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Posted on: January 17, 2023

02-07-2023 Property Purchase Respite Home Notice of Intent

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO PURCHASE AN INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY THE PURCHASE PRICE OF WHICH IS $650,000 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 10:30 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

02-28-2023 Truckee Fire Protection District CIP and Mitigation Fee Annual Expenditure Plan

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 10:15 AM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Truck...

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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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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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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

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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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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

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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 Operations ...

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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 children, provided 70...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

State and Federal Issues

California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force Comes to Grass Valley

On September 27 and 28, I attended the Sierra Nevada regional meeting of the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force, which was held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.&a...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular at the Eric Rood Center

Halloween Spooktacular at the Eric Rood Center

Nevada County is thrilled to welcome trick-or-treaters to the Eric Rood Center on October 31st from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for a fun, family-friendly Halloween event.

We’re partnering with the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to make Nevada City the spoo...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Eleven Micro-Grants Awarded to Firewise Communities in District 1

Micro-Grants to Local Firewise Communities

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) recently awarded a number of micro-grants to support recognized Firewise communities in reducing wildfire risk. Congratulations to District 1, which submitted many applications for these funds and was u...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Race for Teen Mental Wellness

Heart of Gold Gravel Ride

The Heart of Gold bike ride, founded by District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock, will take place on October 8 in Nevada City, starting and ending at the Rood Center. The race follows an exciting 46 or 74-mile course through the Sierra Nevada foothills, includ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fire Season is Not Over

Burn Ban

I know we all breathed a huge sigh of relief during the recent spell of rain and cool weather. Not only did it help contain the Mosquito Fire and dramatically improve our local air quality, but it added some desperately needed moisture into our parched la...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

New Affordable Housing Project Completed

Brunswick Commons Is Complete

On Monday, September 19, residents began moving into Nevada County’s newest affordable housing community, Brunswick Commons housing development, concluding four years of hard work to bring this project from concept to reality. 

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

The Real Deal on Measure V

Ballot Measure NewsFlash

As wildfires become more frequent and more destructive, heat events become increasingly common, and climate uncertainties mean more risk of droughts, floods, and extreme weather events, Nevada County must be well prepared for ongoing natural disasters.

Mea...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

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

The Cohort, originally formed under ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

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Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

 For Immediate Release:

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

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Historical Plaque at Hirschman’s Pond Defaced

Hirschmans Pond

On Sunday, July 24, the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission reported that the historical plaque at Hirschman's Pond commemorating the Jewish community that helped Nevada County thrive during the Gold Rush Era was defaced. This is the only plaque...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

State and Federal Issues

Cannabis tax relief

Cannabis Taxation Relief – Passage of AB 195

A bill that was signed by the governor and took effect on July 1, 2022 provides much needed relief to over-taxation that has negatively impacted the California cannabis industry for years. Assembly Bil...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Elections Integrity

Elections Integrity

As you may have heard, Randy Economy, a Southern California talk show host and key player in last year’s gubernatorial recall effort, recently requested a recount of the June 7 clerk-recorder race. Nevada County’s certified vote totals...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Historic Neighborhoods District Ballot Initiative in Nevada City

Ballot Initiative

Nevada City has received a ballot initiative from proponents of a measure that proposes to create a Historic Neighborhoods District within the City. The City is not the sponsor of this initiative and presently does not take a position in support of or opp...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Summer Nights Event in Nevada City - July 27, 6 - 9:30 pm

Summer Nights

This street festival of art and music has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic and, sometimes, quirky community for almost 30 years.

Summer Nights returns in 2022 with familiar and new vendors and activities such as face painting, balloon animal...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Summer Activities at Madelyn Helling Library

Summer at the library

The library staff has put together an excellent summer learning program that will keep you and your family thinking and engaging in fun new experiences for the next few months. All events below are taking place at the Madelyn Helling branch’s outdoor amph...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Kudos to District 1 Community Groups

Community collaboration

I recently attended community meetings hosted by Friends of Banner Mountain and the You Bet Firewise Community. I was very impressed by the organization and sophistication I witnessed in these groups. They articulated some important needs, including assis...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Fuels Clearing on Bureau of Land Management Parcels

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Creating defensible space around our properties and along evacuation routes is on everyone’s mind. However, it can be quite frustrating to put many hours of hard work on your property – or spend thousands to hire someone else to do so ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Thank You to Firefighters and First Responders

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A structure fire near Rice's Crossing was first reported Tuesday, June 28, 2022 around 2 pm. It spread into surrounding vegetation and became what is now known as the Rices Fire. By July 7, it had burned 904 acres and 13 structures and – thanks to a very ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

New Web Domain for Nevada County

New Domain

Have you seen the County’s updated website? It showcases beautiful scenes from Nevada County, it’s easier to use, and it offers helpful new features, such as a translation tool that can convert all of the text on the site into a langua...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Seeking to Appoint Two New Members to a Board and Commission

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Building & Accessibility Standards Board of Appeals

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

Downed Trees Due to Snow

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local History and JEDI

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

Low Water at Scotts Flat

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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

MicroBiz Grants

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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

MicroBiz Grants

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

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Posted on: February 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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