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Michele Spencer: Throw the bums out

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. October 31, 2016 – Everybody is fed up with corruption and our dysfunctional, gridlocked Congress but hopefully not with democracy. It’s time to vote and throw the bums out. Congress is controlled by Republicans who are controlled by the Tea Party, which doesn’t believe in government and is happy to block legislation […]

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Tales from the Trenches: Battling ancient plagues and other vector-borne diseases in our backyard

GRASS VALLEY, CA, Oct. 31, 2016 – Sierra Science Series presents Dr. Elizabeth Andrews in a discussion about the several vector-borne diseases that are significant public health issues in California. The presentation will be held on Tuesday evening, November 8 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, N-12. Come early and enjoy a […]

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Headway made in fight against aquatic invasive plants

Lake Tahoe, Calif. October 31, 2016 – In 2010, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), in collaboration with the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program, began treatment of approximately six acres of aquatic invasive plants in the nearshore by Vikingsholm in the iconic Emerald Bay. The control methods included bottom barriers, which kill plants […]

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Sierra Winter Driving Conditions Expected

MARYSVILLE October 30, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 3 is alerting motorists to the National Weather Service’s notice of a Winter Storm Watch on Sunday, October 30 for the higher elevations of the Sierra mountains. U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit expects 3-7 inches of snow accumulation and 6-10 inches of […]

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Carol Cameron: Why Should I Bother to Vote?

Editor’s note: This version replaces a previously published version at the author’s request. NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 28, 2016 – “I wanted Bernie; he was treated badly by the Democrats so I’M NOT VOTING.” “I see no difference between Hillary and Trump so I’M NOT VOTING.” “It doesn’t matter who wins; the shadow government has […]

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Weather systems playing tag, decent amount of precip expected

October 28, 2016 – Wet and unsettled weather through the middle of next week as several weather systems move across the area. Gusty south winds on Sunday. Winter Storm Watch from late Saturday night through Sunday evening for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park. Discussion Light to moderate warm sector precipitation has been […]

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CAPE: On #GivingTuesday Donate to Dog Vet Care

Grass Valley, CA Oct 27, 2016 – The Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually in the U.S. on […]

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South Lake Tahoe’s Measure P Builds New Recreation Center with No Local Tax, says SLT Lodging Association

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Oct. 27, 2016 – Measure P will be a key initiative on the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Nov. 8 ballot as a tourist-only tax to help rebuild the area’s aging Recreation Center. Without raising taxes on local residents and businesses, Measure P will bring an estimated extra $2 million a year […]

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