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Unseasonably cool, scattered thunderstorms in the high country

September 13, 2016 – Unseasonably cool today with scattered mountain showers and thunderstorms. Dry with temperatures returning to above average after mid-week. Discussion Satellite imagery shows the upper low center now south of the Sacramento area, moving a little faster than models have been projecting. Most of the valley is currently cloud-free while areal coverage […]

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Nevada County Elections Office: letters from the Voter Participation Center not from any government agency

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 12, 2016 – Last Thursday, September 8, 2016, I became aware of letters sent to properly registered citizens of Nevada County indicating that they are not registered to vote. The letters also state within “GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT ENCLOSED”. These letters are not from any governmental agency. The letters are from the Voter […]

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Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recklessly recommends euthanasia for tens of thousands captive wild horses

September 12, 2016 – Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary and Preservation condemns the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendation, made on Friday, urging the Bureau of Land Management to use euthanasia to reduce the number of so-called “unadoptable” wild horses and burros in BLM’s long-term holding facilities. At their two-day meeting in […]

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Plumas National Forest’s 13th Annual Fall Fest Offers Free Fun, Music & Living History

QUINCY, CA, Sept. 12, 2016 – The Plumas National Forest’s 13th Annual Fall Fest will be held Saturday, October 1, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Mt. Hough Ranger District, located at 39696 Highway 70, just north of Quincy, CA. Admission to the Fall Fest is free and open to all ages! Activities: […]

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Critical fire weather danger expected later today into Tuesday

September 12, 2016 – Cooling trend early this week with a few mountain showers or thunderstorms. Dry with temperatures warming back above average after mid-week. Red Flag Warning from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 AM PDT Tuesday for Eastern Mendocino NF-Eastern Portion of Shasta/Trinity NF- Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below […]

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Yosemite National Park to Host Annual Facelift Event in Honor of National Public Lands Day

Sept. 12, 2016 –  Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Yosemite Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers will be working throughout Yosemite National Park, including along roadways, in the river corridor, […]

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Cooling trend and gusty winds

September 11, 2016 – Cooling trend through Tuesday with a slight chance of mountain showers or thunderstorms. Dry Wednesday through Saturday with temperatures warming back above normal by the end of the week. Red Flag Warning from 2 PM Monday to 11 AM PDT Tuesday for Eastern Mendocino NF-Eastern Portion of Shasta/Trinity NF- Northern Sacramento […]

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85-year old Nevada City resident fatally injured in Friday’s traffic accident

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 10, 2016 –  At approximately 12:33 PM on Friday afternoon, Nevada City resident Gerald M. Bockting, age 85, driving a Ford Explorer was driving eastbound on the Golden Center Freeway, SR-20/49 E/B, east of the overcrossing of Banner Lava Cap Rd.  For an undetermined reason, he caused the Ford to drift […]

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Hot today, then cooling trend Sunday through Tuesday

September 10, 2016 – Above normal temperatures continue today, then cooling trend Sunday through Tuesday with a slight chance of mountain showers or thunderstorms. Dry Wednesday through Saturday with warming back above normal. Discussion High pressure will continue today with temperatures remaining above normal. They should generally be near yesterdays highs for most areas with […]

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1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2655 in Nevada City on Sept. 11

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 10, 2016 – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2655 in Nevada City is having their 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, tomorrow, Patriot Day, on the 15th anniversary of 9-11-2001.  Proceeds from this event will go towards community and Veteran outreach and support programs, such as the annual backpack and school supplies […]

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Tree mortality in Nevada County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 9, 2016 – Everywhere you look, dead and dying trees are dotting the landscape throughout Nevada County. An estimated 66 million trees in the Sierra Nevada are affected by bark beetle kill. The problem exceeds the capacity of private property owners to have standing dead timber removed and slow the infection […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards $2 Million for Forest Health and Watershed Restoration Projects

MARKLEEVILLE, Calif. September 8, 2016 –  Today the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved over $2 million in grants for projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. Funding for these projects comes from Proposition 1, The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. […]