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Air Attack Base Closes For the Season


Thanks in part to last week’s storm, Grass Valley Air Attack Base is closing for the season. The tankers departed this morning (Monday) for McClellan Air Field, where they will undergo maintenance until they are needed next summer. Base Commander … Read more >

81-Year-Old Man and Wife Injured In Crash


An 81-year-old man has been injured in a solo vehicle accident in Nevada County that occurred during the noon hour Monday. CHP Sergeant Brian Waughn says Carl Meinart was driving on a dirt road, in his pickup, on Lost Ranch … Read more >

Lester and Laferte Sentenced


16 months after being convicted, Gold Country Lenders CEO Phil Lester and CFO Susan Laferte are going to prison for multiple counts of defrauding investors. After rejecting new trial motions, Nevada County Judge Candace Heidelberger has sentenced Lester to 15 … Read more >

Voter Registration Deadline is Today


It’s almost here. The November election is two weeks from tomorrow, but if you want to vote, you have to be registered. The deadline to register is today, and Nevada County Clerk Recorder Greg Diaz says it’s a lot easier … Read more >

Granite Bay 34 Nevada Union 21

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The Nevada Union Miners failed to get that elusive Sierra Foothill League win as they fell to the Granite Bay Grizzlies in Roseville.  With the loss, the Miners fall to 0-5 in the SFL and will finish their regular season … Read more >

Another Drop In Nevada County’s Jobless Rate


Nevada County’s unemployment rate took a slight drop in September. At 4.6%, that’s down two-tenths of a point from August, as well as a year ago. It’s also a decline of half-a-point from July. And it’s nothing unusual, according to … Read more >

Bear River Wins Ag Mechanics Championship


It’s a national championship for tiny Bear River High School. The school’s F-F-A Ag Mechanics Team won the national title this morning in Indianapolis, narrowly defeating a team from Texas. Teacher Tim Reid says they took high individual awards as … Read more >

GVPD Holds Drug Takeback Day Saturday


If you have any old prescription drugs in the medicine cabinet or around the house, the Grass Valley Police Department would like you to get rid of them. They are holding their semi-annual ‘Drug Take Back Day’ tomorrow in Grass … Read more >

Prop 56: Cigarette Tax


Of the 17 statewide initiatives on the November ballot, this one may be in the top five in terms of publicity, controversy, and money spent. KNCO’s Geoff Flynn examines Proposition 56… Listen to KNCO’s Geoff Flynn   (1:50)

Empire Mine State Park Activist Dies


A woman who helped create Empire Mine State Park has died. Virginia Brunini was 90. Park Ranger Greg Sherr says Brunini convinced the State Parks Department to purchase the land in 1975.. click to listen to Ranger Sherr Brunini worked … Read more >