Category Archives: Lt. Bill Smethers

Bill Smethers: Nevada County’s accidental sheriff?

The site was Rincon Del Rio in the south county. Assembled was the law-and-order contingent of the local Republican establishment, gathered together for the evening to boost the candidacy of Lt. Bill Smethers for sheriff. Since everybody present was going … Continue reading

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An issue that got people excited about the race for sheriff

Nevada County residents get the opportunity this year to elect the first new sheriff in 20 years, making it easily the most important office on the June ballot. The sheriff’s office is responsible for police services in the unincorporated areas … Continue reading

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Royal’s candidate finally enters the sheriff’s race

Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers announced his candidacy earlier today to succeed Keith Royal as sheriff, a development that may prompt a serious discussion of marijuana and the law in Nevada County. Smethers supervised the sheriff’s narcotics task force for several … Continue reading

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