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Lowest March Jobless Rate Ever For Nevada County

Nevada County’s March unemployment rate is the lowest ever recorded, for this month, by the State Employment Development Department. At three-point-seven percent, it’s just a tenth-of-a-point drop from February. The program manager for the county’s Business and Career Network in … Read more >

Gun Forum in Nevada City Tonight

Working together to increase public safety without vioalting citizen’s rights to own guns, is the focus of a forum tonight in Nevada City. The Foothill Arts Resources and Media group, or FARM, is putting on ‘Guns: A Community Dialogue’. Community … Read more >

Giant Mobil Sign to Stay Until 2022

The Mobil Sign stays. At least for the next few years. The Grass Valley Planning Commission voted this week to let the property owner at Nevada City Highway and Brunswick Road keep that sign at its current 90-foot height. City … Read more >

District Three Supervisors Square Off At Forum

A spirited and often argumentative forum last night, featuring the two candidates for the Third District Nevada County Supervisor seat that’s up for election in June. One issue that frequently came up at the Rood Center event, hosted by the … Read more >

Bonsai Club Exhibiting at Home and Garden Show

The Home and Garden Show is this weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, and if you go, one thing you can check out is the Bonsai exhibit. Eric Trygg is one of the orginal members of the Bonsai Club of … Read more >

Trout Derby at Fairgrounds Saturday

The weather will be perfect and Lions Lake will be full of fish for the 46th Annual Grass Valley Sportsmen’s Club Trout Derby Saturday morning. Event oganizer Kevin Morgan has been in charge of the event for the last 15 … Read more >

New Scotts Flat Trail Options Under Consideration

The spillway gate at Scotts Flat Reservoir remains open for walkers and bicyclists, as we start getting into the recreation season. But whether it stays open will likely depend on whether there will be any repeat of the illegal activities … Read more >

Earth Day and Health Fair At Sierra College

Earth Day is coming up on Sunday. But Thursday, the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley held its Earth Day and Health Fair. Abbey Liller is president of the college’s Ecologically Conscious Organization of Students, also known as “ECOS”. She … Read more >

N-U Changes Approach to Distracted Driving

Nevada Union High School is trying something different this year when it comes to teaching kids about dangers one can encounter behind the wheel. N-U and Bear River used to participate in the ‘Every Fifteen Minutes Program’, which was a … Read more >

Nevada City Turns 162 Today

Today is a special birthday. Nevada City is 162 years old today, and there will be a little celebration this evening. Organizer, and local history expert, Jesse Locks says Nevada City is more than a gold mining town–it’s played a … Read more >