Hospice of the Foothills Opens Third Gift &Thrift Store
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:57:44 PST

ospice of the Foothills' third Gift & Thrift store is now open! After a very busy opening day on Thursday, November 20th, Hospice of the Foothills hosted a Chamber Mixer and Ribbon Cutting at its new Grass Valley location, 762 Freeman Lane, in the Pine Creek shopping center. The mixer was very well attended by members of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, and local dignitaries. Jack Pascoe, a new member of Hospice of the Foothills' board of directors did the Ribbon Cutting honors. Jack spoke of the specialized kind of care hospice provides for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. " Hospice of the Foothills concentrates on making patients as free of pain and as comfortable as they want to be so they can make the most of the time that remains. Hospice believes the quality of life to be as important as length of life. It's a pleasure to be associated with Hospice of the Foothills and the service they provide our community' said Jack.

Comments sought on proposed Truckee River restoration
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:50:22 PST

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is accepting comments on a proposal to restore up to nine sections of the Truckee River near Tahoe City. The Forest Service, the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) and Placer County are working together to address and repair erosion and degraded water quality caused by users accessing the river and the adjacent paved trail from roadside pull-outs on Highway 89.

Fundraising Dinner Night for Local Teen Suicide Prevention Program on Dec. 1 at Matteo's Public
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:29:09 PST

Matteo's Public will be hosting a dinner fundraising night on Monday, December 1st from 5-9pm, with 15% of all dine in and take out proceeds going to the local program What's Up? Wellness Checkups.

Community Meeting to Discuss Final Report on Local Biomass Energy Facility Feasibility Assessment - Dec. 2nd
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:28:02 PST

An open house community meeting will be held on December 2 to share information about the recently completed Biomass Feasibility Assessment for Nevada County. The Assessment, completed by TSS Consultants, a Sacramento company with extensive experience in biomass technology, planning and implementation, includes detailed information about sustainable woody biomass supply, feasible sites for a biomass energy facility, recommended biomass energy technology, and economics for operating a local energy facility. The Assessment was initiated by the Nevada County Biomass Task Force, a local group interested in finding a way to utilized biomass that is produced from fire safe clearing and forest management projects.

Public Suggests U.S. Hwy. 50 Requires "Complete Streets"
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:25:37 PST

Opinions from residents and businesspersons who weighed-in on the US Highway 50/South Shore Community Revitalization project (Loop Road), indicated 82 percent believe the most important goal is to beautify the corridor and create gathering spaces for locals and visitors.

Rebates Available for Lake Tahoe Homeowners for Replacement of Old Wood Stoves
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:24:30 PST

With the onset of cooler temperatures, Lake Tahoe homeowners are encouraged to take advantage of rebates the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and partner jurisdictions are offering to help people replace older, heavily polluting wood burning stoves and fireplaces.

Wet System to Impact Thanksgiving Weekend
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:41:42 PST

Dry and mild weather is expected through Thanksgiving as high pressure covers the region. Rain is expected to return to the region by the weekend and continue into early next week. Snow across the mountains is likely to cause travel difficulties for the holiday weekend.

Updated: Food Bank suspends distribution in North San Juan after ongoing harassment, threats of violence
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:42:43 PST

The Food Bank of Nevada County is suspending their delivery to North San Juan after ongoing harassment by a small subset of recipients and threats of violence.

Sugar Bowl Delays Opening Day
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:57 PST

Sugar Bowl Resort has pushed back its opening day and will not open by Nov. 26. A new opening day for the resort's 75th season will be announced soon.

Felony DUI collision on Saturday on Brewer Road
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:12:59 PST

On Saturday, November 22nd around 11:50 am, Grass Valley resident Jane Hanna, 57, was driving a Nissan Altima sedan and was stopped on Brewer Rd at SR-49. Auburn resident Jose Rodriguez and his passenger were traveling N/B on SR-49 in a Nissan pickup truck at approximately 45 MPH.

Caltrans, Fish and Wildlife to Drivers: Watch out for Wildlife
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:22:19 PST

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are cautioning motorists of an unusually high number of collisions between drivers and wildlife on mountain highways this autumn. The increase has been particularly notable on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50 in Placer and El Dorado counties.

Winter Wonderland Festival at the Banner Grange on Dec. 13
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:20:23 PST

Get your festive on at the Banner Grange's Winter Wonderland Festival on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 8:00am - 4:00pm. The Banner Grange is located at 12629 McCourtney Road, just 1 mile down from the Fairgrounds. Kids of all ages are welcome to shop for goodies at the Swap Meet & Craft Fair that will host over fifty vendors offering unique one-of-a-kind wares to delight everyone on your Christmas shopping list.

CAL FIRE Offers Easy Steps to Prevent Thanksgiving Fires
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:08:16 PST

With Thanksgiving just days away, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking.

Fairgrounds and Grass Valley Elks team up for a canned for drive at this week's Country Christmas Faire
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:01:54 PST

The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Grass Valley Elks are teaming up for a canned food drive to help feed those in need in Nevada County.

Author Shawn Thomas Odyssey to sign books at The Book Seller on Saturday
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:21:23 PST

Shawn Thomas Odyssey will be signing copies of The Wizard Of Dark Street and The Magician's Tower at The Book Seller--107 Mill St, Grass Valley--from 2pm to 4pm, Saturday November 29th, the day after Black Friday for Local Business Saturday. There will be character trading cards for all the kids while supplies last, and a chance to get an advanced copy of The Magician's Dream. Call (530) 272-2131 for more information.

Innovate North State's NorCal Academy of Leadership - Recruiting of Candidates for Year 2 Now Underway
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:10:36 PST

Innovate North Sate's Northern California Academy of Leadership (NorCAL) is a ten-month leadership development program designed to grow business leaders in the '530' region of Northern California (which encompasses I-80 in the south to the Oregon border as its northern boundary).

Mild weather through Thanksgiving with above normal temperatures
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:55:49 PST

High pressure strengthens as it moves into the West Coast today and brings mild weather through Thanksgiving with above normal temperatures. Rain will likely return to the region by Friday/Saturday.

Citizens Looking At Impacts of Mining Grass Valley (CLAIM-GV) Invites Public to Annual General Meeting, Jan. 13
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:40:59 PST

CLAIM-GV will have its annual general meeting at 6:00PM on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley. This meeting is open to the public. Members will have an opportunity to vote to fill several seats on the Board of Directors. Join or Renew your membership now at http://www.claim-gv.org/join1.html.

HRC: Homophobic, Racist, & Sexist Assemblyman Ira Hansen Should Never Have Even Been Considered as Speaker of Nevada Assembly
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:40:55 PST

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded to the news that radical extremist Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen would withdraw as Speaker-Elect of the Nevada Assembly.

Coloma's Historic Holiday Houses
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:10:08 PST

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will host a weekend holiday celebration focused on the Historic Houses located in Coloma. The event will take place on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is open to all visitors.

Wet and windy today, dry weather ahead
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:57:54 PST

Latest weather systems brings widespread rain and stronger winds through interior northern California this morning with minimal snowfall. High pressure will build back in Sunday and much of next week.

Arrest Made in stabbing that occurred at The Center for the Arts on Nov. 15
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:19:17 PST

On November 15th, at 11:27pm, Grass Valley Police Officers were dispatched to The Center for the Arts on Main Street in downtown Grass Valley regarding a stabbing that had just occurred during a concert. Officers arriving at the scene encountered a crowd of more than 200 people who were leaving the venue. Officers detained a suspect and facilitated medical help for the victims. One victim had significant stabbing injuries and he was flown via air ambulance to a trauma center for treatment.

Nevada County Housing & Community Services Awarded $1,000,000 Grant
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:16:15 PST

The Nevada County Housing & Community Services was awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to help provide permanent housing opportunities within the community. This program will assist over 250 low income families and individuals in Nevada County. These funds will provide families and individuals with down payment assistance for first time homebuyers and rental deposit assistance.

Earthquake swarm rumbles this week with 50 small quakes, largest magnitude 4.3
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:49:05 PST

Despite its location away from major population centers, a swarm of earthquakes in the far northwest corner of Nevada is attracting attention as it continues to rumble residents this week with several magnitude 3.0 earthquakes, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake on Nov. 21 and a magnitude 4.3 on Nov. 17.