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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Supervisors Approve 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments

Supervisors Approved 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments

On September 12, 2023, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments to remove barriers to housing production in unincorporated Nevada County; this reflects the Planning Commission’s June 26, 2023,...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Bus Fares to the Draft Horse Classic

Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare - Draft Horse Classic Painting of Horse

Enjoy the Nevada County Fairgrounds Draft Horse Classic with free bus fares! Hop on any Nevada County Connects bus on Thursday, September 21, through Saturday, September 23. Enjoy a stress-free ride to the fairgrounds or throughout Western Nevada County a...

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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: September 5, 2023

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

Rise - Files Petition For Vested Rights

Rise Grass Valley filed a petition for recognition of vested rights to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine in Grass Valley. The petition was submitted to the County on Friday, September 1. 

 “A vested right is a right to ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Nevada County’s Draft Accessory Dwelling Unit Guidebook Available for Review

Review Draft  Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Guidebook

Nevada County residents are invited to give feedback on the draft accessory dwelling unit (ADU) guidebook being created specifically for Nevada County. Please review the guidebook online at www.nevadacountyca.gov/ADUGuidebook and provide comments by Septe...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Fight the Bite: Prevent Mosquitos and Reduce the Risk of West Nile Virus

fight the bite

California experienced a significant, wet winter season last year that led to a larger mosquito population for 2023; now it's time to fight the bite to help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Collaboration Day: Discover Valuable Resources for Your Family

Collaboration Day

Nevada County wants to collaborate with you! The County is championing Collaboration Day Friday, Sept. 8 at the Rood Center to share valuable resources that can benefit all.

The fair-type event is free and open to the public. It will feature more than 40 b...

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Community Development News
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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Community Development News
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: July 26, 2023

Nevada County Now to Offer On-Demand Service for Seniors and People with Disabilities

A hand dials a number on a cell phone. text reads: Paratransit Offers Same-Day On-Demand Services

The Nevada County Transit Services Division and Nevada County Now paratransit services are pleased to announce that, effective August 1, 2023, Nevada County Now will begin offering same day on-demand services to our disabled community members. This means ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Resources Available for Businesses Impacted by Feb 2023 Winter Storm

Small Business and Resources Available for Businesses Impacted by Feb 2023 Winter Storm

Are you a business impacted by the 2023 winter storms?  If you are a business, homeowner, or renter in Nevada County that suffered physical damage or economic impacts because of Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and...

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Community Development News
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Roadwork Starting on Dog Bar Road for 2023 Road Repair and Rehab Project

Road Rehabilitation Project - Truck and two staff working on spreading mix SB1 Sign in Background

Nevada County Public Works is starting repairs and surfacing along Dog Bar Road, Carrie Drive, Bobcat Court, and Cougar Court in Grass Valley, and Gold Country Drive in Penn Valley as part of the 2023 Road Rehab Project, beginning June 12th through mid-Au...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Nevada County Launches Trail Finder App and Invites the Public to Celebrate Trails in June

Nevada County Launches Trail Finder App and Invites the Public to Celebrate Trails in June

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 2023 as “Celebration of Trails Month” in Nevada County, which recognizes the incredible benefits trails provide local residents and visitors. To celebrate, the County is launching ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

May 21st to May 27th is National Public Works Week!

A grid of images showing Public Works team members at work

May 21st to May 27th is National Public Works Week. Public Works professionals help maintain and support our community infrastructure by providing a wide variety of services, including transportation, wastewater, solid waste, road maintenance, engineering...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

The Month of May Recognizes Building Safety

2023 National Building Safety Month - Building Safety Starts at Home - Building Safety is Personal

May is National Building Safety Month; this month brings building safety to the forefront personally, locally, and globally. Every month is an opportunity to build safety in our communities. Small improvements can make a significant difference and save li...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Waste Management & Nevada County Offer Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

Nevada County Free Green Waste Event May 22 & June 5, 9am to 3pm McCourtney Rd Transfer Station

We are happy to announce free green waste events in partnership with Waste Management of Nevada County. 

??Dispose of all your landscape trimmings, including pruned branches, leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, untreated wood, and flowers.

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Community Development News
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 activ...

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Community Development News
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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Community Development News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Nevada County Environmental Health Announces 2023 Mosquito Fish Giveaway Days

Mosquito Fish Giveaways 10-12pm May 11& 25, June 8 & 22, July 6 at the Rood Administrative Center

The Nevada County’s Environmental Health Department announces the five (5) Mosquito Fish Giveaways, all occurring on Thursdays starting May 11 and ending July 6.  

“Mosquito fish consume a lot of insect larvae in ponds or other standing bodies of ...

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Community Development News
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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Community Development News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Nevada County Connects Makes Bus Stops Easier to Navigate

Nevada County Connects Easier to Navigate - color and numbers added to Tinloy Station

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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Community Development News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Nevada County Welcomes Heba El-Guindy as Public Works Director

Heba Photo-square

Heba El-Guindy has joined Nevada County as Director of Public Works, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

“I’m excited to work with the community and our Public Works team on the complex projects and...

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Community Development News
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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Community Development News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project Notice of Public Hearing Released

Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed 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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Community Development News
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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Community Development News
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: March 22, 2023

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

Rise Graphic - Save the Data

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 Departme...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Unincorporated Eastern Nevada County Solid Waste Rate Study

Unincorporated Eastern Nevada County Solid Waste Rate Study with garbage truck image

The Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division provides solid waste support services in eastern Nevada County (areas outside the Town of Truckee’s limits). The division oversees the refuse, trash, collection franchise and the Hirschdale Land...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Motherlode ADU Wants to Hear From You!

ADU Graphics Mother Lode Social media post FB-Instagram

Mother Lode ADU, a new partnership between Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Nevada counties, has just launched! This group will be developing free resources in 2023, like a Guidebook, Website, Contractor List, and Development Checklist, to help homeowners...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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

Matthew Kelley Head Shot

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 f...

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Community Development News
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. Find...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Supervisors Approve McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project

MRTS mockup

On Tuesday, February 7th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved and awarded the McCourtney Road Transfer Station (MRTS) Improvement Project to Bobo Construction. This project will repurpose the existing transfer station’s footprint t...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Notice of Upcoming Public Hearing for Nevada County Broadband Final EIR and Document Availability

Broadband NewsFlash

On Friday, February 10, 2023, the Nevada County Community Development Agency’s Planning Department will release a Notice of Public Hearing and document availability for the Nevada County’s Broadband Final Environmental Impact Report (F...

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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 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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