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Fire Weather Watch 9/15-9/16

Fire Weather Watch: Eastern Nevada County, September 15th and 16th

US National Weather Service Reno Nevada has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon through 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. This Fire Weather Watch impacts part of Eastern Nevada County.
Please avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires, and follow local fire restrictions.

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Building Outpost at Nevada County Contractors' Association

Building Department Outpost Receives 2019 CSAC Challenge Award

Nevada County has been awarded a California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2019 Challenge Awards for outstanding county programs.  CSAC's annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in government.  With a record number of 284 entries, the second most in the program's history, Nevada County won the Merit Award for the Building Department Outpost. The Building Department also won a CSAC Challenge Award in 2017 for their Over-the-Counter Plan Review Program.

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Town Hall

Nevada County District 1 Supervisor Hall and Division I NID Director Heck Joint Town Hall, October 3rd

Nevada County District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Division I Director Ricki Heck are hosting a joint Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 3rd in the Board of Supervisors' chambers at the Nevada County Eric Rood Administrative Center from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

The forum will include presentations from both Supervisor Hall and Director Heck followed by a moderated Q&A session with attendees.

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Library Programs

Back-to-School Library Programs Provide Fun and Free Learning for Kids and Teens

As the school year ramps up, so does free programming for kids and teens at the libraries in Western Nevada County. The fall schedule is now available with programs ranging from chemistry to movies to reading to dogs to DIY beauty projects for tweens.

For more information about library events, visit the Events Calendar at, or call (530) 265-7050.

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SmartPedal Project Creates Fuel Savings and Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions on County Vehicles

After an initial 6 month pilot, Nevada County has added SmartPedal  to 39% of applicable County fleet vehicles to create fuel cost-savings and lower the County Fleet's greenhouse gas emissions.

SmartPedal improves mileage by electronically correcting for unwanted changes in power, and has helped Nevada County vehicles and drivers save over 2,150 gallons of fuel since it's implementation on 96 County vehicles in December 2018. In addition to Nevada County Fleet's 10 electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles that have small carbon footprints, SmartPedal helps each County vehicle produce 755 fewer pounds of greenhouse gases annually for a total of 72,492 pounds.

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Gold Country Stage

Transit Free Fare Days, September 19th-21st

Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Thursday, September 19th, through Saturday, September 21st during the Draft Horse Classic at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times. Additionally, for folks traveling to the Draft Horse Classic, the Route 3 Fairgrounds stop, at Brighton Street and McCourtney Road, will be available every hour.

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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Supervisors Add Truckee Freemasons to Nevada County Historical Landmarks

Truckee is celebrating not only its 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, but also 150 years of a continued presence of Freemasons. At Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board passed a resolution approving a landmark plaque at the Truckee Memorial Masonic Arch recognizing the historical significance of the Truckee Freemasons.

Freemasons have been instrumental to the social and economic life of growing towns like Truckee. In 1869, Truckee became an important railroad station. At the same time a group of Truckee Freemasons were granted a dispensation to start a lodge. Five months later on October 14, 1869, Truckee Lodge No. 200 was given its charter. Many of the Truckee Freemasons were railroad workers and a steady group of early Truckee business and professional men helped keep the Truckee Masonic chapter open. For 150 years the Truckee Freemasons have helped build the town of Truckee. They continue to be involved in doing good work for the community.

Nevada County Historical Landmarks Website

We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Registered Nurse

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 Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is looking for a Limited-Term Registered Nurse I or II to work as part of a clinical team that includes a supervisor, psychiatrist, case manager, therapist, and another nurse. This person provides support for medication refills, nursing assessments, assisting psychiatrists in daily duties, and coordinating services within the clinical team as well as with primary care and other agencies. We have a friendly, nurturing work environment and we enjoy the privilege of serving individuals with serious mental illness.  We hire individuals who are not only caring, but also bring a sense of humor and fun at the right time.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time, regular, and limited term positions.

Applications are due October 1st. Apply today for Registered Nurse I or Registered Nurse II! Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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