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SPD makes annual donation to Interfaith Food Ministry in Grass Valley

February 23, 2018 — Partaking in an annual event, Nevada City SPD Market meat manager Glen Cartwright, helped unload a pallet of chicken SPD donated to Interfaith Food Ministry Thursday morning in Grass Valley. The donation is a long standing tradition of support from SPD to the food bank.

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Sands of time: Tibetan monks in Grass Valley for mandala

February 23, 2018 — A group of six visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks have been hard at work placing millions of tiny colored grains of sand to make a mandala at St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley. The monks have been working on the mandala for a week and

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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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Shrove Tuesday a long tradition in Grass Valley

February 13, 2018 — Shrove Tuesday's origins date back to at least the mid 1400s in England when it was said a parishioner ran to church with a frying pan in hand while cooking pancakes. In Grass Valley, where the tradition dates back 102 years, parishioners showed up with

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Junior conservationists take to trails

February 11, 2018 — A handful of youngsters and their guardians got a good dose of the outdoors Saturday morning while taking to Grass Valley's Litton Trail during this month's junior conservationist hike. Sponsored by the Bear Yuba Land Trust, the hike was led by local naturalist, storyteller, and

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Six more weeks of winter? Spring like temps to continue through week

February 2, 2018 — Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter from the entrance of his marmot hole Friday morning in Pennsylvania. California is experiencing a very different story. A strong ridge of high pressure is expected to remain over California through at least much of next week,

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First responders honored by realtors association, disclosure of fire dangers urged

January 30, 2018 — The Nevada County Association of Realtors honored Nevada County's first responders during its members' breakfast Tuesday morning. Representatives from Penn Valley Fire Protection District, Higgins Fire District, Grass Valley Fire Department, Ophir Hill Fire Protection District, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Smartsville Fire District, Grass

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Housing first approach for area homeless? Housing resource manager says it’s cheaper in the long run

January 28, 2018 — Nevada County housing resource manager Brendan Phillips continues to take the reins from his father, Utah Phillips, in working towards housing Nevada County's homeless people. On Saturday, Brendan Phillips was the guest speaker in the first of two public forums dedicated to addressing Nevada County's

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Here but not for long: snow and rain to give way to dry days

January 25, 2018 — A winter storm that brought a dusting of snow and two inches of rain to western Nevada County is expected to move out of the region today. Snow began to fall in Grass Valley and Nevada City around 3 p.m. Thursday, causing many folks to

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Nugget Fringe Festival in effect in Grass Valley

January 21, 2018 — Grass Valley's unique venues, combined with local and regional talent, come together once again for the 4th annual Nugget Fringe Festival. Folks with the festival's familiar logo can be seen bustling throughout downtown Grass Valley locations such as the Holbrooke, and 151 Union Square for

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Survive and thrive: Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning starts new chapter (VIDEO)

January 17, 2018 — Around 60 sophomores from Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning began a new expedition Tuesday at Hospitality House. Survive and thrive. "There are so many ways that people survive," Sierra Academy field work director and adventure teacher Dale Berry said prior to the students being admitted

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Wide range of issues discussed at Penn Valley town hall

January 17, 2018 — Re-election plans, homelessness, fire recovery, E. coli and a number of other issues were discussed during the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual town hall meeting at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Tuesday night. Nevada County District 4 Supervisor Hank Weston was the evening's

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For the love of the Wild and Scenic

January 15, 2018 — The streets of downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley were abuzz with thousands of Wild and Scenic Film Festival goers over the weekend with showings of adventure and conservation based flicks in 10 different venues. Aside from the myriad of films, festival goers could sit

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Three Forks closed for facelift

January 4, 2018 — Those trying to catch a bite of brioche, or sip on a Deer Creek Dunkel at Nevada City's Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company, will have to wait a week for the dust to settle and construction crews to finish with a facelift on the

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Three Forks closed for facelift

January 4, 2018 — Those trying to catch a bite of brioche, or sip on a Deer Creek Dunkel at Nevada City's Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company, will have to wait a week for the dust to settle and construction crews to finish with a facelift on the

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In the spirit

December 22, 2017 — Frigid temperatures didn't keep the masses away from the final Victorian and Cornish Christmas events of the year Wednesday and Friday night. Held every Christmas season by Nevada City and Grass Valley, respectively, the street vendor fairs are huge tourist draws that also help bring

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Shop with a Cop supports those less fortunate

December 17, 2017 — Nineteen area youngsters between the ages of 2 and 11 were honored Saturday morning during the Grass Valley Police Department's Shop with a Cop program, now in its 27th year. After a shopping spree at Kmart, where officers helped the children select items of their

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Beale Community Warriors help Habitat for Humanity’s Grass Valley ReStore

December 15, 2017 — About 50 to 60 members of Beale Air Force Base's Squadron 548 gathered at the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore building Wednesday to help the nonprofit organize their inventory. The volunteer day is part of a quarterly Comprehensive Airmen Fitness program that focuses on the spiritual,

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First of the Last Jedi at Del Oro Theater

December 14, 2017 — Star Wars aficionados big and small, young and old, in Jedi attire or Sith, came to the Del Oro Theater in downtown Grass Valley Thursday night for the advanced showings of Star Wars Episode VIII, The Last Jedi. The first two screenings of the movie

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St. Patrick’s celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe (VIDEO)

December 13, 2017 — Grass Valley's vibrant Mexican-American community came together Tuesday night to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with music, song, dance, and a street processional that culminated inside St. Patrick's Catholic Church with a mass dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The celebration honors the Virgin Mary's appearance

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