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 […]

Nisenan Heritage 2015 on Nov. 6-7: Honoring our past

THE NISENAN PEOPLES OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS welcome their community to the 6th annual Nisenan Heritage Day celebration at the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College, November 6-7. Learn the history of the tribe and their stunning journey through time. This is a story of enormous challenges and triumphant survival through California’s distant eons and […]

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement. What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may have more in […]

Music in the Mountains’ Prelude for Yuba Salmon: Where art and science collide

Music in the Mountains is one of just 23 American orchestras selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive a 2013-14 Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to Music in the Mountains for its new project, Prelude to Yuba Salmon, and is recognition of MIM’s innovation and dedication to increasing […]

Music in the Mountains and Sierra Streams Institute explore the “Sounds of Silence”

When art and science collide, creative sparks fly. That’s the premise of a new partnership between Music in the Mountains (MIM) and Sierra Streams Institute (SSI), as they launch their Prelude for Yuba Salmon project this fall. Prelude for Yuba Salmon is a collaborative adventure in musicianship, composing, and environmental stewardship. MIM’s Young Composers Project […]