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Happening Now – October 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. […]

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Man who defrauded United Auburn Indian Community sentenced to 8.5 years in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. September 30, 2016 – Bart Wayne Volen, 54, of San Diego and Haiku, Hawaii, was sentenced by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley, to eight years and six months in prison for defrauding the United Auburn Indian Community, conspiring to launder monetary instruments, and filing a false tax return, Acting United States […]

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SNMH Neuro Rehab and Hand Therapy services to move

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 30, 2016 – Beginning Monday, Oct. 10, patients receiving Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy services at Dignity Healthy Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will visit a new site to receive their care. Outpatient rehabilitation services are moving from the hospital to the newly renovated medical office building, owned by the hospital, […]

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Rain, mountain snow and much cooler temperatures this weekend

September 30, 2016 – Continued cooling trend through the weekend with daytime highs 15 to 25 degrees below normal by Sunday. Warmer temperatures next week. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms Sunday into Tuesday. Drier mid week with another chance of showers northern mountains by Friday. Discussion Temperatures are running a few degrees lower this […]

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Animal Film Festival partners with The Tarshis Foundation offering $5,000 – 10,000 in cash awards

GRASS VALLEY, CA, Sept. 28, 2016 – The 4th annual Animal Film Festival (AFF) in partnership with The Tarshis Foundation has created a new category of short-format film submissions for the 2017 AFF where filmmakers can compete for cash award grants of $5,000 – $10,000. Film projects that qualify for consideration of grant awards must […]

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No Selfies! Federal and state agencies partner to keep people and bears safe

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. September 28, 2016 – Human Interactions with bears at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center during the Kokanee salmon spawn have become a public safety concern.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Department of Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service are asking visitors to keep their distance when encountering bears. […]

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Plan to remove drought and bark beetle affected trees OK’d by Placer County supervisors

AUBURN, Calif. Sept. 28, 2016 – With an ever-growing number of drought-weakened trees dying from bark beetle infestation, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to remove hazardous trees that could damage or destroy county infrastructure. County staff has identified approximately 1,800 trees in need of immediate removal. With an estimate of $1,700 […]

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Governor Brown Signs Law Recognizing Forest Watersheds as Part of State’s Water System

SACRAMENTO, California September 27, 2016 – Governor Jerry Brown took a significant step today to preserve and maintain the key sources of the state’s water supply.  With his signature, Assembly Bill 2480 became law, requiring recognition of source watersheds – especially those that feed Shasta and Oroville reservoirs – as water system infrastructure and a […]

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CHP: Vehicle theft with armed suspect still at large in the Town of Washington

September 27, 2016 – At approximately 10:00 AM this morning, a red Toyota Corolla was being driven extremely recklessly on SR-20, approximately 20 miles east of Nevada City. In addition to passing vehicles over double-yellow lines and on the right shoulder, the driver ignored traffic flaggers at a CalTrans project, drove recklessly through the project, […]

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