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FEMA Emergency Alerts

FEMA's Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Scheduled for August 7th

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, August 7th at 11:20 a.m. PDT.

This is not to be confused with Nevada County's countywide test of the local CodeRED Emergency Alert system, which is happening on Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. All Nevada County residents are advised to prepare by registering for CodeRED Emergency Alerts online at, by texting ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411, or calling 211 at 1-833-DIAL211.

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Gold Country Stage

Ride Free to the Nevada County Fair for Free Fare Days

Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Wednesday, August 7th, through Sunday, August 11th during the Nevada County Fair. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times. Additionally, for folks traveling to the Nevada County Fair, the Grass Valley shuttle bus runs Wednesday through Sunday and departs Church and Neal Streets (at Tri Counties Bank) starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. The shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes with stops at the Pine Creek and Kmart Shopping Centers and the Tinloy Transit Center.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.

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Mental Health

Provide Input on Mental Health Needs in Nevada County

Nevada County Behavioral Health is kicking off the community planning process for the next three-year Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan. We want to hear from the community about the mental health needs and priorities in Nevada County. Your input is essential to helping the Behavioral Health Department decide where our resources should be focused over the next three years.

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), also known as Prop 63, was passed by California voters in November 2004. MHSA is funded by a 1% tax on personal income over $1 million per year, and is designed to expand and transform California's county mental health systems.

Spend 10 to 15 minutes completing the survey to provide your input of mental health needs and where resources should be focused. The survey closes on Monday, August 26th. All responses to the survey will be confidential.

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Connecting Point Launches Volunteer Hub

Connecting Point is pleased to announce the launch of Nevada County's new Volunteer Hub. The Volunteer Hub is a free service to connect Nevada County residents of all ages to volunteer opportunities in our community.

The Volunteer Hub website makes it easy for community members to find volunteer opportunities at local organizations and connect to them directly. Visitors to the Volunteer Hub can search by date, location, interest, or browse the latest featured opportunities.

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Partnership with First 5 and local dentists

Nevada County’s Oral Health Program Partners with First 5 and Local Volunteer Dentists

Nevada County Public Health partnered with First 5 Nevada County and two dentists, Dr. Robinson and Dr. White, to bring oral health to First 5's Step Up to Kindergarten program. Soon-to-be Kindergarteners participating in First 5's Step Up to Kindergarten program were visited by these two local dentists during their 2nd week of the summer program. Students were excited to practice brushing teeth and flossing on the program's oral health mascot, the charming Flossisaurus – a large dinosaur puppet with a terrific set of teeth!

The Nevada County Oral Health Program encourages families with small children to introduce their child to the dentist at an early age. This early introduction to the dentist, and encouragement of good oral health habits at a young age, lead to continued focus on a healthy smile and optimal overall health throughout the child's life.

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Ballots for State Assembly District 1 Special Election Are Mailed

On June 19th, Governor Newsom announced that a special election will be held for the California State Assembly District 1 seat that was vacated by Brian Dahle. Nevada County and nine other counties within Assembly District 1 are participating in this election.

Under the Voter's Choice Act, every registered Nevada County voter will receive a vote by mail ballot. Ballots were mailed beginning on July 29th, and should have arrived in your mailbox. If you haven't received your ballot please call the Elections Department at (530) 265-1298.

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World Breastfeeding Week at the Nevada County Fair

World Breastfeeding Week is recognized and celebrated by organizations throughout the world every year from August 1st through 7th. This year the theme is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding," which focuses on inclusion of all types of parents. Breastfeeding success improves when fathers, partners, families, workplaces, and communities come together to support breastfeeding mothers and babies.

This year the Nevada County Fair kicks off at the end of World Breastfeeding Week. Mothers looking for a comfortable place to feed and change their babies can find their way to the Rock & Relax Lounge in Ponderosa Hall. The lounge is supported by the Nevada County Breastfeeding Coalition.

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Connect to Social Services and Legal Help at the Library

Beginning August 2nd, the Library is partnering with the Nevada County Department of Social Services for Resources in the Library. In addition to the library's Lawyer in the Library series with local lawyers, on the first Friday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nevada County staff are now offering resources on CalWorks, CalFresh and Medi-Cal in the Madelyn Helling Library Collaborative Technology Center classroom.

Social Services staff will be at the library to assist with questions and to help participants apply for these services. Staff can also provide referrals to many more community resources. The Lawyer in the Library program will continue to require reservations, but the Resources in the Library with Social Services do not and are available to anyone who needs assistance.

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LivingRoom Conversations

Library Hosts LivingRoom Conversations

Beginning on August 8th at 5:00 p.m., the Madelyn Helling Library will be hosting a monthly LivingRoom Conversation on in the Gene Albaugh Community Room. LivingRoom Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate communities. These programs provide an easy structure for community members engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom they may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow participants to discuss possible solutions.

The first facilitated conversation topic will be The America We Want to Be on August 8th. Future conversations will focus on topics such as Nevada County on September 12th, Homelessness on October 10th, To Vote or Not To Vote on November 14th, and Relationships Over Politics on December 12th. All viewpoints and opinions are welcome! Community members are invited to come share their thoughts in this safe space.

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County staff at Truckee Latino Swim Night and Health Fair

Nevada County Attended Truckee's Latino Swim Night and Health Fair

Sierra Community House and Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District partnered to provide Truckee's first Latino Swim Night and Health Fair.  The event took place on Friday, June 28th.  Families who attended the event received free admission to the pool for the evening.  The event was well attended by community members and partner agencies including Tahoe Forest Hospital, KidZone Museum, Nevada County, Placer County, Truckee Donner Public Utility District and Tahoe Safe Alliance.

An informed community is a healthy community.  The hope is to offer this even again in the future!

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Assistant Clerk-Recorder

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.

Nevada County's Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters is seeking an experienced, collaborative leader to be the Assistant Clerk-Recorder. Acting on behalf and in the absence of the County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, the Assistant Clerk-Recorder provides functional management responsibility for the department's Recorder, County Clerk, and Elections divisions.
The Assistant Clerk-Recorder oversees a team of 10 positions including administrative support and management staff. This individual works closely with staff to manage budget and human resource needs, chairs the Voter Outreach and Education Committee, and maintains strong collaborative relationships with partner agencies and vendors. The Assistant Clerk-Recorder actively participates with staff to complete key election tasks such as selecting vote centers, designing/publishing voter materials and mailings, conducting official canvass audits, and overseeing regular evaluations of election operations to identify, prioritize, and implement improvements as part of an annual program improvement plan. When potential or unexpected problems arise, the Assistant Clerk-Recorder ensures problem-solving and troubleshooting efforts produce solutions that are feasible, efficient, and compliant with current law. In addition, the Assistant Clerk-Recorder is the primary contact for local municipal, school, and special districts as well as voters and candidates seeking information on both recording and election law, and procedure. During election preparations, the office hires up to 60 extra-help temporary staff to assist with workload, and coordinates training and placement for our Vote Centers. 

Apply today!  Applications are due by August 9th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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