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‘Red, White and Boom!’- A Graeagle Fourth of July tradition returns July 2 and 3

All are invited to join in on the festivities during the 48th celebration of the nation’s independence in Graeagle’s Herb Rowe Park on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. “For nearly 50 years the town of Graeagle and Mohawk Valley has been pleased to host a weekend of fun for the whole family,” said organizers. “We are ‘small town proud’ and cordially invite you and your loved ones to join us as we bring back some of the events families have come to enjoy for decades. A parade, fireman’s pancake breakfast, kids’ games, local treats and goods, and the famous Graeagle fireworks are all part of this year’s celebration.”
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Students debut original works at special concert

GRASS VALLEY — Seventeen young composers are excited to share the culmination of their compositional studies from this InConcert Sierra’s Composers Project. Their original works will be performed by professional musicians at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. The Composers Project is a nine-month program for students ages 12-22...
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Squirrel, Tree Branch That Tripped Safety System Caused Power Outage In Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) — A power outage in Grass Valley on Tuesday morning was caused by a squirrel and tree branch that came into contact with a line, officials say. PG&E says that power went out around 6:15 a.m. in the Lost Lake Road area. About 1,250 customers lost power. Officials say a troubleman who responded to the scene found that the outage was caused by a squirrel and tree branch that came into contact with the line and tripped the EPSS system. This system is part of PG&E’s enhanced power line safety settings, officials say. It automatically turns off power within one-tenth of a second. Crews are now working to fully restore power. So far, 620 customers have their power back on. The remaining 638 customers should see their power come back on by 2 p.m., PG&E says.

Man on the Mountain

Rebel raconteur: Norm Sayler holds court on Donner Summit. There are ways to take the measure of a man. The years in his life; the life in his years. Two thousand one hundred twenty-five feet is as good a measure as any when it comes to Norman L. Sayler. The...

Fawn saved by CHP officer

SOLANO COUNTY, Calif (KTXL) — A California Highway Patrol officer saved an injured fawn Saturday. According to a tweet from CHP Solano, officer Ensley responded to a call of an injured animal with its head stuck in a fence. He was able to free the scared animal.
Plumas County News

Golfing in Graeagle – the clubs report on play

The June Ace of Aces Qualifier was played on a warm Thursday, June 23, with 19 players competing. The low gross and low net winners to qualify over the field compete in the end-of-season Ace of Aces Playoff in October. A player needs to qualify only once each season. June’s Qualifiers were: Low Gross, Sharon Russell, with a score of 84; and, Low Net, Renee Miller and Alaine Flynn, both with net scores of 68.

Grass Valley student achieves academic distinction at Whitman College

Natalie Lundberg of Grass Valley recently earned academic distinction for the most recent semester at Whitman College in Washington. This recognition is given to students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits, passed all credits attempted, and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on no fewer than nine graded credits during the semester. Situated in the Walla Walla Valley, Whitman College provides a liberal arts education to students from diverse backgrounds. Whitman students develop their intellectual and creative capacities in a supportive scholarly community that prioritizes student learning within and beyond our classrooms. For more information, visit

Boats damaged, vandalized at Scotts Flat Lake

Authorities say at least three boats were vandalized and damaged by a Grass Valley man who remained jailed on Monday. Bradley Michael Sampsel, 59, faces two felonies: vandalism and grand theft. His bond is $10,000, Nevada County Jail reports state. Deputies arrested Sampsel after responding around 10 p.m. Friday to...

Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ Book Sale set for July 2

Trains and architecture are being featured at the next Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ Monthly Book Sale, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 2 at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research, located at 211 No. Pine St. in Nevada City. Thousand of books of every genre will be available for purchase with most costing between 50 cents and $3. All proceeds support library programs. Book donations are accepted at all of the county libraries. For further information, call 530-265-1407 or email

Volunteer Hub: June 20-26

Connecting Point’s Volunteer Hub connects Nevada County residents of all ages to volunteer opportunities in the community. This week we are highlighting just a small sample of what there is to find on the volunteer hub. There’s something for every interest, taste, or commitment level. For more information on any of the following opportunities, visit or dial 2-1-1 (or 1-833-342-5211).

Grass Valley weather: Temps to keep dropping

Highs are expected to drop from the 90s into the 70s by early next week, the National Weather Service said. It’ll be sunny into next week. Today’s high will hit 91. Winds will be 6 to 8 mph this afternoon, and 6 to 9 mph late tonight. Wednesday’s...

56-year-old man died, 35-year-old Megan Mchugh injured after an ATV crash in Downieville (Downieville, CA)

56-year-old man died, 35-year-old Megan Mchugh injured after an ATV crash in Downieville (Downieville, CA)Nationwide Report. Authorities identified 35-year-old Megan Mchugh, from Downieville, as the victim who received injuries following an ATV crash that also claimed the life of a 56-year-old man on Wednesday morning in Downieville. As per the initial information, the fatal single-vehicle accident took place on Highway 49 and Belle Street [...]
Plumas County News

First annual Plumas County Law Enforcement Fair set for Aug. 27

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a save the date for Saturday, Aug. 27, for what is planned to be the first annual Plumas County Law Enforcement Fair. Inspired by the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the California Highway Patrol, Fish and Wildlife, the Forest Service, OES and the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office. This is an event designed for the entire family, with food served up by law enforcement.

Nevada City Pride event canceled after safety concerns

NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Nevada City's Pride Dance Party was canceled after safety concerns, according to City Councilmember Daniela Fernández. Fernández wrote in an Instagram post that she doesn't take this decision lightly. "I have received hate mail regarding the Pride Flags in town, many of you...