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November 28, 2021 at 10:16 AM Chilly mornings and mild afternoons continue. Another mild day is in store for interior Northern California.

November 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM Again, a No Burn Day in Nevada County.

November 26, 2021 at 9:45 AM Today is a No Burn Day.

November 25, 2021 at 8:18 AM Happy Thanksgiving! As a reminder, today is a No Burn Day (including in the kitchen;) please don’t smoke out the neighborhood. Wishing you a happy, safe and stress-free Thanksgiving. We’ll try to take a break this holiday weekend, but if anything important happens, we’ll report on it.

November 24, 2021 at 8:26 PM Reported escaped burn pile on China Flats Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

November 24, 2021 at 6:53 PM Two large dogs have been seen wandering in the middle of the roadway on Gracie Road, about 1/3rd of a mile down from Banner Lava Cap. It’s very dark in the area, please slow down for them. Thanks to reader Andrea for alerting us.

November 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM As a heads up, tomorrow is a No Burn day, not just in the kitchen!

November 24, 2021 at 5:25 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 just south of the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Car vs deer, no human injuries reported.

November 24, 2021 at 5:18 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 17 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,575 cases since the start of the pandemic, 222 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – two in ICU. Three additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 112 since the start of the pandemic.

135,195 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,910 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 65% of the eligible population 12 years and older.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,435+2
18-291,600+2
30-391,7310
40-491,342+3
50-641,865+3
65+1,599+4
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 24, 2021 at 4:05 PM First sighting of the day of the resident wild turkey flock. They seemed a little more skittish than usual.

November 24, 2021 at 12:07 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at Poker Flat, the roadway is clear.

November 24, 2021 at 8:23 AM Breezy winds today. Dry conditions through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

November 24, 2021 at 7:10 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 23, 2021 at 5:36 PM Vehicle into a ditch on Deer Park Drive near Shannon Way. Emergency services dispatched.

November 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 20 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,561 cases since the start of the pandemic, 232 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

134,739 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,867 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 65% of the eligible population 12 years and older.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,433+3
18-291,5980
30-391,731+5
40-491,339+2
50-641,862+6
65+1,595+3
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 23, 2021 at 4:49 PM Ridge IC is starting to release resources. Extensive overhaul is starting. Many resources will remain committed for a few hours.

November 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM Ridge IC reports knockdown on the fire.

November 23, 2021 at 4:36 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Ridge incident.

Grass Valley Fire Engine 202, Engine 5 and Engine 2 along with Battalion 2 assist Nevada County Consolidated Fire with well involved 2 story residential structure fire

November 23, 2021 at 4:32 PM Units at scene are working the active structure fire, direct attack on all corners. Ridge Road will be closed to traffic between Rough and Ready Hwy and Alta Street.

November 23, 2021 at 4:29 PM Structure fire on Ridge Road, emergency services arriving on Ridge Road near A to Z Supply.

November 23, 2021 at 10:42 AM One more ram sighting by reader Lisa. This time on Valley View Road, two streets over from the last sighting.

November 23, 2021 at 9:47 AM Another sighting of the by-now famous ram. This time he’s been spotted on Banner Lava Cap at Dobbins Dr. in the middle of the road. Thanks to reader Chip for the tip.

November 23, 2021 at 9:13 AM Thanks to reader Cathy: Lab cross running loose on Litton Trail near Sierra College Drive at 9 am. Has a collar and some white on chest. Unable to catch the pup. Currently on Sierra College side of Litton Trail near junction with Chapa De. If you’re in the area, please watch for the dog.

November 23, 2021 at 6:56 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 22, 2021 at 5:01 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 83 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,542 cases since the start of the pandemic, 222 are active. Nine people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

134,240 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,843 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 58% of the total population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,430+22
18-291,598+15
30-391,726+15
40-491,337+10
50-641,856+15
65+1,592+5
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 22, 2021 at 12:06 PM A ladder in the roadway on the Brunswick off ramp on southbound Hwy 49 has been moved to the right hand side. Traffic hazard mitigated, ladder still abandoned.

November 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM Nevada County Sheriff’s Office: After successfully notifying the next of kin, our coroners office has released the names of the victims involved in the accident early Saturday morning on I-80 at Eagle Lakes Road. They are identified as:

Montano, Brittney, 29, North Highlands

Montano, Antonio, 29, North Highlands

9 year old female (name being withheld)

5 year old male (name being withheld)

November 22, 2021 at 9:09 AM Vehicle down the embankment and into a creek on Hwy 49 near Cedarsong Road. One lane will have to be closed to recover the car. Reduce your speed and use caution.

November 22, 2021 at 8:50 AM Some great news about Rocky. “My daughter Livia reached out to YubaNet re Rocky the pitty mix that was ejected from a VW Bus during an accident on N. Bloomfield on the 20th. Yesterday, so many wonderful folks turned up to look for Rocky. We scoured and bush wacked through the hills below and above N. Bloomfield all day with no luck. Last night was a sleepless one, knowing that Rocky was in the woods scared and alone. Now, he has been found!

I’m not sure why this event touched me so deeply. I think that having met Keith and Rocky on a trail behind our home was one of those human moments when you know you’ve met someone kind and special. That brief encounter stayed with me a little and when I heard of the accident, it affected me deeply.

What I think touched me even more were the folks that came out to look for Rocky some of whom had never met Rocky or Keith; Camille and Graham who first alerted our neighborhood of the accident and started the search for Rocky, Kelly, who hiked N. Bloomfield as cars whizzed dangerously by. Frank and his girlfriend Arnette (my apologies if I didn’t get your name quite right) who pulled up in a car and spent time looking up and down N. Bloomfield for Rocky. James, who literally army crawled from Vee Court to Cooper through the brush hoping to find the poor, scared pup. There were others that spent their Sunday looking for Rocky that I didn’t meet and I don’t wish to leave anyone out.

I think why this event touched me so profoundly is because of all of the kindness that was on display during a time when there is such a shortage of compassion and empathy. Heal fully, Keith and Rocky! I can’t wait for the two of you to reunite!! I hope you will remember us and the kind people of Nevada City in your hearts for a very long time.

Gratefully during this Thanksgiving week” – Nicole

November 22, 2021 at 7:30 AM Dry and slightly breezy start to the week. Upper level ridge in the eastern Pacific will build east toward the Golden State for Thanksgiving Day, resulting in continued dry conditions for NorCal.

November 22, 2021 at 7:05 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 22, 2021 at 7:02 AM The dog found on Pleasant Valley Road has been relocated to Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter.

November 21, 2021 at 7:12 PM This dog was found on Pleasant Valley Road near John Born Road around 5:00 pm. He’s described as a nice mannered large brown/tan male dog with black markings on ears/face. Black collar and prong collar in place, no tags. Please contact C. Winters 530-401-1749 for information.

November 20, 2021 at 10:59 PM Vehicle down an embankment on Tyler Foote Road near Bear Trap Springs Road. Unknown if occupied, emergency services dispatched.

November 20, 2021 at 9:23 PM During the reported accident on North Bloomfield, a dog was ejected. He is a brown and white pit bull mix, super sweet, answers to Rocky. He’s probably in the North Bloomfield, Countrywood Lane or Cooper Road area. Please contact Mia (408) 234-6069 if you’ve seen him, or better yet you have him.

Rocky

November 20, 2021 at 6:51 PM North Bloomfield Road is open again.

November 20, 2021 at 6:06 PM Major injury accident on North Bloomfield, VW bus vs AT&T truck. Roadway is blocked, emergency services are at scene.

November 20, 2021 at 5:51 PM A large dog is reportedly blocking the road on Rough and Ready Hey and Bonanza Way. The dog is darting across. Please reduce your speed.

November 20, 2021 at 12:41 PM Hwy 20 is open again with no restrictions.

November 20, 2021 at 11:20 AM A rake is blocking the fast lane on southbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey on ramp. Use caution and keep in mind Caltrans has sweepers – raking the freeway is not effective.

November 20, 2021 at 9:06 AM Hwy 20 remains closed from the junction with I-80 to Nevada City, only local traffic allowed. A wrong way driver on I-80 near Eagle Lake caused a multi-car accident, resulting in four fatalities, including two children.

November 20, 2021 at 7:20 AM As a reminder, starting at 8:00 am, hundreds of bike enthusiasts will compete November 20 in the first-ever Heart of Gold, a challenging 55-mile gravel course race through Gold Country that will help increase awareness and raise funds for mental wellness programs for youth in Nevada County.

November 20, 2021 at 7:12 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 19, 2021 at 7:56 PM Accident on East Bennett and Brunswick Road, vehicle overturned and off the roadway. Units dispatched.

November 19, 2021 at 5:08 PM Multi-vehicle accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. No injuries reported.

November 19, 2021 at 4:33 PM Accident at the transfer station. Car vs forklift, no injuries reported.

November 19, 2021 at 4:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 37 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,460 cases since the start of the pandemic, 192 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – three in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 109 since the start of the pandemic.

133,125 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,656 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.7% of the eligible population over the age of 12.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,408+10
18-291,583+2
30-391,711+6
40-491,327+7
50-641,841+7
65+1,587+4
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 19, 2021 at 8:51 AM A big rig is stuck on the Bear River bridges on Dog Bar Road and Magnolia Road. The roadway is completely blocked.

November 19, 2021 at 7:45 AM Several white ducks in the roadway on Lime Kiln Road at Wolf Road – some drivers stopped trying to herd them away from the road and animal control officers are dispatched. These domestic ducks seem to be enjoying rain showers and a break from their routine. Thanks for slowing down.

November 19, 2021 at 7:37 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 18, 2021 at 10:35 PM Griffith Observatory in LA has started their #LunarEclipse livestream. They have a great view!

November 18, 2021 at 8:43 PM A cow in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Birchville Road. Maybe trying to get to greener pastures or a clear spot to watch the eclipse? Either way, please use caution.

November 18, 2021 at 5:22 PM Accident on Hwy 174 at Greenhorn Access Rod, car vs deer.

November 18, 2021 at 3:08 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,424 cases since the start of the pandemic, 184 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – four in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 107 since the start of the pandemic.

132,426 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,529 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.6% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,398-2
18-291,5810
30-391,705+1
40-491,320+3
50-641,834+2
65+1,583+6
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 18, 2021 at 12:53 PM Three sheep on the loose on Bitney Springs Road near Empress Road, according to a reader. Any sheepherder in the area? Slow down, otherwise you’ll get the hook 😉

November 18, 2021 at 11:44 AM Man chasing a white dog on the Bennett Street off ramp on southbound Hwy 49, according to CHP log.

November 18, 2021 at 11:06 AM Confirmed false alarm on Crown Point Court, canceling all units.

November 18, 2021 at 11:03 AM Commercial fire alarm on Crown Point Court in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

November 18, 2021 at 10:27 AM Reported smell of electrical wiring burning, no flames seen, in a home on Tokayana Way in Colfax, units dispatched.

November 18, 2021 at 9:48 AM Light showers late today and tomorrow. High snow levels, around 8,000 feet. Breezy northerly to northeasterly winds Saturday.

November 18, 2021 at 8:37 AM Abandoned vehicle, possible after a collision, on the right hand side at Burma Road and Meadow View Drive off Hwy 174. The roadway is clear.

November 18, 2021 at 8:15 AM Accident in Nevada City on Searls Ave and Argall Way.

November 18, 2021 at 8:13 AM Car broken down in the southbound lanes of Hwy 49 near the Independence Trailhead. Lane is blocked, use caution.

November 18, 2021 at 6:58 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 17, 2021 at 4:23 PM Wrong way driver did a U-turn on Hwy 49, heading towards Nevada City. Law enforcement has stopped the car, traffic break is being lifted.

November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM Wrong way driver on southbound Hwy 49 just past Gold Flat heading towards Brunswick. Use extreme caution.

November 17, 2021 at 3:51 PM Bovine stroll alert! 4-5 cows and a bull on an afternoon stroll near the intersection of Perimeter Road and McCourtney Road. The area is considered open land, and the bovines appear to know it.

November 17, 2021 at 3:12 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 34 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,414 cases since the start of the pandemic, 198 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

131,863 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,529 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.6% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,4000
18-291,581+5
30-391,704+7
40-491,317+3
50-641,832+3
65+1,577+4
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 17, 2021 at 2:17 PM Power outage affecting 55 customers in Peardale on Meadow Drive to Peardale Road. Estimated time of restoration is 4:45 pm. Crews are at scene, thanks to reader Peter for the heads up.

November 17, 2021 at 2:15 PM A school bus with kids on board is reportedly stuck in a ditch on Newtown Road near Beckville Road. The roadway is blocked.

November 17, 2021 at 9:55 AM Solo vehicle accident on Alexandra Way in Alta Sierra. Car off the roadway, into the side of a garage. Units dispatched.

November 17, 2021 at 8:18 AM Chance of rain continues to evaporate. A weak and rather disorganized southern stream trough moves through later Thursday into Friday and may bring some light precipitation mainly north of I-80. Amounts are expected to be very light with little or no snow impacts across the passes. Dry weather returns for Saturday with north wind limiting fog development.

November 17, 2021 at 7:39 AM The structure fire on Stotler Ave off Sweetland Road in North San Juan has been fully contained. Remaining resources will be committed for another hour.

November 17, 2021 at 7:24 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 16, 2021 at 7:41 PM Reader Sean reports debris in the roadway on Idaho-Maryland Road going towards Brunswick. Use caution and reduce your speed.

November 16, 2021 at 6:42 PM The kids-only vaccination clinic at the Vets Hall welcomed 350 kids today. The ‘beneficial insects’ from Public Health were supported by local pediatricians, nurses, hospital staff and a juggler!

November 16, 2021 at 4:41 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 47 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,392 cases since the start of the pandemic, 199 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

130,931 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,483 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.5% of the eligible population over the age of 12.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,400+7
18-291,576+3
30-391,697+9
40-491,314+5
50-641,829+8
65+1,573+13
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 16, 2021 at 10:28 AM A must read from Daniel Swain: Following record-wet October in NorCal, much drier & warmer conditions to persist for foreseeable future. For the first time in quite a few years, this was not an autumn of fire in California. Instead, the weather has been characterized by quite wet conditions in the northern 1/3 of the state–but nearly all that impressive autumn precipitation fell during a single 2-day storm event in October. That extreme atmospheric river event, which was the subject of the last blog post–broke numerous daily and some October monthly rainfall records throughout NorCal. Sacramento, for instance, experienced its single wettest calendar day on record since the 1800s. Despite this objectively extreme precipitation, resultant flooding was quite modest by comparison thanks to the antecedent extreme soil dryness and low river levels (courtesy of the early calendar date and the ongoing historic drought). This was–without a doubt–an example of an extreme precipitation event that was not a disaster given the context that surrounded it: it’s pretty clear this very intense storm brought more drought-mitigating benefits than flood-caused harms. Still nearly all of NorCal, as of this writing, is still classed as experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions–a designation that was only slightly reduced by all that October water. Read the full post here: https://weatherwest.com/archives/11748

November 16, 2021 at 9:57 AM Traffic hazard on westbound Hwy 20 and Rough and Ready Hwy – a “commercial rake in the #1 lane,” according to the CHP log.

November 16, 2021 at 9:32 AM Breezy today, light showers Thursday and Friday. Breezy northerly winds today in the Sacramento Valley. Light rain showers and pass level snow showers Thursday & Friday.

November 16, 2021 at 7:31 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 15, 2021 at 5:09 PM The overturned vehicle is in the Oregon Street bridge, not on Hwy 49.

November 15, 2021 at 4:22 PM Overturned vehicle on Hey 49 at Moonshine Road, blocking the roadway near Oregon Creek bridge. Units at scene.

November 15, 2021 at 3:46 PM Reported wildfire in the vicinity of Wolf Creek Road and Black Oak Lane in Alta Sierra Ranches. Firefighters at scene found a pile of smoldering cardboard boxes. Canceling all incoming units.

November 15, 2021 at 2:35 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 38 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,347 cases since the start of the pandemic, 154 are active. Nine people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

130,539 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,458 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.5% of the eligible population over the age of 12.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,393+6
18-291,573+6
30-391,688+7
40-491,309+5
50-641,821+8
65+1,560+4
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 15, 2021 at 12:55 PM Possible semi truck fire on Hwy 20 near Poker Flat, smoke reportedly coming from under the hood. Units dispatched.

November 15, 2021 at 10:50 AM Golf cart vs vehicle on Lake Wildwood and Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley, no injuries reported.

November 15, 2021 at 9:35 AM Windy Tuesday, showers possible Thursday and Friday. Breezy northerly winds Tuesday in the Sacramento Valley. Widespread potential for light rain and pass level snow Thursday & Friday.

November 15, 2021 at 8:51 AM

November 15, 2021 at 8:03 AM There is no ETA for reopening Hwy 20 near Melody at this time. Emergency services are at scene, major injuries reported.

November 15, 2021 at 7:30 AM Two-car accident on westbound Hwy 20 at Melody Road, roadway is blocked. Emergency services dispatched.

November 15, 2021 at 7:03 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 14, 2021 at 3:22 PM Units dispatched for a possible car fire on Hwy 20 at Willow Valley Road.

November 14, 2021 at 12:22 PM A lamb is running in the roadway on Hwy 20 near Melody Road. Slow down! Please.

November 14, 2021 at 9:01 AM Motorcycle accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Ironclad Road, units dispatched.

November 14, 2021 at 8:48 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada County due to forecast poor smoke dispersion.

November 13, 2021 at 1:31 PM Winky, the little Chihuahua who slipped out last night in the Brunswick Basin has been found. Thanks to reader Kelly for alerting us in the first place and sharing the good news!

November 13, 2021 at 9:35 AM A small Chihuahua is running along the center divide on southbound Hwy 49 between Brunswick and Gold Flat. Please watch out for the tiny pup!

November 13, 2021 at 8:18 AM Power outage affecting 156 customers along McCourtney Road. PG&E crew at scene, estimated time of restoration is 10:00 am.

November 13, 2021 at 7:53 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada County due to poor smoke dispersion forecast.

November 12, 2021 at 8:19 PM If you are in the area of Nevada City Hwy and the shopping center, especially near Asian Garden and YubaDocs, keep an eye out for a black chihuahua – with a little white on her face. She responds to “Winky” and her dog mom is searching for her. If you find Winky, please call 530-559-3141.

November 12, 2021 at 3:35 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 34 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,311 cases since the start of the pandemic, 169 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

129,240 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,305 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.3% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,387+6
18-291,5670
30-391,681+8
40-491,304+4
50-641,813+10
65+1,556+1
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 12, 2021 at 2:03 PM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road, the roadway is clear and emergency services are at scene.

November 12, 2021 at 10:55 AM The Dense Fog Advisory for Sierra, Placer County, Yuba County, El Dorado County has been canceled. Dense fog has begun to dissipate, so the Dense Fog Advisory will be allowed to expire. However, patchy fog remains possible in the Valley for the next few hours, so motorists are urged to continue to be alert for sudden changes in visibility.

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November 12, 2021 at 9:21 AM Last night, a break in occurred at the Oridgenal Thrift store on the San Juan Ridge. Owner Hope Holme reported the break in to the Sheriff’s Office and is asking the community to be on the lookout for items taken from the store, including alpaca blankets (queen size, aztec design), a large assortment of crystals and minerals, particularly expensive (moldavite clusters, amethyst clusters), and an array of locally made Native American items. You can contact NCSO at 530-265-1471.

November 12, 2021 at 8:46 AM Power outage affecting 110 customers along Indian Springs Road and Long Valley Road is scheduled maintenance. Estimated time of restoration is 4:00 pm today.

November 12, 2021 at 7:25 AM Today is a No Burn Day in Nevada County.

November 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM Power outage affecting 114 customers in south county from Magnolia Road to Pioneer Way. Estimated time of restoration is 8:00 pm.

November 11, 2021 at 10:57 AM Dry and mild at least through the weekend. Travel delays in areas of fog with low visibility at times.

November 11, 2021 at 10:38 AM Two dogs are running in the roadway near Bush Road and Rock Creek Road in the North Bloomfield area. They’re both young, dark brindled and look to be approximately one year old. If you are missing your pups, please go look for them.

November 10, 2021 at 7:11 PM Vehicle into a ditch on East Brookview Drive off Lower Colfax Road, units dispatched.

November 10, 2021 at 3:29 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,282 cases since the start of the pandemic, 165 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

128,133 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,165 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.2% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,381+2
18-291,567-2
30-391,673+1
40-491,300+2
50-641,803+5
65+1,555+1
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 10, 2021 at 3:16 PM Semi truck with smoking brakes on Hwy 20 at Rough and Ready Hwy. No fire, just hot brakes.

November 10, 2021 at 12:52 PM The November 10, 2021 webinar on COVID in Nevada County is available for on-demand viewing.

November 10, 2021 at 10:52 AM Accident on Hwy 49 near the Bear River Bridge, car vs deer.

November 10, 2021 at 9:23 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road, car is off the roadway and driver is out of the vehicle.

November 10, 2021 at 7:07 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 9, 2021 at 5:16 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 69 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,273 cases since the start of the pandemic, 194 are active. Fourteen people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

127,475 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,112 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.1% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,379+8
18-291,569+13
30-391,672+9
40-491,298+13
50-641,798+14
65+1,554+12
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 9, 2021 at 4:06 PM Vehicle vs tree on Hwy 49, 3 miles past Newtown Road near Crooked Arrow Lane. Units at scene.

November 9, 2021 at 1:17 PM Sharing the best spot.

Photo YubaNet

November 9, 2021 at 12:40 PM An unspecified traffic hazard on eastbound Lime Kiln Road near Duggans Road, use caution in the area.

November 9, 2021 at 8:58 AM Showers and gusty winds continue today. Morning Valley fog development possible tomorrow – the weekend. Dry and warming temperatures late week.

November 9, 2021 at 8:27 AM Vehicle vs tree on Hwy 20 at Rough and Ready Hwy, units dispatched.

November 9, 2021 at 7:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 8, 2021 at 10:48 PM Non-injury accident on Cascade Crossing Road at Combie Road. Vehicle off the roadway.

November 8, 2021 at 4:26 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Running M Drive. Overturned vehicle on the right-hand side.

November 8, 2021 at 3:36 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 50 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,204 cases since the start of the pandemic, 132 are active. Fifteen people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

127,167 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

57,101 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.1% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,371+7
18-291,556+6
30-391,663+15
40-491,285+3
50-641,784+7
65+1,542+12
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 8, 2021 at 1:57 PM A dog is running on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive – watch for the pup please.

November 8, 2021 at 11:43 AM An infrequent visitor, this sweet-looking (Northern) Black Phoebe is part of the Tyrant Flycatchers family.

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Photo YubaNet

November 8, 2021 at 10:56 AM Traffic hazard at the Nevada City Hwy and Banner Lava Cap Road intersection. “Dozens of household batteries/blocking the intersection,” according to the CHP log. Use caution. Batteries can be recycled for free with your household waste, put them in a clear plastic bag on top of your container. Props for replacing the batteries in smoke detectors, boo hiss for littering.

November 8, 2021 at 9:45 AM Rain, wind and mountain snow this evening through Tuesday. Moderate-strength system to bring rain, mountain snow, and wind this evening – tomorrow. Dry and warming temperatures late week.

November 8, 2021 at 9:22 AM Accident on the 16000 block of You Bet Road, units dispatched.

November 8, 2021 at 8:46 AM Defective traffic signals at Brunswick near the northbound on ramp of Hwy 49. Use caution and patience.

November 8, 2021 at 6:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 8, 2021 at 6:47 AM Accident on You Bet Road at Mule Canyon, solo vehicle off the roadway near the creek, Units dispatched.

November 7, 2021 at 8:41 AM Don’t forget the Bridge of Giving today from 10-3 at the South Yuba bridge benefitting the Food Bank. Thank you Pamela for your tireless work for 16 years!

November 6, 2021 at 12:16 PM Accident on Purdon Road and Montezuma Lane on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

November 6, 2021 at 10:48 AM Unsettled today, wetter storm late Monday – Tuesday. Light rain and mountain snow showers today and into the late evening hours. Winter Weather Advisory issued for the northern Sierra and southern Cascades from 11 AM today to midnight tonight.

November 6, 2021 at 10:40 AM Set those clocks back one hour tonight, sleep in and remember to check the batteries in smoke detectors. Daylight Saving Time ends tonight.

November 6, 2021 at 10:02 AM A cow is taking a weekend stroll on Wolf Road near Garden Bar Road. Unknown if she’s trying to meet up with another cow wandering on Pleasant Valley Road near Hwy 49 at Petersons Corner on the San Juan Ridge. Use caution and remember they don’t know the rules of the road.

November 5, 2021 at 11:50 PM Tree down close to the fog line on westbound Hwy 20 at the Empire Street off ramp. Caltrans has been notified.

November 5, 2021 at 5:19 PM Four dogs in the roadway on Green Ridge Drive off Todd Valley Road. No sled seen. Please use caution in the area.

November 5, 2021 at 3:52 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,154 cases since the start of the pandemic, 133 are active. Fourteen people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

125,989 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,908 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.9% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,364+10
18-291,550+3
30-391,648+3
40-491,282+4
50-641,777+2
65+1,530+7
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 5, 2021 at 2:52 PM

November 5, 2021 at 11:36 AM CHP is reporting a chemical spill from a tanker truck on eastbound I-80 near the Donner Lake off ramp. The liquid splashed out of the tanker.

November 5, 2021 at 11:33 AM Showers tonight-Saturday, wetter system early next week. Light rain and high elevation mountain snow late tonight and into Saturday. Potential for stronger system late Monday/Tuesday, the system is trending wetter compared to previous forecasts.

November 5, 2021 at 7:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 4, 2021 at 5:05 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,125 cases since the start of the pandemic, 129 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – two in ICU. One additional fatality has been recorded, bringing the total death toll to 105.

125,671 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,839 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.8% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,3540
18-291,547+1
30-391,645+1
40-491,2780
50-641,775+1
65+1,523+2
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 4, 2021 at 4:30 PM Vehicle into the center divide o Hwy 49 at the Bennett Street off ramp.

November 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM Look who’s still hanging around in the area, this time near Mazanita Diggins and Hwy 20.

November 4, 2021 at 12:10 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Combie. The roadway is clear.

November 4, 2021 at 9:36 AM Showers today, wetter weather early next week. Rain and high elevation mountain snow late Friday – Saturday. Then, rain and mountain snow chances Monday – Tuesday.

November 4, 2021 at 8:29 AM Tree branches in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 in the Golden Oaks area. Motorists are swerving, according to a reader report. Use caution in the area.

November 4, 2021 at 7:45 AM Non-injury accident on Wolf Road near Hwy 49. The roadway is clear.

November 4, 2021 at 7:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 3, 2021 at 8:29 PM Units have thoroughly searched Mooney Flat Road. No car accident found, this will be classified under unable to locate. All units are returning to their stations.

November 3, 2021 at 8:19 PM Vehicle accident on Mooney Flat Road, reported as heard only collision. Units dispatched.

November 3, 2021 at 5:34 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 37 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,120 cases since the start of the pandemic, 157 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

125,234 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,779 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.7% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,354+6
18-291,546+7
30-391,644+3
40-491,278+5
50-641,774+5
65+1,521+6
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

November 3, 2021 at 9:11 AM Showers tonight into early Thursday, wetter weather next week with rain and snow. Widespread rain chances tonight into Thursday. Wetter weather system to bring widespread snow through midweek, heaviest Monday into Tuesday. Snow levels 5000 – 6000 feet with up to 1-2 feet possible over mountain passes.

November 3, 2021 at 8:59 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 just south of McKnight. Two cars involved, in the slow lane.

November 3, 2021 at 8:58 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Christian Life Way, units at scene.

November 3, 2021 at 8:49 AM Accident on Hwy 20 just west of Rough and Ready Hwy.

November 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 3, 2021 at 7:41 AM Accident on Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat Road, the roadway is clear.

November 3, 2021 at 7:33 AM TNF Yuba River North firefighters will continue their prescribed burn in the Plum Division on Pliocene Ridge in the Pike City area today. The goal is 50 acres of machine piles. Yuba South is continuing on the JJJ unit below White Cloud and plans on at least 10 acres.

November 2, 2021 at 7:09 PM Medics are leaving the scene of a solo motorcycle accident on East Main Street to transfer the patient to an air ambulance that will land at Bethel Church on Hwy 49. Emergency services remain at scene, on East main, major traffic issues. Avoid the area if possible.

November 2, 2021 at 5:32 PM A Great Pyrenees has been found on Highland Drive off Rattlesnake Road. Wearing a red collar with no tags, the pup would be better back with their owners. Call Rachel at 530-798-3947 to arrange reunification.

November 2, 2021 at 3:47 PM Did you and only you lose power? A reader alerted us to a new type of power outage – the “single customer outage.” PG&E’s website has this cryptic announce: “Due to a technical issue, a series of single customer outages are being experienced system wide. PG&E teams are currently working to resolve the issues. We expect power to be restored in a few hours. We appreciate your patience.” Throughout their territory, PG&E reports some 3,434 unplanned outages. Currently 28 single customer outages in Nevada County, 165 in Placer, 36 in Yuba, 66 in El Dorado and so on.

November 2, 2021 at 12:50 PM Yuba River North fire team has finished the piles on Pendola Ranch Road and are starting ignition of the machine piles on Baker Ranch Road.

November 2, 2021 at 12:10 PM The pup’s owners have reclaimed him, all is well. Thanks to reader Joanna for caring!

November 2, 2021 at 11:46 AM This intact male dog has been found on North Bloomfield just outside of Nevada City. If he is yours, please call Joanna at 850-449-1244.

November 2, 2021 at 9:32 AM Solo vehicle accident on Round Valley Circle in the Alta Sierra area.

November 2, 2021 at 8:42 AM TNF prescribed burns: South Yuba is looking at burning today in the Western Nevada County Community Defense Plan (WNCCDP) unit JJJ. This unit is located below White Cloud station. The plan is to go for 10 acres today and if all goes well continue tomorrow for more acres. The other pile burn will be at Garden Valley, below Pendola and will continue tomorrow if conditions are favorable.

November 2, 2021 at 8:07 AM Light showers mid to late week, unsettled weather next week with rain and snow. Widespread rain chances Wednesday night into Thursday. Unsettled next week with widespread rain and snow.

November 2, 2021 at 7:48 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 1, 2021 at 9:32 PM Accident on Rattlesnake road near Rattlesnake Ridge Drive. Emergency services at scene.

November 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM The tow truck for the accident on Hwy 49 is stuck at Cherry Creek, Hwy 49 is at a standstill. Use an alternate route if possible, i.e. Lime Kiln.

November 1, 2021 at 4:12 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Brewer Road, southbound lanes are blocked. One-way traffic control in place.

November 1, 2021 at 3:32 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 82 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,089 cases since the start of the pandemic, 156 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

124,363 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,704 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.6% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,348+12
18-291,539+14
30-391,641+20
40-491,273+11
50-641,769+11
65+1,515+18
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties

November 1, 2021 at 2:05 PM Vehicle down 50 ft over the embankment on Hwy 49 at Cleveland Ave in Camptonville. Emergency services at scene, air ambulance requested.

November 1, 2021 at 1:47 PM Hwy 49 between Independence Trail and Barleycorn completely blocked in both directions of travel. Should be a short closure with one-way control traffic coming shortly.

November 1, 2021 at 1:34 PM

November 1, 2021 at 1:24 PM Propane truck vs passenger vehicle on Hwy 49 at John Barleycorn Road just outside of Nevada City. Emergency services dispatched, propane truck might be leaking fuel.

November 1, 2021 at 11:51 AM From the Nevada County DA’s Office: On 10/30 at approx. 4:30 am CHP was dispatched to a report of a traffic collision in the area of Alta Street and Dolores Drive in the Grass Valley area. CHP arrived at the location and found the victim had been struck and killed by a vehicle that immediately fled after the collision. Later that same day the suspect turned herself in and gave a statement. Based on the investigation conducted by the California Highway Patrol with assistance from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, our office has filed felony charges against the driver, Madison Felhaber, for a violation of Vehicle Code Section 20001(b)(2), Failure to Perform Duty Following an Accident Causing Death. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.

November 1, 2021 at 8:54 AM Rain today, unsettled weather returns mid to late week. Heaviest precipitation in the mountains, foothills, and northern Sacramento Valley. Breezy winds may cause impacts to unsecured items, including temporary structures. Another system impacts NorCal Wednesday night into Thursday.

November 1, 2021 at 7:53 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

November 1, 2021 at 7:02 AM First bovine stroll alert of the month. A cow in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Birchville.

November 1, 2021 at 6:56 AM 23 customers are still out of power after a tree fell on power lines and a pole on Pioneer Road in Rough and Ready.

November 1, 2021 at 6:52 AM You can find last month’s log here.