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Nevada County Localist Articles

Image caption: Saving water has become more crucial in California’s drought crisis.
How to Save Water: Simple Steps You Can Take

Saving water is more important than ever in California, due to the region’s worst drought conditions in 1,200 years. Here are some steps you can take to help.

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25 California Women Who Made History

California women have played a significant role in shaping every major industry within the U.S. and the world. Here are a few of them.

Image caption: Though it’s the most famous, the San Andreas Fault is just one of more than 500 active faults in California.
Battening Down for the Big One

Making it through the earthquake is the easy part. The hard part is surviving in the chaos that follows.

Image caption: How much is too much? There’s no simple answer, but here are some questions to ponder.
Six Steps to Mindful Drinking

Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.

Image caption: Supercell storms are just one of many weather phenomena in the era of climate change.
The New Vocabulary of the Climate Change Era

The climate change era has created a whole new set of terms for a wide variety of storms and other weather phenomena. Here are some of the most important.

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How Not to Feel the Burn

California residents can turn to these public and private entities to help prepare for wildfires and protect their property.

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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: The Pioneer Monument at Donner Pass marks a museum and state park dedicated to the emigrants who crossed the Sierra Nevada.
A Quick Pass Through Nevada County’s Past

History museums, historical societies, and odd facts about Nevada County’s residents.

Image caption: Cultural happenings include (from left) First Fridays Artwalks, organized by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce; Worldfest 2021, taking place July 17; and classes and a virtual exhibit at Artists' Studio in the Foothills.
A Cultural Treasure Hunt

Where to find information about Nevada County’s local art, music and literary scenes.


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Upcoming Civic Events

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Grass Valley City Council Meeting
Tuesday May 24 2022   7:00 PM

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Truckee Town Council Meeting
Tuesday May 24 2022   5:00 PM

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Historic Preservation Advisory Commission
Wednesday May 25 2022   8:00 AM

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Historic Preservation Advisory Commission Meeting
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City Council Meeting
Wednesday May 25 2022   6:30 PM