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Workshops planned on new building standards

Three workshops on new state standards designed to make homes more resistant to fire are planned for the next several weeks.

The workshops are planned for:

• From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Nevada County Contractors’ Association building, 149 Crown Point Court, Suite A.

• From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 15, in the Nevada County Board of Supervisors chambers at 950 Maidu Ave.

• From 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Dec. 4, at the Nevada County Contractors’ Association building.

The new standards will take effect in January. They represent major changes in the way structures can be built, according to the Nevada County Community Development Agency.

Some of the new standards include: Requiring exterior home siding to be fire resistant or noncombustible, noncombustible roofs and fire resistant or noncombustible deck walking surfaces.

For more information on the workshops, contact Gina Hecht with Nevada County at 265-1580.

– The Union staff

Kings Beach man stabbed in Halloween fight

While Halloween night passed uneventfully throughout much of the Tahoe-Truckee area, a Kings Beach man was flown to Reno for treatment of knife wounds he received outside a Halloween party in Kings Beach

Elifonso Aguilar, 28, was transported by Careflight late Wednesday to Reno’s Renown Medical Center, where he underwent surgery Thursday morning. Accounts of the altercation were conflicting, according to Placer County authorities.

Investigators have not determined how many were involved in the fight or what caused the confrontation, Quillinan said.

Aguilar is doing much better since the surgery, Quillinan said. His injuries are not life-threatening.

– Sierra Sun

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