Wild & Scenic Film Festival was an "economic driver"

The South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL) 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival took place over this past weekend. Almost 5,000 tickets for more than 10 film and music events were sold, packing Nevada City with more than 4,000 people over three days. In addition to events that required a ticket, the many activities […]

Food & Farm Conference in Grass Valley this weekend

The Sustainable Food and Farm Conference brings together an internationally renowned panel of speakers, local and national farming related businesses and organizations, and the public, for a full day of lectures and a farmers expo and another full day of farmer focused workshops. The event takes place on Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. – 5 […]

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

The mission of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is to inspire and educate our community by providing a venue for gatherings, performance, art and education that enriches and sustains our rural character and traditions. The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center gives the rural San Juan Ridge community a local place to meet, to share […]

KVMR, Choir Mark 30th Anniversary King Day with Free Concert

KVMR Community Radio and a Marysville church choir will celebrate the 30th anniversary of station-sponsored gospel concerts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday.

 The Bethel AME Church Choir will return to the Miner’s Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City for the noon King holiday concert, a KVMR tradition since 1983.

 “These gospel concerts […]

World-renowned pianist in Grass Valley today

Who: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Rd., Grass Valley Tickets: $30 general admission; $20 17-and-under (Available www.InConcertSierra.org or at the door) InConcert Sierra presents pianist Garrick Ohlsson in Grass Valley at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since his triumph as winner of the […]

From Nevada City Over Donner Summit to Truckee

Following a relaxing night enjoying the many dining and lodging opportunities in Nevada City, you can start your day with a delicious breakfast at the South Pine Café located at 110 South Pine St., Nevada City. The tour will begin at the Nevada County Railroad Museum, located at 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City, with […]

Hirschman's Pond for hiking and fishing

Only a mile from the heart of downtown Nevada City, here is a great new trail system that gets you quickly out into nature with lots of different things to enjoy. The centerpiece is lovely Hirschman’s Pond, named after the Hirschman brothers who were pioneer miners and merchants of the area. The eastern 0.4 mile […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City this weekend

This weekend SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. It has grown into the largest film festival of its kind, drawing 4,000 people to historic Nevada City. This year the festival will also hold some events in Grass Valley. For more information, click here. This video is from last year’s festival:

Gateway to Nevada County monument

Some years ago, plans for a welcome monument began to form. The idea was to create an attractive structure that represented the unique history of Nevada County. After over three years of effort and $20,000 in fundraising, the Highway 49 Gateway Monument was completed. The monument stone was placed north of Bear River along the […]

Visit Nevada County's Museums

Nevada County residents take great pride in their colorful history, so it’s no surprise that the region is punctuated with museums of every ilk. Housed in a vintage orphanage, the Grass Valley Museum’s collection depicts the Gold Rush days through 1930. Also in Grass Valley, the Northstar Mine Powerhouse and Pelton Wheel Museum and Nevada […]

Tibetan Monks return to Grass Valley on Jan. 15-21

Sierra Friends of Tibet in collaboration with Tibetech.org is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Visit of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery from Jan. 15-21 in Grass Valley. This year the tour includes a highly accomplished spiritual master from Tibet, Venerable Geshe Phuntsok Gyaltsen. Geshe Gyaltsen was born in Dekhung, Tibet in 1937. […]

Explore Rough and Ready

The small community of Rough and Ready exemplifies country living. One of Nevada County’s first settlements, Rough and Ready celebrates its place in history and is located a short drive from Bridgeport, home to one of the longest single-span wooden bridges in America. Wildflower, fall color, and historic walks, as well as gold panning and […]

County wineries fare well in S.F. Chronicle competition

County wineries fared well in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition, the world’s largest competition of American wines. The Nevada County wineries, also known as Sierra Vintners, that won medals included Avanguardia Wines, Lucchesi Vineyards, Montoliva Vineyard, Naggiar Vineyards and Pilot Peak Winery. Montoliva won “best of class” for its 2008 Sierra Bella. “Now […]

A visit to Penn Valley

GoNevadaCounty.com features numerous itineraries of the county. Here’s an example of one — a visit to Penn Valley. The trips can be modified depending on the season. Click here for a full list of them. A Visit to Penn Valley – South Yuba River Park at Bridgeport, Pilot Peak Winery and the Tack Room Following […]

Nevada County Arts

In May 2009 the Arts Collaborative of Nevada County was designated by the Board of Supervisors as the county’s leadership and coordinating agency on behalf of the county’s arts organizations. The Collaborative is now known as Nevada County Arts. Nevada County Arts facilitates collaborative efforts that promote and sustain the visual, literary and performing arts […]

Nevada City and Gold Country in top 10 travel destinations for 2012 by Lonely Planet

California Gold Country, including a specific mention of Nevada City, was listed among the top 10 travel destinations for 2012 by Lonely Planet. A photo of Nevada City was included too. Grass Valley and Truckee also are in the region. Ranked at #6, the “Gold Country” listing for Lonely Planet read: “Tahoe and Yosemite gets […]

Walking food tour in Nevada City this month

Ready to explore hidden gem restaurants and eateries in one of California’s oldest and most preserved Gold Rush mining towns? Nevada City is famed for its church steeples that rise above the Sierra foothills and its gorgeous fall foliage. Join a fun and trained tour guide as you wander through former gold assay offices, saloons, […]

Malakoff Diggins: A window into the past

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is the site of California’s largest “hydraulic” mine. Visitors can see huge cliffs carved by mighty streams of water, results of the gold mining technique of washing away entire mountains to find the precious metal. Legal battles between mine owners and downstream farmers ended this method. The park also contains […]

Visit Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine was the richest hard-rock mine in California, producing 5.8 million ounces of gold in its operating history of 106 years (1850-1956). George Roberts, the original discoverer of the gold, soon sold his interest and by 1869 William Bourn Sr. owned controlling interest. The Bourn family maintained control of the mine until 1929 […]