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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

Community Resiliency Grants NewsFlash

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special districts. 

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

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Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

Expansion of navigation and homelessness services

 For Immediate Release:

 Nevada City, Calif. - Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the pro...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

Brunswick Commons

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

 For Immediate Release:

 Grass Valley, Calif. (August 22, 2022)- Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan Together with CoC

Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan 

In Collaboration with Nevada County Continuum of Care 

 

For Immediate Release:

 

Nevada City, Calif. (July 5, 2022)- Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency  pres...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County's 2022 Homeless PIT Count Set for February 24th

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Media Contact: Mike Dent?? 

Nevada County Director?of Housing?and Community Services, and Child Support 

Phone: (530) 265-1410? 

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Completion of Lone Oak Senior Housing Development in Penn Valley

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Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and residents celebrated the completion of the Lone Oak senior housing development in Penn Valley on Tuesday, August 17. Lone Oak provides 31 units of affordable housing for Nevada County’s lower in...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Celebrates the Newly Re-opened Odyssey House

Odyssey House Ribbon Cutting

Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in nee...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Helping Low Income Households get Online

Affordable Connectivity Program

Internet service has become a critical tool in our daily lives and yet, many households struggle to afford it. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help low-income hou...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Resources for Those Losing DSL Internet Service

Resources for those losing DSL

We understand that DSL service is being decommissioned in some parts of Nevada County. We are as frustrated and concerned as you are with this unfortunate news. Your local county government has very little control over this, as telecommunications are not ...

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Broadband
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Local Volunteer ARES Group Offers Assistance in Setting up Neighborhood Emergency Communication

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The Nevada County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group is offering neighborhoods another way to communicate during fires, winter storms, and power shutoff events. “When these events happen, regular communication services can be interrupted and pe...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Tire Amnesty Event October 24-28 to Reduce Illegal Dumping in Nevada County

Tires

To reduce illegal dumping Nevada County, Grass Valley, and Nevada City residents can dispose of up to nine tires at no cost at select locations during the week of October 24-28 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at various locations throughout Nevada County – see be...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

Higgins 4th Community Meeting September 28 6pm-7:30pm

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Get New Projects Permitted with New Unpermitted Improvement (formerly As-Built) Policy

BOS Meeting-August 8, 2022 - Staff speaking to BOS on New Unpermitted Improvement Policy

On August 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors received a presentation from the Nevada County Building Department on the department’s new Unpermitted Improvement Policy, formerly the As-Built policy. This revised policy addresses many of the hurdles and conc...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Go Nevada County Website Showcases Sustainable Tourism and Recreation

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NEVADA CITY, Calif. (August 11, 2022) – Residents and visitors now have access to a newly launched Go Nevada County website, an easy-to-navigate virtual guide that puts a wealth of experiences and unforgettable itineraries together in one beauti...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Department of Cannabis Control Appoints Jeff Merriman to Cannabis Advisory Committee

Department of Cannabis Control Appoints Nevada County's Director of Cannabis Compliance for the C

We’re pleased to announce that the Code and Cannabis Compliance Divisions’ Director, Jeff Merriman, has been appointed to the California Department of Cannabis Control‘s (DCC) Cannabis Advisory Committee (CAC)!  The CAC is expected to provide val...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Community Development Agency Fee Schedule Change Effective September 1, 2022

Community Development Agency Fee Schedule Change Effective September 1, 2022.

Community Development Agency (CDA) fee schedule increase will take effect on September 1, 2022.  On June 21st, the Board of Supervisors adopted the annual County Consolidated Fee Ordinance which included an average 5.8% increase across all CDA de...

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Community Development News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

New Unpermitted Improvement Policy is Here to Help You Get Your New Building Projects Permitted

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Have you ever wanted to ask questions about your property but are worried that you will be opening up a can of worms? Have you wanted to get a building permit for a renovation project but are concerned about the unpermitted shed on your property? The Neva...

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Community Development News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Transit Fares July 15th & 16th to Support Health Clinic

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California CareForce is hosting a free health clinic at Nevada Union High School this weekend. To make this free service more accessible, Nevada County Connects is offering free bus fares on all routes on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th.

Nevada C...

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Community Development News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

2 Additional Ways to Access the Building Department and the Community Development Agency Are Back

NCCA and Nevada County Staff standing at Building Outpost Desk at NCCA.

The Community Development Agency (CDA) is bringing back out 2 ways to assist you with your permit and application needs. On June 2, CDA relaunched the Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program, which provides plan review services for qualifying proje...

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Community Development News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Nevada County Requests Cal OES Disaster Declaration for Grape Crop Loss

2022 Grape Crop Loss - Frozen grape vines.

June 2—On Thursday, June 9th, Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Chris de Nijs has requested a USDA disaster declaration through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for grape growers in Nevada County due to freezing temperatures tha...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program is Back!

Staff review plans with potential client for Over the Counter Wednesday.

Have your permit plans reviewed while you wait! The Over-the-Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program started in 2015 to help expedite the permit process by shortening your two-week review to a one-hour pre-scheduled appointment. 

Planning a project ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Nevada County Board of Supervisors Accepts $950,000 CAL FIRE Grant to Support Wildfire Prevention

CALFIRE Grant for $950,000 presented to Nevada County Board of Supervisors by Public Works.

Nevada City, CA - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors formally accepted funds awarded by CAL FIRE at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) announced last month that it had secured funding for a...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

National Public Works Week Highlighted Our Ready & Resilient Public Works Crews

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On May 10th, the Board of Supervisors joined jurisdictions nationwide in proclaiming May 15th to 21st as National Public Works Week. Public Works professionals help keep our community strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, wa...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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May is Building Safety Month. The International Code Council founded building Safety Month to promote worldwide building safety and help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures in our commun...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Nevada County Connects Free Transit Fares April 29th & 30th in Celebration of Earth Day

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Come celebrate Earth Day in Nevada City as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes on April 29th and 30th! It’s our gift to the Earth, from you. 

Please help us make a positive impact in our communities by riding transit, ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standin...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access Points Effective 4/8/2022

Hirschdale Block 2022

Help ensure access to the Hirschdale area by using the parking and access points to the Tahoe Pyramid Trail and Truckee River (effective 4/8/2022). Please remember to respect homeowners, private property, and leave no trace to protect this important commu...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran n...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Special Public Meeting before the Planning Commission on March 24, 2022, Beginning at 9:30am

Special Public Meeting March 24, 2022 How to Participate  & Provide Comment on the  Idaho-Maryland

Nevada County released the original Notice of Availability on January 3rd and extended it on February 7, for Draft EIR for the Idaho-Maryland Mine project. See press release. All public comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted via email to Idaho.MMEIR@...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7.

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

Nevada County announces Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7, 2022.  These dates are designated every year to commemorate President John Adams’s signing of the first United States weights and measures law on March 2nd, 1799.

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

River Fire Recovery Continues with Residential Master Plans Available for Property Owners

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The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA), Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), teamed up with several local design professionals to provide preapproved residential master plans for pr...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

Reporting Tree and Drainage Concerns, cloud hovers over broken tree that leans over a roadway.

With meteorologists forecasting an impactful storm system this Saturday into next week in Northern California, Nevada County Public Works encourages residents to report their roadside concerns. 

  • If you have an emergency, please report immediately ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

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For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Community Development News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Nevada County Releases 2020 Agricultural Crop Report

2020 AG Crop Report - tomatoes, okra with an "I'm hot" sign, and oyster mushrooms.

This week the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner presented the 2020 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community here in Nev...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Supervisors Approve Affordable Housing Master Plan Project To Create a Unique Regional Approach

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On October 12, Nevada County Supervisors unanimously approved a new Affordable Housing Master Plan Project.  This project will help create affordable housing critical to the region by providing housing master plans that can be used for either acc...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

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Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Community Development News

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Public Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for School-aged Children

Free Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Nov 16 at the Grass valley Veterans Building

The Nevada County Public Health department is hosting a free vaccination clinic for school age children on Tuesday, November 16th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley. “We’re offering an opportunity t...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

State and Federal Issues

California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force Comes to Grass Valley

On September 27 and 28, I attended the Sierra Nevada regional meeting of the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force, which was held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.&a...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular at the Eric Rood Center

Halloween Spooktacular at the Eric Rood Center

Nevada County is thrilled to welcome trick-or-treaters to the Eric Rood Center on October 31st from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for a fun, family-friendly Halloween event.

We’re partnering with the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to make Nevada City the spoo...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Eleven Micro-Grants Awarded to Firewise Communities in District 1

Micro-Grants to Local Firewise Communities

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) recently awarded a number of micro-grants to support recognized Firewise communities in reducing wildfire risk. Congratulations to District 1, which submitted many applications for these funds and was u...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Race for Teen Mental Wellness

Heart of Gold Gravel Ride

The Heart of Gold bike ride, founded by District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock, will take place on October 8 in Nevada City, starting and ending at the Rood Center. The race follows an exciting 46 or 74-mile course through the Sierra Nevada foothills, includ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fire Season is Not Over

Burn Ban

I know we all breathed a huge sigh of relief during the recent spell of rain and cool weather. Not only did it help contain the Mosquito Fire and dramatically improve our local air quality, but it added some desperately needed moisture into our parched la...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: October 3, 2022

New Affordable Housing Project Completed

Brunswick Commons Is Complete

On Monday, September 19, residents began moving into Nevada County’s newest affordable housing community, Brunswick Commons housing development, concluding four years of hard work to bring this project from concept to reality. 

Brunswick...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: October 3, 2022

The Real Deal on Measure V

Ballot Measure NewsFlash

As wildfires become more frequent and more destructive, heat events become increasingly common, and climate uncertainties mean more risk of droughts, floods, and extreme weather events, Nevada County must be well prepared for ongoing natural disasters.

Mea...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Historical Plaque at Hirschman’s Pond Defaced

Hirschmans Pond

On Sunday, July 24, the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission reported that the historical plaque at Hirschman's Pond commemorating the Jewish community that helped Nevada County thrive during the Gold Rush Era was defaced. This is the only plaque...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 18, 2022

State and Federal Issues

Cannabis tax relief

Cannabis Taxation Relief – Passage of AB 195

A bill that was signed by the governor and took effect on July 1, 2022 provides much needed relief to over-taxation that has negatively impacted the California cannabis industry for years. Assembly Bil...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Elections Integrity

Elections Integrity

As you may have heard, Randy Economy, a Southern California talk show host and key player in last year’s gubernatorial recall effort, recently requested a recount of the June 7 clerk-recorder race. Nevada County’s certified vote totals...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Historic Neighborhoods District Ballot Initiative in Nevada City

Ballot Initiative

Nevada City has received a ballot initiative from proponents of a measure that proposes to create a Historic Neighborhoods District within the City. The City is not the sponsor of this initiative and presently does not take a position in support of or opp...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Summer Nights Event in Nevada City - July 27, 6 - 9:30 pm

Summer Nights

This street festival of art and music has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic and, sometimes, quirky community for almost 30 years.

Summer Nights returns in 2022 with familiar and new vendors and activities such as face painting, balloon animal...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Summer Activities at Madelyn Helling Library

Summer at the library

The library staff has put together an excellent summer learning program that will keep you and your family thinking and engaging in fun new experiences for the next few months. All events below are taking place at the Madelyn Helling branch’s outdoor amph...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Kudos to District 1 Community Groups

Community collaboration

I recently attended community meetings hosted by Friends of Banner Mountain and the You Bet Firewise Community. I was very impressed by the organization and sophistication I witnessed in these groups. They articulated some important needs, including assis...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Fuels Clearing on Bureau of Land Management Parcels

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Creating defensible space around our properties and along evacuation routes is on everyone’s mind. However, it can be quite frustrating to put many hours of hard work on your property – or spend thousands to hire someone else to do so ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Thank You to Firefighters and First Responders

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A structure fire near Rice's Crossing was first reported Tuesday, June 28, 2022 around 2 pm. It spread into surrounding vegetation and became what is now known as the Rices Fire. By July 7, it had burned 904 acres and 13 structures and – thanks to a very ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 15, 2022

New Web Domain for Nevada County

New Domain

Have you seen the County’s updated website? It showcases beautiful scenes from Nevada County, it’s easier to use, and it offers helpful new features, such as a translation tool that can convert all of the text on the site into a langua...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Seeking to Appoint Two New Members to a Board and Commission

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Building & Accessibility Standards Board of Appeals

The Building & Accessibility Standards Board of Appeals (BASBOA) is tasked with considering community members’ appeals regarding discretionary orders, decisions and determinations made b...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran n...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Continued Aftermath of Winter Storm Debris - Conversations with AT&T

Downed Trees Due to Snow

Many AT&T customers experienced serious landline and cell phone disruptions during Snowmaggedon and its aftermath in late December / early January. Because of the volume of issues and length of time it took AT&T to address these issues, we tracked...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Looking Ahead in 2022

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From January 19 through 21, the board engaged in its annual workshop to review progress on its prior year objectives and establish objectives for the new year. So many great things came out of the workshop, so I’ll just highlight a few:

  •  Recreatio...
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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Racial Equity and Social Justice

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At our 2022 Board Workshop planning meeting, we agreed to bring forth the following additional statement to our vision and mission, in recognition of the importance of social and racial justice goals. Supervisor Bullock and I worked with representatives f...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Broadband

Network Cables

Large infrastructure projects, like expanding internet service, never move as quickly as we’d like. Even so, we made notable progress expanding high-speed internet (i.e., “broadband”) in Nevada County in 2021. The County dist...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Snowpocalypse 2021

Downed Trees Due to Snow

Most prominently in all our minds is the major snow event and subsequent damage – including downed trees and powerlines – that hit Nevada County in late December. 

My heart goes out to everyone who endured an extended outage, d...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Highway 174

Roadwork on Highway 174, photo courtesy of Caltrans

I’m sure many of you will be relieved to hear that Caltrans’ work on Highway 174 is nearly done. On Thursday, November 18, Caltrans issued a press release stating that they have “completed major roadway improvements with minor construction items remaining...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Redistricting Changes

Map showing proposed changes to District 1

Nevada County Board of Supervisor district boundaries must be redrawn every 10 years using U.S. Census data to make the county’s five districts as equal in population as possible. The County hired a specialist to perform this assessment and reco...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Community Resiliency Grants

Seedling growing out of a jar of coins

Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community and economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency” grants program to help respond to the negative econo...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Quarterly Report on Board Objectives

Third quarter progress report on board objectives

In October, the County Executive Office released the Third Quarter Report, which summarizes the initiatives and performance measures used to track progress toward the Board of Supervisors’ 2021 policy objectives.

Below are our 2021 objectives, followed by ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Housing

Architectural rendering of Odyssey House

There is so much happening in Nevada County on the housing front. 

The Cashin's Field development, at the intersection of Gold Flat Road and Zion Street in Nevada City, is visibly progressing. This multi-family low-income housing developm...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

President Biden’s infrastructure bill, which just recently became law, includes a total of $65 billion in funding for broadband infrastructure. According to USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who joined us on a monthly NACo ca...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Outdoor Recreation

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

At the November 16 board meeting, we voted unanimously to approve the $100,000 contract for the environmental impact report (EIR) on the proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail, which will connect Nevada City and Truckee. The trail, once completed, will b...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Fire and Disaster Response

River Fire burn scar in November 2021

In late October, an atmospheric river drenched Northern California, bringing unusually heavy rains over a short period of time. There were concerns – and even a severe weather advisory – that they would result in flooding in the River ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Public Health

Masking to reduce COVID-19 transmission

Between August 5, 2021 and today, the number of COVID deaths in Nevada County increased from 75 to 109 – a 45% increase. This is a very clear sign that the pandemic is not over and that public health measures, including masking and getting vacci...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local History and JEDI

Circle of Hands

Finally, I want to let you know about two subcommittees I serve on alongside District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock: the Historical Landmarks Commission Ad Hoc Subcommittee, and the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. The first is examinin...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

Over 75,000 vaccine doses have been administered here in Nevada County. That’s fantastic news. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, and you are 12 years old or older, there are now even more places to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Nevada County Public Health has...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

Low Water at Scotts Flat

Last week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched a new zone-based evacuation tool called Zone Haven. Go to ReadyNevadaCounty.org/KnowYourZone to look up your evacuation zone (and those where you spend a lot of time, like work or school)....

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

At the end of April, the Board of Supervisors awarded $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants to four local internet service providers (ISPs). “Last-mile” refers to the final leg connecting the high-speed internet (or, "broadband") service provid...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

This beautiful season in our county is an excellent time to get outdoors and enjoy our many recreational amenities, from trailheads to lakes to river crossings. Those outdoor amenities are the very reason many of us live here, and drive tourism into Nevad...

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District 1 Newsletter

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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District 2 News

News Flash

Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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District 3 News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

CSAC

Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. 

Nevada County’s Int...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

New Affordable Housing Development Completed

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We recently celebrated the completion of Brunswick Commons, a multi-family housing community overlooking Brunswick Basin in Grass Valley that will provide 41 units of affordable housing to homeless or at-risk individuals. The development includes a commun...

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District IV News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Big Win for Western Gateway Regional Park

Prop 68 State of California Parks and Water bond 2018

Western Gateway Recreation & Park District will receive $1,144,634 through the California State Parks’ Rural Recreation and Tourism Program for new recreation opportunities that support economic, tourism, and health-related goals. Awards wer...

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District IV News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Mid-Year Report Card – How We’re Doing on our 2022 Board Objectives

2022 Mid-Year Board Objectives

At the end of each quarter, the County reports out on how we’re doing on the board of supervisors’ annual objectives that we set at the beginning of the year. I’m pleased to offer you this summary of our mid-year report card....

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District IV News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

It's Almost Fair Time!

2022 Nevada County Fair

The 2022 Nevada County Fair – themed, “Who Let the Hogs Out?” – will run from August 10 through 14. The fair is an iconic Nevada County event that celebrates so much of what defines this community – agriculture, creativity, and good times with family and ...

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District IV News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Get Involved in your County Government

Join a committee or commission

We are seeking to fill numerous vacancies on county committees and commissions, including the Adult and Family Services Commission, the Assessment Appeals Board, and the Child Care Coordinating Council. Committees and commissions provide an opportunity fo...

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District IV News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

River Ambassadors Needed for the 2022 River Season

River Ambassadors

The South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) is seeking 70 volunteer River Ambassadors to help educate river visitors between May 27 and September 5. 

Each year, over 800,000 people visit the Yuba River, many without a basic understandi...

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District IV News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Burn Ban in the South Yuba River Corridor

Burn Ban

In September 2018, the Board adopted Urgency Ordinance 2454 adding Article 6 of Chapter XVI to the Nevada County Land Use and Development Code prohibiting outdoor burning on private property in the South Yuba River Wild and Scenic corridor. The South Yuba...

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District IV News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Volunteering

Volunteering

Did you know there are many fun and rewarding opportunities to get involved in your community? In a smaller community like ours, volunteers are the lifeblood of important projects and events that simply wouldn’t happen without them. Below are ju...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highl...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

The MAC, as we call this group, continues to meet monthly – at 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month – to advise me (as the District 4 supervisor), the overall Board of Supervisors, and the Planning Department on land use and develop...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Free Green Waste Drop-Off Events

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On March 8, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unanimously approved nearly $850,000 in grant-funded contracts and programs for defensible space and...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

South Yuba River Updates

Emergency Call Box

I co-chair the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency roundtable that coordinates around public safety issues at the South Yuba River. As we head into the 2022 river season, we’re getting three new emergency call boxes installed at the ...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Microbusiness Grants – Deadline March 25, 2022

Nevada County Microbusiness Grants

Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible microbusinesses in Nevada County may receive up to $2,500 each in grant funding. Applications opened on February 23 and will be ac...

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District IV News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Sierra Family Health Center Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Dr. Van Houten Receiving Certificate of Recognition from the Board

In late February, the Board of Supervisors gave a certificate of recognition to the Sierra Family Health Center and its founder, Dr. Peter Van Houten, acknowledging their 40 years of service to North San Juan and the rest of Nevada County. 

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District IV News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Public Comment Period Extended for Idaho Maryland Mine

Providing Public Comment

In case you haven’t yet heard, the draft environmental impact report for the Idaho Maryland Mine (owned by Rise Grass Valley) has been released for public review and comment. However, please note that the 60-day review/comment period has recently been ext...

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District IV News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for Feb. 24

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The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), has announced that Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will tak...

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District IV News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Meet the New Public Health Officer, Dr. Cooke

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At the December 14, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, we unanimously approved an 18-month contract with Dr. Sherilynn Cooke to serve as Nevada County’s Health Officer beginning January 1, 2022. 

“We feel extremely fortunate to...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Community Resiliency Grants

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Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community & economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency Grants” program to help respond to the negative eco...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Looking Back at Military Appreciation Week

Supervisor Hoek presents Colonel Fox with a certificate of appreciation

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honored and celebrated military veterans, as we do every year. But this year, Nevada County also held its first ever Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 6 to14, during which participating businesses offered discounts and ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopening

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopening Ceremony

On Thursday, November 4, the Save our Bridge campaign held a grand re-opening ceremony to commemorate the completion of the $6.9 million rehabilitation of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge. The bridge is a visually striking, cherished icon that connects us to...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Historical Landmarking of Kentucky Ridge Mine Site

Kentucky Ridge Mine Historical Landmarking

The board of supervisors recently approved the historical landmark designation of the former Kentucky Ridge Mine, located here in district 4 on Lone Lobo Trail. 

The Kentucky Ridge Mine – which likely spanned over a hundred acres on the ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Living Amongst Wildlife

Mountain lion crossing backyard at night

As you may have seen on social media or in the news, there have been many recent wildlife sightings in populated areas. From mountain lions strolling through neighborhoods, to bears crossing roadways (and even getting hit by cars), we’re seeing ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Safe Debris Burning

Now that CAL FIRE has declared an end to fire season and the start of Open Burning, please follow these tips for a safe burn pile:
  1. Check if it’s okay to burn before lighting your burn pile by calling (530-274-7928) or checking online.
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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Fire Season Status Update from CAL FIRE

River Fire Flaring Up Above Tall Trees, Photo Courtesy of Tim O'Brien

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Assistant Chief Jim Mathias gives us this update on the 2021 fire season:

Wetter weather may be on the way but don’t let your guard down.

Most of us have welcomed the cooler temperatures and shorter hours of intense sunlight...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Land Use and Development in Penn Valley

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

Are you interested in land use and development issues in Penn Valley? If so, please join the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PVMAC), which I chair, at our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm, with the next meeting on Thursd...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Housing for Veterans

Built for Zero

Nevada County was recently recognized by a national initiative known as Built for Zero for making tremendous progress in reducing the number of veterans experiencing homelessness. Now, the community is working to reach a goal called functional zero by Nov...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Military Appreciation Week

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Nevada County has a long history of honoring its veterans for their military service and for working to improve our community - from the American Legion Post 130 dreaming up the concept of building the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley in 1927 (c...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

County of Nevada Awarded FEMA Funding for Defensible Space Assistance (1)

The County of Nevada has received over $5 million dollars in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help eligible homeowners pay for fire safe vegetation clearing (also known as “defensible space”) around their properties. Nevada C...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Code Compliance Officer Appreciation Week

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

The week of October 3 through 9, people across California joined together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and the environment. These professionals work tirelessly in the community to en...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Cannabis in Nevada County

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As we enter harvest season, cannabis is more visible in our community. Did you know that cannabis permitting and enforcement in our community is administered by the Nevada County Cannabis Compliance Division? This division within Code Compliance works in ...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

Lone Oak Apartments

District 4 has affordable housing for seniors coming online very soon. The Lone Oak Senior Housing Project, located on Broken Oak Court in Penn Valley, will provide 31 new units of needed affordable housing for seniors. The project includes a community ga...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

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California State Parks and SYRCL kicked off the river season on Memorial Day weekend with the launch of the River Ambassadors’ 2021 presence at the South Yuba River crossings. River Ambassadors are volunteers who use a friendly, non-confrontational approa...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

Truck Bed Liner Temperature on a Hot Day

Well above average temperatures with generally dry conditions are continuing. In addition to drying out vegetation and elevating wildfire risk, this weather can also lead to heat illness. Penn Valley Fire reports that they have already responded to severa...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

RSG Handbook Cover

Fire season is here. There have been several recent fires in District 4, including the Hutto Fire on the Yuba/Nevada County line, which burned 11 acres and triggered our first evacuation warning of 2021. Let it serve as a reminder of the value of our coun...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Notice of Logic and Accuracy Testing

Logic and Accuracy Testing

Nevada County Elections performs Logic and Accuracy testing on our Hart Verity System ahead of every election. For the November 8, 2022 General Election, testing will be held on October 3, 2022 from 10am to 5pm and continue daily until the process is comp...

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Elections
Posted on: August 11, 2022

November 8, 2022 Notice of Election

Notice of Election

NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE FROM THE NEVADA COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER/REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OF OFFICES FOR WHICH CANDIDATES ARE TO BE ELECTED AND DATES WITHIN WHICH DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY MAY BE FILED. NOTICE OF STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS TO BE VOTED ON AT THE GENE...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Nevada County Elections Office Response to Citizen Auditor’s Report

Nevada County Elections Office Response to Citizen Auditor’s Report

On March 22, 2022 the Nevada County Board of Supervisors was handed a report during the public comment period, “Analysis of the 2020 General Election.” The report was prepared by Paul Gilbert of the Citizen Auditors of Nevada County. Because the contents ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

As of Saturday July 16th, everyone in the United States can now access suicide prevention support by simply dialing three easy-to-remember numbers. Call 988 from anywhere in the US and you will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Call Center n...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

Nevada County has been awarded $1.7 Million in Youth Workforce funds from the State’s California Volunteers program. 

The purpose of the initiative is to increase youth employment, develop youth interest in and experience towards a caree...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Older Americans Month: Age My Way!

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May is Older Americans Month. Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is r...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Public Comment Period for Draft EIR on Broadband Begins Sep 30th

Public Comment for EIR on Broadband

On September 30th, a 45-day public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Nevada County Broadband Program begins. Nevada County is conducting a countywide Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on broadband to meaningfully ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

CDA Removes Trash Along LaBarr Meadows Through Adopt-a-Road Program

CDA Adopt-a-Road LaBarr Meadows Clean-up

This Saturday, September 24th, eighteen staff volunteers cleaned up approximately 150 pounds of trash alongside LaBarr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. The County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road in 2022 as a part of the Cou...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Nevada County “All Veterans” Stand Down Returns to the Fairgrounds

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The Nevada County “All Veterans” Stand Down is the largest veteran-targeted annual outreach event in our county. The Stand Down is co-hosted by federal, state, county, and local Veterans Service Organizations and non-profits that provide services and reso...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Community Conversation: Youth Suicide Prevention

Community Conversation - Youth Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Join local school counselors and mental health professionals for a community conversation about youth suicide prevention. Learn about the warning signs of suicide, how to engage with a young person you're c...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

Higgins 4th Community Meeting September 28 6pm-7:30pm

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: September 16, 2022

RCRC Presents President’s Award to Steve Monaghan, Chief Information Officer

RCRC President's Award Presented to Steve Monaghan

SACRAMENTO, CA – On September 15, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) announced that Steve Monaghan, Nevada County’s Agency Director/Chief Information Officer, was recognized with the 2022 RCRC President’s Award for his work on ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Save the Date for Our Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic – October 4th

Flu Shot Drive-Thru (Public Health)

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 4th, 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 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the p...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Nevada County’s Internship Program Garners Statewide Recognition

CSAC Challenge Award Internship Program

Since 2019, Nevada County has hosted 94 interns who have contributed over 40,000 hours serving Nevada County and its residents. Today, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) presented a Challenge Award, the most prestigious award CSAC provide...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

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Nevada City, CA – Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved going out to bid for construction of a new Bear River Library location at 11010 Combie Road. The current location is a shared spaced located at Bear River High...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Exciting Things Happening in Truckee

Truckee Bike Share Program

The August 23rd meeting of the board of supervisors, which was held in Truckee, highlighted some innovative and exciting initiatives taking place in Nevada County’s largest town. From the Town of Truckee implementing a new and expanded bike shar...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Nevada County Connects: Free Fare Rides for the Draft Horse Classic

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Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce our upcoming Free Fare Days event Thursday September 15th through Saturday September 17th in conjunction with the Draft Horse Classic held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. All transit services will be...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Member to the Historical Landmarks Commission

Historical Landmarks Comission

If you love history and the beauty of the county, join a great group of community representatives who have a passion for preserving the unique features of Nevada County. The Historical Landmarks Commission works to preserve and build public engagement wit...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Keep Your Medi-Cal

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Don't miss important information about your Medi-Cal coverage. Make sure that the county has your current contact information. 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program. If your ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

A Planning (PLN) Application is the means by which the Planning Department collects the information required for analysis of discretionary and administrative project...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Measure V Information

Ballot Measure NewsFlash

Measure V is designed to reduce the threat of wildfires and improve disaster readiness and evacuation safety to save lives.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

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Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

 For Immediate Release:

 Grass Valley, Calif. (August 22, 2022)- Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

County Cooling Centers Extended Through Friday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

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Due to the extended Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Centers will remain open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, September 9th. Air-conditioned space and water will be available. Well-behaved pets on ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Supervisor Hall Represents Nevada County In the National Association of Counties

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Nevada County is proud to announce that District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall has taken on an even greater role in representing Nevada County’s interests before the National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization that serves to strengthen America’s co...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Sen. Feinstein Staff Visit and Tour The Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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When we combine local funds with state and federal funds, we can achieve bigger things that move the needle for public safety in Nevada County.

Last year, Senator Feinstein helped Nevada County secure $750,000 toward Phase 2 of the Ponderosa West Grass Val...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

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The South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency work group amongst its members as “The Cohort,” recently celebrated five years of meeting monthly to coordinate public safety efforts in the Yuba River corridor.

The Cohort, originally formed under ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Supervisors Place Wildfire Prevention Measure on November Ballot

Supervisors Place Wildfire Prevention Measure on November Ballot

On Tuesday, August 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved placing a “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure on the November 8th, 2022, General Election ballot. The purpose of the measure would be to save live...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Check Out the Library's New Recreation Collection

Nevada County Library Recreation Collection

The Nevada County Library is proud to announce a new project. The Recreation Collection is an innovative assortment of outdoor and indoor recreational items that can be checked out for free. This collection contains board games, metal detectors, hiking po...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

State Librarian Truckee Tour- A Look at Future Facility Plans

Truckee Library

On July 28, 2022, Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, and Friends of the Truckee Library hosted a tour for Greg Lucas, California’s 25th State Librarian. The tour was an opportunity to showcase the current staff and programming and the vision for a modern...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

National 811 Day: Reminder to Contractors and Homeowners to Call 811 Before All Digging Projects

Call 811 before you Dig

Today, August 11th, is National 811 Day and Pacific Gas and Electric Company is joining together with utilities across the country to help spread the word about the risks of digging at any depth without placing a free call to 811 to have all underground g...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Nevada County WIC Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month!

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Nevada County WIC Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month!

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the week of August 1 is World Breastfeeding Week!

This year’s national theme of “Together We Do Great Things” is a celebration of the power of our collect...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Apply to Join the Assessment Appeals Board

Applications open for Assessment Appeals Board

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is looking for community members to join the Assessment Appeals Board. Members of the Assessment Appeals Board are involved in the community as a part of an independent entity that works to resolve disputes between t...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Candidate Filing for November General Election Now Open

Candidate Filing for November General Election Now Open

Candidate filing for the November 8, 2022 General Election began on Monday, July 18, 2022.  The deadline to file is August 12, 2022. The candidate handbook, a candidate calendar, and a list of offices that are up for election are available on the...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

As of Saturday July 16th, everyone in the United States can now access suicide prevention support by simply dialing three easy-to-remember numbers. Call 988 from anywhere in the US and you will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Call Center n...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Meeting the Challenge: Nevada County Invests in Emergency Services

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These days, Nevada County’s Emergency Operations Center is open an average of 50 days annually compared to just a handful of days only a few years ago. From wildfires and winter storms to extended power outages, extreme weather events are increasingly imp...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Microgrant Program Supports Firewise Communities to Clear Storm Debris

Firewise Community Microgrant Program

Nevada County is still dealing with the impacts of the severe winter storm that struck our area on December 27th, 2021. The storm, which downed hundreds of trees and knocked out power to homes across Nevada County, has left an overabundance of vegetation ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

New Unpermitted Improvement Policy is Here to Help You Get Your New Building Projects Permitted

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Have you ever wanted to ask questions about your property but are worried that you will be opening up a can of worms? Have you wanted to get a building permit for a renovation project but are concerned about the unpermitted shed on your property? The Neva...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

2 Additional Ways to Access the Building Department and the Community Development Agency Are Back

NCCA and Nevada County Staff standing at Building Outpost Desk at NCCA.

The Community Development Agency (CDA) is bringing back out 2 ways to assist you with your permit and application needs. On June 2, CDA relaunched the Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program, which provides plan review services for qualifying proje...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Transit Fares July 15th & 16th to Support Health Clinic

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California CareForce is hosting a free health clinic at Nevada Union High School this weekend. To make this free service more accessible, Nevada County Connects is offering free bus fares on all routes on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Assessment Appeal Application Filing Period Notice

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Assessment Appeal Applications for Fiscal Year 2022/23 are available at the Board of Supervisors Office, Second Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 200, Nevada City, California, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

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The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is excited to announce a new partnership with Guitars 4 Vets to provide local veterans the opportunity to receive 12 free one-on-one guitar lessons.  Vets who complete the 12-class program will b...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

New Historical Landmark Expands Commemoration of Gold Rush Era Nevada County Diversity

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that on June 14, 2022 the Nevada County Board of Supervisors designated The Nevada City African Methodist Episcopal Church Site as a Nevada County Historical Landmark, NEV 22-02.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Free Document Scanning at Foley Library in June and July

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In order to assist Nevada County residents in preparing for fire season, the Doris Foley Library in downtown Nevada City will offer free document scanning events on four upcoming Saturdays. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist from 10:00...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Sheriff’s Office 2022 Community Academy Applications Now Open

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is looking for community members who live and/or work in Nevada County to join the second Annual Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Community Academy. The Community Academy is a program designed to give those with little to ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces its 2022 Summer Learning Program

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Nevada County Library is pleased to announce the start of the 2022 Summer Learning program. Summer Learning is a countywide event that takes place from June 13th-August13th. Community members can enjoy fun events and reading challenges across Nevada Count...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Fills Two Key Positions to Lead Strategic Initiatives

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Nevada County is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Parker as its first Economic Development Program Manager and Erika Seward as its first Senior Administrative Analyst for Recreation.

Parker and Seward join Nevada County’s Community...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding for Woodpecker Ravine Shaded Fuel Break

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In the face of above-normal fire potential and what has been identified as “acute and flammable fuel anomalies” across the Tahoe National Forest following the December 2021 winter storm, Nevada County was excited to learn this week that funding has been a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

Eastern Nevada County Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Truckee May 20, June 4 & 17

It's that time of year to do that literal spring cleaning or clearing as the case may be. Residents can take advantage of (3) upcoming green waste days held at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds (10695 Brockway Rd, Truckee). This event is a self-service: drop-off ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

2022 CalFresh Farmers' Market Match Begins June 4th

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The Market at Grass Valley

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Tuesdays June 7th through September 27th (8:00am - 1:00pm)

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Saturdays June 4th through November 19th (8:00am - 12:30pm)

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Nevada County Board of Supervisors Accepts $950,000 CAL FIRE Grant to Support Wildfire Prevention

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Nevada City, CA - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors formally accepted funds awarded by CAL FIRE at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) announced last month that it had secured funding for a grant to ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

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Nevada County has been awarded $1.7 Million in Youth Workforce funds from the State’s California Volunteers program. 

The purpose of the initiative is to increase youth employment, develop youth interest in and experience towards a career, and to ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties

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California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Nevada County Recognized as an HRD Innovative HR Team in 2022

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Nevada County Human Resources was named as one of twenty-nine most innovative teams in the US by Human Resources Director (HRD). HRD is reviewed over 2,800 submissions from across the United States to determine the most influential and innovative HR offic...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Saf...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

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Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disaste...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

“Need for Speed” Broadband Survey Provides Key Data to Attract Funding

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The data gathered will help expand broadband in Nevada County by identifying locations where internet service is inadequate.

In March residents and businesses were invited to participate in a new survey to assess high-speed internet (or “broadban...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Future of the Nevada County Courthouse Webinar

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A study on the Nevada City Courthouse facility is underway by the California Courts. A minimum of three options will be studied to analyze the feasibility of:

  • Renovating the existing Nevada City Courthouse.
  • Replacing all or part of the existing courthouse o...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Nevada County Awards 23 Microbusiness Grants

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20 Applications Remain Open Until Filled

Nevada County has awarded $57,500 in relief funds to 23 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All microbusinesses received $2,500 in grant funding. 

“Microbusinesses are an essential p...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

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Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Y...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

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The Nevada County Library is excited to announce that you can now visit California State Parks for free using your library card with State Parks passes. 

Access to nature benefits people of all ages both mentally and physically. Californians have ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

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The Nevada County Community Library is proud to announce a new project to give every newborn child born at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital a gift of their first book. 

This project is in collaboration with the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Found...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Monday Night through Wednesday Morning

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather Monday night through Wednesday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protoco...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Take Action on Cleanup Opportunities in Anticipation of Peak Fire Season

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Be Ready Nevada County: Free Storm Green Waste Event Begins This Weekend 

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unani...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

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Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:00 a....

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

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The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), announced Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will take place o...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is r...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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On Tuesday February 15th, The Nevada County Community Library will be resuming in-person services at all branches.  Patrons will be invited back into the buildings to browse the shelves, use public computers, and enjoy library spaces once more.

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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Submitted by 211 Connecting Point. 211 Partners with Nevada County's Emergency Operations Center and Department of Social Services.

Friday, February 11 is National 211 Day, when we celebrate the individuals behind the life enhancing services of 211 call ce...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

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Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Selects Caleb Dardick as New Assistant County Executive Officer

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Caleb Dardick has been appointed as Nevada County’s Assistant County Executive Officer. Caleb served as Project Administrator in the County Executive Office since September 2019 working on the Board of Supervisor’s priorities including wildfire mitigation...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

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Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

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Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

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Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

Webinar: Winter Storm Update for Nevada County

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WHAT: Webinar: Winter Storm Update for Nevada County

WHEN: Monday, January 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:30PM

WHO: Representatives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, County Emergency Operations Center, CAL FIRE, and PG&am...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

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Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:
• Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. 
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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Call to Action: Check-in on Neighbors Without Power and Help Report Unmet Needs to 211

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Over 15,000 Nevada County PG&E customers are going on day six without power. During times of need, Nevada County has a history of coming together to support each other. This once-in-a-lifetime storm event calls upon us all to act. 

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Two County Overflow Emergency Shelters Remain Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Tomorrow, December 28th and 29th

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

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The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Two New Broadband Projects Approved in Nevada County

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Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved over $8 million between two Nevada County broadband projects for Race Telecommunications, Inc., and Nevada County Fiber, connecting 527 additional Nevada Coun...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

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Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Friday Night, December 16th-17th

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather starting tonight night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shel...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Approves Independent Economic Study for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project.

“The study will focus on the direct and indirect impacts of the proposed project on our community,” sai...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Angelina Coffey Receives PBMA Member of the Year Award

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Angelina Coffey, Administrative Services Officer at the Nevada County Probation Department, was selected as the Probation Business Managers Association (PBMA) member of the year.  PBMA was established to support the Chief Probation Officers of Ca...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 15th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with a winter storm warning issued for 2,000 feet and above and snow on the ground.   Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nev...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Approves Independent Economic Study for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project.

“The study will focus on the direct and indirect impacts of the proposed project on our community,” sai...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 14th

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with snow on the ground.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Prot...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Odyssey House Renovations

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Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in nee...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County celebrates its 2021 Citizen’s Academy Graduates

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On Monday evening, Nevada County celebrated the18 new graduates of its 2021 Citizen’s Academy class.

“We recognize that well-informed residents who participate in local government are key to our success,” said Nevada County Executive Officer Alison Lehman....

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

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Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. 

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Rain on the Way

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The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive 5 to 7.5 inches of rain Saturday evening through Tuesday. To prepare, free sand and sandbags are available for pickup at four convenient locations.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Health Officer Order Requires Testing for Indoor Youth Sports if Masks Are Not Used

Health Officer Order Requires Testing for Indoor Youth Sports if Masks Are Not Used

Today Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann released a Health Officer Order directed at school administrators outlining safe practices for indoor youth sports. The Order requires a minimum of twice a week testing, at least two days apar...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Thursday Evening-Saturday Morning

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather starting Thursday night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Proto...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

1st Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Bill due December 10th.

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2021-2...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Nevada County Adopts BYLT’s Hirschman Pond Trail

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Nevada County recently entered into an “Adopt-a-Trail” agreement to support the eastern portion of the well-loved local Hirschman Pond Trail in Nevada City. Hirshman Trail is minutes from the Eric Rood Center and is a source of enjoyment for County staff ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Library Winter Reading Challenge Starts December 1st

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Each year the Nevada County Community Library brings joy to children and adults alike with the Summer Learning program. This winter, the library is bringing the joy back by challenging our community to read 100,000 minutes with the Winter Reading Challeng...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

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This time of year offers a unique opportunity for residents to affordably and efficiently reduce green waste levels on their properties. CAL FIRE NEU lifted the Burn Suspension on October 25, 2021, which means residential debris burning is allowable when ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

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Beginning Monday November 8th, The Nevada County Community Library is extending its open hours at 3 locations.  On this date, the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley Libraries will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.  Pat...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

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On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special districts. 

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an amendment to his August 25, 2021 order to remove limits on events while leaving masking requirements in place. The amended order will go into effect at 12:01 am on November 10, 2021...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises over $260,000 for Wildfire Recovery

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Partners with Connecting Point to Assist 48 Households impacted by River Fire

In the two months since the August 4th River Fire burned 2,619 acres, destroyed fifty-four homes, and damaged nine others in Nevada County, the community raised over $260,000 to ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

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Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

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On Tuesday, October 12th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct a Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to meaningfully increase the viability of universal and accessible broadband throughout...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

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District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley. The update consisted of the premiere of a film featuring Lone Oak resident Nadean Cain.

Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

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Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed Brunswick Commons housing development Monday, August 22. The project will provide 41 units of affordable housing to homeless or at-risk of homelessness individuals.

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground with Support of Community Resiliency Grant

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The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 Community Resiliency grant awarded by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

It was a beautiful day for a groundbreaking on Thursday as Board of Supervisors Chair Sue Hoek spoke to a group of community leaders and dedicated volunteers gathered to celebrate Phase 2 of Nevada County Habitat for Humanity’s Heritage Oaks Development i...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Join a Book Club this Fall!

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of finishing a good book. Or the feelings we get while reading a book we don't really like. We love to talk about the books we read and listen to, so join us at a library book club and share your experience...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

All Library Locations Closed Monday, October 10th

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All Nevada County Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10th 

Discover our digital resources for a library experience at home or on the go, and download the Nevada County Library mobile app for 24/7 service. 

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Baby Storytime at Grass Valley Library

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Join us for Baby Storytime at the historic Grass Valley Library. This short story time is filled with rhymes, songs, and stories for the youngest children and their caregivers. We invite you to linger and enjoy each other's company after the stor...

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Measure V

15 Stories
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Community Eyes Measure V to Keep Truckee Safe from Fire

Laura Petersen, Sierra Sun, September 27, 2022

Read more at the Sierra Sun Measure V
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Put Half-Cent Sales Tax on the Ballot

Alan Riquelmy, The Union, August 9, 2022

Read more at The Union Measure V
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Heidi Hall: Let the People Decide

Heidi Hall, The Union, August 5, 2022

Read more at The Union Measure V
Posted on: August 4, 2022

The Morning Update - A Tax To Reduce Fire Fuel

KVMR News, August 3, 2022

Listen Online Measure V
Posted on: August 5, 2022

It Takes A Village Idiot

R.L. Crabb, The Union, July 29, 2022

Read more at The Union Measure V
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Our View: Fire at the Polls

The Union Editorial Board, July 29, 2022

Read more at The Union Measure V
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Countywide Sales Tax Increase Proposed

KNCO, July 22, 2022

Listen online at KNCO Measure V
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Be Ready for That Day

Ana Acton and her family seared in and gathered around an off-road vehicle.

By Laura PetersenPlease note: This story originally appeared in the The Union newspaper on July 8, 2022 

Ana Acton was monitoring the Rice’s Fire smoke plume on the horizon from her porch and thinking through her evacuation plan.

She and her family...

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Read more at The Union Measure V
Posted on: June 3, 2022

A Fighting Chance: Shaded Fuel Break Helps in Fight Against Wildfire in Grass Valley

By Laura PetersenPlease note: This story originally appeared in the The Union newspaper on June 3, 2022

Krysta and Tyler Blake moved to their family home on Ponderosa Way in 2019. At the time, the 6-acre property was dense with vegetation.

“You couldn’t see...

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Read more at The Union Measure V

News Flash

Posted on: September 30, 2022

CDA Removes Trash Along LaBarr Meadows Through Adopt-a-Road Program

CDA Adopt-a-Road LaBarr Meadows Clean-up

This Saturday, September 24th, eighteen staff volunteers cleaned up approximately 150 pounds of trash alongside LaBarr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. The County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Roa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Public Comment Period for Draft EIR on Broadband Begins Sep 30th

Public Comment for EIR on Broadband

On September 30th, a 45-day public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Nevada County Broadband Program begins. Nevada County is conducting a countywide Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on broadband to meaningfully ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Spotlight: Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team

Suicide prevention awareness month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Nevada County recognizes the critical role the Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team plays in supporting community members and their support networks during mental health crises and in preventing suicid...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Waste Management: Delayed Recycling and Green Waste Collections in Nevada County

Delayed Recycling and Green Waste Collections

Grass Valley, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2022 – A competitive job market coupled with a substantial number of drivers out of work and on protected leave is forcing WM to prioritize curbside trash collection over other materials resulting in de...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

Higgins 4th Community Meeting September 28 6pm-7:30pm

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Community Conversation: Youth Suicide Prevention

Community Conversation - Youth Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Join local school counselors and mental health professionals for a community conversation about youth suicide prevention. Learn about the warning signs of suicide, how to engage with a young person you&...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Nevada County “All Veterans” Stand Down Returns to the Fairgrounds

All Veterans Stand Down - NCVSO

The Nevada County “All Veterans” Stand Down is the largest veteran-targeted annual outreach event in our county. The Stand Down is co-hosted by federal, state, county, and local Veterans Service Organizations and non-profits that provide services and reso...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

CalTrans Traffic Alert: Central Truckee Ramp Closure Extended for Construction Work

Truckee Ramp Closure

TRUCKEE – Caltrans is alerting Interstate 80 (I-80) motorists in Truckee to expect an extended closure of the Central Truckee eastbound off-ramp for continued reconstruction work. 

Originally scheduled to reopen on Friday, September 23, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

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Nevada City, CA – Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved going out to bid for construction of a new Bear River Library location at 11010 Combie Road. The current location is a shared spaced located at Bear ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Save the Date for Our Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic – October 4th

Flu Shot Drive-Thru (Public Health)

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 4th, 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 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

RCRC Presents President’s Award to Steve Monaghan, Chief Information Officer

RCRC President's Award Presented to Steve Monaghan

SACRAMENTO, CA – On September 15, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) announced that Steve Monaghan, Nevada County’s Agency Director/Chief Information Officer, was recognized with the 2022 RCRC President’s Award for his work on ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Nevada County’s Internship Program Garners Statewide Recognition

CSAC Challenge Award Internship Program

Since 2019, Nevada County has hosted 94 interns who have contributed over 40,000 hours serving Nevada County and its residents. Today, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) presented a Challenge Award, the most prestigious award CSAC provide...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

A Planning (PLN) Application is the means by which the Planning Department collects the information required for analysis of discretionary and administrative project...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Nevada County Connects: Free Fare Rides for the Draft Horse Classic

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Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce our upcoming Free Fare Days event Thursday September 15th through Saturday September 17th in conjunction with the Draft Horse Classic held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. All transit services will be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Air Quality Advisory - Smoke

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY — SMOKE

Wednesday September 7, 2022, to Monday September 12, 2022

Nevada County

 The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Department of Nevada County are issuing a Joint Air Qual...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Keep Your Medi-Cal

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Don't miss important information about your Medi-Cal coverage. Make sure that the county has your current contact information. 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Member to the Historical Landmarks Commission

Historical Landmarks Comission

If you love history and the beauty of the county, join a great group of community representatives who have a passion for preserving the unique features of Nevada County. The Historical Landmarks Commission works to preserve and build public engagement wit...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

A Planning (PLN) Application is the means by which the Planning Department collects the information required for analysis of discretionary and administrative project...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Local Firewise Communities Awarded Micro-Grants to Reduce Wildfire Risk

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The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is pleased to announce that twenty-six Micro-Grants have been awarded to support recognized Firewise Communities in reducing wildfire risk. This unique program is funded through a grant from the Disaste...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

County Offices Closed for Labor Day Holiday

Labor Day

All administrative County offices will be closed on September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will resume as normal. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Tuesday, September...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

Brunswick Commons

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

 For Immediate Release:

 Grass Valley, Calif. (August 22, 2022)- Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Get New Projects Permitted with New Unpermitted Improvement (formerly As-Built) Policy

BOS Meeting-August 8, 2022 - Staff speaking to BOS on New Unpermitted Improvement Policy

On August 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors received a presentation from the Nevada County Building Department on the department’s new Unpermitted Improvement Policy, formerly the As-Built policy. This revised policy addresses many of the hurdles and conc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

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Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

Expansion of navigation and homelessness services

 For Immediate Release:

 Nevada City, Calif. - Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the pro...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

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The South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency work group known amongst its members as “The Cohort,” recently celebrated five years of meeting monthly to coordinate public safety efforts in the Yuba River corridor.

The Cohort...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Heat to Linger into Saturday

Heat lingers into saturday

National Weather Service Sacramento warns of the dangerous heat that will continue through Saturday evening for the Valley & Foothills. The high temperatures range between 96 and 110. During this extreme heat, it is important to reduce the risk of hea...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Sen. Feinstein Staff Visit and Tour The Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

Feinstein Staff Tour-20220810-1325

When we combine local funds with state and federal funds, we can achieve bigger things that move the needle for public safety in Nevada County.

Last year, Senator Feinstein helped Nevada County secure $750,000 toward Phase 2 of the Ponderosa West Grass Val...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Supervisor Hall Represents Nevada County In the National Association of Counties

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Nevada County is proud to announce that District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall has taken on an even greater role in representing Nevada County’s interests before the National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization that serves to strengthen Am...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Supervisor Hall meets with Lake Vera Round Mt. Fire-Wise Community to discuss Broadband & Measure V

Lake Vera Firewise Community Meeting-20220817-1153

On Wednesday August 17, Nevada Count District I Supervisor Heidi Hall met with members of the the Lake Vera Round Mountain Fire-Wise Community to discuss broadband and Measure V, which the Board approved to place on the November 8th Ballot.

In late spring,...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Happenings In Human Resources

Happenings in Human Resources

Mike Castro is our new Senior Management Analyst.  He is replacing Nancy Haffey, who retired this month.  Mike is responsible for benefits plans administration, open enrollment, leave management and interactives, discipline and investiga...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

All Veterans Exposed to Environmental Hazards During War Are Now Eligible for Benefits

On Tuesday, August 10, 2022, President Biden signed The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act (PACT Act) into law. This bill is one of the most significant laws the United States has ever passed...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Check Out the Library's New Recreation Collection

Nevada County Library Recreation Collection

The Nevada County Library is proud to announce a new project. The Recreation Collection is an innovative assortment of outdoor and indoor recreational items that can be checked out for free. This collection contains board games, metal detectors, hiking po...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 11, 2022

National 811 Day: Reminder to Contractors and Homeowners to Call 811 Before All Digging Projects

Call 811 before you Dig

Today, August 11th, is National 811 Day and Pacific Gas and Electric Company is joining together with utilities across the country to help spread the word about the risks of digging at any depth without placing a free call to 811 to have all underground g...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Supervisors Place Wildfire Prevention Measure on November Ballot

Supervisors Place Wildfire Prevention Measure on November Ballot

On Tuesday, August 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved placing a “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure on the November 8th, 2022, General Election ballot. The purpose of the measure w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

State Librarian Truckee Tour- A Look at Future Facility Plans

Truckee Library

On July 28, 2022, Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, and Friends of the Truckee Library hosted a tour for Greg Lucas, California’s 25th State Librarian. The tour was an opportunity to showcase the current staff and programming and the vision fo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Nevada County WIC Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month!

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Nevada County WIC Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month!

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the week of August 1 is World Breastfeeding Week!

This year’s national theme of “Together We Do Great Things” is a celebrati...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Supervisors to Consider Wildfire Prevention Measure for November Ballot

Public Hearing Notice-news flash

On Tuesday, August 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to place a “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure on the November 8th, 2022, General Election ballot. The purpose of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Heidi Hall, District 1 Supervisor: Wildfire prevention - Let the people decide

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Almost two years ago, in the early hours of an August Monday morning, the Jones Fire started in the South Yuba River canyon right outside of Nevada City. Burning through steep, heavily forested terrain, the fire was 550 acres the next day, causing the eva...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Historical Plaque at Hirschman's Pond Defaced

Hirschman's Pond Plaque Defaced

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission sadly reports that the historical plaque at Hirschman's Pond was defaced by someone who splashed red latex paint over it. The vandalism was discovered last Friday by a hiker. It has been reported ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

The 2022 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

Dog holding RSG Handbook

Stay Ready Nevada County

The 2022 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived! All Nevada County residents are encouraged to check their mailboxes this week as copies have been sent to every household. Extra copies will be available at the Eric Rood Government Ce...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Deputy Galen Spittler Named Nevada County’s Employee of the Year

On August 4th, 2021, Nevada County residents began reporting smoke from a wildfire near the Bear River in Placer County. This fire would later be known as the River Fire, which ultimately burned in both Nevada and Placer Counties, destroying 2619 acres an...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground with Support of Community Resiliency Grant

A line of people wearing hard hits dig into the red earth with shovels

It was a beautiful day for a groundbreaking on Thursday as Board of Supervisors Chair Sue Hoek spoke to a group of community leaders and dedicated volunteers gathered to celebrate Phase 2 of Nevada County Habitat for Humanity’s Heritage Oaks Dev...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Nevada County Wins 1st Place in Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey

Nevada County - Digital Counties 1st Place

This year, the winning counties in the Digital Counties Survey from the Center for Digital Government are those that have used the challenges that have emerged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as opportunities to learn, to invest, and to collabora...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Apply to Join the Assessment Appeals Board

Applications open for Assessment Appeals Board

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is looking for community members to join the Assessment Appeals Board. Members of the Assessment Appeals Board are involved in the community as a part of an independent entity that works to resolve disputes between t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Candidate Filing for November General Election Now Open

Candidate Filing for November General Election Now Open

Candidate filing for the November 8, 2022 General Election began on Monday, July 18, 2022.  The deadline to file is August 12, 2022. The candidate handbook, a candidate calendar, and a list of offices that are up for election are available on the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

As of Saturday July 16th, everyone in the United States can now access suicide prevention support by simply dialing three easy-to-remember numbers. Call 988 from anywhere in the US and you will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Call Center n...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Be Ready for That Day

Ana Acton and her family seared in and gathered around an off-road vehicle.

By Laura PetersenPlease note: This story originally appeared in the The Union newspaper on July 8, 2022 

Ana Acton was monitoring the Rice’s Fire smoke plume on the horizon from her porch and thinking through her evacuation plan.

She and her family...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

New Unpermitted Improvement Policy is Here to Help You Get Your New Building Projects Permitted

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Have you ever wanted to ask questions about your property but are worried that you will be opening up a can of worms? Have you wanted to get a building permit for a renovation project but are concerned about the unpermitted shed on your property? The Neva...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Microgrant Program Supports Firewise Communities to Clear Storm Debris

Firewise Community Microgrant Program

Nevada County is still dealing with the impacts of the severe winter storm that struck our area on December 27th, 2021. The storm, which downed hundreds of trees and knocked out power to homes across Nevada County, has left an overabundance of vegetation ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Transit Fares July 15th & 16th to Support Health Clinic

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California CareForce is hosting a free health clinic at Nevada Union High School this weekend. To make this free service more accessible, Nevada County Connects is offering free bus fares on all routes on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th.

Nevada C...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Probation Chief Honors Staff and Officers Who Help Keep Communities Safe

Chief Probation Officer Goldman announced at the Nevada County Board of Supervisor’s meeting that this year’s annual Probation Service Week will be taking place from July 17 – July 23, 2022, to honor probation professionals w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Veterans Services Officer David West Honored with Employee Veteran Leadership Award

David West

Nevada County Veterans Services Officer David West recently received an Employee Veteran Leadership Award form GI Jobs Magazine. The award honors 27 veterans nationwide who are making a difference in their communities. 

West was nominated for the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Meeting the Challenge: Nevada County Invests in Emergency Services

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These days, Nevada County’s Emergency Operations Center is open an average of 50 days annually compared to just a handful of days only a few years ago. From wildfires and winter storms to extended power outages, extreme weather events are increasingly imp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Supervisors Unanimously Approve 22/23 Budget with Healthy Fund Balance for Economic Uncertainties

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the County budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The $330.7 million spending plan includes a 10.3% increase over the 2021/2022 budget, including additional funding to meet cr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan

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Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency  presented an updated draft Homeless Plan to the Board of Supervisors at the June 28th regular Board of Supervisors meeting. The Nevada County and Continuum of Care Joint Homelessness Action Plan was...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Annual Point in Time Count Results Released for Nevada County

AUBURN, CA. -- The annual point-in-time count result for the number of people experiencing homelessness in Nevada County has been released by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS). As the lead organization in the region's Continuum of Care f...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

An acoustic guitar leans against a white wicker chair draped in an American flag

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is excited to announce a new partnership with Guitars 4 Vets to provide local veterans the opportunity to receive 12 free one-on-one guitar lessons.  Vets who complete the 12-class program will b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Glenbrook Historical Kiosk Restored

Glenbrook Kiosk

Refreshed and Restored Glenbrook Kiosk

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission invites the public to check out the

recently restored Kiosk in the Glenbrook Shopping Center parking lot. Glenbrook Basin, for

years the center of recreation in western ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Nevada County Awards an Additional 20 Microbusiness Grants

MicroBiz Grants

Nevada County has awarded an additional $50,000 in relief funds to 20 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All microbusinesses received $2,500 in grant funding. Nevada County has awarded a total of $107,500 to 43 microbusinesses. 

“T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Free Document Scanning at Foley Library in June and July

Document Scan_NewsFlash

In order to assist Nevada County residents in preparing for fire season, the Doris Foley Library in downtown Nevada City will offer free document scanning events on four upcoming Saturdays. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist from 10:00...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Anthony Pritchett with Youth Leadership Award

Nevada County Youth Leadership Award - Supervisors and Pritchett family_NewsFlash

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors recognized Nevada Union High School senior Anthony Pritchett for his outstanding leadership as the Student Member of the Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees and his excellence in academic...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Sheriff’s Office 2022 Community Academy Applications Now Open

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is looking for community members who live and/or work in Nevada County to join the second Annual Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Community Academy. The Community Academy is a program designed to give t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces 2022 Summer Learning Kick-Off Event

Camp iRead

Nevada County Library is pleased to announce the start of the 2022 Summer Learning program. Summer Learning is a countywide event that takes place from June 13th-August 13th. Community members can enjoy fun events and reading challenges across Nevada Coun...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Nevada County Requests Cal OES Disaster Declaration for Grape Crop Loss

2022 Grape Crop Loss - Frozen grape vines.

June 2—On Thursday, June 9th, Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Chris de Nijs has requested a USDA disaster declaration through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for grape growers in Nevada County due to freezing temperatures tha...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces its 2022 Summer Learning Program

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Nevada County Library is pleased to announce the start of the 2022 Summer Learning program. Summer Learning is a countywide event that takes place from June 13th-August13th. Community members can enjoy fun events and reading challenges across Nevada Count...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Probation Brings The 25th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to Nevada County

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Nevada County Probation, with participation and support from the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, Grass Valley Police Department, Truckee Police Department, Nevada City Police Department, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Behind on Your Property Taxes? The California Mortgage Relief Program May Be Able to Help

What is the California Mortgage Relief Program? 

The California Mortgage Relief Program is helping homeowners with a mortgage, a reverse mortgage, or who are mortgage-free get caught up on past due housing payments, including financial assistance ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

A fighting chance: Shaded fuel break helps in fight against wildfire in Grass Valley

By Laura PetersenPlease note: This story originally appeared in the The Union newspaper on June 3, 2022

Krysta and Tyler Blake moved to their family home on Ponderosa Way in 2019. At the time, the 6-acre property was dense with vegetation.

“You co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Community Corrections Partnership Working to Develop Strategic Plan

Last week, the Nevada County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Executive Committee worked with Justice Systems Partners to develop a CCP strategic plan.  The planning process engaged and incorporated input from Nevada County criminal justic...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Veterans Services Expands Truckee In-Person Hours

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is proud to announce that they are once again providing regular, in-person services to the veteran community in Eastern Nevada County. NCVSO is expanding these services to weekly to better meet the needs ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Fills Two Key Positions to Lead Strategic Initiatives

Nevada County is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Parker as its first Economic Development Program Manager and Erika Seward as its first Senior Administrative Analyst for Recreation.

Parker and Seward join Nevada County’s Community...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

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Nevada County has been awarded $1.7 Million in Youth Workforce funds from the State’s California Volunteers program. 

The purpose of the initiative is to increase youth employment, develop youth interest in and experience towards a career, and to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

2022 CalFresh Farmers' Market Match Begins June 4th

Farmers Market 2022

The Market at Grass Valley

Pine Creek Shopping Center near Raley's

Tuesdays June 7th through September 27th (8:00am - 1:00pm)

The Market at Grass Valley

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Saturdays June 4th through November 19th (8:00am - 12:30pm)

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Nevada County Board of Supervisors Accepts $950,000 CAL FIRE Grant to Support Wildfire Prevention

CALFIRE Grant for $950,000 presented to Nevada County Board of Supervisors by Public Works.

Nevada City, CA - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors formally accepted funds awarded by CAL FIRE at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) announced last month that it had secured funding for a grant to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties

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California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties

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California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Congressman LaMalfa Secures $6.6 Million in Federal Funding for Nevada County

Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that he secured $6.6 million in federal funding for three projects throughout Nevada County. 

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center will be awarded a $4.8 million Community Oriented ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters. Ladris’ platform i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

PG&E Regional Wildfire Safety Webinar to Discuss PG&E’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

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PG&E to host virtual event to share local wildfire safety progress, new programs in 2022 and steps customers can take to prepare

To help keep customers and communities safe in the face of the growing wildfire risk across the state, Pacific Gas...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

Eastern Nevada County Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Truckee May 20, June 4 & 17

Residents can take advantage of three upcoming green waste days held at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds, located at 10695 Brockway Rd in Truckee. This event is self-service: drop off your residential yard waste at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 2:0...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Over 600 Attended the 2022 Health, Safety, and Wildfire Preparedness Carnival

2022 Wildfire Health and Safety Carnival - Ready Nevada County_NewsFlash

Last Saturday the Gold Country Kiwanis, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County put on the County’s annual Health, Safety, and Wildfire Preparedness Carnival.  The 5-hour event in the Rood Cent...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Supporting Our Teens’ Mental Health Event at Madelyn Helling Library

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Join mental health practitioners, educators, youth development leaders, and local teens for a moderated discussion on teen mental health and suicide prevention on Thursday May 19th at 5:30pm at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.  This ho...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Grant to Expand and Enhance Mobile Crisis Services

Nevada County Behavioral Health has been awarded $1,000,000 in grant funding through the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) program. The grant was awarded with the goal of “implementing, enhancin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Older Americans Month: Age My Way!

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May is Older Americans Month. Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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May is Building Safety Month. The International Code Council founded building Safety Month to promote worldwide building safety and help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures in our commun...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

“Need for Speed” Broadband Survey Provides Key Data to Attract Funding

Broadband NewsFlash

The data gathered will help expand broadband in Nevada County by identifying locations where internet service is inadequate.

In March residents and businesses were invited to participate in a new survey to assess high-speed internet (or “broadband”) availa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

Wildfire NewsFlash

Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disasters. Data w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Saf...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Library Resumes Saturday and Evening Hours Starting May 2nd

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Beginning Monday May 2nd, The Nevada County Library is extending its open hours to return to its pre-pandemic schedule.  The new hours will include Saturdays at the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, Grass Valley, Bear River, and Doris Foley Library Branc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

CAL FIRE Awards Nevada County a Storm Damage Grant

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) has secured funding for a direct funded grant with the purpose to mitigate the impacts from the damaging heavy storm event that began December 27th, 2021. 

The primary goal of the grant is to provide financia...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Future of the Nevada County Courthouse Webinar

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A study on the Nevada City Courthouse facility is underway by the California Courts. A minimum of three options will be studied to analyze the feasibility of:

  • Renovating the existing Nevada City Courthouse.
  • Replacing all or part of the existing courthouse o...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:

Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Y...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

Librarians Jill and Teri show off a stack of pastel board books for newborns

The Nevada County Community Library is proud to announce a new project to give every newborn child born at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital a gift of their first book. 

This project is in collaboration with the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Found...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

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The Nevada County Library is excited to announce that you can now visit California State Parks for free using your library card with State Parks passes. 

Access to nature benefits people of all ages both mentally and physically. Californians have ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Media Brings Mobile Production to Nevada County

Nevada County Media (NCM) and the Nevada County Library recently collaborated to transform the Library's Bookmobile into a mobile television production studio.

“Providing mobile live production has always been a priority. It just took us a while to include...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Veterans Services Office Collaborates with DA and Public Defender

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office is proud to announce that Nevada County will be hosting its first modified Veterans Court on Friday, May 20th, in collaboration with the District Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s Of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Join the Assessment Appeal Board

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is looking for community members to join the Assessment Appeals Board as alternates! Members of the Assessment Appeals Board are involved in the community as a part of an independent entity that works to resolve disp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nevada County Awarded $1.7M for Youth Workforce Development Program

Nevada County has been awarded $1.7 Million in CaliforniansForAll Youth Workforce funds. The program will bring together youth to help address urgent challenges in our community around food security, climate, and COVID-19 recovery, while simultaneously he...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Assistant Clerk-Recorder Honored with the EVN Public Services for Improved Elections Award

Natalie Adona Award 2022_NewsFlash

On March 17, 2022, the Election Verification Network (EVN) presented Natalie Adona, Assistant Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, with its annual Public Service for Improved Elections award in Washington, DC. EVN is a national nonprofit orga...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Service Awards

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On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Board of Supervisors honored 86 employees, with a combined service of 940 years, who have served between 5 and 25 years at the County. 

"Our County team does amazing work. We've seen how staff shifted and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Nevada County Launches “Need for Speed” Broadband Survey

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The data gathered will help expand broadband in Nevada County by identifying locations where internet service is inadequate. 

Nevada County invites all residents and businesses to participate in a new survey that will assess high-speed internet (o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Airport Prescribed Fire on March 14th

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Ariel Lovett Appointed as Project Administrator

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Ariel brings over 20 years of experience in leadership and management in nonprofit and public sectors. Serving in a range of roles, she has lived out life-long passions for building healthier communities.

Prior to joining Nevada County in mid-2021, Ariel s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Truckee Library Staff Member Publishes Book for Adult Literacy Participants

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Xenia Lal, an Adult Literacy Coordinator at the Truckee Library, participated in an Adult New Reader book project through the California State Library and Sacramento Public Library. The project included workshops on how to write books aimed at new adult r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Grant Opportunities: Improving Household Income and Family Self-Sufficiency

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC) has two Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunities for the Nevada County Community Services Block Grant Funding (CSBG) and the issuance of Community Initiative Funds (CIF). The application dead...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Take Action on Cleanup Opportunities in Anticipation of Peak Fire Season

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Be Ready Nevada County: Free Storm Green Waste Event Begins This Weekend 

Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unani...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7.

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

Nevada County announces Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7, 2022.  These dates are designated every year to commemorate President John Adams’s signing of the first United States weights and measures law on March 2nd, 1799.

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Income Tax Filing Assistance for Qualifying Residents

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The Nevada County Health and Human Service Department is operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering free tax preparation assistance and filing of simple returns. If you earned less than $58,000 or are disabled, contact Nevada County ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Take the Nevada County All Veterans Survey by March 11th

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Nevada County Veterans Services Office hosts 2nd annual online survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VSO2022Survey 

Nevada County's Veterans Services Office (VSO) has launched its second annual online "All Veterans Survey." The survey will h...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Library Resumes In-Person Events

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The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce that in-person programs have returned at all library branches. While some events may still contain a virtual component for the time being, there are many classes that will return to full ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Saturday Night

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Saturday night through Sunday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Sat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Virtual Author Talk with NY Times Bestselling Author Madeline Miller on March 25th

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The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce a virtual author visit with best-selling author Madeline Miller. Miller’s book Circe is currently the featured title for this year’s Nevada County Reads program.

The virtual eve...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Do You Know a Veteran in Need of Hearing Aids? Auburn VA OPC Opens New Audiology Clinic

In the fall of 2020, the VA informed the veterans of Nevada County that our medical provider would change from the Reno VA Medical Center to our current provider at the Mather VA Medical Center. When this change was made it was promised that this would be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Supervisor Miller and RCRC Advocate for Rural Counties in D.C.

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Nevada County District III Supervisor Dan Miller recently led a delegation to Washington D.C. advocating for rural county issues as the current chair of Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). RCRC is an advocacy association representing 38 rur...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Veterans Services and the Madelyn Helling Library Team Up to Impact Veterans

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) and Madelyn Helling Library are teaming up on an effort to build a comprehensive digital library of medical studies that will be used to help support the claims of our veterans. 

The NCVSO assists...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Human Resources Wins 2022 Textio Leadership Award

Nevada County's HR team has been recognized by TEXTIO a second year in a row by earning Textio's prestigious Leadership Award. Nevada County is amongst a small number of employers who have been recognized for this achievement. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

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The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), announced Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will take place o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

MicroBiz Grants

Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:00 a....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking order is r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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Submitted by 211 Connecting Point. 211 Partners with Nevada County's Emergency Operations Center and Department of Social Services.

Friday, February 11 is National 211 Day, when we celebrate the individuals behind the life enhancing services of 21...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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On Tuesday February 15th, The Nevada County Community Library will be resuming in-person services at all branches.  Patrons will be invited back into the buildings to browse the shelves, use public computers, and enjoy library spaces once more.

“W...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Adopts 2022 Board Objectives Including New Focus on Recreation

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2022 Board Objectives at the February 8th Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2022, listed below, are similar to previous years with the addition of Recreation. 

"The obj...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Nevada County Community Correction Partnership Survey

The State of California enacted historic criminal justice system changes in 2011 by passing what is commonly called Public Safety Realignment (i.e., AB 109 and AB 117). As a result, in the first six months of Realignment, over 38,000 individuals who would...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

District II Supervisor Scofield: February Update

Ed Scofield

The two biggest topics on my desk currently are green waste and broadband. 

If you live in Alta Sierra and neighborhoods or any elevation higher, you know personally why green waste is of great concern. The storm that ushered in the new year was d...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

File a California Public Utility Commission Complaint

The recent winter storms caused record damage to local infrastructure, and although power has been restored, many Nevada County residents are still without internet or phone connectivity. Although Nevada County does not have oversight of local telecommuni...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Proposed Pines to Mines Trail Seeking Public Input

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68-mile trail would connect Nevada City to Truckee

By Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest is seeking public input on its proposed Pines to Mines trail project.

The proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail would run 68 miles in length and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

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Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Reads Features Book Circe and Author Visit

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The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce the novel Circe by Madeline Miller as this year’s Nevada County Reads book choice. The program, which starts February 1st, encourages the county to come together to read and discuss a sh...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Selects Caleb Dardick as New Assistant County Executive Officer

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Caleb Dardick has been appointed as Nevada County’s Assistant County Executive Officer. Caleb served as Project Administrator in the County Executive Office since September 2019 working on the Board of Supervisor’s priorities including...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases has led to a wider public demand for testing. Unfortunately, this has opened the door for scammers to exploit those in need of COVID-19 tests.

Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau recently aler...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Message from Dan Miller, 2021 Board Chair: Board Objectives 4th Quarter Report

Dan Miller

When the rains finally fell a few months back, I thought, “This is a pretty good way to wrap up 2021.” Then on December 27th, we had the mother of all storms, knocking out power to over 30,000 households, nearly 60% of the County. Not ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Become a LAFCo Commissioner

If you made a New Year's resolution to become more active in local government, an alternate public seat with the Local Agency Formation Commission of Nevada County may be just what you're looking for. Nevada County LAFCO is currently acc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Nevada County Library Pauses In-Person Services and Returns to Curbside Pick Up

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The Nevada County Community Library has paused all In-Person library services and will return to curbside and front door pick up only starting Thursday, January 20th. This decision has been made in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Nevada County.&n...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Human Resources Rolls Out Successful Reduced Time-to-Hire Process

Local governments have long faced recruitment challenges even before The Great Resignation. One of the most notable reasons the public sector has faced recruitment challenges is its recruitment process. Public agencies are known for long, slow, often comp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Rolf Kleinhans Named President of the CAPAPGPC

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Rolf Kleinhans, the Sheriff’s Office Chief Fiscal and Administrative Officer & Chief Deputy Public Administrator, was recently installed as the president of the California State Association of Public Administrators (PA), Public Guardians (PG), and Pub...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Call to Action: Check-in on Neighbors Without Power and Help Report Unmet Needs to 211

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Over 15,000 Nevada County PG&E customers are going on day six without power. During times of need, Nevada County has a history of coming together to support each other. This once-in-a-lifetime storm event calls upon us all to act. 

Yesterday, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:
• Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. 
• Please take onl...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

River Fire Recovery Continues with Residential Master Plans Available for Property Owners

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The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA), Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), teamed up with several local design professionals to provide preapproved residential master plans for pr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Connects Free Fare Days December 17 - 31, 2021

Nevada County Connects 12 Days of Celebration

Come celebrate the 12 days of Celebration as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes from December 17 until the end of the year! It’s our gift to you for the holidays.

County of Nevada Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Opera...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Angelina Coffey Receives PBMA Member of the Year Award

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Angelina Coffey, Administrative Services Officer at the Nevada County Probation Department, was selected as the Probation Business Managers Association (PBMA) member of the year.  PBMA was established to support the Chief Probation Officers of Ca...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

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Supervisor Hoek Shares a New Short Film Featuring Progress in Affordable Housing for Nevada County

Yesterday evening, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Nevada County Approves Independent Economic Study for Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project.

“The study will focus on the direct and indirect impacts of the proposed project on our community,” sai...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Friday Night, December 16th-17th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather starting tonight night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shel...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Odyssey House Renovations

Odyssey House Ribbon Cutting_NewsFlash

Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in nee...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

With meteorologists forecasting an impactful storm system this Saturday into next week in Northern California, Nevada County Public Works encourages residents to report their roadside concerns. 

  • If you have an emergency, please report immediately ...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Mental Health Services Act Plan Amendment Public Comment Period

The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is inviting all stakeholders to review and comment on an Amendment to Nevada County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Annual Plan Update for a period of 30 days from December...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County celebrates its 2021 Citizen’s Academy Graduates

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On Monday evening, Nevada County celebrated the18 new graduates of its 2021 Citizen’s Academy class.

“We recognize that well-informed residents who participate in local government are key to our success,” said Nevada County Ex...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

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Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Board of Supervisors December 14th Agenda Preview

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Nevada will hold its regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors from inside the Bo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Rain on the Way

Sand and Sandbags

The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive 5 to 7.5 inches of rain Saturday evening through Tuesday. To prepare, free sand and sandbags are available for pickup at four convenient locations.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

Property Tax NewsFlash

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

1st Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Bill due December 10th.

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2021-2...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

1st Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10, 2021

Property Tax NewsFlash

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 

1st Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Bill due December 10th.

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2021-2...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Nevada County Presents Innovative ARPA Strategy and Broadband Leadership at CSAC Conference

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Nevada County was well represented by Supervisors and staff this week at the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Annual Conference. District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall, District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield, District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock, and B...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Support Local by Participating in Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday

Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday happen annually after the Thanksgiving holiday, giving residents the chance to support local during the holiday season. Visit your favorite local small businesses this Small Business Saturday or plan to give to y...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Library Winter Reading Challenge Starts December 1st

Winter Reading Challenge 2021

Each year the Nevada County Community Library brings joy to children and adults alike with the Summer Learning program. This winter, the library is bringing the joy back by challenging our community to read 100,000 minutes with the Winter Reading Challeng...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Nevada County Adopts BYLT’s Hirschman Pond Trail

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Nevada County recently entered into an “Adopt-a-Trail” agreement to support the eastern portion of the well-loved local Hirschman Pond Trail in Nevada City. Hirshman Trail is minutes from the Eric Rood Center and is a source of enjoyme...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

Burn Pile_NewsFlash

This time of year offers a unique opportunity for residents to affordably and efficiently reduce green waste levels on their properties. CAL FIRE NEU lifted the Burn Suspension on October 25, 2021, which means residential debris burning is allowable when ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

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For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

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Beginning Monday November 8th, The Nevada County Community Library is extending its open hours at 3 locations.  On this date, the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley Libraries will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.  Pat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a Foster Child

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services is grateful to have the support of the community and other Nevada County departments in providing gifts to children and support to the families that we serve during the holiday season. Child Welfare Services’...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors November 16th Agenda Preview

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Nevada will hold its regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors from insi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nevada County Receives Department of Labor Platinum Award for Veterans Program

Hire Vets Platinum Award

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Nevada County a HIRE Vets Platinum Award for its Veterans Hiring and Internship Program. The award honors employers who have proven their commitment to hire, retain, and support Veterans in their organization. Neva...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special dist...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Youth Art Contest for District Attorney Interview Room Mural

Victims of crime often struggle to navigate the criminal justice system, beginning with investigative interviews. Headquartered under the Nevada County District Attorney’s office, the Victims Witness Assistance Center (VWAC) supports victims of ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Nevada County Planning Department Awarded $462,699 in REAP Grant Funding

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced that the County of Nevada, Community Development Agency-Planning Department has been approved from funding under the Regional Early Action Planning Grants Pro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopens After 10 Years

After closing to foot traffic in 2011, the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge reopened on Thursday, November 4th, for the community to walk across and enjoy.State Parks celebrated the reopening with the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee, Sierra ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Kentucky Ridge Mine Site Plaque Dedicated

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that they held a private dedication ceremony for the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site plaque on Saturday, October 23. Even with the rain, the Commission welcomed the property owner, neighbor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

First Greater Higgins Area Plan Community Workshop a Success

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On Thursday, October 21st, Nevada County held its first community-wide workshop, kicking off the Greater Higgins Area Plan development process. Over 65 residents attended the virtual workshop and a poll of attendees identified 89% in attendance were resid...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Library Hosts Halloween Art & Poetry Walk

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On Tuesday, October 26th, The Nevada County Community Library is hosting a Halloween Art & Poetry Walk at Pine Grove Historical Cemetery from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m along with Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey. To honor the season, and this his...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises over $260,000 for Wildfire Recovery

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Partners with Connecting Point to Assist 48 Households impacted by River Fire

In the two months since the August 4th River Fire burned 2,619 acres, destroyed fifty-four homes, and damaged nine others in Nevada County, the community raised over $260,000 to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

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Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a ...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Madelyn Helling Library To Celebrate 30 Years

30th Anniversary Madelyn Helling

The Nevada County Community Library is hosting a celebration on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Madelyn Helling County Library.  The celebration will be held all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

Broadband NewsFlash

On Tuesday, October 12th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct a Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to meaningfully increase the viability of universal and accessible broadband throughout...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

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This week, October 3rd through the 9th, 2021, people across California are joining together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and environment.  These professionals work tirelessl...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

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We have good news to share! Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. This is a cost-share program. The grant will cover 75% of the cost to complete defensible s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feetGusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Nevada County Emergency Services Drives Three New Wildfire Community Defense Zones Forward

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At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) brought forward several wildfire planning and mitigation projects for approval, including three new large-scale community defense ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Measure V Information

Ballot Measure NewsFlash

Measure V is designed to reduce the threat of wildfires and improve disaster readiness and evacuation safety to save lives.

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Supervisors Place Wildfire Prevention Measure on November Ballot

Supervisors Place Wildfire Prevention Measure on November Ballot

On Tuesday, August 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved placing a “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure on the November 8th, 2022, General Election ballot. The purpose of the measure w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Microgrant Program Supports Firewise Communities to Clear Storm Debris

Firewise Community Microgrant Program

Nevada County is still dealing with the impacts of the severe winter storm that struck our area on December 27th, 2021. The storm, which downed hundreds of trees and knocked out power to homes across Nevada County, has left an overabundance of vegetation ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Meeting the Challenge: Nevada County Invests in Emergency Services

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These days, Nevada County’s Emergency Operations Center is open an average of 50 days annually compared to just a handful of days only a few years ago. From wildfires and winter storms to extended power outages, extreme weather events are increasingly imp...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding for Woodpecker Ravine Shaded Fuel Break

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In the face of above-normal fire potential and what has been identified as “acute and flammable fuel anomalies” across the Tahoe National Forest following the December 2021 winter storm, Nevada County was excited to learn this week that funding has been a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

Eastern Nevada County Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Truckee May 20, June 4 & 17

It's that time of year to do that literal spring cleaning or clearing as the case may be. Residents can take advantage of (3) upcoming green waste days held at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds (10695 Brockway Rd, Truckee). This event is a self-service: ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

Wildfire NewsFlash

Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disasters. Data w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters. Ladris’ platform i...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

Storm Green Waste Debris

Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Firewood Available for Residents without Power

Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:
• Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. 
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Wea...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Rain on the Way

Sand and Sandbags

The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive .75 inches of rain Wednesday evening into Thursday night, with wetter systems to take aim on Northern California late this weekend and next week. To prepare, free sand and sandbag...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 28, 2021

CAL FIRE Lifts Burn Suspension in Nevada, Yuba, & Placer Counties

Residential Debris Burn

CAL FIRE in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties has lifted the burn suspension. Cooler temperatures and winter weather mean open burning is a tool residents in unincorporated Nevada County may use to get rid of green waste. To increase the likelihood that y...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feetGusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

DEFENSIBLE SPACE ASSISTANCE_SQ

We have good news to share! Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. This is a cost-share program. The grant will cover 75% of the cost to complete defensible s...

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Office of Emergency Services

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

Higgins 4th Community Meeting September 28 6pm-7:30pm

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Planning
Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Planning Application Guide

The Planning Application Information Packet has been designed to provide assistance to applicants in the preparation of their project with information regarding general project information and guidelines for common land use applications. The guidelines pr...

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Planning
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project Workshop #4: Review and Provide Input September 28th 6:00-7:30PM

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Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Planning

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Youth Job Corps helps job seekers 16 to 30 years old with employment readiness and paid internships

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The new Youth Job Corps program is open to anyone from 16 to 30 years old. The program will help you build your resume while addressing our community's urgent needs, and will provide a paycheck while you participate!

Youth Job Corps can provide:

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Public Assistance
Posted on: May 19, 2022

2022 CalFresh Farmers' Market Match Begins June 4th

Farmers Market 2022

Western County Markets

The Market at Grass Valley

Pine Creek Shopping Center near Raley's

Tuesdays June 7th through September 27th (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

The Market at Grass Valley

Pine Creek Shopping Center near JCPenney 

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Public Assistance
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Are You Enrolled in Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal (1)

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), you have been able to keep your coverage regardless of any changes in your circumstances. However, once the COVID-19 PHE ends, your county will check to see if you still qualify for free or low-cost Medi-...

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Public Assistance
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Apply For Or Manage Your Benefits Online At BenefitsCal.Com

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BenefitsCal.com is a new simple way to apply for, view, and renew benefits for health coverage, food and cash assistance. 

BenefitsCal is the first statewide self-service site for managing benefits - it is replacing the C4Yourself website and mobi...

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Visit BenefitsCal.com today to apply! Public Assistance
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Call The Medi-Nurse Line For Help With COVID Questions

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California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse, day or night, to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area. 

If you don’t have health care coverage, or you have Medi-Cal but don’t...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

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Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, announced that Nevada County will revert to the State of California Health Officer Order for masking going into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. As the local masking ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Public Health - Coronavirus

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Western Gateway Park: New RV Camping Area and Ballfield Site Improvements Planned

Prop 68 State of California Parks and Water bond 2018

Western Gateway Recreation & Park District in rural Nevada County?will receive $1,144,634 through the California State Parks’ Rural Recreation and Tourism Program for new recreation opportunities that support economic, tourism, and health-re...

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Recreation
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, includ...

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Recreation
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Pines to Mines Trail Update August 26, 2022

Pines to Mines Scoping_NewsFlash

With the recent snow melt, work has begun on the Pines to Mines National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment. Field verification of the proposed trail alignment was completed by a team of staff and volunteers from the United States Fo...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Nevada County’s Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program will provide up to $850,000 in one-time grants to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Proposed Pines to Mines Trail Seeking Public Input

Pines to Mines Scoping_NewsFlash

68-mile trail would connect Nevada City to Truckee

By Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest is seeking public input on its proposed Pines to Mines trail project.

The proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail would run 68 miles in length and ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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On Monday, March 14th, 2022, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will be assisting Nevada County with vegetation treatment and fuels reduction at the Nevada County Airport off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley. Smoke may be visible in the Banner Mountain, Brun...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Veterans Services Expands Truckee In-Person Hours

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is proud to announce that they are once again providing regular, in-person services to the veteran community in Eastern Nevada County. NCVSO is expanding these services to weekly to better meet the needs ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 18, 2022

VA Considers Adding Nine Cancers to Presumptive List due to Burn Pit Exposure

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced it intended to add nine rare respiratory cancers related to toxic chemical exposure to its presumptive list of service-connected conditions due to exposure to burn pits. Once confirmed, these resp...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Annual “All Veterans Survey”

I started my position as the Nevada County Veterans Services Officer (CVSO) in September of 2018.   When I sat in that empty office on that first day, I swore to myself that I would always advocate for the veterans in this community, bring the le...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Nevada County Veterans Need Hearing Aids? Auburn VA OPC Opens New Audiology Clinic

In the fall of 2020, the VA informed the veterans of Nevada County that our medical provider would change from the Reno VA Medical Center to our current provider at the Mather VA Medical Center.  When this change was made it was promised that thi...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Nevada County Veterans Services and the Madelyn Helling Library Team Up to Impact Veterans

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) assists veterans with obtaining compensation for injuries, diseases, or health conditions that were a result of service.   When assisting veterans to submit their claims for compensation to the V...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Nevada County is Committed to Reducing Veterans Homelessness to Zero

On July 15, 2021, Nevada County announced that it was participating in Built for Zero, a national initiative of more than 80 communities working together to measurably end homelessness, one population at a time.  We also announced that w...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 16, 2021

VA adds presumptive health conditions due to exposure for two generations

On January 1, 2021 the Veterans Administration (VA) added bladder cancer, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s like symptoms, and Hypothyroidism to the presumptive medical condition list due to Agent Orange exposure while serving in Vietnam.  Ag...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Walk-In Thursday’s are Returning!

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office exists to assist the veterans, spouses, and dependents of this county obtain the benefits and services that they are entitled to.  For the past 16 months, our office has been working remotely and over th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

Before the pandemic, the Nevada County Veterans Services Office (CVSO) coordinated rides for our low-income, aging, and homeless veterans to get to their VA medical appointments.  This service relied on the efforts of local veteran volunteers to ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building to Receive Internet Upgrades

The Nevada County Consolidated Veterans Council (NCCVC) meets monthly and is represented by a member of the local Veterans Services Organizations.  The NCCVC was formed with the intention of building strong collaborative efforts between local vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 19, 2021

The Current Pandemic Continues to Impact VA Claims Processes

For the past year, the world has learned how a small virus can completely alter our daily lives and have a negative impact every business, government organization, and even schools.   We as a veteran community have not been sparred by the negativ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Three New Conditions Have Been Added to the Agent Orange Presumptive List

When the 2021 Defense Spending Bill was passed in December of 2020, the bill included adding three conditions to the VA’s Agent Orange Presumptive List.  Bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism.  This decision will not...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

CalVet Home Loans are Fully Insured

The Nevada County Veteran Service Office has seen an increase of requests for assistance with obtaining fire insurance for their homes.  Usually, we have few options to provide because we cannot influence insurance providers on how to provide the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Nevada County VSO Can Assist with Mental Health

I think that this goes without saying at this point, but 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for many different reasons.  It seemed just as we were collectively thinking, “Well, it can’t possibly get any worse”...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Nevada County Veterans Service Office helps with hearing loss benefits

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is one of the most common disabilities among Veterans and members of the armed services. Most people would agree, everything the military does is loud! Hearing protection has not always been used in the past...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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 reimburse...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

VA Programs help Veterans gain access to benefits quickly after discharge

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers two programs, including “Benefits Delivery at Discharge” and “Quick Start” to assist Nevada County Veterans receive disability benefits much faster th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Benefits to help families when a Veteran passes away

What do you do when a Veteran dies in Nevada County? Who do you contact? What forms will you need? What benefits might you be eligible for to help bury your loved one? What about ongoing pension benefits for widows and children? Don’t go this ro...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Disabled Veterans and their widows may qualify for additional benefits

Veteran’s pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time Veterans who have limited or no income. Veterans 65 and older automatically qualify to receive this benefit. Those under 65 years of age must be permanently and totally disabled.

In addition to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA disability compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

VA to provide benefits to Veterans exposed to water contaminants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will begin a process that may allow Veterans to receive disability pay if they were sickened by drinking water contaminated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nevada County Veterans who may be affecte...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

Many students will be starting or returning to college this fall, and, thanks to the College Tuition Fee Waiver program (CTFW), disabled Veterans in Nevada County can get some assistance in covering the cost of sending their children to college.

The CTFW p...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine, approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred to as ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Many injuries sustained during combat can qualify veterans for disability benefits under the law, especially when it comes to employment. In some cases, however, a veteran's disability is not severe enough to qualify for a 100 percent rating under the Vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Gulf and Middle East War Burn Pits Could be this Generation’s Agent Orange

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that hundreds of
thousands of veterans who served in the Gulf War in the 1990s and most recentlyin the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of
airborne chemicals and toxic subs...

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Veterans Services