Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America. The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with […]

Nevada City: Yuba River Town

NEVADA CITY IS HOME BASE FOR THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER, WHICH FLOWS JUST NORTH OF THE HISTORIC TOWN. IN 2012, OUTSIDE magazine named Nevada City one of the “best river towns in America,” citing its connection to the sun-soaked, granite-lined Yuba. Few people know the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was founded in an […]

Acclaimed Bay Area chef Moniz, community leader Senum to open authentic taqueria in Nevada City

Two years ago this month, we wrote exclusively that a bakery and brewery called Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. was in the works on lower Commercial Street in Nevada City, helping to create a hip food-lovers hangout near its farmers market. Three Forks just celebrated its first anniversary, and now Wheyward Girl Creamery, Nevada […]

Crowdfunding for food startups grows in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

CROWDFUNDING, RAISING MONEY FROM a large number of people on the internet, is democratizing entrepreneurship. In recent years, the crowdfunding economy has more than tripled to more than $5 billion. Nowhere is the practice better suited than to our region, where entrepreneurs can launch their businesses with community donations. This includes becoming a “new bank” […]

Adventurer Reinette Senum’s Alaskan journey becomes solo play in San Francisco this summer

Nevada County resident Reinette Senum’s remarkable 1,500-mile journey across Alaska has been selected to become a solo play that will be shown in San Francisco this summer — a coup for the former Nevada City mayor and our community theater scene. The New Conservatory Theatre Center Emerging Artist Program will present Alaska Revisted by Senum […]

Nevada County artists launch DANK Inaugural to showcase local contemporary art

Local artists are announcing a new collaborative effort highlighting the contemporary art scene in Nevada County. Featuring 2-D and sculpture by some of the best local talent and moving into a highly visible, temporary space, The DANK Inaugural begins a new chapter in the thriving Nevada County art scene. The list of participating artists include: […]

“Alaska Revisited”: Reinette Senum’s presentation of crossing Alaska

“It was exactly 20 years ago this month that I climbed into a small mail plane to embark upon my solo winter crossing of Alaska,” said Nevada City resident and former mayor Reinette Senum. Senum became the first woman to cross Alaska alone in 1994. On Friday May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at the […]

Commercial Street Boardwalk: Building a neighborhood coalition

By Reinette Senum Just over three years ago, frustrated and angry merchants and residents filled the Nevada City City Council chambers to demand that the city do something about all the people and dogs strewn across lower Commercial Street sidewalks, intimidating visitors and blocking customers from entering businesses, and ultimately causing loss of business. Soon […]

“Squid Row Yarn Bomb” celebrates the South Yuba River Watershed

“The Squid Row Yarn Bomb,” created by The Nevada County Yarn Bombers, a group of local artists interested in community and public art, is a celebration of the South Yuba River Watershed, salmon restoration, and recycling. The star of the installation is “Sal Weiwei,” a giant salmon crocheted by Nancy Nelson entirely from plastic Grocery […]

Historic Nevada City debuts a farm-to-table banquet on Sunday night

Editor’s note: For years, we’ve been regulars at the Argentinian Lamb Asado at the Quist Estate on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It is a fundraiser benefiting ski racers from North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The food, setting and attendees (many of whom are our friends) are sensational. Now we’re looking forward to this first-time […]

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