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Friday school closures in Nevada County

October 11, 2019

Bitney Prep High School, Forest Charter School and Forest Lake Christian School are open, according to Superintendent of Nevada County Schools Scott Lay. Twin Ridges Home Study Charter is also open. All other schools in...





Alan Stahler: Where did the moon come from?

October 4, 2019

Planet Earth is covered with landforms: High mountains, deep valleys, flat plains. We know – more-or-less – how these landforms come to be. The Sierra Nevada, for instance, is a huge block of rock, stretching...


Sierra Montessori Academy closing by the month’s end

October 3, 2019

“We are in uncharted territory because schools don’t close in the first month or two of the year.” That’s the perspective of Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Scott Lay and, according to him, also that...


Sierra Montessori Academy closing on Oct. 31

October 3, 2019

Sierra Montessori Academy will be closing at the end of the month. The news comes from Sierra Montessori Director Jennifer Dearduff, who also teaches at the school. Over the last few years, the student population...



Teen vaping a concern for Nevada County administrators

September 29, 2019

At a Nevada Joint Union High School District meeting last year, an administrator who studied science warned about possible ailments linked to vaping. That was a story told by the district’s superintendent, Brett McFadden. This...



UPDATE: Some to have power restored by 8 p.m. tonight

September 25, 2019

UPDATE at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 Some PG&E customers affected by the planned outages are expected to get their power back around 8 p.m. tonight. Thousands of people to the east of Nevada City...




New board member chosen at Penn Valley school district

September 10, 2019

In August, the Penn Valley Union Elementary School District selected a board member to fill a vacant spot. Tuesday, it chose one more. The board voted unanimously for Sharon Loucks to become the fifth member...



Free, noncredit classes offered at Sierra College

August 27, 2019

There may not be a free lunch, but there will be free noncredit classes at Sierra College offered in September and separately in the spring. The classes are meant to be based in entrepreneurship and...


Penn Valley school district considers bond program

August 22, 2019

By name they are different, but their goal remains the same. For the months of August and September the Penn Valley Union Elementary School District is offering town halls, site visits and coffee chats to...