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PGE Expands Tree Removal and Debris Program

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As woody debris piles up from dead trees killed by the drought and bark beetle infestation, PG and E has launched an expanded, free removal program. That’s where a tree, or debris, could come in contact with a power line. … Read more >

June Home Sales and Prices Up in Nevada County

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Nevada County’s housing market has been heating up steadily over the course of the year. The president of the local association of realtors, Greg Bullanti, says 158 homes closed escrow in June, compared to 142 a year ago. He also … Read more >

Nevada County’s Jobless Rate Spikes Up

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Nevada County’s unemployment rate spiked up in June. At 5-percent, it’s up seven-tenths of a point from May. But the Assistant Director of the regional One-Stop Career Center, Luis Moreno, says that’s not unusual this time of year… click to … Read more >

Grass Valley PG and E Worker Killed In Accident

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A Grass Valley man has been killed in a solo vehicle accident that happened in the Horn Creek Ranch area of Yuba county on Thursday. 52 year old David Spurgeon was driving a 2014 GMC Sierra in the performance of … Read more >

Draft Urgency Marijuana Ordinance Posted

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A draft urgency ordinance for medical marijuana growing in Nevada County has been posted on their website, as part of the Tuesday meeting agenda. One notable change in previously-discussed proposals is an increase in the maximum allowable outdoor plants, from … Read more >

Exec Director Of Domestic Violence Shelter Resigns

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After over three years on the job, the executive director of the Nevada County’s domestic violence shelter has resigned. The Board Vice President for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, Kathi Gardinier, says the departure of Gayle Guest-Brown was … Read more >

82-Year-Old Grass Valley Woman Hurt In Solo Crash

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Another solo vehicle accident to report in Nevada County this week, with only the driver inside. This one injured an 82-year-old Grass Valley woman late Wednesday afternoon. CHP Officer Tim Sheehan says Virginia Quinan was travelling on Highway 20 between … Read more >

Historical Society Speaker Night Features BYLT

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The Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night event tonight will feature the story of the Bear Yuba Land Trust. Long Time Board Member Joe Byrne and longtime volunteer Trent Pridemore will have pictures and a power point presentation. Byrne says … Read more >

Nevada County Honors Its Probation Officers

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For the first time, Nevada County is participating in this year’s national “Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Week”…. click to listen to Jeff Goldman Probation Department Manager Jeff Goldman says of the main goals of the probation department is minimizing re-offending, … Read more >

Interim Director Hired For Hospitality House

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About a month after its long time executive director retired, Hospitality House has hired an interim director. Board President Robert Wallace says Scott Thurmond, who lives in Sacramento, will be on hand once a week, which will allow more time … Read more >