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Goodbye to The Union.

January 17, 2012 (4:28 AM) Today much of the online content of The Union has gone behind a paywall, even yesterday’s news and op-eds (although I notice that the publisher’s editorial from yesterday is still available online in full for free). Because I’ve stopped reading The Union regularly anyway, I’ll be one of those who will […]

OWS Nevada County Helps Forestall Imminent Eviction

Editor’s Note: Here’s an amazing press release from the Foreclosure Group of Occupy Wall Street Nevada County. It highlights the normally less-than-humane foreclosure process, softened in this case by the timely intervention of these good local citizens. Imagine a renter, a single mom with four kids, given less than 24 hours notice to pack-up and […]

Why Did Grass Valley City Council Ignore Public Comments on IMM Contracts?

By Don Pelton Four of the five members of the Grass Valley City Council, in its meeting of November 8th, voted unanimously to approve the proposed contracts with ASCENT Environmental (for the revised Idaho-Maryland Mine EIR) and with Emgold (the reimbursement agreement). Dan Miller was absent. Before the vote, Mayor Jan Arbuckle allowed public comments, within […]

Book Launch in Nevada City Council Chamber: Richard Tuttle’s “Nevada City and Beyond: An Unscripted Life”

A day or so ago I received this email from our friend, Dave Comstock, publisher of Comstock Bonanza Press, concerning a “book launch” on October 15th in the Nevada City Council Chamber … of judge Richard E. Tuttle’s book, “Nevada City and Beyond:  An Unscripted Life:” Here’s the announcement Dave sent along with the email:

The Union Wants Your Opinion About the Idaho-Maryland Mine

Update at 7:45AM on 9/15/11: See comment #5 below (link) for why this so-called “poll” question is bogus, and why the results cannot be trusted, no matter which side they appear to favor. The Union is conducting a poll among Facebook users concerning attitudes about re-opening the Idaho-Maryland Mine. This is the single — and […]

Local Newspaper ‘The Union’ Supports the Sustainability Movement (and Opposes the Mine?)

I’m encouraged to see that the publisher of The Union, in his editorial today (“Can we have our milk and drink it, too?“), supports the sustainability movement “Who doesn’t support the sustainability movement?” you might ask. Well, in Jeff Ackerman’s account, mostly the federal government: Last week I went to see a documentary called “Farmageddon,” […]

What’s Wrong With Bob Crabb’s Cartoon Image of Emgold?

Bob Crabb, our local and justifiably renowned political cartoonist, has a depiction in today’s Union (“It Takes a Village Idiot“) of the uneasy relationship between the citizens of Grass Valley and Emgold, the Canadian penny-stock speculative gold-exploration company that wants to re-open the old Idaho-Maryland Mine for — of all things! — speculative exploration . Today’s cartoon […]

Scenes From the Nevada County Fair (August 11, 2011)

Here are a few random images from the Nevada County Fair yesterday, which I took with our new little ultra thin Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera.  It fits easily in the palm of my hand, and yet produces remarkably vivid images and decent sound. With an added 16GB SD card, it […]

Film and Forum Tonight at Nevada Theater

Excerpts from the CLAIM newsletter: “A Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Sundance Film Festival nominated film about the dangers of coal mining – and how a small town fought back against a big corporation – will be featured at public forum here to educate the community about the environmental threats of reopening the Idaho Maryland Mine […]

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