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Op-Ed | Peter Van Zant: National Attention for the Beleaguered Bear River

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 17, 2017 – The Bear River in southern Nevada County has drawn local attention after Nevada Irrigation District (NID) announced the Centennial Dam project between Rollins and Combie Reservoirs, inundating another six miles of this iconic Sierra river canyon. NID has given the impression that Centennial is a ‘done deal’. It […]

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U.S. Bicycle Route 85 proposed through Truckee

April 17, 2017 – The Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are working together to designate a nationwide system of bicycle routes called the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). These proposed routes will allow cyclists to ride an officially numbered and signed bicycle route “from your backyard […]

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Coordinated Community Response Training for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 17, 2017 – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) refers to a range of crimes and activities involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child for the financial benefit of any person or in exchange for anything of value (including monetary and non-monetary benefits) given or received by any person. […]

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Increased Road Funding for Nevada County

April 17, 2017 – Governor Brown’s transportation funding package (SB-1 Beall) cleared the Legislature late last week and will result in increased funding for city and county roads statewide.  Nevada County expects to receive $3.8 million per year, increasing the available funding for Road Maintenance and Improvement activities. Although Nevada County has continuously rated as […]

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Alleged DUI collision leads to fatality / homicide in Chicago Park on Saturday evening

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 16, 2017 – At approximately 6:44 PM Saturday evening, 29-year old Grass Valley resident Carlee D’ Arata was driving a 2007 Yamaha Rhino all-terrain vehicle on Old Coach Way near Lower Colfax Rd in the Chicago Park area. She was transporting multiple passengers that had been attending a house party with […]

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KVMR’s Cannabis Crusades Show Hosts Cannabis Legend Rick Simpson

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 14, 2017 – The Cannabis Crusades has hosted some legends over the past four years, but Friday’s guest is in a league by himself. Forrest Hurd, who has taken over hosting duties of the award-winning show, interviews the man who started it all, Rick Simpson. Rick who? some may ask. Even […]

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KVMR To Broadcast LaMalfa’s Oroville Town Hall Meeting Monday

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 14, 2017 – KVMR 89.5 FM Radio, Nevada City’s noncommercial community radio station, will broadcast Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting in Oroville this Monday night at 8 p.m. This will be the First District Congressman’s second Town Hall event this year.  Some estimates said 1500 people — or more […]

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Drier weather Friday and Saturday, weak systems Sunday through Thursday

April 14, 2017 – Drier weather Friday and Saturday, then additional storms expected Sunday into next week. Discussion Much drier weather the next couple of days as high pressure moves over the region. A few isolated showers may persist over the mountains before ending today. Temperatures will become warmer the next couple of days. Generally […]

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Conservation Groups to Army Corps: “Centennial Dam Puts Too Much at Risk – Seek Alternatives”

Nevada City, Calif. April 13, 2017 – The Foothills Water Network (FWN), a coalition of conservation and recreation organizations, submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday detailing an extensive list of actions and strategies which, when bundled together, would eliminate the need for the Nevada Irrigation District to build […]

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Thunderstorms today, drier on Friday and Saturday – precip returns Sunday afternoon

April 13, 2017 – Pacific storm moves through today with some breezy wind, valley rain and mountain snow. Threat of thunderstorms today with possible small hail. Drier weather Friday and Saturday, then additional storms expected Sunday into next week. Discussion An upper level trough with a surface cold front is pushing through the area. Caltrans […]

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NID Board meeting video

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 12, 2017 – Starting at 9:00 am, watch the NID Board of Directors meeting live here on YubaNet. The agenda, as posted by the district , is available below. Agenda: The Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors will meet in regular session at the district’s board room located at 1036 West […]

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