Monthly Archives: July 2011

County airport improvements in jeopardy from budget cuts

Editor’s note: From the Friday memo: You may have read in the news media that the FAA has closed down all “nonessential” operations. The FAA has been on numerous continuing budget resolutions since 2007. Recently Congress failed to pass another … Continue reading

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Elections Office earns rigorous State Certification that could help cut costs

Editor’s note: This press release appeared in the county’s Friday Memo. Nevada County Clerk-Recorder, Gregory J. Diaz, is pleased to announce that the California Secretary of State’s office has certified Nevada County Elections as an official Ballot Finisher, defined as … Continue reading

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McClintock is hero to Calaveras supe

“(Calaveras County) Supervisor Darren Spellman has tentatively withdrawn his congressional bid pending official confirmation that Rep. Tom McClintock will be the Republican candidate for the district,” according to the Calaveras Enterprise. Spellman launched his short-lived campaign at a town hall meeting … Continue reading

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The Centrist Cop out

This from Paul Krugman in the New York Times is worth noting: “The facts of the crisis over the debt ceiling aren’t complicated. Republicans have, in effect, taken America hostage, threatening to undermine the economy and disrupt the essential business … Continue reading

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Scoop: North Star parcel in Grass Valley sold to Newmont

A real estate subsidiary of Newmont Mine closed escrow on the appromimate 740-acre North Star parcel in Grass Valley this week, sources said. The price is about $2.3 million or $2.4 million, the sources said. Newmont previously had announced a … Continue reading

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Defending “R1″ neighborhoods in Nevada City

This is a new exhibit at Legoland:

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More sicko politics

“Democrats and Republicans may not be able to get together on a deal to raise the debt ceiling, but there’s one thing lawmakers in both parties seem able to agree on: They need cash,” according to Politico. “As Washington and … Continue reading

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Hospitality House gets approval for permanent shelter

The Grass Valley Planning Commission voted 5-0 to approve a permanent shelter for Hospitality House at the north end of Sutton Way, local Tom Durkin reported on Facebook. “This time it feels for real,” Tom added. “It’s a good day,” … Continue reading

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How Mark Meckler divides the GOP

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Reid budget plan would save more $$$ than Boehner, CBO finds

From the truth is stranger than fiction department: “Senate proposal to lift the legal limit on the national debt would slice $2.2 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade, short of its $2.7 trillion target but far more … Continue reading

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