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Communities Observe National Night Out

It’s something that has been going on nationally for several years, but has been absent from western Nevada County, until now. Both Grass Valley and Nevada City are holding events to commemorate ‘National Night Out’ this evening. The idea is to educate people about crime prevention, and also get neighbors together to interact and get to know their local police officers. Grass Valley Police Lieutenant Alex Gammelgard says the Grass Valley event will be at Memorial Park, and features a ‘Colors in the Park’ run for the kids…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard 1

Nevada City is also holding an event, closing Pine Street between Commercial and Broad Streets. They will have local officers, police cars, fire engines, food, and other displays. Nevada Police Chief Tim Foley says it’s all about community…

Listen to Tim Foley

Foley will also be sitting in a dunk tank, raising funds for their new police dog. There’s even a little friendly competition between the two…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard 2

The Grass Valley event is from 5 to 7:30pm. Nevada City’s is from 6 to 8pm.

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