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HiLo Evacuation Siren Video

Sheriff and Local Police Implements New HiLo Evacuation Siren Pilot Program

The Nevada County Sheriff 's Office has partnered with the Grass Valley Police Department and the Nevada City Police Department to pilot new HiLo Sirens for evacuations.

These sirens have a new sound to notify you and your family of an immediate evacuation order. This new system will not replace CodeRed Emergency Alerts, but is another way that law enforcement can notify you of emergency in your neighborhood. Watch the video to become familiar with the new siren sound, and help spread the word to family and neighbors.

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Parks and Rec

Parks and Recreation Roundtable Meeting, September 22nd

The Nevada County Planning Department invites you to join a conversation about park and recreation services in Nevada County on Sunday, September 22nd at the Madelyn Helling Library in the Gene Albaugh Community Room from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The County and EPS wish to hear your thoughts about the successes and challenges of providing recreation services in your community. The County and EPS will consider your input while preparing a feasibility study to evaluate potential governance alternatives to provide park and recreation facilities and services in the western portion of the County. 

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Blue Algae near Combie Reservoir

Report of Possible Blue Green Algae in Holding Pond Near Combie Reservoir

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, Harmful Algae Bloom Division Scientist released the report of a possible, but not confirmed, Cynaobacteria (also known as Blue Green Algae) Bloom occurring in a holding pond just above Combie Lake.

The lake/reservoir and pond is owned and operated by the Nevada County Irrigation District (NID). NID is currently working with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board with any testing and we recommend that people, especially children and pets, avoid direct contact with the water located in the holding pond or subsequent tributaries.

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WIC card

WIC Now Offering Electronic Benefits!

Nevada County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is thrilled to introduce the California WIC Card! Starting September 23rd, the WIC Card will replace the current paper food checks and will provide an easier way to receive and use food benefits, as well as improve the shopping experience for WIC families and grocers.

Each family will receive one WIC Card for all of their family's food benefits. The WIC Card will provide a more convenient way for families to shop for WIC foods and provide flexibility to get just what they need at each shopping trip.

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Nevada County Book Sale in Eric Rood Center lobby

Donate Books! 24th Annual Nevada County Book Sale to Benefit United Way of Nevada County

Nevada County is holding its 24th annual Book Sale to benefit United Way of Nevada County soon. Over the last 23 years, the Nevada County Book Sale has raised over $65,000 for United Way of Nevada County.

It's time to load up and donate all those slightly used books you have been meaning to pass on! In preparation for the Book Sale, the County is accepting donated books, in good condition, now through October 26th. You may drop off your donated books inside the east door in the Rood Center Lobby.

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CA Census 2020: Be counted, California!

Connecting Point and Nevada County Team up for Census Outreach

Every decade since 1790, the United States has counted the population of our nation, as required by the U.S. Constitution. This nation-wide head-count plays an extraordinarily important role in shaping our communities for years to come. The next Census will take place in April 2020.

Census data is used to draw congressional districts, distribute billions of federal dollars to states, and inform the decisions of government, businesses, and non-profits.

An under-count could cost California more than $1.5 billion across all Federal programs. These are dollars that fund housing, education, healthcare, roads, and emergency services in our community.

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors seal

September 24th Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, at the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items that don't appear on the agenda, but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board. Tuesday's September 24th meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

Following public comment, the Board will consider a resolution proclaiming October 2019 as "United Way of Nevada County Campaign Kick-Off Month" and present a certificate of recognition to the Golden Empire Flying Association for its support of the Nevada County Airport.

At 9:30 a.m., the Board will hold a public hearing before considering a resolution to adopt updated Development Impact Mitigation Fees, also known as AB 1600 fees, for the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District.

Afterwards, Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Chris de Nijs will present the 2018 Nevada County Crop and Livestock Report.

Later at 10:30 a.m., the Board will consider a resolution proclaiming October 6th through 12th as Fire Prevention Week in Nevada County, hear a presentation from the Office of Emergency Services on wildfire preparedness, and hear a presentation from PG&E on their Community Wildfire Safety Program.

At 1:30 p.m., the Board will hold a public hearing before considering an Urgency Ordinance regarding the processing of cannabis.

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Clothing Allowance Benefits for Veterans with Service-Related Disability or Injury

Veterans who have unique clothing needs as a result of a service-related disability or injury may be eligible for a clothing allowance to supplement their disability compensation provided by the Veteran Administration (VA).

The clothing allowance reimburses Veterans whose clothes become permanently damaged by a prosthetic and / or orthopedic appliance they wear as a result of a service-related injury. The allowance also includes clothing that gets ruined or stained by medications used on the skin as prescribed by the VA.

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CAL FIRE Awarded for heroic efforts during Paradise Camp Fire

CAL FIRE NEU Recognized for Heroic Efforts During the Camp Fire

On Friday, September 13th, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recognized 3 local CAL FIRE NEU Captains and CDCR Lt. Ratliff for their heroic efforts while assigned to the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise.

Fire Captains Chris Sauer, Todd Nelson, and Eric Ayers were assigned to one of the Golf Strike Teams out of Washington Ridge Conservation Camp. They were presented with CDCR's Unit Citation award for great courage in the face of immediate life threatening conditions.

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North San Juan Historic Cemetery Tour

From headstones to famous buried people, join us on Saturday, September 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a North San Juan Historic Cemetery Tour. 

Learn details about our local history and enjoy engaging conversation.  Meet Library staff at the San Juan Ridge Community Library at 18847 Oak Tree Road in Nevada City for a quick tour celebrating this unique space, and then on to the local cemetery.

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Library Announces: Celebrating Our Cornish Ancestors

The Doris Foley Library for Historical Research presents: Celebrating Our Cornish Ancestors on Thursday, September 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Want to know more about Nevada County's Cornish heritage? Do you have memories and pictures of Cornish family you'd like to share? We invite you to join in a lively discussion with Gage McKinney, author of the book, "When Miners Sang" and past president of the California Cornish Cousins as we remember and celebrate our Cornish miner's history.

Library Events Calendar

We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Assistant Auditor-Controller

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 Auditor Controller's Office is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Assistant Auditor-Controller. This is an assistant department-head level of classification with responsibility to supervise up to 12 accounting and auditing personnel assigned to the County's Auditor-Controller's Office. The workload is diverse and complex and requires solid leadership skills to encourage, direct and guide an excellent team. This ideal candidate must perform at a high technical level while managing multiple priorities and projects. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

Apply online by October 4th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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