Colleen Heauser

Up and coming Pop-Country singer songwriter Colleen Heauser from Nevada County

Submitted Singer songwriter Colleen Heauser (Houser), raised here in Grass Valley, writes and sings her own Popular Country Original music. She has a passion for music. Now at 26-years-of-age, Colleen began performing and writing during her college years. Using the boldest colors from across many genres as her palate and country as her canvas, Heausers’ […]

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Miners Picnic celebrates 121 years of gold, history and family fun

Submitted by Courtney Ferguson “A picnic, a tradition – and tons of fun since 1895, that’s how many describe the popular Miners Picnic,” said Event Chair Steve Sanchez. “Hosted by Empire Mine Park Association, everyone is invited to come and celebrate our colorful history of gold, grit and glory.” For well over a century, the […]

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Participate in Community Involvement Day and receive free tickets to the Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO, Story Club, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC) and BloodSource are teaming up on August 1 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to nonprofit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair. These […]

Family of the Year (Warmuth Family)

Warmuth family to be recognized as Family of the Year at the Nevada County Fair

Michelle and Brandon Warmuth have been named the 2016 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Warmuth Family for their volunteer efforts and their ongoing participation in the livestock and exhibit programs at the Fair. Brandon and Michelle, who have attended the Fair every year for […]


Kick off your weekend early in Nevada County

There is so much going on in Nevada County this week that you’ll wish you could clone yourself to enjoy it all! Wednesday is the kickoff for Summer Nights in Nevada City.  During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and […]


Unwind on the Wine Trail this Saturday

Sierra Vintners will be holding their second of three wine trails for 2016 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at seven locations ranging from Penn Valley to Nevada City. Spend the day touring each location and enjoy wonderful wine tastings, delicious food, and enchanting entertainment. This is the second year that the group […]


Al fresco dining opportunities abound in Western Nevada County

Summer is here, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun. What is better than enjoying a meal with family or friends in the outdoors? Luckily, we have endless opportunities to dine al fresco here in western Nevada County. So make a reservation, gather your loved ones, and enjoy a meal on one […]


Summer Days Drifting Away…

Nevada County boasts hot summer days, perfect for a dip in one of the many quality swimming holes along the South Yuba River or Truckee River. If you’re more of a water sports enthusiast, there are plenty of lakes to play in whether your joy is kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, or just lying on the […]


…But oh those summer nights!

While there is a wealth of recreational and relaxation opportunities to keep you happily busy every day of summer, nothing beats Nevada County’s summer nights. In fact, Nevada City even has a fantastic outdoor festival of art and music called Summer Nights in Nevada City that takes place on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of […]


The Children’s Festival

On Friday, July 15th, 2016, The Children’s Festival will return to Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The park will be transformed into a lively Renaissance Faire for children with over twenty arts and crafts tables, strolling minstrels, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll, a bevy of faeries, Pepper the Witch, medieval fencing, spinning demonstrations, Queen Elizabeth and […]


Enjoy family Movies Under the Pines All Summer Long…

Grab a blanket or some low-back chairs and head out to enjoy some good old fashioned community fun this summer as The Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF), City of Nevada City and the Nevada County Fairgrounds presents Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family. This will be the third year of […]


Check out the 6th Annual Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby this Sunday!

Strap in and roll on down to Pioneer Park this Sunday, June 5, to enjoy the 6th Annual Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby. This fun and FREE community event celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit as up to 42 teams of talented (or slightly crazy) individuals race their gravity powered derby cars […]


Connect to Summer with 211 Nevada County

Summer is on its way, and 211 Nevada County wants to help community members connect to all that the season has to offer. In celebration of summer, 211 is pulling together a list of all of the free events happening in Nevada County from June through August. The Connect to Summer list will include information […]

Nevada County's most popular travel and tourism stories of 2015

Here are some of our most popular stories from 2015 from “What’s New in Nevada County Fall 2015” (Credit: Bierwagen’s Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival) “2015 Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in Grass Valley” (Credit: Gina Lee Tharp) Shh! This is Northern California’s Best Secret Swimming Spot” (Source:’ Getaways; Photo: Suzanne LaGasa/Flickr) […]

Boreal Mountain Resort: 12 feet of snow for Christmas and New Year's

“As of Thursday, December 24, we’ve received 12 feet of snow,” Boreal Mountain Resort is reporting. New Snow (72-Hour): 36″ Base Depth: 46″ Lifts Open: 7 “Always the first resort in the area to open, Boreal’s lifts spin from 9:00am – 9:00pm daily providing skiers and riders easy access to the slopes, day or night,” […]

New Years Eve: Laughs, Lolo and Legs

Join The Center for the Arts as we ring in the New Year with a party not to be forgotten featuring comedy, jazz and dancing at “New Years Eve – Laughs, Lolo and Legs” on Dec. 31. For those looking to start early, The Center will offer an elegant and festive four course feast crafted […]

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair

The fun and festive Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns just in time for the holiday season to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10 a.m. -6 p.m., in downtown Nevada City. The independent, juried craft fair showcases over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and […]

Nevada City listed as one of 10 U.S. Towns With Incredible Christmas Celebrations

10 U.S. Towns With Incredible Christmas Celebrations, names Nevada City to its list, according to the

Truckee ranked one of the nation's snowiest cities

Ready for Winter? Here Are the 30 Snowiest Cities in America,” according to Tribune Media Wire on December 3, 2015. “Brace yourself, winter is coming. You’ll sense its imminent arrival with a chill that creeps into the air. A chill that forces us to don our grandma-knit scarves, mukluks and tacky holiday sweaters. “Upon winter’s […]