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Good Sun Solar grant brings sun power to Bitney Prep

February 19, 2018 — The morning of Feb. 10 dawned cold, frosty and just perfect for a solar installation. Thirteen volunteers, including a student intern, a school teacher and a group of local solar professionals, showed up at Bitney Prep High School to help put solar modules on the

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Grass Valley’s Christopher’s Old World Deli, catering company close

February 19, 2018 — After 24 years and close to 1,000 weddings, Melissa Lane and Christopher Lockhart have called it quits — not just for their catering business but also their downtown Grass Valley restaurant, Christopher's Old World Deli. "We've retired," said Lane, by turns reflective and emotional. "Boom.

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Modern midwife ‘labors’ to reduce C-sections

February 19, 2018 — One of Nevada County's popular certified nurse-midwives, Vanita Lott, is on a mission to reduce the rate of unnecessary Cesarean sections throughout the United States. After years of study and a 35-year career of helping deliver more than 1,500 babies, Lott asserts that while necessary

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(VIDEO) Mardi Gras parade goes on despite rain, lack of cell phone service

February 18, 2018 — A sizable turnout of parade entrants and spectators didn't let a little rain, or even some hail, get too much in the way getting into the Mardi Gras spirit during the annual Nevada City parade Sunday. The cold weather storm that passed through the area

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Nevada City Police chief Tim Foley resigns

February 18, 2018 — Nevada City's top cop resigned late Friday afternoon, citing personal reasons. Police Chief Tim Foley was hired in late 2013 and started as the full-time chief in February 2014. Reached by phone Sunday, Foley said he did not feel his resignation was abrupt, adding that

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Foothill flakes, hard freeze predicted for Nevada County

February 18, 2018 — Cold air dropping down from western Canada will bring widespread freezing temperatures to Nevada County early this week, potentially setting record lows, the National Weather Service said. Mountain and foothill showers were being predicted into Monday, along with breezy winds. Snow could cause slick roads

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Caltrans: Sierra roadwork schedule Feb. 19-24

February 18, 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 Arts Council announces 2018 Poetry Out Loud champs

February 18, 2018 — Following an evening of recitation from high school students from across the county at Nevada Union High School on Tuesday, Nevada County Arts Council announces the winners of its 2018 County Poetry Out Loud Competition. Mia Mahurin of Nevada Union High School took first place

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Nevada County police blotter: Caller reports he could see threat in woman’s eye

February 18, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Friday 10:03 a.m. — A woman from the 300 block of Carol Drive reported the theft of a firearm. 10:19 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South Auburn Street reported a Craigslist scam trying to collect rent off

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Widespread phone outage reported throughout Nevada County

February 18, 2018 — Multiple residents in Nevada County found their landlines and cell phones down Sunday, with restoration not expected until some time Monday. AT&T was reporting a widespread outage affecting some land lines and cell phones in Nevada, Placer, and Sierra counties. According to AT&T, all cellular

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Nevada County Captures: Yuba River; Pioneer Park

February 16, 2018 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely community? Need help finding a lost pet? Then submit your photos to The Union's "Nevada County Captures" page to be published in our print edition. Send submissions to photos@theunion.com, or post

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Treats in Nevada City to launch afternoon tea

February 16, 2018 — When Treats relocated from York Street to 214 Main last summer, ice cream shop owner Peggy Wright knew she wanted to use the upstairs portion of the Shaw Building as an event space. Enter Deborah Wandro, who started brainstorming some out-of-the-box ideas with Wright for

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Competency report expected in 2 weeks in Joseph Ward murder case

February 16, 2018 — Attorneys in the murder case of Joseph Ward anticipate the release of a report about his competency in two weeks. Authorities arrested Ward, 32, days after the June death of 62-year-old Kenneth Pestana. Facing a murder accusation in Nevada County, Ward raised questions about his

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Nevada Joint Union high school district superintendent honored

February 16, 2018 — Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Louise Bennicoff Johnson, who is set to retire at the end of July, received several recognitions recently. On Wednesday, the Association of California School Administrators, the largest umbrella organization of school leaders in the United States, announced it

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Nevada County speech pathologist brings donated hearing devices to Tibetan refugees

February 16, 2018 — In 2014, Cindy Shaw, a former Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital speech pathologist, took her first trip to the Indian village of McLeod Ganj, which is known for its large population of Tibetan refugees and is home to the Dalai Lama. A longtime member of Sierra

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The next generation of farming: AM Ranch, Super Tuber Farm team up

February 16, 2018 — Across the nation, the small family farm is in decline. But in Nevada County, there is a whole new generation that has taken up the mantle of organic farming and finding new and creative ways to make a go at this difficult, but rewarding, way

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Grass Valley couple faces federal gun charges, local drug accusations

February 16, 2018 — A Grass Valley couple faces weapons and drug accusations after local and federal officers descended Thursday on a Towle Lane home, authorities said. The arrest of Michael Smith, 44, stems from a months-long investigation by federal Homeland Security Investigations involving the sale of illegal AR-15

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Nevada County Captures: Blood moon; Tom turkey

February 16, 2018 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely community? Need help finding a lost pet? Then submit your photos to The Union's "Nevada County Captures" page to be published in our print edition. Send submissions to photos@theunion.com, or post

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13 Russians charged in Mueller investigation

February 16, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment , brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social

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Ashes to ashes; St. Patrick’s holds Ash Wednesday mass

February 15, 2018 — St. Patrick's Church held three Ash Wednesday services with hundreds of parishioners attending each service. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent that signifies fasting and repentance, symbolic of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert.

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