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Posted on: May 18, 2022

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

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

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

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a U...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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

2022 Wildfire Health and Safety Carnival - Ready Nevada County_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Supporting Our Teens’ Mental Health Event at Madelyn Helling Library

Supporting Teen Mental Health Photo_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Grant to Expand and Enhance Mobile Crisis Services

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Older Americans Month: Age My Way!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

Wildfire NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Library Resumes Saturday and Evening Hours Starting May 2nd

Grass Valley Library Photo_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

CAL FIRE Awards Nevada County a Storm Damage Grant

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

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

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

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

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

Sheriff's Office to Present Military Equipment Use Policy

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Popular Zip Book Program is Back at the Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Future of the Nevada County Courthouse Webinar

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

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

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

Redesigned County Website Improves User Experience

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Media Brings Mobile Production to Nevada County

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Veterans Services Office Collaborates with DA and Public Defender

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Join the Assessment Appeal Board

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Awarded $1.7M for Youth Workforce Development Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report

Hirschdale area with Truckee River

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

BACKGROUND

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

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

Natalie Adona Award 2022_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Service Awards

Employee Service Awards 2022_NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Launches “Need for Speed” Broadband Survey

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report

Hirschdale area with Truckee River

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

BACKGROUND

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

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Additional Info... Recreation
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency Update

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Airport Prescribed Fire on March 14th

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Ariel Lovett Appointed as Project Administrator

Ariel Lovett Headshot_NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Truckee Library Staff Member Publishes Book for Adult Literacy Participants

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

Rec Grants_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

Roadway Green Waste Cleanup_NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

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

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

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

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Income Tax Filing Assistance for Qualifying Residents

Income Tax NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Take the Nevada County All Veterans Survey by March 11th

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Library Resumes In-Person Events

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Saturday Night

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

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

Nevada COunty Reads - Circe - NewsFlash

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

The virtual eve...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

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

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

The NCVSO assists...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Human Resources Wins 2022 Textio Leadership Award

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

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

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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

WELCOME BACK INSIDE on 215_NewsFlash

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

“W...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

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

2022 Board of Supervisors_NewsFlash

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

"The obj...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Correction Partnership Survey

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

District II Supervisor Scofield: February Update

Ed Scofield

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

File a California Public Utility Commission Complaint

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Proposed Pines to Mines Trail Seeking Public Input

Pines to Mines Scoping_NewsFlash

68-mile trail would connect Nevada City to Truckee

By Tahoe National Forest

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Reads Features Book Circe and Author Visit

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Selects Caleb Dardick as New Assistant County Executive Officer

Caleb_Dardick_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

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

Dan Miller

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

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

Become a LAFCo Commissioner

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

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

Library Curbside Signage_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Rolf Kleinhans Named President of the CAPAPGPC

Rolf Kleinhans_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

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

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 1, 2022

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

211 Connecting Point graphic_NewsFlash

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

Yesterday, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

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

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

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

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

Instagram 1.911 Aspect Ratio (Instagram Post)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

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

Nevada County Connects 12 Days of Celebration

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Angelina Coffey Receives PBMA Member of the Year Award

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

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

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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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

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

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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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Mental Health Services Act Plan Amendment Public Comment Period

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County celebrates its 2021 Citizen’s Academy Graduates

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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 Ex...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Board of Supervisors December 14th Agenda Preview

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Rain on the Way

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Support Local by Participating in Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Library Winter Reading Challenge Starts December 1st

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Nevada County Adopts BYLT’s Hirschman Pond Trail

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a Foster Child

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors November 16th Agenda Preview

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nevada County Receives Department of Labor Platinum Award for Veterans Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Youth Art Contest for District Attorney Interview Room Mural

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopens After 10 Years

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Kentucky Ridge Mine Site Plaque Dedicated

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

First Greater Higgins Area Plan Community Workshop a Success

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Library Hosts Halloween Art & Poetry Walk

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

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

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

Madelyn Helling Library To Celebrate 30 Years

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

David West: Military Appreciation Week in Nevada County

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Cannabis Compliance Division Welcomes Community Questions and Concerns

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

COVID Remembrance Memorial at Madelyn Helling Library

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

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

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

My Favorite Bird Poetry Writing Workshop at Madelyn Helling Library

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

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Highway 49 Improvements

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Recognition Awards

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall Appointed to NACo Policy Steering Committee

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Environmental Health Department Finishes Phase I for the River Fire

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

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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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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

September is National Preparedness Month

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Hirschdale Community Meeting & Listening Session

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Receives New Floor

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

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

Sandy “Jake” Jacobson, former Director ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Curbside Pickup Continues at Nevada County Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Registrar of Voters Officials to Address Recall Election Questions

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

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

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Monthly Webinar Series (first Wednesday every other month)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

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

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

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Heart of Gold Bike Race to Benefit Youth Mental Health

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

South County MAC Virtual Meeting

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mobile Crisis Pilot in Eastern Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Air Quality Health Advisory for Smoke and Ozone

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

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

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

In resp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

CalDART Network Volunteers Needed at the Nevada County Airport

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

VA Adds Presumptive Health Conditions Due to Exposure for Two Generations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

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

2021 NACo Achievement Awards

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

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

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

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

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

The Nevada Co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Explores Japan

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

Summer Learning

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

South County Area Municipal Advisory Council

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Alison Lehman: Coming Back Stronger After COVID

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

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

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 By Phebe Bell, Behavioral Health Director

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Color Your World with the Library’s Summer Learning Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Summer Meals Available at Nevada County Community Libraries

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

The program, which began a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Supervisor Heidi Hall: Save Nevada County From the Digital Divide

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

District III Supervisor Dan Miller: Memorial Day

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Reaching our Diverse River Community Better: Bilingual River Signage

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Nevada County Down Payment Assistance

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Know the Signs Suicide Prevention Training

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

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Nevada County News
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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