Posted inRegional

Major injury motorcycle collision this afternoon on McCourtney Road

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. December 2, 2016 – At approximately 2:47 PM today 65-year-old Grass Valley resident Mr. William Balmain was riding a Harley-Davison motorcycle southbound on McCourtney Rd., south of Auburn Rd., heading away from the Nevada County Fairgrounds. He was wearing a helmet. Nevada City resident Mr. Joshua Valle was driving a Ford F-150 […]

Posted inRegional

Breezy north winds continue, hard freeze and low snow by Tuesday morning

December 2, 2016 – Breezy north winds continue today with winds decreasing on Saturday. Morning low temperatures will be chilly, with warming daytime temperatures into the weekend. Light showers and cooling temperatures Sunday into Monday mainly north of Sacramento and over the northern Sierra. Turning much colder Tuesday through mid week. Valley minimum temperatures dropping […]

Posted inRegional

Noontime legal seminar: California Cannabis Law Update

NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 1, 2016 – A local, state, and federal law overview, with a focus on Proposition 64 and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety. Noon Time Legal Seminar, January 17, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 pm Nevada County Superior Court, Law Library, 201 Church Street, Nevada City California Cannabis Law Update Presented by […]

Posted inRegional

Feinstein Calls for Additional Funding for Dead Tree Removal

Washington December 1, 2016 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) called on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to provide increased funding to remove more than 100 million dead trees in California’s forests that increase the odds of a catastrophic fire season next year. The senator also wrote to Governor Jerry Brown asking what additional federal resources […]

Posted inRegional

Breezy north winds today and Friday

December 1, 2016 – Breezy north winds Today and Friday. Dry except isolated Sierra crest showers possible this morning. Winds decreasing slowly on Saturday with daytime temperatures warming to above normal.  Light showers possible Sunday into Monday then turning much colder Tuesday through mid week. Valley minimum temperatures dropping to near freezing Tuesday and Wednesday. […]

Posted inRegional

Happening Now – December 2016

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. […]

Posted inRegional

Badge pinning ceremony at Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department

November 30, 2016 – The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District held a badge pinning and swearing in ceremony at its Board of Directors meeting on November 17th. The District recognized seven individuals for their accomplishments: Promoted to Captain – Jared McElhannon & Nathan Menth. Promoted to Fire Mechanic II – Kevin Greene. Promoted to Lieutenant […]

Posted inRegional

Eldorado National Forest dirt road seasonal closure goes into effect December 1

PLACERVILLE, CA November 30, 2016 – Based on recent precipitation, the annual seasonal closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, will go into effect on Thursday, December 1, 2016.  Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions, and weather forecasts are factors that trigger a seasonal closure earlier than January 1. The roads […]

Posted inRegional

Fiscal story of American West

November 30, 2016 – To this day the U.S. government owns almost half of the land in the American West. That level of control has been debated ever since the government began acquiring the areas in the 19th century, with some Westerners resenting the vastness of the federal authority, which amounts to 47 percent of […]

Sign In

We've recently sent you an authentication link. Please, check your inbox!

Sign in with a password below, or sign in using your email.

Get a code sent to your email to sign in, or sign in using a password.

Enter the code you received via email to sign in, or sign in using a password.

Subscribe to our newsletters:


By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service.