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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 […]

Owners Missing Money at Foreclosure Auctions

Because there’s strong demand for affordable residences in markets that are seeing home prices surge, some homes sold at foreclosure auctions are netting more than what the lender is owed. Once debts, liens, and fees are paid off, the home owner who’d fallen behind in their mortgage payments is entitled to the remainder. But here’s the […]

66 Million Trees are Dead in the Sierra Nevada Forest

I’ve noticed with great alarm the number of trees dying from the drought and beetle infestation here in Nevada County  It seems like every day, while driving around the county, I see another group of pine trees dying or dead. There is a small about 1,000 foot long cul-de-sac near my house. I counted 27 […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Search for 2016 Fair Theme

Submit the winning theme and win a prize package to the 2016 Nevada County Fair  The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning theme for the 2016 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun theme that you think would be perfect for the 2016 Nevada County Fair? Visit the Fair’s […]

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 […]

Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in Grass Valley 2015

September 24 – 27, 2015 Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 29th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 24 – 27, 2015 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful Draft Horses, this event has grown to become the premiere Draft Horse show in the […]

What Calif.’s Drought Could Mean for Housing

The Golden State is drying up and it could have repercussions for its real estate market. Lawmakers have called for unprecedented measures to curb residents’ water consumption in response to a severe drought, now running into its fourth year. Gov. Jerry Brown last week called for a 25 percent reduction in water consumption throughout the […]

Troubled Waters On The Delta

– By Bill Wells The fabulous California Delta is within an hours drive of the Bay Area, yet you will feel you are in a different world. The Delta is formed by the confluence of two major California rivers; the Sacramento and the San Joaquin, and covers some 500,000 acres in the central part of the […]

Housing Inventory May Be Low in 2015

Photo courtesy of http://funpho.com/funny-house/ Despite recent increases, new-home inventories remain near all-time lows and are unlikely to return to their highs any time soon, according to a new analysis by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The rise in single-family inventory levels over the last few months bring them back only to 2012 levels. What’s more, the […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds Christmas Fair Results

Gingerbread House Competition Results and Canned Food Drive Results A successful canned food drive, more than 120 vendors, and 45 gingerbread houses built made the 30th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a success. The 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition was once again a crowd favorite, with 45 entries received. Of those […]