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Cold Weather Shelter at Seaman's Lodge

Cold Weather Shelter Opening this Weekend through Monday

The National Weather Service is predicting cold winter weather in the foothills this weekend with lows dipping below 30 degrees.

In an effort to collaborate for one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada have activated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol in an effort to temporarily shelter homeless citizens in our community. A Cold Weather Shelter will be open from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday night, December 1st, at the SEAL High School-Multi-Purpose Room located at 505 Main Street in Nevada City, and Sunday and Monday nights, December 2nd and 3rd, at the Veteran’s Hall located at 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City.

Further assistance for homeless families can also be gained by dialing 2-1-1 to talk to a call center representative at 211 Connecting Point about available services.

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Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall

Next Week: Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall

While the most destructive fire in California was only recently 100% contained and our community bears witness to the unimaginable devastation experienced in Paradise, fire prevention and preparedness are at the top of everyone’s mind. The threat of wildfire is urgent and efforts to safeguard the community require a multi-jurisdictional, all-hands-on-deck community approach.

Local agencies are partnering to host a Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall on December 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center with representatives from CAL FIRE, local law enforcement, city officials, and staff from Nevada County. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from fire experts and community leadership, as well as ask questions and provide solutions.  A resource fair will take place simultaneously in the Rood Center lobby.

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Giving Tree

Giving Tree Program: Give Gifts to Foster Children this Holiday!

Nevada County Child Welfare Services has distributed their annual “Christmas Giving Tree” at different locations throughout Nevada County. Every December, Nevada County Child Welfare Services works with community service providers and partners to collect and donate Christmas presents for children in foster care. Participate this holiday season by picking up a tag with the child’s age, gender and some of their current interests or wishes from a Christmas Giving Tree at the following community locations:

Nevada City:

  • Nevada County Superior Court House
  • The Eric Rood Government Center

Grass Valley:

  • Brighton Greens Resource Center
  • Training Zone
  • South Yuba Club
  • Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters
Thank you for your generous support of Nevada County's foster children and their families, and happy holidays!

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Sand Bags

Sandbags for Winter Storms

Winter weather is here and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations:

  • Next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street in Nevada City
  • Penn Valley Fire Protection District located at 10513 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley
  • North San Juan Community Hall located at 10057 Reservoir Street in North San Juan
  • Higgins Fire Station 21 located at 10106 Combie Road

Residents must bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags with sand. Sandbags are very limited, so we do request that residents only take what they plan to use for protection of their personal property.

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Property Tax Bill

First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due by December 10th

Property tax bills were mailed October 31st. If you have not received your tax bill, you can retrieve a copy from the My Tax Bill web page. You will need to enter in your new Assessment/Fee number. This number is now a 12 digit number, taking your old Parcel number and adding zeros in the first and seventh positions. Example: 12-345-67-000 becomes 012-345-067-000.

First installments are due postmarked no later than December 10, 2018. Payments can be made online through e-check or credit/debit card (convenience fee applies), by mail, in-person or dropped in our 24-7 drop box located in the parking lot of the Rood Government Center in Nevada City.

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Nevada County Library - Truckee Branch

New and Exciting Programs at the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library will be hosting many exciting children’s and adult programs over the next couple of weeks.

Mark your calendar with fun activities for all ages! The Truckee Library has a Winter Reading Challenge coming up, Read Up For Fun (RUFF) programs weekly, Winter Craft programs, Date with a Database to help residents navigate job search library databases, Holiday Dog Treat programs, and a Holiday Open House with a book signing of Joanne Meschery's Truckee: An Illustrated History of the Town and Its Surroundings.

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National Family Caregiver Month: Caring for the Caregiver

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. What better way to appreciate caregivers in our community but to celebrate their dedication and hard work, and help protect their health and the health of their loved ones. 

Connecting Point hosted its annual In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Provider Appreciation event and offered a beautiful Thanksgiving-style dinner for all providers and numerous fun activities for folks to participate in.  Nevada County's Senior Outreach Nurses were there to administer flu shots.  They administered approximately 16 vaccines!  Adult Services Senior Outreach Nurses help to vaccinate our community as only part of their many duties to our needy senior residents. 

Thank you to all caregivers for all of the hard work that you do and thank you to the Senior Outreach Nurses for helping to protect the health of our caregivers and our community.  If would like more information about the services that the Senior Outreach Nurse Program provides, please contact Tamaran Cook at (530) 265-7160.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Computer Services Technician II

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 Computer Service Technician (CST) II for the Information Systems department position provides over-the-phone and on-site technical support to Nevada County staff in the use of their computers, applications, mobile devices, phones, printers and other technology. The ideal CST candidate has previous experience in this area, demonstrates excellent customer service and has the desire and drive for continuous learning in a technical environment that is constantly evolving to meet customer needs.  This position is part of an innovative, collaborative and supportive team of IT professionals.  The Information Systems department is an award-winning department that constantly strives for excellence in governmental information technology.

Apply today!  Applications are due by December 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Find out more information about this position online. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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