This weekend, we received a slick four-page mailer from “Rise GV” asking us to “urge the Board of Supervisors and other county officials to jump start our local economy by strongly supporting the re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine.”
It began: “Today, Nevada County is struggling to build a stronger economy, and Rise Grass Valley’s plan for the Idaho-Maryland Mine offers a bright future to families who want to deepen their roots in Nevada County.”
One of the bold claims: “The mine will add $50 million annually to the local economy — while protecting our natural environment.”
It included a postcard for us to fill out with our name, address and phone under the heading “I support re-opening the Idaho-Maryland Mine.” We were supposed to mail it back to the “Rise GV” group. “No postage necessary if mailed in the United States,” it read on the other side.
“We’ll use these cards later to show the Board of Supervisors that there is there is strong support throughout the community for re-opening the Idaho-Maryland Mine,” the postcard read, directing us to the RiseGrassValley.com.
Let the Games begin!