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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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Foothill and mountain flood concerns today and tomorrow, heavy mountain snow and moderate to heavy rain this weekend

Periods of rain, snow, and breezy winds through Wednesday with flooding concerns and mountain travel impacts. Additional storms expected late this week and weekend. Continued rises on area creeks and streams; limited mainstem river flooding expected the rest of this week. Potential for storm track to shift north of California middle to end of next […]

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Definitive Dvorak with the Brentano String Quartet on Jan. 15

Grass Valley, CA:   InConcert Sierra will present the critically acclaimed Brentano String Quartet on Sunday afternoon, January 15, at 2pm. Violist Misha Amory, violinists Serena Canin and Mark Steinberg, and cellist Nina Lee comprise one of the most formidable quartets in today’s chamber music scene. “Intoxicating,” “exemplary,” “magnificent,” “ferocious- these are just some of […]

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Nevada City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Night & Installation Dinner on Feb. 4

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 11, 2023 – The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 121st Annual Installation and Awards for outstanding community service. These annual awards honor both businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Nevada City community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. Those selected […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Proclaim Local Emergency due to Winter Storms

Nevada City, CA – Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency due to the recent winter storms that have brought substantial rain, high winds, and significant snowfall at higher elevations, resulting in damage to County roads due to fallen trees, debris flows, and culvert failures. “Our Public Works team has been […]

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CalFresh Healthy Living, UC helps connect Native youth with Native foods

January 10, 2023 – More than a tutoring center, the Foothill Indian Education Alliance facility in Placerville also provides cultural activities for youth in El Dorado and Amador counties affiliated with a broad diversity of Native American tribes. In addition to traditional crafts like drum- and jewelry-making, the center began offering a food component last […]

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‘Year of the Heart’: Supervisor Ed Scofield Selected as Nevada County Board Chair

Nevada City, CA – At the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2023, Nevada County Supervisors selected District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield as the 2023 Board Chair and District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock as Vice Chair. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for selecting me as Chair and am looking forward to serving the Board and […]

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Thunderstorms with heavy rain and renewed flooding, gusty winds and heavy mountain snow today

Periods of rain, snow, and breezy winds through Wednesday with flooding concerns and mountain travel impacts. Additional storms expected late this week and weekend. Gusty southerly winds today will bring downed trees and power outages. Discussion The break in the weather late Monday and overnight is rapidly coming to an end as a strong negative-tilt […]

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Storms fill NID reservoirs

Grass Valley, CA Jan. 9, 2023 – The ongoing storms are filling local reservoirs to capacity, according to the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). The District’s dam system is functioning as it should. “None of the flows are beyond the capacity of the District’s dams or spillways to safely pass,” said NID’s Director of Power Systems […]

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