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Air Fest 2013 This Weekend in Grass Valley

Air Fest 2013 This Weekend in Grass Valley

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The Planes are coming to Grass Valley this weekend for Air Fest 2013. The biggest plane co-piloted by  Jim Ricketts, is the DC-4. It’s the only one still flying on the West Coast and will be the largest plane to have ever attended AirFest (and among the biggest to land…

Wolf Mountain Lookout Tower Vandalized

Wolf Mountain Lookout Tower Vandalized

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The Wolf Mountain Lookout Tower, which sits on top of Wolf Mountain just south of Grass Valley, has been damaged by vandals many times.  The tower’s central location in western Nevada County makes it an excellent resource in locating fires throughout the foothills in the area, but it also makes…

Body Recovered from Below Foresthill Bridge

Body Recovered from Below Foresthill Bridge

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The body of a Loomis man was recovered from beneath the Foresthill Bridge Saturday evening. Dena Erwin Public Information Officer with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says they have now identified the man. Click to hear Erwin  No other information about the death has been released.…

Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Auburn

Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Auburn

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Fireworks are illegal in the city of Auburn. Auburn Police Chief Mark DiAmbrogi cautions residents to not risk starting a potentially deadly fire or getting a hefty fine. Click to hear the Fire Chief  Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn reminds you that before, during, or after the 4th of July…

4th of July Celebrations

4th of July Celebrations

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Independence Day celebrations began Wednesday though Placer and Nevada Counties. For traditional 4th of July activities, The Foresthill 4th of July Celebration has been a popular family event for many decades including a parade and BBQ in Memorial Park. This year will continue Foresthill’s rich tradition with the parade at…

Mud Slide Closes I-80 Near Cal/ Nev Border

Mud Slide Closes I-80 Near Cal/ Nev Border

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Pouring rain at higher elevations caused a mud slide near the California Nevada Border closing Interstate 80 for several hours as crews removed the watery mess the size of a football field from the roadway. Rochelle Jenkins with Cal-Trans says a mud slide following torrential rain is not unusual. Mud…

NC Search and Rescue “Stuff the Pack” Results

NC Search and Rescue “Stuff the Pack” Results

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s All volunteer Search and Rescue crew want to thank citizens in and around Nevada County for your generous support during their Stuff The Pack fundraiser on Saturday June 29th. They raised $18,795 which will go to support training, uniforms and equipment purchases. A special thanks to…

Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Safety Class

Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Safety Class

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free class to help business owners protect their businesses and themselves. The class will be held Monday, August 19, from 5:30pm. until 8:30 p.m., at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in Auburn. Topics to be discussed include: identity theft and counterfeiting; dealing…

Fireworks Possible Cause of Park Fire

Fireworks Possible Cause of Park Fire

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A 1/4 grass fire at Regional Park near the softball fields got a quick response from local fire crews Tuesday. Witnesses say they saw kids with fireworks in the area. Placer County fire station 180 and Cal-Fire engines, a dozer and 2 air tankers responded to the scene. There were…

Car Versus Power Pole Near LOP

Car Versus Power Pole Near LOP

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A car sheared off a power pole on Combie Road near Lake of the Pines Tuesday morning cutting power to almost 100 residents during this week’s heat wave. Grass Valley CHP Officer Mark Morrison says the driver, for unknown reasons, lost control of his vehicle. Click to hear Officer Morrison …