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Dahle Unsure About Gas Price Gouging

Governor Newsom is lashing out again at oil companies for what he alleges is gas price gouging. A news release from his office outlined what it says was record profits. It shows Exxon making over 55-billion dollars, or over six-million … Read more >

Another Road Charge Pilot Study Ahead

Another simulated road charge system is about to get underway for Cal Trans. The agency says vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient, oil prices remain volatile, and the state wants to phase out new gas-powered models. That’s reducing gas tax revenue. … Read more >

3-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic Hwy 20 Penn Valley

Traffic was backed up from a busy intersection on Highway 20 near Penn Valley and Lake Wildwood, due to a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning. CHP Officer Jason Bice says it was a chain-reaction-style crash at Penn Valley Drive… click to … Read more >

Second Official Survey Shows Much Deeper Snowpack

As you might expect, the Sierra snowpack has grown significantly in the last month. It’s 171-percent of average for the Northern range, compared to 133-percent a month ago, according to the second official survey of the season. Statewide, it’s 205-percent. … Read more >

New Judge For Nevada County

Nevada County has a permanent, new judge. Governor Newsom has appointed Kelly Babineau, of Sacramento County, to replace Thomas Anderson. Anderson retired in July of last year. A news release from the Governor’s Office says the 51-year-old Babineau has been … Read more >

Gas Supply Issues Spiking PG and E Bills

Expect to continue to see much higher PG and E utility bills this winter. The utility has projected residential combined-use gas and electricity bills will be about 32-percent higher through March, compared to a year ago. Paul Moreno, with Public … Read more >

Cal-Fresh Emergency Benefits Ending

Food stamp benefits will also take a hit, as part of Congress’ recent announcement ending the COVID public health emergency order this spring. Nevada County Social Services Director Rachel Pena says CalFresh emergency allotments are ending, about three years since … Read more >

Grass Valley Police Condemn Memphis Officers

The Memphis Police Officers linked to the death of Tyre Nichols are also receiving harsh words from the Grass Valley Police Department. In a statement posted on Facebook, it says the officers have rightly been fired and criminally charged. Chief … Read more >

One Death One Major Injury In Head-On Crash

An 18-year-old Auburn youth has been killed, and a 78-year-old Grass Valley woman had major injuries, in a head-on collision on Rough and Ready Highway. It happened early Monday evening, just after dark, near Greenwood Road, which is just west … Read more >

Vibrancy Strategic Initiative Committee Meets

They’re called the Vibrancy Strategic Initiative Committee. And their first-ever meeting is Thursday at Nevada City City Hall. They’ll address one of seven initiatives identified last year by the City Council. City Manager Sean Grayson says Vibrancy is in reference … Read more >