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2023 Sierra Poetry Festival

Nevada City, Calif. March 21, 2023 – Nevada County Arts Council announces its seventh annual Sierra Poetry Festival. During a month-long celebration of poetry this day-long event will take place on Saturday, April 15th at The Center for the Arts, as National Poetry Month and Arts, Culture & Creativity Month collide. From the rolling foothills […]

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Valley/Foothill showers/thunderstorms, gusty winds and moderate mountain snow through Wednesday

Showers return today and continue through Wednesday, heaviest Tuesday, with afternoon thunderstorms possible. Accumulating snowfall is expected above 4000 feet. There will be some gusty southerly winds today. The cool and unsettled weather pattern continues into next week. Discussion Satellite imagery shows cloud enhancement taking place just offshore as the cold deep closed low approaches […]

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Nevada County and surrounding areas to benefit from federal wildfire resiliency funding

During a press call today, Vice President Harris, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu announced $197 million in funding awards to make communities more resilient to wildfires and strengthen the federal, state and local response.  Nevada County will receive funding for two projects, including an update of the county-wide […]

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Precipitation Piles on in California

Two successive atmospheric rivers hit California in March 2023, bearing rain, snow, and strong winds. Hundreds of thousands of people lost power as the storm toppled trees, unleashed mudslides, and flooded streets. The clouds parted on March 16, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite to acquire a clear false-color image (right) of Sacramento and the San […]

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Valley/Foothill showers/thunderstorms and moderate mountain snow Tuesday – Wednesday

Another short break in the weather is expected today through tonight before showers return Tuesday and Wednesday. The cool and unsettled weather pattern will continue into next weekend. Discussion The strong short-wave that nosed into far northern California Sunday evening firing off thunderstorms over Shasta County resulting in heavy rain, small hail and some minor […]

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Welcoming Soulful Folk-roots artists Rising Appalachia at The Center for the Arts 

The Center for the Arts is thrilled to present the gorgeous sounds of Rising Appalachia in the Marisa Funk Theater on April 11, 2023.  Founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, Rising Appalachia established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence. Remarkably, the band has […]

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Placer County to expedite building permits for storm-damaged property

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Building Services Division will expedite building permits for property that has been damaged in the recent storms by snow, mudslides, fire, floods, tree damage or other catastrophic events. Building permits are required to repair a roof collapse, wall displacement, damaged overhead electrical service and any damage to electrical, gas, […]

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Truckee, Doris Foley and Penn Valley Libraries closed on March 23rd

On Thursday, March 23rd the Truckee, Doris Foley and Penn Valley Libraries will be closed to support staff training. The Penn Valley Library will offer Open+ access from 11 am – 10 pm to library card holders who have completed the orientation.  The Grass Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries will remain open during their normal hours of operation.  […]

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Weak system Saturday night-Sunday, stronger system with widespread rain and heavy mountain snow next week

Dry weather expected through Saturday. Precipitation chances return Saturday night and Sunday with several inches of snow possible at pass levels. Another stronger storm possible next week. This will bring more Valley rain, heavy mountain snow and gusty winds. Discussion Short wave ridge over NorCal will remain in control of the weather through Saturday afternoon. […]

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Matthew Kelley Selected as Nevada County’s Code and Cannabis Compliance Director

On April 17th, Matthew Kelley will start as Nevada County’s Code and Cannabis Compliance Director. Kelley has over 15 years of land-use planning and regulatory compliance experience working in the public sector. “I’m looking forward to working with the community in this new role to problem-solve issues that are important to us all, from the […]

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Rough and Ready Fire District to dissolve

On Tuesday evening, the Rough and Ready Fire District board of directors was presented with a recommendation to dissolve the district and pay off the mortgage on the fire station to retain the asset for the community. A committee, composed of directors of both Rough and Ready and Penn Valley Fire departments, had been studying […]

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Benefit for Rational Animal – Critters & Cocktails: Singers and Songs at The Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is pleased to present Critters & Cocktails: Singers & Songs, a benefit for Rational Animal, a non-profit organization supporting at-risk animals, featuring Nevada County songwriters performing original music.  On April 8, 2023, Nevada County artists come together for a night of uplifting live music to support the local animal rescue […]

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Penn Valley Fire Protection District ISO Rating Released

Penn Valley, CA — As homeowners throughout California grapple with increasing fire risk and corresponding insurance rates, Penn Valley Fire Protection District (PVFPD) has earned an improved ISO rating. Every five years ISO evaluates agencies on their ability to protect their community. This past winter PVFPD went through the process, and this is the ISO […]

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