Score one for Nevada County’s heart |

Score one for Nevada County’s heart

When polls are taken to judge a community as a place to live, one of the measures should be for “heart.” If that were so, Nevada County should be near the top of the list.

Take a look at what happened at the Nevada County Fair Jr. Livestock Auction, when a free-form group called, “Friends of the Kirby Family” tallied a bid of over $100 per pound for a market pig.

That animal was raised by a youngster whose father, Shawn, lost his life to cancer a few days before the sale. Nothing was said about that by the auctioneer in advance of the bidding, but the community knew Kirby had left behind a wife and family facing an uncertain future. In fact the combined auction price for the three pigs raised by the youngsters brought a combined total of $132 per pound. Compare that to an average of $5 to $6 a pound for the majority of the hogs at the auction.

It’s the kind of “good news” story that deserves national attention. And what makes this a wonderful place to live.

Dick Tracy

Grass Valley

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