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New facts change Nevada County vehicular manslaughter case

April 19, 2019

A felony vehicular manslaughter case has been reduced to a misdemeanor after Nevada County prosecutors say they received more information about the fatal wreck. Prosecutors opted for a lesser vehicular manslaughter charge against Joaquin Lopez...


Obituary of Chad Thompson
Obituary of Chad Thompson

April 16, 2019

Chad Thompson passed away on Saturday April 6, 2019. He was born on June 8th, 1982. He worked, mostly in the bay area, operating asphalt pavers. He was one of the best. He belonged to...




Nevada County shooting death case ends in plea
Nevada County shooting death case ends in plea

April 17, 2019

A man accused in what authorities called an unintentional shooting has pleaded guilty with the agreement he’ll receive a six-year prison sentence, a Nevada County prosecutor said. Joshua Crook, 27, pleaded last week to grossly...


Sentencing set in Nevada County child sex case
Sentencing set in Nevada County child sex case

April 19, 2019

A Grass Valley man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl has pleaded no contest to the accusation and is expected to receive a two-year prison sentence, authorities said. Patrick John Denboske, 23, pleaded...


Nevada County animal abuse case set for May

April 18, 2019

A crucial hearing in an animal cruelty case was postponed to next month after a prosecution witness couldn’t appear Thursday. William Didomizio — who court records state was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious acts...



Obituary of Dennis Dale Warner
Obituary of Dennis Dale Warner

April 17, 2019

Dennis Dale Warner passed away on April 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. A tribute/celebration of life will be held at the Nevada County Airport picnic area on Saturday June 15, 2019 starting...



Obituary of Hayden Matthew Mispley
Obituary of Hayden Matthew Mispley

April 16, 2019

On March 13, 2019, Hayden Matthew Mispley passed away from complications of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was born on December 20, 2000, and spent his lifetime living in Grass Valley, California. Hayden is survived by...


Cheryl Wicks: Do you really know your dog?
Cheryl Wicks: Do you really know your dog?

April 18, 2019

Dogs are often adopted for how they look, but get returned for how they behave. An important contributing factor in forming behavior is the dog’s temperament. The temperament of a puppy is determined in the...





Obituary of Fay Wales
Obituary of Fay Wales

April 19, 2019

Fay Staples Wales passed away April 17, 2019 in Grass Valley, CA. She was 84. Fay was born April 19, 1934, in Nevada City California to Charles and Vivian (Coombs) Staples. She graduated from Marysville...


Don Rogers: Here’s your male energy

April 18, 2019

I feel for my footing, squeeze the trigger all the way, let it go just as a stove-length limb drops. Daylight is going soft and golden as the saw whines and idles. Then I shut...