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Justin Carroll leaves behind legacy of love, kindness and competitiveness

February 21, 2019 — Somewhere in heaven there is a huge volleyball match today. There is a new player. He is adorned in a Nevada Union jersey. He will have a big smile on his face. It will usher in a new era in the Pearly Gates. St. Peter

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Snow today gone tomorrow: More rain in the forecast

February 21, 2019 — The lower elevations of Nevada County received a few inches of snow all the way down to 1,700 feet late Wednesday evening, prompting area schools to call a snow day and cancel classes. The National Weather Service reported 3 inches of snow at 2,400 feet

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After another year, the Tibetan Monks have returned to Nevada County

February 21, 2019 — Peaceful, maroon-robed individuals offering positive thoughts and engaging local residents has been imprinted in Nevada County's collective memory for the past 19 years. This year, as expected, the robed ones have returned. The Sierra Friends of Tibet have been bringing Tibetan Monks to the area

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PREP BASKETBALL: Forest Lake Christian set to face Valley Christian for D-VI championship

February 21, 2019 — With a dedication to hard work and a passion for playing lockdown defense, the Lady Falcons from Forest Lake Christian are back in the Division VI title game and will tip off two straight days of high school championship contests today at Golden 1 Center

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Nevada County assault suspect awaits decision on competency

February 21, 2019 — A Nevada County judge has shelved the case of a man accused of attacking his victim with an ax until a psychologist can pen a report on his competency to stand trial, attorneys said. Paul Switzer, 51, faces felony charges of assault with a deadly

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First responders benefit from organization’s 20 years of support

February 21, 2019 — A contentious murder case and community turmoil in the late 1990's led to the creation of Nevada County's most active support organization for first responders. Longtime residents will remember when Sam Strange was arrested and later convicted of murdering two teenage girls. Roiling at the

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New infusion center opens at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

February 21, 2019 — For an opening ceremony, everything was in place. The red ribbon, over-sized scissors, electric candles — even a harpist was playing light music in the background. The Wednesday event was meant to celebrate the long-awaited opening of a transfusion center in Building 3 of Grass

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Denis Peirce: Steelhead, salmon thriving in Northern California

February 21, 2019 — Over the past ten days the Feather River Hatchery has been planting juvenile steelhead into the Feather River. This year the hatchery produced 460,000 fish for planting in the river and it took over a week with three trucks to get them all down to

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Tahoe Rim Trail Association to hold camping, first aid courses

February 21, 2019 — STATELINE, Nev. – The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering several courses designed to help individuals stay safe while having fun in the backcountry. Please visit the 'Backcountry Courses' page at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org to find out more information and to register. Snow Camping 101 Itching to

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Saddle up for the Elks Antique Western Memorabilia show

February 21, 2019 — The Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 is presenting its sixth annual Antique Western Memorabilia Show March 9 and 10. Attendees will find collectible antique firearms, western art, mining, Native American, railroad, bottles, gambling, and more items of the cowboy genre. This year's show will feature

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Wemples celebrate 70 years of marriage

February 21, 2019 — Marie and Roger Wemple of Lake Wildwood celebrated their 70th anniversary on Feb. 20. The high school sweethearts married in Santa Monica in 1949, where they raised their five children. The Wemples are now grandparents to 12 and great grandparents to 14, with another on

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Loud partiers throwing snowballs at complainant

February 21, 2019 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 9:12 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 100 block of Mill Street reported a man had set up camp in the parking lot and was under a sofa, refusing to leave. He was gone when an officer

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Obituary of Jean Marie Webb

February 21, 2019 — Jean Webb On January 14, 2019 Jean Marie Webb passed gracefully in the presence of family at the memory care unit of Sunrise Assisted Living in Chandler, AZ. She was born August 28, 1925 to Amiel and Eva (Sarty) Weitkamp, Jean enjoyed growing up in

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Giving the ‘Gov’ some love

February 21, 2019 — Foothill Flowers is among the Grass Valley businesses honoring today's visit by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who will attend a League of California Cities board meeting this morning at the Gold Miners Inn.

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Nevada County authorities ID fatal stabbing victim

February 21, 2019 — Authorities have ruled the stabbing death of a Nevada City man was a suicide. Joseph Cummings, 56, died early Sunday of a self-inflicted stab wound to the neck. The investigation is closed and no one will face charges, said Mike Sullivan, chief deputy coroner. Nevada

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PG&E bankruptcy sends water agencies looking for alternatives

February 21, 2019 — The Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency are teaming up to study the long-term feasibility of jointly taking over ownership and/or operation of Pacific Gas & Electric's Drum-Spaulding Project, according to a release. After PG&E filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 29, both water

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Columnist for The Union to have book signing

February 21, 2019 — A book signing featuring books by Union columnist Darrell Berkheimer is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Summer Thyme restaurant. Berkheimer's latest book, "Essays from The Golden Throne," contains more than 50 columns published by The Union during the past three years. It

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Nevada County Captures: Crews working hard in the aftermath of the storm

February 21, 2019 — 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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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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