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Classrooms to campaigns: Four vie for two seats on Nevada Joint Union High School District board

October 19, 2018 — Four candidates are running for two available seats on the Nevada Joint Union High School District board, two for the expansive Area 1 seat and two for South County's Area 5 spot. Within the district, Area 1 is the largest, stretching from Nevada City west,

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Former Grass Valley Mayors endorse Shannan Moon for Nevada County Sheriff

October 19, 2018 — Shannan Moon's campaign for Nevada County Sheriff announced the endorsements of two community leaders, according to a release. Current Grass Valley city councilmember and former Mayor Jason Fouyer endorsed Moon, saying "As her years of dedicated service show, Shannan is clearly the most qualified candidate.

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Defendant sentenced in armed robbery of Penn Valley yogurt shop

October 19, 2018 — The driver of the getaway car in the robbery of a Penn Valley yogurt store was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Latoshia Noreen Wroten, 32, of Linda, had taken a plea agreement in return for a stipulated two-year prison sentence. Wroten and her

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New trial set in Penn Valley pot caretaker murder case

October 19, 2018 — A new trial date of Nov. 14 has been set for Finley Fultz, whose first prosecution in the murder of Isaac Zafft ended in a mistrial after Nevada County Superior Court Judge Tom Anderson reportedly determined prosecutors failed to turn over evidence. Authorities allege that

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Lorraine’s Lowdown: Happy HallowThanksMas

October 19, 2018 — This is a challenge to our hundreds of service organizations and nonprofits. Do you have a special member or volunteer who deserves recognition? Has your group reached a milestone or made an exceptional contribution to our community? Send me an email and let me share

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Three new cannabis businesses get go-ahead from Nevada City Planning Commission

October 19, 2018 — Three new cannabis businesses cleared the first hurdle of the permit process Thursday with approvals from the Nevada City Planning Commission. Two of those — Powerhouse Distribution and ZYFA Inc. — join the businesses already working to open on a "cannabis campus" in the 100

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Fighting back: Parkinson’s patients find strength in boxing

October 19, 2018 — Steve Weber has five friends who are battling Parkinson's disease. Five separate people in his life are fighting the ultimate battle against the neurological disorder that commonly shows itself through symptoms like tremors, speech changes, loss of automatic movements and slowed movement. Instead of sitting

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Campaign kick-off month deemed for United Way of Nevada County

October 19, 2018 — The Nevada County Board of Supervisors proclaimed October 2018 "United Way of Nevada County Campaign Kick-off" month. Megan Timpany, Executive Director (center) accepted the proclamation from the Board of Supervisors.

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Nevada County, Dept. of Agriculture partner for nonprofit, housing workshop

October 19, 2018 — The County of Nevada and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development are teaming up to host a financial resources workshop geared toward the nonprofit and housing communities, according to a release. The meeting is set for 1 to 3:30 p.m. on October 30 at the

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Narcotics detectives arrest Alta Sierra couple in connection with honey oil lab

October 19, 2018 — An Alta Sierra couple who recently applied for a medical cannabis business permit in Nevada City were arrested Thursday morning on drug manufacturing charges. Detectives from the Nevada County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force, in conjunction with the El Dorado County Narcotics Task Force, executed

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Nevada Irrigation District works to showcase its watershed stewardship projects

October 19, 2018 — About 100 people gathered Wednesday evening to learn about efforts to restore and protect area watersheds during Nevada Irrigation District's first watershed open house, according to a release. "It's all about the watershed," said NID's Environmental Resources Administrator Neysa King. "A watershed is the area

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Hospitality helpers: Shelter staff, guests roll up sleeves, clean up homeless camps

October 18, 2018 — For Hospitality House program manager Isaias Acosta, working to reclaim the marginalized communities of Nevada County is a top priority. "The biggest piece of this has always been bringing people into caring and sustenance," Acosta said. "We're really trying to de-stigmatize issues surrounding homelessness." On

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Death penalty decision expected next month in Stan Norman murder case

October 18, 2018 — The prosecutor in the Stan Norman murder case said he'll likely decide by next month whether to seek death against two men accused of the veteran's slaying. Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh said during a Thursday court hearing that decision could occur by Nov. 15,

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Fire engine in 2 wrecks; no service disruption expected, official says

October 18, 2018 — A fire truck involved in two wrecks this week is out of commission, though officials say its absence won't negatively affect service. A Nevada County Consolidated Fire Protection District engine was involved in a Monday wreck near Banner Lava Cap and Success Cross roads. The

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T-Mobile robbery suspect faces similar accusation in Fairfield, denied release

October 18, 2018 — A Nevada County judge on Thursday denied a request from one of the accused T-Mobile robbers that she be released on her own recognizance, citing an unrelated robbery accusation she faces. Damiya Jones, 18, of Sacramento, appeared in Nevada County Superior Court. Through her defense

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Reciprocity Bureau’s annual Grass Valley sale features homemade items

October 18, 2018 — The P.E.O. Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau (GCRB) is holding their annual fall meeting and sale at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, located at 22559 West Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley. The sale and social hour will be followed by

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Fire fuel reduction work set for roads across western Nevada County in November

October 18, 2018 — The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and Nevada County Department of Public Works will be working together over the next few months to reduce fuel hazards on the following five County roads, according to a release: Tyler Foote Road, between Sages Road and Cruzon

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Search for 2019 Nevada County Fair theme begins

October 18, 2018 — The 2019 Fair theme is all about local foods and farmers — and the Fairgrounds is holding a contest to find the winning slogan for the 2019 Fair, according to a release. Visit the Fairgrounds website at NevadaCountyFair.com and submit a slogan about local food

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Possible intruder found to be a mirror

October 18, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:10 a.m. — A caller from Condon Park reported a tent set up at the disc golf course with people camping. They were cleaning up and moving on. 9:40 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Crown Point

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Kids can cook!

October 18, 2018 — Kids throughout western Nevada County are getting the opportunity this month to learn how to cook delicious dishes using fresh, local ingredients as part of Sierra Harvest's annual Tasting Days.  The event is one of the highlights of the nonprofit's Farm to School Program, and

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