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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...


Mary West: The Day Hiker visits Sweetwater Trail
Mary West: The Day Hiker visits Sweetwater Trail

April 25, 2019

Take a stroll along the lake in spring. Sweetwater Trail in the Folsom State Recreation Area is a 6-plus mile out and back saunter along Sweetwater Creek, a tributary of Folsom Lake. Filled with wildflowers,...



Bear Yuba Land Trust Community BioBlitz Saturday
Bear Yuba Land Trust Community BioBlitz Saturday

April 25, 2019

Bear Yuba Land Trust will host its annual Community BioBlitz this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rice’s Crossing North Preserve near Bullards Bar Dam. During the event, participants armed with...


Denis Peirce: Sierra rivers raging for trout opener
Denis Peirce: Sierra rivers raging for trout opener

April 25, 2019

Things are changing in the outdoor world. We have transitioned from winter to spring here in the foothills. Up in the Sierra, winter still has a grip on some frozen lakes but others have recently...









Post It Day in Nevada City

April 11, 2019

Thanks to the significant rainfall during the month of March, Sierra reservoirs are primed for the summer fishing season. As anglers head to local water bodies, The Sierra Fund is making sure they have access...



Mary West: The Day Hiker visits Table Mountain
Mary West: The Day Hiker visits Table Mountain

March 21, 2019

Plan to hike Table Mountain Preserve this spring. The only way to believe this place is real is to see it for yourself. Easter weekend is a popular time, but as long as the flowers...