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Grass Valley Fire Kids Camp

Grass Valley Fire Kids Camp

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Kids in Grass Valley, Nevada City and throughout Nevada County are enjoying summer camp with the Grass Valley Consolidated fire Department and others who raised funds for the first ever Grass Valley Fire Camp for Kids. Captain Kevin Menet spearheaded the fundraising and organizing of the event as well as…

Auburn Union School District Board Passes Budget

Auburn Union School District Board Passes Budget

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The Auburn Union School District board met in regular session Wednesday evening and passed the budget for the next school year. Daniel Berlant Board President says there were some tough cuts but they will be operating within their budget. School Board Budget 1 Berlant says there are still some “unknowns”…

Fire Departments Prepare for Busy Season

Fire Departments Prepare for Busy Season

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With Fire Danger Extremely high in spite of the recent rains, The Cal-Fire Air Attack Base above Grass Valley, became the meeting place for fire departments and Law Enforcement to meet to coordinate resources in case of a major wildfire in our region. Firefighters and first responders were briefed on…

Cal-Fire Planes in the Air Thursday

Cal-Fire Planes in the Air Thursday

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Residents in Grass Valley may see and hear an increase in air plane traffic coming from the Cal-Fire Air Attack base on Loma Rica road at the air port where the planes are stationed but there is no fire emergency at this time. The cal-Fire annual Aviation Operational Briefing is…

South African Television Film Crew in Placer County

South African Television Film Crew in Placer County

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A South African Television Film crew is in Placer County this week filming Dr. Gordy Ainsleigh of Meadow Vista. Dean Leslie Director for Solomon Running TV says this filming is for an episode to run next season involving the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run set for this Saturday which…

Kirby Asks for Tiles for Carroll and Forbes

Kirby Asks for Tiles for Carroll and Forbes

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During the committee reports of the Monday evening Auburn City Council meeting, Councilmen Bill Kirby entered into the record his hope that Joe Carroll, longtime journalist and Janice Forbes founder of the Placer community Foundation be honored with tiles near Auburn Central Square. Kirby on tiles 1 Kirby says there…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Defense of Marriage Act

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Defense of Marriage Act

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday with a 5 to 4 decision ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, signed by President Bill Clinton 17-years ago, is an unconstitutional violation of the 5th amendment. This was good news to Auburn resident Lisa Joseph Boch who led a parade of drums…

Air Soft Guns Bring Deputies with Real Guns in Lincoln

Air Soft Guns Bring Deputies with Real Guns in Lincoln

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Teens playing with Air-Soft guns caused a few tense moments Monday afternoon as neighbors of a ranch in Lincoln reported seeing a man with a rifle and believed that a woman had been shot. Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Reed says deputies responded. Lincoln air Soft incident 1 Lt. Reed…

The Neff Fountain

The Neff Fountain

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The Auburn City council met with only 3 council members and no city manager Monday evening. The council made short work of the agenda, passing the interim spending plan for fiscal year 2013/14 on the consent agenda. Considerable time was dedicated to a motion to approve the dismantling and shipment…

The Elephants are Coming to Nevada County Fair

The Elephants are Coming to Nevada County Fair

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The elephants are coming to Nevada County despite recent controversies over a video that shows the elephants being abused by care takers. The Nevada County Fair Board posted a letter to the community on Facebook Monday afternoon. Nevada County Fair CEO Sandy Woods says the fair board listened to the…