Local News

Scotts Flat Spillway Reopens

In a unanimous vote, the Nevada Irrigation District Board has voted to immediately re-open the Scotts Flat Reservoir Spillway. It had been closed since August, due to an unusual spike in illegal activity, including camping, campfires, graffiti, trash, and jumping … Read more >

KNCO’s Rita Stevens Retires

She moved to Nevada County from the Bay Area with her husband Michael 18 years ago to retire. He retired, but she came to work at KNCO instead. Now she’s retiring, and today was her last day. We take a … Read more >

Clothes Closet Helps Disadvantaged N-U Kids

It’s a problem that not many people are aware of, and a very serious one that affects dozens of kids locally. The problem is they do not have clothes to wear to school. Kim Carnahan runs a program called the … Read more >

Share the Warmth Drive Underway

As we get into the colder months, it’s time for the “Share the Warmth Collection Drive”, held each year by United Way of Nevada County. Executive Director Megan Timpany says this year they’re needing new hats, gloves, and socks… click … Read more >

Home Invasion Of Illegal Pot Grow Operation

Still no arrests, after a home invasion robbery last weekend in the Grass Valley area where marijuana was the target. Nevada County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Rob Bringolf says a white male adult and a black male adult, armed with guns, forced … Read more >

Donner Party Cadaver Search Historical Society

A Nevada County man with an amazing cadaver search border collie is this month’s guest for the Historical Speaker Night, put on by the local Historical Society tonight. John Grebenkemper says for part of his presentation he’ll talk about how … Read more >

Cleanup Begins of Fire Damaged Homes

It’s taken a little longer than expected, but debris cleanup is now underway on the 30 or so properties damaged by the Lobo and McCourtney fires. The state is doing the work, with CalRecycle overseeing the operations along with the … Read more >

Nevada City Makes Dispensary Selection

After considerable debate and public comment, the Nevada City City Council has selected the company that will run the first marijuana dispensary inside city limits. City staff recommended a group called “Elevation 2477”, but another group called ‘Growing Community’ had … Read more >

County Opens ‘Building Outpost’

Beginning today, Nevada County is making these easier for builders and those who might need to deal with the county’s Building Department. The Building Outpost is now open… Listen to Craig Griesbach 1 The outpost will also have a live … Read more >

Teen Birth Rate Remains Low In Nevada County

California’s adolescent birth rate has dropped to another record low, although not Nevada County. In 2015, there were 17.6 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19, the latest numbers available, a 10% decline from the previous year. But Nevada County’s rate … Read more >