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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11, 2024, on National Forest lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin and will remain in effect through December 1, 2024, or until rescinded.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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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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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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Dangerous Long-Duration Heat Event Ending this Weekend

Hot and dry weather will continue this week with Moderate to Extreme HeatRisk persisting across much of the region. Elevated fire weather concerns will also continue. Cooler this weekend into early next week. Key Points Discussion Strong Delta breeze overnight, although limited associated cooling as marine layer depth remains relatively shallow at around 1K ft […]

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Rachel Rosenthal Announces Candidacy for Sierra College Board of Trustees

Lake of the Pines, CA – Rachel Rosenthal, a l­­­ong-time resident of Lake of the Pines and dedicated educator with extensive experience in community college leadership, is excited to announce her candidacy for the Sierra College Board of Trustees, Area 6 seat, in the upcoming November general election. She currently serves as the incumbent Trustee, […]

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Op-Ed | Tom Durkin: An open letter to Kevin Kiley

Dear Representative Kiley: As a boots-on-the-ground advocate for our homeless people, I am appalled by your speech before the House of Representatives congratulating yourself for your support for Grants Pass, and I’m disturbed by your lack of comprehension of the purpose of Martin v. Boise. Martin v. Boise ruled that you can't punish people who […]

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