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BriarPatch Strengthens Commitment to Provide Healthy Meals to Those in Need

Committed to a healthy, equitable world, BriarPatch Food Co-op has pledged to help its neighbors in need by increasing its support of Hospitality House in 2022, the leading nonprofit shelter services provider for Nevada County residents experiencing homelessness. By growing their existing partnership, BriarPatch will help Hospitality House provide even more meals and emergency services […]

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Nevada County Clerk-Recorder forced to temporarily suspend in person services over security concerns

NEVADA CITY, CA—Last Thursday afternoon, the Office of the Nevada County Clerk- Recorder/Registrar of Voters made the hard decision to temporarily close its lobby over security concerns relating to a recall petition. A group of recall proponents, displeased with our office’s efforts to initiate a COVID-19 protocol and enforce a mask mandate, forcibly entered the […]

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Sierra College hosts the 2022 Online Sierra Writers Conference Feb. 10-12

Thursday through Saturday, February 10th-12th, 2022, Sierra College Press will host the 2022 Sierra Writers Conference, featuring science fiction superstar, Kim Stanley Robinson, author and editor Nisi Shawl, Nevada County Poet Laureate, Kirsten Casey, and an amazing group of writers whose workshops focus on various elements of story, writing, and community.   “In this time of profound societal change, […]

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Dry and mild week ahead, some breezy winds Tuesday

Dry and mild weather continues this week with patches of dense late night and morning fog possible in the Central Valley. Precipitation chances possibly return next week. Discussion Clear skies persist as the region remains downstream of strong mid/upper ridging off the West Coast. Valley fog/stratus is more limited early this morning (visibility is currently […]

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Nevada County Camera Club Awards Best Photo for the Year

Rick Aeschliman’s photograph, “Moonlight Falls Serenity” was awarded the Best Photo of the Year by the Nevada County Camera Club at their annual awards presentation via Zoom on Jan 22.   Aeschliman’s photo was selected by club members from over 570 photos submitted by members throughout the year.   “We are thrilled that Rick received our top […]

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A primer on burn piles

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 23, 2022 – Burn piles are a popular and cost-effective way of disposing of brush and tree limbs – especially after the recent winter storm and the damage caused. Alternatives like chipping, composting, and green waste disposal are not always practical or available. As a reminder, burning is always prohibited in […]

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Caltrans Expands $250 Incentive to Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Throughout the State

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced today it is expanding the Clean California incentive program statewide and offering up to $250 per month to Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who pick up litter along state highways. The expansion comes after a successful pilot in the Sacramento and San Diego regions that added 230 new highway adoptions in just three months.  […]

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Free Online Health and Wellness Classes Hosted by Connecting Point

Connecting Point hosts a variety of free workshops and class series each month focused on health, wellness, and caregiving.  The following classes will be held live, via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Chair Yoga – This weekly 45-minute class can help improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. […]

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Strong north/east winds Friday-Saturday

Dry weather continues through the forecast period. Breezy north to east winds are expected Friday into Saturday, with the potential for locally strong gusts for Sierra ridges. Discussion Strong upper high over the Eastern Pacific will dominate the Northern California weather through the week with dry weather and warming temperatures. Afternoon highs will generally be […]