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Happening Now – June 2023

Happening Now brings you community news, updates and announcements throughout the day. Don’t forget to refresh/reload this page to see the latest updates. June 1, 2023 at 7:42 PM Pride flag raising in Nevada City. Members of the LGBTQ+ and allies came to cheer the raising of the Pride Flag at City Hall and then […]

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A few tips to mentally prepare for fire season

Fire season is here again, agencies and others encourage you to be prepared, (re)pack go bags and have a plan. If you live pretty much anywhere in California, you’re familiar with the to-do lists. Check food and water in the go bags, replace expired prescription medications, verify you are signed up for emergency notifications and […]

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Sicard, Sicard Flat Road in the Smartsville area, Yuba County. Forward progress stopped at 4:04 pm on May 30, 2023. May 31, 2023 at 10:00 AM All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Use caution as there are still emergency personnel working in the area. May 30, 2023 at 6:02 PM Road closures update: […]

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Placer County’s American River rescue demo highlights the extreme danger of the river

First responders from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department and California State Parks held a demonstration of the power of the river and the challenges of river rescues at the American River confluence today in Auburn. “16-24 year-old males, I’m talking to you. You’re the ones drowning in these rivers at […]

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What’s happening at the Fairgrounds – Episode 1

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 24, 2023 – Nevada County Fairground CEO Andrew Trygg and Deputy CEO Katie Bielen join us for the inaugural episode of ‘What’s happening at the Fairgrounds?’ a bi-weekly segment highlighting the Fairgrounds’ events, facilities and history. The Nevada County Fairgrounds are buzzing with activity today as crews set up for the […]

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River safety days at Nevada Union

Nevada Union wants students to be safe and stay out of the river, that’s the simple message for Water Safety Week. Today, Assistant Principal Luke Browning and School Resource Officer Paul McCallum partnered with California State Parks to raise awareness of the current dangerous river conditions. They reminded students it takes less than 1/2 cup […]

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Memorial Day weekend on the Tahoe National Forest

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff for the summer camping season, but conditions are different this year. The Tahoe National Forest’s high country area is still largely inaccessible due to snow and damaged roads. Mary Sullivan, Recreation Program Manager for the Tahoe National Forest (TNF), participated in the river safety event and cautioned visitors […]

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The Marigolds are in at the Fairgrounds

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 22, 2023 – On Friday morning, Nevada Union’s Horticulture class lent a hand to Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Gardener Lindsay Hinds and planted approximately 1,000 Marigolds. The seedlings will be in full bloom for the Nevada County Fair (August 9-13) thanks to the careful planning and the gardener’s expertise. Local nursery Weiss […]

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Dutch Flat Cemetery cleanup

Between 1851 and 1873, more people lived in Dutch Flat than any other place in Placer County. Today, the population has shrunk to 110 but the town is gearing up for the seasonal Open House of the Golden Drift Historical Society on Saturday, May 27th. Damage to the historical cemetery, caused by exceptionally harsh winter storms, […]

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South Yuba River: Stay Out, Stay Alive

Members of the South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort gathered at the 49 Bridge on the South Yuba River today to share the Stay Out, Stay Alive message. With over 700,000 visitors to the South Yuba River annually, first responders and local officials caution visitors and locals to stay out to stay alive. Due to […]

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Inyo National Forest to host Wildflower Walks

In celebration of National Wildflowers Week (May 14 – 20) designated by the United States Forest Service, Inyo National Forest botanists are hosting four Saturday “Wildflower Walks” at various locations during the summer blooming season: Botanists will be available for you to ask all your burning botanical questions. Until then, they’ll be posting on the […]

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When Climate Gets Under Your Skin

If Earth came with a warning label, like the one the Surgeon General puts on cigarette packages, it might say something like: “Warning: Climate change contributes to many well-known phenomena that negatively impact human health, including heat stress, extreme events, food insecurity, and poor air quality.” Of course, not all the health impacts of climate […]

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Sequoia Parks Conservancy announces closure of Crystal Cave for the 2023 season

Three Rivers, CA – Sequoia Parks Conservancy announces the closure of Crystal Cave for the 2023 season due to damage sustained to the road, trail, and visitor facilities at Crystal Cave during the 2021 KNP Complex wildfire and the extreme winter weather this year. Sequoia Parks Conservancy is working closely with the National Park Service […]

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Nevada County Planning Commission unanimously recommends denying the Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project

Two days, and close to nine hours of public comment later, the Nevada County Planning Commission voted unanimously to not recommend approval of the Rise Gold project and also did not recommend approval of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR.) Commissioners were not swayed by the project proponent’s arguments or the M5.5 earthquake that rattled […]

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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rattles area

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 4:19 pm on May 11, 2023, centered on Lake Almanor, was widely felt in the Foothills. No injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time. A series of aftershocks ranging from 0.7 to 2.8 in magnitude have been recorded in the immediate area Location with respect to nearby cities:3.5 […]

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Planning Commission meeting goes into Day 2

NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 10, 2023 – Day one of the Planning Commission meeting concluded at 5:00 pm with many more members of the public waiting to comment on the application of the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project. The hearing started with a presentation by staff, recapping the documents presented in […]

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2023 Health/Safety and Fire Preparedness Carnival

NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 6, 2023 – Gold Country Kiwanis and community partners hosted the 18th Annual Health/Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival this Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm at the Rood Center. The goal was to make children and their parents feel comfortable should emergency services be required and to assist in preparation […]

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Nevada County Breaks Ground on McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project – video

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 1, 2023 – Today, Nevada County Supervisor Hoek and staff broke ground on the McCourtney Road Transfer Station (MRTS) Improvement Project along with Bobo Construction, Hansen Brothers Enterprise, and Waste Management. This project will repurpose the existing transfer station’s footprint to accommodate the increased traffic and demand for recycling and solid […]

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Happening Now – May 2023

Happening Now brings you community news, updates and announcements throughout the day. Don’t forget to refresh/reload this page to see the latest updates. May 31, 2023 at 4:57 PM The pup found this morning on Allison Ranch Road has been reunited with his human family. Boomer is back home, all is well. May 31, 2023 […]

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