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Nevada City Gets 200k Tree Removal Grant

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Nevada City is getting its first-ever state grant to help remove dead and dying trees and thin fuels, to reduce the wildfire danger. Tree mortality has greatly accelerated over the 5-year drought, including massive bark beetle infestations. Fire Chief Sam … Read more >

Washington Rampage Suspect Faces Trial

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The man arrested for going on a rampage in the town of Washington in September has been ordered to stand trial. That follows a preliminary hearing in a Nevada County courtroom for 28-year-old Jeffrey Caldwell, to see if there’s enough … Read more >

Colder Weather Also Means Heating Precautions

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With our first significant cold snap this season, PG and E is urging us to be extra cautious when heating our homes. Spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers says many people might tend to want to use some additional sources to keep warm, … Read more >

Lake Wildwood Motorcycle Ban Challenged In Court

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Lake Wildwood’s 40-year-old ban on motorcycles is the subject of a hearing in a Nevada County small claims courtroom Wednesday afternoon. John Lippiatt, a motorcyclist, and 3-year resident, is among a group trying to overturn a vote held last year … Read more >

Teacher Shortage Lessens In Nevada County

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While California’s teacher shortage is now described as “alarming”, that’s not the case, currently, in Nevada County, according to the Superintendent for the Office of Education, Holly Hermanson… click to listen to Holly Hermanson The Learning Policy Institute says 75% … Read more >

The Holiday Season Can Also Be Flu Season

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The holiday season is also normally the flu season. The first death this season of someone under 65 occurred in Los Angeles County last week. Nevada County’s Health Officer, Doctor Ken Cutler, says they haven’t had any ICU admissions so … Read more >

More Robust Precipitation Numbers For Nevada Co

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More information about a robust beginning to Nevada County’s water season. The Nevada Irrigation District reports about 26 and a half inches of precipitation has been recorded at Bowman Reservoir through November. District Operations Manager Chip Close says out of … Read more >

Not Cold Enough Yet for Warming Shelter

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It’s been getting cold at night, but not cold enough yet for the Salvation Army to open its warming shelter for the homeless. That could change this week, with temperatures expecting to get down below freezing, perhaps as early as … Read more >

How To Avoid Porch Pirates Holiday Season

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With more online holiday shopping done every year, that also means more so-called “porch pirates”, with more packages being delivered, and often left unattended, on a porch or by a door. Grass Valley Police Sergeant Sara Perry says you can … Read more >

Burned UHaul Nevada Co Includes ATM Theft

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A rather unusual discovery for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Keith Royal says officers had responded to a report of a small U-Haul truck that either caught on fire or was set on fire, on Red Dog Road near … Read more >