Nisenan Heritage Day on November 12 in Grass Valley

BEFORE THE GOLD RUSH AND muddying of the Yuba and Bear rivers from hydraulic mining, “maj” (sounds like “my”), or salmon, were integral to the Nisenan way of life, says Shelly Covert, tribal council secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria, the indigenous people of the area. A Nisenan salmon doctor was in continual commune with […]

Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, anchored by the farmers market, annual farm-to-table banquet, the Boardwalk and the new Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. In the new year, across town, the Spring Street neighborhood is being revitalized. This includes a new building […]

Art at the Powell House in Nevada City

The newly restored Powell House in Nevada City is hosting art exhibits. Renowned Painter Judith Lowry is hosting an art exhibit at the Powell House — open Tuesday through Saturday until November 10. The opening for “Evolutions of Tradition: A Survey of Californian Indian Art” was held the evening before Nisenan Heritage Day and was […]