Archive for the ‘grass valley’ Category

Thanksgiving Local Wine Deal

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Three bottles of Lucchesi wine to go with your Thanksgiving feast!  Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.  33% off the regular price of $74!.  Visit the downtown tasting room before Thanksgiving for this amazing deal.

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Solar sails returning to Memorial Park

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Towards the end of 2010 a number of large steel columns were added to the playground in Memorial Park, and then solar sails were stretched between them, helping to shade the children, and keep the playground equipment cool.

Although they were taken away for the winter (a smart move considering how much snow we received here in Grass Valley), the City of Grass Valley confirms that they’ll be returning as soon as they can schedule the work.

Empire Mine Magenta Drain Project

Monday, June 6th, 2011

As part of the Magenta Drain clean up project the Empire Mine State Park is constructing a Passive Water Treatment System to remove the pollutants from Magenta Drain.

Instead of constructing a regular water treatment facility with buildings and holding tanks this passive system will be a series of ponds and wetlands that will remove the metals and contaminants from the water.

The polluted water from Magenta Drain will be extracted from the water course, be pumped up to the wetlands, flow through the facility, and then be returned to the water course just below the extraction point.

At the current time the construction site is an unwelcome addition to what is usually a pleasant drive through the Empire Mine State Park, but the end result should be worth it. It’ll also be nice to remove the polluted water that currently flows through Memorial Park in Grass Valley.

Halloween Safe Trick or Treat 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010

One October 29th 2010 downtown Grass Valley will be hosting the safe trick or treat for pre school age children. Mill Street is closed to traffic between 10am and 1pm allowing children and adults to enjoy this annual tradition in safety.

Merchants on Mill St and Main St dress up and hand out candy to the children.

Come and take part in this Halloween event in downtown Grass Valley, and see the Halloween window displays in the shops. Remember, only Mill St is closed to traffic, so take care when visiting the merchants on Main st.

Fall in Grass Valley part 2

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Following the storm over the past weekend the air is full with the cacophony of leaf blowers in Grass Valley as people work to clear up the multi colored leaves dropped from the trees.

Some trees were stripped of their leaves by the storm and so although some trees have still not shown any fall color yet, some are already bare for winter.