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Happening Now - November 2014


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By: YubaNet

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

You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600. You can also text us at 530-409-9888, but please don't text or call while driving. Thanks!

November 26, 2014 at 3:56 PM Firefighters will mop up on the Wolf Drive fire until approximately 6:30 pm.

November 26, 2014 at 3:45 PM Update from the Nevada County Sheriff's office: A deputy attempted a traffic stop on a dirt bike motorcycle driving on the road in the vicinity of Indian Springs Road. The motorcyclist sped away and the pursuit ended in the vicinity of McCourtney Road and Retrac Way. NCSO lost sight of the suspect and requested CHP's helicopter to assist in locating the rider. The motorcycle has been located in the vicinity of Wolf Mountain Camp and the search for the rider is ongoing.

November 26, 2014 at 3:32 PM Firefighters estimated another 30 minutes to completely extinguish the structure fire on Wolf Drive, reporting good progress. Some resources are being released.

November 26, 2014 at 3:26 PM The Red Cross will assist the residents of the home on Wolf Drive, the house is a total loss.

November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM CHP helicopter is assisting the Nevada County Sheriff's Office in locating a motorcyclist in the Retrac/McCourtney area.

November 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM Structure is fully involved, firefighters are requesting PG&E to the scene. Incident commander is reporting good progress being made, no extension to the vegetation.

November 26, 2014 at 2:42 PM First engines have arrived on Wolf Drive, starting response. Additional units are en route.

November 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM Residential structure fire reported on Wolf Drive (near Lime Kiln Road), numerous engines en route.

November 26, 2014 at 12:52 PM An update on the solo vehicle accident on River Ranch Road, off Dog Bar Road, courtesy of CHP Grass Valley. The vehicle, a white Prius, struck a power pole and went partially down the embankment. With live power lines down, emergency services had the driver stay in the vehicle until PG&E declared the situation safe. As of now, 31 customers are still without power. PG&E is working to replace the pole and restore service to the area by 5:00 pm.

November 26, 2014 at 9:05 AM Accident on River Ranch Rd / Dog Bar Rd, about 1-2 miles in on River Ranch. Vehicle is on a steep embankment and a power pole came down. Live wires close to the vehicle, passengers are out of the vehicle. Emergency personnel, CHP and PG&E on scene.

November 26, 2014 at 7:13 AM Dry and mild on Thanksgiving, significant storm over the weekend. Dry and mild weather is expected through Thanksgiving as high pressure covers the region. Rain is expected to return to the region by late Friday and continue into early next week. Snow across the mountains is likely to cause travel difficulties for the holiday weekend and into early next week.

November 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM Vehicle accident, blocking the roadway at Sr49 / Independence West-east Trailhead. CHP on scene.

November 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM The overheated vehicle is actually a minor injury collision. Three patients, all minor injuries..

November 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM Engine arrived at scene, can handle the overheated vehicle. All other units are being canceled.

November 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM Firefighters en route to a passenger vehicle fire on Penn Valley Drive.

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November 25, 2014 at 1:10 PM The first of a series of storms will bring wet weather starting late Friday. Widespread precipitation is expected through the weekend into early next week. Snow over the passes will likely impact a busy travel weekend.

November 25, 2014 at 9:06 AM Mark Garagos, attorney for Harvey Bigelsen, is asking for a jury trial. The court sets the date for Jan 27, expecting the trial to last 3-4 days.

November 25, 2014 at 8:56AM The judge denied the motion to suppress in the Bigelsen case. The under over investigation executed on March 4th did not constitute a search under the 4th Amendment -the ruling states.

November 25, 2014 at 6:45 AM Wet System to Impact Thanksgiving Weekend. High pressure will remain in control through Thursday night with dry weather and above normal temperatures continuing. A large low pressure system will approach Friday and affect the area through the weekend. Widespread rain looks like a good possibility at this point, beginning late Friday and continuing through the weekend. Snow levels will lower late Saturday into Sunday with moderate accumulations possible near or just below pass levels. This will likely impact a busy travel weekend, especially across I-80. Details on exact timing/amounts still uncertain this far out so stay tuned for further updates as the week progresses!

November 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM Bad news for North San Juan. Food Bank suspends distribution in North San Juan after ongoing harassment, threats of violence

November 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM No snow. Sugar Bowl Resort has pushed back its opening day and will not open by Nov. 26. A new opening day for the resort’s 75th season will be announced soon.

November 24, 2014 at 7:58 AM Mild weather through Thanksgiving with above normal temperatures. High pressure strengthens as it moves into the West Coast today and brings mild weather through Thanksgiving with above normal temperatures. Rain will likely return to the region by Friday/Saturday.

November 23, 2014 at 3:49 PM Roadway is clear and vehicles have been towed on Hwy 20 near South Ponderosa Way.

November 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM The air ambulance is en route to Sutter-Roseville. Engines are being released from the scene.

November 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM Celestial tow truck is stuck in traffic in the westbound lane, CHP to provide an escort.

November 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM One air ambulance requested to the Hwy 20 accident. Landing zone will be Western Gateway Park.

November 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM Eastbound lanes of Hwy 20 currently shut down at South Ponderosa Way. One westbound lane is open.

November 23, 2014 at 2:13 PM Vehicle on fire after a multi-car accident on Hwy 20 near South Ponderosa Way. All occupants are out of the car. Firefighters and medics on scene.

November 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM Vehicle over the edge into a tree, about half a mile north of the Middle Fork of the Yuba River on Hwy 49 between North San Juan and Camptonville. NSJ Fire responding with Camptonville Fire.

November 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM A white Honda went over the embankment at Foresthill Rd / Belle Vista Creek. Units on scene.

November 22, 2014 at 1:49 PM Both northbound and southbound lanes on Hwy 49 at Brewer have reopened.

November 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM CHP Grass Valley traffic alert: We are working hard to clear up a felony DUI collision on SR-49 near Brewer Rd. Traffic is slow through the area.

November 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM Minor injuries reported in a hit and run accident on Sr49 / Moonshine Rd.

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Photo: Cicely Brookover
November 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM Oblivious to the weather and the coming festivities, these Morgan Ranch residents are out for a stroll in the rain. Thanks to reader Cicely Brookover for sharing!

November 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM Wet and windy today, dry weather ahead. Frontal system is moving through Northern California is located over the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Behind the front showers will be possible through the afternoon hours. Areas of drizzle have also been occurring this morning around the Sacramento region. Snow levels continue to be very high close to 9000 feet but will start to lower as colder air advects into the region this afternoon. Not much in the way is expected in the way of snow accumulations with this system with only a few inches for the higher peaks expected.

November 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM Debris fire, reported as an unattended burn pile, in the Peardale-Chicago Park area at Chattering Pines Road.

November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM Vehicle into a ditch on Dog Bar Road near Alta Sierra Dr. Emergency personnel en route.

November 21, 2014 at 2:23 PM The Yuba River Ranger District is planning to burn up to 125 acres of excavator/machine piles today, as conditions allow, on project areas located about 1.5 miles north and west of Alleghany.

November 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM Copy cow? A bovine is wandering on Dog Bar Rd / Mount Olive Rd.

November 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM Cows out for a stroll in the roadway at Jones Bar Rd / Newtown Rd. Moooove over and slow down!

November 21, 2014 at 8:11 AM Slow down on Jones Bar Rd / Newtown Rd, animal hazard reported.

November 21, 2014 at 7:02 AM Patchy fog this morning, rain and snow later this afternoon. The next weather system moves through NorCal late today into Saturday bringing widespread precipitation. High pressure builds over the area next week for generally dry weather and milder daytime temperatures along with areas of morning valley fog.

November 20, 2014 at 7:36 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 / northbound near Newtown Rd, the car is partially blocking the roadway. Emergency personnel on scene reporting one minor injury.

November 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM North San Juan Fire is being dispatched to a vehicle accident on Oak Tree Road near Tyler Foote Crossing, extrication required. One overturned vehicle, with a person trapped inside.

November 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM Emergency personnel being dispatched to a vehicle accident on Tinloy and Hwy 174. Reported need for medic for a head injury. Two vehicles involved.

November 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM An injured deer in the roadway at the eastbound Dorsey Drive interchange, please slow down.

November 20, 2014 at 7:29 AM Second weather system arrives today - more on Satuday. The second of three weather systems will affect the region today with light snow accumulations above 6000 feet. The third system, wetter and breezier, on Friday night and Saturday. The third system will have higher snow levels that may melt some of the snow from today’s storm.

November 19, 2014 at 10:34 PM Tsunami Info Statement after M4.6 earthquake 015Mi NE Monterey, California 2227PST Nov 19: Tsunami NOT expected.

November 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM False alarm at NU, just food being cooked. Units on scene will reset the alarm, all other units are being canceled.

November 19, 2014 at 11:06 AM General fire alarm sounding at NU, in the food services area. Firefighters being dispatched to check it out.

November 19, 2014 at 9:26 AM A fender bender involving a Placer County vehicle on Lincoln Way / Foresthill Rd.

November 19, 2014 at 7:29 AM First of three weather systems arrives today: A series of weather systems will move through NorCal into Saturday bringing periods of precipitation. The last system is expected to be the wettest Friday night into Saturday. High pressure builds over the area next week for generally dry weather and milder daytime temperatures along with areas of morning valley fog.

November 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM Truckee Fire, CALFIRE, along with Town PD responded to a reported structure fire yesterday November 17th in Prosser Lakeview Estates on Jeffrey way. The house sustained moderate damage, there were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Remember to have working smoke detectors along with carbon monoxide detectors, clean your chimney prior to use. Store your used ashes in metal container placed on the ground away from any combustible material. Additional district coverage was provided by Northstar, Squaw Valley, and North Tahoe Fire departments.

November 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM Reported big rig fire on I80, just east of Colfax. Fully involved tractor, units are on scene. CHP is running a traffic break on westbound I 80 at Secret Town.

November 18, 2014 at 4:50 PM Report of a small fire at the campground entrance at Scotts Flat Lake.

November 18, 2014 at 11:35 AM The Tahoe National Forest continues burning piles south of Hwy 20 and in the Bullards Bar area. Smoke is visible in the area.

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Brad Harris, his wife Mary and the Nevada County BOS. Photo: YubaNet
November 18, 2014 at 9:15 AM The Nevada County BOS honored outgoing Nevada County Fire Marshal and Nevada-Yuba-Placer CAL FIRE Unit Chief Brad Harris for his service.

November 18, 2014 at 8:57 AM The Truckee Ranger District is planning a 25-50 acre prescribed fire near the Prosser Hill area today, Tuesday, November 18th at around 11:00 a.m. The prescribed fire will only take place if weather, fuel conditions, and smoke dispersal remains favorable. Smoke may be visible in the areas of Klondike Flats, Tahoe Donner, Prosser Lakeview/Heights and along portions of Hwy 89 North. A portion of Prosser Hill OHV may be closed due to prescribed fire operations. Smoke will normally sink into lower elevations at night and rise out of the area when daytime temperatures increase. The Truckee Ranger District strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities and we will be monitoring smoke and weather daily.

November 18, 2014 at 7:15 AM High pressure remains in control: Dry and seasonable weather will continue today. A weather system will arrive Wednesday bringing the next chance for precipitation. Additional systems will move through the area through the end of the week into Saturday.

November 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM No collision or medical need on Hwy 20, units returning to their station.

November 17, 2014 at 5:45 PM Traffic accident reported on eastbound Sr20, just east of Pleasant Valley Rd. Emergency personnel en route.

November 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM The source of the odor has been located, a homeowner working in their garage. Units are returning to their stations.

November 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM Engines on scene report a light chemical smell, possibly paint thinner. They'll be out investigating.

November 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM A chemical odor is being investigated and firefighters have been requested to stand by near Henson Way in Alta Sierra.

November 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM The Happy Wanderer got back from a trip to Eagle Lake and shared some stunning photos and all the information you'll need to plan your own trip: Happy Wanderer | Eagle Lake - Second Largest Natural Lake in CA!

November 17, 2014 at 7:26 AM Sunny today, but a chance of precipitation later in the week. Keep your fingers crossed the ridiculously resilient ridge will let this one through.

November 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM No fire, just a shortened plug. All units still en route are being canceled.

November 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM First unit has arrived on scene, nothing showing from the outside.

November 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM Report of a residential structure fire, report of electrical fire smell in a residence on Timberland Court. Units en route.

November 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM All fire units are clear from the Main Street incident, a total of four patients were treated and transported.

November 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM A total of 3 patients are being treated, one classified as a major injury. That patient is being transported to the helicopter landing zone.

November 15, 2014 at 11:33 PM Grass Valley PD and Fire Department on scene on West Main Street near the Center for the Arts, with a possible stabbing victim. A second victim might be located on Richardson Street, Grass Valley PD is requesting additional units. Calstar medevac helicopter en route.

November 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM The two units on scene at Joe Miler Ravine Road can handle. All other units are canceled. Some units being dispatched to Hwy 20 and Timbuktu Road to investigate an unknown type fire - a glow seen in the distance.

November 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM Possible chimney fire on Joe Miller Ravine Road across from Mooney Flat Road. Multiple units en route.

November 15, 2014 at 8:25 AM Patchy fog this morning, then dry and warm over the weekend. High pressure ridging will bring above normal temperatures into early next weak. It will be mainly dry, except for a few mountain showers today and tonight. There will be patchy dense fog this morning, use caution while driving. A low pressure system will bring cooler-than-normal temperatures and the potential for rain across Northern California for mid week. Additional systems will bring the possibility of some rain late in the week.

November 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM Fire on South Auburn is extinguished and contained to the stove. Units on scene can handle, all units still en route are returning to their stations.

November 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM Structure fire on the 400 block of South Auburn Street, possibly an oven fire. Units en route.

November 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM Two large trash bags in the southbound lanes of Sr49 at Combie Rd.

November 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM Updated results from the Nevada County Elections Office have been published: Updated Nevada County election results

November 14, 2014 at 8:55 AM Today the Tahoe National Forest will continue burning hand piles adjacent to Hwy 20, just east of the Five Mile House area.

November 14, 2014 at 6:33 AM Clearing skies and a return to dry conditions. Clearing skies this morning has allowed areas of fog to form especially in the central and southern Sacramento valley and foothills. Off and on scattered light showers may continue across Shasta County today through Saturday, otherwise a return to dry conditions is expected. The next chance for widespread precipitation will arrive around the middle of next week.

November 14, 2014 at 6:09 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a dense fog advisory which is in effect until 10 am this morning for the Central and Southern Sacramento Valley and portions of the Sierra Foothills and Motherlode.

November 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM Large bonfire reported in the vicinity of Hwy 20 and Mooney Flat Road. Units will check it out.

November 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM CHP Grass Valley issues traffic alert: There is a collision with an overturned vehicle on Brunswick Rd at Greenhorn Rd. Traffic is slow through the area.

November 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM Per PG&E tweet: All customers restored in Grass Valley restored. @PGE4Me crews found a tree branch on power lines.

November 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM Power outage reported on Hwy 174, starting at the Cedar Ridge area and going up to Rollins Lake. Approximately 1,056 customers affected.

November 13, 2014 at 11:06 AM Truckee Police and Fire Units on scene of a possible chemical spill alongside Joerger Dr. Roadway open - units still on scene.

November 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM Truckee Police and Fire Units on scene of a possible chemical spill alongside Joerger Dr. Units are assessing the involved chemicals, but no evacuations have been ordered. Roadway is expected to be closed for next 30 minutes. Further updates to follow.

November 13, 2014 at 9:34 AM Non-injury traffic accident on Sr49 / Newtown Rd. The roadway is clear, both vehicles on the right-hand side.

November 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM Showers today, then a dry weekend. Showers today behind a fast moving weak cold front. Most of the area will then dry out tonight into early next week as high pressure rebuilds over the west coast. A weak trough over the Pacific Northwest may impact Shasta County northward Friday and Saturday but any additional precipitation will remain light. The next chance for precipitation for the entire area will return around the middle of next week.

November 12, 2014 at 8:48 AM The Truckee Ranger District is planning a 35-75 acre prescribed fire near the Prosser Hill area today, Wednesday, November 12th at around 11:00 a.m. The prescribed fire will only take place if weather, fuel conditions, and smoke dispersal remains favorable. Smoke may be visible in the areas of Klondike Flats, Tahoe Donner, Prosser Lakeview/Heights and along portions of Hwy 89 North. A portion of Prosser Hill OHV may be closed due to prescribed fire operations. Smoke will normally sink into lower elevations at night and rise out of the area when daytime temperatures increase. The Truckee Ranger District strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities and we will be monitoring smoke and weather daily.

November 12, 2014 at 8:40 AM Out of this world - literally! Touchdown! Rosetta's Philae probe lands on comet

November 12, 2014 at 7:38 AM Wet weather returns later today. A weather system will move through NorCal Wednesday night and Thursday bringing a return of precipitation. Temperatures cool back down to near normal. Shower threat continues across the north Friday and Saturday...otherwise dry most areas through early next week. Another chance of precipitation Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM Abandoned car on fire at Rice's Crossing. Firefighters on scene, reporting minimal threat to the wildland. They are requesting CHP and State Parks to respond as well.

November 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM Power pole broke off on Mooney Flat Rd / Englebright Dam Rd. Power lines on the ground. Fire and CHP on scene. This also caused a power outage in the area, including 3,600 people in the area from Mooney Flat to Lake Wildwood, Rough&Ready Highway and Bitney Springs area.

November 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM Mild today, then cool and unsettled - for two daysA weather system will move through NorCal Wednesday night and Thursday bringing a return of precipitation. Temperatures cool back down to near normal. Unsettled weather will continue into early next week.

November 10, 2014 at 11:39 PM Units at scene can handle the vegetation fire, all other units are being canceled.

November 10, 2014 at 11:32 PM NCSO on scene, reporting a vehicle fire with extension to the wildland, numerous reports now coming in to emergency services. La Barr Meadows in the vicinity of Rare Earth location. Engines arriving on scene now.

November 10, 2014 at 11:28 PM Vegetation fire on LaBarr Meadows Road, numerous engines en route.

November 10, 2014 at 2:17 PM Sentencing of the alleged dog hoarder Perkins was postponed until December 8th to allow time for a psychiatric evaluation. Nevada County Deputy DA Phillips stated the prosecution would object to any further delay after this extension and Judge Anderson agreed with him. Many members of the public and one of Perkins' former puppies, now a service dog, were present in the courtroom. The humans vowed to return on December 8th.

November 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM Tahoe National Forest Service firefighters will be conducting prescribed burning of about 10 acres of handpiles in the area of Lone Grave, south of Highway 20 today.

November 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM A planned control burn at Sagehen Experimental Forest will be visible from both Hwy 89 and I 80.

November 10, 2014 at 8:36 AM Sunny and warm today, cooler and a chance of showers starting Wednesday. Above normal maximum temperatures continue today. Temperatures cool back down to near normal by mid-week. Chance of precipitation returns to the region late Wednesday into Friday.

November 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM Car vs motorcycle on Dog Bar Rd / Wheeler Cross Rd. CHP on scene, medics en route.

November 7, 2014 at 9:56 AM Traffic accident in front of Ridge Feed on Ridge Road, two vehicles involved, roadway partially blocked.

November 7, 2014 at 9:19 AM A fatality is being reported at Swenson Ravine. A car entered a pond. No further information.

November 7, 2014 at 6:51 AM A stove fire in the former Trolley Junction Restaurant at the Northern Queen in Nevada City. Units are en route.

November 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM Dry, warm and no change in sight. High pressure over the west coast will bring dry conditions with above normal temperatures through at least the middle of next week. High clouds will move across the area at times. A slight threat of light showers exists over the northern most forecast area late next Thursday and Friday.

November 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM Approximately 15,000 ballots remain to be counted throughout all precincts in Nevada County. For Grass Calley, approximately 1,000 ballots are still to be tallied. For Truckee, close to 2,400 ballots will be counted during the official canvass period.

November 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM No structure fire, just a brush pile. All engines have been canceled.

November 6, 2014 at 10:41 AM Residential structure fire reported on Wildflower Drive across from Thistle Loop Rough&Ready area, black smoke seen from a distance. Rough&Ready, Penn Valley and JOA engines en route.

November 6, 2014 at 4:42 AM Ridiculously resilient ridge brings dry conditions with above normal temperatures. High pressure over the west coast will bring dry conditions with above normal temperatures through at least the middle of next week. High clouds will move across the area at times, otherwise fair skies are expected.

November 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM Heads up. A large spool of wire is in the roadway at Willow Valley Rd / Pear Tree Ln. There is also construction work at Sr49 / South Yuba River with traffic control.

November 5, 2014 at 8:09 AM Dry and warm - above normal temperatures for the next several days. High pressure over the west coast will bring mainly fair skies with warm above normal temperatures over the next several days. Weather systems passing to the north of this high pressure area will bring variable high clouds at times.

November 5, 2014 at 2:21 AM The recap and a preliminary analysis of Nevada County's General Election: Many Nevada County races too close to call

November 4, 2014 at 7:34 PM Nevada County Live Election Results and Updates will be posted on the November 4 Election page.

November 4, 2014 at 8:51 AM A few glitches reported with voting equipment not starting up correctly, but no major problems at any polling place. If you see or experience a problem, let us know.

Send us your "I Voted" Selfies, we'll publish them and you could win prizes!

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November 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM The polls are now open. Vote!

November 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM A 1/4 acre fire is being suppressed by the Tahoe National Forest on Prosser Dam Rd.

November 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM Water main break on Squirrel Creek Road, water shooting into the air. Fire department en route.

November 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM Dry and mild through the week. Strengthening high pressure will result in dry and mild weather across much of the region this week. Rain chances will retreat to areas near the Oregon border and northward.

November 2, 2014 at 5:44 PM Ooops. Someone forgot to renew the Nevada County Superior Court's domain name:
Domain Name: NEVADACOUNTYCOURTS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 79144276_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.domain.com
Registrar URL: www.domain.com
Updated Date: 2014-11-02 04:40:39
Creation Date: 2001-10-30 20:27:38
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-10-30 19:27:38

The name can only be renewed by the court during the next 30 days. Once renewed, the website will once again be available to the public.

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The Bridge og Giving. Photo: YubaNt
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Pamela Morey Photo: YubaNet
November 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM The 9th Annual Bridge of Giving took place today. The event, benefiting the Nevada County Food Bank takes place thanks to the tireless efforts of Pamela Morey. Thank you Pamela for caring and thanks to the girl scouts for helping to display this community's generosity.

November 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM All units en route to the reported structure fire on Pleasant Valley Road are being canceled. Microwave fire only.

November 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM Report of a residential structure fire on Pleasant Valley Road, smoke in the residence reported. Penn Valley, Rough&Ready, Grass Valley and Consolidated being dispatched.

November 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM Multiple vehicles involved in an accident on Hwy 49 and Alta Sierra Drive, minor injuries only. CHP and emergency personnel on scene.

November 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM Fire on Ridge Road is fully contained. It was a garage fire, with no extension to the main residence. Very quick work by the firefighters. Traffic is flowing normally again.

November 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM Structure fire on the 11000 block of Ridge Road in Nevada City. One lane is closed and CHP is providing traffic control. Numerous engines on scene.

November 1, 2014 at 11:38 AM Power has been restored to all areas north of Nevada City.

November 1, 2014 at 11:34 AM Only 443 homes remain without power in the Lake Vera, Purdon Road area. Service has been restored to downtown Nevada City.

November 1, 2014 at 11:22 AM PG&E now reporting 3,197 customers affected by the outage in Nevada City. Most of downtown Nevada City and surrounding areas affected.

November 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM Power outage affecting the Lake Vera area, including Rock Creek Road, Purdon Road and New Rome Road. No estimate of restoration time yet.

November 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM Good thing we checked: You can drop off your vote by mail ballot or you can cast your ballot directly at the Elections Office in the Rood Center, early voting is available from 9-4 today.

November 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM Unsettled weather today, then milder and drier throughout the week. Unsettled weather will continue across parts of the region today as the frontal system moves through the area. The most active weather will remain over the Sierra, with high elevation snow continuing through the afternoon. Scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two will also be possible across the Valley. Drier weather will begin to settle in late today and continue through much of next week.

November 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM Enjoy the longest two-day weekend of the year. On Sunday morning at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends. Clocks are set back to 1:00 am. This is a goo day to check your smoke detectors and replace the batteries if necessary. Daylight Saving Time in 2015 will begin on March 8, 2015.

 

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