Local News

Bulanti Added to Grass Valley Planning Commission

The past president of the Nevada County Association of Realtors is now the newest member of the Grass Valley Planning Commission. Greg Bulanti was appointed by the City Council at their meeting last night. Bulanti says being a realtor, housing … Read more >

Tobacco Tax Revenue Soon Doubles For Nevada Co

The huge increase in California’s tobacco tax takes effect on April 1st, which is Saturday. Voters approved it in November as Proposition 56, which increases the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 2 dollars, or from 87 cents to … Read more >

Fake News Program Presented at Library Tonight

You’ve heard the term a lot lately, but the idea has been around for awhile. ‘Fake news’ is the topic of a presentation this evening at the Madelyn Helling Library. Youth Librarian Lisa Nowlain says the program is targeted toward … Read more >

Dementia Campaign Surpasses Funding Goal

Funding support continues to grow for taking care of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients in Nevada County. The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation says they’ve surpassed their goal to raise at least $200,000 this year for what’s called the “Remember Me: … Read more >

Motorcyclist Killed Was 70-Year-Old Man

Some more details regarding the motorcyclist who was killed in the Rough and Ready area Monday afternoon. CHP Officer Greg Tassone says the victim, a 70-year-old local man, was northbound on Rough and Ready Highway approaching the intersection of Valley … Read more >

DeNijs Appointed New Ag Commissioner

Nevada County has a new Agriculture Commissioner. Chris DeNijs (duh-NIZE) has been appointed to the position, and the Board of Supervisors gave its formal approval at their meeting this morning. The Ag Commissioner has many duties, and DeNijs says the … Read more >

Cities Working Together to Form Cultural District

It’s something both cities agree on, and are working together to make it happen… Listen to Howard Levine 1 Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine, who is an artist himself, is hopeful that western Nevada County will be among the first … Read more >

Tree Mortality Not Improved Despite Wet Winter

Despite what will likely be Nevada County’s wettest winter, including a far-above-average snowpack, forests remain at risk from tree mortality and overgrown landscapes. That’s according to a report from the California Farm Bureau Federation. The Executive Director of the county’s … Read more >

NID To Make Minor Spillway Repairs

The stormy winter’s impacts are starting to show up more on NID reservoirs. Hydroelectric Department Manager Keane Summers says the damage poses no risk to public safety. But he says there’s some cosmetic damage to the Rollins Reservoir spillway… click … Read more >

Arrest Includes Unusual Weapons

A San Jose woman is facing a number of weapon and identity theft charges, after a weekend arrest in Nevada County. CHP Sergeant Robert Nevins says 45-year-old Arelia Avalos was pulled over on Highway 49 near McKnight Road early Sunday. … Read more >