nevada county

Highway 49 widening project begins

A safer journey between Auburn and Grass Valley is the goal as Caltrans starts a $29 million widening project along Highway 49. Road-widening construction work is now starting on ...

Placer County pair held in tri-county car-jacking, assault spree

Two Placer County men were in custody Tuesday after a three-county, three-day crime spree that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office believes started Saturday with a kidnapping and ...

Placer County pair arrested after Nevada County crowbar attack on senior

Two Placer County men are in custody today after an attack Monday on an 81-year-old Penn Valley resident in Nevada County. Undersheriff Richard Kimball, of the Nevada County Sheri ...

Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast

The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...

Corpse discovery in creek near I-80 spurs investigation

The discovery of a man’s corpse near Boreal Mountain ski resort is producing more questions than answers for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Keith Royal said Frida ...

Placer County eyes new loan program for “green” home improvements

Help is on the way from an unusual source in Placer County for homeowners looking for ways to find funds to pay for a “greener” home. Everything from installing a new heating ...