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Tourist Trap

Unwilling to wait until the snow lets up,  hundreds of people are looking for any alternate route across the mountains. Opportunity beckons…

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Mardi Gras Parade Cancelled

In case anyone was wondering…

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Happy Presidents Day

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Accessories For The Enlightened

(Right wing model also available. Trucks only.)

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The Blind Leading The Blinded

There aren’t many people in today’s world who remember what life was like in the days of mass epidemics like influenza, whooping cough, or the scourge of polio. Yes, many of us survived childhood diseases like chicken pox and measles, but many were scarred for life.

And yet, there are those who persist in the belief that vaccinations are more of a problem than a cure. In the culture of conspiracy, the anti-vaxxers can usually be associated with those who believe the government is poisoning us with chem trails and microwaves, that Sandy Hook was a hoax, or that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex slave ring from the basement of a pizza parlor.

It’s even more disturbing when someone who buys into the anti-vax drivel is an elected official right here in our backyard. In an era when politicians are dropping like clay pigeons over some heresy they committed decades ago, how can it be that Nevada City Vice Mayor Reinette Senum gets a pass when she publicly encourages such beliefs?

Maybe that’s a question Nevada City should be asking.



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A Note From The Merry Widows

Jeff Pelline should be aware that the Merry Widows Have always been looking for new recruits, and there are no gender-specific requirements to join, only that they are willing to work on raising funds for the single parent scholarship fund…

(From the Merry Widow Gazette, 2017)

If the LGBT community wants to join in, the more the merrier…

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Howlin’ At The Moon

The lone wolf known as OR-54 has returned to our neck of the woods, this time appearing somewhere near the site of the old mining town of Gaston.  (Thanks to the late Warren Zevon for inspiring this rendition of his first big hit.)

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This is an amazing documentary. The greatest artist you’ve never heard of…

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Stop The Presses!

That’s right, folks! It’s the 2019 edition of The Merry Widow Gazette, and it’s available at enlightened businesses everywhere in Western Nevada County.  And don’t miss the Mardi Gras parade on Sunday,February 17, which is actually President’s Day weekend, but nobody wanted to wait until March. We’re so durn ahead of our time in Nevada City!

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