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A Grass Valley man is recovering from broken bones after his tractor flipped and pinned him.

Robert Patton, 48, was driving his tractor up a steep incline off of Otter Road at about 9 p.m. Monday when the tractor rolled off the hillside, California Highway Patrol Officer Dina Hernandez said.

Patton flew off, and the tractor rolled over him, breaking his right forearm and some ribs.

Patton was transported to Auburn Faith Hospital for treatment, Hernandez said, and he is expected to recover from his injuries.

– Robyn Moormeister

Road work set for Brunswick

Construction will begin Thursday at the intersection of Brunswick Road and Highway 174 and continue northwest along Brunswick Road for one-fourth of a mile.

The Nevada County Department of Public Works has contracted to widen the roadway shoulder. Work will continue through the end of July.

Intermittent traffic delays and single-lane closures may be expected during the duration of the project.

Leadership group takes up hot topics

The Nevada County Community Leadership Institute will hold Hot Topic Project Presentations from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at Nevada City Hall, 317 Broad St.

The schedule will include economic development, health and human services, education, arts, culture and spirituality, and criminal justice.

For more information, call 273-4667 or visit http://www.nccli .com.

– The Union staff

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