Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene. Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary […]

Watch a trailer for the “Making of the Madrigal” movie at Nevada Union High

The Nevada Union High School Choir’s Madrigal Dinner in Grass Valley (Nevada County CA) is an event that defies description. It is part concert, part history lesson, part dinner, part comedy routine, and so much more. But there is one thing that Madrigal Dinner is for sure: completely transportive. Transportive to not just another place, […]

See what Nevada County CA will look like in 2025 with a gigabit internet network

The report spelling out the details of “What Nevada County CA will look like in 2025 with a gigabit internet network” is here. Also read our article “Adventure towns are new tech hubs.” And watch the video:

Wildflower walks begin March 6, 2016, along the South Yuba River

When spring arrives in the Nevada County CA foothills, there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park. State Park docents will lead guided wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning on Sunday, March 6, […]

Tahoe ski resorts welcome two feet of fresh snow

“Storm total snow accumulations: 12 to 24 inches above 7,000 feet, with 6 to 12 inches between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, including Lake Tahoe. Highest accumulations will be along and west of Highway 89 and above 7500 feet in Mono County. Two to six inches east of Highway 395 in Mono County,” according to the […]

Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

“When thinking of California, many people are familiar with cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Golden State is also home to many picturesque small towns and villages that will inspire every visitor,” according to 101USA.com. “We’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest places to be found in […]

Five Tahoe ski resorts have more than 300 inches of snow

“Last season, not one Tahoe ski resort broke the 300 inch mark all season,” according to Snow Brains. “This year, we have five California ski resorts above 300 inches, and it’s only February.” Sugar Bowl has 361 inches of snow, Boreal has 311.5 inches, Sierra-at-Tahoe has 310 inches, Northstar has 307 inches, and Kirkwood has […]

What’s new in Placer County and Nevada County CA in Winter 2016

Lake Tahoe Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4: Friday Night Tubing Tube under the lights this winter at Tahoe Donner Snowplay until 6:30 p.m. TahoeDonner.com March 3-13: North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event TahoeSnowFestival.com April 1-3: WinterWonderGrass Festival Music, brews and mountains is the […]

Sierra Vintners’ wine trails are May 14, July 16 and Sept. 24, 2016

Sierra Vintners’ regional wine trails are May 14, July 16 and September 24 in 2016. The May 14 wine trail is Amour Privé, Bear River, Fawnridge, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, Naggiar, Sierra Knolls and Viña Castellano. The July 16 trail features Avanguardia, Bent Metal, Coufos Cellars, Grant Marie, Gray one, Pilot Peak and Szabo. The […]

Nevada County ranks 28th nationally for its scenery

The Washington Post published an article that ranks every county in America by scenery and climate, and Nevada County ranked #28 out of the 3,111 counties. “Nevada County, CA: This county has extremely high natural amenities. Rank: 28 out of 3,111 counties. “In the late 1990s the federal government devised a measure of the best […]

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