County squelches Grass Valley Memorial Veterans Building rumors |

County squelches Grass Valley Memorial Veterans Building rumors

​There are some community rumors in the air surrounding the future fate of the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building once the Veteran Services Office is relocated.

There are rumors spreading out in the community that the county is selling the building or leasing the entire building to the Center for the Arts and displacing all veteran groups. This rumor is not true, according to officials.

The small lower level office area that the county-staffed Veteran Services Office uses will be moving to the new Brighten Greens Community Resource Center location by the fairgrounds. This will allow more and improved space for the three staff members to better serve our local veterans.

The county has no current plans to sell the building to The Center for the Arts or to any other entity.

The use of the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building will remain focused and prioritized for local veteran groups to utilize for their meetings, functions, and events.

No veteran group is being moved or displaced, according to county officials.

The current Veteran Services Office space is too small and functionally awkward in that it can not provide veterans a confidential space to discuss their private matters with staff.

The new Veteran Services Office space will provide staff and veterans with increased, modern, and confidential office space with improved ADA accessibility as well as a larger veterans only waiting room. In addition, veterans will be able to tap into other community resources at the same county facility, such as job skills training and other employment services.

The county will continue to rent the facility’s auditorium and dining hall rooms out as they do now, but only after accommodating the local veteran groups’ needs.

Upcoming library events

​The library will be hosting “Paws to Read,” where children can build their literacy skills while reading to a certified therapy dog. Visit the Madelyn Helling Library from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, all ages and reading proficiencies welcome.

Three free technology classes are planned for the week of Oct. 26 in the Collaborative Technology Center at the Madelyn Helling Library. On Monday, “Library Geek!” will be held from 3-5 p.m. and allow participants to get quick help with their computer or tablet issues.

Tuesday, “I have an iPad – Now What?” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an Intermediate Mac class will be held from 3-4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, “3-D Printing” will be held from 3-4:30 p.m.

The library will be offering a Beginning Sewing class on Friday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library.

For more information, call the library at 530-265-7050.

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