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Dahle Gets Behind GOP Transportation Plan

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Today (Mon.) was the 75th day of the transportation special session of the legislature. And Nevada County’s Republican Assemblyman Brian Dahle and other GOP lawmakers have released a nine-point plan. Dahle says there is no need to raise taxes. He … Read more >

Miners Foundry Gets Huge Grant

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What’s being called the first-ever professional dance festival in Western Nevada County is being made possible through a state grant. The California Arts Council has awarded 9-thousand-240 dollars to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Festival consultant Karen Attix says the … Read more >

Measure V Expected To Go Down To Defeat

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For the third straight time, the Higgins Fire District’s attempt to pass an increased assessment is going down to defeat. On election night, 58-percent had voted “yes” for Measure V. But it needs two-thirds support, or about 66 and two-thirds … Read more >

Gold Country Kennel Club Draws the Dogs

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The Gold Country Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend was very well attended, both by dogs and their owners and breeders, and with people from the community. Chuck Teasley is president of the Kennel Club and says the show this … Read more >

Tea Party Trying to Overturn New Vaccination Law

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The Nevada County Tea Party is trying to block a new law scheduled to go into effect next year that will make it mandatory for almost all children to be vaccinated before entering the public school system. Senate Bill 277 … Read more >

Nevada Co Veterans Have Closer-To-Home Service

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Closer-to-home primary care is now available for hundreds of veterans from Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Grass Valley. Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Glenn Thiel, says the Veterans Choice Program allows them to handle care for vets who live more than … Read more >

Nevada Co Man Sentenced In Officers Shooting

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A Nevada County transient has been sentenced to 29 years and 7 months in prison by a federal judge in Sacramento for shooting and wounding a BLM ranger and CHP officer in June of last year. Federal prosecutor Heiko Coppola … Read more >

Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle and Seriously Injured

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A 35-year-old Grass Valley man had to be flown to the hospital Friday morning after he was hit by a vehicle. Police Lieutenant Steve Johnson says Aaron Ciaffoni was walking across Brunswick Road north of Old Tunnel Road toward the … Read more >

Benefit marks 20 yrs since San Juan Ridge Mine Breach

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Twenty years ago on Labor Day Weekend, the San Juan Ridge Mine breached a water bearing fault, dewatering 14 wells and squandering millions of gallons of precious water. ┬áThis Saturday the San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association will be putting on … Read more >

No Arrests In Magnolia School Case

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Over three weeks since it occurred, detectives are still tracking down leads regarding the break-in, thefts, and vandalism at Magnolia Intermediate School. Nevada County Undersheriff Joe Salivar says evidence is still being processed by the State Department of Justice, which … Read more >