Local News

Contact Tracer Staffing Solid In Nevada County

As reopening progresses, the state has launched a training program to greatly expand the number of so-called “contact tracers”, to help mitigate any potential surge in coronavirus cases. Governor Newsom says as many as 20-thousand people may need to go … Read more >

Library Pickup Services Now Available Here

Nevada County libraries are inching closer to more normal services, under Phase Two reopening. Librarian Rachel Tucker says curbside pickup is available, starting today, for books, DVD’s, music CD’s, magazines and audio books, at the Madelyn Helling and Truckee branches… … Read more >

Pandemic Pushes Jobless Rate To Record High

The coronavirus pandemic has driven California’s unemployment rate to 15-point-5 percent for April, topping the worst of the Great Recession years of 2008 through 2010. It also hit an all-time high in Nevada County of 14-point-5 percent. Nearly half of … Read more >

State Park Parking Lots Reopen

Recreational opportunities are still restricted at California’s state parks. But vehicle access has improved, with the reopening of parking lots. That includes South Yuba River, Malakoff Diggins, and Empire Mine state parks in western Nevada County. Acting Sierra District Superintendent, … Read more >

Rally to Reopen

Even though Nevada County has accellerated into Phase Two of reopening businesses, some residents still feel its not happening fast enough. Friday afternoon a group gathered at the Grass Valley City Hall parking lot to try and rally support for … Read more >

Virtual Memorial Day Service to Air on KNCO

In these times of social distancing, you can’t even have crowds at Memorial Day ceremonies. So, this year’s services will be done virtually. American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130 Commander Claude Hessel says the idea came from KNCO a couple … Read more >

Visitors to be Allowed at Hospital Soon

While Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is trying to get back to normal operations, officials there also have to be ready in case there’s another surge in coronavirus cases. Chief Executive Officer Doctor Brian Evans says one positive sign at the … Read more >

Demystifying Wuhan- A Conversation with an American Resident

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live and do business. Everyday life for Nevada County residents has been turned upside down with quarentines, stay-at-home orders, distance learning, and businesses closing and reopening with different models. But … Read more >

Still CHP Maximum Enforcement Memorial Day

Only essential and local travel is still being pushed this Memorial Day Weekend. But California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Nave says if you do have plans to drive out of your county or state, find out about their coronavirus restrictions… … Read more >

First Nevada Co Business Shut Down By State

For the first time, a Nevada County business has been shut down due to alleged violations of coronavirus guidelines. But it wasn’t by local authorities. However, Grass Valley Police Captain Steve Johnson says his department was the first to respond … Read more >