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Hundreds without power in Grass Valley area

August 7, 2019

Over 800 PG&E customers south of Grass Valley have lost power, reports state. The outage, west of Alta Sierra, started around 11:45 a.m. Power is expected to be restored by 2:45 p.m. PG&E is investigating...



Man swept down river at Emerald Pools

June 24, 2019

Search-and-rescue crews searched Monday for a Vacaville man swept downriver the day before, Nevada County authorities said. The 23-year-old man was with around three others about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Emerald Pools when he tried...


Cascade Shores homeowners honor young hero

April 8, 2019

A young boy who helped prevent a potential wildland fire last month was honored Saturday by the Cascade Shores Homeowners Association, receiving accolades and a monetary gift. At the homeowners association annual meeting, board President...





Women first at Nevada County event

April 7, 2019

“Where’s the joy?” The question was asked by Lani Fierstein as she’s worked to become happier and more optimistic. The struggle to find happiness, the Colfax resident said, is not unique to her. As they...


Nevada County libraries celebrate National Library Week

April 7, 2019

This week, the Nevada County Community Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise. This week is National Library Week, an...


Sierra roadwork schedule, April 8-13

April 7, 2019

LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from the Long Ravine underpass to just east of the Magra Road Overcrossing: Major roadwork for the winter is suspended on a $50.6 million project to construct a three-mile...





Nevada County Captures: Grass Valley Charter School

April 7, 2019

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...


Wildfire drill set for Sunday in Lake of the Pines

April 5, 2019

Cal Fire is hosting a multi-agency “wildland urban interface” drill from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Lake of the Pines. The fire agency’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is hosting the drill to train firefighters on...




TheUnion.com website, mobile platform has new look

April 4, 2019

You might have noticed that your news looks a little different today. Welcome to the all-new TheUnion.com! We’ve redesigned our website from the ground up to deliver an exceptional experience to you, our readers. If...



Annie Keeling: Help! My child is a picky eater

April 3, 2019

Many young children could be described as picky eaters. If the child is used to breastmilk, formula or sweet-tasting foods, it can be quite a transition to eat foods that awaken the other tastes. Alert!...