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Pension Costs Also Rising In Grass Valley

In addition to school districts, cities and counties are also facing major increases in their CALPERS contributions. At this week’s Grass Valley City Council meeting, Acting Finance Director Andy Heath said their contribution is expected to rise another million-and-a-half dollars … Read more >

Local Climate Change Event On Saturday

Nevada City is particpating in the national mobilization on Saturday called the “People’s Climate Movement”. The Sierra Club and the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition are putting on the local observance. Local Sierra Club chapter member, Barbara Rivenes says all … Read more >

Two More Drug Arrests In Nevada County

Two more drug arrests to report in Nevada County by the Narcotics Task Force. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Smethers says it started with a traffic stop on Highway 49 near Allison Ranch Road, because of the window tinting on the vehicle … Read more >

NJUHSD Facing Escalating Pension Costs

While many California school districts have been benefitting from the state’s improved budgets, there is another major fiscal concern looming. Districts must increase payroll contributions for employee pensions. Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Louise Johnson says their standard … Read more >

Nevada County Students Qualify for 2017 CA State Science Fair

Once again Nevada County will be well represented at the California State Science Fair Competition coming up in less than two weeks. Jeff Petty who will be chaperoning the students down to Los Angeles for the event says the California … Read more >

Nevada Co Clerk-Recorder Supports Voter Roll Bill

A bill that supporters say would help keep voter lists in California’s counties more up-to-date has the support of Nevada County’s Clerk-Recorder. The measure has been introduced by former Nevada County State Senator Jim Nielsen. He says under the current … Read more >

Honey Oil Lab and Marijuana Seized One Arrest

What’s described as a sophisticated butane honey oil lab has been busted at a home in south Nevada County, with one arrest. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Smethers says the Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the home, on Combie … Read more >

Fire Destroys Garage Threatens Two Homes

Two homes were threatened from a detached garage fire in Grass Valley Tuesday night. It happened on Cedar Avenue. Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Battalion Chief Jim Smith says when crews arrived it was already too late to save the … Read more >

Grass Valley Police and Fire Honor Employees and Volunteers

The Grass Valley City Council Chamber was filled to capacity Tuesday evening with Police Officers and Fire Personnel to honor the Police Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the year, Volunteer of the year and to welcome the newest member … Read more >

Nevada City to Discuss Safe and Sane Fireworks Ban

Nevada City is the only place in the county where you can legally set off safe and sane fireworks, but that could be about to change. Fire Chief Sam Goodspeed will be going to the City Council this evening to … Read more >