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Union Hill student coin drive for victims of the Camp Fire

January 13, 2019 — Each month, Union Hill School celebrates a character trait. The trait for November was "caring," and students chose to conduct a school-wide coin drive to support the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. Mr. Ross' seventh and eighth grade leadership students oversaw the

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Odd Fellows of Nevada City ‘relieve the distressed’

January 1, 2019 — Sierra Roots Founder, Janice O'Brien, left, beams as she accepts a $500 check from members of Oustomah Lodge #16, the Odd Fellows of Nevada City. The donation will support Sierra Roots' efforts to provide a safe warming shelter for those without homes during severe winter

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Norah Foundation receives a boost from Grass Valley Rifle, Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary

December 31, 2018 — The Grass Valley Rifle, Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary (GVRRGC Auxiliary) recently presented a $500 donation to The Norah Foundation as their charity choice this year. For the past 10 years the Auxiliary has donated to worthy Nevada County charities. Tragically, in 2015, Candace

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Go tobacco-free in 2019 with upcoming workshop in Grass Valley

December 24, 2018 — For those who want to go tobacco-free in 2019, Connecting Point is offering a "Freedom from Smoking" workshop to help folks quit for good. The free eight-class series starts January 9 and meets weekly through February 20. Over the course of eight classes, participants will

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“Kabbalat Shabbat” brings together community with song, dance and Challah in Grass Valley

December 23, 2018 — Chabad of Grass Valley is inviting the Jewish community to experience Shabbat together every Friday evening with their new "Kabbalat Shabbat" weekly event. Men, women and children are invited to gather in a community space to sing prayers and special songs welcoming the Shabbat. Participants

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Grass Valley college student named to ‘president’s list’

December 21, 2018 — Matthew Cross of Grass Valley, a senior at LeTourneau University, was named to the fall 2018 President's List at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. The President's List recognizes students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor. Cross is an

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After the rain in Nevada City

November 30, 2018 — Rays of sun reflecting off the mist after the rain on Banner Mountain in Nevada City.

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Nevada City native appointed to chief legal counsel to CAL FIRE

November 29, 2018 — Former Nevada City native Bruce Crane has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown as CAL FIRE's chief legal counsel and sworn in with his parents and many CAL FIRE employees in attendance. Crane began his career at CAL FIRE (then known as CDF) in 1979

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Nevada County Fairgrounds begins winter hours

November 1, 2018 — Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the fairgrounds' gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but will close each weekday at 4:30 p.m. and will be closed on weekends.

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Meet your merchant: Break Caffe´ in Grass Valley melds a winning combination of local businesses

October 21, 2018 — Vern Olson has spent most of his adult life in Grass Valley, working as a painting contractor. But in the back of his mind there was always a dream of someday opening a unique coffee shop. As it turns out, his youngest daughter, Angela, shared

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Election interviews to be broadcast online

October 10, 2018 — Nevada County Media, the parent organization for NCTV, is broadcasting election interviews and forums featuring local, state and national candidates until Election Day on November 6. These programs may be found on Nevada County Media's YouTube channel (http://www.nevadacountytv.org) or by typing https://bit.ly/2PbZDRe into the internet

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NID to host ‘Watershed Open House” in Grass Valley

September 30, 2018 — Community members are invited to learn how Nevada Irrigation District stewardship projects restore and protect the watersheds at a "Watershed Open House," scheduled from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Gold Miner's Inn in Grass Valley. As agents of the region's natural resources,

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Meet your merchant: The Mermaid on Mill Street has been around since 1991

September 16, 2018 — Kathy Payne still remembers how angry her mother was. At the age of 7 in 1957, little Kathy loved playing with her Pollyanna doll's hair. But after awhile, brushing, braiding and shampooing just wasn't enough. She decided she wanted to cut it, then, if possible,

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Nevada Joint Union High School District Foundation to host fundraiser

September 13, 2018 — The Nevada Joint Union High School District Foundation will be holding a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Round Table Pizza on Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Round Table will donate 20 percent of pizza orders (excluding alcohol) to the Nevada

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United Way of Nevada County celebrates first year of Food Access Saturday

August 6, 2018 — This Saturday, Aug. 11, will be the next Food Access Saturday. Through the Food Access Saturday program, any working individuals and families who need food can pick up nutritious supplemental groceries from 10 a.m. to noon. United Way of Nevada County, in partnership with Interfaith

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Tommyknockers annual dinner in Nevada City helps Shriners Hospital

July 17, 2018 — The Tommyknockers Shrine Club will host its annual fundraising dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Nevada City Northridge Restaurant, located at 773 Nevada Street. The Northridge will donate a percentage of dinner proceeds to the club, which participates in local

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Quit smoking with free Grass Valley workshop

July 15, 2018 — Connecting Point is offering a free workshop to help Nevada County residents get the tools, strategies, and support they need to quit smoking. "Freedom from Smoking," an eight-class series beginning July 18, is touted as a proven way to quit smoking, even for those who

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Marriages: June 25-29

July 10, 2018 — June 25 Fingerson and McCammon: Kathryn Anne Fingerson and Daniel Ray McCammon. Dowd and Tomlinson: Alison Ruth Dowd and Russell Lee Tomlinson. Ju and Gonsalves: Miseon Ju and David John Gonsalves. Turner and Ivy: Katherine Michaela Turner and Thomas Joseph Ivy. June 26 Depersiis and

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Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships

June 27, 2018 — The Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded two $3,000 scholarships to recent graduates of local high schools. The two recipients were Cristina Torres from Grass Valley and Toran Maronic from Auburn. Torres graduated from Colfax High School and will be attending the University

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Nevada County’s 2018-2019 Fire Season Guide coming soon

June 25, 2018 — The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is asking, "Are you ready for the 'new normal' as it relates to the fire season in Nevada County?" The most obvious change is that the fire season has become much longer and more dangerous. Nevada County has

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