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Forest Service announces enhanced fire restrictions at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., July 11, 2024 – In addition to year-round restricted areas, enhanced fire restrictions go into effect today, July 11, 2024, on National Forest lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin and will remain in effect through December 1, 2024, or until rescinded. Enhanced fire restrictions mean campfires (wood, charcoal, pellets, or any solid […]

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California National Forests Prepare for Incoming Critical Fire Weather

VALLEJO, Calif., July 11, 2024 — The USDA Forest Service is augmenting staff and pre-positioning firefighting resources across the state, preparing for predicted critical fire weather over the weekend and into next week. “We are committed to quick, aggressive response to fire starts on Forest Service managed land and stand ready to provide assistance to […]

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Placer County Supervisors approve framework for enhanced forest health and wildfire resilience

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors took a significant step towards a safer future Tuesday by approving a framework for the Placer County Regional Forest Health 10-year Countywide Action Plan. The plan prioritizes forest health and wildfire resiliency, aiming to better protect communities in Placer County's forested and wildland-bordering areas. “This plan represents […]

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Plumas National Forest issues Stage II Fire Restrictions

QUINCY, CA — The Plumas National Forest is moving into Stage II Fire Restrictions today, Friday, July 12. Continued hot, dry temperatures have increased the fire danger in recent weeks. This weekend the forecast includes continued heat advisories and excessive heat warnings in the area, as well as an increased risk of strong, gusty winds […]

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Freedom, North San Juan

Freedom, Freedom Springs at Fair Haven Drive on the San Juan Ridge. Brush and timber. July 12, 2024 at 12:38 AM Fire was mapped at 3.52 acres. July 12, 2024 at 12:00 AM Freedom IC reports forward progress has been stopped and the fire has been contained. July 11, 2024 at 11:49 PM Freedom IC […]

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Supervisors Register New Landmark Commemorating Hispanic Miners

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to announce that on July 9, 2024, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors designated the remains of an arrastra located in the Tahoe National Forest as Nevada County Historical Landmark NEV 24-04. Because of concerns about vandalism, the precise location is not public. The arrastra (from the […]

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Tahoe National Forest and Nevada County Collaborate to Advance Wildfire Resilient Communities and Landscapes

Nevada City, CA – Yesterday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) between the USDA, Tahoe National Forest and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) for a decade long collaboration to advance county-wide fuels reduction and forest health initiatives. “This collaboration is a vital step for protecting the […]

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PG&E says Spaulding repairs on track

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. July 10, 2024 - During today's NID Board meeting, a PG&E representative stated the repairs for Spaulding Powerhouse #1, Spaulding Powerhouse #2, and the South Yuba Pipe are on track. For Powerhouse #1, the crumbled columns have been replaced with a steel-cladded wall and the welding is completed on one of the […]

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Town of Truckee Launches Rooted Renters Housing Pilot Program to Lock in Workforce Rental Units

Truckee, CA - The Town of Truckee has announced the launch of its new Rooted Renters pilot program. This innovative initiative builds upon the existing Lease to Locals program to utilize the existing housing inventory as workforce housing. Rooted Renters will lock in workforce rental units at affordable prices for multiple years, providing stability for […]

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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation's ‘Starry, Starry Nights' Event Shines Bright on its 40th Anniversary

Grass Valley, 7/10/24 – The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation proudly announces the resounding success of its annual fundraising gala, ‘Starry, Starry Nights,' held on June 29th, 2024, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This year's event marked a significant milestone as it celebrated the Foundation's 40th anniversary, bringing together nearly 400 esteemed guests for an […]

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Patti Ingram-Spencer vs. City of Grass Valley and Natalie Adona, Nevada County Registrar of Voters: case dismissed

Patti Ingram-Spencer vs. City of Grass Valley and Natalie Adona, Nevada County Registrar of Voters, a case that challenged the results of Measure B, has been dismissed with prejudice. The matter is resolved and may not be put before the court again. Measure B was a tax measure placed on the ballot by the City […]

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North San Juan Property Owners Approve Parcel Tax to Fund Fire

Nevada City, CA – Owners of 142 North San Juan parcels approved an annual approximately $130-per-parcel tax to support a proposed fire suppression system, according to ballot results announced at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The $3 million project involves the construction of a 330,000-gallon water storage tank near the North San Juan United Methodist […]

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Nevada County firefighters assigned throughout the state, districts remain fully staffed

Editor's Note: Added the respective agencies to the deployments. NEVADA CITY, Calif July 9, 2024 - Twenty-five of Nevada County's firefighters are assisting on incidents throughout the state, including on the Royal Fire near Soda Springs. When the Incident Commander of that fire requested strike teams to respond to the incident on Sunday afternoon, Task […]

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Californians experiencing housing insecurity face higher rates of psychological distress

As California struggles with providing affordable housing, a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that people who experience housing insecurity have much higher rates of psychological distress. The study on disparities in housing insecurity and mental health, which uses data from the 2022 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) also demonstrated […]

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Gazans reeling from closed hospitals, malnutrition and heat risks, warns UN health agency

In Gaza, overwhelmed hospitals, soaring temperatures, hunger and a lack of even basic sanitation present an ever more deadly threat to a population under constant attack, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday. Briefing journalists in Geneva, UN World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said that according to the enclave’s health authorities, 34 people have died […]

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