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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Opening Wednesday, March 29th

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The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather tonight, March 29th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for tonight only.

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Friday Night Through Sunday Morning

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The National Weather Service predicts COLD weather Friday night, March 24th through Sunday morning, March 26th . Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Friday and Satu...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

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: 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: April 21, 2023

Nevada County Issues Request for Qualifications for Last Mile Broadband Grant Support

Broadband RFQ

Internet service providers (ISPs) are invited to respond to a newly released Request for Qualifications for Last-Mile Broadband Grant and Support Opportunity.

In preparation for upcoming funding opportunities from local, state, and federal agencies, Nevada...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Landline, Cellular, and VoIP Customers: Help Improve Existing California Telephone Service Standards

CPUC Voice Service Complaint

Have you experienced repeated or extended service outages? Poor response to customer service requests? Other non-billing challenges? Tell your story to the California Public Utility Commission so they can assess whether existing standards for telephone se...

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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-i...

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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

ARES logo

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: June 6, 2023

Share Your Project Ideas for Improving Recreation in Nevada County

Share your recreation Project Ideas - What do you want from parks, trails, open spaces, lakes, rec?

Nevada County invites residents and visitors countywide to share project ideas to improve recreation. Take the survey online or at community events and locations now through July 7th. All ideas are welcome!

Nevada County and its partners are askin...

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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 30, 2023

2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments Community Workshop

2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments Community Workshop 3 homes and a location pin as image

The Nevada County Planning Department announces a Community Workshop on the proposed 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments on June 8th at 6:00 pm at the Eric Rood Administrative Center.  The proposed amendments to Nevada County’s Land Use D...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Nevada County Connects Offers Summer Youth Bus Passes

Transit Nevada County Connects Summer Youth Bus Passes ages 6-17 and June through August 31

Nevada County Connects offers a Summer Youth Bus Pass for kids ages 6 -17 with proof of age. The Pass provides unlimited rides on all Nevada County Connects fixed routes, including Route 5 to Auburn, Route 6 to Penn Valley – Lake Wildwood, and R...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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

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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 24, 2023

Stay Out, Stay Alive: South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Stresses Unsafe Conditions at the River

South Yuba River Cohort Press Conference 5.17.23 - NewsFlash

Every year, first responders receive several calls for service for visitors who have an accident at the South Yuba River due to slips and falls. Swift water rescues are performed many times through the summer months due to unsafe river conditions.&nbs...

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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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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Nevada County Planning Commission Recommends the Denial of Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine

Planning Commission Public Hearing IMM

Today, after approximately 9 hours of public comment over two days, the Nevada County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project and the Final Environmental Impact Report (...

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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 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

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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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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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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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Community Development News
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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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!

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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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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 8, 2023

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Second Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund WHITE LETTERS FINAL

The County of Nevada is now seeking proposals for its Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program, providing up to $434,000 in one-time grants, to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote publ...

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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 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

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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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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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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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News Flash

Posted on: March 17, 2023

Federal Budget Update

Federal Budget

On March 9, President Biden unveiled a summary of his fiscal year 2024 budget request, which covers broad spending categories and includes projections for major entitlement programs, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The budget request calls...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Nevada County Women’s History Month

Sarah Kidder

At the end of February, 2023, the board of supervisors passed a resolution declaring March 2023 Nevada County Women’s History Month. Women have been a vital component in Nevada County history and creation of community, business and cultural life...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls In Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal access and participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

A ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Broadband Update

On Friday, February 28, 2023, the board of supervisors approved the adoption of the County’s broadband environmental impact report (EIR).

The ultimate goal of the broadband EIR is to expand broadband access in the county more quickly and efficien...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

New Board Objectives for 2023

New board priorities for 2023

In late January, the board of supervisors gathered for our annual workshop where we review progress on our prior year’s objectives – our top priorities – and then establish our objectives for the new year. We heard presentations on progress and challenges...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Snowpocalypse 2023

Snowpocalpyse 2023

Starting in late February, a series of heavy snowstorms brought our area to a standstill. For the second year in a row, we experienced significant snow damage from trees into utility lines and structures, residents trapped in their homes and neighborhoods...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Fuels Clearing on Bureau of Land Management Parcels

Overgrown forest

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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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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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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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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Posted on: May 30, 2023

District 4 Town Hall, June 15 from 6-8 PM

District 4 Town Hall

Come join me, Supervisor Sue Hoek, on Thursday, June 15 from 6 to 8 PM at the Penn Valley Fire Station on Spenceville Road for a District 4 town hall event hosted by the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PV MAC). Lazy Dog Chocolateria will be servin...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Wins 2023 Preservation Design Award

California Preservation Foundation Awards 2023

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) has announced the winners of the 2023 Preservation Design Awards, recognizing the best in historic preservation, restoration, adaptive reuse, and rehabilitation. One of this year’s 16 winners is our v...

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District 4 News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Community Wildfire Defense Grant Funding Awarded to Projects in Nevada County

Community Wildfire Defense Grant

On March 20, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was investing over $600,000 in wildfire protection projects in Nevada County through the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program. This program is designed to assist ...

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District 4 News
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Top Priorities in 2023

Each year, the Board of Supervisors identifies our top priorities – our “objectives” – during the Board’s January workshop. These objectives aim to address community challenges, help prioritize staff time ...

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District 4 News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

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

Broadband stock photo

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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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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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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Posted on: November 18, 2022

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

BenefitsCal

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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Get Involved in your County Government

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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: 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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District 4 News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

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

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District 4 News
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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District 4 News
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: May 18, 2023

March 5, 2024 Candidate and Measure Calendars Now Available

Candidate and Measure Calendars Now Available

Candidate and Measure Calendars for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election are available to view, download, and print. All interested candidates and proponents of ballot measures, please feel free to refer to these materials as you prepare your c...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Elections Data Explorer

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In partnership with the Nevada County Geographic Information Services Department, we are able to offer a new way to view key data about the county's voters. Using data from the 2020 census, as well as data from the Nevada County Elections Departm...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

2022 Year End Report is Now Available

2022 Year End Report

This report on the 2022 election cycle in Nevada County is intended to offer the public a snapshot in time of the 2022 election cycle, from the perspectives of the Registrar of Voters and the Elections Staff. This report is a product of Nevada County Elec...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 15th is World Elder Abuse awareness Day!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Equity & Inclusion Leadership Alliance Announces Community Survey

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Some things are a crime, and some things just aren’t right! Safe and Unified Nevada County believes we can address both--and build a stronger community--by sharing our experiences, finding common ground, and providing meaningful support to those ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 24, 2023

COVID-19 Test Site Closures

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As the state of California prepares to end the COVID-19 state of emergency at the end of February, it has begun closing state funded testing sites across California. 

 

The OptumServe testing site located at 231 Colfax Avenue in Grass Vall...

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Health & Human Services
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: June 6, 2023

NEVADA COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH

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Nevada County Probation will raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) by participating in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 13, 2023.

The Nevada County leg of the run will take place June 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. &a...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Share Your Project Ideas for Improving Recreation in Nevada County

Share your recreation Project Ideas - What do you want from parks, trails, open spaces, lakes, rec?

Nevada County invites residents and visitors countywide to share project ideas to improve recreation. Take the survey online or at community events and locations now through July 7th. All ideas are welcome!

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Nevada County Welcomes Kathy Cahill as Public Health Director

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Nevada County is excited to welcome Kathy Cahill as Public Health Director starting July 10th

Cahill will lead Nevada County's Public Health Department, working alongside Health Officer Dr. Sherilynn Cooke and overseeing a team of 43 st...

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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 the new Nevada Count...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Nevada County Connects Offers Summer Youth Bus Passes

Transit Nevada County Connects Summer Youth Bus Passes ages 6-17 and June through August 31

Nevada County Connects offers a Summer Youth Bus Pass for kids ages 6 -17 with proof of age. The Pass provides unlimited rides on all Nevada County Connects fixed routes, including Route 5 to Auburn, Route 6 to Penn Valley – Lake Wildwood, and Route 7 ser...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Keep Up Your COVID Defenses

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By Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, Nevada County’s Public Health Officer

COVID-19 is still making us sick in Nevada County, but we can protect ourselves.

Many people think that because the declarations of&...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

The Secret to Nevada County's Award Winning HR Programs

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By Steve Rose, Nevada County Human Resources Director

The Nevada County human resources department has been recognized recently by the U.S. Department of Labor, the California State Association of Counties, International City/County Management Association ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments Community Workshop

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The Nevada County Planning Department announces a Community Workshop on the proposed 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments on June 8th at 6:00 pm at the Eric Rood Administrative Center.  The proposed amendments to Nevada County’s Land Use Development...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Joins Operation Dry Water

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In an effort to educate recreational boaters nationwide about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual Operation Dry Water campaign. The mission of Operation D...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Public Invited to Unveiling of Plaque Commemorating Washington's Chinese Community

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In the 1850s, over 20% of Nevada County‘s population was Chinese. The town of Washington had one of the County's largest Chinese communities, and one of the most prominent Chinese families was that of Suey Chung (later better known as Fong Chow) and his w...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

6/27/2023 Notice of Intent to Purchase Real Property

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY THE PURCHASE PRICE OF WHICH IS $2,649,850 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 10:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be considered, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, F...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Stay Out, Stay Alive: South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Stresses Unsafe Conditions at the River

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Every year, first responders receive several calls for service for visitors who have an accident at the South Yuba River due to slips and falls. Swift water rescues are performed many times through the summer months due to unsafe river conditions.&nbs...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Historical Landmarks Commission Invites Public to Kentucky Flat School Dedication Ceremony May 23rd

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission and the Grass Valley School District are pleased to invite the public to attend the dedication ceremony of a plaque commemorating the Kentucky Flat School as a historical landmark. The ceremony will be hel...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Did you know that over the last year, Nevada County’s local crisis line (530-265-5811) received more than 3,000 calls for mental health-related support? During the month of May, let’s norm...

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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 11, 2023

Nevada County Releases RFP for Veterans Mental Health Services

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Nevada County is inviting proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide mental health support services for veterans in need of services within Nevada County. Nevada County seeks a qualified firm with the experience, expertise, and qualification...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Nevada County Planning Commission Recommends the Denial of Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine

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Today, after approximately 9 hours of public comment over two days, the Nevada County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project and the Final Environmental Impac...

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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. 

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

6-13-2023 Adult and Family Services Commission CSBG Community Action Plan

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

TO BE HELD AT THE SUBMITTAL PHASE OF THE 2024/2025 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN FOR PLANNING UNDER THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT AS REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT. 

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Nevada County Breaks Ground on McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project

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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 27, 2023

Equity & Inclusion Leadership Alliance Announces Community Survey

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Some things are a crime, and some things just aren’t right! Safe and Unified Nevada County believes we can address both--and build a stronger community--by sharing our experiences, finding common ground, and providing meaningful support to those ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

6-13-2023 Adult and Family Services Commission 2023/24 Community Action Plan public hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO BE HELD AT THE SUBMITTAL PHASE OF THE 2024/2025 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN FOR PLANNING UNDER THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT AS REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT 

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

6-13-2023 Truth Act Forum

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NOTICE OF TRUTH ACT COMMUNITY FORUM

 Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Supervisors’ Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenu...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

6-13-2023 Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District Park Impact Fees public hearing

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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administration Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada Ci...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

6-13-2023 Eastern County Solid Waste Parcel Charges public hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administration Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, ...

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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 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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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Rome Power House Designated as a Nevada County Historical Landmark

Two tin buildings sit along the water's edge below a steep vegetated slope.

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 28, 2023

Board Objective Report Highlights Progress on Community Priorities

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By District 2 Supervisor and Board Chair Ed Scofield

To start the year, we faced the now familiar challenge of the winter storm, responding to widespread impacts and now, recovery. Although areas like Alta Sierra did not experience the same severe damage o...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Join Nevada County's Work Toward Climate Resilience as a CivicSpark Fellow

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In February, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors adopted Climate Resilience as a priority objective to safeguard Nevada County’s economic durability, environmental integrity, and public health and safety by preparing for, adapting to, and mitigating ch...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Take the Nevada County All Veterans Survey by May 15th

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Nevada County's Veterans Services Office (VSO) has launched its fourth annual online "All Veterans Survey." The survey will help shape the VSO's strategic plan for serving our veteran community. Approximately 500 veterans respo...

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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.

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Nevada County Welcomes Heba El-Guindy as Public Works Director

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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 programs that come ...

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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: March 27, 2023

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Returns to Nevada County

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The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in partnership with the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and CAL FIRE, are hosting FREE self-service green waste disposal, and wood chip pick-up.  As storm recovery continues, residents are enc...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

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

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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: April 7, 2023

Local Coalition Launches Know Overdose Nevada County Campaign

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A multi-sector, broad-based coalition of more than 20 local organizations, businesses, and institutions has launched the Know Overdose Nevada County campaign to increase knowledge and awareness about drug overdose risks and harm reduction strategies to pr...

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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 31, 2023

Grant Spotlight: Neighborhood Center of the Arts

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Nevada County is proud to support the work of the Neighborhood Center of the Arts (NCA), which provides arts-based training and education for adults with developmental disabilities. 

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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:

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Take Nevada County’s Storm Damage Survey to Share Damage and Needs Data

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Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has launched a Winter Storm Building Damage Survey to gather resident and business damage from the recent winter storms.

“These storms have hit our community hard,” said OES Director Crai...

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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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Nevada County Provides Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

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Residents and business owners with storm damage repairs in unincorporated Nevada County will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for repairs following the F...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Nevada County Civil Grand Jury is Recruiting for 2023-2024

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury is seeking Nevada County residents who are interested in working together to improve government and save taxpayer dollars in 2023-2024. 

The Grand Jury is hosting an Open House on March 16th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Nevada County’s Review of Fire Safe Council Finds No Evidence of Misappropriating Funds

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With concerns raised by County staff, the Grand Jury, and two whistleblowers, and to ensure that taxpayer funds were expended appropriately, Nevada County engaged the forensic audit team of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to inspect the records of the Fire Safe Co...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Snow Load Advisory: Reminder to Monitor Structures for Dangerous Snow Loads

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Nevada County’s Building Department is advising residents and businesses to monitor buildings and roofs for signs of excessive snow loads. With significant rain in the forecast, it will be possible for the snow to act as a sponge absorbing the m...

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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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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Second Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund WHITE LETTERS FINAL

The County of Nevada is now seeking proposals for its Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program, providing up to $434,000 in one-time grants, to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote publ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Supervisors Approve McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project

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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

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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 (FEIR) to be heard bef...

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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 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 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 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.

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Swearing In Ceremony for Elected Officials

Swearing in Ceremony Agenda

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.

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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 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 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: 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

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 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

Nevada County Offices Closed for Holiday 10-10

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

Public Comment for EIR on Broadband

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

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

CDA Adopt-a-Road LaBarr Meadows Clean-up

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

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: September 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

CSAC Challenge Award Internship Program

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

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

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Exciting Things Happening in Truckee

Truckee Bike Share Program

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

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Posted on: September 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.

The Cohort, originally formed under ...

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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

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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

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Posted on: 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: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

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

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Nevada County Planning Commission Recommends the Denial of Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine

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Today, after approximately 9 hours of public comment over two days, the Nevada County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project and the Final Environmental Impact Report (...

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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 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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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: 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: January 3, 2023

English Conversation Circles

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Do you need help improving your English communication? 

¿Necesita mejorar su comunicación en inglés?
Come to the English Conversation Group to practice speaking, listening, and more! No registration needed.
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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Book Clubs!

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of finishing a good book. 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 reading! From literary to teen fiction, horror to true stories, our bo...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Get Outside with the Library's Recreation Collection

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Nevada County Library's Recreation Collection includes 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 hike along...

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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: June 2, 2023

Keep Up Your COVID Defenses

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By Dr. Sherilynn Cooke, Nevada County’s Public Health Officer

COVID-19 is still making us sick in Nevada County, but we can protect ourselves.

Many people think that because the declarations of&...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

The Secret to Nevada County's Award Winning HR Programs

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By Steve Rose, Nevada County Human Resources Director

The Nevada County human resources department has been recognized recently by the U.S. Department of Labor, the California State Association of Counties, International City/County Management Association ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments Community Workshop

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The Nevada County Planning Department announces a Community Workshop on the proposed 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments on June 8th at 6:00 pm at the Eric Rood Administrative Center.  The proposed amendments to Nevada County’s Land Use Development...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Nevada County Connects Offers Summer Youth Bus Passes

Transit Nevada County Connects Summer Youth Bus Passes ages 6-17 and June through August 31

Nevada County Connects offers a Summer Youth Bus Pass for kids ages 6 -17 with proof of age. The Pass provides unlimited rides on all Nevada County Connects fixed routes, including Route 5 to Auburn, Route 6 to Penn Valley – Lake Wildwood, and Route 7 ser...

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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 the new Nevada Count...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Digital Equity Event Draws Broadband Champions

On May 12th, Nevada County was pleased to support the regional Broadband for All, Digital Equity, and Deployment Workshop in Grass Valley. The event included representatives from state agencies, including the California Department of Technology, Caltrans,...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

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

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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 26, 2023

Nevada County Contributes to National Discussions on Public Lands

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Last week, District I Supervisor Heidi Hall returned from the National Association of Counties 2023 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference hosted in St. George Utah. Supervisor Hall serves as the County’s representative to NACo, a national association...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Public Invited to Unveiling of Plaque Commemorating Washington's Chinese Community

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In the 1850s, over 20% of Nevada County‘s population was Chinese. The town of Washington had one of the County's largest Chinese communities, and one of the most prominent Chinese families was that of Suey Chung (later better known as F...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Joins Operation Dry Water

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In an effort to educate recreational boaters nationwide about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual Operation Dry Water campaign. The mission of O...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Historical Landmarks Commission Invites Public to Kentucky Flat School Dedication Ceremony May 23rd

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission and the Grass Valley School District are pleased to invite the public to attend the dedication ceremony of a plaque commemorating the Kentucky Flat School as a historical landmark. The ceremony will be hel...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Adult and Family Services Commission to Hold Public Hearing June 13th

The Nevada County Adult and Family Services Commission, in coordination with the Health and Human Services Agency, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 10:00 am in the Nevada County Board of Supervisors' Chambers, to discuss t...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Yuba Watershed Institute Named Bureau of Land Management’s Conservation Partner of the Year

Yuba Watershed Institute BLM Conservation Partner of the Year

NEVADA CITY, CA—Yesterday, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) named the Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) their Conservation Partner of the Year for 2023. YWI is a local nonprofit that has been operating on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Nevada County Releases RFP for Veterans Mental Health Services

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Nevada County is inviting proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide mental health support services for veterans in need of services within Nevada County. Nevada County seeks a qualified firm with the experience, expertise, and qualification...

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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 pres...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Passion in Action: Volunteer & Job Fair Set for June 3rd

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The Center for Nonprofit Leadership, in partnership with the Nevada County Fair, the County of Nevada, and Connecting Point, is producing Nevada County’s Annual Community Volunteer & Job Fair at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 3rd.&nbs...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Board Objective Report Highlights Progress on Community Priorities

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By District 2 Supervisor and Board Chair Ed Scofield

To start the year, we faced the now familiar challenge of the winter storm, responding to widespread impacts and now, recovery. Although areas like Alta Sierra did not experience the same severe damage o...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Nevada County Releases RFQ for County Cafe

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Nevada County is inviting proposals from qualified vendors, individuals and/or businesses to enter into a lease agreement and establish a business within the County Café space located inside the Eric Rood Administrative Building (ERAC).

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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 genera...

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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

On April 25th, 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 Commi...

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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

Nevada County’s Environmental Health Department will host five Mosquito Fish Giveaways this year, all on Thursdays, starting May 11th and ending July 6th.  

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Equity & Inclusion Leadership Alliance Announces Community Survey

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Some things are a crime, and some things just aren’t right! Safe and Unified Nevada County believes we can address both--and build a stronger community--by sharing our experiences, finding common ground, and providing meaningful support to those ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Supervisors Tour Coast Guard Air Station

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Recently, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors engaged in a civic tour with the Sacramento Coast Guard Air Station. The purpose of the tour was to solidify the County’s strategic alliance with our military partners and to promote our Military ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Returns to Nevada County

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The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in partnership with the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and CAL FIRE, are hosting FREE self-service green waste disposal, and wood chip pick-up.  As storm recovery continues, residents are enc...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Save the Date: Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Nevada County Childrens Health and Safety Carnival

18th Annual Free Day of Family Fun!

Save the Date! The Gold Country Kiwanis, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health, Safety and Fire Preparedness Carniva...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Wins 2023 Preservation Design Award

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The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) has announced the winners of the 2023 Preservation Design Awards, recognizing the best in historic preservation, restoration, adaptive reuse, and rehabilitation. One of this year’s 16 winners is our very own Br...

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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 21, 2023

Join Nevada County's Work Toward Climate Resilience as a CivicSpark Fellow

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In February, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors adopted Climate Resilience as a priority objective to safeguard Nevada County’s economic durability, environmental integrity, and public health and safety by preparing for, adapting to, and mitigating ch...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Nevada County Welcomes Heba El-Guindy as Public Works Director

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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 programs that come ...

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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: 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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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Public Comment and Review on Nevada County's Mental Health 3 Year Plan

The Mental Health Services Act, also known as Prop 63, is funded by a 1% tax on personal income over $1 million per year, and is designed to expand and transform California’s county mental health systems. The Mental Health Services Act revenue i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Local Coalition Launches Know Overdose Nevada County Campaign

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A multi-sector, broad-based coalition of more than 20 local organizations, businesses, and institutions has launched the Know Overdose Nevada County campaign to increase knowledge and awareness about drug overdose risks and harm reduction strategies to pr...

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Nevada County 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 Landfill post-closure ac...

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Nevada County 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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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Grant Spotlight: Neighborhood Center of the Arts

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Nevada County is proud to support the work of the Neighborhood Center of the Arts (NCA), which provides arts-based training and education for adults with developmental disabilities. 

NCA was ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

No Zombie Buildings Here on Our Watch

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By District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall and Nevada City Mayor Doug Fleming

We would have preferred the Nevada County Courthouse to remain at the top of Church Street in the heart of downtown Nevada City where it’s been since 1864 (though the first co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Community Celebrates Cashin's Field with Ribbon Cutting

Three women stand together in the Cashin's Field community room smiling at the camera

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...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Nevada County Recognized as U.S. Best-in-Class Employer

Nevada County's Human Resources (HR) department participated in Gallagher’s 2022 U.S. Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey and was identified as an organization that excelled in optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing. N...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Historical Landmarks Commission: Nevada City African Methodist Episcopal Church Plaque Dedication Ce

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to invite you to join us in dedicating the plaque commemorating the Nevada City African Methodist Episcopal Church on Friday, March 17 at 11:30am located at 549 N. Pine St, Nevada City. Speakers...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Nevada County Provides Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

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Residents and business owners with storm damage repairs in unincorporated Nevada County will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for repairs following the F...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Nevada County Economic Development Office Offers Recovery Resources

The Nevada County Economic Development Office is available to help navigate local, state, and federal government resources for businesses impacted by the 2023 Winter Storm. 

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency at a...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Incoming Storm to Impact Mountain and Valley Travel

Motorists should prepare for a warm wet winter storm sweeping through the Sacramento Valley, foothills and Sierra, making travel difficult through the weekend. Caltrans is prepositioning equipment, resources, and personnel to strategic points to respond q...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Nevada County Civil Grand Jury is Recruiting for 2023-2024

Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury is seeking Nevada County residents who are interested in working together to improve government and save taxpayer dollars in 2023-2024. 

The Grand Jury is hosting an Open House on March 16th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Behavioral Health Nurse I/II or Registered Nurse I/II

Is nursing your “thing”? Are you looking for a meaningful job in the nursing world? Join a fast-paced work environment filled with caring professionals dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable community members and get a hiring b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Health Net Providing Special Assistance to Members Affected by Winter Storms

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's declared state of emergency in Amador, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sierra, Sonoma and Tulare counties, Health Net is providing special assis...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Nevada County Advocates for Local Issues in D.C.

NACo Legislative Conference - NewsFlash

Vice-Chair and District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock met with California and Nevada County’s federal representatives and agencies in Washington D.C. this past week while attending the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2023 Legislative Conference. In a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Resources Available to Assist with Utility Costs

Many people in our community are struggling with the increased cost of utilities and other necessities. But did you know that there are resources available to help with utility costs? From internet and phone services to gas and electric, there are program...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Supervisors Approve McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project

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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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
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 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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
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

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Stay Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding and Outages

Public Works Roads - Atmospheric River - NewsFlash

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Services Act

MHSA

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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County 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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

Citizens Academy NewsFlash

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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Nevada County 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 O...

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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

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

Probation Award - NewsFlash

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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Liam Marchi with Youth Leadership Award

Liam Marchi Youth Award (1)

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

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

Property Tax NewsFlash

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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

NewsFlash (2)

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Get Outside: Library Offers New Additions to Recreation Collection

NewsFlash (1)

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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
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

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 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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Nevada County News
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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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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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

All Veterans Stand Down - NCVSO

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

Bear River Library  New Location

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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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 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

Public Hearing Notice-news flash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

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

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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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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Veterans Services Officer David West Honored with Employee Veteran Leadership Award

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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. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Annual Point in Time Count Results Released for Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

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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

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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

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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

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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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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Anthony Pritchett with Youth Leadership Award

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Sheriff’s Office 2022 Community Academy Applications Now Open

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces 2022 Summer Learning Kick-Off Event

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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-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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces its 2022 Summer Learning Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

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

What is the California Mortgage Relief Program? 

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

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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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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Nevada County Secures $1.7 Million to Treat Evacuation Routes

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Nevada City, May 23, 2023—Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved acceptance of CAL FIRE and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding to reduce hazardous fuels along evacuation routes in the wildland urban interface. The Off...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Nevada County Recognizes Firewise Together Fundraiser: A Benefit for Firewise Communities

Firewise Together Fire Safe Council of Nevada County

Nevada City, May 22, 2023—The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is hosting the Firewise Together Fundraiser a benefit for Firewise Communities from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Lake Wildwood’s Commodore Park. This even...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Yuba Watershed Institute Named Bureau of Land Management’s Conservation Partner of the Year

Yuba Watershed Institute BLM Conservation Partner of the Year

NEVADA CITY, CA—Yesterday, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) named the Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) their Conservation Partner of the Year for 2023. YWI is a local nonprofit that has been operating on...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Elemental Documentary Film Screening and Q&A May 8 at 7pm

Elemental Reimagine Wildfire Film Screening Nevada Theatre

Submitted by the Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre WHAT: Elemental: Reimagine Fire film and Q&A WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2023, 7:00 pm WHERE: Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre TICKETS: htt...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2023

CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required MAY 1st

Residential Burn Pile Permit Required Nevada County

The CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit announced effective Monday, May 1, 2023, at 8:00 am all residential pile burning will require a permit in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties. Burn permits must now be obtained online at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov.

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Historic Winter Makes for Dangerous River Conditions

South Yuba River Unsafe to Swim Spring 2023

After a long winter which brought one of the largest snowpacks on record, rising temperatures are delivering historic volumes of snowmelt to California’s rivers. The sun is finally out, but that doesn’t mean it is time to hit the river. 

Unlike dr...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Save the Date: Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Nevada County Childrens Health and Safety Carnival

18th Annual Free Day of Family Fun!

Save the Date! The Gold Country Kiwanis, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health, Safety and Fire Preparedne...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Returns to Nevada County

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The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in partnership with the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and CAL FIRE, are hosting FREE self-service green waste disposal, and wood chip pick-up.  As storm recovery continues, residents are enc...

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Office of Emergency Services
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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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Nevada County Provides Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

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Residents and business owners with storm damage repairs in unincorporated Nevada County will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for repairs following the F...

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Office of Emergency Services
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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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Take Nevada County’s Storm Damage Survey to Share Damage and Needs Data

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Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has launched a Winter Storm Building Damage Survey to gather resident and business damage from the recent winter storms.

“These storms have hit our community hard,” said OES Director Craig Griesbach. “Data s...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Snow Load Advisory: Reminder to Monitor Structures for Dangerous Snow Loads

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Nevada County’s Building Department is advising residents and businesses to monitor buildings and roofs for signs of excessive snow loads. With significant rain in the forecast, it will be possible for the snow to act as a sponge absorbing the moisture an...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Health Net Providing Special Assistance to Members Affected by Winter Storms

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's declared state of emergency in Amador, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sierra, Sonoma and Tulare counties, Health Net is providing special assistance to ...

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Office of Emergency Services
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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Office of Emergency Services
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 to the Gra...

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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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: 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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Office of Emergency Services
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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Planning

3 Stories
Posted on: May 30, 2023

2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments Community Workshop

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The Nevada County Planning Department announces a Community Workshop on the proposed 2023 Housing Ordinance Amendments on June 8th at 6:00 pm at the Eric Rood Administrative Center.  The proposed amendments to Nevada County’s Land Use D...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Nevada County Planning Commission Recommends the Denial of Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine

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Today, after approximately 9 hours of public comment over two days, the Nevada County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project and the Final Environmental Impact Report (...

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Planning
Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Planning Application Guide

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

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Planning

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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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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

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Recreation

10 Stories
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Share Your Project Ideas for Improving Recreation in Nevada County

Share your recreation Project Ideas - What do you want from parks, trails, open spaces, lakes, rec?

Nevada County invites residents and visitors countywide to share project ideas to improve recreation. Take the survey online or at community events and locations now through July 7th. All ideas are welcome!

Nevada County and its partners are askin...

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Recreation
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 the new Nevada Count...

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Recreation
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Stay Out, Stay Alive: South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Stresses Unsafe Conditions at the River

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Every year, first responders receive several calls for service for visitors who have an accident at the South Yuba River due to slips and falls. Swift water rescues are performed many times through the summer months due to unsafe river conditions.&nbs...

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Recreation
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: 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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Recreation
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Second Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund WHITE LETTERS FINAL

The County of Nevada is now seeking proposals for its Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program, providing up to $434,000 in one-time grants, to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote publ...

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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

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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

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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

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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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Social Services

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Nevada County Connects Offers Summer Youth Bus Passes

Transit Nevada County Connects Summer Youth Bus Passes ages 6-17 and June through August 31

Nevada County Connects offers a Summer Youth Bus Pass for kids ages 6 -17 with proof of age. The Pass provides unlimited rides on all Nevada County Connects fixed routes, including Route 5 to Auburn, Route 6 to Penn Valley – Lake Wildwood, and Route 7 ser...

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Transit Services
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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Transit Services
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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Transit Services
Posted on: March 15, 2023

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.

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Transit Services
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: March 31, 2023

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

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The California Mortgage Relief Program, which helps homeowners catch up on their housing payments, is also providing financial assistance to homeowners with past-due property tax payments.  

Using $1 billion in Federal funds, the grants help homeo...

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Treasurer & Tax Collector
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Second Installment of Property Taxes Due by April 10th

Nevada County's Treasurer and Tax Collector, Tina M. Vernon, is reminding property owners that the due date for the 2nd installment of the 2022-2023 secured tax bill is April 10th, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Payments must be received in the Treasurer-Tax C...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Veterans Services Offers Diverse Programs to Veterans

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Nevada County's Veterans Services Office (VSO) is partnering with non-profits Guitars 4 Vets and Team River Runner to provide expanded services to Nevada County Veterans. In addition to the core services provided by Nevada County VSO, these addit...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 18, 2022

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

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Annual “All Veterans Survey”

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2022

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

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 21, 2022

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

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Nevada County is Committed to Reducing Veterans Homelessness to Zero

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 16, 2021

VA adds presumptive health conditions due to exposure for two generations

On January 1, 2021 the Veterans Administration (VA) added bladder cancer, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s like symptoms, and Hypothyroidism to the presumptive medical condition list due to Agent Orange exposure while serving in Vietnam.  Ag...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Walk-In Thursday’s are Returning!

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office exists to assist the veterans, spouses, and dependents of this county obtain the benefits and services that they are entitled to.  For the past 16 months, our office has been working remotely and over th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

Before the pandemic, the Nevada County Veterans Services Office (CVSO) coordinated rides for our low-income, aging, and homeless veterans to get to their VA medical appointments.  This service relied on the efforts of local veteran volunteers to ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building to Receive Internet Upgrades

The Nevada County Consolidated Veterans Council (NCCVC) meets monthly and is represented by a member of the local Veterans Services Organizations.  The NCCVC was formed with the intention of building strong collaborative efforts between local vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 19, 2021

The Current Pandemic Continues to Impact VA Claims Processes

For the past year, the world has learned how a small virus can completely alter our daily lives and have a negative impact every business, government organization, and even schools.   We as a veteran community have not been sparred by the negativ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Three New Conditions Have Been Added to the Agent Orange Presumptive List

When the 2021 Defense Spending Bill was passed in December of 2020, the bill included adding three conditions to the VA’s Agent Orange Presumptive List.  Bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism.  This decision will not...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

CalVet Home Loans are Fully Insured

The Nevada County Veteran Service Office has seen an increase of requests for assistance with obtaining fire insurance for their homes.  Usually, we have few options to provide because we cannot influence insurance providers on how to provide the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Nevada County VSO Can Assist with Mental Health

I think that this goes without saying at this point, but 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for many different reasons.  It seemed just as we were collectively thinking, “Well, it can’t possibly get any worse”...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Nevada County Veterans Service Office helps with hearing loss benefits

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is one of the most common disabilities among Veterans and members of the armed services. Most people would agree, everything the military does is loud! Hearing protection has not always been used in the past...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Clothing allowance benefits for Veterans with service-related disability or injury

Veterans who have unique clothing needs as a result of a service-related disability or injury may be eligible for a clothing allowance to supplement their disability compensation provided by the Veteran Administration (VA).

The clothing allowance reimburse...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

VA Programs help Veterans gain access to benefits quickly after discharge

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers two programs, including “Benefits Delivery at Discharge” and “Quick Start” to assist Nevada County Veterans receive disability benefits much faster th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Benefits to help families when a Veteran passes away

What do you do when a Veteran dies in Nevada County? Who do you contact? What forms will you need? What benefits might you be eligible for to help bury your loved one? What about ongoing pension benefits for widows and children? Don’t go this ro...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: 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: 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