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Nevada Co Official Questions State Transpo Plan


A long-range outlook regarding California’s transportation system has been released by Cal Trans. Called “California Transportation Plan 2040”, the agency says it provides recommendations for how the state can move toward its greenhouse gas reduction targets and achieve the vision … Read more >

Youth Offender Pilot Pgm Approved For Nevada Co


Nevada County will soon be one of five counties to implement a 3-year pilot program for housing youth offenders. The Assembly has approved the program, which we told you about earlier this month. County Probation Chief Mike Ertola says eligible … Read more >

Autopsy Reveals Identity of Suspected Homicide Victim


An autopsy has been completed on a body that was found in the front yard of a home in the 16-thousand block of Countrywood Lane just outside of Nevada City. The couple who lives at the property returned home and … Read more >

Malakoff Diggins Solar Project In Signed Budget

Malakoff Diggins

Five years of efforts has finally paid off, with the Malakoff Diggins solar project included in the State Budget signed by Governor Brown. One of the main drivers of the 700-thousand dollar project has been Nevada County Supervisor Hank Weston. … Read more >

Higgins Fire Department Begins Station Closures in budget Crunch

Higgins Fire Truck

Starting tomorrow reduced staffing will go into effect at Higgins area Fire District Stations and one station will be closed entirely. Public Information Officer for the District Pete Marchinek says with reduced funding, there’s no way for the department to … Read more >

Wildfire In Placer El Dorado Counties Growing

USFS Shasta Fire

The so-called Trailhead Fire that began in the American River Canyon in Placer County on Tuesday has now grown to at least 350 acres, with about 400 structures threatened. All but about 70 acres is burning in the El Dorado … Read more >

Grass Valley Police Department Promotions Ceremony


Two Grass Valley Police Officers were recognized with promotions during the Grass Valley City Council meeting last evening. Lt. Steve Johnson was promoted to Captain and Sgt. Joe Mattioni was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Grass Valley Police Chief … Read more >

Body Found at Home Outside Nevada City

Crime Scene Investigation

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what could be a homicide. A body has been found in the front yard of a home in the 16-thousand block of Countrywood Lane just outside of Nevada City. Sheriff Keith Royal says … Read more >

Deer Triggers Two Crashes on Highway 20


Quite a traffic snarl outside of Grass Valley on Highway 20 this morning (Tuesday) after two collisions. C-H-P Officer Greg Tassone says it all started at 9am when a deer tried to cross the road… Listen to Greg Tassone 1 … Read more >

Much Higher PILT Payment For Nevada County


This year’s PILT payment to Nevada County is on the way. PILT stands for Payment In Lieu of Taxes, a federal program that mitigates the impact to government and schools from the loss of certain property taxes. County Supervisor Nate … Read more >