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Extreme Weather Shelter

Sierra Roots Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Open Tonight

In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, Sierra Roots, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada initiated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, November 26th through 29th. The Extreme Weather Shelter, located in the Nevada City Veterans Hall (415 North Pine Street, Nevada City), will open at 4:30 p.m. and be open until 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Further assistance for homeless residents can also be gained by dialing 2-1-1 or 1(844) 319-4119 to speak with a local 211 Connecting Point call specialist.

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South Yuba River Plume

State Water Board Report Finds No Evidence of Plume Source on Kilham Mine Road

After reports of a yellow discoloration of the South Yuba River and identifying a distinct area that changed coloration in the proximity of Kilham Mine Road, the State Water Board submitted an Inspection Report of Findings to the Kilham Mine Road property owner. They found no evidence of a sediment discharge from the property that matches the characteristics of the plume in the South Yuba River was observed.

The State Water Board plans to continue their investigation 2 miles upstream from Kilham Mine Road location and to include investigations of Blue Tent on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property along with shore line investigations along the South Yuba River.  The State team will be conducting fly-overs of the same area after the first significant rain fall.

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Romaine Lettuce

CDC Recalls Romaine Lettuce Due to E.Coli

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California, growing region. 

Especially over the holidays, Nevada County Environmental Health would like to remind you to throw away any salads or lettuce products that may have been affected by the recent E.coli outbreak. 
More information on this recent E.coli romaine lettuce outbreak can be found on the CDC's website.

E.coli Recall List


Give a Gift This Holiday: Giving Tree for Foster Youth and Toys for Tots

Every December, Nevada County Child Welfare Services works with community service provides and partners to collect and donate Christmas presents for children in foster care. This annual tradition brings joy and happiness to all the foster children through the community's support and acknowledgement. Each Giving Tree has tags for each child currently in foster care.

The annual Toys for Tots program is another way to give this holiday. The program distributes thousands of toys and bicycles to the children of Nevada County. The Toys for Tots program traditionally servers as a central collection point and will distribute surplus toys to other organizations in the community that may come up short of fulfilling the requests of their sponsored families.

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Washington DC

Supervisor Heidi Hall Represents Nevada County in Washington D.C.

On November 19th and 20th District I Supervisor Heidi Hall met with congressional staff in Washington D.C. to discuss Nevada County's priority objectives including wildfire, homelessness and broadband.

During her visit, Supervisor Hall discussed and requested assistance with two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazardous Mitigation Grant applications that the County submitted back in July 2018. She also spoke with Senator Feinstein's staff specifically about the challenges of homelessness in rural communities.

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Forest Springs Mobile Home Park meeting

Supervisor Scofield, Health and Human Services and Community Partners Conduct PSPS Outreach

On Thursday November 21st, District II Supervisor Ed Scofield, Health and Human Services staff, Heather Heckler from 211 Connecting Point and Ana Acton from FREED met with the residents of Forest Springs Mobile Home Park to discuss the recent PG&E Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and the community resources available.

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Turning Point Thanksgiving Dinner

Turning Point Celebrates Community, Clients and Staff with Thanksgiving Feast

On Friday, November 22nd, Turning Point Community Programs hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day feast at the Episcopal Church in Grass Valley. About 50 community members, clients, and staff joined together to celebrate with a delicious meal with home-made dishes provided by a dedicated cooking group led by Turning Point staff Shae Nightingale.

The event was made possible by generous donations from the community, including a roasted turkey from Cake in Grass Valley, donations from SPD, and 51 donated prizes for the raffle at the event. Turning Point, a contracted provider of Nevada County Behavioral Health, supports and empowers clients through the delivery of "whatever it takes" behavioral health services.

Turning Point Community Programs

Explore the Exploratorium with Senior Scientist Charles Carlson at the Truckee Library!

Don't miss the unique opportunity to help the Truckee Library celebrate the 50th year of the Exploratorium.

Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m., the Truckee Library will host guest speaker Charles Carlson, Senior Scientist and exhibit designer for the San Francisco museum since 1971.  Recently retired, and a friend and colleague of Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer, Charles will discuss Oppenheimer's inspiration for the iconic museum, his early life, and impacts on information education.  Oppenheimer viewed the Exploratorium's displays as a "library of exhibits."

Library Events Calendar

We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: 
Health Technician

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 Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is looking for a Health Technician to join a team of caring individuals providing support to the Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Social Services departments in the Truckee office. The Health Technician duties in this capacity include accepting and indexing official documents; assisting the public by explaining functions and procedures relating to various Health and Human Services programs; maintaining medical charts; and performing related work as assigned.  Candidates need to have excellent customer service and problem-solving skills to be successful in this position.  The ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, and is highly desirable.

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

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