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Learn, Create and Collaborate with Digital Media – Ramona Howard Talks to NCTC About What’s New at Nevada County Media

Nevada County Media (NCM) operates a nonprofit state-of-the-art production facility that the community can access via a membership. NCM’s mission is to foster community dialogue, increase civic engagement, and enrich the cultural life of our community through digital media. The studio is a place to learn, collaborate and create. They operate three Public Access cable…

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Locally Produced Hand Sanitizer Keeps the Community – and the Local Economy — Healthy

Local distilleries aren’t just producing hand sanitizer to keep individuals healthy – local businesses now need hand sanitizer to be allowed to open their doors again. On May 12, new regulations went into effect for Nevada County that allow certain businesses to open with strict protocols in place, which include lots of hand sanitizer. Andy…

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California Solar Bounces Back into Business — with Battery Installations

When Lars Ortegren from California Solar Electric Company spoke at our February TechTonic about increasing resilience in response to interruptions in grid power, he had no idea how timely the theme of resilience was. Since the quarantine started, Ortegren and his co-workers have had to shut down 90% of California Solar’s day-to-day operations of installing…

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Small Business Covid-19 Survival Guide

The Small Business Development Center has released a document laying out ways for your small business to economically survive through the current corona virus crisis. Please share this pdf with anyone who is trying to figure out how to keep their business afloat in these uncertain times. There is more information on the SBDC website….

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TechTest Jr. Tests Students’ Problem-solving Skills and Teaches Them About Local Career Opportunities 

Students using their free time to take a math test? It sounds far-fetched, but for the ninth straight year, on February 25th through 28th, 120 of the top 5th through 8th graders from 16 different local schools participated in the TechTest Jr. math competition, a math exam that tests critical thinking and problem solving skills….

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Library Helps Close the Digital Divide in Nevada County

Library Helps Close the Digital Divide in Nevada County The days when libraries existed just to loan books are long gone. As Pew research puts it, the library is transforming “from a house of knowledge to a house of access.” Internet access is now critical for everything from research to looking for and applying for…