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Grass Valley Agrees to Fund Winter Shelter

The City of Grass Valley will be chipping in to shelter the homeless when the weather gets really cold this year. Hospitality House has asked for just over 37-thousand dollars for what they are calling their Winter Overflow Program. It will allow for 15 extra beds at the Utah’s Place shelter during the winter months. The City Council approved the funding at its meeting last night (Tuesday), and City Manager Tim Kiser says there was a need this year…

Listen to Tim Kiser 1

The beds would be available from December 15 through February 28, and that period could be extended into April if the Nevada City and Nevada County governments approve similar requests. Kiser says the money will come out of a the general fund, but for this year only…

Listen to Tim Kiser 2

The local Salvation Army has had a change of management, and Kiser says is not prepared to run a warming shelter this winter.

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