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40-year experiment in Yosemite: Managing fire, rather than suppressing it, benefits forest and watershed

Oct. 24, 2016 – An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought. After a three-year, on-the-ground assessment of the park’s Illilouette […]

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Cannabis Crusades will feature Dennis Peron, the father of Prop 215, this Friday

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 26, 2016 – Dennis Peron, the father of Prop 215, will guest on the popular radio program, the Cannabis Crusades, this Friday from 12:00 – 2:00pm on KVMR, 89.5fm. He will be discussing his strong opposition to Prop 64, a ballot measure that will decide whether adults 21 years or older […]

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Conservation Groups Protest Water Rights for Centennial Dam

Nevada City, Calif. October 25, 2016 – The Foothills Water Network, a coalition of conservation and recreation organizations, submitted a joint water rights protest to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) today demanding that Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) water rights application for the proposed Centennial Dam be denied based on environmental, public interest and […]

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Sierra County Sheriff: Details on successful conclusion of Amber Alert for Henry Massey

SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. October 25, 2016 – On October 24, 2016 at approximately 7:40pm our agency was notified by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office of a possible sighting of the vehicle and subject of the Amber Alert issued out of their county in the Pike area of Sierra County. The California Highway Patrol, Yuba County […]

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Grass Valley Police releases standoff suspect’s identity

On 10/24/2016, Grass Valley Police Officers arrested Aaron Herbert (18 years old), for making criminal threats against law enforcement, resisting arrest, and charges related to theft and possession of stolen property. There were no reported injuries to anyone involved in this incident. At just before 7:00pm, the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received a telephone […]

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Revisit-Tin Animal House: Rust to Roost Art Project

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 25, 2016 – If you’re old enough to remember the movie Animal House, or not, and if you liked the movie, or not, you’ll want to know about KVMR and Nevada County Art’s Animal House – Revisitin’: From Rust to Roost project. Individuals, teams, and organizations are invited create a shelter […]

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El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Oppose Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Placerville, CA – At the October 11, 2016, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted unanimously in favor of a resolution opposing the passage of California Proposition 64. Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 years or older in the State of California. In opposing the […]

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Voter registrations up, voted ballots arriving at the Nevada County Elections Office

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 25, 2016 – The deadline to register to vote in the November election has passed and Nevada County upped the number of registered voters substantially.  Registrations went from 66,149 in June to 68,075 as of yesterday – representing 88% of eligible voters. Democrats outnumber Republicans in registrations: 24,971 to 23,827. 15,118 […]

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Current system moves out, second storm arrives Thursday, more on tap for weekend

October 25, 2016 – Wet and unsettled weather will occur this week as several weather systems transit the area. Discussion Weakening cold front has stalled out across the northern third of California with showers continuing from the Bay Area up through the Sacramento region into the northern Sierra. Rainfall amounts over the past 24 hours […]

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Standoff over on Sutton Way

October 24, 2016 – Tonight Grass Valley Police Officers, with assistance from Nevada City PD Officers and K9 Rüdiger, as well as assistance from the Nevada County Sheriffs Office, responded to the 1000 block of Sutton Way and arrested a Grass Valley man for criminal threats and resisting arrest. The male, whose full identity is […]

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Officials Warn of Flash Flood Potential as Rainy Season Begins in California

October 24, 2016 – Flood and fire officials from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), CAL FIRE and the National Weather Service (NWS) warn that weather and land conditions across California increase the potential for flash flooding during the rainy season now under way.  Five years of drought conditions have exacerbated wildfires across the […]

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The Sidewalk Gang, FREED, partnering with Public Works Department to improve sidewalks

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. October 24, 2016 – Informal community organizations can cooperate to create positive change. The Sidewalk Gang, a neighborhood group at the Gold Country Senior Village in Grass Valley, has been partnering with the Department of Public Works and with the FREED Center for Independent Living to advocate for improvements to our community’s […]

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CAL FIRE AEU to begin Fall Prescribed Fire Regiment

Camino, Calif. October 24, 2016 – With the change of seasons evident here in the foothills, CAL FIRE AEU will begin burning many different Vegetation Management Projects or VMPs in Amador, and El Dorado counties. “When the weather presents a safe opportunity, we will re-introduce low intensity fire in the landscape in designated areas. These […]

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