Happening Now - November 2015
Published Nov 1, 2015 - 12:00:01 AM
Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.
Cornish Christmas kicks off this Friday night in downtown Grass Vallley
Published Nov 25, 2015 - 9:46:04 AM
Cornish Christmas is an iconic event for downtown Grass Valley. Each year it brings thousands of locals and visitors to downtown to experience the magic and rich Cornish history of the Gold Rush days that is Grass Valley.
Enrollment time for the Nevada County 4-H is now
Published Nov 25, 2015 - 8:29:18 AM
4-H clubs throughout western Nevada County are registering new members and adult volunteer leaders. New youth members have until January 1, 2016, to join a 4-H club and complete enrollment to be eligible to show and/or sell an animal at the Nevada County Fair. There is a $40 enrollment fee per youth member to join Nevada County 4-H, and a $15 per adult leader enrollment fee.
Bear Yuba Land Trust hosts Free 6th Annual Turkey Trek
Published Nov 25, 2015 - 8:23:50 AM
During a season of gratitude, Bear Yuba Land Trust will once again host the 6th Annual Turkey Trek.
Trekkers are encouraged to come out anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27. BYLT’s Turkey Trek has become a community holiday tradition for folks who want to get outdoors and work off the turkey dinner.
Mainly dry and cold weather expected Thanksgiving through the rest of the week
Published Nov 25, 2015 - 7:54:04 AM
A cold Pacific storm will continue to bring additional snow in the mountains extending down into the upper Foothills today. Mainly dry and cold weather expected Thanksgiving through the rest of the week with lingering flurries over the Sierra crest. Freeze Watch from late tonight through Thursday morning for Central Sacramento Valley and Northern Sacramento Valley.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office launches video series
Published Nov 25, 2015 - 7:33:07 AM
In the early morning hours of Thanksgiving, 1998, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office lost their first and only dog in the line of duty. As a way to remember Ranger and the sacrifice he made 17 years ago, we’re launching the first of what we hope is many videos on many different topics, meant to educate, inform and even entertain the community we serve.
Truckee Police: Winter Driving Tactics & No Parking on Town Roadways Reminder
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 10:02:12 AM
Winter weather and snow storms are expected in the Truckee area through tomorrow. While this is not expected to be a large storm, roadways are expected to be icy and slick.
Tahoe Donner Named Most Senior-Friendly Ski Resort in California
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 9:35:13 AM
North America's most senior-friendly ski resorts for the 2015-16 ski season have been named by SeniorsSkiing.com, an online magazine catering to older snow sports enthusiasts. Sixteen resorts in the East, Midwest, West/Northwest, and Canada regions were recognized for having proactive efforts to meet the needs of senior skiers.
Caltrans Advises Motorists of Holiday and Winter Driving Conditions
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 9:13:14 AM
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 3 is alerting motorists traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday to be prepared for travel delays. Increased numbers of holiday travelers, combined with an oncoming cold winter storm arriving on Tuesday, November 24, will result in roadway congestion and winter driving conditions.
Auburn Ski Club offering youth winter sports programs this winter
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 8:56:54 AM
Auburn Ski Club Training Center is ready for the winter season with a full range of Downhill, Cross Country, Snowboard and Biathlon programs for the whole family. Enrollment for all the club’s programs are open now. This will be the club’s 87th season of offering winter sports activities. The ASC Training Center facility is located next to Boreal Mountain Resort and includes a groomed 20KM Cross Country trail system.
Art Works Gallery Fund Raiser for the Nevada County Food Bank on Dec. 5
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 8:49:24 AM
“Art with Heart” is happening again this year on December 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. Art Works Gallery located at 113 Mill Street in Grass Valley invites one and all to our annual holiday open house and fund raiser for the Nevada County Food Bank . Wonderful refreshments will be served.
CAL FIRE Encourages Fire Safety This Thanksgiving
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 8:41:09 AM
With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that lurk during the holiday season. When most people think about Thanksgiving, they envision turkey, pumpkin pie and time spent with their loved ones. Who thinks of fire at this time?
Winter storm moves in, followed by freezing temperatures
Published Nov 24, 2015 - 8:05:27 AM
A cold Pacific storm will bring heavy snow in the mountains with snow extending down into the upper Foothills into Wednesday. Dry and cold weather expected Thanksgiving except for flurries along the Sierra crest.
Winter Storm Warning until noon Wednesday for Motherlode, Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley, West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada, Western Plumas County/Lassen Park.
Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM this evening for Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County-Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County.
Placer County Man Sentenced to over 4 Years in Prison for Multimillion Dollar Loan Fraud
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 7:33:47 PM
United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. sentenced Ryan Costo, 40, of Roseville, to four years and three months in prison for bank fraud in a scheme to defraud lenders, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Nevada County Public Health Department: Cold Weather Alert
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 1:57:09 PM
With the first local snow forecast for this week, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to offer some reminders as you prepare for the weather system:
Chapa-De Indian Health announces launch of new interactive website for patients
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 9:43:56 AM
Chapa-De Indian Health is proud to announce the launch of its newly updated website that reflects a refreshed and redesigned brand and logo while also providing patients with improved information gathering, enriched functionality and the ability to receive regular updates and notifications about important healthcare news and providers.
24th Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run on Dec. 12th
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 8:52:06 AM
On Saturday, December 12th, the 24th Annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run will take place. Nevada City and Grass Valley will see, and hear, nearly 2,000 motorcycles of various makes and models as they make their way through both towns and out to the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Video: Patient with broken leg airlifted out of South Yuba canyon
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 7:27:19 AM
On Saturday afternoon, firefighters were dispatched for a fall victim in the South Yuba canyon. After locating the victim one half mile on the trail from the South Yuba River Campground near Edwards Crossing, they prepared the patient to be hoisted out of the canyon.
Nevada County Offers Free and Confidential HIV Testing
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 7:21:03 AM
The Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) recently received a $7,500 award from the NorCal AIDS Cycle. The NorCal AIDS Cycle is a bicycle ride fundraiser in which cyclists ride hundreds of miles through Northern California to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS service providers in the Sacramento Valley and beyond. This generous award combined with last year’s award of $16,000 has allowed NCPHD to offer free and confidential HIV Testing.
Prescribed fire operations continue on Tahoe’s North and East shores
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 7:18:07 AM
North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts will continue prescribed fire operations on the North and East shores of Lake Tahoe. Operations may take place on urban lots on the west side of Incline Village, lower Kingsbury Grade near Palisades Drive and the area adjacent to Van Sickle Bi-State Park in Stateline, Nevada. Operations will continue through next week as weather and conditions allow.
NU Band to Perform Sleigh Bell Symphony - A Winter Concert on Dec. 3
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 7:13:55 AM
Come and enjoy lively jazz and classical favorites at the NU Band Sleigh Bell Symphony Winter Concert. Bring your friends and family for a night of beautiful music performed by students in the Jazz, Symphonic, and Marching Bands. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. 100% of the proceeds benefit the NU band for the purchase of instruments and uniforms.
Winter storm moving in tonight, heaviest precip on Tuesday making travel hazardous
Published Nov 23, 2015 - 6:58:45 AM
Dry and mild weather will continue this afternoon. Pattern changes tonight as a colder Pacific storm brings precipitation late tonight through Wednesday. Drier weather expected Thanksgiving. Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning for Motherlode-West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park.
Low snow levels on Tuesday as cold system arrives - Thanksgiving will be cold but dry!
Published Nov 22, 2015 - 9:38:09 AM
A stronger and much colder system will start to arrive late Monday night over the northern Sacramento valley and surrounding areas then move south and over the remainder of the area on Tuesday. Snow levels will start out below pass level and rapidly lower Monday night and continue to lower for the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday. Snow levels could lower to between 1000 to 2000 feet but the more significant snowfall should occur above 3000 feet.
Mild temperatures this weekend, storm to impact travel on Tuesday and Wednesday
Published Nov 21, 2015 - 8:33:24 AM
Dry and mild weather will continue through the weekend with above normal temperatures. Colder Pacific storm will bring some precipitation late Monday into Wednesday, mainly over the mountains. Dry weather expected Thanksgiving.
Weather update: Thanksgiving should be dry-ish
Published Nov 20, 2015 - 11:44:57 AM
The next storm system from the Gulf of Alaska will drop south into NorCal overnight Monday into Tuesday morning with cooler temperatures, rain, and snow through Wednesday night. Precipitation amounts are still uncertain but forecast models have trended drier since yesterday. It looks like the heaviest precipitation will fall on Tuesday with showers lingering through Wednesday night. A few thunderstorms will also be possible on Wednesday but confidence in occurrence is low. This storm could bring the lowest snow levels of the season with 4 to 8 inches near pass levels and light snow down to 2000 feet. Thanksgiving travel could be impacted, especially Tuesday, so start planning ahead now!
Applications for more than 150 PG&E scholarships now available
Published Nov 20, 2015 - 8:13:02 AM
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that scholarship applications are now available for college-bound high school as well as current college and continuing students. The awards from the company’s employee resource groups will mean that at least 150 students in PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area will receive from $1,000 to $6,000 next year for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership.
Holt Ballet Conservatory and Miners Foundry Cultural Center Present the Holiday Classic "Clara & The Nutcracker" Ballet
Published Nov 20, 2015 - 7:41:17 AM
This holiday season, children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by Holt Ballet Conservatory’s annual production of "Clara & the Nutcracker", December 10 and 11, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center. This delightful evening of holiday cheer and tradition features a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful and elegant costumes, magical sets, and wonderful music of the holidays.
Dry weekend, brunt of the storm to hit on Tuesday and Wednesday
Published Nov 20, 2015 - 7:24:26 AM
Dry and mild weather expected to continue through the weekend with a little above normal temperatures. A change in the weather pattern begins Monday night with mountain travel impacts starting Tuesday as a cold Pacific frontal system moves through. Rain and snow continue Wednesday with showers ending in all areas but the Sierra crest by Thanksgiving night.
BLM Announces Openings for Northern California Firefighting Positions
Published Nov 19, 2015 - 2:32:26 PM
The U. S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting applications for summer seasonal firefighting jobs on Northern California fire engine crews, the Diamond Mountain Interagency Hotshots, and in other positions including dispatching, fire prevention/mitigation and fire lookout.
Citizens Go Above and Beyond for Wildfire Safety
Published Nov 19, 2015 - 2:24:08 PM
Three citizens are being honored with the Wildfire Safety Achievement Award by Butte County Fire Safe Council. These residents have done outstanding work around their homes preparing for wildfire and in their communities volunteering to help provide firewise education for others.