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February 28, 2022 at 6:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 47 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,896 cases since the start of the pandemic, 98 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

62,867 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.8% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 33,494 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,598+7
18-292,511+6
30-392,926+7
40-492,333+5
50-643,062-1
65+2,462+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.

February 28, 2022 at 2:39 PM Just a timeline cleanser, courtesy of Diva, our resident Red-shouldered hawk.

February 28, 2022 at 2:17 PM Sunnyvale IC reports a 10 by 10 ft spot from a burn pile. Units at scene can handle.

February 28, 2022 at 2:12 PM First engine has arrived at Sunnyvale Lane, they will investigate.

February 28, 2022 at 2:09 PM Reported possible fire on Sunnyvale Lane off Allison Ranch Road. (Today is a permissible burn day) Units dispatched.

February 28, 2022 at 11:02 AM This just in: “In California, starting March 1, masks will no longer be required for unvaccinated individuals, but will be strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. After March 11, in schools and child care facilities, masks will not be required but will be strongly recommended. Masks will still be required for everyone in high transmission settings like public transit, emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term care facilities. As always, local jurisdictions may have additional requirements beyond the state guidance.” 

February 28, 2022 at 9:06 AM Unsettled weather mid-week with mountain snow and valley showers. Mountain snow showers Wednesday evening through Friday with travel impacts possible. Valley and foothill showers Thursday – Friday. Slight chance for Valley and foothill thunderstorms Thursday.

February 28, 2022 at 8:07 AM Fire engine with mechanical issues stranded on Bitney Springs Road near Newton Road.

February 28, 2022 at 6:53 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM All firefighters are being released from the Fountain incident. Final size is 0.3 acres.

February 27, 2022 at 12:22 PM Forward progress on the Fountain fire has been stopped at approximately 1/4 acre. Crews will be committed for an hour to 90 minutes for mop-up.

February 27, 2022 at 12:17 PM Fountain IC estimates forward progress will be stopped in 5-10 minutes.

February 27, 2022 at 12:04 PM Units at scene on Fountain House Road confirm this to be a burn pile, taking action now.

February 27, 2022 at 11:51 AM Reported vegetation fire, escaped burn pile, on Fountain House Road in the Dobbins area. Units dispatched.

February 27, 2022 at 9:23 AM Mountain snow showers and Valley rain showers possible Wednesday evening through Thursday night. Snow levels start out high on Wednesday, around pass level, at about 7,500 feet and lower to 4,500 – 5,500 feet Thursday. Mountain rain will turn to snow for locations generally above 5,000 feet overnight Wednesday.

February 27, 2022 at 8:53 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 26, 2022 at 9:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 25, 2022 at 9:20 PM A reddish Husky and another, older dog are running in the roadway on McCourtney between Beyers and Havlan. Please use caution in the area.

February 25, 2022 at 4:34 PM Firefighters have contained the small fire on Moon Shadow Drive, canceling all incoming units.

February 25, 2022 at 4:18 PM Reported yard on fire on Moon Shadow Drive in the Blue Tent area outside of Nevada City. Units dispatched.

February 25, 2022 at 3:19 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 25 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,870 cases since the start of the pandemic, 121 are active. Fourteen people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,591+1
18-292,505+4
30-392,919+7
40-492,328+3
50-643,063+4
65+2,459+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.

February 25, 2022 at 3:10 PM Animal hazard, unknown species, reported as walking in the roadway on Karen Drive near East Lime Kiln Road. Reduce your speed, use caution and share the road.

February 25, 2022 at 2:23 PM Accident on Greenhorn Road near Lanoria, units dispatched.

February 25, 2022 at 11:52 AM

February 25, 2022 at 11:13 AM Cold morning tomorrow, unsettled weather possible next week. Last day of near to below-freezing low temperatures tomorrow morning. Warmer overnight lows Sunday and thereafter.

February 25, 2022 at 9:42 AM A car went over the embankment on North Bloomfield Road near Hwy 49. Traffic control will be in place during the retrieval operation.

February 25, 2022 at 9:40 AM Some siding got dropped in the roadway on eastbound Hwy 20 near Casci Road.

February 25, 2022 at 9:00 AM Here’s the latest installment in our series Getting ready for peak fire season – woodstoves, chimneys, roofs, gutters and screens

February 25, 2022 at 8:13 AM Solo vehicle accident on McCourtney Road near Indian Springs Road, units dispatched.

February 25, 2022 at 7:13 AM Numerous firefighters at scene of a structure fire on Hillsdale Road in Placer County. The structure is now clear of occupants, they are being evaluated by medics. Firefighters will go in defensive mode, the structure is unstable.

February 25, 2022 at 7:03 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 25, 2022 at 6:50 AM Nevada Union High School will not be in session today.

February 24, 2022 at 7:55 PM Thanks to Peardale Chicago Park Fire Dept. PIO Daniel Ramey for this video of last night’s structure fire on Sundown Place.

February 24, 2022 at 7:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 16 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,845 cases since the start of the pandemic, 125 are active. Twenty people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

62,780 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.7% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 33,244 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,590+1
18-292,501+2
30-392,912+4
40-492,325+1
50-643,059+4
65+2,453+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.

February 24, 2022 at 12:31 PM Forward progress of the fire has been stopped on the Rollins incident, incoming units can reduce to Code 2. Mop-up is ongoing.

February 24, 2022 at 12:27 PM Units are at scene on Rollins Park Dive, no threat to structures.

February 24, 2022 at 12:17 PM Reported vegetation fire from dumped ashes on Rollins Park Drive in the Peardale area, units dispatched.

February 24, 2022 at 10:56 AM Power outage affecting 10 customers along Bodie Ridge Road in Nevada City, caused by an equipment outage. Estimated time of restoration is 4:30 pm.

February 24, 2022 at 8:11 AM Continued cold mornings Friday and Saturday. Cold temperatures will impact the homeless and those without adequate heating. Near/below-freezing conditions for Friday and Saturday Mornings. Friday-Saturday morning lows are not expected to be as cold as Thursday morning.

February 24, 2022 at 7:08 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 24, 2022 at 6:01 AM Nevada Union High School will be closed today due to a lack of teachers. The administration will be working closely with the teachers union to find a quick resolution, an email to parents states. The NUJHSD board voted 3-1 (and one abstention) on Tuesday evening to remove the mask requirements and provide education on mask wearing only, contrary to the signed MOU that requires the school to comply with state health guidelines.

February 23, 2022 at 4:55 PM The power outage along Hwy 49 south of Grass Valley has been reduced to 236 customers.

February 23, 2022 at 5:49 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 10 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,829 cases since the start of the pandemic, 115 are active. Nineteen people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

33,209 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.7% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,102 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,589
18-292,499+4
30-392,908+2
40-492,324+1
50-643,055+1
65+2,449+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.

February 23, 2022 at 3:54 PM Power outage affecting 925 customers along I-80 from Colfax to Weimar. Estimated time of restoration is 5:45 pm.

February 23, 2022 at 3:41 PM Power outage affecting 390 customers just south of Grass Valley along Hwy 49. Estimated time of restoration is 6:45 pm.

February 23, 2022 at 2:50 PM Gracie Road, from Banner Lava Cap to Banner Mt. Trail, will be closed to through traffic. Crews will be performing storm debris work on February 25, 2022. The closure will take place between the hours of 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

February 23, 2022 at 10:21 AM As a reminder, CAL FIRE planes are currently training over the area. There is no active wildfire.

February 23, 2022 at 10:14 AM

February 23, 2022 at 9:19 AM The Feather River Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest will be burning piles along Dry Creek Road in the Challenge area. Planned ignitions will begin February 23rd and will continue depending on favorable weather and fuel conditions on 16 acres. Smoke should last 1-3 days once ignitions are complete. There may be short duration, minor smoke impacts to the community located along La Porte and Oregon Hill. Smoke could have an impact on forest roads in the vicinity of the burn, but will be mitigated by posting signs and providing traffic control if necessary.

February 23, 2022 at 9:15 AM Sub-freezing overnight temperatures through late week. Freezing conditions through Friday morning, coldest Thursday morning. Chance of unsettled weather early next week.

February 23, 2022 at 7:30 AM The reported accident on Hwy 20 occurred yesterday, car owner will arrange for a tow today.

February 23, 2022 at 7:20 AM An SUV over the embankment on Hwy 20 at the White Cloud Campground, units dispatched.

February 23, 2022 at 6:34 AM FYI parents of NU students: Good morning Miners and Miner families. This is Kelly Rhoden, Principal of Nevada Union High School with information regarding school today. Due to a number of unforeseen circumstances this morning, Nevada Union is experiencing a significant shortage of staff and substitute teachers. The school will remain open today, however, a number of classes on the schedule will be impacted by a lack of staff. Some students during these class periods will be meeting in the Don Baggett Theater to accommodate appropriate student supervision.

February 23, 2022 at 6:25 AM

February 23, 2022 at 6:04 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 22, 2022 at 4:24 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra Drive, emergency services dispatched. The roads are slick and icy, use caution and reduce your speed.

February 22, 2022 at 4:05 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 100 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,819 cases since the start of the pandemic, 308 are active. Twenty-one people are hospitalized – five in ICU. One additional fatality has been recorded, bringing the death toll to 134.

62,758 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.7% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 33,177 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,589+14
18-292,495+14
30-392,906+12
40-492,323+14
50-643,054+21
65+2,447+26
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.

February 22, 2022 at 3:09 PM The errant ewe has been reunited with flock, thanks again to the reader who cared and secured her.

February 22, 2022 at 3:04 PM

February 22, 2022 at 12:54 PM NWS update: Isolated showers developing along the Sierra foothills down to 1,000 feet could produce accumulating small hail or graupel, especially along and south of Interstate 80 into Tuolumne County. Be prepared for slick roads and travel delays this afternoon.

February 22, 2022 at 11:54 AM Nevada County & Sierra Roots open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Nevada City Veterans Hall and will accept guests until 8:00 p.m. The Shelter will close at 7:30 a.m. each morning. This is a community-wide collaborative effort to temporarily shelter one of our most vulnerable populations during extreme weather events and connects homeless residents to additional services.    

February 22, 2022 at 11:11 AM Thanks to a reader for this report: White ewe found on Highway 49 just past Newtown Road heading toward the Willo. Please call claim via e-mail (donemovin@sbcglobal.net). Ewe is unharmed and in an enclosed area.

February 22, 2022 at 8:06 AM Mountain and Foothill snow today, sub-freezing overnight temperatures this week. Snow levels 1000 to 2000 feet. Periods of snow will bring additional accumulations of 6 to 12 inches over mountain passes today, with a couple of inches possible down to 2000 feet. Breezy winds could lead to reduced visibility at times.

February 22, 2022 at 7:26 AM A large tree is blocking the roadway on Hwy 49 at Sweetland Road on the San Juan Ridge.

February 22, 2022 at 6:25 AM

February 22, 2022 at 5:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 21, 2022 at 8:25 PM

February 21, 2022 at 7:15 PM Loud noise heard in Grass Valley around 7:00 pm. No reported fire, gas incident, or power outage listed. No first responders dispatched.

February 21, 2022 at 4:19 PM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Ladybird Drive, roadway is clear.

February 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM The Nevada Joint Union High School District is announcing a significant change to its student masking enforcement protocols. Effective Tuesday, February 22, the enforcement of student masking will be accomplished by educating students and asking them to mask, but no further actions of exclusion from class or school related activities will be taken henceforth. Full details here.

February 21, 2022 at 8:55 AM Caltrans: Spinouts cleared. Traffic now released on westbound I-80 in Truckee. Chain controls still in effect. Please watch your driving speed and be alert for snow removal equipment along the highway.

February 21, 2022 at 8:52 AM Mountain and Foothill Snow, Sub-Freezing Overnight Temperatures. Snow levels 2000 to 3000 feet today lowering to 1000 to 2000 feet Tuesday. Periods of snow will bring accumulations of up to a foot and a half over mountain passes, with a couple of inches possible down to 2000 feet. Cold temperatures will impact the homeless and those without adequate heating. Sensitive plants left outdoors may be damaged or killed.

February 21, 2022 at 8:39 AM

February 21, 2022 at 6:45 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

February 20, 2022 at 10:04 AM Breezy conditions return, much colder with valley frost and mountain/foothill snow. Snow levels 2000 to 3000 feet Monday lowering to 1000 to 2000 feet Tuesday. Periods of snow showers will bring accumulations of up to a foot for mountain passes, with a couple of inches possible down into the foothills

February 20, 2022 at 9:35 AM Tree into power lines on Del Vista Court off Dog Bar Road. Small spot of fire, units dispatched.

February 19, 2022 at 12:20 PM The smoke plume visible from North San Juan in the Badger Hill Road area is a confirmed prescribed burn on private property. Firefighters have checked it, not a vegetation fire.

February 19, 2022 at 8:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 18, 2022 at 7:10 PM Firefighters have extinguished the reported vehicle/engine fire on Neal Street in the Safeway parking lot.

February 18, 2022 at 6:59 PM Units dispatched to a car fire in the Safeway parking lot in Grass Valley.

February 18, 2022 at 4:56 PM A very friendly brown dog is currently being kept safe on Idaho-Maryland Road. If you recognize him, please contact 530-470-3841 and get in touch with the Good Samaritan.

February 18, 2022 at 4:34 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 48 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,718 cases since the start of the pandemic, 453 are active. Nineteen people are hospitalized – seven in ICU.

62,595 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.5% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,875 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,575+7
18-292,481+8
30-392,894+3
40-492,309+4
50-643,033+10
65+2,421+17
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.

February 18, 2022 at 2:53 PM Next week: breezy conditions return, much colder airmass with frost & mountain/foothill snow showers. Gusty north and east winds Monday-Wednesday with increased fire weather conditions. Frost and possible freezing overnight lows in the Valley Tuesday-Friday mornings. Light mountain snow showers early Monday, and again on Tuesday. Much colder air will bring the potential for light snow showers to the foothills on Tuesday.

February 18, 2022 at 1:37 PM Tiger IC reports a 30 by 30 spot, one state engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

February 18, 2022 at 1:33 PM Units have arrived at scene on Tiger Tail, they will investigate the 30 by 30 spot.

February 18, 2022 at 1:26 PM Report by a neighbor of a possibly escaped burn pile on Tiger Tail Road in Alta Sierra. Units dispatched.

February 18, 2022 at 10:12 AM Big rig with a flatbed has broken down on in the slow lane of eastbound Hwy 20 near Penn Valley Drive, use caution in the area.

February 18, 2022 at 9:38 AM Week 3 of 12: Getting ready for peak fire season – “Spring cleaning”. Brush clearing, also know as the gift that keeps on giving, is on the menu, combined with a thorough inspection and cleanout of the shed or garage. Who doesn’t have an almost empty can of paint, motor oil, various cleaners and solvents or a stack of old batteries stored somewhere?

February 18, 2022 at 7:48 AM Seven black cows are reportedly out for a morning stroll on Mooney Flat Road just north of Hwy 20. Use caution in the area and watch for the possibly Angus, Welsh, Aberdeen, Galloway, Brangus, or Black Baldy bovines.

February 18, 2022 at 7:20 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 17, 2022 at 7:45 PM Units at scene on Mooney Flat report a warming fire in a fire pit only, no burn pile.

February 17, 2022 at 7:27 PM Burn pile on Mooney Flat Road, on a No Burn day. Units dispatched.

February 17, 2022 at 6:35 PM Smoke check on Hammonton-Smartsville Road.

February 17, 2022 at 4:26 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 10 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,668 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,957 are active. Twenty-one people are hospitalized – four in ICU. One additional fatality has been recorded, bringing the death toll to 133 since the start of the pandemic.

62,579 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.2% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,808 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,568+1
18-292,473+2
30-392,891+2
40-492,305
50-643,023+1
65+2,404+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.

February 17, 2022 at 8:56 AM Lingering mountain winds this morning, renewed breezy winds early next week. North to east winds increase Monday into Tuesday with with locally breezy conditions into mid-week. With fuels at record dry levels for this time of year, we could see increased fire weather concerns.

February 17, 2022 at 6:28 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County and Sierra County due to expected fire weather.

February 16, 2022 at 5:24 PM Pillows and bags all over the slow lane on northbound Hwy 49 just past the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. Cars are swerving to avoid the fluffy traffic hazard.

February 16, 2022 at 5:03 PM The RV fire on Willow Glen Road is now fully contained.

February 16, 2022 at 4:45 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 17 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,660 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,953 are active. Twenty-one people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

62,513 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.4% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,700 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,567+3
18-292,471+2
30-392,889+2
40-492,305+4
50-643,022+5
65+2,402+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.

February 16, 2022 at 4:41 PM Firefighters have a line around the vegetation portion of the fire on Willow Glen Road, still working on extinguishing the RV fire.

February 16, 2022 at 4:13 PM Vehicle fire on Willow Glen Road near Double A Ranch Road in Challenge/Brownsville, occupants are out of the RV. The fire has a slight extension to the vegetation. Units dispatched.

February 16, 2022 at 11:56 AM A forlorn filing cabinet is creating a traffic hazard on Hwy 20 at Dow Road just outside of Nevada City.

February 16, 2022 at 11:43 AM A construction sign is down on northbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp and blocking the lanes. Use caution and yes, it’s breezy out there.

February 16, 2022 at 8:29 AM Spring Training is here. CAL FIRE Aviation Operations will be conducting both fixed and rotary wing training in and around both Placer and Nevada Counties beginning this week and over the next three months weather and fire activity permitting.

February 16, 2022 at 6:44 AM Today is a No Burn day in western Nevada County and Sierra County due to expected fire weather.

February 15, 2022 at 11:05 PM The power outage along Hwy 174 affecting 494 customers is now expected to be resolved by midnight.

February 15, 2022 at 11:01 PM Moonlight promenade for two cows on Pleasant Valley Road near Vicki Drive in Penn Valley. Use caution in the area, especially on the northbound lane due to the bovine blockage.

February 15, 2022 at 8:12 PM Power outage along Hwy 174 has been reduced to 494 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 10:15 pm.

February 15, 2022 at 7:25 PM Power outage affecting 1,066 customers in the Peardale/Chicago Park area is being restored.

February 15, 2022 at 6:42 PM Bet IC reports the fire is contained and PG&E is at scene. All units will remain at scene another 10-15 minutes.

February 15, 2022 at 6:38 PM Car off the roadway, into a creek bed on Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail outside of Nevada City, units dispatched.

February 15, 2022 at 6:36 PM Solo motorcycle accident on Quaker Cross Road near Crystal Wells Road. Emergency services at scene.

February 15, 2022 at 6:32 PM Bet IC reports they can handle with units at scene, canceling all incoming units. Tree into power lines caused the fire, power lines appear intact.

February 15, 2022 at 6:31 PM Bet IC is requesting traffic control on Hwy 174 near Dalmatian, engines are staging on Hwy 174 due to the down power lines.

February 15, 2022 at 6:23 PM Bet IC is requesting PG&E to respond and secure the power lines. Still a 10 by 10 spot, burning at a slow rate of spread, all incoming units can reduce to code 2 (no sirens.)

February 15, 2022 at 6:20 PM Units at scene report a 10 by 10 spot, on Hwy 174 just before Dalmatian. This will be the Bet incident.

February 15, 2022 at 6:17 PM Reported small spot in the vegetation, spreading fast, on Hwy 174 between You Bet Road and Dalmatian Drive. Units dispatched. Power lines are down.

February 15, 2022 at 4:17 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 48 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,643 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,942 are active. Twenty-four people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

62,497 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.4% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,653 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,564+9
18-292,469+3
30-392,887+8
40-492,301+6
50-643,017+9
65+2,401+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.

February 15, 2022 at 11:33 AM Firefighters are attempting to locate a burn pile in the area of Ben Taylor Road in Colfax – today is a No burn day.

February 15, 2022 at 10:40 AM

February 15, 2022 at 8:37 AM Gusty winds and increased fire weather conditions today and Wednesday. Northeast to East gusts from 15-30 mph; locally higher in wind prone areas. With record heat last week and drying fuels, we could see increased fire weather concerns Today – Wednesday

February 15, 2022 at 7:50 AM Just because it’s so seasonal.

February 15, 2022 at 7:27 AM Today is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties due to expected fire weather.

February 14, 2022 at 5:28 PM Firefighters have located the burn pile on Indian Springs Road.

February 14, 2022 at 5:20 PM Firefighters dispatched to check a large burn pile on Indian Springs near Penn Valley – today is a no burn day.

February 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM Thanks to CAL FIRE NEU for the photos and video of the Deerhaven Fire.

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February 14, 2022 at 4:12 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 85 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,595 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,894 are active. Twenty people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

62,487 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.4% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,635 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,555+
18-292,466+
30-392,879+
40-492,295+
50-643,008+
65+2,388+
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.

February 14, 2022 at 4:01 PM Deerhaven IC estimates the majority of all resources will be committed another 2-3 hours. Heavy mop-up and overhaul operations are in progress.

February 14, 2022 at 3:55 PM Deerhaven IC is inquiring about one water tender that is delayed for 20 minutes.

February 14, 2022 at 3:45 PM Defensive operation during a structure fire is used when firefighters are unable to directly work in the interior of a structure due to unsafe conditions like the structural integrity is compromised.

February 14, 2022 at 3:42 PM Deerhaven IC reports the vegetation threat has been mitigated, releasing Battalion 1 to resume coverage of the JOA area. Still working on defensive operations for the structure.

February 14, 2022 at 3:39 PM Washington Ridge Crew 4 has arrived at scene.

February 14, 2022 at 3:35 PM Good progress being made, additional water tender has arrived at scene.

February 14, 2022 at 3:32 PM Firefighters are using a drone to look for potential hot spots and heat signatures. They are canceling the incoming CHP helicopter.

February 14, 2022 at 3:28 PM Units are starting to make progress on the vegetation portion of the Deerhaven incident while simultaneously working on the structure fire.

February 14, 2022 at 3:22 PM Four water tenders and one Washington Ridge crew are assigned to the Deerhaven Fire, along with numerous engines and a dozer.

February 14, 2022 at 3:14 PM Deerhaven IC is requesting additional water tenders, all units dispatched to continue in.

February 14, 2022 at 3:11 PM Units are at scene, reporting a two-story home, fully involved. Approximately one acre of vegetation involved, with numerous cars on the property.

February 14, 2022 at 3:07 PM Dozer has to take North Bloomfield to Rock Creek Road and Hudson to Deerhaven due to a low weight-limit bridge.

February 14, 2022 at 3:01 PM Numerous units dispatched to the Deerhaven fire, fully involved home with extension to the wildland.

Deerhaven fire as seen from YubaNet HQ

February 14, 2022 at 2:56 PM Structure fire, reported as a fully involved house, on Deerhaven Lane off Hudson Lane north of Nevada City, with extension to the wildland.

February 14, 2022 at 12:57 PM Non-injury hit-and-run at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 20 in Nevada City.

February 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM The votes are in and here are the Nevada County BOS objectives, ranked by you in order of priority.

February 14, 2022 at 10:32 AM Hwy 49 near Wellswood is open in both directions of travel again.

February 14, 2022 at 10:02 AM Five vehicles total involved in the accident on Hwy 49, better location is near Wellswood. Both directions of travel are blocked.

February 14, 2022 at 9:41 AM Southbound Hwy 49 is blocked at La Barr Meadows Road after multi-vehicle accident. Emergency services are at scene. Use an alternate route if possible.

February 14, 2022 at 6:59 AM Today is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties due to expected fire weather.

February 13, 2022 at 2:29 PM Sole vehicle accident, car vs a power pole, on Meadow Drive at Orzalli Road. Pole is still standing.

February 13, 2022 at 1:31 PM Two horses were on the loose on Hwy 174 near Dalmatian Way. They are in a pasture now on Raylene Way right across from Dalmatian Way, secured by the good Samaritan who contacted us. If they’re you’re horses, please go get them.

February 13, 2022 at 8:18 AM Today, Sunday February 13, 2022, is a No Burn day in western Nevada County and Sierra County due to expected fire weather.

February 12, 2022 at 2:30 PM Units have located the reported burn on Pear Valley, fire is behind the house. It’s a burn pile, not escaped. Canceling incoming units.

February 12, 2022 at 2:23 PM Possible escaped burn on Clipper Gap near Ponderosa, or possibly Pear Valley Lane, units dispatched.

February 12, 2022 at 2:12 PM Report of an escaped burn pile on San Simeon Court northeast of Cascade Shores. Forest Service units at scene.

February 12, 2022 at 1:06 PM Gusty winds and increased Fire Weather conditions Tue-Wed. Warm temperatures through this weekend with record highs possible. Gusty winds Tuesday – Wednesday may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages. Winds begin increasing late Monday from the south to west direction, shifting to the north to east and peaking Tuesday into Wednesday. With record heat this week and drying fuels, we could see increased fire weather concerns Tuesday – Wednesday.

February 11, 2022 at 8:15 PM Tomorrow, Saturday February 12, 2022, is a No Burn day in western Nevada County and Sierra County due to expected fire weather.

February 11, 2022 at 5:26 PM Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is rescinded, it is still highly recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask while in public spaces.

February 11, 2022 at 3:47 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 108 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,513 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,814 are active. Twenty-one people are hospitalized – three in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the total death toll to 132 since the start of the pandemic.

62,403 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.3% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,418 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,538+10
18-292,461+9
30-392,862+16
40-492,282+18
50-642,995+13
65+2,371+35
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.

February 11, 2022 at 2:52 PM Reported smell of gas in a home on Banner Quaker Hill Road near Pasquale Road in the Cascade Shores area. Units dispatched.

February 11, 2022 at 2:27 PM Hwy 49 near Combie is clear again, thanks to the reader who reported the update.

February 11, 2022 at 1:52 PM A vehicle with a blown-out tire is stranded in the northbound lane of Hwy 49 just south of Combie Road. Use caution in the area and reduce your speed (you’re coming up on traffic lights anyway.)

February 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM Homeowner on Meadow Drive has been educated and the burn pile has been extinguished.

February 11, 2022 at 12:12 PM Engines dispatched to check a burn pile on Meadow Drive near Orzalli Road in the Peardale area. Today is a No Burn day.

February 11, 2022 at 11:47 AM Hit and run, no injuries reported, on Dog Bar Road near Krystal Court.

February 11, 2022 at 9:58 AM Gusty winds and increased fire weather conditions Tue-Wed – Also, chance of showers Mon-Tues. Winds begin increasing late Monday from the westerly direction, shifting to the east and peaking Tuesday into Wednesday. Locally breezy winds continue Thursday.

February 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM Week 2 of 12: Getting ready for peak fire season – Your way out and the emergency plan

February 10, 2022 at 10:03 PM Friday, February 11, 2022, is a No Burn day in western Nevada County and Sierra County due to expected fire weather

February 10, 2022 at 3:31 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 42 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,412 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,716 are active. Twenty-seven people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

62,381 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.3% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,321 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,528+5
18-292,452+4
30-392,846+4
40-492,264+4
50-642,982+12
65+2,336+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.

February 10, 2022 at 3:12 PM How would you rank Nevada County’s priorities? Take a look at the BOS objectives, then rank them in order of your priorities.

February 10, 2022 at 10:12 AM A trash bag on southbound Hwy 49 at the Hwy 174 off ramp is littering the left-hand lane.

February 10, 2022 at 6:42 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 9, 2022 at 9:14 PM The estimated restoration time for the 237 customers along Indian Springs has been updated to Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8:50 am.

February 9, 2022 at 6:26 PM The outage now extends to 237 customers with an estimated restoration time of 9:15 pm.

February 9, 2022 at 6:13 PM Power outage on Hogeland Ranch Road in Penn Valley off Maidu Trail. Thanks to reader Laura for the heads up. The outage is affecting 61 customers and several outages have been reported along Indian Springs Road as well. A trouble crew has been assigned.

February 9, 2022 at 5:03 PM A person is walking in the roadway on Rough and Ready Hwy near Stagecoach Way. Use caution.

February 9, 2022 at 4:33 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 81 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,371 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,676 are active. Thirty-one people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

62,358 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.3% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,199 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,523+11
18-292,448+5
30-392,842+11
40-492,260+16
50-642,970+12
65+2,324+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.

February 9, 2022 at 3:16 PM Non-injury accident on Buckeye Road near Chalk Bluff in Nevada City. Road is blocked (snow berms on both sides.)

February 9, 2022 at 11:01 AM A ladder in the roadway on eastbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive is creating a traffic hazard. Use caution and don’t trip!

February 9, 2022 at 9:49 AM Warm this week, potential for strong winds and increased fire weather conditions next week. Warm temperatures this week with record highs possible. ~65% chance of a strong north and east wind event (30+ mph in the Valley, 45+ mph in the mountains). Winds begin to pick up Monday peaking Tuesday and will begin to diminish Wednesday. With record heat this week and drying fuels we could see increased fire weather concerns with this event.

February 9, 2022 at 7:26 AM A burn pile is putting a lot of smoke into the Brunswick Basin.

February 9, 2022 at 6:16 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 8, 2022 at 3:57 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 36 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,298 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,606 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – one in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 130 since the start of the pandemic.

62,336 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.2% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,132 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,512+5
18-292,443+6
30-392,831+5
40-492,244+7
50-642,958+8
65+2,306+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.

February 8, 2022 at 3:21 PM Warm week ahead, potential for strong winds and increased fire weather conditions next week. Warm temperatures this week with record highs possible. Breezy north and east winds today – Wednesday night. Potential for stronger north and east winds early next week with increased fire weather conditions.

February 8, 2022 at 3:10 PM Power has been restored top the 419 customers.

February 8, 2022 at 1:54 PM Now 419 customers affected by a power outage along McCourtney Road, estimated restoration time is 4:30 pm. Trouble crew has been assigned.

February 8, 2022 at 1:44 PM Power outage reported by a reader on Polaris Drive. Not listed on the PG&E outage map yet.

February 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM Wood debris on southbound Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. As a a reminder, the free green waste drop-off events start March 11th, please hold on to the tree branches etc until then.

February 8, 2022 at 11:49 AM Enjoying the sunshine and taking a bath, Western Bluebirds at YubaNet HQ just now.

If anyone sees this trailer (license 4MC9612), please notify law enforcement immediately. The Senior Firewood Program is anxious to have it returned. Photo courtesy of Gold Country Senior Services

February 8, 2022 at 11:28 AM Trailer theft impedes Senior Firewood Program. “Sadly, our trailer was stolen recently by someone who broke into the locked yard,” announced Executive Director Janeth Marroletti. “The hardened chain lock was sheared off with bolt cutters. In addition, the storage shed was burglarized and our supplies went missing. If anyone sees this trailer (license 4MC9612), please notify law enforcement immediately. The Senior Firewood Program is anxious to have it returned. Update on the trailer description thanks to one of the volunteers: The box is 4 feet wide x 10 feet long and with the wire racks is 5 feet tall. It is a dump trailer with only a single axle. Most trailers in that size class are wider and shorter with double axles. It also has a tool box welded to the front , and had Senior Firewood decals on the sides.

February 8, 2022 at 11:01 AM Stay tuned for an afternoon weather forecast, including some not so good news for next week.

February 8, 2022 at 6:35 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 7, 2022 at 4:52 PM School bus stranded on Wolf Drive near Lime Kiln Road after a rock damaged the radiator. Five students on board.

February 7, 2022 at 4:37 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 227 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,262 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,568 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – two in ICU. Three additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 128 since the start of the pandemic.

62,324 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.2% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 32,102 booster shots have been administered.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,507+42
18-292,437+32
30-392,826+48
40-492,237+32
50-642,950+40
65+2,301+29
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.

February 7, 2022 at 6:52 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 6, 2022 at 1:09 PM

February 6, 2022 at 9:47 AM Sunny skies today with above normal high temperatures, breezy at times. Locally breezy north to east wind possible again today in northern portions of the Sacramento Valley, and in the foothills and mountains. Strongest wind through gaps and canyons and over ridges. Lighter wind expected Monday.

February 5, 2022 at 9:50 PM Firefighters have extinguished the vegetation fire on Marysville, reporting two patients needing medical attention.

February 5, 2022 at 9:44 PM Marysville IC reports firefighters have the vegetation portion of the fire about halfway lined. Both vehicles involved in the head on collision are fully engulfed.

February 5, 2022 at 9:40 PM Car accident on Marysville Road at Oregon Hill resulted in one fully engulfed vehicle. Now fire has spread into the vegetation, additional units dispatched.

February 5, 2022 at 8:18 AM In light of the hot ashes that caused a 1/4 acre fire on Cement Hill Road early this morning, here’s a reminder on how to handle hot ashes.

February 5, 2022 at 7:44 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 5, 2022 at 7:36 AM Northbound lanes blocked by an unspecified traffic hazard on Hwy 49 near La Barr Meadows Road. Use caution.

February 5, 2022 at 6:47 AM Mop-up is underway at the Cement Hill incident. Several units will be committed for at least an hour.

February 5, 2022 at 6:41 AM Forward progress has been stopped on the Cement incident. Likely cause is hot ashes.

February 5, 2022 at 6:37 AM A reminder, a full closure of Hwy 174 is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday between Race Street and Empire Mine Road in Grass Valley.

February 5, 2022 at 6:35 AM Firefighters are making good progress on the Cement incident.

February 5, 2022 at 6:21 AM One dozer and one additional engine dispatched to the Cement incident.

February 5, 2022 at 6:18 AM IC reports the fire is holding at about 1/4 acre in heavy fuels. Requested a hand crew, but none available in the unit.

February 5, 2022 at 6:05 AM Escaped burn pile, approximately 1/4 acre, off Cement Hill Road in Nevada City. No threat to structures. Units are at scene.

February 4, 2022 at 5:27 PM From the Clerk-Recorder’s Office: Effective Monday, February 7th the Clerk-Recorder and Elections departments will open to all in-person services. Masks will be required in the office to allow us to continue serving the community in a safe manner.

February 4, 2022 at 5:04 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 95 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 15,038 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,351 are active. Thirty-eight people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

62,212 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65.1% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 31,793 have received a booster shot.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,465+13
18-292,404+7
30-392,778+23
40-492,205+18
50-642,910+18
65+2,272+16
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.

February 4, 2022 at 2:32 PM Expect traffic delays at the Sutton Way intersection in Grass Valley after an accident. Emergency services at scene. Thanks to a reader for the photo.

February 4, 2022 at 1:28 PM Marina IC reports forward progress stopped, mop-up will take about an hour to 90 minutes.

February 4, 2022 at 1:17 PM Units are at scene on Marina Drive, reporting a little under 1/4 acre, they’ll have a line around this soon. Ground fire only with a slow rate of spread.

February 4, 2022 at 1:10 PM Report of a possibly escaped burn pile on Marina Drive near Rollins Lake, reported as 1/8th of an acre.

February 4, 2022 at 11:51 AM Two pups are waiting for their human on Julia Ranch Road off Jones Ridge Road. One a curly brown and white medium-sized dog, friendly. The other a white perhaps miniature poodle. Call Chuck at 530-273-7006 if that sounds like your dogs.

February 4, 2022 at 11:32 AM Warming trend this weekend, dry pattern persists. Outdoor weekend plans? Expect dry conditions and above normal temperatures this weekend across NorCal. Looking ahead, a warming trend will bring well above normal temperatures to NorCal over the weekend and into next week with no signs of precipitation in the forecast.

February 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM A big rig is stuck once again near the Bear River bridge on Dog Bar Road.

February 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM As promised, here’s step one in our series: Getting ready for peak fire season – let’s make a list (or two)

February 4, 2022 at 7:59 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road, no injuries reported but the roadway is blocked.

February 4, 2022 at 6:36 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 3, 2022 at 8:52 PM This morning’s wayward beagles are safely home.

February 3, 2022 at 5:38 PM Two-car accident, just south of the intersection of Hwy 49 and Lime Kiln Road. Emergency services at scene, the roadway is clear.

February 3, 2022 at 5:19 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 38 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 14,943 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,256 are active. Thirty-six people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

59,944 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.7% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,452+4
18-292,298+1
30-392,755+6
40-492,187+9
50-642,892+7
65+2,256+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.

February 3, 2022 at 1:52 PM Accident on the 13000 block of Moonshine Road, two cars involved.

February 3, 2022 at 12:41 PM Car vs a house porch, no injuries reported, on Bartlett Drive in Grass Valley. [Update: There is damage to the house]

February 3, 2022 at 11:53 AM Two young beagles are baying their little hearts out, probably looking for their humans on New Rome Road. They’ve run all through the Rock Creek canyon. If you are their human, try and get them back to safety. Last seen streaking by YubaNet HQ at the end of New Rome Road, running uphill.

February 3, 2022 at 8:38 AM Semi truck overturned on Ironwood Court near Darkhorse Drive. Extrication required, emergency services dispatched.

February 3, 2022 at 7:11 AM Today is a permissible burn day in 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. 

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.

February 2, 2022 at 8:13 PM The SR-174 closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday between Race Street and Empire Mine Road. Message boards will alert motorists of the closures and to seek alternate routes. The full closure is required in order to place a crane on the highway to assist with the removals.

February 2, 2022 at 7:05 PM Tow truck dispatched for a car stranded on southbound Hwy 49 at the Independence Trailhead.

February 2, 2022 at 7:02 PM Units at scene on High Street can handle with one additional engine. Canceling Pike City and Camptonville resources.

February 2, 2022 at 6:55 PM Units dispatched to a 20 by 30 ft fire on High Street near San Francisco Street in North San Juan.

February 2, 2022 at 3:35 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 112 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 14,911 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,229 are active. Thirty-three people are hospitalized – seven in ICU. One additional fatality has been recorded, bringing the death toll to 125 since the start of the pandemic.

62,158 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 31,507 have received a booster dose.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,448+18
18-292,397+9
30-392,749+22
40-492,178+11
50-642,885+24
65+2,251+26
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.

February 2, 2022 at 1:31 PM Generator fell off a truck and is sitting idle in the roadway on Hwy 20 at the McCourtney off ramp.

February 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM A couch hanging out in the roadway on Ophir Road near Wise Road just outside of Auburn. Use caution.

February 2, 2022 at 9:58 AM Reader report of a German Shepherd and another large dog in the roadway on Dog Bar Road near Wheeler Access Road. Please watch out for the pups.

February 2, 2022 at 9:17 AM Gusty north/east winds continue today, lingering winds late week. Today, in the Foothills: Northeast to East gusts from 15-30 mph; locally higher in wind-prone areas. Winds are not forecast to be as strong compared to yesterday/today for the rest of the week.

February 2, 2022 at 8:46 AM Reported water main break on Rough and Ready Hwy near Stagecoach Way. Use caution, there is enough water flowing onto the roadway to make cars hydroplane.

February 2, 2022 at 8:44 AM Report of a burn pile on Tierra Road in the Higgins area. Units at scene. Today is a No Burn day.

February 2, 2022 at 7:09 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. CAL FIRE has prohibited open burning this Wednesday due to fire danger.

February 1, 2022 at 7:52 PM NWS update: Eastern Pacific ridge will only continue to dominate the West Coast with dry conditions in the extended. Can’t rule out a few periods of breezy northerly winds under such synoptic setup. Cluster analysis provides solid confidence that the ridge will maintain residence through at least days 8-10 (February 8-10). Approximately 75 percent of the individual European ensemble members are completely dry for Sacramento through February 14. Ensembles are our best tool with diagnosing the range possible outcomes in the far extended, and unfortunately they continue to largely favor little or no precip through mid-month.

February 1, 2022 at 4:15 PM Per CAL FIRE NEU: The understory burn scheduled for Wednesday in Colfax is cancelled due to forecasted high winds. We are planning for Tuesday the 8th as a primary and Wednesday the 9th as a secondary date.

February 1, 2022 at 2:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 119 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 14,801 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,122 are active. Thirty-one people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

62,126 Nevada County residents are vaccinated, 65% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 31,430 of the vaccinated residents have received a booster shot.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,430+19
18-292,388+11
30-392,727+21
40-492,167+19
50-642,861+26
65+2,225+23
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.

February 1, 2022 at 1:23 PM Power has been restored, all three outages have been cleared by crews.

February 1, 2022 at 12:38 PM Multiple power outages affecting 8,144 customers in Nevada County and neighboring Yuba County. PG&E crews assigned. Estimated time of restoration is 3:30 pm.

February 1, 2022 at 11:42 AM Traffic hazard on Pleasant Valley Road at Lake Wildwood Drive – unknown what the hazard is.

February 1, 2022 at 8:46 AM A large box in the fast lane on southbound Hwy 49 just south of the Gold Flat off ramp. Is it drop your packages anywhere day? Secure any cargo, especially with today’s gusty winds.

February 1, 2022 at 8:34 AM A package filled with foam, or maybe life vests, on eastbound Hwy 20 near the McCourtney off ramp. Not the best spot, use caution in the area.

February 1, 2022 at 7:57 AM Gusty north/east winds through tomorrow. Strongest winds this afternoon – Wednesday afternoon. Dry weather continues through the week, and likely into next week.

February 1, 2022 at 7:23 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. CAL FIRE has prohibited open burning this Tuesday due to fire danger.

February 1, 2022 at 7:02 AM Reader Zachary reports a very sweet black and white bulldog at the Chevron on East Main Street in Grass Valley with a green paracord collar. Are you missing your pup?

February 1, 2022 at 12:02 AM You can find last month’s log here.