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Ag office retiree

Thank you, Eric Gunderson, for your 20 years of service to the agricultural community at the Ag Commissioner’s office.

You were always there with a helpful and friendly smile to answer our questions or to solve problems. Your knowledge and professionalism were exemplary. You also worked quietly and largely unrecognized to keep infestations of new invasive weeds at bay throughout the county. Your tenure leaves a legacy of community service attained by few. I emphatically thank you, and wish you the best of luck in your retirement.



Randy Oliver

Grass Valley




Forum participants

The Nevada County Branch of American Association of University Women recently held a forum, “Community Nonprofits Serving the Needs of Girls in Nevada County.”

We thank the participants: Mary Collier, The Friendship Club; Erin Minett, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Jill Blake, Child Advocates; Donna Thornton, Community Recovery Resources; and Coral Boganes, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coalition.

These agencies offer a range of needed support to local girls and families in Nevada County. As the AAUW Mission promotes education and equity for women and girls, we appreciate the work that is being done by these organizations.

Nancy Knaus program vice president

Nevada County Branch, American Association of University Women

Yardwork helpers

The Volunteer Action Center thanks the 20 volunteers who cleared the property of a disadvantaged couple on Oct. 26, Make A Difference Day, the national day of doing good. You did an incredible job of making an endangered home much more wildfire safe.

Special thanks for the wonderful participation of Fed Ex and The Union employees. Your response to this human need was heartwarming.

Lee Blakemore

board member,

Volunteer Action Center of Nevada County

Doctor for saving life

Kudos to Michael Curtis, M.D., for promptly diagnosing our daughter with Kawasaki disease. Due to Dr. Curtis’ outstanding pediatric medical knowledge, our daughter will not develop any long-term cardiac problems.

Kawasaki disease is a treatable, but not preventable disease. It affects preschool age children and causes inflammation of the blood vessels. If it is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can lead to coronary artery damage and even heart failure.

Thank you, thank you, Dr. Curtis, for saving our daughter’s life!

Patrick and Vicki Eagle

Grass Valley

various authors


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