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10-Home Subdivision Proposed Grass Valley

Another small step toward housing production in Grass Valley. The City Planning Commission is considering a tentative map, at its Tuesday night meeting, for a ten-home subdivision. Community Development Director Tom Last says the homes will be split into parcels … Read more >

Nevada Co Has Good Foster Care Grades

A new report shows California’s 13-and-a-half million children are suffering, in the wake of the pandemic. Children Now’s annual assessment gives the state an overall grade of “D” on child and foster care, mental health supports, and preventive health screenings. … Read more >

Last Day for GV Residential Storm Cleanup

Grass Valley residents have been busy over the weekend clearing woody debris damage and making piles on streets for the city to clear away. The mess caused by the late December storm. Addressing City Council, City Manager Tim Kiser says … Read more >

Storm Damage Priority Help Available

Victims of the December 27th heavy, low-elevation snowstorm are getting priority help from Nevada County. Building Department Director Craig Griesbach says the Local Emergency Declaration allows them to expedite the repair process… click to listen to Craig Griesbach Other examples … Read more >

Firewise Communities Greatly Expanding This Year

The number of Firewise Communities in Nevada County is greatly expanding this year, as the wildfire seasons continue to be larger and more explosive. County Supervisors have approved spending plans for the next two years that will add 40 more … Read more >

Hospital Ebbs and Flows with COVID Tide

As the COVID numbers continue to grow again, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, continues to also see an influx of patients. On his weekly segment with KNCO, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeffery Rosenburg says the hospital has been quite busy with … Read more >

Temporary Sierra College Teacher In-Person Opt-Out

Sierra College’s spring semester is still ten days away. But, in light of the COVID surge, the Executive Dean of the Nevada County campus, Stephanie Ortiz, says precautions will be in place, at least early on… click to listen to … Read more >

Supervisor Dan Miller Now Chair Of RCRC

He’s been Nevada County’s representative. And now County Supervisor Dan Miller has been installed, for one year, as Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California. Miller says the group promotes a greater understanding, including at the state level, of … Read more >

NJUHSD Board Defers COVID Resolution Vote

The Nevada Joint Union High School District Board appears to be backing off a proposed resolution that would end all COVID mandates and protocols by April first. After hearing several hours of comments and discussion at its meeting Wednesday evening, … Read more >

Storm Debris Cleanup Means Major Road Closure

The ongoing storm debris cleanup in Nevada County will also impact a major traffic artery on Friday. Idaho Maryland Road will be closed, between Sutton Way and Brunswick Road, between 7am and noon.