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Nevada County Police Blotter: Peacock hasn’t left tree since Monday

May 20, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Friday 7:29 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Butler Street requested that officers show up at his house "right now" before things escalate. He said his mother-in-law was yelling at his kids. The caller was agitated and said

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Don Bessee: The wrong conversation

May 20, 2018 — We all have been observing the many forums, articles and editorials in this run up to the vote. We hear many themes across all the races: homeless, homeless, homeless, dead chickens, homeless, homeless. We also have the usual litany of accusations of all wild sorts.

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Marty Walters: Moving forward with forestry

May 19, 2018 — We have a basic math problem right now in our national forests. Excess biomass that doesn't have commercial value, caused by decades of fire suppression and limited commercial logging, far exceeds any need for that material. Even if we built a hundred biomass energy plants,

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Woman rescued at South Yuba River

May 19, 2018 — A woman reported to be drowning in the South Yuba River at the Highway 49 bridge was revived and rescued Friday night, according to a news release from Nevada County Consolidated Fire District. The district’s Technical Rescue Team and allied agencies located a female victim

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Fine family fun; Penn Valley Rodeo draws crowds and competitors (PHOTO GALLERY)

May 18, 2018 — It's that time again. Time for the 61st annual Penn Valley Rodeo. Hundreds donned their cowboy hats, cowboy boots and shiny oversized belt buckles for a perfect evening under the arena lights during Friday's opening night events. Crowds cheered for their favorite competitors from near

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Nevada County’s Gold Country Community Services’ new leader gets to work

May 18, 2018 — Gold Country Community Services — the local nonprofit that provides services to seniors — hired an experienced and highly-qualified new executive director thanks to a kitchen remodeling project. Janeth Marroletti's first day on the job was Monday. "My husband and I decided to take a

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Nevada County authorities link trio to missing prosthetic arm

May 18, 2018 — You can't call the theft of someone's prosthetic an 'armless crime. Three people accused by Nevada County authorities of a recent Newtown Road burglary are linked to a missing prosthetic arm. The prosthetic has since been recovered and the three suspects — Michael Leroy Martin,

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Pet of the week: Hambone

May 18, 2018 — Hambone is a 5 year old neutered male bulldog mix that knows all kind of tricks. He loves, loves children and would love to be an only pet. To adopt Hambone, contact Sammie's Friends Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, 530-471-5041 or

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Club News, May 19, 2018

May 18, 2018 — The Union publishes Club News each Saturday. To share the latest from your western Nevada County club or organization, email readers@theunion.com. Unfortunately only a small fraction of club submissions are published in the print version of The Union due to space constraints. To see the

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Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman & Pat Leach: What’s next for Fire Safe Council in Nevada County?

May 18, 2018 — The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County has played a vital role in preparing communities to be prepared for wildfires, successfully obtaining millions of dollars in grants to reduce hazardous fuels and make evacuation routes safer, and generally serving as a community "hub" for information

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Ghidotti’s academic decathletes nab several medals in Sacramento

May 18, 2018 — Students from Ghidotti Early College High School's academic decathlon team performed exceptionally well at the State Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento. The Ghidotti team earned three medals at the competition. They took home a silver medal in science in the Honors category, a gold medal

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Nevada County voters already casting ballots

May 18, 2018 — Nevada County elections officials said Friday that 2,452 people have returned their vote-by-mail ballots in advance of the June 5 election. The elections office mailed 67,183 ballots, meaning 3.6 percent of eligible voters have made their choice for offices including sheriff, district attorney and several

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Bill Bird: A tribute to Senator Sam Aanestad

May 18, 2018 — There are only so many special people that you run into during this game called life that you can count them with the fingers of one hand. Sam Aanestad was one of them. I last saw Sam Aanestad about this time last year at Frank's

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Our View: End of life decisions should be up to us, not government

May 18, 2018 — Few Americans are comfortable talking about death. It's a delicate subject, one meant for somber mortuaries or attorney's offices. Going gentle into that good night isn't dinner table appropriate. But it's that conversation California residents need to have in the wake of a judge's decision

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Still time to enjoy Soroptimists’ Garden Tour in Western Nevada County

May 18, 2018 — Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills' 25th Annual Spring Garden Tour is taking place this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Soroptimists Vicky Christophe and Lorraine Plagge, Garden Tour chair members, orchestrated this year's event. Tickets are still on sale and

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Classified school ‘Employees of the Year’ honored

May 18, 2018 — Classified employees from seven Nevada County school districts and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools were recently given the honor of "Classified School Employee of the Year." Employees were honored for their contributions to the education of California's public school students in preschool through grade

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Threats lead to discovery of gun, silencer in Nevada County arrest, authorities say

May 18, 2018 — A Grass Valley man accused of having a loaded pistol that qualifies as an assault weapon remained Friday in the Nevada County Jail under $500,000 in bond, authorities said. Devon German Cruz, 30, faces felony charges of possession of an assault weapon, possession of a

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller reports naked man in enclosed backyard

May 18, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:05 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Scotia Pines Circle reported a sofa had been dumped on a lot. The caller had security cameras installed and thinks there may be footage of the sofa being dumped. 7:54

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Group offers advice, help for dealing with injured birds in Nevada County

May 18, 2018 — With the emergence of recent spring weather, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release offers the following suggestions to minimize impacts on nesting or young wild animals and birds, according to a release. If you find a baby animal hidden in the grass, the group warns do not

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Vegetation fire burns less than an acre along McCourtney Road

May 18, 2018 — Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a vegetation fire along Rancho Nogotta Lane and McCourtney Road Friday afternoon. The fire, moving slowly, was reported just before 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m., forward progress had been stopped, contained to within an acre. A nearby residence was temporarily

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