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NID Pump Station Wins Engineering Award

August 3, 2016 – A new pump station on the DS Canal above Nevada City has earned the Nevada Irrigation District a Project of the Year Award from the Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). NID Engineering Manager Gary D. King and Project Engineer Adrian Schneider accepted the award at the annual […]

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BLM Forms Tree Mortality Task Force for Sierra

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. August 2, 2016 – Faced with thousands of acres of dead trees that have contributed to devastating wildfires in the Sierras, the Bureau of Land Management has formed a task force to determine how to manage the dead trees to minimize wildfire risk and protect the public.

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Yuba Fire human-caused and suspicious in nature

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 2, 2016 – The Yuba Fire, still uncontained, has been determined to be human-caused and suspicious in nature. Reported shortly after 6:00 am, the fire started upstream from Edwards Crossing, on the north side of the river. Preliminary investigation and observation by firefighters has determined the fire was human-caused, with possibly malicious […]

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National Night Out in Nevada City tonight

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 2, 2016 – For the second time the Nevada City Police Department will participate in the National Night Out program on August 2, 2016 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. National Night Out is a nationwide event held in cities throughout the country in which thousands of communities join forces in an […]

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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 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 […]

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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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