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Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in Nevada County. These are different from CodeRED Emergency Alerts and are not evacuation notices, but general non-emergency updates during an emergency event.

CodeRED is the County's official emergency alert notification system and will be used for emergency or time-sensitive situations to keep you informed. We might use CodeRED in situations such as wildfires, evacuation notices, floods, boil water notices, criminal activity, and missing persons/children. Sign up for CodeRED at, by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL-211, or text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411.

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Community Response to PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoffs

With most of Western Nevada County without power during PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff, local businesses, organizations and neighborhoods rallied to support each other with extra compassion during the power outage. Local grocery stores donated food they couldn't keep, and both the local media and residents helped to share business providing ice, water and food.

A thank you goes out to all those in our community who helped out their neighbors, donated to residents, and made the extra effort to support those affected by the power shutoffs.

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Sierra Roots Cold Weather Shelter

Sierra Roots Volunteer Training for Cold Weather Shelter

The partnership between the County of Nevada, City of Nevada City and Sierra Roots continues into this next winter season in their coordinated efforts to provide Emergency Cold Weather sheltering for homeless members of our community.

In preparation for the upcoming season, Sierra Roots is holding volunteer trainings at the Nevada City Veterans Hall this Saturday, October 12th, and Saturday October 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  All returning Sierra Roots volunteers and any new member of the community interested in volunteering must attend one of the volunteer training sessions to be eligible to help out during sheltering events. Any community members interested in helping out as a Community Liaison during sheltering events must also attend a security training session on one of the same training dates from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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Generator Safety

PG&E Generator Safety

If you don't understand how to use your generator or battery, you risk damaging your property, endangering your life and endangering the lives of PG&E employees who may be working on power lines in your community.

PG&E has provided tips on how to properly operate portable generators, permanent-standby generators, portable batteries, and home batteries.

PG&E Generator Safety

The Midnight Girls Robotics Team

Nevada County Welcomes 4th Grade Robotics Team to the Rood Center to Learn About Homeless Issues and Fire Prevention

On September 18th "The Midnight Girls", as the team is known, joined County officials from Office of Emergency Services, the CEO's Office and the HOME Team to prepare a project for their first state qualifier competition in November.

Their first assignment: find a challenge in your community and create something to help solve it. With wildfire being a current local issue, the girls wondered how they might help the homeless population keep our community wildfire free. Like all good inventors, they started with plenty of questions and reached out to staff at the Rood Center for answers.

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Drive-thru Flu Clinic

Reminder: Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 21st

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Monday, October 21st, and come to Nevada County Public Health's free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older, and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley.

Public participation is essential to making this event a success, so please come join us and help fight flu!

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Gold Country Stage transit

Transit Free Fare Days: October 18th and 19th

Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Friday, October 18th, through Saturday, October 19th during the Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times. Additionally, for folks traveling to the All Veterans Stand Down, 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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County Offices Closed October 14th

All administrative County offices will be closed on Monday, October 14th, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.  Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Tuesday, October 15th.

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Job Openings at Nevada County

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.

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

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