“Reopen the Mine” now sending us mailers

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!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

6 thoughts on ““Reopen the Mine” now sending us mailers”

  1. Ours went in the recycling bin. Clever idea, but the mine is a bad idea for the environment and our community. I have faith in our community that it will not be supported. Of course they could fill our a bunch of bogus responses.

  2. I think it’s a great idea and timely. Best to do it now while there’s an Open Window of opportunity before raging Variants cause another set back!
    Linda Robinson
    **How are you two doing? Certainly do miss those good ole days!!

  3. Combining the mine bs brochure in the mail AND the June/July issue of “Covid Times” landing in our driveway, the lies and bs is getting pretty thick around this community. Gosh I wonder what paranoid desperado has her fingerprints on the antivaxxer rag?
    My comment to her, Vaccination = LIBERATION!

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