News Briefs: Bear River’s Odyssey team beats the best; ‘Better Beef Blast’; Competition handbook |

News Briefs: Bear River’s Odyssey team beats the best; ‘Better Beef Blast’; Competition handbook

County Scholars

Bear River’s Odyssey

team best in the world

Six students from Bear River High School – Amara Richardson, Logan Kaper, Kenzi Kaper, Kerri Lohse, Andrew Bergman and Matt Schaefer – took first place among 800 teams from around the globe in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Maryland. More than 800 teams of students from around the world competed in the 29th annual competition that ended Tuesday at the University of Maryland. For more, see page A7.


Natural food store to

host ‘Better Beef Blast’

An event dedicated to the benefits of eating locally raised, free-range beef is scheduled later this month at the BriarPatch Co-op. The natural food store will hold a “Better Beef Blast” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 13 at their store, 290 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. A short film called “Meat Jim” will feature local rancher Jim Gates, owner of Nevada County Free Range Beef at 5:30 p.m. in the store’s community room. Customers can choose from free samples fresh from the barbecue or discounted beef from the meat counter.

The Fairgrounds

n Competition Handbook

for 2008 now available

The Competition Handbook describing all the exhibit categories at this year’s Nevada County Fair is available. This year’s Fair theme of “Barnyard Buckaroos.” Former entrants will receive the free handbook by mail. Copies also are at the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, business sponsors, at the fairgrounds office on McCourtney Road, and online at Deadlines are July 12 or 18, depending on how you submit your form.

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