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California Tahoe Conservancy Board Approves Restoration, Forestry, Watershed Planning Projects

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. September 16, 2016 – The California Tahoe Conservancy Board approved several projects to reduce fire risk in urban areas and improve water quality in two impaired watersheds. “The projects approved today will provide benefits in some of the most urbanized and populated areas of the Lake Tahoe Basin,” said Larry Sevison, […]

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Changes Proposed for Sugar Pine Reservoir and Foresthill’s Water Supply

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 15, 2016 – The Forest Service will hold two public scoping meetings to facilitate public input on the Foresthill Public Utility District’s request to the Tahoe National Forest to raise the Sugar Pine Reservoir’s maximum water level by 20 feet. The Foresthill Public Utility District submitted an application to the Forest […]

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SNMH Community Cancer Center offers free prostate screening as part of ongoing clinical trial

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 15, 2016 – The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Community Cancer Center will host a free prostate screening from 5 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, as part of their ongoing efforts to educate community members about prevention and early detection of cancers. The screening is in partnership with the Prostate […]

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Fordyce, Meadow and Sterling Lakes – 2,000 Acres of South Yuba Headwaters now protected by Bear Yuba Land Trust

Nevada County September 15, 2016 – At 7,000 feet elevation in the high Sierra Nevada, three alpine lakes and 2,000 remote acres of forest and granite landscapes important to outdoor recreationists are now permanently protected by Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) on land owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). This month, Fordyce, Meadow […]

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NID Moves Forward on South County Water Project

GRASS VALLEY, Calif.  September 15, 2016 – A three-year project to connect the treated water systems serving Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines is moving into its final phase and expected to be complete by next spring. The NID Board of Directors on Wednesday (Sept. 14) awarded a $1.7 million construction contract to McGuire […]

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Dry and warm weekend ahead

September 15, 2016 – Dry through the extended period. Near normal daytime temperatures today then above normal through early next week. Cooler temperatures next week with breezy north winds at times. Discussion High pressure over the eastern Pacific and west coast bringing fair skies across the CWA. Marine layer remains minimal with satellite fog product […]

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Colfax High School and Placer County 4-H partner in Costume Design Club to support Colfax High School Theater Productions

September 14, 2016 – Colfax High School is excited to announce a new Costume Design Club being offered to Colfax High School students through a partnership between Colfax High School and Placer County 4-H. The Costume Design Club will focus on providing quality costumes for the two Colfax High School Theater productions performed each year. […]

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Unseasonably cool, scattered thunderstorms in the high country

September 13, 2016 – Unseasonably cool today with scattered mountain showers and thunderstorms. Dry with temperatures returning to above average after mid-week. Discussion Satellite imagery shows the upper low center now south of the Sacramento area, moving a little faster than models have been projecting. Most of the valley is currently cloud-free while areal coverage […]

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Nevada County Elections Office: letters from the Voter Participation Center not from any government agency

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 12, 2016 – Last Thursday, September 8, 2016, I became aware of letters sent to properly registered citizens of Nevada County indicating that they are not registered to vote. The letters also state within “GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT ENCLOSED”. These letters are not from any governmental agency. The letters are from the Voter […]

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