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The Nevada City City Council met last night with a fairly light agenda. Following several proclamations, not the least of which was recognizing the Marching Presidents for celebrating their 30 year anniversary this year. Then came a very special moment. Mayor Strawser told a story about the Nevada County firefighters that were called to duty on the Detwiler Fire last month. Duane grew up in Mariposa and his mother and many high school friends still live there. After sharing some of the statistics an emotional Strawser told those assembled about an Associated Press photographer, Josh Edelson, who happened to be shooting photos of the situation and happened to take several of a pretty exhausted Chief Sam Goodspeed…

Listen to Duane Strawser

Edelson posted the photo on social media and it went viral even appearing on the front page of the Los Angeles Times…

Listen to Duane Strawser

Pascale Fusshoeller from YubaNet was able to obtain the photographers permission to copy the photo of Sam and the Mayor was honored to present it to the Chief

Listen to Duane Strawser

The Chief and his firefighters were just doing their jobs, Goodspeed says this is a momento worth having…

Listen to Chief Goodspeed

That presentation, last night at City Hall.

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