The Golden Highway—Nevada County
February 2005 by Frank Lorey IIIHighway 49—the “Golden Highway”—heads northeast out of Placer County into a stretch of Nevada County that is almost as busy as it was during the Gold Rush. The neighboring towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are still booming—a beautiful location to live in the Sierra foothills.
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
One caller wondered why he should be required to join MMAC, asked why MMAC was not a non-profit, and compared it to some kind of extortion attempt. If he had questions like these, I assume there are others with similar questions and I will address them here.
Unfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.
Why, if America’s economic performance is advancing steadily…are two especially sensitive and widely-used commodities performing so poorly?
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
• Lock ‘em up and throw away the keys
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• Child support wasn’t her “Primary” concern...
• Burglar makes a clean getaway
...while the conference and some economic data were working to restore optimism, the world continued to receive a flood of negative economic news, some of it with ominous implications...
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