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Caltrans Sierra Roadwork Schedule Dec. 27-31

December 27, 2016 – Due to the Holiday Season Lane Closures will not apply from 12/23/16 – 12/26/16 and 12/30/16 – 1/02/17. 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 […]

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Free Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26, 2016 – Recycle your Christmas tree for FREE at several locations in western Nevada County! Beginning December 26th through February 1st, free Christmas tree recycling is available at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station and the Eric Rood Administrative Center (Cement Hill Road entrance).  The McCourtney Road Transfer Station is open Wednesday through Sunday, […]

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More frost overnight, dry weather for the rest of the year

December 26, 2016 – Dry weather with cold overnight temperatures and morning Valley fog through the work week. Discussion Mostly clear skies across interior Northern California under dry northwesterly flow aloft. Strong radiational cooling brought another cold night across the region, with temperatures bottoming out in the mid to upper 20s across the Valley, and […]

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Update: Found on Miracle Drive! Search for missing, at-risk elderly man now in Auburn

December 25, 2016 at 8:48 AM From Placer County Sheriff: GREAT NEWS! A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE ON MIRACLE Drive! A woman who lives on Miracle Drive in Auburn just located the missing man! He is being medically checked, but initially he looks okay. He was still out walking when found! Merry Christmas to all and especially […]

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Live: NORAD tracks Santa

December 23, 2016 – For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to […]

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Sand and Sandbags are Available for Residents of Nevada County

Photo YubaNet The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services(OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at three locations to assist in preparing for severe weather. Next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street in Nevada City Penn Valley Fire Protection District located […]

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Grouse Ridge Forest Easement for Bear Yuba Land Trust PG&E Land Donated to University of California

December 23, 2016 – As part of its land conservation commitment, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently donated 1,459 acres to the University of California (UC). The transfer was immediately followed by the conveyance of a conservation easement to Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), permanently protecting high-country forest land and important wildlife habitat. Located […]

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Rain, wind and heavy mountain snow over NorCal today, lessening tomorrow

December 23, 2016 – A winter storm with rain, wind and heavy mountain snow moves through the area today disrupting holiday travel into Saturday. Clearing Sunday. A chance of showers northern mountains early next week, otherwise dry. Winter Storm Warning until 10 AM Saturday for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park. Discussion […]

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Update: Pre-Christmas Snow & Rain Storm

December 21, 2016 –  Our forecast confidence continues to improve in a strong weather system moving through Northern California early Friday into Saturday. This system is expected to cause substantial headaches to travel leading up to Christmas. The greatest impact is for the mountains, where heavy snow with gusty winds and low snow levels will likely cause significant travel […]

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Handbell choir performs Dec. 21

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. December 21, 2016 – Free mini-concerts offer relief from the rush. Bells of Peace handbell choir will perform music of the season in a free concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, in Grass Valley. The Rev. Eileen Smith Le Van, of Peace Lutheran Church, is an accomplished handbell ringer. She will […]

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Winter is officially here – Happy Solstice

December 21, 2016 – The Winter Solstice. Winter “officially” begins! The sun’s rays will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. It marks the day of the year with the least hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Solstices occur twice a year — when the sun reaches the highest point […]

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