Hollie Grimaldi-Flores

Hollie Grimaldi-Flores

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores was born in Binghamton, New York and raised in a nearby suburb, Vestal. She is the youngest of seven children. In 1985 Hollie moved to California with a degree in radio and television production out of Syracuse, NY. She worked for an award winning video production company, David Watts Productions, in San Francisco and for the writer of a top weekly radio show, Countdown USA in Marin County as well as for KRCB-TV, a public access television station in Rohnert Park, CA before moving to Grass Valley in 1995. After relocating to Nevada County, Hollie worked in a mechanical engineering firm and eventually started her own bookkeeping business before deciding to pursue a return to her first love  broadcasting. Hollie is past president of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. Hollie has two children from a previous marriage. Trevor Daniel Wade born in 1990 and Courtney Taylor Wade born in 1994. She is married to Ernie Flores and is sharing the responsibility of raising five boys: Michael, Stephen, Nicholas, Christopher and Timothy aged 26 to 17 as well. When not at the station, Hollie enjoys spending time watching local sports, hiking at the river, reading and attending local events with friends.

There are a lot of good things happening around us.

Thank you to Diane Dealey Neill for this:

Six students from Nevada Union High School participated recently in the 2012 Shasta Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 67 high school students from 11 schools from northern California and Oregon.  The event was September 26 to 29 at Lassen Pines Camp at Viola, east of Shingletown, California.  The top Nevada Union teams won fourth place out of a field of 19 teams.

One of the highlights for the students this year was the opportunity to comment on the currently stated purposes of the Badger Forest Restoration Project, a project in the initial scoping stages in the Hat Creek Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest.  After spending a day visiting the site to collect field data and interact with natural resource professionals, students weighed in on some key issues, including ecological restoration, reducing wildfire risk to the surrounding communities, timber production, and recreation.  During the Challenge, teams of students also completed field training, followed by a field test, to assess their technical forestry knowledge and data collecting skills.

“The California Forestry Challenge is a unique opportunity that allows kids to apply what they learn about the resource base of California, particularly  the management of the forest ecosystems”; said Katie Alling; Nevada Union High School Agriculture teacher . Heath Mullen, a sophomore agriculture student at Nevada Union High School summed it up as follows:  “This is a great program.  It gets us into the woods to learn and enjoy our resources.”

Stories like this remind us all of the importance of hands on learning.  School has become so much more then the “3 R’s”.. …

 

 

 

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