Author Archives: George Boardman

Now it’s ’embarrassing’ for The Union to cover the news!

You would think Jeff “Podunk” Pelline would have run out of reasons by now for criticizing The Union, but you should never underestimate a fevered brain that never rests. Bitterness is a powerful motivator. Now Podunk is teeing off on … Continue reading

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Royal’s candidate finally enters the sheriff’s race

Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers announced his candidacy earlier today to succeed Keith Royal as sheriff, a development that may prompt a serious discussion of marijuana and the law in Nevada County. Smethers supervised the sheriff’s narcotics task force for several … Continue reading

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Bear River wins, Neveda Union loses the numbers game

Attrition plays a large role in the fortunes of football teams, giving teams with good depth a decided advantage as the season wears on. As Bear River and Nevada Union showed last week, depth plays a large if silent role … Continue reading

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Colfax, not Bear River should be in The Bee’s top 20

Bear River is rated No. 20 in The Sacramento Bee’s latest ranking of high school football teams in the region, with Colfax considered a bubble team. Each team ¬†enters this week’s play with a 3-0 record, so what’s the difference? … Continue reading

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The defenses didn’t rest, and that’s a good thing

Nevada Union football coach Dennis Houlihan said before the season started that he expected the Miners to be a better second half team this year, winning games it lost last year because it faded in the last two quarters. The … Continue reading

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The first football rankings for the Foothills 4

Forget about the Sacramento Bee and all of those other prep football polls out there, we’re going to focus on the four schools people around here care about: Nevada Union, Bear River, Place and Colfax high schools. Unlike the other … Continue reading

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Is it satire or fake news? Only you can decide

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, never known for his sense of humor, got off a good one this morning when he described Reinette Senum as a “citizen journalist” before running her “report” on last night’s forum on fake news featuring Snopes and … Continue reading

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