Rices Fire Repopulation Begins

The big news yesterday evening is that some of the residents evacuated for the Rices Fire can now go back home as containment is now at 20%. Nevada County Sheriff Captain Sam Brown says the unified command is working on … Read more >

Power Outages Status 3:00pm

Alta Sierra Highway 49 South- Cause Weather 1747 Customers   Start time 7:02AM     Estimated Restoration Time TBD Penn Valley Rough and Ready 1327 Customers   Start time 5:51AM     Estimated Restoration Time TBD Nevada City North 498 Customers   Start time 8:34AM  … Read more >

Waste Management Tightening Up Rules

Waste Management is stepping up enforcement of storing and sorting errors made by its customers in unincorporated areas of Nevada County. Speaking on “KNCO: Insight”, District Manager Larry Picard says that includes overloaded bins and where the lids aren’t completely … Read more >

Health Official Urges Patience On Sr Vaccinations

Even though Nevada County’s senior population percentage is twice the statewide rate, or 28-percent, County Health and Human Services Director Ryan Gruver says distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to them is vastly different between communities. He says it can depend … Read more >

Breuer’s Back In Town!

A long time Grass Valley family business that closed in the early 2000’s has returned to downtown Grass Valley and is already doing well. J. Breuer Clothing has reopened bringing back a business that started in the late 1930s. The … Read more >

Winter Shelters Staying Open Through Wednesday

With cold, below-normal temperatures expected to continue, Nevada County’s winter shelters are expected to stay open through Wednesday night. That’s at the Veteran’s Hall in Nevada City, from 4:30pm until 7:30am and at the Salvation Army, from 5:30pm until 7:30am.

Support for Disaster Relief Good, but Needs to Continue

Congressman Doug LaMalfa says that government assistance for disaster relief in Northern Claifornia has been good, but it can be better. LaMalfa told KNCO that he is pleased with initial efforts to support victims especially in District 1. The Congressman … Read more >

Nevada City Confirms and Extends PSPS Emergency Proclamation

The power has been back on for almost a week in Nevada County following the most recent PG and E Public Power Safety Shutoff, but the ramifications of the event have yet to be sorted out. Last Friday, Nevada City … Read more >

Major Culvert Project Getting Funding

Thousands of aging drainage pipes underneath highways in California are in danger of collapsing. And with that in mind, Cal Trans continues to whittle away at the backlog, including in Nevada and Placer Counties. Agency Public Information Officer, Steve Nelson, … Read more >

Penn Valley Woman Severely Burned In Bedroom Fire

A Penn Valley woman was badly burned, after a fire at her home early Monday morning. Fire Captain John Pitts says the home was on Shepard Road… The woman’s name and her exact condition is not known at this time. … Read more >