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Sierra roadwork schedule (Oct. 20 – 26)

October 20, 2019

This week State Route 49 (Placer County) from Palm Avenue to Nevada Street: Motorists can expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for electrical work and temporary...


Nevada County advisory for food facilities

October 13, 2019

From a release: An update from Nevada County Environmental Health for all food facilities: You are approved to go ahead and open if you were on a generator. You do not need to throw out...


Sierra roadwork schedule (Oct. 7-12)

October 6, 2019

LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from the Long Ravine underpass to just east of the Magra Road Overcrossing: Final roadwork resumes on a $53.8 million project to construct a three-mile truck climbing lane on...





Caltrans urges drivers to watch out for wildlife

September 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO—This time of year, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions typically peak as animals start migrating to winter habitat, mating season begins for deer and elk, and bears spend more time foraging before hibernation. To help...



Nevada County braces for thunderstorms

September 12, 2019

Football season has kicked off, pumpkin spice lattes are selling and with thunderstorms expected next week, the first signs of fall have reached Nevada County. Monday will bring a 20-degree dip in temperature from the...



UPDATE: Traffic improved on Highway 49

September 11, 2019

UPDATE at 10:08 a.m. Traffic on Highway 49 appears to have mostly cleared after this morning’s faulty signal at Combie and Wolf roads. The signal, along with a wreck near Cherry Creek Road, stymied traffic...


A pleasant day in Nevada City: Warm temps on the way before rain forecast for early next week (PHOTO GALLERY)

September 10, 2019

It was a pleasant day in and around Nevada City Tuesday with a high of 70 and partly cloudy skies making for dramatic views of the historic buildings along Broad Street between the National Exchange and New York hotels. Today’s forecast high of 77 marks an uptick in temps that will reach the upper 80s by Saturday before coming down to low 60s Monday when scattered showers are forecast.




Sierra roadwork schedule (Sept. 9-14)

September 8, 2019

Sierra roadwork schedule for Sept. 9-14: LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from the Long Ravine underpass to just east of the Magra Road Overcrossing: Final roadwork resumes on a $50.6 million project to construct...



Win this quilt

September 8, 2019

This queen-sized quilt, entitled “Western Roundup,” will be raffled during the four-day Draft Horse Classic event at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The creator and quilter, Lynda Lasich, is donating the proceeds to the Pine Tree...


Penn Valley Library hosts knitting program

September 8, 2019

The Penn Valley Library is hosting a monthly knitting gathering from 1 to 2 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. The program, called “Sit & Knit,” is welcome to adult knitters of all experience levels. Participants are...