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BriarPatch catalyzing local farm and ranch loans

January 21, 2020

California’s food co-ops like BriarPatch are at the heart of community food systems, and local farms are the lifeblood. Small, family-owned farms provide jobs, ecological stewardship of open spaces and healthy foods. In partnership with...


Bitney Prep’s math teacher swings

January 15, 2020

For years, Bitney Prep High School in Grass Valley has been bringing students together, sharing interests, and creating passions by offering a variety of clubs. From Cooking to Anatomy, Fashion to Photography, Peer Advocacy to...


STEAM Expo 2020 coming soon

January 15, 2020

The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Nevada County Steam Expo 2020 to be held in the Main Street Center and the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County...


Annie Keeling: Parents, use your kind words

January 15, 2020

Parents are often heard asking children to use their kind words. What about parents? Think of a time when you were surprised by your child’s intense emotions or disruptive behavior. When our kids are upset,...


Jill Haley: A look back on college admissions 2019

January 8, 2020

The college admissions world was rocked last year in the wake of the Varsity Blues Scandal. Fraud was exposed at some of the most elite U.S. colleges in the country as parents arranged to have...



Hollie Grimaldi Flores: 2020 vision

January 8, 2020

The new decade is barely a week old and I can barely remember the holidays! All the decorations are stowed away, and the feeling of exhaustion is abating. I am having trouble believing the turn...


Nevada County Community Library hosts card design contest

January 8, 2020

In honor of National Library Week in April, the Nevada County Community Library is launching a new “Imagination’ themed Library Card Contest. The library is looking for artists and library fans of all ages to...




Tahoe school district draws ire for buying diesel buses

January 1, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A heated discussion about buses dominated the first part of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District board meeting Friday night. Many of the district’s school buses need replacement, including 14 buses...



Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Death knows no season

December 25, 2019

As most of us are cleaning up from the Christmas holiday or continuing celebrating Hanukkah, I am taking pause to think about the many friends and loved ones who have passed through this life. Unfortunately,...


Al Stahler: The shape of our neighborhood

December 25, 2019

Having sailed around the world, having seen Earth from space, we can be fairly sure that Earth is not flat. The solar system, on the other hand, is flat … flatter’n a pancake. The middle...



Self-regulation for the holidays

December 18, 2019

During the holidays, many parents wish for a compliant, well-behaved child. Can we PLEASE have a happy holiday, just for the next two hours? Instead, this can be a stressful time for both parents and...




Hollie Grimaldi Flores: My face is falling

December 11, 2019

My face fell while I was sleeping. I do not have any other way to explain it. I went to sleep in my usual manner, thinking I looked just fine but when I took a...


Jill Haley: Alternatives to freshman year in college

December 11, 2019

A growing trend among students is to look at spending the first year after high school in an untraditional way. After competing for top grades, taking AP classes, and endless studying for SATs and ACTs...