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Flows to the Feather River to increase this week

Oroville, California March 13, 2017 – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) continues to increase flows to the Feather River.  With inflows ranging from approximately 14,000 to 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), Lake Oroville has risen to 861.5 feet elevation.  Hyatt Powerplant continues to discharge 12,900 cfs through the 5 operational turbine generators.  Flows […]

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Placer County launches Parks and Trails Master Plan website expressly for public input

AUBURN, Calif. March 13, 2017 – In an effort to encourage public input for its first-ever comprehensive parks and trails master plan, Placer County has launched a new project website. Now available at, the website provides a place to obtain project information, sign up for project notifications and submit comments. The Parks and Trails […]

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Plan for delays on Hwys 49 and 174 through the week

March 13, 2017 – Caltrans: Sierra Roadwork Schedule through Saturday, March 18, 2017. LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to .2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork begins for the 2.5 year, $50.6 million project to construct @ 3 miles of additional ‘truck climbing lane’ and other improvements to primarily […]

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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release annual Wildlife Seminar on March 11

February 21, 2017 – Join Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release (WR&R) on Saturday, March 11 for the annual Wildlife Seminar and Welcome Meeting for potential and returning volunteers.  “This is one of the most fascinating meetings of the year as we delve into all things wild!” said Joan Pancharian, Acting President for WR&R.   “Have you ever […]

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League of Women Voters hosts panel discussion on Centennial Dam and Regional Water Resources this Saturday

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 10, 2017 – The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County continues their issues presentations this Saturday, March 11, with a speaker panel discussion on Centennial Dam and Regional Water Resources. The proposed Centennial Dam has become a flashpoint for heated controversy.  The League will present a panel discussion with […]

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Hospitality House Announces New Executive Director

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 10, 2017 –  Hospitality House, the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, has announced the selection of Nancy Baglietto as its new executive director.  Nancy will fill the vacancy created by founder Cindy Maple’s departure in June 2016. The selection was made after a state-wide search and selection process, involving members of […]

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