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Big Drop In NevCo Unemployment Rate

Although Nevada County’s jobless rate, in May, remained the same from a year ago, at three-and-a-half percent, there was a notable monthly decline. Luis Alejo, with the State Employment Development Department, says it dropped from four-point-two percent in April, although … Read more >

County’s Summer Road Rehab Project Underway

It’s already a very busy road work season. And it’ll be even busier, starting today (Mon), with Nevada County’s annual summer rehab project also getting underway. Assistant Public Works Engineer Elijah Larimer says the focus this year is on eight … Read more >

No Summer COVID Wave Here So Far

California’s summer wave of COVID is reportedly starting earlier, according to state health officials. But that’s not really the case in Nevada County, so far. Public Health Officer, Doctor Sherilynn Cooke, says there’s only been a slight uptick. But she … Read more >

Bill Could Still Reduce Landline Service

Local excitement for landline advocates from the recent decision from the California Public Utilities Commission is now more muted. The Commission has officially rejected AT and T’s request to withdraw as the so-called carrier of last resort. But Nevada County … Read more >

Nevada City Film Festival Is Happening

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art a party. And the 24th annual edition starts today (Fri.) and continues through Sunday. Event Director Jesse Locks says it spotlights emerging independent filmmakers to showcase award-winning creations. That includes Stanley … Read more >

GVPD Supports Low-Level Offense Bill

As the Legislature moves closer to its summer recess, the fate of a package of public safety measures is still uncertain. One Assembly bill puts into statute that police officers have the discretion to send people arrested for low-level offenses … Read more >

A Furry Furry Fest At AnimalSave This Weekend

The third annual fundraiser and awareness event for AnimalSave in Grass Valley is happening on Saturday. Executive Director Carolyn Niehaus says you’re also welcome to bring your well-behaved and leashed dog to what they call “A Furry, Furry Fest”. There … Read more >

United Way Has Day Of Action

In June of every year, thousands of people across the globe take action to improve their communities’ volunteering with their local United Way. And for the Nevada County chapter, Executive Director Louise Reed says Saturday marks their second annual Day … Read more >

Story Of South Yuba Canal Told

Much of the water for western Nevada County is transported from the high country along the South Yuba Canal. And this came especially apparent in February, when a rockslide just below Lake Spaulding damaged 240 feet of the canal’s 50-inch … Read more >

Medi-Cal Enrollment Drops With Waiver Lifting

With pandemic-era protections expiring last year, that’s meant significant Medi-Cal enrollment drops. But it hasn’t been as dramatic as anticipated in Nevada County. The Director of Social Services, Rachel Pena, says they had over 13-thousand cases prior to when the … Read more >