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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

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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 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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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 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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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

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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

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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.

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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

YubaNet Webinar Winter Storm Update (350 x 350 px)

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. 
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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

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 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

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 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

Sand and Sandbags

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

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: 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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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

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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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

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. 

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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

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:

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Posted on: October 12, 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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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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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.

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

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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

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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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

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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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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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

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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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

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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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

Built for Zero

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

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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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

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 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

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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Posted on: June 15, 2021

County Supervisors Adopt 21/22 Budget

21.22 Adopted Budget 3 NewsFlash

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

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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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: 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.

Not every incident will require the u...

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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 will be offered at thr...

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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, and general stewardship of the S...

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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: 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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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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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Re-entry Passes Available for Residents Impacted by River Fire

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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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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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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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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Nevada County's COVID Cases Lower and the Economy is Poised to Reopen

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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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Posted on: June 1, 2021

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

Know Your Zone_NF1

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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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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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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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.

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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.

Grass Valley Chambers of C...

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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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