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Patricia Saling

Patricia Saling

January 10, 1952 – April 10, 2021

Patricia Otis Saling peacefully joined our Angels in Heaven on Saturday, April 10, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Ken Saling, daughters, Sarah Saling and Jessica Saling. Patricia’s legacy will carry on in the art she created, gardens, and music that her and her family inspired in Martinez and Tahoe City. Her time with Sarah at The Advancement for Human Potential will always be remembered as a heroic action. Patricia immersed herself in the arts courses of Sierra Nevada College, and Madeline Bohanan remained an inspiration in her painting throughout her life. Her work at the Shakey Hand Gallery will always be part of Martinez history. A celebration of Patricia’s life will be held May 8th, 2021 at 15 Main St, Martinez CA. from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

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Sven Brolund

Sven Brolund

May 27, 1928 – April 6, 2021

One of the remaining longtime locals, builder extraordinaire, and legendary fisherman, Sven died peacefully after a rich and varied life.

Sven moved from Finland to Tahoe City in 1956 with his wife Lea and their 8-month-old daughter Britt. He lived in Tahoe City for 65 years. He was witness to a lot of the local growth and change. He left Tahoe, to Auburn, just over a year ago for a medical procedure, and never made it back home due to failing health and the COVID quarantine. He was a quality custom home builder, constructing approximately 30 homes in the North Tahoe area. He was a perfectionist and flawless craftsman. He mentored many of the current carpenters/contractors in the area.

He loved to fish. Early mornings on Lake Tahoe with his fishing buddy were his favorite, but he explored all the lakes in the region, often hiking into back country lakes carrying a huge raft on his back.

Traveling near and far was another passion of his. Cars, ships, planes, RVs, and trains were modes to explore the world. He loved to drive his Willys Jeep deep into the Rubicon – which often turned into an unexpected adventure. Camping, hunting, skiing, hiking, ballroom dancing, musical shows, woodworking, gardening, and family and friends brought him great joy.

Sven was in Tahoe for the 1960 Olympics and worked on the long jump at Granlibakken. He remembered the “good old days” of annual massive winters, no 4-wheel drives, Tahoe City without a stoplight and going to Sand Harbor without wait any time of the day or week.

Sven was a man of true integrity. A handshake meant his word and honesty was his core value. He was fair and tolerant. He always voted, followed the news and weather, and loved Finland and the United States. He was a veteran of both the Finnish Army and the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lea Brolund, two daughters: Britt Brolund and Anne Greenwood/spouse Doug Greenwood, four grandchildren: Justin Malone, Erika Malone, Logan Greenwood/spouse Morgan Greenwood, Maiya Greenwood/fiancé Carson Clark.

We will sure miss our Sunday BBQ’s at Bristlecone.

Celebration of life on May 23rd from 2:00-5:00 at the Greenwood’s home. Please bring your “Sven” tales. Email

annegreenwood50@gmail.com for directions.

Man falls from vehicle, dies

A Truckee man died last week after falling off the back of a moving car, authorities said.

Justin “Shuba” Ardagh, 25, died at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, after sustaining critical head injuries, police said.

Stephen Andrew Lally, 32, was arrested following the incident for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and for a hit-and-run charge, according to police.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. April 14. Truckee police have said they responded to reports of a vehicle collision near Bridge and Jibboom streets, finding Ardagh unconscious on the ground. He was immediately transported to an emergency facility for treatment, and was later moved to the medical center.

After initially stating that Lally had struck Ardagh with his red Subaru sedan, police later said that Ardagh had actually fallen from Lally’s vehicle while it was moving, according to Truckee police Sgt. Lisa Madden.

Lally was found by officers a short distance away from the scene of the incident and was arrested after police discovered that he was the driver of the vehicle. Officers also discovered evidence that Lally had been driving while intoxicated, Madden said.

Police are still interviewing witnesses about the incident, and have not yet released further details.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh said that it could be several weeks before his office makes any announcement about filing formal charges against Lally, as prosecutors await a comprehensive police report on the incident.

Lally was booked into the Nevada County Jail following the incident and held on a $75,000 bond, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. Records show that he made bail and was released April 16.

Stephen Wyer is a staff writer with The Union, a sister publication of the Sun.

Stephen Andrew Lally

Truckee weather: 1 to 3 inches of snow this weekend

One to 3 inches of snow is forecast for Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Today will be sunny with highs around 60. Winds will hit 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. Lows will drop to 29 tonight, when winds will rise to 5 to 15 mph.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs around 61. Afternoon winds will be around 10 to 15 mph.

Snow levels will drop from 8,500 feet to 6,900 feet Friday night. Lows will drop to 34. Wind gusts could reach 25 mph.

There’s a slight chance of rain and snow before 8 a.m. Saturday, then a slight chance of snow between 8 and 11 a.m. It’ll be partly sunny with highs around 48. Wind gusts could reach 35 mph.

Snow is likely after 11 p.m. Saturday, with around an inch possible. Lows will drop to 28.

One of three inches of snow is expected Sunday. There’s a 100% chance of precipitation. Highs will reach 39. Lows will dip to 22 that night.

There’s a chance of snow Monday, when highs will climb to 42. Lows will drop to 22 that night.

Sunny skies return for Tuesday, along with highs of around 50. Wednesday’s highs will reach 59.

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Earth Day: ‘Recycling,’ as well as what can be recycled, is in flux

“Recycling,” as a word, means different things to different people.

“The issue is the definition of ‘recycling,’” said Jeanette Tillman, the sustainability manager for South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling. “(Recycling) doesn’t always equate to recycled.

“(And) even when you recycle plastic, it has an end life,” she added. “At some point it stops being recyclable and is no longer usable.”

Several things need to happen before “recovered” plastic from the Lake Tahoe basin or Truckee can be recycled: the plastic needs to be separated, then someone needs to purchase it, clean it and process it. After processing, the recyclable plastic is made into resin, and, finally, the resin is used to make something usable.
Justin Scacco

Several things need to happen before “recovered” plastic from the Lake Tahoe basin or Truckee can be recycled: the plastic needs to be separated, then someone needs to purchase it, clean it and process it. After processing, the recyclable plastic is made into resin, and, finally, the resin is used to make something usable.

Only after the plastic forms “a new product” can it be considered recycled, “having been used before and then put through a process so that it can form a new product,” according to the Cambridge English Dictionary.

According to the EPA, “Only 8.7% of the plastic produced was recycled in 2018.”

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

What happens to ’Recovered plastic’

The largest waste management company in the nation, Waste Management, picks up waste from the Nevada side of North Lake Tahoe, and the recycling is transferred to its Material Recovery Facility in Sacramento for separating. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal picks up waste, and Eastern Regional Landfill separates recycling for the California side of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Services picks up and separates it for the southern part of the lake.

The “recyclable” plastic recovered from the Tahoe basin and Truckee can be purchased by Ming’s Recycling in Sacramento, or other processing facilities, and they prepare the plastic to be sold again. A chemical company can then purchase it from Ming’s and create resins from the recovered plastic.

In its contracts, Waste Management is responsible for separating the plastics, preparing them for purchase and finding a buyer. Kendra Kostelecky, of Waste Management, explained, “Our focus is the diversion piece of it, but if someone doesn’t buy, it there’s nothing we can do.

“There’s not going to be a demand for recycled plastics if it’s not economical.”

With petroleum prices hitting record lows in 2020 and new plastic resin being produced on the cheap, the market for recycled resin is shrinking.

Banking on more plastics

With the electric vehicle boom and vehicles getting better gas mileage, there’s less demand for gasoline. According to the New York Times, “Demand for oil is collapsing, and despite a deal by Saudi Arabia, Russia and other nations to cut production, the world is running out of places to put all the oil the industry keeps pumping out.”

One way to maximize the massive amount of money spent in creating the petroleum infrastructure is to build plastic resin factories. Yale Environment 360 states, “the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries are pouring billions of dollars into new plants intended to make millions more tons of plastic.”

“There’s too much plastic in the world. There will always be a byproduct that needs to be incinerated, put in a landfill or sent to another country,” said Jeanette Tillman, sustainability manager for South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling. “The best thing to do is not to buy it.”
Justin Scacco

“There’s too much plastic in the world. There will always be a byproduct that needs to be incinerated, put in a landfill or sent to another country,” said Tillman, the sustainability manager. “The best thing to do is not to buy it.

“Because markets fluctuate daily, what’s recyclable is always changing,” Tillman added. “We don’t restrict people in what they put in the recycling. If it’s plastic and if it’s clean, just get it to us and we will give it the best chance it has to become something else.”

Recycling issues

Plastic recovered by a local Material Recovery Facility won’t be recycled if there is liquid, gel, significant food waste or other debris inside; there’s no practical process to make resin from a specific plastic; the Material Recovery Facility can’t separate it effectively; or there’s no market for the recycled resin type.

For example, Keuric DrPepper K-Cups are heavily promoted as recyclable on its website. The K-Cup may be recyclable, but unless the consumer separates the coffee, the filter and the foil from the plastic cup, the Material Recovery Facility can sell the resin type, and manage the small size of the cup, they aren’t recycled.

Because of the way Waste Management separates recycling, anything that falls through the 2-inch square opening in a steel screen gets sifted out. This includes lip balm, cigarette butts, broken glass, the K-Cups and other small items that can contaminate a batch of plastic.

Kendra Kostelecky, of Waste Management, mentioned the term “wishcycling” — placing items people believe to be recyclable in a cart with the wish they will be recycled, though the items aren’t accepted in a curbside program. She presented this question, “... am I placing this in the cart because I want it to be recycled, or because I feel guilty about generating too much waste?”
Waste Management

Truckee and South Lake hand sort recyclables.

“That K-Cup is really hard, and so few people are able to separate it,” said Tillman. If people would separate it, the plastic has a chance to be recycled.

According to Placer County, the K-Cups have “coffee grounds inside,” and even if they didn’t, the Truckee Material Recovery Facility doesn’t recover No. 5 or 7, the resin types these cups are made from.

At the time of a 2020 research study by Greenpeace, not one of the United States’ 367 waste management facilities surveyed were capable of processing the plastic cup.

Fighting single-use plastics

Besides campaigns to reduce plastic straw use, Keep Truckee Green implemented reusable takeout and leftover containers. Prior to COVID-19, restaurants were quickly getting on board. They also partner with Take Care Tahoe, and one of its missions is to reduce plastic bottle use with the Drink Tahoe Tap campaign and enabling consumers to find filling locations with the Tap app.

Erica Mertens, administrative analyst with Truckee and Keep Truckee Green, said to “focus on reducing and reusing.” And when recycling, “don’t leave food or liquid in the containers.”

Mertens spoke about how instrumental the Sierra Watershed Education Partnership (SWEP) is in efforts to reduce waste.

“They do the environmental outreach at the school level,” she said. “So many of our initiatives start with the students and when they are interested in things they are the best teachers at home. … it trickles up to their parents.

“Our whole single-use foodware ordinance stemmed from kids coming to Town Council for probably two years in a row talking about straws and Styrofoam (polystyrene).”

Drafting the single-use reduction ordinance has been put on hold during the COVID-19 crisis.

In the city of South Lake Tahoe, a Styrofoam ban was put in place in October 2018. In the ordinance, the distribution of plastic straws and plasticware is only available upon request.

Regarding people figuring out how to recycle plastic, Tillman said, “The generation that’s growing up with the climate impact knowledge is not happy. They don’t want the Earth destroyed. They have a huge foundation to spring from, so much information that we didn’t have 30 or 40 years ago. I’m excited for the innovation, but we can’t wait for that. As individuals, we need to be cognizant about what we buy, what we throw away and where it’s actually going.”

So how can consumers support the recycling process?

Robinson stated, “We can all be thoughtful about our purchases: Do we ’need’ it? Does it contain post-consumer content? Can it be recycled? Reducing waste is the most effective way to reduce our impact on the environment; recycling is farther down the list. When it is time to discard products and packaging, make sure to only recycle those items that are acceptable in your community’s program. Finally – remember to place your items in your recycling cart loose (not in plastics bags).”

Michelle Gartner is a freelancer writer who lives in the Tahoe area.


Truckee police update hit-and-run details

UPDATE at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 21

After conducting witness interviews, Truckee police now say Ardagh was not struck last week by Lally’s vehicle, as they had initially reported, but rather fell off the back of Lally’s red Subaru sedan while it was moving. According to police Sgt. Lisa Madden, it has not been confirmed why Ardagh was on the back of the sedan. She added that police are still interviewing witnesses to put together a complete picture of how the incident unfolded.

Initially posted

A man has died of his injuries after being struck by a vehicle last week in downtown Truckee, authorities said.

Justin “Shuba” Ardagh, 25, of Truckee, was pronounced dead over the weekend at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Ardagh died as a result of extensive head injuries suffered from the collision, police Sgt. Lisa Madden said.

Stephen Andrew Lally, 32, was arrested Wednesday evening and booked into the Nevada County Jail on two felonies: hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities have said.

Initially held on $750,000 in bond, Lally was free on bond Monday, reports state.

According to police, the incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Bridge and Jibboom streets. Officers arriving on the scene discovered Ardagh, who had been rendered unconscious by the collision.

After establishing that the victim had been struck by a vehicle, police searched the area and subsequently located Lally, who was operating a red Subaru sedan, police said.

Lally was approached by officers, who arrested him after determining that he was the driver responsible for the collision. Officers also booked him for driving under the influence after discovering evidence of alcohol impairment, Madden said.

The District Attorney’s Office has not announced any additional charges against Lally, as it awaits a police report for further review, according to an office employee.

Stephen Wyer is a staff writer with The Union, a sister publication of the Sun. He can be reached at swyer@theunion.com.

Stephen Andrew Lally

Small counties might reopen sooner

Nevada County has a new target to hit in order to reach the orange tier following changes to the state’s reopening blueprint this week.

According to state data released Tuesday, the county’s positivity rate fell to 3.1% from 4.8% the previous week and from 8.1 new cases per day to 7.1.

For the county to move into the orange tier, it would normally need to have a positivity rate under 5% and a case rate of fewer than six new cases per day for two consecutive weeks.

But now new changes specific to small counties allow them to use the total number of cases in a week as a metric if their positivity rate meets the threshold to move into a less restrictive tier but their case rate doesn’t meet requirements.

The changes are meant to recognize that a small number of new cases could drastically swing the case rate for small counties and to “avoid disincentivizing increased testing.”

For the last three months the county’s positivity rate has met the criteria to move into a less restrictive tier but has been held back by its higher case rate.

The changes mean the county would need to maintain its positivity rate and have 27 or fewer cases for two consecutive weeks to reach the orange tier. Its vaccine administration would also have to be within 5% of the statewide average vaccination coverage to move tiers.

According to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard, the county reported 31 cases Monday, which included cases over the weekend. Last week 68 cases were reported, although the state and county dashboard do not count cases using the same timing.

The last time the county reported 27 or fewer cases in a week was in early November.

In the orange tier industries like card rooms, gyms, wineries, breweries and distilleries could expand to operating at 25% capacity.

Restaurants and theaters would be able to operate indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer, and bars that don’t serve meals would be allowed to reopen for service outdoors, with modifications.

The entire state reopening blueprint and many COVID-19 restrictions are expected to be done away with June 15, if vaccinations remain available and hospitalization rates are stable and low.

John Orona is a Staff Writer for The Union, a sister publication to the Sierra Sun. To contact him, email jorona@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.

Truckee weather: Snow on Sunday

Snow has entered the weekend forecast for Truckee, the National Weather Service said.

Today will be sunny with highs around 56, and winds between 5 to 10 mph this afternoon. Lows will drop to 29 tonight, as winds remain between 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday will be sunny with highs around 59, and winds of 10 to 15 mph that afternoon. Lows will dip to 31 that night. Winds will stay between 10 to 15 mph.

Highs will hit 61 on Friday. Winds will hover between 5 to 15 mph. That night will bring winds of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts reaching 30 mph. Lows will settle at 35.

There’s a 20% chance of rain after 11 a.m. Saturday. Snow levels will be at 7,000 feet. Highs will reach 51.

There’s a chance of rain before 8 p.m. Saturday, then rain and snow between 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. Snow levels will drop from 6,900 feet to 6,100 feet. Lows will bottom out around 30.

Expect snow on Sunday. Highs will climb to 42, with lows dropping to 25 that night.

There’s a chance of snow on Monday (high of 44), and a slight chance of rain and snow Tuesday (high of 51).

SNU president to speak at IVCBA’s 1st ’Inclined to Meet’

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The Incline Village Community and Business Association will host its first “Inclined to Meet” monthly community program online at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

The free event’s guest speaker will be Rob Valli, president of Sierra Nevada University, who will present his insight on “Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur.”

Sierra Nevada University President Rob Valli will be the guest speaker at the first “Incline to Meet” hosted by the Incline Village Crystal Bay Association. Provided

The event can be viewed by following this link on Zoom.

“IVCBA sees a need for residents to hear about the positive issues and events that are alive and well in our community,” said Linda Offerdahl, IVCBA executive director in a press release. “The pandemic has led to the isolation of locals and an influx of new residents, all wanting to know more about our active and wonderful community.”

The purpose of “Inclined to Meet” is to engage the community with its businesses and nonprofit organizations through presentations from community leaders. The program also includes updates from various local organizations.

IVCBA is a community and business association for Incline Village Crystal Bay. Along with events and programs such as “Inclined to Meet,” it provides current and local news, business listings, and a community calendar through its website.

“Everyone is invited to subscribe to our organization for free or join as a community supporter to receive our weekly SnapShot E-newsletter,” said Offerdahl.

Businesses and nonprofits receive additional benefits with their membership.

For more information, visit IVCBA.org.

April 22 update: Nevada County COVID-19 cases rise by 3

April 22

Nevada County saw another three COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its total number of recorded cases to 4,505.

Western county has reached 3,281 cases, and eastern county has 1,224. There were 88 active cases on Thursday, a drop of eight from the day before. There were 4,342 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 64,427 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,188 on March 23. That rose to 4,272 by March 30, and 4,361 on April 6. There were 4,418 on April 13.

Two people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 96,411 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,666,546 total cases, and 566,494 deaths, the CDC stated.


April 21

The county’s total number of recorded COVID-19 cases jumped to 4,502 on Wednesday, a one-day rise of 13.

Western county has reached 3,278 cases, and eastern county has 1,224. There were 96 active cases on Wednesday, unchanged from the prior day. There were 4,331 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 63,770 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,188 on March 23. That rose to 4,272 by March 30, and 4,361 on April 6. There were 4,418 on April 13.

One person was hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 96,411 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,602,676 total cases, and 565,613 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 20

County officials recorded 12 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, making the county’s new total 4,489.

Western county has reached 3,268 cases, and eastern county has 1,221. There were 96 active cases on Tuesday, unchanged from the day before. There were 4,318 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 62,966 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,188 on March 23. That rose to 4,272 by March 30, and 4,361 on April 6. There were 4,418 on April 13.

Two people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 96,411 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,541,447 total cases, and 564,813 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 19

Nevada County COVID-19 cases jumped by 30 over the weekend, bringing the county’s new caseload to 4,477.

Western county has reached 3,264 cases, and eastern county has 1,213. There were 96 active cases on Monday, a rise of 16 from Friday. There were 4,306 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 62,477 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,188 on March 23. That rose to 4,272 by March 30, and 4,361 on April 6. There were 4,418 on April 13.

Two people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 96,411 tests performed locally, 4.6% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,484,148 total cases, and 564,292 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 16

Coronavirus cases rose by 10 on Friday, making Nevada County’s new case total reach 4,447.

Western county has reached 3,243 cases, and eastern county has 1,204. There were 80 active cases on Wednesday, a drop of six from the day before. There were 4,292 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 60,312 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,136 on March 16. That rose to 4,188 cases by March 23, and 4,272 by March 30. There were 4,361 on April 6.

Three people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 94,498 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,306,928 total cases, and 562,296 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 15

Local COVID-19 cases climbed by 12 on Thursday, bringing the county’s new caseload to 4,437.

Western county has reached 3,238 cases, and eastern county has 1,199. There were 86 active cases on Wednesday, a rise of three from the prior day. There were 4,276 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 58,926 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,136 on March 16. That rose to 4,188 cases by March 23, and 4,272 by March 30. There were 4,361 on April 6.

Three people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 94,498 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,231,869 total cases, and 561,356 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 14

Coronavirus cases rose by seven on Wednesday, making the new case total reach 4,425.

Western county has reached 3,232 cases, and eastern county has 1,193. There were 83 active cases on Wednesday, a drop of one from the prior day. There were 4,267 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 58,238 doses.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,136 on March 16. That rose to 4,188 cases by March 23, and 4,272 by March 30. There were 4,361 on April 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 94,498 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,158,087 total cases, and 560,576 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 13

The county’s coronavirus caseload rose by seven on Tuesday, bringing its new total to 4,418.

Western county has reached 3,227 cases, and eastern county has 1,191. There were 84 active cases on Tuesday, an increase of three from the day before. There were 4,259 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 57,426 doses since Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,136 on March 16. That rose to 4,188 cases by March 23, and 4,272 by March 30. There were 4,361 on April 6.

Three people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 94,498 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,076,891 total cases, and 559,741 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 12

Local COVID-19 cases jumped by 32 over the weekend, making the county’s new caseload 4,411.

Western county has reached 3,220 cases, and eastern county has 1,191. There were 81 active cases on Monday, a drop of 15 from Friday. There were 4,255 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 57,191 doses since Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,136 on March 16. That rose to 4,188 cases by March 23, and 4,272 by March 30. There were 4,361 on April 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 94,498 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 31,015,033 total cases, and 559,172 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 9

The county saw six new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its new case total to 4,379.

Western county has reached 3,192 cases, and eastern county had 1,187. There were 96 active cases on Friday, a rise of one from the day before. There were 4,208 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 55,458 doses since Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,066 on March 9. That rose to 4,136 on March 16, and 4,188 cases by March 23. There were 4,272 on March 30.

Four people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 92,205 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,814,955 total cases, and 557,093 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 8

Local coronavirus cases climbed by only three on Friday, making the county’s new caseload total 4,373.

Western county has reached 3,186 cases, and eastern county had 1,187. There were 95 active cases on Thursday, a drop of 17 from the prior day. There were 4,203 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 54,108 doses since Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,066 on March 9. That rose to 4,136 on March 16, and 4,188 cases by March 23. There were 4,272 on March 30.

Six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 92,205 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,737,477 total cases, and 556,106 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 7

The county’s coronavirus caseload rose by nine on Wednesday, bringing its new case total to 4,370.

Western county has reached 3,183 cases, and eastern county has 1,187. There were 112 active cases on Wednesday, an increase of one from the day before. There were 4,183 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 51,525 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,066 on March 9. That rose to 4,136 on March 16, and 4,188 cases by March 23. There were 4,272 on March 30.

Three people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 92,205 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,662,171 total cases, and 555,231 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 6

Nevada County on Tuesday recorded a death from COVID-19, the first it’s had in over two months.

The county also tallied nine new cases, making its new case count 4,361.

Western county has reached 3,174 cases, and eastern county has 1,187. There were 111 active cases on Tuesday, a drop of 11 from Monday. There were 4,175 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 50,680 doses since Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,066 on March 9. That rose to 4,136 on March 16, and 4,188 cases by March 23. There were 4,272 on March 30.

Two people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 92,205 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,596,830 total cases, and 554,420 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 5

Local COVID-19 cases climbed by 36 over the weekend, bringing the county’s new case total to 4,352.

Western county has reached 3,165 cases, and eastern county has 1,187. There were 122 active cases on Monday, a drop of two from Friday. There were 4,156 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 50,077 vaccinations since Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 4,066 on March 9. That rose to 4,136 on March 16, and 4,188 cases by March 23. There were 4,272 on March 30.

Three people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 92,205 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,532,965 total cases, and 554,064 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 2

Coronavirus cases jumped by 22 on Friday, making the total caseload reach 4,316.

Western county has reached 3,131 cases, and eastern county has 1,185. There were 124 active cases on Friday, a rise of 14 from the day before. There were 4,118 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 47,906 vaccinations since Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 3,979 on March 2. That rose to 4,066 on March 9, and 4,136 on March 16. The county had 4,188 cases on March 23.

Two people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 89,881 tests performed locally, 4.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,357,579 total cases, and 550,169 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 1

Local COVID-19 cases rose by 13 on Thursday, bringing the county’s new case total to 4,294.

Western county has reached 3,111 cases, and eastern county has 1,183. There were 110 active cases on Thursday, a drop of one from the prior day. There were 4,110 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 46,837 vaccinations since Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 3,979 on March 2. That rose to 4,066 on March 9, and 4,136 on March 16. The county had 4,188 cases on March 23.

Four people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 89,881 tests performed locally, 4.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,277,908 total cases, and 549,098 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 31

Coronavirus cases climbed by nine on Wednesday, making the county’s new caseload total 4,281.

Western county has reached 3,098 cases, and eastern county has 1,183. There were 111 active cases on Wednesday, an increase of four from the day before. There were 4,096 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 46,006 vaccinations as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,979 on March 2. That rose to 4,066 on March 9, and 4,136 on March 16. The county had 4,188 cases on March 23.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 89,881 tests performed locally, 4.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,213,759 total cases, and 548,162 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 30

Daily coronavirus cases are growing, as the county recorded another 16 on Tuesday, bringing the new total to 4,272.

Western county has reached 3,089 cases, and eastern county has 1,183. There were 107 active cases on Tuesday, a rise of six from the prior day. There were 4,091 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 44,840 vaccinations as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 3,979 on March 2. That rose to 4,066 on March 9, and 4,136 on March 16. The county had 4,188 cases on March 23.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 89,881 tests performed locally, 4.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 30,147,895 total cases, and 547,296 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 29

The number of coronavirus cases shot up by 37 over the weekend, bringing Nevada County’s new caseload total to 4,256.

Western county has reached 3,075 cases, and eastern county has 1,181. There were 101 active cases on Monday, an increase of seven from Friday. There were 4,081 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 44,242 vaccinations as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,979 on March 2. That rose to 4,066 on March 9, and 4,136 on March 16. The county had 4,188 cases on March 23.

Five people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 89,881 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

County officials said the dramatic rise in the number of tests performed comes from updated state data. This data now provides a better picture of how many tests have occurred locally since the pandemic’s start.

Nationwide, there were 30,085,827 total cases, and 546,704 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 26

County officials reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, making the countywide case total reach 4,219.

Western county has reached 3,046 cases, and eastern county has 1,173. There were 94 active cases on Friday, a rise of 10 from the day before. There were 4,051 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 42,232 vaccinations as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23. That rose to 3,979 on March 2, and 4,066 on March 9. There were 4,136 on March 16.

Two people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,665 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,903,245 total cases, and 543,975 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 25

Nevada County recorded six new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the county’s new total to 4,203.

Western county has reached 3,033 cases, and eastern county has 1,169. It was unknown Thursday which side of the county one case resided, leaving a discrepancy in the numbers.

There were 84 active cases on Thursday, a drop of three from the prior day. There were 4,045 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 40,422 vaccinations as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23. That rose to 3,979 on March 2, and 4,066 on March 9. There were 4,136 on March 16.

Three people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,665 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,834,734 total cases, and 542,584 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 24

The county saw nine new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing its new caseload total to 4,197.

Western county has reached 3,031 cases, and eastern county has 1,166. There were 87 active cases on Wednesday, a rise of seven from the day before. There were 4,036 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 40,422 vaccinations as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23. That rose to 3,979 on March 2, and 4,066 on March 9. There were 4,136 on March 16.

Three people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,665 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,769,325 total cases, and 541,289 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 23

Nevada County recorded nine new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, making its new total reach 4,188.

Western county has reached 3,022 cases, and eastern county has 1,166. There were 80 active cases on Tuesday, a drop of two from the prior day. There were 4,034 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 39,210 vaccinations as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23. That rose to 3,979 on March 2, and 4,066 on March 9. There were 4,136 on March 16.

Four people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,665 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,708,385 total cases, and 540,503 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 22

The county’s coronavirus cases grew by 17 over the weekend, bringing its new caseload total to 4,179.

Western county has reached 3,016 cases, and eastern county has 1,163. There were 82 active cases on Monday, a rise of two from Friday. There were 4,023 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 38,541 vaccinations as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23. That rose to 3,979 on March 2, and 4,066 on March 9. There were 4,136 on March 16.

Four people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,087 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,652,483 total cases, and 539,517 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 19

New coronavirus cases for Nevada County grew by two on Friday, bringing the county’s new overall caseload to 4,162.

Western county has reached 3,001 cases, and eastern county has 1,161. There were 80 active cases on Friday, a drop of 12 from the prior day. There were 4,008 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 36,177 vaccinations as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,774 on Feb. 16. That rose to 3,909 on Feb. 23, and 3,979 on March 2. There were 4,066 on March 9.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,087 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,490,832 total cases, and 536,734 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 18

Nevada County had 17 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, making its new case total 4,160.

Western county has reached 3,000 cases, and eastern county has 1,160. There were 92 active cases on Thursday, an increase of 10 from the day before. There were 3,994 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 35,203 vaccinations as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,774 on Feb. 16. That rose to 3,909 on Feb. 23, and 3,979 on March 2. There were 4,066 on March 9.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,087 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,431,658 total cases, and 535,217 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 17

The county recorded seven new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the new countywide total to 4,143.

Western county has reached 2,991 cases, and eastern county has 1,152. There were 82 active cases on Tuesday, a rise of one from the prior day. There were 3,987 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 34,250 vaccinations as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,774 on Feb. 16. That rose to 3,909 on Feb. 23, and 3,979 on March 2. There were 4,066 on March 9.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 44,087 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,374,758 total cases, and 534,099 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 16

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the county rose by 11 on Tuesday, making the county’s new total 4,136.

Western county has reached 2,987 cases, and eastern county has 1,149. There were 81 active cases on Tuesday, an increase of one from the day before. There were 3,981 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A and 1B is eligible for appointments. The county has given 32,022 vaccinations as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,774 on Feb. 16. That rose to 3,909 on Feb. 23, and 3,979 on March 2. There were 4,066 on March 9.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,319,457 total cases, and 533,057 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 15

Nevada County’s coronavirus cases jumped by 28 over the weekend, bringing its new case total to 4,125.

Western county has reached 2,978 cases, and eastern county has 1,147. There were 80 active cases on Monday, a rise of eight from Friday. There were 3,971 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase. The county had given 32,022 vaccinations as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,774 on Feb. 16. That rose to 3,909 on Feb. 23, and 3,979 on March 2. There were 4,066 on March 9.

Five people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,269,590 total cases, and 532,355 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 12

The county tallied another 11 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its new caseload total to 4,097.

Western county has reached 2,956 cases, and eastern county has 1,141. There were 72 active cases on Friday, a rise of two from the day before. There were 3,951 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase, as well as health care workers, educators, childcare providers, and emergency service workers.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,694 on Feb. 9. That rose to 3,774 on Feb. 16, and 3,909 on Feb. 23. There were 3,979 cases on March 2.

Six people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,113,651 total cases, and 529,301 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 11

Nevada County recorded 16 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, making the total number of cases reach 4,086.

Western county has reached 2,947 cases, and eastern county has 1,139. There were 70 active cases on Thursday, an increase of eight from the prior day. There were 3,942 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,694 on Feb. 9. That rose to 3,774 on Feb. 16, and 3,909 on Feb. 23. There were 3,979 cases on March 2.

Six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 29,052,862 total cases, and 527,726 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 10

Only four new coronavirus cases were recorded Wednesday, bringing Nevada County’s caseload total to 4,070.

Western county has reached 2,933 cases, and eastern county has 1,137. There were 62 active cases on Wednesday, a rise of two from the day before. There were 3,934 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,694 on Feb. 9. That rose to 3,774 on Feb. 16, and 3,909 on Feb. 23. There were 3,979 cases on March 2.

Six people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 28,992,598 total cases, and 526,213 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 9

The county’s coronavirus cases grew by only six on Tuesday, making its new total caseload 4,066.

Western county has reached 2,930 cases, and eastern county has 1,136. There were 60 active cases on Tuesday, a drop of six from the prior day. There were 3,932 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,694 on Feb. 9. That rose to 3,774 on Feb. 16, and 3,909 on Feb. 23. There were 3,979 cases on March 2.

Four people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 28,937,762 total cases, and 524,695 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 8

Nevada County recorded 38 new coronavirus cases over the weekend, bringing its new caseload total to 4,060.

Western county has reached 2,924 cases, and eastern county has 1,136. There were 66 active cases on Monday, five more than the county had on Friday. There were 3,920 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they have slowed. There were 3,694 on Feb. 9. That rose to 3,774 on Feb. 16, and 3,909 on Feb. 23. There were 3,979 cases on March 2.

Three people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 43,403 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 28,813,424 total cases, and 523,850 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 5

The county’s coronavirus caseload rose by 10 on Friday, making 4,022 the new total number of cases.

Western county has reached 2,896 cases, and eastern county has 1,126. There were 61 active cases on Friday, unchanged from the day before. There have been 3,887 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase. The county last week received 4,540 doses, two weeks’ worth of shots.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 3,540 cases on Feb. 2. That rose to 3,694 on Feb. 9, and 3,774 on Feb. 16. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23.

Five people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 42,736 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 28,646,679 total cases, and 519,064 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 4

Nevada County saw 24 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total caseload to 4,012.

Western county has reached 2,888 cases, and eastern county has 1,124. There were 61 active cases on Thursday, an increase of 11 from the day before. There have been 3,877 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

The county is in Phase 1B, and officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in that phase. The county last week received 4,540 doses, two weeks’ worth of shots.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 3,540 cases on Feb. 2. That rose to 3,694 on Feb. 9, and 3,774 on Feb. 16. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23.

Four people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 42,736 tests performed locally, 9.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 28,580,198 total cases, and 517,224 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 3

The rise in Nevada County’s coronavirus cases continues to slow, with Wednesday bringing nine new cases and the county’s new total to 3,988.

Western county has reached 2,866 cases, and eastern county has 1,122. There were 50 active cases on Wednesday, a rise of one from the prior day. There have been 3,864 people released from isolation, and 74 deaths.

Everyone in Phase 1A is eligible for the vaccine. Officials currently are focused on those 65 and older in Phase 1B. The county last week received 4,540 doses, two weeks’ worth of shots.

Cases continue to rise, but have slowed. There were 3,540 cases on Feb. 2. That rose to 3,694 on Feb. 9, and 3,774 on Feb. 16. There were 3,909 on Feb. 23.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 42,736 tests performed locally, 9.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 28,514,774 total cases, and 515,277 deaths, the CDC stated.