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News from You Bet Road: This comes from You Bet resident Jackie Gerster (who is also a yoga teacher at Wild Mountain Yoga and an employee of BriarPatch market.) “Community spirit is alive and well up here in You Bet, especially because of mover and shaker Sandy Jansen and now a very spirited Monty Brown. Last year was our first annual community roadside clean-up, which was very successful – well, this year it’s going even further to gather the community … This morning at 6:30, a small group of hearty souls will meet at the intersection of Hwy. 174 and You Bet Road and greet fellow You Bet-ites on their way to work with coffee and muffins donated by the wonderful and generous owners of Rebecca’s Muffins. We will also be handing out orange trash bags, asking our neighbors if they will fill them with trash along our You Bet-Red Dog and roads and ‘tributaries.'”

Cancer Film Fest: Dr. Jeff Kane (now a grandpa of Rio, by the way) called to say that the Cancer Film Festival is continuing, with the next film to be shown Monday at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital at 7:30 p.m., Outpatients rooms 120 and 130. The film is “Beaches,” the story of a privileged debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer who share a turbulent but strong childhood friendship over the years, which includes the passage of one through cancer. Jeff says that, as usual, this is free and there will be an informal discussion after the movie. For those of you who think this is morbid, it really isn’t. If you want more info, call 274-6656.

Wanna hike on Saturday? Bill Haire, trails coordinator at the Nevada County Land Trust, will be leading a hike on the new trail at Empire Mine and the trails and proposed trails at Wolf Creek on North Star property south of Grass Valley along Allison Ranch Road. Meeting time is at 9 a.m. at the parking lot on Empire Street (across from the main parking lot for Empire Mine). Total time for both trail projects should be about three hours, so expect to finish around noon. The first walk will be the new trail at Empire Mine, then go to the trails (and proposed trails) at Wolf Creek. The Land Trust recently acquired more than a mile of trail easements from the North Star developer, Sandy Sanderson. Please call 272-5994 to sign up for this hike.

Sunday with The Union: Did you know we’re doing a Sunday edition of The Union over Memorial Day weekend? Look in your newspaper tube on May 29 – we have lots of great stories for that edition! At this point it’s a one-time thing, so don’t be expecting anything the following Sunday.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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