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Nevada City Adopts New Defensible Space Ordinance


After public meetings with the community, the Nevada City Fire Safety Advisory Committee and the City Council, Nevada City has adopted a new vegetation management, defensible space, burning, and fireworks ordinance.

A Year in Review: Nevada City Employees ‘Go Beyond the Routine’


Nevada City councilmembers started off heir first meeting of the year by recognizing the city’s accomplishments in 2022.

Winter Shelter Opens


With temperatures dropping, Nevada County and Nevada City activate the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol. Shelter at the Nevada City public library opens at 4:30 p.m.

High School District's Ranch Campus Opens


Nevada Joint Union High School officially opens an 86-acre ranch donated to the district by the Jennings Foundation. Students will study the land, and learn cattle raising and wood milling.

21st Annual Wild and Scenic Festival Previewed


The South Yuba River Citizens League previews the 21st Wild and Scenic Film Festival on February 16-20, 2023, with a theme of “CommUNITY.” Next year marks the 40th anniversary of SYRCL, formed in 1983 to save the Yuba River watershed.

Measure V to Hit the Ballot


A simple majority in favor of Measure V will put a half-cent sales tax on the books in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Nevada City, according to a statement by Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter.

Nevada City to Charge Fee for Professional Bilming


Mention “filming” in Nevada City, and you’ll likely think of the Hallmark movie “The Christmas Card.” Now filmmakers are expressing interest in Nevada City, leading the council to approve an ordinance regulating filming activities on or using public property.

Nevada City Council Seeks Input on Strategic Planning


As Nevada City works on its five-year plan, the City Council will conduct public workshops Aug. 3 and 17, with separate topics at each meeting. Information will be sent in advance to those who sign up for the meetings.

Votes Have Been Counted in Nevada County


Nevada County officials have counted all the ballots, and certification of the local vote is expected by June 27. Voters cast 37,985 ballots, a turnout of 50.4%.

Nevada City Swears In New Police Chief


Daniel Foss has been appointed as the new police chief of Nevada City. He served 20 years in Madera County, and is also the founder of a nonprofit organization that helps victims of human trafficking.

Four Campaign for Two Seats on Nevada City Council


Nevada City Council candidates participated in a forum, differentiating themselves in the details of their individual approaches to addressing some of the city’s crucial issues.

Search for Nevada City Police Chief Starts Soon


Nevada City has hired Ralph Andersen & Associates to conduct the recruitment of a new chief, said interim City Manager Joan Phillipe. “The city would like someone with broad experience in municipal police work, but all qualified individuals will be reviewed.”

Adam Kline Announces Run for Nevada City Council


Adam Kline says he will seek one of two seats up for election on the Nevada City Council. A resident since he was 2, Kline said in a news release, “Nevada City gave me a life I love. Now I’m ready to give back.”

Former Nevada City Resident Returns to Run City Government


When Sean Grayson was young, his parents moved to Nevada City. Now, after years of living away from the area, he’s come back home to serve as the new city manager.

Nevada City Council Selects Sean Grayson as New City Manager


The Nevada City Council has unanimously picked its new city manager: Sean Grayson, who comes to Nevada City from the city of Rialto, where he served as fire chief.

Nevada City Police Force Staying in Place


In the past, Nevada City has debated whether or not to dismantle its police force and outsource law enforcement instead. Now, the decision has been made to keep the police force in house.

Nevada City Staff to Finesse Outdoor Dining


Permanent outdoor dining remains on the drawing board for Nevada City’s Commercial Street, with the City Council sending the issue to staff for a 30-day review before returning with recommendations.

Nevada City Declares Public Emergency


Nevada City Manager Joan Phillipe has issued a declaration of public emergency due to extreme fire danger. She issued the declaration based on extended drought conditions combined with the excessive combustible material in and around the city.

Can My City Pay Its Bills?


The State Auditor has provided data for each city and ranked cities by area. takes a look at the numbers in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee.

Restaurants, Bars Once Again Face Pandemic-Related Problems


As COVID cases dramatically rose in Nevada County, the past few weeks saw many dining and drinking establishments voluntarily shut down in Grass Valley and Nevada City, either because of sick employees or out of an abundance of caution.

Outdoor Dining to Continue in Nevada City Through Labor Day


A move to extend outdoor dining in Nevada City through Sept. 6 was unanimously approved by the City Council, with the goal of helping food establishments continue to recover from financial hits sustained during the pandemic.

Nevada City Council Takes Action on Fire Safety


Hotter conditions and a higher volume of dead vegetation has sparked the Nevada City Council to apply for two fire safety grants: $200,000 from the California Fire Safe Council and $15,000 from the California Fire Foundation.

Nevada City Library’s Namesake Passes Away


Born 95 years ago in North Dakota, Madelyn Helling served as Nevada County librarian from 1974 to 1991. After she retired, the library was named in her honor.

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Wednesday September 27 2023   6:30 PM