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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

Community Resiliency Grants NewsFlash

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special districts. 

The ...

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

Community Resiliency Grants NewsFlash

On Tuesday, July 27th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 Million to launch a new “Community Resiliency Grants” program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The decision follows the Board’s April dedication of $...

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

NevCo Relief Fund

Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

The Nevada Co...

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Supervisors Allocate $250,000 from American Rescue Plan Act for Small Businesses

Relief Fund

The Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies to fund a fifth round of grant making by the Nevada County Relief Fund to support small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. This allocation is part of the ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County's 2022 Homeless PIT Count Set for February 24th

2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

Media Contact: Mike Dent?? 

Nevada County Director?of Housing?and Community Services, and Child Support 

Phone: (530) 265-1410? 

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Completion of Lone Oak Senior Housing Development in Penn Valley

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Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and residents celebrated the completion of the Lone Oak senior housing development in Penn Valley on Tuesday, August 17. Lone Oak provides 31 units of affordable housing for Nevada County’s lower in...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Celebrates the Newly Re-opened Odyssey House

Odyssey House Ribbon Cutting

Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in nee...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran's Day 2021

Built for Zero logo

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

 

Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population.

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: December 8, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Thursday Evening-Saturday Morning

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather starting Thursday night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Proto...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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May is Building Safety Month. The International Code Council founded building Safety Month to promote worldwide building safety and help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures in our commun...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Nevada County Connects Free Transit Fares April 29th & 30th in Celebration of Earth Day

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Come celebrate Earth Day in Nevada City as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes on April 29th and 30th! It’s our gift to the Earth, from you. 

Please help us make a positive impact in our communities by riding transit, ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standin...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access Points Effective 4/8/2022

Hirschdale Block 2022

Help ensure access to the Hirschdale area by using the parking and access points to the Tahoe Pyramid Trail and Truckee River (effective 4/8/2022). Please remember to respect homeowners, private property, and leave no trace to protect this important commu...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran n...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report

Hirschdale area with Truckee River

The Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report has been issued, along with anticipated timeframes for the report's recommendations.

BACKGROUND

During the COVID-19 pandemic, recreation impacts along the Truckee River in Hirschdale reache...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Special Public Meeting before the Planning Commission on March 24, 2022, Beginning at 9:30am

Special Public Meeting March 24, 2022 How to Participate  & Provide Comment on the  Idaho-Maryland

Nevada County released the original Notice of Availability on January 3rd and extended it on February 7, for Draft EIR for the Idaho-Maryland Mine project. See press release. All public comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted via email to Idaho.MMEIR@...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7.

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

Nevada County announces Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7, 2022.  These dates are designated every year to commemorate President John Adams’s signing of the first United States weights and measures law on March 2nd, 1799.

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

River Fire Recovery Continues with Residential Master Plans Available for Property Owners

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The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA), Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), teamed up with several local design professionals to provide preapproved residential master plans for pr...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

Reporting Tree and Drainage Concerns, cloud hovers over broken tree that leans over a roadway.

With meteorologists forecasting an impactful storm system this Saturday into next week in Northern California, Nevada County Public Works encourages residents to report their roadside concerns. 

  • If you have an emergency, please report immediately ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

Hirschdale area with Truckee River

For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Community Development News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Nevada County Releases 2020 Agricultural Crop Report

2020 AG Crop Report - tomatoes, okra with an "I'm hot" sign, and oyster mushrooms.

This week the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner presented the 2020 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community here in Nev...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Supervisors Approve Affordable Housing Master Plan Project To Create a Unique Regional Approach

Affordable Housing Master Plans Coming Soon with graphic of small icon cottage house.

On October 12, Nevada County Supervisors unanimously approved a new Affordable Housing Master Plan Project.  This project will help create affordable housing critical to the region by providing housing master plans that can be used for either acc...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

Code Abatement Video IG

Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

This week, October 3rd through the 9th, 2021, people across California are joining together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and environment.  These professionals work tirelessl...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

California Department of Cannabis Control Tours Nevada County

Good to Grow, Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, group shot with members of cannabis organizations.

On Friday, September 22, various members of the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and the Cannabis Compliance Division Program Manager, Jeff Merriman accompanied the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)  on a cannabis-specific tour of local busines...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Cannabis Compliance Division Welcomes Community Questions and Concerns

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Cannabis Compliance Division works in partnership with the community to permit and maintain a safe, legal, environmentally responsible, and thriving cannabis industry. This division is the lead agency for local cannabis cultivation permitting and enforcem...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

River Fire Recovery Resources

River Fire Recovery

Was your property lost or damaged in the River Fire? Find information on next steps at our River Fire Recovery website.

Go to the River Fire Recovery website Community Development News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Environmental Health Department Finishes Phase I for the River Fire

Staff member on site of burnt property for hazardous debris clean up, Phase I of River Fire.

The Nevada County Environmental Health Department and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have spent the last couple of weeks working tirelessly to remove hazardous waste from the 94 properties affected by the River Fire within Nevada County...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Encourage You to Vote for the Bus Art

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

Nevada County Transit is pleased to announce their new brands Nevada County Connects (formerly Gold Country Stage) and Nevada County Now (formerly Gold Country Lift). 

In celebration of the new branding and as the only rural county with two (2) Cu...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Receives New Floor

A before and after shot of the new maple hardwood floor at the Grass Valley Vet's Hall.

The Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley received a long-overdue renovation of its maple flooring. The facility was renovated in 2008 to bring in modern comforts while preserving the space's historic character.

Sandy “Jake” Jacobson, former Director ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Return to Normal Service Hours

Nevada County Connects and Now Return to Normal Hours with the full fleet of buses lined up.

Please be advised that effective Monday, August 16th, 2021 Nevada County Connects fixed-route bus service and Nevada County Now ADA and Senior On-Demand Paratransit services will resume normal operating hours for weekday service. 

Normal Monday &a...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Panos Kokkas Appointed to Nevada County's Department of Public Works Director

Head shot of Panos Kokkas with Glasses

We are pleased to announce that our new Public Works Director, Panos Kokkas, will be starting on August 16, 2021.  Please help us welcome him to Nevada County!

Panos Kokkas has over 36 years of extensive technical and management experience in the ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

CDA Plans to Strengthen Partnerships

CDA Strengthen Partnerships - NewsFlash

‘The best outcomes’: Nevada County’s CDA director plans to strengthen partnerships. Trisha Tillotson, newly appointed, would "like to see the CDA be a partner with community organizations". She hopes to continue to remove barriers and create connections.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

“After-the-Fact” Permit Process Survey by NCCA & NCAOR

As-built Survey - Share your Experience

Have you been affected by Unpermitted Structures or gone through the After-the-Fact Permitting? The NCCA and NCAOR want to hear from you. Take this confidential survey to help them better understand the challenges. Enter to win a $125 Visa Card!

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Trisha Tillotson Appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency Director

Trisha Tillotson Photo_NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Public Works Director, Trisha Tillotson, has been appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) Director beginning June 27th. CDA includes Nevada County’s Agricultural Commissioner, Building, Environmental Health, Plannin...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

Adopt-A-Road Volunteer Day - CDA Volunteers

The Community Development Agency (CDA) cleaned up our “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The effort comes at a critical time in the County’s effort to encourage litter pick-up, responsible recreation, an...

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Community Development News

News Flash

Posted on: November 12, 2021

Public Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for School-aged Children

Free Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Nov 16 at the Grass valley Veterans Building

The Nevada County Public Health department is hosting a free vaccination clinic for school age children on Tuesday, November 16th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley. “We’re offering an opportunity t...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

With the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup review and approval of the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

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As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News

News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2022

Seeking to Appoint Two New Members to a Board and Commission

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Building & Accessibility Standards Board of Appeals

The Building & Accessibility Standards Board of Appeals (BASBOA) is tasked with considering community members’ appeals regarding discretionary orders, decisions and determinations made b...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran n...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Continued Aftermath of Winter Storm Debris - Conversations with AT&T

Downed Trees Due to Snow

Many AT&T customers experienced serious landline and cell phone disruptions during Snowmaggedon and its aftermath in late December / early January. Because of the volume of issues and length of time it took AT&T to address these issues, we tracked...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Looking Ahead in 2022

Woman looking through binoculars

From January 19 through 21, the board engaged in its annual workshop to review progress on its prior year objectives and establish objectives for the new year. So many great things came out of the workshop, so I’ll just highlight a few:

  •  Recreatio...
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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Racial Equity and Social Justice

Circle of Hands

At our 2022 Board Workshop planning meeting, we agreed to bring forth the following additional statement to our vision and mission, in recognition of the importance of social and racial justice goals. Supervisor Bullock and I worked with representatives f...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Broadband

Network Cables

Large infrastructure projects, like expanding internet service, never move as quickly as we’d like. Even so, we made notable progress expanding high-speed internet (i.e., “broadband”) in Nevada County in 2021. The County dist...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Snowpocalypse 2021

Downed Trees Due to Snow

Most prominently in all our minds is the major snow event and subsequent damage – including downed trees and powerlines – that hit Nevada County in late December. 

My heart goes out to everyone who endured an extended outage, d...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Highway 174

Roadwork on Highway 174, photo courtesy of Caltrans

I’m sure many of you will be relieved to hear that Caltrans’ work on Highway 174 is nearly done. On Thursday, November 18, Caltrans issued a press release stating that they have “completed major roadway improvements with minor construction items remaining...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Redistricting Changes

Map showing proposed changes to District 1

Nevada County Board of Supervisor district boundaries must be redrawn every 10 years using U.S. Census data to make the county’s five districts as equal in population as possible. The County hired a specialist to perform this assessment and reco...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Community Resiliency Grants

Seedling growing out of a jar of coins

Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community and economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency” grants program to help respond to the negative econo...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Quarterly Report on Board Objectives

Third quarter progress report on board objectives

In October, the County Executive Office released the Third Quarter Report, which summarizes the initiatives and performance measures used to track progress toward the Board of Supervisors’ 2021 policy objectives.

Below are our 2021 objectives, followed by ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Housing

Architectural rendering of Odyssey House

There is so much happening in Nevada County on the housing front. 

The Cashin's Field development, at the intersection of Gold Flat Road and Zion Street in Nevada City, is visibly progressing. This multi-family low-income housing developm...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

President Biden’s infrastructure bill, which just recently became law, includes a total of $65 billion in funding for broadband infrastructure. According to USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who joined us on a monthly NACo ca...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Outdoor Recreation

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

At the November 16 board meeting, we voted unanimously to approve the $100,000 contract for the environmental impact report (EIR) on the proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail, which will connect Nevada City and Truckee. The trail, once completed, will b...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Fire and Disaster Response

River Fire burn scar in November 2021

In late October, an atmospheric river drenched Northern California, bringing unusually heavy rains over a short period of time. There were concerns – and even a severe weather advisory – that they would result in flooding in the River ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Public Health

Masking to reduce COVID-19 transmission

Between August 5, 2021 and today, the number of COVID deaths in Nevada County increased from 75 to 109 – a 45% increase. This is a very clear sign that the pandemic is not over and that public health measures, including masking and getting vacci...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Workforce Housing and Housing the Homeless

Built for Zero

On August 5, I joined officials from Nevada City, Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and the Affordable Housing Development Corporation to officially break ground on the Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development. Located at 170 Ridge Road ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

In late July, Governor Newsom signed SB 156, authorizing a $6 billion infrastructure investment to supply high-speed broadband internet access to unserved or underserved (i.e., slow internet connection) homes and businesses statewide by building a statewi...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

In June, I attended the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference in Maryland. One of my goals at the conference was to advocate for our federal land managers, including the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, to be provi...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Cannabis

CANNABIS LOGO

With the cannabis season in full swing, County staff have been extremely busy processing permits, conducting inspections, and responding to neighborhood complaints.  Cannabis staff have recently collaborated with the Sheriff’s Office and State ag...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Wildfire

River Fire Flaring Up Above Tall Trees, Photo Courtesy of Tim O'Brien

As we all knew might happen, we have seen a major uptick in fire activity in August. There have been numerous vehicle fires that extended into nearby vegetation – a great reminder to be prepared with your go bag ready. On August 2, we saw a three-acre fir...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

COVID-19 NewsFlash, Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings, Aug 18, 2021

Nevada County has seen a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, the majority of which are the new Delta variant, which is twice as contagious as the original COVID strain. In fact, the week of August 2, Nevada County saw its highest weekly count of new cases f...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

NevCo Relief Fund

Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

The Nevada Co...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local History and JEDI

Circle of Hands

Finally, I want to let you know about two subcommittees I serve on alongside District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock: the Historical Landmarks Commission Ad Hoc Subcommittee, and the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. The first is examinin...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

Over 75,000 vaccine doses have been administered here in Nevada County. That’s fantastic news. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, and you are 12 years old or older, there are now even more places to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Nevada County Public Health has...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

Low Water at Scotts Flat

Last week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched a new zone-based evacuation tool called Zone Haven. Go to ReadyNevadaCounty.org/KnowYourZone to look up your evacuation zone (and those where you spend a lot of time, like work or school)....

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

At the end of April, the Board of Supervisors awarded $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants to four local internet service providers (ISPs). “Last-mile” refers to the final leg connecting the high-speed internet (or, "broadband") service provid...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

This beautiful season in our county is an excellent time to get outdoors and enjoy our many recreational amenities, from trailheads to lakes to river crossings. Those outdoor amenities are the very reason many of us live here, and drive tourism into Nevad...

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District 1 Newsletter

News Flash

Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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District 3 News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

CSAC

Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. 

Nevada County’s Int...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

River Ambassadors Needed for the 2022 River Season

River Ambassadors

The South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) is seeking 70 volunteer River Ambassadors to help educate river visitors between May 27 and September 5. 

Each year, over 800,000 people visit the Yuba River, many without a basic understandi...

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District IV News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Burn Ban in the South Yuba River Corridor

Burn Ban

In September 2018, the Board adopted Urgency Ordinance 2454 adding Article 6 of Chapter XVI to the Nevada County Land Use and Development Code prohibiting outdoor burning on private property in the South Yuba River Wild and Scenic corridor. The South Yuba...

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District IV News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Volunteering

Volunteering

Did you know there are many fun and rewarding opportunities to get involved in your community? In a smaller community like ours, volunteers are the lifeblood of important projects and events that simply wouldn’t happen without them. Below are ju...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highl...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

The MAC, as we call this group, continues to meet monthly – at 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month – to advise me (as the District 4 supervisor), the overall Board of Supervisors, and the Planning Department on land use and develop...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Free Green Waste Drop-Off Events

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On March 8, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unanimously approved nearly $850,000 in grant-funded contracts and programs for defensible space and...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

South Yuba River Updates

Emergency Call Box

I co-chair the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency roundtable that coordinates around public safety issues at the South Yuba River. As we head into the 2022 river season, we’re getting three new emergency call boxes installed at the ...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Microbusiness Grants – Deadline March 25, 2022

Nevada County Microbusiness Grants

Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible microbusinesses in Nevada County may receive up to $2,500 each in grant funding. Applications opened on February 23 and will be ac...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Sierra Family Health Center Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Dr. Van Houten Receiving Certificate of Recognition from the Board

In late February, the Board of Supervisors gave a certificate of recognition to the Sierra Family Health Center and its founder, Dr. Peter Van Houten, acknowledging their 40 years of service to North San Juan and the rest of Nevada County. 

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District IV News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Public Comment Period Extended for Idaho Maryland Mine

Providing Public Comment

In case you haven’t yet heard, the draft environmental impact report for the Idaho Maryland Mine (owned by Rise Grass Valley) has been released for public review and comment. However, please note that the 60-day review/comment period has recently been ext...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for Feb. 24

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The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), has announced that Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will tak...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Meet the New Public Health Officer, Dr. Cooke

Dr. Sherilynn Cooke Headshot

At the December 14, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, we unanimously approved an 18-month contract with Dr. Sherilynn Cooke to serve as Nevada County’s Health Officer beginning January 1, 2022. 

“We feel extremely fortunate to...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Community Resiliency Grants

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Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community & economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency Grants” program to help respond to the negative eco...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Looking Back at Military Appreciation Week

Supervisor Hoek presents Colonel Fox with a certificate of appreciation

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honored and celebrated military veterans, as we do every year. But this year, Nevada County also held its first ever Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 6 to14, during which participating businesses offered discounts and ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopening

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopening Ceremony

On Thursday, November 4, the Save our Bridge campaign held a grand re-opening ceremony to commemorate the completion of the $6.9 million rehabilitation of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge. The bridge is a visually striking, cherished icon that connects us to...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Historical Landmarking of Kentucky Ridge Mine Site

Kentucky Ridge Mine Historical Landmarking

The board of supervisors recently approved the historical landmark designation of the former Kentucky Ridge Mine, located here in district 4 on Lone Lobo Trail. 

The Kentucky Ridge Mine – which likely spanned over a hundred acres on the ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Living Amongst Wildlife

Mountain lion crossing backyard at night

As you may have seen on social media or in the news, there have been many recent wildlife sightings in populated areas. From mountain lions strolling through neighborhoods, to bears crossing roadways (and even getting hit by cars), we’re seeing ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Safe Debris Burning

Now that CAL FIRE has declared an end to fire season and the start of Open Burning, please follow these tips for a safe burn pile:
  1. Check if it’s okay to burn before lighting your burn pile by calling (530-274-7928) or checking online.
  2. Landscape debris piles...
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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Fire Season Status Update from CAL FIRE

River Fire Flaring Up Above Tall Trees, Photo Courtesy of Tim O'Brien

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Assistant Chief Jim Mathias gives us this update on the 2021 fire season:

Wetter weather may be on the way but don’t let your guard down.

Most of us have welcomed the cooler temperatures and shorter hours of intense sunlight...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Land Use and Development in Penn Valley

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

Are you interested in land use and development issues in Penn Valley? If so, please join the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PVMAC), which I chair, at our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm, with the next meeting on Thursd...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Housing for Veterans

Built for Zero

Nevada County was recently recognized by a national initiative known as Built for Zero for making tremendous progress in reducing the number of veterans experiencing homelessness. Now, the community is working to reach a goal called functional zero by Nov...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Military Appreciation Week

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Nevada County has a long history of honoring its veterans for their military service and for working to improve our community - from the American Legion Post 130 dreaming up the concept of building the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley in 1927 (c...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

County of Nevada Awarded FEMA Funding for Defensible Space Assistance (1)

The County of Nevada has received over $5 million dollars in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help eligible homeowners pay for fire safe vegetation clearing (also known as “defensible space”) around their properties. Nevada C...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Code Compliance Officer Appreciation Week

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

The week of October 3 through 9, people across California joined together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and the environment. These professionals work tirelessly in the community to en...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Cannabis in Nevada County

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As we enter harvest season, cannabis is more visible in our community. Did you know that cannabis permitting and enforcement in our community is administered by the Nevada County Cannabis Compliance Division? This division within Code Compliance works in ...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

211 - Resource and Information Hub

Connecting Point 211

Finally, remember the great resource available to us all – 211 – for all kinds of information on everything from behavioral and mental health services, employment resources, transportation options, senior services, and more. It really ...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

North San Juan Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

At the end of June, I hosted a wildfire town hall in North San Juan at the North Columbia Schoolhouse. It was a great opportunity to connect with that community and I really enjoyed seeing everyone who came out. We discussed wildfire preparedness, public ...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

The Buzz of Activity in District 4

Busy Bees

I am so pleased to see our community coming out of its COVID hideaway and buzzing with activity. The Bridgeport bridge is getting ever-so-close to completion. It’s back to looking like the old bridge and completion is targeted for the end of September. Th...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Tabletop Wildfire Evacuation Exercise in Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood Tabletop Evacuation Exercise in June 2021

Last month, on June 9, Nevada County public safety agencies hosted a wildfire readiness “tabletop” exercise with Lake Wildwood. The goal was to strengthen interagency communication and community response. Test CodeRED messages were sent out to the residen...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Wildfire Prevention

Know Your Zone

We are entering such a dry and hot time of the year, that using power tools to create defensible space around your home is increasingly risky. There have been several recent fires caused by the hot muffler on a weed whacker. Please be extremely mindful of...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Drought

Dead Trees as a Result of Drought

It's hard to miss the fact that there is an extended drought underway in Nevada County. I’m seeing more and more dead trees and notices regarding closed boat ramps at our regional lakes. Nevada Irrigation District (NID), the City of Grass Valley, the City...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

Lone Oak Apartments

District 4 has affordable housing for seniors coming online very soon. The Lone Oak Senior Housing Project, located on Broken Oak Court in Penn Valley, will provide 31 new units of needed affordable housing for seniors. The project includes a community ga...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

River Ambassador with Bandana 2021

California State Parks and SYRCL kicked off the river season on Memorial Day weekend with the launch of the River Ambassadors’ 2021 presence at the South Yuba River crossings. River Ambassadors are volunteers who use a friendly, non-confrontational approa...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

Truck Bed Liner Temperature on a Hot Day

Well above average temperatures with generally dry conditions are continuing. In addition to drying out vegetation and elevating wildfire risk, this weather can also lead to heat illness. Penn Valley Fire reports that they have already responded to severa...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

RSG Handbook Cover

Fire season is here. There have been several recent fires in District 4, including the Hutto Fire on the Yuba/Nevada County line, which burned 11 acres and triggered our first evacuation warning of 2021. Let it serve as a reminder of the value of our coun...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

VOTING LAW COMPLIANCE HANDBOOK

Notice of Election, June 7, 2022

For the updated Voter Law Compliance handbook released by the Secretary of State's office please click here.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

MYTHS VS REALITY

Notice of Election, June 7, 2022

 

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Elections
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Ballot Mailing

Notice of Election, June 7, 2022

Attention  Voters. Ballots will be mailed out to all registered Nevada County voters on May 9th, 2022. 

Elections
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Nevada County Elections Office Response to Citizen Auditor’s Report

Nevada County Elections Office Response to Citizen Auditor’s Report

On March 22, 2022 the Nevada County Board of Supervisors was handed a report during the public comment period, “Analysis of the 2020 General Election.” The report was prepared by Paul Gilbert of the Citizen Auditors of Nevada County. Because the contents ...

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Elections
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Vote Center Worker Application

Notice of Election, June 7, 2022

Serve your community and your country by becoming a Vote Center Worker in Nevada County!

Apply to be a Nevada County Vote Center Worker!

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Notice of Election

Notice of Election, June 7, 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, BY GREGORY J. DIAZ, THE NEVADA COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER/REGISTRAR OF VOTERS, OF A STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION. NOTICE OF CENTRAL COUNTING LOCATION. NOTICE OF LAST DAY TO REGISTER. NOTICE OF VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS ISSUED. NOTICE OF...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Older Americans Month: Age My Way!

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May is Older Americans Month. Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is r...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Friday Night, December 16th-17th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather starting tonight night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shel...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 15th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with a winter storm warning issued for 2,000 feet and above and snow on the ground.   Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nev...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 14th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with snow on the ground.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Prot...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 8, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Thursday Evening-Saturday Morning

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather starting Thursday night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Proto...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Seal of the Public Health Accreditation Board

Jill Blake, Nevada County Public Health Director, announced today that the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). “It is truly an honor to be recognized nati...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran's Day 2021

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Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

 

Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population.

Nevada Count...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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In partnership with Partners Family Resource Centers, the Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services is collecting and distributing new backpacks and school supplies to local families in need as part of the annual Child Support Awareness ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

First Red Flag Warning Issued for Portions of Nevada County for Thursday and Friday

National Weather Service Red Flag Warning, May 19 and 20, 2022

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued Nevada County’s first Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather this Thursday and Friday. The Red Flag Warning is issued due to high winds and low humidity, conditions that can cause easy fire starts, and th...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Nevada County Superior Court Seeks Volunteers for the 22/23 Grand Jury

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in serving on the 2022/2023 Grand Jury.  If selected, you would serve from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a U...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Nevada County Recognized as an HRD Innovative HR Team in 2022

2022 Innovative HR Teams

Nevada County Human Resources was named as one of twenty-nine most innovative teams in the US by Human Resources Director (HRD). HRD is reviewed over 2,800 submissions from across the United States to determine the most influential and innovative HR offic...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Saf...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

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Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disaste...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

“Need for Speed” Broadband Survey Provides Key Data to Attract Funding

Broadband NewsFlash

The data gathered will help expand broadband in Nevada County by identifying locations where internet service is inadequate.

In March residents and businesses were invited to participate in a new survey to assess high-speed internet (or “broadban...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Future of the Nevada County Courthouse Webinar

The Nevada City Courthouse surrounded by tree limbs with a blue sky in the background

A study on the Nevada City Courthouse facility is underway by the California Courts. A minimum of three options will be studied to analyze the feasibility of:

  • Renovating the existing Nevada City Courthouse.
  • Replacing all or part of the existing courthouse o...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Nevada County Awards 23 Microbusiness Grants

MicroBiz Grants

20 Applications Remain Open Until Filled

Nevada County has awarded $57,500 in relief funds to 23 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All microbusinesses received $2,500 in grant funding. 

“Microbusinesses are an essential p...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

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Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:

Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Y...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

California State Library Parks Pass

The Nevada County Library is excited to announce that you can now visit California State Parks for free using your library card with State Parks passes. 

Access to nature benefits people of all ages both mentally and physically. Californians have ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

Librarians Jill and Teri show off a stack of pastel board books for newborns

The Nevada County Community Library is proud to announce a new project to give every newborn child born at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital a gift of their first book. 

This project is in collaboration with the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Found...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Monday Night through Wednesday Morning

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather Monday night through Wednesday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protoco...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Service Awards

Employee Service Awards 2022_NewsFlash

On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Board of Supervisors honored 86 employees, with a combined service of 940 years, who have served between 5 and 25 years at the County. 

"Our County team does amazing work. We've seen how staff shifted and worked th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Take Action on Cleanup Opportunities in Anticipation of Peak Fire Season

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Be Ready Nevada County: Free Storm Green Waste Event Begins This Weekend 

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unani...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

MicroBiz Grants

Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:00 a....

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), announced Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will take place o...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is r...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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On Tuesday February 15th, The Nevada County Community Library will be resuming in-person services at all branches.  Patrons will be invited back into the buildings to browse the shelves, use public computers, and enjoy library spaces once more.

“W...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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Submitted by 211 Connecting Point. 211 Partners with Nevada County's Emergency Operations Center and Department of Social Services.

Friday, February 11 is National 211 Day, when we celebrate the individuals behind the life enhancing services of 211 call ce...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Selects Caleb Dardick as New Assistant County Executive Officer

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Caleb Dardick has been appointed as Nevada County’s Assistant County Executive Officer. Caleb served as Project Administrator in the County Executive Office since September 2019 working on the Board of Supervisor’s priorities including wildfire mitigation...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Nevada County Superior Court Seeks Volunteers for the 21/22 Grand Jury

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in serving on the 2021/2022 Grand Jury.  If selected, you would serve until the end of this Jury year (June 30, 2022). We are also r...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

Webinar: Winter Storm Update for Nevada County

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WHAT: Webinar: Winter Storm Update for Nevada County

WHEN: Monday, January 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:30PM

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:
• Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. 
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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Call to Action: Check-in on Neighbors Without Power and Help Report Unmet Needs to 211

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Over 15,000 Nevada County PG&E customers are going on day six without power. During times of need, Nevada County has a history of coming together to support each other. This once-in-a-lifetime storm event calls upon us all to act. 

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Two County Overflow Emergency Shelters Remain Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Tomorrow, December 28th and 29th

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Two New Broadband Projects Approved in Nevada County

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Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved over $8 million between two Nevada County broadband projects for Race Telecommunications, Inc., and Nevada County Fiber, connecting 527 additional Nevada Coun...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

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Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Friday Night, December 16th-17th

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather starting tonight night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shel...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Approves Independent Economic Study for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project.

“The study will focus on the direct and indirect impacts of the proposed project on our community,” sai...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Angelina Coffey Receives PBMA Member of the Year Award

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Angelina Coffey, Administrative Services Officer at the Nevada County Probation Department, was selected as the Probation Business Managers Association (PBMA) member of the year.  PBMA was established to support the Chief Probation Officers of Ca...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 15th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with a winter storm warning issued for 2,000 feet and above and snow on the ground.   Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nev...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Approves Independent Economic Study for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project.

“The study will focus on the direct and indirect impacts of the proposed project on our community,” sai...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 14th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with snow on the ground.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Prot...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Odyssey House Renovations

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Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in nee...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County celebrates its 2021 Citizen’s Academy Graduates

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On Monday evening, Nevada County celebrated the18 new graduates of its 2021 Citizen’s Academy class.

“We recognize that well-informed residents who participate in local government are key to our success,” said Nevada County Executive Officer Alison Lehman....

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

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Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. 

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Rain on the Way

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The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive 5 to 7.5 inches of rain Saturday evening through Tuesday. To prepare, free sand and sandbags are available for pickup at four convenient locations.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Health Officer Order Requires Testing for Indoor Youth Sports if Masks Are Not Used

Health Officer Order Requires Testing for Indoor Youth Sports if Masks Are Not Used

Today Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann released a Health Officer Order directed at school administrators outlining safe practices for indoor youth sports. The Order requires a minimum of twice a week testing, at least two days apar...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Thursday Evening-Saturday Morning

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather starting Thursday night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Proto...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

1st Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Bill due December 10th.

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2021-2...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Nevada County Adopts BYLT’s Hirschman Pond Trail

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Nevada County recently entered into an “Adopt-a-Trail” agreement to support the eastern portion of the well-loved local Hirschman Pond Trail in Nevada City. Hirshman Trail is minutes from the Eric Rood Center and is a source of enjoyment for County staff ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Library Winter Reading Challenge Starts December 1st

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Each year the Nevada County Community Library brings joy to children and adults alike with the Summer Learning program. This winter, the library is bringing the joy back by challenging our community to read 100,000 minutes with the Winter Reading Challeng...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

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This time of year offers a unique opportunity for residents to affordably and efficiently reduce green waste levels on their properties. CAL FIRE NEU lifted the Burn Suspension on October 25, 2021, which means residential debris burning is allowable when ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

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Beginning Monday November 8th, The Nevada County Community Library is extending its open hours at 3 locations.  On this date, the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley Libraries will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.  Pat...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

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On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special districts. 

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an amendment to his August 25, 2021 order to remove limits on events while leaving masking requirements in place. The amended order will go into effect at 12:01 am on November 10, 2021...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises over $260,000 for Wildfire Recovery

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Partners with Connecting Point to Assist 48 Households impacted by River Fire

In the two months since the August 4th River Fire burned 2,619 acres, destroyed fifty-four homes, and damaged nine others in Nevada County, the community raised over $260,000 to ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

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Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

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On Tuesday, October 12th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct a Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to meaningfully increase the viability of universal and accessible broadband throughout...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

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September 28, 2021, Nevada City, CA— On Tuesday, September 28, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions accepting grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The two prog...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

With the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup review and approval of the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

COVID Remembrance Memorial at Madelyn Helling Library

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On September 20th, a Covid-19 memorial was installed in the lobby of the Madelyn Helling Library, in Nevada City, California. It will remain in residence for six weeks.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

South County Shaded Fuel Break

CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. The total cost of the project is $1,038,230, with $952,610 provided by CAL FIRE and an in-kind match ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

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Jill Blake, Nevada County Public Health Director, announced today that the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). “It is truly an honor to be recognized nati...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Encourage You to Vote for the Bus Art

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Nevada County Transit is pleased to announce their new brands Nevada County Connects (formerly Gold Country Stage) and Nevada County Now (formerly Gold Country Lift). 

In celebration of the new branding and as the only rural county with two (2) Cu...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including training opportunities for community members (see below for details) and a virtual Suicide Prevention T...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has amended his August 18th order on face coverings to include further mandates for crowded outdoor settings and large events. The order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2021.

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash, Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings, Aug 18, 2021

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann issued an order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings and businesses. The order also strongly recommends that eve...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

CORRECTED Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

Notice is hereby given that the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public workshop per Elections Code Section 21607.1 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at which the Board of Supervisors will: 1) ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises Over $110,000 for River Fire Survivors in One Week

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One week after calling for donations for River Fire survivors, the Nevada County Relief Fund has raised over $110,000, with $60,000 coming from 355 generous local donors, and another $50,000 from the Placer Community Foundation. With 54 Nevada County home...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Surge in Nevada County as Delta Variant Takes Hold

COVID-19 News, August 9, 2021; COVID-19 Cases Surge  in Nevada County as  Delta Variant Takes Hold

With 443 cases last week, Nevada County is experiencing the largest surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. Cases have increased by 1200% since the week of July 1st.

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Local Assistance Center for River Fire Survivors to Open Aug. 13-14

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With most mandatory evacuations now lifted for the River Fire, Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for impacted residents with a joint local assistance center - a one-stop-shop for recovery and rebuilding information and resources.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

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https://www.nevcorelief.org/firerelief/  

With over 4000 people evacuated, 2600 acres burned, and 76 structures destroyed, the River Fire is only 15% contained as of Thursday evening with scores of homes still threatened. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

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On Tuesday, July 27th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 Million to launch a new “Community Resiliency Grants” program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The decision follows the Board’s April dedication of $...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Apply for the Fall 2021 Citizen's Academy by August 15th

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After a successful, fully remote session of Citizen’s Academy in early spring of this year, Nevada County is happy to announce another session of Citizen’s Academy which will offer the advantages of attending remotely and in person. Ap...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

County Earns National Achievement Awards for Broadband Grant Program & Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Nevada County has been recognized with two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller, District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Board Analyst Jeff Thorsby recently attended the NACo...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

Notice is hereby given that the County of Nevada will conduct a public workshop per Elections Code Section 21607.1 on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at which the public will: 1) receive a report from staff on the...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

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Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population.

Nevada County is proud to announce participation in Built for Zero, a national in...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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In partnership with Partners Family Resource Centers, the Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services is collecting and distributing new backpacks and school supplies to local families in need as part of the annual Child Support Awareness ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

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Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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Nevada City Artwalk returns to Downtown Nevada City after a pandemic hiatus. The family-friendly art event held downtown has historically been supported by merchants, local artists, and musicians who set art up in their shops and on the streets of Commerc...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

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Sunday mornings, when the Penn Valley Library is usually closed, patrons will now be able to “Go it alone.” 

The Penn Valley Library is one of just a few libraries nationwide that will now offer access hours that allows patrons to use the library ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

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The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

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As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

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The Nevada County Community Library is continuing to offer exciting programs for kids, teens, and adults during their 3rd week of the Summer Learning Program with a journey to China. This year’s theme has been Reading Colors Your World and each week of th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

County Supervisors Adopt 21/22 Budget

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On June 15, 2021, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the 21/22 County Budget. Nevada County's long-standing Board of Supervisors' budget and financial management policies have created a solid foundation to help ge...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County through Sunday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medic...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Supervisors Allocate $250,000 from American Rescue Plan Act for Small Businesses

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The Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies to fund a fifth round of grant making by the Nevada County Relief Fund to support small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. This allocation is part of the ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Trisha Tillotson Appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency Director

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Nevada County’s Public Works Director, Trisha Tillotson, has been appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) Director beginning June 27th. CDA includes Nevada County’s Agricultural Commissioner, Building,...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Listen to the Experts: Know Your Zone and Write It Down

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Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. It does not replace CodeRED or Nixle but supplements them.

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

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For the eighth year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) will partner with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County Farmers' Markets.  This year’s the Market Match Program will be offered at thr...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

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The Community Development Agency (CDA) cleaned up our “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The effort comes at a critical time in the County’s effort to encourage litter pick-up, responsible recreation, and general stewardship of the S...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Officials Break Ground on Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development

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Officials from Nevada City, Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and the Affordable Housing Development Corporation ceremoniously broke ground on the Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development on August 5th. Cashin’s Field is slated for 51 un...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Zip Books

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The Zip Books program provides library users with speedy access to books that are not available at their local libraries. A patron simply requests the item, the library purchases it from Amazon, and the book is shipped directly to the patron’s h...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

California State Library Park Passes

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Through a partnership with California State Parks, the California State Library Parks Pass program provides 5,000 free vehicle-day use passes for circulation at public libraries throughout California.  

The passes are valid at over 200 parks for o...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

It’s Your Lucky Day at the Nevada County Community Library

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The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce the introduction of Lucky Day books at each of its 5 circulating branches. These books are popular titles that are available for check out with no holds necessary.

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Nevada County Library Ends Overdue Fines for Good

"We're officially fine free. as of July 1st, the Library is no longer charging overdue fines.&

It’s official! The Nevada County Community Library has announced that it is no longer charging overdue fines. This is a permanent move meant to remove financial barriers that may be keeping people from enjoying the library’s full benef...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Nevada County Superior Court Seeks Volunteers for the 22/23 Grand Jury

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in serving on the 2022/2023 Grand Jury.  If selected, you would serve from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters. Ladris’ platform i...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

PG&E Regional Wildfire Safety Webinar to Discuss PG&E’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

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PG&E to host virtual event to share local wildfire safety progress, new programs in 2022 and steps customers can take to prepare

To help keep customers and communities safe in the face of the growing wildfire risk across the state, Pacific Gas...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

Eastern Nevada County Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Truckee May 20, June 4 & 17

Residents can take advantage of three upcoming green waste days held at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds, located at 10695 Brockway Rd in Truckee. This event is self-service: drop off your residential yard waste at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 2:0...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Over 600 Attended the 2022 Health, Safety, and Wildfire Preparedness Carnival

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Last Saturday the Gold Country Kiwanis, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County put on the County’s annual Health, Safety, and Wildfire Preparedness Carnival.  The 5-hour event in the Rood Cent...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Supporting Our Teens’ Mental Health Event at Madelyn Helling Library

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Join mental health practitioners, educators, youth development leaders, and local teens for a moderated discussion on teen mental health and suicide prevention on Thursday May 19th at 5:30pm at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.  This ho...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Grant to Expand and Enhance Mobile Crisis Services

Nevada County Behavioral Health has been awarded $1,000,000 in grant funding through the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) program. The grant was awarded with the goal of “implementing, enhancin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Older Americans Month: Age My Way!

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May is Older Americans Month. Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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May is Building Safety Month. The International Code Council founded building Safety Month to promote worldwide building safety and help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures in our commun...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

“Need for Speed” Broadband Survey Provides Key Data to Attract Funding

Broadband NewsFlash

The data gathered will help expand broadband in Nevada County by identifying locations where internet service is inadequate.

In March residents and businesses were invited to participate in a new survey to assess high-speed internet (or “broadband”) availa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

Wildfire NewsFlash

Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disasters. Data w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Saf...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Library Resumes Saturday and Evening Hours Starting May 2nd

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Beginning Monday May 2nd, The Nevada County Library is extending its open hours to return to its pre-pandemic schedule.  The new hours will include Saturdays at the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, Grass Valley, Bear River, and Doris Foley Library Branc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

CAL FIRE Awards Nevada County a Storm Damage Grant

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) has secured funding for a direct funded grant with the purpose to mitigate the impacts from the damaging heavy storm event that began December 27th, 2021. 

The primary goal of the grant is to provide financia...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Sheriff's Office to Present Military Equipment Use Policy

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On January 1, 2022, AB 481 was signed into law adding Government Code sections 7070 et. seq. This law mandates the establishment of an Ordinance requiring law enforcement agencies to develop a policy, provide a list of equipment, and obtain approval of th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Library Offers Free Online Genealogy Class on Wednesday, April 27th

Registration is now open for “Genealogy with the Foley: The Census – Tracing Your Ancestors Back in Time,” a free online Zoom class offered by Nevada County’s Doris Foley Library for Historical Research on Wednesday...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Popular Zip Book Program is Back at the Library

The Nevada County Library is pleased to announce the return of the popular Zip Book program. Through the Zip Book program, library users request books or audiobooks that the Nevada County Library does not own. The Library then orders the item, which is sh...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Future of the Nevada County Courthouse Webinar

The Nevada City Courthouse surrounded by tree limbs with a blue sky in the background

A study on the Nevada City Courthouse facility is underway by the California Courts. A minimum of three options will be studied to analyze the feasibility of:

  • Renovating the existing Nevada City Courthouse.
  • Replacing all or part of the existing courthouse o...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Redesigned County Website Improves User Experience

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Beginning April 19th, visitors to the County’s website will find a variety of design changes, including new colors, fonts, and imagery. The changes come as part of the County’s contract with website vendor CivicPlus, which provides a no-cost redesign for ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Plan Update FY 22/23

The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is inviting all stakeholders to review and comment on Nevada County's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Plan Update for fiscal year 2022/2023 and Annual Progress Report for fiscal year 20/21. ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:

Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Y...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

Librarians Jill and Teri show off a stack of pastel board books for newborns

The Nevada County Community Library is proud to announce a new project to give every newborn child born at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital a gift of their first book. 

This project is in collaboration with the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Found...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

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The Nevada County Library is excited to announce that you can now visit California State Parks for free using your library card with State Parks passes. 

Access to nature benefits people of all ages both mentally and physically. Californians have ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Media Brings Mobile Production to Nevada County

Nevada County Media (NCM) and the Nevada County Library recently collaborated to transform the Library's Bookmobile into a mobile television production studio.

“Providing mobile live production has always been a priority. It just took us a while to include...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Veterans Services Office Collaborates with DA and Public Defender

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office is proud to announce that Nevada County will be hosting its first modified Veterans Court on Friday, May 20th, in collaboration with the District Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s Of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Join the Assessment Appeal Board

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is looking for community members to join the Assessment Appeals Board as alternates! Members of the Assessment Appeals Board are involved in the community as a part of an independent entity that works to resolve disp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Awarded $1.7M for Youth Workforce Development Program

Nevada County has been awarded $1.7 Million in CaliforniansForAll Youth Workforce funds. The program will bring together youth to help address urgent challenges in our community around food security, climate, and COVID-19 recovery, while simultaneously he...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Assistant Clerk-Recorder Honored with the EVN Public Services for Improved Elections Award

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On March 17, 2022, the Election Verification Network (EVN) presented Natalie Adona, Assistant Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, with its annual Public Service for Improved Elections award in Washington, DC. EVN is a national nonprofit orga...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Service Awards

Employee Service Awards 2022_NewsFlash

On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Board of Supervisors honored 86 employees, with a combined service of 940 years, who have served between 5 and 25 years at the County. 

"Our County team does amazing work. We've seen how staff shifted and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Launches “Need for Speed” Broadband Survey

Broadband NewsFlash

The data gathered will help expand broadband in Nevada County by identifying locations where internet service is inadequate. 

Nevada County invites all residents and businesses to participate in a new survey that will assess high-speed internet (o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency Update

Earlier this week, the Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency (TTWHA) Board of Directors, including Nevada County CEO Alison Lehman, convened for a strategic planning session.

An incredible group of regional leaders with a passion toward advancing housing ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Airport Prescribed Fire on March 14th

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Ariel Lovett Appointed as Project Administrator

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Ariel brings over 20 years of experience in leadership and management in nonprofit and public sectors. Serving in a range of roles, she has lived out life-long passions for building healthier communities.

Prior to joining Nevada County in mid-2021, Ariel s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Truckee Library Staff Member Publishes Book for Adult Literacy Participants

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Xenia Lal, an Adult Literacy Coordinator at the Truckee Library, participated in an Adult New Reader book project through the California State Library and Sacramento Public Library. The project included workshops on how to write books aimed at new adult r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Grant Opportunities: Improving Household Income and Family Self-Sufficiency

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC) has two Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunities for the Nevada County Community Services Block Grant Funding (CSBG) and the issuance of Community Initiative Funds (CIF). The application dead...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Take Action on Cleanup Opportunities in Anticipation of Peak Fire Season

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Be Ready Nevada County: Free Storm Green Waste Event Begins This Weekend 

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unani...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7.

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

Nevada County announces Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7, 2022.  These dates are designated every year to commemorate President John Adams’s signing of the first United States weights and measures law on March 2nd, 1799.

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Income Tax Filing Assistance for Qualifying Residents

Income Tax NewsFlash

The Nevada County Health and Human Service Department is operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering free tax preparation assistance and filing of simple returns. If you earned less than $58,000 or are disabled, contact Nevada County ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Take the Nevada County All Veterans Survey by March 11th

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Nevada County Veterans Services Office hosts 2nd annual online survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VSO2022Survey 

Nevada County's Veterans Services Office (VSO) has launched its second annual online "All Veterans Survey." The survey will h...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Library Resumes In-Person Events

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The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce that in-person programs have returned at all library branches. While some events may still contain a virtual component for the time being, there are many classes that will return to full ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Saturday Night

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Saturday night through Sunday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Sat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Virtual Author Talk with NY Times Bestselling Author Madeline Miller on March 25th

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The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce a virtual author visit with best-selling author Madeline Miller. Miller’s book Circe is currently the featured title for this year’s Nevada County Reads program.

The virtual eve...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Do You Know a Veteran in Need of Hearing Aids? Auburn VA OPC Opens New Audiology Clinic

In the fall of 2020, the VA informed the veterans of Nevada County that our medical provider would change from the Reno VA Medical Center to our current provider at the Mather VA Medical Center. When this change was made it was promised that this would be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Supervisor Miller and RCRC Advocate for Rural Counties in D.C.

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Nevada County District III Supervisor Dan Miller recently led a delegation to Washington D.C. advocating for rural county issues as the current chair of Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). RCRC is an advocacy association representing 38 rur...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Veterans Services and the Madelyn Helling Library Team Up to Impact Veterans

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) and Madelyn Helling Library are teaming up on an effort to build a comprehensive digital library of medical studies that will be used to help support the claims of our veterans. 

The NCVSO assists...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Human Resources Wins 2022 Textio Leadership Award

Nevada County's HR team has been recognized by TEXTIO a second year in a row by earning Textio's prestigious Leadership Award. Nevada County is amongst a small number of employers who have been recognized for this achievement. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

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The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), announced Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will take place o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

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Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:00 a....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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Submitted by 211 Connecting Point. 211 Partners with Nevada County's Emergency Operations Center and Department of Social Services.

Friday, February 11 is National 211 Day, when we celebrate the individuals behind the life enhancing services of 21...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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On Tuesday February 15th, The Nevada County Community Library will be resuming in-person services at all branches.  Patrons will be invited back into the buildings to browse the shelves, use public computers, and enjoy library spaces once more.

“W...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Adopts 2022 Board Objectives Including New Focus on Recreation

2022 Board of Supervisors_NewsFlash

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2022 Board Objectives at the February 8th Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2022, listed below, are similar to previous years with the addition of Recreation. 

"The obj...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Correction Partnership Survey

The State of California enacted historic criminal justice system changes in 2011 by passing what is commonly called Public Safety Realignment (i.e., AB 109 and AB 117). As a result, in the first six months of Realignment, over 38,000 individuals who would...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

District II Supervisor Scofield: February Update

Ed Scofield

The two biggest topics on my desk currently are green waste and broadband. 

If you live in Alta Sierra and neighborhoods or any elevation higher, you know personally why green waste is of great concern. The storm that ushered in the new year was d...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

File a California Public Utility Commission Complaint

The recent winter storms caused record damage to local infrastructure, and although power has been restored, many Nevada County residents are still without internet or phone connectivity. Although Nevada County does not have oversight of local telecommuni...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Proposed Pines to Mines Trail Seeking Public Input

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68-mile trail would connect Nevada City to Truckee

By Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest is seeking public input on its proposed Pines to Mines trail project.

The proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail would run 68 miles in length and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Reads Features Book Circe and Author Visit

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The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce the novel Circe by Madeline Miller as this year’s Nevada County Reads book choice. The program, which starts February 1st, encourages the county to come together to read and discuss a sh...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Selects Caleb Dardick as New Assistant County Executive Officer

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Caleb Dardick has been appointed as Nevada County’s Assistant County Executive Officer. Caleb served as Project Administrator in the County Executive Office since September 2019 working on the Board of Supervisor’s priorities including...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases has led to a wider public demand for testing. Unfortunately, this has opened the door for scammers to exploit those in need of COVID-19 tests.

Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau recently aler...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Message from Dan Miller, 2021 Board Chair: Board Objectives 4th Quarter Report

Dan Miller

When the rains finally fell a few months back, I thought, “This is a pretty good way to wrap up 2021.” Then on December 27th, we had the mother of all storms, knocking out power to over 30,000 households, nearly 60% of the County. Not ...

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Board Objectives 4th Quarter Report Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Become a LAFCo Commissioner

If you made a New Year's resolution to become more active in local government, an alternate public seat with the Local Agency Formation Commission of Nevada County may be just what you're looking for. Nevada County LAFCO is currently acc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Nevada County Library Pauses In-Person Services and Returns to Curbside Pick Up

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The Nevada County Community Library has paused all In-Person library services and will return to curbside and front door pick up only starting Thursday, January 20th. This decision has been made in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Nevada County.&n...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Human Resources Rolls Out Successful Reduced Time-to-Hire Process

Local governments have long faced recruitment challenges even before The Great Resignation. One of the most notable reasons the public sector has faced recruitment challenges is its recruitment process. Public agencies are known for long, slow, often comp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Rolf Kleinhans Named President of the CAPAPGPC

Rolf Kleinhans_NewsFlash

Rolf Kleinhans, the Sheriff’s Office Chief Fiscal and Administrative Officer & Chief Deputy Public Administrator, was recently installed as the president of the California State Association of Public Administrators (PA), Public Guardians (PG), and Pub...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Nevada County Superior Court Seeks Volunteers for the 21/22 Grand Jury

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in serving on the 2021/2022 Grand Jury.  If selected, you would serve until the end of this Jury year (June 30, 2022). We are also r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Call to Action: Check-in on Neighbors Without Power and Help Report Unmet Needs to 211

211 Connecting Point graphic_NewsFlash

Over 15,000 Nevada County PG&E customers are going on day six without power. During times of need, Nevada County has a history of coming together to support each other. This once-in-a-lifetime storm event calls upon us all to act. 

Yesterday, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:
• Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. 
• Please take onl...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

River Fire Recovery Continues with Residential Master Plans Available for Property Owners

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The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA), Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), teamed up with several local design professionals to provide preapproved residential master plans for pr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Connects Free Fare Days December 17 - 31, 2021

Nevada County Connects 12 Days of Celebration

Come celebrate the 12 days of Celebration as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes from December 17 until the end of the year! It’s our gift to you for the holidays.

County of Nevada Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Opera...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Angelina Coffey Receives PBMA Member of the Year Award

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Angelina Coffey, Administrative Services Officer at the Nevada County Probation Department, was selected as the Probation Business Managers Association (PBMA) member of the year.  PBMA was established to support the Chief Probation Officers of Ca...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Approves Independent Economic Study for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project.

“The study will focus on the direct and indirect impacts of the proposed project on our community,” sai...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Friday Night, December 16th-17th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather starting tonight night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shel...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Odyssey House Renovations

Odyssey House Ribbon Cutting_NewsFlash

Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in nee...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

With meteorologists forecasting an impactful storm system this Saturday into next week in Northern California, Nevada County Public Works encourages residents to report their roadside concerns. 

  • If you have an emergency, please report immediately ...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Mental Health Services Act Plan Amendment Public Comment Period

The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is inviting all stakeholders to review and comment on an Amendment to Nevada County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Annual Plan Update for a period of 30 days from December...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County celebrates its 2021 Citizen’s Academy Graduates

2021 Citizens Academy_NewsFlash

On Monday evening, Nevada County celebrated the18 new graduates of its 2021 Citizen’s Academy class.

“We recognize that well-informed residents who participate in local government are key to our success,” said Nevada County Ex...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

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Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Board of Supervisors December 14th Agenda Preview

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Nevada will hold its regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors from inside the Bo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Rain on the Way

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The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive 5 to 7.5 inches of rain Saturday evening through Tuesday. To prepare, free sand and sandbags are available for pickup at four convenient locations.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

1st Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Bill due December 10th.

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2021-2...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

Property Tax NewsFlash

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

1st Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Bill due December 10th.

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2021-2...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Nevada County Presents Innovative ARPA Strategy and Broadband Leadership at CSAC Conference

Heidi Hall at CSAC Conference

Nevada County was well represented by Supervisors and staff this week at the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Annual Conference. District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall, District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield, District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock, and B...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Support Local by Participating in Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday

Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday happen annually after the Thanksgiving holiday, giving residents the chance to support local during the holiday season. Visit your favorite local small businesses this Small Business Saturday or plan to give to y...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Library Winter Reading Challenge Starts December 1st

Winter Reading Challenge 2021

Each year the Nevada County Community Library brings joy to children and adults alike with the Summer Learning program. This winter, the library is bringing the joy back by challenging our community to read 100,000 minutes with the Winter Reading Challeng...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Nevada County Adopts BYLT’s Hirschman Pond Trail

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Nevada County recently entered into an “Adopt-a-Trail” agreement to support the eastern portion of the well-loved local Hirschman Pond Trail in Nevada City. Hirshman Trail is minutes from the Eric Rood Center and is a source of enjoyme...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

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This time of year offers a unique opportunity for residents to affordably and efficiently reduce green waste levels on their properties. CAL FIRE NEU lifted the Burn Suspension on October 25, 2021, which means residential debris burning is allowable when ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

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For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

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Beginning Monday November 8th, The Nevada County Community Library is extending its open hours at 3 locations.  On this date, the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley Libraries will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.  Pat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a Foster Child

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services is grateful to have the support of the community and other Nevada County departments in providing gifts to children and support to the families that we serve during the holiday season. Child Welfare Services’...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors November 16th Agenda Preview

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Nevada will hold its regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors from insi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nevada County Receives Department of Labor Platinum Award for Veterans Program

Hire Vets Platinum Award

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Nevada County a HIRE Vets Platinum Award for its Veterans Hiring and Internship Program. The award honors employers who have proven their commitment to hire, retain, and support Veterans in their organization. Neva...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special dist...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Youth Art Contest for District Attorney Interview Room Mural

Victims of crime often struggle to navigate the criminal justice system, beginning with investigative interviews. Headquartered under the Nevada County District Attorney’s office, the Victims Witness Assistance Center (VWAC) supports victims of ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Nevada County Planning Department Awarded $462,699 in REAP Grant Funding

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced that the County of Nevada, Community Development Agency-Planning Department has been approved from funding under the Regional Early Action Planning Grants Pro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopens After 10 Years

After closing to foot traffic in 2011, the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge reopened on Thursday, November 4th, for the community to walk across and enjoy.State Parks celebrated the reopening with the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee, Sierra ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Kentucky Ridge Mine Site Plaque Dedicated

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that they held a private dedication ceremony for the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site plaque on Saturday, October 23. Even with the rain, the Commission welcomed the property owner, neighbor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

First Greater Higgins Area Plan Community Workshop a Success

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On Thursday, October 21st, Nevada County held its first community-wide workshop, kicking off the Greater Higgins Area Plan development process. Over 65 residents attended the virtual workshop and a poll of attendees identified 89% in attendance were resid...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Library Hosts Halloween Art & Poetry Walk

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On Tuesday, October 26th, The Nevada County Community Library is hosting a Halloween Art & Poetry Walk at Pine Grove Historical Cemetery from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m along with Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey. To honor the season, and this his...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises over $260,000 for Wildfire Recovery

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Partners with Connecting Point to Assist 48 Households impacted by River Fire

In the two months since the August 4th River Fire burned 2,619 acres, destroyed fifty-four homes, and damaged nine others in Nevada County, the community raised over $260,000 to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

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Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

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Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a ...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Madelyn Helling Library To Celebrate 30 Years

30th Anniversary Madelyn Helling

The Nevada County Community Library is hosting a celebration on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Madelyn Helling County Library.  The celebration will be held all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

Broadband NewsFlash

On Tuesday, October 12th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct a Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to meaningfully increase the viability of universal and accessible broadband throughout...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

This week, October 3rd through the 9th, 2021, people across California are joining together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and environment.  These professionals work tirelessl...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

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We have good news to share! Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. This is a cost-share program. The grant will cover 75% of the cost to complete defensible s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feetGusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

CPUC Proposes Decision to Require Communication Companies to Share More with Local Governments in Po

News from the CPUC:

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision recently that would adopt new post-disaster community engagement and reporting requirements for investor-owned utilities and facilities-based telecommunications servi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

County IGS Managers Appointed to Leadership Positions on State and National County Associations

Two of Nevada County's Information and General Services (IGS) leadership team members were appointed to state and national leadership positions in their industry.

Airport Manager Kevin Edwards was appointed to a second two-year term on th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

David West: Military Appreciation Week in Nevada County

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Nevada County has a long history of honoring its veterans and the veterans of Nevada County working to improve our different communities - whether it was the American Legion Post 130 dreaming up the concept of building a Veterans Memorial Building in Gras...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Cannabis Compliance Division Welcomes Community Questions and Concerns

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Cannabis Compliance Division works in partnership with the community to permit and maintain a safe, legal, environmentally responsible, and thriving cannabis industry. This division is the lead agency for local cannabis cultivation permitting and enforcem...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

COVID Remembrance Memorial at Madelyn Helling Library

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On September 20th, a Covid-19 memorial was installed in the lobby of the Madelyn Helling Library, in Nevada City, California. It will remain in residence for six weeks.

The Remembrance Memorial is a place to grieve the community members of Nevada County wh...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

My Favorite Bird Poetry Writing Workshop at Madelyn Helling Library

Kirsten Casey Poetry Workshop Photo Poet Laureate Library Program

On Thursday, October 7th, the Nevada County Community Library will present two “My Favorite Bird Poetry Workshops” in collaboration with Nevada County Poet Laureate, Kirsten Casey.  The public is invited to bring their poetic imagination for some...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Highway 49 Improvements

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Submitted by Nevada County Transportation CommissionNevada County Transportation Commission in coordination with Caltrans District 3 has been working to develop the next phase of improvements on Highway 49 between La Barr Meadows Road and the McKnight Way...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

South County Shaded Fuel Break

CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. The total cost of the project is $1,038,230, with $952,610 provided by CAL FIRE and an in-kind match ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Save the Date: Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 5th

Flu Shot Clinic_NewsFlash

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 5th, and come to Nevada County Public Health’s free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older, and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Nevada County Human Resources Director Selected to Serve on CPAAC Board of Directors

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The County Personnel Administrators Association of California (CPAAC) selected Nevada County’s Human Resources Director Steve Rose to serve on their Board of Directors. Steve has been Nevada County’s Human Resources Director for three ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Nevada County Supervisors Award $815,000 to Nonprofits to Expand Senior Food Services

Gold Country Senior Services and Interfaith Food Ministry receive Community Development Block Grant funding to support

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions Tuesday awarding $465,000 to Interfaith Food Ministry and $350,000 to Gol...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Recognition Awards

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Today, the Board of Supervisors recognized County employees for their dedication to public service during Nevada County’s annual Employee Recognition Program. Award winners were announced in seven categories, and over one hundred employees were ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall Appointed to NACo Policy Steering Committee

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Nevada County District I Supervisor Heidi Hall was appointed to sit on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Public Lands Policy Steering Committee for 2021-2022. 

Supervisor Hall was appointed to the Public Lands Policy Steering Committee b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for residents impacted by the River Fire with opportunities in both counties to connect with FEMA, CalOES and county representatives and apply for assistance. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Environmental Health Department Finishes Phase I for the River Fire

Staff member on site of burnt property for hazardous debris clean up, Phase I of River Fire.

The Nevada County Environmental Health Department and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have spent the last couple of weeks working tirelessly to remove hazardous waste from the 94 properties affected by the River Fire within Nevada County...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Seal of the Public Health Accreditation Board

Jill Blake, Nevada County Public Health Director, announced today that the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). “It is truly an honor to be recognized nati...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

To support school administrators, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an order clarifying that State guidelines require all public, private, or charter schools in Nevada County intending to implement shortened or modified q...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

September is National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Hirschdale Community Meeting & Listening Session

Hirschdale Community Meeting - 9.23.2021

Nevada County District V Supervisor Hardy Bullock is hosting an informal community meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm to meet and listen to a diverse group of community stakeholders. Topics to be discussed will be related to public and pri...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Receives New Floor

A before and after shot of the new maple hardwood floor at the Grass Valley Vet's Hall.

The Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley received a long-overdue renovation of its maple flooring. The facility was renovated in 2008 to bring in modern comforts while preserving the space's historic character.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Encourage You to Vote for the Bus Art

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

Nevada County Transit is pleased to announce their new brands Nevada County Connects (formerly Gold Country Stage) and Nevada County Now (formerly Gold Country Lift). 

In celebration of the new branding and as the only rural county with two (2) Cu...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Curbside Pickup Continues at Nevada County Library

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The Nevada County Community Library wants to remind everyone that it continues to provide curbside and front-door pick-up service for five of its branches during their regular open hours. Patrons of the Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, and Truckee Libraries...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Registrar of Voters Officials to Address Recall Election Questions

2021 Recall Election_NewsFlash

California’s recall election process will be illuminated in a presentation on Tuesday, August 31 by Gregory Diaz, Nevada County Registrar of Voters, and Natalie Adona, Assistant Registrar. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevad...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Welcome to Jeff Goldman, Nevada County’s New Chief Probation Officer

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Jeff Goldman has been selected as Nevada County’s new Chief Probation Officer.  “I’m excited about the future of the department as we are currently in a great position with fantastic staff to continue the gr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force Meeting, September 1st

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Monthly Webinar Series (first Wednesday every other month)

Advance registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j5lXBENjRkmno1gJdknQvg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has amended his August 18th order on face coverings to include further mandates for crowded outdoor settings and large events. The order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2021.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

No Cost Masks & Sanitizer Available for Small Businesses & Non-profits

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No cost PPE (masks and hand sanitizer) is available at locations across Nevada County for small businesses and non-profits while supplies last.  

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Heart of Gold Bike Race to Benefit Youth Mental Health

A bicyclist rides up the middle of a dusty path overlooking a ridge of pine trees.

As many as 400 bike enthusiasts, including many from the Bay Area and Southern California, are expected to compete September 25th in the first-ever Heart of Gold, a challenging gravel course race that starts in Nevada City and will help increase awareness...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

South County MAC Virtual Meeting

The Nevada County Planning Department and South County Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) are moving ahead with an update to the Higgins Corner Area Plan adopted in 2000 as the county seeks to solidify a framework for land use, development, housing, and tra...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Local Artists and Restaurants Bring Back Empty Bowl for All of September

Dozens of empty bowls, waiting to be filled.

The 15th annual Empty Bowl benefit for Hospitality House is back for all of September to raise awareness and support for individuals struggling with homelessness. Every dollar received from Empty Bowl is a donation toward Hospitality House’s emergency ope...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises Over $110,000 for River Fire Survivors in One Week

Dark blue background with a flame. Wildfire Relief and Recovery Campaign, nevcorelief.org

One week after calling for donations for River Fire survivors, the Nevada County Relief Fund has raised over $110,000, with $60,000 coming from 355 generous local donors, and another $50,000 from the Placer Community Foundation. With 54 Nevada County home...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mobile Crisis Pilot in Eastern Nevada County

Nevada County and Placer County Behavioral Health have partnered with Sierra Mental Wellness Group to expand crisis services in the Truckee region. Starting on July 5, 2021, a full-time crisis worker is now based in Truckee to respond to individuals exper...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Air Quality Health Advisory for Smoke and Ozone

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (District) and the Public Health Departments of Nevada, Plumas, and Sierra Counties are extending a joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to the prolonged and widespread smoke from numerous wildfires, pr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

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https://www.nevcorelief.org/firerelief/  

With over 4000 people evacuated, 2600 acres burned, and 76 structures destroyed, the River Fire is only 15% contained as of Thursday evening with scores of homes still threatened. 

In resp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Suspension of Fees for Lost Vital Records Due to the Lava Fire and Beckwourth Complex Fire

On July 16, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Siskiyou County due to the Lava Fire and Lassen and Plumas counties due to the Beckwourth Complex Fire.  Both fires have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of reside...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

CalDART Network Volunteers Needed at the Nevada County Airport

In the event of a disaster such as a major earthquake, flood, fire, or other disasters, local general aviation airports can play a large role in providing air transportation services of personnel or supplies.  CalDART prepares pilots and ground p...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Community Training, August 11th at Noon

Nevada County Behavioral Health and Turning Point Community Programs are hosting a training on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), also known as “Laura’s Law,” virtually on August 11th at noon. Through a civil court process,...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

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On Tuesday, July 27th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 Million to launch a new “Community Resiliency Grants” program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The decision follows the Board&...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Zoe Keriotis, CEO Intern: Day In The Life of the Office of Emergency Services

The Office of Emergency Services is a department that is extremely important in helping the well-being of Nevada County and its residents. This department oversees any sort of emergency within the County and is responsible for helping solve the problem. T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Reminder of the Public Health Advisory for Recreational Use of Lake Wildwood

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In the summer of 2017, Lake Wildwood experienced an outbreak when 18 people fell ill with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 (STEC O157), most after unintentionally ingesting lake water. At the time of the outbreak, the STEC O157 collected from human spec...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

VA Adds Presumptive Health Conditions Due to Exposure for Two Generations

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On January 1, 2021 the Veterans Administration (VA) added bladder cancer, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s like symptoms, and Hypothyroidism to the presumptive medical condition list due to Agent Orange exposure while serving in Vietnam.  Ag...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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July 22, 2021, Nevada City—As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation, and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to evacuate?’A critical t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

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This summer, the Office of Emergency Services will be at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, and the Nevada County Fair to help residents prepare for wildfire. While out on the town or on your way to Treat Street,...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Apply for the Fall 2021 Citizen's Academy by August 15th

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After a successful, fully remote session of Citizen’s Academy in early spring of this year, Nevada County is happy to announce another session of Citizen’s Academy which will offer the advantages of attending remotely and in person. Ap...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

County Earns National Achievement Awards for Broadband Grant Program & Ready Nevada County Dashboard

2021 NACo Achievement Awards

Nevada County has been recognized with two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller, District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Board Analyst Jeff Thorsby recently attended the NACo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

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Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population.

Nevada County is proud to announce participation in Built for Zero, a national in...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

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Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

The Nevada Co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Kentucky Ridge Mine and Grass Valley AME Church and School Designated as Historical Landmarks

Days after celebrating Juneteenth, Nevada County welcomed its newest historical landmarks. The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has designated the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site and the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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In partnership with Partners Family Resource Centers, the Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services is collecting and distributing new backpacks and school supplies to local families in need as part of the annual Child Support Awareness ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Explores Japan

Summer Learning

Pick up your Family Adventure Bag-Japan beginning Tuesday, July 6th, and enjoy art, cooking, and language activities that will teach you about Japanese culture.

Sign up for the Summer Learning Program at any of the Nevada County Community Libraries. Your r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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Nevada City Artwalk returns to Downtown Nevada City after a pandemic hiatus. The family-friendly art event held downtown has historically been supported by merchants, local artists, and musicians who set art up in their shops and on the streets of Commerc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open Access_NewsFlash

Sunday mornings, when the Penn Valley Library is usually closed, patrons will now be able to “Go it alone.” 

The Penn Valley Library is one of just a few libraries nationwide that will now offer access hours that allows patrons...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

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The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

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As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

Summer Learning

The Nevada County Community Library is continuing to offer exciting programs for kids, teens, and adults during their 3rd week of the Summer Learning Program with a journey to China. This year’s theme has been Reading Colors Your World and each week of th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

Nevada County District IV Supervisor Sue Hoek is hosting a town hall covering topics related to public safety, wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, and public roadways in Nevada City on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, at the North Columbia Schoolhous...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

South County Area Municipal Advisory Council

This week, the South County Area Municipal Advisory Council held its second meeting to kick-off early work and orientation on the Higgins Area Plan. Specifically, on February 9, 2021 the Board created and established the South County Area Municipal Adviso...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Alison Lehman: Coming Back Stronger After COVID

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June 15th officially marks the reopening of California’s economy, with most businesses returning to pre-pandemic operations. I say “reopening,” but here at the County of Nevada we never closed. While we modified many services to protect staff and resident...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Supervisor Miller Presents Challenge Coin to Tenell Woods, Beale AFB SkillBridge Coordinator

Challenge Coin

On June 8th Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller presented Mrs. Tenell Woods from Beale Air Force Base with a Board of Supervisors Challenge coin. Challenge coins are relatively new to Nevada County with their debut in 2019. Challenge coins...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Acknowledging Grief and Finding Connection in Our Journey Back to “Normal”

Phebe Bell

 By Phebe Bell, Behavioral Health Director

When my children were little, moments of transition or change sometimes caused them to feel anxious or unsure. I remember my daughter’s kindergarten teacher telling me that every day when it was...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Color Your World with the Library’s Summer Learning Program

Summer Learning 2021

Did you know that children and teens who participate in summer learning and read at least six books score higher in both reading and math when they return to school? The librarians at the Nevada County Community Library are focused on making sure that eve...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Summer Meals Available at Nevada County Community Libraries

Library Staff Mellisa Hanum

Your public libraries are continuing to feed children’s and teens’ minds and bodies this summer by offering a free, healthy lunch to all children ages 18 and under, courtesy of the Food Bank of Nevada County.

The program, which began a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Supervisor Heidi Hall: Save Nevada County From the Digital Divide

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As a Nevada County Supervisor, protecting the health and economic wellbeing of my community is a top priority. The pandemic showed us how critical modern broadband access (defined as 100 mbps, high-speed internet service that is "always on" and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Supervisors Allocate $250,000 from American Rescue Plan Act for Small Businesses

Relief Fund

The Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies to fund a fifth round of grant making by the Nevada County Relief Fund to support small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. This allocation is part of the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

District III Supervisor Dan Miller: Memorial Day

Dan Miller

I am proud to be an American and have the opportunity to pay tribute to those American men and women who gave their lives so that we, today, can enjoy the freedom, the liberty and the riches of our great nation. In 1984, President Reagan spoke these words...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Reaching our Diverse River Community Better: Bilingual River Signage

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This year, guests to Highway 49 and Bridgeport river crossings will be greeted with signs in both English and Spanish—a new communication initiative that’s part of the River Ambassador program, jointly led by the South Yuba River Citiz...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Nevada County Down Payment Assistance

Housing

Nevada County’s Health and Human Services Agency’s Division of Housing and Community Services now has funding to provide home ownership opportunities to first time home buyers. The HOME First-time Homebuyers’ Program provides...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

Cal Fresh

For the eighth year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) will partner with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County Farmers' Markets.  This year’s the Market Match Program wil...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties

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The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, and Placer...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Know the Signs Suicide Prevention Training

Know the Signs

May is Mental Health Matters Month!  This year Nevada County Community Library, in partnership with Nevada County Public Health and Behavioral Health, will be hosting a free Know the Signs suicide prevention training on Wednesday, May 26th from 6...

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Nevada County News

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2022

First Red Flag Warning Issued for Portions of Nevada County for Thursday and Friday

National Weather Service Red Flag Warning, May 19 and 20, 2022

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued Nevada County’s first Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather this Thursday and Friday. The Red Flag Warning is issued due to high winds and low humidity, conditions that can cause easy fire star...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters. Ladris’ platform i...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

Eastern Nevada County Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Truckee May 20, June 4 & 17

It's that time of year to do that literal spring cleaning or clearing as the case may be. Residents can take advantage of (3) upcoming green waste days held at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds (10695 Brockway Rd, Truckee). This event is a self-service: ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

Wildfire NewsFlash

Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disasters. Data w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:
• Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. 
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Rain on the Way

Sand and Sandbags

The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive .75 inches of rain Wednesday evening into Thursday night, with wetter systems to take aim on Northern California late this weekend and next week. To prepare, free sand and sandbag...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 28, 2021

CAL FIRE Lifts Burn Suspension in Nevada, Yuba, & Placer Counties

Residential Debris Burn

CAL FIRE in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties has lifted the burn suspension. Cooler temperatures and winter weather mean open burning is a tool residents in unincorporated Nevada County may use to get rid of green waste. To increase the likelihood that y...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feetGusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

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We have good news to share! Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. This is a cost-share program. The grant will cover 75% of the cost to complete defensible s...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

County of Nevada Awarded FEMA Funding for Defensible Space Assistance (1)

September 28, 2021, Nevada City, CA— On Tuesday, September 28, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions accepting grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The two prog...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Highway 49 Improvements

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Submitted by Nevada County Transportation CommissionNevada County Transportation Commission in coordination with Caltrans District 3 has been working to develop the next phase of improvements on Highway 49 between La Barr Meadows Road and the McKnight Way...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 14, 2021

County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

South County Shaded Fuel Break

CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. The total cost of the project is $1,038,230, with $952,610 provided by CAL FIRE and an in-kind match ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 3, 2021

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for residents impacted by the River Fire with opportunities in both counties to connect with FEMA, CalOES and county representatives and apply for assistance. 

FEMA's Mobile Registration Intak...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2021

No Cost Masks & Sanitizer Available for Small Businesses & Non-profits

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No cost PPE (masks and hand sanitizer) is available at locations across Nevada County for small businesses and non-profits while supplies last.  

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

Grass Valley Chambers of C...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Red Flag Warning Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Due to Breezy Winds and Low Humidity

Red Flag Warning 8.17.2021

Locally breezy south to southwest winds expected Tuesday afternoon, especially along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Then winds will shift to the north to northeast and increase Tuesday evening across much of the Sacramento Valley, surrounding te...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Nevada County Evacuations Lifted for River Fire

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All evacuations for the River Fire have been lifted in Nevada County and are reflected in evacuation maps for Nevada County at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Zonehaven. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office kept local roadblocks and evacuation orders in ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 13, 2021

CodeRED Emergency Alerts Explained: Understand Opt-in Alerts and the Mobile Alert App

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 NEVADA CITY, August 12, 2021— During wildfire events, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office uses multiple communication tools to create a layered and redundant system to alert residents when a wildfire poses a serious potential thre...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Local Assistance Center for River Fire Survivors to Open Aug. 13-14

Fire Recovery Square Graphics

With most mandatory evacuations now lifted for the River Fire, Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for impacted residents with a joint local assistance center - a one-stop-shop for recovery and rebuilding information and resources.

The c...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 9, 2021

River Fire Recovery Resources

River Fire Recovery

Was your property lost or damaged in the River Fire? Find information on next steps at our River Fire Recovery website.

Go to the River Fire Recovery website Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Re-entry Passes Available for Residents Impacted by River Fire

Fire Recovery Square Graphics

Nevada County is hosting a re-entry center today Monday, August 9 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949.  Residents will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Nevada Coun...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

River Fire Relief - NewsFlash

https://www.nevcorelief.org/firerelief/  

With over 4000 people evacuated, 2600 acres burned, and 76 structures destroyed, the River Fire is only 15% contained as of Thursday evening with scores of homes still threatened. 

In resp...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Red Flag Warning for Gusty Wind and Very Low Humidity this Afternoon through Thursday Evening

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Published by National Weather Service 11:07 am PDT on August 4, 2021Gusty wind, very low humidity, and extremely dry fuels combine to bring critical fire weather conditions over the Northern and Central Sacramento Valley and Coastal Range mountains this a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Be Ready to “Go” During the Height of Fire Season

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Featured in The Union and Sierra Sun

Wildfire season is here. Are you prepared to leave at a moment’s notice? Do you have ample emergency supplies on hand to withstand a prolonged planned power outage due to heightened fire risk? Now is the time to review ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

Penn Valley Library

This summer, the Office of Emergency Services will be at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, and the Nevada County Fair to help residents prepare for wildfire. While out on the town or on your way to Treat Street,...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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July 22, 2021, Nevada City—As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation, and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to ev...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

OES Art Walk_NewsFlash

Nevada City Artwalk returns to Downtown Nevada City after a pandemic hiatus. The family-friendly art event held downtown has historically been supported by merchants, local artists, and musicians who set art up in their shops and on the streets of Commerc...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

Nevada County District IV Supervisor Sue Hoek is hosting a town hall covering topics related to public safety, wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, and public roadways in Nevada City on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, at the North Columbia Schoolhous...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 22, 2021

County of Nevada Launches Tool to Track Treatment of Evacuation Routes

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A new mapping tool, the Roadside Vegetation Management Tracker, is now available on the Ready Nevada County Dashboard to help residents view which evacuation routes the Nevada County Public Works Department has treated. Residents may monitor the number of...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

Beat The Heat - NWS

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County through Sunday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medic...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Listen to the Experts: Know Your Zone and Write It Down

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Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. It does not replace CodeRED or Nixle but supplements them.

Not every incident will require the u...

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Find your zone Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

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Nevada County, CA–The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived! All Nevada County residents are encouraged to check their mailboxes this week as copies have been sent to every household. Extra copies will be available in the Eric Rood Center lo...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 21, in Grass Valley

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Nevada County, CA—The first of two free residential green waste disposal events for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 21. Residents will have an opportunity to drop off their green waste at no cost to them, Friday, May 21 throug...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

Grass Valley- CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project.

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services

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Planning

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Planning
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Planning
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Planning
Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

Additional Info... Planning
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Planning

News Flash

Posted on: May 19, 2022

2022 CalFresh Farmers' Market Match Begins June 4th

Farmers Market 2022

The Market at Grass Valley

Pine Creek Shopping Center near Raley's

Tuesdays June 7th through September 27th (8:00am - 1:00pm)

The Market at Grass Valley

McKnight Crossing (in front of Target)

Saturdays June 4th through November 19th (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Nevada Ci...

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Public Assistance
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Medi-Cal Expansion Is Coming May 1, 2022

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Older Adult Expansion

 The Older Adult Expansion will be effective May 1, 2022. The Expansion extends eligibility for full scope Medi-Cal to all people who are 50 years of age or older, who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria, and immigration s...

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Public Assistance
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Apply For Or Manage Your Benefits Online At BenefitsCal.Com

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BenefitsCal.com is a new simple way to apply for, view, and renew benefits for health coverage, food and cash assistance. 

BenefitsCal is the first statewide self-service site for managing benefits - it is replacing the C4Yourself website and mobi...

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Visit BenefitsCal.com today to apply! Public Assistance
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Call The Medi-Nurse Line For Help With COVID Questions

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California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse, day or night, to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area. 

If you don’t have health care coverage, or you have Medi-Cal but don’t...

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Additional Info... Public Assistance

News Flash

Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

With the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup review and approval of the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 7, 2021

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

To support school administrators, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an order clarifying that State guidelines require all public, private, or charter schools in Nevada County intending to implement shortened or modified q...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has amended his August 18th order on face coverings to include further mandates for crowded outdoor settings and large events. The order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2021.

In additio...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 9, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Surge in Nevada County as Delta Variant Takes Hold

COVID-19 News, August 9, 2021; COVID-19 Cases Surge  in Nevada County as  Delta Variant Takes Hold

With 443 cases last week, Nevada County is experiencing the largest surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. Cases have increased by 1200% since the week of July 1st.

Similar dramatic increases are...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

COVID-19 NewsFlash (2)

The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

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As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Nevada County's COVID Cases Lower and the Economy is Poised to Reopen

COVID-19 NewsFlash (1)

Vaccine Appointments are Easily Accessible

Nevada County Public Health and the State of California are working to make access to your COVID vaccine as easy as possible. As of this week, nearly 85,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents....

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Public Health - Coronavirus

News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2022

Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report

Hirschdale area with Truckee River

The Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report has been issued, along with anticipated timeframes for the report's recommendations.

BACKGROUND

During the COVID-19 pandemic, recreation impacts along the Truckee River in Hirschdale reache...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Proposed Pines to Mines Trail Seeking Public Input

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68-mile trail would connect Nevada City to Truckee

By Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest is seeking public input on its proposed Pines to Mines trail project.

The proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail would run 68 miles in length and ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Transit Services
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Encourage You to Vote for the Bus Art

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

Nevada County Transit is pleased to announce their new brands Nevada County Connects (formerly Gold Country Stage) and Nevada County Now (formerly Gold Country Lift). 

In celebration of the new branding and as the only rural county with two (2) Cu...

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Transit Services
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Return to Normal Service Hours

Nevada County Connects and Now Return to Normal Hours with the full fleet of buses lined up.

Please be advised that effective Monday, August 16th, 2021 Nevada County Connects fixed-route bus service and Nevada County Now ADA and Senior On-Demand Paratransit services will resume normal operating hours for weekday service. 

Normal Monday &a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

VA Considers Adding Nine Cancers to Presumptive List due to Burn Pit Exposure

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced it intended to add nine rare respiratory cancers related to toxic chemical exposure to its presumptive list of service-connected conditions due to exposure to burn pits. Once confirmed, these resp...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Annual “All Veterans Survey”

I started my position as the Nevada County Veterans Services Officer (CVSO) in September of 2018.   When I sat in that empty office on that first day, I swore to myself that I would always advocate for the veterans in this community, bring the le...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Nevada County Veterans Need Hearing Aids? Auburn VA OPC Opens New Audiology Clinic

In the fall of 2020, the VA informed the veterans of Nevada County that our medical provider would change from the Reno VA Medical Center to our current provider at the Mather VA Medical Center.  When this change was made it was promised that thi...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Nevada County Veterans Services and the Madelyn Helling Library Team Up to Impact Veterans

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) assists veterans with obtaining compensation for injuries, diseases, or health conditions that were a result of service.   When assisting veterans to submit their claims for compensation to the V...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Nevada County is Committed to Reducing Veterans Homelessness to Zero

On July 15, 2021, Nevada County announced that it was participating in Built for Zero, a national initiative of more than 80 communities working together to measurably end homelessness, one population at a time.  We also announced that w...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 16, 2021

VA adds presumptive health conditions due to exposure for two generations

On January 1, 2021 the Veterans Administration (VA) added bladder cancer, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s like symptoms, and Hypothyroidism to the presumptive medical condition list due to Agent Orange exposure while serving in Vietnam.  Ag...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Walk-In Thursday’s are Returning!

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office exists to assist the veterans, spouses, and dependents of this county obtain the benefits and services that they are entitled to.  For the past 16 months, our office has been working remotely and over th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

Before the pandemic, the Nevada County Veterans Services Office (CVSO) coordinated rides for our low-income, aging, and homeless veterans to get to their VA medical appointments.  This service relied on the efforts of local veteran volunteers to ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building to Receive Internet Upgrades

The Nevada County Consolidated Veterans Council (NCCVC) meets monthly and is represented by a member of the local Veterans Services Organizations.  The NCCVC was formed with the intention of building strong collaborative efforts between local vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 19, 2021

The Current Pandemic Continues to Impact VA Claims Processes

For the past year, the world has learned how a small virus can completely alter our daily lives and have a negative impact every business, government organization, and even schools.   We as a veteran community have not been sparred by the negativ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Three New Conditions Have Been Added to the Agent Orange Presumptive List

When the 2021 Defense Spending Bill was passed in December of 2020, the bill included adding three conditions to the VA’s Agent Orange Presumptive List.  Bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism.  This decision will not...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

CalVet Home Loans are Fully Insured

The Nevada County Veteran Service Office has seen an increase of requests for assistance with obtaining fire insurance for their homes.  Usually, we have few options to provide because we cannot influence insurance providers on how to provide the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Nevada County VSO Can Assist with Mental Health

I think that this goes without saying at this point, but 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for many different reasons.  It seemed just as we were collectively thinking, “Well, it can’t possibly get any worse”...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Nevada County Veterans Service Office helps with hearing loss benefits

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is one of the most common disabilities among Veterans and members of the armed services. Most people would agree, everything the military does is loud! Hearing protection has not always been used in the past...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Clothing allowance benefits for Veterans with service-related disability or injury

Veterans who have unique clothing needs as a result of a service-related disability or injury may be eligible for a clothing allowance to supplement their disability compensation provided by the Veteran Administration (VA).

The clothing allowance reimburse...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

VA Programs help Veterans gain access to benefits quickly after discharge

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers two programs, including “Benefits Delivery at Discharge” and “Quick Start” to assist Nevada County Veterans receive disability benefits much faster th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Benefits to help families when a Veteran passes away

What do you do when a Veteran dies in Nevada County? Who do you contact? What forms will you need? What benefits might you be eligible for to help bury your loved one? What about ongoing pension benefits for widows and children? Don’t go this ro...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Disabled Veterans and their widows may qualify for additional benefits

Veteran’s pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time Veterans who have limited or no income. Veterans 65 and older automatically qualify to receive this benefit. Those under 65 years of age must be permanently and totally disabled.

In addition to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA disability compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

VA to provide benefits to Veterans exposed to water contaminants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will begin a process that may allow Veterans to receive disability pay if they were sickened by drinking water contaminated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nevada County Veterans who may be affecte...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

Many students will be starting or returning to college this fall, and, thanks to the College Tuition Fee Waiver program (CTFW), disabled Veterans in Nevada County can get some assistance in covering the cost of sending their children to college.

The CTFW p...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine, approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred to as ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Many injuries sustained during combat can qualify veterans for disability benefits under the law, especially when it comes to employment. In some cases, however, a veteran's disability is not severe enough to qualify for a 100 percent rating under the Vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Gulf and Middle East War Burn Pits Could be this Generation’s Agent Orange

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that hundreds of
thousands of veterans who served in the Gulf War in the 1990s and most recentlyin the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of
airborne chemicals and toxic subs...

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