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November 26, 2020 at 9:05 AM Breezy Thanksgiving; Dry Weekend. Breezy north to east winds will increase through Thanksgiving Day, becoming gusty at times. Additionally, relative humidity values will fall during the afternoon hours. This will lead to elevated fire weather concerns for locations that have remained mostly dry over the past several weeks, mainly along the far western side of the Sacramento Valley. Breezy winds will linger tonight and into early Friday for the foothills and mountains. The weekend will remain dry with mild afternoons and cool nights. A storm system will clip far northern California on Monday and bring a very slight chance of light precipitation to portions of the area. Most communities are expected to remain dry. Another episode of offshore winds will be possible by the middle part of next week. As mostly dry conditions are forecast to prevail, fire weather may once again become a concern by early December for portions of northern California.

November 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We hope you all have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2020 at 7:42 AM Today is a No Burn Day.

November 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM According to the California Department of Health data website, 12 of the 13 hospitalized patients are confirmed positive cases, 1 is awaiting test results. Out of the 13 hospitalizations, 3 are in ICU.

November 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM Placer County Public Health has identified cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) associated with Courtside Basketball Center, located at 1104 Tinker Road in unincorporated Rocklin, California. More than two dozen individuals from two other counties who participated in youth basketball tournaments at the facility on Nov. 7 and Nov 8, 2020, have confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses. This Health Alert is being issued because of the large scale of the apparent outbreak and potential geographic range that make contact tracing difficult. In addition, the facility has refused to cease indoor operations and continues to host tournaments despite being advised such operations are not allowed and with full knowledge that COVID-19 cases have been associated with activities at the facility.

November 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM The roadway is still blocked on Purdon Road near Murphy Road on the North San Juan side due to an overturned semi tractor trailer. Purdon Road is closed at the Purdon Crossing on the Nevada City side. No estimated time of reopening.

November 25, 2020 at 7:56 AM Breezy north to east winds are forecast across interior NorCal on Thanksgiving. Gusts up to 20-30 mph are expected.

November 25, 2020 at 7:27 AM Cal Fire has declared a No Burn Day on Wednesday due to high winds forecasted.

November 24, 2020 at 4:45 PM 31 new cases yesterday, 10 hospitalizations and 328 active cases for a total of 1,163 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County.

November 24, 2020 at 3:13 PM Reported escaped debris burn on Tara Lane in Penn Valley. Units at scene.

November 24, 2020 at 2:03 PM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy49 just past Kilroy’s Towing. Emergency services are on scene.

November 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM A PG&E contract helicopter is flying low in the Penn Valley, Rough&Ready area at this time. The same helicopter was also conducting line inspections near Bitnet Springs.

November 24, 2020 at 1:35 PM A data visualization of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nevada County for Nov. 2020.

November 24, 2020 at 8:30 AM Mild temperatures will continue across the region today. A few showers will be possible over the mountains on Wednesday, otherwise dry weather with seasonable temperatures is forecast for Thanksgiving thru the end of the week.

November 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 23, 2020 at 4:57 PM 116 new cases over the weekend and 314 active cases out of 1,131 total.

November 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM

November 23, 2020 at 1:09 PM Engines in the area have found a large burn pile on Dig Bar Road, not a structure fire.

November 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM Possible structure fire on LaBarr Meadows Road, units being dispatched now.

November 23, 2020 at 12:20 PM One lane blocked on Rough&Ready Hwy near Bonanza Way after a vehicle accident.

November 23, 2020 at 10:37 AM Power outage in the Peardale area reduced to 37 homes on Lakewood Lane. Crew has been assigned.

November 23, 2020 at 10:25 AM Power outage in the Peardale area, extent unknown at this time.

November 23, 2020 at 7:56 AM Mild temperatures and breezy winds on tap. Mild temperatures will continue across the region today. A few showers will be possible over the mountains on Wednesday, otherwise dry weather with seasonable temperatures is forecast for Thanksgiving thru the end of the week.

November 23, 2020 at 7:22 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 22, 2020 at 1:27 PM Duggans Lane escaped burn pile is extinguished.

November 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM Escaped debris burn reported on Glaser Lane, north of Citrus Heights. 100 by 100 spot with a structure threatened. Units are at scene.

November 22, 2020 at 1:04 PM Escaped burn pile on the 15000 block of Duggans Road, no threat to structures. Reported as 1/4 acre, units are in route.

November 22, 2020 at 8:05 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 21, 2020 at 5:38 PM Empire Mine’s Maple Lane is not quite in full Fall color change, but near the Clubhouse it is wonderful says reader David Townsend who shared this photo.

November 21, 2020 at 11:39 AM

November 20, 2020 at 5:32 PM Updated Nevada County election results.

November 20, 2020 at 5:26 PM 65 new cases.

November 20, 2020 at 3:29 PM Nevada Joint Union High School District moving back to full distance learning after Thanksgiving break. We understand that this news will be received with mixed emotions – relief, discouragement, stress, understanding, and more. Please know that we continue to make the best decisions we can in the interest of student learning, the safety of our students, staff, and families, and the emotional well-being of all.

November 20, 2020 at 9:26 AM Solo vehicle accident, car into a tree, on Red Dog Road. Emergency services in route.

November 20, 2020 at 7:35 AM Fall foliage from Foresthill. Thanks to reader Bill Roush for sharing the view from his backyard.

November 20, 2020 at 7:21 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 20, 2020 at 7:06 AM Mild and dry weather continues. Milder temperatures are forecast across the region today with highs expected to be around 5 degrees above average.

November 19, 2020 at 3:20 PM Vehicle vs power pole, with lines down in the roadway, on Rex Reservoir Road near Rough&Ready Hwy. Emergency services are on scene.

November 19, 2020 at 2:22 PM State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19. In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier. The order will take effect at 10 PM Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 AM December 21. This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, but applied only between 10 PM and 5 AM and only in purple tier counties that are seeing the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations.

November 19, 2020 at 1:59 PM The latest Nevada County COVID-19 update.

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November 19, 2020 at 10:25 AM Mild days and cool nights through the weekend. Generally tranquil weather is expected to continue into early next week.

November 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM

Today, 11/19, the Yuba River Ranger district will be conducting a pile burn along the 47 Rd. and McClain Rd. in the Pendola area.

Originally tweeted by USFS Tahoe NF (@Tahoe_NF) on November 19, 2020.

November 19, 2020 at 9:13 AM

November 19, 2020 at 8:29 AM Accident on Alta Sierra, two cars involved, on Lawrence Way near Norlene Way.

November 19, 2020 at 7:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 18, 2020 at 5:16 PM Accident on Bell Road in Auburn near the Safeway parking entry. Vehicle into a ditch, emergency services on scene.

November 18, 2020 at 4:36 PM

November 18, 2020 at 4:15 PM 5 new confirmed cases today for Nevada County.

November 18, 2020 at 2:59 PM

November 18, 2020 at 9:09 AM Retrac Rd., near 17183 Christian Encounter Ministries Camp will be closed to through traffic for tree removal work and power pole damage Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Estimated time for reopening is unknown. Please use an alternate route.

November 18, 2020 at 7:46 AM Tree across the roadway and into the power lines on the 17000 block of Retrac Way.

November 18, 2020 at 7:42 AM

November 18, 2020 at 7:37 AM Oak tree, tangled up in wires, hanging low across the roadway on Bitney Springs Road near Mystic Mine Road, public works and fire dispatched.

November 18, 2020 at 7:17 AM 80 customers without power off Magnolia Road and Salt Creek Road in south county. PG&E crew has been assigned. Meanwhile power has been restored in Alta Sierra and on Motherload Road.

November 18, 2020 at 6:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 18, 2020 at 6:35 AM Car off the roadway on Hwy 49 at the Independence West Trailhead, emergency services in route.

November 18, 2020 at 6:28 AM Tree in the roadway on Quaker Hill Cross Road near Crystal Well Road. The roadway is almost completely blocked.

November 18, 2020 at 6:24 AM 1,128 customers without power in the Alta Sierra area, estimated restoration time is 9:15 am today. The 239 customers without power on Motherload Road and Hwy 49 are expected to be restored by 7:00 am.

November 18, 2020 at 6:21 AM Tree in the roadway on East Bennett near Greenhorn Road.

November 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM Boulders in the roadway on Hwy 20 just east of Parks Bar Bridge.

November 17, 2020 at 8:16 PM Blown transformer, with fire on the ground and powerlines possibly down on Hwy 49 and Motherlode Road. Unknown extent of power outage. Firefighters in route.

November 17, 2020 at 7:51 PM Large tree blocking most of the southbound lanes on Hwy 49 at Tyler Foote. Use caution in the area.

November 17, 2020 at 7:42 PM Tree down on Het 49 and Heron Road, just past Pleasant Valley Road on the San Juan Ridge. Roadway is blocked.

November 17, 2020 at 6:26 PM

November 17, 2020 at 6:19 PM The #1 lane on westbound Hwy 49 at the Hwy 174 off ramp in Grass Valley is flooded. Use caution in the area.

November 17, 2020 at 4:21 PM The latest election results for Nevada County have been posted.

November 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM The latest Nevada County COVID-19 stats show 28 new confirmed cases yesterday.

November 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM Units at scene on Hwy 20 report it is an 8 by 8 burn pile, with some illegal materials burning, hence the black smoke. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

November 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM Firefighters have arrived at scene of the reported structure fire, it is on Hwy 20 and it is a burn pile, not a structure fire.

November 17, 2020 at 11:37 AM Structure fire reported near Hwy 20 and Bald Ridge Drive in the Penn Valley area, units are in route.

November 17, 2020 at 10:02 AM Significant Winter Storm today and Wednesday. Active weather is expected for today as a winter storm will bring widespread rain and high elevation snow. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon into the evening with the heaviest mountain snow this afternoon into the overnight. Moderate rain may bring ashflows to newly burned areas, especially over the North Complex burn scar. Snow levels will be around pass level today before falling to 5500 to 6500 feet Wednesday. We will also see strong southerly winds today with the strongest winds over the mountains. Activity will become more showery tomorrow with a chance for isolated thunderstorms mid morning into the afternoon. Small hail and brief downpours are possible with any thunderstorms. Quieter weather settles in for the end of the week.

November 17, 2020 at 9:27 AM If you want to watch today’s Nevada County BOS meeting, here is the correct link: http://nevco.granicus.com/player/camera/2?publish_id=7&redirect=true

November 17, 2020 at 7:29 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee. 

November 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM 77 new cases over the weekend in Nevada County for a total of 901.

November 16, 2020 at 12:27 PM Nevada County slides back to purple tier as COVID cases surge. During today’s news conference, Governor Newsom announced updates to the tier system due to the recent, unprecedented surge in rate of increase of cases. 41 counties, including Nevada County, are now in the purple tier.

November 16, 2020 at 11:51 AM Escaped debris burn on Yuba Ridge Drive off Jones Bar. Units dispatched.

November 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM Dear NU Parents,

The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. This email is to inform you that a Nevada Union High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last on the Nevada Union campus on Friday, November 6th.

Public Health has been notified and the staff member is taking further steps in accordance with guidance from NC Public Health and our district COVID-19 protocols and procedures. The individual and their household have been placed in isolation and are working with their healthcare provider to take additional steps, including notifying any close contacts.

Staff has begun to notify all students and staff who have had close contact exposure. Those who are identified will be notified by telephone prior to their return to campus, and will be placed in isolation for 14 days, per protocol. Furthermore, areas on campus where this individual had contact have been cleaned and sanitized.

We will update you with any additional pertinent information as appropriate. Please continue to monitor your students for symptoms and keep them home if they are experiencing symptoms on the NJUHSD Symptom Checklist. Please notify the school nurse if your student has symptoms.

If you have questions or concerns related to our COVID safety policies and protocols, please contact the school nurse or your healthcare provider.

If you have additional questions or concerns surrounding this incident please contact myself, the school nurse, or the school’s administration.

Thank you,

Dan Frisella

Assistant Superintendent

Nevada Joint Union High School District

530.273.3351 ext. 3206

www.njuhsd.com

November 16, 2020 at 11:25 AM Significant Winter Storm Tuesday – Wednesday. Dry weather is forecast for today; however, it will be short lived as a significant winter storm brings widespread rain and high elevation mountain snow to the region. The bulk of the precipitation is expected to fall on Tuesday and Tuesday night, with showers then lingering through Thursday. Moderate rain may bring ashflows to newly burned areas, especially over the North Complex burn scar. Behind this system, drier weather is anticipated with the next best chance for precipitation looking to be early next week.

November 16, 2020 at 9:42 AM This is Andy Parsons, Superintendent at Union Hill. I wanted everyone to know that over the weekend we became aware of students who tested positive for COVID-19. Currently we have four students who are out of school. The student I mentioned last week, two other students who are currently quarantined and a 7th grade student from our Monday/Tuesday Cohort. We have quarantined our Monday/Tues 7th grade cohort to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students. Moreover, I am in close contact with the County Health Department and all parents and staff members who may have come in contact with these students have been notified. We will continue to keep our staff and families informed of any other developments. Thank you for your continued support as we move through this situation.

November 16, 2020 at 7:30 AM Today, starting at 8:00 am, is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. A Burn Permit issued by a fire agency is required. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

November 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM Homeowner on Oak Tree Road has been informed today is not a burn day.

November 14, 2020 at 3:33 PM Reported debris burn on Oak Tree Road on the San Juan Ridge, units are in route.

November 14, 2020 at 12:06 PM Smoke check on Indian Springs and Spenceville Road. The burn ban is in effect until Monday morning.

November 14, 2020 at 12:04 PM Non-injury accident on Alta Sierra Drive at Dog Bar Road. Car vs power pole. Emergency services are on scene, PG&E crew in route to inspect the pole.

November 13, 2020 at 5:02 PM Nevada County election results have been updated.

November 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM Nevada County added another 44 cases today, for a total of 822.

November 13, 2020 at 3:49 PM Vehicle off the embankment on Hwy 20 near Omega Road. Units are at scene.

November 13, 2020 at 3:46 PM NID continues to work to restore water to the Dorsey Drive area after a mainline break around 7 a.m. this morning. Some water service has been restored, and District crews are currently working on a temporary water fix for three apartment complexes on Dorsey Drive from Comstock Court to Pampas Drive. In addition, crews are working on road repairs in the area. Estimated time of complete water restoration is unknown at this time.

November 13, 2020 at 1:28 PM Solo vehicle rollover on Hwy 49 at Ridge Road, emergency services in route.

November 13, 2020 at 1:27 PM

November 13, 2020 at 11:05 AM The westbound Hwy 49 on ramp at Gold Flat Road is shut down to recover a car off the roadway.

November 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

November 13, 2020 at 9:37 AM As usual, there is a long line of cars trying to get to the transfer station on McCourtney. Use patience or, if you can, an alternate road to get to your destination.

November 13, 2020 at 8:34 AM Expect a closure on northbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey off ramp. Caltrans will be out assessing the usability of the overpass.

November 13, 2020 at 8:21 AM Water main break near the Dorsey overpass on Hwy 49.

November 13, 2020 at 7:47 AM

November 13, 2020 at 7:29 AM Rain and mountain snow return today. If you have mountain travel plans Friday into Saturday morning, expect travel impacts. We will see breezy southerly winds today with the winds over the higher elevations.

November 12, 2020 at 7:45 PM Nevada County COVID-19 cases rise to 779. 128 of the cases are active, representing 16.31% of total cases.

November 12, 2020 at 6:48 PM Westbound Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road has been reopened.

November 12, 2020 at 6:14 PM Accident on Hwy 20 near Chances R Road. emergency services are at scene. Debris is being removed from the roadway, westbound Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley will be shut down for a short time.

November 12, 2020 at 2:26 PM New confirmed COVID cases at Nevada Union and Union Hill.

November 12, 2020 at 10:18 AM No updates for Nevada County’s COVID-19 were posted yesterday because of the Veterans Day holiday. The regular update will be posted this afternoon.

November 12, 2020 at 6:40 AM Today: Proverbial calm before a quick winter storm. Rain and mountain snow return to NorCal late this week. If you have mountain travel plans Friday into Saturday morning, expect travel impacts. Breezy southerly winds can be expected Friday into Saturday morning with the strongest winds over the higher elevations.

November 12, 2020 at 6:27 AM Heads up, water line break on Hwy 174 near Greenhorn Access Road. Watch for repair crews.

November 11, 2020 at 9:12 AM Weekend rain and mountain snow. Dry and cool weather is forecast to prevail across interior northern California over the next few days. Forecast models had originally suggested the chance of rain and snow returning as early as Thursday, but have now delayed the onset of precipitation until Friday. The rain and snow will develop from north to south during the day on Friday and continue overnight into Saturday. Travel impacts in the mountains will be possible as accumulating snowfall is expected at pass levels. Lingering rain and snow shower chances will be possible across far northern California on Sunday while many Valley communities are expected to remain dry. Another chance of rain and mountain snow will return on Tuesday or Wednesday next week, though confidence remains low at this time.

November 10, 2020 at 5:09 PM Latest Nevada County COVID-19 dashboard update: 7 new cases.

November 10, 2020 at 4:34 PM Sages IC reports two outbuildings completely destroyed, third outbuilding saved. No threat to homes. Canceling the Washington Ridge crew and additional engines responding. The water tenders should continue in.

November 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM Additional units at scene on Sages, firefighters are working on the vegetation fire and the structure. Vegetation fire is burning at a slow rate of spread.

Photo courtesy Tyler

November 10, 2020 at 4:26 PM Residential structure fire, an outbuilding, on Sages Road on the San Juan Ridge. Some extension to the vegetation reported by the first unit at scene.

November 10, 2020 at 4:15 PM The single engine plane has sustained major damage. Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

Photo courtesy Julie-Anne Lay

November 10, 2020 at 4:07 PM Patient is being transported to the landing zone.

November 10, 2020 at 4:02 PM Confirmed single engine aircraft down on Hwy 174 at Meadow Drive. The single patient has been extricated and an air ambulance is on order.

Photo Robb Savage

November 10, 2020 at 3:56 PM Accident on Hwy 174 at Meadow Drive, described as an aircraft emergency. Numerous units in route.

November 10, 2020 at 12:16 PM Nevada County will stay in the orange tier for one more week.

November 10, 2020 at 11:30 AM This pair of Australian Shepherd dogs is currently on Long Valley Road in Penn Valley, where a kind person is waiting for their owners to come and pick them up. One of the dogs is wearing a collar with his name, “Yukon” but sadly the phone number on the tag is no longer in service. If these are your dogs, contact us and we’ll connect you.

November 10, 2020 at 9:14 AM Chilly temperatures persist, rain and snow on the way. Cool weather this week with below normal temperatures in NorCal. Rain and mountain snow expected later in the week.

November 9, 2020 at 10:35 PM There has been no reported damage from the 2.6 earthquake. Details: https://yubanet.com/regional/magnitude-2-6-temblor-south-of-challenge-brownsville/

November 9, 2020 at 10:11 PM Magnitude 2.6 (preliminary) earthquake near Challenge Brownsville. If you felt the quake, please report it to USGS here. The quake originated at a depth of 0.6 km (0.37 mile) depth near the Foothill Fault System, also called the Spenceville fault.

November 9, 2020 at 9:25 PM Cypress IC reports the fire is contained. Units are starting the overhaul and will be committed for approximately two hours.

November 9, 2020 at 9:18 PM Firefighters are making progress on the attic fire on Cypress Point Court.

November 9, 2020 at 9:11 PM Cypress IC is requesting one additional engine to respond.

November 9, 2020 at 9:08 PM Cypress IC reports this is an exterior fire that spread to the attic. Chief 6200 is at scene, now the Cypress IC.

November 9, 2020 at 9:05 PM First unit at scene reports light smoke showing, all units to continue in.

November 9, 2020 at 9:02 PM Reported structure fire, possibly an attic fire, on Cypress Point Court in Lake of the Pines. Units arriving at scene.

November 9, 2020 at 5:02 PM Nevada County has confirmed an additional 27 new COVID-19 cases since Friday. This is the second-highest increase recorded since the start of the pandemic.

November 9, 2020 at 1:06 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Bitney Springs near Douglas Lane. Car is down the embankment.

November 9, 2020 at 10:49 AM A small motorboat is in the roadway on Hwy 174 at Meadow Drive, lane is partially blocked. Use caution and reduce your speed.

November 9, 2020 at 10:14 AM Cool week ahead, unsettled weather returns late week. Cool temperatures are expected to start off the week with areas of near to below freezing temperatures returning to Valley communities again Monday night and into Tuesday morning. The freezing temperatures will be possible again Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Dry weather and below average temperatures continue before another system may impact Northern California Thursday into the weekend. At this time there are some uncertainties at this time in regard to the arrival and timing of this system. For now, snow levels look to be similar to this past weekend’s system, but stay tuned for updates.

November 9, 2020 at 8:45 AM

November 8, 2020 at 11:26 AM Firefighters at scene of a burn pile on Bitney Springs. The residential burn ban is still in effect.

November 8, 2020 at 11:02 AM So far, firefighters are unable to locate a fire on Cruzon Grade. Continuing onto Bear Trap Springs.

November 8, 2020 at 10:43 AM Smoke check on Cruzon Grade, several engines in route.

November 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM Snow continues over Sierra Nevada today, cold overnight lows early this week. Snow continues across the Sierra Nevada today with a few inches of additional mountain snow forecast. Hazardous mountain travel is expected throughout the day and the Winter Storm Warning continues through this afternoon. As this system exits, north to east winds increase this afternoon into tonight with gusts up to 30 to 35 mph possible. Areas of near to below freezing temperatures are expected in the Valley by Monday morning, although winds may help keep this potential localized. More widespread freezing temperatures will be possible on Tuesday morning. Dry weather and below average temperatures continue before another system may impact Northern California Thursday into the weekend. For now, snow levels look to be similar to this past weekend’s system, but stay tuned for updates.

November 7, 2020 at 10:29 PM

November 7, 2020 at 8:44 PM Resources at scene on Apache Trail will be committed for another 45 minutes.

November 7, 2020 at 8:26 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the chimney fire that extended to the attic on Apache Trail. Crews at scene are transitioning to overhaul. Canceling the incoming water tenders.

November 7, 2020 at 8:16 PM Units at scene on Apache Trail report heavy smoke, attempting to locate the source. Water tenders to stage on Hwy 49.

November 7, 2020 at 8:09 PM Residential structure fire, reported as a chimney fire, off Hwy 49 and Apache Trail near Lowden. Units are at scene.

November 7, 2020 at 6:49 PM First real snow of the season.

November 7, 2020 at 2:21 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the basement fire on Excelsior Ditch, mopping up.

November 7, 2020 at 2:05 PM Firefighters are making good progress on Excelsior Ditch Road, releasing some engines back to their units.

November 7, 2020 at 2:01 PM Additional incoming water tenders to stage on Cement Hill Road for now.

November 7, 2020 at 1:50 PM Engine 84 reports an active structure fire in the basement on Excelsior Ditch Road, continue the full response.

November 7, 2020 at 1:49 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Excelsior Ditch Road, reporting a two-story structure, nothing showing from the outside. All units to continue for now, they will investigate.

November 7, 2020 at 1:41 PM Residential structure fire on Excelsior Ditch Road near Augustine Rad. Numerous units in route.

November 7, 2020 at 1:06 PM Accident on Brewer Road, car reportedly was sideswiped by another vehicle and went into a ditch. Emergency services are being dispatched.

November 7, 2020 at 10:01 AM A car blocking the roadway on Iron Horse Drive near Brewer Road.

November 7, 2020 at 8:31 AM

November 6, 2020 at 4:51 PM Eleven new cases in Nevada County confirmed today, including cases at several schools.

November 6, 2020 at 10:24 AM First winter storm of the season this weekend. Cold overnight lows possible early next week. A pair of cold weather systems will bring significantly cooler temperatures, along with precipitation chances today through the weekend. Best precipitation chances will be over the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will lower this afternoon and evening, decreasing further into Sunday morning. Hazardous mountain travel is anticipated, especially Saturday night into Sunday. Along with snow, there is a chance for some thunderstorms this afternoon in the Valley and foothills. There may be a brief break in precipitation during the day Saturday over the Sierra, before heavier snow showers return late Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Breezy north to east winds return Sunday into Monday, accompanied by lowering humidity. Dry weather will be seen again by Monday as high pressure moves back over Northern California. Lighter winds and clear skies may lead to cold morning lows across interior NorCal early next week.

November 6, 2020 at 8:30 AM Please remember that no residential burning is allowed at this time. No burn piles or broadcast burns!

November 6, 2020 at 7:24 AM Use caution when driving this morning after long-awaited rain is making roads slippery.

November 5, 2020 at 5:15 PM An estimated 29,900 ballots remain to be counted in Nevada County. No schedule available as to when updates will be released.

November 5, 2020 at 4:34 PM Kimberly Parker, executive director of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, accepts a $2,675 check on Thursday (Nov. 5) from the Ladies Golf Group at Nevada County Country Club. The money, for SNMH Cancer Center support groups, was raised through the ladies’ annual Cancer Tournament, a Beauty & The Beast event in which husbands were invited to play, and by hosting a chili luncheon for the NCCC Men’s Group. Pictured socially distanced are Chris Elko, captain of the Ladies Golf Group, and NCCC Pro/General Manager Kelly Runkle.

November 5, 2020 at 3:53 PM An additional 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported today in Nevada County.

November 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM Agricultural burn in the valley visible from Loma Rica and Browns Valley. Not a wildfire.

November 5, 2020 at 11:32 AM The latest NWS precipitation forecast for Friday through Saturday. Some showers and mountain snow are expected tomorrow! Here is a look at the precipitation forecast through Saturday. In the Valley, keep in mind showers and any storms may be isolated in nature and less precipitation than seen on this map is possible.

November 5, 2020 at 10:23 AM The slow lane on I-80 near Gold Run has been shut down to allow fire engines safe access to the fire. Containment is imminent.

November 5, 2020 at 10:15 AM Roadside vegetation fire, reported as a 20 by 20 spot, on westbound I 80 at Gold Run. Units are in route.

November 5, 2020 at 9:54 AM

November 5, 2020 at 7:52 AM A dead deer in the southbound lanes of Hwy 49 at Quail Creek, no damaged car in the area.

November 5, 2020 at 7:30 AM Wet and cooler weather on the way. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday through Sunday. Travel will be hazardous at times in the mountains.

November 4, 2020 at 6:41 PM An additional nine COVID-19 cases confirmed today in Nevada County.

November 4, 2020 at 10:55 AM Non-injury accident at the Hwy 174 on ramp on Hwy 49. Units are at scene.

November 4, 2020 at 10:55 AM

November 4, 2020 at 8:21 AM Still balmy today, temperatures to drop by Friday. High temps are forecast to remain well above average through Thursday. A cold weather system is forecast to impact Northern California by this weekend bringing much cooler weather & shower chances.

November 4, 2020 at 2:50 AM Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee council races too close to call – too few votes counted. With over 25,000 ballots remaining to be counted, candidates and their supporters need patience and trust in the process.

November 3, 2020 at 8:34 PM According to the Secretary of State’s website, 26,357 votes have been tabulated in Nevada County, which translates to 35% of the registered voters. No results have been distributed here at the Rood Center.

November 3, 2020 at 8:27 PM No results yet from Nevada County.

November 3, 2020 at 7:50 PM The local and state election results is now live. Polls close at 8:00 pm and first results are expected shortly thereafter. Full details here: https://yubanet.com/regional/election-results-november-3-2020/

November 3, 2020 at 7:49 PM Units at scene at the fire on Sages report 1/4 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread. The dozer can stage on the Nevada City side, all other units to continue in. Very little potential for growth.

November 3, 2020 at 7:47 PM Firefighters are following a reporting party to the fire, it is a construction-related fire, possibly a structure fire.

November 3, 2020 at 7:45 PM Some additional resources being sent to the San Juan Ridge area until the fire is located and a size up is available.

November 3, 2020 at 7:41 PM Units are attempting to locate the vegetation fire, it was reported as being behind a residence but with few details. Possible access from Sages Road.

November 3, 2020 at 7:35 PM Reported fire on the 15000 block of Tyler Foote Crossing Road on the San Juan Ridge. Numerous units being dispatched.

November 3, 2020 at 6:43 PM eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County today.

Due to Election Day, the regularly scheduled Blueprint tier assignment update for this week has been moved from Tuesday, November 3 to Wednesday, November 4. The data used for this week’s tier assignments is from the usual 7-day time period says CDPH.

November 3, 2020 at 6:36 PM All day long, elections workers have been bringing back ballots from the 22 drop boxes throughout Nevada County.

November 3, 2020 at 5:08 PM We are publishing AP election returns for national races as they become available. Local and state results will begin to come in shortly after 8:00 pm.

November 3, 2020 at 12:49 PM Brisk traffic but no lines at the various vote centers in Nevada County for now.

November 3, 2020 at 10:25 AM An update from NWS Sacramento: Dry and mild weather expected through Thursday with a pattern change in store for late week. Increasing humidity and breezy onshore flow begins early Friday as a system moves across Northern California. Precipitation chances begin in far northern California Friday morning, spreading south mainly across the Sierra Nevada and foothills by Friday afternoon. Colder air will drop snow levels quickly Friday, decreasing further into Saturday morning. There is a chance snow amounts will increase later this week as we become closer to this event. Along with snow, there is a chance for some thunderstorms Friday afternoon in the Valley and foothills. There may be a brief break in precipitation by Saturday afternoon, before more showers and snow are expected mainly in the Southern Cascades and Sierra Nevada Saturday night into Sunday. Dry weather will be seen again by Monday as high pressure moves back over Northern California.

November 3, 2020 at 8:43 AM You can watch the ballot processing at the Nevada County Elections Office in real time:

November 3, 2020 at 8:39 AM Warm and dry weather for election day, cooler and a chance of showers this weekend. Mild and dry conditions will continue into the middle part of the week. A cold front looks to push into NorCal Thursday night, and this will spread showers over the Coastal Range and northern mountains. The cold front sweeps south on Friday with lower snow levels and shower chances continuing over mainly the foothills and mountains.

November 3, 2020 at 8:22 AM 284 customers still out of power on McCourtney and Lime Kiln Road. Estimated time of restoration is noon today.

November 3, 2020 at 7:00 AM It’s Election Day. Polls are open from now until 8:00 pm today

November 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM Main IC reports the progress of the structure fire has been stopped, they have knockdown on the fire. All resources dispatched to continue in.

November 2, 2020 at 5:28 PM Numerous units are at scene of the residential structure fire in Colfax. Precautionary evacuations of neighboring residences underway. This will be the Main incident.

November 2, 2020 at 5:22 PM Reported residential structure fire in Colfax on North Main Street near School Street. Flames are visible, numerous units and medical aid in route.

November 2, 2020 at 5:16 PM 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend in Nevada County.

November 2, 2020 at 4:24 PM Accident on Bell Road and Quartz Drive in Auburn, emergency services are at scene.

November 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM Feather River Air Quality Management District: Monday through Wednesday, very light surface winds will limit mixing in the atmosphere and hinder pollutant dispersion in Yuba and Sutter Counties. Furthermore, cool overnight temperatures will cause a temperature inversion to develop each night, trapping pollutants near the surface. These conditions, along with some smoke from regional agriculture fires, will cause AQI levels to be mid- to high-Moderate on all three days.

November 2, 2020 at 3:24 PM Power outage in Alta Sierra, 215 customers affected. Estimated restoration time is 6:00 pm today.

November 2, 2020 at 2:52 PM Vehicle accident on Ridge Road near Manzanita Drive in Grass Valley, lanes are blocked and emergency services are at scene.

November 2, 2020 at 8:01 AM Pickup truck fire on Hwy 49 near Combie. Reported as contents of a truck bed on fire, units are at scene.

November 2, 2020 at 6:55 AM Dry and warm through Thursday, possibility of precip this weekend. Mild and dry conditions will continue into the middle part of the week. A pattern shift late week will bring cooler weather along with shower chances mainly in the higher elevations.

November 1, 2020 at 4:34 PM First unit at scene on Beaver Court in the Higgins area reports this is a burn pile. All incoming units, including the Washington Ridge crews, the water tenders and the aircraft can cancel. There is no permissible burning on private property at this time.

November 1, 2020 at 4:30 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Georgetown area, units in route.

November 1, 2020 at 4:27 PM Reported heavy smoke, possible vegetation fire or burn pile in the area of Beaver Court near Hidden Ranch in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch on order.

November 1, 2020 at 3:41 PM Overturned vehicle, driver is out of the vehicle, on Hwy 49 near the Rocky Rest Campground. Lanes are Partially blocked. Units in route.

November 1, 2020 at 10:17 AM The 15th annual Bridge of Giving is underway now until 3:00 pm. Bring non-perishable food to the 49er bridge on the South Yuba. The goal is to build a bridge bridge of donated food across the span of the old South Yuba River Bridge to benefit the The Food Bank of Nevada County. Kudos to Pamela Morey for creating and spearheading this community event! More information here.

November 1, 2020 at 10:13 AM Somewhat hazy skies again today. No wildfires in the area, but smoke from agricultural burns in the valley and wood stoves make for not quite blue skies. The nightly inversion, due to colder temperatures, forces the heavier smoke particulates down. Once the sun starts warming up the atmosphere, the particulate matter rises. As always, if a new fire starts, we will report on it.

November 1, 2020 at 12:12 AM

Time to FALL BACK…

As we turn our clocks back one hour tonight at 2:00 a.m., don’t forget to:

Check your smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors.

Change the batteries.

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

#LACoFD

Originally tweeted by LACoFD (@LACOFD) on November 1, 2020.

November 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM Last month’s log can be found here.