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Fugitive From Justice Taken into Custody


A wanted suspect, who was able to resist arrest two weeks ago by leading a deputy on a chase, is now in custody. click to hear Lt. Bill Smethers Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers says Deputies served  a search … Read more >

Honey Oil Lab Explodes in Fire in Nevada City


Two men have been arrested for allegedly running a honey oil lab  that resulted in an explosion and structure fire on Poke Place in Nevada City on Saturday.  Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers says the call came in around … Read more >

No Surprise

When the story broke this past weekend that an explosion and  fire broke out at a residence in Nevada City (thanks Pascale), the first thought that came into my mind was another “honey oil” pot plant blew up.  Apparently I … Read more >

County Gets Secured Rural Schools Funding


Nevada County and other small counties have won a battle with the federal government and is getting some money for schools and other funding. County Supervisor Nate Beason, who is also a member of Rural County Representatives of California, says … Read more >

Local Gymnast Heads to Western National Championships


By Ashlyn Rhodes This Friday Lilly Pruett, a junior at Nevada Union High School, is going to compete at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western National Championships in Spokane, Washington.  At the Western Championship, she will compete against gymnasts from … Read more >

Trio Arrested in Truckee for Transporting Pot


Three men from Ohio arrested for allegedly transporting marijuana from California back to their home state. The three finding themselves in custody following a traffic stop. CHP Officer Michael McDonnell says the vehicle was clocked at 78 MPH as it … Read more >

Felon Arrested with Drugs and Weapon


A man in jail after drugs and a weapon located during a warrant search. Nevada County Sheriff Lieutenant Bill Smethers says the incident began with a warrant being served on Eldred Leatherman at a Burma Road address. Click here to … Read more >

Free Comic Book Day at Local Libraries


By Ashlyn Rhodes Saturday is Free Comic Book Day across the nation and the Grass Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries are taking part.  County Librarian Laura Pappani says that Diamond Comic Distributors is providing the free comics everyone can enjoy. … Read more >

Nevada City Gets Comment on Formula Businesses


A crowd of 20 to 30 people turned out for a town-hall style meeting in Nevada City to discuss whether an ordinance is needed to regulate franchise businesses. Most who attended were in agreement that they don’t want the big … Read more >

Parents, Students Debate School Start Times


A good crowd, and a split crowd at Nevada Union High School last night for a town hall-style meeting about whether or not the district should start school an hour later. Classes currently begin at 7:30, but many want it … Read more >