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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release: Tips for Protecting Wildlife in the Spring

April 4, 2017 – With the emergence of recent spring weather, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release (WR&R) offers the following suggestions to minimize impacts on nesting or young wild animals and birds. Don’t Mow Grass/Weeds Too Short in Early Spring – Inspect Brush Piles Before Burning Many residents don’t realize that as the weather warms up, […]

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OSEC needs a few good men and women

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 4, 2017 – One Source-Empowering Caregivers (OSEC) is recruiting 20 good-hearted people to volunteer to train as Volunteer Care Specialists. OSEC is a nonprofit organization in Nevada County dedicated to providing free respite care to full-time, in-home caregivers. Volunteer Care Specialists donate just four hours a week to provide non-medical, companionship […]

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NID the Target of YubaNet’s “April Fools” Joke

Grass Valley April 3, 2017 – The Nevada Irrigation District was the subject of an “April Fools” article published on Saturday, April 1st by YubaNet titled, “NID ponders grand bargain on Centennial Dam.” It appears this “April Fools” joke run by YubaNet has made its way into our community. The article has triggered community confusion […]

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Partially cloudy today and tomorrow, still dry and warm

April 4, 2017 – Dry and warm weather continues through Wednesday. Stormy weather returns Thursday with heavier precipitation Friday and into the weekend, potentially bringing heavy mountain snow, valley thunderstorms, and strong winds. Discussion Mid and high clouds are beginning to increase across interior NorCal. Current temperatures are in the mid to upper 20s in […]

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Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy Launch New Website to Protect Bears with First-Ever Online Bear Tracker

Yosemite National Park, April 3, 2017 – Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy today announced the launch of, a new website to protect the park’s iconic black bears. The website features the National Park Service’s first online bear tracker, information on ways for the public to help save bears, and eye-opening photography and videos […]

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Anticipated Bird Activity at Bridgeport This Spring

April 3, 2017 – Spring is an irresistible season for those interested in viewing birds at South Yuba State Park.  This seasonal transition marks the arrival of migrating birds to the park who are following warm weather, longer days, and resurgent food supply. Wood-Warblers, Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeak, various species of flycatchers, Yellow-breasted Chats are among […]

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Seasonal Fire Outlook April through July

April 3, 2017 – The winter season was quite wet for the North Ops region with periods of very moist weather systems delivering well above average precipitation. Moisture plumes from off the Pacific, or so called atmospheric rivers, brought regular periods of heavy precipitation ashore across the region. The bulk of precipitation since the beginning […]

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Nevada City High School & Middle School CyberPatriot Teams Forming Now

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 3, 2017 – Worldwide losses to cybercrime – hacking, malware, and viruses infecting e-mails, mobile phones, personal computers, and institutional networks and databases – is estimated at six-hundred-billion dollars per year. The CyberPatriot program is actively training the next generations of cyber defenders. Tensions run high on competition day. Although school […]

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Caltrans Sierra Roadwork Schedule through Saturday, April 8

April 3, 2017 – Sierra Roadwork Schedule: 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 eastbound I-80 east of Colfax including […]

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Breezy and warm today, brunt of storm arrives Friday

April 3, 2017 – Dry and warm weather continues through Wednesday. Some afternoon breezes today. Wet weather returns Thursday with a wetter storm Friday into the weekend, potentially bringing heavy mountain snow and strong winds. Discussion Skies have mostly cleared out across interior NorCal as a strong vort slides southeastward across northeast California early this […]

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Dry and warm through Wednesday – atmospheric river makes landfall Thursday through Sunday

April 2, 2017 – Dry and warm continues through Wednesday except for a slight chance of light showers over higher portions of the Sierra Nevada Sunday night. Some afternoon breezy winds today and stronger Monday. Potential exists for significant precipitation Thursday into the weekend. Short term discussion (Today through Wednesday) Upper ridging over NorCal has flattened […]

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ERC to switch focus from VR to Cannabis

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April Fools, 2017 – The Nevada County Economic Resource Council (ERC) is adding another growth industry to their focus. Executive Director Jon Gregory plans to expand the ERC’s Initiative called “Royal Welcome” to the budding Cannabis industry. “The ERC can provide assistance in clarifying Government regulations, and to help remove barriers to […]

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NID ponders grand bargain on Centennial Dam

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April Fools, 2017 – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is considering a grand bargain worthy of a West Wing episode. The district hopes to gain community buy-in for the 275-foot tall dam by guaranteeing water connections to every home in the district – paid by NID. Recently in the spotlight for refusing […]

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Happening Now – April 2017

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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United Way of Nevada County Board Recruitment Time

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 31, 2017 – United Way of Nevada County is currently seeking volunteers who represent a cross-section of Nevada County to serve on their Board of Directors.  Preferably, the ideal candidates would have local business, county/state government, sales or marketing experience, and most importantly a passion for our community. Board members participate […]

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