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Children’s forest fire book wins Nautilus Award

Winner of a 2022 Nautilus Book Award silver seal, the very timely picture book Who Needs a Forest Fire? explains how California’s devastating forest fire blazes were not always destroyers of forests and ecosystems. The Nautilus Awards represent “Better Books for a Better World.” Children today see and learn about massive fires where firefighters are sent […]

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Widespread moderate heat risk and critical fire weather conditions through mid-week

Periods of breezy north winds and low humidity will result in critical fire weather conditions through Wednesday morning. Moderate, to locally high, heat risk continues through mid-week with temperatures peaking Wednesday. Cooler weather returns later this week with possible light precipitation over Shasta County. Red Flag Warning until 11 AM PDT Wednesday, Heat Advisory from […]

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Nevada County Registrar’s note about our upcoming Statewide Primary Election on June 7, 2022

I was appointed Nevada County Clerk-Recorder in 2007 by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.  Subsequently, I thank the voters of Nevada County for demonstrating their confidence in me by returning me to office in the last three statewide primary elections.  I pledge to continue to manage the offices of Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters […]

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Sierra College Celebrates Accomplishment of More than 3,400 Graduates at 2022 Commencement

Rocklin, CA—May 23, 2022— Sierra College returned to traditional in-person commencement last week after two years of drive through or creatively virtual ceremonies during the pandemic. The in-person ceremonies at the Rocklin, Nevada County and Truckee-Tahoe campuses on May 19th and 20th included more than 500 graduates. In remarks to graduates, Sierra College Superintendent/President Willy […]

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Three young women will soon graduate from high school – and The Friendship Club

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – A devastating pandemic that closed schools and led to distance learning, isolation from friends and much uncertainty has challenged students for more than two years. Despite the many, often-changing and sometimes overwhelming obstacles, three young women continued to focus on their education, passions – and future. Now, those young women will […]

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Critical fire weather conditions with widespread moderate heat risk through mid-week

Periods of breezy north winds and low humidity will result in critical fire weather conditions through mid-week, especially through Tuesday. Moderate heat risk through the middle of this week with temperatures peaking Wednesday. Cooler weather returns later this week. Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 AM this morning through Wednesday morning (just extended.) Discussion […]

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Explainer: I see smoke – now what?

May 23, 2022 – Residential burn piles are done for the season, climate change and drought conditions may exacerbate fire danger and intensity earlier than usual. Conditions are similar to June/July during an average precipitation year. “Confidence is high for an early start to the large fire season,” according to the NorthOps outlook. Time for […]

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Elevated fire weather conditions through mid-week

Warm and dry conditions through next week. Lighter north winds continue into early next week, with increasing temperatures and hot weather possible by the middle of next week. Discussion Generally clear skies and near normal low temperatures expected through this morning. Around midnight, a few stronger gusts are noted in higher terrain and favored gaps/canyons […]

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Numerous Plumas National Forest recreation sites opening

QUINCY, CA — Several recreation sites on the Plumas National Forest are opening this weekend, with additional sites opening in the coming weeks as the summer recreation season starts. Opening tomorrow, Friday, May 20, are numerous sites in the Feather River Canyon, Lake Davis Recreation Area, Frenchman Lake, Antelope Lake Recreation Area, Bucks Lake Recreation […]

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Nevada County Association of REALTORS endorses Adam Kline and Erin Minett for Nevada City Council

The Nevada County Association of REALTORS is pleased to announce that it has endorsed Adam Kline and Erin Minett for election to Nevada City Council. Nevada County is experiencing a severe housing crisis with a lack of workforce housing units to support our local businesses, non-profits and community services.  Our recent forum allowed candidates to […]