Local News

Near Drowning at South Yuba River Emerald Pool


An emergency call of a near drowning in the South Yuba River Emerald Pool area off of Bowman Lake Road came in to CalFire Sunday afternoon around 2:45p.m. Captain John Hotchkiss says the patient had been pulled out of the … Read more >

Late Evening Explosion in Grass Valley


Maybe you heard the lound noise…sounded like an explosion on Mill street between 8:30- 9 o’clock last night….. Firefighters and police were immediately dispatched. and Grass Valley Fire Chief Jim Turner says they could not find any evidence of what … Read more >

Vegetation Fire Near Smartsville Contained


At approximately 11:20 report of a vegetation fire near Smartsville. A 40 by 40 spot near one of the columns of the Parks Bar Bridge. Units are on scene. Fire is contained.

Candidates for State and National Office to Speak At Election Forum


On September 2, the First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee will feature a discussion and review of all state and national races and propositions on the November ballot. Betty Yee, Candidate for State Controller … Read more >

California Legislature Approves Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban


Both The State Senate and Assembly approved a bill that would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. With the bill now being considered by the Governor, bill author, Senator Alex Padilla, … Read more >

Productive California Legislature Wraps Up


Building on recent successes of consecutive on-time and balanced budgets, the California State Senate finished its two-year legislative session well ahead of its August 31 Constitutional deadline, in the early hours of Saturday morning. It marks the first time since … Read more >

Two Fires Saturday Raise Concerns


A structure fire between 1/4 and 1/2 acre in Peardale Saturday afternoon. Around 3:00 PM ground and air units responded to Hwy 174 across from Meadow Drive to reports of a single structure involved with some extension to the wildland. … Read more >

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 >