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COVID Vaccine Alert Program Launched

The text alert program on COVID vaccine availability in Nevada County has been launched. It’s a partnership with the county’s Public Health Department and 2-1-1 Connecting Point. Connecting Point Executive Director, Ann Guerra, says, similar to Jones Fire updates last … Read more >

Nevada City Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Another child porn arrest to report in Nevada County, thanks to the continued coordination with other law enforcement agencies on a more sophisticated enforcement program. The time, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Sean Scales says detectives from his department, as well as from … Read more >

Vaccine A Slow Roll, But Improving

More and more COVID vaccinations are occurring in Nevada County, but is not going as quickly as many had hoped. Nevada County Public Information Officer Taylor Wolfe says though people are chomping at the bit, the allotment of vaccines is … Read more >

Warm MLK Weekend Could Mean Crowded Trails

With many people getting ready to enjoy a three-day Martin Luther King Day weekend, the warmer and drier-than-normal weather will likely mean more people spending the time outdoors, with entertainment options still limited by the pandemic. In Nevada County, that … Read more >

Howard Levine Honored By Supervisors

The goodbye tour for longtime Grass Valley public official and activist Howard Levine also made a stop at the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this week. Supervisors Board Chairman, Dan Miller, whose district includes the city, presented a … Read more >

Health Official Urges Patience On Sr Vaccinations

Even though Nevada County’s senior population percentage is twice the statewide rate, or 28-percent, County Health and Human Services Director Ryan Gruver says distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to them is vastly different between communities. He says it can depend … Read more >

NC Begins Process to Allow Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

Nevada City is beginning the process to amend its cannabis ordinance to allow for indoor cultivation. The current ordinance does not include indoor cultivation of mature plants, but does allow for nursery level starts that could be sold for further … Read more >

NID Rejects COVID Relief Fund Contribution

As the donation deadline nears for the fourth round of the COVID Relief Fund, the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors has turned down a request from local leaders for a contribution. NID Public Information Officer Tomi Riley says the … Read more >

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Begins

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s 19th year will be like no other. Because of the pandemic continuing in the new year, Festival Director Jess Swigonski says it’s all virtual. But it also provides more flexibility in viewing the 111 … Read more >

Election Questions Continue For Clerk-Recorder

With President Trump and his supporters keeping allegations of November election fraud in the news, Assistant Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Natalie Adona says the office has continued to get questions and concerns regarding the observation process…. Adona says only one observer … Read more >