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119th Empire Mine Miner’s Picnic Saturday


This weekend the Empire Mine State Historic Park is hosting the Miner’s Picnic and the public is invited to bring the family to the event and re-live the days of gold grit and glory. The entertainment is provided by the … Read more >

Unwanted Guest Goes to Jail


An unwanted guest overstayed his welcome and law enforcement was called to handle the issue. Nevada County Sheriff Captain Jeff Pettitt says deputies responded to a Carriage Road address and located the the suspect in question, 45 year old Shawn … Read more >

Water Bond Supports Storage and Restoration Act


With a lack of water in California due to drought this year, water issues are on the forefront of many politicians as time moves toward the November election. Nevada County’s Congressman, Doug LaMalfa along with District 3 Congressman John Garamendi … Read more >

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Already Underway


Labor Day is still a couple of weekends away, but law enforcement is already cracking down on suspected drunk drivers that go with the last holiday of summer. From now until September 1, Placer County agencies and many around the … Read more >

Arraignments in Murder Trial Held Over


Two formalities and two motions from the defense in regards to a murder case in Nevada County Superior Court. As a result, the arraignment for the two defendants in the case is held over until early September. Friday evening, a … Read more >

Vegetation Fire Burning Near Truckee


A vegetation fire burning near Truckee has charred about 60 acres, but no structures are in its path. The fire broke out before 3 o’clock this afternoon near Interstate 80 and Hirschdale Road, and is burning in steep terrain near … Read more >

Domestic Violence Suspect Found and Arrested


A man wanted for sexual assault and stealing a vehicle has finally been found and arrested. 27 year-old Arlyss Lee was taken into custody over the weekend. Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Pettitt says the assault reportedly took place last … Read more >

Batwa Challenge Funds Kellerman Projects in Uganda


Two hundred runners and walkers supporting a local, international humanitarian effort in Nevada City Saturday morning. Dr. Scott Kellerman, wife, Carol, and The Kellerman Foundation hosted the 4th Annual Batwa Challenge 5 and 10 K Run and Walk to raise … Read more >

One Caught, One at Large after Colfax Vandalism


A woman is in custody, and a man is still on the loose after reports of vandalism at a Colfax car wash. Placer County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Dena Erwin says an alarm went off at the car wash around … Read more >

Overnight I-80 Closure Slated For September 9-10


The dates have been set for the upcoming Raise 80 Project, and the detour through Nevada County that comes with it… Listen to Rochelle Jenkins 1 Caltrans spokeswoman Rochelle Jenkins says the Magra Road Bridge will be lifted during that … Read more >