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Ridge Mine Film Hits Wild and Scenic Festival

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival gets underway tonight, and although there are films that address environmental issues from all over the world, one in particiular hits very close to home. ‘Water for Gold’ addresses the San Juan Ridge Mine. Debra Weistar and her husband made the 36-minute film…

Listen to Debra Weistar 1

There is discussion of re-opening the mine that was shut down in the 1990s. Sol Henson is President of the San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association…

Listen to Sol Henson 1

And when the water did come back, it was contaminated. In addition to the two showings of the film, Henson says there is also a free workshop to discuss the mining issue…

Listen to Sol Henson 2

The workshop is Sunday from 9:30 to 11am at Nevada City City Hall. Weistar says there will be two showings of the film…

Listen to Debra Weistar 2

It will also be shown in the afternoon session on Sunday at the Miners Foundry. The Saturday afternoon session at the Oddfellows Hall features all local films. The session, called ‘Living LaVida Local’ starts at 1:15.

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