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Grass Valley Teen Sentenced For Stolen Car Pursuit


Less than two months since his arrest, a 19-year-old Grass Valley youth has been sentenced for leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen car. Dakota Scarbrough has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years … Read more >

Another Raise For Nevada City Police Officers


The start of the new fiscal year, July 1st, also means another raise for Nevada City police officers. The two-year labor agreement includes a two and a half percent salary enhancement for each year, although one and a half percent … Read more >

Two Arrests After Head-On Crash In Grass Valley


A reported head-on crash in Grass Valley ended up with the arrests of two local men. Police Sergeant Dan Kimbrough says it occurred late Monday afternoon on Maltman Drive, with one of the drivers leaving the scene in his vehicle… … Read more >

Heat and Drought Heighten Air Pollution Concerns


The drought has also worsened air particle pollution in 25 California counties this summer, although Nevada County is not among those. And with the extreme heat this week, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District Executive Director Gretchen Bennett says she’s … Read more >

New Bear River High School Principal Announced

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Bear River High School has a new principal. Amy Besler comes from nearby Colfax High, where she had been employed the past nine years in the roles of English/Literacy teacher, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. … Read more >

Accident Features Man Stripping Clothes Off


A rather strange accident to report in Nevada County this (Mon.) afternoon. CHP officer Daniel Frederick says 23-year-old John Bowers appeared to be under the influence of drugs when he suddenly turned right off Oak Tree Road and into a … Read more >

Burglars Also Cause Flooding At Home


The owners of a Nevada County home got some bad news from their real estate agent over the past weekend, according to Sheriff Keith Royal…. click to listen to Sheriff Royal Television sets were also taken. The incident was reported … Read more >

Hiker Rescued Near Edwards Crossing


A hiker who reportedly fell about 80 feet has been found near the South Yuba River. North San Juan Fire Captain Christoffer Montelius says the call came in around late Saturday afternoon, and several agencies and volunteers responded…. Listen to … Read more >

Rib Cookoff Benefits Habitat For Humanity


By Paul Haas   An area supermarket helping out Habitat for Humanity. On Saturday, the Raley’s Supermarket in the Pine Creek Shopping Center challenged 5 other Norther California Raley’s and Bel Air Supermarkets to a BBQ Cookoff in their parking … Read more >

Drought Means Mixed Lake Levels In Nevada County


Lake levels are looking iffy in some areas of Nevada County. At Scott Flats Lake, Nevada Irrigation District recreation manager Peggy Davidson says it’s only a little over half capacity, the lowest she’s ever seen… click to listen to Peggy … Read more >