Nisenan Heritage Day on November 12 in Grass Valley

BEFORE THE GOLD RUSH AND muddying of the Yuba and Bear rivers from hydraulic mining, “maj” (sounds like “my”), or salmon, were integral to the Nisenan way of life, says Shelly Covert, tribal council secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria, the indigenous people of the area. A Nisenan salmon doctor was in continual commune with […]

Visit Gold Country

The California Gold Rush….. Eureka! Discovery of gold in 1848 carried California’s name around the globe. Men came from the East, from England, Germany, Chile, China, and all around the world. By the mid-1850s, an estimated 120,000 miners were at work in California. For the most part, prospectors found little romance in the Gold Rush; […]

Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit. Besides performing, […]

Nevada City: Ride Fast, Live Slow

Nevada City, California: Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 (May 11, 2015). The following 30 second commercial is running on NBC during the Amgen Tour of California broadcast. Original song “I Won’t Give Up” by Ishaan Reyna. Downtown Nevada City video footage by Joel Sauter. Edited by Greg Whatley of Mountain Event Productions. California’s best […]

Nevada City featured on Amgen Tour of California website

Nevada City is featured on the Amgen Tour of California website. It will be the “Stage 2” start of the race on May 10-17, as we reported in October. The eight-day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. The article on […]

Nevada County Historical Society

HISTORICAL NEVADA CITY AND GRASS Valley are the backdrop for the California Preservation Foundation’s annual conference on May 12-15, titled “The Sierra Nevada: Preserving a Sense of Place.” Nowhere is the region’s history better preserved than at the 66-year-old Nevada County Historical Society and its museums, a “must see” for visitors: Historic Firehouse No. 1 […]