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Dry and warm today, breezy north winds tonight and tomorrow

Apr 15, 2014
Dry and warm today, breezy north winds tonight and tomorrow

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Elevated Levels of Metals found at the Mill City Stamp Mill

Apr 15, 2014

BISHOP, Calif. April 14, 2014 - Elevated levels of mercury, lead, and arsenic have been detected during preliminary sampling of soils and historic mill tailings at the Mill City Stamp Mill. In 2012, CalTrout received a grant from the Lahontan Regiona...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
The new Union publisher and “Bradley Jackson” break bread on Facebook

The new Union publisher and “Bradley Jackson” break bread on Facebook

Editor’s note: This is an exchange at The Union’s Facebook page between the new publisher of The Union and a local writing under the “make believe” name of “Bradley Jackson.” I’ve known and enjoyed both of these people during my … Continue reading

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Do campaign signs work?

“Are we paying too much attention to the signs? Or not enough? What can they tell us?,” Slate magazine writes. “Under some circumstances, they can motivate people to vote. Before New York City’s 2005 mayoral election, Fordham University professor Costas … Continue reading

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Nevada County Groundwater – Workshop with Steve Baker

Apr 14, 2014
Nevada County Groundwater – Workshop with Steve Baker

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Sac Bee and S.F. Chronicle were finalists for a Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to the Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Chronicle, which were both finalists for a Pulitzer Prize this year. •Investigative Reporting Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese of The Sacramento Bee For their probe of a Las Vegas mental hospital that … Continue reading

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Large Emergency Drill to be Held Saturday, April 26 at Colfax High

Apr 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 - Residents need not be alarmed if they spot scores of emergency vehicles at Colfax High School on Saturday, April 26.

Emergency agencies from throughout the area will be participating in a drill, not a real-life emergency.

The 2014 Placer County Multi-Casualty Incident drill is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and last...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli...

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Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

“Green’s the color of Spring and green can be cool and friendly-like.” We recently brought our 6th-grade son with us to hear jazz legend Wynton Marsalis perform in Grass Valley for a music appreciation experience. When Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra played the popular Kermit the Frog sing-along “It’s not easy being green,”...

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Federal Agencies Capitulate to Armed Militia, Allow Rancher to Run Trespass Cattle on Public Land for Free

Apr 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2014— The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and other federal agencies today capitulated to threats of violence from armed militia members and ceased their legally and morally required duty to remove trespass cattle from public lands. Even worse, they returned 400 head of cattle rounded up over the...