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Murder Trial Ordered In Killing Of Nevada City Man

A former Barstow resident is now facing a murder trial for killing a Nevada City man about a year ago. That’s the ruling of a Nevada County judge for 58-year-old Russell Rippetoe, after a one-day preliminary hearing. District Attorney Jesse … Read more >

June Primary Results Will Be Certified Soon

The June Primary election results for Nevada County are expected to be certified by Wednesday, according to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. The latest update, released on Friday, still showed Adam Kline and Lou Ceci on their way to joining the Nevada … Read more >

Gas Prices Finally Dropping But For How Long?

Four months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered record, skyrocketing gas prices, there’s finally some relief occurring at area stations. And Patrick de Haan, with Gas Buddy dot-com, says it could be the start of a larger drop, just in … Read more >

Raises For Nevada County Employees Approved

The new fiscal year, which starts a week from today, will also mean raises for Nevada County employees, management, and elected officials. Resolutions for new salary agreements have been approved by the Board of Supervisors. That means cost-of-living increases over … Read more >

Habitat For Humanity Gets More Grant Money

Nevada County’s Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 230 affiliates that have been awarded more grants from the Wells Fargo Foundation. Local Executive Director, Lorraine Larson, says they’ve received 20-thousand dollars to help finish the last of a … Read more >

Don Baggett Memorial This Weekend

A memorial for Don Baggett is happening Sunday afternoon. It’ll be at the Whitney Pavillion of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Baggett passed away in January, at the age of 85, and was a longtime choral music teacher at Nevada Union … Read more >

Future Of Bicycle Classic Unclear

The future of a longtime tradition in Nevada City, the Bicycle Classic, remains unclear. It hasn’t been held since the pandemic began in 2020. But there have been other obstacles as well. Outgoing Mayor Duane Strawser has been running the … Read more >

More Wildfire Mitigation $$ Tahoe Natl Forest

The Tahoe National Forest is also the beneficiary of more funding to reduce the wildfire threat, while also enhancing recreational opportunities. Public Affairs Specialist Jamie Hinrichs says 11 of the 15-million dollars comes from the Great American Outdoors Act… click … Read more >

Wildfire Season Now Has Peak Staffing

Governor Newsom says preparations for wildfire season are ahead of schedule. Jim Mathias, Division Chief for Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, says they went to peak staffing ten days ago, on June 13th… click to listen to Jim Mathias Mathias says … Read more >

Two Major DUI Crashes In A Few Hours One Killed

Alcohol impairment is a suspected factor in two solo vehicle crashes that occurred a few hours apart late Tuesday night and early Wednesday. And there was one fatality. CHP Officer Jason Bice says in the first accident 47-year-old Jeannette Polino, … Read more >