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“I am foremost a person of the Yuba River Country in the Sierra Nevada.”
—Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Gary Snyder
Our region is known worldwide as home to Lake Tahoe, “the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” as Mark Twain wrote in Roughing It. Tahoe is one of the oldest, deepest and purist lakes in the world.
Our region’s local stores offer exceptional shopping experiences. One of the best is Stucki Jewelry in historic Grass Valley, the oldest continually operating jewelry store in the foothills. Owners James and Nicole Arbaugh have come up with an innovative program called “Free If It Snows.”
Now in its eighth year, the store offers a chance...
WHETHER IT’S FOR FALL COLORS, Halloween or Thanksgiving festivities, or Victorian Christmas, Nevada City is a perfect getaway this time of year. The Gold Rush town is famous for showcasing the red, orange and gold colored leaves of autumn.
“Nevada City, a historical landmark, is an idyllic town brimming with charm,” wrote TheCultureTrip.com, recently naming it...
THE NISENAN PEOPLES OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS welcome their community to the 6th annual Nisenan Heritage Day celebration at the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College, November 6-7.
Learn the history of the tribe and their stunning journey through time. This is a story of enormous challenges and triumphant survival through California’s distant eons and...
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS IN NEVADA CITY
Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 1:30-6 p.m.
Wednesdays, Dec. 16, 23, 5-9 p.m.
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a Christmas card come to life.
The annual, family tradition features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory...
THIS SUMMER, LEEANN BROOK, one of Nevada County’s most-accomplished artists, opened up an art gallery and studio on Spring St. in downtown Nevada City, where she’s helping to grow its reputation as an arts district.
The gallery is just across the street from a studio LeeAnn occupied when she moved here nearly 40 years ago...