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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Reports of Price Gouging During Wildfires

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued a consumer alert on reports of price gouging by businesses, namely hotels, during the devastating wildfires that have swept our state. The Attorney General also issued a warning that the California Department of Justice is prepared to investigate and prosecute those that attempt to wrongfully profit from […]

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Virtually Gone; Water Content Now Is Only 5 Percent of Historic Average, Lowest Since 1950

 April 1, 2015 SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) found no snow whatsoever today during its manual survey for the media at 6,800 feet in the Sierra Nevada. This was the first time in 75 years of early-April measurements at the Phillips snow course that no snow was found there. Governor Edmund […]

The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams For 2013

    Although the 2012 tax season is officially over, tax scams unfortunately are not, which is why the IRS issues an annual “Dirty Dozen” list that includes common tax scams affecting taxpayers. Taxpayers should be aware of these tax scams so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true, […]

Burning Permits Now Required In Nevada County Starting May 1st

httpv://youtu.be/4At3U_mVe7w Residential Debris Burn Demonstration Escaped residential debris burns continue to be a leading cause of fire suppression calls in Nevada County. Learning to safely and cleanly burn vegetation debris helps to minimize smoke emissions and allows firefighters time to respond to true emergencies. It is your responsibility to know and follow local and state burning regulations. […]

Three Easy Steps to Get Brush Chipped at Your House Year Round

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will chip any brush that is cleared from defensible space of any permanent structure and/or 30’ from any roadside or driveway used for evacuation purposes. Any vegetation that grows past such limitations is beyond the boundaries of what we can chip. Grant funding is very limited for the […]

Resources for Current Fire Information

  Resources For Current Fire Information CAL FIRE Recorded Information Line For Nevada County, Yuba County and Placer County 530-823-4083 North San Juan Recorded Emergency Service Information 530-470-9713 Yubanet’s Fire Information Page  Click here CAL Fire’s Incident Information online Click here InciWeb Incident Information System  Click here National Interagency Coordination Center Click here Wildlandfire.com – A blog and information […]

NID System Improvements Coming to Cascade Shores, Nevada County

Residents of Cascade Shores east of Nevada City will be getting a larger, more reliable public water system, under actions taken Wednesday (May 23) by the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors. The board voted to purchase 4400 feet of new eight-inch pipeline to replace deteriorating and undersized 4-inch and 6-inch main lines installed in […]

In Government, Two minus Two equals Two!

  It seems that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has negotiated with Service Employees International Employees Union (SEIU) Local 1000, representing 95,000 state workers to eliminate two paid holidays, Lincoln’s Birthday and Columbus Day. However, if you think that’s going to help the budget, it will not because in lieu of the paid holidays, the state workers […]

Nevada County Free Discount Prescription Card

I was wandering around on the Internet the other day and what a surprise when I stumbled unto the fact that the county of Nevada County has a free prescription card. On reading further on the Nevada County website, it states that the card may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income […]