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Happening Now - August 2015

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

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Penn Valley firefighters go above the call of duty when disaster strikes

“When someone loses their home in a fire or disaster, they’re usually in a state of shock- they don’t know where to turn,” said Penn Valley Fire District Chief Don Wagner. “As first responders, we’re in a unique position to offer a little extra “arm around the shoulder” to help victims get through a very tough time.”

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Lightning Maps: 1,230 strikes within California on Friday

Lightning activity was less intense yesterday but sparked more fires. 1,230 strikes within California, 631 of those strikes were recorded on National Forest lands.

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Cooler today but threat of thunderstorms persists

A cooling trend continues into Sunday. Daytime highs near normal today and at or below normal much of next week. Scattered mountain thunderstorms through Monday as monsoon moisture is pulled northward, elsewhere continued dry.

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John and Teresia Renwick to be inducted in Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame

John and Teresia Renwick have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. The Fair’s Board of Directors recognized the Renwicks for their long-time service and dedication to the Nevada County Fair.

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Updated: Line-of-Duty Fatality Confirmed on the Modoc National Forest

It is with great sadness we must confirm a Forest Service firefighter lost his life yesterday while responding to the Frog Fire northwest of Adin, California. The deceased is David “Dave” Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Firefighting community mourns the loss of Dave Ruhl

I am saddened to announce to you the loss of Dave Ruhl. Dave was on detail to the Modoc National Forest from the Mystic Ranger District on the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. Yesterday, July 30, while Dave was responding to the Frog Fire outside of Alturas, California, he lost his life.

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Nevada County 2015 fair tickets on sale now: Buy early and save

Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money! The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online at NevadaCountyFair.com.

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Lightning Maps: 8,196 strikes within California on Thursday

Besides the 18 large wildfires currently burning in California, lightning strikes ignited numerous small fires. A total of 8,196 strikes within the state, 2,245 strikes within California National Forests.

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The Mountain Messenger | U.S. acres burned climbing daily

When the first two words of a headline in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are “California” and “wildfire” it becomes obvious that Donald Trump is having trouble staying ahead of the media’s attention.

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Op-Ed: Tom Wheeler: Tell the Fish and Game Commission that you support protecting all Pacific fishers, not just some

The Pacific fisher needs your help. The fisher is a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has recommended, however, that the fisher not receive protection in the vast majority of its range. The Fish and Game Commission has the last word though and they need to hear your voice. Please tell the Fish and Game Commission that you support protecting all fishers, not just some.

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A little relief from the heat, maybe even a sprinkle or two

A slow cooling trend into next week. Daytime highs near normal by Sunday and at or below normal much of next week. Scattered mountain thunderstorms through Monday as monsoon moisture is pulled northward, elsewhere continued dry.

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Fire on Hughes Road off the Litton Trail caused by tree limb

Grass Valley Fire units responded for a reported vegetation fire behind the golf course near E. Main and Hughes Road.

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Hot and dry today, possible slight cooling trend for the weekend

Hot and dry weather again today with a slow cooling trend into next week. Daytime highs near normal much of next week. A few isolated mountain thunderstorms today becoming scattered Friday through Monday as monsoon moisture is pulled northward, otherwise continued dry.

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Tonight! Sierra Commons Celebrates Their 100th Ignitor Graduate, Invites the Public to a Business Mixer

Sierra Commons, Nevada County’s coworking space and business education center, invites the public to celebrate small business in Nevada County. Sierra Commons just finished teaching its 9th Business Ignitor, an intensive incubator for small businesses and start-ups in Nevada County. To celebrate, Sierra Commons is hosting a free business mixer and celebration on Thursday July 30th at 5:30pm. Join in the fun at the Sierra Commons campus at 792 A Searls Ave in Nevada City. Food and drink will be available.

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Nevada County Fairgrounds confirms that Fair will take place as planned

The Nevada County Fairgrounds confirmed today that the Nevada County Fair will continue as planned on August 12 – 16.

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Lowell Fire Community meeting tonight in Nevada City

There will be a community meeting tonight at the Eric Rood Administrative Center at 6:00 P.M. The community center is located at 950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City, CA.

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Higgins FIre: Measure V and Kids Safety “Information and Fun”

On Sunday August 2 2015 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, The Higgins Fire District and the Community Outreach Team will be hosting a day of fire safety, activities for kids, and an informational presentation about Ballot Measure “V.” The festivities will take place at the Higgins Fire District Station 21, located at 10106 Combie Rd Auburn, CA 95602.

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Advocacy Group Launches The Truth About Medical Marijuana Educational Series

This morning Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched the Truth About Medical Marijuana educational website and accompanying event series. The Truth About Medical Marijuana will focus on emerging issues in the area of medical marijuana, including understanding the research behind the medicine, emerging policies issues surrounding cannabidiol (CBD) and consumer safety issues. During each of the next three months, event hosts will focus on these issues and prepare attendees to share that information with politicians and key decision makers, as well as providing tools to counter misinformation in the media.

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Rüdiger Plush Canine Drawing Today

The Western Nevada County K9 Association (WNCK9A) announces the scheduled drawing for a Rüdiger plush K9 (valued at $130) on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 11:00am. The drawing will take place in front of City Hall in Nevada City. The winner need not be present to win and shall be immediately contacted via telephone.

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Very hot today and Thursday, then a chance of thunderstorms

Hot and dry weather today and Thursday with a slight cooling Friday into next week. Scattered mountain thunderstorms Friday and over the weekend as monsoon moisture is pulled northward, otherwise continued dry.

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Environmental Groups to Tahoe Developer: Stay Out of Wilderness

In a clear and direct letter to Tahoe developers, five environmental groups have come together to urge proponents of a new gondola from Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows to stay out of federally designated wilderness areas.

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Arson arrest for the Elverta Fire

The Placer County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rancho Cordova man Monday afternoon for arson following yesterday's fire in Elverta.

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Air quality advisory for Placer County until July 31st

The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions west of the Dutch Flat and Alta areas, due to smoke from the Lowell Fire in Nevada County.

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U.S. Forest Service firefighter remains hospitalized after suffering serious burns while battling the Lowell Fire

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter remains hospitalized at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after suffering burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California. The incident occurred just before 5p.m. on the Lowell Fire in Nevada County.

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Nevada County Public Health Department: Air quality advisory for this afternoon through tomorrow morning

The Nevada County Public Health Department is issuing an air quality advisory for this afternoon through tomorrow morning. With the increase in temperature and the anticipated wind flow patterns, the potential for very unhealthy air quality for all groups is expected.

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Summer Blue Moon (or maybe Red)

When someone says "Once in a Blue Moon," you know what they mean: Rare, seldom, even absurd.

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Air quality health advisory for smoke and ozone in Nevada, Sierra and Plumas County through July 31st

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, in collaboration with Nevada County Public Health, is updating its air quality health advisory to include Wednesday through Friday, July 28 through 31, and also to include the potential for elevated ozone later in the week. Smoky conditions are likely to be experienced in parts of Nevada County due to smoke from the Lowell Fire in the Steephollow Creek area of southcentral Nevada County. At times, particularly later in the week, there could be smoke incursions into Sierra and Plumas County as well.

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Hotter today - critical fire weather until Thursday at least

Hot and dry weather continues this week as high pressure strengthens. Increasing monsoon moisture may lead to a chance of mountain thunderstorms by the end of the week.

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Annual Yard Sales at the Railroad Museum in Nevada City, Aug. 7 & 8

On Friday and Saturday, August 7 & 8, the Railroad Museum will hold its annual yard sale featuring items of special interest in the tool and mechanical categories, motorcycles, along with traditional yard sale items. Friday and Saturday hours will be from 8 am to 3 pm.

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