Local News

County Unemployment Rate Takes Tick Upward

The March unemployment rates are out, and for Nevada County, they saw a slight increase… Listen to Luis Alejo 1 Luis Alejo with the state Employment Development Department says 170 out of the 210 jobs lost since February were in … Read more >

Several Easter Egg Hunts in Nevada County Saturday

With Good Friday today and Easter on Sunday, in between, locally, is the day for the kids, and various Easter Egg hunts. Its the 46th year that the Grass Valley Moose Lodge has been hosting a hunt. Walt Meek has … Read more >

Nevada City Celebrates 163rd Birthday

While today may be Good Friday, this year, it’s also Nevada City’s birthday. There will be an informal party this evening at City Hall. Mayor David Parker says there will be at least one guest speaker… Listen to David Parker … Read more >

Church Transforms to Ancient Rome for Easter

It’s a rather unique way of observing Easter. The Gold Country Calvary Chapel is presenting a program called ‘Resurrection Road’. Chris Enss wrote the scripts, and says this year, it tells the story of Nero burning Rome to the ground, … Read more >

Nevada City to Offer Free Chipping Program

Nevada City is taking advantage of one fire prevention program to help support efforts for a second program. Division Fire Chief Sam Goodspeed says his department will be offering free chipping to city residents.. Listen to Sam Goodspeed Though the … Read more >

Utility Ramps Up Wildfire Prevention Work Locally

If you’ve noticed a bunch of helicopters flying around today, they could be from P-G-and-E. Spokeswoman Brandi Merlo says you will see then over the next few weeks doing visual inspections of substations and distribution lines… Listen to Brandi Merlo … Read more >

Arts Economic Study Results to be Revealed Tonight

It’s been a long time question that will now have a definitive answer-Just how important are the arts to Nevada County economically? After Grass Valley-Nevada City, along with Truckee, became two of the 14 cultural districts in the state, the … Read more >

Transcontinental Railroad Subject of Speaker Night

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, which is the topic of tonight’s Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night presentation. Bob Rohwer (roar) is a railroad enthusiast. He trains docents at the Sacramento … Read more >

Traffic Delays Resume On Hwy 20 Near Smartsville

If you drive on Highway 20 near Smartsville, one-way traffic controls are resuming for a safety project that began last year. Cal Trans Public Information Officer Raquel Borrayo says it features a re-alignment of the highway… Borrayo says the delays … Read more >

Big Rig Hits Dorsey Drive Overpass

Major traffic backups, including on detour routes, after a big rig failed to clear the Dorsey Drive overpass on the southbound Golden Center Freeway Wednesday afternoon. CHP Officer Mike Steele says there were no injuries, but four other motorists’ vehicles … Read more >