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Tom Fitzsimmons


Tom Fitzsimmons is the Program Director for Nevada County Broadcasters, and morning show host at KNCO NewsTalk 830, but his favorite job is being husband to Roxanne and Dad to his daughter's Katie and Kelly, and step dad to Tyson and Megan. Tom and Roxanne just became grandparents with the birth of Megan's daughter, Hazel Virginia. Tom also is the voice of High School Football and Basketball play by play. His hobbies include playing and watching all sports and taking long hikes both locally and in the Sierras with his dog, Angel. He also has taken up distance running and just started to get into road cycling.

No Destruction Derby??!!

I know that the elephant issue has dominated the talk about the upcoming Nevada County Fair.  But at the end of our talk show Thursday, heard that the Destruction Derby will NOT be at the fair this year on Sunday night..for that matter, any night.  It has been such a tradition for so many families that I know, I just found it shocking that it is not happening.  Instead it will be replaced by “Monster Trucks” type of show.  I know that the shows have been weak the last couple of years for the Derby, but to just cancel it…wow…not sure what to say.  So, your turn…what do you think??


July 12, 2013

Sheila Campbell

I think it is terrible! Our race track was shut down for reasons that were unacceptable and now no Destruction Derby at the Fair! I will have to read up on this and get all the details of why and see if this is a permanent change. It makes me sad to see our traditions that I grew up with being taken away.

July 13, 2013


Much rather see a Destruction Derby, that bring in the locals, than ride an elephant which has no ties to Nevada County

July 14, 2013


We attended the destruction derby for the first time last year. It was fun, though it didn't last very long. Perhaps they should do them southern style, with cars pulling travel trailers. ;)

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