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Posted on: November 3, 2022

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

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

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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 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 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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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 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 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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

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Posted on: November 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 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 30, 2022

Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

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

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

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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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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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Posted on: September 14, 2022

New Affordable Housing Development Completed

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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 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 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 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

 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 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

Join a committee or commission

We are seeking to fill numerous vacancies on county committees and commissions, including the Adult and Family Services Commission, the Assessment Appeals Board, and the Child Care Coordinating Council. Committees and commissions provide an opportunity fo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

River Ambassadors Needed for the 2022 River Season

River Ambassadors

The South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) is seeking 70 volunteer River Ambassadors to help educate river visitors between May 27 and September 5. 

Each year, over 800,000 people visit the Yuba River, many without a basic understandi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Burn Ban in the South Yuba River Corridor

Burn Ban

In September 2018, the Board adopted Urgency Ordinance 2454 adding Article 6 of Chapter XVI to the Nevada County Land Use and Development Code prohibiting outdoor burning on private property in the South Yuba River Wild and Scenic corridor. The South Yuba...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Volunteering

Volunteering

Did you know there are many fun and rewarding opportunities to get involved in your community? In a smaller community like ours, volunteers are the lifeblood of important projects and events that simply wouldn’t happen without them. Below are ju...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

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 highl...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

The MAC, as we call this group, continues to meet monthly – at 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month – to advise me (as the District 4 supervisor), the overall Board of Supervisors, and the Planning Department on land use and develop...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Free Green Waste Drop-Off Events

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On March 8, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors took action on seven items moving the County forward on its wildfire preparedness initiative. The Board unanimously approved nearly $850,000 in grant-funded contracts and programs for defensible space and...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

South Yuba River Updates

Emergency Call Box

I co-chair the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency roundtable that coordinates around public safety issues at the South Yuba River. As we head into the 2022 river season, we’re getting three new emergency call boxes installed at the ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Microbusiness Grants – Deadline March 25, 2022

Nevada County Microbusiness Grants

Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible microbusinesses in Nevada County may receive up to $2,500 each in grant funding. Applications opened on February 23 and will be ac...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Sierra Family Health Center Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Dr. Van Houten Receiving Certificate of Recognition from the Board

In late February, the Board of Supervisors gave a certificate of recognition to the Sierra Family Health Center and its founder, Dr. Peter Van Houten, acknowledging their 40 years of service to North San Juan and the rest of Nevada County. 

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Public Comment Period Extended for Idaho Maryland Mine

Providing Public Comment

In case you haven’t yet heard, the draft environmental impact report for the Idaho Maryland Mine (owned by Rise Grass Valley) has been released for public review and comment. However, please note that the 60-day review/comment period has recently been ext...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for Feb. 24

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Meet the New Public Health Officer, Dr. Cooke

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At the December 14, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, we unanimously approved an 18-month contract with Dr. Sherilynn Cooke to serve as Nevada County’s Health Officer beginning January 1, 2022. 

“We feel extremely fortunate to...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

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District 4 has affordable housing for seniors coming online very soon. The Lone Oak Senior Housing Project, located on Broken Oak Court in Penn Valley, will provide 31 new units of needed affordable housing for seniors. The project includes a community ga...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

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

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

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Well above average temperatures with generally dry conditions are continuing. In addition to drying out vegetation and elevating wildfire risk, this weather can also lead to heat illness. Penn Valley Fire reports that they have already responded to severa...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

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Fire season is here. There have been several recent fires in District 4, including the Hutto Fire on the Yuba/Nevada County line, which burned 11 acres and triggered our first evacuation warning of 2021. Let it serve as a reminder of the value of our coun...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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

MicroBiz Grants

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Library Resumes In-Person Services on February 15th

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

“W...

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Posted on: February 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

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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

MicroBiz Grants

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

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

2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

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

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