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April 30, 2022 at 8:46 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 29, 2022 at 9:52 PM From reader Scott: Pokey, the pointy-nosed rat terrier is safely back in Connie’s arms. Everyone is breathing a sigh of relief (and/or shaking with relief now the adrenaline has flowed.) Thank you ever so much, and please thank the readers, people really can be amazing.

April 29, 2022 at 9:11 PM Thanks to reader Scott for caring: A lady’s dog escaped her yard this evening, Friday, 8pm (from near the intersection of Retrac Way and Wolf Drive.) Dog is a small (18lbs) mostly white Rat Terrier, named Pokey. If anyone sees her, would they please call Connie asap at 530-268-8209. Thank you very much.

April 29, 2022 at 5:17 PM To protect natural and cultural resources, and to provide for public safety, dispersed camping will be restricted on Tahoe National Forests lands along Highway 20 from May 2nd, 2022 – May 2nd, 2025. The restrictions are for dispersed camping only and do not apply to developed campgrounds.

April 29, 2022 at 4:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,240 cases since the start of the pandemic, 46 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,628
18-292,551
30-392,977
40-492,395
50-643,129
65+2,556
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.

April 29, 2022 at 3:01 PM First unit at scene reports this is not a vegetation fire but multiple burn piles. Canceling the response.

April 29, 2022 at 3:00 PM Vegetation fire in Newcastle on Indian Hill Road near Newcastle Road, units dispatched.

April 29, 2022 at 1:13 PM Debris in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 20 at Melody and more debris on northbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp. Use caution in the area and if you are transporting debris, cover the load!

April 29, 2022 at 11:51 AM Geese (and goslings) in the roadway on Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road. Slow down like the reader who let us know that Caltrans, NevCo Animal Control and fire are trying to shepherd the geese safely across the roadway. A great example of share the road. Thanks for caring.

April 29, 2022 at 11:08 AM Car vs fence on Combie Road. The roadway is clear, unknown if any injuries to driver.

April 29, 2022 at 10:39 AM Warmer temperatures and breezy Valley winds on Tuesday. Breezy winds may cause impacts to unsecured items, including temporary structures. Dry northerly wind gusts 20 to 35 mph in the Valley.

April 29, 2022 at 6:53 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 28, 2022 at 9:17 PM Two-car accident, no injuries reported, on Dog Bar Road south of Wheeler Acres Road. Emergency services at scene.

April 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM Traffic hazard on southbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive off ramp, CHP reports the off ramp blocked by a foam mattress pad.

April 28, 2022 at 11:35 AM Traffic hazard on westbound Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road. Whatever the hazard, reduce your speed and use caution.

April 28, 2022 at 9:01 AM Cooler today, warming up this weekend. We are seeing some increased onshore winds ahead of the trough and that will continue throughout the morning with breezy high Sierra winds continuing into the afternoon.

April 28, 2022 at 6:57 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 27, 2022 at 3:26 PM More lost ladders. Now the southbound lane of Hwy 49 at Hwy 20 in Nevada City has a ladder in the roadway.

April 27, 2022 at 3:17 PM An update from Empire Mine State Historic Park Visitor Center about the lost pup.

Animal Control just picked up the sweet pup and took her to Sammie’s Friends.

If you recognize her in the photo provided by the caring Visitor Center staff, please reach out to Sammie’s Friends at the Nevada County Animal Shelter (530) 471-5041.

April 27, 2022 at 2:39 PM It’s been a while, but there’s a ladder in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 near the Brunswick off ramp (again). Use caution.

April 27, 2022 at 1:30 PM

April 27, 2022 at 10:57 AM Thank you State Parks for caring! Black dog found roaming in front of the Empire Mine State Historic Park Visitor Center. Senior female, 4 white paws, very friendly. We are keeping her at the Park to keep her off E. Empire St. Please call us at 530 273-8522.

April 27, 2022 at 7:50 AM Traffic hazard on Park Ave Extension and Red Dog Road in Nevada City. Use caution in the area.

April 27, 2022 at 6:55 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 26, 2022 at 5:07 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 23 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,219 cases since the start of the pandemic, 31 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,627
18-292,544
30-392,977
40-492,389
50-643,127
65+2,551
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.

April 26, 2022 at 11:38 AM Trash debris over all lanes on westbound I-80 at the Weimar Cross on ramp.

Someone didn’t get the memo about “Don’t litter” so here’s a reminder from the forest critters. Thanks to Lake Tahoe USFS for the poster!

April 26, 2022 at 9:05 AM Dry and mild weather continues. Highs today will be a little cooler compared to Monday’s.

April 26, 2022 at 7:34 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 25, 2022 at 6:12 PM Lost dogs at Alta Sierra school. Young, black lab without collar and black /white with red collar, no tags. Thanks to reader Sarah for sharing.

April 25, 2022 at 6:06 PM Live now: Webinar on the Nevada County Courthouse

April 25, 2022 at 3:01 PM Non-injury accident on Alioto Drive in Alta Sierra, vehicle dangling over an embankment. Driver is out of the vehicle, emergency services at scene.

April 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM A reminder, the Nevada County Courthouse Webinar takes place today at 6:00 pm on Zoom.

A study on the Nevada City Courthouse facility is underway by the California Courts. A minimum of three options will be studied to analyze the feasibility of:

  • Renovating the existing Nevada City Courthouse.
  • Replacing all or part of the existing courthouse on the existing site.
  • Building a new courthouse in a new location.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LD152LkLSjqaoZJedxvKnQ

April 25, 2022 at 7:10 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 24, 2022 at 9:40 PM Several engines dispatched to check a burn pile on Bitney Springs Road near Starduster Drive.

April 24, 2022 at 2:35 PM One lane on westbound Rough and Ready Hwy at Rex Reservoir blocked after a two-car accident. Emergency services are at scene.

April 24, 2022 at 11:14 AM The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County has canceled the candidate forum for U.S. Congressional District 3, scheduled for April 28, due to lack of response by the candidates. Despite multiple attempts to contact the candidates, Scott Jones (R) was the only candidate who replied to the invitation. According to FCC and League regulations, when one or more candidates running for federal office is on the ballot, and only one candidate chooses to attend a forum, the forum may not be held.

April 22, 2022 at 8:41 PM Roadway is open again after a solo vehicle accident on You Bet Road and Lost Lake Road.

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April 22, 2022 at 5:36 PM A quick flash of a rainbow as seen from YubaNet HQ.

April 22, 2022 at 5:15 PM

April 22, 2022 at 4:04 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 31 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,196 cases since the start of the pandemic, 39 are active. Four people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,624
18-292,542
30-392,975
40-492,386
50-643,124
65+2,541
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.

April 22, 2022 at 3:09 PM

April 22, 2022 at 10:03 AM Quiet Weather Returns. We will see a few lingering light showers today mainly in the higher elevations but the impacts are expected to be minimal. Quiet weather then returns for the weekend and next week.

April 22, 2022 at 7:17 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 21, 2022 at 8:10 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 and Oak Drive. Overturned vehicle, no injuries reported.

April 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM Now a double rainbow from reader Marian.

April 21, 2022 at 5:26 PM A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of southeastern Sutter, northern Sacramento, southwestern Plumas, western Placer, southeastern Tehama, Butte, Yuba, southwestern Sierra and Nevada Counties through 6:00 pm

April 21, 2022 at 5:22 PM The rainbow show is on. Thanks to reader Scott Miller for sharing this one near the Gold Flat of ramp on Hwy 49.

April 21, 2022 at 5:17 PM Thanks to reader Marian for sharing this rainbow.

April 21, 2022 at 3:38 PM 47 customers out of power on Countryside Ranch Road and Harvey Road off Garden Bar Road in Nevada County. PG&E crew is assigned. No estimated time of restoration available yet.

April 21, 2022 at 3:25 PM A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern Yuba, southwestern Sierra and western Nevada Counties through 4:15 pm. At 318 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Rough And Ready, or near Grass Valley, moving north at 30 mph.

HAZARD: Winds in excess of 30 mph and half inch hail.

SOURCE: Radar indicated.

IMPACT: Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible.

Locations impacted include: Grass Valley, Lake Wildwood, Sweetland, Cherokee, Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, Cedar Ridge, Dobbins, Brownsville, Bald Mountain Summit, Challenge-Brownsville, Challenge, Rough And Ready, Pike, Alta Sierra, Camptonville, Frenchtown, Nevada City and Penn Valley.

April 21, 2022 at 3:19 PM

April 21, 2022 at 2:29 PM Tree across the roadway on the 1500 block of Magnolia Road near Dog Bar Road. Public Works has been notified.

April 21, 2022 at 1:40 PM

April 21, 2022 at 1:05 PM There’s nothing but a hound dog, running in the road on Bloomfield Court off North Bloomfield. Unknown if the pup is cryin’ all the time, but sure could use their human.

April 21, 2022 at 1:04 PM There’s a small dog running in the roadway on Rattlesnake Road near Turquoise Place, approx. 2 miles from Dog Bar Road. Please watch for the pup!

April 21, 2022 at 10:22 AM Significant late season winter storm today – Friday. Scattered thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning, small hail, and isolated funnel clouds, impacting outdoor activities and recreationists.

April 21, 2022 at 9:29 AM Power restoration time for the 21 customers off Banner Lava Cap has been pushed to 3:00 pm.

April 21, 2022 at 7:48 AM

April 21, 2022 at 6:53 AM Power outage affecting 21 customers on Sesame Street off Banner Lava Cap road. Estimated time of restoration is 8:15 am.

April 20, 2022 at 5:26 PM Solo vehicle accident on Tammy Way in Alta Sierra. Cars vs residence, emergency services dispatched.

April 20, 2022 at 4:55 PM Accident on Greenhorn Road near Brunswick Road, traffic is backing up. Emergency services dispatched.

April 20, 2022 at 1:46 PM A large outage affecting the Verizon system is reported on the West Coast. No ETA on restoration or cause at this time. Reports in Nevada County include, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley areas.

April 20, 2022 at 10:39 AM Significant late season winter storm late today – Friday. Heaviest precipitation Wednesday night – Thursday. Strongest winds over the northern and central Sacramento Valley and higher terrain. Scattered thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning, small hail, and isolated funnel clouds, impacting outdoor activities and recreationists late Thursday morning into the evening. Snow levels 5500-7000 feet, lowering to 4500-5500 by Thursday.

April 20, 2022 at 6:39 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 19, 2022 at 5:10 PM Non-injury accident on Pleasant Valley Road between Meadowwood Drive and Sanctuary Road. Passenger vehicle vs semi. Emergency services at scene.

April 19, 2022 at 4:16 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 10 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,171 cases since the start of the pandemic, 31 are active. One person hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,624
18-292,542
30-392,970
40-492,386
50-643,112
65+2,533
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.

April 19, 2022 at 12:11 PM Canceling the incoming units to the Mineral incident.

April 19, 2022 at 12:09 PM All units responding to the fire are to stage at their present location. This could be a prescribed burn in the same area.

April 19, 2022 at 12:07 PM Units in the area are reporting nothing visible at the campground. They will continue the search to locate the fire.

April 19, 2022 at 12:06 PM The Mineral incident was reported by State Parks, numerous resources have been assigned. The fire is off Iowa Hill Road, use caution in the area.

April 19, 2022 at 11:59 AM Report of a vegetation fire at the Mineral Bar campground in the Iowa Hill/Colfax area in Placer County. Units dispatched for a reported 1/2 acre on the west side of the canyon, moving uphill.

April 19, 2022 at 9:40 AM Significant late season winter storm Wednesday – Friday, showers today. Brief lull between storms late today into early Wednesday with light snow accumulations. Widespread rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and significant travel impacts over the Sierra Wednesday – Friday. Chance for thunderstorms today and Thursday.

April 19, 2022 at 7:36 AM Large branch in the roadway on Idaho-Maryland Road, one mile east of Brunswick Road.

April 19, 2022 at 7:26 AM A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants).  Never create a Smoke nuisance. For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  A CAL FIRE Burn Permit  is available at: https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/.

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.

April 18, 2022 at 9:35 PM Possible escaped debris burn on Starduster Lane near Bitney Springs Road. Units will check.

April 18, 2022 at 8:38 PM First unit at scene on Lake City Road reports car fire only, no extension to the vegetation. Units at scene can handle, canceling all other incoming resources.

April 18, 2022 at 8:22 PM Reported passenger vehicle fire with some extension to the vegetation on Lake City Road past Chablis Way on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

April 18, 2022 at 6:32 PM A roll of wire fencing is blocking both lanes on southbound Hwy 49 south of Rincon Way. use caution in the area. Waiting for the social media brouhaha it was a Nevada or Placer County idea. (hint: neither)

April 18, 2022 at 5:03 PM One westbound lane on I-80 at at Hwy 174 off ramp is now open. The slow lane is shut down from Secret Town to Colfax.

April 18, 2022 at 3:15 PM Westbound I-80 is shut down at Rollins because of the big rig accident. Expect delays.

April 18, 2022 at 3:02 PM Big rig fire on westbound I-80 near the Hwy 174 off ramp. Units at scene, requesting lanes to be shutdown for cleanup.

April 18, 2022 at 1:26 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped burn pile now a 30 by 30 spot, on Boca View Court in the Truckee area. Units dispatched.

April 18, 2022 at 12:52 PM

April 18, 2022 at 10:24 AM Quick-moving weather system late today through Tuesday, colder and wetter system Wed – Friday. Periods of rain, mountain snow, gusty winds and possible travel impacts over the Sierra this week. Brief lull between storms late Tuesday into early Wednesday with light snow accumulations. Slight chance for thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.

April 18, 2022 at 8:32 AM Ceanothus silkmoth, scientific name Hyalophora euryalus, has arrived – a harbinger of Spring.

Ceanothus silkmoth

April 18, 2022 at 6:53 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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 Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE IS 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.

April 17, 2022 at 5:05 PM First unit has arrived at scene on Highland Drive, reports a small 5 by 5 spot, already extinguished. Canceling incoming resources.

April 17, 2022 at 5:03 PM Escaped burn pile or ashes on Highland Drive off Rattlesnake Road. Reported as being 100 ft from a structure, units dispatched.

April 17, 2022 at 2:05 PM Overturned car on Alta Sierra drive near Kardale Court, one minor injury reported by emergency services at scene.

April 17, 2022 at 12:59 PM The burn day status has been changed. Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

April 17, 2022 at 12:42 PM First unit at scene on Bonanza Way reports a 10 by 10 pile, extinguished by homeowner. Canceling incoming resources.

April 17, 2022 at 12:36 PM Reported vegetation fire on Bonanza Way in Loma Rica, units dispatched. Escaped burn pile, reported as a 100 ft. by 100 ft. now by the homeowner.

April 17, 2022 at 10:16 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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 today (last day).

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.

April 16, 2022 at 10:27 AM Caltrans: All traffic on Interstate 80 and Highway 20 has been released. Chain controls remain in effect.

April 16, 2022 at 10:24 AM Rain, mountain snow and thunderstorms today, periods of unsettled weather next week. Valley and foothill showers today. Slight chance for thunderstorms this afternoon. Dry weather expected Easter Sunday. Periods of rain, mountain snow, and breezy winds next week.

April 16, 2022 at 9:50 AM

April 15, 2022 at 5:13 PM Accident on Golden Star Road near Norambagua Lane, vehicle vs bicyclist. Emergency services at scene.

April 15, 2022 at 2:37 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 9 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,144 cases since the start of the pandemic, 34 are active. Two people are hospitalized – both in ICU. Four additional fatalities have been reported, bringing the death toll to 140 since the start of the pandemic.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,621
18-292,539
30-392,964
40-492,383
50-643,108
65+2,525
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.

April 15, 2022 at 10:56 AM Rain and mountain snow tonight through Saturday, periods of unsettled weather next week. Mountain snow, gusty winds and travel impacts this afternoon through Saturday over the Sierra Valley and foothill showers tonight – Saturday. Slight chance for thunderstorms Saturday afternoon. Dry weather expected Easter Sunday. Periods of rain, mountain snow, and breezy winds possible for much of next week.

April 15, 2022 at 10:27 AM Reader Devan reports a large tan male Great Dane looking lost on Rocker Road just off Rough And Ready Road in Rough and Ready.

April 15, 2022 at 10:06 AM

April 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM The final installment in our series Getting ready for peak fire season – It takes a village is now live. The work is never quite done, but as a community we can prepare and be more resilient.

April 15, 2022 at 8:14 AM Solo vehicle accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Cedarsong Road between Nevada City and the Yuba River, units dispatched.

April 15, 2022 at 6:26 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 14, 2022 at 9:57 PM Tree hanging over the roadway on East Bennett Road near Diamond Court in Grass Valley, units at scene.

April 14, 2022 at 4:55 PM Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties.

April 14, 2022 at 4:10 PM Valley and foothill showers today and again Friday night – Saturday. Mountain snow with travel impacts through this evening and again Friday night through Saturday. Brief lull between storms Friday afternoon with light snow accumulations. Dry weather expected Sunday with additional rain and snow possible next week.

April 14, 2022 at 12:42 PM The roadway is blocked on Banner Lava Cap near Madrona Way by a tree across the roadway. Use caution in the area.

April 14, 2022 at 12:18 PM Change of plans: NID will host a drive-through Easter Egg Hunt on April 16

Mother Nature is not cooperating with Nevada Irrigation District’s plans for an Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Springs this Saturday. The meadow where the festivities are planned is very wet, and not safe for kids.

However, the Easter Bunny will not be undone! Sweet Easter treats will still be available via a drive-through egg hunt.

Here’s the revised plan: at 11:30 on Saturday April 16, NID will hand out candy at the gatehouse at Orchard Springs. Load up the family and hop … well drive … on down the bunny trail to the campground at 19085 Larsen Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945

April 14, 2022 at 12:14 PM Two-car collision on Loma Rica Drive at Grass Valley Avenue, units dispatched.

April 14, 2022 at 10:52 AM Hwy 20 near Washington Street is completely blocked by spun-out cars. Tow trucks have to wait for the plows to clear the roadway.

April 14, 2022 at 10:23 AM Multiple spinouts on Hwy 20 near Washington Road. CHP at scene.

April 14, 2022 at 9:41 AM

April 14, 2022 at 9:23 AM It’s “Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” – Thank you dispatchers! If you’d like to express your appreciation to our local dispatchers, why not send them a postcard? Get your kids involved, remind or teach them when to call 911 and have the whole family sign the cards. Details in the story.

Nevada County NCSO and ECC dispatchers

April 14, 2022 at 9:01 AM One lane one eastbound Hwy 49 near the Idaho-Maryland off ramp is blocked. CHP is at scene, waiting for the tow trucks.

April 14, 2022 at 8:40 AM Accident on eastbound Hwy 49 near the Idaho-Maryland off ramp, two vehicles involved. Fire and medical dispatched.

April 14, 2022 at 6:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 13, 2022 at 7:25 PM Rollover at the bridge over Greenhorn Creek near You Bet Road. All lanes on Greenhorn are blocked.

April 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM Power has been restored to the majority of the outage near Colfax.

April 13, 2022 at 6:33 PM Power outage affecting 913 customers in the Colfax to Gold Run area. Estimated restoration time is 9:15 pm, crew is assigned.

April 13, 2022 at 6:06 PM Reported small spot on fire, a 6 by 6 ft area on Marysville Road at Collins Lake Road. Units dispatched.

April 13, 2022 at 4:26 PM Rain and mountain snow through Saturday. Mountain snow with travel impacts this evening through Thursday and again Friday night through Saturday. Brief lull between storms Friday afternoon with light snow accumulations. Valley and foothill chances of showers spreading inland today and continuing to Saturday. Slight chance for Valley, foothill and mountain thunderstorms Saturday afternoon. Dry weather expected Sunday with additional rain and snow possible next week.

April 13, 2022 at 12:39 PM Large bedliner in the lanes between Hwy 20 and McKnight on Hwy 49. Use caution and check if the back of your truck looks bare…

April 13, 2022 at 10:12 AM A heads up for tomorrow: Champion Mine Rd. 05, west of Old Downieville Highway in Nevada City, will be closed to through traffic on April 14, 2022, for PG&E pole replacement. The closure will take place between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. All residents will have emergency access.

April 13, 2022 at 7:22 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 12, 2022 at 4:11 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 25 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,135 cases since the start of the pandemic, 29 are active. One person hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,618
18-292,539
30-392,962
40-492,383
50-643,1083
65+2,521
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.

April 12, 2022 at 11:33 AM KVMR got a call that there is a black Russian Wolfhound wandering around North Bloomfield, about one mile above Coyote St. Looks to be about 8 years old, very friendly, looking lost.

April 12, 2022 at 9:45 AM Duo of weather systems will bring rain and mountain snow mid to late week. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible Saturday afternoon. Valley and foothill showers mid to late week. Brief lull between storms Friday afternoon with light snow accumulations. Slight chance for Valley thunderstorms Saturday afternoon.

April 12, 2022 at 9:16 AM In a little over an hour yesterday, 142 lightning strikes were recorded from Plumas to El Dorado counties. The majority of the strikes were focused on Nevada, Placer and El Dorado counties, fortunately accompanied by at times heavy downpours. Check out the lightning maps here.

April 12, 2022 at 6:44 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 11, 2022 at 7:41 PM Accident on Combie Road in the Higgins area, units dispatched.

April 11, 2022 at 7:40 PM Roadway is clear, goose family is fine.

April 11, 2022 at 7:19 PM Two geese and their offspring are trying to cross the intersection of Hwy 49 and 20 in Grass Valley near Empire Street. Deputies are on site, they have secured a gosling, the two adult geese are of course trying to get their offspring back. The ramp is blocked at this time for animal control to secure the flock and give them a ride to a safer location. Please be patient.

April 11, 2022 at 4:03 PM Possible escaped burn pile on Bitney Springs Road. Report of smoke only, no flames. Units dispatched.

April 11, 2022 at 2:25 PM CHP is reopening Hwy 49 at Allison Ranch Road in Grass Valley. Northbound lanes are fully open, southbound lanes will be opened momentarily.

April 11, 2022 at 2:07 PM The down power line on Meadow View Drive in the Peardale area is resulting in a power outage affecting 54 customers. Estimated restoration time is 4:30 pm. Another 34 customers are out of power along Red Dog Road. Estimated time of restoration is 4:45 pm.

April 11, 2022 at 2:02 PM Three-car accident on Catherine Lane at Dorsey Drive in Grass Valley, Catherine Lane is blocked. Emergency services at scene.

April 11, 2022 at 1:31 PM Allison IC reports one fatality at the accident. Air ambulance has been canceled. No further information will be posted until next of kin have been notified.

April 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM Firefighters have completed extrication on all three vehicles on Hwy 49 near Allison Ranch Road. Caltrans requested with chain saws and sweepers to clear the tree out of the roadway.

April 11, 2022 at 1:21 PM CHP, NCSO and GVPD at scene on Hwy 49. Southbound Hwy 49 is closed at McKnight and northbound at La Barr Meadows. Use alternate routes and expect long delays.

April 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM Units at scene on Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows reports three vehicles damaged, one critical patient and other minor injuries. Air ambulance on order.

April 11, 2022 at 1:14 PM Power lines down on Meadow View Drive in the Peardale area.

April 11, 2022 at 1:10 PM Hwy 49 is blocked at La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley, tree has fallen across all lanes, possibly on multiple cars. Emergency services at scene.

April 11, 2022 at 1:04 PM

April 11, 2022 at 12:23 PM Narrow lightning band currently over the North San Juan and North Columbia area, accompanied by small hail.

April 11, 2022 at 11:51 AM

April 11, 2022 at 10:56 AM Power outage for 28 customers on Monte Vista Drive off Newtown Road in Nevada City. Estimated time of restoration is 3:00 pm.

April 11, 2022 at 10:02 AM

April 11, 2022 at 8:02 AM Mountain snow, cold temperatures and breezy winds early this week, unsettled weather late week. Gusty winds may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages. Slight chance for thunderstorms with small hail this afternoon and evening. Freezing temperatures possible early Tuesday morning in the northern Sacramento Valley.

April 11, 2022 at 7:54 AM

April 11, 2022 at 7:31 AM A pole across the lanes on Hwy 49 at Oakhurst Drive in south county.

March 21, 2022 at 7:10 AM CHP Chain Control: I-80 is R2 Truckee to Cisco Grove in both directions. Trucks are minimum.

April 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM Today is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County and all of Plumas and Sierra counties.

April 9, 2022 at 5:47 PM

April 9, 2022 at 3:49 PM Units at scene on Glen Meadow Drive report only an old, extinguished burn pile. Nothing showing in the area.

April 9, 2022 at 3:46 PM Third-hand report of a fire in a yard on Glen Meadow Drive in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

April 9, 2022 at 3:38 PM Reignited brush pile on Woodruff Lane in Loma Rica, Yuba County. Units at scene report about one acre, taking action now.

April 9, 2022 at 9:32 AM Gusty winds and fire weather concerns this weekend, mountain snow Monday. Gusty winds may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages today and Sunday. Locally heavy snow showers possible Monday afternoon with limited visibility. Highest snow totals from around I-80 south. 7-14 inches for elevations above 4,000 feet, light accumulation possible down to 3,000 feet.

April 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM No Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are planned for the next week or longer.

April 8, 2022 at 5:35 PM Tomorrow, April 9th 2022, will be a No Burn Day in western Nevada County and all of Plumas and Sierra counties.

April 8, 2022 at 4:29 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 22 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,116 cases since the start of the pandemic, 34 are active. One person hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s  schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,618
18-292,537
30-392,959
40-492,380
50-643,103
65+2,515
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.

April 8, 2022 at 4:24 PM Solo vehicle accident on Allison Ranch Road, vehicle lost a tire and veered off the roadway.

April 8, 2022 at 3:22 PM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Use caution, one lane is partially blocked.

April 8, 2022 at 12:11 PM

April 8, 2022 at 11:16 AM Getting ready for peak fire season – Decisions, decisions. In this installment of our series we’re taking a deeper dive into decisions made before, during and after an incident. You have a major part to play in an emergency and decisions you make beforehand can influence the outcome.

April 8, 2022 at 9:44 AM Gusty wind and fire weather concerns this weekend, mountain snow Monday. Gusty and dry winds this weekend. Elevated fire weather conditions this weekend due to gusty winds. Weather system will bring foothill & mountain snow, scattered Valley rain, & much cooler temperatures early next week.

April 8, 2022 at 8:11 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will continue work today on unit D at Bear Trap on the San Juan Ridge off Cruzon Grade. Yesterday, they Burned 37 of the 67 acres planned. No holding concerns, everything is holding nice in the unit.

April 8, 2022 at 7:33 AM Per the CHP log, a man is walking on the right-hand side of southbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive and was threatening to hit vehicles with a large stick. Unknown how far he will go with this big stick diplomacy.

April 8, 2022 at 7:15 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 7, 2022 at 8:21 PM Driver injured in the solo vehicle accident on Tyler Foote per units at scene, additional resources dispatched.

April 7, 2022 at 8:17 PM Vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Road near Hyatt Road on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

April 7, 2022 at 3:51 PM Defective traffic signals on Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road. Some drivers have a defective understanding of traffic rules and are running the red lights. Use extreme caution in the area.

April 7, 2022 at 2:58 PM 273 customers remain out of power after the vehicle into a pole accident on Marysville Road in Dobbins. Crews are on site, replacing the pole and down wires. Estimated time of restoration is 2:00 am tonight.

April 7, 2022 at 2:50 PM Thanks to reader Keith for sharing this photo taken at the spring on Dog Bar just down the hill from Alta Sierra.

April 7, 2022 at 2:02 PM

April 7, 2022 at 1:47 PM Crews are making access to the escaped burn pile on Blue Oak Ranch Road, no threat to structures in the area.

April 7, 2022 at 1:24 PM Fire on Marysville Road has been extinguished by locals, unit at scene reports.

April 7, 2022 at 1:15 PM Escaped burn pile on Blue Oak Ranch Road in the North Auburn area, units dispatched.

April 7, 2022 at 1:14 PM Anther report of a possible vegetation fire on Marysville Road across from Loma Rica Road.

April 7, 2022 at 11:30 AM The prescribed burn in the Bear Trap area near Cruzon Grade on the San Juan Ridge is underway. The burn will continue for several days. Full details here.

April 7, 2022 at 10:48 AM Units at scene on Marysville Road report a car hit a power pole, lines are down and sparked a small spot.

April 7, 2022 at 10:36 AM Reported vegetation fire on Marysville Road near Frenchtown Dobbins Road in the Oregon House area, power lines are reported down. Units dispatched.

April 7, 2022 at 9:42 AM April weather! Very warm high temperatures today – Fri. Gusty winds and fire weather concerns this weekend, mountain snow Monday. Gusty winds may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages Saturday and Sunday. 2-8 inches for elevations above 4,000 feet, light accumulation down to 3,500 feet Monday night.

April 7, 2022 at 6:53 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 6, 2022 at 9:39 PM Car fire on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive, units dispatched.

April 6, 2022 at 4:26 PM Passenger vehicle fire in North San Juan on Tyler Foote Road near Mother Truckers, units dispatched.

April 6, 2022 at 2:12 PM Tree branch on the blind corner of Cement Hill and Wet Hill Roads in Nevada City. Public Works has been notified.

April 6, 2022 at 10:24 AM A large piece of carpet is creating a traffic hazard at the Cedar Ridge Y on Hwy 174. Note: The highway is not rated as a flying carpet runway.

April 6, 2022 at 10:16 AM Heads up for a road closure between April 7th, 2022 and August 1st, 2022. During this period, a section of Hammonton Smartsville Road will be closed. There will be signage and posted detours.

April 6, 2022 at 9:26 AM Very warm high temperatures today through Friday, gusty wind and fire weather concerns this weekend. Elevated fire weather conditions today and this weekend week due to gusty winds. Foothills and mountain snow showers possible on Monday. Much cooler temperatures early next week.

April 6, 2022 at 6:22 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 5, 2022 at 9:00 PM Non-injury accident on Hudson Way near Rock Creek Road north of Nevada City.

April 5, 2022 at 4:55 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since the last report. Out of 16,098 cases since the start of the pandemic, 21 are active. One person hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) will be updating its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays. This reporting change will align with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) data dashboard’s schedule, as some of NCPHD’s dashboard data comes from the state. NCPHD will continue to monitor daily data trends, and make appropriate alterations to the COVID-19 dashboard in the future as appropriate.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,613
18-292,538
30-392,959
40-492,377
50-643,097
65+2,510
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.

April 5, 2022 at 11:33 AM Solo vehicle accident on Ridge Road near Rough and Ready Hwy. Units dispatched.

April 5, 2022 at 5:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 4, 2022 at 5:07 PM Thanks to reader Marian for this reminder: A friendly reminder to our fellow horse owners. With the upcoming fire season, now is a great time to prepare for possible evacuation by practicing loading/unloading so that the process will be easy and seamless should an emergency arise. Also make please make sure your tow vehicle and trailer are in good working order. Stay safe and stay horsey!

April 4, 2022 at 11:54 AM Brewer IC reports an oak tree next to the pile has caught fire, units to continue in.

April 4, 2022 at 11:50 AM First unit at scene on Brewer reports a small escaped burn pile, approximately a 10 by 10 ft. spot only. Burning at a slow rate of spread in grass, no threat to structures.

April 4, 2022 at 11:46 AM Reported escaped burn pile on Brewer Road, units dispatched.

April 4, 2022 at 10:13 AM Traffic hazard on Nancy Way at Brewer Road, units dispatched.

April 4, 2022 at 9:28 AM Very Warm High Temperatures Wednesday through Friday. Elevated fire weather conditions Tuesday – Wednesday and early next week. North wind gusts up 20 to 30 mph in the Valley, locally 35 mph Tuesday into Wednesday. Possible breezy pattern develops late this week into early next week leading to potential fire weather concerns.

April 4, 2022 at 7:04 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 3, 2022 at 6:30 PM Good news for the found pup, he has been reunited with his humans.

April 3, 2022 at 2:35 PM A dresser in the middle of the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Not a good place for a yard sale, use caution.

April 3, 2022 at 2:30 PM Accident on Hwy 174 near Best Friends Animal Clinic. Emergency services at scene.

April 3, 2022 at 11:18 AM Reader Brett found this pup running on Wet Hill Road in Nevada City at about 10:30 last night. “He’s an unfixed black wire-haired-type terrier. Maybe 8-10 pounds. Very young, maybe less than a year? He is wearing a new blue collar and has no tags. He is sweet and friendly and well behaved.” If this is your pup, please contact Brett at (530) 205-8779.

April 3, 2022 at 10:47 AM A low-hanging branch on southbound Hwy 49 at Crestview Drive in Grass Valley could potentially cause issues for taller vehicles. Caltrans has been notified.

April 3, 2022 at 10:35 AM As a reminder, KVMR’s 2022 Caravan of Love will depart at 12:30pm from the Rood Center and head down West Broad Street, onto Broad Street, and through Downtown Nevada City making its way to Grass Valley. Parade route maps will be distributed at 12pm at the event. Each participant will also be given a commemorative KVMR Caravan of Love sticker.

April 2, 2022 at 4:28 PM Escaped burn pile on Nugget Drive, reported by homeowner to be a 50by 20 ft. pile out of control in the Foresthill area. Units dispatched.

April 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM Thanks to reader Dylan for sharing these photos of Rock Creek near North Bloomfield.

April 2, 2022 at 8:38 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 1, 2022 at 9:13 PM Vehicle vs tree on Red Dog Cross Road near Banner Lava Cap, emergency services at scene.

April 1, 2022 at 4:23 PM Three-car accident on southbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Emergency services dispatched.

April 1, 2022 at 4:20 PM A horse trough somehow ended up in the roadway on Rough and Ready Hwy near Rex Reservoir.

April 1, 2022 at 2:37 PM Rocks dropped all over the roadway on Hwy 20 at Harmony Ridge Road. Use caution in the area of this Hansel and Gretel reenactment.

April 1, 2022 at 12:13 PM

April 1, 2022 at 11:28 AM Heads up for the weekend in the Lake Vera area: On Saturday a prescribed burn is slated to take place on New Rome Road and on Sunday First Rain Farm off Rock Creek Road will continue their prescribed burn if all conditions are right.

April Fool’s 2022 at 8:21 AM There will be no more bird pictures on Happening Now – birds aren’t real. They’re cleverly disguised government drones spying on unsuspecting residents and recharge while sitting on those newly strung power lines. Pay attention, especially to today’s date!

April 1, 2022 at 7:48 AM Seasonable temperatures this weekend, heating up late next week. Mostly dry conditions for interior northern California with
seasonably warm temperatures continue into next week. Record
highs possible next week Thursday and Friday.

April 1, 2022 at 7:35 AM

April 1, 2022 at 7:20 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, packaging materials, 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.

April 1, 2022 at 7:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.