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More Recreational Land Preserved By BYLT

More acreage has been preserved for an area that’s considered a “recreationist’s dream” for the Bear Yuba Land Trust. BYLT Community Engagement Manager, Laura Peterson, says it’s another deal with Pacific Gas and Electric in the Grouse Ridge area of … Read more >

Two State Park Projects Moving Forward Here

Long-awaited projects for 2 state parks in Nevada County are still on track to begin this year, after officials received an update last week from the State Department of Parks and Recreation. But Doug Moon, the Chair of the Save … Read more >

New Human Resources Director For Nevada County

A new Human Resources Director has been hired by Nevada County. Seth Schapiro’s first day is in two weeks, or January 29th. Schapiro has over 30 years of experience in labor relations, including over 17 years as the head of … Read more >

The Week Ahead (January 15-21)

Taking a look at the week ahead, tomorrow is a busy day. Cannabis attorney Heather Burke will be holding a legal seminar, which will include an update on California marijuana law, including medical and recreational use and regulations. It’s open … Read more >

Nevada Co Schools Supe Likes Budget Plan

In 2013, the state enacted the Local Control Funding Formula, to increase support for the state’s neediest students, and restore spending flexibility for school districts. Governor Brown says his state budget proposal will achieve full implementation of the formula two … Read more >

Rain Totals Recovering For Grass Valley Area

Thanks to the downpours we had earlier this week, rainfall totals are now closer to normal for the Grass Valley area. The National Weather Service says the 5-point-8 inches has boosted the season total to 20-point-7 inches, which is 88% … Read more >

Online Community College Proposed

Governor Brown’s State Budget plan also proposes launching a new community college completely online in the fall of 2019. It would target working adults without a higher education degree. It would offer short courses and certificate programs based on skills … Read more >

More Bridge Overcrossings Work On I-80

After raising a number of bridge overcrossings on Interstate 80, Cal Trans is now in the process of upgrading or replacing some in the high country. Agency Spokeswoman Liza Whitmore says they’re looking at 7 aging overcrossings, in 6 locations, … Read more >

Van Son to Retire from Interfaith Food Ministries

She’s been helping to make sure the hungry are fed for well more than a decade, but this year, Interfaith Food Ministries Executive Director Sue Van Son will be leaving. Van Son made the first public announcement of her retirement … Read more >

Rotary to Give Away Trees Saturday

Western Nevada County residents have an opportunity to be part of a worldwide Rotary Club challenge in support of Earth Day. Local Rotarian, Larry Davis, was on KNCO Insight earlier this week and shared the lofty goal.* Listen to Larry … Read more >