Local News

GV Plaza Ideas to be Shared

Grass Valley residents will have an opportunity to see what the initial thoughts are from the firm chosen to draft the visual design of the future Mill Street Downtown Promenade and how it will look once permanently closed to traffic. … Read more >

NID Will Be Fining Egregious Water Wasters

As the drought deepens, the Nevada Irrigation District Board has now approved enforcement procedures for violators of the 20-percent conservation mandate. That went into effect at the beginning of the month. Water Operations Manager Chip Close says it includes fines … Read more >

Mask Recommendation Now Statewide

Masks indoors at public settings, including vaccinated people, are now a statewide recommendation.The California Department of Public Health is going along with Tuesday’s revised recommendation from the CDC, urging masking in so-called COVID “hot spots”. But the state now says … Read more >

County Responds To Two Critical Grand Jury Reports

Only two grand jury reports we’ve told you about have required formal responses from Nevada County officials this year. One has urged a “fast track” to legalizing cannabis operations. The report says the county is currently converting only two to … Read more >

New Program For Pandemic Economic Survivors

Funding for another new program to help economic survivors of the pandemic has been approved by Nevada County Supervisors. The 2-million dollars comes from a 19-million dollar allotment the county received earlier this year from the American Rescue Plan Act. … Read more >

City Pays Ransom to Resolve Cyber Attack

Grass Valley is one of the latest victims to get hit by a breach in cybersecurity. Police Chief Alex Gammelgard, during a press conference, said an unknown perpetrator had accessed information on June 29.   He says the city’s response … Read more >

Hwy 20 Bridge Completion Celebrated

Cal Trans, Wednesday morning, is celebrating the recent completion of the second-to-last improvement section on Highway 20, between Browns Valley and Smartsville, in Yuba County. Public Information Officer Gilbert Mohtes-Chan says it’s from the Timbuctoo area, just west of Smartsville, … Read more >

Supes Approve Body Worn Cameras Purchase

About six weeks after the Sheriff’s Department was criticized, by the Grand Jury, for going too slow on obtaining body-worn cameras, Nevada County Supervisors have approved a purchase agreement. And Sheriff’s Captain Mike Walsh, who’s in charge of the project, … Read more >

Some Services Still Available For Anthem Customers

Negotiations continue, but the termination of the hospital network agreement between Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross remains. That impacts half the health insurance plans offered to over 700 Nevada County employees. And Nancy Haffey, at the Human Resources Department, … Read more >

New Twist In Old Nevada County Murder Case

One of the three men arrested in a 2014 Nevada County murder case is expected to withdraw his guilty plea on Wednesday, according to District Attorney Jesse Wilson. Nathan Philbrook had pleaded to a reduced charge of manslaughter, in 2018, … Read more >