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DUI Checkpoint East Main Street Near Brunswick


The California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are setting up a DUI Checkpoint set up on East Main Street near Brunswick Rd Saturday evening beginning around sundown. Prior to that the CHP will have saturation patrols throughout Western … Read more >

Weekend Dog Show at Fairgrounds


The Gold Country Kennel Club is holding their 14th annual all Breed Dog Show, Obedience Trial and Rally Trial at the Nevada County Fairgrounds starting today and running through Sunday. Dog Show co-chair Lesley Boyes says breeds from small to … Read more >

Community Oriented Policing Leads Officers to Grass Valley Camp


A concerned citizen recently contacted Grass Valley police about concerns of an illegal campsite on the eastern outskirts of the city. Lt. Steve Johnson tells KNCO the contact led to visit by an officer. The site was more intricate than … Read more >

CHP Maximum Enforcement Starts Now


The CHP around the state including Nevada and Placer Counties will be out in full force As part of the CHP Labor Day Maximum Enforcement this weekend. Maximum Enforcement begins Friday at 6:00 PM and runs through Monday at 11:59 … Read more >

Familiar Face Picked up On Warrants and Drugs


A subject not unfamiliar to local law enforcement arrested in Nevada City late Thursday. A Nevada City police officer on routine patrol made contact with 45 year old Daemion Manjarrez in the 300 block of Sacamento Street. Officer Chad Ellis … Read more >

California Drought Means Underwater Hazards are Closer to Surface

Jump in Lake

With the water recreation season in full swing during the Labor Day weekend, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers to be safe around all waterways, including PG&E’s Lake Spalding and Blue Lakes. Spokesperson Brandi Ehlers has this advice … Read more >

Sierra College Ahead of State Pilot Program


It’s a step in the right direction. That’s what the Executive Dean of the Sierra College Nevada County Campus thinks of new legislation that permits community college to offer four-year degrees. Stephanie Ortiz says the bill that the legislature approved … Read more >

Gratitude Bowls Feed the Hungry in Need


One major challenge many people in Nevada county experience is hunger. A solution has been born in the town of North San Juan and is beginning to spread to other communities. Gratitude Bowls are meals prepared at local restaurants and … Read more >

Grass Valley FD Plots its Next Move


The Grass Valley and Nevada City Fire Departments are plotting their next move, after they thought they were close to an agreement to share a chief with the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District. One week after an August 14 meeting … Read more >

Trails Easement Closed for Two More Years


A hop scotch series of trail easements through the Golden Oaks, LodeStar Unit 2, and Sunshine Valley subdivisions will remain closed to the public a little while longer. On a unanimous vote the Nevada county Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday … Read more >