2019-2020 Nevada County Gold Digital Edition

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GRASS VALLEY

NEVADA CITY

AND TRUCKEE

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We believe in giving back to the communities we serve.

The Foundation donated $505,000 to local nonprofits that support

low-income and disadvantaged youth, as well as elderly in need.

Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation, which is funded,

promoted and governed by Intero Real Estate Services’

agents and employees, has raised more than $4.5 million.

“The money raised here — stays here!”



Our Full-Time, Full-Service REALTORS ®

REALTOR ® Team REALT

TOR ® Couple REALTOR ® Couple REALTOR ® TOR ®

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Congdon

Jason

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Licensed Asst.

Larry Pam Greg Karen Debbie Angie Dianne Terry Gre eg Dee Matt Vee Charlie

Ken Tim

Harley

Harley Sharp Sharp Krogman

Pitts Williams Williams Bulanti

Bulanti Proietti Proietti Brock

Burgan Fahey

Licensed Asst.

Licensed Asst.

Barbara

Parrott

Flo

Morris

Nancy

Neville

Debbie

St. John

Craig

Adachi

Amber

Thompson

Barry

Binning

Lore

Reynolds-

Hamilton

Pam

Amato

Eric

Jacobsen

Jim

Frank

Eve

Kliever-

Jones

Hannah

Farquhar

Dee

Mariani

Tom

Myers

Julie

Bottini

Kim

Hale

Commercial Division

Diane

Spooner

Rebecca

Mooers

Property Mngmt.

Kelly

Hellinger

Staff

Amandalin

Simpson

Cristina

Hennig

Sam

Perez

Erma

Jewett

Paul

Smith

Steve

Medina

Sarah

Freitas

Sierra

Player

Matt

Greenberg

Owners

Jon

Blinder

Tyson

Tucker

Sarah

Sanderson

Associate

Stacy

Corralejo

Property

Manager

& REALTOR ®

David

Leitner

Assistant

Property

Manager

Sandy

Sindt

Office

Manager

Cary

Sanders

Sales

Manager

& REALTOR ®

Jennifer

Cyr

Transaction

Coordinator

& Customer

Service

Patricia

Knight

Customer

Service

Lake

Wildwood &

Penn Valley

Joe

Simms

Customer

Service

Grass

Valley

Rocky

Wirtz

Administrative

Coordinator

Chad

Lyon

IT &

Marketing

Specialist

Melinda

Brandee

Hillebrand

Caprio

Administrative

Bookkeeper

& IT Assistant

Diann

Patton

Broker

Owner

Rick

Dejesus

General

Manager

Owner


STRONG ROOTS

BEAR

GREAT

FRUIT

Thank you Nevada Count ty for helping us celebr ate

40 years of

strong and fruitful roots in our community!

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

Vol.

Units

well Banker

Cold

#1

Vol.

Uit Units

#2

Vol. Units

#3

T OP FIVE REAL

ESTATE COMPANIES

Vol. Units

#4

in Western Nevada County based on total sales

by volume and units fro

om January 1 to December 31, 2018*

Vol. Units

#5

For

12 of the last 15 years!

Contact us for your Real Estate needs.

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Shari

Barley

Jason

English

John

Daly

Carol

Willis

Marc

Gifford

Dawn

Ryley

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Properties

530-273-7293

7293

coldwellbankerluxury.com

12 of last

15 years!

Ellie

Watson

Shannon

Casey

Welch

Pamela

Morey

Bob

Sawyer

Noel

White

Emily

Menesini

Commercial

Division i i

530- 272-7

7222

cbcommercialgr.com

Last 4

years!

Jay

Egan

Jayne

Sousa

Gene Dennis

Grass Valley

Thompson

Bashor

5

Nevada City

53

Soozie Mary

Yearwood Woolwine

Property

530-43

Management †

530-470-0303

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5 of last

7 years!

30-273-7293 • 855 Sutton Way

30-265-3282 • 108 Union Street

Penn Valley &

Lake Wildwood

2-1131 • 11364 Pleasant Valle

ey Road

Auburn &

Lake Of The Pines

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e.com

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*Representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Nevada County Multiple Listing Service. Neither the Nevada County Association of Realtors nor its

MLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Chart based on 3,507

transactions reported in Nevada County on January 18, 2019. Data maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

† Disclaimer: i Coldwell ll Banker Grass Roots Rea alty and dGrass Roots Property Management are separate entit

ties/businesses, i with different management. Grass Roots Pro

operty Management is a licensee of the service mark “Grass Roots.” ”Any transactionsti

with either company are separate and unrelated. Review and evaluate the contract and services of each company separately as they are unrelated, and neither company is a party to the other’s contract(s) or responsible for its services provided to you.


DARRELL ROBINSON

CONTENTS

N E V A D A C O U N T Y G O L D

County Map ..............................................14–15

Welcome to Nevada County ............................17

Don’t Miss!

Nevada County Hiking and Touring ............20–21

Nevada County

Grass Valley: See and Do, Events, History,

Museums, Walking Tour, Recreation ..........25–33

Nevada City: See and Do, Events, History,

Museums, Walking Tour, Recreation ..........35–43

Truckee: See and Do, Events, History, Museums,

Walking Tour, Recreation ............................45–53

Penn Valley, Rough & Ready, Spenceville

Wildlife, Bridgeport: History, South Yuba State

Park, Recreation, Events..............................55–56

“The Ridge:” North San Juan, Malakoff State

Park, North Columbia School House, Events ....57

Hwy 20 to I-80: Washington, Grouse Ridge,

Scenic Views, Lakes, Recreation........................59

South County: Communities, Recreation, Things

to Do................................................................61

Discover Sierra County

History, Museums, Scenic Byway, Recreation,

Things to Do, Lodging, Dining, Events........63–69

Seasons of Nevada & Sierra Counties................71

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events ....................................73–77

Transportation

Car Shows........................................................78

Culture

Cultural Districts, Music, Theater, Art ........81–83

Homegrown Sounds ..................................84–85

Recreation

Diggins Loop Trail and the Malakoff Mine ..86–87

Lakes, Land Trusts, Running Events ............88–89

Where The Locals Hike ..............................90–91

Camping ..........................................................92

Skiing ..............................................................93

Bicycling ..........................................................94

Swimming ........................................................95

Dining, Wine & Lodging Guides

Bounty of Restaurants, Events ..........................97

A Taste of Local Flavors & Cornish Pasties ........98

Dining Guide ..........................................100–110

Wines/Brews/Tasting ..............................112–119

Lodging ..................................................120–125

Pets & Weddings

Dog Days........................................................126

Planning a Wedding? .....................................127

History Features

County Pioneers ............................................128

“Donner Party Decisions Prove Deadly”..........129

“An Idea, A Furnace and Gold” ....................131

“Cornish Miners Followed Vanishing Gold” ..132

Antiques, Consignments, Resell & Thrift ........133

Nevada County Living

Quality of Life ................................................135

Real Estate/Facts/Homes ........................137–138

Searls Historical Library ..................................140

Gardening/Agriculture/Tours/Classes ......143–144

ERC/Sierra Commons/Business Calendar ........147

Wellness/Fitness/Resources..............................148

Community Health Care ................................150

Education/Libraries ........................................151

Senior Activities and Services ................152–155

Getting Involved/New in Town ......................156

Activities for Kids and Teens ..........................157

Advertiser Index ..........................................158

Coupons ..............................................159–162

Cover Photo:

“Wildflowers at

Paradise Lake”

Scott Thompson,

ScottShotsPhoto.com

NEVADA

COUNTY

Gold©

PUBLISHED IN NEVADA COUNTY

CALIFORNIA SINCE 1987

Craig Hoddy/Sandy Remolif: IMS/

EDITOR

Paula C. Collins

CONTRIBUTING EDITORIAL

Don Baumgart, Hank Meals

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Leatrice Erickson Design, Cecelia Gold,

Katy Hight Design, Liam Hoddy,

Sandra Remolif

PHOTOGRAPHY

Wayde Carroll, Phil Carstens, Fred Claessens

Photography, Katy Hight, Benjamin Fish, Bitney

Springs Farm, Will Green, Craig Hoddy, Chuck

Gerber, Ed Hensley, Douglas Hooper, Herb

Hwang, Kial James Photography, Lenkaland

Photography, Erin Johnson, George Lamson,

Hank Meals, heartfulSoul, Robin Mayoff, Larry

Miller, Nevada City Chamber Photos, Nevada City

Winery, Laura Petersen, Cathy Roberts, Darrell

Robinson, Sardine Lake Resort, Katrina Scheider,

ScottsShotsPhoto.com, Searls Historical Library,

Jim Slouber, Sweet Roots Farm, Tahoe Donner,

Tess Kitchen Store, Erin Thiem/Outsideinn.com,

Dee Dee Vierra, Bob White, Andrew

Wright/LightHawkPhoto.com, YBONC

Foundation

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Cale Hoddy

For advertising placement:

Info@NevadaCountyGold.com

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Argento

Susan

Arnold

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Auld

Judee

Ausnow

Jamie

Barber

Quintana

Beachell

Bill

Bishop

Bonnie

Brabbs

Kimberly

Carlsen

Raphael

Carricato

Jay

Cooper

Dick

Corn

The De Sena

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John

Eisenhower

Phil & Carlie

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Dana

Frederick

Amanda

Gray

Michelle

Homan

Larry

Jacobsen

Amber

Kerr

John

Klus

Regina

Lasley

Darlene

Martin

Margaret

Mickelson

Janet

Millington

Jane

Moran

Renate

Otto

Christina

Patton

Kirk

Pharis

Tim

Proffitt

Austin

Prout

Lois

Robinson

Tom

Robinson

Sharon

Rose

Sharolyn

Sage

Erin

Sorani

Greg

Ward

Jan

Wilson

Caela

Wynd

Kathy Papola

Broker/Owner

Bill Papola

Owner

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Roberta

Ollenger

Ted Miller

Buyer’s Agent

Kari

Rich-Swann

Connie

Morton

Kayla

Traverso

Cindy Cara

General

Manager

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Haidee Reyes Pat Hardin

Career Transaction

Development Coordinator

Lizzy Merchant

Office

Coordinator


2018

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LIGHTING & ADDITIONS


Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services:

“We Know Nevada County!”

Long-time business manager takes over installation business

Nevada N

County’s mountains and trees

draw people here – but they make

it hard to bring television service

to many areas. Don Adams Antenna

Satellite Services works with households

and businesses to bring the right kind of

reception to your location.

If you call a big corporation for

satellite service, the representative can

order the dish to be installed only on

the corner of your house – even if no

signal can reach it. That’s why so many

people in Nevada County call Don

Adams Satellite.

“I’m not stuck in that corporate

box,” says new owner Maryann

Rutherford. “We’re independent.

We can install anywhere, even up

in a tree.”

Don Adams Satellite offers custom

installation and service for Dish

Network and DirecTV. You can get

the hardware to make it work in your

location, including coaxial cable,

HDMI splitters and voice-activated

remote controls.

THE BOTTOM OM LINE: CUSTOMER SERVICE

The telephone rings at the Grass

Valley office. Rutherford answers. “Hmm,” she says, and

pulls up the customer’s account on her computer screen.

She discovers two unnecessary charges and a package

2005 – 2018

Photo by

Trina Kleist

SATELLITE DISHES

SERVICE/INSTALLATION

CONNECTIVITY

ACCESSORIES

DON ADAMS AMS

ANTENNA SATELLITE SERVICES

SERVING ALL MAKES & MODELS OF SATELLITES SINCE 1979

530-274-3709

Maryann Rutherford

N AD

30-274-3709

155 Joerschke Dr GV - donadamsgv.com

As the business manager,

Maryann was the ‘boss’ at

Don Adams Satellite when

Don Adams owned it. ”

A SA

AMS

ALL

the customer knows nothing about. She

updates the plan, saving her customer $45

per month.

“That’s the value of going through a local

business,”

Rutherford

observes.

“I know

about the billing. I understand installation.

I’m third-generation here, so I know the

terrain and what works in your area. This is

not like the big corporations.

“Customer service is my bottom line!”

NEW OWNER,

DECADES-LONG BUSINESS

As the business manager, ager, Maryann

Rutherford was the “boss” at Don Adams

Satellite when Don Adams owned it.

“Even Don will tell you that,” she says.

After 20 years of working for the

founder, Rutherford bought the business

in February 2018, when Adams retired.

She credits her husband, John, with

giving her the confidence to take

the leap.

“Don started talking about

selling the business over two

years ago,” Rutherford recalls.

“My husband kept saying, ‘You

should buy it.’ It never dawned on

me that I could do this! My husband

just said, ‘It’s okay, we will make this work. Just

do it.’” Then, Rutherford learned of a woman-owned auto

repair shop nearby. The idea of a woman owning a satellite

installation business suddenly

seemed possible.

Getting through those first

months as the owner was an act of

faith. “God has opened every door

for me. He’s gotten me this far, and

2005 – 2018

those doors aren’t going to close,”

Rutherford says. “This is something I’m supposed to do.”

Rutherford is banking her future on the reputation

she spent decades helping to build. “This is a business of

integrity,” she said. “I’m good for my word. Everything else

will fall into place.”

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Fall color in

Downieville,

Sierra County

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

CHUCK GERBER

Deer Creek,

Tribute Trail,

Nevada City

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Please note: Map is not meant for navigation, only general location.


Empire Mine

State Park

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Downtown Grass Valley

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Your Home, Your Future

When you buy a home, it’s not just about a house; it’s about finding

a space that offers you and your family the best future possible.

As your trusted advisors, our agents are ready to walk with you

through every stage of your journey – from guiding you through

different communities, to matching you with a place that you can

love for years to come.

Data at Your Fingertips

We take pride in supporting our home-buyers with the industry’s

most cutting-edge technologies, which means you’ll have access

to up-to-date listings, market statistics, and helpful tools to assist

you in locating the exact house that you’re looking for.

One Story to the Next

When you look to sell a home with an eXp agent, you can trust that you’ll be supported throughout the entire process. From marketing,

to showing your space before potential buyers, our agents will walk with you toward a transaction that you can be delighted with. Backed

with professional experience, market reports, and personalized data, we’re ready to make your transition as smooth as possible.

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Jeff Bogaczyk

Michael Bonvino

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Mandy Wegener

Julie Bogaczyk

Transaction

Coordinator

Nicolette Violet

Listing/Marketing

Coordinator

Agents You Can Trust

At eXp Realty, you’re working with some of the most forwardthinking

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WELCOME tO

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

EXPLORING NEVADA COUNTY will take you from

green valleys to craggy peaks, through forests, past

streams, rivers and lakes. Discover fall maples, spring

dogwoods, snow covered mountains, scenic vistas.

Visit the county’s four State Parks and 10 museums. Learn

about the pioneers who braved the Sierra Nevada, the Gold

Rush, and built the transcontinental railroad. Stroll through

quaint towns and explore neighborhoods with charming

cottages and regal Victorians dating from the 1800s.

Nevada County also has two California Cultural Districts –

one includes Grass Valley and Nevada City, the other is the

town of Truckee. Enjoy indoor and outdoor concerts, theatre

productions, art galleries and shows, festivals including

film and a lively music scene at a variety of venues.

Visitors can also participate in a number of outdoor

activities from mountain biking to snowshoeing to golf,

fishing and swimming. Skiers, boaters,

hikers, campers are all drawn to this

special part of Northern California.

ERIC JOHNSON

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

CRAIG HODDY

NEVADA COUNTY

C A L I F O R N I A

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COMMUNITY | COMMITMENT | CONTRIBUTION

TI

www.LesSchwab.com

c

Les Schwab Tires steps up and lends a hand in the communities where

our employees live and work. We sponsor activities large and small:

Supporting youth programs, helping families in need, and raising

funds

for good causes, all show the values we believe in.

For over 65 years, Les Schwab Tires has been an active member of

every community it serves, earning the trust of people all

over the

West. We have more than 470 locations in eight states, so there’s a Les

Schwab nearby to take care of all your driving needs.

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2

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YEARS

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AND THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR LISTENING COMMUNITY

ANYTIME. ANYWHERE.

KVMR’s mission is to entertain,

inform, and challenge its listeners

with a diverse mix of music, news,

opinion and information, and is the

official Emergency Broadcast

Station in Nevada County, as well

as the only station in the region

with a live broadcaster in the

studio 24 hours a day,

7 days per week.

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120 Bridge Street

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■ Live Broadcasts

Music Festivals, Concerts, Town Hall Forums

■ Interviews

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■ Emergency Information

Information & Resources during Local Emergencies

■ A Voice

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■ Community Calendar

Clubs, Organizations & Groups promote their Events

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RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR HIKING,

ADVENTURING & EXPERIENCING

For the Birds

Once a month year round (except

August), resident bird experts lead an

easy 2 hour bird walk at South Yuba

River State Park. Bring binoculars and a

field guide and meet at the north

parking lot. (free: donations welcomed)

No reservations necessary.

southyubariverstatepark.org

BOB WHITE

Fall Photo Walk, Nevada City

Have an Outlandish

Experience!

Outlandish Experiences guides offer

hiking, farm tours, foodie tastings and

many more outings so travelers can

adventure like a local. Carefully selected

guides provide activities that inspire

travelers with authentic experiences in

nature, in town, and beyond. Check

schedule at outlandishexperiences.com

Like to Take Photos?

Photo Walks led by Kial James of

Nevada City Scenics and Erin Thiem of

Outside Inn/Inn Town Campground are

a wonderful opportunity to meet

other like-minded photographers and

see some sights. All levels welcome!

Free (some exceptions apply.) Locations

and times will vary. Check out the

Photo Walk schedule on this website.

nevadacityscenics.com

See Heaven in a

Wildflower

Every Saturday and Sunday, early

March through May, docents at South

Yuba River State Park lead easy walks

along the picturesque Buttermilk Bend

Trail winding above the Yuba River.

Easy 2 mile hike. No reservations necessary.

Just show up at the North

Parking Lot. $3 donation requested.

southyubariverstatepark.org

Hiking for Good,

Spenceville Wildlife Refuge

Hike for Good

Hiking For Good (in partnership with Outlandish Experiences) offers monthly

outings for people of all ages, abilities and interests. Choose from day hikes for

those who enjoy the slower pace of “sauntering,” register for a backpacking

trip or join “passionate pedestrian” Hank Meals for seasonal outings exploring

the topography, natural history and culture of this area. Get outdoors, connect

with the wild and meet interesting people! hiking4good.com

LAURA PETERSON: HIKING4GOOD.COM

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Black Swan Preserve, BYLT Trek

Trek with

BYLT

Bear Yuba Land

Trust offers

guided hikes

and learning

programs

throughout the

year on 30

miles of local

trails. See page

89 for 2019

Treks and

Fireside Chats.

For 2020 treks,

see BYLT.org

Perrazzo Meadows Hike, TDLT

Truckee Donner Land Trust Hiking Series

With hikes geared towards every skill level from familyfriendly,

easy hikes to more strenuous, the Land Trust will

once again be offering free, docent-led hikes on many of

the trust’s properties this summer. For a list of hikes, see

page 89. And register early – the hikes fill up fast!

tdlandtrust.org

HERB HWANG. TRUCKEE DONNER LAND TRUST

SUBMITTED BY BYLT

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Hike Through History with Donner

Summit Historical Society

Interpretive Walk, Town of Boca Site. June 15, 2019. 10 am

Trestle Tour Drive/Walk. July 28, 2019. 9 am. Railroad

Museum, Truckee. Driving/Walking tour of old logging

trestles.

Historical Walk. August 10, 2019. Jibboom Street, Truckee.

History of the Red-Light District.

Margie Powell Hikes: August 10 & 11, 2019.

Driving/Walking Tour of old Logging Trestles. .

Donner Party Hike: September 14-15, 2019. Explore scenic

Donner Summit with local historians on interpretive walks

and hikes. donnerpartyhike.com

donnersummithistoricalsociety.org

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figures, cemeteries, bird watching, and much more. May-

September the hikes begin at the Inn Town Campground,

9 Kidder Court, Nevada City and October-April they start at

the Outside Inn, 575 Broad Street, Nevada City. Hikes are

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GRASS VALLEY

C A L I F O R N I A

GRASS VALLEY

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TOP PHOTO BY KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

GRASS VALLEY’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN has served the community since

the Gold Rush and today attracts locals, as well as visitors. New shops,

restaurants and places to drop in for coffee or a glass of wine have

enhanced this already vibrant area. An arts center brings an impressive amount

of talent to western Nevada County, as well as providing a venue for

local artists and performers. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, which

hosts a number of yearly events, and the popular Empire Mine State

Historic Park can be found a short drive away.

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S E E A N D D O

CULTURAL CENTERS, MUSIC, ART,

WINE TASTING / BREWERIES, FUN FOR KIDS

The North Star House

Check it out!

Now a Cultural Arts Center, North Star House was completed in 1905. This California Arts

and Crafts style home was designed by Julia Morgan, the state’s first woman architect. It was

built for a noted mining engineer and his author/illustrator wife and is listed on the National

and State Registers of Historic Places. Today it is the location for a variety of community

events. The house is open to the public every Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am–1:00 pm. Also,

the first Saturday of the month May–October 9:00 am–Noon. Location: 12075 Old Auburn

Rd., off McCourtney Road.

North Star House

North Star House Conservancy Events

HERITAGE, HISTORY AND HOPE: June 23, 2:00–4:00 pm. An

Open House with a “beer chaser.” Tours of the house and

heritage garden, music, breweries.

AN EVENING UNDER THE NORTH STAR: September 14,

5:00–9:30 pm. Special dinner, music, raffle.

NATIVE AMERICANS IN NEVADA COUNTY: October 27,

2:00–4:00 pm. Spokesperson for the Nisenan Tribe, Shelly

Covert, will honor the heritage of our local Native

Americans. Light refreshments

Information: (530) 477-7126; thenorthstarhouse.org

St. Joseph’s Cultural Center

Building dates from 1866 and is home to the Grass Valley

Museum (see Page 29), a variety of events, artist’s studios,

classes and a chapel. Located at 410 S. Church St., it also

features an historic rose garden. (530) 272-4725;

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

The Center for the Arts

This performing arts center is undergoing a multi-million

dollar renovation project which is not only providing a 492-

seat theatre, but includes an enhanced gallery space, stateof-the-art

sound system and refurbished lobby. During renovation,

performances are taking place at venues throughout

the community with the Box Office located at The Plaza,

998 Plaza Dr., open Tuesday–Friday, Noon–5:00 pm. In late

fall of 2019, the Center hopes to return to its downtown

Grass Valley location, 314 W. Main St. A schedule of events

is on the website. (530) 274-8384; thecenterforthearts.org

Art Galleries

ART WORKS GALLERY: 113 Mill St.

ARTISTS’ STUDIO IN THE

FOOTHILLS (ASIF) / FOOTHILLS

CERAMIC MUSEUM:

940 Idaho Maryland Rd.

GRASS VALLEY COURTYARD

SUITES: 210 S. Auburn St.

THE LOUVRE: 124 E. Main St.

Tasting Rooms

AVANGUARDIA WINE:

163 Mill St.

CORK 49: 142 Mill St.

LUCCHESI WINERY: 128 Mill St.

THE POUR HOUSE:

217 W. Main St.

SIERRA STARR: 124 W. Main St.

Tasting Rooms Off Hwy. 174

MONTOLIVA VINEYARDS:

(530) 346-6577

Grass Valley

Library

Breweries

1849 BREWING CO.

468 Sutton Way

GRASS VALLEY BREWING CO.

141 E. Main St.

Wine & Beer Pages 112–119

Live Music

Downtown

DIEGO’S: 217 Colfax Ave.

KANE’S BAR & GRILL: 120 E.

Main St.

MARIA’S: 226 E. Main St

SUMMER THYME’S:

231 Colfax Ave.

THIRSTY BARREL TAPHOUSE &

GRILLE: 116 Neal St.

Music Pages 84 & 85

Fun for Kids

FOOTHILL MERCANTILE: 121 Mill

St. Even though the window

display hints at what is inside this

popular shop, no child could

imagine the dazzling array of toys

found on its second floor.

GRASS VALLEY LIBRARY–ROYCE

BRANCH: 207 Mill St. The

downstairs children’s room is a

cozy, colorful spot to wind down.

PHOTOS BY ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

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MARKETS, FESTIVALS, FAMILY FUN

GRASS VALLEY

E V E N T S

to Nevada City

Sierra College Drive

Brunswick

Basin

Brunswick Rd.

to Rough & Ready

Alta St.

E. Main St.

Dorsey Drive

Plaza Drive

H

Sutton Way

See pages 14-15 for a

map of Nevada County.

Richardson St.

to Penn Valley

Auburn Rd.

NEVADA COUNTY

FAIRGROUNDS

to

THE

NORTH STAR

HOUSE

NORTH STAR

MINING MUSEUM

Walsh St.

Downtown

Grass Valley

S. School St.

Mill St.

W. Empire St.

to Auburn

Neal St.

S. Church St.

THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET: June 27–August

1 (except for July 4), 6:00–9:00 pm. Free

Summer Concert Series at Festival Stage,

street performers, art, entertainment for the

whole family, including teens. Also, Farmers

Market on Mill Street, which will be held at

South Auburn and Neal Streets May

16–June 20, August 8–September 26

4:00–7:00 pm. downtowngrassvalley.com

THE MARKET AT GRASS VALLEY: Saturdays

through November 23 8:00 am–Noon.

Farmers, crafters, bakers, activities, music,

arts and crafts for kids. North Star House,

12075 Old Auburn Rd., off McCourtney

Road. TheGrowersMarket.com

FOURTH OF JULY: Band Concert 10:00 am,

Parade 11:00 am, downtown. Celebration

moves to Nevada County Fairgrounds on

McCourtney Road, gates open at 3:00 pm.

Live music, entertainment, food, children’s

activities and fireworks.

ST. PIRAN’S DAY: Downtown, March 14,

2020. Cornish heritage is celebrated. “Pasty

Olympics,” games and contests involving

Allison Ranch Rd.

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W. Main St.

S. Auburn St.

Colfax Ave.

Bennett St.

E. Empire St.

E. Main St.

EMPIRE MINE

STATE HISTORIC PARK

this Cornish dinner staple, Grass Valley,

Cornish Choir. downtowngrassvalley.com

CAR SHOW: First Saturday in May, 2020.

Food, music, family fun (see page 78).

Check 2020 Dates at (530) 272-8315 or

downtowngrassvalley.com.

Pumpkin Patch

Idaho-Maryland Road

More Things To Do Pages 73-85

Must Do!

The Great Race

Competitors in The Great Race, a

2,500 mile competition based on

precision driving and navigation

skills, will visit downtown Grass

Valley June 24 from 11:00 am to

4:00 pm. Come view classic,

antique and vintage cars.

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Cornish Christmas

Sights and sounds of an old

fashioned Christmas Friday nights

in downtown Grass Valley from

November 29 through December

20 6:00–9:00 pm. Includes the

Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir,

jugglers, musicians and Santa.

downtowngrassvalley.com

Kid Friendly Events

AIRFEST: July 20. Pancake breakfast, youth

activities, classic cars, warbirds, experimental

and vintage aircraft, flybys, displays. Nevada

County Airport. ncairfest.com

PUMPKIN PATCH/FALL FESTIVAL: Every day in

October. Monday–Friday Noon–5:00 pm;

Saturday–Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Apple

cider, farm animals, children’s play area,

food on weekends. Bierwagen’s Donner

Trail, off Hwy. 174. (530) 477-5992;

facebook.com/bierwagensfarm.

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G R A S S V A L L E Y

HISTORY, EMPIRE MINE, MUSEUMS

GRASS VALLEY

H I S T O R Y S I T E S

IT IS REPORTED that the first settlers in

the Grass Valley area were from Oregon

and came in 1848 after hearing gold had

been discovered in what would become the

State of California.

Soon the “rush” was on. Mining for free

gold in creeks and gravel was the norm

until 1850 when gold was discovered in

quartz, and in just a few months, the town

grew from 20 cabins to 150 buildings

In 1855, a devastating fire destroyed

virtually all of the business district. Another

setback came when easily accessible gold

became difficult to find. By the 1860s,

techniques improved and extremely profitable

hardrock or underground mines were

established including the Empire and North

Star Mines.

Closure of the mines during World War II,

the fixed price of gold at $35 an ounce and

labor disputes all contributed to the end of

mining in Grass Valley during the 1950s.

Museums

NORTH STAR MINING MUSEUM:

McCourtney & Allison Ranch Roads. One of

the finest collections of hardrock mining

equipment and artifacts in United States,

including a giant Pelton Wheel and outdoor

exhibits. Open May 1–October 31,

Wednesday–Friday Noon–4:00 pm, Saturday

10:00 am–4:00 pm, Sunday Noon–4:00 pm.

(530) 273-4255; nevadacountyhistory.org

GRASS VALLEY MUSEUM: 410 S. Church St.

Part of St. Joseph’s Cultural Center. See

how life was lived from Gold Rush days to

1930. Turn-of-the-century doctor’s office,

Victorian bedroom, classroom. Open year

round, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am–3:00 pm.

Open weekends, June-October

Noon–3:00 pm. (530) 272-4725;

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org North Star

Mining Museum

Empire Mine

State Historic Park

Located five minutes from downtown Grass Valley

just off Hwy. 174 (take East Empire Street), Empire

Mine was the oldest and one of the richest hardrock

gold mines in California. Now it is one of the area’s

most popular attractions. Visitors will find restored

buildings, exhibits, an illuminated mine shaft, blacksmith

shop and the Bourn’s Cotswold-style cottage.

There is also a free picnic area off the parking lot.

Tours available throughout the year. See website for

schedules. Open daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm (subject to

change). Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New

Year’s Day. (530) 273-8522; empiremine.org

Must Do!

PHOTOS BY KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Empire Mine

E M p i r E M i n E

E v E n t s

Living History Tours

Summer Weekends

Call for Availability

“Mine, Wine & Dine”

August 2

See Page 97

124th Miners Picnic

August 31

11:00 am–4:00 pm

Holidays at Empire Mine

December 14-15

11:00 am–4:00 pm

Springtime at Empire Mine

May 2020

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1. EDWARD COLEMAN HOUSE: 318 Neal

Street. This two-story Gothic Revival home

was built in 1867 for Edward Coleman and

retains much of its original appearance.

Coleman was a mine owner.

2. “DONATION DAY HOUSE”: 319 Neal

Street. Built in the early 1870s, the home

was the residence of Caroline Mead

Hanson. An invalid, she liked to watch children

walk to school. To help the Ladies

Relief Society at Christmas, she suggested

each child bring a potato and stick of wood.

The Donation Day Parade was born and

continues to this day as school children still

bring food for the needy at Christmas.

3. EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 245 S.

Church Street. Oldest Episcopal edifice in

California, dates back to the Gold Rush.

4. W.C. JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: 328 S.

Church Street. A Queen Anne Victorian built

in 1880. In 1907, it became the county’s

first private hospital. Before the hospital was

established, injured miners were treated on

the spot or in their homes.

Heritage Home

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5. MOUNT ST. MARY’S CONVENT &

ACADEMY: 410 S. Church Street. Built in

1866, the convent housed Irish nuns who

founded an orphanage. Next door is St.

Joseph’s Chapel built in 1894. The convent

now houses the Grass Valley Museum part

of the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center.

6. ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY: South Church &

Chapel Streets. Graves date from 1853,

many guarded by ornate fences to keep out

stray cattle.

7. MILL STREET HOMES: 248 Mill Street, a

reconstructed cottage. The site was once

home to the infamous Lola Montez who

danced her way to fame in Europe. She was

beautiful, spirited and kept a bear in the

yard. It is said she horse-whipped a local editor

for writing negative comments about

her. The unique Hodge Stone House, 305

Mill St., was built in 1854.

8. DEL ORO THEATRE: 165 Mill Street. Built in

the 1940s, this Art Deco movie theatre has

been refurbished. Check out the mural on

the back wall of the building.

9. MILL STREET: Between Neal and Main

Streets. Once a trail leading from mines on

Wolf Creek to the center of town. Despite

fires, there are still a number of buildings

standing that date from the 1860s.

10. HOLBROOKE HOTEL: 212 W. Main Street.

Originally destroyed by fire, the current hotel

dates from 1862; the saloon dates from

1855 and was incorporated into the hotel.

Guests from the past include Mark Twain,

Black Bart, and Presidents Grant, Harrison,

Cleveland and Garfield.

A CALIFORNIA CULTURAL DISTRICT

GRASS VALLEY

WALKING TOUR

• Start at the downtown parking lot,

corner of Neal and South Church Streets.

• Walk up Neal to School Street and

return (#1-2).

• Turn right at Church to cemetery (#3-6).

• Return on Church turn right on Walsh

Street and left on Mill Street (7).

• Follow Mill into downtown to

Main Street (#8-9).

• Turn left on Main Street (#10).

• Can go left on Church and back to

parking lot.

St. Patrick’s Cemetery

Heritage Homes

The Grass Valley Historical

Commission has presented

Heritage Awards to 45 Grass Valley

homes. A book is available at The

Book Seller, 107 Mill Street. This

allows you to take self-guided walking

tours of specific neighborhoods.

Within walking distance of downtown

on West Main Street are a cluster of

homes in the Nob Hill and Alta Hill

Neighborhoods including the

following Main Street addresses:

415, 428, 505, 510, 511 and 515.

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GRASS VALLEY

R E C R E A T I O N

Trails

LITTON TRAIL: In-town, popular. Trailhead:

Hughes Road, 1⁄4 mile south of Ridge Road,

street parking. Can also be accessed where

trail crosses Sierra College Drive near Fire

Station 1⁄4 mile from East Main

Street. Complete trail is an easy

2 miles one way; from Hughes

Road to Sierra College Drive is a

half mile and paved.

EMPIRE MINE STATE HISTORIC

PARK: Twelve miles of trails that

range from easy to an all-day

exploration. See Page 29 for

directions to park. Basic trail

map available at Visitor Center.

A popular place with parking to

access some of the trails is on

Empire Street not far from the

South Auburn Street intersection.

Here is access to the Hardrock Trail, 1.6

miles, and the Empire Street Trail .07 mile.

They can be combined to form an easy mile

loop. (530) 273-8522; empiremine.org

KENNY RANCH TRAILS: Wildflower Ridge Trail

0.9 mile, Rough & Ready Ditch Trail 1.0 mile.

Both easy. Full loop using both 2.6 miles.

Near intersection of the Rough & Ready Hwy.

and Ridge Road, 1.4 miles from downtown

Grass Valley. A trailhead with parking is

located a short drive down Ridge Road just

before the business on the left.

Detailed Information / Maps

Bear Yuba Land Trust: bylt.org

More Trails Pages 86-91

More Recreation: Pages 86-95

Lake

ROLLINS LAKE: Day use, hiking, boat rentals,

fishing, swimming, water-skiing, boat ramps.

Twenty-six miles of shoreline. Campgrounds:

Long Ravine (530) 346-6166; Orchard Springs

(530) 364-0073; Peninsula (530) 477-9413;

Greenhorn (530) 272-6100. For lake access

from Grass Valley, take Hwy. 174 approximately

8-11 miles to several access points

around lake.

Public Parks

CONDON PARK: Eighty acres, 3.5 miles of

wooded primary hiking trails (info at

bylt.org), horseshoe pits, disc golf course,

arboretum, playground, “nature trail” near

pond, skate park, picnic and barbeque

areas, on-leash dog trail, off-leash dog park.

Entrance on Minnie Street off Butler Street.

Also on Minnie Street is a fenced playground

for young children, includes

picnic facilities.

MEMORIAL PARK: Picnic areas, swimming

pool, pickleball, Veterans’ Memorial Wall,

fenced playground with new equipment

some suitable for toddlers. Hwy. 174 a few

minutes from downtown.

DEVERE MAUTINO COMMUNITY PARK:

Playground, walking trail, basketball court,

picnic tables. Alta Street not far from West

Main Street.

Golf/Tennis

NEVADA COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB:

Semi-private, 9 holes, historic clubhouse.

Call for public hours. Entrance 1040

E. Main St., (530) 273-6436.

TENNIS COURTS: Memorial Park,

Devere Mautino Park.

PARKS: (530) 274-4350

Condon Park Skate Park

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PHOTOS BY KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY (except where noted)

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visitors to do, Nevada City is listed on the National Register of Historic

Places. It once was the largest and most prosperous mining town in the

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the 1860s. Visit a winery, museums, unique shops and interesting restaurants.

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S E E A N D D O

CULTURAL CENTER, THEATRE, MUSIC, ART, WINE TASTING,

BREWERIES, FUN FOR KIDS

Miners Foundry

Cultural Center

Nevada Theatre

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it out!

Opened in 1855 to repair and replace machinery

used in the mining camps, Miners Foundry has an

interesting history. In the 1870s and 80s, Lester Pelton

developed and manufactured his revolutionary water

wheel at the foundry. After the turn of the century,

everything from ore cars to the Wee Willie juicer and

parts for Hoover Dam were produced.

Located on Spring Street, Miners Foundry Cultural

Center was first used for a performing arts venue in

the 1970s. Today, it hosts hundreds of yearly events

including concerts, theatre productions and community

fund raisers.

The foundry is the site for events such as the Readers

Theater, a Psychic Fair, Fright Night, the bi-annual

Nevada City Craft Fair and a Mardi Gras Masquerade

Ball. Information & Calendar: (530) 265-5040;

minersfoundry.org

With over 150 years of history, the Nevada Theatre is

the oldest existing theatre building on the west coast

that continues to operate as a theatre. Located at the

Top of Broad Street, it serves as a venue for live

performances, such as Paul Emery’s Nevada City Live,

and theatre produced by LeGacy Presents and Sierra

Stages. The Nevada Theatre is also home to a Sunday

night film series featuring art house and independent

films. (530) 265-6161; nevadatheatre.com

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Theatre

OFF BROADSTREET: 305

Commercial St. Unique live theatre

experience, intimate cabaret

setting. Most productions are

original musical comedies. Also

concert series. See website for

schedule, reservations suggested.

(530) 265-8686;

offbroadstreet.com

Art Walks

FIRST FRIDAY WALKS: June 7, July

5, August 2, 5:00–9:00 pm. Kids

Zone, theatre, food, wine, music,

youth arts showcase.

nevadacitychamber.com

Art Galleries

CAMELOT GALLERY:

225 Broad St.

EJ GALLERY: 408 Broad St

ELIXART: 408 Broad St.

GALLERY 125 & MEDIA LOUNGE:

421 Broad St.

LEEANN BROOK FINE ART:

231 Broad St.

CRYSTAL JUNCTION FINE

MINERAL GALLERY:

103 Argall Way

Tasting Rooms

CARRINGTON’S FINE WINES:

242 Commercial St.

CLAVEY VINEYARDS:

232 Commercial St.

Fun for Kids

NEVADA CITY WINERY:

321 Spring St.

SZABO VINEYARDS:

316 Broad St.

Breweries

OL’ REPUBLIC: 124 Argall Way

THREE FORKS: 211 Commercial St.

Wine & Beer Pages 112-119

Live Music

Downtown

COOPER’S ALEWORKS:

235 Commercial St.

CRAZY HORSE SALOON & GRILL:

230 Commercial St.

ELIXART: 408 Broad St.

FRIAR TUCKS: 111 N. Pine St.

GOLDEN ERA LOUNGE:

309 Broad St.

LEFTY’S GRILL:

101 Broad St.

MCGEE’S ANNEX:

315 Broad St.

NEVADA CITY CLASSIC CAFE:

216 Broad St.

THE HAVEN UNDERGROUND:

226 Broad St.

THE STONE HOUSE:

107 Sacramento St..

Music Pages 84 & 85

MOUNTAIN PASTIMES: 320 Spring St. Great place for unique and

classic toys, games and puzzles. Also fun for Mom & Dad.

PIONEER PARK: Picnic by a creek, visit the playground, play ball on

a grassy field. Access from both Park and Nimrod Streets. Not far

from downtown.

ERIN THIEM /OUTSIDEINN.COM

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FESTIVALS, PARADES,

STREET FAIRS, MUSIC

NEVADA CITY

E V E N T S

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Must Do!

Nevada City

Film Festival

At various venues around town

August 23–30. Now in its

19th year, the festival

features top

independent and

international

films and

filmmakers.

Between 70

and 80

films are

screened.

Events include live music, after

parties, workshops, nature walks,

Best of the Fest, and more.

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Wild & Scenic

Film Festival

January 16–20, 2020 in Nevada City

and Grass Valley. One of the nation’s

premier environmental and adventure

film festivals, it is also the largest.

Presenting award winning shorts and

feature films from around the world

that inform and inspire people to take

action. Five days of films, workshops,

speakers, music, art and celebration.

wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

Constitution

Celebration Day

September 14 & 15. This is the oldest

and largest Constitution observation in

America. Featured is a Sunday parade

that has been held for over 50 years.

Other events include Revolutionary War

Living History activities in Pioneer Park,

the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer

Creek and a Saturday band

concert. nevadacitychamber.com

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

FARMERS MARKET: Saturdays June

through November, 8:30 am–1:00 pm,

Union Street. Local farmers, baked goods,

live music. Also Winter Market 9:00

am–12:00 pm, twice a month December

through May. ncfarmersmarket.org

PIONEER PARK “PICNIC POPS” CONCERTS:

June 23, July 28, August 25, 5:00–7:00 pm.

Features the 80-member Nevada County

Concert Band. Bring a lawn chair, blanket

and picnic. Food also available.

Family-oriented, dog friendly. nccb.org

SUMMER NIGHTS: July 17, 24 & 31,

6:00–9:30 pm. Annual Street Festival

with food and drink, entertainment,

art, music, classic car show.

nevadacitychamber.com

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS:

December 8, 15 & 22, 1:30–6:00 pm.

December 11 & 18, 5:00–9:00 pm. Walking

Christmas tree, horse drawn carriage,

Father Christmas, carolers, a Christmas

Card come to life. nevadacitychamber.com

MARDI GRAS PARADE/FAIRE:

February 2020, nevadacitychamber.com.

NEVADA CITY CYCLING CLASSIC:

June 2020. Sixtieth race, weekend of events.

nevadacityclassic.com

Chinese New

Year Festival

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Farmers Market

Kid Friendly Events

See pages 14-15 for a

map of Nevada County.

More Things To Do

Pages 73-85

MOVIES UNDER THE PINES: June 15, July 27,

August 30. Gates 7:00 pm, Film 8:30 pm (or

Dusk). Features films both kids and parents

will enjoy. Pioneer Park.

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: July 19, 9:00 am–Noon

and 5:00–8:00 pm., Pioneer Park (see page

157). thechildrensfestival.com/tcf/Home.html

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL: Winter 2020.

Parade through the old Chinese Quarter on

Commercial Street features 72’ Chinese

Dragon. catsweb.org

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Nevada City, California

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800-655-NJOY

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Calendar of Events

Nevada City

Chamber of Commerce

132 Main Street

Nevada City, CA 95959

300 Broad Street

Nevada City

265-9666

107 N. Pine Street

Nevada City

478-9114

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HISTORY, MUSEUMS, HISTORY LIBRARIES

NEVADA CITY

H I S T O R I C S I T E S

PHOTO BY GROVER CLEVELAND

FOUNDED IN 1849, Nevada City

quickly became a successful mining

camp. Men commonly pulled a pound

of gold a day from Deer Creek, and thousands

grew rich in 1850 with the discovery

of gold at a site northeast of town.

The camp quickly grew and miners had

plenty of money to spend. Saloons and

gambling establishments lined the streets,

but gradually the wildness subsided.

Families began to arrive and neighborhoods

were established. After several names had

been used and discarded, the town chose

Nevada, Spanish for snow. “City” was

added later when the state to the east

chose (some say stole) Nevada.

An underground or hardrock mining

industry was established. The mines were

not as large or numerous as those in Grass

Valley, however they were successful and

certainly contributed to the town’s economic

strength.

Like neighboring Grass Valley, Nevada

City also saw its share of devastating fires.

Today, the town contains many interesting

buildings constructed after the 1863 fire

gutted the business district.

Museums

FIREHOUSE NO. 1 MUSEUM: 214 Main St.

Built in 1861, has Nisenan Indian cultural

items and photos, Chinese exhibit featuring

altars from two temples, Donner Party relics

and extensive collection of Victorian items.

Has been named a Haunted House of

California. Open May 1–October 31,

Wednesday–Sunday 1:00–4:00 pm.

By appointment rest of the year.

(530) 265-3937; nevadacountyhistory.org

MINERS FOUNDRY CULTURAL CENTER: 325

Spring St. Historic building with interpretive

displays covering manufacturing of mining

machinery including the famous Pelton

Wheel. Hours vary, so call ahead. For more

information, see Page 36. (530) 265-5040

History Libraries

Firehouse No. 1

Museum

SEARLS HISTORICAL LIBRARY: History

Center, 161 Nevada City Hwy., corner of

Ridge Road. Historic books, manuscripts,

research material, immigration and naturalization

records, assessor records, almost

29,000 catalogued photographs

Nevada County Narrow

Gauge Railroad Museum

and Chinese research collection. Also see

Page 140. Open Monday–Saturday 1:00–4:00

pm. (530) 265-5910;

nevadacountyhistory.org

DORIS FOLEY LIBRARY FOR HISTORICAL

RESEARCH: 211 North Pine St. Housed in a

historic Carnegie Library building completed

in 1907. Research materials regarding the history

of Nevada County. Books, manuscripts,

diaries, personal papers, business records,

maps and newspapers. Open

Wednesday–Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

(530) 265-4606; mynevadacounty.com/library

Must Do!

Narrow Gauge Railroad began operating in 1876 to link the area with

the transcontinental railroad in Colfax. Museum contains collection of

aviation and railroad artifacts, photos and documents. Visitors offered

docent-led tours of museum, rail yard and restoration shop. Location:

5 Kidder Ct. Open May 1–October 31, Friday–Tuesday 10:00 am–4:00

pm. Winter hours November 1–April 30, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am–4:00 pm. (530) 470-0902; NCNGRRMuseum.org

HISTORIC RAILBUS RIDES: Passengers may board at the Museum or Northern Queen Inn (Railroad Avenue) for 35 minute

round-trip. Saturdays May through October. Schedule on website.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM: December 7, 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Santa, refreshments, surprises for the children, railbus rides.

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Also

visit

HISTORIC CHINESE CEMETERY: 9 Kidder Ct., Inn Town Campground. Dates back to late 19th century,

has several important artifacts. Cemetery Walk: 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Check in at office for visitor pass.

Campground facilities are for campers only. Note: this is a non-smoking facility. (530) 265-9900

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Celebrating

46 YEARS

L C

La Cache

Specializing in vintage, one-of-a-kind

platinum, white gold and yellow gold jewelry

.

The Fur Traders

in Nevada City!

Leather, Sheepskin & Fur Designs,

Coats, Hats, Vests,

Sheepskin Slippers & Boots,

Shoes, Sandals, Rugs & More…

303 Broad Street • (530) 265-3300

Open 7 Days 10-6

www.furtraders.com

(530) 265-8104

Estate & New Jewelry

Original Creations / Antiques

www.lacachejewelry.com

218 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95949

(530) 265-2187 Open Daily

www.tourofnevadacity.com

For all your hat needs.

314 Broad Street, Nevada City

530-265-4070

NOVAK’S

Men’s Wear

(530) 470-0166

115 S Pine St,

Nevada City, CA

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Headquarters for the

59th Annual Nevada City Classic

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, June 1 & 2, 2019

Enjoy Our Community Tradition!

Come for the race and stay for the history,

beauty, shopping, dining and

entertainment for the entire family!

www.nevadacityclassic.com

KÜHL

Mens • Ladies

Pendleton

Mens • Blankets • Towels

And Many More of Your Favorite Brands!

(530) 265-4684

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305 Broad Street. Downtown Nevada City


A CALIFORNIA CULTURAL DISTRICT

NEVADA CITY

WALKING TOUR

The Stone House

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

• Start on Broad Street near the freeway

and in front of the National Hotel (#1).

• Walk up Broad, turn left on South Pine

Street, go one block (#2).

• Return and continue up Broad to the

split, cross street and head back (#3-5).

• Continue back down Broad (#6).

• At York Street, turn left to Chinese

Quarter and right on Commercial Street

(#7).

• Continue down Commercial to end and

Union Street and plaza (#8-9).

• Take Union back to Broad Street, cross

over freeway to Sacramento Street

which is to the right (#10).

NewYork Hotel

Powell House

1. THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE HOTEL: 211

Broad Street. Building’s facade unchanged

since 1854. Thousands of dollars in gold

passed over the bar which was shipped

‘round the Horn.

2. POWELL HOUSE: 203 S. Pine Street.

Dating from 1860, building was once home

to a soda works which manufactured carbonated

drinks.

3. CITY HALL: 317 Broad Street. First built on

the site in 1878, replaced with “modern

building” in 1937 constructed by WPA.

Completely renovated.

4. NEVADA THEATRE: 401 Broad Street.

Opened in 1865 making it the oldest theatre

building in California.

6. NEW YORK HOTEL: 408 Broad Street.

Dates from 1880, fire destroyed original

hotel built in 1863.

7. CHINESE QUARTER: Commercial and York

Streets. Existed from the beginning of the

Gold Rush to about 1879. Buildings date

from mid-1800s, among some of the oldest

in Nevada City.

8. SOUTH YUBA CANAL BUILDING: On plaza

at Commercial and Union Streets.

Headquarters for largest network of water

flumes and ditches in the state. Office used

from 1857 to 1880. Holdings later became

part of the PG&E hydroelectric system.

Building is now home to the Nevada City

Chamber of Commerce.

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Nevada Theatre

5. HOMES OF INTEREST: 449 Broad Street is

believed to date from 1885, and at one time

housed a doctor’s office and a jail. Plaque on

the property honors Senator Aaron A.

Sargent, author of an amendment to the

U.S. Constitution which would have given

women the right to vote. He built a house

on the property in the 1850s.

Charles E. Mulloy home built in the late

1870s sits between East and West Broad

Streets. Mulloy, a successful businessman,

shocked residents when he hanged himself

in the barn.

9. OTT’S ASSAY OFFICE: On plaza. James J.

Ott made historic assay of silver ore in 1858

which started the rush to the Comstock

Lode in Nevada.

10. THE OLD BREWERY: Corner of

Sacramento Street. Known today as The

Stone House. Step inside to explore this

landmark building. The building was constructed

of granite block from the Sierra

around 1882. Lager was brewed on the site

and served to thirsty miners.

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

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Puzzles, Magic and Specialty

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320 Spring Street

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TRAILS, PARK,

SOUTH YUBA RIVER

Trails

DEER CREEK TRIBUTE TRAIL: Easy to moderate.

Popular segment from Nevada City to

the Chinese Bridge on Deer Creek is 2.2

miles and includes a residential section with

unique homes. Go down Bridge Street

beside the Nevada Theatre on Broad Street,

pass Miners Foundry Cultural Center on the

left (do not continue down Bridge Street),

turn right on Factory Street which becomes

Wyoming Street and then Downieville Hwy.

Bear left on Champion Road. There is some

parking here. Go down winding trail to

“road” along Deer Creek, follow signs. Be

sure to stop at the Angkula Seo suspension

bridge which crosses Deer Creek.

HIRSCHMAN TRAIL: Easy, 2.4 miles. The 0.4

mile part from trailhead to the pond is constructed

to Americans with Disabilities Act

(ADA) standards. Named for the Hirschman

brothers who were pioneer miners and merchants,

the pond is at the foot of tall cliffs

carved by hydraulic mining in the 1800s.

Beyond the pond, the trail narrows and

meanders through oak woodlands, pines

and grasslands for 2 miles. The trail is one

mile from downtown Nevada City. Take

Hwy. 49 toward Downieville past County

Government Center, turn right on Cement

Hill Road, take first left (looks like private

drive) to parking.

Must Do!

South Yuba River Bridge

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

CASCADE CANAL TRAIL: Easy, 4.5 miles, a

short distance from Nevada City. Level walkway

along a canal through a forest with

some views. Good for joggers and bicyclists.

Main trailhead accessible from two parking

areas at or near the intersection of Gracie

Road and Banner Lava Cap Road. Look for a

“Cascade Canal Access Trail” sign. A 0.3

mile trail leads to the main trail, go left.

INDEPENDENCE TRAIL: Popular, historic trail

only six miles from Nevada City. The east

section follows an old mining ditch and is

wheelchair accessible for 1 mile. Offers

views of the South Yuba River Canyon and

passes seasonal streams and bogs. The easy

trail is 2.2 miles, but short trails to the river

are moderate to difficult.

The west section is 2.5 miles and is oriented

around the Canyon of Rush Creek that runs

into the South Yuba. Interesting for its mining

history, trail includes several flumes.

Most popular section is the first mile which

features a view point and waterfall.

Wheelchair accessible in dry months for

about 1.1 miles. Picnic tables and benches.

Trailheads for east and west sections accessible

from parking area shortly before bridge

across river on Hwy. 49. From Nevada City,

head toward Downieville. East trail is left of

the display case, the west trail is to the right.

A tunnel takes you under the highway.

Public Park/Tennis

PIONEER PARK: Picnic areas and barbeques,

playground, swimming pool, bocce,

horseshoe and tennis courts, ballfield.

Nimrod and Nile Streets, not far from

downtown Nevada City. (530) 265-2496

Information / Maps

Bear River Land Trust: bylt.org

State Park:

southyubariverstatepark.org

More Recreation Pages 86-95

The parking lot on Hwy. 49 at the South Yuba River provides great views of the river

from a bridge no longer in use by cars. Cross bridge to picnic area on other side. You

will also find access to a popular portion of the river and a map of the South Yuba River

State Park including its trails.

KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

NEVADA CITY

R E C R E A T I O N

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

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Connected By

More Than A Runway

SINCE 1958

We are here for our community and

have a responsibility to it. What happens

here and how we grow, work together

and prosper is important to us.

530.587.4119

info@truckeetahoeairport.com

www.truckeetahoeairport.com

Airport Community Hotline:

530.287.2799

(your comments matter)

Fast Facts

1

TERMINAL

2

RUNWAYS

MISSION

The Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) is a community airport that

provides high-quality aviation facilities and services to meet local

needs. We strive for low impact on our neighbors while enhancing

the benefit to the community-at-large.

230

HANGARS

2,600

ACRES

The Airport is a Special District of California. It is a

local, focused form of government led by a five member

elected Board of Directors that provides aviation

services and facilities.

Community Partnerships

Through our Giving Back Programs

we support over 55 local entities.

ELEVATION: 5,901 ft MSL

One of the highest in the nation

POPULATION SERVED:

35,000 full-time residents and

80,000 peak period visitors

SIZE: Serves Lake Tahoe, Truckee,

Sierraville, Donner Summit, etc.

AVIATION: KTRK serves private and

charter aircraft but offers no scheduled

commercial flights

OPEN SPACE PUBLIC USE is

managed for forestry, watershed health

and wildlife safety

With over 37,000 flight operations per year, KTRK

connects people to the region as part of the Federal

Transportation System.

Our Air Traffic

Control Tower at

KTRK works to:

4 Increase aeronautical

safety

4 Decrease annoyance

MEETING SPACE

91 different

non-profits

held a total of

460 meetings +

events in the Airport

Community Rooms


TRUCKEE

C A L I F O R N I A

TRUCKEE

PHOTOS: SCOTT THOMPSON OF SCOTTSHOTSPHOTO.COM

GATEWAY TO THE SIERRA NEVADA, Truckee is a town rich in history.

Despite growth, it retains its ties to the past, particularly in Old Town.

Truckee is on the State Historic Registry, and part of Old Town is on the

National Register of Historic Districts. With the Truckee River flowing by and

snowcapped mountains in view, visitors can explore delightful shops, a variety of

restaurants and pubs, as well as landmarks that date from the 1860s and a state

historic park. It is also a ski town of note with more than a dozen ski resorts

in the area. Truckee can be used as a base for a trip to Reno, Nevada,

and a visit to nearby Lake Tahoe for the spectacular scenery.

TRUCKEE CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE &

CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER

10065 Donner Pass Rd.

(Train Depot)

Truckee, CA 96161

(530) 587-2757 or (877) 450-1603

truckee.com

Email: info@truckee.com

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S E E A N D D O

PARKS, HIKING, GOLF, ART, MUSIC, BREWERIES, WINE

CRAIG HODDY

Truckee Donner

Recreation and Parks

Parks

TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL

PARK: Picnic areas, tennis, volleyball

and basketball courts,

skateboard park, disc golf

course, playground, tot lot,

ball field, ice skating rink and

.8 mile nature trail.

10500 Brockway Rd.

RIVERVIEW SPORTS PARK:

Bike park, nontraditional

Recreation Center

Truckee Skate Park

The 40,000 square foot facility includes a fitness center,

indoor track, 29 foot climbing wall, bouldering wall,

indoor pool (530-550-4406) and gymnasium. Drop-in

rates available. 8924 Donner Pass Rd.

Trail

TRUCKEE RIVER LEGACY TRAIL:

Starting at Truckee River Regional

Park. Paved route runs 10 miles

out and back along the Truckee

River. Points of interest include

lookout at end of trail near

Glenshire and Martis Creek.

Information

Truckee Donner

Recreation and Parks:

(530) 582-7720; tdrpd.org

playground area, bocce ball

courts, picnic areas. 12200

Joerger Dr.

BILL ROSE PARK: Tree shaded

playground, picnic tables. Tahoe

Drive and Spring Lake, behind

Tahoe Forest Hospital.

MEADOW PARK: Small ball fields,

grass and picnic areas, playground.

10115 Donner Trail Rd.

CRAIG HODDY

Golf

COYOTE MOON AT TAHOE:

(530) 587-0886

GRAY’S CROSSING:

(530) 550-5800

NORTHSTAR RESORT:

(530) 562-3290

OLD GREENWOOD:

(530) 550-7010

PONDEROSA:

(530) 587-3501

TAHOE-DONNER:

(530) 587-9443

Art Galleries

ABE BLAIR GALLERY:

10096 Donner Pass Rd.

ATELIER:

10128 Donner Pass Rd.

ART OBSESSIONS:

10072 Donner Pass Rd.

ARTISANS MARKET PLACE:

10382 Donner Pass Rd.

BOLAM GALLERY:

10396 Donner Pass Rd.

CARMEL GALLERY:

9940 Donner Pass Rd.

GALLERY 5830’:

10060 Donner Pass Rd.

JOANNE’S GALLERY:

10064 Donner Pass Rd.

LA GALLERIA:

10112 Donner Pass Rd.

RIVERSIDE STUDIOS:

10076 Donner Pass Rd.

THE BRANCH:

10060 Donner Pass Rd.

TRUCKEE GALLERY:

10950 Industrial Way #102

VROOMAN GALLERY:

10115 Donner Pass Rd.

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Beer/Wine

FIFTY FIFTY BREWING COMPANY:

11197 Brockway Rd.

TAHOE MOUNTAIN BREWERY &

TAPROOM:

10990 Industrial Way

TRUCKEE BREWING COMPANY:

10736 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 1

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY:

11467 Brockway Rd.

Wine and Beer Pages 112-119

Live Music

ALIBI ALE WORKS:

10069 Bridge St.

BAR OF AMERICA:

10040 Donner Pass Rd.

COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT:

10142 Rue Hilltop

MOODY’S BISTRO & LOUNGE:

10007 Bridge St.

PASTIME CLUB:

10096 Donner Pass Rd.

TRUCKEE TAVERN & GRILL:

10118 Donner Pass Rd.

Music Pages 84-85

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FESTIVALS, FARMERS MARKET, MUSIC

TRUCKEE

E V E N T S

See pages 14-15 for a

map of Nevada County.

WAYDE CARROLL

Golden Spike Celebration

The Truckee-Donner Historical Society, Donner Summit

Historical Society and Truckee Donner Railroad Society have

kicked off a multi-month celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad’s

150th anniversary.

This Golden Spike Celebration continues until Labor Day and will have a

variety of events including interesting historical talks and walks. Truckee would

not be what it is today without the railroad. Information/Calendar: Donner

Summit-Truckee Golden Spike Celebration or goldspike.org

Truckee Thursdays

A street festival in downtown Truckee. Runs from June 13 until August 29 (no

event July 4), 5:00–8:30 pm. Enjoy artisans, food trucks, a beer garden and

music. Visit the Old Jail and Railroad Museums (See Page 49). Shuttle available,

see website. truckeethursdays.com

Music in the Park

Every Wednesday from June 19 to August 28, 6:30–8:30 pm. Bring lawn chairs,

blankets and a picnic (no bottles), and enjoy great music in the amphitheater

located at Truckee River Regional Park, 10050 Brockway Rd. tdrpd.com

Kid Friendly Events

Must Do!

TRUCKEE TAHOE AIRSHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL: July 13, 9:00 am–4:00 pm at the Truckee

Tahoe Airport, performances and aircraft displays. Free rides for kids age 8 to 17 Sunday,

July 14; sign-ups Saturday. truckeetahoeairshow.com

COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET: This

certified market is held each Sunday from

June 16 to September 29, 9:00 am–1:00

pm. It features the best from farms, nurseries,

bakers, meat and seafood providers

and cheese makers, also specialty food

products including local wines. A true food

and farmers market located at 12047

Donner Pass Rd. truckeefarmersmarket.org

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE: Old Town.

Starts with the Firecracker Mile at 9:40 am

followed by parade at 10:00.

Fun for Kids

KIDZONE MUSEUM: 11711 Donner Pass Rd.,

summer & winter hours. Nature area, art

studio, indoor play structure, science lab and

infant area. (530) 587-5437;

kidzonemuseum.org

KIDS TRAIN: Truckee Regional Park, 10050

Brockway Rd. Train circles playground; see

website for schedule.

truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

TRUCKEE CHAMPIONSHIP PRO RODEO: August 24 & 25. Kids Day at the Rodeo, August 23,

11:00 am–1:00 pm. Forty-fifth event includes barbeque dinner and western dance, as well

as rodeo performances. McIver Arena, 10695 Brockway Rd. Free shuttle available.

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HISTORY, MUSEUMS,

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TRUCKEE

H I S T O R Y / M U S E U M S

GOLD HAD NOT BEEN DISCOVERED

when pioneers seeking a better life

in the west came across a friendly

Indian chief who guided them through the

area near what is now the town of Truckee.

This encounter led to a route thousands of

emigrants used to cross into California in

the mid-1800s.

Although the route was well established,

it wasn’t until 1863 that the first pioneer

settled in the area and built a stage coach

station near the trail. Growth occurred

when the Central Pacific Railroad was

laying track in the Sierra Nevada. Over

10,000 Chinese worked under dangerous

conditions, and the area had a large

Chinatown.

The first train arrived in 1868. That year

fire destroyed the town. It was moved,

rebuilt and named Truckee after the nearby

river named to honor the Indian chief.

The town became so rowdy that a Vigilance

Committee was formed to bring law

and order.

Along with lumber, ice harvesting was an

important part of the town’s economy.

Using the railroad, ice was supplied to

California and points east. In the 1890s,

efforts were made to attract visitors during

the cold winters. An ice palace with a

toboggan run and ice rink was built, and

Truckee’s tourist industry was born.

Museums

OLD JAIL MUSEUM: Jibboom and Spring

Streets. Built in 1875, see what a jail from

the old west was like. Exhibits on Truckee’s

film industry and ice harvesting, also early

winter sports artifacts. Generally open each

weekend in summer until Labor Day

10:00 am–4:00 pm. Joseph Research Library

open most Thursdays 10:00 am–2:00 pm

located at 10115 Donner Trail Rd. (530)

582-0893; truckeehistory.org

TRUCKEE RAILROAD MUSEUM: Commercial

Row, Old Town. Located in a caboose,

brings local railroad history to life. Check out

their Trestle Tours. Generally open Saturday,

Sunday and major holidays 10:00 am–4:00

pm. truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.

WESTERN SKISPORT MUSEUM: Boreal Ski

Resort, I-80 at Donner Summit. Ski history.

Open December–April 1, Friday–Sunday

10:00 am–4:00 pm. (530) 426-3313 x101;

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20 MILE MUSEUM: Drive Old Hwy. 40 from

I-80 Eagle Lakes exit over Donner Summit

and below Rainbow Bridge. Forty interpretive

signs highlight history and beauty of

area. Link to route and maps under History

at donnersummithistoricalsociety.org.

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Must Do!

Donner Lake from

Donner Summit

Two miles west of Truckee just off I-80 at Exit 184 is a state park

located on Donner Lake. It includes the Pioneer Monument which

honors those who crossed the Sierra Nevada, a picnic area on the

lake, swimming, fishing, hiking, a lakeside interpretive trail and

activities, also camping. The park is open year around from sunrise

to sunset. Campground Kiosk (530) 582-7894; Camping

Information/Reservations 1-800-444-7275.

VISITOR CENTER: Features interactive exhibits that highlight the

experiences of those crossing the Sierra including the Donner Party

(more on Page 129). Also covers Native Americans and the Chinese construction

of the transcontinental railroad. Open daily 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Closed

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day. (530) 582-7892

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1. THE DEPOT: Commercial Row. Built in

1900, renovated in 1989. Railroad history

began in 1868 with arrival of first train.

2. REX HOTEL BUILDING: 10064 Donner Pass

Road. Historic brick building constructed

over 100 years ago. During prohibition, the

lower floor was a speakeasy called the Silver

Mirror. It sold local whiskey for a dollar a

shot and had blackjack, poker and slot

machines.

3. THE CAPITOL: 10072 Donner Pass Road.

Commercial Row’s oldest building built in

1870. Originally a saloon and hall. Used by

an opera company, then for the county

court. Silent movies were shown in theatre

upstairs, where well-known entertainers also

performed.

4. THE 601: 10100 Donner Pass Road.

Truckee’s Vigilance Committee was established

in 1871 because of crime and the

number of “undesirables” in town.

5. KRUGER-WHITE HOUSE: 10291 Donner

Pass Road. Built in 1874 by W. H. Kruger, a

lumber company owner. In 1904 purchased

by C.B. White, a prominent banker.

6. ROCKING STONE: High Street, just off

Spring Street. Although it no longer rocks,

having been shored up to protect it from

vandalism and accidents, this 17 ton stone is

one of 25 known rocking stones in the

world. Used as far back as 15,000 years by

Native Americans for ceremonies, drying

food and storage.

7. TRUCKEE JAIL: Jibboom and Spring

Streets. Built in 1875 and used as a jail until

1964. Now a history museum.

8. JIBBOOM STREET: Once thrived as site of

numerous dance halls, saloons and a redlight

district.

9. JOSEPH GRAY’S CABIN: 10030 Church

Street. Truckee’s first building, built by first

white settler upon arrival in 1863. Moved to

site in early 1900s.

10. ENGLEHART HOUSE: 10020 Church

Street. Dates from late 1800s. Home of

William Englehart, prominent businessman.

11. THE TRUCKEE HOTEL: 10007 Bridge

Street. Originally known as the American

House, was established in 1873. In 1909,

structure burned and was rebuilt. Became

The Truckee Hotel in 1977.

12. 1882 BAR & GRILL AT RIVER STREET INN:

10009 E. River Street. Built in 1882, Inn

hosted Charlie Chaplin during filming of

“The Gold Rush." Originally housed the ice

cutters from the Truckee River.

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• Start at Bridge Street and Donner Pass

Road. Take Donner Pass (Commercial

Row) to Kruger-White House. (#1-5).

• Retrace your steps to Spring Street,

turn left to High Street (#6).

• Return to Jibboom Street, go left (#7).

• Continue on Jibboom to Bridge, turn

right to Church Street (#8-10). Back on

Bridge to the left is #11.

• Stay on Bridge to E. River Street (#12).

• Extend tour by walking or driving

straight on Hwy. 267 over the river

(#13).

13. CHINESE HERB SHOP: Corner of Hwy.

267 and South-East River Street (backs up to

river). Brick building with double iron doors

built in 1878. A reminder of one of the

largest Chinatowns in the west.

1882 Bar & Grill at River Street Inn

Gray’s Cabin

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LAKES, TRAILS, CAMPING, WINTER SPORTS

Truckee is located in an area known for a wide range of recreational

opportunities many in the Tahoe National Forest. Listed are some examples.

Lakes

BOCA RESERVOIR: Picnicking, fishing, boating.

Popular with water and jet skiers,

interpretive trail tells history of area. Off

I-80, 7 miles east of Truckee.

PROSSER RESERVOIR: Picnicking, boating,

fishing. North on Hwy. 89, not far from

I-80 exit.

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR: One of best kokanee

salmon fishing lakes in the west, bald eagle

viewing, 25 miles of shoreline. Motorized

boats allowed. Take I-80 east to Hirshdale

Road exit, then north 8 miles on Stampede

Meadows Road.

INDEPENDENCE LAKE: Day use, picnicking,

swimming, fishing. No outside watercraft.

Float tubes, kayaks and small motor boats

available. From Truckee, go north on Hwy.

89 about 16 miles, left on Service Road 07

(Jackson Meadows turnoff), go 1.3 miles,

turn left at sign for lake. Rough road, high

clearance vehicle advised. At fork with 3

mile sign, take right fork, then 1⁄2 mile to

another fork, go left, cross stream to parking

lot. Nature.org/IndependenceLake, CA

Trails

MT. LOLA TRAIL: Climbs moderately to top of

Mt. Lola, highest peak in the Tahoe National

Forest. Campsites with water abundant.

Most difficult, 9 1⁄2 miles one way. From

Truckee, take Hwy. 89 north to Service Road

Must Do!

07 (Jackson Meadows turnoff) west for 1.3

miles. Left on Independence Lake Road south

to junction with S301. Turn right at first

intersection and continue west for about 3

miles to trailhead.

DONNER LAKE RIM TRAIL: Trail in progress,

which will encircle the peaks around lake; 8

of 23 miles completed. Views of lake, Mount

Rose, Pacific Crest. Accessed from several

places. tdlandtrust.org

WADDLE RANCH PRESERVE: Martis Valley, off

Hwy. 267. Trails and picnic sites for hikers,

bikers and wildlife watchers (especially birds).

tdlandtrust.org

Camping

Available at Stampede, Boca, Prosser

Reservoirs, and at Donner State Memorial

Park (Reserve America 800-444-7275).

Winter Sports

Area has skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing,

sledding, tubing and snow parks.

Tahoe National Forest: District Office,

10811 Stockrest Springs Rd.

(530) 587-3558; fs.usda.gov/tahoe

Tahoe Donner Land Trust/Maps:

tdlandtrust.org

More Recreation Pages 86–95, 46 & 49

Donner Lake

Thirty-seven public piers along Donner

Pass Road on north side of the lake.

Enjoy the sun, have a picnic, swim. West

End Beach is day use with a boat ramp,

pavilion, picnic/BBQ sites, basketball,

tennis, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball,

playgrounds, swimming, fishing, boat

rentals. Lake is off I-80, 2 miles from

Truckee. (530) 582-7720; tdrpd.org

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HISTORY, RECREATION, EVENTS, WINERIES

PENN VALLEY

T H I N G S T O D O

EARLY SETTLEMENT OF PENN VALLEY

occurred partly because of its location

on a freight wagon route established

between mining regions to the east and

Sacramento. Growth came when discouraged

miners turned to agriculture, and the

community became known as the “Pantry of

the Northern Mines.” Today Penn Valley has

maintained its rural atmosphere while

attracting a variety of businesses. The area

includes Lake Wildwood, a gated community

whose residents enjoy amenities such as a

golf course and the lake. Penn Valley is also

a short distance from the South Yuba River

State Park (see Page 56).

Recreation

WESTERN GATEWAY PARK: Eighty-eight acre

park hosts festivals, concerts and community

events. Playgrounds, picnic tables, barbeque

pits, creek with swimming hole. Also six bocce

ball courts, disc golf course, horse-shoe pits,

basketball court, handball, tennis/pickleball

courts, off leash dog park, walking paths and

trails, including a fitness trail. Penn Valley Drive

off Spenceville Road. westerngatewaypark.com

ENGLEBRIGHT LAKE: Boating, water-skiing,

fishing, boat rentals, picnic sites, hiking, camping

(boat only). Off Hwy. 20 west of Penn

Valley. (530) 432-6302; englebrightlake.com

BIKE TRAIL: Runs 1.7 miles from Penn Valley

Village Center along Penn Valley Drive to the

Park & Ride at Hwy. 20 and Pleasant Valley

Road. Easy. bylt.org

Events

GRILLS 'N' GRILLES: October 19. Includes

Backyard BBQ competition and car show

(see page 78).

to Marysville

Smartville Road

Waldo Road

ENGLEBRIGHT LAKE

to Spenceville

Wildlife Area

SPENCEVILLE WILDLIFE AREA

Spenceville Road

Spenceville Wildlife Refuge

BEALE FALLS

Yuba River

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Mid-December. Illuminated

displays, 5:30 pm–9:30 pm, Western

Gateway Park. pennvalleycoc.org

PENN VALLEY RODEO: May 16 & 17 2020,

third full weekend in the month. Sixty-third

annual. Bull and bronc riding, roping, barrel

racing and more. Kicks off with parade

Saturday. pvrodeo.com

Wineries/Vineyards

GRAY PINE VINEYARD & WINERY: 19396

Branding Iron Rd. Open most weekends

Must Do!

This 11,900 acre site includes ponds, creeks, trails, meadows, Indian grinding

rocks and 175 species of birds. Managed by the California Department of

Fish and Game, activities include fishing, hiking, equestrian trail riding,

bicycling, hunting and camping. Early March to May is wildflower season

which peaks in mid-April. During World War II, a mock German village was

built on the site and was used for war games. Concrete machine gun

bunkers can still be seen. Information/Directions: spenceville.org.

BRIDGEPORT

SOUTH YUBA RIVER

STATE PARK

Pleasant Valley R d.

Indian Springs Rd.

to Lake Wildwood

& Bridgeport

Penn Valley Drive

Yuba River

WESTERN GATEWAY PARK

Penn Valley

Spenceville Road

Penn Valley Drive

12:30–4:30 pm. (530) 432-7045;

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Wineries/Vineyards Pages 112-115

PENN VALLEY

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More Things to Do Pages 73–85

Rough & Ready Hwy

to

Grass

Valley

Map not to scale.

See pages 14-15 for a

map of Nevada County.

PILOT PEAK WINERY: 12888 Spenceville Rd.,

near town center. Tasting room open

Saturday and Sunday (check website for

times). Patio, events. (530) 432-3321;

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S O U T H Y U B A R I V E R S T A T E P A R K / B R I D G E P O R T / R O U G H & R E A D Y

HISTORY, RECREATION, EVENTS

SOUTH YUBA RIVER

STATE PARK

The park is a patchwork of sites on a 20 mile

stretch of the river including scenic vistas and

the steep rugged canyon of the South Yuba.

There are hiking trails, and opportunities for

swimming, fishing and mountain biking.

Hikers have a choice of trails from easy to

strenuous. Along the length of the park are

several architecturally different bridges. For

information and directions to some of the

trails, go to parks.ca.gov, Find a Park. Follow

directions to South Yuba and under Related

Pages hit hiking.

ROUGH AND READY

Located five miles from Grass Valley, Rough

and Ready was established in 1849 and

quickly grew to a town of 3,000. The area

was settled by a group of miners led by a

captain who had served under “Old Rough

and Ready” Zachary Taylor, hence the name.

As the story goes, a mining tax, along with

a lack of law and order resulted in a decision

by the town to secede from the Union in

April of 1850. The result was formation of

the Great Republic of Rough and Ready. It

didn’t last long for when the Fourth of July

rolled around, Old Glory went back up the

flag pole.

Visitors to this small community will find the

Fippin Blacksmith Shop which dates from

1849 and the Grange Hall. It was built in

1851 and rebuilt after a fire in 1853. Dating

from the Gold Rush days, the local cemetery

is a few hundred yards up Stagecoach Way.

The oldest headstone bears the date 1855.

Event

SUCCESSION DAYS/CHILI COOK-OFF: The first

Sunday in June 2020. Breakfast, musical

melodrama “Saga of Rough & Ready,”

blacksmith demonstrations, chicken bingo

and Chili Cook-Off Rough & Ready style with

Ready Rules. roughandreadychamber.com

Information:

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Bird Walks: June 8, July 13, September 14, October 12,

December 7

Wildflower Walks: Mid-March to Mid-May

Check website for additional events:

southyubariverstatepark.org

At Bridgeport located on Pleasant Valley

Road eight miles from the Hwy. 20 intersection.

Open Memorial Day to Labor

Day, Thursday–Sunday, 11:00 am–4:00

pm. Rest of year open Thursday–Sunday,

11:00 am–3:00 pm. (530) 432-2546;

southyubariverstatepark.org

Must Do!

Once a ranch, historic Bridgeport is a popular destination within the South

Yuba River State Park. It includes the longest single span covered bridge in

the world built in 1862.

Visitors to the park can hike on several trails, swim in river pools and at a

family beach, and try gold panning.

Weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day visit the history station or watch a

gold panning demonstration. The site also has a wagon barn and vintage gas

station. Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

State Park Visitor Center: More Things To Do Pages 73–85

ROUGH AND READY CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

P.O. Box 801

Rough and Ready, CA 95975

(530) 797-6729

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NORTH SAN JUAN, STATE PARK,

CULTURAL CENTER, WINERY, GARDENS

THE RIDGE

T H I N G S T O

D O

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Crystal Hermitage Gardens

North San Juan

Once the third largest town in Nevada

County, North San Juan is located 16 miles

from Nevada City on Hwy. 49. During the

1880s, it was an important commercial center

for area hydraulic gold mining interests and

had a population of several thousand. Now it

is a relatively quiet spot. To the east of town

is an area called San Juan Ridge or simply

“The Ridge.” Here are found a state historic

park, cultural center and Ananda Village.

Malakoff Diggins

State Historic Park

Visitors to this unique state park, site of

the largest hydraulic mine in California, are

greeted by an unusual landscape. It was

created between the 1850s and 1880s by

hydraulic gold mining when water was aimed

at hillsides using giant nozzles. Huge cliffs

were carved by the mighty streams of water.

In 1884, such mining was outlawed because

of far reaching damage due to rivers and

waterways downstream.

Located about 50 minutes from Nevada

City, the park includes the ghost town of

North Bloomfield. The park is open every day

from sunrise to sunset, but there are no tours

in the winter, and the museum and visitor

center are closed. See Pages 86–87 for more

on history, as well as photos, information on

Diggins Loop Trail and directions

to the park. There is also a map on the

website. (530) 265-2740;

malakoffdigginsstatepark.org

VISITOR CENTER/MUSEUM: Both open every

day from Memorial Day through September.

Call to check times, including town tours.

HUMBUG LIVING HISTORY DAY: Popular

event, early June 2020. Games, barbecue,

world’s shortest parade and water blasting

from an old hydraulic water cannon.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Ice Cream Social,

September 1, featuring old fashioned games

for all ages; Malakoff’s French Connection

Festival, September 14.

RECREATION: Park offers a variety of activities

such as swimming, camping and 20

miles of hiking trails, including Humbug and

Rim. Cabin and Campground Reservations:

(800) 444-7275 or ReserveCalifornia.com

Cultural Center

The North Columbia School House

Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Crossing

Rd., 20 miles from Nevada City. It is located

in a one-room restored school house built in

1875. It provides indoor and outdoor venues

for gatherings, performances, art exhibits,

and is well-known for the Sierra Storytelling

HANK MEALS

Festival held in July 19–21 (see page 83).

(530) 265-2826; northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

RIDGESTOCK: August 17, 11:00 am–11:00 pm.

A Music and Sustainability Expo featuring

speakers, local and regional music, demos

and booths.

AUTUMN SHINDIG: October 6, 11:00 am to

dusk. Kids games, food and drink, music.

Winery

DOUBLE OAK: Off Tyler Foote Crossing Road at

14510 Blind Shady Rd. Tasting room, picnicking,

tours, events. Saturdays, 11:00 am–5:00

pm. (530) 292-3235; doubleoakwinery.com

Wineries/Vineyards Pages 112–115

Ananda Village

SPRINGTIME AT ANANDA: Over 17,000 tulips

are on display in the Crystal Hermitage

Gardens. Other seasonal flowers and blooming

shrubs. Open every day in April, 10:00

am–5:00 pm. Gardens also open in summer

and fall. Ananda Village is located at 14618

Tyler Foote Crossing Rd. (530) 478-7587;

crystalhermitage.org

More Things To Do Pages 73–85

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WASHINGTON, TRAILS, LAKES,

GROUSE RIDGE

HWY 20 to I-80

S C E N I C

R O U T E

This historic and scenic route follows an emigrant trail, which winds its way through

forests and the Bear Valley. Today, it is the gateway to a variety of outdoor activities.

All included sites are on Hwy. 20 or roads off the highway.

The Little Town

of Washington

Twenty miles from Nevada City,

Washington appears to be a mining settlement

that time forgot. Area occupied since

the fall of 1849. By the summer of 1850,

men were successfully working the gold rich

South Yuba River. Claims on Poorman Creek

were producing an ounce of gold a day per

man. At one point Washington had several

thousand residents and was serviced by

small stage lines. The trip from Nevada City

took five hours, today it takes 30 minutes

by car.

Must Do!

Scenic

Overlooks

Take Hwy. 20 from Nevada City

and just before the turnoff to

Washington is a popular scenic

overlook. Another 4 miles toward

I-80 is the Alpha Omega Rest Area

which has a view of a hydraulic

mining operation.

Steephollow

Recreation Area

Area extends from the Alpha Omega Rest

Area to Lake Spaulding overlook.

Steephollow Plantation Trail is a 0.6 mile

interpretive trail. There is also a Nordic Ski

Area. Trailheads at rest area.

Multi-Use Trail

PIONEER TRAIL: A 25 mile trail along Hwy.

20 suitable for equestrians, hikers, joggers

and mountain bicyclists. The west end is

easy, east end is difficult. From Nevada City,

the closest trailhead is at Harmony Ridge

Market, and another is 2 miles further at

Lone Grave (right side of highway).

Lakes

SCOTT’S FLAT: Open year round. Day use,

camping, playground, swimming, picnicking,

hiking, fishing, boating, boat rentals, store.

From Nevada City take Hwy. 20 to Scott’s Flat

Road. Info: (530) 265-8861. scottsflatlake.net

SPAULDING: Fishing, boating, swimming,

camping. Large reservoir generates hydroelectric

power. Near I-80, turn on Lake

Spaulding Road off Hwy. 20 and go a half mile.

Grouse Ridge/

Lakes Area

Has trails and picturesque lakes, camping

sites, picnicking, fishing. Lakes include

Lindsey, Carr, Island, Penner, Sawmill and

Faucherie. Trails include Lindsey Lakes, Round

Lake, Crooked Lakes, French Lake and Grouse

Ridge. For a taste of the area, pack a picnic

and head for Fuller Lake. Good fishing for

kids and easy access from Bowman Lake

Road. Much of area accessed by dirt roads

off Bowman Lake Road, 22 miles from

Nevada City, 4 miles from I-80 via Hwy. 20.

INFORMATION: Maps and material at Tahoe

National Forest Headquarters (closed weekends),

631 Coyote St., off Hwy. 49 outside

Nevada City. (530) 265-4531;

fs.usda.gov/tahoe

More Recreation Pages 86 – 95

Kid Friendly

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ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Scott’s Flat Lake

Grouse Ridge Area

ROCK CREEK: Less than 1 mile loop interpretive trail through a forest, includes picnic area. From

Nevada City, go 6 miles turn left at Washington Ridge Conservation Camp, continue 1 mile to

another trail sign. Turn left on gravel road, continue 1.2 miles to parking.

SIERRA DISCOVERY TRAIL: This less than 1 mile loop takes you through a variety of habitats and

along the Bear River. Interpretive signs, waterfall, picnic area, BBQs. Take Bowman Lake Road.

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COMMUNITIES, GOLF, WINE,

FARMERS MARKETS

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SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING

THE COUNTY LINE, visitors

to Nevada County traveling

up Hwy. 49 from Auburn will pass

through an area that is known as

South County. It features a variety

of lifestyles from horse property

to vineyards, golf course homes

and neighborhoods within a

gated community. The area is also

home to the Bear River Recreation

Area. Good access is found were

Dog Bar Road crosses the river.

An early settler was Michael

Higgins, an Irish immigrant

who came to California in 1852. At first he was a miner, and then in 1860 moved to

the southern part of what would become Nevada County. Here he farmed and raised

stock, and was owner of a popular hotel. His name lives on as South County’s main

commercial area is called Higgins Corner.

Communities

LAKE OF THE PINES: A gated community

with about 2,000 homes surrounding a lake

with five miles of shoreline. There are parks,

beaches, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse.

The entrance is on Combie Road.

ALTA SIERRA: A community off Hwy. 49

located on 2,500 acres established in the

1960s. It offers a wide range of home

designs and settings.

Golf

ALTA SIERRA COUNTRY CLUB: 11897 Tammy

Way. 18-hole course, open to the public.

(530) 273-2010; altasierracc.com

DARKHORSE GOLF CLUB: 24150 DarkHorse

Dr. (near Lake of the Pines). Public 18-hole

course. (520) 269-7900; darkhorsegolf.com

Winery/Vineyard

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS: 18125

Rosemary Ln., off Garden Bar Road.

Bistro, events such as food and wine

pairings, tours. Tasting room open

Monday–Thursday Noon–4:00 pm,

Friday–Saturday Noon–5:00 pm.

(530) 268-9059;

naggiarvineyards.com

Farmers

Market

COMBIE PLAZA

MARKET:

10556 Combie Rd.

Tuesday–Thursday

3:00–6:00 pm.

Wolf Road

Higgins

Corner

Combie Road

to Auburn

Lime

Kiln Road

to Grass Valley

Com bie Road

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Alta Sierra Drive

La Barr Meadows Road

South

Nevada County

Magnolia Road

Lake of the Pines

Dog Bar Road

Dog Bar Road

See pages 14-15 for a complete

map of Nevada County.

Wineries/Vineyards Pages 112-115

More Things To Do Pages 73–85

WAYDE CARROLL

SOUTH NEVADA COUNTY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

& VISITOR CENTER

10063 Combie Rd., Suite C

(CVS Shopping Center)

Auburn, CA 95602, (530) 268-7622

Email: info@sncchamber.org

sncchamber.org

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SIERRA COUNTY

C A L I F O R N I A

SIERRA COUNTY

SIERRA COUNTY IS LOCATED in the heart of the northern Sierra Nevada and

features two different regions divided by the Pacific Crest. The western part of

the county is mountainous and forested. The eastern side is dominated at 5,000

feet by one of the largest sub-alpine valleys in North America. Sierra County is known

for its beauty and wildlife. For example, it has one of the longest wildflower seasons

in California. Visitors to Sierra County can take scenic highways to old mining camps,

cattle ranches, wetlands, snowy peaks, waterfalls, fall colors and panoramic views.

Along the county’s southern border are the towns of Alleghany, Forest City and

Goodyears Bar. At the confluence of the Downie River and North Fork of the Yuba

River is Downieville. Nearby is Sierra City and Bassett’s Station, which is the gateway

to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area and Sierra Buttes. On the eastern side of the

county are the towns of Calpine, Sierraville, Sattley, and Loyalton.

Sierra County is easily reached from Nevada County. From Nevada City take Hwy.

49; from Truckee take Hwy. 89.

SIERRA COUNTY CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

1-800-200-4949

sierracountychamber.com

Email: info@sierracountychamber.com

EAST SIERRA VALLEY CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

(530) 993-0453

eastsierravalleychamber.com

Email:

info@eastsierravalleychamber.com

VISITOR INFORMATION:

Chamber Websites

VISITOR BOOTHS:

Downieville, Sierra City,

Sierraville, Loyalton

BENJAMIN FISH

HISTORY

Established in 1852, Sierra County’s history

goes back to the time when Maidu and

Washoe Indians lived in the area. More recently

it was part of the Gold Rush. The discovery

of gold brought 16,000 miners to the county

between 1848 and 1860. One interesting relic

from the past, the Sheriff’s Gallows, still

stands beside the county courthouse in

Downieville. The Sierra Valley was settled in

the 1850s and ranches provided supplies for

miners. There was also a lumber industry.

Museums / Historical Park

DOWNIEVILLE MUSEUM: Main Street. Collections depict life from the Gold Rush days to the

present. Building dates from 1852. Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day 11:00

am–4:00 pm.

KENTUCKY MINE & MUSEUM: Hwy. 49 east of Sierra City. Historical Park tours include

entrance to original gold mine and demonstration of a working ore crushing stamp mill.

Mining museum, picnic facilities. Open seven days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day

10:00 am–4:00 pm. (530) 862-1310; sierracountyhistory.org

MILTON GOTTARDI LOYALTON MUSEUM: 605 School St. Antique hearse, Indian artifacts,

genealogy information, Main Street exhibit, historic classroom. Usually open Memorial Day

through Labor Day and Holidays, Friday–Sunday Noon–4:00 pm. (530) 993-6750

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Tour the Valley–Visit Calpine,

Loyalton, Sattley & Sierraville

info@eastsierravalleychamber.com

www.eastsierravalleychamber.com

East Sierra Valley

Chamber of Commerce

Serving those who serve the community

Milton Gottardi Museum

& Outdoor Antique

Equipment Display

605 School Street

Loyalton CA

Sierra Valley Event Center,

Social Hall, Skateboard Park

A-24/105 Beckwith Street

Loyalton CA

Loyalton

Kiosk Location

Corner of Hwy 49 & 2nd Street

Loyalton, CA

Sierraville

Kiosk Location

Intersection of Hwy 49 & 89

Sierraville, CA

(530) 993-0453/4379

Monday-Saturday Open 11 AM to 7 PM

Sunday Open 12 PM to 7 PM, Closed Thursday

Featuring Pork Tenderloin, Cod Baskets, Burgers,

Milkshakes, Soft Serve Ice Cream and a whole lot more!

WHITE’S SIERRA

STATION, INC.

FOOD MART, GAS, TIRES

A.S.E. CERTIFIED MECHANIC

Canyon

Ranch

Resort

622 Old Truckee Rd. Box 6

Sierraville CA • 530-944-1033

canyonranchsierraville.com

Fresh Deli Sandwiches • Panini’s • FRAZIL • Cappuccino

Roller Grill • Bait/Tackle • Leanin’ Tree Cards • Iced Coffee

whitessierrastation.com • @whitessierrastation

508 Main Street, Loyalton • 530-993-1212

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Serving Lunch & Dinner • Full Bar

(530) 994-1058

Downtown Sierraville on Highway 49

Best mexican food and

best margaritas in the Sierras

OPEN MAY-OCTOBER THURS-MON


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Camptonville

N. San Juan

Downieville

Alleghany

Middle Yuba River

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Grass Valley

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Recreation Area

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Forest City

Sierra City

North Yuba River

To Sacramento and Auburn

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Station

Calpine

Sattley

Sierraville

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89

Donner Lake

Soda Springs 89

Vinton

Loyalton

Truckee

To Lake Tahoe

To

Reno

SIERRA COUNTY

T H I N G S T O D O

YUBA DONNER

SCENIC BYWAY

The Byway is a 160 mile scenic,

historic loop mainly through Sierra

and Nevada Counties. The route

uses all-weather highways open all

year, but snow closures are possible.

Driving times: Entire Route–3 hrs.

15 min. Nevada City to Downieville

1 hr. Downieville to Sierraville 45

min. Sierraville to Truckee 30 min.

Truckee to Nevada City 1 hr.

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Lakes Basin Recreation Area

Tahoe National Forest

Because much of Sierra County is located within the National Forest, there are many

opportunities for outdoor activity. Along Hwy. 49 from the Middle Fork of the Yuba River

to the Yuba Pass are Oregon Creek, Indian Valley, Downieville, Sierra City and Gold Lake

Road where campgrounds, trails, lakes and rivers are found. For an historic driving tour,

pick up “49 Miles Along Highway 49.”

This brochure, as well as information on where to access the Pacific Crest Trail and maps,

can be found weekdays at the Yuba River Ranger District office on Hwy. 49 and Marysville

Rd. near Camptonville, (530) 288-3231. The eastern part of the county is served by the

Sierraville Ranger District, 317 S. Lincoln St. (Hwy. 89), (530) 994-3401. The office is open

weekdays and has information on nearby campgrounds, trails and fishing.

Information

Tahoe National Forest, fs.usda.gov/tahoe/

sierracountychamber.com

eastsierravalleychamber.com

sierracountygold.com

Outdoor Activities

LAKES BASIN RECREATION AREA: Take Hwy.

49, turn left at Bassetts Station for a “must

do” scenic drive on Gold Lake Road. The area

has the 8,587 foot craggy Sierra Buttes and

45 mountain lakes. Road popular with cross

country skiers and snowmobilers.

ADULT NATURE CAMP: San Francisco State

Sierra Nevada Field Campus near Bassetts

Station offers a variety of courses June–August

that include natural history, writing workshops

and plein air painting. sierra.sfsu.edu

MUST SEE: The spectacular Loves Falls,

about a mile north east of Sierra City, are an

easy walk from Hwy. 49. Also a good place

to swim.

MOUNTAIN/ROAD BICYCLING: Check out the

well maintained, world class trails around

Downieville. Or enjoy a road ride through

the Sierra Valley.

ENJOY THE WATER: Fly fish, or find a swimming

hole on the North Fork of the Yuba

River. Kayak on a lake in the Lakes Basin and

stop to picnic on an island.

YUBA PASS: Stop at the Sierra Valley Overlook

on Hwy. 49 for a wonderful panoramic view

of the valley and surrounding Sierra Nevada.

BIRDING: A special place for bird viewing is

the Sierra Valley due to extensive wetlands

and location on a major flyway.

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Sleep By a Soothing Stream

Sierra Streamside

Cabins

Affordable Rates

Friendly Service

Enjoy Your Campfire

Swim in the River

Make Great Memories

Connect with

Family & Friends

Escape to the Lure

www.SierraStreamsideCabins.com

Downieville, CA

(530) 289-3379

SARDINE LAKE RESORT

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A Lost Sierra Adventure Destination

The Lure, a riverfront adventure lodge where

families and friends can strengthen their

connection with the outdoors. LureResort.com

Booking Now!

Carriage House Inn

On the Downie River in Historic Downtown Downieville

www.downievillecarriagehouse.com

Liz and Richard Halliday, Proprietors 530-289-3573 • chinn58@att.net

Brews, Music & Food!

Saturday, July 20th • 2-6 pm

Main Street, Downieville, CA

www.brownpapertickets.com

www.DownievilleBrewfest.com

St. Charles

Place

Saloon

River View Deck

Burgers Wednesday Nights

Pool Tables

Off Sale

101 Commercial St.,

Downieville

(530) 289-3237

Sierra Hardware

Near corner of Hwy. 49 & Main Street, Downieville

• Fishing Tackle • Sporting Goods

• Live Bait

• Fly Fishing Headquarters

• Large assortment of flies

and accessories

• Yuba River Hatch Chart

• Fishing & Hunting

Licenses

• Hardware, Plumbing &

Electrical Supplies

FREE PARKING 530-289-3582

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SIERRA COUNTY LODGING

STAY ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Pet Friendly

Options Available

BASSETTS STATION

(530) 862-1297 | 100 Gold Lake Rd,

Sierra City | bassetts-station.com

$90–$95. 100 Gold Lake Road, Sierra City.

Cafe, Store, Motel and Gas; Highway 49 and Gold

Lake Road, 5 miles east of Sierra City at the

“Gateway to the Lakes Basin and the Sierra

Buttes.” Housekeeping units with completely furnished

kitchens, satellite TV, pets are welcome for

$10.00 extra charge.

BUTTES RESORT

(530) 862-1170 | 230 Main St,

Sierra City | buttesresort.com

$95-$160. Open seasonally. Full kitchen

units, some two bedroom, two bath units

most with fireplaces and private decks or

porches. Satellite television and free WiFi.

Spectacular river and mountain views located

right here in town. Sorry no pets allowed.

CANYON RANCH RESORT

(530) 994-1033 | 622 Old Truckee

Rd, Sierraville |

canyonranchsierraville.com

Quiet, secluded 1950s-style log cabins for 2–

7 people. Basic kitchen items, barbecues, picnic

tables. 2 streams, observational Rainbow

trout pond. 2.3 miles from Sierra-ville. Easy

access for fly fishing, boating, gold panning,

hiking, hunting, mountain biking.

CARRIAGE HOUSE INN

(530) 289-3573 | 110 Commercial St,

Downieville |

downievillecarriagehouse.com

Updated with beautiful decks overlooking the

Downie River. Continental breakfast. Free WiFi.

Small pets OK. ($15 per pet). Some vacation

home rentals on the river available. Safe bike

storage. (530) 289-3573 for reservations.

chinn58@att.net

DOWNIEVILLE RIVER INN

(530) 289-3308 | 121 River St,

Downieville |

downievilleriverinn.com

Comfortable rooms/cottages with private

baths. swimming pool, sauna, picnic area w/

barbecue grills. High speed WiFi. Short walk

to town and beautiful North Yuba/Downie

Rivers. Excellent mountain bike riding,

fishing, hiking, kayaking and river rafting.

THE LURE

(530) 289-3465 | 100 Lure Bridge

Lane, Downieville | lureresort.com

On the North Yuba River, one mile east of

Downieville. Eleven housekeeping cottages

with kitchen and fireplace; Eight log camping

cabins with community restroom/shower;

most on the river. Fishing, swimming, gold

panning. Pet friendly.

RED MOOSE CAFE & INN

(530) 862-1024 | 224 Main St, Sierra

City | facebook.com/redmoosecafe

Two rooms with queen beds/bathrooms. Larger

room: day bed with trundle which can sleep 4.

Restaurant. Also accepting PCT hiker packages.

Will hold for free. Valid ID required for pick up.

PO Box 213, Sierra City, CA 96125.

SARDINE LAKE RESORT

(530) 862-1196 | 990 Sardine Lake

Rd, Sierra City |

sardinelakeresort.com

$1,370–$2,075 per week. 9 handcrafted,

housekeeping log cabins on Lower Sardine

Lake. Lakeside rentals available. Lakeside

restaurant/bar, boat rentals, wildlife viewing,

fishing, hiking, birding and scenic beauty.

Open Memorial weekend–mid-October.

SIERRA PINES RESORT

(800) 682-9848, (530) 862-1151

104 Main St, Sierra City |

herringtonssierrapines.com

At the base of the Sierra Buttes with spectacular

views. Restaurant, full bar, kitchen units

with fireplaces available, satellite TV (HBO &

local networks), private decks, pet

friendly. Free internet station in lobby and

limited WiFi access on premises. AAA.

SIERRA STREAMSIDE CABINS

(530) 289-3379 | PO Box 628,

Downieville |s

sierrastreamsidecabins.com

Woodsy setting on picturesque North Fork

Yuba River. Relax, fish, hike, swim, kayak, play

tennis, mountain bike, laze by the water (lakes

nearby too). Guided fishing tours available. RV

sites. Shuttle rides available to Sierra Buttes

single track downhill mountain bike trail.

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SIERRA COUNTY DINING

D O W N I E V I L L E / S I E R R A C I T Y / S I E R R A V I L L E

HIGH ALTITUDE CUISINE

Dining out in Sierra County is an experience not to be missed. The range of options is as wide as

the stunning panorama of the Sierra Valley with restaurant choices reflecting old and new California.

FORK N HORN: 101 E Main St, Sierraville.

(530) 994-1070. Serving breakfast and lunch,

all homemade, from scratch, with love.

Modern American comfort food with ingredients

locally sourced and organic when possible.

forknhorn.com

RED MOOSE CAFE AND INN: 224 Main

St, Sierra City. (530) 862-1024. Family run

restaurant with homemade fish and chips,

burgers etc. Serving breakfast and lunch.

Open Wed–Sun 8 am–3 pm. Closed Mon and

Tues. facebook.com/redmoosecafe.com

SIERRA COUNTRY STORE: 213 Main St,

Sierra City. (530) 862-1560. Breakfast burritos,

fresh deli sandwiches, cheeseburgers and

pizzas. Groceries, meats, produce, beer, wine,

liquor, camping/fishing supplies. Free Wifi.

sierracountrystore.com

Sardine Lake Resort

BASSETTS STATION: Highway 49 and Gold

Lake Rd, 5 miles east of Sierra City. (530)

862-1297. Good home cooking for breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Traditional breakfasts till 11

am. Famous hamburgers, "Old Fashioned"

milkshakes, ice cream. bassetts-station.com

LA COCINA DE ORO TAQUERIA: 322

Main St, Downieville. (530) 289-3584.

Authentic, flavorful Mexican cuisine freshly

prepared and cooked to order using organic

produce from local producers, (when possible).

Open Thurs–Sat 11–8; Sun 11–5. Check

for summer hours. Two outdoor decks overlooking

the Downie River.

LOS DOS HERMANOS: 101 Batelle St,

Sierraville. (530) 994-1058. Fine Mexican dining.

Many specialties including carne asada,

carnitas, lamb shank stew, burritos, tostadas,

chimichangas, enchiladas, rellenos etc. Open

11 am–8 pm. Closed Mon. Open six days a

week.

RHONDA’S LIL FROSTY: 319 Main St,

Loyalton. (530) 993-1192. Small diner, local

flavor with 1960’s ambience. Pork tenderloin,

cod baskets, burgers, milkshakes, soft serve

ice cream. Enjoy the outdoor picnic area with

umbrellas and flowers while you eat.

facebook.com/Rhondaslilfrosty

SARDINE LAKE RESORT: Gold Lake Rd,

Lakes Basin. (530) 862-1196. Lakeside dining.

Reservations highly recommended. Chefs

specials nightly, featuring certified Angus

beef, fresh fish and free range chicken, and

vegetarian cuisine. Full bar in lakeside gazebo.

Dining/Bar open Wed–Sun. Call for reservations.

Open mid-May–mid-Oct.

sardinelakeresort.com

SIERRA PINES RESORT: 104 Main St,

Sierra City. (800) 682-9848, (530) 862-1151.

Breakfast and dinner using only the finest

ingredients including certified Angus beef,

jumbo white shrimp, zero trans-fat oil and

fresh trout right from the pond. Full Bar.

Breakfast: 8–11 am, dinner 5–8:30 pm Open

from May until Fall. sierrapinesresort.com

ST. CHARLES PLACE:

101 Commercial St, Downieville. (530) 289-

3237. A fun and authentic piece of

Downieville history, loaded with character.

Saloon, long wood bar, pool table, back patio

looking over the river. Burgers Wednesday

nights. Off-sale liquor.

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Red Moose Cafe and Inn

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Open Wednesday–Sunday 8 AM–3 PM

Closed Monday–Tuesday

WE ACCEPT PCT HIKER PACKAGES

redmoosecafe.com

Sierra City ¥ 530-862-1024

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EVENTS

Western

Sierra County

Alleghany

ANNUAL GOLD SHOW: June 15–16 throughout

the day. Reservations required.

Alleghany. undergroundgold.com

SIXTEEN TO ONE MINE TOURS: June 16

Reservations required. Alleghany.

(530) 287-3223; undergroundgold.com

Downieville

FATHER'S DAY FISHING DERBY: June 16,

Downieville. Registration at 7:00 am at Sierra

Hardware. (530) 289-3595 / (530) 289-3379.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: July 4.

Parade, foot races and “Fireless Fireworks.”

HOME GROWN TALENT AT THE YUBA

THEATRE: July 5. Open mic night.

Downieville

Classic River

Jump

DOWNIEVILLE 4TH OF JULY BBQ & STREET

DANCE: July 6. Main St., Downieville.

(530) 289-3126 for more information.

DOWNIEVILLE MOUNTAIN BREWFEST: July

20. 25 breweries, music, food. Bob Mora &

the Third Degree Blues Band. 2 pm–6 pm.

downievillebrewfest.com

DOWNIEVILLE CLASSIC: August 1–4. Epic

mountain bike race. downievilleclassic.com

YUBA RIVER RIB COOK-OFF & STREET

DANCE: August 31. Live band/street dance

in evening. Main St., Downieville.

(530) 913-4418; yubariverribs@gmail.com

HOME GROWN TALENT AT THE YUBA

THEATRE: September 1. Open mic at the

Yuba Theatre.

Sierra City

WINE IN THE WOODS: July 27. Sorracco’s

Gardens, 203 Main St., Sierra City. 4–7 pm.

(530) 862-1580 for tickets and information.

SIERRA CITY BIG CITY ROD RUN: September

13–14, Sierra City. Over 100 hot rods, muscle

and vintage cars. (530) 862–1170;

highwaymennorcal.com

OKTOBERFEST & STREET FAIR: October 12,

Main Street, 10 am–4 pm. (530) 289–3595

Kentucky Mine

MUSIC AT THE MINE: June 29-Achilles Wheel,

7:30 pm; July 13-Mumbo Gumbo, 7:30 pm;

July 27-Red Dirt Ruckus, 7:30 pm; August

17-Mojo Green, 7:30 pm; September 1-

Ancient Future, 3:00 pm.

sierracountyhistory.org

MICHAEL RIEPE

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Sierra County

Sierra Valley

TOUR DE MANURE: June 15, 7 am. Bike

race. tourdemanure.org

CALPINE MARKETPLACE: September 7,

Calpine Community Park. (530) 616-0630

Loyalton

RECYCLED RELICS CAR SHOW-N-SHINE:

June 8. All makes, models and years.

Downtown Loyalton. 9:00 am

(530) 993-0453; eastsierravalleychamber.com

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: July 4.

Loyalton. Parade. 9:00 am. Main Street.

COUNTRY MARKET & BAZAAR MEET &

GREET: August 10, 10 am–2 pm, Chamber

Kiosk, Highway 49 & 2nd Street.

sierracountychamber.com/event-3289956

HARVEST MARKET PUMPKIN CARVING MEET

& GREET: October 10, 10 am-2 pm,

Chamber Kiosk, Highway 49 & 2nd Street.

eastsierravalleychamber.com

2020 Events

GREAT YUBA PASS CHILI COOK-OFF: First

Saturday in March 2020. Yuba Pass.

(530) 289-3262

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: April

2020. Yuba Theatre, Downieville.

(530) 289-9822; sierracountyartscouncil.org

RESOURCE: Chambers of Commerce, Page 63.

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Farmers Markets

DOWNTOWN GRASS VALLEY

FARMERS MARKET: Thursdays, May

16–September 26. 4–7 pm. Parking lot at

South Auburn and Neal Streets.

downtowngrassvalley.com

NEVADA CITY FARMERS MARKET:

Saturdays, June 1–Nov 23. 8:30 am–

1 pm. Winter: 1st and 3rd Saturdays,

December–May, 9–12 am. Union St, (530)

206-3000. NCFarmersmarket.org

THE MARKET AT GRASS VALLEY: (530)

265-5551. Farmers market and artisan crafts.

themarketatgrassvalley.com

PINE CREEK SHOPPING CENTER:

Tuesdays through Sept 24, 8–12 pm.

650 Freeman Ln, GV.

DOWNTOWN GRASS VALLEY:

Thursdays through September 26,

4–7 pm (Across from Safeway)

NORTHSTAR HOUSE MARKET:

Saturdays through Nov 23. 8 am–

12 pm. 12075 Old Auburn Rd, GV.

Ongoing Events

EMPIRE MINE PUBLIC TOURS: Daily and

weekend tours offered. See website for

details. Empire Mine State Historic Park, GV.

(530) 273-8522. empiremine.org

Kid Friendly

RIDE RAILBUS 97: May

through October. 30 minute ride passing

ruins of New Mohawk Mine. Saturdays,

weather permitting. (530) 470-0902.

ncngrrmuseum.org

Kid Friendly

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALKS:

June 7, July 5, August 2, 2019. NC, 5–9 pm.

Art displays, live music, family friendly.

(530) 265-2692. nevadacitychamber.com

MOVIES UNDER THE PINES: June 15,

July 27, August 30. Pioneer Park Bandshell,

Nevada City. nevadacityfilmfestival.com

NEVADA COUNTY CONCERT BAND

CONCERTS: June 2, June 23, July 4, July

28, August 10, August 25, September 1,

September 14. NC. (530) 272-6228.

nccb.org

THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET / FREE

CONCERT: June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August

1. Food, fresh produce, vendors, live music.

Downtown GV, 6–9 pm. (530) 272-8315.

downtowngrassvalley.com

SUMMER NIGHTS IN NEVADA CITY:

July 17, 24 & 31. 6–9:30 pm. Arts/crafts,

classic cars, food, drink, music. (530) 265-

2692. nevadacitychamber.com

BIERWAGEN'S PUMPKIN PATCH/

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Daily in October,

Mon–Fri 12–5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm.

17437 Lower Colfax Rd., GV. (530) 477-

5992. bierwagensfarm.com

SALMON TOURS: Public rafting expeditions:

usually on two Saturdays at the end of

October and early November, so please

inquire for more information.

rlubitz@yubariver.org; yubariver.org

CORNISH CHRISTMAS: Fridays,

November 29–December 20, 2019 from

6–9pm (530) 272-8315.

downtowngrassvalley.com

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: Sundays: Dec 8,

15, 22 from 1:30–6 pm; Wednesdays: Dec

11, 18 from 5–9 pm. Victorian singers, bagpipers,

Santa, vendors, Downtown NC. (530)

265-2692. NevadaCityChamber.com

DONATION DAY PARADE: December 20,

2019. 10 am–11:30am. Nearly one thousand

local school children march through the

streets of GV. downtowngrassvalley.com

SPRINGTIME AT ANANDA: Check website

for 2020 dates. Over 10,000 tulips.

(530) 478-7574. crystalhermitage.org

Kid Friendly

WILDFLOWER WALKS AT

BUTTERMILK BEND: Mid March–Mid

May 2020, Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am.

17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, PV. (530) 432-

2546. southyubariverstatepark.org

JUNE 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

NEVADA CITY CLASSIC BICYCLE RACE:

June 1–2. Top cyclists. Historic Downtown

NC, (530) 265-2692. nevadacityclassic.com

SECESSION DAYS CELEBRATION &

ROUGH & READY CHILI COOK-OFF:

June 2. R&R. (530) 797-6729.

roughandreadychamber.com

HUMBUG DAY: June 8. 11 am–4 pm.

Music, wagon rides, crafts, gold panning,

BBQ. 23579 N. Bloomfield Rd, NC.

Malakoffdigginsstatepark.org

CHERRY CARNIVAL & PARADE: June 1.

10–4 pm. Parade, games, live music, local

artisans and crafters, fresh “homemade”

food and more. North San Juan.

facebook.com/NSJCherryFestival

FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL:

June 13–16. National headliners,

Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, GV.

fathersdayfestival.com

WILD FOR THE YUBA: June 14. 6–9:30

pm. Appetizers, Dinner, Auction, Music Pilot

Peak Winery, 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn

Valley, CA. yubariver.org

THE GREAT RACE: June 24. 11 am–4 pm.

2,500 mile endurance rally for vintage cars

stopping in Grass Valley. Participating cars

dating back to the early 1900’s!

downtowngrassvalley.com

JULY 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

4TH OF JULY PARADE & CURBSIDE

CONCERT: Downtown Grass Valley. Preparade

concert 10 am, parade starts 11am.

(530) 265-2692. NevadaCityChamber.com

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Opens 3 pm.

Craft fair, food, entertainment and Gala fireworks,

(9:30 pm). Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV.NevadaCityChamber.com

GRASS VALLEY AIRSHOW AND

BREWFEST: July 20. Twilight Hanger Party,

flying demos, flybys and displays, wine &

beer garden and much more. ncairfest.com

Kid Friendly

CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST:

July 11–14. 8 stages of international music

and dance. Camping, workshops, international

food, crafts, children’s program.

Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, GV.

worldfest.net

ANNUAL SIERRA STORYTELLING

FESTIVAL: July 19–21. Many beloved storytellers,

North Columbia Cultural Center,

17894 Tyler Foot Rd, NC. (530) 265-2826.

sierrastorytellingfestival.org

Kid Friendly

THE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL:

July 19. 9 am–12 noon / 5–8 pm.

Renaissance Fair for children. Pioneer Park,

421 Nimrod St, NC. thechildrensfestival.com

STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS: July 20. Dinner,

dancing & stargazing at Empire Mine. (530)

477-9700. supportsierranevada.org

AUGUST 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

NEVADA COUNTY FAIR: August 7–11.

11228 McCourtney Rd.,GV. (530) 273-6217.

NevadaCountyFair.com

RIDGESTOCK: August 17. 11 am–11 pm.

Local music and green living skills. North

Columbia Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foot

Rd, NC. ridgestock.org

NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL: August

23–30. World-class independent films.

Historic Downtown NC .

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

NEVADA CITY UNCORKED: August 24.

1–4 pm. Taste local wine and food.

(530) 265-2692. NevadaCityChamber.com

SIERRA BREWFEST: August 24. 3–6:30

pm. 100+ microbrews, music, food from

local food trucks and restaurants.

Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, GV.

(530) 265-6124. musicinthemountains.org

GOLD COUNTRY KENNEL CLUB DOG

SHOW: August 31–September 1. AKC Dog

Show. (530) 265-2787.

facebook.com/GoldCountryKennelClub

MINERS PICNIC: August 31. 11 am–4 pm.

Celebrate gold mining history, Empire Mine

State Historic State Park, GV.

empiremine.org

Preparing for

“Goat Yoga”

at the Fair

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Your Community Market Since 1959

Full Service Grocery | Extensive Selection of Natural, Organic & Gluten Free Foods

Bill Pay Services | Money Orders | Lottery Sales | Fishing Licenses (Nevada City)

www.spdmarket.com

Fresh & Local

Produce Year Round

Full Service Deli &

Catering Department

Full US

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Local Wines

Seafood & Meats

Delivered Fresh Daily

7 am–9 pm 7 days a week | 735 Zion Street, Nevada City | 530.265.4596 | 129 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley | 530.272.5000

6 am – Midnight

451 E Main St, Grass Valley

(530) 273-8738

Propane tank fill up and exchange

Open 24 hours

107 E McKnight Way, Grass Valley

(530) 272-8815

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / P E N N V A L L E Y / T R U C K E E

SEPTEMBER 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

CRUISIN’ THE PINES ROAMIN’ ANGELS

CAR SHOW: September 6–8. Vintage cars.

9 am–3 pm. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. roaminangels.com

CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION,

PARADE & LIVING HISTORY: September

14–15. Sat: Nevada County Concert Band,

4:30–6:15. Sun: Duck Race at Deer Creek

and Constitution Day Parade 2:30 pm in

Historic Downtown NC. Living History: Sat.

10 am–5 pm, Sun. 10 am - Noon. Pioneer

Park, 421 Nimrod St, NC, (530) 265-2692.

NevadaCityChamber.com

Kid Friendly FRENCH CONNECTION:

September 14. French-themed Festival.

23579 N. Bloomfield Rd, NC.

malakoffdigginsstatepark.org

GRASS VALLEY BREWFEST: September

14. 1–5 pm. Mill St, Grass Valley.

BARBARA SCHMIDT MILLAR

CELEBRATION OF LIFE TRIATHLON:

September 15. Scotts Flat Lake, 23333

Scotts Flat Rd, NC . bsmtri.org

DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC AND HARVEST

FAIR: September 19–22. Premier Draft

Horse show in Western US. 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. NevadaCountyFair.com

OPEN SPACES, WILD PLACES GALA:

September 21. Farm to table dinner,

Live/silent auctions, and more. Miners

Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St, NC.

BYLT.org

YUBA RIVER CLEANUP: September 21.

(530) 265-5961. yubariver.org

Kid Friendly

CELTIC FESTIVAL &

MARKETPLACE: September 27–29. Music,

dance, workshops, storytelling, marketplace,

children’s area. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. kvmrcelticfestival.org

OCTOBER 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

Kid Friendly BIERWAGEN’S PUMPKIN

PATCH & HARVEST FESTIVAL: Everyday

in October. Food, farm animals, produce,

children’s play area. 17437 Lower Colfax Rd,

GV. (530) 477-5992.

facebook.com/bierwagensfarm

EARTH’S TREASURES: October 5–6. 10

am–5 pm. Main Street Center, Fairgrounds,

11228 McCourtney Rd, GV. ncgms.org

AUTUMN SHINDIG HARVEST FESTIVAL:

October 6. Games, food, live music. 17894

Tyler Foote Crossing Rd, NC.

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

FALL COLORS OPEN STUDIOS & ART

TOUR: October 12–13. 10 am–5 pm. (530)

274-8384 X 14. openstudiostour.org

FALL COLORS OPEN STUDIOS & ART

TOUR: October 19–20. 10 am–5 pm. (530)

274-8384 X 14. openstudiostour.org

Kid Friendly

GRILLS N’ GRILLES: October

19. 11 am–4 pm. BBQ Competition & Car

Show. bands, beer garden, disc golf tournament,

activities for kids, Western Gateway

Park, 18560 Penn Valley Dr, PV.

grillsngrilles.org

WINTERFAIRE CRAFT SHOW: September

19–20. 10 am–4 pm. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. (530) 272-7033.

craftguildofnevadacounty.org

THE ALTAR SHOW: RENEWAL AND

REMEMBRANCE October 26–November 3.

12 pm–7 pm. (530) 274-8283. Nevada

County Fairgrounds. thealtarshow.org

NOVEMBER 2019

BANNER MOUNTAIN ARTISANS

HOLIDAY SALE: November 23–24. Sat. 10

am–5 pm and Sun. 10 am–4 pm. 518 Hwy

49, NC. bannermountainartisans.com

CRAFT FAIR & SANDWICH SHOPPE:

November 23–24. Sat. 10 am–4 pm and

Sun. 12–4 pm. Craft fair, Santa Claus,

refreshments. 433 Broad St, NC.

nevadacitymethodist.com

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FAIRE: November

29–30, December 1. Fri–Sat 10 am–5 pm,

Sun 10 am–4 pm. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. (530) 273-6217.

NevadaCountyFair.com

HOLIDAYS AT THE EMPIRE MINE:

December 14–15. 11 am–4 pm. Tour Bourn

Cottage. Santa, volunteers in period dress.

Empire Mine Historic State Park, 10791 E

Empire St, GV. (530) 273-8522.

empiremine.org

DECEMBER 2019

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE: December 7–8.

Handmade, local fine art and crafts. NC. 10

am–4 pm. (530) 265-2826.

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

NEVADA COUNTY FOOD & TOY RUN:

December 14. Rain or shine. 950 Maidu

Avenue, NC. 9–11:45 am. (530) 470-0697.

toyrun.org

CHRISTMAS AT THE RAILROAD

MUSEUM: December 14. 10 am–3 pm.

Family fun, Santa & refreshments. #5 Kidder

Court, NC. (530) 470-0902.

ncngrrmuseum.org

HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE PARK:

December 13–14. 5–10 pm. Western

Gateway Park, 18560 Penn Valley Drive, PV.

(530) 432-1802. pennvalleycoc.org

JANUARY 2020

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARM

CONFERENCE: January 10–12, 2020.

Internationally recognized speakers. See

schedule. foodandfarmconference.com

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL:

January 16, 2020–January 20, 2020.

Environmental & adventure films. Historic

Downtown NC/GV. (530) 265-5961.

wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

GRASS VALLEY WEDDING FAIR: January

19, 2020. 12–4 pm. Wedding & event

vendors showcased. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. joyoflifeevents.com

CHOCOLATE INFUSION: January 26,

2020. Chocolate, wine and jazz. Miners

Foundry, 325 Spring St, NC. theunion.com

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL: TBA.

Parade, food, exhibitors. catsweb.org

FEBRUARY 2020

MARDI GRAS PARADE & STREET

FAIRE: February 16, 2020. 11 am–4 pm

Street Faire, 2 pm Parade. Historic Downtown

NC. (530) 265-2692.

NevadaCityChamber.com

MARCH 2020

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION: March 7,

2020. Food, wine & entertainment. Historic

Downtown GV. (530) 272-8315.

downtowngrassvalley.com

APRIL 2020

SPRING HOME, GARDEN AND

LIFESTYLE SHOW: April 25–26, 2020.

(530) 477-4241. theunion.com/homeshow

MAY 2020

DOWNTOWN GRASS VALLEY CAR

SHOW: May 2, 2020 Vintage & classic cars,.

(530) 272-8315. downtowngrassvalley.com

SPRINGTIME IN THE PINES QUILT

SHOW: May 4–5, 2019. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. (530) 272-3243.

pinetreequiltguild.com

KODO ARTS ANNUAL SPRING SHOW &

SALE: May 2–10, 2020. Unique furniture,

home decor, garden. 10 am–6 pm.

(530) 478-0812. kodo-japanese-antiques.com

GRASS VALLEY OLD WEST ANTIQUE

SHOW: May 8–9, 2020. Fairgrounds, 11228

McCourtney Rd, GV. (530) 272-3243.

NevadaCountyFair.com

SPRINGTIME AT EMPIRE MINE: May,

2020.11am–4 pm. Living history, blooming

gardens, food. GV. (530) 273-8522. Check

website for date. empiremine.org

PENN VALLEY RODEO & PARADE: May

15–16, 2020. Rodeo Grounds, 10513

Spenceville Rd, PV. (530) 432-1802.

pvrodeo.com

25TH ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR: May

2020. Featuring privately-owned gardens.

sierrasoroptimist.org

STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Memorial Day Weekend 2020. Fairgrounds,

11228 McCourtney Rd, GV.

strawberrymusic.com

ANDREW WRIGHT, LIGHTHAWKPHOTO.COM

KODO ARTS ANNUAL FALL SHOW &

SALE: October 5–13, 2019. Unique furniture,

home decor, garden. 10 am–6 pm.

(530) 478-0812.

kodo-japanese-antiques.com

CHRISTMAS IN THE PINES: TBA. Crafts,

food & Santa Claus. Lake Center, 10966

Combie Rd, Auburn. (530) 268-7622.

sncchamber.org

ST. PIRAN’S DAY CELEBRATION: March

14, 2020. Cornish flag raising, pasty

Olympics, Cornish market. Main & S. Auburn

Streets, Grass Valley. Dogs welcome!

downtowngrassvalley.com

SYRCL’s Salmon Tours

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Betty Bruce Hoddy 1921-2019

Our Mom, Betty Bruce Hoddy passed

away this last year at the age

of ninety-seven. Everyone loved

Momo. She lived life with

cheerfulness and always put her

family first. She and her husband

Lee Jackson Hoddy raised four boys,

and nurtured numerous grandchildren,

daughters-in-law and friends.

She was loved by all for her humor, selflessness, and good nature. I never

saw her angry. Not once. Her family and friends were the number one priority

in her life. When her husband preceeded her in death after sixty plus years of

marriage, her only concern was that we honor his memory. In her final years, when

health and memory deprived her of well being, we would ask, “How are you, Momo?”

She would always say “ I feel fine ” though, we knew better. She was more

concerned with not being a burden to others.

In a military family that moved often, our home became the gathering place

for everyone in the neighborhood. Momo was kind, gentle and ready to

prepare something special for anyone that dropped in at a moment's notice. One

time, a child had stopped breathing in the neighbor's pool. The child's Mom rushed her

son over to our house, and my mom brought him back to life. She was the type

of person that people turned to for help.

When she dropped the Thanksgiving turkey on the floor, all we could

do was laugh. Laughter was very important to her. Whenever our Dad and

her animal trainer son brought home yet another rescue animal (including raccoons,

coyotes, birds of prey, boa constrictors, iguanas, owls, porcupines and many more

creatures), she took it all in stride. They all became members of the family. When

she fell and knocked out all her front teeth, rattled because her husband

and our Dad had suddenly fallen ill, she gathered up her teeth off the ground,

and said “It doesn’t hurt.” That was just like her– never complained, and

never made a fuss. So, thank you Momo. We honor your memory with love

and grace and miss you more than words can say.

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G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / P E N N V A L L E Y / T R U C K E E

TRUCKEE AREA EVENTS

Ongoing Events

TRUCKEE CERTIFIED FARMERS

MARKET: Every Tuesday Through Oct 15. 8

am–1 pm. Truckee River Regional Park.

10500 Brockway Rd, (530) 386-3262.

facebook.com/truckeecertifiedfarmersmarket

TRUCKEE COMMUNITY FARMERS

MARKET: Sundays, June 16–Sept 29. 9

am–1 pm. 12047 Donner Pass Rd,

truckeefarmersmarket.org

Kid Friendly

TRUCKEE THURSDAYS: June

13 to August 29, 2019 (except July 4)

5–8:30 pm. Live music, arts and crafts, food

vendors, beer garden, children’s activities,

farmers market. truckeethursdays.com

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Every Wednesday

from June 19 to August 28. 6:30–8:30 pm,

Truckee Regional Park. (530) 582-7720.

tdrpd.com

June 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

TRUCKEE CRAW THAW MUSIC

FESTIVAL: May 31–June 2. Cajun Cuisine

and 10 live bands in historic downtown

Truckee. truckeecrawthaw.com

WINE AND FOOD FAIRE: June 1. 5–7:30

pm. Wine and restaurant tasting. Silent

Auction. Coyote Moon Golf Course. sitd.info

BEST OF TAHOE CHEFS: June 2. 4:30–10

pm. The cuisine of Tahoe’s Finest Chefs.

bestoftahoechefs.org

TRUCKEE RUNNING FESTIVAL: June 2.

5K, 10K and ½ marathon along the Legacy

Trail or a half marathon at Waddle Ranch.

tahoetrailrunning.com

TRUCKEE DIRT FONDO: June 6–8.

Competitive off-road bike race.

truckeedirtfondo.com

TRUCKEE BREW FEST: June 8. 1–5 pm.

Beer tasting, live music and silent auction.

Truckee Regional Park. truckeeoptimist.com

ROUNDHOUSE MAKER SHOW: June 9.

Artist show and festival. Truckee Tahoe

Airport. truckeeroundhouse.org

150 YEAR TRUCKEE DONNER

RAILROAD CELEBRATION: June 22. The

Chinese and their importance to the

Railroad. truckeehistory.org

LAKE TAHOE SUMMIT LACROSSE

CLASSIC: June 22–23. Youth lacrosse tournament

for boys and girls. Truckee/Tahoe.

advnclacrosse.com

Kid Friendly KIDS ADVENTURE GAMES: DONNER LAKE OPEN SWIM: August 10,

June 28–30. Multi-discipline obstacle adventure

2019. Open water swim competition.

race. Northstar. kidsadventuregames.com

sierramasters.com

2019 BARN PARTY: June 29. 5–9 pm.

Sierra style hoedown. hstt.org

July 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

TRUCKEE 4TH OF JULY PARADE: 9:45

am. Firecracker Mile Fun Run followed by

parade through historic downtown Truckee.

auburnskiclub.com

TRUCKEE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS:

9 pm. Donner Lake. Day-long activities (residents

only). West End Beach. tdrpd.com

SUMMER CONCERT ON THE GREEN:

July 5–6. Top tribute bands. Tahoe Donner

Driving Range. tahoedonner.com/events

BREWFEST AND BLUEGRASS: July 6.

Craft beer tasting and bluegrass music

festival. NorthstarCalifornia.com

TRUCKEE TAHOE AIR SHOW & FAMILY

FESTIVAL: July 13. Truckee Tahoe Airport.

truckeetahoeairshow.com

WANDERLUST SQUAW VALLEY: July 18–

21. Yoga, music and food festival, organic

food and wine, inspirational speaker program,

meditation and outdoor activities.

squawalpine.com

TRUCKEE ANTIQUES & VINTAGE SALE:

July 19–21. 10 am–5 pm. Alder Creek

Middle School. tbcashows.info

150 YEAR TRUCKEE DONNER

RAILROAD CELEBRATION "OLD TIMERS

PICNIC": July 20. 10 am–3 pm. Chief

Truckee Picnic Area, Regional Park.

truckeehistory.org

Kid Friendly

DONNER LAKE TRIATHLON

AND KIDS TRIATHLON: July 20–21. 7

am–3 pm. Swim, bike and run events for

adults and kids. donnerlaketri.com

August 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

TRUCKEE HALF MARATHON: August 4.

Half Marathon, 5K and Truckee Kids Running.

truckeemarathon.com

BREWS, JAZZ & FUNK FEST: August

10–11. 2–8 pm. Craft brew tasting and live

music. Squaw Valley. hstt.org

TEVIS CUP: August 17. Oldest endurance

horse ride. Squaw Valley to Auburn.

teviscup.org

CASTLE PEAK 100K: August 24. Prosser

Ranch Campground to Sugar Bowl Resort.

castlepeak100k.com

TRUCKEE PRO RODEO: August 24 –25.

truckeerodeo.org

September 2019

SEE ONGOING EVENTS

TRAILS & VISTAS WORLD CONCERT:

September 7. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare

Festival Showcase Series. Sand Harbor State

Park, Lake Tahoe. trailsandvistas.org

TRAILS AND VISTAS: September 7–8.

Guided art hikes and separate dance performance.

trailsandvistas.org

ART & SOUL ARTWALK: September 14.

1–6 pm. Visual art, live music, artist demonstrations,

craft beer tastings and small bites.

historictruckee.com

DONNER PARTY HIKE: September 14–15.

Donner Summit–Truckee. Travel the paths of

early emigrants. donnerpartyhike.com

LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD & WINE

FESTIVAL: September 20–22. Premier

gourmet food, wine, beer & spirits festival.

northstarcalifornia.com

OKTOBERFEST: September 21. 12–6 pm.

Traditional Bavarian music, folk dancers, beer

garden, brats and kraut. squawalpine.com

October 2019

TRUCKEE DOWNTOWN WINE, WALK &

SHOP: October 5. 12 –4 pm. Wine and food

tastings. truckeewinewalk.com

GREAT TRAIL RACE: October 6. Truckee to

Tahoe City. Trail running or mountain biking.

greattrailrace.com

TRUCKEE HISTORICAL HAUNTED

WALKING TOUR: October 17–18. Local

legends and history. truckeehistorytour.org

TRUCKEE RIVER DAY: October 20.

Volunteers restoring local creeks, rivers, wetlands,

and meadows. truckeeriverwc.org

PHOTO COURTESY OF TAHOE DONNER

November 2019

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE HOLIDAY

LIGHTING CEREMONY: TBA. Historic

Downtown Truckee. historictruckee.com

December 2019

FESTIVE FRIDAYS: December. Historic

Downtown Truckee. historictruckee.com

FIREWORKS DISPLAY: December 31.

Northstar California. northstarcalifornia.com

February/March

2020

CHRIS MATTHEWS MEMORIAL CRAB

FEED: TBA. truckeerotary.com

SNOWFEST: February 28–March 10. Winter

Festival events throughout the region.

tahoesnowfest.org

THE GREAT SKI RACE: March 1. Tahoe

City to Truckee. thegreatskirace.com

May 2020

MADE IN TAHOE FESTIVAL: Squaw Valley.

squawalpine.com

TRUCKEE HOME AND BUILDING SHOW:

Truckee High School. truckeehomeshow.com

LITTLE BIG BIKE FESTIVAL: Truckee Bike

Park. truckeebikepark.org

Summer Concert

on the Green

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G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / P E N N V A L L E Y / T R U C K E E

LOCAL CAR SHOWS ARE CLASSICS

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SHOW AND SHINE: June 8, 10:00 am–2:00 pm,

Litton Building, off Sierra College Drive, Grass

Valley. Sports cars, motorcycles, beer, wine

and barbeque. Sponsored by the Sierra Sports

Car Group.

Information: cbv.org/time-to-show-shine

“CRUISIN’ THE PINES:” September 7–8, Saturday

8:00 am–4:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am–1:00 pm,

Nevada County Fairgrounds, McCourtney Road,

Grass Valley. Sponsored by local car club the

Roamin Angels, this marks the show’s 20th year.

Featured will be classic cars and motorcycles,

vintage trailers, fast boats and an expanded

“Killer 4x4” display area.

Every year local Veterans groups are invited to

display and talk about their program. This marks

the 100th anniversary of the American Legion,

and the 100th anniversary of the local American

Grass Valley Car Show

Legion Post. The Roamin Angels will feature a

special raffle to raise funds for our Veterans.

Information: roaminangels.com

“GRILLS & GRILLES:” October 19, 11:00 am–4:00

pm, Western Gateway Park, Penn Valley. Cars and

motorcycles of all makes and models. Disc Golf

Tournament, kids fun area, vendors, music, food,

beer and wine. Also a Backyard Barbeque contest

for local teams. Taste their samples and vote for

the best. Sponsored by the United Way of

Nevada County.

Information: grillsngrilles.org

GRASS VALLEY CAR SHOW: First Saturday in May,

2020, 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Oldest car show in the

area takes over the town’s historic downtown

streets. Show features over 300 custom, vintage

and antique cars, and trucks. Enjoy rock ‘n roll

music as you stroll. Vendors, face painting, food

booths and wine.

Information: downtowngrassvalley.com

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530-885-5556

New & Used Bike Sales

Parts, Service, Apparel

Collision & Machine Shop

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A DIVERSE CULTURAL SCENE

C U L T U R A L D I S T R I C T S

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A Rich

Cultural

Tradition

LeGacy

Productions

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Community

Asian

Theatre

(CATS)

Music In The Mountains (MIM)

Lotta

Crabtree

IN 2017, the California Arts Council

selected 14 California Cultural

Districts. Two are in Nevada

County–Grass Valley/Nevada City

and Truckee.

Between them Grass Valley and

Nevada City have more than 100

arts-related organizations producing

some 1,000 events a year–many with

a long history. Among these

organizations is The Center for the

Arts which provides a diverse array of

programming featuring nationally recognized

artists, as well as local talent.

Over the years Truckee has attracted

and grown a vibrant artistic

community. This has resulted in over

a dozen art galleries and exhibition

spaces, created year-round cultural

events and inspired many public

art pieces.

Nevada County has a cultural

tradition. As early as 1852, Nevada

City, Grass Valley and Rough & Ready

had theatres. Some of the best

entertainers of the time graced their

stages. By the late 1880s, Grass Valley

had an opera house. And don’t

forget the Nevada Theatre which

opened in 1865 and is still going

strong in Nevada City.

Two very talented women had

ties to Nevada County. Lotta

Crabtree was the wealthiest

and most beloved American

entertainer in the late 1880s.

At age five, she moved to Grass

Valley where her talents were

cultivated.

Emma Nevada was born in the

county in 1859 and spent her

early years in Nevada City where

she made her singing debut at

age three. She went on to become a

famous operatic soprano spending

much of her 30 year career

touring Europe.

InConcert Sierra

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A DIVERSE CULTURAL SCENE

C O N C E R T S /

M U S I C F E S T I V A L S

MIM Music SummerFest In The Mountains Concert

SummerFest

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Venetian Affair,

InConcert

Sierra

Special Performance.

Outdoors at Fairgrounds

July 3, Patriotic Pops.

InConcert Sierra/

Sierra Master Chorale

InConcert Sierra is Nevada County’s oldest arts

organization. Founded in 1946, it was the first

group to present nationally and internationally

acclaimed musicians to local music lovers.

The 75-voice Sierra Master Chorale was formed

under the InConcert umbrella. It is an auditioned

group of men and women who perform a variety

of choral music.

2019-20 SEASON

September 15, Popular Works. InConcert

Sierra Orchestra.

October 20, Michael Brown, pianist.

November 17, Venice Music Project.

December 14 (7:30 pm) & 15 (2 pm), Holiday

Concert. Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra.

January 19, 2020, Escher String Quartet plus

David Speltz, cello.

February 16, 2020, Paul Huang, violin, & Helen

Huang, piano.

March 15, 2020, Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Wu

Han, piano; David Finckel, cello.

April 19, 2020, Cantus, vocal ensemble.

May 17 (2 pm) & May 19 (7:30 pm), 2020,

Spring Concert. Sierra Master Chorale &

Orchestra.

Concerts start at 2:00 pm (unless noted); all

guest performances include a pre-concert forum

at 1:15 pm.

Location: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889

Osborne Hill Dr., Grass Valley (off Hwy. 174).

Information/Additional Events:

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inconcertsierra.org

Music in the

Mountains

One of the finest classical music associations in

Northern California, Music in the Mountains

(MIM) presents concerts throughout the year. A

popular annual event now in its 38th year is

SummerFest which hosts a variety of concerts.

The home base for MIM is the Amaral Center at

the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

SUMMERFEST

June 24, Brass Concert Discussion, Peace

Lutheran Church.

June 25, Brass, Brats & Brews, outdoors at

Fairgrounds

Amaral Center

June 27, Carmina Burana plus pre-concert

discussion.

June 29, Magical Moments plus pre-concert

discussion.

June 30, Beethoven, Bruch & Amaryn, afternoon.

June 30, Evening Artists Gala Reception,

Special Event: June 23, Garden Party/Concert.

Dunham Estate, Grass Valley.

Amaral Center: Nevada County Fairgrounds:

McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Peace Lutheran Church: West Main Street,

Grass Valley.

Information/Additional Events:

musicinthemountains.org

Festivals

FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: June 13–16.

Legendary bluegrass, old time and gospel music

festival. Presented by the California Bluegrass

Association at the Nevada County Fairgrounds,

McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Information:

cbaweb.org

CALIFORNIA

WORLDFEST: July

11–14. Seven

stages featuring

music legends.

Workshops,

exhibits, Global

Indigenous Peoples

Village, family, teen

and kids activities, food and market place. Nevada

County Fairgrounds,

McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Information: worldfest.net

LAKE TAHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL: August 20–25.

Music at lakefront and intimate outdoor settings

on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City

and Truckee. Featuring the Festival’s 26-piece

orchestra. Concert in Truckee August 21 at

Donner Lake’s West End Beach, bring a picnic.

Information/Additional Concerts:

tahoemusic.org

California WorldFest

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Festivals

SIERRA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: July 19–21.

Thirty-fourth annual. Nationally recognized tellers,

also a Story Slam, Open Telling, Evening Gala,

Children’s Concert. Food and drink, picnics welcomed.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural

Center (see page 57).

sierrastorytellingfestival.org

CELTIC FESTIVAL & MARKETPLACE: September

27–29. Five musical and six demonstration

stages, international performers, regional talent,

youth arts instruction. Nevada County

Fairgrounds, McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

kvmrcelticfestival.org

NUGGET FRINGE FESTIVAL: Winter, 2020. A

whirlwind of theatrical magic with something

for everyone. Multiple venues, shows and

performances. nuggetfringe.com

SIERRA POETRY FESTIVAL:

April 18, 2020. Attended

by local, national and

international poets and

performers. Readings,

workshops, music, a

literary fair for all ages.

Miners Foundry, Spring Street, Nevada City.

sierrapoetryfestival.org

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Memorial Day

Weekend, 2020. Main stage and side stage performances,

workshops, kids activities. Nevada

County Fairgrounds, McCourtney Road, Grass

Valley. (209) 984-8630; strawberrymusic.com

Theatre

Sierra Stages

This community theatre provides quality,

accessible performances for everyone. They also

have a Theatre by the Book play reading series at

Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Spring Street,

Nevada City.

“CABARET,” July 11–August 3.

Legendary musical.

Celtic Festival

“THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,” September

19–October 5. Wickedly funny satire.

Nevada Theatre, Broad Street, Nevada City.

Information: sierrastages.org

LeGacy Productions

A theatre company dedicated to providing an

affordable and meaningful theatre experience.

“20TH CENTURY BLUES,” through June 22. This

endearing comedy chronicles the friendship of

four women through 40 years.

“SCROOGE,” November 29–December 28.

Annual production.

Nevada Theatre, Broad Street, Nevada City.

Information: legacypresents.com

Truckee Community

Theater

Performs up to five main stage productions

each season.

“FALL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL,”

August 30–31, September 1.

“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING,”

November 8–10.

“THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS,” December 19–21.

Performances: 10046 Church St., Truckee.

Information: truckeecommunitytheater.com

CATS

For 25 years the Community Asian Theatre of the

Sierra (CATS) has been dedicated to promoting

cultural diversity through multicultural theatre,

workshops and events.

IN SEARCH OF GOLD MOUNTAIN, September 14,

10:00 am–6:00 pm. Tour of Chinese Temples and

towns of the California Gold Rush.

ANNUAL THEATRE PRODUCTION: Spring 2020.

Information: catsweb.org

Music/Theatre

NEVADA CITY LIVE: A concert and gathering

series showcasing local and regional talent

presented by Paul Emery at the Nevada Theatre

on Broad Street, and other venues in Nevada City.

paulemerymusic.com

SIERRA THEATERS: Metropolitan Opera broadcast

live from Lincoln Center presented by the Del

Oro theatre (Grass Valley) in partnership with

InConcert Sierra and Music in the Mountains.

F E S T I V A L S / T H E A T R E /

M U S I C / A R T

“Scrooge” by LeGacy Productions

National Theatre Live, a project of the National

Theatre of London. Project broadcasts world-class

theatre to cinemas around the world.

Bolshoi Ballet Live, for one season only.

Information: sierratheaters.com

Art Shows

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER OF THE ARTS: Work by

artists with disabilities and abilities. “The Walk &

Roll Fundraiser,” September 21. “Holiday Show,”

December 6–January 31, 2020. Gallery open

Monday–Friday, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, also every

third Saturday. 212 Litton Drive # 21, Grass Valley.

(530) 272- 7287; ncagrassvalley.org

KODO ARTS JAPANESE ANTIQUES AND ART:

October 5–13 & May 2–10, 2020. Art, furniture,

textiles, and garden and home decor. 571 Searls

Ave., Nevada City. (530) 478-0812; kodo-arts.com

FALL COLORS OPEN STUDIOS: Annual art tour,

October 12 & 13, October 19 & 20. Opening

Reception, October 10, 5:00–8:00 pm. The Plaza

Gallery, 998 Plaza Dr., Grass Valley. Exhibition

continues until November 1. Gallery hours

Tuesday–Friday Noon–5:00 pm. Art Tour brochure

& map available at The Plaza Gallery.

thecenterforthearts.org

BANNER MOUNTAIN ARTISANS: Sixteenth annual

Holiday Sale featuring juried artists. November

23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm & 24, 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

Nevada City Elks Lodge, Hwy. 49, Nevada City.

bannermountainartisans.com

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HOME GROWN SOUNDS

LIVE MUSIC

WHEN IT COMES TO LIVE MUSIC, Nevada

County gets it. You’ll hear it pouring out

of our thriving cultural centers, nightclubs

and world-class outdoor festivals and you’ll

even find it setting the mood in our coziest little

cafes. For those who love great musicianship, the

pleasures of live music can be the soundtrack of

any visit to the region. From the top of the mountain

in Truckee to the serenity of the foothills in

Penn Valley live music venues are in abundance,

especially in the towns of Grass Valley and

Nevada City. The restaurants of our county are

especially in tune with creating a perfect dining

atmosphere by employing the many talented

singers and musicians who live here. So check the

listings on these two pages and venture “out on

the towns” in Nevada County.

WILL GREEN

Richard Blair, Cottonwood, Truckee

Grass Valley

1849 BREWERY

Various Genres

468 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530)

477-1849. Live music most weekends.

Check facebook page for

schedule. 1849BrewingCo.com

DEW DROP INN

Various Genres, Karaoke

19729 Cerrito Road, Grass Valley.

(530) 268-1065. Live music some

Friday and Saturday nights. Karaoke

on Tuesday nights and weekends.

Call to verify times or check

facebook.com/dewdropinn49

DIEGO’S SOUTH AMERICAN

RESTAURANT

Local Acts, Acoustic

217 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley. (530)

477-1460. Live dining music some

weeknights and weekends. Call to

verify. diegosrestaurant.com

GRASS VALLEY BREWING CO.

Various Genres

141 E Main St, Grass Valley, (530)

271-2739. Live music various weeknights

and weekends. Check website

for details. gvbrew.com/events

KANE'S BAR & GRILL

Local Acts, Acoustic

120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley.

(530) 273-8111. Jazz, easy listening,

standards played Frinday–Saturday

from 6–9 in the bar & lounge.

KanesRestaurant.com

MARIAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Local Acts, Acoustic

226 E. Main St., Downtown Grass

Valley. (530) 274-2040. Acoustic

music Thursday nights for your

dining pleasure.

mariasgrassvalley.com

THIRSTY BARREL TAPHOUSE

& GRILLE

Blues, Folk, Country Rock,

Acoustic, Singer/Songwriters

116 Neal St., Grass Valley. (530)

802-5488. Live music every Friday.

thirstybarrel.com

WILD EYE PUB

535 Mill St., Grass Valley. (530) 446-

6668. Lovely stage, great sound,

comfy lounge for live music. Check

website for schedule.

wildeyepub.com

SUMMER THYME’S

Local Acts, Jazz, Acoustic,

Bluegrass

421 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley. Variety

of styles. Sat/Sun 10 am–2 pm.

(530) 273-2904. Check website for

schedule. summerthymes.com

Nevada City

COOPER’S ALEWORKS

Local Acts, Rock, Metal, Punk,

Progressive, Psychedelic,

Karaoke, Open Mic, Acoustic,

Folk, DJ's

235 Commercial St., Nevada City.

(530) 265-0116. Check website for

schedule. coopersnclive.com

CRAZY HORSE SALOON AND GRILL

Local Acts, Rock, Funk, Soul,

Bluegrass, Americana, Jazz,

Country

230 Commercial St., Nevada City.

(530) 265-4000. Diverse local and

national acts. Check website for

schedule. crazyhorsenc.com

FRIAR TUCKS

Local Acts, Acoustic, Classic Rock

111 N. Pine St, Nevada City. Music

every night. 7 nights a week for 44

years. friartucks.com/live-music

GOLDEN ERA LOUNGE

Local Acts, Jazz, Blues, Various

Genres.

309 Broad Street, Nevada City. (530)

264-7048. Chris Crockett, Tuesdays

7–10 pm. Music Friday and

Saturday. See the website for

dates/times. goldeneralounge.com

NEVADA CITY CLASSIC CAFÉ

Local Acts, Acoustic, Folk

Twice monthly, Friday nights from

6–9:30 pm. 216 Broad Street,

Nevada City. (530) 265-9440. Check

website. ncclassiccafe.com

OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY

Open Mic, Various Genres

24 Argall Way, Nevada City. (530)

264-7263. Last Saturday of the

month “Bluegrass Show.” Check

website for schedule.

olrepublicbrewery.com

THE HAVEN UNDERGROUND

Local Acts, Rock, Electronic,

Trance Dance

226 Broad St, Nevada City.

(530) 264-7026.

havendowntown.com

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THE STONE HOUSE

Live music, karaoke, dinner

shows, funk bands, acoustic performances,

and an eclectic mix of

vinyl & electronic DJ's.

107 Sacramento St., Nevada City,

CA. (530) 265-5050. Nightly entertainment

Wednesday–Sunday.

Check out the calendar at stonehouse.io/entertainment

and

facebook.com/

stonehousenevadacity

Penn Valley

PILOT PEAK WINERY

Local Acts

Sunset at the Peak: Last Saturday of

the month, 6–10 pm, May –

September. Food, great local music

and dancing. Check website for

schedule. PilotPeak.com.

Truckee

ALIBI ALEWORKS

Live music and open mike from

mellow solo artists to high

energy bands. Check website for

schedule. alibialeworks.com

BAR OF AMERICA

Acoustic, DJ's, Rock, Country,

Blues, Classic Rock, Folk

9:00 pm, Thursday–Saturday. 10040

Commercial Row, Truckee. (530)

587-3110. barofamerica.com/music

COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT

Folk, Acoustic

Music 7 pm in the fireplace room

winter. 6 pm on the deck summer

Thursday/Friday evenings. 10142

Rue Hilltop Road, Truckee.

(530) 587-5711.

cottonwoodrestaurant.com

MOODY’S BISTRO & LOUNGE

Indie Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz

10007 Bridge St. Truckee.

(530) 587-8688.

moodysbistro.com

PASTIME CLUB

Open Mic

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee.

(530) 582-9219.

facebook.com/PastimeClubTruckee

Cork 49,

Grass Valley

We invite you to join our crew

and support The Center’s new

membership program.

The Next Stage Crew is a three-year annual

membership of $250 per year or more. Your

commitment as a Next Stage Crew member

will support us during the renovation project

and allow us to usher in an innovative era of

art and performance at The New Center!

thecenterforthearts.org

530.274.8384 ext. 202

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L O C A L T R A I L S

THE DIGGINS LOOP

TRAIL AND THE

MALAKOFF MINE:

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT

TO BELIEVE IT

By Hank Meals

RECREATION

Getting There: Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

and the historic town of North Bloomfield are located

26 miles northeast of Nevada City. From the Hwy. 49

and Hwy. 20 intersection in Nevada City, drive north on

Hwy. 49 towards Downieville. Ten and a half miles from

Nevada City turn right onto Tyler Foote Crossing Road

where you will see a Malakoff Diggins State Historic

Park sign. Follow Tyler Foote upslope for 15 miles. Stay

on this road even though it changes to Cruzon Grade. The paved road ends in a small saddle where there is a

State Park sign asking you to turn right on Derbec Road and descend for 1 mile to North Bloomfield Road.

Turn right on North Bloomfield and drive 1.5 miles to the town of North Bloomfield and the trailhead.

THERE ARE FEW TRAILS that offer a hiker the chance to tread

an ancient riverbed that existed 65 million to 35 million years

ago, but Diggins Trail at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

does. The trail is an easy three-mile loop which circumambulates

most of the former Malakoff Mine. It offers a good look at what was

a destructive industrial operation and to what degree nature is

reclaiming the landscape. There is an artistic dimension to this place

in the fantastic pallet of colors visible in the exposed gravel banks.

The clearly marked Diggins Trail begins in the town site of North

Bloomfield, formerly Humbug, now part of this 5,000-acre state park

located between 2,500’ to 4,000’ in elevation. Note this 19th century

town was architecturally modeled on the “proper” towns of the

American northeast.

While walking west you’ll pass through conifers and black oaks to

the local cemetery where people from all over the world were buried.

Even a cursory look reveals there were many French in the area.

Soon the trail descends into a pit with mounds of stacked gravel, or

tailings, yielding as you descend, to steep pinnacles in red, rust,

brown, cream and yellow. Off in the distance, there are acres of

willow and alder rimmed with dramatic colorful cliffs capped by pine,

fir and incense cedar. The trail runs along the base of the cliffs and

hills that define the pit, and is relatively easy with some ups and

downs, but nothing strenuous.

This landscape is unique and quite unlike the forested land that

surrounds it – you may find yourself asking what happened here? This

was the site of the Malakoff hydraulic mine which in the late 1800s

produced $3.5 million in gold. Pressurized water, delivered by cannons

known as monitors, was directed at compacted ancient river

banks to collapse them so the resulting gravel could be sluiced for gold.

The mine waste was washed downstream where it created

problems for farmers and increased the possibility of flooding. After

years of heated litigation, farmers in the Sacramento Valley successfully

prevented the North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company

and other hydraulic mines from dumping their tailings into adjacent

streams. The 1884 Sawyer Decision was landmark legislation

because it reminded industrialists that they could no longer ignore

the common good.

Between 1866 and 1883, the Malakoff operation was of epic

proportions – the excavation was about 6,800’ long, 1,000’ to

3,800’ wide and 600’ deep. The landscape today is considerably

softened by landslides and vegetation. Even now, in some places

there is over 100’ of siltation in the pit.

While hiking, remember to wear a hat, use sunscreen and drink

enough water. Be aware there are black bears, mountain lions,

rattlesnakes, coyotes, ticks and poison oak, but there’s little to fear if

you stay on the trail and are part of a group. Don’t tempt bears by

leaving food unprotected. Other mammals include black-tailed deer,

foxes and bobcats. Among the bird species are California quail,

dark-eyed junco, mountain chickadee, Steller’s jay, black-throated

gray warbler and mourning doves.

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R E C R E A T I O N

THE LAKES LESS PADDLED

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Nevada County is a natural

playground for recreation and

adventure seekers. These pristine

lakes are but a few that beckon for

recreational calm-water kayaking

canoeing, paddleboarding or just

floating serenely on a fine tube.

BLUE LAKE: Blue Lake is a wonderful swim

lake featuring drive-up camping, hiking, petroglyphs

and scenic views. A short (less than

a half-mile) hike leading to the top of Zion

Hill affords a 360-degree view of Lake

Spaulding, Fuller Lake and Rucker Lake,

which in itself makes the drive from Nevada

City worthwhile!

BOWMAN LAKE: Bowman Lake lies in a

rugged, rocky basin. Motor boats are limited

to 10 MPH, so this lake is primarily used by

fishermen and paddlers. From Highway 20,

take Bowman Road north. Drive about 16

miles to the lake. All but the last 4 miles are

paved. Beyond Bowman is Sawmill and

Faucherie Lakes. Well worth the extra effort.

FORDYCE LAKE: Near the legendary Fordyce

Creek Jeep Trail. Easier access from Cisco

Grove. Several small ponds and Sterling Lake

can be accessed just south of the lake.

INDEPENDENCE LAKE: Open year-round for

walk-in day use. No outside watercraft, but

float tubes, kayaks and small motor boats

are available to the public through the

Nature Conservancy. Go to Nature.org for

availability. Home to one of only two wild,

self-sustaining lake populations of Lahontan

cutthroat trout in the world

ISLAND LAKE: This is a very photogenic lake

that is a favorite swimming hole and offers

challenging Lake, Rainbow and Brown trout

fishing. As one hiker describes it, “You can

make this a day trip or backpack in for a day

or two.” Start your hike at Carr Lake trail

head, follow the well marked trail to Island

Lake. Approximate round trip walking time

2.5 – 3.5 hours.

LAKE SPAULDING: Originally created in 1912

for use in hydraulic mining, this lake is ideal

for all kinds of unique paddling experiences.

The scenery and tranquility make a side trip

to this lovely lake a great choice. Nearby

Spaulding Lake Trail offers a scenic hike to a

waterfall.

LINDSEY LAKES: Scenic reservoir operated by

PG&E. Good staging area for taking in nearby

Loney Meadows. High clearance vehicles

only recommended. Some campsites and

vaulted toilets.

WEBBER LAKE: Until recently, this was a private

resort. Now, the pristine lake at the

headwaters of the Little Truckee River is

open to the public. It’s perfect for paddlers,

birders or trout fishing. Mt. Lola trail and

Lacey Meadows are nearby. Webber Lake

Hotel built in 1863 is available to visit and

pristine Webber Falls just downstream is

an added bonus.

Kayaking Some Fun

Drops and Slides

Within a stone’s throw of Nevada City/Grass

Valley, the South Yuba boasts 40 or more

miles of class 4/5 whitewater rapids and

some of the most scenic runs in California.

Kayakers come from all over for the 7 mile

stretch, Class 4 + California South Yuba run

from 49er Bridge to Bridgeport. It has

just about every kind of rapid imaginable.

The 4 mile Edwards Crossing bridge to

Purdon Crossing bridge run, although a

short river distance, can be an enjoyable all

day trip if stops are made to appreciate

plentiful scenic beaches along the way.

Additional Popular Nearby Runs

Kingvale to Indian Springs

Campground: South Fork Yuba River,

Class 4+, 8.7 miles.

Indian Springs to Lake Spaulding:

South Fork Yuba River, Class 4, 5, 5.5 miles,

2 miles on lake.

Fordyce Lake to Lake Spaulding: Fordyce

Creek, Class IV-V, 12 miles, 2 miles on lake.

Washington to Edwards Crossing: South

Fork Yuba River - Washington Run, Class

4,14 miles.

Purdon Crossing to Hwy 49 Bridge:

South Fork Yuba River, Class 5, 4 miles.

Lake Spaulding

Whitewater

Rafting

TRIBUTARY WHITEWATER TOURS offers

quarter, half, whole day and overnight

guided tours on the nearby Truckee River

and North Fork Yuba River. From mild to

wild (kids from 4 yrs), half-day to 4 days.

1-800-672-3846.whitewatertours.com

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Land Trusts Host

Chats, Treks, Hikes

BEAR YUBA LAND TRUST TREKS AND

FIRESIDE CHATS:

Join Folk Trails Hiking Club and Bear Yuba

Land Trust for a free docent-led public

hike series the third Saturday of the

month. Go to BYLT.org for times and

meeting locations.

WOODPECKER WILDLIFE PRESERVE: June

15. (2-4 miles, moderate)

RICE'S CROSSING NORTH PRESERVE: July

20. Grand opening of the Trabucco Trail.

(2.5 miles, moderate)

LINDSEY LAKES:, August 17.

(6.2 miles, moderate)

FIRESIDE CHATS: June 20, July 18, August

15. A community series that explores current

conservation issues of access and accessibility,

land use and wildlife biodiversity. Bring

your own picnic. Inn Town Campground,

9 Kidder Court, Nevada City, 6–7:30 pm

TRUCKEE DONNER LAND TRUST

2019 SUMMER HIKING SERIES:

The Land Trust is hosting the following

docent led hikes during the 2019

hiking season. To view hikes and register,

visit their website and click on PLAN YOUR

VISIT → REGISTER FOR SUMMER HIKES.

tdlandtrust.org

DONNER LAKE RIM TRAIL

June 15, Aug 11, Sept 7, Oct 4

LOWER CARPENTER VALLEY

June 16, June 30, July 5, July 6, Aug 4,

Aug 18, Sept 1, Sept 15, Sept 21

FARAD-FLEISCH BRIDGE

June 22, Sept 22

WADDLE RANCH PRESERVE

June 23, July 19, Aug 17

ELIZABETHTOWN MEADOWS

June 26, Sept 28, Oct 12

LACEY MEADOW: June 29

DONNER SUMMIT CANYON:

July 13, July 27, Aug 16, Oct 6

FROG LAKE CLIFFS: July 14, Aug 31

JOHNSON CANYON: July 21, Aug 10

ROYAL GORGE RIM TRAIL – ROWTON:

July 28, Aug 21, Sept 14

ROYAL GORGE RIM TRAIL – MARIAH:

Aug 25, Sept 6

MT. LOLA AND COLDSTREAM MEADOW:

Sept 8

Running/

Trail Running

Events

Grass Valley/

Nevada City Areas

Gold Country

Grand Prix 2019

COMMUNITY RUN 5/10: June 1. Twin Cities

Church, GV. twincities.church

SIERRA GOLD 1 MILE: June 15. Nevada

Union High School track, GV. sgmtff.org

KELLERMAN BATWA 5/10: August 24.

Pioneer Park, NC. batwachallenge.com

FREEDOM RUN 5K: September 7. Nevada

Union High School, GV. NURunners.com

IFM HUNGER RUN 5/10: September 28.

Nevada County Airport, GV.

interfaithfoodministry.org

NEO CHALLENGE 4 MILE: Oct 12. Empire

Mine, GV. NCNEO.org

TURKEY TROT 5/10K: November 28. Nevada

Union High School, GV. meb2turkeytrot.com

For 2020 Runs: sierratrailblazers.org

goldcountrygp.com

Truckee Area

TRUCKEE RUNNING FESTIVAL: June 2,

2019. 5K, 10K Half Marathon, 13.1 Miles.

tahoetrailrunning.com

WESTERN STATES® 100-MILE ENDURANCE

RUN: June 29–30, 2019. Trail race from

Squaw Valley to Auburn. Information:

wser.org

FIRECRACKER MILE FUN RUN: July 4, 2019

Truckee. Information:

auburnskiclub.com

DONNER LAKE TRIATHLON: July 20–21,

2019, Donner Lake. Several events.

Information: donnerlaketri.com

SQUAW MOUNTAIN RUN:

July 27, 2019. 3.6 miles with

2000 foot elevation gain.

auburnskiclub.com

TRUCKEE HALF

MARATHON/TRUCKEE 5K/

KIDS DISTANCES:

August 4, 2019.

truckeemarathon.com

CASTLE PEAK 100K: August

24, 2019. Prosser Hill OHV to

Donner Memorial State Park

crossing many historical points

of interest.

castlepeak100k.com

GREAT TRAIL RACE: October 6, 2019.

9am–3 pm. Mountain bike or trail run

between Truckee and Tahoe City.

greattrailrace.com

Running in

Nevada County

• Country Roads that meander

for miles

• Trails that are serene and peaceful

• Community so there is always

someone to run with

RECREATION

• Hills because they are “our friends”

• Fun because life is short

Batwa Challenge, Gold Country Grand Prix

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R E C R E A T I O N

Must Do!

WHERE THE LOCALS HIKE

If you’re visiting for a short time, these popular trails

with easy access won’t disappoint!

BLACK SWAN PRESERVE: Located in

far western Nevada County near the town

of Smartsville, you can explore Gold Rushera

townsites, great hardrock tunnels and

hydraulic-eroded bluffs of Blue Point Mine.

Long before the miners altered the landscape

with water cannons and ditches,

Native Americans fished for salmon in Deer

Creek. bylt.org l Easy–2 Mile Loop

LARRY MILLER

EMPIRE MINE TRAILS: Hiking, trail

running, bicycling, horseback riding at

Empire Mine, one of oldest, largest, deepest,

longest and richest gold mines. Gravel

roads and dirt paths wind through coniferforested

scenery with historic points of interest.

empiremine.org

l Easy–3.5 Mile loop

ERIN THIEM, OUTSIDEINN.COM

DEER CREEK TRIBUTE TRAIL:

Hiking, picnics, bicycling, swimming, fishing,

horseback riding. Posts along a 1.5-mile

loop from the suspension bridge memorialize

the history of the Nisenan tribe as well

as the Chinese. Some portions ADA

accessible. bylt.org l Easy–Up to 8.6 Miles

TRUCKEE LEGACY TRAIL:

Ride bikes, walk, or roll safely along this

paved, handicapped accessible trail. Also

suitable for inline skating, cross country skiing,

the trail follows the south side of the

beautiful Truckee River, allowing views of

historic features. tdlandtrust.org

l Easy/Moderate–4.7 Miles

DONNER LAKE RIM

TRAIL: Hiking, trail running,

mountain biking, horseback

riding with stunning views of

Donner Lake, Mount Rose

and the Pacific Crest. Trail will

eventually encircle entire lake

on the mountains and ridges

surrounding Donner Lake.

tdlandtrust.org

n Moderate–Up to 23 Miles

BOCA TOWNSITE

INTERPRETIVE TRAIL: Signs

illustrate the history of Boca

Townsite, the former site of a lumber

and ice-production town. At

the top of the short, paved trail is a

small cemetery.

l Easy–.5 Mile loop

SAGEHEN CREEK TRAIL: Hiking, trail

running and biking are ideal for this flat

hike along the creek with views of meadows,

aspen, lots of wild flowers in season

and lake view at the end. Return on meadow

creek side for shade. tdlandtrust.org

l Easy–4.7 Miles out and back

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EXPLORE FURTHER

Trails Resources

BEAR YUBA LAND TRUST:

Interactive map and downloadable

maps of trails available on website.

See page 89 for docent led hikes.

bylt.org

TRUCKEE DONNER LAND TRUST:

Information regarding a variety of

opportunities for recreation, how to

get there, trail maps etc is available on

the website: See page 89 for docent

led hikes. tdlandtrust.org

TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST: For

brochures, maps and books on trails.

631 Coyote St., Nevada City; (530)

265-4531. Truckee District Office:

10811 Stockrest Springs Rd., Truckee;

(530) 587-3558. fs.usda.gov/tahoe

Wheelchair Access Trails

GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY

INDEPENDENCE TRAIL WEST & EAST:

Wheelchair accessible (dry months) from the

trailhead 1.5 miles each way from trailhead.

HIRSCHMAN TRAIL: bylt.org

TRUCKEE/DONNER AREA

TRUCKEE RIVER LEGACY TRAIL:

tdlandtrust.org

LACEY MEADOWS/WEBBER LAKE: 3 miles

one way from TDLT Lacey Meadows parking

area. Wildflowers, birds. tdlandtrust.org

Kenny Ranch/

Wildflower Ridge Trail

Into the Wild

GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY AREA

BLUE LAKE TRAIL: 1.5 miles. Begins at

Rucker Lake, intersects Grouse Ridge and

Byers Lake Trail.

GROUSE RIDGE TRAILS: Lake to lake hiking

begins at Carr-Feeley Campground. Several

options for either short or long hikes

between Sierra lakes.

TRUCKEE/DONNER AREA

DONNER LAKE RIM TRAIL: Various points of

entry. 11 miles completed. Spectacular

views. tdlandtrust.org

CASTLE PEAK AT DONNER SUMMIT: Miles of

hiking and biking trails. Plan a great day

hike or longer with no shortage of astounding

views. tdlandtrust.org

MOUNT LOLA: 11 miles round trip. Highest

point in Nevada County at 9,147 feet.

Panoramic views of Sierra Crest,

Independence Lake. Hike through Cold

Stream Meadow, a wildflower lover’s dream.

SUMMIT LAKE: 4.7 mile loop near Soda

Springs (off the Pacific Crest Trail).

Ditch/Canal Trails

Blue Lake Trail

GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY

CASCADE CANAL TRAIL: 4.5 miles one way.

Best access from Gracie Road parking area,

Nevada City. Shady, level. bylt.org

KENNY RANCH/WILDFLOWER RIDGE TRAIL:

Full loop 2.6 miles. bylt.org

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Discover History

GRASS VALLEY/

NEVADA CITY

BUTTERMILK BEND TRAIL:

southyubariverstatepark.org

DEER CREEK TRIBUTE TRAIL:

bylt.org

EMPIRE MINE TRAILS: 14

total miles of trails. Historic

buildings, mining machinery,

gold mining points of interest.

bylt.org

HIRSCHMAN TRAIL: bylt.org

INDEPENDENCE TRAIL EAST

& WEST: southyubariver statepark.org

TRUCKEE/DONNER AREA

DONNER SUMMIT CANYON TRAIL: 6-mile

loop follows original Dutch Flat/Donner Lake

wagon road. Petroglyphs, history, the China

Wall, and the world’s first automobile underpass

(1913). tdlandtrust.org

Bird/Wildflower Walks

RECREATION

TRUCKEE/DONNER AREA

LACEY VALLEY TRAIL: 3 miles one way from

parking area. 100 species of birds.

tdlandtrust.org

LONEY MEADOW INTERPRETIVE TRAIL: 1 mile

loop. Wildflower viewing, birding.

tdlandtrust.org

Loney Meadow

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R E C R E A T I O N

BE A HAPPY CAMPER/GLAMPER

By Mark Winkler

BOB WHITE

CAMPING TIPS FROM NEVADA COUNTY locals will probably not

include hectic and overcrowded areas like Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.

In our own backyard, it’s possible to find the right campground for

every taste, from granite clad peaks to pristine remote lakes to lower-elevation

cool, forested sites in the “North of Interstate 80” areas. So try Nevada

County if you are NOT looking for well-known, over-crowded campgrounds

and would prefer something surprising, memorable and above all, relaxing.

TENT/RV CAMPING NEAR THE WATER:

A couple of perfect, lower-elevation campgrounds

for families are Scotts Flat Lake

(east of Nevada City) and Rollins Lake

(between Grass Valley and Colfax). Both

offer the fun of lake play and the convenience

of having stores available on site, just

in case anything was forgotten. In the

Bowman Lake area (off Hwy. 20, east of

Nevada City) you’ll find lake-adjacent camping

at the Rucker, Lindsey and Faucherie

Lake campgrounds, which are relatively

easy to get to but remain idyllic. For great

lakeside camping farther up the mountain,

consider Donner Memorial State Park

near Truckee, as Donner Lake is beautiful!

Another good tip on the Truckee side of the

county is Sagehen Creek Campground,

which offers spectacular wildflower displays

and an abundance of hiking choices. Also in

the Truckee area, Boca Reservoir is a good

place for campers who enjoy boating and

great fishing- it’s on the Little Truckee River

just a short ways east of town. Home to

threatened and endangered species, bird

migration corridors, newly opened Webber

Lake Campground is a perfect base to

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Inn Town Campground

explore nearby Perazzo Meadows, Mt.

Lola, Independence Lake, The Pacific

Crest Trail, and Webber Falls.

WALK-IN TENT CAMPING: The Bowman

Lake area has lots to offer, including the

Blue Lake walk-in campground, which is

remote and pristine and yet relatively easy to

get to, with the added bonus of nearby petroglyphs

for viewing. If you like to hike a bit,

a real treat is Island Lake, only about a one

mile hike in from Carr Lake, for high Sierra

conditions that are primitive but well worth

it. And there are other campsites and lakes

in the area to be explored along the

Crooked Lakes Trail.

MOUNTAIN VISTA SITES: There is eye-popping

camping available near the Grouse

Ridge Fire Lookout and there are several

points of access to the Grouse Ridge trails.

The Eagle Lakes trailhead works well and is

reached from Interstate 80 at the Eagle

Lakes exit. Proceed north past the Indian

Springs Campground to get to the

Grouse Ridge Campground. The scenery

is fantastic but beware of sneaky, bootchewing

marmots who know when you

are asleep!

GOLD RUSH CABIN CAMPING: There are

unique camping cabins available at

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park,

which is located northeast of Nevada City.

The Miners’ Cabins usually can be rented

from the end of May through Labor Day

weekend. Or you could choose The Chute

Hill Campground at the park and either

way you’d be spending the night in historic

North Bloomfield. reservecalifornia.com

GLAMPING: If the pleasure of being one

step from civilization is enticing, luxury

“glamping” may be perfect for you, mixing

the perks of being practically in Nevada City

with the joys of sleeping out under lovely

Sierra skies. Reserve now for RV or tent sites

or “glamp” it in one of the tent cabins.

inntowncampground.com

GRASS VALLEY RV CAMPING: If you are

looking for a great place for “RV Camping”

in your vehicle, the Nevada County

Fairgrounds in Grass Valley offers a great

atmosphere and the handiness of being right

on the edge of this beautiful and historic

Gold Rush Era town. Check for special events

at the fairgrounds for added fun.

TRUCKEE RV CAMPING: Just steps away from

the Truckee River, Truckee River RV Park is

a prime location for access to an abundance

of outdoor activities, plus just six miles away

from Truckee’s unique shopping and dining.

CAMPING WITH HORSES: If you want to camp

with horses, there are horse camps at

Little Lasier Meadow near Truckee and the

Skillman Horse Camp, which is located on

Highway 20 above Nevada City. Either way,

the layout is right for both you and your

extra-large friends.

NO RESERVATION? For you last minute

campers, all is not lost - check out the

Bowman Lake area! Other than the group

campground areas, the Bowman Road and

Grouse Ridge Area Campgrounds are all

“no reservation” facilities, so even if you

didn’t make plans in advance you can still roll

in early enough to grab a choice site.

Whatever your choice of accommodations,

we’re confident that Nevada County

camping will be just the experience you’ve

been hoping to find.


BENJAMIN FISH

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MAKE IT A SNOW DAY

CROSS COUNTRY/

SNOWSHOEING

One fine choice is Royal

Gorge, the largest cross-country

ski area in the country!

Royal Gorge is comprised of

an extensive network of trails,

giving access to the inspiring

challenge of 6,000 acres of

High Sierra wilderness. There

are also 51.3 km of dedicated

snowshoe trails for some

unparalleled snow hiking. Also

visit Tahoe Donner Cross

Country, with 54 trails covering

a beautiful 100 kilometers for

your aerobic workout pleasure

in addition to 11 km of singletrack

trail especially designed

for snowshoers of all ages.

Snowshoe and cross-country ski

trails at Donner Memorial

State Park begin at the parking

lot by the museum. Some

trails are designated for crosscountry

skiing and others for

snowshoeing. Snowshoers may

walk along the side of ski trails.

For a popular back country

cross country/snowshoeing

experience, the Castle Peak

area provides panoramic views.

Sno-park permits are required

Nov 1 - May 30.

Cascade Canal Trail,

Nevada City

ALPINE SKIING/SNOWBOARDING

For terrain parks and night skiing, pick the secret powder paradise

of Boreal, which also caters to beginners. Big-elevation

lovers would do well to choose Sugar Bowl, which has three

large mountains and runs of every level. This historic park

rarely ices up and offers great panoramas of Donner Lake.

Another great choice is Northstar Cross Country, Telemark

and Snowshoe Center, which has 79 trails covering 2,480

acres of downhill and a modern network of lifts. Why not try

the view from Mount Pluto? Soda Springs is a favorite for

families and beginner-to-intermediate skiers and boarders.

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area has uncrowded slopes,

wide-open bowls and great beginner terrain. Donner Ski

Ranch is the granddaddy of them all, since its first rope tow

was built in 1937! An average of 400 inches of snow, 6

chairlifts, 52 runs and 460 acres of terrain are a few of the

statistics you’ll need to help you picture this budget-friendly

mecca, high atop Donner Summit.

FAT BIKING

Sugar Bowl

Fat Biking offers a unique option for exploring Sierra snow.

Fat tire bikes are like a regular mountain bike but with

chubby, knobby tires designed to travel on snow and soft

surfaces. Northstar and Tahoe Donner allow fat biking on

designated trails and offer bikes for rent (subject to conditions

and availability).

TUBING/

SLEDDING/

FAMILY FUN

For the snow-play

days in your life,

think Nevada

County for

uncrowded

venues, reasonable

prices and that

sweet, sweet High

Sierra snow. For a

blast for the whole family, try

Tube Town at Soda Springs,

Boreal’s Playland, the Donner

Ski Ranch Tubing Hill,

Tubes-R-Us at Kingvale

Resort or Tahoe Donner

Snowplay. There’s fun right

off Highway 80 at Nyack or

Yuba Gap. Also Soda Springs

set aside their Planet Kids

area for ages 7 and under to

keep the little ones out of

harm’s way.

There may be ski resorts more

famous than some of ours but

with that much notoriety, high

prices and the crush of the

crowds follow. Our area features

every kind of snow fun

you can imagine, complete

with a less-hectic, more

family-friendly atmosphere.

SNO-PARK PERMITS

At Donner Summit Sno-Park

you'll find snow play, plus

access to backcountry, along

with plowed parking and

restrooms. Get inexpensive

permits online or at

vendors in

Truckee.

They’re good

all over the

west! The

SNO-PARKS hot

line is (916) 324-1222.

RECREATION

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RIDES TO SUIT YOUR STYLE

Nevada County has long been known as a cycling destination, known

more recently for mountain biking as well as road biking. With abundant

moderate to extremely difficult MTB trails, the county is a popular

destination for bikers of all skill levels.

YBONC FOUNDATION

Road Biking

Sierra Express Bicycle Club Provides a list

of rides including directions and maps, and a

calendar of recreational rides including a section

on Lite rides, from 12 to 20 miles.

sierraexpress.org

LEMOND LOOP

Distance: 14.6 miles. Easy to moderate,

one short steep hill.

Type of Ride: Favorite training ride for Greg

LeMond. Rolling hills with pastoral views.

Start: Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop, 457

Sacramento St., Nevada City.

INDIAN SPRINGS-MCCOURTNEY LOOP

Distance: 46 miles. Moderate to difficult,

some hills.

Type of Ride: Mostly rural, vineyards,

farmland, horse ranches.

Start: Pleasant Valley Rd. & Hwy 20,

Park & Ride.

OLD DONNER PASS ROAD

California Dirt MTB Series

Distance: 44 miles. Moderate to difficult,

one long climb and descent.

Type of Ride: Mountains, Yuba River,

Donner Lake, historic Truckee.

Start: Cisco Grove Exit, across I-80 to

Hampshire Rocks Rd.

Mountain Biking

Check out Bicyclists of Nevada County for

complete list of local mountain biking trails.

bonc.org

PIONEER TRAIL

Trailhead: Trail parking at Harmony Ridge

Market, White Cloud, Equestrian overlook,

Skillman, and the Alpha Omega Vista.

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Distance: 24.4 mile, total – many

options available.

Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate-level.

Season: Can be snowbound in winter.

Total estimated climb: 500+ feet.

HOOT TRAIL

1.4-mile multi-use trail featuring 438 feet of

curves and banked turns.

Trailhead: Located 5 miles east of Nevada

City off Highway 20. Connects with other

trail networks including the 3-mile downhill

Scott’s Flat Trail and the Pioneer Trail for

longer rides.

Distance: 1.4-mile miles.

Difficulty: All ability levels

Season: Year around.

EMIGRANT TRAIL

One of Truckee’s most popular mountain

biking trails–rolling hills with small changes

in elevation.

Trailhead: Begin at the Donner Party Camp

Picnic Area, riding the rolling single-track,

out-and-back

Distance: 15-mile

Difficulty: All ability levels

HOLE IN THE GROUND LOOP

Beautiful views of the Sierras from

the ridge.

Trailhead: Lower Lola Montez

Lake Trailhead.

Distance: About 20 miles.

Difficulty: Strong

intermediate to difficult.

Total Estimated Climb:

2,500 feet.

Season: Summer to fall.

Area Cycling

Events

TOUR DE MANURE: June 16,

2018 Sierraville. Offers 62-mile

loop, 42-mile loop and a 30-

mile out and back. Scenic and historic Sierra

Valley. Information: tourdemanure.org

2019 CALIFORNIA DIRT MTB SERIES:

June 23, 2019. Race 4: Osborne Hill, Grass

Valley. ybonc.org/events/dirt-classic

July 7, 2019. Race 5: Nevada City.

Dascombe Trail System.

ybonc.org/events/dirt-classic

AGONY RIDE: July 26–27. Twenty-four hours

through the Sierra Valley. Information:

Information: agonyride.org

GOLD COUNTRY CYCLING CHALLENGE:

June 1, 2019. Check website for 2020

date. Half metric, 55 and 75 mile metric

ride and a 100 mile Century tour of this

beautiful region. Three gravel rides have

been added this year: a 63, 42 and 10 mile

Empire Fun Ride. Information:

RotaryGoldCountryChallenge.com

AMERICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE:

June 2, 2019. One of the only bi-state rides

in the country. 100 Mile Century and 72

Mile course around Lake Tahoe.

Information: bikethewest.com

TOUR DE TAHOE: September 8. Ride around

the 72-mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe.

Information: bikethewest.com

Gold Country Cycling Challenge

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R E C R E A T I O N

EXPLORE OUR WILD AND SCENIC WATERS

By Mark Winkler

miles. Then follow the small

foot path (Jones Bar trail) that

takes off to the right. The hike

is quite steep but the pools

are worth it.

Lakeside

Leisure

RECREATION

For all the family fun

that lake swimming

and boating have to offer, here are

a couple of options to try close to

Grass Valley/Nevada City.

Take a Plunge

Swimming in the Yuba River on a

hot summer’s day is a signature

move for anyone out to truly

appreciate Nevada County. The

Yuba is a treasure, with clean,

free-flowing water and massive

granite “sunning” boulders which

shape the pools and swimming

holes along its course. This river

stays beautiful and healthy not by

chance, but rather by the hard

work and ongoing commitment of

people who love it: (yubariver.org).

Here are a few Yuba ideas.

BRIDGEPORT: This is the home of South

Yuba State Park and our very famous covered

bridge. Not only does it feature the

shortest walk from the parking area to the

first swim spots, the adventurous can head

up or down stream to explore. Upstream

in particular is a trail that features docentguided

wildflower walks in the spring and

the opportunity to stretch your legs until

you find “your” spot.

EDWARDS CROSSING: This area has a narrow

and uneven trail but it also offers some

of the best and most private swimming the

Floating on the South Yuba

Yuba has to offer. There is a spot where a

seasonal creek makes a waterfall next to the

river and Edwards Crossing is famous for its

spring and summer ladybug explosion!

FORTY-NINER BRIDGE: Don’t let the sight of

all the people frolicking under the bridge

fool you, it’s a pretty tough climb down at

this spot for anyone with clambering limitations.

But it is a dandy swim and it’s tantalizingly

close on a hot day. You are likely to

need to be in a social mood most days at

this spot.

HOYT’S CROSSING: Hoyt’s is a thirty-minute

walk upstream from Forty-Niner, with plenty

of other good holes along the way,

although they often have tough climbs. This

area is a hotbed of summer activity for teens

and young adults in the summertime and

the rocks and swims are gorgeous.

PURDON CROSSING: This stretch of the river

has the easiest trail. Either upstream or

downstream, the area is wide and mostly

flat, offers a mix of slow and swift river,

crystalline pools, beautifully sculpted granite

and inviting beaches. It makes a good

introduction to the Yuba, especially if you

have children.

JONES BAR: From the Independence Trail

parking area six miles north of Nevada City

on Highway 49 hike west on the trail for .2

ROLLINS LAKE: Located in Chicago Park,

outside Grass Valley, Rollins features camping,

fishing and a lake with a surface area

of nine hundred acres for your swimming

stylings, plus twenty-six miles of shoreline

for you to rest on the beach afterward.

There are also three full-service marinas if

you enjoy a good boat.

SCOTTS FLAT LAKE: Located at an elevation

just over 3,000 feet, Scotts Flat Lake outside

Nevada City is a beautiful spot, surrounded

by pines and eagerly awaiting your family’s

version of synchronized swimming. It has a

surface area of eight hundred and fifty acres

and is full service for boating, camping,

fishing and more.

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A BOUNTY OF

RESTAURANTS AND EVENTS

FPO

Chef’s Table with

Alan Tangren,

Grass Valley

THE NUMBER OF NEW restaurants

cafes and places to stop by for a

local glass of wine or brew continues

to grow in Nevada County. There is

diversity, imagination and an even stronger

trend toward farm to table with an emphasis

on local and organic.

From fine dining to kid friendly, Nevada

County has a restaurant for every taste. It is

also home to a number of delicious food

events that feature local caterers. These

events range from sophisticated to casual.

Some are outdoors to take advantage of our

long season of good weather, many can be

found in unique settings.

Area restaurants are also located in some

interesting places with a number in the historic

towns of Truckee, Grass Valley and

Nevada City. Quite a few feature patios and

decks–some with views, some that are cozy.

The diversity found at local restaurants

should satisfy everyone. You will discover

East Indian, Pacific Rim, Asian,

Mediterranean, Italian, seasonal California,

Continental, Cajun, good old American

“home cooking” traditional Mexican and

Middle Eastern.

You can eat a gourmet dinner in an historic

landmark, have a casual meal at a

brewery, watch as your steak is being grilled

at a roadhouse, enjoy bar food, music and

wine at a local favorite, or hangout at an

old-time drive in, sample southern cuisine

on a tree covered patio, or ribs prepared on

a slow-cook smoker.

Also check out bakeries and delis for

some tasty options. Need a lift? How about

coffee roasted in-house or organically grown

at one of the numerous exceptionally fine

local cafes, some with house-made baked

goods.

For more information and ideas, see the

Dining Guide starting on Page 100 where

you will find everything from places to celebrate

an event or grab a quick bite.

Mark Your

Calendars

CHEF’S TABLE WITH ALAN

TANGREN

Check the website for available dates. Seatings

at 5:00 & 8:00 pm. Prix Fixe multi-course dinner

with wine pairings prepared by Chef Alan

Tangren. He comes from a successful 22-year

career at Chez Panisse, the renowned Berkeley

restaurant. Location: Tess’ Kitchen Store, 115 Mill

St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-6997;

tesskitchenstore.com

STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS

July 20. A memorable outdoor event, everyone

wears white. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, wine, famous

dessert tent. Live band for dancing, also a chance

to view stars with local astronomers through their

telescopes. Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass

Valley. Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Memorial

Hospital Foundation. (530) 477-9700; .

supportsierranevada.org

BBQ, BINGO, BACH & BLUES

July 26. 5:00–9:00 pm. At Pilot Peak Winery and

Vineyards, 12888 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley.

Catered dinner, music by Ken Hardin on piano,

silent auction and raffle baskets. Sponsored by

InConcert Sierra. (530) 273-3990;

inconcertsierra.org

MINE, WINE & DINE

August 2. 6:00–10:00 pm, Living History under

the stars. Selected wines, farm-to-table cuisine,

live music. Empire Mine State Park, Grass Valley.

empiremine.org/events

BOUNTY OF THE COUNTY

August 21. 5:30–8:00 pm. Nevada County

Fairgrounds, McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Local

chefs and farmers are paired; vote for your

favorite dish. Sample locally produced meats,

produce, wine and beer. Sponsored by Nevada

County Grown. nevadacountygrown.org

AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

September 20–22. Thirty-fourth annual. Three

days of cooking seminars and demonstrations at

Northstar. Culinary competitions, chef cook-off

and mountain kids cook-off, wine tasting, celebrity

cooking and more. tahoefoodandwine.com

WINE PAIRING DINNER

October 25. 5:30 pm. Festive evening also

includes music. Foothills Event Center, Idaho

Maryland Road, Grass Valley. Sponsored by the

Music in the Mountains Alliance.

musicinthemountains.org

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A TASTE OF LOCAL FLAVORS

Nevada City

Chocolate Shoppe

SEEKING OUT PLACES to purchase

interesting food can be delicious and

fun. For example, visit BackPorch

Market in Grass Valley. This is a mom and

pop specialty food shop that carries artisan

meats and cheeses, wines, pantry items and

prepared entrees. Picnic boxes are also available.

For details, see their website backporchmarket.com.

In downtown Grass Valley is The Olive

Groove where you get to taste before you

buy. Discover fused/infused olive oils, specialty

oils and aged balsamic vinegars; ask

for pairing suggestions. Also available are

gourmet sea salts, loose teas and more.

Across the street is Lazy Dog

Chocolateria & Ice Cream Parlor, a

whimsical spot. Featured are homemade ice

cream products, including ice cream bars

popular with locals. They also have an

extensive collection of candy.

Treats in Nevada City also has a loyal fol-

lowing for their ice cream and sorbet. Be

sure to try the seasonal flavors. Local sources

are used for products such as organic

rhubarb, basil, berries and peaches.

For an adult experience, head to Grass

Valley and the Cirino’s at Main Street bar.

Try a Bloody Mary then purchase a bottle of

Jerry Cirino’s legendary Bloody Mary Mix. His

recipe has been a Nevada County tradition

for over 35 years.

Back in Nevada City are several places

worth a visit. Wheyward Girl Creamery is

owned by an expert who loves to introduce

customers to new cheeses. An award winner

master cheesemaker, she likes to promote

small cheesemakers from throughout

the world.

Around the corner is the Purveyors

Pantry featuring small batches of artisan

crafted items such as sauces, jams and

spreads. Since opening, they have expanded

to include baked goods and prepared meals.

Down the street is the Nevada City

Chocolate Shoppe which carries homemade

chocolates, novelty candies and frozen

treats. A favorite confection is Nevada City

Gold which literally melts in your mouth.

Tucked into the New York Hotel, is the

Truffle Shop. For 30 years, the shop has

offered a tempting variety of locally made,

unique truffles.

Worth a visit is a relative newcomer, The

Ham Stand which is a salumeria or shop

that sells, and in this case also produces, a

variety of cured meats, as well as BBQ products

and specialty cuts. They are located on

Zion Street in Nevada City between Ridge

Road and Argall Way.

Nevada County has a number of farms

where you can buy from growers. Drive out

to Bierwagen’s Donner Fruit Trail in

Chicago Park for homemade pie at their

Happy Apple Kitchen, then shop at the

farm market. Or connect with a farm that

offers weekly boxes (CSAs), for example

Mountain Bounty Farm which delivers

fresh picked, organic vegetables to convenient

pickup locations. Information:

mountainbountyfarm.com

BACKPORCH MARKET

135 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley

CIRINO’S AT MAIN STREET

213 W. Main St., Grass Valley

HAPPY APPLE KITCHEN

Hwy. 174, Chicago Park

LAZY DOG CHOCOLATERIA

111 Mill St., Grass Valley

NEVADA CITY CHOCOLATE

SHOPPE

236 Broad St., Nevada City

PURVEYORS PANTRY

220 Broad St., Nevada City

MOUNTAIN BOUNTY FARM

(530) 292-3776

THE HAM STAND

821 Zion St., Nevada City

THE OLIVE GROOVE

126 Mill St., Grass Valley

THE TRUFFLE SHOP

408 Broad St., Nevada City

TREATS

210 Main St., Nevada City

WHEYWARD GIRL CREAMERY

209 Commercial St., Nevada City

DON’T PASS UP

THE PASTY

Beginning in the 1860s, miners from

Cornwall, England came to Nevada

County to work the hardrock gold

mines. One of the most popular traditions

they brought with them proved

to be the “oggie” or Cornish pasty.

The pasty (pronounced pass-tee) is a

filled pastry crust made into a special

type of meat pie. Recipes varied, but

most were made with beef, along with

combinations of potatoes, onions

and/or turnips and spices. Cornish miners

carried their noonday meal into the

mine in buckets that had three compartments.

Typically there was brewed

tea in the bottom, a pasty in the middle

and a saffron bun on the top.

Pasties are still made and enjoyed

locally, with both traditional recipes

and innovative combinations of ingredients.

They are perfect for an

traditional Nevada County picnic!

MARSHALL’S PASTIES

203 Mill St., Grass Valley

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Wine & Beer Lounge / Amazing Craft Cocktails

Three-Time Award Winning Pizzas

Pasta / Seafood / Salads

Handmade Desserts / Daily Specials

Happy Hour / Meeting & Event Space

Now Offering Off Site Event BBQ Catering

101 Broad Street, Nevada City / 530.265.5838 / LeftysGrill.com

Open Tu–Sun 11:30 am –9 pm, Later Fri–Sat

Lefty

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House­made, Hillbilly­Style Beignets

Falafel • Salads

Sandwiches

Open Monday–Saturday

11 am ­ 9 pm

T TO SIERRA CINEMAS

840 E Main St,

Grass Valley

530.446.6742

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G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / A U B U R N / N E W C A S T L E

FIRST WE EAT...

then we do everything else

AMERICAN

MFK Fisher

BISTRO 221: L D 221 Broad St,

Nevada City. (530) 265-0221. American

traditional comfort food including fried

chicken, ribeye steaks, pork specials, mac n’

cheese, meatloaf, market fish and flavorful

salad options to name a few. High definition

big screen TV available. Open 7 days a

week. Lunch 11:30–2:30 pm; Dinner 5

pm. Local wines. Check out the menu on

Facebook. bistro221nevadacity.com

IHOP RESTAURANT: B L D

746 Taylorville Rd, Grass Valley. (530)

272-7928. Breakfast, lunch and dinner–

great variety of soups/salads, sandwiches

and steaks. Choose from ‘Simple & Fit’

options. Sun–Thurs 6 am–11 pm, Fri–Sat 6

am–midnight. Senior Night Wed 3:90–

9:30 pm. IHOP.com

Bistro 221,

Nevada City

PAULETTE’S COUNTRY KITCHEN: B L

875 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 273-

4008. Homestyle cooking including pancakes,

waffles, omelets, sandwiches, salads,

soup. Now serving gluten free options.

Made from scratch desserts. Beer & wine,

takeout available. Open Mon–Fri; 6 am–3

pm, Sat–Sun, 7 am–3 pm.

paulettescountrykitchen.com

AMERICAN

CIRINO'S AT MAIN STREET: L D

213-215 W. Main St, Grass Valley. (530)

477-6000. Established 1983, a local

favorite! “The Famous Cirino Bloody Mary,”

a 36 year tradition. Mediterranean cuisine:

tapas, seafood, pastas, risotto, steaks, salads,

soups, sandwiches and burgers.

Awarded “Best of Restaurant” in 11 different

categories. Full menu to go, extensive

wine/beer selection, full bar. Lunch/Dinner

everyday. Hosts: Jerry & Tucker Cirino. cirinosatmainstreet.com

SHIRLEY’S GRILL AT PROSPERITY

LANES: B L D 420 Henderson St,

Grass Valley. (530) 274-6484. Breakfast

burritos and sandwiches, burgers, hot/cold

sandwiches, hot dogs, soup, taco salads,

homemade potato salad. Mon–Thurs: 9

am–8 pm; Fri 9 am–Midnight, Sat 10

am–11 pm.

prosperitylanes.com/Bar-n-Grill.cfm

FRIAR TUCK’S: D 111 N. Pine St,

Nevada City. (530) 265-9093. Extensive

steak menu, prime rib, fresh seafood, fondue

and much more. Award of Excellence

from Wine Spectator magazine for over

16 years. Specialty cocktails. A local

favorite with live music nightly. Bar opens

at 4 pm. Dinner at 5 pm daily.

friartucks.com

THE WILLO STEAKHOUSE & SALOON:

D Hwy 49 at Newtown Rd, Nevada

City. (530) 265-9902. Celebrating 50 years.

Voted Best Steakhouse year after year and

Favorite Roadhouse Sacramento Magazine.

Featuring choice aged hand cut N.Y. steaks

grilled while you watch. Rib Eye specials Fri

and Sat. Also featuring ribs, chicken and

chops. Dining room open 5–9 pm. Bar

opens at 1 pm. thewillo.com

ASIAN

BAKERIES/CAFES

Carolines Coffee,

Grass Valley

ROYAL DRAGON II: D 101 W

McKnight Way, Grass Valley. (530) 272-

2868. Delicious dining and takeout cooked

in a style that is a modern interpretation of

classic Chinese dishes using high quality

fresh ingredients. Outstanding cuisine,

excellent service and friendly staff.

Mon–Thurs: 11 am–9 pm; Fri–Sat: 11

am–9:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am–9 pm.

royaldragon2.com

SOPA THAI: L D 312-316

Commercial St, Nevada City. (530) 470-

0101. 720 Plumas St, Yuba City, CA (530)

790-7672. Homemade Thai cuisine in a

casual atmosphere with a little bit of tradition,

and an ounce of modern cooking

inspired by different regions. Open Mon–Fri

11 am–3 pm/5 pm–9:30 pm; Sat 12

pm–9:30 pm; Sun 12 pm–9:30 pm.

sopathai.com

AFTERNOON DELI: L

101 McKnight Way, (left of Kmart) Grass

Valley. (530) 273-6066. Specialty sandwiches,

burgers, gyros, falafels, soups & salads

prepared using many organic, natural

and free-range ingredients. Open Tues–Fri

11 am–4:30 pm; Sat 11 am–3:30 pm.

Beer & Wine. Craft beer on tap. Plenty of

parking. afternoondeli.com

BAKERIES / CAFES / COFFEE

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS:

Celebrating 37 years as a family-owned

business. Located at 128 S. Auburn St,

Grass Valley. (530) 273-6424. Open 7 days

a week, with a full espresso bar, pastries,

and a grab and go breakfast/lunch menu.

Coffee roasted on the premises, and

brewed fresh for you. Find us at

CarolinesCoffee.com, or on

Instagram/Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter.

DUPRE’S BAKING CO: 13459 Colfax Hwy,

Grass Valley. (530) 273-3995. Artisan

Bakery with a variety of breads, bagels,

pastries, cookies, pies and coffee to go.

Over 100 year old sourdough starter.

Serving local restaurants, delis, caterers,

and grocery stores since 1995. Open to the

public Tues–Sat. Call for hours.

Email: dupresbakery@att.net

FLOUR GARDEN BAKERY: B L

999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 272-

2043. 109 Neal St, Grass Valley (530) 477-

CAKE. Handmade from scratch daily using

many organic ingredients: locally grown

flour, fruits/produce. Breads, bagels,

muffins, Danish, croissants, soups, salads,

cakes, pies/tarts, cookies and treats. Gluten

free choices. Organic juice bar. Espresso

bar, coffee drip bar and coffee service to

go. Free WiFi. Mon–Sat 6 am–6 pm, Sun 6

am–5 pm. FlourGarden.com

SIERRA CINEMA’S CINECAFÉ: L D

840 E. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 477-

9000. Finger food, seasonally changing

local craft beer, wine. All cafe food and

drink may be taken into the auditorium in

the cafe. Open everyday when the box

office opens til the last movie starts. Sierra

Theaters celebrates 40 years of showing

movies in Nevada County this year! Check

out our theaters: Del Oro Theatre, Nevada

Theatre Film Series, Sutton Cinemas, and

Sierra Cinemas. sierratheaters.com

DINING KEY / BREAKFAST B / LUNCH L / DINNER D / BEER/WINE / FULL BAR / OUTDOOR SEATING / ENTERTAINMENT / PET FRIENDLY

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DELI’S

SUMMER THYME'S BAKERY & DELI:

B L D 231 Colfax Ave,

Grass Valley. (530) 273-2904. A

local favorite for over 15 years!

Nourishing with a full bakery,

espresso bar, juices, breakfast and

lunch. Local, organic, gluten free

and Paleo selections. Local and

organic beers and wines. Open

daily. Full service catering for all

your events! Local music/art shows.

summerthymes.com

THREE FORKS BAKERY & BREWING

COMPANY: B L D 211

Commercial St, Nevada City. (530)

470-8333. Fresh seasonally-inspired

menu from local organic producers.

Wood-fired pizza, craft beer brewed

onsite, regional wines, hard cider,

artisan breads, pastry/desserts, soup,

espresso and coffee. Open Mon,

Wed, Thurs 7 am–10 pm, Fri 7

am–11 pm, Sat 8 am–11 pm, Sun

8 am–10 pm, Closed Tues.

threeforksnc.com

DELI’S / BUTCHER SHOP

SPD DELI: 735 Zion St, Nevada City.

(530) 265-4596. 129 McKnight Way,

Grass Valley. (530) 272-5000. Two

convenient locations with a full deli

featuring daily hot entrees and cold

items, imported cheeses and meats,

daily lunch specials and sandwiche

made to order.

spdmarket.com

Three Forks

Bakery & Brewing,

Nevada City

ECLECTIC

SPRING STREET MARKET & DELI:

115 S. Pine St, Nevada City. (530)

470-0166. Delicatessen, bakery,

groceries, beer, wine and more.

Made to order sandwiches. Grab

and go section with fresh garden

salads, wraps, vegetarian options,

burritos, sandwiches and fruit.

Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.

Open everyday 8 am–8 pm.

springstreetmarketanddeli.com

THE HAM STAND SALUMNERIA:

821C Zion St, Nevada City. (530)

212-3784. Butcher Shop. Fresh and

smoked local, heritage animals.

House made salumi from coppa to

culatello, bacon to bresaola, salami

to sausage. Sandwiches made to

order. facebook.com/the hamstand;

thehamstand.com

ECLECTIC

BRIARPATCH FOOD CO-OP B L D

290 Sierra College Dr, Grass

Valley. Fresh, local, organic grocery,

deli made to order breakfast, hot

food bar breakfast, hot food bar

lunch and dinner. Bakery, juice bar,

and salad bar. Espresso. Everything

house-made. Vegan, gluten-free,

and macrobiotic choices.

(530) 272-5333. Open seven days,

7 am–10 pm. briarpatch.coop

“CHEF’S TABLE” AT TESS’ KITCHEN

STORE: 115 Mill St, Grass Valley.

(530) 273-6997. In-house chef Alan

Tangren (22 years at world

renowned Chez Panisse) prepares

themed dinners using the freshest

local ingredients. Dinners prepared

in front of guests while he explains

his techniques and experiences

working with top chefs from around

the world. Reservations available

through website.

tesskitchenstore.com

FUDENJUCE: B L D 815

Zion St, Nevada City. (530) 265-

5282. Fresh food heaven! Handsqueezed

made-to-order juices,

exotic wrap & main entree creations,

unique full-meal salads, rice bowls,

sandwiches, home-made soups, allnatural

fruit smoothies, fair-trade

organic coffee & teas. Many organic

& vegan options! Eat-in, walk-up,

phone orders, take-out.

fudenjuce.com

HEARTWOODB L 237

Commercial St, Nevada (530) 470-

6161. Big bowls of local, organic,

seasonal, fresh foods put together

the way you want. Sip killer coffee

drinks and teas and eat healthy in a

family friendly historic atmosphere.

Serving Fox Hound Espresso and

Niuka teas. Oldtown Nevada City.

Tues–Sun 10 am–4 pm. Closed Mon.

heartwoodeatery.com

Fudenjüce, Nevada City

NEVADA CITY CLASSIC CAFÉ: B L

216 Broad St, Nevada City.

(530) 265-9440. Small, friendly

place serving French savory and

dessert crepes, classic American

breakfast/lunch. Espresso, latte,

beer, cider, wine. Organic, local,

gluten and dairy free options. Open

daily 8:30 am–2:30 pm. Genevieve’s

crepes, tapas, & wine, Fridays 6-

9:30 pm. ncclassiccafe.com

WELCOME TO

THE OLIVE GROOVE!

• A wide variety of

TOP Quality Extra

Virgin Olive Oils

• Fused and

Infused Olive Oils

• Balsamic

Vinegars

• Specialty Oils

and Vinegars

• Loose Leaf Teas

• Gourmet Spices

and Salts

• Gourmet

Artisanal Pastas

• Infused Maple

Syrups

• After Hours Group

Tasting Parties

Prepare to experience the

freshest, Extra Virgin Olive

Oils and Aged Balsamic

Vinegars on tap!

126 Mill Street

Downtown Grass Valley

(530) 273-8336

www.groovetotheolive.com

102 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Marshall’s

Pasties

THE BEST TACOS & BURRITOS IN GRASS VALLEY

Breakfast All Day • Menudo Sat–Sun • Catering Available

574 Sutton Way, Grass Valley (530) 802-5529

Celebrating 50 Years

203 Mill Street, Historic Downtown Grass Valley • 530-272-2844

A Family

Restaurant

Open Monday-Friday 6am - 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am - 3pm

875 Sutton Way • Grass Valley (Safeway Shopping Center) • 273-4008

2017

2018

Serving Breakfast

and Lunch

Homemade Soups & Desserts

Early Bird Specials 6-9am

Daily Lunch Specials & A Gluten Free Menu

Buon Appetito!

The Italian Deli In Grass Valley

Wood Fired Pizza +Hot Panini • Authentic Italian Lasagna

Awesome Meatballs • Fine Imported Deli Meats & Cheese

Everything Made From Scratch with Traditional Italian Recipes

PASTA NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY

FISH NIGHT EVERY 1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

BEER & WINE selection from Italy and Europe

760 S. Auburn St. Suite G

530-798-6021 • www.lagastronomia.us

ROYAL DRAGON II

Delicious Dining

and Takeout

ORDER

ONLINE!

(530) 272-2868

royaldragon2.com

101 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA

We prepare our food with care,

using natural, local & organic

ingredients whenever possible

Open Daily

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Catering for all your needs

Colfax Avenue, GV • 530-273-2904 • www.summerthymes.com

Specialty Sandwiches

Burgers, Gyros & Falafels

Craft Beers On Tap

Patio Dining, Take Out Orders

101 W. McKnight Way St. D

to the left of Kmart in Grass Valley

530-273-6066

Open Tuesday – Saturday

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HOT FRESH FAST

By the Slice or Whole Pie • Non-GMO Flour, Sauce, Cheese

228 Commercial St., Nevada City

(530) 470-6100

www.thepizzajointnc.com

OPEN LATE • Open 7 days a week

YOUR LOCAL ROASTER

est. 1982

C AROLINESCOFFEE.COM

tel: 530 273 6424 . 800 600 6424

128 south auburn street, grass valley, ca 95945

The Area’s Only

Specialty Food &

Wine Market

Artisan Cheeses | Charcuterie | Fresh Made Pasta

Chocolates | Desserts

Platters | Quick Take-Home Fresh Cooked Meals

Gifts for Cooks

Easy Parking

www.backporchmarket.com

Organic Juice

Bar. Breakfast Shakes. Smoothies.

Fair Trade organic Espresso &

Coffees. Gluten Free Options.

Artisan Breads. Bagels. Danish.

Croissants. Scones. Muffins. Cookies.

Cakes. Pies. Tarts. Sandwiches. Salads.

Everything made from scratch using

the finest natural, organic

999 Sutton Way

Grass Valley

530-272-2043

local ingredients. FREE WIFI.

340C Elm Avenue

Auburn

530-888-1011

www.FlourGarden.com

Mon-Sat 6am-6pm • Sunday 6am-5pm

109 Neal Street

Grass Valley

530-477-2253

Seasonal, Local, Organic Cuisine

EmilysCateringandCakes.com

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EAT & DRINK

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / A U B U R N / N E W C A S T L E

ECLECTIC

IKE’S QUARTER CAFÉ: B L 401

Commercial St, Nevada City. (530) 265-

6138. Delicious breakfast and lunch from

scratch. Fresh local organic meats, vegetables,

and ingredients. Cajun specialties,

burgers, house-made desserts, vegetarian,

vegan & wheat free options. Beer/Wine.

Patio. ikesquartercafe.com

KANE’S BAR & GRILL RESTAURANT: L

D

120 E. Main St, Grass

Valley. (530) 273-8111. Family-friendly

Original Joe's style: American-Italian, pizza,

steaks, pasta, salads, amazing desserts.

Newly expanded bar, lounge and patio dining.

“Voted Best Fine Dining.” Happy Hour

and Secret Pub Menu. 2–5. Hours: Mon–

Thurs 11:30 am–9 pm Fri–Sat: 11:30

am–9:30 pm. (Call for winter hours),

Sunday closed. Music, Fri–Sat 6 pm–9 pm.

KanesRestaurant.com

LEFTY’S FRY HOUSE: L D 840 E Main

St, Grass Valley. (Next to Sierra Cinemas)

(530) 446-6742. Lefty's famous fish and

chips, house-made Hillbilly style beignets,

falafel, salads, sandwiches. Mon–Sat: 11

am–9 pm, Closed Sunday.

leftysfryhouse.com

LEFTY’S GRILL: L D 101

Broad St, Nevada City. (530) 265-5838. An

American grill for the casual diner featuring

comfort food to eclectic–award winning

grilled flatbread pizzas, salads and burgers.

Seasonal menu and specials. 12 Craft Tap

Beers. 2 Creekside dining patios. Hours:

Wed–Sun 11:30 am–9 pm;11:30

am–9:30 pm (Fridays Only). Backroom

available for large parties. Catering. Follow

on Facebook. leftysgrill.com

TOFANELLI’S GOLD COUNTRY BISTRO:

B L D

302 W. Main St,

Downtown Grass Valley. (530) 272-1468.

Long-time favorite Grass Valley bistro. 101

omelets, eggs benedicts and much more.

Lunches: sandwiches, salads and burgers.

Dinners: seafood, steaks, pasta, salads and

daily specials. Full bar, atrium dining and

summer patio specials. Vegetarian/vegan

dishes available. Winner "Best Patio

Dining" 12 years! Open 7 days, 8 am–9

pm. Tofanellis.com

1849 BREWING CO: L D

468 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 477-

1849. Menu has something for every taste,

including vegetarian and gluten free items.

From cauliflower wings to fresh hand

tossed pizza cooked in an outdoor wood

fired pizza oven. Offering high quality

American ales and modern and traditional

style beers. Mon 3–11 pm, Tues–Thurs 11

am–11 pm, Fri–Sat 11 am–2 am, Sun 10

am–10 pm. 1849brewingco.com

THE STONE HOUSE: 107 Sacramento St,

Nevada City (530) 265-5050.

Mediterranean-influenced restaurant features

organic, local, farm-to-table cuisine

with a seasonally updated menu. Craft

cocktails, local micro-brews, regional wines,

and an espresso bar. Kitchen hours are

Wednesday–Sunday from 11 am–11 pm.

facebook.com/stonehousenevadacity for

live music schedule. stonehouse.io

GASTROPUBS / BREWERIES

ROOST KITCHEN: L D At Grass Valley

Brewing Co, 141 E Main St, Grass Valley.

(530) 446-6807. “Hand Made American

Pub Fare.” Buttermilk fried chicken, burgers,

pasties, salads, charcuterie plates and

more. Meats and vegetables locally

sourced. Open 7 days! Sun–Thurs 11:30

am–8 pm, Fri–Sat 11:30 am–10 pm (limited

menu 9–10 pm.) roostgv.com

ECLECTIC

Tofanelli’s,

Grass Valley

JERNIGAN’S GRILL & TAP HOUSE: L D

123 Argall Way, Nevada City.

(530) 265-6999. Nevada City Ale House,

"Family Pub" atmosphere. 52" TV, rotating

variety of tap beers and bottles from local

regional breweries. Burgers, vegetarian

entrees and daily specials. Niman Ranch

natural, hormone free beef. Sun–Tues:

11:30 am–9 pm (kitchen closes) Wed–Sat:

11:30 am–10 pm (kitchen closes).

Wed Pint Nights 5:30 pm to closing.

jernigansgrill.com

THE TIMBERS AT ALTA SIERRA

COUNTRY CLUB: 11897 Tammy Way,

Grass Valley. (530) 273-2010. Unique

appetizers, scrumptuous sandwiches,

healthy salads and delicious hamburgers.

Views overlooking the gorgeous tree-lined

fairways. Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 8 am–11 am,

Saturday: 7 am–11 am; lunch: 7 days a

week 11 am –3 pm, Sunday brunch 10–2

pm and Friday Prime Rib Buffet dinner 5–8

pm. altasierracc.com

THIRSTY BARREL TAP HOUSE & GRILLE:

L D

116 Neal St, Grass

Valley. (530) 802-5488. Nevada County's

largest selection of craft beers on tap. Fun,

casual modern pub style fare with a farmto-table

twist. Great burgers, tacos, salads,

and apps. Large dog friendly patio available.

Known for their "best ever" brussel

sprouts. Live music every Friday! Sun/Mon

11 am–10 pm, Tues 3–10 pm, Wed/Thurs

11 am–10 pm, Fri/Sat 11 am–11 pm.

thirstybarrel.com

104 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Keepin’ it Creole since 2001

NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA

Dedicated to Organic,

Made From Scratch,

Locally Grown Cuisine

Breakfast & Lunch

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

265-6138

ikesquartercafe.com

Lunch 11:30

Dinner 5:00

Closed Wednesday’s

Private Dining Room Available.

221 BROAD ST., NEVADA CITY

(530) 265-0221

bistro221nevadacity.com

We Look Forward to Making Your Dining Experience Enjoyable!

STEAKS

RIBS

FISH

A Nevada County Institution

CELEBRATING 50 GREAT YEARS

Voted Best Steak Year After Year

Open 7 days a week 5 pm - 9 pm • Reservations Recommended

Hwy 49 & Newtown Road, Nevada City • 530-265-9902 • www.thewillo.com

Join us for a Friar Tuck’s evening!

a local favorite for 45 years

• Steak, Seafood and Fondue Dinners

• Award Winning Wine List

• Specialty and Seasonal Cocktails

• Live Music

7 nights

a week

111 N. Pine St., Nevada City

www.friartucks.com

530-265-9093

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Genevieve's Crepes, Tapas, & Wine, Fridays 6-9:30

Reservations Highly

Recommended

Traditional Thai dishes featuring chicken,

pork, beef, ef

seafood, tofu, vegan & gluten-free

Gluten Free

& Dairy Free Options

Organic & Local Choices

Breakfast All Day/Lunch

Beer & Wine

Patio Available

Open 8:30-2:30 pm

Closed Wednesdays

Charming Bistro Style Diner Serving American and French Cuisine

216 Broad St • Nevada City • (530) 265-9440 • www.ncclassiccafe.com

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EAT & DRINK

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / A U B U R N / N E W C A S T L E

ICE CREAM / CANDY

BASKIN ROBBINS: 151 W. McKnight Way

#C, Grass Valley. (530) 274-3188. Ice

cream, yogurts, soft serve, smoothies, sundaes,

shakes, mocha blasts, ice cream

cakes for any occasion. Pick one up any

time from cake case or order custom made.

Open Sun–Thurs 11 am–9:30 pm, Fri–Sat

11 am–10 pm. Every Tuesday is Family

Night 5 pm–9 pm. Check Facebook, Baskin

Robbins Grass Valley.

CRAZY 4 YOGURT: 10136 Commercial

Ave, Penn Valley. (530) 432-2490. Serving

frozen yogurt with over 75 different toppings

available. Birthday parties a specialty!

Open 11–9 pm Mon–Thurs, 11–10 pm

Fri/Sat. Sun 12–9. (Coupon page 161).

See Crazy for Yogurt on facebook.com

NEVADA CITY CHOCOLATE SHOP:

236 Broad St, Nevada City. (530) 265-

3448. Home of the renowned handcrafted

confection, “Nevada City Gold.” Chocolates

are created in small batches. You will also

find old fashioned candies and homemade

goodies, novelty candies, premium ice

cream, drumsticks, milkshakes, frozen

bananas.

nevadacitychocolateshoppe.com

La Gastronomia,

Grass Valley

ICE CREAM / CANDY

ITALIAN

MEXICAN

THE TRUFFLE SHOP: 408 Broad St,

Nevada City. (530) 265-3539. Hand crafted

Belgian Chocolate truffles created with

imported Belgian chocolate, tortes and

other delectable custom, hand-made

gourmet desserts by Chef Willem DeGroot.

Specialty coffees such as the Nevada City

Ice Cappuccino. Open daily 11 am–5 pm.

Serving Nevada County for 30 plus years.

thetruffleshop.com

LA GASTRONOMIA: L D 760 South

Auburn St, Suite G, Grass Valley. (530) 798-

6021. The Italian Deli in Grass Valley.

Everything made from scratch with traditional

Italian recipes. Wood fired pizza, hot

panini, authentic Italian lasagna, awesome

meatballs, fine imported deli meats and

cheese. Pasta night every Wednesday. Fish

night every 1st Friday of the month. Beer &

wine selection from Italy and Europe.

lagastronomia.us

RISTORANTE ALLORO: L D

124 Bank St, Grass Valley. (530) 273-

3555. Creative Italian food house-made

daily. Lunch served: Wed–Fri. 11 am–2:00

pm. Dinner served: Sun–Thurs 5 pm–9 pm,

Fri–Sat 5 pm–9:30 pm.

allororistorantegrassvalley.com

EL FAVORITO: L D 574 Sutton Way,

Grass Valley. (530) 802-5529. Authentic

Mexican restaurant serving tacos, burritos,

tortas, quesadillas, nachos and offering a

bountiful salsa bar with sauces from mild

to habañero, a cucumber salad and a spicy

onion relish. Breakfast all day, menudo

Sat–Sun, catering available. Open 9 am–9

pm every day.

MEXICAN

EL MILAGRO: L D 60 South Auburn

St, Suite A Grass Valley. (530) 802-

5229. Fresh and flavorful popular Mexican

dishes including burritos, tostadas,

tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos, sopes,

pambazos, chalupas and much more!

Organic choices. Open 11 am–9 pm

every day. elmilagrograssvalley.com

El Milagro,

Grass Valley

JIMBOY’S TACOS: B L D

(530) 477-9490. 1937 Nevada City Hwy,

Grass Valley CA. Preparing food from

scratch daily with fresh, quality ingredients

for the best taste at affordable prices.

Classic burritos, finished on the grill, enchiladas,

taco salads, burrito bowls, breakfast

wraps, and a signature, gluten friendly

“Jimboy’s Tacoburger.”

jimboystacos.com/stores/grass-valley.

See coupon page 161.

MARIA’S: L D 226 E. Main St,

Downtown Grass Valley. (530) 274-2040.

Since 1992. Prepared fresh daily from family

recipes handed down from Mexico.

Indoor and outdoor cantina and patio.

Voted "Best Mexican Food" 20 years in a

row. Weekend breakfasts: traditional

Mexican Favorites. Come join us for Happy

Hour! MariasGrassValley.com

106 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


EAT & DRINK

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / P E N N V A L L E Y

PASTIES

PIZZA

MARSHALL’S PASTIES: L 203 Mill St,

Grass Valley. (530) 272-2844. The national

dish of Cornwall–truly Cornish pasties,

handmade without preservatives, just like

the miners used to eat. Eat in or takeout.

Right in downtown Grass Valley. Open

Mon–Fri 9:30 am–6 pm, Sat 10 am–6 pm.

MINER MOE'S PIZZA: L D 102

Argall Way, Nevada City. (530) 265-0284.

Pizza (also gluten free), calzones, ovenbaked

sandwiches, extensive salad bar.

Pizza by the slice (Mon–Fri, 11am to 2

pm). Delivery available. Open Mon–Fri 11–

8 pm, Sat 11:30 am–8 pm, Sun 12–8 pm.

minermoespizza.com See coupon page

161.

PETE'S PIZZA & TAP HOUSE: L D

114 W Main St, Grass Valley. (530) 274-

9600. Pizza and craft beer. Handmade &

stone baked. Whole pie or Monster Slice.

Gluten free available. Rotating draft handles

and bottled beer from local regional

breweries. Open 7 days a week. Sun–Thurs

11:30 am–10 pm Fri & Sat. 11:30 am–11

pm "That's how we roll!" petes-pizza.com

Miner Moe’s

Nevada City

PIZZA

SOUTH AMERICAN

SUBS / SANDWICHES

PIZZA JOINT: L D 228 Commercial

Street, Nevada City. (530) 470-6100. New

York style pizza by the slice or whole pies

available. Also creating regional pizza styles

like Detroit, Sicilian, New York. Gluten-free

pizza and vegan-style also offered. Beer,

wine, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

Open late! thepizzajointnc.com

DIEGO’S: L D 217 Colfax Ave, Grass

Valley. (530) 477-1460. Fresh, eclectic, fun!

Comfortable, friendly, neighborhood cafe

highlighting Latin flavors of Central and

South America. Everything made from

scratch, using quality ingredients: natural,

free-range & grass-fed proteins, wildcaught

fish, organic ingredients from local

farmers whenever possible. Open 11 am–9

pm daily. diegosrestaurant.com

HARMONY RIDGE MARKET: 18848 Hwy

20, Nevada City. (530) 265-0555. A convenient

stop for supplies before taking off

for a hike/bike/trail ride on the nearby

Pioneer Trail, Lone Grave Trail, Scott’s Flat

Trail or Rock Creek Trail. Fresh sandwiches

made all day, cheeseburgers, double

chocolate brownies and other homemade

baked goods. Deli meats and cheese.

Espresso. Camping and fishing supplies.

harmonyridgemarket.com

PORT OF SUBS: 2 Locations: 407 Hollow

Way, Nevada City. (530) 478-1788. 873

Sutton Way, Grass Valley. (530) 477-2660.

Great hot & cold subs, salads, desserts.

Choose from two or six foot party sandwiches.

Also featuring a wide selection of

deli trays. Open seven days. ORDER

ONLINE @ portofsubs.com. See coupon

page 161.

SUBS / SANDWICHES

SPECIALTY MARKETS

SUBWAY: L D Many varieties of classic

subs, hot and toasted on fresh baked

bread, salads, wraps and kids meals. 2096

Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley. (530) 273-

8547; 716-B Freeman Lane, Grass Valley.

(530) 273-7789; 2310 Grass Valley Hwy,

Auburn. (530) 823-1933. subway.com

BACKPORCH MARKET: B L D

135 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley. (530)271-

7111. Specialty Food/Wine Market.

Homemade frozen entrees, sides, soup and

fresh pasta cooked daily from scratch using

quality ingredients and fresh herbs. Artisan

cheeses, charcuterie, imported raviolis,

croissants, fine chocolates and selected

wines. Variety of platters for entertaining.

Open Tues–Sat 10 am-6 pm. Parking.

backporchmarket.com

BackPorch Market,

Grass Valley

WHEYWARD GIRL: 209 Commercial St,

Nevada City. (530) 478-1665. Featuring a

wide selection of cow, goat and sheeps

milk cheeses (regional, domestic and

imported), cheese plates, cheese implements,

cheese-making supplies. Mon, Wed,

Thurs, Fri 11 am–5 pm; Sat 9 am–5 pm,

Sun 12–5 pm. Closed Tues. Cheese also

available at Tess’ Kitchen Shop in Grass

Valley. wheywardgirlcreamery.com

peace, love and veggies

all you need at your local Co-op

Open Every Day

7am–10pm

Grass Valley

(530) 272-5333

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EAT & DRINK

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / A U B U R N / N E W C A S T L E

SPECIALTY MARKETS

CATERING

THE OLIVE GROOVE: 126 Mill St, Grass

Valley. (530) 273-8336. Top quality olive

oils including extra virgin olive oils, fused

and infused olive oils, specialty oils and

vinegars and aged balsamic vinegars from

around the world on tap. Also olive oil

body care, loose leaf teas, artisan pastas

and spices, gourmet sea salts and specialty

gifts. Open seven days a week.

groovetotheolive.com

BILL’S CHUCKWAGON: (530) 913-4519.

Offering a wide variety of BBQ items with

all the fixins’ served from our 20 foot

mobile BBQ. Extensive menus designed to

suit any occasion. Using the freshest foods

and hand selecting only the best cuts of

meats, cooked to perfection, hot off the

grill. Full staff for serving. For more information

and to reserve your date.

billschuckwagon.com

EMILY’S CATERING : (530) 271-2253.

Nevada County's premier catering company,

handling events of any size including

anniversaries, weddings, and corporate

events. They have been serving Nevada

County for eleven years using the best

local, seasonal, and organic ingredients. All

items are always made fresh from scratch!

For more info you can follow on Facebook

or visit the website:

emilyscateringandcakes.wordpress.com

Emily’s Catering,

Grass Valley

BAKERY

ECLECTIC

Auburn/

Newcastle

FLOUR GARDEN BAKERY: B L

340C Elm Ave, Auburn. (530) 888-1011.

Handmade from scratch daily using many

organic ingredients: locally grown flour,

fruits/produce. Breads, bagels, muffins,

Danish pastries, croissants, soups, salads,

cakes, pies/tarts, cookies and treats. Gluten

free choices. Organic juice bar. Espresso

bar, coffee drip bar and coffee service to

go. Free WiFi. Mon–Sat 6 am–6 pm, Sun 6

am–5 pm. FlourGarden.com

Flour Garden,

Auburn

MONKEY CAT RESTAURANT & BAR:

L D

805 Lincoln Ave,

Downtown Auburn (530) 888-8492. Fine

dining with full bar & extensive wine list.

Local Food, Local Wine & Local Beer (when

available). Great appetizers, salads, filet

mignon, chops, seafood, pasta and

desserts. Patio dining. Private dining room

seats up to 28. Patio cocktail parties up to

50 guests. Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am-2

pm; dinner Mon–Sun 5 pm.

monkeycat.com

GOURMET GROCER

ITALIAN

NEWCASTLE PRODUCE: B L

9230 Cypress St, Newcastle. (916) 663-

2016. Locally grown, farm fresh produce,

specialty foods, gourmet meals to go. Voted

in the Top 5 Gourmet Grocery Stores for

four years! Hearty soups, sandwiches,

casseroles, salads, quiche and wraps,

homemade desserts, cookies and scones.

Mon–Fri 7:30 am–6 pm, Sat 8 am–5 pm,

Sun 10 am–5 pm. newcastleproduce.com

TRE PAZZI TRATTORIA: L D

928 Lincoln Way, Downtown Auburn.

(530) 823-2994 Traveling to Italy every

year seeking out traditional Italian cuisine.

All dishes made in house, prepared to

order using local ingredients when available.

Simplicity and freshness are the key

to traditional Italian cooking. Serving

imported Italian wines, beers and Italian

craft cocktails. Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9 pm &

Sat–Sun 4:30 pm. trepazzi.net

Tre Pazzi Trattoria, Auburn

Monkey Cat, Auburn

108 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD

NewcastleProduce.com

LOCAL PRODUCE • DELI • BEER • CHEESE & MORE • 9230 Cypress St. • Newcastle, Ca • (916) 663-2016


Creative Italian Food

House Made Daily

Bill’s Chuckwagon

The Ultimate Catered BBQ

Tom Stanley • (530) 273-4519 • Billschuckwagon.com

(530) 273-3555

LUNCH SERVED:

11 am-2 pm Wednesday–Friday

DINNER SERVED:

5 pm-9 pm Sunday–Thursday

5 pm-9:30 pm Friday & Saturday

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FRESH & FLAVORFUL

POPULAR MEXICAN

DISHES

GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Burritos, Tostadas,

Tacos, Enchiladas,

Chiles Rellenos,

Sopes, Tamales,

Pambazos,

Chalupas

and Much More!

BEER • WINE

ElMilagroMenu.com • (530) 802-5229

Open Every Day • 760 South Auburn St, Suite A, Grass Valley

WHOLESALE & RETAIL

SINCE 1995

BREADS • PASTRIES • COFFEE TO-GO

530.273.3995

OPEN TUESDAY–SATURDAY 13459 COLFAX HWY GRASS VALLEY

Come Hungry. Leave Happy. ®

Grass Valley

Ice Cream Cakes

available for any occasion.

Order yours today or pick

one up from the cake case

any day, anytime!

Any time is a good

time at IHOP

Grilled

Chicken

and

Veggie

Salad

Grass Valley

Open for breakfast,

lunch, and dinner

Tilapia

Florentine

Sirloin

Steak Tips

Dinner

Turkey

Bacon

Avocado

Wrap

Try our famous

mochas, blasts,

smoothies,

shakes &

iced coffees

Roasted

Turkey

Sandwich

Breakfast

Sampler

Tuesday

Family Night

5–9 pm

Swedish

Crepes

Fish n

Chips

SUN-THURS 11:00AM–9:30PM • FRI-SAT 11:00AM–10:00PM

151 W. MCKNIGHT WAY, GRASS VALLEY • 274-3188

OFF HWY 49, EXIT MCKNIGHT WAY

Wednesday Senior Night

3:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Open Sunday – Thursday

6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Friday – Saturday

6:00 AM to Midnight

746 Taylorville Road, Grass Valley • 272-7928

(Off Hwy 49 exit McKnight Way – Opposite Raley’s)

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T R U C K E E / T A H O E

TRUCKEE / TAHOE FLAVORS

DONNER LAKE KITCHEN: B L

13720 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee. (530) 587-

3555. Huge breakfast and lunch menu, both

served all day! Famous Huevos Rancheros,

Eggs Benedict. Open from 7 am–2 pm. Great

service and friendly staff for a real "home"

feeling. donnerlakekitchenca.com

CHRISTY HILL LAKESIDE BISTRO: D

115 Grove St, Tahoe City. (530) 583-

8551. Set 100 feet above the shoreline of

Lake Tahoe offering diners a panoramic vista.

Using freshest and finest seasonal ingredients,

Christy Hill offers “Modern American” cuisine

with refined Mediterranean influences. Voted

"Most Romantic Restaurant" by the San

Francisco Chronicle. christyhill.com

AMERICAN

1882 BAR & GRILL AT RIVER STREET

INN: L D 10009 East River St,

Truckee. (530) 550-9222. Named after the

year the building was built, 1882 features a

full bar, BBQ style menu with meats smoked

daily on an authentic Texas smoker. Also serving

delicious beignets daily. Patio dining overlooking

the Truckee River.

riverstreetinntruckee.com

Pianeta,

Truckee

AMERICAN

ITALIAN

CAFE / ICE CREAM

Tacos Jalisco, Truckee

COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT & BAR:

D 10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee.

(530) 587-5711. Historic Ski Lodge with spectacular

view of downtown Truckee. Eclectic

menu of steaks, pastas, seafood and vegetarian

dishes. Deck seating with expansive views.

Bar open 4:30 pm, Restaurant Sun–Wed, 5–9

pm, Thurs–Sat, 5–9:30 pm.

cottonwoodrestaurant.com

PIANETA RISTORANTE: D 10096

Donner Pass Rd, Truckee. (530) 587-4694.

Northern Italian Mediterranean Cuisine.

Variety of pastas & sauces made daily,

antipasti, fresh fish, rack of lamb, risotto,

house made desserts. Bar and Dining Room

open every night at 5 pm. Happy Hour at the

bar Sun–Thurs, 5–6 pm.

pianetarestauranttruckee.com

COFFEE & B L 10106 Donner Pass Rd,

Truckee, (530) 587-3123. Family Style restaurant,

breakfast and lunch served all day long.

Home-cooked food. Healthy portions. Open

Mon-Thur 6 am–3 pm, Fri-Sun 6 am–4 pm

BUD’S OLD FASHIONED FOUNTAIN: Ice

cream parlor located in Truckee (established in

1948). Cones, shakes, old-fashioned ice cream

sodas, sundaes, malts, fresh iced tea, soda or

coffee. Open all year (summer 10 am-10 pm ).

MEXICAN

SEAFOOD

SUBS / SANDWICHES / APPETIZERS

TACOS JALISCO: B L D 11400

Donner Pass Rd, Suite 30, Truckee. (530) 587-

1131. Local favorite for authentic Mexican

food. Fresh and delicious food at a reasonable

price including tacos, burritos, enchiladas,

mocajete, menudo, mariscos and much more.

Open 10:00 am–9:30 pm everyday.

MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK: L D

10089 West River St, Truckee. (530)

582-5000. “East Coast recipes with a touch

of the West Coast flair.” Serving the freshest

seafood around - fish & chips, east coast style

lobster rolls etc. Fresh fish arriving almost

daily. Fresh fish from the deli case to take

home. Locally grown produce when possible.

Outdoor patio and picnic table seating. Eat in,

take out or catering. Open 11 am–8 pm, 7

days a week. morganslobstershack.com

PORT OF SUBS TRUCKEE:

L D 11260 Donner Pass Rd, Suite C5,

Truckee. (530) 563-5230. Fresh, made-toorder

sandwiches prepared while you wait.

Unique taste from freshly sliced, top quality

meats and cheeses, freshly baked breads and

zesty dressings and spices. Open 9 am–7 pm

daily. portofsubs.com

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY: L D

11467 Brockway Rd, Truckee. (530) 587-

4626. Unique appetizer menu–complete with

artisan cheese platters, tapas, charcuterie

platter, cheese platters, sausage platters, paninis,

bread and dips, antipasto platters and

gluten free options. Eat in or order to go.

Bocce courts available. Summer hours: Open

daily until 9 pm! truckeeriverwinery.com

Established in 1948 • Family owned for 15 years

Visit Bud’s Ice Cream

Parlor located

downtown Truckee

for a variety of sweet

concoctions!

Open all year

(Summer 10am-10pm)

10108 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

110 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD

• Cones

• Shakes

• Old-fashioned

Ice Cream Sodas

• Sundaes

• Malts

• Fresh Iced Tea

• Soda

• Coffee

Old Fashion Home Cooked Food

Great Service • Friendly Staff

Family Owned for 20 Years

Mon-Thur 6 am–3 pm

Fri-Sun 6 am–4 pm

Healthy Portions

Down Home

10106 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee Ca • (530) 587-3123

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVED ALL DAY!


Donner Lake Kitchen

Breakfast & Lunch

OPEN

ALL DAY

EVERYDAY!

7 am–2 pm

587-3555

13720 Donner Pass Rd.

Truckee

(across the street

from Donner Lake)

Fine dining, comfort

and camaraderie

10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee, CA

www.cottonwoodrestaurant.com • (530) 587-5711

FRESH NEW ENGLAND STYLE

LOBSTER ROLLS, CHOWDER,

FISH & CHIPS AND MORE!

10089 West River Street

Truckee

(530) 582-5000

morganslobstershack.com

"!!# $$

" &

"# %#! ! # '

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G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / P E N N V A L L E Y / T R U C K E E

SIP SOME LOCAL FLAVOR

Downtown Nevada City

Tasting g Rooms and Breweries

W. Broad St.

Spring St.

E. Broad St.

10

Commercial

13

N. Pine St.

Broad

S. Pine St.

Main St.

3

Coyote St.

4

Nevada St.

Three Forks

Bakery & Brewing

Truckee Breweries

Fifty Fifty Brewing

Tahoe Mountain Brewery

Truckee Brewing Co.

Alibi Ale Works

Seven Hills

Business

District

ol’ Republic

Brewery

Zion St.

Argall Way

Searls Ave.

Gold Flat Rd.

r

to GRASS VALLEY

Nevada City Winery

Tasting Room

COURTESY OF NEVADA CITY WINERY

Downtown Grass Valley

Tasting Rooms and Breweries

WINE TASTING LOCATIONS

112 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD

112 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


It’s the WINE the PEOPLE the PLACE

Complimentary Comparative

Wine Tasting

Every Saturday & Sunday

Tasting Room/Vineyard

12888 Spenceville Rd,

Penn Valley

530.432.3321

PilotPeak.com

Please join us at the winery throughout the year for

many special events. Bring friends and family to share

in a bottle of wine, great local music and dancing.

Sunset at the Peak, Last Saturday of the Month, May–September, 6–10 pm

featuring a fine selection of

Domestic and Imported Wines

WINE TASTING

RETAIL SALES

WINE ACCESSORIES

242A COMMERCIAL STREET

NEVADA CITY

530-265-0195

Mountain Grown

Fine Wine

Avanguardia wines

A unique ultra-boutique winery using

rare and exotic varieties to craft blends

and single varietals that customers say

are both balanced and elegant... Try us!

Rural Nevada City, CA

Taste ~ Tour ~ Picnic Open Saturdays 11-5

At Double Oak Winery & by Appointment

www.DoubleOakWinery.com 530.292.3235

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G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / P E N N V A L L E Y / T R U C K E E

AWARD WINNING WINE is being

produced in Nevada County. Sample

wines in delightful settings, sometimes

amid rolling hills on-site at the wineries

(often while visiting with the winemakers),

or right downtown in unique

and inviting tasting rooms located in

the historic districts of Grass Valley,

Nevada City or right outside Truckee.

GRASS VALLEY AREA WINERIES

& TASTING ROOMS

AVANGUARDIA WINES

A small winery, home of non-traditional blended wines, mostly

proprietary blends from 2–6 non-mainstream grape varieties.

Tasting Room: 163 Mill St, Grass Valley. Open Wednesday

–Sunday, 12–5 pm. (530) 274-9911. Winery: 13028 Jones Bar

Rd, rural Nevada City. Open weekends 12–5 pm.Call to verify

(530) 274-9482. avanguardiawines.com

CORK 49: cork49gv.com

LUCCHESI VINEYARDS & WINERY: lucchesivineyards.com

MONTOLIVA VINEYARDS & WINERY: montoliva.com

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS & WINERY: naggiarvineyards.com

SIERRA SKY WINERY: sierraskywines.com

SIERRA STARR VINEYARD TASTING ROOM: 124 W. Main

St, Grass Valley. Open daily 12–5 pm. (530) 477-8282. Winery:

11179 Gibson Dr, Grass Valley. (530) 477-8282. Tasting by appointment

or for events at the wine

THE POUR HOUSE: thepourhouse.com

NEVADA CITY AREA WINERIES

& TASTING ROOMS

CARRINGTON’S FINE WINES

242 Commercial St, #A, Nevada City. (530) 265-0195. Tasting

different red varietals each week.Tasting fee includes oneounce

pours of seven different wines. Hours: Thursday (10:30

am–5:30 pm), Friday–Saturday 11 am–7 pm. Closed Sun-Wednesday.

carringtonswines.com

CLAVEY “CLASS V WINES”

232 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA (530) 265-8200. Using

Old World Italian wine making techniques, Clavey Vineyards &

Winery makes and celebrates natural award winning wines.

Hours: Friday: 1–7 pm, Saturday 12–7 pm., Sunday 12–5 pm.

Vegan Certified. Instagram: @claveywine

Facebook: /DrinkClaveyWines. You can also shop online at

claveywine.com

DOUBLE OAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

Enjoy wine tasting featuring mountain grown fine wine, all estate

grown & produced. Tasting, touring, & picnicking. 14510

Blind Shady Rd, Rural Nevada City, (530) 292-3235. Winery

Tasting Room: Hours: Saturdays, 11 am–5 pm, January–December.

info@DoubleOakWinery.com

NEVADA CITY WINERY

321 Spring St, Nevada City. (530) 265-9463. Enjoy an approachable

broad selection of award-winning wines,

hospitable tasting room, art gallery, gift shop, and relaxing outdoor

covered patio. Hours: Sun–Thurs 12–6 pm; Fri & Sat

12–8 pm. Hours vary seasonally. NCwinery.com

SZABO VINEYARDS

316 Broad St, Nevada City. "Great wines are made in the vineyard."

Tasting room open Thurs–Sun. (530) 265-8792.

szabovineyards.com

PENN VALLEY AREA WINERIES

& TASTING ROOMS

GRAY PINE VINEYARD & WINERY: graypinewinery.com

MEADE HILL WINERY

Vineyard and tasting room in Smartsville offering traditional

wines as well as mead by the glass, bottle and case. Hours:

Saturday–Sunday 1–5 pm. (Hours subject to change ;call

ahead or check website) 8659 Smartsville Rd, Smartsville.

(530) 639-6000. meadehill.com

PILOT PEAK WINERY

Complimentary comparative tasting offered. Sample a flight of

the finest award-winning wines served four-at-a-time, in numbered

glasses. Hours: Open Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 pm. Last

tasting starts at 4:30 pm. 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley.

(530) 432-3321. PilotPeak.com

Sunset at the Peak: Last Saturday of the month,

6–10 pm, May–September. Food, great local music and

dancing. Wine and other beverages available along with

tasty food truck options.

Cousins Main Lobster Truck: 2nd Saturday

of the month, June–September.

TRUCKEE AREA WINERIES

& TASTING ROOMS

THE POUR HOUSE TRUCKEE: thepourhousetruckee.com

TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY:11467 Brockway Rd, Truckee.

(530) 587-4626. Highest and Coldest. Only winery in the

Tahoe Basin. Family owned and operated since 1989. The

award winning Pinot Noir is the winemaker’s pride and joy.

truckeeriverwinery.com.

HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION BOCCE TOURNAMENT:

Sunday, September 8, 2019. 11 am–7 pm, 40

teams. Wine tasting, beers, catered food from local

restaurants. Truckee River Winery. truckeeriverwinery.com

UNCORKED: uncorkedtahoe.com

Sierra Starr

Tasting Room

ED HENSLEY

Foothills Celebration,

Grass Valley

Must Do!

NEVADA CITY UNCORKED

August 24, 2019. 1–4 pm. Celebrate the agricultural

bounty of Nevada County! Meander through historic

downtown Nevada City sampling food and

wine from local food purveyors and regional wineries

(530) 265-2692.

nevadacitychamber.com

AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

September 20–22, 2019. Sample wine and beer

while strolling among the vendors in the Gourmet

Marketplace. Food, wine, seminars, celebrity chefs,

culinary demonstrations, wine tastings. northstarcalifornia.com

SIERRA VINTNERS FALL

2019 REGIONAL WINE TRAIL

September 21, 2019. sierravintners.com

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE WINE,

WALK & SHOP

October 5, 2019, 12 pm–4 pm.

Sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and

enjoy shopping in Historic downtown

Truckee.12–4 pm (530) 448-2774.

truckeewinewalk.com

2020 FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION

March 7, 2020, 1–4 pm. A festival featuring the region's

exceptional wines, gourmet food, and a

downtown stroll of the town's boutiques, restaurants

and galleries. (530) 272-8315.

downtowngrassvalley.com

SIERRA VINTNERS SPRING 2020

REGIONAL WINE TRAIL

May 2020. sierravintners.com

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Italian Styled Natural, Vegan Friendly Wines

Award Winning Wines of:

CA State Fair

San Francisco Chronicle

West Coast Wine Competition

...And More!

Visit our Tasting Room

232 Commercial St.

www.claveywine.com

NEWLY OPENED TASTING ROOM

Offering

MEAD & TRADITIONAL WINE

(530) 639-6000 • meadehill.com • Find Us On Social Media

8659 Smartsville Road, Smartsville, CA

2017

Award

Winning

Wines

WINE TASTING

www.sierrastarr.com

Small Lot

Wines

F rom Our

Estate

Vineyards

530.477.8282

124 W. Main St.

Downtown

Grass Valley

NEVADA CITY WINERY

CELEBR ATING 40

YEARS IN BUSINESS

Award winning intense wines

from the Sierra Foothills

Estate-grown and bottled

Tasting Room

Open Thurs–Sun

316 Broad Street, Nevada City

info@szabovineyards.com

NCWINERY.COM

530.265.9463

321 SPRING ST.

NEVADA CITY, CA

Double

Gold Medal

Winner

at the

California State

Fair

415.328.5611

www.szabovineyards.com

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FIRST ROUND DRAFTS

NEVADA COUNTY HAS JUMPED wholeheartedly onto the craft beer

bandwagon – it’s now an official hotspot for great beer! Nevada City’s

outstanding ol’ Republic Brewery and Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.

are now joined by Grass Valley Brewing Co. and 1849 Brewing Co. in Grass

Valley. And this last year with the addition of Truckee Brewing Co., the

count has increased to four craft breweries in the

little town of Truckee!

And let’s not forget the rich pub scene for an additional

foray into regional and local beers.

Choose between Grass Valley’s Pete’s Pizza and

Taphouse, Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grill, the

Dew Drop Inn and Nevada City’s Jernigans Tap

House & Grill. You can’t go wrong!

Sierra Brewfest

BREWERIES

GRASS VALLEY BREWERIES

1849 BREWING CO: Great tasting beer and delicious

American pub style food, wood-fired pizza. 468 Sutton Way,

Grass Valley. (530) 477-1849. 1849brewingco.com

GRASS VALLEY BREWING CO: For the first time since Prohibition,

Grass Valley has a brewery! Roost Kitchen serves handmade

American style pub fare. 141 E. Main St, Grass Valley,

(530) 271-2739. gvbrew.com

NEVADA CITY BREWERIES

OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY: olrepublicbrewery.com

THREE FORKS BAKERY & BREWING COMPANY:

Award winning craft beer brewed in 7 barrel brewhouse,

wood-fired pizza, regional wines, hard cider. 211 Commercial

St, Nevada City. (530) 470-8333.

threeforksnc.com

TRUCKEE BREWERIES

ALIBI ALE WORKS: alibialeworks.com

TAHOE MOUNTAIN BREWING CO: tahoebrewing.com

FIFTY FIFTY BREWING CO: fiftyfiftybrewing.com

TRUCKEE BREWING COMPANY: truckeebrewco.com/tbc

PUBS

GRASS VALLEY PUBS

DEW DROP INN : Featuring many local beers on tap. (530)

268-1065. 19729 Cerrito Rd, Grass Valley. dewdropinngv.info

Pete’s Pizza

& Taphouse

THIRSTY BARREL TAPHOUSE & GRILLE: 30 taps and

modern pub fare comfort food with a farm-to-table twist. 116

Neal St, Grass Valley. (530) 802-5488. thirstybarrel.com

PETE’S PIZZA & TAPHOUSE : 16 taps and handmade, stonebaked

pizza.114 W Main St, Grass Valley, (530) 274-9600.

petes-pizza.com

NEVADA CITY PUBS

JERNIGAN'S TAP HOUSE & GRILL: Ale House and

family restaurant featuring fresh, draft beers, delicious handmade

food. 123 Argall Way, Nevada City. (530) 265-6999.

jernigansgrill.com

Must Do!

NEVADA CITY CLASSIC BREWFEST

June 1. 6–9 p.m. Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

parking lot, Nevada City. Come taste the finest

craft beers from regional breweries. Tickets available

at 132 Main St, Nevada City.

(530) 265-2692.

TRUCKEE BREWFEST

June 8, 2019. 1 pm–5 pm. More than 40 beers

and live music at Truckee Regional Park.

truckeeoptimist.publishpath.com

2019 BEERFEST & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

July 6, 2019. Saturday, 3 pm–7 pm. Northstar

California Resort, 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA.

GRASS VALLEY AIRSHOW

AND BREWFEST

July 20. 2–5 pm. Over 20 featured breweries, including

locally brewed kombucha. Nevada County

Airport. ncairfest.com

BREWS, JAZZ & FUNK FEST

August 10–11, 2–8 pm. Breweries from

throughout the western states. Canine companions

welcome. hstt.org

SIERRA BREWFEST

August 24. Sun, Suds and Fun. Unique, unlimited

microbrew tasting experience, over 70 handcrafted

beers. Delicious food from some of the

best local food trucks and restaurants. 3–6:30 pm.

musicinthemountains.org

1ST ANNUAL GRASS VALLEY BREWFEST

Sept 14. 1–4 pm. Mill St, Grass Valley. 20 Breweries.

downtowngrassvalley.com

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30 th

Annual

Sun • Suds • Fun

NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

August 24th, 3:00–6:30pm

Benefit event

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

Purchase at: musicinthemountains.org

(530)265.6124, SPD Markets, BriarPatch

GRASS VALLEY S FIRST BREWERY SINCE THE PROHIBITION

GRASS VALLEY BREWING COMPANY

&

ROOST

Craft Beer, Unique Food, Great People

141 E. Main St, Grass Valley

(530)271-2739

GVBrew.com

Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm

Friday-Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm

GRASS VALLEY

BREWING CO.

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G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / T R U C K E E

JOIN THE BREW-MANCE

With so many options, how do you choose? Simple–try them all!

Whether you prefer lagers, ales, IPAs, Belgians, blondes, pales

or pilsners, check out our craft beer scene and you’ll find there

is a lot to love about Nevada County breweries and pubs!

50/50 BREWING

Award winning beers

from German style amber

to unique ale with with

lemongrass, orange peel

and honey flavors.

1849 BAR & GRILL

High quality American ales

and modern and traditional

style beers including

traditional steam beer,

robust stout, deep amber

lager, fruity IPA and more.

ALIBI ALEWORKS

Frequently rotating

traditional European styles,

super-fresh hoppy beers,

and experimental one-offs

made with pure

Lake Tahoe water.

DEW DROP INN

9 draft beers on tap,

several local. Happy

Hour 4 pm everyday.

GRASS VALLEY

BREWING CO.

Typically twelve classic

and innovative beers on

tap, some year round,

some seasonal, some

special releases and

some gluten free.

JERNIGAN’S TAP

HOUSE & GRILL

Always 13 mostly regional

and many local craft beers

on tap, including root beer,

kombucha, cider.

OL’ REPUBLIC

BREWERY

Award winning world-class

quality handcrafted ales,

IPAs, porters, stouts and

drinkable and nuanced

continental lagers.

OL’ REPUBLIC

ROADHOUSE

Features around 25 ol’

Republic ales, IPAs, porters,

lagers, stouts, guest beer

and cider created at the

brewery in Nevada City. Full

bar and restaurant.

PETE’S PIZZA

& TAPHOUSE

16 rotating taps

including

local brews and cider.

THREE FORKS BAKERY

& BREWING

Award winning High

quality Americans ales and

other moderrn and

traditional

styles of beer.

THIRSTY BARREL

TAPHOUSE & GRILL

30 beers on tap.

Thirsty Barrel Happy Hour

Weekdays 3:00 - 5:30,

Tuesday 3:00 - Close

TAHOE MOUNTAIN

BREWERY

Fresh beer and small

batches of fine barrel aged

ales created using modern

science, the best ingredients,

creativity and

spontaneity.

TRUCKEE BREWING

COMPANY

Truckee Brewing Company

uses a steam fired system

with high quality Ingredients.

urrently has seven

beers on tap.

118 NEVADA COUNTY GOLD


Great Craft Beer, Great Local Wine, Great Food

Largest Selection of Taps in Nevada County, Home of the World Famous Brussel Sprouts , Live Music Every Friday 6–9 PM !

Open 11-10 PM M-Th, 11-12 AM Fri. & Sat., 10-10 PM Sun., Food Service Closes at 9 PM Sun-Th, 10 PM Fri & Sat

116 Neal Street, Grass Valley - 530-802-5488 - thirstybarrel.com

Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill

Fresh Food - Fresh Beer - Fresh People

•18 Rotating Taps Handles from Local to International, Plus

a Sour and Barrel Aged Bottle Selection

• Wagyu Beef Hand Ground Hamburgers, and Steak Sandwiches,

Plus All Natural Pork, Chicken, and Uncured

Bacon Served on Hot Local Breads

• NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA Complete

Sport Packages Shown On Our 4 TV's

19729 Cerrito Road, Grass Valley

123 Argall Way, Nevada City • 530-265-6999

A Family Pub • Menu at www.jernigansgrill.com

BREWERY

RESTAURANT

FULL BAR

MUSIC VENUE

1849brewingco.com (530) 477-1849 • OPEN Monday 3-11•Tuesday-Sunday 11-11

Brews, Music & Food!

Saturday, July 20th • 2-6 pm

Main Street, Downieville, CA

www.brownpapertickets.com

www.DownievilleBrewfest.com

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LODGING

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / S O D A S P R I N G S / T R U C K E E

RELAX AND RECHARGE

Pet Friendly Options Available

Finding a place that feels like “you” can make all the difference when you are conjuring up a

little vacation heaven. With the variety and range of styles in places to stay while visiting

Nevada County, everyone can come away happy. We have options from opulent to basic,

historic to recently-built, comfort-camping we call “glamping” and even a lodge for pets! You

can choose to be in the heart of things, strolling from your digs to the pleasures of Grass

Valley, Truckee and Nevada City, which are very walkable towns. Or if you want to get away

from it all, select a cabin out of town and relax and recharge. Whatever you choose, it’s

bound to be a great stay!

BEST WESTERN GOLD COUNTRY INN

(530) 265-2239 | 972 Sutton Way, GV

bestwestern.com/goldcountryinngrassvalley

Hotel features five separate buildings, beautifully landscaped

grounds, spacious rooms and an outdoor dining

area. Complimentary full breakfast, WiFi, business center,

microwaves and refrigerators, outdoor pool & spa, fitness

center, parking, and pet friendly rooms.

BROAD STREET INN

(530) 265-2239 | 517 West Broad St., NC

broadstreetinn.com

Small, family-owned green hotel in a peaceful garden setting.

Six rooms with a queen bed, cable TV, free WiFi, private

bathroom with tub shower. Refrigerator, microwave,

toaster, dishes, and utensils available. Freshly brewed coffee.

Private patios. Short walk to downtown Nevada City.

CASTLE PEAK VACATION RENTALS

(530) 426-1226. | 21719 Donner Pass Rd,

Soda Springs | castlepeak.com

All vacation rentals close to Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge, and

Boreal Ski Resorts atop Donner Summit and close to Lake

Tahoe and Truckee. Deluxe 2 bedroom condos to 7 bedroom/4

bath luxury mountain homes. Approximately three

hours from the Bay Area and fifteen minutes west of the

historic town of Truckee.

CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL

(866) 582-5655 | 10918 Brockway Rd, TR

cedarhousesporthotel.com

Cedar Sport House combines innovative architecture with

the symbiotic relationship between mind, body, and soul.

Pillow-top mattresses, down duvets, Keurig coffeemakers,

in room refrigerators, free high speed internet, outdoor hot

tub available. Complimentary

breakfast buffet.

GOLD CREEK INN B & B

(530) 265-2239 | 317 S. Pine St., NC

goldcreekinn.com

Newly renovated, 2.5 acre, 5 room, 1860’s Victorian gem

located right next to downtown. $89-$249. Rooms have

private baths or showers and balconies overlooking the

lush gardens of Gold Run Creek & waterfalls. Free Wifi,

Continental Breakfast, and onsite parking. Find your

unique experience now.

GOLD MINERS INN

(530) 477-1700 | 121 Bank Street, GV

goldminersinn.com

Deluxe accommodations with microwaves, refrigerators,

suites available. Complimentary hot breakfast bar, WiFi,

nightly cocktail reception. Exercise room and 24 hour business

center. Meeting and banquet rooms are available.

Located in historic downtown Grass Valley.

Pets welcome.

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LODGING

G R A S S V A L L E Y / N E V A D A C I T Y / S O D A S P R I N G S / T R U C K E E

GRASS VALLEY COURTYARD SUITES

(530) 272-7696 | 210 N. Auburn St, GV

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Luxury boutique hotel, day spa, event center one block

from downtown. Tempur-Pedic beds, refrigerator,

microwave, TV/HBO, DVD players, WiFi, suites with kitchens

available, pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, expanded

continental breakfast, evening wine reception, pet

friendly, non-smoking.

HARMONY RIDGE LODGE

(530) 478-0615 | 18883 Highway 20 East, NC

harmonyridgelodge.com

Find creativity and inspiration and reconnect to the vitality

of life. The natural beauty of Tahoe National Forest combines

with extensive gardens, a variety of meeting spaces,

and distinctively designed and decorated guest suites.

Ideal for family reunions, retreats and wedding receptions,

workshops or simple getaways. Dog friendly rooms.

HOLIDAY LODGE

(530) 802-8149 | (530) 802-8150

1221 E. Main St, GV | holidaylodgeca.com

Featuring themed rooms, breakfast patio, and a seasonal

outdoor pool. Comfortable and affordable accommodations

with great dining just minutes away. Rooms have AC,

free WiFi, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, Comcast

cable on 32” flat screen. All rooms non-smoking. Pet

friendly rooms available. gvholidaylodge@gmail.com

INN TOWN CAMPGROUND

(530) 265-9900 | 9 Kidder Ct, NC

inntowncampground.com

Small, family-owned green hotel in a peaceful garden setting.

Six rooms with a queen bed, cable TV, free WiFi, private

bathroom with tub shower. Refrigerator, microwave,

toaster, dishes, and utensils available. Freshly brewed coffee.

Private patios. Short walk to downtown Nevada City.

MADISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST

(530) 470-6127 | 427 Broad St., NC

themadisonhouse.net

TripAdvisor Award of Excellence. 1865 Victorian home

at the top of Broad Street in Historic downtown Nevada

City. 5 rooms: four rooms with queen size beds and one

room with full and twin. Fresh cooked breakfast made

from local, organic products. Walk to restaurants and

shops. madisonhouse427@gmail.com

MARTIS VALLEY VACATION RENTALS

(800) 287-7685 | (530) 587-4500

P.O. Box 34046, TR | mvvr.com

Your mountain vacation is only a click or a phone call

away! Privately owned condominiums and homes in

Northstar, Tahoe Donner, Truckee and Donner Lake or

homes overlooking Donner Lake, condos on the Northstar

ski trail. Many rentals include the use of pool tables,

saunas, hot tubs, swimming pools, gourmet kitchens. And

skiing is just minutes away!

NEVADA CITY INN

(530) 265-2253 | 760 Zion St, NC

nevadacityinn.net

Park-like setting with outdoor gazebos, benches,

tables, barbecue area, and well-groomed and landscaped

yard surrounded by serene trees. Minutes from historic

downtown. Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast,

cable TV, 1 and 2 bedroom cottages/private kitchenettes.

Located within easy access of all the area attractions.

Pet friendly with fee.

OUTSIDE INN

(530) 265-2233. | 575 E. Broad St, NC

outsideinn.com

Voted Best Motel 2015. Family owned and operated, renovated

motor court motel – 15 individually themed rooms,

kitchenettes, summer swimming pool, barbecues, creekside

patio, family friendly, dogs welcome (fee), non-smoking,

free WiFi. Staff available to recommend favorite, local

recreational opportunities.

NORTHERN QUEEN INN

(530) 265-5824 | 400 Railroad Ave, NC

northernqueeninn.com

Conveniently located on the edge of historic Nevada City.

Cabins, chalets and standard rooms located on 16 wooded

acres within walking distance of restaurants and attractions.

Inn amenities include pet friendly rooms, heated pool

and spa, free WiFi and a full breakfast served each morning

with a view of the natural running waterfall.

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PIETY HILL COTTAGES MOTEL / B&B

(530) 265-2245 | 800-443-2245

523 Sacramento St, NC

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Quiet, cozy and clean! One, two or three room cottages –

French Country or Early American decor. Kitchenettes or full

kitchen. Free WiFi, BBQs. Full, hot, generous continental

breakfast can be delivered to your cottage or to the flower

garden courtyard.

RIVER STREET INN

(530) 550-9290 | 10009 East River St, TR

riverstreetinntruckee.com

Built in 1882, inn is located in the heart of historic Old

Town Truckee on the Truckee River. Amenities include newly

remodeled rooms, flat screen TV, private bathrooms, comfortable

queen size beds and down comforters. Wake up to

the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, complimentary pastry

and fresh fruit.

SIERRA MOUNTAIN INN

(530) 273-8133 | 816 West Main St, GV

sierramountaininn.com

Beautiful top rated Inn, nestled under redwood trees,

three blocks walk to historic old town Grass Valley shops,

restaurants, theaters, and wine tasting. Recently remodeled,

featuring single, or two bedrooms suites with

mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and complimentary

WiFi. Kitchenette suites available.

THE "PERFECT PLACE" RETREATS

(530) 477-8777 | GV

Looking for the “Perfect Place" for visiting family &

friends? For visiting company executives? Or, maybe a family

Stay-cation? Well…now you've found it! The "Perfect

Place" Retreats offers a variety of fully furnished, private

homes throughout Nevada County for all of your

temporary housing needs!

TRUCKEE TAHOE PET LODGE

(530) 265-4415 | 10960 West River St, TR

truckeetahoepetlodge.com

Premier All-Suites dog boarding, luxury cat boarding, daycare-group

and private play. Compassion, comfort, and

safety: providing your pets with an active, enjoyable experience

that will keep them happy and coming back for more.

Recommended by veterinarians and pet owners in the

Truckee and Greater North Lake Tahoe area.

TWO ROOM INN

(415) 310-1919 | 431 Broad St, NC

TwoRoomInn.com

Enchanting Victorian cottage once known as the

Teddy Bear Castle in the heart of Nevada City. Sleeps

4-6 in a unique, luxurious and very private setting. Perfect

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WAGGING TAILS

DOG DAYS

FORTUNATELY, THE DAYS OF LEAVING your dog home when you

travel are gone. A look at the following information reveals

plenty of options for pet and human-friendly fun.

PET FRIENDLY

RESTAURANT PATIOS

Pets are allowed only at outdoor

tables or patios. More restaurant

information pages 100–110.

GRASS VALLEY

• 1849 Brewing Company

• Afternoon Deli

• BriarPatch Co-op Community

Market

• Flour Garden Bakery

• Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli

• Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille

• Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro

NEVADA CITY

• Fudenjüce

• Jernigans Tap House & Grill

• Harmony Ridge Market

• ol’ Republic Brewery

• Three Forks Bakery & Brewing

Company

AUBURN / NEWCASTLE

• Monkey Cat Restaurant & Bar,

• Newcastle Produce

TRUCKEE

• Donner Lake Kitchen

PETS UNDER 21 ALLOWED

Pets are only allowed at outdoor

tables or patios. More brewery

information page 116–118.

• 1849 Brewing Company, GV.

• Dew Drop Inn, GV

• Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill, NC.

• ol’ Republic Brewery, NC.

• Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille,

GV.

• Three Forks Bakery & Brewing

Company, NC.

PET FRIENDLY WINERIES

Pets are allowed only at outdoor

tables or patios. More Winery

Information pages 112–114.

GRASS VALLEY

• Avanguardia Wines

• Double Oak Vineyards

NEVADA CITY

• Nevada City Winery

• Szabo Vineyards Winery

PENN VALLEY

• Gray Pine Vineyard & Winery

SMARTSVILLE

• Meade Hill Winery

TRUCKEE

• Truckee River Winery

LASSIE FRIENDLY LODGING

More Lodging Information

pages 120-124.

• Best Western Gold Country Inn,

GV.

• Broad Street Inn, NC.

• Cedar Sport House Hotel, TR.

• Gold Miners Inn, GV.

• Harmony Ridge Lodge, NC.

• Inn Town Campground, NC.

• Northern Queen Inn, NC.

• Outside Inn, NC.

• Sierra Mountain Inn, GV.

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DOGGIE DAY CARE

Truckee Tahoe Pet Lodge: 10960

West River Street, Truckee,

(530) 582-5850.

truckeetahoepetlodge.com

OFF LEASH DOG PARKS

Western Gateway Dog Park: 18562

Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley,

westerngatewaydogpark.org

Dogs Run Free Dog Park: Condon

Park, 660 Minnie St., Grass Valley.

dogsrunfree.net

Truckee Regional Park: Seasonal

off leash park: All dogs must be

under strict voice and visual control

from November 1–April 30. Leashed

dogs are welcome May 1–October 31.

tdrpd.org

SPOT RIDES THE GONDOLA

Northstar Resort: During the summer,

leashed four-legged friends are

welcome to ride the Gondola and hike

with guests while on leash in the

Mountain Biking & Hiking Park. Check

website for pet friendly events.

northstarcalifornia.com

Dogs Run Free Off Leash Park, Grass Valley

ROVER FRIENDLY EVENTS

Pioneer Park "Picnic Pops"

Concerts: June 23, July 28, August 25,

2019. Family-oriented, dog-friendly, and

FREE. nccb.org

2019 Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest:

Saturday–Sunday, August 10–11, 2019. 2

days of pet friendly live music,

delicious food, wine and beer tasting.

Squaw Valley. hstt.org

Black Tie and Tails Fundraising

Gala: January 2020. hstt.org

SKI WITH FIDO

Tahoe Donner Cross Country: Dogs

are allowed only on designated trails

and at designated times. A ‘Doggy Day

Pass’ or a ‘Dog Season Pass’ is required

for trail access. See restrictions on

website before heading up.

tahoedonner.com

Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort:

30.1 km dog-friendly trails. Access

begins at the Van Norden Trailhead, $5

dog pass and trail pass required.

Conveniently located ticket office at

Van Norden Trailhead.

royalgorge.com/dogs

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WEDDINGS

C E R E M O N Y / R E C E P T I O N

MAKE THE DAY SPECIAL!

With a number of venues in Nevada County from casual to elegant, local

and out-of-town brides have a variety of settings for their special day.

COURTYARD SUITES: 210 N. Auburn St.,

Grass Valley; 272-7696. Three thousand

square feet of special event space includes a

lush garden and roof-top patio.

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DOWNTOWN GRASS VALLEY ELKS HISTORI-

CAL GRAND BALLROOM: 109 S. School St.,

Grass Valley, 273-8342. Spring loaded dance

floor, patio, lawn, BBQ area, dining room,

stage, Bose sound system, lighting.

grassvalleyelks.org/calendar.

EMPIRE MINE STATE HISTORIC PARK: 10791

E. Empire St., Grass Valley; 272-0123.

Beautiful grounds, fountains, vintage gardens

and stately trees. Room for 200. Popular,

plan well ahead. empiremine.org

GOLD MINERS INN: 121 Bank St., Grass

Valley; 477-1700. Elegant Grand Ballroom,

outdoor patio, wedding packages and

consultants. Can accommodate 300.

GoldMinersInn.com

HARMONY RIDGE LODGE: Hwy. 20, five miles

from Nevada City; 478-0615. Natural beauty

of the Tahoe National Forest, rustic luxury.

Outdoor garden weddings, intimate indoor

weddings. harmonyridgelodge.com

MINERS FOUNDRY CULTURAL CENTER: 325

Spring St., Nevada City; 265-5040. Stone

walls and hand hewn timber beams provide

a unique, elegant setting. minersfoundry.org

NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS: 11228

McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley; 273-6217.

Provides a serene setting among the pines.

Indoor and outdoor facilities.

NevadaCountyFair.com

NORTH STAR HOUSE: 12075 Auburn Rd.,

Grass Valley; 477-7126. Historic house,

covered veranda, courtyard, expansive lawn,

stage and dance floor available.

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NORTHERN QUEEN INN: 400 Railroad Ave.,

Nevada City; 265-5824. Beautiful lawn adjacent

to natural running waterfall. Available

May–October. Dining room which is open

year around can accommodate 100 for

ceremonies and receptions.

northernqueeninn.com

SAINT JOSEPH’S CULTURAL CENTER: 410 S.

Church St., Grass Valley; 272-4725. Chapel

built in 1894, stained glass window, rose

garden for outdoor weddings.

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

THE CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL: 10918

Brockway Rd., Truckee; 582-5655. Ideal for

intimate weddings, year around mountain

elegance. cedarhousesporthotel.com

THE STONE HOUSE TAVERN: 107 Sacramento

St., Nevada City; 265-5050. All-inclusive

venue with full service restaurant and six

unique spaces to create your perfect day;

romantic patio, elegant lounge, rustic dining

room, historic tavern, intimate wine cavern

and renowned music venue.

www.stonehouse.io

INFORMATION: ncweds.com is an online referral site for planning weddings, vendors,

locations and venues.

ERIN THIEM

GRASS VALLEY WEDDING FAIR: January 19, 2020, Nevada County Fairgrounds,

McCourtney Road. This free event showcases some of the top wedding and event vendors

in Nevada County. Includes vendor discounts, light bites and cake tasting, live music and

Bridal Toss giveaways every hour. 802-3023; joyoflifeevents.com

Note: All area codes are 530.

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COUNTY PIONEERS

H I S T O R Y

SEARLS HISTORICAL LIBRARY

MINERS EAGER TO SPEND their

gold and relax after a hard day

of work supported a thriving

local industry – breweries. As early as

1858, 44,000 gallons of beer were produced

by seven breweries. By 1879, 50

local breweries were producing 500,000

gallons. First on the scene was E. WEISS, a

native of Alsace, France who learned brewing

in Strasbourg. He arrived in

Sacramento in 1850, walked to Nevada

City, built a brewery, lost it in the 1856

fire, rebuilt, thrived and by 1880 had

increased his holdings. Weiss believed he

was the brewer who had been in business

in California the longest.

ELIZABETH WATSON, a private nurse, was

asked by a group of doctors to operate a

hospital for them offering to pay her

salary. It was 1910, and her reply may have

shocked them for she stated, “I’ll run it on

my own.” She then founded the Nevada

County Sanatorium on Coyote Street in

Leaders, entrepreneurs and

Just pLain CharaCters

Elizabeth Watson

Nevada City. Along the way she purchased

the property, built additions and by 1920,

the hospital had nine patient rooms and a

well-equipped operating room.

Miss Watson and her staff treated maimed

miners, those suffering from miner’s consumption,

workmen kicked by horses, burn

and auto accident victims and townsfolk

caught in epidemics. Some 3,000 babies

were born at the hospital – women even

traveled from other California towns

because they heard a baby could be born

in a clean hospital in safety. The hospital

served the community for 36 years officially

closing in 1946 when Miss Watson was 81.

From time to time, residents of Nevada

City would see four pall bearers carrying a

coffin through the streets containing

ALEXANDER HUNT who was very much

alive. A printer at the “Nevada Transcript”

newspaper, he had purchased the finest

coffin he could afford. Not only did he use

it for “transportation,” he also slept in it.

COURTESY OF LAVONNE MULLIN

ALONZO DELANO, miner, banker, famous

author and staunch believer in Grass Valley

came to the area in the early 1850s. In

1855, a fire destroyed 300 buildings and

Grass Valley was virtually wiped out.

Following the fire, residents were amazed

to see Wells Fargo Agent Delano pulling a

shanty down the street. He backed it up to

the company’s safe still standing among

the ruins and opened for business amid the

warm ashes.

One local character was a mule named

FANNY who lived and worked underground

in Grass Valley’s Empire Mine, now

a state historic park. She was fond of

chewing tobacco, and knew if there was

an extra ore car to pull, refusing to move

until it was removed.

Alonzo Delano

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PIONEERS

H I S T O R Y

Donner Party Decisions ProveD DeaDly

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

Donner Summit

BEFORE GOLD WAS DISCOVERED in

California, there were pioneers

who set out across the plains to

make new lives for themselves in the west.

One such party included brothers George

and Jacob Donner, who along with other

families began their journey in 1846.

Along the way, they merged with another

wagon train, but as fate would have it,

split off when encouraged to take a little

known short-cut. George Donner was

elected wagon master.

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The decision became a disaster. They

had to hack a road through mountains,

were forced to abandon some wagons,

and crossing the Great Salt Lake Desert

was extremely challenging. Supplies were

running low.

They reached Truckee Meadows near

Reno in late October and found some relief

when one of their party, who had been

sent ahead to Sutter’s Fort, arrived with

supplies. The bad news, a difficult mountain

crossing was ahead.

KATY HIGHT

Already behind schedule by several

weeks, the exhausted group decided to

rest for almost a week. This further delay

would prove fatal, for snow came early to

the Sierra that year.

Rested, they pushed on. George

Donner’s wagon broke down at Alder

Creek near Truckee, and his party had to

stay behind. The rest made it to Donner

Lake, but snow kept them from reaching

the pass. The continuing snow forced

them to make camp at the lake. Cabins

were built, and they settled in for

the winter.

But, by mid-December, they were desperate

for supplies, and a party of 15

departed on homemade snowshoes

determined to reach Sutter’s Fort 100 miles

away. Under extreme conditions those who

survived the trip were forced to live off the

bodies of those who died. Only seven

made it to safety.

Two relief parties were formed, and on

February 19, the first one reached the lake

with limited supplies due to heavy snow.

They took out 23 survivors, but most were

too weak to make it, and 20 were left at

what was to become known as “Starved

Camp.”

The third relief party reached the camp

March 12, and then went on to the lake

and Donner’s camp on Alder Creek.

George Donner was dying, and although

healthy, his wife insisted on staying. The

relief party also had to leave behind those

too weak to travel.

A fourth rescue party set out in March,

was stranded by a snow storm and

finally reached the lake to find just one

survivor. He arrived at Sutter’s Fort on April

29, 1847.

In the end, 42 members of the Donner

Party died, 41 survived. Sadly, survivors

were reduced to cannibalism in the camps

and as they crossed the Sierra Nevada.

It should be noted that the group which

followed the traditional route arrived safely

at the intended destination in California.

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PIONEERS

H I S T O R Y

An IdeA, A

FurnAce And

Gold

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The Bunker Hill gold separation

mill was to be an alternative to

the early stamp mills.

SEARLS HISTORICAL LIBRARY

GOLD – IT WAS REVERED, sought

after; it made and it destroyed

men. Nevada County had its

share of elements than made up the Gold

Rush. There were those that worked long

and hard in creeks and rivers, earning their

gold by the sweat of their brow and

strength of their back. And, there were the

dreamers, the schemers and those looking

for the easy answer.

One plan set forth in 1852 was designed

to simplify the gold recovery process. It was

the beginning of “quartz fever,” and the

realization that quartz contained gold.

Extracting the gold involved crushing the

ore in stamp mills, but what if there was a

better way?

A group led by a gentleman known as

Dr. Rodgers thought they had the answer.

Rodgers, a self-proclaimed chemist, physicist,

mineralogist and metallurgist, came up

with the idea of roasting the quartz, which

created a lot of excitement in Nevada City.

They would build a furnace designed to

break down the quartz and dispersed it

into the air as a gas. The gold which had

been left would settle in a chamber at the

bottom and run into molds.

Funding for the Bunker Hill operation

occurred almost overnight as anxious

investors leapt at the chance to be part of

such a scientific undertaking that would

revolutionize gold recovery. All told, the

inventors raised $85,000. It took time, but

at last, the mill was in place on Deer Creek,

and the operation was underway. Layers of

quartz and firewood were loaded. The furnace

was fired up; the air filled with a

wondrous metallic smell.

Anticipation ran high as those assembled

waited for the furnace to cool and their

fortunes to be made. At last, the great

moment arrived. The molds were opened

to reveal – nothing! Taken aback, those in

charged reflected on the situation. Not to

worry – the channels leading to the molds

had been clogged, and the gold would be

found on the furnace floor. But, again

there was no gold, only slag and ash.

Modifications were made; there was a

second attempt. Failure, again! A statement

was released by the promoters pointing

to “inherent defects in the philosophy

of the process.” Then they left town. The

stockholders were disappointed, but did

not blame the “inventors” for virtually all

the capital invested had gone into making

the furnace.

Later on, or so one version of the story

goes, it occurred to a miner to test the rock

at Bunker Hill for gold. He used the accepted

stamp mill and wash method. There

was indeed an excellent grade of quartz

on the site, but no gold, leaving one to

wonder if the furnace might have worked

after all.

Stamp mills were successfully used for many

years and now are on display through the area.

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H I S T O R Y

Cornish Miners Followed Vanishing

gold UndergroUnd By Don Baumgart

THE FIRST MEN WHO RUSHED to

California to find gold were

amateur miners; clerks, farmers,

doctors, writers and common laborers deluged

the state in 1849 and quickly learned

the skills and hardships of placer mining.

Gold close to the surface was shoveled,

sifted, collected and quickly spent.

When gold mining went underground,

California needed skilled hardrock miners.

From one of the oldest mining regions in

the world, the Cornish miner came to dig

deep for the precious metal. They had

long ago solved the problems of blasting,

timbering, flooding and ventilation in

underground mines.

In 1850, miners in Cornwall were bringing

up much of the world’s supply of tin

and copper. But high grade copper was

showing signs of playing out at a depth of

1,000 feet while competition from deposits

in America and Chile forced world prices

down. California’s gold mines attracted the

Cornish miners.

By 1856 Nevada County had a population

of 25,000 and hardrock mining was

the driving force of a vigorous economy.

How many were Cornish miners is hard to

establish since the men moved from strike

to strike, often before they could be counted.

By 1859 economic times had changed

and by1861, a third of Nevada County’s

population left what had become a

depressed area to work on the Comstock

Lode silver strike in Nevada.

The skilled immigrants who stayed

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cross the ocean and start families and new

lives in the golden state.

The war between the states brought a

new boom to Grass Valley, the population

jumped to 10,000, and 38 mines employed

1,500 miners. The town was described as

“wealthy” and “prosperous,” and the

Cornish miners were part of it.

In 1865 and ’66, 500 new homes were

built in Grass Valley for immigrants.

Cornish were arriving in California by the

hundreds, and were known for their

courage and determination.

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Quality of Life

Why Nevada County? It could be the scenery, outdoor activities, strong

cultural base, events for all ages, charming homes or interesting history.

There is also a strong sense of community. People care, they give of their

time to make this an even better place to live. Volunteerism is an important

aspect of life in our communities.

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This is also a place that can embrace differences. On any given day, one is

apt to encounter entrepreneurs from the Bay Area, aging hippies, techies,

small business owners, retirees from Southern California, organic farmers,

artists and musicians. They share in the common knowledge that Nevada

County has a great deal to offer people from all walks of life.

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Your Dream Property Is Waiting

R E A L E S T A T E

Considering a move to Nevada County?

If so, you will discover the area has a

home style and location that will suit

just about every taste and desire.

Prospective buyers will find everythin

from vintage miners’ cottages to estates

with panoramic views. There are Victorians,

bungalows, the ultra-modern, farmhouses,

ski lodges and log cabins. Or you can connect

with an architect to build your dream home

or tackle restoration of a piece of history with

help from an experienced contractor.

One can live in-town, out in the country, on

a farm or ranch, perched on a mountain or

overlooking a lake. There are condominiums,

gated communities with amenities, in-town

and out-of-town subdivisions, and traditional

neighborhoods near schools. You can choose

a mobile home park or a retirement village.

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You’ve struck Gold! Or that is how you will feel when you move to Nevada County.

Just like in the days of the Wild West our community offers many opportunities,

including varied cultural experiences from plays to concerts. There are also indoor

and outdoor activities no matter your age or interests. Even our climate varies from one

end of the county to the other. You will never regret calling Nevada County your home.

For a unique area, you need a unique REALTOR ® , one who lives in and understands your

community. Nevada County Association of REALTORS ® is where you will find the perfect

agent to find your perfect home be it a cabin or castle, we have it all.

See nevadacountyhomes.com today to begin your adventure.

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Nevada County has also been introduced to a type of living called co-housing. One such

community is located in Nevada City and consists of sustainable homes that support an

old-fashioned sense of neighborhood. A co-housing lodge designed for active adults can be

found in Grass Valley near a variety of stores and services.

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For Your Information

Western Nevada County

2018

Residential Sales:

1,511

Average Price:

$443,269

Median Price:

$399,000

2019 (As of 3/31)

Residential Sales:

313

Average Price:

$444,844

Median Price:

$399,000

Truckee Market

2018

Land Sold:

193

Average Price:

$162,573

Median Price:

$125,000

2019 (As of 3/31)

Land Sold:

43

Average Price:

$146,379

Median Price:

$119,000

According to the website of a Truckee Realty

company, the Truckee market is competitive,

and the home asking price has increased

1.9% since April 2018. Prices listed on the

site in Spring 2019 range from $421,000 for

a one bedroom home to $1.29 million for

homes with four bedrooms plus.

Real Estate information based on information from the Nevada

County Association of REALTORS®. Due to MLS reporting methods

and allowable reporting policy, this data is only informational and

may not be completely accurate. Data maintained by the MLS may

not reflect all real estate activity in the market

Kitchen Tour

The popular Heart of the Home Kitchen

Tour sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of

Nevada County is set for November 2. Explore

five of the finest kitchen designs in our ea,

meeting their designers and owners. You will

come away with information you need to

start your own kitchen remodel.

Each house will have tastings of locally

grown artisan treats. There will also be

interesting and varied demonstrations at

each of the homes, as well as a raffle basket

courtesy of local specialty stores.

Information:

(530) 265-2059; bigsofnc.org

Home Tour

Ever wonder what some of our beautiful,

unique or historic homes look like inside?

Well you just might find out by joining the

annual Music in the Mountains (MIM) spring

Home Tour.

If you are building, buying, remodeling

or redecorating; if your plans are modest or

elaborate, you will come away from the tour

with dozens of ideas and lots of inspiration.

The 2020 tour, sponsored by the MIM

Alliance, will be the 37 th .

Information:

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Could My House Be Haunted?

Nevada County is filled with homes built

in the 1800s. If you have one, you may

have some questions. When was it

built? Who was the original owner? Do the

noises I hear in the night mean it is haunted?

The volunteers at Searls Historical Library

may be able to answer the first two, as for the

third, not so much. They prefer to deal in facts.

The more you know regarding location

of your home or even the name of a

previous owner, the better. Come armed

with information such as lot and block, or

township range and section.

The type of material found at Searls

Library includes maps from the 1800s. There

are also old phone books, directories of

people dating into the 1800s, an index of

deeds by person and business from 1856 to

1922, and Grass Valley’s historical study of

the original 1872 town site.

Resources also include assessor records and

ledgers from the 1860s to 1960. The early

ones include details about personal property

such as jewelry, furniture and cattle–a great

window into the lifestyle of local pioneers.

Searls Library concentrates on the history

of Nevada County and the Gold Rush. It has

collected and catalogued almost 29,000

photographs. Also available for research are

original documents, newspaper clippings

and books.

On your visit to the library, you can also

see furniture from the Searls Law Firm

dating from the 1800s. Niles Searls was chief

justice of the California Supreme Court. His

son Fred specialized in mining and corporate

law, and was an advocate for the poor. Their

office, which once housed Searls Library, still

stands across from the Nevada County Court

House entrance.

HISTORY CENTER

(Nevada County Historical Society)

Searls Historical Library

Monday–Saturday, 1:00–4:00 PM

Or By Appointment

161 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City

Corner of Ridge Road

(530) 265-5910

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featuring over 90,000 visitors.

We have many opportunities available, including year-round,

theme day, arena event, and stage sponsorships. How about

the top of the arena grandstands with a year-round sign? Each

year, the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomes more than

270,000 visitors. Our wide range of events reflects the

diversity of the state of California, and provides an

opportunity for our Year-Round Premier Sponsors to present

their brand and message to the region.

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It’s All About Local

By Paula C. Collins

FARM TRAIL WEEKEND

July 20–21

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peaches, a variety of just picked vegetables

and herbs, exotic vegetables

not found at traditional grocers, eggs from

a nearby farm, milled grains and fresh meat

products – hungry yet?

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Nevada County Grown has a lot to do with

getting local food to local tables. It is dedicated

to supporting local agriculture, and

connecting farmers and ranchers with merchants

and restaurants, and ultimately the

public. Working with Sierra Harvest, Three

Forks and BriarPatch Food Co-op, a focus

this year is Putting Local on the Menu.

The organization not only assists with

marketing products, but works to educate

the community about the importance of

supporting local agriculture and how it

impacts the county’s economy.

A key tool is their “Food & Farm Guide”

published once a year. Included in the

publication are farmers markets, list of local

products, and information about farms,

ranches and wineries.

Farm stands are also listed as are U-pick

farms and those who offer CSAs. There is

even a list of restaurants serving local food

and wine, as well as stores that carry local

agricultural products. It can be found at area

Chambers of Commerce, stores that carry

local products and on-line.

One way of connecting the public with local

producers is the annual Farm Trail Weekend

sponsored by Nevada County Grown.

It provides an opportunity to visit farms and

ranches throughout the county.

Another opportunity to try locally produced

food is Bounty of the County, also

sponsored by NC Grown. Local chefs create

culinary masterpieces using ingredients provided

by local farmers and ranchers. Sample

the results and vote for your favorite chef.

Also includes local wine and beer. New in

2019 is a kid’s culinary component in collaboration

with Sierra Harvest.

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Information, Organizations,

Workshops, Tours

NEVADA COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS:

Hot Line: 273-0919. Demonstration Garden,

NID grounds, 1036 W. Main St., Grass

Valley. Open to public during NID hours.

Group tours available. Free workshops on

a variety of topics are held throughout the

year. Special events include Tomato Tasting

& Open House September 7, Fall Plant Sale

September 21 and Spring Plant Sale in

May. Outreach program includes a booth

and workshops at the Nevada County Fair

and a booth at The Market at Grass Valley

(see page 27). Information and Workshop

Schedule, ncmg.ucanr.org

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY:

Dedicated to exploring, researching and

writing about the diversity of the native

flora, the Redbud Chapter welcomes all

native plant lovers in Nevada and Placer

Counties. Among its activities are free

field trips and lectu es open to the public.

The popular Fall Plant Sale is October 5

from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Banner

Community Guild, 12629 McCourtney Rd.,

Grass Valley. redbud-cnps.org

CHICAGO PARK GARDEN CLUB: For

gardeners from area foothill communities.

Programs are held the first ednesday of

the month at 1:00 pm in the Community

Room, Peardale/Chicago Park Fire House,

15057 Hwy. 174. Their annual Victorian Tea

will be November 7 at the Nevada City Elks

Lodge, Hwy. 49, Nevada City. 272-7708

NEVADA COUNTY BONSAI CLUB: Meets

in the community room at the Madelyn

Helling Library in Nevada City the third

Tuesday of the month. Open to all who

are interested in the art of Bonsai from

beginners to experienced enthusiasts.

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SPRING GARDEN TOUR: Held in May.

Annual self-guided tour features private

gardens in the foothills of Grass Valley

and Nevada City. Six to seven gardens

are included. Sponsored by Soroptimist

International of the Sierra Foothills.

sierrasoroptimist.org

EMPIRE MINE STATE HISTORIC PARK:

Historic Rose Garden at its peak early May

through June. Most roses date from 1897.

A one-hour tour of the park gardens and

grounds is available. Entrance to the park

located near Grass Valley off Hwy. 174

(take East Empire Street). 273-8522

TRUCKEE CLASSES: Villager Nursery, 10678

Donner Pass Rd. Workshops, seminars

and mountain gardening classes. Also has

information on the Lake of the Sky Garden

Club’s annual garden tour. 587-0771;

villagernursery.com

KATY HIGHT

NEVADA COUNTY RESOURCE

CONSERVATION DISTRICT (NCRCD): Was

founded in 1944 to assist landowners and

land managers in improving their land.

Offers conservation seminars/workshops

such as Beneficial Insects and How to Attract

Them to Your Garden, and Irrigated Pasture

Management. NCRCD also offers a free

advisory visit program, lends hand tools and

participates in programs for school children.

272-3417; ncrcd.org

SIERRA HARVEST: Helps those who want

to start a vegetable garden or revamp the

one they have. Runs the Sierra Harvest Farm

Institute to train farmers, as well as a Farmto-School

program. Holds summer potlucks

and operates Food Love Farm. 265-2343;

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B U S I N E S S

Entrepreneurial Spirit Lives On

During the Gold Rush, it was the entrepreneurs

that provided food, goods

and shelter and who often achieved

greater wealth than the miners. They also

provided a base upon which our towns were

founded.

Today, there is a place in the local economy

for everything from cutting edge technology

companies to small family businesses

to manufacturers that ship products all over

the world.

The county is fortunate to have a history

of tech companies that dates back to 1959

with the formation of the Grass Valley

Group (GVG). The company continues today

as Grass Valley A Belden Brand and is an

important world supplier of video equipment.

Some of western Nevada County’s

RESOURCES

Nevada County

Economic Resource Council

104 B New Mohawk Rd., Nevada City

(530) 274-8455; ncerc.org

Connected Communities

Academy

(530) 362-7171

Tech Connection

nctechconnection.org

Sierra Commons

Business Ignitor

729 A Searls Ave., Nevada City

(530) 265-8443

sierracommons.org

Sierra Business Development

Center

10183 Truckee Airport Rd.

(530) 582-4800

sierrasbdc.com

Nevada County Business &

Career Network

Offices in Grass Valley & Truckee

a fwd.org

Town of Truckee

Information on starting a business.

Section on growth and development.

townoftruckee.com

most successful companies were founded by

former GVG employees.

At the eastern end of the county, the

Town of Truckee economy is for the most

part tourist driven. There is not a great deal

of manufacturing, although there is some

light industry. Among the largest areas of

employment are government, schools and

the hospital, as well as businesses geared to

the needs of tourists.

Economic Resource Council

The Nevada County Economic Resource

Council (ERC) is dedicated and positioned to

assist in business attraction, creation and retention.

It works with businesses looking to

grow and entrepreneurs thinking of creating

a business.

One ERC goal is for Nevada County to become

known as a hub for entrepreneurship

and dynamic small business growth compared

to other rural counties in California

and the United States. It is promoting the

county’s TOTAL Package – Talent, Outdoors,

Technology, Arts and Lifestyle.

A part of the ERC is the Nevada County

Mike Mooers moved from the

Bay Area to Nevada County and

founded his business – Wicked Good

Copywriting and Communications

– at Sierra Commons where he

still works. With a focus on the

outdoor, winter sports and active

lifestyle industries, his clients include

Gossamer Gear, Arc’teryx and Yakima

Racks, among others. Mooers is

an active member of the Sierra

Commons community and has served

on its Board of Directors.

Tech Connection which acts

as an umbrella organization to

support and connect initiatives

that develop, retain, and attract

tech talent and businesses to the

county.

The NC Tech Connection is an

offshoot of the Connected Communities

Academy which offers

new training options in the field

of technology, information about

tech careers and how to get one,

and support and advice from

industry experts. The academy

is not just for geeks, as it offers

options for just about everyone looking for a

new start and a new career.

Sierra Commons

A non-profit, Sierra Commons is a business

ignitor. Its education programs and

tools turn ideas into new businesses, and

help existing businesses go to the next level.

Offered are one-on-one mentorship, class

sessions, single day workshops and the indepth

Ignitor Course.

The Sierra Commons community works

in shared office space and is made up of

remote employees, independent contractors,

freelancers, startup companies, students,

consultants, growing businesses and more.

Business Calendar

For information about business events visit

the digital community Business Calendar

launched by the Nevada County Regional

Chambers of Commerce. It lists business

meetings, workshops, seminars, classes,

trade shows, job fairs, networking opportunities

and other business events.

regionalchambers.com/calendar/

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Finding the Perfect Fit

WAYDE CARROLL

As the emphasis on wellness and

healthy living continues, there

are more and more opportunities

available in Nevada County to help us along

the path. They range from community

programs to town parks and recreation

departments to fitness centers, health clubs

and the availability of locally grown food.

Keeping Fit

FIT CULTURE STUDIO: 75 Bost Ave.,

Nevada City, off Searls Avenue. Services include

personal and small group training sessions,

coaching programs such as nutrition, fitnes

classes, indoor cycle classes, mat pilates, as well

as youth and adult athletic performance and

conditioning. (530) 265-5342.

SOUTH YUBA CLUB: 130 West Berryhill

Dr., Grass Valley: A place for workouts

and socializing. Over 100 classes a week.

Available are yoga/pilates, group exercise,

senior classes, indoor cycling and personal

training. Facility has a saltwater pool, tennis

courts and new equipment. (530) 272-7676.

TRAINING ZONE: Pine Creek Shopping

Center, Grass Valley. This Gym/Physical

Get Moving Training Program

Fitness Center is located in a remodeled,

redesigned 14,000 square foot space. A

place for all ages and fitness levels, it o fers

group exercise classes, personal and small

group training, Fitness Bootcamps and

childcare with activities. (530) 273-9663.

Get Up and Go

Each spring for the past several years 200

to 250 people show up for Get Moving, a

free, 10-week community training program

designed for everyone from beginner

walkers to advanced runners.

Held once a week at Nevada Union High

School’s track located off Ridge Road in

Grass Valley, it can provide a safe place to

start and find your level of comfort. The e

are four groups–walkers, walk/runners,

runners and trail runners. Each has a coach.

Participants also learn about other programs

that will impact their health and wellness.

Sponsored by Trkac Running Store, Sierra

TrailBlazers and Gilligan’s Hillagains, the

annual event is held in the evening.

Information: (530) 274-4422.

Race Training

An option for those serious about running

is a 5K, 10K, Half and Trail Half Marathon

program designed to train for specific races.

Sponsored by Trkac Running Store, sessions

are held three times a year with one set for

August. They include track work and long

runs two days a week for approximately 10

weeks. Information: (530) 274-4422.

Recreation

BEAR RIVER RECREATION & PARK

DISTRICT: Serving South Nevada County

since 1995, it offers programs such as adult

basketball, as well as a variety of activities

for youth. brrpd.org

TRUCKEE DONNER RECREATION

& PARKS DEPARTMENT: An extensive

program of activities is offered at its 40,000

square foot Recreation Center (See Page

46). Included are Jazzercise, yoga, personal

training and adult aquatics such as water

polo and scuba certification. ou can

also join leagues which include pickleball,

softball, basketball and volleyball. tdrpd.org

MORE OPPORTUNITIES: Checkout Pages

33, 43, 53 and 55–61, as well as the Gold

magazine’s Recreation Section found on

Pages 86 through 95.

Insight Healthy Living

This magazine/directory is published twice

a year and is a resource for natural health

and intentional living. It is available at sites

throughout the community and online,

where additional resources are also found.

(530) 265-9255; insightdirectory.com

BriarPatch Food Co-op

A community market that emphasizes

foods that are nutritious, minimally

processed, organically grown, free of

artificial additives, and if possible, locally

grown. They also have a wellness section.

To inspire healthier choices, BriarParch has

Wellness Tools and a Recipe Section under

Resources on their website. Here you will fin

natural health, and herb and supplement

guides, as well as information about first ai

and everyday nutrition. The recipes include

vegetarian, gluten free and vegan choices.

BriarPatch is located at 290 Sierra College

Dr. in Grass Valley. (530) 272-5333;

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Community Health Care

WESTERN SIERRA MEDICAL CLINIC:

Offers a full range of health care services

covering newborns to seniors. Included are

primary care, a maternity health unit, physical

and rehabilitative medicine, teen clinic,

dental, nutrition, lab services and an in-house

pharmacy. There is also a no-appointment

Urgent Care Clinic which provides access to

health care for non-emergency treatment,

from minor injuries to illness.

A second local health center has been

opened in Penn Valley which provides

medical and dental services (648-0410).

Information: 274-9762; wsmcmed.org

YUBADOCS: An Urgent Care Center that

treats walk-in patients and those with

appointments for minor emergencies such

as simple fractures, as well as illness and

other common medical problems providing

an alternative to a hospital visit. It also offers

basic lab services, testing such as x-rays

and EKG’s and travel medicine. The center

is open every day of the week, as well as

holidays.

Information: 274-5020; yubadocs.com

SIERRA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER: A rural

health center that has been providing care

to area residents for more than 30 years.

Center offers behavioral health and dental

services, as well as general care for children

and adults, also preventative care and

treatment of chronic health conditions. It is

located in the heart of the San Juan Ridge

on Tyler Foote Road.

Information: 292-3478; sierraclinic.org

Chapa-De

CHAPA-DE: Priority is to serve American

Indians, Alaska Natives and low income

patients. This non-profit health center o fers

primary medical care for every member of

the family, nutrition and health education,

women’s health services, behavioral health,

dental care, orthodontics, optometry, a diabetes

program, pharmacy services and PACE

for chronic pain patients.

Information: 477-8545; chapa-de.org

DIGNITY HEALTH SIERRA NEVADA

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: SNMH has been

providing quality health care to residents and

visitors for 60 years. Backed by state-of-theart

equipment, it offers 24-hour emergency

care, inpatient medical, surgical and

intensive care, comprehensive cancer center,

lab and diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular

services, cardiac rehabilitation program,

wound care and hyperbaric medicine, home

sleep studies, outpatient homecare and

rehabilitation services. As a Dignity Health

System affiliate, SNMH also has access to

important regional services including the

Mercy Heart & Vascular Institute and the

Mercy Neurological Institute.

Information: 274-6000; snmh.org

TAHOE FOREST HEALTH SYSTEM: Included

is the Tahoe Forest Hospital, a rural health

care facility and designated critical access

hospital. System services include 24-hour

emergency care, health clinic, an ambulatory

surgery center, intensive care, orthopedics

and sports medicine, a medical/surgical

unit, women’s center, cancer center, primary

care clinic, children’s center, long term care,

home health and hospice programs, health

and sports performance center, and a variety

of community health outreach programs.

Information: 587-6011; tfhd.com

All area codes are 530.

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Learning: Make It A Lifetime Pursuit

Sierra College/Grass Valley

This community college is a resource for

the entire community. Some students will

go on to four-year institutions, others will

earn degrees or certificates o fered by the

college. There are also a variety of non-credit

enrichment courses available.

Opened in 1996, the campus is located

off Sierra College Drive not far from East

Main Street. The 105-acre site is on a hill

that overlooks Grass Valley. Classes are

designed for a diverse student population

including full-time and evening students

and those returning for career and technical

education.

Over 24 degree and certificate p ograms

are offered locally with a majority of classes

taken on site. Most of these programs also

offer online classes, so area residents don’t

have to spend time driving to the main

campus in Rocklin.

Sierra College is also involved in Community

Education by providing a variety of

classes on the Grass Valley campus, as well

as in Rocklin and Roseville. Categories range

from computers and finance to ga dening,

the outdoors, music, writing and photography.

Classes designed for older adults are

available through the Osher Lifelong Learning

Institute (see Page 154).

Sierra College/Truckee

Offering associate degrees, the

Tahoe-Truckee Campus has served the community

for over 20 years. Also available are

Community Education classes that include

everything from landscape photography

Grass Valley-Royce Branch, Historic Carnegie

Library On The National Register of Historic Places.

to conversational Spanish. The college is

located in a 25,000 square foot building at

11001 College Trail off Hwy. 89.

Libraries

The Nevada County Library System consists

of six facilities including a history library

in Nevada City that contains research material

(see page 39).

Library services are provided for everyone

from preschoolers to elderly shut-ins. They

include educational and cultural programs,

events for the whole family, and Nevada

County Reads and Writes. A popular spot is

the Collaborative Technology Center at the

Madelyn Helling Library.

Also offered through the library system

are a library catalog online, public computers,

job and career information, a Library to

Go (downloadable audio and ebooks) and

children’s programs (see page 157).

SIERRA COLLEGE

Nevada County Campus

274-5300

Tahoe-Truckee Campus

550-2225

sierracollege.edu

sccommed.org

COUNTY LIBRARIES

Madelyn Helling, Nevada City: 265-7050

Grass Valley–Royce Branch: 273-4117

Doris Foley History: 265-4606

Penn Valley Station: 432-5764

Bear River Library: 271-4147

Truckee Library: 582-7846

mynevadacounty.com/library

All area codes are 530.

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No Age Limit On Being Active

By Paula C. Collins

As Dan Halloran turns 80, he is enjoying

the lifestyle that his home in Lake

Wildwood offers. He is “religiously”

out on the golf course three times a week.

And the Halloran’s have a boat on the lake

and are active members of the Yacht Club.

But, Halloran has other interests. He

“loves” to sing not only at church but as a

member of the Music in the Mountains Chorus

and the Grass Valley Male Voice Choir.

Also when asked, he has been known to

sing at weddings.

Involved in the community, he has been

on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

for 10 years, a member of Rotary for 13

years and is membership chairman for SIR

(Sons in Retirement).

Halloran and his wife travel for pleasure

visiting their daughter in Brazil at least

once a year. Other destinations have been

China, Argentina, Peru and the Dominican

Republic. They are now looking forward to

their next trip which will take them to the

Panama Canal and beyond.

After her husband passed away in 2017,

Yvonne Bartlett (77) spent about a year

and a half attending a Hospice of the Foothills

bereavement group. During that time,

she was also looking for “other things,”

which led to a week-long writing workshop

in Mexico, “a powerful experience.”

Having been involved in arts and crafts all

her life, Bartlett turned to fine art 12 years

ago, and in 2018, she attended an art class

in Southern France followed by six days of

traveling solo. She says traveling alone at an

older age “validates independence.”

Another learning experience was 10 days

in Cuba with a focus on arts and culture.

And her experience in France will be repeated,

as she has signed up for an art class

in Southern Spain. After the class, she will

again travel on her own.

Although Bartlett cherishes alone time,

she is active in the community and continues

to be involved with Partners In English

Language Learning. As a volunteer, she is

designing a program for Hospice called New

Beginnings and is a member of a newly

formed Patient Family Advisory Council at

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

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Bartlett also takes yoga classes once a

week, and continues to work on her “whimsical,

abstract” art in her home studio. She

also manages to fit in some art classes

When dentist Barry Turner (78) retired a

couple of years ago, he thought he would

have more extra time. But, as it turns out, he

has no extra time, and is busier than ever.

A member and past president of the 49er

Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City, he

is active in the Club’s International Avenue

of service, and continues to organize trips

to provide needed dental care. Many have

been to a clinic in Ensenada, Mexico. But, in

the last three or four years, he and his crews

have also been to Jamaica, Haiti and Papua

New Guinea.

His current Rotary involvement was expanded

when he was appointed chairman of

the District Vocational Training Team, a new

program that sends Rotarians on missions to

other countries.

Turner’s interests include music — he is

a member of the InConcert Sierra Master

Chorale. Also a cycling enthusiast, he likes

to ride the American River Trail 26 miles

(one way) from Auburn to Sacramento’s

Old Town where he stops for lunch before

returning to Auburn. He also works out five

days a week at a local fitness club

Turner has added a new activity since his

Barry Turner at a dental clinic

in Mexico

retirement, sailing his new 22 foot boat at

Scotts Flat Lake and is a member of the Gold

Country Yacht Club.

Nancy Knaus (81) and her husband

Ron lived in a number of places before

retirement. With each move, Knaus would

reach out to AAUW (American Association

of University Women). When they retired

to Nevada County some 20 years ago, she

reached out to the local AAUW group.

She currently participates in several

activities including the Book Club, a couples

gourmet group, as well as a dine and wine

group, which also includes her husband.

Knaus recently served on the local AAUW

nominating committee and was involved with

a fundraiser that supports educational opportunities

for girls. Although she walks over a

mile each day on her own, she enjoys participating

in one of the AAUW’s hiking groups.

Although neither had ever actually lived

in the area, Nancy and Ron knew just what

they would do when they retired – build a

home on inherited land outside Nevada City

originally purchased by Ron’s great grandfather

who was a mining engineer. Dreams do

come true.

One of the first things the couple did after

getting settled was to join the Welcome

Wagon Club. They still have friends they met

through that ex