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Sierra Roots Weather Shelter

Sierra Roots Shelter Open Sunday and Monday for Low Temperatures

The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold, low temperatures Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.  Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for the nights of Sunday and Monday, February 2nd and 3rd.

The Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees and Hospitality House will assist in providing HAT Van transportation to and from the sheltering locations.  The Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also be available for connecting homeless veterans to available services.

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No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

Due to recent inquiries and to promote the health and safety of Nevada County residents, the Nevada County Public Health Department is closely monitoring the recent coronavirus outbreak in China.

There have been no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nevada County. The current threat to the general public who have not traveled to China is considered low. However, it is important that people keep informed about this rapidly evolving situation. To keep track of the rapidly evolving 2019-nCoV virus, please check the California Department of Public Health and the CDC websites.

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Early Voting for March 3rd Presidential Primary Begins Monday

It's time to vote! 

Voter Information Guides have been mailed and early voting for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election begins Monday, February 3rd at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in the Elections Office, Suite 210.  Register to vote, drop off your vote-by-mail ballot or vote in person.

March 3rd Presidential Primary Information

Nevada County Awarded Over $100,000 In State Reimbursements for Voting Modernization

On January 29th, Nevada County Elections received a reimbursement award for its recent purchase of ballot marking devices. Nevada County's ballot marking devices offer all voters the opportunity to vote privately and independently. These voting machines help the voter mark his or her ballot via a touchscreen that presents the voter with their ballot. The ballot marking device then prints out a paper ballot for the voter to review and cast. Ballot marking devices are offered for use in all vote centers around the County.

Nevada County was one of five counties to implement the Voter's Choice Act in 2018, which provides vote-by-mail ballots to all of Nevada County's voters and establishes vote centers.

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Ponderosa West

Governor Announces Completed Emergency Projects Including First Stage of Ponderosa West

Governor Newsom announced this week completed work on 34 of 35 emergency projects identified last year to help reduce public safety risk in 200 communities. 

This includes the first stage of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone. Nevada County‚Äôs Office of Emergency Services is proud to be part of the statewide effort to protect high risk communities. 

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Income Tax Help

Free Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Nevada County Residents

Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS), in collaboration with the Nevada County Department of Social Services, is offering a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site with free tax preparation assistance and filing of simple returns.  Tax credits help working families and their communities thrive and unfortunately many tax payers leave them unclaimed annually. 

This year the County site will operate primarily as a drop off site, which means customers will complete intake forms, then leave their paperwork with staff to complete the return, coming back only to review and submit their return. This new process will save time for the customer as well as County staff. If you earned less than $56,000 or are disabled, contact SNRDCSS for assistance with your return. The processing of returns will commence on Monday February 3rd, and continue right up to close of business on Tax Day, April 15th. 

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SPIN Storage Systems

Supervisors Support Emerging Technologies for Alternative Energy Storage Solutions

On Tuesday, January 28th, the County Board of Supervisors approved a Letter of Support to SPIN Storage Systems (SPIN) in hopes to help develop non-lithium ion energy storage technologies.

In an effort to improve the power options available to the Citizens of Nevada County, staff has reached out to SPIN who is working towards a non-lithium ion energy storage solution that is both compact and affordable. At a later date, a pilot program could be used to power community shelters and small end government service facilities during PSPS events.

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Nevada County Counts: Census 2020

2020 Census: The Nevada County Counts Website is Live!

The Nevada County Counts website is up and running! This will be the home base of the Nevada County County campaign, with information on the 2020 Census for the public and resources for Census partners.

Find answers to how the Census impacts our Nevada County community, a timeline of Census activities, and an events calendar. Census community partners can access a Partner Portal with California's Hard-to-Count map, download guides, request materials, and more.

Nevada County Counts Website

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Probation Newsletter: Effecting Changes

The Probation Department has released the newest Winter/Spring issue of the department's biannual newsletter, Effecting Changes. The newsletter provides department updates from Probation Chief Ertola, Probation's Adult Unit, legislative updates and community partner highlights. Subscribe to the newsletter at

Winter/Spring Effecting Change Newsletter

We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Truckee Clinic Practitioner

Nevada County employs approximately 800 employees covering a full range of services and positions, from accountants to wastewater treatment system operators. In Nevada County, quality of life comes first. It is the only rural California county with two designated Cultural Arts Districts and is known for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

The Temporary Nurse Practitioner position provides clinic coverage Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays as needed (per diem). Responsibilities include performing gynecological examinations and procedures, STI screening and treatment, family planning counseling and guidance. The ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required.

You would be working with people who not only enjoy the work that they do, but also enjoy the camaraderie of an amazing team. Join our dynamic, professional team committed to keeping Nevada County's residents safe and healthy!

Apply for Temporary Clinic Practitioner today! Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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