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Posted on: January 13, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Phebe Bell Among First to Complete Equity Grounded Leadership Fellow Program

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

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Nevada County Named Stepping Up Innovator County

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

Since the Stepp...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 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 25, 2023

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

The Ranch House: Closing Gaps in Housing Services

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By Mike Dent, Nevada County Housing and Community Services Director

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Scam Alert: EBT Text Messages

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

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

Sierra Roots County Wet Weather Shelter

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

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Nevada County Supervisors Proclaim Local Emergency Due to Winter Storms

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Stay Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding and Outages

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Help Update the FCC's Broadband Maps

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The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new National Broadband Map shows internet availability at each household and small business around the nation and, for the first time, is asking for input from consumers! Go to BroadbandMap.gov and search for ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Seven Nevada County Elected Officials Sworn into Office

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: January 3, 2023

2022 Year in Review

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2022 was a year of recovery, resiliency, innovation, and collaboration. Watch our Year in Review video for a recap of some of Nevada County's top stories.

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

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

CSAC Disaster Livestock Award

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Be Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding in Nevada County

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of interior Northern California Friday through early Sunday morning. Moderate to heavy rainfall could bring 3 to 7 inches of rain in the foothills and up to 9 inches of rain in the mountains, ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Swearing In Ceremony for Elected Officials

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

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

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

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Giving Tree Program A Huge Success!

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The holidays will be merrier this year for Nevada County’s foster kids, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, nonprofits, and residents. Nevada County Child Welfare Services’ annual Giving Tree Program collected gifts for 132 children, provided 70...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Steve Monaghan: Rural California Counties Have a Digital Equity Problem

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

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

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

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

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

Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Liam Marchi with Youth Leadership Award

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

"We are very proud of your achievem...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

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

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Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2022-2023 secured tax bill is December 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Selections from CHIRP's Visibility Through Art Collection on View at the Eric Rood Center

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month and in recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe, the County of Nevada is hosting an exhibition of artwork titled “Selections from CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art Collection, 2017 to 2021” at th...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

The South County Shaded Fuel Break Begins Community Outreach

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

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

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

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Get Outside: Library Offers New Additions to Recreation Collection

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Upcoming Workshops: Truckee Home Access Program

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

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

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

New PACT Act

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

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

 For Immediate Release: 

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

Businesses Offer Discounts as Part of Military Appreciation Week

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

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

David West: Lighting the Way for Nevada County’s Veterans

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In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day, calling on the nation to “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritag...

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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!

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 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

Flu Shot Drive-Thru (Public Health)

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 4th, and come to Nevada County Public Health’s free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older and will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the p...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Nevada County’s Internship Program Garners Statewide Recognition

CSAC Challenge Award Internship Program

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Nevada County Bear River Library Location Moves Forward

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

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Exciting Things Happening in Truckee

Truckee Bike Share Program

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Planning Application Information Packet

Planning Application Information

PLANNING APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL PACKET

What Is a Planning Application?

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

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Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons 

Affordable Housing Units Expanded

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

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Dial 988 for Suicide Prevention Support

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: 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

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Free Document Scanning at Foley Library in June and July

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Sheriff’s Office 2022 Community Academy Applications Now Open

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

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Nevada County Library Announces its 2022 Summer Learning Program

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding for Woodpecker Ravine Shaded Fuel Break

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

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

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

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

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nevada County Receives $1.7 Million Youth Workforce Development Grant

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

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Nevada County Recognized as an HRD Innovative HR Team in 2022

2022 Innovative HR Teams

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

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

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

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

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

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

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

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

Nevada County Awards 23 Microbusiness Grants

MicroBiz Grants

20 Applications Remain Open Until Filled

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

“Microbusinesses are an essential p...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

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Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE:

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Free California State Parks Passes Available at Nevada County Library

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

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Gifts Books to All Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Newborns

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

National 211 Day Celebrates Integral Work of 211 Call Center

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

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

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