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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Aycee Willis leads Sierra to tourney title, named MVP

November 19, 2018 — Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and the Sierra College women's basketball team put forth a championship performance last week, sweeping all three of their games at the Sasha Brown Memorial Classic to take home the tourney title. Willis, a sophomore guard, was named

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COMMUNITY: After 12 years, Michael Bratton II Turkey Trot continues to inspire, inform and bring community together

November 19, 2018 — It's a time to be thankful, a time for awareness and a time to trot. For the past 12 years, rain or shine, the Michael Edward Bratton II Turkey Trot 5K/10K has brought thousands of people together on Thanksgiving morning for a jaunt through the

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Memorial to former ambassador Chris Stevens to be dedicated Saturday in Grass Valley

November 19, 2018 — Grass Valley will honor native son, former U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, on Saturday when the city dedicates a downtown walkway in his name. Stevens was one of four Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The ambassador

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Rain on the way for Nevada County, forecast says

November 19, 2018 — Rain expected to start trickling early Wednesday into Nevada County will turn into a downpour by Thanksgiving, the National Weather Service said. The rain, and the weather systems pushing it into the area, will also help remove smoke from the Camp Fire, according to an

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Shannan Moon wins Nevada County sheriff’s race

November 19, 2018 — Shannan Moon will become the next sheriff of Nevada County, according to the latest vote tally released Monday. Moon has 28,107 votes compared to 20,498 for Bill Smethers, or 57.8 to 42.2 percent. Officials had counted 52,832 votes as of Monday — a turnout of

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Empire Mine in Grass Valley to host holiday event

November 19, 2018 — Holidays at the Empire Mine are back, scheduled for the two days following Thanksgiving. "Magical moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus are a major part of the fun," said Event Chair Troy Hammer. "Our volunteers outdo themselves when it comes to lavish decorations that capture

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Savannah Hanson: Joyful purpose and Thanksgiving

November 19, 2018 — "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." — Carl Jung. This is my direct experience and yours, whether you are aware of it or not. We need to pay attention to this truth. Unaware, we

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Tracy Lease: Breathe easy — Catch yourself breathing and relax

November 19, 2018 — I started thinking seriously about breath during a summer of awful forest fires in Alaska. I was talking to my yoga students while in tree pose one smoky day and couldn't catch my breath. I couldn't get enough air. The shallow breaths were frightening. Soon

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Low incomes, aging population cited as long-term concerns for Grass Valley

November 19, 2018 — Grass Valley needs to not only look at providing housing for all income levels, it needs to go where few cities venture and find ways to improve its residents' financial prospects. That was the message delivered to the city council by City Manager Tim Kiser

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Sierra roadwork schedule: Nov. 19-24

November 19, 2018 — LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to just east of the Magra Road Overcrossing: Roadwork continues on a $50.6 million project to construct a three-mile truck climbing lane on eastbound I-80 and make other improvements to the interstate just east of

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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release to receive matching funds from anonymous donors

November 19, 2018 — Anonymous donors have pledged to match every dollar donated to Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for wildlife care up to $10,000 received by midnight on Nov. 27, commonly known as the Giving Tuesday, according to a release. Northern California was besieged by wildfires earlier in the

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Nevada County sheriff: Concealed, loaded gun found during traffic stop

November 19, 2018 — Reports of late-night speeding resulted in the arrest of a Sacramento man after Nevada County authorities say they found a loaded gun in his jacket. Brandon Christopher Harris, 32, is charged with a handful of felonies: being an ex-felon with a firearm, possessing ammunition while

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Officers to have larger presence on roads over holiday, weekend

November 19, 2018 — Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways, according to a release. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during this maximum enforcement

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Brad Miller: Camp Fire: we might be next

November 19, 2018 — Camp Fire: we might be next

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Simon Gates: Judge and jury

November 19, 2018 — Ginny Kirkley's letter of Nov. 14 completely missed my point and with her words reinforced my position. As a member of a jury, it is the juror's responsibility to enter the court with an open mind and make a decision as a result of the

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Brian Gibb: We need a comprehensive fire plan

November 19, 2018 — The news from Paradise is heart-breaking: 77 dead as of Monday and thousands more left homeless. The fire risk situation in Grass Valley and Nevada City is very similar. Many people died because the roads out of Paradise became clogged with other cars or obstructed

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

November 19, 2018 —

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Thomas Elias: Newsom: income equality is state’s biggest problem

November 19, 2018 — More than a year before he won election as California's next governor, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom did not hesitate for a moment when asked what's California's biggest problem. "Income inquality," he said in an interview then. He repeated that evaluation in subsequent sit-downs during the campaign.

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Hospice of the Foothills named ‘National Best Practice Agency’

November 19, 2018 — For the second consecutive year, Hospice of the Foothills has been presented with an Award of Distinction by Fazzi Associates, a national healthcare best practices agency. This award of distinction is presented to hospice organizations that have demonstrated superior performance in caregiver satisfaction. National best

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Angler of repose

November 19, 2018 — A lone angler in a kayak braves the smoke at Englebright Reservoir.

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