Local News

Former Waste Mgt Employee Sentenced Embezzlement

A former employee convicted 6 months ago of embezzling the Waste Management recycling center has been sentenced. Prosecutors had sought 3 years in prison for Randal Gassaway. But in March, Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says the judge delayed … Read more >

Grizzly Fire

A wildfire broke out late Friday afternoon about 8 miles northeast of Nevada City, near the town of North Columbia.  Named the Grizzly Fire, it quickly consumed about 12 acres of forest before quick work by fire crews from the … Read more >

Landlord and Tenant Both Arrested After Fight

A landlord and tenant are both facing charges, after a dispute in Grass Valley. Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Shannon Moon says the landlord, 35-year-old Jerad Mensik, and the tenant, 32-year-old Todd Chappell got into an argument at a home on … Read more >

County Sees Increase In Assessed Property Values

Some good economic news for Nevada County… Listen to Sue Horne 1 Assessor Sue Horne says those assessed values are for 2016, and grew over a billion dollars from the previous year–a rate of over six percent… Listen to Sue … Read more >

Nevada County’s Jobless Rate Up

Nevada County’s unemployment rate jumped half-a-point from May to June, to 4.3%. But Luis Allejo, with the State Employment Development Department, says it’s a seasonal increase… click to listen to Luis Allejo Meanwhile, there were no notable declines in the … Read more >

Ridge Plays Host to Sierra Storytelling Festival

It’s a tradition on the ridge that goes back decades, celebrating an art form that’s been around for centuries. The 32nd annual Sierra Storytelling Festival gets underway tonight at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Amphitheater in North San Juan. Organizer Aubrey … Read more >

Nevada Co Probation Chief Reappointed State Board

Nevada County’s Chief Probation Officer has been reappointed to a State Board by Governor Brown. This will be Mike Ertola’s second 3-year term on the Board of State and Community Corrections. He has headed the local probation department since 2012 … Read more >

Smoke From Detwiler Fire Means Health Advisory

You likely know that all the smoke in Western Nevada County is not due to any local wildfire, but the massive Detwiler blaze in Mariposa County. And that’s prompted the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District to issue a health … Read more >

Gold Rush Stories Highlight Speaker Night

Her name was Luzena Stanley Wilson and she came to Nevada City from Missouri during the Gold Rush. You can hear her whole story and others tonight in Nevada City when the Nevada County Historical Society holds their monthly Speaker … Read more >

Quad Thief and Burglary Suspect Arrested

A Grass Valley man is facing a number of charges that appeared to stem from a prowlinig incident Monday afternoon. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says a woman living on New Town Road in the Nevada City area called her … Read more >