We are going to miss Nate Beason as our supervisor after eight years (the time we’ve lived here). We were more than happy to support Nate’s candidacy when he faced a contentious race against a tea-party candidate in 2012. Nate has integrity, he has raised our community’s profile with the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), he is a good listener, and he is diligent about responding to his constituents. More details are here.
I also look forward to the Heidi Hall era. Heidi will replace Nate as our Nevada County district 1 supervisor. She is intelligent, well educated (Pomona College, a favorite school of mine), compassionate and hard working. I am confident she will make great contributions to our community.
This weekend, I was delighted to see this photo on Heidi’s Facebook page. “Trains, Christmas and kids — Nevada City has it going on,” she wrote. We are big fans of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. When his grandparents were alive, our son loved going to the Christmas celebration with them, visiting with Santa Claus and riding on the “rail bus.” It was a quintessential Nevada County experience and lifetime memory for all of us.
The museum’s executive director Madelyn Helling is a community gem and has become a good friend of ours. Each year, we make it a point to donate our cabin at Lake Tahoe to the fundraiser for the museum. I hope it helped raise some money again this year.
The museum has some ambitious plans. It hopes to bring its historic, 1875 Engine #5 (AKA “Tahoe”) back to life under a 5-year plan. More details are here.