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September 30, 2023 at 7:17 PM Report of a large burn pile on Tree Farm Road in Colfax. Units dispatched.

September 30, 2023 at 6:41 PM Units are at scene on Quail Creek Road, with a smoldering burn pile.

September 30, 2023 at 6:31 PM Reported burn pile on Quail Creek Road, Alta SIerra a just off Hwy 49, units dispatched.

September 30, 2023 at 3:30 PM This pup has been found on Kimberly Court off Rector Road in Nevada City. Please call 440-390-1333 if this is your pup.

kimberly court pup

September 30, 2023 at 1:53 PM Burn pile on Tree Farm Road in Colfax, units dispatched.

September 30, 2023 at 8:47 AM The traffic light is out on Combie Road and Magnolia Road, use caution. Also, headlights on when your car’s windshield wipers are going.

September 29, 2023 at 11:50 PM News from Waste Management: Public Household Commingle Recycling & Cardboard Drop-off starting Monday Oct. 2nd. Full details here.

September 29, 2023 at 9:51 PM Team Trouble, aka the three Golden Retrievers, are safely back home thanks to Laurie. All is well.

September 29, 2023 at 9:00 PM Three golden retrievers got out tonight from North Meadow View Drive in the Peardale area. Two girls and one big boy. Splash, Summer and Deuce. All are chipped but not tagged. Likely running together. Please call any time of the day or night 310-256-7612 or 310-256-6997.

September 29, 2023 at 8:07 PM This cutie has been wandering around North San Juan for the past few days. If he is yours, please call (530) 460-8807. He will be taken to the shelter in the morning.

NSJ pup

September 29, 2023 at 3:52 PM Heads up: Work on White Cloud Segment of Hwy 20 Delayed until Monday. The Lowell Hill segment between the Omega Overlook and Bear Valley will now remain closed until Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. The segment is scheduled to reopen at that time with one-way traffic control and the closure will move 6 miles west to the White Cloud segment, between the White Cloud U.S. Forest Service and Campground and Washington Road.

September 29, 2023 at 1:36 PM Duke and his human servants are together again. All is well.

Duke in LWW

September 29, 2023 at 12:44 PM This is Duke, a 1-year old kitty. He ran out the front door in Lake Wildwood when carpets were being cleaned in his home. He’s fixed, chipped, etc., but has never been outside. His humans are desperate to bring him home.

If you see Duke, or you rescued him from the great outdoors, please contact (530)615-8015.

September 29, 2023 at 11:03 AM Reported vegetation fire on Waterstone Drive in the Roseville/Antelope are, fence and grass on fire. Units dispatched.

Waterstone incident

September 29, 2023 at 10:19 AM A presumably abandoned car is blocking the roadway on You Bet Road and Mule Canyon Road, near the bridge.v

September 29, 2023 at 6:37 AM Senator Dianne Feinstein has passed. The first woman Senator from California, her legacy includes many firsts. On a personal note, our family will never forget her kindness. Our condolences to her family, staff and friends.

September 28, 2023 at 12:19 PM This is Reggie, he is wearing an orange collar with his humans phone number (530-312-6627) on it and was last seen between Edwards and Purdon. He’s a friendly Lab/Mastiff cross, and his humans really want to be reunited with him.

September 28, 2023 at 10:24 AM Increasing Rain/Thunderstorm Chances Friday through Sunday. Heaviest rain expected over the Sierra on Saturday morning and there is a chance of isolated thunderstorms.

September 28, 2023 at 6:58 AM Mariah, the lost kitty, is safely back at home. All is well.

September 27, 2023 at 8:24 PM Indiana IC is canceling the air ambulance, patient will be transported via ground ambulance. Firefighters have knockdown on the fire and will be committed for another hour for mop-up operations.

September 27, 2023 at 8:03 PM Indiana incident: One water tender to continue in, all others can cancel, units at scene can handle. Air ambulance dispatched.

September 27, 2023 at 8:01 PM Units are at scene on Indiana Ranch Road, this is a car accident with a fully engulfed vehicle.

September 27, 2023 at 7:46 PM Passenger vehicle fire with extension to the vegetation on Indiana Ranch Road in the Dobbins area, units dispatched.

September 27, 2023 at 8:45 AM Nevada City faces a high risk for wildfire in the Deer Creek watershed. A grant from Sierra Nevada Conservancy brings hope for a safer community.

September 26, 2023 at 2:36 PM This is Mariah, she’s missing from East Broad Street and Beckman Street downtown Nevada City near the Outside Inn. She was wearing a collar with a name tag and phone number on it. If you see her, please text or call (530) 277-9725.

Mariah missing kitty

September 26, 2023 at 11:18 AM Burn pile on Willow Glen Road and Meadow Lane, units dispatched.

September 26, 2023 at 10:03 AM Now 533 customers out of power in Alta, estimated time of restoration is 11:00 am. The Placer Hills outage has been resolved.

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September 26, 2023 at 8:20 AM Power outage affecting 594 customers in the Placer Hills area. Estimated time of restoration is 6:00 pm. PG&E trouble crew dispatched.

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September 26, 2023 at 7:32 AM Bovine stroll alert: Four black cows are ambling in the roadway, blocking the southbound lane on Penn Valley Drive near the Taco Shell gas station.

September 26, 2023 at 7:31 AM Heads up from reader Phil: Paving work on Clark Street and Lucas Lane in Grass Valley this morning.

September 25, 2023 at 6:32 PM First unit at scene in Truckee reports an 8 by 8 ft fire, scaling back the full dispatch.

September 25, 2023 at 6:28 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire in the Truckee River Regional Park off Brockway Road.

September 25, 2023 at 5:05 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp.

September 25, 2023 at 2:50 PM Both tankers have been released back to Grass Valley Air Attack Base, forward progress has been stopped.

September 25, 2023 at 2:41 PM Two additional engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 25, 2023 at 2:40 PM Firefighters have mitigated the structure threat and are working on the vegetation portion (1/4 to 1/2 acre) of the Le Tourneau incident. Air Attack and two tankers are over the incident.

September 25, 2023 at 2:37 PM Firefighters are at scene of the Le Tourneau incident, smoke is visible from the highway and Alta Sierra but there is no need to report it – emergency services are aware and at scene.

September 25, 2023 at 2:34 PM Reported grass fire on Le Tourneau Lane off Auburn Road and Kiwi Road across the highway from Alta Sierra, full wildland dispatch on order.

Le Tourneau incident

September 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM PR published on Junior Mining Network: Rise Gold Corp. (CSE: RISE) (OTCQX: RYES) (the “Company” or “Rise Gold”) is pleased to report that Mr. Joseph Mullin has been appointed as President and CEO of Rise Gold and President of the Company’s wholly owned operating subsidiary, Rise Grass Valley Inc. … Mr. Ben Mossman will continue in his position as Director and will also serve as an advisor to provide his substantial accumulated technical knowledge of the project and the EIR to help with the management during a transition period. The Board of Directors would like to thank Ben for his dedication and commitment to the Company over the past six years.

September 25, 2023 at 7:00 AM Reminder: Starting today, Hwy 20 is closed to all traffic between Omega and the junction of I-80.

September 23, 2023 at 12:06 PM Firefighters have fully contained the roadside spot on Los Verjeles Road at 0.2 acres.

September 23, 2023 at 11:57 AM Firefighters are at scene of a grass fire on Los Verjeles Road in the Loma Rica area (Yuba County). They can handle with one additional water tender.

September 23, 2023 at 8:52 AM Rain and gusty winds expected late Sunday – early next week. Gusty southerly winds will impact the portions of the Sacramento Valley, the southern Cascades, and the Sierra Sunday and Monday. Increasing chances for rain in excess of 0.50″ in Northern Sacramento Valley and Coastal Range Monday into Tuesday

September 23, 2023 at 8:20 AM Happy autumnal equinox! Busy morning ahead. National Public Lands Day with Yuba River cleanup, Nevada County Master Gardeners celebrating their 40th anniversary at the demonstration garden on NID grounds, Farmers Market in Nevada City, Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Fairgrounds. What does your Saturday look like? Email us a photo to news@yubanet.com or text it to 530-409-9888 and let us know how you spend the day.

September 22, 2023 at 7:15 PM report of a possible vegetation fire in the Riosa Road area, could be an ag burn. Units to check.

September 22, 2023 at 6:07 PM Quick update from the Draft Horse Classic at the Fairgrounds.

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September 22, 2023 at 9:00 AM If you’re going to the Draft Horse Classic this weekend, don’t forget to check out the Harvest Fair!

September 21, 2023 at 10:48 AM Reported commercial fire alarm sounding (water flow alarm) on Old Tunnel Road, units dispatched, then canceled.

September 21, 2023 at 9:40 AM Critical fire weather conditions today, mainly the northern/central Sacramento Valley. Increasing chances for rain across the Coastal Range and northern Sacramento Valley early next week.

September 20, 2023 at 8:56 PM Accident on North Bloomfield/Graniteville Road 2 miles past Edwards Crossing on the NSJ side. Units dispatched.

September 20, 2023 at 4:23 PM Many thanks to reader Neil for the photos and, while working nearby, noticing the fire and using a fire extinguisher on the Bitney incident.

September 20, 2023 at 3:24 PM Two engines to continue in to the Bitney incident, all others can cancel. Forward progress has been stopped.

September 20, 2023 at 3:18 PM The fire is holding at the 50 by 50 ft spot, held on one side by the road and a wetland on the other side. Firefighters can handle with units at scene. Parents, there is a traffic break at the School of the Arts being set up. There is no danger to the school or the students. Aircraft are being canceled.

September 20, 2023 at 3:16 PM First unit at scene reports a 50 by 50 ft spot in the vegetation.

September 20, 2023 at 3:14 PM There will be a traffic break at Bitney Springs and Empress Road to provide access for fire engines.

September 20, 2023 at 3:11 PM Now a full wildland dispatch on order for the reported fire along a fence on Bitney Springs Road, reported as a 40 by 40 ft spot. This will be the Bitney incident.

September 20, 2023 at 3:07 PM Reported small smoldering fire along a fenceline on Bitney Springs Road and Lone Lobo Trail, near the Nevada City School of the Arts. Units dispatched.

September 20, 2023 at 2:58 PM A 10-ft long leaf spring in the fast lane of southbound Hwy 49 near the 174 off ramp is creating a traffic hazard. Also, bumpy ride ahead for whichever big rig that lost it.

September 20, 2023 at 10:49 AM Loma Rica Road in Yuba County is closed between Iowa City and Old Loma Rica Road after an accident.

September 20, 2023 at 10:47 AM NWS Sacramento CA Issues a Red Flag Warning for Eastern Portion of Shasta/Trinity NF CA Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below 1000 Ft CA Central Sacramento Valley including Glenn/Colusa/Yuba/Northern Sutter/Butte County Below 1000 Ft CA Southern Sacramento Valley In Yolo/Sacramento/Far Western Placer/Southern Sutter and Solano County Below 1000 Ft.

September 20, 2023 at 7:55 AM The slight haze in the area is wildfire smoke from large fires in the northern portion of the state. The smoke was pushed down overnight along the coast and has made it’s way inland. There are currently no fires in the area.

September 19, 2023 at 3:43 PM NWS issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty northerly wind and low humidity Wednesday night-Thursday afternoon.

September 19, 2023 at  3:43 PM NWS issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty northerly wind and low humidity Wednesday night-Thursday afternoon.

September 19, 2023 at 3:35 PM A reader report of a large hay bale disintegrating and creating a mess on northbound Hwy 49 near the Gold Flat off ramp. Very slippery conditions, especially for motorcyclists. Use caution in the area.

September 19, 2023 at 2:41 PM Reason #4,567 to live in Nevada County: Gleaning for Good – Sierra Harvest and the Food Bank of Nevada County. Check out the video and the story.

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September 19, 2023 at 12:08 PM Elevated Fire Weather Conditions Wednesday – Thursday in the Valley. Increasing chances for rain across the Coastal Range and northern Sacramento Valley early next week.

September 19, 2023 at 10:48 AM Ground resources are on the Powerhouse incident, all aircraft has been released. Crews are mopping up.

September 19, 2023 at 10:01 AM Two helicopters are working the Powerhouse incidents, ground resources are making access.

September 19, 2023 at 9:57 AM Small fire, smoldering debris, partially extinguished by locals, on Power House Road and Deer Creek Spur directly south of White Cloud and east of Scotts Flat in the Nevada City area. Approximately 1/4 acre, slow rate of spread, no threat to structures. This will be the Powerhouse incident.

September 19, 2023 at 9:04 AM From a reader: Our sweet Red Footed Tortoise, Rex, went missing a couple of days ago near the Outside Inn in downtown Nevada City. If you see him, please call 530-559-1777. His ten-year old human misses him! (No, Rex is not the tortoise found by another reader yesterday)

Rex the tortoise

September 19, 2023 at 9:03 AM All resources are being released from the reported fire, nothing showing after extensive ground and aerial checks.

September 19, 2023 at 8:55 AM Tahoe National Forest E-334, AA-17 TNF, WT-234, BC-31, E-332 are assigned to the reported fire in the Sleighville area east of Camptonville.

September 19, 2023 at 8:43 AM Helicopter is in the area and reports nothing showing right now. Air Attack 17 is arriving overhead.

September 19, 2023 at 8:41 AM Air Attack 17 has lifted from Grass Valley, as well as TNF Helicopter 514.

September 19, 2023 at 8:17 AM Reported vegetation fire in Sierra County, Sleighville Ridge area. Units dispatched.

September 18, 2023 at 8:51 PM Overturned vehicle on Hwy 174 just past Peardale Road, northbound lane is blocked. Emergency services at scene.

September 18, 2023 at 6:29 PM Medical rescue underway on the Foresthill bridge in Auburn. Person dangling from the bridge, attempted bungee jump. It’s only Monday…

September 18, 2023 at 4:08 PM This tortoise was found at the intersection of Mystic Mine and Golden Eagle Way. Call 510-541-9078 if this Testudinidae is normally in your care.

tortoise on mystic mine

September 18, 2023 at 2:32 PM Strong thunderstorms will impact Sierra and Nevada counties through 3:15 pm. At 2:26 pm, Doppler radar was tracking a cluster of strong thunderstorms over Prosser Creek, Boca, and Stampede Reservoirs, moving east at 5 mph.

HAZARD: Wind gusts up to 40 mph and half inch hail.

Locations impacted include: Prosser Creek Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Boca Reservoir, Glenshire-Devonshire Cdp, Hirschdale, Dog Valley, Truckee, Ca 89 At Nevada-Sierra Co Line, Upper Little Truckee Campground, Lakeside Campground, Glenshire-Devonshire, Boca Rest Campground, Logger Campground, Alpine Meadows Campground, Hobart Mills, Boca Campground, and Truckee-Tahoe Airport.

September 18, 2023 at 12:53 PM A bumper in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 just north of Bethel Church is causing a traffic hazard. If your car’s bumper went on a walkabout, Caltrans will pick it up shortly.

September 18, 2023 at 11:44 AM 2,429 customers out of power in the Meadow Vista area. Trouble crew is on site, estimated time of restoration is 1:15 pm.

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September 18, 2023 at 11:43 AM The Parks incident is fully contained at 0.55 acres.

September 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM Parks IC reports forward progress has been stopped. One crew and one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

September 18, 2023 at 10:54 AM Air Attack is over the Parks incident with two air tankers, reporting approximately 1 acre in grass and oak woodlands.

Parks incident

September 18, 2023 at 10:53 AM Units at scene of the Parks incident are making good progress, there is no threat to structures.

September 18, 2023 at 10:46 AM Fire is reported to be on the Marysville side of the bridge. First unit at scene of the Parks incident is requesting CHP for traffic control.

September 18, 2023 at 10:43 AM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near Sicard Flat Road and the Parks Bar bridge in the Smartsville area. Units dispatched to the roadside start.

Parks incident

September 18, 2023 at 10:12 AM Isolated thunderstorms today-Thursday, mainly over the mountains. Breezy northerly winds across the Northern Sacramento Valley late Wednesday through Thursday.

September 18, 2023 at 7:59 AM Reported vehicle fire, on northbound Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra Drive. Vehicle still driving along, units dispatched.

September 17, 2023 at 9:35 PM A photo and video gallery of today’s Constitution Day Parade in Nevada City can be found here.

dalmatian drive pup

September 17, 2023 at 5:08 PM This dog is running loose on Hwy 174 just before Dalmatian Drive. Really scared and running away from humans, according to a reader. Is your pup safe?

September 17, 2023 at 4:26 PM Forward progress on the Fleming incident in the Lincoln area has been stopped. The fire is holding at an estimated 3-5 acres.

September 17, 2023 at 4:06 PM Units at scene of the Fleming Fire are making good progress, two tanker drops have slowed the rate of spread. There is no threat to structures at this time.

Tanker drop on the Fleming incident

September 17, 2023 at 3:55 PM First unit at scene on the Fleming incident reports about 3 acres, best access to the fire is off McCourtney Road in Placer County. Air Attack and two tankers are arriving over the incident shortly.

September 17, 2023 at 3:50 PM Near start in the Fleming Road/Gladding Road area in the Lincoln area. Full wildland dispatch on order. This will be the Fleming incident.

Fleming Fire

September 17, 2023 at 3:49 PM First unit at scene on Hardy Way reports power lines arcing, no fire. One additional engine to continue in, all others can cancel. 47 homes are out of power.

September 17, 2023 at 3:40 PM Reported tree into power lines on Hardy Way near Blue Tent. Units dispatched.

September 17, 2023 at 9:07 AM Foote IC reports all units will be committed for 2-3 hours for mop-up.

September 17, 2023 at 8:50 AM Helicopter 514 is returning to White Cloud from the Foote incident, Air Attack 17 is returning to GVAAB. Firefighters are mopping up.

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September 17, 2023 at 8:47 AM Units at scene of the Foote incident can handle with two additional engines, all others can cancel. Helicopter 6WL has been canceled.

Foote incident

September 17, 2023 at 8:42 AM First unit has arrived at scene, reporting a small shed and a 100 by 100 ft spot of vegetation on fire. All units to continue in. Dozer to stage at Old Mill and Tyler Foote.

September 17, 2023 at 8:33 AM Better location for the structure fire is on Long Point Road above North Columbia, but this will be the Foote incident. TNF Helicopter has lifted from White Cloud.

September 17, 2023 at 8:27 AM Residential structure fire with spread to the wildland near Tyler Foote Crossing Road and Hwy 49 on the San Juan Ridge. The house is evacuated, approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation involved.

Tyler incident

September 16, 2023 at 5:33 PM The power outage in the Banner area has been reduced to 187 customers.

September 16, 2023 at 2:53 PM Most of the resources dispatched to the reported car fore are being canceled. Helicopter is in the area, still attempting to locate the incident.

September 16, 2023 at 2:51 PM Units in the Applegate area are unable to locate the reported car fire. Holding the dozer and aircraft until they can locate the incident.

September 16, 2023 at 2:43 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for a passenger vehicle fire with threat to the vegetation on a frontage road near the I-80 off ramp in the Applegate area. Nothing showing on the cameras.

September 16, 2023 at 2:34 PM Power outage along Banner lava Cap and Idaho-Maryland Road after the accident on Banner Lava Cap. 1,233 customers affected. Poles need replacing, estimated time of restoration is 7:45 pm.

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September 16, 2023 at 2:31 PM Car vs power pole on the 10000 bock of Banner Lava Cap Road, units dispatched.

September 16, 2023 at 2:20 PM Ready IC is releasing all resources.

September 16, 2023 at 1:54 PM Ready IC requests one more engine and a water tender to continue in, all other resources to stage at their present location.

September 16, 2023 at 1:52 PM First unit at scene reports light smoke showing from a 30-ft mobile home. Canceling the dozers and the handcrews, all aircraft to hold at GVAAB. No extension to the wildland visible.

September 16, 2023 at 1:50 PM Reported mobile home on fire in the Rough and Ready Mobile Home Park, full wildland dispatch on order.

September 16, 2023 at 9:28 AM Traffic hazard on northbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick off ramp, use caution and get wherever you’re going safely.

September 15, 2023 at 4:16 PMFreyja, the wayward pup, is back home with her human. All is well.

September 15, 2023 at 2:23 PM Most resources dispatched to the Plaza incident are being released back to their stations.

September 15, 2023 at 2:19 PM Firefighters have a hoseline around the Plaza incident, forward progress has been stopped at a 20 by 30 ft stopped.

September 15, 2023 at 2:19 PM Full wildland dispatch on order for the Plaza incident. Life hazard alert issued for down power lines.

September 15, 2023 at 2:18 PM Reported vegetation on Plaza Drive near Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Units at scene of the Plaza incident.

Plaza incident

September 15, 2023 at 1:36 PM Freyja has ran off. She’s about 5 years old and 75 pounds. She’s a German Shepard mix. Last seen a couple of days ago off of a side street on Tyler Foote between Mother Truckers and Hwy 49. Please call 530-414-6779 if you see or have her.


September 15, 2023 at 12:53 PM Heads up. Caltrans will hold a public meeting on September 19 to discuss the temporary closure of Hwy 20 in Nevada County due to the Omega Curves Project.

September 15, 2023 at 9:53 AM Kitten found near Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City last night. Appears to be an intact male, contact (530)559-6100 if you are his human servant.

Sierra kitten

September 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM Two-car collision on Hwy 49 at Old Downieville Hwy in Nevada City, units dispatched.

September 15, 2023 at 8:10 AM Bring some, get some! Nevada County’s Human Resources Office is accepting donations for the upcoming United Way Book Sale, set for Sept. 27-Oct. 27 in the Eric Rood Administration Center lobby. Make room for more books by donating some of your favorites for a community cause, a real win-win!

September 14, 2023 at 4:23 PM What a difference 48 hours make. Thx Caltrans maintenance folks!

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September 14, 2023 at 9:54 AM Wire haired fox terrier Fritz Pitz is missing from Old Downieville Hwy in Nevada City since this morning.

He is blind, chipped, and has his collar with his name and phone number on. He will be 14 tomorrow.

He has socks on his back feet to help him with walking. Please call 530-913-7589 if you have seen him or picked him up.

September 14, 2023 at 7:37 AM A long piece of rain gutter is creating a traffic hazard on Hwy 49 just north of the Bear River bridge. Unbridled optimism is great, but the weather forecast looks dry.

September 13, 2023 at 4:23 PM Units at scene on I-80 can handle.

September 13, 2023 at 4:18 PM Reported big rig fire on westbound I-80 west of Alta. Full wildland dispatch on order.

September 13, 2023 at 4:16 PM Units at scene on Houghton report an electrical fire within the wall, should be knocked down shortly.

September 13, 2023 at 4:14 PM Firefighters are at scene of a reported residential structure fire on Houghton Ranch Road in Penn Valley. Light smoke is showing.

September 13, 2023 at 4:11 PM Latest PG&E map show 2,090 customers out of power.

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September 13, 2023 at 3:58 PM Readers are reporting PG&E notifications of the “unplanned” outage which appears to be affecting 2,100 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 9:30 pm.

September 13, 2023 at 3:56 PM PG&E map shows “scattered” outages on the Peardale/Chicago Park circuit for now.

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September 13, 2023 at 3:52 PM Reader reported power outage in the Chicago Park area again, no update from PG&E yet.

September 13, 2023 at 11:18 AM Hanging out in the shade…

California gray squirrel draped over a post, in the shade.

September 13, 2023 at 9:02 AM Reader Doug has a pup alert: Two youngish looking black labs and a brown and white pittie/boxer mix seen running along Banner Lava Cap at the Altair subdivision (just past Banner Mountain Trail.) Could not get close to the dogs but it appeared they had no collars.

September 13, 2023 at 8:28 AM Two-car accident, with one overturned vehicle, on southbound Hwy 49 just north of Combie Road, units dispatched.

September 13, 2023 at 12:03 AM The outage in the Peardale/Chicago Park area has been reduced to 14 customers on Oak Circle off Meadow Drive in Peardale.

September 12, 2023 at 10:56 PM PG&E is now reporting 974 customers out of power in the Chicago Park area. Estimated restoration time is 4:30 am.

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September 12, 2023 at 10:44 PM Reader Melissa reports a power outage affecting 982 customers in the Chicago Park area. No PG&E update yet.

September 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM Waldo, the pup found on Blue Tent Road, is back with his human. All is well.

September 12, 2023 at 5:54 PM The power outage in the Rough and Ready/Penn Valley area is affecting 1,934 customers. Both circuits are down, estimated restoration time is 11:45 am.

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September 12, 2023 at 5:51 PM Reader reported power outage in Rough and Ready, again.

September 12, 2023 at 4:03 PM Nevada County Employee Recognition Awards 2023. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

September 12, 2023 at 2:37 PM The sign on Hwy 49 at Coyote Street has been removed by Caltrans. Now waiting for v 2.0.

September 12, 2023 at 10:51 AM Oh Caltrans, do better.

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Caltrans sign on Hwy 49 at Coyote Street in Nevada City. Photo YubaNet

September 12, 2023 at 10:31 AM A ladder in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road is creating a traffic hazard, use caution.

September 12, 2023 at 7:51 AM An oak tree is partially blocking the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 at Sweetland Road in North San Juan.

blue tent pup

September 12, 2023 at 6:45 AM This intact male has been hanging around the neighborhood between Blue Tent Rd and Robust/Hardy Way off N. Bloomfield. Super cute and looks well cared for but no tags! We’ve been giving him water and kibble but haven’t been able to secure him. Text 707-364-3701 if he’s your pup. Thanks!

September 11, 2023 at 6:59 PM PG&E reports power restored in the Peardale Chicago Park area.

September 11, 2023 at 6:50 PM Power outage from Meadow Drive to Chicago Park, 1,064 customers affected. Estimated restoration time is 12:15 am.

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September 11, 2023 at 4:15 PM The pup found on Beitler Road near Lake Wildwood has been reunited with his humans. All is well.

September 11, 2023 at 3:20 PM Report of a small roadside fire on Donner pass Road near the Kingvale off ramp, units dispatched.

September 11, 2023 at 1:47 PM This is Fable, a 3-year old Burmese cat. She went missing on the morning of Sep. 9th on Gochine Dr. up on Cement Hill. If anyone has seen her, please call or text (530)-263-4932.


September 11, 2023 at 10:20 AM Senior dog named Chico went missing yesterday afternoon. He’s a black/tan dachshund/chihuahua mix who’s hard of hearing and has very bad eyesight. He went missing from Long Street in Nevada City. Please call 530-955-5817 if you have any information.


September 11, 2023 at 10:16 AM A pickup truck towing a long utility trailer jackknifed on eastbound Hwy 20 near the South Ponderosa overcrossing. The slow lane is blocked.

September 11, 2023 at 9:18 AM Reader report: Discovered this intact male on my property this morning. He appears to be well cared-for… but no tags! I’m on Beitler Road, very near Lake Wildwood. Please call or text 503 (not 530) 481-8639. Thanks!

beitler pup

September 11, 2023 at 8:01 AM 19 customers are out of power on Dixon Road following the deenergizing of the power line near the structure fire. Estimated time of restoration is 11:15 am.

September 11, 2023 at 7:09 AM The broken down WM truck at the overpass on Hwy 20 and West Empire is creating a traffic hazard.

September 11, 2023 at 6:54 AM Victor IC has released some resources, they will have knockdown shortly.

Victor incident

September 11, 2023 at 6:39 AM Accident on Hwy 49, motorcycle down near John Barleycorn Road, units dispatched.

September 11, 2023 at 6:30 AM Victor IC is requesting PG&E to respond to the incident.

September 11, 2023 at 6:18 AM No extension to the vegetation on the Dixon incident. The structure is fully involved, no occupants in the structure, and firefighters are making good progress. There is no threat to surrounding structures, no road closures and no evacuations.

September 11, 2023 at 6:15 AM Dozer has been released from the Victor incident.

September 11, 2023 at 6:06 AM Residential structure fire on Victor Place off Dixon Road in Grass Valley, numerous engines at scene. Some extension to the vegetation reported.

September 10, 2023 at 8:32 PM Car partially in a ditch on Pleasant Valley Road near NSJ Fire Station 2.

September 10, 2023 at 2:15 PM Two-car accident on McCourtney Road at Brighton Street in Grass Valley. No injuries reported.

September 10, 2023 at 1:26 PM A large bag in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 near East McKnight. Use caution and no, Santa’s not coming early.

September 10, 2023 at 9:40 AM An abandoned car is partially blocking the roadway on Oak Forest Drive near You Bet Road.

September 9, 2023 at 4:29 PM A few photos from today’s Master Gardeners workshop on Native Plants. Don’t forget they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on Sept. 23rd from 10-3 at their Demonstration Garden on the NID grounds in Grass Valley. Music, food, free workshops and a plant sale! If you can’t wait, there will be a workshop on the Best Perennials for Nevada County next Saturday from 10 am to noon. More information on their website.

September 9, 2023 at 4:27 PM First unit in the area on Los Verjeles. Apparently, it’s a BBQ under the bridge. All units being canceled.

September 9, 2023 at 4:18 PM Reported vegetation fire on Los Verjeles Road in the Loma Rica area, fire on the Yuba County side of the bridge. Full wildland dispatch on order.

Verjeles fire

September 9, 2023 at 2:04 PM Reported roadside spot on Buck Mountain Road near Karen Drive in Alta Sierra, units at scene can handle.

September 9, 2023 at 12:46 PM This is Runie. He has been missing from the Cement Hill area of Nevada City for three weeks. If you have seen him, please text or call 831-521-9716.


September 9, 2023 at 12:20 PM Traffic hazard on the Dorsey Drive on ramp on southbound Hwy 49. Use caution, don’t spoil your glorious weekend.

September 9, 2023 at 7:19 AM Accident, car off the side of the road, on Murphy Road near Tyler Foote on the San Juan Ridge.

September 8, 2023 at 9:34 PM Nevada County Library launched its new Zine Collection with a free punk show at the Madelyn Helling Library on September 8th. Yes, those are kids running to the library on a Friday evening!

YouTube video

September 8, 2023 at 6:44 PM From the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission: Thank You Jones Hospital Babies And Staff! With your generosity, we have met our goal. So there is no need for further contributions. We are hoping for a dedication ceremony in mid October. Details will follow.

September 8, 2023 at 5:43 PM Bodhi, the wayward pup, has been found by a neighbor. All is well.

September 8, 2023 at 5:21 PM This is Bodhi, he went missing from Loma Rica Drive by the airport in Grass Valley. If you see or have him, please call 530-263-4876.


September 8, 2023 at 8:55 AM Traffic hazard on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. Take it slow.

September 7, 2023 at 9:44 PM The outage along Hwy 49 and 174 has been reduced to 327 homes.

GV outage 09723 reduced

September 7, 2023 at 9:34 PM Reader reports some power restored in Colfax.

September 7, 2023 at 9:28 PM The I-80/Colfax area has been upgraded to affecting 2,483 customers. Restoration time is 1:15 am.

GV and I-80 outage 090723

September 7, 2023 at 9:15 PM Medium-sized tree blocking the roadway on La Barr Meadows.

September 7, 2023 at 9:08 PM The Grass Valley outage along Hwy 49 and 174 is affecting 1,059 customers, estimated restoration time is 11:30 pm. The Colfax/I-80 area outages are affecting 612 customers at least with restoration times between 3:15 and 5:15 am.

49 and 80 outages 090723

September 7, 2023 at 9:05 PM Reader reported power outage in Colfax added to the mix.

September 7, 2023 at 9:03 PM Power outage south of McKnight reported by reader Mike. Waiting for PG&E to catch up.

September 7, 2023 at 1:47 PM A foot-long bolt in the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 near La Barr Meadows is creating a traffic hazard. According to a quiz site, the world’s longest bolt were specially forged by the Penrith Engineering Works in Clydesdale Scotland in 1967. The bolts measured 27 feet 4 inch long each and had a diameter of 4 feet 2 inch. Each bolt weighed 12.6 tonnes and a total of 60 of them were made.

September 7, 2023 at 11:47 AM Accident on Ridge Road at Lower Grass Valley Road in Nevada City, units at scene.

September 7, 2023 at 11:34 AM The pup pictured below is still on a walkabout. If you see her, please contact 530-559-9704.

September 7, 2023 at 10:27 AM Non-injury accident on Penn Valley Drive at Lazy Valley Road, the roadway is clear.

September 7, 2023 at 9:25 AM A reader reports this pup wandering on Henson Way in Alta Sierra. He looks thirsty and tired. Is your pup safe?

Henson Way pup

September 7, 2023 at 7:49 AM The pup found on Empress is back with his family. All is well.

September 6, 2023 at 7:34 PM A reader found this pup on Empress Road in Nevada City, please call 530 320-4803 if your the pup’s human.

Empress Road pup

September 6, 2023 at 10:53 AM Dry and warmer weather this week with temperatures near to slightly below normal by mid-week.

High temperature forecast for Wednesday, September 6, 2023

September 5, 2023 at 3:11 PM All units in the area, including law enforcement and State Parks, have been unable to locate the reported vehicle fire. All units are returning to their respective stations.

September 5, 2023 at 3:04 PM Engines are in the area of Hwy 49 and the South Yuba, so far nothing showing.

September 5, 2023 at 2:51 PM Passenger vehicle fire on Hwy 49 at the South Yuba River, units dispatched. Reported as a person setting car tires on fire.

September 5, 2023 at 2:01 PM Air Attack 230 is leaving the Long incident, returning to Grass Valley.

September 5, 2023 at 1:57 PM Helicopter has been released back to Grass Valley. Forward progress has been stopped, releasing most of the incoming resources. One crew and one water tender to continue in.

September 5, 2023 at 1:53 PM Helicopter will drop a bucket on the burnpile on Long Valley Road.

September 5, 2023 at 1:49 PM Both tankers are being released back to Grass Valley, the helicopter to remain overhead. The burn pile has no line around it.

September 5, 2023 at 1:48 PM Air Attack confirms this is a 6 by 6 ft burn pile, can’t ascertain if some is in attendance.

September 5, 2023 at 1:45 PM The reported vegetation fire looks like a burn pile on the Penn Valley camera. Firefighters are attempting to make access to the property. Air Attack, one helicopter and two tankers are on the way to the incident.

Long incident

September 5, 2023 at 1:40 PM Passenger vehicle fire on Rough and Ready Hwy near Rex Reservoir Road, units dispatched.

September 5, 2023 at 1:37 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Long Valley Road in the Penn Valley area, units dispatched.

Long incident

September 5, 2023 at 12:42 PM Pieces of carpet in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Oak Drive, did someone miss the turnoff to the carpet repair place?

September 5, 2023 at 12:08 PM Car vs tree on North Meadow View Drive in Peardale. Fire is at scene, removing the tree, no human injuries reported.

September 5, 2023 at 9:52 AM An Amazon driver’s car is reportedly hanging off the ledge on Purdon Road on the North San Juan side, driver is safely out of the vehicle. Units dispatched.

September 5, 2023 at 7:51 AM Litter bugs on the move… Traffic hazard – styrofoam in the roadway – on northbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp.

September 4, 2023 at 9:50 PM Vehicle accident, overturned car, near the Yuba river on Hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan, units dispatched.

September 4, 2023 at 6:18 PM Reader Donna reports that if someone lost a wheel to their bicycle, it’s on the center divide of Hwy 49 going north just past the Broad St. bridge in Nevada City.

September 4, 2023 at 4:38 PM Power has been restored to the 903 cusromers in Lake Wildwood.

September 4, 2023 at 3:29 PM PG&E crews are patrolling the outage in the Lake Wildwood area.

September 4, 2023 at 2:47 PM Tanker and Air Attack are back at the airbase.

September 4, 2023 at 2:36 PM Power outage along Bitney Springs has been restored. Still 903 homes out in the Lake Wildwood area.

September 4, 2023 at 2:31 PM Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are over the Blue Canyon area on the Excelsior incident.

September 4, 2023 at 1:41 PM Two power outages in the Lake Wildwood and Bitney Springs area. 903 customers affected in Lake Wildwood and 616 in the Bitney Springs area. Estimated restoration time for both is 7:30 pm.

Labor Day outage LWW 090423

September 4, 2023 at 10:17 AM Report of a burn pile at the end of Pacheco Road on the San Juan Ridge, units dispatched. Burn is visible on the cameras. The burn ban is still in effect!

Pacheco burn pile on Sept. 4, 2023

September 4, 2023 at 9:29 AM Report of a residential structure fire (now extinguished) on Candlewood Court in Penn Valley, units dispatched. Propane stove caught fire, engines to check for safety issues.

September 3, 2023 at 11:37 AM A gentle reminder to drivers: If your car’s windshield wipers are going, headlights should be turned on.

September 2, 2023 at 9:32 PM Units in the McCourtney/Orion Way area are unable to locate any flames.

September 2, 2023 at 9:17 PM Units dispatched to Orion Way area in Grass Valley, loud noise heard and possibly flames seen.

September 2, 2023 at 4:44 PM No fire visible on the cameras in the Grass Valley area, only a lot of water vapor.

September 2, 2023 at 4:27 PM Report of a possible small fire behind De Martini’s, units dispatched. Could be a fire or a waterdog.

September 2, 2023 at 11:03 AM Cool with Showers and Thunderstorms through the Weekend. Cooling trend through the weekend with showers and thunderstorms, mainly over the mountains. Rain rates are expected to remain below debris flow thresholds. Probability of Thunderstorms: Today: 5-15% over the Central Valley; 20-40% over the foothills and mountains. Sunday: 10-20% over the Central Valley; 20-40% over the foothills and mountains.

September 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM Total precipitation for the past 24 hours is 0.33 inches here at HQ.

September 1, 2023 at 5:21 PM Power has been restored in the Greenhorn area just in time to start the weekend.

September 1, 2023 at 3:37 PM Thanks to reader Robin for the report of a power outage along Greenhorn Road. 435 customers affected by the outage, the estimated restoration time is midnight.

Greenhorn outage 090123

September 1, 2023 at 3:23 PM Car vs several trees on Pasquale Road near Emerald Lane. The roadway is clear.

Maybe Hongo

September 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM Reader Julie found a dog around noon on Newtown Road and Kentucky Flat. Great little guy – Beagle mix – and obviously trained. His tag says Hongo. There are 2 numbers on the back of his tag – but no response. There is also another number taped to his collar – no response. If this is your pup, please text 619-733-6269 to recuperate your canine companion.

September 1, 2023 at 1:30 PM From a reader: These five sheep just showed up in our yard in Smartsville on Daugherty Road. If they’re your sheep, call 510-917-0229

smartsville sheep

September 1, 2023 at 10:11 AM Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain May Bring Debris Flow Concerns Today. Cooling trend through the weekend with widespread showers, scattered thunderstorms and periods of gusty onshore winds. Rain rates may approach burn scar debris flow thresholds for the August Complex and McFarland burn scars with any strong storms this afternoon and evening.

September 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM An update from Peardale/Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey: Peardale-Chicago Park Fire and Ophir Hill Fire responded to a vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle. You Bet Rd. was completely shut down at Mulberry Dr. as emergency personnel treated one patient. The patient was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

September 1, 2023 at 7:00 AM Despite the very light drizzle, the burn ban remains in effect. Absolutely no burn piles! Same goes for campfire restrictions, no change! Spread the word.

September 1, 2023 at 6:54 AM Accident on You Bet Road near Mulberry Lane, units dispatched.

September 1, 2023 at 12:46 AM Springs IC is releasing some resources back to their respective stations.

September 1, 2023 at 12:02 AM Spring IC reports PG&E has arrived. Firefighters are making good progress, some of the resources at scene will be released shortly.

September 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.