Ring in 2014 with two of Nevada County's hottest blues acts. Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center present a Swinging Blues New Year's Eve Dance Party with the Jamal Walker Band and Shay Dillon, Tuesday, December 31.
As bitter cold settled in for several days' stay, efforts to provide warm places for the community's homeless shot up as the temperature dropped. After some debate the Veterans Building here was opened as an overnight warming shelter. That happened when the snow arrived Friday night and temperatures went to the mid-twenties. The shelter stayed open through Tuesday night.
Local enrollment assistance into a Covered California health plan available
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:20:22 PST
Restore Hetch Hetchy today called for the return of Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley to the American people in a statement and video released by the organization to mark the centennial of the Raker Act. The organization also announced its intention to pursue that goal through litigation, legislation and education.
Sierra Stages Announces Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "PROOF"
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:31:15 PST
Sierra Stages is pleased to announce auditions for its spring 2014 production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Proof" by David Auburn. The show is directed by Robert Rossman, and plays for a limited run May 1 through May 18, 2014 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.
Video: Fire Behavior and Ecological Restoration
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:03:50 PST
The San Juan Ridge business community is holding an event on January 9th, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. The goal is to explore the economic and social advantages that growing new, independent local businesses bring to the San Juan Ridge -- a rural community in Nevada County, CA. The event includes examples of how other communities are navigating similar changing economic landscapes, a panel discussion celebrating innovative entrepreneurship and a community forum supporting and inspiring the next wave of entrepreneurship on the Ridge. This is a free event and there will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions and share ideas.
The 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Proud to Announce the Presence of Three Time Academy Award Nominated Actress Debra Winger
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:16:32 PST
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the extension of the public comment period for 45 days on the proposal to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse along the California-Nevada border as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposal includes a special rule that would provide increased flexibility for land management practices that are intended to benefit the sage-grouse. The extension will also add 45 days to the comment period on a proposal to designate approximately 1.86 million acres of critical habitat for the species.
This Christmas, Something Old, Something New - Local Books for Last Minute Christmas Giving
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:41:39 PST
Christmas is here again, knocking on our doors, peering in our frosty windows and wondering to what extent we will bow to the consumer gods with gift giving. Whatever your belief system or degree of giving, two locally authored books come to mind as perennial options: Colfax, by Jan Westmore published this year by Arcadia Publishing and the 2008 classic, The River by Hank Meals.
TRPA Recognizes Lake Spirit Award Winners
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 07:20:12 PST
Eight individuals who display strong personal commitment to protecting and restoring Lake Tahoe were recognized today by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) during the third annual Lake Spirit Awards ceremony at the Agency's Governing Board meeting in Stateline.
Strong north to east winds today, some showers possible
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 07:07:00 PST
High pressure over Oregon and Nevada are generating some pretty strong winds over northern California today. Winds blows from High pressure to Low pressure, and the tighter the contour gradients, the stronger the winds. The high and low pressures areas are like hilltops and valleys on a topographic map. Winds want to blow downhill from the high ground (High pressure) to the low ground (Low pressure). The upper Sierra may accumulate up to 2 inches of snowfall as well. Drive carefully and secure loose items.
NORAD getting ready to track Santa
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 06:44:42 PST
Badger Pass Ski Area, operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, begins its cross-country ski and snowshoe services this Friday, December 20. Badger Pass Ski Area requires additional snow to open the downhill and tubing section of the ski area. Yosemite National Park features approximately 100 miles of world-class cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails accessible from Badger Pass, which includes a groomed trail to Glacier Point. The Nordic Center at Badger Pass Ski Area offers guided snowshoe and cross-country ski excursions, lessons and rentals.
Campground Reservations for 2014 Delayed on the Tahoe National Forest
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:16:46 PST
Campgrounds on the Tahoe National Forest are managed by California Land Management (CLM) under the terms of a concession special use permit. CLM is currently seeking a modification to their permit terms. While their request is being considered, CLM has decided to make reservations unavailable to the public for campgrounds on the Tahoe NF. To make reservations for the 2014 camping season, please check www.recreation.gov or call the National Recreation Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777 after February 15, 2014.
CAL FIRE Prepares For Forecasted Winds & Increased Fire Threat
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:44:51 PST
Although Christmas is just around the corner, CAL FIRE firefighters are preparing for several days of extreme fire weather in Northern and Central California. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the next few days spanning from Northeastern California, the Sacramento Valley, Lake County, Inyo County, Mono County, and the eastern slopes of the Coast range. With the heightened fire danger and increased potential for new fires, CAL FIRE is placing additional firefighters on duty to staff extra equipment in the areas affected.
Truckee Police arrest multiple suspects for on-going graffiti
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:13:31 PST
On Thursday, Truckee Police concluded a 6 week long investigation into several graffiti cases throughout Truckee. The investigation was concluded this week with the service of 2 search warrants and the arrest of 9 juveniles. All the juveniles arrested were reported as being from Truckee. Most of the graffiti was considered to be tagging with monikers related to the suspects. Although the investigation will continue and additional suspects are being evaluated, a large group has been arrested and awaits prosecution.
YAY! Party and fundraiser for Pascale on Jan. 5
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:09:09 PST
On January 5, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., a fundraiser will be held at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. With gourmet food, a no-host bar, and music by Eleanore MacDonald and Paul Kamm as well as Achilles Wheel, it's more than a passing of the hat - it's going to be the event of the New Year.
Predicted High Winds Brings Warnings and Burning Restrictions
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:24:19 PST
With the current weather forecast of high winds and unseasonable low humidity's this Thursday and Friday, CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire has increased their personnel staffing on engines and staffed the Chico Air Attack Base and Dozer through Saturday.
January Co-op Cooking Classes
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:50:00 PST
Is one of your resolutions to eat healthier meals? BriarPatch Co-op is offering a range of classes this January to aid you on your journey toward healthy cooking.
NCTV: Signed, sealed & moving!
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:28:31 PST
We have a new home at 134 E. Main Street, Grass Valley! The lease is signed, we're packed, and we're waiting for the tenant to vacate the first of January.
This newly installed sign marks the future home of the Truckee Community Building. The site is located on a parcel located in the PC3 subdivision by the intersection of Brockway Road and Highway 267, in Truckee. The Joerger family has generously offered to donate the parcel to C.A.T.T. Community Project for the proposed project. Pictured left to right are C.A.T.T. board members Mitch Clarin and Paul Griggs.