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Happening Now - The April Edition


By: YubaNet

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.

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April 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM Nevada City homicide victim identified. The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate this homicide with the assistance of the California Department of Justice Crime Lab, the Nevada County District Attorney's Office, and Nevada County Search and Rescue. At this time, we can identify the victim as 41 year old Brian Spalding of Nevada City. Mr. Spalding was found deceased in the driveway of his residence after reports of a fight. He had sustained numerous injuries that are consistent with gunshot wounds.

April 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM Emergency services are unable to locate the reported vegetation fire on Marysville Road. Units ae being canceled.

April 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM Vegetation fire reported on Marysville Road and county road 275(Yuba County) near the county line. Numerous engines being dispatched.

April 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM Vehicle accident on Lime Kiln and Hwy 49. Two vehicles involved, no injuries. The intersection is blocked, expect delays while the cars are being removed.

April 16, 2014 at 7:50 AM Some construction work on Hwy 174 at Union Hill, 1 lane closed with controlled traffic. Slight delays possible.

April 16, 2014 at 6:44 AM Breezy northerly winds with above normal temperatures today. Breezy northerly winds developing today in the valley. A slight chance of showers over the mountains Thursday afternoon into Friday and possibly over the Northern Sacramento Valley Thursday evening. Temperatures above normal through Sunday then may cool to around normal early next week due to an unsettled weather pattern moving over the region.

April 15, 2014 at 3:57 PM The fatality on Northridge Drive is not the result of a crime. No further info will be published.

April 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM Coroner on scene of a gunshot fatality on Northridge Drive in Grass Valley. No other confirmed information yet.

April 15, 2014 at 3:04 PM In response to questions about SAR dogs still being in the area of Forest View Drive, Sheriff Royal stated: "The dogs are just looking for evidence and the public does not have any reason to be alarmed."

April 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM The Nevada County Sheriff's Office just released details on the Homicide on Forest View Drive in Nevada City.

April 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM An investigation is ongoing into an alleged deadly beating that occurred last night on Banner Lava Cap near Forest View. 911 calls at 11:13 pm reported several males beating up a person. Calls also reported two unidentified suspects stomping on a victim who was declared dead on scene. Banner Lava Cap at Forest View remains closed. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office will release further details shortly.

April 15, 2014 at 8:29 AM Nevada County Public Works is working on the dirt roads off Lake Vera/Purdon Road. New Rome is being graded right now.

April 15, 2014 at 6:26 AM Dry and warm today, breezy north winds tonight and tomorrow. Dry weather with well above normal high temperatures continuing through Thursday with a slight chance of showers over the northern mountains on Friday into the weekend. Breezy northerly winds possible Tuesday night and Wednesday.

April 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM Motorcycle down on Greenhorn Road. Medics and emergency services en route.

April 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM Units on scene report Union Pacific personnel on scene has contained the fire. All other units being canceled.

April 14, 2014 at 10:47 AM Access to the reported vegetation fire in Colfax is Gold Run School Road and Lincoln.

April 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM Vegetation fire, railroad tie fire west of Gold Run School Road in Colfax. Numerous engines en route.

April 14, 2014 at 7:00 AM Dry weather with well above normal high temperatures continuing through Thursday with a slight chance of showers over the northern mountains on Friday. Breezy northerly winds possible Tuesday night and Wednesday.

April 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM Motorcycle accident near Camptonville at Sr49 / Camptonville St. NSJ Fire is responding.

April 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM Well above normal temperatures continue into Monday, promising pleasant nighttime temperatures as well. Which is good news, because you won't be cold watching the first of three full lunar eclipses.

April 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM Full update: Fire at the old HEW building quickly contained

April 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM CHP and emergency personnel en route to a silver Subaru off the road on White Oak Dr / Perimeter Rd.

April 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM There is no tsunami threat for Hawaii from the large earthquake near the Solomon Islands.

April 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM Helicopter has arrived for the injured hiker near Humbug Creek. Crews are preparing a hoist to airlift the patient.

April 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM Reported fire at the old HEW building. Call came in at 12:28 – a person reporting flames coming from a door. Nevada County Consolidated, Nevada City, Grass Valley, and CAL FIRE resources were dispatched.

First engine on scene reported a door on fire. Once they gained access to the building they found smoke in the building and went to work determining the source. The fire was contained at 13:05 and two engines have been released. Four engines still committed for about another 20-30 minutes, and NCCFD is now working to determine the cause, according to ECC CAL FIRE dispatcher Chelsea Fox.

April 12, 2014 at 12:52 PM A hiker with an injured ankle in an inaccessible location near Malakoff. North San Juan rescue crews are on scene, a hand crew is being dispatched to help transporting the patient. A CHP helicopter is also on order, with an ETA of about an hour.

April 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM High pressure and well above normal temperatures dominate into early next week. A weak system will bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over the Southern Sierra this afternoon. High pressure and well above normal temperatures dominate into early next week, followed by a series of weak troughs that move through northern California by the middle of next week.

Image courtesy NSJ FD
Image courtesy NSJ FD
April 11, 2014 at 9:27 PM Update from North San Juan Fire Department on a traffic accident on Tyler Foote: North San Juan Fire Department got called out for a vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Road/Old Mill - a t-bone collision with one driver being arrested for DUI, the other driver was flown by air ambulance to a trauma center with serious injuries.

April 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM Air rescue, medics and firefighters still busy with the Tyler incident. Multiple patients needing treatment.

April 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM Light smoke only showing upstairs in the residence, one unit to continue, the balance of engines is returning back to their quarters.

April 11, 2014 at 5:42 PM Residential structure fire on Black Gold Road in Rough&Ready. Multiple units responding.

April 11, 2014 at 5:31 PM Calstar 3 is being dispatched to NSJ Fire Station 3, the landing zone for the Tyler incident. ETA approximately 17 minutes. Meanwhile, two tow trucks are on order to clear Tyler Foote and restore normal traffic flow.

April 11, 2014 at 5:25 PM Air rescue ordered for the Tyler incident. Landing zone will be at NSJ Station 3. One patient has multiple fractures to his left arm.

April 11, 2014 at 5:18 PM One lane blocked on Tyler Foote Crossing due to the vehicle accident. Firefighters on scene. Patient left the scene in a private vehicle, medics are en route.

April 11, 2014 at 5:08 PM Vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Crossing Road and Jackass Flats Road. NSJ Fire and ambulance are being dispatched. One of the drivers a little belligerent, according to scanner reports.

April 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM All North San Juan units have been released.

April 11, 2014 at 4:51 PM The patient has been pronounced dead at the scene. NCSO, State Parks and emergency services are on scene.

April 11, 2014 at 4:49 PM CPR is in progress on the Yuba incident. Air ambulance has been released.

April 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM Washington Ridge Crew 1 has been released from the Yuba incident.

April 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM Incident commander announced "Recovery completed" for the Yuba incident.

April 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM Air ambulance has landed near the 49er bridge on Hwy 49.

April 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM Medics have arrived at scene, air ambulance is en route.

April 11, 2014 at 3:43 PM One lane of Hwy 49 will be shut down for the duration of the rescue operations near the South Yuba Bridge. CHP en route.

April 11, 2014 at 3:37 PM A rescue operation is underway at the South Yuba near the 49er bridge. Access is from the Nevada City side.

April 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM Tahoe National Forest update: The Foresthill OHV Trails are now open. Maintenance work is continuing, so riders need to watch for signs and personnel on the trails. Ride safely, and have fun!

April 11, 2014 at 7:20 AM A few high clouds, but mostly sunny and warm. A weak system will bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly over the mountains Friday and Saturday. High pressure and well above normal temperatures dominate into early next week, followed by a series of weak troughs that move through northern California by the middle of next week.

April 10, 2014 at 7:16 PM Motorists may experience congestion and delays in the area due to the earlier accident on Hwy 49 and Lime Kiln Road.

April 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM Traffic is still backed up on Hwy 49 just past Lime Kiln. Lifeflight has been ordered.

April 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM Traffic accident on Sr49 / E Lime Kiln Rd, a bike is on fire.

April 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM Heads up! Higher flows possible on South Yuba River due to runoff. Water flows will increase on the South Yuba River today as recent rains and snowmelt fill Lake Spaulding and causes water to spill, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today.

April 10, 2014 at 10:34 AM NID Declares Stage II Drought, Asks Customers to Conserve Water. Leaders of the Nevada Irrigation District on Wednesday (Apr. 9) called for NID water users to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 10-15 percent until ongoing drought conditions have eased.

April 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM Truckee Police Update: Train collision involving pedestrian determined to be a tragic accident.

April 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM A vehicle went into a tree on Greenhorn Rd / Anchor Ln. CHP and emergency responders on scene.

April 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM This project deserves your help! Grass Valley Charter School launches Indiegogo campaign: Kids Love Science!. Help Grass Valley Charter School construct an outdoor hands on science learning center with multiple elements for interactive learning and play.

April 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM Study: Investing in forests reduces megafires and saves millions. Cost-benefit analysis in Sierra Nevada shows savings of up to 3 times to pay for treatments up front. A new study released today finds investing in proactive forest management activities can save up to three times the cost of future fires, reduce high-severity fire by up to 75 percent, and bring added benefits for people, water, and wildlife.

April 10, 2014 at 7:49 AM Well above normal temperatures expected today. High pressure over the western U.S. is bringing generally fair skies and well above normal temperatures. A weak Pacific low pressure system passing through southern California will bring a threat of showers and some thunderstorms to the Coastal and northern Sierra mountains Friday and Saturday. Generally dry weather on Sunday, except for a few lingering mountain showers. An unsettled pattern will bring the possibility of mainly mountain showers next week.

April 9, 2014 at 10:13 PM Vegetation fire off Greenhorn confirmed as two large burn piles, apparently attended by people. Locked gate prevented direct firefighter access. All units have returned to their stations.

April 9, 2014 at 9:22 PM All units, with the exception of the lead engine and the fire prevention officer are being canceled.

April 9, 2014 at 9:20 PM Firefighters have the fire in sight, looks like an oversized burn pile. Location is off Greenhorn Creek. Some units are being released.

April 9, 2014 at 9:16 PM Location appears to be downstream from the Red Dog crossing, fire engines, water tenders and additional units on their way to the scene. Road conditions make for difficult access.

April 9, 2014 at 9:14 PM Fire is on the Nevada City side of Greenhorn Creek, in proximity to a residence.

April 9, 2014 at 9:09 PM Report of a vegetation fire in the Banner/ Red Dog area. Numerous resources are en route. Some units are staging at Greenhorn Creek.

April 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM Traffic accident on Hwy 174,eastbound between Gopher Hill and Meadow. No injuries, cars are off the roadway.

April 9, 2014 at 7:04 AM Sunny and warm today and Thursday, some clouds on Friday. High pressure over the western U.S. will bring fair skies and well above normal temperatures through the week. A weak Pacific low pressure system will weaken the west coast ridge and bring a threat of showers and thunderstorms to the mountains at the end of the week.

April 8, 2014 at 6:33 PM Logging Traffic alert from the Tahoe National Forest: Logging trucks will be entering Ridge road approximately 3 miles West of Alleghany to Hwy 49 then to Marysville road and off to Lincoln. Timber felling is taking place on the Red Ant timber sale. Drivers and forest visitors should be cautious when on Saddleback Road near Red Ant. Log trucks will be entering Highway 49 from the Ramshorn home tract.

April 8, 2014 at 4:14 PM Defective traffic signals at Sr20 / Penn Valley Dr.

April 8, 2014 at 3:07 PM Butte County votes to write fracking ban. The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to advance a ban on fracking today.

April 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM A power outage affecting 21 customers in Lake Wildwood on Foxtail Drive is scheduled to be finished by 3:00 pm. PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power.

April 8, 2014 at 9:07 AM Budget Cuts Force Agencies to Raid Prevention Funds to Fight Fires. A new report, released today by Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR), shows that deep budget cuts have hindered efforts by the U.S. Forest Service (Service) and the Department of Interior (DOI) to fight catastrophic wildfires. The report found that fire suppression funding for the Service was slashed nearly in half over the last few years, from $1.4 billion in FY2010 to $850 million in FY2012. These cuts have forced the Service and DOI to "borrow", or transfer funds, from other fire prevention and restoration programs to respond to the extreme wildfires of recent years and fill shortfalls in suppression funding.

April 8, 2014 at 6:53 AM Toasty Temperatures Today. High pressure over the western U.S. will bring fair skies and well above normal temperatures through most of the week. A weak Pacific low pressure system will weaken the west coast ridge and bring a threat of showers and thunderstorms to the mountains at the end of the week.

April 7, 2014 at 8:03 PM Calstar medevac helicopter has just left the Bittney Springs accident scene, en route to Sutter Roseville.

April 7, 2014 at 7:56 PM A major traffic accident with a vehicle over the embankment on Bitney Springs Rd going away from Rough & Ready on the right side approx 1 mile from Newtown Road. Air ambulance on scene. The vehicle is about 10 ft over the embankment, front end is missing. Grass Valley Police and CHP on scene.

April 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM If you're driving on Hwy 20 towards Penn Valley Drive, watch out. A long ladder has been reported as a road hazard.

April 7, 2014 at 8:47 AM CAL FIRE: California Drought continues role in wildfires. From Jan 1 - April 5 nearly 900 wildfires. Average year would be under 340.

April 7, 2014 at 8:42 AM Solo vehicle in an accident at Sr49 / Rincon Way. Emergency personnel on scene.

April 7, 2014 at 6:49 AM Fair skies and well above normal temperatures through most of the week. High pressure moving over the western U.S. will bring fair skies and well above normal temperatures through most of the week. A weak Pacific low pressure system may break down the west coast ridge enough to bring a threat of showers to the mountains by the end of the week.

April 6, 2014 at 5:42 PM Lake Tahoe eye candy for bird watchers (photos) Spring is definitely in the air, even in the higher elevations. Here are some pictures taken on Lake Tahoe at the shoreline of what used to be Pope Marsh, now better known as the Tahoe Keys. A wetland restoration project is in progress, probably more important now than ever. Lake levels are astonishingly low as you'll see.

April 6, 2014 at 9:41 AM Your Sunday Weather: Dry, Sunny and Warm. High pressure moving over the western U.S. will bring fair skies and well above normal temperatures through most of the week. A weak Pacific low pressure system may break down the west coast ridge enough to bring a threat of showers to the mountains by the end of the week.

April 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM The loud booming sound heard in the Alta Sierra vicinity turned out to be not an explosion. Firefighters are in the vicinity and are investigating, but so far only a burn pile has been found. No fire, no injuries.

April 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM Warm, dry, sunny. That's today. Warmer, dry and sunny for Sunday. High pressure moving over the western U.S will bring fair skies and well above normal temperatures through most of the week.

April 4, 2014 at 2:40 PM From the Friday Memo. Nevada County: Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Wait List is OPEN

April 4, 2014 at 1:48 PM SUV vs sedan in front of the fire station at La Barr Meadows Rd / SR49. Minor injuries to one driver reported.

April 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM These classes save lives. Seriously! NCCFD to offer Friends & Family CPR classes

April 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM A blue Ford 500 is in the ditch at Brook End / McCourtney Rd. Units en route.

April 4, 2014 at 11:39 AM Not really good news. NID: Snowpack at 35% of Average. A member of the California Cooperative Snow Survey, NID conducts four official snow surveys each year, in February, March, April and May. Results of the snow surveys are used to predict water availability locally and statewide.

April 4, 2014 at 7:54 AM Showers moving through quickly today, warm and sunny weekend ahead. A weak weather system will move through the region today and tonight bringing scattered light showers to nearly the entire forecast area. Precipitation amounts are expected to remain quite light with moderate snow levels. Drier and warmer weather is expected for the weekend and on through next week. By early next week...daytime high temperatures are expected to climb to well above season normals.

April 3, 2014 at 9:43 AM Six cows are out for a morning stroll on Sr49 / Oak Tree Rd.

April 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM Today is a great day to sign up and become a pollworker. Nevada County Elections Office: Poll Workers Needed for the June Primary Election

April 3, 2014 at 8:56 AM On your calendar today: Yummy soup for a good cause, then a debate at the Rood Center.

Food Love Project: 4th Annual Soup Night this Thursday. Today at the Stonehouse Old Brewery from 5PM-8PM, Sierra Harvest presents the 4th annual soup night benefit and celebration for the Food Love Project!

League of Women Voters Judicial Candidate Forum this Thursday - Come Early! The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County will host a candidate forum for the 5 candidates vying for the seat of retiring Superior Court Judge Sean Dowling this Thursday, starting at 7:00 pm.

April 3, 2014 at 7:07 AM Light rain possible later this evening, warm and dry for the weekend. A brief period of drier weather is expected for early today before a relatively weak weather system moves through the region. The main portion of the system will move in tonight through Friday bringing a chance of showers to much of the area. Impact is expected to be limited. Drier and warmer weather is expected for the weekend and into next week.

April 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM A mud and rockslide is blocking part of Washington Road off Hwy 20, almost down to the bridge, on a blind curve. Nevada County Public Works en route.

April 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM Yosemite National Park Reopens Areas Affected by Rim Fire. Yosemite National Park reopens areas that were previously closed because of the Rim Fire. All areas previously closed, including the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and hiking trails in the Hetch Hetchy area, are now open to the public. Visitors traveling in the areas impacted by last year's Rim Fire should be aware of potential risks including hazardous trees, uneven ground, potential rockfall, and down and dead debris on trails.

Photo: YubaNet
April 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM Summing up today's weather with a picture.

April 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM Traffic hazard: On Sr20 / Scotts Flat Rd a lowboy truck is partially blocking the roadway.

April 2, 2014 at 9:25 AM A large black cow walking in middle of the roadway on McCourtney Road headed for the Fairgrounds.

April 2, 2014 at 7:31 AM Showers tapering off today, dry and warm into Thursday. Showers will taper off from the north today as low pressure shifts into the desert southwest. A brief period of drier weather is expected into early Thursday before another weaker weather system moves through the region later Thursday and Friday bringing a chance of showers. Drier and warmer weather is expected for the weekend.

April 2, 2014 at 7:27 AM A vehicle off the roadway on the 16000 block of Alexandra Way. Roadway is partially blocked by emergency vehicles.


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