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Moshe Childs: What is a watershed?

June 13, 2019

Editor’s note: Moshe Childs, a seventh grade student at Yuba River Charter School, is the Conservation Speech Winner for Most Informative speech. No living thing can live without water. If we don’t take care of...




Tahoe SUP wins Outside Magazine Gear of the Year award
Tahoe SUP wins Outside Magazine Gear of the Year award

June 13, 2019

Since the mid-2000s, stand-up paddleboarding has exploded in popularity. Much of the sport’s rapid growth and origins can be traced directly to the Lake Tahoe area, and a few innovators, who began experimenting with different...




Denis Peirce: Already high rivers on the rise
Denis Peirce: Already high rivers on the rise

May 30, 2019

As we move into June the weather is reminiscent of April. We are looking at warming temperatures and that should get the snow pack melting at a faster rate. The already high rivers should be...



Nevada City Classic tradition has grown over the years
Nevada City Classic tradition has grown over the years

May 30, 2019

Nearly 60 years ago, Nevada City was a long way from the vibrant tourist stop it is today. In fact, the downtown was nearly shuttered and suffering financially when local businessman and avid cyclist, Charlie...


Denis Peirce: Shad run ramping up on Lower Yuba River
Denis Peirce: Shad run ramping up on Lower Yuba River

May 23, 2019

Although Memorial Day weekend has arrived according to the calendar, the weather feels more like April. That the snow-fed rivers are high is not unusual for Memorial Day, it is the amount of snow still...



Land Trust leads Celebration of Trails in Nevada County
Land Trust leads Celebration of Trails in Nevada County

May 23, 2019

National Trails Day is the United States’ largest celebration of trails. Always held on the first Saturday in June, organizations across the country host events that aim to get people outdoors and onto local trails....



Denis Peirce: Crawdad bite is on
Denis Peirce: Crawdad bite is on

May 9, 2019

In a typical year, the bass spawn in our north state lakes will peak in late April. Following this year’s winter, the timing has been pushed back a few weeks. Currently we are seeing a...



May is National Bicycle Safety Month

May 2, 2019

The California Highway Patrol and California Office of Traffic Safety want to remind motorists and bicyclists alike to be courteous and share the road safely, according to a release. “Safety should always be the priority,...


‘Walk for Rwanda’ set for Nevada County trails May 4
‘Walk for Rwanda’ set for Nevada County trails May 4

April 25, 2019

Local trails and community services in Rwanda come together at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in a fundraiser hosted by Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Participants will “Walk for Rwanda” on two local trails...