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New Chief in Nevada City

Nevada City announced a new Interim Police Chief Wednesday evening. City Manager, Catrina Olson introduced Jim Leal following closed session. Listen to Catrina Olson Leal comes to Nevada City with a wealth of experience, most recently as Chief of Police … Read more >

Rally for Sammie’s Friends

They came to together to support Cheryl Wicks and Sammie’s Friends. Recently, it had been brought to light that the county was going to terminate the animal shelter contract with Sammie’s Friends and contract with Placer County for shelter services. … Read more >

Prospects For Nevada Co Economic Growth At Summit

“Prospects for Growth in the Gold Country” was the topic at the annual Economic Summit luncheon Wednesday at the Gold Miners Inn, in Grass Valley. The presenter was David Roland-Holst, a UC Berkeley economist, who also owns a home on … Read more >

Pioneering NID Project Closer To Reality

A project described as the first of its kind in the state, and perhaps the nation, is closer to finally starting in the Nevada Irrigation District. Assistant NID General Manager, Greg Jones, told the Board of Directors, at Wednesday’s meeting, … Read more >

Golden State Killer was Auburn Police Officer

The man believed to be the Golden State Killer is in custody. He is accused of 12 murders and 45 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986, and he’s a former Auburn Police Officer. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department says … Read more >

“Jake” Jacobson Honored by Supervisors

She’s simply known around Nevada County as Jake. Sandy Jacobson has been the Executive Director of Gold Country Community Services since 2011, and has been involved in numerous other service activities long before then. Jacobson is retiring, and the Nevada … Read more >

City Begins Legal Process to Acquire Sinkhole

The next step was taken in the life of the sinkhole off Freeman Lane in Grass Valley. The City Council voted to begin the Eminent Domain process of acquiring the property from the owners of Tripp’s Auto Body Shop. The … Read more >

Local Official Applauds New State Tobacco Campaign

In an effort to combat the tobacco industry’s latest marketing strategies toward young people, the California Department of Public Health has launched a new media campaign. It’s called “Flavors Hook Kids”. The campaign warns parents and concerned adults about the … Read more >

Another Strong Water Quality Report From NID

Despite recent extremes in weather, the quality of the drinking water in the Nevada Irrigation District remains high. In their annual report that they’re required to send to the state, NID Water Operations Manager Chip Close says the water continues … Read more >

Sheriff Confident Animal Agreement Can Be Reached

We’re finally hearing from the Sheriff’s Department on the Sammie’s Friends issue. Sheriff Keith Royal was out of town last week, but is talking a little bit about the contract process now. He says a panel made up of representatives … Read more >