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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 […]

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 […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Elks Team up for a Canned Food Drive

Donate a can of food on Sunday, November 30, and receive $1 off admission The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Grass Valley Elks are teaming up for a canned food drive to help feed those in need in Nevada County. Bring a can of food (or two or three) to the Country Christmas Faire on Sunday, […]

Grass Valley Chickens To Fly Out of Town

Operation Chicken Airlift began with a phone call last month from a California egg farmer to the Animal Place sanctuary in Grass Valley. Thousands of “laying hens” that had outlived their usefulness were about to meet their demise, the farmer said. Was the animal group interested in saving them from death by carbon monoxide? Thus began […]

McIntosh Family to be Recognized as Family of the Year at the Nevada County Fair

John and Cindy McIntosh have been named the 2013 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the McIntosh Family for their ongoing support of the Fair and its Foundation, as well as for their commitment to volunteerism in the community. For more than 45 years, John and […]

Nevada County Fairground County Christmas Faire 2011

By Wendy Oaks Mark your calendar for the 27th annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 25, 26, and 27. Rated as one of the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state. Exhibit […]