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Nevada County Relief Fund provides real relief to those in need

There is no doubt that the stay-at-home orders issued by Governor Newsom in March to combat the spread of COVID-19 created economic hardship here in Nevada County and throughout the state. Desiring to do something to help our local businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Nevada County Relief Fund was launched on April 14, 2020. Backed by a $100,000 “challenge grant” from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, the community quickly responded with donations to the Relief Fund. Half of the mon

With PG&E shutdowns likely to occur again this summer, now is the time to look at installing a backup generator

We don’t know how long we will be stuck at home, and although businesses are opening up, the possibility of a second wave and stricter quarantine is there. Imagine being quarantined in your home like the last couple of months, but this time without power. You can’t work, you can’t open the fridge every fifteen minutes, you might not be able to bake, and NO NETFLIX! This could become the reality of those of us who are 100% reliant on PG&E for our power this summer. Having last year been found li

6 ways to enjoy Nevada County from your couch

We miss you! But, even though we are apart, we wanted to share 6 ways to enjoy Nevada County from your couch. Here in Nevada County, we are anxiously awaiting the time when we can once again welcome visitors to come and enjoy all that we have to offer. We are strictly adhering to the guidelines set by Governor Newsom in slowly reopening businesses and public places, and plan to begin Phase 2 of the plan to reopen soon. Even though you can’t be here in person (YET) to marvel in the many wonders

Plan A Romantic Getaway

The small towns in Nevada County, nestled in the Sierra foothills in Northern California just a short drive from the Bay Area and Sacramento, are full of romantic possibility. No matter the season, the backdrops of Victorian architecture, beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers, and photo quality sunsets make any location in the small county a paradise for lovers, whether you are in a new relationship or celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. Here are some ideas to wow your partner with a perf

Ski Nevada County, CA

The winter storms have begun, and all Nevada County ski resorts are open for business! It’s perfect timing to come to Nevada County for a quick (or extended) ski getaway, especially since The Wall Street Journal last year named Truckee as one of the four Coolest Under the Radar Ski Towns in the US! Whether you want to do some double diamonds, cross country ski, snowboard, take the kids tubing, or just enjoy the warmth of the lodge with a mug of hot cocoa, Nevada County, California, is a great o

Early Quality Matters in Nevada County

What happens to our children now impacts all of us tomorrow. Kids grow up, and the care and education they receive in the first five years of life is a big determining factor in what type of citizens they will be. That is why the state of California unified all of the counties and created Quality Counts California (QCC), which sets quality as the new benchmark for early childcare and education. Research shows that babies form over 90 percent of the brain connections that determine how they talk

Stucki Jewelers travel half way around the world to find just the right diamonds for their customers

Stucki Jewelers, named Instore Magazine’s 2018 “Coolest Jewelry Store in America” for their repurposing of owner James Arbaugh’s old office into a humidor, is not just smoke and mirrors. The downtown Grass Valley shop has been a community staple for over 100 years, and continues to thrive thanks to the passion and dedication of James and his wife, Nicole. The couple takes personalized customer service to the next level, and will head to Belgium next week to the foremost diamond district in the w

Nevada County is getting more days and more ways to vote

The leaders we elect and ballot measures we approve have the power to impact our daily lives. Elections are our chance to stand up for what matters most to us and to shape our communities, our state, and our nation. The midterm election on November 6 is no different, and this year Nevada County is offering new choices designed to make voting more convenient and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Nevada County is one of five counties to implement the Voter’s Choice Act this year – giving vot