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Yesterday | Knco radio

Friendship Club Receives Community Initiative Award of $15K

Support for a group that supports school age girls in Nevada County. Using Community Initiative Fund dollars, Nevada County and the Adult and Family Services Commission , has awarded a 15,000 grant to The Friendship Club.

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Related Topix: Nevada City, CA

Yesterday | Knco radio

Hospitality House Not A Magnet for Vagrants

A recent Nevada County Grand Jury Report looks at the increase of vagrants panhandlers and transients in Nevada County who are causing additional expense to local law enforcement and other city and county agencies, as well as negatively impacting local businesses , residents,and visitors to the area.

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Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Yesterday | The Union

Grass Valley man injured in solo accident

Car accident on Dog Bar near Wheeler Acres Road, Friday morning as the rolled over in the ditch and next to a power pole.

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Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Knco radio

Property Values Up in County

Property tax values are on the rise in Nevada County. Nevada County Assessor Sue Horne reports the 2014/15 FY net taxable values for Nevada County saw a 5.11% positive growth over last year's assessment roll.

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Related Topix: Nevada City, CA, Grass Valley, CA

Knco radio

71 Year Old Charged With Assault

A 71 year old North San Juan woman has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

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Related Topix: North San Juan, CA

The Union

David Fields, who owns Lov'in R Ranch with Lisa Smith, with rescue horse Sassy.

When the fast-moving vegetation fire broke out Monday off Hutto Road in Big Oak Valley, there was a brand new team on standby, ready to rescue endangered horses if necessary.

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Related Topix: Horse, Pets, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yuba County, CA, Dobbins, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Knco radio

Fire Camp A Fun Learning Experience

Concerns were raised when citizens in Grass Valley first heard and then saw the red and white fire fighting helicopter from Sac Metro Fire Agency swing low over the city and then land somewhere near Sierra College.

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Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Union

Gleaning Nevada County's bounty of excess produce for food pantry

Hilary Hodge, left, picks cabbage and hands the head to Bella Niblock in the Mountain Bounty farm fields on Birchville Road, in the San Juan Ridge area.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

The Union

Cal Fire units extinguish small vegetation fire

A small working vegetation fire one mile south of Edwards Crossing was quashed by local Cal Fire units and Nevada County Consolidated Fire Wednesday morning, along with engines from North San Juan Fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, North San Juan, CA, Grass Valley, CA

Knco radio

San Francisco Adopts Laura's Law

One more California County has signed on to Laura's Law. San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday voted to approve implementing the measure that allows courts to compel people with severe mental illness and a history of arrest or violence to stay in treatment, as a condition of living in the community.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Knco radio

Underground Explosion Closes Colfax Avenue Tuesday Evening

An underground explosion in Grass Valley Tuesday evening causes Colfax Avenue to be closed.

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Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA, Fire

Knco radio

County Dog License Fees Going Up

Dog licensing fees in Nevada County are going up. The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to adjust the fee schedule at their meeting today at the request of Sheriff Keith Royal who oversees Animal Control.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Monticello fire 45 percent contained; separate blaze burns outbuilding in Nevada County

Although evacuations were lifted for residential areas and campgrounds that had been threatened by the Monticello fire, burning primarily in Yolo County, crews continued to battle the fire in more remote areas.

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Related Topix: Fire, Yolo County, CA

Knco radio

Fourth of July Parade Draws Huge Crowd

A long standing tradition in Western Nevada County is the Fourth of July Parade.

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Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA

The Union

3 masked men invade Nevada City home, steal car

Three men wearing masks entered the home of a Nevada City man Sunday morning, tying him up and beating him before taking the man's car and leaving, according to Nevada County sheriff's logs.

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Related Topix: Nevada City, CA, Drugs

Mon Jul 07, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle

Laura's Law nears approval in S.F.

As the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prepares Tuesday to pass the controversial Laura's Law to compel treatment of mentally ill people, a judge from Nevada County who has dealt with the law for six years said naysayers' fears have proved unfounded.

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Related Topix: Yolo County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Orange County, CA

Knco radio

Hutto Fire Near Smartsville at 30 Acres

Winds are the biggest problem for crews battling what is now being called the 'Hutto Fire' near Smartsville.

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Related Topix: Fire

Knco radio

Apparent Homicide in Penn Valley Area

An apparent homicide in the Penn Valley area. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says that a call came in about 1:00 AM Monday and deputies responded to a Good Enough Court address.

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Related Topix: Penn Valley, CA

The Union

Nevada County parents fined for child's unexcused absences

The parents of a Pleasant Valley Elementary School student were fined more than $200 last week at a School Attendance Review Board hearing after failing to abide by a student attendance contract they signed with the school district and county.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sun Jul 06, 2014

SFGate

Truckee contractor's defense in 2 deaths: animal nest to blame

A licensed contractor will offer an unusual defense to extraordinary charges of manslaughter brought against him in the carbon monoxide deaths of two South Bay men in a Truckee cabin that he had worked on: The true culprit was a nesting animal.

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Related Topix: Truckee, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA

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