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New Sheriff’s Department Storefront Opens

They’re reminiscent of substations, but Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal prefers they be called “storefronts”. A second one opened at the Penn Valley Shopping Center on Saturday, with a grand opening celebration. Royal says, unlike the Truckee substation, there is … Read more >

Two Men Facing Very Different Drug Charges

Two people were hit with notable drug charges on the same day in Nevada County. County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Rob Bringolf says they do periodic aerial searches of large marijuana grows on government parcels. And that led to the discovery, Thursday, … Read more >

PV Residents Concerned About Development

A group of Penn Valley residents are not pleased with a proposed commercial development. The development would be part of a property on the northwest corner of the intersection at Highway 20 and Pleasant Valley Road. Approximately seven acres, split … Read more >

Unemployment Rate Up First Time In 5 Months

For the first time in five months, Nevada County’s jobless rate has gone up. It’s a point-six-percent increase, from May to June, to three-point-eight percent. But Luis Allejo, with the State Employment Development Department, says it’s not unusual… click to … Read more >

Farm Bureau Celebrates Centennial With Dinner

The Nevada County Farm Bureau has been around for a hundred years now, and has come up with an appropriate way to celebrate its centennial… Listen to Karen Henderson The menu will feature pork, beef, and lamb, with potatoes and … Read more >

Softball Tourney Raises Money for Mammograms

It will be a competitive women’s softball tournament at Memorial Park this weekend, but the winner will be the fight against breast cancer. It’s the seventh annual Saved by Second Base tournament-an idea that Ronnie Warmerdam came up with… Listen … Read more >

Summer Is Also Rattlesnake Season

Rattlesnake birthing season is right around the corner. And there are ways to avoid attracting the unwanted guests, with the hot weather upon us. Removal expert Len Ramirez says each season keeps getting busier for him… click to listen to … Read more >

Storytelling Festival This Weekend on Ridge

It’s perhaps the oldest form of entertainment, and it’s featured again this weekend for the 33rd year. The Sierra Storytelling Festival gets underway Friday at the North Columbia Schoolhouse on the San Juan Ridge. Director Samantha Hinrichs says it takes … Read more >

Penn Valley Development to be Discussed Tonight

A proposed development in Penn Valley is expected to bring out people to a meeting of the area’s Municipal Advisory Council this evening. The MAC, as it is referred, is kind of like a City Council, but can only make … Read more >

Small Fire Near Grass Valley Burns Five Acres

A small grass fire near Grass Valley was extinguished quickly, but it did attract a major response. Shortly after four o’clock yesterday afternoon, a full wildland dispatch was on order for a vegetation fire on Dove Road west of McCourtney … Read more >