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Posted on: December 3, 2022

Board of Supervisors December 6, 2022, Meeting Agenda

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Upcoming Nevada County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, December 6, 2022, regular meeting. 

The meeting will start at 9:00 A.M.

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night, December 1st, through Saturday morning, December 3rd. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protoc...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Give a Gift to a Foster Child Through Nevada County’s Giving Tree Program

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services’ annual Giving Tree Program is in full swing for the holiday season. Want to help make the holidays a little more special for local foster children? Participate by stopping by one of the seven Giving Tree locations, pi...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Join the Winter Reading Challenge at Nevada County Library

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Cozy up with a good book as the temperature drops and participate in Nevada County Library’s Winter Reading Challenge! Stop by your local library to pick up a bingo card for youth and teen readers and redeem prizes December 15th through January 15th. Adul...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

The South County Shaded Fuel Break Begins Community Outreach

South County Fuel Break Town Hall, Dec 8, 6 to 8 pm, Alta Sierra Country Club

Eligible property owners are receiving information outlining how to participate in this critical fuel reduction program. The South County Shaded Fuel Break is a priority fuel reduction project in Nevada County that will slow the spread of wildland fires a...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

On November 8th, Nevada County voters opted not to approve Measure V, the “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure.

The Board of Supervisors placed Measure V on the ballot to establish a locally controlled ½ percent countywi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

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How do you reduce wildfire risk and increase holiday cheer? By obtaining a Christmas Tree Permit, of course! Removing small-diameter trees from selected areas reduces wildfire risk by reducing over-growth, particularly among firs. Tahoe National Forest an...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Get Outside: Library Offers New Additions to Recreation Collection

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Over the summer, the Nevada County Library launched the Recreation Collection with outdoor games and equipment available for checkout. With your library card you can check out a disc golf set if you’re headed to Condon Park, a bird-watching kit for your h...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Own or Live in an ADU in Nevada County? Share Your Story, Get Paid, Help Promote ADUs/JADUs

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Mother Lode ADU – a new initiative from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Nevada counties – is looking for owners of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) or Junior ADUs (JADUs) and tenants who live in one to tell their story. Those who are selected to participat...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Upcoming Workshops: Truckee Home Access Program

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The Town of Truckee is hosting two upcoming Buyer and Seller Workshops on the Truckee Home Access Program (THAP), which helps the local workforce realize their homeownership goals!

The Truckee Home Access Program (THAP) preserves, produces, and protects ho...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

County Releases Independent Report: “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project”

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Nevada County has released the final independent report, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.” The Idaho-Maryland Mine would reinitiate underground mining and gold mineralization processing in Nevada County, if approved.  ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

David West, Nevada County Veterans Services Officer: New PACT Act Increases Veteran Benefits

New PACT Act

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office’s mission is to connect every veteran within our community with his or her federal, state, and local benefits that they are entitled to. Most often, our office is the first point of contact for veterans or their ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2022

12-6-2022 CA Building Code Standards public hearing notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, First Floor of the Eric Rood Administrative Center at 950 Mai...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

CA Adventure Pass - Free Entrance to 19 State Parks including Empire Mine SHP - for CA 4th Graders

California State Park Adventure Pass for all California 4th Graders and their Families

Now through 2024, all California fourth graders and their families can sign up for the California State Park Adventure Pass and visit 19 amazing state parks throughout the state for free for a full year – including the summer. Among the 19 parks is Empire...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded $497,799 Grant for High-Speed Internet Expansion

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Nevada County was awarded $497,799 in Local Agency Technical Assistance (LATA) grant funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The grant will provide broadband network design and engineering throughout rural Nevada County, accelerati...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

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Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Wednesday Night, November 9th, and Thursday Night, November 10th

 For Immediate Release: 

 Nevada City, Calif. (November 8, 2022) - The National Weather Service predic...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Vote in the November 8th General Election

Vote in the November 8th General Election

The November 8th General Election is only a few days away. Nevada County registered voters can vote by mail, drop box, or in-person at a convenient Vote Center location. 

This Saturday, November 5th, 4-day Vote Centers open providing eight locatio...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Transit Fares to Get Out and Vote Nov 5, 7, and 8!

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Nevada County Transit Services is proud to partner with the Nevada County Elections Office to offer free fare days in conjunction with the November 8th election day. 

Nevada County Connects fixed route buses (routes 1-7) and Nevada County Now Amer...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Nevada County will celebrate its 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Week from Saturday, November 5th, through Sunday, November 13th.

Military Appreciation Week engages the local community and businesses to honor all active duty, reservists, retired, veterans...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

David West: Lighting the Way for Nevada County’s Veterans

Operation Greenlight

In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day, calling on the nation to “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritag...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Truth Act Form

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NOTICE OF TRUTH ACT COMMUNITY FORUM 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Supervisors’ Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 9...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7M to Launch Youth Job Corps Program

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Nevada County Social Services partners with Bright Futures for Youth and Connecting Point to bring career opportunities to local youth

Nevada County has launched a new Youth Job Corps program for ages 16-30 in partnership with Connecting Point and Bright F...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County to Host CACVSO Annual Fall Conference and a Night of Laughter

Nevada County to Host CACVSO Annual Fall Conference and a Night of Laughter

On Monday, October 17th, Nevada County will welcome the members of the California Association of County Veterans Services (CACVSO) as a host for their annual fall conference.  County Veterans Services Offices (CVSO’s) are usually the first contac...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

This week the Nevada County Department of Agriculture presented the 2021 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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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Tire Amnesty Event October 24-28 to Reduce Illegal Dumping in Nevada County

Tire Amnesty Event October 24-28 to Reduce Illegal Dumping in Nevada County

To reduce illegal dumping Nevada County, Grass Valley, and Nevada City residents can dispose of up to nine tires at no cost at select locations during the week of October 24-28 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at various locations throughout Nevada County – see be...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Free Transit Fares to Support the Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down October 14-15!

Free Fare Oct 14 and 15

Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce our support for the Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down event Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. All transit services will be free to ride during t...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error

Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error_NewsFlash

Urges customers to work with their banks to reverse duplicate charges if necessary

Residents who made a payment by check for property taxes, county services or services provided by any school or special district in Nevada County between September 21, 2022,...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Back by Popular Demand: United Way Book Sale!

United Way Book and Nevada County Book Sale

After a two-year hiatus, Nevada County and United Way are pleased to announce this year’s Book Sale will begin in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administrative Center (ERAC) on October 17th and run through November 18th. The Book Sale will be open to the publ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Offices Will Be Closed Monday for a Federal Holiday

Nevada County Offices Closed for Holiday 10-10

All administrative County offices will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of a Federal holiday. Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue as normal. Normal business hours for other offices will resum...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Public Comment Period for Draft EIR on Broadband Begins Sep 30th

Public Comment for EIR on Broadband

On September 30th, a 45-day public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Nevada County Broadband Program begins. Nevada County is conducting a countywide Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on broadband to meaningfully ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

CDA Removes Trash Along LaBarr Meadows Through Adopt-a-Road Program

CDA Adopt-a-Road LaBarr Meadows Clean-up

This Saturday, September 24th, eighteen staff volunteers cleaned up approximately 150 pounds of trash alongside LaBarr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. The County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road in 2022 as a part of the Cou...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Nevada County “All Veterans” Stand Down Returns to the Fairgrounds

All Veterans Stand Down - NCVSO

The Nevada County “All Veterans” Stand Down is the largest veteran-targeted annual outreach event in our county. The Stand Down is co-hosted by federal, state, county, and local Veterans Service Organizations and non-profits that provide services and reso...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Community Conversation: Youth Suicide Prevention

Community Conversation - Youth Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Join local school counselors and mental health professionals for a community conversation about youth suicide prevention. Learn about the warning signs of suicide, how to engage with a young person you're c...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

RCRC Presents President’s Award to Steve Monaghan, Chief Information Officer

RCRC President's Award Presented to Steve Monaghan

SACRAMENTO, CA – On September 15, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) announced that Steve Monaghan, Nevada County’s Agency Director/Chief Information Officer, was recognized with the 2022 RCRC President’s Award for his work on ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Save the Date for Our Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic – October 4th

Flu Shot Drive-Thru (Public Health)

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 4th, 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 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the p...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Nevada County’s Internship Program Garners Statewide Recognition

CSAC Challenge Award Internship Program

Since 2019, Nevada County has hosted 94 interns who have contributed over 40,000 hours serving Nevada County and its residents. Today, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) presented a Challenge Award, the most prestigious award CSAC provide...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

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Nevada City, CA – Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved going out to bid for construction of a new Bear River Library location at 11010 Combie Road. The current location is a shared spaced located at Bear River High...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Exciting Things Happening in Truckee

Truckee Bike Share Program

The August 23rd meeting of the board of supervisors, which was held in Truckee, highlighted some innovative and exciting initiatives taking place in Nevada County’s largest town. From the Town of Truckee implementing a new and expanded bike shar...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Nevada County Connects: Free Fare Rides for the Draft Horse Classic

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Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce our upcoming Free Fare Days event Thursday September 15th through Saturday September 17th in conjunction with the Draft Horse Classic held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. All transit services will be...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Member to the Historical Landmarks Commission

Historical Landmarks Comission

If you love history and the beauty of the county, join a great group of community representatives who have a passion for preserving the unique features of Nevada County. The Historical Landmarks Commission works to preserve and build public engagement wit...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Keep Your Medi-Cal

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Don't miss important information about your Medi-Cal coverage. Make sure that the county has your current contact information. 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program. If your ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

A Planning (PLN) Application is the means by which the Planning Department collects the information required for analysis of discretionary and administrative project...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

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Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

 For Immediate Release:

 Grass Valley, Calif. (August 22, 2022)- Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

County Cooling Centers Extended Through Friday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

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Due to the extended Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Centers will remain open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, September 9th. Air-conditioned space and water will be available. Well-behaved pets on ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Sen. Feinstein Staff Visit and Tour The Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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When we combine local funds with state and federal funds, we can achieve bigger things that move the needle for public safety in Nevada County.

Last year, Senator Feinstein helped Nevada County secure $750,000 toward Phase 2 of the Ponderosa West Grass Val...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

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The South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency work group amongst its members as “The Cohort,” recently celebrated five years of meeting monthly to coordinate public safety efforts in the Yuba River corridor.

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Check Out the Library's New Recreation Collection

Nevada County Library Recreation Collection

The Nevada County Library is proud to announce a new project. The Recreation Collection is an innovative assortment of outdoor and indoor recreational items that can be checked out for free. This collection contains board games, metal detectors, hiking po...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

As of Saturday July 16th, everyone in the United States can now access suicide prevention support by simply dialing three easy-to-remember numbers. Call 988 from anywhere in the US and you will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Call Center n...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Microgrant Program Supports Firewise Communities to Clear Storm Debris

Firewise Community Microgrant Program

Nevada County is still dealing with the impacts of the severe winter storm that struck our area on December 27th, 2021. The storm, which downed hundreds of trees and knocked out power to homes across Nevada County, has left an overabundance of vegetation ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

New Unpermitted Improvement Policy is Here to Help You Get Your New Building Projects Permitted

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Have you ever wanted to ask questions about your property but are worried that you will be opening up a can of worms? Have you wanted to get a building permit for a renovation project but are concerned about the unpermitted shed on your property? The Neva...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

2 Additional Ways to Access the Building Department and the Community Development Agency Are Back

NCCA and Nevada County Staff standing at Building Outpost Desk at NCCA.

The Community Development Agency (CDA) is bringing back out 2 ways to assist you with your permit and application needs. On June 2, CDA relaunched the Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program, which provides plan review services for qualifying proje...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Transit Fares July 15th & 16th to Support Health Clinic

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California CareForce is hosting a free health clinic at Nevada Union High School this weekend. To make this free service more accessible, Nevada County Connects is offering free bus fares on all routes on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Glenbrook Historical Kiosk Restored

Glenbrook Kiosk

Refreshed and Restored Glenbrook Kiosk

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission invites the public to check out the

recently restored Kiosk in the Glenbrook Shopping Center parking lot. Glenbrook Basin, for

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

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The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is excited to announce a new partnership with Guitars 4 Vets to provide local veterans the opportunity to receive 12 free one-on-one guitar lessons.  Vets who complete the 12-class program will b...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

New Historical Landmark Expands Commemoration of Gold Rush Era Nevada County Diversity

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that on June 14, 2022 the Nevada County Board of Supervisors designated The Nevada City African Methodist Episcopal Church Site as a Nevada County Historical Landmark, NEV 22-02.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Free Document Scanning at Foley Library in June and July

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In order to assist Nevada County residents in preparing for fire season, the Doris Foley Library in downtown Nevada City will offer free document scanning events on four upcoming Saturdays. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist from 10:00...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Sheriff’s Office 2022 Community Academy Applications Now Open

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is looking for community members who live and/or work in Nevada County to join the second Annual Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Community Academy. The Community Academy is a program designed to give those with little to ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces its 2022 Summer Learning Program

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Nevada County Library is pleased to announce the start of the 2022 Summer Learning program. Summer Learning is a countywide event that takes place from June 13th-August13th. Community members can enjoy fun events and reading challenges across Nevada Count...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Fills Two Key Positions to Lead Strategic Initiatives

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Nevada County is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Parker as its first Economic Development Program Manager and Erika Seward as its first Senior Administrative Analyst for Recreation.

Parker and Seward join Nevada County’s Community...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding for Woodpecker Ravine Shaded Fuel Break

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In the face of above-normal fire potential and what has been identified as “acute and flammable fuel anomalies” across the Tahoe National Forest following the December 2021 winter storm, Nevada County was excited to learn this week that funding has been a...

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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

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: drop-off ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Nevada County Board of Supervisors Accepts $950,000 CAL FIRE Grant to Support Wildfire Prevention

CALFIRE Grant for $950,000 presented to Nevada County Board of Supervisors by Public Works.

Nevada City, CA - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors formally accepted funds awarded by CAL FIRE at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) announced last month that it had secured funding for a grant to ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

Text reads: Helping youth find jobs and give back to their community

Nevada County has been awarded $1.7 Million in Youth Workforce funds from the State’s California Volunteers program. 

The purpose of the initiative is to increase youth employment, develop youth interest in and experience towards a career, and to ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across...

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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

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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

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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 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

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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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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

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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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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: 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.

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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

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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 3, 2022

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

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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

WHO: Representatives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, County Emergency Operations Center, CAL FIRE, and PG&am...

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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. 
• Please take onl...
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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

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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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