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Hazardous mountain travel today, quick-hitting system Wednesday-Thursday morning

Cool and showery weather will continue today, mainly over the mountains and south of Sacramento in the Central Valley. Dry weather returns Tuesday, then another weather system will bring a quick shot of precipitation and wind later Wednesday and Wednesday night before showers end on Thursday. A prolonged period of dry weather is then expected […]

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Sierra residents, businesses advised to monitor snow loads on roofs, propane tanks, gas lines and ventilation systems

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – With the potential for snow buildup on buildings and systems, Placer County public safety agencies are advising residents and businesses in the Sierra Nevada to monitor buildings, propane tanks and natural gas lines for signs of excessive loading due to heavy snow. Vents, chimneys and flues should be checked for blockages […]

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Moderate storm tonight into Monday with gusty southerly winds, weak system Wednesday

Scattered showers possible today, then another storm bring light to moderate precipitation Sunday into Monday, mainly from I-80 south. Drier weather Tuesday into Wednesday then a fairly weak system Wednesday into Thursday. Dry weather Friday into next weekend. Discussion Trough axis shifting into the Great Basin this morning as next upstream wave is approaching 130 […]

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AAUW’s January 21st public meeting: “How You Can Affect Climate Change”

Climate Change will be the focus of the first 2023 monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch.  Climate Activist Martin Webb will be the guest speaker.  He will offer simple ways to help address the global warming dilemma as well as outline a plan of action from an individual […]

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Strong storm today with strong south winds, weaker storm Sunday night

A strong Pacific storm will move through today bringing moderate to heavy precipitation and renewed flooding concerns along with strong wind and thunderstorms. Showers Sunday then another weatker storm for Monday for mainly the southern half of the forecast area. Drier weather Tuesday into Wednesday then a weak system Wednesday into Thursday. Dry weather returns […]

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Update: Search continues for missing 79 year old Phyllis Brodie

January 15, 2023 at 3:53 PM NCSO update: We are saddened to report that 79-year-old Phyllis Brodie was found deceased this afternoon just after 2:00 p.m. on private property near Banner Mountain Trail in Nevada City. While no suspicious circumstances were observed, official cause of death will remain pending a Coroner’s investigation. Our heartfelt condolences […]

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Child endangerment arrests after investigation by NCSO

Nevada City, Calif. – On 1/12/2023, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested the parents of a 2-year-old toddler for felony child endangerment following an investigation into the child’s welfare at their home in the 13000 block of Missouri Bar Rd. The Sheriff’s Office received a suspected child abuse report and responded to the residence with […]

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Tahoe National Forest hiring recreation staff for 2023 season

NEVADA CITY, CALIF. (Jan. 13. 2022) — Tahoe National Forest is now hiring temporary and seasonal recreation staff to fill a variety of positions. Seasonal jobs help Tahoe National Forest achieve its mission by contributing to forest health, resource protection and public recreation infrastructure. Interested applicants are invited to apply by Jan. 19, 2023.  “Seasonal […]

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No Burn Day on Monday, a designated holiday

A polite reminder to all residents in the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, including Nevada, Sierra and Plumas counties. There is no residential or commercial burning of vegetation allowed on designated Holidays, including this Monday, January 16, 2023 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please respect your neighbors and community as a whole and […]

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Heavy mountain snow and moderate to heavy rain through mid-week

The next in a series of storms will move in today bringing Valley rain and significant mountain travel impacts that will continue through the weekend. Heavy rain and thunderstorms may bring renewed flooding Saturday. Additional storms expected early next week. Discussion Clouds, and perhaps a few sprinkles, are spreading back across the region early this […]

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Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Extreme Weather Shelter Saturday through Monday Nights

Nevada City, Calif. – The National Weather Service predicts continued and prolonged WET weather Saturday through Monday nights, January 14th, 15th, and 16th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for those three nights. The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. on all three nights in Nevada City at the Veterans […]

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Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023 in Nevada County

Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services urges […]

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Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Writing Tournament 2023 Winners

For the past two years, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has hosted a virtual Creative Writing Competition to replace the in-person Writing Tournament, due to pandemic restrictions. This year, students, teachers, and staff, alike, were very excited to return to our original tournament. “The Creative Writing Competition was a great solution to keep students enthusiastic […]

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Heavy mountain snow and moderate to heavy rain this weekend – early next week

Light rain and mountain snow tapers off today. The next storm will move in Friday bringing significant mountain travel impacts that will continue through the weekend. Additional storms expected early next week. Winter Storm Watch from Friday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Discussion Satellite imagery shows the upstream trough digging […]

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Southern Roots Rockers Larkin Poe to Perform at The Center for the Arts

GRASS VALLEY, CA, January 12, 2023 – The Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Larkin Poe to the Marisa Funk Theater on February 7, 2023. Georgia-bred multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell fortify their storytelling with a blues-heavy sound that hits right in the heart, at turns stormy and sorrowful and wildly exhilarating. Megan […]

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Placer Board of Supervisors ratifies local emergency amid continuing storms

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ratified the county’s proclamation of a local emergency due to recent and forecast major winter storms. The board’s action ratifies a proclamation made by the county’s director of emergency services Jan. 5.  Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a statewide state of emergency Jan. 4, requesting […]

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