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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 >

Grass Valley Woman Hit Dashing Across I-680


A 54-year-old Grass Valley woman and a male companion, from Walnut Creek, remain hospitalized, after being hit while trying to dash across Interstate-680 in Walnut Creek during Tuesday morning rush hour. CHP Public Information Officer Brandon Correia says it started … Read more >

Two Arrests In Break-In Of Downtown GV Shop

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Two arrests after a break-in at a store in downtown Grass Valley. Police Sergeant Dan Kimbrough says it occurred at Grass Valley Gadget Repair, on Neal Street, early Wednesday… click to listen to Sgt Kimbrough Also taken were iPads and … Read more >

County Public Health Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic Friday

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It’s recommended that most people get a flu shot before the flu season hits, you can get one from the county public health department for free tomorrow…It’s their annual drive through flue shot clinic and again will be at Twin … Read more >

NCHS Speaker Night Features “Cemeteries of the Western Sierra”

Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night this evening will feature Archeologist, Christopher Ward talking about the history of local historic cemeteries. Ward is the author of a new book, titled “Cemeteries of the Western Sierra”, and says cemeteries are more … Read more >

Sacramento Region Could Benefit From Prop 64


If recreational marijuana is legalized in California on November 8th, there’s the potential for a large industry in the 7-county Sacramento region, that includes Nevada County. UOP’s Center for Business and Policy Research estimates that are around 250-thousand marijuana smokers … Read more >