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Update Still Has Fires At 99 Percent Containment

Still not 100 percent containment on the Wind Complex fires, but according to CalFire’s morning update, they are calling the current firefighting efforts mostly “mop-up operations”. Total containment for all four fires in the Wind Complex is listed at 99 … Read more >

Third Candidate For Seat On NID Board

A third candidate has emerged for a seat on the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors. Nevada County Planning Commissioner, Ricki Heck, is running for the Division 1 seat that will be vacated next year by Nancy Webber, who’s retiring. … Read more >

Sierra College Dean Praises Bill Signed By Governor

Unit fees will be waived for one year for first-time, full-time, community college students in California, under a bill signed by Governor Brown. Supporters say it will boost declining enrollment, as well as a shortage of college-educated workers. At the … Read more >

Scotts Flat Spillway Gate Closure Meeting Tonight

When the Nevada Irrigation District installed fencing and closed the gate across the top of, and along the edge of, the Scotts Flat Dam Spillway, in August, a number of residents complained about a lack of input. That includes Nevada … Read more >

Unemployment Assistance Available in Fire Zones

Governor Jerry Brown has announced that federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits are available for workers and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the wildfires in Nevada County, as well as Butte, … Read more >

Weston To Retire From Board of Supervisors

Nevada County Supervisor Hank Weston says he will not be seeking a fourth term on the board next year… Listen to Hank Weston 1 Weston made the announcement on ‘KNCO Insight’ with Tom Fitzsimmons this afternoon (Tuesday), and initially announced … Read more >

Firefighters Start to Leave Fairgrounds

It sprang up like a city overnight, but now CalFire is gradually winding down, and will be leaving the Nevada County Fairgrounds before the end of the week. Many of the trailers have left the grounds, and with over 17-hundred … Read more >

Wind Complex Fires Now 99 Percent Contained

Full containment could be reached later today on the Wind Complex. CalFire officials are putting containment percentages in the upper 90s, and say, overall, the Wind Complex Fire is 99 percent contained. Individually, the Lobo Fire is at 97 percent … Read more >

Grass Valley Alley to Honor Slain Ambassador

A project to remember and honor Grass Valley native Chris Stevens has been given the go-ahead by city leaders. Stevens was the U-S Ambassador that was killed during a raid on Benghazi, Libya in 2012, and now an alleyway downtown … Read more >

Local Health Emergency From Fire Debris

Nevada County officials estimate that more than 40 structures were lost from the Lobo and McCourtney Fires, including 22 homes. And they say that’s created a lot of ash and debris that pose an immediate health and safety risk to … Read more >