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Nevada County blotter: Woman concerned about her DNA being sent to space

June 17, 2018 — Nevada County Sheriff's Office Friday 3:42 a.m. — A caller at Lasso Loop and Horton Street reported people in the area looking into mailboxes. 7 a.m. — A caller at Bitney Springs Road and Rough and Ready Highway reported a horse running in traffic. 8:11

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Daughter joins dad as doctor at Yubadocs in Grass Valley

June 17, 2018 — Dr. Marya Hicks, daughter of Yubadocs Medical Director Dr. Roger Hicks, will join Yubadocs in June before she begins her residency at the University of Nevada Reno in Family Medicine, according to a release.  "I am beyond thrilled to be returning home to Yubadocs as

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Sierra roadwork slated for June 18-23

June 17, 2018 — LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to .2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork continues for a $50.6 million project to construct 3 miles of additional truck climbing lane and other improvements to primarily eastbound I-80 east of Colfax, including

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Nevada County supervisors to vote Tuesday on fiscal year 2018-19 budget

June 17, 2018 — The Nevada County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on its fiscal year 2018-19 budget of $235,688,597. Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. The budget — 2.8 percent higher than the

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Young composers’ talent showcased

June 17, 2018 — On Saturday, 11 young minds between the ages of 14 and 22 showcased their talent during the Music in the Mountains' Young Composers Project at the end-of-the-year concert held in front of a room full of people at Peace Lutheran Church. The young musicians presented

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Father’s Day fun at the bluegrass festival (PHOTO GALLERY)

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GOP women to host “Women Of The Gold Rush” fashion show

June 17, 2018 — The Nevada County Republican Women Federated (NCRWF) luncheon and fashion show will be at 11:30 a.m. on June 19 at Alta Sierra Country Club. The theme, "Women of the Gold Rush," produced by Cherie Oliver, will feature historic vintage fashions from the Gold Rush era.

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Hospitality House in need of supplies, clothes

June 17, 2018 — Hospitality House, a Nevada County nonprofit community shelter for individuals in need of housing, is in current need of donated supplies for its clients and offices. These include: an extra-long twin bed for a tall guest; a double stroller; men's shorts and pants (size small

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Take me to the river

June 17, 2018 — Trisha Johnson heads toward the cool water of the Yuba River at the Highway 49 bridge in Nevada City.

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Riding against racism (photo gallery)

June 15, 2018 — Hundreds gathered along the streets of downtown Nevada City Friday afternoon, to stand ­­­­— or cycle — in solidarity against racism. A group of nearly 100 K-12 students rode alongside two local young black boys who say they were racially harassed while riding their bikes

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Election recount requires formal request; no automatic recounts occur in California

June 15, 2018 — There are only a handful of ways to get a recount in California, and the automatic option isn't on the list. There are no automatic recounts of all votes cast in an election because no law exists allowing them, said Alison Barratt-Green, Nevada County counsel.

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Lake Wildwood looks to remove geese, cites E. coli issues

June 15, 2018 — The geese, congregating at Lake Wildwood, have been a problem. Their droppings create a mess on the community's beaches. People have shied away from visiting its parks. And, last summer, tests indicated a circumstantial link between the droppings and the E. coli outbreak that sickened

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Could Nevada City council election be decided by coin toss?

June 15, 2018 — More than a week after Election Day, several races in Nevada County remain undecided, notably those for sheriff and district attorney. But no race is tighter than that for the second open spot on Nevada City's city council, where incumbent Evans Phelps and challenger Erin

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The future’s so bright; Some Nevada County graduates choose prestigious schools

June 15, 2018 — Nevada County is well-known among locals to be a special place. Looking at some of the achievements by former and current residents, it's sometimes hard to believe so much talent could be generated by such a small community. Nowhere is this more evident than in

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Feedback

June 15, 2018 — The following comments were posted at TheUnion.com or The Union's Facebook page: On "Nevada County district attorney race tightens with latest vote count": Deby Williams Snell — Hillary, you are a class act. Thank you for everything you do for our Community. Dan Miller, I

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Nevada County police blotter: Caller reports quick brown fox

June 15, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:46 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Neal Street reported a girl who appeared to be under the influence, talking to a pole. She could not be located. 10:52 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block

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Nevada County Captures: Empire Mine; Local trails

June 14, 2018 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely community as well? Then submit your own photos to The Union's "Nevada County Captures" page to be published in our print edition. Send submissions to photos@theunion.com, or post photos on social

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Grass Valley’s Julie Baker named Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates interim executive director

June 14, 2018 — Californians for the Arts, a statewide network of arts organizations and California Arts Advocates, an advocacy organization, has named Julie Baker as interim executive director, according to a release. "I am thrilled to be working with the board and our partners to work on our

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National 2018 Cooperative Excellence-Retailer of the Year awarded to BriarPatch Food Co-op

June 14, 2018 — In a surprise announcement at the Consumer Cooperative Management Association Conference in Portland, Oregon organized by the National Cooperative Business Association, the Cooperative Development Foundation and the Bowers Fund honored BriarPatch Food Co-op with the 2018 Cooperative Excellence-Retailer of the Year Award, according to a

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Pension costs, aging infrastructure negatively impacting Nevada City budget

June 14, 2018 — Despite a "very conservative" draft prepared by its city manager, Nevada City is looking at a fiscal year 2018-19 budget that is not balanced. That is due in part to the wastewater fund and an aging water and wastewater infrastructure, said City Manager Catrina Olson

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