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More Seniors Are Not Retiring Early In California

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When it comes to retirement, it’s not coming easy for California’s baby boomers. The latest census data shows that more than 740-thousand residents between 65 and 74 are employed or looking for work. That’s about double the number from 15 … Read more >

Burn Permit Suspensions Now In Effect

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While the North State finally had a near-average winter, the fire season looks to be just about as dangerous. And starting Monday, CAL FIRE has suspended permits for all outdoor residential burning in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra Counties. That … Read more >

Apartment Blaze Extinguished by Bystander

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A fire outside an apartment next to a business in Grass Valley has been put out, but not before some anxious moments. Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Deputy Chief Jerry Funk says the call came in shortly before 4 o’clock … Read more >

Local Firefighters Heading to Kern County Blaze

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There are over four thousand firefighters battling blazes in southern California, and part of a strike team from Grass Valley is on their way to join them. Grass Valley Fire Chief Mark Buttron says the request came in from CalFire … Read more >

Mountain Lion Hit and Killed Rough and Ready Hwy

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Drivers in the foothills occasionally encounter and, at times, collide with wildlife on roadways, sometimes killing the animal. But Thursday night, CHP Officer Greg Tassone says one motorist was involved in an even more unusual incident on Rough and Ready … Read more >

Penny Pitch Fundraiser Saturday at Kane’s

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What started as a little gambling on the street as a kid as turned into an annual fundraiser for a local charity. Joe Hevia is the organizer of the Ninth Annual John Kane Penny Pitch, coming up tomorrow (Saturday)… Listen … Read more >

Shasta Releases Increased After LaMalfa Letter

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Less than two weeks after a letter was released complaining about water release plans after a stormy North State winter, releases have been increased at Shasta Dam. The letter was signed by 15 California congressional members, including Nevada County’s representative, … Read more >

Parking Restrictions At Purdon Crossing Lot

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If you’ve been camping, hiking, or swimming in the federally-owned China Bar area along the South Yuba River recently, you’ve seen new warning signs regarding the Purdon Crossing parking lot, which is owned by the State Parks Department. The Chief … Read more >

One Arrest After Over 150 Marijuana Plants Seized

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One arrest in the latest seizure of marijuana plants and a honey oil lab in Nevada County. This one occurred at a home on Perimeter Road, according to Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Smethers, with the Narcotics Task Force… click to listen … Read more >

Town Hall Meeting on Combie Road Project Tonight

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It’s another one of those projects that has been in the planning stages for decades–this one in the south County. They are gearing up to make improvements to Combie Road and especially at the intersection of Higgins Road… Listen to … Read more >