Traditions up in flames? |

Traditions up in flames?

As one who moved away from Nevada County and found nirvana in the Far North, I’m distressed at what seems to be a sell-out of Nevada County values!

There’s a glimmer of hope in that the discharge of water from the Nevada City fire into the storm drains is being investigated.

But where’s the witch hunt?

Can’t someone be blamed for the decision to put the fire out and create all that polluted runoff!

Ah, the horns of a dilemma … let it burn and pollute the air? Put it out and pollute the water?

Where was the Nevada City Council when that environmental hair-splitting needed to be done? Couldn’t they have posted an emergency public hearing while the firefighters stood patiently by?

And now what? There’s water in the cellar hole! That makes it a wetland!

When can we expect the hearings and lawsuits? Dare anyone even think to issue a demolition or building permit until all the suits are settled?

Are all the great Nevada County traditions going up in flames?

Les Brown

Nome, Alaska

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more