancy program manager.

The project approval means that 35 lots of eastern Kings Beach will be kept from development.

The conservancy will pay $3.2 million dollars for the subdivision known as Sunset Pines.

The eight parcels in Tahoe Pines on the West Shore will be purchased for just over $1 million.

– The Sierra Sun

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