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Honey Oil Lab Explosion Badly Burns Nevada Co Man

Charges are pending against a Nevada County man, after a butane honey oil lab explosion and travel trailer fire that occurred early today. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Smethers says officers and fire personnel responded to a number of calls from neighbors … Read more >

Kane’s 10th Annual Penny Pitch this Saturday

The 10th Annual John Kane Penny Pitch will be held this coming Saturday June 24th at Kane’s Restaurant. This year the Penny Pitch will benefit the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s ”NEW” Infusion Center which is scheduled to open later this … Read more >

Motorhome Fire Ties Up Traffic Highway 20

We have more information on that motorhome fire that occurred Thursday afternoon. Penn Valley Fire Incident Commander Josh Miller says it occurred at around 1:15 on Highway 20 near Poker Flat Road… click to listen to Josh Miller That’s where … Read more >

LaMalfa Bill To Speed Up Tree Removal Passes

It continues to be a good week for Nevada County’s congressman. The House has passed another one of his bills. Doug LaMalfa says this measure would speed up the approval process for removal of hazardous trees or other vegetation overgrowth … Read more >

Fowlers Named Fair Family of the Year

With just over six weeks to go until the arrival of the Nevada County Fair, fairgrounds officials have named this year’s Fair ‘Family of the Year’. New Deputy Fair Manager Patrick Eidman made the announcement today with Tom Fitzsimmons and … Read more >

Another Housing Development Approved Nevada City

Another housing project is moving closer to reality in Nevada City. The Planning Commission has approved what’s called “The Bungalows”, on Searls Avenue, and sent it to the City Council next month for final consideration. City Planner Amy Wolfson says … Read more >

mPOWER Can Help Finance Home Energy Improvements

If you are thinking about making energy improvements to your home but don’t know how to pay for them, there’s a local program that may be able to help you. Spokeswoman Alexia Retallack says M-POWER has financed 180-thousand dollars, and … Read more >

Surge of Homeless Seeking Shelter From Heat

With the peak of the heatwave expected today, how is Nevada County’s homeless population holding up? The new executive director of Hospitality House in Grass Valley, Nancy Baglietto, says they’ve had a surge of people seeking overnight shelter this week… … Read more >

Beale Reports A Crash Of One Of Its Global Hawks

A Global Hawk from Beale Air Force Base has crashed. In a news release, Beale officials say it occurred near Mount Whitney in the Eastern Sierra mountain range Wednesday afternoon. No injuries or deaths are reported. Officials say the remotely-piloted … Read more >

State Fire Year Off to Surprisingly Blazing Start

It may not seem like it because the drought is over, but there have been more wildfires so far this year, than at this time last year… Listen to Joanne Drummond 1 Those numbers are statewide, and so far, there … Read more >