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PREP BASKETBALL: Ganskie Invite to raise funds for Camp Fire first responders

December 11, 2018 — The Ganskie Invitational Basketball Tournament is back for its third installment and will once again feature three straight days of high school hoops action at Bear River's Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium. The annual tourney features brackets for varsity boys and varsity girls. Boys teams include

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PREP FOOTBALL: Miners wrap season with awards banquet

December 11, 2018 — Nevada Union football held its annual awards banquet Monday night, taking time to acknowledge the many players and contributors who came together to make the 2018 season happen. "The night was a chance to honor our kids and the people who had a part in

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Sierra Nevada Elite offers skills clinics during winter months

December 11, 2018 — Sierra Nevada Elite Baseball Academy recently wrapped up its fall season and is already looking forward to the spring 2019 campaign. In the meantime, the academy will be running clinics every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Feb. 7 at the Sierra Nevada Elite facility

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Four-home subdivision proposed for Kenny Ranch property outside Grass Valley

December 11, 2018 — The Nevada County Planning Commission is set to consider a tentative parcel map application to turn a portion of the former Kenny Ranch development into four residential parcels. The proposal would divide 128 acres that were once part of an ambitious 335-acre project that included

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Nevada County supervisors eye Old Tunnel Road land for homeless services

December 11, 2018 — Nevada County supervisors are considering the purchase of 936 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley — property that, if bought, could become a site for proposed housing and supportive services for the homeless. The Board of Supervisors made no decision Tuesday about the purchase, and

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Nevada County supervisors honor elected officials leaving office

December 11, 2018 — Sheriff Keith Royal appeared Tuesday before the Nevada County Board of Supervisors one last time. An honor guard escorted Royal into a crowded board chambers, standing silently before supervisors as the sheriff delivered his final address. "It's been a kick," he said of his 20

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New Nevada County firearm rules go into effect Jan. 10

December 11, 2018 — People in Nevada County will be prohibited from firing a gun between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. starting next month. The restriction is one of many included in an ordinance passed unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Also prohibited are discharging a gun in

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Donor to match Bear Yuba Land Trust donations until the end of the year

December 11, 2018 — This year an anonymous donor to the Bear Yuba Land Trust has stepped forward to match up to $30,000 in donations until the end of the year, according to a release. Annually, BYLT's end-of-the-year fundraising and outreach campaign generates funding for protection of landscapes and

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Love knows no borders

December 11, 2018 — Earth Justice Ministries and other local faith and justice groups took part in a demonstration on Dec. 10 in support of migrants currently stranded at the border. The non-violent event, in observance of the International Day of Human Rights, was planned in conjunction with many

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Nevada County Police Blotter: 5 year old just wants to meet a real cop

December 11, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:33 a.m. — A caller from the 1900 block of Nevada City Highway reported a man lying by the dumpster. He was taken to the hospital and then arrested on a warrant. 8:16 a.m. — A caller from Freeman Lane

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Nevada County Captures: Christmas scenes abound

December 11, 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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KVMR hires new general manager

December 11, 2018 — Community radio station KVMR has hired Ali Lightfoot as its new general manager, the station announced in a press release. "After months of the general manager recruitment process that included a nationwide search, hours of interviews with staff, recruitment committees, board of directors, and broadcasters,

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Welcoming the holidays: Victorian Christmas brings thousands to Nevada City

December 10, 2018 — Nevada City's annual holiday tradition once again brought thousands of visitors to downtown during the inaugural Victorian Christmas street fair of 2018 on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of unique craft and item vendors lined Broad Street while Christmas gift shoppers, many dressed in traditional Victorian garb,

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The silent killer hits home: Over 400 Americans die annually from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning (VIDEO)

December 10, 2018 — A Nevada City woman who recently lost her father and his partner to carbon monoxide poisoning is now making it her mission to warn others of the potential dangers. On Nov. 17, Jennifer Winders received a call from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The

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Outside the box: Outside Inn Holiday Giveaway showcases the best in local business

December 10, 2018 — Since taking ownership of the Outside Inn eight years ago, Erin Thiem has assumed the role of town ambassador in an unofficial capacity. Along with running the boutique motel, Thiem and her husband also operate Inn Town Campground in Nevada City. With the little free

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High-speed internet project for Nevada County gets green light (DOCS)

December 10, 2018 — The California Public Utilities Commission has signaled approval of the sale of Bright Fiber Inc. to Race Communications with some changes, a move that after months of inaction advances a high-speed internet project in Nevada County. The CPUC on Monday released a resolution detailing the

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Former foes come together, help North Team win Small School Optimist All Star Game

December 10, 2018 — As it does on an annual basis, the Optimist All Star Volleyball games offered up highly competitive contests featuring the best high school seniors from around the Sac-Joaquin Section. "It was an awesome experience," said Bear River head coach Matt MacDonald, who led the North

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Tanner Vallejo continues to make impact for Browns

December 10, 2018 — Tanner Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Cleveland Browns rallied past the Carolina Panthers, 26-20, to earn their fifth win of the season Sunday. Vallejo, a second-year linebacker, was on the field for 24 plays on defense and special teams, and tallied three

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Yuba County works to repair North Beale Road, deemed one of most unsafe in the state

December 10, 2018 — North Beale Road is listed as one of the state's most unsafe roads, according to Caltrans. But Yuba County has begun improvements on the stretch of road that has seen 69 injury accidents between 2006 and 2017, completing Phase 1 within the last year. With

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The Center for the Arts announces new WorldFest director

December 10, 2018 — The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley announced on Monday that John Taber has been hired as California WorldFest director, starting immediately. Taber was chosen after an extensive selection process and will oversee the world music festival, held each July for four days at

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