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Two Nevada County people were in stable condition Tuesday at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital after a two-car wreck at 12:36 p.m. on Highway 49 just south of Grass Valley.

The California Highway Patrol reported that Elizabeth W. Knoderer, 78, of Nevada City, was southbound on the highway when she pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. That vehicle was driven by Carl N. Mayo Jr., 77, of Grass Valley, which smashed into Knoderer’s.

A hospital spokesman said late in the afternoon that both accident victims were still being treated in the emergency room. The CHP had no other details.

– Dave Moller

Meeting focuses on water supply

Local hydrogeologist Steve Baker will give a multimedia presentation tonight on how global warming threatens the water supply and what can be done to preserve water sources.

Representatives of the Nevada Irrigation District and local river and creek groups have been invited to participate in the program.

The Alliance for a Post Petroleum Local Economy is hosting the event starting at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

For more information, contact APPLE of Nevada County at 470-8642. The group hosts other town hall meetings on issues of sustainability on the third Wednesday of each month. Visit the group’s Web site at

Area watersheds meeting set

For the first time, Bear River and Yuba River watershed groups are coming together to gain a better understanding of their neighbors’ issues.

The Yuba Watershed Council and the Bear River Watershed Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Nevada Irrigation District office, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley.

Representatives and interested people will describe the history of their role in protecting and managing the watersheds. Water quality and land use issues including agricultural and environmental needs will be discussed, along with current findings and future action plans.

For more information, call 265-5527.

– The Union staff

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