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Interfaith Food Ministry says “Thank You” to Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley

February 16, 2018 — The Interfaith Food Ministry says thank you to residents of Lake Wildwood and the greater Penn Valley community, for teaming up with Barry Svendsen and his Holiday Market employees and graciously supporting the efforts of Interfaith Food Ministry, feeding the hungry of our community in

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Feeding a Passion—New Owners for Blue Cow Deli

February 16, 2018 — By Destiny Bradt The Blue Cow Deli has been a welcome presence of downtown Penn Valley for the past several years. Its steady flow of clientele attests to the quality of fare and the genuine "hometown" service locals have come to know and appreciate. Recently,

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William F. Hamilton: Conditions looking a bit neater

February 16, 2018 — I have to believe that most people are in love with the dry, warmish weather of late. It’s good to get back on the turf and get some serious work and golfing done. Things are already starting to green up a bit with the warm

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Canine flu cases rising in Northern California

February 15, 2018 — Over the past several months, 72 cases of canine flu have been reported in California, according to Cornell University. The rapid spread of the contagious virus from dog to dog has caused the temporary closure of boarding facilities in the Bay Area. While there have

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Signatures-in-lieu could benefit candidates in upcoming election

February 15, 2018 — During the political season, the old adage, "What's in a name?" is replaced by "What's in a signature?" Often, the answer is financial might and political clout. The first step in the nearly six-month campaign schedule leading up to the June 5 election is the

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(VIDEO) Nevada County staff now prepped to write draft marijuana ordinance

February 13, 2018 — Nevada County supervisors on Tuesday opposed allowing commercial recreational marijuana grows, instead opting for medicinal commercial cultivation in specific zones that meet acreage requirements. Supervisors also agreed to allow up to six plants grown outdoors for personal use in certain zones, though no outdoor grows

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Mary Anne Davis announces bid for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters

February 13, 2018 — Mary Anne Davis, event manager/nonprofit manager with The Union newspaper, announced Tuesday her intention to run for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters. Davis, 56, said her passion for serving the community led her to run for the office currently held by Greg Diaz, who's filed

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Penn Valley teachers, staff try their hands at painting during professional development day

February 12, 2018 — Chrissy McKeown, a fourth grade teacher at Ready Springs School, works on a painting during a professional development day Jan. 29 for Penn Valley Union Elementary School District that included all staff. The district has a grant with the Nevada County Arts Council for students

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Nevada City’s iconic National Hotel sold

February 12, 2018 — Nevada City's most visible landmark, the National Hotel, has been sold. Escrow is set to close today. New owner Jordan Fife is already well into the plans for a proposed multi-million dollar restoration of what is believed to be the longest continually operating hotel —

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NID gets ready for a warmer climate

February 11, 2018 — Restoring a mountain meadow, keeping local forests healthy, battling invasive species and restoring fish habitat are some of the projects Nevada Irrigation District is leading in its watershed-based approach to a reliable water supply. A watershed is "the area of land where all of the

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Don Rogers: Bouncing from bottom

February 8, 2018 — The group I marvel at most concerns men laid their lowest. On their knees, these prematurely wrinkled, stone-eyed husks who have burned and burned out, who know the worst by touching it directly and so were torched back. Reap what you sow, baby, a blunt

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Bird walks at South Yuba River State Park

February 8, 2018 — A calendar of the 2018 Bird Walk at Bridgeport is now available in the visitor center or on the Park Association website. There will be a bird walk on the second Saturday of each month (excluding August and November when no walks are scheduled). Participants

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Bob Mariani: CHP to begin speed enforcement inside Lake Wildwood gates

February 8, 2018 — It was recently brought to my attention that the County Board of Supervisors had passed a resolution in 1975 that appears to provide approval to allow CHP patrol within Lake of the Pines and Lake Wildwood. As a result of this resolution being brought to

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Spirit of Wildwood—Curious about Assessments?

February 8, 2018 — Are you curious what your Lake Wildwood assessment will be this year? Do you know how much you pay for the different amenities, for administration, and for reserves…and how each of those line items in the budget are determined before being added to your assessment?

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PV School Board responds to WGP allegations

February 8, 2018 — In response to misinformation disseminated by Western Gateway Recreation & Park District (WGP) to various media platforms. Our intent is to provide facts regarding the Pleasant Valley School (PVS) sale and other topics that are in fact public record. At the beginning of this process

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Hits & Misses: Keep drunk drivers off the road; and keep those germs to yourself

February 7, 2018 — Each week we'll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to editboard@theunion.com. MISS (from reader Royce Larson): To all legislators who

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New tool could help streamline homeless services in Nevada County

February 7, 2018 — Guests at Hospitality House, Nevada County's emergency homeless shelter, are now asked a standard series of questions as part of a program that, if implemented by other organizations, could help streamline homeless services in the area and create a framework for serving the most vulnerable

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Nevada County fire origins still under investigation

February 6, 2018 — Investigation reports for the causes of the Lobo, McCourtney and Pleasant fires — the three largest in western Nevada County during 2017 — are unavailable to the public, according to Cal Fire, because those investigations are still ongoing. Asked when that information might be available,

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People, groups seek more than $27 million after Lake Oroville crisis

February 6, 2018 — Nine individuals or entities are suing the California Department of Water Resources for more than $27 million in damages suffered as a consequence of the Lake Oroville spillway crisis last February. The action is part of a larger lawsuit involving more than 40 individuals or

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‘Food Access Saturday’ begins this week

February 5, 2018 — February 10th 10:00am – noon This Saturday, February 10th will be the next Food Access Saturday. Food Access Saturday: Uniting to Support Working Families, was specifically designed for working individuals and families who need supplemental groceries. Currently in Nevada County, food is only distributed Monday

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