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Burning Man Travel Advisory

NIXON, NV, August 25, 2016 – The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to advise travelers going to the Burning Man Festival to obey posted speed limits, and to slow down and keep your distance while traveling through the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. The Tribe would like motorists to be aware of the dangers associated […]

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Bust on Grizzly Hill: 300 plants eradicated, damage to stream from illegal grading

August 25, 2016 – On August 25th, 2016 at approximately 8:30 AM, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force along with a Warden from Fish and Wildlife executed a criminal marijuana search warrant in the 15000 block of Grizzly Hill Road, located in the Nevada City area. The property consists of approximately 91 acres […]

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Plumas National Forest mourns passing of firefighter Ian Howard

SPARKS, Nev. August 25, 2016 – It is with great sadness that the U.S. Forest Service mourns the passing of firefighter Ian Howard. Crew members on Engine 16 from the Plumas National Forest discovered their friend and colleague’s passing last Sunday morning. The cause of death is unknown at this time. The crew was prepositioned […]

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BriarPatch invites grant applications for grants and “Co-op CAUSE” program

August 25, 2016 – BriarPatch Co-op Community Market is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations for two donation programs — its Cooperative Community Fund grants and Co-op CAUSE checkout donation program. The areas targeted for both projects are: sustainable agriculture, local food, and organic food; hunger and social issues; environmental protection and stewardship; and cooperatives. […]

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The Gazebo’s receives National Firewise Community award

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. August 24, 2016 – The community of The Gazebo’s in Grass Valley has achieved the Firewise Communities/USA® award from the National Fire Protection Association for their combined efforts to reduce the vulnerability of their homes and landscape to catastrophic wildfire. The Firewise Communities/USA® program honors those who pro-actively address the wildfire hazard. […]

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1,731 lightning strikes recorded on Monday throughout the state

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 23, 2016 – Lightning activity picked up on Monday with 1,731 recorded downstrikes throughout the state. The Sierra Nevada again functioned as the proverbial lightning rod, attracting the majority of the activity. The lightning event caused several new fires, initial attack resources have been able to keep fires small. The Sequoia […]

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“Mystery” plane in the South Yuba canyon

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 23, 2016 – A “mystery” plane circling the South Yuba canyon for hours on end over the past four days has raised many questions and the ire of some locals. Identified by its expired tail number, speculations about the mission were rampant. Drug enforcement, secret military training operations were cited as possible […]

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The Legendary San Francisco Mime Troupe Returns to Nevada City this Friday, August 26

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 23, 2016 – Paul Emery and the Miners Foundry present the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe in a special twilight performance, outdoors, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City on Friday, August 26, 2016. Founded in 1959, the San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater; their work is political satire […]

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16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival Announces Festival Lineup

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 23, 2016 – This September 8-11, the award-winning Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) celebrates its 16th year, with an exciting and ambitious program that explores the human condition through creative and artistic filmmaking, while also delving into new frontiers of storytelling such as virtual reality. NCFF has been called the “Sundance […]