May 30, 2018 — Aria Griffis and Kiya Rios have made an impression on downtown Grass Valley with their unique, dual-purpose, often whimsical storefront, Make Local Habit and Kiya's Naturals. Recognizing an unfilled niche in the landscape of Nevada City retail, the two opened their second location on Commercial
May 27, 2018 — Food has always played a big role in the lives of Sarai and Gabriel Simning. For Sarai, organic farming and raising her own meat became a passion after moving to Nevada County from her native city of Sonoma. Gabriel had been farming since he was
May 8, 2018 — A one-mile stretch of trail along Wolf Creek has opened for public use. The creation of the trail was made possible through the efforts of the Wolf Creek Community Alliance, the City of Grass Valley and various other public and private property donations and easements.
April 12, 2018 — After over 30 years in business, Smith Vineyard & Winery and its accompanying Tasting Room will be closing its doors at the end of May. The closure is bittersweet for owners Christina and Gary Smith, who have been running the winery and vineyard — 10
April 10, 2018 — Overlooking downtown Truckee sits one of the locals' favorite eateries and one of the most historic sites in the region. The Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar is steeped in ski history dating back to the town's Winter Carnivals more than a century ago. Inside the walls
March 12, 2018 — A restaurant renaissance of sorts is taking place in downtown Grass Valley, with three new restaurants slated to open this summer. All three eateries are moving into spaces that have been vacant for months. Cafe Tara, which reportedly will serve vegan and raw food, has
December 17, 2017 — Truckee pride is stronger than ever, after five national travel sites and their readers have associated it with the title of "best of." Truckee was recently named "Coolest Ski Town in North America," but has also been awarded top honors as destinations for "Best Ski
December 12, 2017 — "It's the biggest promotion this town has ever seen." That's how Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cathy Whittlesey describes "The Christmas Card," the 2006 Hallmark Channel holiday movie filmed in Nevada City and featuring Victorian Christmas. "It's unbelievable to me," said Whittlesey. "Every
November 30, 2017 — For the past nine years, whenever we are craving something creamy and sweet, we have been able to go to Culture Shock and create a frozen yogurt sundae creation that can run the gamut from healthy to tangy to chocolaty to sinfully decadent. Now, you
November 28, 2017 — The Tahoe National Forest this week announced the first, second and third place winners of the 2017 Tahoe National Forest Photo Contest. According to a news release, first place is "Celestial Wilderness," by Joseph Dondelinger. Second place is "Dreamy Nights," also by Joseph Dondelinger, and
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November 15, 2017 — Two years ago, REI did something different on Black Friday — they shut their doors and spent the day outside. This year they're closing their doors again on Nov. 24, making it now the third annual #OptOutside. Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and 52 Hike
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October 12, 2017 — At Miner Moe's Pizza in Nevada City, you can feel the love. Whether it's in the fresh ingredients in the salad bar, the pizza dough and sauce handmade each day, or the delicious baked sandwiches and calzones, you can taste the care and attention that
September 20, 2017 — Frank's Pizza co-owner Hollie Klauer knows the reputation acquired by the Grass Valley institution, which has been open at 122 E. Main St., barring a few hiccups, for more than 40 years. "It's still Frank's," she said, adding that retaining the feel — and the
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August 1, 2017 — Grass Valley's entertainment scene will be in for a treat this fall when Motown legends The Temptations, Tony Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler and local favorite Pink Martini come to town. On Tuesday, The Center for the Arts announced three off-site performances scheduled for October, November
July 30, 2017 — Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar of Nevada City has received a 2017 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. The selection was announced in the August issue as part of its 36th annual international awards program. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all
July 27, 2017 — Hugging the steep slope above the wild and scenic south Yuba River, Independence Trail winds through a mature forest of pacific madrone, mountain dogwood and incense cedar. For decades, busloads of eager school children, some in wheelchairs, have come here to explore Gold Rush era