Bear Yuba Land Trust and SYRCL announce winner of “Pick up the Poop” sign contest

After seven months of nail biting, the panel of judges from Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is pleased to announce Zoe Murkovich, who is 9 years old, is the winner of the much anticipated ‘Pick up the Poop’ sign contest. The winning artwork will be made into signs […]

“The Sierra 5” jazz ensemble at North Star House on August 24

Locals looking for quality jazz no longer need to travel to clubs in Sacramento. Instead, they can sip wine and eat a gourmet picnic dinner on the lawn at the North Star House. On Sunday, August 24, the faculty backbone of the celebrated Sierra Jazz Society and Jazz Camp will come together in a rare […]

Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Baez

LANDING THE ICONIC STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at its Fairgrounds in September is a major coup for Nevada County. While extraordinary, the local arts and culture community already deserves credit for establishing the County as a year-round arts and music destination, thanks to its performing-arts nonprofits and many others. The music scene includes: The Center for […]

Nevada County releases interactive recreation web map

Nevada County has enhanced the previous Trail Web Map as a new Recreation Viewer Application. In addition to trails, the map can now be used to search for campgrounds, parks, and golf courses. The county hopes to add even more recreation opportunities in the future such as disc golf courses and off highway vehicle (OHV) […]

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at North Star House on July 5

During a one night performance, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Quest Theaterworks will bring the return of outdoor summer theater back to Nevada County audiences with the production of Twelfth Night. “Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. This is his craziest cast of characters,” said Artistic Director Scott Ewing. Quest Theaterworks will present a fun, revised […]

Nevada County plans a Celebration of Trails for June 7

What: Celebration of Trails When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7 Where: Trail Fair Headquarters – Parking Lot, County of Nevada, Rood Center Cost: Free Bear Yuba Land Trust is teaming up with the community to host a number of guided outings on local trails in Nevada County for the annual “Celebration of […]

Land Trust launches summer jazz concerts at North Star House

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) announces a lineup of stellar jazz musicians to perform in a series of outdoor summer concerts on the lawn at the beautiful North Star House for the 14th Annual Stars Benefit Concert. The Land Trust will host a series of three Sunday afternoon concerts at the historic North Star House […]

Buy Local Art: Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and receive a “Living Wild” basket

“The local rivers and creeks are a continuous source of inspiration for me… I love transcribing my feelings for Nature into form and color on canvas,” said local Artist Denise Wey. Her painting, Pyramid Rock on Deer Creek (left), is one of 12 pieces by local artists for sale at Nevada City Winery just in […]

“Back to the Land” Dinner and Gala at North Star House

Who: Bear Yuba Land Trust and The Center for the Arts What: “Back to the Land” Dinner and Gala, 11th Annual Stars at North Star House benefit concert with Dr. John and the Nite Trippers and special guest Allen Toussaint When: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 Where: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road […]

Willie Nelson may perform in Grass Valley this summer

American music icon Willie Nelson may perform in Grass Valley this summer, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine ( has learned. It would be Nelson’s first appearance in the Sierra Foothills, an up-and-coming venue for big-time country music talent. “I should have details soon for public release,” said a member of Nelson’s staff, declining to elaborate. Nelson would […]

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