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(VIDEO) Crews battle structure fire in Rough and Ready

February 20, 2018

A fire broke out Tuesday in Rough and Ready that partially destroyed a home and detached garage before spreading to nearby vegetation, officials said. Capt. Clayton Thomas with the Penn Valley Fire Protection District estimates...



Dog dies in Nevada City from fight wounds

February 19, 2018

A Nevada City woman’s dog died Monday from injuries it sustained when two larger dogs attacked it Saturday morning, the woman said. Jeannie Wood was walking near her home on Red Dog Road when two...


Dog days are just beginning in Grass Valley

February 15, 2018

The newest addition to the Grass Valley Police Department is likely to be fuzzier and furrier than the other members on the force. The department is set to get a new police dog this year...



Niel Locke announces run for Nevada City treasurer

February 15, 2018

Niel Locke, former owner of the Posh Nosh restaurant on Broad Street and current Nevada City clerk, announced this week he plans to run for the city treasurer position in June. Locke’s second term as...


Nevada County Army pilot dies in helicopter crash

February 14, 2018

Family and friends this month will celebrate the life of Kevin Burke, a 28-year-old Grass Valley man and U.S. Army pilot who died Jan. 20 when the helicopter he was driving crashed at the National...



Nevada City to discuss volume of cannabis businesses

February 12, 2018

Medical marijuana businesses are on the table this week for the Nevada City Council and Planning Commission, which are set to meet Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, respectively. Council members Wednesday will discuss how the...



More parking in the pipeline for Grass Valley

February 11, 2018

Grass Valley is making use of a property it purchased last year on East Main Street, converting the former site of the Old California Restaurant into a public parking lot. Crews this month removed overgrown...