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Sierra Roadwork Schedule: Dec. 15 to Dec. 21

December 15, 2019

LONG-TERM PROJECTS State Route 49 (Placer County) from the I-80/SR 49 interchange to Dry Creek Road: Construction began June 17 on a $40.5 million project in Auburn. The project will rehabilitate existing pavement and drainage,...


Volunteer Hub: Find a new opportunity

December 15, 2019

Connecting Point’s Volunteer Hub connects Nevada County residents of all ages to volunteer opportunities in the community. Don’t look now, but we’re already halfway through December! For the upcoming new year, consider donating some time...






Bear Yuba Land Trust looks to future goals

December 15, 2019

For nearly 30 years, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) has protected the working and natural lands of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds in the face of increased pressures from development, climate impacts, and the...



Student wins statewide safety poster contest

December 15, 2019

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) announced the winners of a middle school poster contest encouraging safe roadway behaviors while biking or walking. Rex Levinson, a sixth grader at Lyman Gilmore Middle School, took...



Robert Trent: Eschew the commute

December 15, 2019

Let’s assume time is money, because in many ways, it is. And let’s accept that for most knowledge workers, work is something you do, not some place you go. If you had the right equipment,...




Census looking for rural workers in Nevada County

December 13, 2019

More than $6 trillion will be at stake over the next few months. As the United States Census Bureau gears up for its 2020 population count, it’s looking to hire census takers in Nevada County...


Travel impacts expected today across Sierra

December 13, 2019

Minor to moderate travel impacts are anticipated along Sierra roadways today, as snow levels are expected to drop to 4,000 feet before 4 p.m. Snow accumulation will be less than half an inch today, though...


Lorraine’s Lowdown: Holidays in the house

December 13, 2019

It’s Not Been All Quiet on the NevCo library front. Phones are ringing constantly as library patrons respond to an email telling them their library cards are about to be cancelled. A computer glitch caused...