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February 27, 2021 at 4:16 PM Forward progress on the Quartz incident, Hwy 49 and Quartz Drive has been stopped. Incoming units are being canceled.

February 27, 2021 at 4:10 PM Reported vegetation fire on Hwy 49 and Quartz Drive, units in route.

February 27, 2021 at 10:33 AM Traffic control requested for Lake Wildwood Drive and Chaparral Drive. Firefighter equipment needs space to work unimpeded.

February 27, 2021 at 10:09 AM Firefighters have knockdown on the exterior garage fire, checking the attic for possible hotspots. They are continuing to work inside the garage.

February 27, 2021 at 10:03 AM Incident Commander (IC) on Lake Wildwood Drive reports the fire is in the garage, maybe extending to the attic.

February 27, 2021 at 9:57 AM Units at scene report there is smoke showing from the two-story structure’s attached garage, all incoming units to continue in.

February 27, 2021 at 9:54 AM Reported structure fire, an attached garage, in the Lake Wildwood Drive area. Numerous engines in route.

February 27, 2021 at 9:47 AM Dry with breezy conditions today into tomorrow. Breezy north to east winds today and into tomorrow. Valley winds are expected to be strongest this afternoon and mountain and foothill winds will increase in the overnight hours. Generally quiet and mostly dry weather into next week. Late next week we could see showers return to Northern California; however, confidence is low at this time.

February 26, 2021 at 6:43 PM Saturday, Feb. 27 will be a No Burn day – due to forecasted fire weather.

February 26, 2021 at 3:37 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 6 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Only 81 cases out of 3,940 are still active. Four people are hospitalized – one in ICU, according to CDPH.

February 26, 2021 at 12:03 PM A dropped/lost mattress is creating a traffic hazard on northbound Hwy 49 at Brewer Road.

February 26, 2021 at 8:25 AM Dry with breezy conditions Saturday into Sunday. Mild and dry temperatures are expected today with the next impactful weather being another round of breezy north to east winds tomorrow into Sunday. Valley winds are expected to be strongest Saturday afternoon and mountain and foothill winds increase in the overnight hours. There is a small chance for light showers in far northern California on Monday, but confidence is not high at this time. Otherwise, dry weather prevails this weekend into next week.

February 26, 2021 at 6:24 AM No Burn Day on Friday due to forecasted high winds in Nevada and Sierra counties.

February 25, 2021 at 5:50 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. Out of a total of 3,932 cases, only 153 remain active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU. Some previously reported cases have been reallocated to their correct counties of residence, including Nevada County. Eight cases will be correctly allocated to east and west county tomorrow. The total case, active and released numbers are correct, only the geographic distribution is lagging.

February 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM The latest weekly vaccine status update video is now available for on-demand viewing. Thanks to all the live viewers, we had some really great questions.

February 25, 2021 at 11:09 AM Rock in the roadway on westbound Hwy 20 near Zeibright. Caltrans has been notified.

February 25, 2021 at 7:33 AM Winds are subsiding, so is the chance of precip. Mild and dry weather expected Thursday into Friday. Breezy to locally windy conditions will return on Saturday. Some of the stronger wind gusts will range between 25 and 35 mph with local stronger wind gusts over the mountains.

February 25, 2021 at 7:10 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.

February 25, 2021 at 6:55 AM A cow is walking in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road near Penn Valley Drive, a Good Samaritan is trying to keep her off the roadway while an animal control officer is in route.

February 24, 2021 at 11:50 PM Roadway is clear again on Hwy 20.

February 24, 2021 at 11:02 PM CHP is at scene on Hwy 20, reports the tree is now down across all lanes.

February 24, 2021 at 10:51 PM A small tree in the roadway on Hwy 20 just past Omega. Eastbound traffic may be able to drive under it, but Caltrans and fire are in route.

February 24, 2021 at 6:50 PM Units at scene on McDaniel report they have knockdown on the fire.

February 24, 2021 at 6:24 PM Passenger vehicle fire on McDaniel Road in the Penn Valley area. Reported as an overturned SUV, emergency services are in route.

February 24, 2021 at 5:54 PM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Moonshine Road, vehicle went off the roadway.

February 24, 2021 at 4:50 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 18 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today, for a total of 3,925 since the start of the pandemic. Of note today is a substantial drop in active cases, with only 153 remaining. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

February 24, 2021 at 1:09 PM Accident with vehicles not blocking the roadway on Hwy 20 at Wild Turkey Lane. Emergency services are at scene.

February 24, 2021 at 11:34 AM North San Juan Fire to check a burn pile on a No Burn day on Foxfire Way near Indigo Way.

February 24, 2021 at 11:29 AM Escaped burn on Tumbling Creek Road is now in the mop-up phase.

February 24, 2021 at 11:11 AM Engine personnel are making good progress on the fire with hoselay and line construction.

February 24, 2021 at 11:02 AM Units at scene report the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread in brush and blackberry patches. There is no need for a handcrew to respond, the engines should be sufficient. One dozer is in route to help build containment line.

February 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM Firefighters have located the reported escaped burn pile on the property with no address markings. The first engine has flagged the access for incoming units.

February 24, 2021 at 10:53 AM Firefighters are in the area on Tumbling Creek Road, attempting to locate access.

February 24, 2021 at 10:44 AM Report of an escaped burn pile on Tumbling Creek Road off Red Dog Road. Units are in route. Today is a No Burn day.

February 24, 2021 at 8:11 AM Windy through tonight, periodically breezy through the weekend. Strong north and east winds are forecast today with Valley winds peaking this afternoon and evening and mountain and foothill winds continuing through the overnight hours. Calmer winds are forecast for the rest of the week, with the next chance for breezy winds being over the weekend.

February 24, 2021 at 6:55 AM CAL FIRE NEU has requested and NSAQMD has declared a No Burn Day on Wednesday due to forecasted high winds in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

February 23, 2021 at 4:29 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 10 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Total cases are now 3,909 and 370 are active. CDPH reports five people hospitalized – one in ICU.

The 95945 zip code has 1053 cases and 36 deaths.
The 96161 zip code has 940 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95949 zip code has 645 cases and 11 deaths.
The 95959 zip code has 461 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95946 zip code has 307 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95602 zip code has 199 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95975 zip code has 46 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95977 zip code has 20 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95728 zip code has 18 cases and <10 deaths.
The 95960 zip code has 14 cases and <10 deaths.
The 96111 zip code has <10 cases and <10 deaths.

February 23, 2021 at 12:40 PM Nevada County remains in the purple tier, according to the latest CDPH update. The new cases per day rate is 11.3 and the 7-day average positivity rate is at 3.5%.

February 23, 2021 at 10:36 AM Per Caltrans: Tree work on Highway 70 north of Marysville has been rescheduled to start on 3/1 to allow the contractor additional time to set up crews and equipment.

February 23, 2021 at 8:19 AM Breezy through Wednesday night, windy conditions again possible over the weekend. North and east winds will develop today and ramp up significantly Wednesday. Calmer winds are forecast for the rest of the week, with the next chance for breezy winds being over the weekend. Warm conditions will kick off the start of the week, with near record Valley high temperatures forecast today. Afternoon highs will be about 10 to 15 degrees above normal, with temperatures falling closer to their seasonal averages for the rest of the week.

February 23, 2021 at 7:46 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.

February 22, 2021 at 4:31 PM Firefighters have cleared the house on Jayhawk.

February 22, 2021 at 4:22 PM Non-injury accident in the Hills Flat Lumber parking lot in Grass Valley.

February 22, 2021 at 4:14 PM Non-injury accident on westbound Hwy 20 at Rough&Ready Hwy.

February 22, 2021 at 4:08 PM First unit has arrived at Jayhawk Drive, they will investigate.

February 22, 2021 at 4:02 PM Possible residential structure fire, smell of smoke in the house, on Jayhawk Drive in Lake Wildwood. Units are in route.

February 22, 2021 at 3:58 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 42 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend. The total number of cases now stands at 3,899 with 398 active cases. Three people are hospitalized, one in ICU according to CDPH. 42,080 tests have been conducted in Nevada County.

February 22, 2021 at 3:05 PM The two lost Chihuahuas have been reunited with their family!

February 22, 2021 at 1:32 PM Firefighters in the area have thoroughly checked Tyler Foote and Oak Tree, nothing found.

February 22, 2021 at 1:26 PM Reported traffic hazard on Tyler Foote Road near Oak Tree Road in North San Juan. Units are in the area trying to locate.

February 22, 2021 at 12:43 PM Two young, female Chihuahuas were found on Zion Street in Nevada City. If they are yours, contact the good Samaritan at 530-575-1486.

February 22, 2021 at 8:09 AM Dry with periods of windy conditions this week. Warm conditions will kick off the start of the week, with near record Valley high temperatures forecast today and tomorrow. Afternoon highs will be about 10 to 15 degrees above normal, with temperatures falling closer to their seasonal averages for the rest of the week. Tomorrow, north and east winds will start to develop and will ramp up significantly on Wednesday. Calmer winds are forecast for the rest of the week, with the next chance for breezy winds being over the weekend.

February 22, 2021 at 6:55 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.

February 21, 2021 at 3:39 PM Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 174 at Noel, roadway is blocked in both directions, emergency services are at scene.

February 20, 2021 at 8:50PM From Nevada City Police social media: On February 20, 2021 at approximately 4pm a couple was walking with their dog on the 100 block of North Pine Street in the historic district of Nevada City when (as described by the victims and witnesses) a white male with short dark colored hair, approximately late teens or early twenties, wearing a black shirt and black mask walked up behind the couple. The male was holding a black pistol and demanded the couple give him their camera. The male took the camera and proceeded to run north on North Pine Street. The victims were unsuccessful in taking a picture of the male. The camera is described as a Cannon Rebel. The Nevada City Police are requesting the assistance of the community for any information regarding the retrieval of the stolen property and/or information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

February 20, 2021 at 8:31 PM Mooney IC is releasing the remaining units from the incident back to their stations.

February 20, 2021 at 7:14 PM Mooney Incident Commander (IC) reports the fire is fully contained.

February 20, 2021 at 7:12 PM The travel trailer, approximately 30 ft long, has been destroyed. No extension to the wildland and no threat to other structures.

February 20, 2021 at 7:10 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire, the units at scene and one additional water tender can handle.

February 20, 2021 at 7:03 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reporting a fully involved travel trailer, all units to continue in.

February 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM As a precaution, additional resources are being dispatched to Mooney Flat Road.

February 20, 2021 at 6:58 PM Units still in route request one additional water tender to respond.

February 20, 2021 at 6:56 PM Additional report of explosions and the trailer is approximately 50% involved.

February 20, 2021 at 6:54 PM Residential structure fire reported on Mooney Flat Road near Logue Lane, units are in route. Reported as a mobile home on fire after an explosion was heard, unknown if the home is occupied.

February 19, 2021 at 6:05 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. A total of 3,852 since the start of the pandemic and 375 remain active. Six people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

February 19, 2021 at 3:18 PM All clear on Hwy 20 at South Ponderosa.

February 19, 2021 at 3:05 PM Grass Valley Police is at the South Ponderosa overpass with a reportedly suicidal person.

February 19, 2021 at 11:22 AM Non-injury accident, overturned vehicle on the 19000 block of McCourtney Road. CHP are at scene.

February 19, 2021 at 9:16 AM Caltrans: I-80 UPDATE: EB chain controls have been dropped, WB R-2 Donner Lake Interchange to Rainbow

February 19, 2021 at 9:03 AM Mountain snow/valley rain tonight, warming trend into next week. Expect some lingering rain and snow showers through the morning as last night’s weather system exits the region. Another system will move onshore tonight and into early Saturday and bring a renewed chance of Valley rain showers and mountain snow. Main impacts will be the potential for travel delays and chain controls in the mountains associated with the falling snow. In the Valley and foothills, can’t rule out some small hail and briefly heavy downpours in stronger rain showers in the evening and early night hours. Rain and snow will exit the area tomorrow morning. Dry weather and above normal temperatures return by Saturday afternoon and continue into next week with forecast highs reaching the 70s for parts of the Valley.

February 19, 2021 at 8:07 AM

February 18, 2021 at 5:44 PM Two geese are wandering in the roadway on Bitney Springs Road near Mystic Mine Road. Please reduce your speed.

February 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. Out of 3,832 total cases, 536 remain active. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

February 18, 2021 at 2:51 PM 223 customers along Hwy 20 above Cascade Shores are without power. The cause is given as an “emergency issue” and the estimated time of restoration is 8:00 pm tonight.

February 18, 2021 at 2:10 PM The video of today’s Vaccine Status Update is now available for on-demand streaming.

February 18, 2021 at 8:12 AM Light rain/snow late week, warming trend starts Sunday. Increasing high clouds are forecast over the region today as a weak system approaches northern California. Light Valley rain and light mountain snow will develop later this afternoon and continue overnight. Main impacts will be the potential for some mountain travel delays and possible chain controls. Another chance of light precipitation will be possible again Friday night into Saturday morning with similar totals. Dry weather and above normal temperatures return for the weekend into next week forecast highs reaching the 70s for parts of the Valley.

February 17, 2021 at 4:56 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of a total of 3,813 cases, 541 remain active. Five people are hospitalized, none in ICU.

February 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Video regarding the February 4, 2020 – Deputy-Involved Shooting on Names Drive in Alta Sierra has been released. Due to the graphic nature of some portions of the video, we are not publishing the video on our website. If you wish to see the footage, please go to NCSO’s YouTube channel.

February 17, 2021 at 11:38 AM From FREED: The Thursday Grass Valley Emergency Supply/PPE Drive Thru distribution is CANCELLED! We had a much larger response then we expected with all 250 emergency supply/PPE bags being distributed in just the first few hours of the event. We had no idea how popular it would be! We are still planning to distribute bags in Yuba City next week. If you need PPE such as masks, gloves, face shields, protective gowns, goggles, or hand sanitizer, we can provide those to you by calling our office and arranging to pick them up. Thank you so much for taking personal preparedness seriously and staying safe!

February 17, 2021 at 7:09 AM The Placer County Resource Conservation District, in partnership with the California State Parks and the US Bureau of Reclamation, will begin a large pile burning project on 2/17/2021. Piles are situated on 37 acres throughout the Auburn State Recreation Area but are concentrated around the State Park Headquarters off Highway 49. Smoke and flames may be visible – please do not report. Please use caution in the area. Trail closures in the Auburn State Recreation Area may apply.

February 17, 2021 at 7:07 AM Chilly and somewhat breezy today. Highs today will be a little milder across interior NorCal compared to yesterday. Another round of unsettled weather is forecast to impact NorCal Thursday afternoon through early Saturday.

February 17, 2021 at 6:42 AM Units at scene on Pleasant Valley Road can handle, reporting one minor injury only. Ambulance to continue in, all others can cancel.

February 17, 2021 at 6:37 AM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road near Sweetland Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units in route.

February 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM From NID: The Nevada Irrigation District is celebrating its 100th year of operation. As part of the celebration, we are launching a blog on our new website. Throughout the year, we will explore the intricacies of how water gets to you. It is an enormous effort. Our blog will tell the story, and also spotlight the men and women who work hard to make sure when you turn on the tap or crank a valve, the water flows.

Our latest blog entry answers the question: why do we weigh the snow during surveys? The answer: it helps us determine how much water will be available to users later in the year. During routine snow sampling, NID surveyors measure the snow for depth, but they also weigh the snow to determine how much water is in it. Water managers then use the measurement to know how much water the snowpack will yield when it melts. That’s what determines the water availability for the year. Check out the blog here.

February 16, 2021 at 3:26 PM Nevada County Public Health has announced 45 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases for the three-day weekend period. Out of 3,774 cases, 548 remain active. Four people are hospitalized, none in ICU.

February 16, 2021 at 8:44 AM Dry through mid-week, possible mountain snow with travel impacts Thursday night and Friday. Drier weather and mild temperatures through Wednesday. A weak weather system will move through Northern California Thursday night and Friday with light Valley rain and up to 6 inches of snow at pass level over the Sierra and 2 to 3 inches above 2000 feet along Interstate 5 in Shasta County. This could cause some mountain travel delays, especially Friday morning.

February 16, 2021 at 7:30 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.

February 15, 2021 at 2:37 PM In one month, people aged 16-64 with severe health conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine – if supplies allow. Full details here.

February 14, 2021 at 11:08 AM

February 13, 2021 at 3:51 PM Accident on Hwy 20 near Chalk Bluff. The roadway is clear, no injuries reported.

February 13, 2021 at 9:49 AM Roadway is blocked after an accident on the 16000 block of Dog Br Road, emergency services in route.

February 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM Periods of showers and mountain snow into early next week. We will have periods of moderate mountain snow this morning, diminishing to light snow showers this afternoon with additional light accumulation. Mainly dry weather is expected for the Valley today with mild temperatures. Dry weather is expected across the area for early Sunday. Another quick moving system will clip NorCal late Sunday through Monday, spreading in from north to south. Precipitation amounts will be less than the current system but could impact holiday travel. Drier weather and mild temperatures then return through mid-week, with the potential for light rain and mountain snow returning for the later portion of the work week.

February 12, 2021 at 5:34 PM Only 5 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by Nevada County Public Health Department 3,729 cases total and still 552 active cases. Eight people are hospitalized with one in ICU.

February 12, 2021 at 4:12 PM Nevada City councilmembers just unanimously voted to appoint Joan Phillipe as Interim City Manager starting on February 15th while the search for a permanent manager proceeds. Chief of Police Chad Ellis will remain acting city manager until then.

February 12, 2021 at 10:43 AM Periods of mountain snow and travel impacts into early next week. We will have a brief period of dry weather today before the next weak storm system arrives later tonight. This will bring another round of light rain showers and mountain snow through tomorrow morning. Some mountain showers may linger into the afternoon, with drier weather returning for the start of Sunday. Another quick moving system will clip NorCal late Sunday through Monday, with precipitation amounts being less than the weekend system. Drier weather and mild temperatures then return through mid-week, with the potential for light rain and mountain snow returning for the later portion of the work week.

February 12, 2021 at 6:27 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.

February 11, 2021 at 10:50 PM Caltrans: ALL lanes OPEN on State Route 49 near Reader Ranch Road/ just north of S. Fork Yuba Bridge.

February 11, 2021 at 10:21 PM Caltrans estimates Hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan to fully reopen by 1:00 am.

February 11, 2021 at 9:59 PM Caltrans and CHP at scene on Hwy 49 at the 49er Bridge. Northbound lane has been cleared. One-way controlled traffic is in place, expect delays.

February 11, 2021 at 9:13 PM NSJ Fire units and drivers stuck on each side of the slide are clearing off debris, roadway could be reopened to one-way controlled traffic shortly.

February 11, 2021 at 9:02 PM Substantial landslide on the North San Juan side just past the 49er Bridge on Hwy 49. Lanes are completely blocked, traffic is backed up in both directions of travel. Hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan will be closed for an extended period of time. NSJ Fire is at scene, CHP and Caltrans are in route.

February 11, 2021 at 6:07 PM Units at scene on Indian Springs Road report a small shed, mostly extinguished. They can handle with the resources at scene. All incoming units can return to their respective stations.

February 11, 2021 at 5:58 PM Reported structure (not a house) on fire on the 14000 block of Indian Springs Road, units are in route.

February 11, 2021 at 5:16 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 19 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. 3,723 total cases with 556 active cases that either self-isolate at home or are hospitalized. Eight people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

February 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM

February 11, 2021 at 3:45 PM Traffic hazards on Rough&Ready Hwy near Rex Reservoir and on Hwy 49 at Combie. Reduce your speed, turn your headlights on, please.

February 11, 2021 at 1:58 PM The video of today’s Nevada County Vaccine Status Update is up:

February 11, 2021 at 1:43 PM Nevada City Mayor Erin Minett announced: Ms. Catrina Olson resigned on February 10, 2021 from her position as City Manager for the City of Nevada City. Chief of Police Chad Ellis is appointed the acting City Manager until the City Council can appoint an Interim City Manager.

February 11, 2021 at 1:13 PM Non-injury accident on Lime Kiln Road near Wolf Road, lanes are blocked at this time.

February 11, 2021 at 9:22 AM Power has been restored to 1,526 customers in Alta Sierra.

February 11, 2021 at 9:01 AM 1,524 customers without power in the Alta Sierra area. Automatic system gives an estimated restoration time of 12:30 pm.

February 11, 2021 at 8:47 AM Mountain travel impacts due to active pattern today into the weekend. Light precipitation has begun to move into interior Northern California this morning with rain and mountain snow expected to continue to overspread the region this afternoon and evening. The heaviest rain and mountain snow is expected to occur late this afternoon into tonight, with a few lingering showers over the mountains Friday morning. Drier conditions will be seen tomorrow afternoon with another system moving into the area early Saturday morning, bringing additional Valley rain and lighter mountain snow than the system of today. Dry conditions set in again for Sunday with rain and snow showers returning on Monday into Tuesday morning. Drier weather and mild temperatures then return through mid-week.

February 11, 2021 at 7:53 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.

February 10, 2021 at 8:09 PM To clarify the dashboard graph below. There were a total of 9 new cases reported today, but at the same time the case investigations team reassigned 7 prior cases to other counties. That’s why there is only a net difference of 2 in the grand totals.

February 10, 2021 at 4:22 PM Nevada County Public Health is reporting 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 540 active cases out of 3,696 total. Eight people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

February 10, 2021 at 3:28 PM Dirt pile in the roadway on Ridge Road near Via Colina.

February 10, 2021 at 9:10 AM Forest Service firefighters will continue pile burns on Lower Green Horn Road today. 30 acres were completed yesterday, another 20 acres are slated for today.

Firefighters will also work on 6 acres of hand piles just west of Bullards Bar Dam on the Feather River District.

February 10, 2021 at 9:09 AM Mountain travel impacts due to active pattern Thursday into the weekend. Quiet and mild weather is expected for today with things becoming more active Thursday into the weekend. Rain and snow will begin to push into the area during the late morning Thursday and will continue to overspread the region during the afternoon and evening. The best rain and snow chances will be Thursday evening into Thursday night with a few lingering showers over the mountains Friday morning. Things dry out by Friday afternoon with another system moving in on Saturday morning. This will bring Valley showers along with light mountain snow. Dry conditions set in again for Sunday with rain and snow showers returning on Monday.

February 10, 2021 at 8:03 AM Accident on Hwy 20 at West Empire Street, vehicle is on the right hand side.

February 10, 2021 at 7:28 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.

February 9, 2021 at 5:18 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 15 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total to 3,694. 557 cases are active at this time with eleven people hospitalized – one in ICU.

February 9, 2021 at 8:42 AM

February 9, 2021 at 8:24 AM Pattern change, cool and unsettled weather this week. A weak system pushing through the area this morning will bring light mountain showers and a few sprinkles to lower elevations south of I-80. The best chances for showers today will be in the morning with very minor rain amounts, if any. Dry weather is expected for Wednesday with our next system pushing in during the day Thursday which will bring widespread mountain snow and Valley showers. The best rain and snow chances will be Thursday evening into Thursday night with lingering showers on Friday. Another system will bring additional rain and snow chances starting Saturday afternoon and continuing into at least the first part of Sunday.

February 9, 2021 at 6:48 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.

February 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 49 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend. 570 cases out of 3,676 total are active. Eleven people are hospitalized, one in ICU.

February 8, 2021 at 1:33 PM Good news re the found doggie from yesterday – she has been reunited with her humans. Big thanks to reader Maryann for caring!

February 8, 2021 at 1:32 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 and Wolf Road, all lanes are clear.

February 8, 2021 at 9:44 AM Sierra Incident Commander (IC) is releasing some of the engines, Red Cross is requested to respond to the fire.

February 8, 2021 at 9:26 AM Firefighters have contained the fire on Siesta Drive, all three units will remain at scene for extensive mop-up operations.

February 8, 2021 at 9:22 AM Two additional engines requested to handle the exposure to the structure.

February 8, 2021 at 9:12 AM Report of an RV fire with threat to a structure in Penn Valley on Siesta Drive. Units arriving at scene now.

February 8, 2021 at 7:18 AM Temperatures drop for the start of the week. Highs today across interior NorCal will be around 5-10 degrees cooler compared to Sunday. A pattern change is in store for next weekend. Wet, cooler weather looks to be on the way.

February 8, 2021 at 7:02 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.

February 7, 2021 at 4:47 PM Found dog Sunday afternoon in Penn Valley. Female, dark grey shaggy coat. Well behaved. No tags. Call 530-277-2394

February 7, 2021 at 2:08 PM Power has been restored to 1,078 customers in Nevada City along Hwy 20 and Red Dog Road.

February 5, 2021 at 6:24 PM Some of the resources at the fire are being released, overhaul and mop-up operations will take several hours.

February 5, 2021 at 6:16 PM Thanks to reader Owen for this photo. One air ambulance has lifted from Lyman Gilmore and is in route to the trauma center.

February 5, 2021 at 5:39 PM Park IC reports the fire has been knocked down, firefighters are still inside pushing through. Two patients are outside, the air ambulance will land at Lyman Gilmore to transport one patient. Please avoid Ridge Road between Rough&Ready Hwy and Upper Slate Creek Road.

February 5, 2021 at 5:33 PM Firefighters are using direct attack, including making access to the roof of the structure. One patient is being transported to the air ambulance’s landing zone.

February 5, 2021 at 5:30 PM Air ambulance is in route, ETA 5:58 pm.

February 5, 2021 at 5:23 PM IC is requesting a third medic for the incident.

February 5, 2021 at 5:22 PM Report of parties still in the structure, firefighters have made entry into the home.

February 5, 2021 at 5:18 PM Structure fire on Park View Drive in the Rough&Ready/Grass Valley area, numerous engines dispatched.

February 5, 2021 at 7:35 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.

February 4, 2021 at 10:45 PM Units at scene on Francisco Street report one vehicle and a 15 by 15 spot of vegetation on fire, they can handle. Canceling all incoming units.

February 4, 2021 at 10:33 PM Passenger vehicle fire with extension to a single tree on Francisco Street in North San Juan, units are at scene.

February 4, 2021 at 6:47 PM Nevada County Sheriff’s Office update:

Earlier today our deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting incident in Alta Sierra. Under our commitment to public trust and transparency we have asked the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office to conduct the investigation.

Thank you for your thoughts and concerns for our deputies; we can report that they are not injured.

Any event like this is tragic for all involved. Sheriff Moon shares her heartfelt condolences with the friends and family of the young woman.

February 4, 2021 at 5:20 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 25 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 3,598 cases total, 567 remain active and eleven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

February 4, 2021 at 4:44 PM The District Attorney, in conjunction with Grass Valley and Truckee Police, are assuming the investigation into the officer involved shooting in Alta Sierra.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
The District Attorney’s Office is taking the lead in investigating an officer involved shooting that took place this afternoon in the area of Alta Sierra Drive and Names Drive in Nevada County. The District Attorney’s Office will be investigating the shooting to determine if the force used was justified and lawful. What we currently know is that members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office had contact with a female adult who was armed with a knife. During the incident one deputy fired his service weapon at the female adult and she died as a result. We will provide updates promptly while also being careful to provide accurate information. This investigation will be conducted in a manner that promotes transparency and fosters public trust.

February 4, 2021 at 2:13 PM From Nevada County Sheriff’s Office: This afternoon, shortly after 1 pm, the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received several calls of a subject walking in the middle of Alta Sierra Dr with two small children. The reporting parties advised that the adult was possibly under the influence. Several deputies responded to the area and ultimately made contact with the involved parties. Within minutes, deputies on scene advised this was now an officer-involved shooting. Investigators from the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office are on scene. As more information becomes available, we will send out an update. For now, we ask that everyone avoid the area of Alta Sierra Drive and Names Drive.

February 4, 2021 at 1:41 PM The first of our weekly updates on Nevada County’s vaccine status is now available for on-demand viewing on our YouTube channel, or right here:

February 4, 2021 at 10:27 AM The morning visitor to YubaNet HQ looked for a sunny spot before alighting in the oak tree.

February 4, 2021 at 7:55 AM Breezy today, dry conditions into next week. Breezy north to east winds will continue through tonight before becoming lighter tomorrow and into next week. Above average high temperatures are expected through the weekend, before becoming near normal next weekend as a high pressure system continues to impact Northern California. Dry weather looks to remain into mid-February.

February 3, 2021 at 7:14 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 26 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today/ Out of 3,577 total cases, 567 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

February 3, 2021 at 2:07 PM

February 3, 2021 at 9:10 AM YubaNet will be hosting weekly, short webinars every Thursday at noon to provide updates on COVID-19 and vaccine distribution in Nevada County. Our goal is to provide you the latest factual information in this rapidly evolving situation. Register today.

February 3, 2021 at 8:15 AM Showers continue today, dry weather returns Thursday. Renewed snow chances will develop from north to south through the day with snow levels between 2000-3000 ft. Light precipitation will spread south to around Interstate 80 later today and this evening.

February 3, 2021 at 7:46 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.

February 2, 2021 at 5:14 PM Today, Nevada County health Department reported 11 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases. Out of the 3,540 total cases 586 remain active, with ten people hospitalized – two in ICU.

The 95945 zip code has 909 cases
The 96161 zip code has 878 cases
The 95949 zip code has 593 cases
The 95959 zip code has 413 cases
The 95946 zip code has 279 cases
The 95602 zip code has 185 cases
The 95975 zip code has 41 cases
The 95977 zip code has 18 cases
The 95728 zip code has 17 cases
The 95960 zip code has 11 cases
The 96111 zip code has <10 cases

February 2, 2021 at 10:37 AM

February 2, 2021 at 7:53 AM School bus stuck at Dog Bar Road near Emery Lane in the Placer Hills area.

February 2, 2021 at 7:16 AM Rain and snow through Thursday. Snow will continue over the Sierra through Wednesday. Driving conditions will be hazardous and expect delays. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon.

February 1, 2021 at 5:52 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 70 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 3.528 since the staet of the pandemic. Out of the total cases, 586 remain active with 12 hospitalizations – 2 in ICU.

February 1, 2021 at 12:27 PM

February 1, 2021 at 7:29 AM Winter weather returns tonight to Wednesday before an extended period of no precip. Snow will spread over the Sierra tonight and continue into Wednesday. One to two feet of snow will be possible at pass level. By Thursday, strong upper high off the West Coast will result in dry weather through the extended forecast period with above normal daytime temperatures.

February 1, 2021 at 7:20 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.

February 1, 2021 at 7:15 AM Last month’s log can be found here.