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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Sunday and Monday nights, January 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for those nights.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Nevada County Celebrates a Combined 1,235 Years of Service at Annual Employee Service Awards

Employee Service Awards - NewsFlash

On Tuesday, January 24th, the Board of Supervisors honored 115 employees, with a combined service of 1,235 years, who have served between 5 and 25 years at the County.

“We do so much work within our community, throughout the state, and in some cases even t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek Elected to Mountain Counties Water Resources Association Board

The Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) has elected Nevada County Supervisor Sue Hoek, Yuba Water Agency Director Don Blaser, and Amador Water Agency Director Susan Peters to its Board of Directors. Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes an...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Phebe Bell Among First to Complete Equity Grounded Leadership Fellow Program

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Nevada County Behavioral Health Director Phebe Bell was recently among 21 behavioral health professionals from across the country who completed the first-ever Equity-Grounded Leadership (EGL) Fellow Program, an 11-month course to develop skills centered o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Nevada County Named Stepping Up Innovator County

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Nevada County was named as one of a select group of Stepping Up Innovator Counties in the United States for its expertise in data-driven efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and connected to treatment.   

Since the Stepp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Scam Alert: EBT Text Messages

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The Nevada County Social Services Department has received reports that scammers have been sending text messages asking community members to provide personal information about their EBT cards. The County and State will NEVER text or call you to ask for you...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Nevada County Road Crews Play the Role of Both Hero and Nuisance

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“Sometimes, motorists are annoyed with us for slowing them down or stopping them,” says Colten Gould, a county road supervisor for the past 21 years. “But without road maintenance crews, no one would get anywhere.”

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

The Ranch House: Closing Gaps in Housing Services

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By Mike Dent, Nevada County Housing and Community Services Director

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors had foresight when they prioritized access to affordable housing in 2018. Since that time, the housing crisis in California has accelerated, as has t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Zip Books are back!

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Zip Books, a program funded by the California State Library, is a way for you to request books that the Library doesn't own, an innovative alternative to the traditional interlibrary loan. You may request a book or an audiobook that is not available throu...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023

CodeRED Emergency Alert Test - NewsFlash

Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell ph...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Extreme Weather Shelter Saturday through Monday Nights

Sierra Roots County Wet Weather Shelter

The National Weather Service predicts continued and prolonged WET weather Saturday through Monday nights, January 14th, 15th, and 16th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Pr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

‘Year of the Heart’: Supervisor Ed Scofield Selected as Board Chair

Supervisor Ed Scofield Selected as Board Chair - NewsFlash

At the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2023, Nevada County Supervisors selected District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield as the 2023 Board Chair and District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock as Vice Chair.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Nevada County Supervisors Proclaim Local Emergency Due to Winter Storms

Emergency Proclamation -NewsFlash

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency due to the recent winter storms that have brought substantial rain, high winds, and significant snowfall at higher elevations, resulting in damage to County roads due to fallen trees...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Help Update the FCC's Broadband Maps

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The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new National Broadband Map shows internet availability at each household and small business around the nation and, for the first time, is asking for input from consumers! Go to BroadbandMap.gov and search for ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Community Survey: Help Identify the Needs of Families with Low Income

Help us to help our community. Take the survey!

The Nevada County Adult and Family Services Commission plans and implements programs to assist people with low income in Nevada County through the use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding. Every three years, the Commission creates a comprehens...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Stay Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding and Outages

Public Works Roads - Atmospheric River - NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is monitoring three more heavy rain events over the next seven days.  Be prepared for heavy rain, local area flooding, and high winds that may drive trees into power lines and across roads. Please plan for wide-area p...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Services Act

MHSA

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-Prop 63 was passed by California Voters in 2004. The proposition is funded by a 1% tax on personal income over $1 million per year with the goal of utilizing the funds to expand and transform California’s be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

2022 Year in Review

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2022 was a year of recovery, resiliency, innovation, and collaboration. Watch our Year in Review video for a recap of some of Nevada County's top stories.

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Seven Nevada County Elected Officials Sworn into Office

Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Natalie Adona signs her Oath of Office

Today, seven Nevada County elected officials were sworn into office, including District 3 and District 4 Supervisor, Sheriff, District Attorney, Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, Assessor, and Treasurer/Tax-Collector.

Speaking to a standing-room-only cro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Be Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding in Nevada County

Map of possible flooding during current storm

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of interior Northern California Friday through early Sunday morning. Moderate to heavy rainfall could bring 3 to 7 inches of rain in the foothills and up to 9 inches of rain in the mountains, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties Receive CSAC Award for Innovative Disaster Livestock Program

CSAC Disaster Livestock Award

This year, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties partnered to create a Disaster Livestock Access Program to support the safe evacuation of livestock from commercial ranch operations during a disaster such as a wildfire. The innovative multi-jurisdictional pro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Swearing In Ceremony for Elected Officials

Swearing in Ceremony Agenda

A swearing-in ceremony will be held on January 3, 2023, at 10 am in the Nevada County Board of Supervisors' chamber in the Eric Rood Administrative Center at 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City, CA 95959. The public is welcome but is reminded that, as th...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Giving Tree Program A Huge Success!

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The holidays will be merrier this year for Nevada County’s foster kids, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, nonprofits, and residents. Nevada County Child Welfare Services’ annual Giving Tree Program collected gifts for 132 c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Steve Monaghan: Rural California Counties Have a Digital Equity Problem

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In this Special Feature for Barbed Wire, Nevada County's Chief Information Officer Steve Monaghan outlines what rural counties need to know about Digital Equity planning.

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

David West: Raising Awareness Around Veteran Suicide

Portrait of David West

The holiday season is a time for celebration, reflection, and worship, and it brings joy to many families throughout Nevada County.  However, for many people, the holiday season can increase stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression, leading th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

Citizens Academy NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Citizen’s Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of County government. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the people, places, and programs that make our County government work. Have you ever wondered how the C...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare - NewsFlash

Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer 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.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit O...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

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The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Association (NCCA) are offerin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

IMM Final EIR NOA

Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. (click here to review the Notice of Availability).

The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

Now accepting applications for Spring 2023 Citizens Academy

Nevada County’s Citizen’s Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of County government. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the people, places, and programs that make our County government work. Have you ever wondered how the C...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

2022 California Building Standards Code Update image of blue prints with hard hat.

The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Association (NCCA) are offerin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Elected Officials Representing a Combined 120 Years of Service

Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Elected Officials - NewsFlash

On Decemeber 13th, Supervisors recognized their colleagues, District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller, Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter, Assessor Sue Horne, and Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz, for their collective 120 years of public service, includi...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Nevada Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Receives Statewide Recognition from the Chief Probation

Probation Award - NewsFlash

Nevada Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Jim Amaral was recognized at the statewide 2022 Annual Chief Probation Officers of California Awards Ceremony as Trainer of the Year. This award is given to an employee of any rank selected by the CPOC affiliate...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Learn about Employment and Internship Opportunities at Nevada County

Nevada County Human Resources to Host Job and Internship Workshop on Wednesday, December 14th at 3PM

Have you considered a career with Nevada County? The County is one of our area’s largest employers, with approximately 800 employees covering a f...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Embarks on First-Ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions fo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Liam Marchi with Youth Leadership Award

Liam Marchi Youth Award (1)

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors recognized Bear River High School senior Liam Marchi for standing out as a youth leader through excellence in academics, athletics, theater, and student body government.

"We are very proud of your achievem...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

First Installment of the 22/23 Property Tax Bill due December 12th

Property Tax NewsFlash

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 2022-2023 secured tax bill is December 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Truckee Approves a Single-Use Foodware Reduction Ordinance

On November 8, 2022, the Truckee Town Council adopted a Single-Use Foodware Reduction Ordinance including the following policies:

  • A ban on the sale and distribution of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Stryrofoam. (Effective April 1, 2023)
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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

The South County Shaded Fuel Break Begins Community Outreach

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Selections from CHIRP's Visibility Through Art Collection on View at the Eric Rood Center

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month and in recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe, the County of Nevada is hosting an exhibition of artwork titled “Selections from CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art Collection, 2017 to 2021” at th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Get Outside: Library Offers New Additions to Recreation Collection

NewsFlash (1)

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Upcoming Workshops: Truckee Home Access Program

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Provide Your Feedback: Nevada County OES Launches Survey on Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance

RNC Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance Survey - NewsFlash

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) seeks community feedback on improving the current Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance (Nevada County Ordinance 2477). All residents, property owners, and renters of unincorporated Nevada County are encourage...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2022

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

IMM Econ Report NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Office of Emergency Services Tours Truckee Fire’s Fuel Reduction Projects

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Last week. Nevada County OES joined Truckee Fire Protection District (TFPD) on a tour of recently completed and mid-implementation fuels reduction projects. Even with a light blanket of snow on the ground, it was easy to see the wildfire mitigation benefi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

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

New PACT Act

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Intern Spotlight: Jeffrey Menasco, Airport Manager

Intern Spotlight Jeff Menasco

The Human Resources Department is recognizing interns and their professional development and overwhelming success as a part of the Nevada County team. 

Colonel Jeffrey Menasco began a Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge with Nevada County this...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

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

Operation Greenlight

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding to Provide Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance to Eligible Resident

Subsidence Program

 Nevada County Housing and Community Services has funding available to help with rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for households financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application is currently open and will be processed on a fir...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Sue Hoek: Emergency Preparedness Remains Top of Mind as We Make Progress on Key Initiatives

Sue Hoek

Message from the Chair

Through peak fire season, emergency preparedness remains top of mind. In August, the 48-acre Pleasant Fire was another reminder that when we say, ‘one less spark, one less wildfire,’ we mean it. ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

This week the Nevada County Department of Agriculture presented the 2021 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community here in Nev...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error

Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Spooky, Scary, and Silly Programs at Nevada County Library

October Fun with Nevada County Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grass Valley, California 

October 14, 2022

October is in full swing, and there is a lot going on at the Nevada County Library to celebrate the season! As the temperature drops and colors change, visit the library’s Ev...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Offices Will Be Closed Monday for Columbus Day

Nevada County Offices Closed for Holiday 10-10

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Back by Popular Demand: United Way Book Sale!

United Way Book and Nevada County Book Sale

After a two-year hiatus, Nevada County and United Way are pleased to announce this year’s Book Sale will begin in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administrative Center (ERAC) on October 17th and run through November 18th. The Book Sale will be open t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Sheriff's Office Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Nevada County Sheriff's Office is proud to be apart of the Pink Patch Project. The County's officers will be wearing their Pink Patch Polos proudly throughout the month of October and invi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Human Resources Attends Conference to Share Innovation

Nevada County Human Resources at ICMA IPMA Conference

Nevada County Human Resources attended the International City Managers Association and International Public Managers Association-Human Resources Conference. Human Resources Director Steve Rose, and Susan Kader, Senior Management Analyst, were invited to s...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Intern Spotlight: Tony Solis, Internship Coordinator

Intern Spotlight: Tony Solis

The Nevada County Human Resources Internship program has created a new talent pipeline, providing on-the-job experience, hosting over 94 interns who have contributed over 40,000 hours serving Nevada County and its residents. 

Nevada County Human R...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

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

CDA Adopt-a-Road LaBarr Meadows Clean-up

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

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

Public Comment for EIR on Broadband

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Spotlight: Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team

Suicide prevention awareness month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Nevada County recognizes the critical role the Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team plays in supporting community members and their support networks during mental health crises and in preventing suicid...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

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

All Veterans Stand Down - NCVSO

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

Bear River Library  New Location

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

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

Flu Shot Drive-Thru (Public Health)

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 4th, and come to Nevada County Public Health’s free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older and will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

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

RCRC President's Award Presented to Steve Monaghan

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Nevada County’s Internship Program Garners Statewide Recognition

CSAC Challenge Award Internship Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Local Firewise Communities Awarded Micro-Grants to Reduce Wildfire Risk

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The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is pleased to announce that twenty-six Micro-Grants have been awarded to support recognized Firewise Communities in reducing wildfire risk. This unique program is funded through a grant from the Disaste...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

Brunswick Commons

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

 For Immediate Release:

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Get New Projects Permitted with New Unpermitted Improvement (formerly As-Built) Policy

BOS Meeting-August 8, 2022 - Staff speaking to BOS on New Unpermitted Improvement Policy

On August 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors received a presentation from the Nevada County Building Department on the department’s new Unpermitted Improvement Policy, formerly the As-Built policy. This revised policy addresses many of the hurdles and conc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

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Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

Expansion of navigation and homelessness services

 For Immediate Release:

 Nevada City, Calif. - Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the pro...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

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

The Cohort...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Supervisor Hall meets with Lake Vera Round Mt. Fire-Wise Community to discuss Broadband & Measure V

Lake Vera Firewise Community Meeting-20220817-1153

On Wednesday August 17, Nevada Count District I Supervisor Heidi Hall met with members of the the Lake Vera Round Mountain Fire-Wise Community to discuss broadband and Measure V, which the Board approved to place on the November 8th Ballot.

In late spring,...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Supervisors to Consider Wildfire Prevention Measure for November Ballot

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On Tuesday, August 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to place a “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure on the November 8th, 2022, General Election ballot. The purpose of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Heidi Hall, District 1 Supervisor: Wildfire prevention - Let the people decide

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Almost two years ago, in the early hours of an August Monday morning, the Jones Fire started in the South Yuba River canyon right outside of Nevada City. Burning through steep, heavily forested terrain, the fire was 550 acres the next day, causing the eva...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

The 2022 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

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Stay Ready Nevada County

The 2022 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 at the Eric Rood Government Ce...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Nevada County Wins 1st Place in Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey

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This year, the winning counties in the Digital Counties Survey from the Center for Digital Government are those that have used the challenges that have emerged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as opportunities to learn, to invest, and to collabora...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Probation Chief Honors Staff and Officers Who Help Keep Communities Safe

Chief Probation Officer Goldman announced at the Nevada County Board of Supervisor’s meeting that this year’s annual Probation Service Week will be taking place from July 17 – July 23, 2022, to honor probation professionals w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Veterans Services Officer David West Honored with Employee Veteran Leadership Award

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Nevada County Veterans Services Officer David West recently received an Employee Veteran Leadership Award form GI Jobs Magazine. The award honors 27 veterans nationwide who are making a difference in their communities. 

West was nominated for the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Supervisors Unanimously Approve 22/23 Budget with Healthy Fund Balance for Economic Uncertainties

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the County budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The $330.7 million spending plan includes a 10.3% increase over the 2021/2022 budget, including additional funding to meet cr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan

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Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency  presented an updated draft Homeless Plan to the Board of Supervisors at the June 28th regular Board of Supervisors meeting. The Nevada County and Continuum of Care Joint Homelessness Action Plan was...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Annual Point in Time Count Results Released for Nevada County

AUBURN, CA. -- The annual point-in-time count result for the number of people experiencing homelessness in Nevada County has been released by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS). As the lead organization in the region's Continuum of Care f...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Glenbrook Historical Kiosk Restored

Glenbrook Kiosk

Refreshed and Restored Glenbrook Kiosk

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

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

years the center of recreation in western ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Nevada County Awards an Additional 20 Microbusiness Grants

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Nevada County has awarded an additional $50,000 in relief funds to 20 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All microbusinesses received $2,500 in grant funding. Nevada County has awarded a total of $107,500 to 43 microbusinesses. 

“T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Free Document Scanning at Foley Library in June and July

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Anthony Pritchett with Youth Leadership Award

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Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors recognized Nevada Union High School senior Anthony Pritchett for his outstanding leadership as the Student Member of the Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees and his excellence in academic...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Sheriff’s Office 2022 Community Academy Applications Now Open

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is looking for community members who live and/or work in Nevada County to join the second Annual Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Community Academy. The Community Academy is a program designed to give t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces 2022 Summer Learning Kick-Off Event

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Nevada County Requests Cal OES Disaster Declaration for Grape Crop Loss

2022 Grape Crop Loss - Frozen grape vines.

June 2—On Thursday, June 9th, Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Chris de Nijs has requested a USDA disaster declaration through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for grape growers in Nevada County due to freezing temperatures tha...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces its 2022 Summer Learning Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Probation Brings The 25th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to Nevada County

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Nevada County Probation, with participation and support from the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, Grass Valley Police Department, Truckee Police Department, Nevada City Police Department, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Behind on Your Property Taxes? The California Mortgage Relief Program May Be Able to Help

What is the California Mortgage Relief Program? 

The California Mortgage Relief Program is helping homeowners with a mortgage, a reverse mortgage, or who are mortgage-free get caught up on past due housing payments, including financial assistance ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

A fighting chance: Shaded fuel break helps in fight against wildfire in Grass Valley

By Laura PetersenPlease note: This story originally appeared in the The Union newspaper on June 3, 2022

Krysta and Tyler Blake moved to their family home on Ponderosa Way in 2019. At the time, the 6-acre property was dense with vegetation.

“You co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Congressman LaMalfa Secures $6.6 Million in Federal Funding for Nevada County

Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that he secured $6.6 million in federal funding for three projects throughout Nevada County. 

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center will be awarded a $4.8 million Community Oriented ...

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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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Grant to Expand and Enhance Mobile Crisis Services

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Older Americans Month: Age My Way!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

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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 disasters. Data w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Library Resumes Saturday and Evening Hours Starting May 2nd

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

CAL FIRE Awards Nevada County a Storm Damage Grant

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

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

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

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

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 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 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Media Brings Mobile Production to Nevada County

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Veterans Services Office Collaborates with DA and Public Defender

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Join the Assessment Appeal Board

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Awarded $1.7M for Youth Workforce Development Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Service Awards

Employee Service Awards 2022_NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Launches “Need for Speed” Broadband Survey

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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 11, 2022

Nevada County Airport Prescribed Fire on March 14th

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Ariel Lovett Appointed as Project Administrator

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Truckee Library Staff Member Publishes Book for Adult Literacy Participants

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

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

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

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

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Income Tax Filing Assistance for Qualifying Residents

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Take the Nevada County All Veterans Survey by March 11th

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Library Resumes In-Person Events

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Saturday Night

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

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

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

The virtual eve...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

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

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

The NCVSO assists...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Human Resources Wins 2022 Textio Leadership Award

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

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

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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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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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

“W...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

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

2022 Board of Supervisors_NewsFlash

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

"The obj...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Correction Partnership Survey

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

District II Supervisor Scofield: February Update

Ed Scofield

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

File a California Public Utility Commission Complaint

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Proposed Pines to Mines Trail Seeking Public Input

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68-mile trail would connect Nevada City to Truckee

By Tahoe National Forest

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Reads Features Book Circe and Author Visit

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Selects Caleb Dardick as New Assistant County Executive Officer

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

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

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

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