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Cell Tower Ruling Upheld in District 3 Appeals Court


The Third District Court of Appeals is siding with the county in regards to the construction of a cell tower in the Lake Wildwood area. The process began several years ago when Verizon Wireless and American Tower Corporation applied to … Read more >

Knox Appointed to State Position


Submitted to KNCO-  Stewart Knox, 46, of Vina, has been appointed executive director of the Employment Training Panel. Knox has been director at the Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency since 2014. He was executive director at the Northern … Read more >

11 Arrested During Beale AFB Drone Protests


Submitted to KNCO-  Eleven people, including clergy and veterans, were arrested during two days of peace demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, site of the surveillance drone Global Hawk, which performs reconnaissance for armed drones. The demonstrations at Beale were … Read more >

New Commander for Grass Valley CHP


The Grass Valley Office of the California Highway Patrol is getting a new Leader. Public Information Officer Greg Tassone says Lt. Jeff Arnswald is headed to the Valley Division and a new assignment. click here to listen to Officer Tassone … Read more >

Suspect Attacks Medical Personnel


A male suspect in the Emergency Room turned on a fellow patient and ended up going to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility Monday. Grass Valley Police Lt Alex Gammelgard says the original call came in reporting an unruly patient in … Read more >

Dahle Sends Out Water Mailer


If you’ve checked your mailbox lately, chances are you have received a mailer from State Assemblyman Brian Dahle about water use… Listen to Brian Dahle 1 The legislation could impose state regulation of ground water use… Listen to Brian Dahle … Read more >

Domestic Incident Leads to Arrest


A young man arrested after not allowing his girlfriend to leave the residence when she was attempting to move out. Nevada County Sheriff Lt. Bill Smethers says deputies responded to an Alta Sierra residence where a third party reported a … Read more >

Suspect Re-Arrested After Short Foot Chase


A suspect thought he could out run a deputy but found out differently as he ended up with a ride back to jail. Sunday afternoon a sheriff deputy on patrol in the North San Juan area spotted two male subjects … Read more >

Take-Back Day Was Last One Scheduled


The prescription drug take back day held over the weekend will likely be the last. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency has been underwriting the twice-a-year dropoff programs, but Grass Valley Police Lieutenant Alex Gammelgard says changes in the law will … Read more >

Target Practice Leads to Shooting Incident


A group of people who were doing some  target practice in the high country would up with one of their party  shot. North San Juan Fire Battalion Chief Boyd Johnson says the incident happened when the group was shooting in … Read more >