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Happening Now – August 2016

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day. You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600 to let us know. […]

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Sierra Streams Institute studies impacts of climate change on plants with two Nevada County high schools

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 31, 2016 – Sierra Streams Institute (SSI) has completed teaching its phenology project with 9th graders at the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning and 11th and 12th graders at Forest Charter School. A total of 80 students had the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive science project, which took students through the […]

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NID Board Accepts 2015 Audit, Financial Report

GRASS VALLEY July 30, 2016 – Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District on Wednesday (July 27) heard a presentation on the district’s Comprehensive Financial Report and Audit for 2015. NID Finance Manager Marvin Davis, CPA, said the reports cover the range of NID’s activities including public water service, hydroelectric energy production, resource management and public […]

Posted inRegionalThe M Files

Separating Myth From Fact: Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet

July 28, 2016 – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released Marijuana Facts, intended for non-expert audiences seeking answers to some of the most common questions asked about marijuana use, its effects, and the rapidly-shifting legal landscape. The booklet addresses 15 frequently-asked questions about subjects such as driving, mental health, brain development, potency, edibles and concentrates.  […]

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Bureau of Land Management Announces Fire Restrictions for Mother Lode Field Office Boundary

EL DORADO HILLS, CA, July 27, 2016 – Effective Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within the Mother Lode Field Office boundary. This includes BLM-managed public lands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter and Mariposa counties, a total of about […]

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Happening Now – July 2016

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day. You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600. You can also text […]

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Community Involvement Day on August 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. July 20, 2016 – The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO, Story Club, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC) and BloodSource are teaming up on August 1 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to nonprofit organizations, while also […]

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Nevada City Special meeting

Thanks to Touchdown Productions for the complete video of the meeting. NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 13, 2016 – The special meeting in Nevada City has started. The council will discuss the resolution in support of the Nevada City Police and law enforcement nationwide first. Reinette Senum is addressing the full audience. Council member Duane Strawser […]

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An estimated 17,000 ballots remain to be counted in Nevada County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 9, 2016 – The latest update from the Nevada County Elections Office estimates 17,000 ballots remain to be counted: Uncounted Vote-by-Mail Ballots: About 15,000 Uncounted Provisional Ballots: 1,732 Uncounted Ballots from Polls: 372 Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked before 8:00 pm on June 7th will be accepted and counted if they arrive by […]

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Marijuana Cultivation Measure will not reverse outdoor growing ban, even if voters reject it

Update: Thanks to BOS Chair Dan Miller for his response to our request for comment: “We are setting up a meeting with county counsel to get clarification on the ballot measure. Our understanding was a ‘yes’ on the ballot measure would uphold the provisions of the emergency ordinance and a ‘no’ vote would rescind the […]