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Isolated to scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms each day

Shower/thunderstorm chances over the mountains today, then become more extensive beginning Monday. Temperatures will be above average today, then cooler weather returns. Discussion Skies are mostly clear across interior NorCal early this morning. Debris cloudiness from Saturday’s convection in the Sierra is moving north along the Nevada border. High pressure over the region is resulting […]

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Take Nevada County’s Wildfire Planning Survey

Nevada City, June 2, 2023—Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is investing substantial grant funding in three critical wildfire and multi-hazard strategic plans: an update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), an update to the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), and for the first time, launching a Nevada County Evacuation Study. Nevada County […]

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Nevada County Launches Trail Finder App and Invites the Public to Celebrate

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 2023 as “Celebration of Trails Month” in Nevada County, which recognizes the incredible benefits trails provide local residents and visitors. To celebrate, the County is launching the new Nevada County Trail Finder App to help users discover public access trails throughout Nevada County.  The Nevada County Trail […]

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Wolf Creek Community Alliance completes installation of two self-guided walks and two interpretive bicycle tours in Grass Valley

Wolf Creek Community Alliance (WCCA) has completed the installation of two self-guided walks and two bicycle tours with intriguing information about the natural and cultural history of the Wolf Creek Watershed. The walking tours use QR codes to highlight points of interest. The bicycle tours use the app Ride with GPS. All information is in […]

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Wanted Nevada County Felon Arrested on Multiple Warrants in Oregon House

Oregon House, CA – Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, with the assistance of the Yuba Sutter Regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), served a search warrant at a residence in the 13000 block of Licha Lane in Oregon House on May 24, 2023, at approximately 5:30 pm, where they arrested 39-year-old Joseph Woodruff on […]

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Molly Fisk: Summer Water

This year the river rages past early swimming holidays. It’s still not summer water, pulls the kayakers under, snowmelt and current, dam releases, a full-grown bear almost swept away, emerging battered and coughing on the near shore to disappear, chastened maybe, lucky. Even sons and daughters born here, who know each boulder by name and […]

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Wildlife Conservation Board funds SYRCL and Yuba Water Agency project

At its May 25, 2023, quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $83.15 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California and, in some cases, provide new and improved public access, recreational and educational opportunities. One of the projects funded is Upper Rose Bar Restoration Construction, a […]

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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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California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) and the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe release a flurry of Spring updates

NEVADA CITY, CA – CHIRP will hold an educational fundraiser June 18th at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Featuring guest lecturer, Benjamin Madley, researcher and book author (An American Genocide) and Associate Professor of history at UCLA.  Joining Madley are Jordan Reznick, Getty/National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty […]

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Prescribed burning today near Forbestown and Challenge

OROVILLE, CA — Plumas National Forest firefighters are preparing to start prescribed burning in the Challenge area on the Feather River Ranger District as early as today, Wednesday, May 31, conditions permitting. Overall, approximately 152 acres are planned on three units for treatment between tomorrow and June 4.  Ignitions may take up to four days […]

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Isolated to scattered thunderstorms afternoon/evening this week

Isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm chances continue for the mountains, portions of the foothills, and northern half of the Sacramento Valley through the holiday weekend and next week. Temperatures remain near or slightly below normal. Periods of locally breezy onshore winds. Slight warming for the end of the week into next weekend possible. Discussion […]

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