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Bridgeport Historic Ranch and Famous Covered Bridge, Nevada County, CA

By Judy Pinegar Feb 26, 2017 –           It was a beautiful sunny/cloudy day in Nevada County. Having a bit of cabin fever due to all the rain, John and I set out for Bridgeport with Hershey, our beautiful, black, half Labrador dog.             Stopping first on the other side of the Yuba River, the […]

Federal Funding Available to Address Tree Mortality on Private Forestlands

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is expanding its initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. NRCS will provide financial assistance for landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties. Removing dead tree debris and other woody material […]

Nevada County Fair Planned for August 12 – 16, 2015

Fairgrounds confirms that Fair will take place as planned The Nevada County Fairgrounds confirmed today that the Nevada County Fair will continue as planned on August 12 – 16. While the Fairgrounds are currently being used for a command post and fire camp, the Fair team is busy behind the scenes preparing for its biggest […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds Becomes a Command Post and Fire Camp for Cal Fire; Animal Evacuation Center

July 27, 2015    Contact:          Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-6217; Rea@NevadaCountyFair.com Due to the Lowell Fire, currently burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Additionally, the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team has […]

Coming to a Dying Tree Near You, Bark Beetles

I remember in the seventy’s I had built a home for a client. He insisted that I build the front deck such that it wrapped around some large pine trees. We finished the house in the middle of a drought. Soon enough the bark beetles hit his trees and they died.  We are back again […]

NID Adopts Drought Plan; Calls for 20% Conservation

March 25, 2015 Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District on Wednesday (Mar. 25) adopted a series of drought measures that include limits on outdoor watering and a call for continued 20 percent reductions in water use by all district customers. In a presentation to the NID Board of Directors, Water Operations Manager Chip Close recommended […]

Nevada Irrigation Districts Lakes and Canals have Unusal Titles

How’s the water out there in Wiskey Diggins Canal? Was the Fiddler Green Canal titled after an early day musician? Did you ever wonder how the DSL Canal was named? The names of water storage and distribution facilities throughout NID are colorful and unusual but, unfortunately, the origination of many of them has been lost […]

State Drought Action Impacts Nevada Irrigation District Water Diversions

GRASS VALLEY – The water rights used by the Nevada Irrigation District to fill reservoirs and supply customers in Nevada and Placer counties are among those covered in the state’s May 27 curtailment order. To address record dry conditions in California, the State Water Resources Control Board ordered some 2,600 agencies to stop diverting water […]

Nevada County Scotch Broom Challenge 2014 Volunteers Wanted

The Scotch Broom Challenge was created in 2007 to address the spread of this highly flammable and invasive plant in our community. The Scotch Broom Challenge started with just a few sites in Nevada County. In the spring of 2013 over 300 volunteers took the Scotch Broom Challenge and pulled broom at 24 sites throughout […]

Fire Safe Council Offers 2014 Firewise Calendar

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in cooperation with the Allstate Foundation, County of Nevada and the National Firewise Communities Association are offering residents in Nevada County free defensible space advisory visits to educate citizens about Defensible Space. Complete your visit in October or November and get a 2014 Firewise Calendar. California Public Resources […]