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May 31, 2022 at 9:39 PM A few photos from the pride ceremony today in Nevada City.

May 31, 2022 at 5:55 PM There will be no recall of any of the five sitting Supervisors in Nevada County in 2022. Today was the deadline for recall proponents to submit signatures gathered for verification.

May 31, 2022 at 4:37 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 133 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,668 cases since the start of the pandemic, 154 are active. Three people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,662
18-292,592
30-393,051
40-492,445
50-643,231
65+2,683
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.

May 31, 2022 at 3:18 PM Shirttail IC reports the final size as .3 acres, the fire is fully contained.

May 31, 2022 at 2:53 PM Air Attack 230 is leaving the Shirttail incident, returning to Grass Valley. Ground resources are mopping up, they will be committed for 2-3 hours.

May 31, 2022 at 2:25 PM Tanker 89 is being released back to grass Valley.

May 31, 2022 at 2:24 PM The Shirttail fire is estimated at 0.5 acre, ground resources are at scene.

May 31, 2022 at 2:21 PM Once ground resources arrive at scene, Air Attack will release the tanker back to Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

May 31, 2022 at 2:16 PM Ground resources are still being guided in by Air Attack to the Shirttail Fire. The unpaved dirt road and driveways branching off in all directions make access difficult. The fire is mostly extinguished and forward progress stopped.

May 31, 2022 at 1:55 PM Tanker 89 remains over the Shirttail fire while Air Attack 230 is guiding in engines.

May 31, 2022 at 1:47 PM The Shirttail fire is off Kings Hill Road, in the Iowa Hills area. Approximate location is marked with a red dot on the map below.

May 31, 2022 at 1:39 PM Air Attack reports the escaped burn pile on Iowa Hill Road is about 1/2 acre, bordered by road on one side. This will be the Shirttail incident. Firefighters are making good progress with line construction.

May 31, 2022 at 1:31 PM Unattended burn pile reported on Lime Kiln Road in Grass Valley, units at scene.

May 31, 2022 at 1:24 PM Reported possible vegetation fire, Wolf Mountain lookout reports a white column, possible burn piles, in the Iowa Hill area. Air Attack 230 and ground resources dispatched.

May 31, 2022 at 11:01 AM Power has been restored to the majority of customers on the affected circuit in the Penn Valley area.

May 31, 2022 at 10:48 AM Smoke reported on Canyon Way in Colfax, patrol dispatched to check.

May 31, 2022 at 10:35 AM Power outage in the Penn Valley/Lake Wildwood area, affecting 847 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 1:45 pm today.

May 31, 2022 at 9:31 AM Vehicle down the hill on Hwy 174 at Laws Ranch Crossing Road, occupants are out of the vehicle.

May 31, 2022 at 9:15 AM Moderate heat risk Wednesday, cooler with a chance of widespread rain showers this weekend. Locally gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity may lead to easier fire starts. Possibility of widespread rain showers this weekend with very high snow levels, generally over 10,000 feet.

May 31, 2022 at 6:48 AM Quiet start to the day – no power outages or accidents to report. No fires either.

May 30, 2022 at 3:29 PM All units released from the Bennett incident.

May 30, 2022 at 3:08 PM Small grass fire at the intersection of Bennett Street and Hansen Way on Grass Valley. Emergency services at scene.

May 30, 2022 at 11:39 AM Small smoldering pile of leaves on Hansen Lane off Hwy 174. Units at scene.

May 30, 2022 at 9:59 AM A tent on Old Nevada City Hwy at Banner. Fully deployed – in the wrong location. Given the forecast wind gusts, this is a traffic hazard. Thanks to reader Sean for sending this in.

May 30, 2022 at 9:33 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions today and Tuesday. Above normal temperatures with moderate Heat Risk Wednesday. Cooler with a chance of light precipitation this weekend.

May 30, 2022 at 7:30 AM Possible tau Herculid meteor shower tonight. “This is going to be an all or nothing event. If the debris from SW3 was traveling more than 220 miles per hour when it separated from the comet, we might see a nice meteor shower. If the debris had slower ejection speeds, then nothing will make it to Earth and there will be no meteors from this comet,” Cooke said.

May 30, 2022 at 7:07 AM Units are being released from the Rough incident.

May 30, 2022 at 6:48 AM Smoke from the Rough incident is still visible over the area. Firefighters are mopping up the incident now.

May 30, 2022 at 6:40 AM Forward progress of the Rough fire has been stopped.

May 30, 2022 at 6:33 AM The Rough incident is burning in heavy brush and timber in the vicinity of Slate Creek, the cause is under investigation.

May 30, 2022 at 6:31 AM Firefighters are making progress, no threat to structures at this time.

May 30, 2022 at 6:23 AM Units are at scene of the Rough incident.

May 30, 2022 at 6:16 AM Reported vegetation fire near Rough and Ready Hwy and Mountaineer Trail, units dispatched.

May 29, 2022 at 5:59 PM Many thanks to reader Jeff for sharing these photos of a Bald Eagle at Bridgeport.

May 29, 2022 at 4:28 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 at Moonshine Road, caller will be on the shoulder to flag down emergency services.

May 29, 2022 at 10:47 AM Breezy northeasterly winds return early this week; strongest Monday morning and Tuesday morning. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new fires. A Red Flag Warning has been issued, the Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

May 28, 2022 at 2:39 PM A Fire Weather Watch has been issued from 11 AM Monday, May 30 to 5 PM Tuesday, May 31 for much of the Sacramento Valley, the northern San Joaquin Valley, Delta, and portions of the foothills.

May 28, 2022 at 10:01 AM A concrete slab with an 500-600 lbs a/c unit attached is causing a traffic hazard on Purdon Road near Murphy Road. The slab has been moved out of the roadway.

May 28, 2022 at 9:14 AM Isolated thunderstorms today, elevated fire weather conditions early next week. Isolated mountain thunderstorms possible today. Increased fire weather concerns for Monday and Tuesday. Minimum humidity values from 10-20% Monday and Tuesday.

May 28, 2022 at 8:27 AM Slightly below normal temperatures today.

May 27, 2022 at 4:31 PM

May 27, 2022 at 3:27 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 46 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,570 cases since the start of the pandemic, 191 are active. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,652
18-292,578
30-393,037
40-492,445
50-643,204
65+2,650
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.

May 27, 2022 at 1:46 PM Vehicles are being moved off the road, Hwy 20 will reopen shortly. In the meantime, use an alternate road.

May 27, 2022 at 1:33 PM Accident on eastbound Hwy 20 at Pleasant Valley Road, three vehicles involved. Units dispatched to check for injures.

May 27, 2022 at 11:31 AM Isolated thunderstorms Saturday, breezy and dry early next week. Cooling trend today through Sunday. Isolated mountain thunderstorms possible Saturday, Monday and Tuesday locally gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new fires.

May 27, 2022 at 10:11 AM Tanker 90 is training over the Yuba canyon, there is no fire at this time.

T 90 over YubaNet HQ

May 27, 2022 at 9:11 AM Diva, our resident Red-shouldered hawk, is taking off to get an early start on her weekend.

May 26, 2022 at 4:38 PM Vehicle vs tree on the 14000 block of Rough and Ready Hwy, emergency services dispatched.

May 26, 2022 at 1:42 PM Accident on McKnight, at LaBarr/South Auburn, the intersection is blocked, emergency services dispatched.

May 26, 2022 at 11:55 AM Units at scene on Cottage are canceling all incoming units, small spot only.

May 26, 2022 at 11:48 AM Nothing showing in the Wolf Creek area on the cameras.

May 26, 2022 at 11:41 AM Reported vegetation fire, grass fire, on Cottage Hill Drive off Running M Drive in the Higgins area. Units dispatched.

May 26, 2022 at 9:26 AM Heads up: Please be advised that Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now paratransit services will not run on Monday May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

May 26, 2022 at 8:41 AM Thunderstorms this weekend, breezy and dry early next week. By Sunday, temperatures will be around 20-30 degrees cooler compared to yesterday. 10 to 20 percent chance of afternoon showers/thunderstorms in the mountains/foothills. Starting Monday, locally gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new fires.

May 26, 2022 at 8:17 AM Two-car accident on Hwy 20 at the Mill Street off ramp, emergency services dispatched.

May 25, 2022 at 9:42 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has cancelled the Heat Advisory. Temperatures have cooled into the low to mid 80s this evening for most areas and will continue to cool into the mid 50s to mid 60s by morning.

May 25, 2022 at 8:25 PM Many thanks to reader Michael for sharing this photo take at Lake Clementine. Can you feel the cool mist?

May 25, 2022 at 7:13 PM Solo motorcycle accident on southbound Hwy 49 at McKnight Way off ramp. Emergency services at scene.

May 25, 2022 at 4:42 PM Large water tanks on the right-hand side of southbound Hwy 49 at West Empire Street. Tanks are on their sides, Caltrans has been notified.

May 25, 2022 at 3:47 PM Units in the area have located a large burn pile on Jeannie Court off Val Verde. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel. Burn permits were suspended on Monday.

May 25, 2022 at 3:44 PM Reported vegetation fire on Val Verde Road in in South Placer. Units in the area attempting to locate.

May 25, 2022 at 12:33 PM An oak tree is down on southbound Hwy 49 near Heesche Ave in North San Juan, Public Works has been notified. The roadway is partially blocked.

May 25, 2022 at 9:40 AM Hot conditions today, cooling trend through Sunday. Isolated mountain showers/thunderstorms on Saturday. Dry and breezy conditions return early next week.

May 25, 2022 at 6:24 AM Remember to hydrate often today (and put some water out for the critters too.)

May 24, 2022 at 3:54 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 94 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,567 cases since the start of the pandemic, 147 are active. Two persons hospitalized – none in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,652
18-292,578
30-393,036
40-492,444
50-643,203
65+2,650
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.

May 24, 2022 at 12:26 PM A semi truck is blocking the Brunswick Road on ramp on northbound Hwy 49. Traffic is backing up, try and use an alternate route if possible.

May 24, 2022 at 12:24 PM Power outage for 615 customers in the Rough and Ready/Bitnet Springs area persist, estimated restoration time is now 2:00 pm. 13 customers in the Pleasant Valley Road area are slated for restoration at 4:00 pm.

May 24, 2022 at 8:51 AM Widespread moderate heat risk and critical fire weather conditions through mid-week. Record high temperatures possible Today and Wednesday, temperatures will trend cooler Thursday into the Holiday Weekend. Critical fire weather conditions for the Valley and Foothills today and tomorrow. Back to dry and breezy conditions early next week.

May 24, 2022 at 6:39 AM Power outage affecting 974 customers in Rough and Ready and Bitney Springs/Pleasant Valley area since last night. Estimated time of restoration is noon today.

May 23, 2022 at 9:18 PM Power has been fully restored in the Penn Valley area.

May 23, 2022 at 8:51 PM 53 customers along Indian Springs Road remain out of power, their estimated restoration time is 9:05 pm.

May 23, 2022 at 7:36 PM Accident, vehicle off the embankment, on Mooney Flat Road at Pleasant Valley Road.

May 23, 2022 at 5:56 PM The outage for 2,105 customers south of Hwy 20 in the Penn Valley area now has a restoration time of 9:06 pm. 510 Customers north of Hwy 20 in the Rough and Ready area should have their power restored by 8:43 pm, according to the latest PG&E update.

May 23, 2022 at 4:37 PM A PG&E contract helicopter is assisting ground crews with power line inspection in the Rough and Ready area.

May 23, 2022 at 4:16 PM

May 23, 2022 at 4:15 PM Power has been restored to a portion of the 3,001 customers out in the Penn Valley/Rough and Ready area. Crews are patrolling the rest of the circuit before full restoration. There are still 2,615 customers out of power, estimated restoration time is between 5:00 and 5:15 pm tonight.

May 23, 2022 at 2:38 PM For an explanation why Enhanced Power Safety Settings cause larger outages, see here.

May 23, 2022 at 2:19 PM power outage on two circuits in the Penn Valley, Rough and Ready areas, again. Affecting 3,001 customers, estimated restoration time is 5:15 pm.

May 23, 2022 at 11:45 AM Smoke check in the Graniteville area, south of Graniteville. TNF firefighters dispatched.

May 23, 2022 at 11:34 AM Vehicle accident on Walker Drive at Butler Drive in Grass Valley. The roadway is partially blocked. Emergency services at scene,

May 23, 2022 at 11:26 AM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 near Moonshine Road and Oregon Creek. NSJ Fire will provide traffic control.

May 23, 2022 at 9:24 AM Critical fire weather conditions with widespread moderate heat risk through mid-week. Lighter north winds expected Wednesday afternoon but humidity remains low. Well above normal temperatures with Moderate Heat Risk through Wednesday. Record high temperatures possible Tuesday and Wednesday with areas of High Heat Risk.

May 23, 2022 at 8:45 AM A black and white cow, accessorized with a blue ear tag, is wandering in the roadway on the 13000 block of Rough and Ready Hwy. Use caution and give the bovine a wide berth.

May 23, 2022 at 7:56 AM The yearly reminder about what to do when you see smoke. An important rule: If you see flames or a huge smoke plume developing, call 911 before you call or text us! More tips in the story – please read and share.

May 22, 2022 at 10:17 PM Cal Fire has suspended all residential burn permits as of Monday, May 23. All residential burning is prohibited from Monday, May 23rd – on, until further notice.

May 22, 2022 at 9:23 PM Units at scene have located a burn pile in the area. Canceling all other incoming units. The burn pile is in compliance with current regulations. Starting tomorrow, the burn ban goes into affect.

May 22, 2022 at 9:12 PM Units in the area are checking to locate the reported burn piles.

May 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM Reported oversized burn pile on Green Acres Road off Hwy 174 between Shady Glad and the Bear River Bridge on the Colfax side. Units dispatched.

May 22, 2022 at 7:47 PM Accident, vehicle vs motorcycle on Pleasant Valley Road, 1/4 mile from Bitney Springs Road. Air ambulance on order.

May 22, 2022 at 4:16 PM Medical rescue near Hoyt’s Crossing, reported as a broken leg. NSJ, Consolidated and Sierra Nevada Ambulance dispatched. H20 helicopter on standby.

May 22, 2022 at 4:14 PM A moving truck with a flat tire is partially blocking the roadway on Dog Bar Road one mile south of Alta Sierra Drive. Use caution in the area.

May 22, 2022 at 2:27 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Monday to 8 PM PDT Tuesday. Breezy northerly winds combined with low relative humidity values will result in critical fire weather conditions late Monday morning through Tuesday evening. The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday concentrated along the western Sacramento Valley and into the Coastal Range foothills. Although winds will be lighter Monday night, overnight humidity recoveries will be poor, resulting in continued elevated fire weather conditions. On Wednesday, daytime humidity values will remain low in the single digits to teens with lighter winds.

May 22, 2022 at 11:56 AM Power has been restored to the Rough and Ready area.

May 22, 2022 at 11:26 AM PG&E helicopter has concluded the power line inspection in the Rough and Ready area. Now inspecting the Golden Fire area where 30 customers are still out of power.

May 22, 2022 at 9:58 AM The power outage in the Rough and Ready area continues to affect 602 customers. Latest PG&E update estimates full restoration at noon today.

May 22, 2022 at 9:24 AM Take a look at the photo gallery of the Armed Forces Day Celebration in Grass Valley. All photos by Penny P. Collins for YubaNet.

May 21, 2022 at 8:19 PM The power outage in the Rough and Ready/Penn Valley area has been reduced to one circuit, affecting 1,028 customers. Estimated restoration time is 9:05 pm.

May 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM Estimated restoration time for the 3,000 utility customers in the Penn Valley area has been updated to 7:15 pm.

May 21, 2022 at 2:40 PM Kimberly incident is terminated, releasing all units.

May 21, 2022 at 2:25 PM Units have arrived at scene in North Auburn at the Creekhaven incident. 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread. They can handle with resources at scene, crew to continue in, all other can cancel.

May 21, 2022 at 2:18 PM Reported vegetation fire on Creekhaven Court in North Auburn, started by a lawnmower. Units dispatched.

May 21, 2022 at 2:15 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Kimberly incident in Loma Rica.

May 21, 2022 at 2:07 PM Kimberly fire is burning in grass and oak woodlands, units at scene have kept the fire from reaching the outbuilding/barn.

May 21, 2022 at 2:03 PM First unit at scene reports one outbuilding immediately threatened, fire is burning uphill at a moderate rate of spread.

May 21, 2022 at 1:59 PM Reported vegetation fire, caused by a spark from equipment, on Kimberly Road near Dennis Drive in Loma Rica. Units dispatched.

May 21, 2022 at 12:37 PM Power outage affecting 3,000 customers in the Rough and Ready and Penn Valley areas. Estimated time of restoration is 3:45 pm. The circuit has Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings, meaning the whole circuit needs to be patrolled before being reenergized.

May 21, 2022 at 8:24 AM Elevated fire weather conditions through mid-week. Periods of breezy north winds, very low relative humidity, and drying fuels will lead to elevated fire weather conditions. Above normal temperatures today with moderate Heat Risk Sunday – Wednesday.

May 21, 2022 at 7:53 AM A reminder: Today, in the downtown business district, the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Grass Valley and the County of Nevada are proud to partner in hosting the inaugural Grass Valley Armed Forces Day Celebration from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event honors active-duty military personnel and announces the seven recipients of the Military Service Awards for 2022. There will be three flyovers over the Grass Valley Area: Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento will roar over town in a C-27J Spartan medium-range surveillance plane; a T-38 will fly up from Beale AFB; the Army National Guard will bring a UH-60 Black Hawk rescue helicopter. Free bus rides will make parking easier, thanks to Nevada County’s Transit Services.

May 20, 2022 at 5:33 PM Kapaka IC has sufficient resources at scene, canceling the hand crew.

May 20, 2022 at 5:18 PM Kapaka IC is canceling most of the resources still dispatched to the fire, first three engines to continue in. Forward progress has been stopped at under 3 acres.

May 20, 2022 at 5:15 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Kanaka Fire.

May 20, 2022 at 5:02 PM Update on the Kapaka Fire, estimated at 2 acres, burning at a moderate rate of spread in grass and oak woodlands. All resources to continue in.

May 20, 2022 at 4:59 PM Units at scene on Kapaka Lane report immediate threat to one structure, approximately 1 to 1.5 acres of vegetation involved.

May 20, 2022 at 4:50 PM Residential structure fire with extension to the wildland on Kapaka Lane in Wheatland between Beale AFB and Camp Far West. Numerous resources dispatched.

May 20, 2022 at 4:29 PM Unspecified traffic hazard on Hwy 20 at Rough and Ready off ramp. Use caution in the area.

May 20, 2022 at 3:05 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 66 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,474 cases since the start of the pandemic, 140 are active. One person is hospitalized in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,640
18-292,573
30-393,016
40-492,436
50-643,184
65+2,621
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.

May 20, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Yuba County Sheriff’s Office has sent a Wireless Emergency Alert out to the two zones under warning/mandatory evacuation. Some cell phones in Nevada County may have received the alert as well. It is only affecting residents in Yuba County next to the Golden Fire. Updates here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/golden/

May 20, 2022 at 10:21 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today. Critical fire weather conditions for the Valley and Foothills today; lighter north winds expected this weekend into next week but humidity remains low. Above normal temperatures into the weekend with moderate Heat Risk Sunday – Wednesday

May 20, 2022 at 7:16 AM Updates on the fire in the Camptonville area will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/golden/

May 20, 2022 at 6:53 AM Tahoe National Forest engines also responding to the fire.

May 20, 2022 at 6:46 AM Units at scene are requesting the closest dozer to respond.

May 20, 2022 at 6:43 AM The fire is south of Marysville Road, in the area of Celestial Valley and Ridge Road one structure involved with 1/2 acre of wildland burning at a moderate rate of spread. Additional units dispatched.

May 20, 2022 at 6:33 AM Reported possible residential structure fire with threat to the vegetation in the Camptonville area, units dispatched. No exact location yet.

May 19, 2022 at 8:13 PM All units dispatched for the smoke report in Penn Valley are returning to their quarters.

May 19, 2022 at 7:48 PM Firefighters continue to search the John Born area, so far nothing showing.

May 19, 2022 at 7:42 PM Smoke appears to have dissipated in the area of John Born and Two Sisters Lane in Penn Valley.

May 19, 2022 at 7:38 PM Smoke report, possible vegetation fire, on Two Sisters Lane off John Born Road in the Penn Valley area. Units dispatched.

May 19, 2022 at 5:46 PM Southbound Hwy 49 at Old Camptonville Road is blocked after an accident. Emergency services dispatched.

May 19, 2022 at 4:45 PM Construction sign blown into the roadway at McKnight Way on northbound Hwy 49.

May 19, 2022 at 4:10 PM CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba and Placer and Counties. This suspension takes effect Monday, May 23, 2022 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

May 19, 2022 at 2:29 PM Accident on Hwy 174 near Hansen Lane, vehicle vs tree. Emergency services dispatched.

May 19, 2022 at 10:02 AM As a reminder, Mosquito Fish Giveaway today from noon to 2:00 pm at the Rood Center. Full details here.

May 19, 2022 at 9:59 AM Overturned cement trailer, cement all over the roadway on Dog Bar Road near La Barr Meadows Road in the “S” curves. Public works notified, avoid the area at this time. The southbound lane on Dog Bar Road near Norvin is blocked.

May 19, 2022 at 9:06 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions today and Friday. Gusty north to east winds today – Friday, lighter winds expected this weekend into next week but humidity remains low. Confidence increased in gusty winds and critical fire weather conditions. Above normal temperatures into the weekend with moderate Heat Risk Sunday – Tuesday.

May 19, 2022 at 8:44 AM Units at scene at Union Hill Elementary report nothing showing, canceling incoming units.

May 19, 2022 at 8:42 AM Fire alarm at Union Hill Elementary School, units dispatched to check it out.

May 19, 2022 at 7:50 AM As a reminder, today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties due to forecasted fire weather conditions.

May 19, 2022 at 7:06 AM The increasing fire danger due to continued drought and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Counties. This suspension takes effect at 12:00 AM on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

May 18, 2022 at 8:04 PM

May 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM Tomorrow, Thursday, May 19th, is a No Burn day in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties.

May 18, 2022 at 4:39 PM Fire on Thousand Oaks Lane has been contained by units at scene. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

May 18, 2022 at 4:33 PM Vegetation fire, reported as a 100 by 100 spot, caused by welding on Thousand Oaks Lane in Smartsville, units dispatched.

May 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM Two-car collision at the McKnight off ramp on Hwy 49.

May 18, 2022 at 3:25 PM Vehicle over the embankment on Banner Lava Cap Road near Idaho-Maryland Road. Emergency services are at scene.

May 18, 2022 at 2:02 PM A bag of glass bottles in the roadway on Little Valley Drive near Alta Sierra Drive. Public Works has been notified, they’ll clean up another mess yet again.

May 18, 2022 at 1:46 PM A boat on a trailer has overturned on Pittsburg Road at Pittsburg Mine Road. All lanes are blocked, no injuries to humans reported.

May 18, 2022 at 10:53 AM No PSPS planned this week, but expect safety settings to kick in. No Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are planned for the next week or longer, according to the PG&E PSPS forecast. However, Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) will be enabled.

May 18, 2022 at 10:48 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Thursday to 8 PM PDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect, it has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning.

May 18, 2022 at 9:03 AM Fire Weather Watch tomorrow and Friday, moderate heat risk today and early next week. Gusty north winds, low relative humidity, and drying fuels will lead to critical fire weather conditions for locations below 2,000 ft elevation. Gusty winds may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages. Unsecured items could be impacted, including temporary structures. Difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles.

May 18, 2022 at 6:29 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, 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 Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. 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. 

May 17, 2022 at 4:07 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 near Old Hwy 49 and Tyler Foote Crossing on the San Juan Ridge.

May 17, 2022 at 4:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 96 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,466 cases since the start of the pandemic, 105 are active. Two people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,646
18-292,573
30-393,015
40-492,440
50-643,178
65+2,610
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.

May 17, 2022 at 3:50 PM Loop IC reports the final acreage as 1.6 acres for the fire in Loma Rica, Yuba County.

May 17, 2022 at 3:48 PM Firefighters at scene on Gold Flat report the address is within city limits and nobody is in attendance of the burn pile. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

May 17, 2022 at 3:44 PM Units at scene of a small, smoldering pile on Gold Flat Road, they’re making access now.

May 17, 2022 at 3:40 PM Units dispatched to checked a reported burn pile on Gold Flat Road, no precise location given by caller.

May 17, 2022 at 3:04 PM Washington Ridge crew is at the Loop incident to expedite mop-up operations. The fire is contained, any incoming units can cancel.

May 17, 2022 at 2:49 PM Loop fire is burning in grass, brush and oak woodland. Forward progress has been stopped.

May 17, 2022 at 2:43 PM Dozer has arrived at the Loop fire in Loma Rica, still estimated at approximately 2 acres.

May 17, 2022 at 2:32 PM Loop IC reports best access off Loop Road, onto the property and behind the barn. Firefighters are starting to make good progress.

May 17, 2022 at 2:22 PM Reported vegetation fire on Loop Road just north of the Browns Valley Fire Department. Numerous resources assigned, reported size is several acres.

May 17, 2022 at 12:07 PM Per CHP Grass Valley: Expect the Dog Bar bridge to be closed until at least 7:00 PM tonight; use Hwy 49 and 174.

May 17, 2022 at 10:52 AM Great news! Happily, Spookley the black kitty reader Dave found has been reunited with his family after a two-month journey. He is now headed back home safe and sound.

May 17, 2022 at 10:25 AM This young Hummingbird was intently watching the Acorn woodpeckers attacking the new power poles with gusto. #LookingOutTheWindow

May 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM Critical Fire Weather Conditions Thursday and Friday, moderate heat risk tomorrow and early next week. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new or existing fires.

May 17, 2022 at 8:30 AM Screws loose in the turn lane to Hwy 49 on McKnight Way, creating a traffic hazard according to the CHP log.

May 17, 2022 at 8:06 AM Dog Bar bridge will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. After the (empty) big rig is removed, the bridge will need to be inspected for safety. Dog Bar Road is closed at Placer Hills on the Auburn side and at Magnolia on the Nevada County side.

May 17, 2022 at 6:56 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, 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 Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. 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. 

May 16, 2022 at 7:14 PM Tow truck requested for the car on Red Dog Road.

May 16, 2022 at 7:07 PM Vehicle at Red Dog Road overturned, extrication might be required.

May 16, 2022 at 7:02 PM Vehicle vs tree on Red Dog Road at the intersection of Banner Lava Cap. Units dispatched.

May 16, 2022 at 5:48 PM Units at scene are evaluating the single patient on Pleasant Valley Road, minor injuries only so far.

May 16, 2022 at 5:46 PM First unit at scene on Pleasant Valley Road reports the accident is just west of Birchville Road.

May 16, 2022 at 5:43 PM Updated information, now a motorcycle accident on Pleasant Valley Road.

May 16, 2022 at 5:38 PM Vehicle accident Pleasant Valley Road near Hwy 49. Units dispatched.

May 16, 2022 at 3:47 PM Caltrans just removed a couch and some other debris from Hwy 49 at Wolf Road. It may be Monday, but littering is uncool any day.

May 16, 2022 at 3:23 PM All units released from the unattended burn pile in Alta Sierra.

May 16, 2022 at 2:58 PM Units dispatched to a reportedly unattended burn pile on Bar Paw Place of East Lime Kiln Road in the Alta Sierra area. No threat to structures.

May 16, 2022 at 8:37 AM Elevated Fire Weather Concerns Thursday and Friday. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new or existing fires Thursday through Friday.

May 16, 2022 at 8:10 AM There is a law enforcement operation underway in the Penn Valley area along Indian Springs Road.

May 16, 2022 at 7:45 AM Reader Dave found this very sweet black kitty yesterday near Rough and Ready Hwy and Matas Wecks Drive in Rough and Ready. Are you missing your feline companion? You can contact Dave at 530 392 1518. Thanks for caring Dave!

May 16, 2022 at 6:54 AM A reminder, starting today at 9:00 am.

May 16, 2022 at 6:46 AM An abandoned car is blocking the roadway on Scotts Flat Dam Road at Scotts Flat Road.

May 16, 2022 at 6:29 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, 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 Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. 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. 

May 15, 2022 at 9:34 AM A reminder: It’s Eclipse Sunday!

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May 15, 2022 at 8:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, 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 Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required at this time. 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. 

May 14, 2022 at 3:35 PM Multiple cars parked on the 15600 block of Allison Ranch Road, one lane is completely blocked.

May 14, 2022 at 8:16 AM North IC is reporting there was no extension to the wildland, all units are clear and returning to their stations.

May 14, 2022 at 7:47 AM Nevada Union Junior Varsity softball team had their final game of the season at home against Placer high school of Auburn.  Nevada Union won in a shutout with a final score of 17:0.  This win was off the back of their win on Thursday against El Camino High School in a Sacramento away game.   

Nevada Union Junior Varsity softball team. Photo: Penny P. Collins

Bear River High School Tennis:  Pioneer Valley League tournament.  We did pretty well…
First.  Olivia Herr and Austin Phipps decisively won the consolation bracket.  
Second.  Ryan Potts and Ethan Hurd played 4 hard matches yesterday – they won 3rd place – and are alternates for the Section Finals next week.
Third.  Shannon Rodriguez had a tough fight in the Final Championship match and lost to the league’s MVP.  She qualified for the Section tournament on May 16th in Stockton. 
Lastly.  Sabrina Mantooth and Sofia Rodriguez made it to the Championship Match – qualifying them for the Section tournament on May 17th in Stockton.  Not only did they qualify – THEY WON THE PVL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR GIRLS DOUBLES!

Bear River Tennis Team. Photo Natalie Herr

May 14, 2022 at 6:52 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. 

May 14, 2022 at 6:47 AM North IC reports they have knockdown on the fire, about two hours of mop-up.

May 14, 2022 at 6:38 AM North IC reports good progress, requesting Red Cross to contact the sole occupant of the home.

May 14, 2022 at 6:30 AM North IC reports the homeowner and all occupants are out of the home. One more engine and two water tenders to continue in.

May 14, 2022 at 6:27 AM North IC reports only minimal threat to the wildland.

May 14, 2022 at 6:25 AM Units at scene in North San Juan on Hwy 49 report a fully involved structure with some extension to the wildland. Requesting the Camptonville water tender to respond. This will be the North incident.

May 14, 2022 at 6:17 AM Conflicting info as to the location of the structure fire, maybe on Hwy 49 in North San Juan, or maybe on Moonshine Road at Hwy 49.

May 14, 2022 at 6:14 AM Reported structure fire on Hwy 49 in North San Juan, residential structure reportedly fully involved. Units dispatched.

May 13, 2022 at 5:52 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 53 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,411 cases since the start of the pandemic, 109 are active. Three people are hospitalized – none in ICU.

Beginning on 4/4/2022, the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) updates its COVID-19 Dashboard only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Cases by age

Age groupCases
0-172,646
18-292,569
30-393,006
40-492,430
50-643,166
65+2,590
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.

May 13, 2022 at 12:57 PM First unit at scene on Paoli reports they can handle with one additional engine. All others can cancel.

May 13, 2022 at 12:54 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Hummingbird Hill Drive and Paoli Lane in the Placer Hills area. Units dispatched. This will be the Paoli incident.

May 13, 2022 at 12:46 PM Mop-up operations are underway on the Ranch incident.

May 13, 2022 at 12:36 PM Ranch IC reports forward progress has been stopped. Ophir Hill Fire is sending a water tender. Dozer is to remain at scene in case of spot fires.

May 13, 2022 at 12:32 PM Ranch IC is releasing one engine, exchanging it for a water tender instead.

May 13, 2022 at 12:28 PM CHP is sending units for traffic control on Hwy 20 at Houghton Ranch Road. Please reduce your speed, or use an alternate route if possible. Ranch IC reports the fire is holding at 1/2 to 1 acre, no structures threatened.

May 13, 2022 at 12:25 PM Ranch Fire at Hwy 20 is about 1/2 acre, a dozer is at scene making good progress on three sides. The fourth side will e bumping the road soon. CHP is requested to respond, the fire is right on Hwy 20.

May 13, 2022 at 12:19 PM Reported escaped burn pile on Hwy 20 at Houghton Ranch Road in the Penn Valley area. Reported to be the the size of a car, growing rapidly. Units dispatched.

May 13, 2022 at 8:57 AM Check out these three videos of the Hwy 20 project currently underway.

May 13, 2022 at 8:55 AM Lines in the roadway, unknown if power or telecom, on Alta Street in Grass Valley. Emergency services dispatched.

May 13, 2022 at 8:28 AM Accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Rex Reservoir Road. Two vehicles involved, emergency services dispatched.

May 13, 2022 at 6:59 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.

May 12, 2022 at 6:20 PM 41 customers remain out of power after the car vs pole accident on Tyler Foote near Burda Lane. Crews are assigned, estimated time of restoration is 9:45 pm.

May 12, 2022 at 5:01 PM Fire on West Main and Carpenter in Grass Valley has knocked down.

Photo courtesy reader Misty-Dawn

May 12, 2022 at 4:46 PM

May 12, 2022 at 4:54 PM Vehicle vs power pole on Tyler Foote Road near Burda Lane on the San Juan Ridge, no injuries reported, emergency services are at scene. Power lines are on the ground.

May 12, 2022 at 3:56 PM False alarm at NU, all units are canceling.

May 12, 2022 at 3:39 PM First unit at scene at NU reports nothing showing, they will investigate.

May 12, 2022 at 3:34 PM Commercial fire alarm at Nevada Union High School, units dispatched to check. Alarm coming from the library smoke detector.

May 12, 2022 at 3:21 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the fire, all units will be committed for another hour for mop-up operations.

May 12, 2022 at 3:18 PM Forward progress has been stopped on the Griffith incident. It was a 4 by 4 legal burn pile that spotted into the barn. No other extension to the vegetation.

May 12, 2022 at 3:10 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Griffith fire, one additional water tender requested to respond.

May 12, 2022 at 3:04 PM Griffith IC requesting one water tender to respond to the incident.

May 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM First units have arrived at scene on Griffith, all incoming units to stage on McCourtney Road.

May 12, 2022 at 2:50 PM Reported commercial structure fire, barn on fire after an escaped burn pile, on Griffith Drive across from McCourtney Road just past the Fairgrounds. Numerous resources dispatched.

May 12, 2022 at 2:19 PM Reported structure fire, residential structure fire, on Crestline Drive in Todd Valley in the Foresthill area. Units dispatched.

May 12, 2022 at 2:16 PM Reported structure fire, barn fire on Nicolaus Road in the Lincoln area. Units dispatched.

May 12, 2022 at 1:45 PM

https://twitter.com/NWSSacramento/status/1524853153736232960

May 12, 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.

May 11, 2022 at 3:11 PM Non-injury accident on Tyler Foote Road at Scenic Drive on the San Juan Ridge. The roadway is clear.

May 11, 2022 at 11:32 AM Disabled vehicle on Aileen Way in Alta Sierra. Vehicle is hanging off a driveway, emergency services dispatched.

May 11, 2022 at 9:26 AM A shovel in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. No potholes in sight.

May 11, 2022 at 6:17 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.

May 10, 2022 at 4:19 PM Power outage affecting 271 customers in Smartsville, trouble crew has been assigned. Estimated time of restoration is 7:00 pm.

May 10, 2022 at 4:02 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 59 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,362 cases since the start of the pandemic, 70 are active. Five 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
0-172,645
18-292,566
30-392,995
40-492,421
50-643,153
65+2,578
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.

May 10, 2022 at 3:12 PM A person is walking into lanes, throwing things at passing cars and making rude hand gestures on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra. Please use caution in the area and keep your hands on the steering wheel.

May 10, 2022 at 11:56 AM Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of northwestern El Dorado, central Placer and central Nevada Counties through 1:00 pm.

May 10, 2022 at 11:07 AM Plows are clearing Hwy 49 and traffic is starting to move again, slowly.

May 10, 2022 at 10:54 AM No injuries reported during the spinouts on Hwy 49 at Gold Flat off ramp, one vehicle will need a tow.

May 10, 2022 at 10:43 AM Nevada City Police will slow access to Hwy 49 at Coyote Street. If you can postpone your travel, please do. County plows are being dispatched as well.

May 10, 2022 at 10:37 AM The southbound lanes on Hwy 49 at Gold Flat are completely blocked, use an alternate road if possible. Northbound lanes are very slow as well.

May 10, 2022 at 10:31 AM Multiple vehicles have spun out on Hwy 49 at the Gold Flat off ramp, emergency services are at scene. Thanks to a reader for sending this photo. Please reduce your speed and use caution. Caltrans plows have been dispatched.

May 10, 2022 at 8:45 AM Isolated thunderstorms with mountain snow today, significant warming trend this weekend. Significantly warmer by the weekend with high temperatures 25-35 degrees warmer than today.

May 10, 2022 at 8:34 AM Accident on Hwy 174 at Orchard Springs Road, emergency services at scene. The roadway is blocked.

May 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM A car has broken down on northbound Hwy 49 near Nishinam Gulch, use caution in the area, the lane is partially blocked.

May 10, 2022 at 6:27 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.

May 9, 2022 at 3:22 PM Firefighters making good progress, only two engines to continue in, all others can cancel. Forward progress has been stopped.

May 9, 2022 at 3:19 PM First unit at scene on Maidu Trail reports small fire in moderate fuels, canceling one Battalion, all others to continue in. No threat to structures reported.

May 9, 2022 at 3:13 PM Maidu incident, described as a small brush fire, homeowner is attempting to extinguish.

May 9, 2022 at 3:10 PM Reported vegetation fire, escaped burn pile, in the Penn Valley area on Maidu Trail, units dispatched.

May 9, 2022 at 3:09 PM A box of clothes scattered across the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Drive-by fashion shows are not a thing.

May 9, 2022 at 11:26 AM Showers, isolated thunderstorms and mountain snow through Tuesday, significant warming trend this weekend. Isolated thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning, small accumulating hail, and isolated funnel clouds, impacting outdoor activities and recreation.

May 9, 2022 at 10:52 AM Stalled truck on McCourtney Road before Thoroughbred Loop, on a blind corner. Use caution in the area.

May 9, 2022 at 10:36 AM Suspect in abduction still at large in Nevada County. The suspect, Allyn Charpentier, 49, Nevada City, had previously been in a dating relationship with the victim.

May 9, 2022 at 8:23 AM

May 9, 2022 at 6:58 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.

May 8, 2022 at 6:59 PM Update from NCSO: We were unable to locate the suspect after an extensive area check of the Poorman’s Creek area outside of Washington. Should anyone see a suspicious subject, not known to the area, they are encouraged to call 911. The suspect is a white male adult last seen wearing camouflage pants black sweatshirt, 5 foot 10 inches tall and approximately 175 pounds. Again, the victim is safe with us.

May 8, 2022 at 5:03 PM Code Red alert for the town of Washington: Sheriff’s deputies are currently in the area of Poorman Creek and Relief Hill Road looking for an individual who is possibly armed and wanted for a recent kidnapping. The suspect is a white male adult last seen wearing camouflage pants, black sweatshirt, 5 foot 10 inches tall approximately 175 pounds. If seen do not attempt to contact and call 911 immediately.

May 8, 2022 at 4:05 PM NCSO has located the victim of the incident on Tyler Foote, the search for the suspect continues.

May 8, 2022 at 2:36 PM Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and cooperating agencies are investigating a report of a possible kidnapping in the Tyler Foote area of the San Juan Ridge. No additional, confirmed details available at this time. The operation is ongoing.

May 7, 2022 at 7:22 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.

May 6, 2022 at 8:40 PM Pittsburg Road is closed at Pittsburg Mine Road, Public Works is setting up the closure now.

May 6, 2022 at 7:45 PM Private business owner is at scene on Pittsburg Road, cutting the trees up, Public Works dispatched to remove the timber. Thanks to reader Clare for sharing these photos.

May 6, 2022 at 7:20 PM Pine trees across the roadway on Pittsburg Road off Banner Lava Cap Road. The roadway is blocked, requesting fire department to respond with chain saws.

May 6, 2022 at 2:55 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 26 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,298 cases since the start of the pandemic, 70 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
0-172,637
18-292,557
30-392,986
40-492,409
50-643,139
65+2,566
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.

May 6, 2022 at 2:53 PM Non-injury accident on westbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road. School bus vs a work truck, everyone’s fine.

May 6, 2022 at 10:52 AM Light precipitation returns today and Sunday through early next week. Rain showers & isolated thunderstorm chances far Northern California today. Breezy winds may cause impacts to unsecured items, including temporary structures.

May 6, 2022 at 8:48 AM A pit bull and a smaller, black dog are lost at Bullards Bar dam. Reader Scott reports the dogs followed them across the dam to a safer location, away from the ongoing construction. “They are missing their humans,” Scott reports. The pups are now at the marina dock.

May 6, 2022 at 8:28 AM A large metal object, described as possibly a stroller, in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. Cars are swerving, so use caution.

May 6, 2022 at 7:00 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.

May 5, 2022 at 9:52 PM Possible unattended campfire/burn pile on Tyler Foote Road between Mother Truckers and Shady Creek Drive in North San Juan. Units dispatched.

May 5, 2022 at 2:41 PM Forward progress on the Bet incident has been stopped, firefighters are starting mop-up operations. Estimated to be a little over an acre in size. All resources will be committed 1-2 hours.

May 5, 2022 at 2:33 PM Bet incident is about 1 acre to 1.5 acres now. Access is over a dirt road, in brush and heavy timber.

May 5, 2022 at 2:25 PM Additional units dispatched to the Bet incident on You Bet Road, firefighters are making good progress.

May 5, 2022 at 2:15 PM Possible escaped burn pile on You Bet Road near the Peninsula on Rollins Lake. Units dispatched.

May 5, 2022 at 1:15 PM Possible unattended burn pile on Pleasant Valley Road near Birchville Road on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched.

May 5, 2022 at 9:26 AM Hwy 49 at McKnight, two dogs running in the roadway. Please reduce your speed and watch for the pups.

May 5, 2022 at 8:39 AM Non-injury accident on Greenhorn Road near Anchor Lane. The intersection is partially blocked.

May 5, 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.

May 4, 2022 at 11:46 AM Large branch in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 between Newtown Road and the Rood Center. Could it be an olive branch?

May 4, 2022 at 11:27 AM Units at scene on Sontag Hill Road report it is a legal-size pile, homeowner has a valid burn permit.

May 4, 2022 at 11:21 AM Report of an unattended burn pile on Sontag Hill Road in the Peardale area. Units dispatched.

May 4, 2022 at 8:15 AM Accident on Old Downieville Hwy near Hwy 49, car vs deer.

May 4, 2022 at 7:36 AM May the 4th be with you! 🙂

May 4, 2022 at 6:36 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.

May 3, 2022 at 10:29 PM Power has been restored along Indian Springs Road. A smaller outage, affecting 4 customers after a car hit a pole on Rough and Ready Hwy near West Drive, has a restoration time of 1:15 am.

May 3, 2022 at 8:40 PM Power outage has been upgraded to encompass 236 customers, crew is on site, estimated restoration time is 10:30 pm now.

May 3, 2022 at 8:06 PM Reader-reported power outage on Hogeland Ranch Road and Maidu Trail Road in Penn Valley. 61 customers affected, estimated restoration time is 11:00 pm.

May 3, 2022 at 4:09 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 36 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since last reported. Out of 16,272 cases since the start of the pandemic, 34 are active. Two people 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
0-172,632
18-292,553
30-392,981
40-492,404
50-643,134
65+2,564
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.

May 3, 2022 at 2:21 PM Accident on Idaho-Maryland Road near Sutton Way, units dispatched.

May 3, 2022 at 2:20 PM Power has been restored to the 1,067 customers along Hwy 174.

May 3, 2022 at 1:42 PM Accident location updated to Ridge Road near Simply Country Feed store in Grass Valley. First unit has arrived at scene.

May 3, 2022 at 1:40 PM Accident, car into a building, on Rough and Ready Hwy near Harvest Lane. Units dispatched.

May 3, 2022 at 1:10 PM 1,067 utility customers affected by the outage along Hwy 174. PG&E trouble crew is assigned, estimated time of restoration is 4:15 pm.

May 3, 2022 at 12:51 PM Power outage in the Peardale/Chicago Park area.

May 3, 2022 at 12:27 PM Smoke visible in the Dipper Valley Ranch, Rock Creek Road area north of Nevada City is from a prescribed burn on approximately 9 acres.

May 3, 2022 at 10:16 AM

https://twitter.com/NWSSacramento/status/1521538828703461376

May 3, 2022 at 9:01 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the Bennett Street off ramp, no injuries reported. The roadway is clear.

May 3, 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.

May 2, 2022 at 5:18 PM Utility power has been restored at YubaNet HQ.

May 2, 2022 at 5:13 PM Update from PG&E, outage is affecting 470 customers in the Lake Vera/Purdon Road area outside of Nevada City, estimated time of restoration is 8:15 pm.

May 2, 2022 at 4:44 PM Power outage affecting an unknown number of customers in the Lake Vera area.

May 2, 2022 at 3:09 PM Spotted in downtown Nevada City: Mary and Wally Krill, celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary. Congratulations!

Wally and Mary Krill celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary

May 2, 2022 at 10:06 AM A metal rake, in the fast lane, on southbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Use caution in the area and please leave the roadside cleanup to Caltrans.

May 2, 2022 at 8:05 AM Dry and breezy Valley winds Tuesday, unsettled weather possible this weekend. Cooler temperatures this weekend with possible rain and breezy winds, mainly over the higher terrain.

May 2, 2022 at 7:02 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.

May 1, 2022 at 10:58 PM Firefighters are mopping up the fire on Oak Drive.

May 1, 2022 at 10:46 PM Units at scene report a small spot, no threat to structures. Oak IC requests units dispatched to continue in for now.

May 1, 2022 at 10:43 PM Units are at scene on Oak Drive and Estrada Place.

May 1, 2022 at 10:34 PM Report of a field on fire, approximately a 30 by 30 ft. spot, on Oak Drive across from Buck Mountain Road in the Alta Sierra area. Units dispatched.

May 1, 2022 at 2:06 PM All units dispatched to the fire on Rollins Lake dam are being canceled.

May 1, 2022 at 2:03 PM Units in the area of Old Bridge and Rollins dam report several burn piles in the area. They will investigate, but so far no escaped burn. Reducing all incoming units to code 2.

May 1, 2022 at 1:58 PM Units dispatched to the Rollins fire are to take the NID access road to Rollins dam for best access.

May 1, 2022 at 1:54 PM Caller reports seeing flames approximately 50 yards from the river on the Placer County side near Hwy 174 and Old Bridge Road. Units dispatched.

May 1, 2022 at 10:12 AM The NorthOps Predictive Services outlook for May through July is out. Confidence is high for an early start to the large fire season.

May 1, 2022 at 9:34 AM A heads up for May 15th: A total lunar eclipse will be visible! Full details here.

May 1, 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.

May 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM Last month’s log can be found here.