News Briefs: Ecological writer to speak at NU; Meeting on health care funding cuts |

News Briefs: Ecological writer to speak at NU; Meeting on health care funding cuts

Nevada City students travel back to pioneer days

Dressed in Gold Rush-era clothing, Deer Creek School fourth-graders, pictured above, pay rapt attention to a storyteller as part of Gold Rush Days. The students recently tried their hands in activities done by the pioneers – such as gold-panning and making candles, ropes and butter.

7:18 a.m. Friday – A caller from the 12200 block of Honey Mushroom Lane reported his mother punched and spit at him. He left for the night.

7:38 p.m. Friday – A caller from the 10000 block of E. Lime Kiln Road reported a bear on his property.

Noted ecological writer to speak at NU Saturday

“Peak Everything” author Richard Heinberg, pictured above, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School, on Ridge Road in Grass Valley. Tickets cost $15 at BriarPatch Co-op, The Book Seller and California Organics.

Roundtable meeting on cuts in health care funding

Cuts in state funding to medical and dental health services will be discussed at a roundtable meeting from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Gold Miners Inn-Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley. Proposed cuts of $6.7 million could impact three area clinics – Miners Family Health Center, Sierra Family Medical Clinic and Chapa De Indian Health Program.

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