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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Sunday and Monday nights, January 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for those nights.

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Nevada and Placer County's 2023 Homeless point-in-time count set for January 26th, 2023

2023 Homeless Point-in-Time count set for January 26th

Nevada and Placer County’s 2023 homeless point-in-time count set for January 26th, 2023

The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, a collaborative group of agencies and nonprofit organizations from Placer and Nevada counties, has announced tha...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Thursday and Friday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly WET and COLD weather Thursday and Friday nights, December 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Thu...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Monday and Tuesday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather Monday and Tuesday nights, December 12th and 13th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Mond...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night, December 1st, through Saturday morning, December 3rd. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protoc...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

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Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Wednesday Night, November 9th, and Thursday Night, November 10th

 For Immediate Release: 

 Nevada City, Calif. (November 8, 2022) - The National Weather Service predic...

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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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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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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: February 3, 2023

OES, Environmental Health, and NID Respond to Town of Washington Water Emergency During Winter Storm

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Atmospheric river events with above-average rainfall and high winds in early January caused localized flooding, downed trees, and power outages throughout Nevada County. Due to these storms, the Town of Washington’s drinking water supply system was severe...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties Receive CSAC Award for Innovative Disaster Livestock Program

CSAC Disaster Livestock Award

This year, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties partnered to create a Disaster Livestock Access Program to support the safe evacuation of livestock from commercial ranch operations during a disaster such as a wildfire. The innovative multi-jurisdictional pro...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Free Tree Recycling at the Rood Center and more!

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Starting December 26, 2022, Waste Management will be offering several ways to dispose of Christmas trees including FREE recycling at the Rood Center. Please remember, trees must be free of any decorations, including lights and flocking. Check out ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare - NewsFlash

Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer 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.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

IMM Final EIR NOA

Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. (click here to review the Notice of Availability).

The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted r...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

2022 California Building Standards Code Update image of blue prints with hard hat.

The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Associatio...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Embarks on First-Ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions fo...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

2021 Crop Report with photo of Yuba River

This week the Nevada County Department of Agriculture presented the 2021 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: 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: 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 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: 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. 

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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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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 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: 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: 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: 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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Thank You to Firefighters and First Responders

Thank you

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 News
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 News
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 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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District 1 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded $497,799 Grant for High-Speed Internet Expansion

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Nevada County was awarded $497,799 in Local Agency Technical Assistance (LATA) grant funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The grant will provide broadband network design and engineering throughout rural Nevada County, accelerati...

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District 4 News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Big Wins for the South Yuba River

Emergency Call Box

This fall, we celebrated the five-year anniversary of the South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort (known as “the Cohort”), a roundtable discussion group led by myself  -- District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek -- and District 1 Supervis...

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District 4 News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

$6.6M in Federal Funding Awarded to Public Safety Projects in Nevada County

Funding Wins

Back in the spring of 2021, as Congress was starting to put together its proposed budget for FY22, they announced that they were bringing back federal “earmarks” – a portion of the federal budget that is set aside for members...

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District 4 News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Don’t Miss Out on Medi-Cal Renewal – TAKE ACTION

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All Medi-Cal renewals are waived until the end of the Public Health Emergency, which Governor Newsom has announced will be February 28, 2023. Please report any changes in your contact information so you don't miss important details about your Medi-Cal cov...

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District 4 News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Five Micro-Grants Awarded to Firewise Communities in District 4

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 4, which was awarded five of these micro-grants. This unique p...

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District 4 News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Disaster Prevention on the Ballot

Ballot Initiative

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 is residents and leaders are seeking ways to be better ...

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District 4 News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

New Affordable Housing Development Completed

Brunswick Commons Rsign with the building in the background

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Applications Now Open

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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. 

Back i...

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District 4 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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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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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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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

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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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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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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

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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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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

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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: January 27, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Sunday and Monday nights, January 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for those nights.

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Monday and Tuesday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather Monday and Tuesday nights, December 12th and 13th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Mond...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night, December 1st, through Saturday morning, December 3rd. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protoc...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

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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: 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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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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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 3, 2023

Creating Defensible Space: Nevada County Services Team Up to Help Community Prep for Wildfire

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By Lorraine Jewett

Nevada County has millions of federal grant dollars available to hire work crews to create defensible space at hundreds of homes, all at no cost to homeowners or renters.

The county just needs people to apply.

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Board of Supervisors February 7, 2023, Meeting Agenda

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Upcoming regular meeting of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 

The meeting will start at 9:00 A.M.

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

OES, Environmental Health, and NID Respond to Town of Washington Water Emergency During Winter Storm

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Atmospheric river events with above-average rainfall and high winds in early January caused localized flooding, downed trees, and power outages throughout Nevada County. Due to these storms, the Town of Washington’s drinking water supply system was severe...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Nevada County Named Stepping Up Innovator County

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Nevada County was named as one of a select group of Stepping Up Innovator Counties in the United States for its expertise in data-driven efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and connected to treatment.   

Since the Stepp...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Phebe Bell Among First to Complete Equity Grounded Leadership Fellow Program

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Nevada County Behavioral Health Director Phebe Bell was recently among 21 behavioral health professionals from across the country who completed the first-ever Equity-Grounded Leadership (EGL) Fellow Program, an 11-month course to develop skills centered o...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Nevada County Celebrates a Combined 1,235 Years of Service at Annual Employee Service Awards

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On Tuesday, January 24th, the Board of Supervisors honored 115 employees, with a combined service of 1,235 years, who have served between 5 and 25 years at the County.

“We do so much work within our community, throughout the state, and in some ca...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023

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Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell ph...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Sunday and Monday nights, January 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for those nights.

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Zip Books are back!

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Zip Books, a program funded by the California State Library, is a way for you to request books that the Library doesn't own, an innovative alternative to the traditional interlibrary loan. You may request a book or an audiobook that is not available throu...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Nevada County Road Crews Play the Role of Both Hero and Nuisance

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“Sometimes, motorists are annoyed with us for slowing them down or stopping them,” says Colten Gould, a county road supervisor for the past 21 years. “But without road maintenance crews, no one would get anywhere.”

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

The Ranch House: Closing Gaps in Housing Services

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By Mike Dent, Nevada County Housing and Community Services Director

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors had foresight when they prioritized access to affordable housing in 2018. Since that time, the housing crisis in California has accelerated, as has t...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Scam Alert: EBT Text Messages

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The Nevada County Social Services Department has received reports that scammers have been sending text messages asking community members to provide personal information about their EBT cards. The County and State will NEVER text or call you to ask for you...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Thursday Night, January 19th

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Nevada City, Calif. - The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Thursday night, January 19th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for that night.

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

02-07-2023 Property Purchase Respite Home Notice of Intent

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO PURCHASE AN INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY THE PURCHASE PRICE OF WHICH IS $650,000 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 10:30 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Extend Extreme Weather Shelter for One Additional Night, January 17th

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The National Weather Service now predicts COLD nighttime temperatures tonight, January 17th , that meet activation criteria. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada will extend the shelter operation one more additional ni...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

02-28-2023 Truckee Fire Protection District CIP and Mitigation Fee Annual Expenditure Plan

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 10:15 AM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Truck...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Nevada County Supervisors Proclaim Local Emergency Due to Winter Storms

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Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency due to the recent winter storms that have brought substantial rain, high winds, and significant snowfall at higher elevations, resulting in damage to County roads due to fallen trees...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

‘Year of the Heart’: Supervisor Ed Scofield Selected as Board Chair

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At the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2023, Nevada County Supervisors selected District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield as the 2023 Board Chair and District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock as Vice Chair.

“I’m grateful to my colleagues for se...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Stay Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding and Outages

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The National Weather Service is monitoring three more heavy rain events over the next seven days.  Be prepared for heavy rain, local area flooding, and high winds that may drive trees into power lines and across roads. Please plan for wide-area p...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Community Survey: Help Identify the Needs of Families with Low Income

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The Nevada County Adult and Family Services Commission plans and implements programs to assist people with low income in Nevada County through the use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding. Every three years, the Commission creates a comprehens...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Seven Nevada County Elected Officials Sworn into Office

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Today, seven Nevada County elected officials were sworn into office, including District 3 and District 4 Supervisor, Sheriff, District Attorney, Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, Assessor, and Treasurer/Tax-Collector.

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties Receive CSAC Award for Innovative Disaster Livestock Program

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This year, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties partnered to create a Disaster Livestock Access Program to support the safe evacuation of livestock from commercial ranch operations during a disaster such as a wildfire. The innovative multi-jurisdictional pro...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Swearing In Ceremony for Elected Officials

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A swearing-in ceremony will be held on January 3, 2023, at 10 am in the Nevada County Board of Supervisors' chamber in the Eric Rood Administrative Center at 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City, CA 95959. The public is welcome but is reminded that, as th...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

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Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer 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.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Steve Monaghan: Rural California Counties Have a Digital Equity Problem

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In this Special Feature for Barbed Wire, Nevada County's Chief Information Officer Steve Monaghan outlines what rural counties need to know about Digital Equity planning.

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

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Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. (click here to review the Notice of Availability).

The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted r...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

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Nevada County’s Citizen’s Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of County government. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the people, places, and programs that make our County government work. Have you ever wondered how the C...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

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The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Association (NCCA) are offerin...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Elected Officials Representing a Combined 120 Years of Service

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Today, Supervisors recognized their colleagues, District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller, Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter, Assessor Sue Horne, and Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz, for their collective 120 years of public service, including 72 years ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Embarks on First-Ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

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Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions fo...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Monday and Tuesday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather Monday and Tuesday nights, December 12th and 13th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Mond...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Liam Marchi with Youth Leadership Award

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Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors recognized Bear River High School senior Liam Marchi for standing out as a youth leader through excellence in academics, athletics, theater, and student body government.

"We are very proud of your achievem...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter

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 The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Tuesday night, December 6th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Tuesday night. ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night, December 1st, through Saturday morning, December 3rd. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protoc...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

The South County Shaded Fuel Break Begins Community Outreach

South County Fuel Break Town Hall, Dec 8, 6 to 8 pm, Alta Sierra Country Club

Eligible property owners are receiving information outlining how to participate in this critical fuel reduction program. The South County Shaded Fuel Break is a priority fuel reduction project in Nevada County that will slow the spread of wildland fires a...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

On November 8th, Nevada County voters opted not to approve Measure V, the “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure.

The Board of Supervisors placed Measure V on the ballot to establish a locally controlled ½ percent countywi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

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How do you reduce wildfire risk and increase holiday cheer? By obtaining a Christmas Tree Permit, of course! Removing small-diameter trees from selected areas reduces wildfire risk by reducing over-growth, particularly among firs. Tahoe National Forest an...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Get Outside: Library Offers New Additions to Recreation Collection

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Over the summer, the Nevada County Library launched the Recreation Collection with outdoor games and equipment available for checkout. With your library card you can check out a disc golf set if you’re headed to Condon Park, a bird-watching kit for your h...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Upcoming Workshops: Truckee Home Access Program

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The Town of Truckee is hosting two upcoming Buyer and Seller Workshops on the Truckee Home Access Program (THAP), which helps the local workforce realize their homeownership goals!

The Truckee Home Access Program (THAP) preserves, produces, and protects ho...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

David West, Nevada County Veterans Services Officer: New PACT Act Increases Veteran Benefits

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The Nevada County Veterans Services Office’s mission is to connect every veteran within our community with his or her federal, state, and local benefits that they are entitled to. Most often, our office is the first point of contact for veterans or their ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

CA Adventure Pass - Free Entrance to 19 State Parks including Empire Mine SHP - for CA 4th Graders

California State Park Adventure Pass for all California 4th Graders and their Families

Now through 2024, all California fourth graders and their families can sign up for the California State Park Adventure Pass and visit 19 amazing state parks throughout the state for free for a full year – including the summer. Among the 19 parks is Empire...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

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Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Wednesday Night, November 9th, and Thursday Night, November 10th

 For Immediate Release: 

 Nevada City, Calif. (November 8, 2022) - The National Weather Service predic...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Nevada County will celebrate its 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Week from Saturday, November 5th, through Sunday, November 13th.

Military Appreciation Week engages the local community and businesses to honor all active duty, reservists, retired, veterans...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County to Host CACVSO Annual Fall Conference and a Night of Laughter

Nevada County to Host CACVSO Annual Fall Conference and a Night of Laughter

On Monday, October 17th, Nevada County will welcome the members of the California Association of County Veterans Services (CACVSO) as a host for their annual fall conference.  County Veterans Services Offices (CVSO’s) are usually the first contac...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

This week the Nevada County Department of Agriculture presented the 2021 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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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Back by Popular Demand: United Way Book Sale!

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After a two-year hiatus, Nevada County and United Way are pleased to announce this year’s Book Sale will begin in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administrative Center (ERAC) on October 17th and run through November 18th. The Book Sale will be open to the publ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Offices Will Be Closed Monday for a Federal Holiday

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All administrative County offices will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of a Federal holiday. Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue as normal. Normal business hours for other offices will resum...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

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

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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 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

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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

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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 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

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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 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

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

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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.

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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

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

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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: June 30, 2022

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

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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 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 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 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

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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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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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

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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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: 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.

“W...

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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: November 2, 2022

Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance to Eligible Residents

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Nevada County has been awarded funding to provide rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to eligible residents financially affected by COVID.

 

Nevada County Awarded Funding to Provide Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance to Eligible Residents

Nevada City, CA - Nevada County Housing and Community Services has funding available to help with rent, mortgage, and utility assistanc...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

Brunswick Commons

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

 For Immediate Release:

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

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

IMM Final EIR NOA

Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. (click here to review the Notice of Availability).

The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted r...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Copying & Printing Charges Effective February 1st

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Nevada County Libraries will begin charging $0.15 per page for copying and printing beginning February 1st. Copy machines will accept $1 bills only. 

Please ask your local library staff if you need assistance or additional information. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Zip Books are back!

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Zip Books, a program funded by the California State Library, is a way for you to request books that the Library doesn't own, an innovative alternative to the traditional interlibrary loan. You may request a book or an audiobook that is not available throu...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

New Year, New You: Book Clubs!

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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 experiences of read...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Get Outside: New Additions to the Library Recreation Collection

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Over the summer, the Nevada County Library launched the Recreation Collection with outdoor games and equipment available for checkout. With your library card you can check out a disc golf set if you’re headed to Condon Park, a bird-watching kit for your h...

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Measure V

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

On November 8th, Nevada County voters opted not to approve Measure V, the “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure.

The Board of Supervisors placed Measure V on the ballot to establish a locally controlled ½ percent countywi...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Election Update - Nov. 22

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Eastern County Measure V Informational Webinar: Tuesday, November 1st at 6PM

Nevada County is hosting an informational webinar for Truckee area residents who want to learn more about Measure V, the Wildfire Prevention Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness Measure, at 6pm on Tuesday, November 1st. Residents can register at www....

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

OES, Environmental Health, and NID Respond to Town of Washington Water Emergency During Winter Storm

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Atmospheric river events with above-average rainfall and high winds in early January caused localized flooding, downed trees, and power outages throughout Nevada County. Due to these storms, the Town of Washington’s drinking water supply system ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Nevada County Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Nevada County has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal year 2021/2022.

“Financial transparency is a priority for Nevada County,&...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Creating Defensible Space: Nevada County Services Team Up to Help Community Prep for Wildfire

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By Lorraine Jewett

Nevada County has millions of federal grant dollars available to hire work crews to create defensible space at hundreds of homes, all at no cost to homeowners or renters.

The county just needs people to apply.

“Work has been comp...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

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The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Sunday and Monday nights, January 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for those nights.

The shelter wil...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Nevada County Celebrates a Combined 1,235 Years of Service at Annual Employee Service Awards

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On Tuesday, January 24th, the Board of Supervisors honored 115 employees, with a combined service of 1,235 years, who have served between 5 and 25 years at the County.

“We do so much work within our community, throughout the state, and in some cases even t...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek Elected to Mountain Counties Water Resources Association Board

The Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) has elected Nevada County Supervisor Sue Hoek, Yuba Water Agency Director Don Blaser, and Amador Water Agency Director Susan Peters to its Board of Directors. Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes an...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Phebe Bell Among First to Complete Equity Grounded Leadership Fellow Program

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Nevada County Behavioral Health Director Phebe Bell was recently among 21 behavioral health professionals from across the country who completed the first-ever Equity-Grounded Leadership (EGL) Fellow Program, an 11-month course to develop skills centered o...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Nevada County Named Stepping Up Innovator County

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Nevada County was named as one of a select group of Stepping Up Innovator Counties in the United States for its expertise in data-driven efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and connected to treatment.   

Since the Stepp...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Scam Alert: EBT Text Messages

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The Nevada County Social Services Department has received reports that scammers have been sending text messages asking community members to provide personal information about their EBT cards. The County and State will NEVER text or call you to ask for you...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Nevada County Road Crews Play the Role of Both Hero and Nuisance

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“Sometimes, motorists are annoyed with us for slowing them down or stopping them,” says Colten Gould, a county road supervisor for the past 21 years. “But without road maintenance crews, no one would get anywhere.”

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

The Ranch House: Closing Gaps in Housing Services

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By Mike Dent, Nevada County Housing and Community Services Director

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors had foresight when they prioritized access to affordable housing in 2018. Since that time, the housing crisis in California has accelerated, as has t...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Zip Books are back!

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Zip Books, a program funded by the California State Library, is a way for you to request books that the Library doesn't own, an innovative alternative to the traditional interlibrary loan. You may request a book or an audiobook that is not available throu...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023

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Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell ph...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Extreme Weather Shelter Saturday through Monday Nights

Sierra Roots County Wet Weather Shelter

The National Weather Service predicts continued and prolonged WET weather Saturday through Monday nights, January 14th, 15th, and 16th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Pr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

‘Year of the Heart’: Supervisor Ed Scofield Selected as Board Chair

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At the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2023, Nevada County Supervisors selected District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield as the 2023 Board Chair and District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock as Vice Chair.

“I’m grateful to my colleagues for selecting me as Chair ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Nevada County Supervisors Proclaim Local Emergency Due to Winter Storms

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Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency due to the recent winter storms that have brought substantial rain, high winds, and significant snowfall at higher elevations, resulting in damage to County roads due to fallen trees...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Community Survey: Help Identify the Needs of Families with Low Income

Help us to help our community. Take the survey!

The Nevada County Adult and Family Services Commission plans and implements programs to assist people with low income in Nevada County through the use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding. Every three years, the Commission creates a comprehens...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Stay Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding and Outages

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The National Weather Service is monitoring three more heavy rain events over the next seven days.  Be prepared for heavy rain, local area flooding, and high winds that may drive trees into power lines and across roads. Please plan for wide-area p...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Services Act

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The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-Prop 63 was passed by California Voters in 2004. The proposition is funded by a 1% tax on personal income over $1 million per year with the goal of utilizing the funds to expand and transform California’s be...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Seven Nevada County Elected Officials Sworn into Office

Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Natalie Adona signs her Oath of Office

Today, seven Nevada County elected officials were sworn into office, including District 3 and District 4 Supervisor, Sheriff, District Attorney, Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, Assessor, and Treasurer/Tax-Collector.

Speaking to a standing-room-only cro...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties Receive CSAC Award for Innovative Disaster Livestock Program

CSAC Disaster Livestock Award

This year, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties partnered to create a Disaster Livestock Access Program to support the safe evacuation of livestock from commercial ranch operations during a disaster such as a wildfire. The innovative multi-jurisdictional pro...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Steve Monaghan: Rural California Counties Have a Digital Equity Problem

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In this Special Feature for Barbed Wire, Nevada County's Chief Information Officer Steve Monaghan outlines what rural counties need to know about Digital Equity planning.

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

David West: Raising Awareness Around Veteran Suicide

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The holiday season is a time for celebration, reflection, and worship, and it brings joy to many families throughout Nevada County.  However, for many people, the holiday season can increase stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression, leading th...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

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Nevada County’s Citizen’s Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of County government. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the people, places, and programs that make our County government work. Have you ever wondered how the C...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

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Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer 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.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit O...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

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The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Association (NCCA) are offerin...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

IMM Final EIR NOA

Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. (click here to review the Notice of Availability).

The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted r...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

Now accepting applications for Spring 2023 Citizens Academy

Nevada County’s Citizen’s Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of County government. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the people, places, and programs that make our County government work. Have you ever wondered how the C...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

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The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Association (NCCA) are offerin...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Elected Officials Representing a Combined 120 Years of Service

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On Decemeber 13th, Supervisors recognized their colleagues, District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller, Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter, Assessor Sue Horne, and Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz, for their collective 120 years of public service, includi...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Nevada Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Receives Statewide Recognition from the Chief Probation

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Nevada Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Jim Amaral was recognized at the statewide 2022 Annual Chief Probation Officers of California Awards Ceremony as Trainer of the Year. This award is given to an employee of any rank selected by the CPOC affiliate...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Learn about Employment and Internship Opportunities at Nevada County

Nevada County Human Resources to Host Job and Internship Workshop on Wednesday, December 14th at 3PM

Have you considered a career with Nevada County? The County is one of our area’s largest employers, with approximately 800 employees covering a f...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Embarks on First-Ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions fo...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Liam Marchi with Youth Leadership Award

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Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors recognized Bear River High School senior Liam Marchi for standing out as a youth leader through excellence in academics, athletics, theater, and student body government.

"We are very proud of your achievem...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

First Installment of the 22/23 Property Tax Bill due December 12th

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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 2022-2023 secured tax bill is December 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night, December 1st, through Saturday morning, December 3rd. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protoc...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Truckee Approves a Single-Use Foodware Reduction Ordinance

On November 8, 2022, the Truckee Town Council adopted a Single-Use Foodware Reduction Ordinance including the following policies:

  • A ban on the sale and distribution of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Stryrofoam. (Effective April 1, 2023)
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Posted on: December 2, 2022

The South County Shaded Fuel Break Begins Community Outreach

South County Fuel Break Town Hall, Dec 8, 6 to 8 pm, Alta Sierra Country Club

Eligible property owners are receiving information outlining how to participate in this critical fuel reduction program. The South County Shaded Fuel Break is a priority fuel reduction project in Nevada County that will slow the spread of wildland fires a...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

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How do you reduce wildfire risk and increase holiday cheer? By obtaining a Christmas Tree Permit, of course! Removing small-diameter trees from selected areas reduces wildfire risk by reducing over-growth, particularly among firs. Tahoe National Forest an...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Get Outside: Library Offers New Additions to Recreation Collection

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Over the summer, the Nevada County Library launched the Recreation Collection with outdoor games and equipment available for checkout. With your library card you can check out a disc golf set if you’re headed to Condon Park, a bird-watching kit for your h...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Upcoming Workshops: Truckee Home Access Program

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The Town of Truckee is hosting two upcoming Buyer and Seller Workshops on the Truckee Home Access Program (THAP), which helps the local workforce realize their homeownership goals!

The Truckee Home Access Program (THAP) preserves, produces, and protects ho...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Provide Your Feedback: Nevada County OES Launches Survey on Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance

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The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) seeks community feedback on improving the current Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance (Nevada County Ordinance 2477). All residents, property owners, and renters of unincorporated Nevada County are encourage...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

County Releases Independent Report: “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project”

IMM Econ Report NewsFlash

Nevada County has released the final independent report, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.” The Idaho-Maryland Mine would reinitiate underground mining and gold mineralization processing in Nevada County, if...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Office of Emergency Services Tours Truckee Fire’s Fuel Reduction Projects

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Last week. Nevada County OES joined Truckee Fire Protection District (TFPD) on a tour of recently completed and mid-implementation fuels reduction projects. Even with a light blanket of snow on the ground, it was easy to see the wildfire mitigation benefi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

CA Adventure Pass - Free Entrance to 19 State Parks including Empire Mine SHP - for CA 4th Graders

California State Park Adventure Pass for all California 4th Graders and their Families

Now through 2024, all California fourth graders and their families can sign up for the California State Park Adventure Pass and visit 19 amazing state parks throughout the state for free for a full year – including the summer. Among the 19 parks is Empire...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

David West, Nevada County Veterans Services Officer: New PACT Act Increases Veteran Benefits

New PACT Act

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office’s mission is to connect every veteran within our community with his or her federal, state, and local benefits that they are entitled to. Most often, our office is the first point of contact for veterans...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Nevada County will celebrate its 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Week from Saturday, November 5th, through Sunday, November 13th.

Military Appreciation Week engages the local community and businesses to honor all active duty, reservists, retired, veterans...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding to Provide Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance to Eligible Resident

Subsidence Program

 Nevada County Housing and Community Services has funding available to help with rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for households financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application is currently open and will be processed on a fir...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Sue Hoek: Emergency Preparedness Remains Top of Mind as We Make Progress on Key Initiatives

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Message from the Chair

Through peak fire season, emergency preparedness remains top of mind. In August, the 48-acre Pleasant Fire was another reminder that when we say, ‘one less spark, one less wildfire,’ we mean it. ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

This week the Nevada County Department of Agriculture presented the 2021 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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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error

Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check Processing Error

Urges customers to work with their banks to reverse duplicate charges if necessary

Residents who made a payment by check for property taxes, county services or services provided by any school or special district in Nevada County between September 21, 2022,...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Nevada County to Host CACVSO Annual Fall Conference and a Night of Laughter

Nevada County to Host CACVSO Annual Fall Conference and a Night of Laughter

On Monday, October 17th, Nevada County will welcome the members of the California Association of County Veterans Services (CACVSO) as a host for their annual fall conference.  County Veterans Services Offices (CVSO’s) are usually the fi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Spooky, Scary, and Silly Programs at Nevada County Library

October Fun with Nevada County Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grass Valley, California 

October 14, 2022

October is in full swing, and there is a lot going on at the Nevada County Library to celebrate the season! As the temperature drops and colors change, visit the library’s Ev...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Offices Will Be Closed Monday for Columbus Day

Nevada County Offices Closed for Holiday 10-10

All administrative County offices will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue as normal. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Back by Popular Demand: United Way Book Sale!

United Way Book and Nevada County Book Sale

After a two-year hiatus, Nevada County and United Way are pleased to announce this year’s Book Sale will begin in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administrative Center (ERAC) on October 17th and run through November 18th. The Book Sale will be open t...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Sheriff's Office Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Nevada County Sheriff's Office is proud to be apart of the Pink Patch Project. The County's officers will be wearing their Pink Patch Polos proudly throughout the month of October and invi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Nevada County Human Resources Attends Conference to Share Innovation

Nevada County Human Resources at ICMA IPMA Conference

Nevada County Human Resources attended the International City Managers Association and International Public Managers Association-Human Resources Conference. Human Resources Director Steve Rose, and Susan Kader, Senior Management Analyst, were invited to s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Intern Spotlight: Tony Solis, Internship Coordinator

Intern Spotlight: Tony Solis

The Nevada County Human Resources Internship program has created a new talent pipeline, providing on-the-job experience, hosting over 94 interns who have contributed over 40,000 hours serving Nevada County and its residents. 

Nevada County Human R...

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Nevada County News
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

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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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 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: 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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Posted on: August 19, 2022

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

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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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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 4, 2022

Supervisors to Consider Wildfire Prevention Measure for November Ballot

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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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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

The 2022 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

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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 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

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 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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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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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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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

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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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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

Sheriff Logo_NewsFlash

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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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: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

Text reads: Helping youth find jobs and give back to their community

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 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

CAL FIRE logo_NewsFlash

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

CAL FIRE logo_NewsFlash

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

Supporting Teen Mental Health Photo_NewsFlash

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 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

California State Library Parks Pass

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 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

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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

Broadband NewsFlash

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

Rec Grants_NewsFlash

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

Income Tax NewsFlash

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

Nevada COunty Reads - Circe - NewsFlash

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

2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

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

2022 Board of Supervisors_NewsFlash

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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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Creating Defensible Space: Nevada County Services Team Up to Help Community Prep for Wildfire

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By Lorraine Jewett

Nevada County has millions of federal grant dollars available to hire work crews to create defensible space at hundreds of homes, all at no cost to homeowners or renters.

The county just needs people to apply.

“Work has been completed on 2...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 3, 2023

OES, Environmental Health, and NID Respond to Town of Washington Water Emergency During Winter Storm

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Atmospheric river events with above-average rainfall and high winds in early January caused localized flooding, downed trees, and power outages throughout Nevada County. Due to these storms, the Town of Washington’s drinking water supply system was severe...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2022

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

Forest_NewsFlash

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: 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: January 13, 2023

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023

CodeRED Emergency Alert Test - NewsFlash

Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell ph...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Provide Your Feedback: Nevada County OES Launches Survey on Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance

RNC Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance Survey - NewsFlash

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) seeks community feedback on improving the current Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance (Nevada County Ordinance 2477). All residents, property owners, and renters of unincorporated Nevada County are encourage...

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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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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

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

CalFresh Emergency Allotments Are Ending

CalFresh Alert

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized temporary increases to CalFresh benefits to help meet food needs. These temporary increases were called "Emergency Allotments," and were issued each month on a separate date from the regular CalF...

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Public Assistance
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Scam Alert: EBT Text Messages

A red box above a cell phone holds a yellow warning sign that says Scam Alert!

The Nevada County Social Services Department has received reports that scammers have been sending text messages asking community members to provide personal information about their EBT cards. The County and State will NEVER text or call you to ask for you...

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Public Assistance
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:

  • Employment ...
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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

News Flash

Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

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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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Embarks on First-Ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions fo...

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Recreation
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Get Outside: New Additions to the Library Recreation Collection

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Over the summer, the Nevada County Library launched the Recreation Collection with outdoor games and equipment available for checkout. With your library card you can check out a disc golf set if you’re headed to Condon Park, a bird-watching kit for your h...

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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

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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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Sheriff News 2
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Example News Headline

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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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Sheriff News 2
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Example News Headline

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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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Sheriff News 2

News Flash

Posted on: February 1, 2023

CalFresh Emergency Allotments Are Ending

CalFresh Alert

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized temporary increases to CalFresh benefits to help meet food needs. These temporary increases were called "Emergency Allotments," and were issued each month on a separate date from the regular CalF...

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Social Services
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Scam Alert: EBT Text Messages

A red box above a cell phone holds a yellow warning sign that says Scam Alert!

The Nevada County Social Services Department has received reports that scammers have been sending text messages asking community members to provide personal information about their EBT cards. The County and State will NEVER text or call you to ask for you...

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Social Services

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare - NewsFlash

Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer 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.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations ...

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Transit Services

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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: 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