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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Nevada County Veterans Services Officer David West Elected to Lead Statewide Organization

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Nevada County Veterans Services Officer David West II has been elected president of the California Association of County Veterans Services Officers

The association is an organization of professional veterans’ advocates that he...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Joint Jurisdictional Special Meeting February 29, 2024

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Upcoming Joint Jurisdictional Special Meeting of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, City of Grass Valley City Council, City of Nevada City City Council, Town of Truckee Town Council

Tuesday, February 29, 2024 

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Nevada County Honors Long-Term Staff

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Ninety-two Nevada County employees were honored on Feb. 20 by the Board of Supervisors for reaching service milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years. 

Two employees were honored for 25 years of service: Krista Pyzer, a clerk-recorder assistant, an...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Protecting the Environment: Wastewater System Treatment Operator Joshua Denney

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Joshua Denney has always wanted to be a good steward of natural resources, and he has found a way to do that in his new job as a wastewater treatment system operator for Nevada County.

He and his co-workers refine the water that comes from residents’ showe...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Firewise Communities in Nevada County Encouraged to Apply for Second Round of Micro-Grants

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Just in time for post-storm cleanup, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is providing the opportunity for Firewise Communities to apply for a new round of micro-grant funding aimed at supporting hazardous vegetation removal, improving eva...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Nevada County Offers Free Relationship Classes for Soon-To-Be Parents

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In a few weeks, Samantha Vivo, 23, and her partner Kaleb Yager, 28, are due to have a baby girl named Stevvi (pronounced Stevie). This is the couple’s first child. 

Together since December 2022, the couple has been checking all the boxes in prepar...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Nevada County Board of Supervisors February 27, 2024, Meeting Agenda

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Upcoming meeting of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 

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

The County of Nevada will hold its meeting of the Board of Supervisors from inside the Board Chambers, loca...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Nevada County Housing Survey Extended Through Feb. 29

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Nevada City, Calif. – Nevada County has extended their housing survey an extra week, through Feb. 29. The survey aims to identify the housing challenges that affect residents the most. Employers are also sharing their challenges with hou...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Commitment to Fairness and Integrity in Elections

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By Natalie Adona

Nevada County Registrar of Voters

For the past 6 months, I have had the extraordinary privilege of working with a small group of elections officials from across the country on updating a national Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct for...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Vote Centers Open Sat., Feb. 24 for Presidential Primary Election

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With the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election less than two weeks away, Nevada County’s Vote Centers will open on staggered schedules beginning Saturday, Feb. 24. 

The first two Vote Centers are opening at the Rood Center in Nevad...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Nevada County Supervisors Deny Rise Grass Valley’s Idaho Maryland Mine Project

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Today, after six hours of public comment over two days, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny Rise Grass Valley’s Idaho Maryland Mine Project and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Nevada County Employers and their Employees Asked to Take Survey About Housing Challenges

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Nevada County is conducting a housing survey to identify the challenges that affect residents the most. Employers are also sharing their challenges with housing. Over 450 people have participated since the survey opened Feb. 1.

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Nevada County recognizes prominent Nevada City pioneers during Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month this month, Nevada County is recognizing the Nevada City homesite of two prominent 19th century African-American pioneers who were nearly forgotten. 

Members of the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission have...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Storms Expected Through Weekend

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With the forecast showing widespread rain and mountain snow continuing through President’s Day weekend, it’s a good idea to get prepared. 

More rain could result in minor flooding or falling trees from the already saturated grounds. Monitor the Na...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Free Fares to Celebrate the Love of Valentine’s Day and Support Civic Engagement

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fares Valentines Day and Special Hearing Free Fares Feb 14-16

Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce free fares! All fixed route transit services will be free to ride Wednesday 14 through Friday 16, so hop on the bus and enjoy stress-free travel around the community.

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Feb. 20 is Deadline to Register to Vote in Presidential Primary

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Feb. 20 is the deadline to register to vote in the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election and receive a ballot in the mail. Register to vote at registertovote.ca.gov.

Those who miss that deadline may still vote in the election, but will have to condit...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Staff Report Released for Idaho Maryland Mine Special Meeting

Board of Supervisor Staff Report for Rise Grass Valley's Idaho Maryland Mine Project Now Availabl

Extended evening meeting hours until 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 to encourage public attendance

Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the staff report and notice of public hearing for the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Pro...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Amidst Surging Energy Bills, Energy Action Plan Promotes Energy Efficiency

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By the Nevada County Energy Action Plan Working GroupMore and more Californians find themselves grappling with the soaring costs of home energy bills. This is no different for Nevada County residents and businesses. We spend an exorbitant, and increasing,...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Assessor Alerts Homeowners Tax Savings Imminent

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Assessor Rolf Kleinhans reminds homeowners that property tax savings, in the form of a $7,000 reduction to their home’s taxable value, awaits them until the middle of February. Ironically, there’s a significant number of homeowners that are either unaware...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

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

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Nevada City, Calif. - The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Wednesday, February 7th, through Friday morning, February 9th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Proto...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 3, 2018

Nevada County opens new Bear River Library with Increased Hours and Expanded Services

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During a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning, Nevada County officials welcomed the community and opened the doors to the new Bear River Library location at 11010 Combie Road.

The new 2,500-square-foot space is a short walk from Bear River High School,...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Funding Approved for Highway 49 Evacuation Route Project

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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has approved a project to widen Highway 49 between Ponderosa Pines Way just north of Alta Sierra to Wolf Road in Grass Valley.

The $101.5 million project includes the addition of shoulders and a cente...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Housing Challenges? Take Nevada County's Housing Survey

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Nevada City, Calif. (January 31, 2024) – Have you experienced housing challenges in Nevada County?  Residents, employees, and employers are encouraged to complete a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Community Turns Out to Shape Nevada County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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Over 60 Nevada County residents have turned out during the past two weeks to help shape the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) by providing input at Risk Reduction Workshops hosted by the Office of Emergency Services. Community members are encourag...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Solution Should be in Place by April for Septic Odor at Pleasant Valley Road and Highway 20

Wastewater Aerial Shot of Pleasant Valley Rd and Highway 20

The septic odor at Pleasant Valley Road and Highway 20 should go away by April because of the installation of a biofilter media, an odor-control mechanism used successfully by many municipalities.

The noxious smell, a persistent issue at this intersection,...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Staff Highlight: Supervising Building Inspector Nick McBurney

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As supervising building plans examiner for Nevada County, Nick McBurney has the significant responsibility of checking the quality and consistency of construction documents that come through his department.

Errors can be costly, leading to delays and added...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Voter Information Guides Mailed January 25

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Registered voters will soon receive two Voter Information Guides to help them prepare for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election. 

One is the state guide, which contains information about state Proposition 1 ($6.3 billion in bonds for men...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Tax Filing Assistance Available for Qualifying Residents

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The Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering free tax preparation assistance and filing of simple returns. If you earned less than $64,000 in 2023, contact the Nevada County ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Nevada County, Truckee and Friends of Truckee Library Join Forces to Build New Truckee Library

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Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, and Friends of the Truckee Library have formalized their relationship to work together to build a new 20-000-square-foot Truckee Library facility at Truckee Regional Park. 

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Shelter January 23 and 24 for Point-In-Time Count

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Nevada City, Calif. – Nevada County’s annual point-in-time (PIT) count of homeless individuals and families starts Tuesday, January 23rd. To facilitate the count, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Sh...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Nevada County, Grass Valley and Nevada City Exploring Building a Regional Animal Shelter

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Nevada County, Grass Valley and Nevada City have approved a memorandum of understanding to explore building a joint animal shelter to serve the region. 

The shelter, which could be built in the next four to five years, is needed b...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Nevada County Considers Strategic Roadmap to Economic Success

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The Nevada County Board of Supervisors heard a detailed informational presentation Jan. 9 on findings that will aid in the development of a two-year Economic Development Action Plan. 

The mission of the plan is twofold - to provide interim guidanc...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on January 31, 2024

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As part of Nevada County’s ongoing commitment to community safety, a test of the CodeRED Emergency Alert System is scheduled for January 31, 2024. CodeRED is an opt-in notification system the County of Nevada uses to notify residents in an emerg...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

March 5 Primary Presidential Election Offers Voters Choices on Federal, State and Local Issues

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In less than a month, registered voters will receive ballots for the March 5 Presidential Primary Election and will be asked to choose candidates for national and local office. Voters can also weigh in on one state proposition and three local ballot measu...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Activate Cold Weather Shelter Wednesday and Thursday Nights

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The National Weather Service  predicts COLD weather Wednesday through Friday morning, January 10th through12th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol Wednesday a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

"A Thousand Cranes" - Celebrating 30 Years of Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra Invitation

Join us at the Eric Rood Center for the opening reception of the Art in Public Spaces exhibition "A Thousand Cranes" - Celebrating 30 Years of Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra on January 19 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Nevada County Youth Commissioners Mackenzie Rist and Robert Gago met with Congressman Kevin Kiley

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Nevada County Youth Commissioners Mackenzie Rist and Robert Gago met with Congressman Kevin Kiley on December 22 to discuss how the commission can create awareness around pertinent topics such as drug prevention, self-harm reduction, homelessness, and foo...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Save the Date: Special Supervisors Meeting Scheduled for Idaho Maryland Mine Project on 2/15

Save the Date - Board of Supervisors Public Hearing Scheduled for Idaho Maryland Mine Project Feb 15

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Special Meeting on February 15 to hold a noticed public hearing and take final action on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project. The meeting may continue to February 16 if needed...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Cold Weather Shelter Opening Saturday and Sunday

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Nevada City, Calif. - The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Saturday night, January 6th, through Monday morning, January 8th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Pr...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Nevada County Awarded $650,000 to Build Climate Resilience

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Nevada County has been awarded $650,000 to work with key partners to help build climate resilience from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. 

The money will be used to develop a climate collaborative of local organizations in ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Christmas Tree Disposal Options

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Now that Christmas is over, what to do with the tree? Residents have a few options.

First, make sure all decorations, lights and flocking are off the tree before disposal.  Residents can cut and place small sections in a green cart, making sure th...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Sheriff Welcomes Three New Deputies

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Three deputy trainees of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Sacramento Police Academy on Dec. 21. 

Pictured left to right: Michael Kennedy, Bryn Connor and Nicole Hamilton. 

Hamilton earned special recognition ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Sheriff Seeking Help in Solving 40-Year-Old Murder

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Nearly 40 years ago, a young woman was strangled to death and discarded down an embankment near the Independence Trail. For 40 years, this woman’s identity has remained a mystery. Who was she? Where was she from? And why did this happen to her? ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Public Meeting on New Nevada City Courthouse Set for Jan. 24

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The Judicial Council of California is holding a public information meeting January 24 on the new Nevada City courthouse construction project. 

The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Nevada City Courthouse, Department 6, 201 Churc...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Nevada County Public Health is Hitting the Open Road

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Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) is taking its immunizations and other services on the road in a new Mobile Health Unit.

NCPHD will be hosting a ribbon cutting and tour of the Mobile Health Unit on January 9, 2024 at the Eric Rood Administrat...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

New Managed Care Plan for Medi-Cal Recipients

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On January 1, Partnership HealthPlan of California  will become the Managed Care Plan for Medi-Cal recipients in Nevada County, and nine other neighboring counties. Partnership operates in what is known as a Community Organized Health System, whi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Nevada County's Focus on Recreation

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As the year comes to a close, local community stakeholders are celebrating a safer and cleaner river canyon, improved trails and more modern amenities thanks to a shared commitment from Nevada County and community partners to strengthen sustainable touris...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Lehman Appointed Co-Chair to Women's Leadership Forum

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County Executive Officer Alison Lehman has been appointed rural co-chair to the California State Association of Counties’ Women’s Leadership Forum.

“The CSAC Women’s Leadership Forum recognizes how empowering women e...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Supervisor Scofield Enjoys 'Smooth' Term as Board Chairman Thanks to Return of Civility

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This month was  my last month as the Chairman of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.  Just to be clear, while stepping down as the Chairman, I have yet to complete my term as the District II Supervisor which runs through 2024.

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Another Successful Year for the Giving Tree Program

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As Nevada County Child Welfare Services reflects on the warmth and generosity that defined this year's "Giving Trees" event, the department  is overjoyed to share the tremendous impact the community collectively made. Thanks to...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Truckee Emergency Warming Shelter Open

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The Emergency Warming Shelter for those experiencing homelessness is back open in a new location under new management following a nearly two-month delay due to staffing challenges. 

The shelter is at 10075 Levon Ave. (the courthouse building) with...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Four Employees Complete 2023 Mentorship Program

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The County of Nevada is pleased to announce that four employees have completed the 2023 Mentorship Program, the inaugural year.  The Mentorship Program was developed by Nevada County’s Organizational Excellence Council (OEC)  i...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

New Bear River Library to Open in February

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Nevada County's new Bear River Library opens February 1st with expanded services for the South County community. 

The new location is just a short walk from Bear River High School and is a 2,500-square-foot space at 11010 Combie Road in t...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Public Health Launches Health Access Vending Machine Program

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Nevada County Public Health Department, through grant funding from Anthem Blue Cross, has launched a Health Access Vending Machine Program. Health access vending machines provide additional access points to existing free and confidential county health pro...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Supervisor Hall Leads Discussion on Fire Insurance, Emergency Planning

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Supervisor Heidi Hall took a leadership role at the California State Association of Counties’ annual meeting in November in Alameda County.

She moderated the panel, “Fire Insurance Crisis: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.”  The panel include...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Heart of Gold Bike Race Raises $90,000 for Groups that Support Youth Mental Wellness

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The results are in. The third annual Heart of Gold Gravel Race held on October 7 raised more than $90,000 for awareness and support of teen mental wellness programs. 

Pedal power became people power when 250 cyclists from across the West competed ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Board of Supervisors Denies Rise Grass Valley’s Vested Rights Petition

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Today, after a two-day Special Meeting, which included public comment, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny Rise Grass Valley’s Petition for Recognition of Vested Rights to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine. The Board foun...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Up to $40,000 Available for ADU Homeowners

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New funding, up to $40,000, is available for homeowners hoping to develop new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, or second units, in Nevada County. 

The California Housing Finance Agency (...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Two of the County's Prominent African-American Pioneers Honored by Board of Supervisors

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission and the Nevada County Historical Society along with the Board of Supervisors has designated the Carter Family Homesite at the intersection of Drummond Street and American Hills Road as a Nevada County hist...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Nevada County Receives CSAC Challenge Award for Recreation Efforts

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In November, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) presented its prestigious Challenge Award to Nevada County for its continued dedication to finding collaborative solutions for visitor safety and outdoor recreation. 

The CSAC Challe...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Director of Behavioral Health Phebe Bell Receives Circle of Service Award

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Phebe Bell, Nevada County’s Director of Behavioral Health, has received state-wide recognition for her outstanding advocacy efforts. 

On November 16, the California State Association of Counties honored Bell with the prestigious Circle o...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

First Installment of 2023-24 Property Taxes Due Dec. 11

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Michelle Bodley, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the first installment of the 2023-2024 secured tax bill is December 11 at 5 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show a post...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Seventeen Youth Commissioners Appointed

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The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed 17 students to serve as members of the new Youth Commission.  The purpose of the commission is to serve as a bridge between the youth and the board. Members will advocate for Nevada County youth and p...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Find the gateway to backcountry adventure this winter on Donner Summit

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From Castle Peak to the headwaters of the South Yuba River, Van Norden Meadow and Serene Lakes, Donner Summit is a recreationist’s dream. With miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail, world class granite walls for cl...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Supervisors Create New Chief of Staff/Clerk of the Board Position

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In response to the coming retirement of longtime Clerk of the Board Julie Patterson-Hunter at the end of this month, the Board of Supervisors has added duties to the position and retitled it Chief of Staff/Clerk of the Board. 

Jeffrey Thorsby, a S...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Ride the Free E-Bus Shuttle to Victorian Christmas Wed., Dec. 6 and 13

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare on EBus to Victorian Christmas Dec 6 and 13

Nevada County Connect invites you to ride the E-bus for free transit on Wednesday, Dec. 6th and 13th, to Victorian Christmas in Nevada City this year. 

Nevada County Connects (Transit Busses) will provide free fares to Victorian Christmas on Wedne...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

North San Juan Fire Suppression System Could Help Spur Economic Opportunity

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North San Juan could get a 330,000-gallon water storage tank, 4,200 feet of water mains and 10 fire hydrants, with construction expected as soon as 2025.

The proposed $3 million North San Juan Fire Suppression System got a win Tuesday when the Board of Sup...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Nevada County Releases Staff Report on Rise Grass Valley’s Vested Rights Petition

Staff Report Released: Staff Report for Rise Grass Valley's Vested Rights Petition Now Available

Nevada County released the staff report today responding to Rise Grass Valley’s Vested Rights Petition to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine.

The County released the staff report ahead of the upcoming Special Meeting of the Board...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Calamity Relief Resulting in Property Tax Reduction

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Due to the excess damage in our county as a result of the large winter storms in February and March 2023, a large number of properties qualified for a temporary reduction in assessed value by the Assessor’s Office. As a result, these qualified a...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

County Seeking Proposals to Reduce Causes of Poverty

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The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission is looking to fund proposals that reduce the causes of poverty and promote family self-sufficiency. 

The commission has announced a Request for Proposals for federal Community Services Block...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

County Nurse Practitioner for Public and Behavioral Health Wins Juniper Award

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Kathlee Martin is the recipient of the Community Impact Award through the Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund.  

As a nurse for the county’s public and behavioral health departments, Martin has been serving high-risk populations in the Tahoe-Truck...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Tine Mathiasen Elected Treasurer for State Clerk's Association

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Tine Mathiasen, Deputy Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, has been elected as treasurer of California Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Association (CCBSA). As one of the association's three officer positions, the treasurer is responsible for the...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Managing Winter Storm Impacts for Wildfire Resilience in Nevada County

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Nevada City, CA—In the immediate aftermath of the severe winter weather of early 2023, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) launched the Winter Storm Hazardous Vegetation Cleanup Project. This program, which began earlier this year and is ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Nevada County Releases 2022 Agricultural Crop Report

Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures 2022 Crop and Livestock Report

Nevada County’s total gross value of all agricultural commodities in 2022 was $18.8 million, according to the County’s Annual Crop and Livestock Report released earlier this month. That was a 12 percent decrease from the year before. 

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Residential Recycling Drop Off Available in Loma Rica

Residential Recycling Available 1556 Loma Rica Ave Mon-Fri 9am-3pm 530-274-3090

After the unfortunate collapse of the old location during a snowstorm,  Waste Management Residential Recycling Drop-off is open in a new location. 

The new location is the result of  a partnership between Waste Managemen...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Bear River Rec and Park District Celebrates New General Manager Plus Revitalized Sports Field Oct 11

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Bear River Recreation and Park District announces a new General Manager, Miranda Brown, and a ribbon-cutting celebration for its newly renovated Gary D. Clarke Field.

Miranda Brown was appointed General Manager on July 25 after serving as a board member fo...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Nevada County Supervisors Approve Sierra Business Council to Administer Cannabis Grant Programs

Sierra Business Council Assisting with Administration of Cannabis Grant Programs

On August 22, 2023, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved two contracts with the Sierra Business Council to administer and distribute funds for two Cannabis grants that will support the Local Cannabis Equity Program (Equity Program). The Equity ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Rise Grass Valley to Petition for Recognition of Vested Rights at Idaho Maryland Mine

Update: Rise Grass Valley to Petition for Recognition of Vested Rights at Idaho Maryland Mine

Rise Grass Valley plans to petition for recognition of vested rights to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine, according to a letter sent to Nevada County by its attorney Monday, August 21, 2023.

Rise Grass Valley, the applicant, plans to fi...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Nevada County Awards $388,840 in Second Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

Outdoor Visitor Safety Grant Projects - Vault Toilet, Trail maintenance, 49 Bridge Yuba River

This week, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved a second round of awards totaling $388,480 in Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Program (program) grants to eight eligible entities to increase resiliency and promote health and safety at highly impacte...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Nevada County to Host Community Wildfire Protection Plan Lunch & Learns

Nevada County CWPP Community Engagement

Nevada City, CA—The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is hosting four virtual Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Lunch & Learns this month and the public is invited to join. The Lunch & Learns will be the first set of communi...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Receives 2023 NACo Achievement Award: Best in Category

2023 NACo Achievement Award Best in Category

Nevada City, CA—Last week, the National Association of Counties, NACo, held its Annual Conference and Expo in Travis County, Texas. County District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall was in attendance to receive the 2023 NACo Achievement Award: Best in Category on b...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Deadline to Access Local Assistance for 2023 Winter Storms Extended

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The deadline for Nevada County residents to apply for FEMA assistance for the February 2023 Winter Storms has been extended to September 1. This opportunity makes new resources available to residents and businesses that experienced damages or hardships du...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

South Yuba River Corridor Burn Ban in Effect

South Yuba River Burn Ban

The South Yuba River Corridor Burn Ban takes effect for the 2023 fire season beginning at 8:00am on Monday, June 26, 2023. Annually, the ban begins when CAL FIRE declares fire restrictions and prohibits burning on private property within the lower 39-mile...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Nevada County is Developing a 2024 Community Health Improvement Plan

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Nevada County is pleased to announce that we have started working to develop a 2024 Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)!  A Community Health Assessment (CHA) will identify key health needs and i...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

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

CAL FIRE NEU Burn Suspension Press Release

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After a wet winter and above average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Nevada County Firewise Communities: We Are the Solution

Nevada County Firewise Communities We Are the Solution Grass Valley

Did you know Nevada County now has more Firewise USA® Communities than any other county in the nation? Here, wildfire preparedness isn't just a catchphrase. To us, it's a way of life. Preparing for wildfire is a year-round effort that involves the whole f...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Take Nevada County’s Wildfire Planning Survey through August 31st

Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Survey

Nevada City, June 1, 2023—Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is investing substantial grant funding in three critical wildfire and multi-hazard strategic plans: an update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), an update to the Loc...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Nevada County Veterans Leader Elected to Executive Board of National Veterans Advocacy Group

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David West of Nevada County, California was elected Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 to the Executive Board of the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) at their Annual Business Meeting and Training Summit.

West assists veterans and th...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Nevada County Agriculture Commissioner Chris de Nijs Appointed to Federal National Wildlife Services

Ag Commissioner Appointed to Federal National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee

Nevada County’s Agriculture Commissioner Chris de Nijs was appointed to the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack on recommendations for policies and activities for ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Nevada County Breaks Ground on McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project

Nevada County Breaks Ground on McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project (2)

Today, May 1st, Nevada County Supervisor Hoek and staff broke ground on the McCourtney Road Transfer Station (MRTS) Improvement Project along with Bobo Construction, Hansen Brothers Enterprise, and Waste Management. This project will repurpose the existin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Student Activist Maddux Eckerling Brings Mental Health Message to the State Capitol

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“I am here because exercise saved my life,” Maddux Eckerling told the crowd gathered outside of the State Capitol on May 1st to kick off California Moves for Physical and Mental Fitness Month

Eckerling, who serves as the president of the Bring C...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Public Hearing on May 10th

Staff Report Released: Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Proj. Planning Commission Staff Report Available

Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the staff report on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project for the May 10th Planning Commission Public Hearing. 

At the May 10th Public Hearing, the Planning Commission wi...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Rome Power House Designated as a Nevada County Historical Landmark

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to announce the County's latest landmark: The Rome Power House, approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 25, 2023.

The Rome Power House was the first and only hydroelectric generating plan...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Medi-Cal Coverage Rules Are Changing

Medi-cal rules are changing. Make sure your contact information is up to date.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medi-Cal had a "continuous coverage" policy intended to keep Medi-Cal recipients covered during the public health emergency. This continuous coverage policy meant that Medi-Cal recipients were not required to comple...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Fare on April 22 for Earth Day

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare for Earth Day April 22

Celebrate Earth Day and reduce carbon emissions by hopping on a Nevada County Connects bus! It's our gift to the Earth from you. Please help us make a positive impact in our communities by riding transit on Saturday, April 22nd.

The County of Nevada Transi...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Nevada County Connects Makes Bus Stops Easier to Navigate

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Nevada County Connects’ Tinloy Transit Center in downtown Grass Valley received a colorful transformation to make the transit hub easier to navigate and more accessible. The Nevada County Transit Division aimed to create a simple, color-coded visual repre...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Medi-Cal Coverage Rules Are Changing

Medi-cal rules are changing. Make sure your contact information is up to date.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medi-Cal had a "continuous coverage" policy intended to keep Medi-Cal recipients covered during the public health emergency. This continuous coverage policy meant that Medi-Cal recipients were not required to comple...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

New Housing Master Plans Available in Nevada, Placer, and Sierra Counties

Building Master Plans IG

Housing units are in high demand across California, including the Sierra Nevada region. To expedite the permitting process and reduce building costs, Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, the City of Grass Valley, the City of Nevada City, Placer Co...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Help Shape Recreation in Nevada County: Take the Public Survey, Available Now Through April 16th

Help Shape Recreation in Nevada County Take Survey and Make Voice Heard

The County of Nevada invites the public to take a survey about how recreation can be improved throughout the county. The survey provides an opportunity to share concerns, hopes, and ideas for the future of recreation in Nevada County. Input from all commu...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project Notice of Public Hearing Released

Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled May 10 for Idaho Maryland Mine Project

The Nevada County Planning Department released the Notice of Public Hearing on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project. 

The Planning Commission will hold a Special Meeting for the Public Hearing of the proposed Idaho...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Save the Date: Idaho Maryland Mine Project Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled for May 10th

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The Nevada County Planning Department has scheduled the Planning Commission Public Hearing for the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project on May 10th. The Public Hearing will continue on May 11th as needed.

The Planning Department will is...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Community Celebrates Cashin's Field with Ribbon Cutting

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The community came together on Tuesday for a beautiful ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new affordable housing development at Cashin's Field in Nevada City. The project is the culmination of a collaboration between multiple local and state agencies to bring...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Matthew Kelley Selected as Nevada County’s Code and Cannabis Compliance Director

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On April 17th, Matthew Kelley will start as Nevada County’s Code and Cannabis Compliance Director. Kelley has over 15 years of land-use planning and regulatory compliance experience working in the public sector.

“I’m looking forward to working with the com...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Mother Lode ADU Wants to Hear From You!

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Mother Lode ADU, a new partnership between Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Nevada counties, has just launched! The group will be developing free resources in 2023, including a guidebook, website, contractor list, and development checklist, to help homeow...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Over $1.5 Million Granted for Forest Resilience Projects in Nevada County

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Three local agencies in Nevada County have been awarded grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) for forest resilience projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest health in the region.

The grant recipients are:

  • The Yuba Watershe...
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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Nevada County Connects: Free Fares to Celebrate the Fun of St. Patrick's Day!

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare on St. Patrick's Day March 17th

Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce our efforts to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All transit services will be free to ride on Friday, March 17th, so hop on the bus and enjoy stress-free travel around the community.

We hope you enj...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

PG&E: Working to Restore as Many Customers as Possible Ahead of Next Storm

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PG&E reports crews continue to restore power in hard-hit Nevada County after heavy, low-elevation snowstorms caused power outages to thousands.  PG&E continues to restore power using out-of-area crews and contractors to assist local teams...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Property Tax Relief as a Result of Storm Damage

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With a state and local emergency proclamation in place because of recent storm damage, qualified property owners in Nevada County might be entitled to property tax relief.

Storm damage must be $10,000 or more for a property owner to be eligible for emergen...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Nevada County Opens Warming Center at Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building

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A Warming Center is open at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building to provide a space for all Nevada County residents to charge devices and warm up. Nevada County’s Extreme Weather Shelter with Sierra Roots has also moved ...

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