Nevada County Local News: Public Safety


All Local Public Safety News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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03/15/2024
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In 1976, teenagers Lance Sevison and Mike Kelly wandered off course at Northstar during a snowstorm, ignorant of the harsh realities of the Sierra Nevadas. Initially following the "hug-a-tree" protocol, Sevison and Kelly hunkered down near a tree, as taught in survival curriculum.

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03/10/2024
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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County invites all county residents to the Firewise Festival; a day of fun and education on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 4-9 p.m. to benefit the work of Firewise Communities in Nevada County.

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03/10/2024
Projects to improve safe access and widen lanes and add shoulders to improve the highway as an evacuation route are in the early stages.

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03/09/2024
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On March 5 a child with a confirmed case of measles was seen in the Emergency Department at UC Davis after being evaluated at San Joaquin Urgent Care. According to estimations approximately 300 people may have been exposed during the that time. Counties of residence for the individuals include El Dorado County.

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03/07/2024
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The Placer County Sheriff's Office rescued a skier near Palisades Tahoe on Feb. 23.

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03/06/2024
Image for display with article titled Two Successful Rescues for Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Teams Amidst Snowstorms

In two separate incidents this past week, the Nevada County Sheriff's Search & Rescue (NCSSAR) and Placer County Sheriff's Office Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team Inc (TNSAR) demonstrated swift and effective response, bringing individuals to safety amidst challenging snowstorm conditions.

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03/04/2024
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A nationwide cyberattack on United Healthcare impacted several South Lake Tahoe pharmacies.

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03/04/2024
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is awarding a $250,000 grant for the development of a new Neighbors to Neighbors Preparedness and Education Program for city residents.

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03/02/2024
A tornado stuck Kings county briefly, and another touched down in Madera county, as favorable conditions came together during a powerful winter storm which swept the region.

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03/01/2024
A report of a 12 month study which ended in February indicates almost half of those cited for drug usage were not residents of the city, leading to questions about city approaches to drug addiction.

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02/27/2024
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Ski California is expanding its Mountain Safety Guide with a new video created to educate skiers and riders about the risks of deep snow immersion.

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02/27/2024
In their February 27th meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to send a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission urging it to deny AT&T’s request to discontinue copper- based landlines.

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02/13/2024
Image for display with article titled Truckee Fire District to Accept Proposals for 2024–26 Curbside Green Waste Services

Truckee Fire Protection District is seeking qualified and interested contractors and/or organizations to provide green waste collection and disposal services in residential areas.

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02/08/2024
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CEOs of Instagram, Snapchat tell parents at Senate hearing they’re sorry for deaths of children.

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02/06/2024
California’s law that requires background checks when purchasing ammunition is back in place.

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02/05/2024
The storm fed off of unusually warm waters as it grew. It also reached “bomb cyclone” status as it neared California.

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02/05/2024
A handful of super powerful tropical storms in the last decade and the prospect of more to come has a couple of experts proposing a new category of whopper hurricanes: Category 6.

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02/04/2024
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A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light on the daily risks encountered by tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, and roadside technicians.

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01/30/2024
Image for display with article titled Community Turns Out to Shape Nevada County’s Wildfire Protection Plan

More than 60 Nevada County residents have turned out during the past two weeks to help shape the Community Wildfire Protection Plan by providing input at Risk Reduction Workshops hosted by the Office of Emergency Services.

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