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Heidi Hall having fun at one of our nonprofits

Heidi Hall having fun at one of our nonprofits

We are going to miss Nate Beason as our supervisor after eight years. We were more than happy to support Nate’s candidacy when he faced a contentious race against a tea-party candidate in 2012. Nate has integrity, he has raised … Continue reading

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Federal officials to explore different route for Dakota pipeline

Federal officials to explore different route for Dakota pipeline

“Federal officials announced on Sunday that they would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River that tribes say sits near sacred burial sites,” the New York Times is reporting … Continue reading

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The increasingly diverse United States of America

The increasingly diverse United States of America

“Farmland outside a Midwestern city turns into a bedroom enclave of commuting urban professionals,” the Washington Post is reporting in an infographic. “A handful of non-white people move to Dubuque, Iowa. Already diverse cities become increasingly mixed with immigrants from … Continue reading

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Meet Mr. Popularity

Meet Mr. Popularity

I often hear local right-wing activist and former Supe Todd Juvinall go on about how he has a real pulse on our towns, is so well liked and so on. Why he even was going to run for Supervisor again … Continue reading

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Music in the Mountains, what should we do?

Music in the Mountains, what should we do?

We enjoy our relationship with Music in the Mountains — both as patrons and promoters for years. It is a wonderful performance group, and in our 50s with a teenage son, we are the next generation of patrons. This season, … Continue reading

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Commenters on former County Supe Juvinall’s blog now incite gun violence against “liberals”

Commenters on former County Supe Juvinall’s blog now incite gun violence against “liberals”

Former Nevada County Supervisor Todd Juvinall has never been the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to his commentary, and he harbors trolls on his blog who post ugly comments anonymously — like Pakistan has harbored terrorists. But … Continue reading

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Celebrating Measure B win

Celebrating Measure B win

Celebrating Measure B win with a skull-shaped ice cube – a gift to me. lol. More than 85 percent voter turnout. TGIF!

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Measure B for our schools prevails — we “took back” our community from the curmudgeons

Measure B for our schools prevails — we “took back” our community from the curmudgeons

The Elections Office emailed the latest election results, and Measure B — the local school bond measure for needed improvements — prevailed. The totals show 25,563 “yes” votes (55.95 percent) and 20,125 “no” votes (44.05 percent). A 55 percent threshold … Continue reading

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Is this how the Economic Resource Council is creating more local jobs?

Is this how the Economic Resource Council is creating more local jobs?

You have to read this column, “The Code of Zen.” OMG.

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Redneck party lights

Redneck party lights

These are dubbed “redneck party lights” — handmade with red 12-gauge shotgun shells from Woodland, CA. I ordered a set on Etsy to remember the 2016 presidential election.

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