Local News

Burn Permits Suspended By CAL FIRE

With another unusually early start to the wildfire season, due to a mostly dry winter and spring, outdoor residential burn permits are now suspended for Nevada, Yuba, and Placer counties, starting May 23rd. That’s just one day sooner than a … Read more >

Jobless Rate Drops Some More Here

Nevada County’s unemployment rate continues a steady drop. Luis Allejo, with the state’s Employment Development Department, says for the third straight month it showed a half-percent decline. For April, it’s at 2-point-9 percent. He says that’s the first time the … Read more >

More Snowstorm Debris Removal Funding

Nevada County is among several counties in the region getting more state funding for removing debris and hazardous trees near major highway corridors from the late December snowstorm. That’s for highways 20, 49, 80, 174, and 193, also including Sierra, … Read more >

Three Federal Community Project Grants For NevCo

On a windy wildfire danger day on Friday, and in front of Cal Fire’s Nevada City station, Nevada County’s congressman announced that he’d secured three federal funding grants toward helping deal with such emergencies. Doug LaMalfa said there’s four-point-eight million … Read more >

Living With COVID and Celebrating Emergency Services

As the COVID numbers continue to go back up, but without the severe illness and death of prior surges, the public is going to learn to live with the virus as it mutates itself to less destructive, but possibly more … Read more >

Grand Jury Recruitments Underway

A new Nevada County Grand Jury is normally seated at the beginning of the new fiscal year, on July first. And the recruitment process is underway. Kathleen Williams has been the foreperson the last two years. She says membership was … Read more >

Penn Valley Rodeo Finally Returns

The 63rd Annual Penn Valley Rodeo is back for the first time in three years, or pre-pandemic, Friday and Saturday. Event Board member and local realtor, Teresa Dietrich, says it’s going to be as popular as ever… click to listen … Read more >

No June Elections Poll Worker Shortage Here

The June seventh primary elections are looming. And a number of counties are facing a shortage of poll workers, where there are still dozens of traditional precinct polling places that need to be set up. That includes Placer County. But … Read more >

Home Listings Up Significantly In Nevada County

Some notable changes in Nevada County’s real estate market this spring. Association of Realtors Executive, Kathy Hinman, says there’s been a major increase in inventory, with 368 active home listings, currently. At the start of the year, it was only … Read more >

Bad and Good News About Recent Surge

The bad news is, yes, Nevada County is following the rest of the country into the midst of an Omicron BA2.12.1 surge. Speaking with the media Wednesday afternoon, Nevada County Public Health Officials confirmed the numbers are increasing and they … Read more >