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Cold weather systems could spell trouble for trans-summit travels

November 22, 2016 – Areas of valley fog this morning. The next storm moves into NorCal tonight into midday Wednesday followed by another arriving late Thanksgiving into Friday. Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM this evening to noon PST Wednesday for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park. Discussion Mostly clear skies across interior […]

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Nevada County Stands with Standing Rock Fundraising Event

Grass Valley, Calif. November 21, 2016—Nevada County Stands with Standing Rock hosted a fundraising event in conjunction with local nonprofit Water Now/Karuna Apaha Inc. at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge on November 19. This event was held to raise funds for those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The community event included Native American Storyteller […]

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Grant program benefits Nevada County fish and wildlife, applications now open

NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 21, 2016 – The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. The grant program is supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives fifty percent of base fine revenues from Fish and Game Code citations issued in the County. The […]

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Active weather pattern may hamper holiday travels

November 21, 2016 –  A few lingering showers continue today. The next weather system moves into NorCal late Tuesday into Wednesday followed by another later on Thanksgiving into Friday.  Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM Tuesday to noon PST Wednesday  for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas  County/Lassen Park. Discussion Upper trough is moving across […]

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More showers today and Monday

November 20, 2016 – Rain and mountain snow continues today with showers ending by Monday night. A brief break Tuesday then another round of precipitation possible just prior to and including the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Discussion Moisture continues to stream over the area from the southwest. The trough axis will move through tonight. Ahead of […]

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Nevada City Announces Improvement in Fire Suppression Rating

Nevada City, Calif. November 18, 2016 –  The City of Nevada City announced today that the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) has improved its Public Protection Classification (PPC) ranking of the City’s fire suppression system. The City’s ranking will improve from a rating of 5 to 03/3X on a ten-point scale. Communities whose PPC improves […]

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New Aerial Survey Identifies More Than 100 Million Dead Trees in California

VALLEJO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million on 7.7 million acres […]

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Launches Winter is Coming Campaign for Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29

TRUCKEE, Calif. November 18, 2016 – The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT)’s third annual Giving Tuesday Campaign takes place Tuesday, Nov. 29, with all donations matched dollar for dollar with $50,000 in matching funds – the largest matching gift HSTT has ever had. “We are very excited because we’ve secured the largest matching gift we’ve […]

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Wet weekend on the way

November 18, 2016 – Dry weather Friday, rain and higher elevation snow this weekend and early next week. A brief break Tuesday then another round of precipitation possible just prior to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Discussion High pressure aloft over the west coast for mainly fair skies this morning. Not expecting any significant valley fog […]

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Local firefighters assist Southeast states in wild land fire suppression efforts

Redding, CA November 17, 2016 – Nearly 500 fire personnel from California have been mobilized by the U.S. Forest Service to assist with wildfires in several states in the Southeast. On Saturday, November 12, 2016 five 20-person contract crews hosted by the Shasta-Trinity and Plumas National Forests departed Redding, Calif. bound for fires in Georgia, […]

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