News Briefs: July 30, 2008 |

News Briefs: July 30, 2008

Scraping up new digsfor some fine swine

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation has received a $25,000 donation to help build a new multi-purpose pavilion to show animals and house draft horses. The donor has asked to remain anonymous. The new building will house the junior swine exhibit during the fair and provide a new show and sale ring for the Junior Livestock Auction. Fair leaders have envisioned the facility for years; it was the catalyst for creating the foundation, said fairgrounds chief Ed Scofield. More than $100,000 has been collected for the project so far. “We’re not really sure of the actual price of the project. We think it may be as high as $300,000,” Scofield added. The project is early in the design stage, but construction of the pavilion could begin next year, said deputy manager Sandy Woods.

Nevada Union Class of ’78 to have a barbecue

The Nevada Union High School Class of 1978 reunion barbecue will be held on Aug. 9 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Those interested in attending the 30-year reunion can contact Lisa Curry at 559-7653 or

Man held for allegedly growing pot at state park

California state park police arrested a Grass Valley man Saturday on suspicion of growing marijuana at the Empire Mine State Historic Park, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Tuesday. The suspect, 35-year-old Adam Werle, was not in custody Tuesday at the county jail.

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