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DEA executes search warrant on doctor’s office in Fallon

February 21, 2019 — FALLON — Law enforcement officers from Northern Nevada executed a search warrant at a local doctor's office Thursday morning because of an ongoing investigation looking into overprescribed controlled substances. The Drug Enforcement Agency — along with the FBI, officers from Reno and Washoe and Churchill

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Calling all artists for KVMR’s ‘Art In The Garden’ spring auction party

February 21, 2019 — Calling all artists and makers … Hear ye! Hear ye! It's your opportunity to be part of this year's KVMR 89.5 FM "Art In The Garden" celebration. The new deadline to apply and submit a sketch of your entries has been extended through Feb. 28.

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New grant money aids expanding Food Bank of Nevada County

February 20, 2019 — Bob Dion began working eight years ago at the Food Bank of Nevada County as a warehouse manager. As the years passed, he watched as the organization grew around him, and changed his delivery vehicle. First, he began distributing food with a small van, then

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Gray wolf OR-54’s return to Nevada County part of ‘dispersal’ activity

February 20, 2019 — Nevada County certainly has its fair share of wildlife, from the more commonly spotted deer and turkeys to the more elusive foxes, coyotes, mountain lions, bears and ring-tailed cats. But the news that a gray wolf known as OR-54 — deemed "a traveling maniac" by

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Nevada County Fairgrounds board votes down gun show

February 20, 2019 — It wasn't arguments or ideology that led the Nevada County Fairgrounds to vote down a gun show at its Main Street Center. Instead it was overflowing trash cans and improperly stacked tables from the last gun show held at the fairgrounds, CEO Patrick Eidman said.

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Republican candidates for District 1 state Senate seat hit Nevada County campaign trail

February 20, 2019 — The four Republicans running for the District 1 state Senate seat spoke in turn about themselves and why they wanted to serve. Then came the questions. How do we change the direction California is moving? How do we start a resurgence of the state Republican

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Barriers slow a return to norm for Camp Fire survivors

February 20, 2019 — Mikki McCrary spent Tuesday afternoon visiting with his neighbors and feeding treats to his dog, Roade. A former Paradise resident and Camp Fire survivor, McCrary is among the dozens of new residents who are living in 40 trailers at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City,

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Nancy Baglietto: Homelessness knows no age

February 20, 2019 — Recently, I spoke to students at Nevada Union. Students may be the most idealistic people in the world. Some of them will be at risk of becoming homeless, and others homeless already. Oddly, many won't even realize this. They're indoors, after all. The federal government,

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Alan Stahler: ‘Nevada’ is Spanish for ‘snow’

February 20, 2019 — Water is sticky — it sticks to our bodies, which is why we need towels. Water sticks to itself, to make cloud droplets, raindrops and snowflakes. Water sticks to itself for pretty much the same reason a balloon, rubbed on your shirt, sticks to the

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4-H members share their knowledge with the public

February 20, 2019 — Penn Valley 4-H members, led by the Penn Valley Swine Group, recently created an educational display with the support of the Grass Valley Tractor Supply Co. The group shared information with the public on 4-H opportunities and tips on how to raise swine, dogs, rabbits,

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller reports missionaries at the door

February 20, 2019 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 8:26 a.m. — A caller from Sutton Way and Dorsey Drive reported a driver passed a school bus while its red lights were flashing and children were getting on the bus. The driver admitted to passing the bus, and also

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Wildlife biologist to speak

February 20, 2019 — Kelly Weintraub, a partner biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science, will be speaking at 7 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley. Facing the challenges of climate change, habitat loss, and rising greenhouse gas creating

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Tibetan monks offer fun family art programs

February 20, 2019 — Kids and parents alike will have fun making Tibetan Art, participating with the Tibetan Buddhist Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery two Saturday mornings, Feb. 23 and March 2. A number of different activities will be offered by the monks who are currently visiting Nevada County

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Steve Baird withdraws from District 1 state Senate race

February 20, 2019 — Steve Baird, a candidate for the District 1 state Senate seat, said Wednesday in an email that he's withdrawn from the race. Baird, of Sacramento, was one of two Democrats running for the seat vacated by former state Sen. Ted Gaines. Silke Pflueger, of Truckee,

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New maternity shop opens in Grass Valley

February 19, 2019 — For most of her life, Emily Rangel has had three passions — kids, retail and mothers. Early on, Rangel worked at retail shops around Nevada County. In later chapters of her life, she worked with infants at a nursery and with little kids, teaching preschool

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Cold weather shelter to open Wednesday, Thursday nights in Grass Valley

February 19, 2019 — Back in November, shortly after local nonprofit Sierra Roots signed contracts with Nevada County and Nevada City to operate an extreme weather shelter, there were concerns over potentially exceeding the 20 nights provided for in the Memorandum of Understanding. On Tuesday, the fear proved to

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More snow possible down to 1,000 feet for Nevada County

February 19, 2019 — The weather cleared up late Sunday, but below-freezing temperatures have been causing plenty of headaches out on the county's roads. And there's more snow on the horizon, albeit just a dusting at lower elevations. Overnight lows dipped into the mid to upper 20s in Nevada

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Former Nevada County Sheriff to be honored at Red Light Ball

February 19, 2019 — Retired Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal will be presented the "Bill and Susan Drown Public Safety Award" at Saturday's Red Light Ball sponsored by the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council. If Keith Royal hadn't nearly been killed in a head-on collision, he

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From apples to zebra tomatoes

February 19, 2019 — This year, Sierra Harvest's Farm to School program is celebrating 10 years of tastings, and over 50,000 pounds of local produce. From jicama to kumquats, purple cauliflower to kiwis, thousands of Nevada County students and adults alike have munched their way through 50 different local

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Ballots mailed out next week to Nevada County residents, officials say

February 19, 2019 — Nevada County elections officials say they'll issue vote-by-mail ballots next week for the special March 26 election for the state Senate District 1 seat. Every registered Nevada County voter should receive a mail ballot by March 8. If they haven't, they should contact the local

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