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No More Special Quiet Period At Scotts Flat Lake

An effort to restore an early-morning quiet time for some users of Scotts Flat Lake has been rejected by the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors. It was imposed briefly last year, from late May to early July, as part … Read more >

Sierra Nevada Conservancy May Get More Funds

20-million dollars may soon be available for the implementation of more shovel-ready wildfire prevention projects in the Sierra Nevada this year. That also would help protect the Nevada County foothills. It’s part of a one-billion dollar forest and wildfire resilience … Read more >

Commercial St. Beautification Taking More Time

Nevada City is taking a little more time to decide on what to do about the beautification of Commercial Street as the state prepares to re-open on June 15. Interim City Manager Joan Phillipe says currently the planters at either … Read more >

2022 Wild and Scenic Festival Submissions

They’re already preparing for what will be the 20th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival for January of 2022. It’s sponsored by the South Yuba River Citizens League. Festival Director Jess Swigonski says submissions are now being accepted, from shorts … Read more >

NID Canals Are Filling Up For Irrigation Season

You might think of April 15th as the traditional tax filing deadline. But it also means NID canals are filling up again for the seasonal irrigation season, which runs through October 15th. That supports 32-thousand agricultural acres in Nevada, as … Read more >

County Applies For Wind Complex Recovery Fund

Up to three-point-one million dollars in Community Development Block Grant funding has just been made available for Nevada County regarding wildfire recovery and mitigation. In October of 2017, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed that an emergency existed, due to the … Read more >

Vaccine Pause Having Little Effect on County

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause is having little to no effect on vaccination appointments in Nevada County. Though the county had hoped to use the one-dose vaccine to reach certain populations, such as the homeless, County Public Health Director … Read more >

Dahles Blast Closure Of Susanville Prison

Nevada County’s legislative representatives say they’re shocked and appalled by the closure of the Susanville Correctional Center. In announcing the closure, which takes effect by July of next year, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation cites the significant decrease in … Read more >

Janice O’Brien Steps Away From Sierra Roots

In a startling announcement, the co-founder of Sierra Roots says she can no longer represent her homeless advocate organization. Speaking on “KNCO: Insight”, Janice O’Brien says her focus now is establishing a new non-profit to help make her long-held dream … Read more >

Changes To County Cannabis Ordinance Approved

It turns out only relatively minor changes have been made to Nevada County’s nearly two-year-old cannabis ordinance. The Program Manager for the county’s Compliance Division, Jeff Merriman, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the definition of “responsible party” … Read more >