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Cause of Saddle Incident Fires Determined

Butte County, September 8, 2016 – CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire investigators have determined the fires on Pentz Road that occurred on Monday, September 6th, 2016 were caused by a malfunctioning vehicle with a faulty exhaust system.  Investigators would like to thank local citizens for their assistance during this investigation. “This is a stark reminder of […]

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Rescued three-legged yearling bear finds home at PAWS sanctuary

San Andreas, Calif. (September 8, 2016) – The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which operates three California sanctuaries for rescued or retired wild and exotic animals, has a new resident: a three-legged yearling American black bear named Mack. The orphaned bear is missing part of his right hind leg, which was most likely traumatically amputated in […]

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Ackerson Meadow Gifted to Yosemite National Park

September 8, 2016 – Yosemite National Park added Ackerson Meadow, 400 acres of critical wetlands and meadow habitat on the park’s western boundary through a donation. The landmark addition was donated to the park through a cooperative effort between The Trust for Public Land, Yosemite Conservancy, and the National Park Service. The Trust for Public […]

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Secretary Laird Issues Statement on Deal to Acquire Lake Tahoe Ridgeline Parcel

SACRAMENTO, CA September 7, 2016 – California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird issued a statement following the announcement that the U.S. Forest Service intends to buy and preserve a privately-owned, 120-acre ridgeline parcel above Lake Tahoe’s North Shore: “Today’s announcement by Sierra Pacific Industries and Mountainside Partners that the U.S. Forest Service will acquire some […]

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Sierra Science Series Opens New Season with “Sierra Superlatives” by Joe Medeiros

GRASS VALLEY,  Calif.  September 7, 2016 –  The first Sierra Science Series presentation of the fall semester welcomes Interdisciplinary Scientist, Joe Medeiros, who will give a talk titled: Sierra Superlatives. Superlatives abound in virtually all aspects of our understanding of Muir’s “Range of Light.” This photo-illustrated review discusses the Sierra’s history, natural history, its present status and our […]

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Senior Property Tax Postponement Program – applications now available

September 6, 2016 – Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County’s Treasurer & Tax Collector is pleased to announce that the State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program has returned after being suspended by the State Legislature in 2009.  The program allows homeowners who are 62 or older, blind, or have a disability,  to defer current-year property taxes […]

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New electronic guide to Nevada County Landmarks

September 6, 2016 – All who enjoy Nevada County history will be delighted to learn that the popular guide to the county’s historical landmarks, “Exploring Nevada County” has been updated and is now available in electronic format. Originally compiled by prominent local historian David Comstock, it has been updated by Bernard Zimmerman, the current chair […]

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Wells Fargo Foundation Supports CoRR’s Family Services

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 6, 2016 – The nonprofit Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) received grant funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation to fund their supportive services to families addressing substance use disorders. This funding supports CoRR’s comprehensive recovery and wellness services for individuals, children and families. Chris Hart, Wells Fargo Store Manager for Glenbrook and […]

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Yuba Restoration Project Would Help Threatened Salmon and Steelhead

Marysville, Calif. September 6, 2016. A habitat restoration project being planned for the lower Yuba River could help increase populations of Chinook salmon and steelhead trout, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. With funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project […]

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Law Day 2016 in Nevada County: Fifth grade students’ study trip teaches about courts, law enforcement and jail

September 6, 2016 – The Nevada County Superior Courts, local Law Enforcement, and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools (NCSOS) are pleased to sponsor LAW DAY 2016 on Friday, Sept. 16th. Law Day is an annual field trip opportunity for 5th grade students to better understand what happens in court and learn about the role […]