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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Extreme Weather Shelter for Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday

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The National Weather Service is predicting significantly COLD and WET weather continuing Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area. Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, and the County of Nevada are activating the Weather ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Will Open Sunday and Monday

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The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold LOW temperatures Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.  Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada ar...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Point-In-Time Homeless Count Wednesday, January 29th

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Nevada County Point-In-Time Homeless Count on Wednesday, January 29th

The Nevada County Point In Time (PIT) homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. The annual count is coordinated by the Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care, The Home...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

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UPDATE: Due to the weather, the shelter has been extended to be open a third night for Friday, January 17th. Both shelters will close at 7:30am on Saturday morning.

Given the low snow levels, substantial accumulations, and cold temperatures in the Nevada C...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

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Homelessness is a complex issue impacting our community. By visiting www.ConnectingPoint.org/BetterTogether, interested volunteers can find opportunites that will directly support people experiencing homelessness.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Awarded No Place like Home Funding for Brunswick Commons Housing Project

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Nevada County received noticed on Monday that the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be allocating $1.61 million dollars in No Place Like Home (NPLH) grant funding for the Brunswick Commons housing project. The project will be...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with HOME Team

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On Monday, June 24th, Nevada County, in partnership with Hospitality House, Turning Point Community Programs and AMI Housing is proud to launch the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) team. Comprised of 8 dedicated staff members, each partner ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Food Recalls & CDPH Issued Warnings

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Environmental Health Food Recalls and Safety Alerts

There are none at this time.

The following are resources for any food related recalls and alerts.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lead Testing for Schools

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California Water Systems to Provide Lead Testing For Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 17, 2017Contact:  Andrew DilucciaPhone:  916-324-4775

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Report of Possible Blue Green Algae in Holding Pond Near Combie Lake

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The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB), Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Division Scientist released the report of a possible (not confirmed) Cynaobacteria Bloom occurring in a holding pond just above Combie Lake. The lake/reservoir an...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Corona Virus Updates

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We will be updating this list  every morning as cases are confirmed.  Get all the latest information at  mynevadacounty.com/Coronavirus

As stated previously, the Public Health Department team anticipates seein...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Access HHSA Services during the corona virus event

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See our Services directory for a list of all services available by phone, video, and appointments.

https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2973/Access-Health-and-Human-Services-AgencyD 

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

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It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Food Access Saturday

Nevada County residents who cannot make it to food distributions during the week are welcome to get food at the Food Access Saturday. Upcoming dates are: 2/8, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11. Food Access Saturday is a partnership between United Way of Nevada ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Governor Newsom Highlights Nevada County’s HOME Team as Model Program

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Governor Gavin Newsom visited Grass Valley to learn about Nevada County’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team project. Learning about the County’s collaborative HOME Team program and local service providers was his fir...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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The California State Department of Child Support Services, in partnership with MoneyGram, is offering a convenient way for you to make cash child support payments without having to travel to the child support office.  There are convenient locatio...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Outdoor Event Ordinance public hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Outdoor Event Ord...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supervisors Launch Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

“I...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

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 We will be updating this list  every day as cases are confirmed.

As stated previously, the Public Health Department team anticipates seeing an increase in diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. With an increase in testing av...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

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It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

All Nevada County Libraries Temporarily Closed through April 12, 2020

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Beginning March 16, 2020 all Nevada County Library locations will be closed to the public through April 12, 2020. This includes the Grass Valley Library, Madelyn Helling Library, Doris Foley Library, Bear River Library, Penn Valley Library and Truckee Lib...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

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Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Free Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Nevada County Residents

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The Nevada County Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS), in collaboration with the Nevada County Department of Social Services, is once again operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering free tax prepara...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Nevada County Libraries Continue to Serve Community Remotely During Closure

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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Tumblebooks are eBooks for kids. Listen to and view books on your home computer!
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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Sign-up for a Temporary Library Card

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Sign-up for a temporary library card and get access to a selection of our digital resources for 30 days. Click here to sign-up. Bring in your picture ID with proof of local address when the library re-opens to change your library card status from...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

All Nevada County Libraries Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

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Beginning March 16, 2020 all Nevada County Library locations will be closed to the public through April 12, 2020. This includes the Grass Valley Library, Madelyn Helling Library, Doris Foley Library, Bear River Library, Penn Valley Library and Truckee Lib...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

We hope it is clear to everyone that the shelter in place or stay at home order is mandatory. We understand this is a challenging time, so we are encouraging all Nevada County to volunteer to take the extra step of educating friends and neighbors on this ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

We hope it is clear to everyone that the shelter in place or stay at home order is mandatory. We understand this is a challenging time, so we are encouraging all Nevada County to volunteer to take the extra step of educating friends and neighbors on this ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Ryan Gruver: Be the Ambassador of Calm Preparedness

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As Nevada County’s Director of Health and Human Services, I am responsible for both the Public Health Department addressing COVID-19, and the safety net services that will be necessary in the pandemic’s aftermath. I am also a husband a...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Nevada County is Accepting Proposals for Economic Development

Nevada County is inviting proposals from qualified firms and organizations with the experience, expertise, and qualifications to provide comprehensive economic development management services. 

Economic development can be achieved when a community...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Mosquito Season and Outdoor Activities

Spring and Summer bring great weather for outdoor activities along with mosquitoes.  Our winter provided plenty of rainfall that created a multitude of breeding sites for mosquitoes and the expectation is the mosquito population will be very prol...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Initiative Funding (CIF) 2020/2021 Request for Proposals Now Open

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors, through the Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC), anticipates the authorization of funding to facilitate projects/programs that address the key findings and recommendations identified in the 2020-2021 Commu...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Public Health Launches 211 Call Center and Updated Website to Encourage Community Preparedness

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Nevada County Public Health Department is working closely with County departments such as the Office of Emergency Services and Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for Environmental Health Workshop Series

Nevada County Environmental Health Department is excited to host an Educational Workshop Series in 2020.  The Workshops are designed to provide guidance to all local food facility operators and to members of the public that are interested in lear...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Two New Nevada County Landmarks Designated by Supervisors

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the designation of two new landmarks: John Woolman School and Kentucky Flat School.

John Woolman School

The private Quaker boarding school which opened in 1963 is located on Woolman La...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Free LINK+ Service Available at Nevada County Community Library

Have your tried to borrow a book from the library but it wasn’t available?  Nevada County Community Library patrons now have access to LINK+, a free resource-sharing consortium, to browse and borrow more than 11 million books, CDs, DVDs...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Attend a Public Input Meetings on Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement Project

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Edwards Crossing bridge carries traffic on North Bloomfield Road over the South Yuba River. Originally constructed in 1904 and last rehabilitated in 1989, the bridge is one lane and load restricted, affecting emergency response and accessibility at the br...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2020 Board Objectives

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2020 Board Objectives at the February 11th Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2020 include fiscal stability and core services, wildfire, preparation for PSPS events, economic development, housing, ca...

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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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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Nevada County Awarded Over $100,000 In State Reimbursements for Voting Modernization

On January 29, 2020, Nevada County Elections received a reimbursement award for its recent purchase of ballot marking devices. The award, totaling $105,816.96, was approved by the California Voting Modernization Board, which was established by the Voting ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Supervisors Support Emerging Technologies for Alternative Energy Storage Solutions

On Tuesday January 28th, the County Board of Supervisors approved a Letter of Support to SPIN Storage Systems (SPIN) in hopes to help develop non-lithium ion energy storage technologies. Nevada County has a strong interest to improve the reliability of el...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Free Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Nevada County Residents

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The Nevada County Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS), in collaboration with the Nevada County Department of Social Services, is once again operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering free tax prepara...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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Due to recent inquiries and to promote the health and safety of Nevada County residents, the Nevada County Public Health Department is closely monitoring the recent coronavirus outbreak in China.

There have been no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavir...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Will Open Sunday and Monday

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold LOW temperatures Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.  Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada ar...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Elder Memory Care classes at Penn Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

Four classes on elder care and memory loss will be held at the Penn Valley Station Library and the Madelyn Helling Library starting on January 31, 2020.  These classes will be presented by Barbara Larsen the creator and author of Movement with Me...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Stepping Up and Prop 47 Planning Meeting

Behavioral Health is hosting the next Stepping Up community meeting on February 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the Empire Room at the Eric Rood Administrative Building.  The Stepping Up Initiative is a national initiative to reduce the number of people wi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Nevada County Point-In-Time Homeless Count on Wednesday, January 29th

The Nevada County Point In Time (PIT) homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. The annual count is coordinated by the Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care, The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, and the County’s Heal...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Supervisors Discuss 2020 Priorities at Board Workshop

The Board of Supervisors completed their annual workshop this Friday to discuss their annual priorities for the following year. In 2020, fiscal stability, wildfire, housing, economic development, PSPS events, resiliency, homelessness and cannabis are all ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Apply for the County's 2020 Spring Citizen's Academy

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As the Board of Supervisors wraps up their annual workshop, community members are encouraged to engage with their local government through the County’s 2020 Citizen’s Academy.  Nevada County is now accepting applications for i...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Public Hearing for Discussion of State 2020 CDBG Application

Nevada County will conduct a public hearing on January 29th at 2:00 p.m., at the Eric Rood Center, located at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City, in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the 2019/2020 State Community Development Block Gran...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Nevada and Placer County Accepting Tahoe/Truckee Prevention and Early Intervention Program Proposals

Nevada County and Placer County Behavioral Health are accepting proposals for Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in the Tahoe/Truckee region. The MHSA, otherwise known as Proposition 63, is funded by...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Supervisor Miller Appointed as Rural California County Association Second Vice-Chair

Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller has been appointed to serve as Second Vice-Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). RCRC installed its 2020 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramen...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Supervisor Ed Scofield Re-elected as CSAC Treasurer for Second Year

Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield has been re-appointed to serve as Treasurer of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for 2020. This will be the second consecutive year that Supervisor Scofield serves in this leadership position for the ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Hard Work and Collaboration Mark the First Year of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance in Neva

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With 2019 now in the books, the Cannabis Compliance Division has tallied up the permit totals for the County’s first year operating with a Commercial Cannabis Cultivation ordinance. The Community Development Agency (CDA) accepted 89 Commercial C...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Governor Newsom Highlights Nevada County’s HOME Team as Model Program

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Governor Gavin Newsom visited Grass Valley to learn about Nevada County’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team project. Learning about the County’s collaborative HOME Team program and local service providers was his fir...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

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UPDATE: Due to the weather, the shelter has been extended to be open a third night for Friday, January 17th. Both shelters will close at 7:30am on Saturday morning. 

Given the low snow levels, substantial accumulations, and cold temperatures in th...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Child Welfare Thanks Community for Foster Youth Holiday Donations

Nevada County Child Welfare Services would like to send a heartfelt and indebted thank you to all of the County offices, community services providers and community members for making the holiday season wonderful for our local families and foster children ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Library Card Design Contest

In honor of National Library Week in April, the Nevada County Community Library is launching a new "Imagination' themed Library Card Contest! We are calling on artists and library fans of all ages to submit a creative, original design following some ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE NEU, and County of Nevada report 398 acres have been treated within the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Prevention ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Let’s Talk About Weed at the Library

In January 2020, the Madelyn Helling Library is hosting two programs that focus on different aspects of cannabis in communities. First on January 10th, is an event in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS (www...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Station Eleven Announced as 2020 Reads and Writes Selection

The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as the Nevada County Reads and Writes NEA Big Read selection for 2020. Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with loss, and the power o...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Last Mile Broadband Grant Applications Open for Public Comment

In July 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Sierra Business Council (SBC) to develop and administer a Last-Mile Broadband Grant Pilot Program. Specifically, the Board allocated $225,000 for the pilot program to fund broadband infrastru...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

County Accepting Prevention and Early Intervention Program Proposals

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Nevada County Behavioral Health is accepting proposals for Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). 

About MHSA

The MHSA, otherwise known as Proposition 63, is funded by a 1% tax on personal income...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Natalie Adona, Assistant Registrar of Voters: Your 2020 Election Survival Checklist

The 2020 election cycle has been in the news for what seems like forever (and ever…and ever), and now—in Game of Thrones, House of Stark-like fashion—it’s truly upon us.

The abundance of election information can be ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Community Development Partners with QLess to Reduce Wait Times

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The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) has implemented QLess, a dynamic line-management solution, to reduce wait times for customers. QLess helps organizations of all sizes improve the customer experience with an easy-to-use app, and is used...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Tex Ritter, Director of Social Services, Announces Retirement

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Nevada County's Social Services Director, Tex Ritter, has announced his retirement for late February 2020. Tex is a licensed attorney who has worked for Nevada County for over 10 years as the Director of Child Support, Interim Director of Public Health an...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Top County Accomplishments of 2019

Before ringing in the New Year, here’s a look back at a few 2019 accomplishments in Nevada County. In addition to core services, Nevada County accomplished new achievements in 2019 from beginning the Ponderosa West shaded fuel break, issuing our...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Recycle your Christmas Tree for Free

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Recycle your Christmas tree for free at several locations in Western Nevada County! 

Trees can be disposed of in two easy ways: 

Residents that subscribe to Waste Management's green waste collection service can cut trees into three foot se...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

County and Connecting Point Announce Volunteer Hub Partnership to Fight Homelessness

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Homelessness is a complex issue impacting our community. There is no one way to solve the problem, just as there is no single reason people may become homeless. In the continued effort to keep our community safe and care for the most vulnerable among us, ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Poverty Simulation Training Emphasizes Understanding of Community Needs

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On December 11th, County leadership staff across all sectors of County government experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation presented by Mike Dent, Director of Child Support, Collections and Housing and Community Services...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors attend 2019 Annual CSAC Conference

On the first week of December, Nevada County Supervisors Heidi Hall, Ed Scofield and Susan Hoek attended the 2019 Annual California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Conference in San Francisco California. CSAC holds its annual conference every year to...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

District III Supervisor Dan Miller elected 2nd Vice-Chair of RCRC

On Wednesday December 11, 2019, District III Supervisor Dan Miller was elected as the 2nd Vice-Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). Founded in 1972, RCRC is a thirty-seven member county strong service organization that champions...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Library Celebrates Local Cornish History

In two unique programs this December, the Nevada County Community Library is celebrating the rich Cornish history of Nevada County

On Friday, December 13th, the library will have a pop-up at Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley featuring books on local Cornis...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Gain Access to VA Benefits Quickly After Discharge

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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 than usual after disch...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Doris Foley Library Open House at Victorian Christmas

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The Doris Foley Library for Historical Research welcomes the public to attend an Open House with the Native Daughters of the Golden West on Wednesday, December 18th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Members of Grass Valley's Manzanita Parlor No. 29 wi...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

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Office of Emergency Services announces new hires and grant applications with budgets totaling nearly $8 million

In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakehold...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Sierra Roots, Hospitality House and Nevada County Coordinate Homeless Services During Cold Weather

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On Tuesday November 26th, forecasted weather conditions triggered the opening of the Sierra Roots Weather Shelter. The weather conditions met criteria for the shelter to stay operational through Friday night. Building on the experience from previous years...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Nevada County Library Zip Books Program

Nevada County Community Library now has a Zip Books program. The Zip Books program allows library patrons to request a book that is currently not in the library's collection. The item is ordered through Amazon and sent directly to the patron's address, fr...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Learn about Gray Wolves in California

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Kent Laudon, wolf specialist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting information on California's Gray Wolf, during a special joint-meeting of the Nevada County Agricultural Advisory Commission and the Nevada County Fish and Wild...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

1st Installment of the 19/20 Nevada County Property Tax Bill Due December 10th

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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 2019-2020 secured tax bill is December 10th at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show a po...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

State Recognizes Nevada County Public Health for Interfaith Food Ministry Partnership

The Nevada County Public Health Department is proud to announce that our nutrition education program was recognized for "Excellence in Programs" by the California Department of Public Health. This award recognizes community collaboration and col...

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Posted on: November 28, 2019

State Water Board Report Finds No Evidence of Plume Source on Kilham Mine Road

After reports of a yellow discoloration of the South Yuba River on Friday, September 20th, local officials from Nevada County, South Yuba River Citizen's League (SYRCL), State Parks, and Nevada County Consolidated Fire District met to discuss and respond ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

Supervisor Scofield, Health and Human Services and Community Partners Conduct PSPS Outreach

On Thursday November 21st, District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield, Health and Human Services staff, Heather Heckler from 211 Connecting Point and Ana Acton of FREED met with the residents of Forest Springs Mobile Home Park to discuss the recent PG&E Power ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

Give a Gift This Holiday: Giving Tree and Toys for Tots Programs

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Giving Tree Program: Give Gifts to Foster Children this Holiday!

Nevada County Child Welfare Services has distributed their annual "Christmas Giving Tree" at different locations throughout Nevada County.

Every December, Nevada County Child Welfare...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

Supervisor Heidi Hall Represents Nevada County in Washington D.C.

On November 19th and 20th Supervisor Heidi Hall met with congressional staff of Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Feinstein's offices in Washington D.C. to discuss Nevada County's priority objectives including wildfire, homelessn...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

Sierra Roots Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the foothills. Low snow levels and cold temperatures are predicted this Tuesday through Thursday afternoon. 

In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

Winter weather is here and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations.

•Next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Stre...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

They are Still Here: Learn about Nisenan lands, language, and identity

On Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., renowned linguist and leader in the field of Native American language reclamation and preservation, Dr. Sheri J. Tatsch, will present an informative lecture highlighting language revitalization efforts of the Ne...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County Hosts Successful Stepping Up Community Meeting

Community members and stakeholders turned out this week for the  Stepping Up Community Meeting on November 19th.  This group is tackling the critical task of reducing the number of individuals with mental illness and substance use disord...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Nevada County Ranks First for Exclusive Breastfeeding

Nevada County ranks first in the state for exclusive breastfeeding rates in 2018! On September 24th, the California Department of Public Health's (CDPH), Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) announced the release of the California 2018 in...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Apply for 2020/21 Community Service Block Grant Funding

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC) announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Nevada County Community Services Block Grant Funding (CSBG). The AFSC seeks proposals from local non-profit agencies to provide services that wi...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Supervisor Meetings Now Offer Closed Captioning

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Nevada County is pleased to announce the addition of real-time closed captioning on all Board of Supervisors meetings. Closed captioning is available on both the public television live broadcast and re-broadcasts on Channel 17 (Eastern County residents ca...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

$225,000 Nevada County Last-Mile Broadband Grant Application Available

The application process for the Nevada County Last-Mile Broadband Grant, managed by Sierra Business Council (SBC), is officially open. The focus of the Nevada County Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program is to provide resources that help make the financial ca...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Movement Mortgage and Child Welfare Services Provide Comfort Cases for Foster Youth

Nevada County Child Welfare Services has been awarded an amazing opportunity with Comfort Cases and Movement Mortgage, a company in the mortgage industry. 51 branches in the United States have been raising money to participate in a packing party - an even...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Supervisor Miller and RCRC discuss Home Owners Insurance at the Ronald Regan Library

On Thursday November 14th, Supervisor Dan Miller, member of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) subcommittee on Homeowners Insurance, met at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with California FAIR Plan President Anneliese Jivan and o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Stepping Up and Prop 47 Planning Meeting

Please join us for the next Stepping Up community meeting on November 19th at 9:00am. The meeting will be held in the Empire Room in the Eric Rood Administrative Building. We will be sharing the draft of our Sequential Intercept Map that many of you helpe...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

County Celebrates New Army PaYS Program Partnership

Just a few days before Veterans Day, Nevada County and the Northern California Recruiting Battalion of the Army will be formalizing a partnership to support the recruitment of qualified veterans into County positions.

The Partnership for Youth Success (PaY...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

County and City Elected Officials Speak Towards Recent PSPS Events

County Supervisors Heidi Hall and Dan Miller, Grass Valley Mayor Lisa Swarthout and Nevada City Mayor Reinette Senum spoke on Wednesday, November 6th, on local impacts of recent PG&E PSPS events and local government's respon...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

County Staff Present at International ICMA Conference on Citizen Engagement Initiatives

Staff from Nevada County's Executive Office (CEO) attended the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference earlier this month to present on Nevada County initiatives and programs.

ICMA is the world's leading association of profession...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Fall 2019 County Progress Report Available

In an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability regarding the work and resources dedicated to the Board of Supervisor's annual objectives, the County Executive Office (CEO) has implemented performance management software which tracks prog...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Better Together: Housing First and Landlord Engagement Training, October 29th

The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoC) is inviting the public to a half day training on Housing First and Landlord Engagement. The NCRCoC has partnered with two national expert organization,  the Corporation for Supportive Housing ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Medication Take-Back Day, October 26th

Join Nevada County Public Health's community partners at this year's Medication Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26th. Help us keep unused medications out of the hands of our youth and out of our water supply by dropping off your unneeded or expired pre...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Prepare for Upcoming Power Outages and Red Flag Warning

National Weather Service has announced a Red Flag Warning and High Wind Watch Saturday evening through Sunday evening. PG&E is monitoring the event and may turn off power to areas of Western Nevada County Saturday evening through Monday afternoon for ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Proposed Gold Country Stage Bus Service Fare Policy Changes

On Wednesday, November 20th, at 8:30 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in the Eric Rood Government Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City, California, the Transit Services Commission (TSC) for Western Nevada County will conduct a public hear...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Grant Program Now Open

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2020/2021. The Fish and Wildlife Commission has made a total of $15,000 available to non-profit organizations, schools, or other organizations and individuals. Th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Dedication and Celebration of the Wolf Post Office Historical Landmark Plaque

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the installation and dedication of a plaque honoring the Wolf Post Office on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Ranchers and farmers began to settle the historic agricultural community of Wolf ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Nevada County Welcomes 4th Grade Robotics Team to the Rood Center to Learn About Homeless Issues and

On September 18th "The Midnight Girls", as the team is known, joined County officials from Office of Emergency Services, the CEO's Office and the HOME Team to prepare a project for their first state qualifier competition in November. The girls, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Community Response to PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoffs

With most of Western Nevada County without power during PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), local businesses, organizations and neighborhoods rallied to support each other with extra compassion during the power outage. Local grocery stores dona...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Investigation on South Yuba River Plume Continues

South Yuba River meets Englebright Lake 9.22.19

As the investigation into the South Yuba River plume continues, Environmental Health has received new test results confirming that the South Yuba River and Englebright Reservoir are safe for recreational use. The test results from all eight of the water s...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Active Shooter Preparedness Exercise Provides Valuable Feedback

In an effort to promote the safety of the County and the public, Nevada County conducted its third Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Exercise, this time at the Brighton Greens Campus, on Friday, October 4th. The exercise was in response to the increas...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Probation Youth Center Employees Recognized by State Association

CAPIA Supervisor of the Year, Frank Cook

Nevada County Youth Center Senior Group Supervisor Frank Cook was recognized as the Supervisor of the Year for the Sacramento Region California Association of Probation Institution Association (CAPIA). Frank was rec...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the County!

It's almost that time of year - Halloween! Bring your family and trick-or-treat at offices in the Eric Rood Administrative Center (ERAC), and the lobbies of our Crown Point and Brighton Greens campuses on October 31st between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Courses on How to Start a Business

On several Wednesdays in October, the Madelyn Helling Library will hold classes on how to start a business at 10:00 a.m. These classes cover topics such as how to research and organize information to prepare a business plan, define and organize your busin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Hosts 2nd Annual Local Author Showcase

The Nevada County Community Library is once again hosting a Local Author Showcase on Saturday, October 12th at the Eric Rood Administrative Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is the only book fair hosted by the library each year and is a chance for t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Pop-Ups around Nevada County

The Nevada County Community Library has done a series of pop-ups throughout the community so far this year and has several more planned October through December.

Truckee Library is planning two pop-ups in October. On Saturday the 19th the library will be a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nevada County Agriculture Increases 7.3% in 2018

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This week Nevada County's Agricultural Commissioner Chris DeNijs presented the 2018 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 ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

County Services at Brighton Greens to be Interrupted on Oct. 4th for Emergency Preparedness Exercise

On October 4th, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Brighton Greens Resource Center, Nevada County will be conducting an Active Shooter Preparedness Exercise as part of their Emergency Action Plan. County services at the Brighton Greens Resources Center wil...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 21st

Drive-thru Flu Clinic NewsFlash

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Monday, October 21st, 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 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley Receives $7M in Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Lone Oak NewsFlash

The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) announced Wednesday that over 7 million in federal low-income housing tax credits will be awarded to the Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley. This comes after the Nevada County Board of Supervis...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Clothing Allowance Benefits for Veterans with Service-Related Disability or Injury

Veterans_NewsFlash

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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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Donate Books! 24th Annual Nevada County Book Sale to Benefit United Way of Nevada County

Book Sale_NewsFlash

Nevada County is holding its 24th annual Book Sale to benefit United Way of Nevada County soon. Over the last 23 years, the Nevada County Book Sale has raised over $65,000 for United Way of Nevada County.

Donate Books

It's time to load up and donate all tho...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

CAL FIRE NEU Recognized for Heroic Efforts During the Camp Fire

On Friday, September 13th, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recognized 3 local CAL FIRE NEU Captains and CDCR Lt. Ratliff for their heroic efforts while assigned to the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise. They were present...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

WIC Now Offering Electronic Benefits!

CaliforniaWICCard_NewsFlash

Nevada County WIC is thrilled to introduce the California WIC Card! Starting September 23rd, the WIC Card will replace the current paper food checks and will provide an easier way to receive and use food benefits, as well as improve the shopping experienc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Report of Possible Blue Green Algae in Holding Pond Near Combie Lake

Blue Green Algae_News Flash

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB), Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Division Scientist released the report of a possible (not confirmed) Cynaobacteria Bloom occurring in a holding pond just above Combie Lake. The lake/reservoir an...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

SmartPedal Project Creates Fuel Savings and Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions on County Vehicles

After an initial 6 month pilot, Nevada County has added SmartPedal to 39% of applicable County fleet vehicles to create fuel cost-savings and lower the County Fleet's greenhouse gas emissions. SmartPedal improves mileage by electronically correcting for u...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Back-to-School Library Programs Provide Fun and Free Learning for Kids and Teens

Library Programs

As the school year ramps up, so does free programming for kids and teens at the libraries in Western Nevada County. The fall schedule is now available with programs ranging from chemistry to movies to reading to dogs to DIY beauty projects for tweens.

STEM...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

District 1 Supervisor Hall & Division I NID Director Heck Joint Town Hall

District 1 Town Hall

Nevada County District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Division I Director Ricki Heck are hosting a joint Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 3rd in the Board of Supervisors' chambers at the Nevada County Eric Rood Administ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Building Department Outpost Receives 2019 CSAC Challenge Award

Building Outpost

Nevada County has been awarded a California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2019 Challenge Awards for outstanding county programs. CSAC's annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in government. With a record number of 284 entries...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Watercolor Classes at the Nevada County Community Library

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The Madelyn Helling Library is pleased to announce a Fall Watercolor series sponsored by the Nevada County Friends of the Library. The class will include one class per month September through November.

Classes will be taught by local artist Dori Greenbaum....

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Free Screenings During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Screenings

Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men and is nearly 100% survivable if caught early. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September by health experts, health advocates and individuals concerned with or aff...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Provide Your Feedback: Parks and Recreation Roundtable Meeting, September 22nd

Parks and Rec

The Nevada County Planning Department invites you to join a conversation about park and recreation services in Nevada County on Sunday, September 22nd at the Madelyn Helling Library in the Gene Albaugh Community Room from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Supervisor Ed Scofield: Combie Road Corridor Improvement Project Update

Combie Road Improvements

Construction of the Combie Road Corridor Improvement Project started in July 2019 and is fully underway! Storm drain and sewer lines are one of the first orders of work and span the project from Higgins Road to Cascade Crossing Road. Meanwhile, widening w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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September 4th--Nevada County Board of Supervisors Heidi Hall, Sue Hoek, Dan Miller and Office of Emergency Services joined CAL FIRE NEU and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at a community open house designed to share information about the Ponderosa ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Int Overdose Day

Local communities around the world are coming together on August 31st to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose.

Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Katherine Elliott Announced as Nevada County’s County Counsel

Kit Elliott CoCo_NewsFlash

After a strong candidate recruitment with Ralph Andersen & Associates, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has appointed Katherine Elliott as Nevada County's County Counsel effective November 1st, 2019.

"The Board is excited to announce Ms. Ell...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

NorCal AIDS Cycle Awards Funds to Public Health’s HIV/Hep C Testing and Counseling Clinic

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The Public Health Department is proud to report that the NorCal AIDS cycle has awarded additional funds to support its HIV/Hep C Testing and Counseling Clinic, which has been funded fully by NorCal AIDS Cycle since the department started offering these fr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

NorCal AIDS Cycle Awards Funds to Public Health’s HIV/Hep C Testing and Counseling Clinic

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The Public Health Department is proud to report that the NorCal AIDS cycle has awarded additional funds to support its HIV/Hep C Testing and Counseling Clinic, which has been funded fully by NorCal AIDS Cycle since the department started offering these fr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Prescription Drug Discount Program Sponsored by Nevada County

Nevada County has partnered with Coast2Coast Prescription Drug Program to allow all residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to save on the cost of medications. Coast2Coast provides a Rx card program that is free of charge, requires no pape...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Ready Nevada County: Wings of Morning Neighborhood Preparedness Efforts

This year's wildfire season is here, and Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services has been working to raise awareness and mobilize the community to prevent and prepare for wildfire. However, without the community's participation and mobilization at th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Insurance Town Hall with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on August 22nd

Insurance Town Hall

Nevada County is partnering with the California Department of Insurance to host an Insurance Town Hall on homeowners insurance with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, District III Supervisor Dan Miller and District II Supervisor Ed Scofield o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

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The National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Valley and Foothills for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 14th to 10:00 P.M. Friday August 16th. Our relatively mild summer is heating up this week, with temperatures projecte...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received the test al...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Visit Nevada County Booths at the Fair

Visiting the Nevada County Fair this weekend? Stop by and say hello to County staff from Gold Country Stage, the Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Services, the District Attorney's Office, Nevada County Library, and more!

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Back to School Immunization Clinic, August 13th and 29th

Back to School Immunization Clinic

For those children without a medical home, who are uninsured or who have Medi-Cal, Nevada County Public Health will be holding a Back to School Immunization Clinic on August 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grass Valley Veteran's Hall in Grass Val...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner Meets with Supervisors and County Staff

Insurance Commissioner visits Nevada County

On Wednesday, August 7th, Supervisors Miller and Scofield, County Executive Officer Alison Lehman, Information and General Services Director Steve Monaghan and County staff met with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and his staff to talk abou...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week at the Nevada County Fair

World Breastfeeding Week is recognized and celebrated by organizations throughout the world every year from August 1 to 7. This year the theme is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding," which focuses on inclusion of all types of parents. Breast...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Nevada County’s Oral Health Program Partners with First 5 and Local Volunteer Dentists

Public Health Oral Health Partners with First 5 and Dentists NewsFlash

Nevada County Public Health partnered with First 5 Nevada County and two dentists, Dr. Robinson and Dr. White, to bring oral health to First 5’s Step Up to Kindergarten program. Soon-to-be Kindergarteners participating in First 5’s Step Up to Kindergarten...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Board Approves Partnering with SBC to Expand Broadband Through Last-Mile Broadband Grant

Broadband NewsFlash

At Tuesday's July 23rd Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board unanimously approved a contract with the Sierra Business Council (SBC) for the administration of the Last-Mile Broadband Grant program, a grant for the development and expansion of Broadband i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Public Health Accreditation in Action!

Public Health

The Nevada County Public Health Department is working towards obtaining National Accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Mission of PHAB is to "Improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transfor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Countywide Emergency Alert Test, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.

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County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services will issue a test of the Code RED emergency alert system August 15, 2019 at 10:00 A.M PST.

All Nevada County residents are advised to prepare by registering for Code RED emergency alerts one of the following wa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Partnership Aids Seniors in Need of of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

Senior Wood Program

Partnership between Gold Country Community Services and Ready Nevada County Aids Seniors in Need of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Cou...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

First Heat Wave of the Summer to Hit Nevada County This Weekend

National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. During this heat wave, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to remind everyone that higher temperatur...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Western Nevada County Library Summer Learning Finale Party

After a great 7 weeks, it's time to celebrate the end of Summer Learning in western Nevada County. The Nevada County Library has had over 2000 kids and teens get free books from our Friends of the Library and sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge.

The ...

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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

First County Progress Report Is Presented to Supervisors

In an effort increase transparency and accountability regarding the work and resources dedicated to the Board of Supervisor's annual objectives, the County Executive Office (CEO) has implemented performance management software which tracks progress on obj...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Supervisors Approve 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is moving forward with Board approval of 3 resolutions. Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergen...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Summer Lunches in the Park with the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library and Meadow Park are feeding kids minds and bodies this summer by offering a free, healthy lunch to all children ages 18 and under, courtesy of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services.

The Summer Lunches wit...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Behavioral Health Awarded $1 Million to Expand Mental Health Services in the Criminal Justice System

Keeping people with mental illness out of the criminal justice system and instead connecting them to treatment services is a critical goal for Nevada County. These efforts received a significant boost this past week when the Board of State and Community C...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

County Submits $5.6 Million Grant for Community Wildfire Prevention Services

On July 2nd, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency services submitted a hazard mitigation grant to help fund the Regional Gold Country Wildfire Mitigation Project. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding is available when authorized under a Pres...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Fire Districts, OES, & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Red Flag Warning System

Red Flag News Flash Graphic

Grass Valley—In an effort to raise awareness on Red Flag Warning days, Nevada County Fire Districts, the Office of Emergency Services and the Fire Safe Council will post physical red flags to alert the community in the event of a Red Flag Warning, in addi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

POV Documentary Screening: Inventing Tomorrow

The documentary, Inventing Tomorrow will be screening at the Madelyn Helling Library on July 12th at 4:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room. The film highlights passionate teenage innovators from around the globe creating cutting-edge solutions to c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Nevada County Library Receives NEA Big Read Grant

The Nevada County Community Library has been selected to host the NEA Big Read in Nevada County. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Library Card Holders Can Now “Discover and Go” To Museums, Zoos Theaters and More

Library card holders who are Nevada County residents can now get access to free or low-cost passes to more than 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theaters, and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. The onlin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Apply for the County’s 2019 Citizen's Academy!

Citizens Academy_NewsFlash

Nevada County is now accepting applications for it's 6th year of Citizen's Academy! Citizen's Academy offers a behind the scenes look at County government where participants tour six 6 County facilities, and learn from over twenty department presentations...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

County Clears Hazardous Vegetation on County Property Using Sheep

Nevada County Facilities has partnered with local business, Origin Grazing, to maintain vegetation on the County's solar field located at 16782 Hwy 49. The lot, which is approximately 10.45 acres, has had sheep from Origin Grazing since the beginning of J...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Celebrate Safely: All Fireworks Banned Throughout Nevada County

Fireworks_NewsFlash

With the 4th of July holiday around the corner, we ask that all Nevada County visitors and residents remember that all fireworks are illegal throughout Nevada County due to the high fire hazard.

Especially around 4th of July and during wildfire season, it ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Contact Nevada County OES for Neighborhood Fire Inspections

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It is a top Board priority to reduce the risk and effects of wildfire by pursuing hazardous vegetation mitigation resources. This year, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) funded and hired three fire inspectors to work throughout the summer. ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Ryan Gruver Announced as County's Health and Human Services Director

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After a strong candidate recruitment, Nevada County Executive Officer, Alison Lehman, has appointed Ryan Gruver as Health and Human Services Agency Director, effective July 22.

"Ryan has been a strong leader throughout his 13 years with Nevada County....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Nevada County Students Participate in the Athlete Committed Summit

On June 5th, 64 students from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District participated in a Leadership Summit specifically for athletes who had been identified by coaches and faculty as emerging leaders from the district’s Athlete Committed program. T...

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Public Health - Healthy Community Programs Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Adult Summer Learning at Nevada County Community Libraries

Nevada County Community Libraries are offering a variety of fun-filled events geared towards adults as part of the annual Summer Learning Program.

This year the library is presenting an innovative 3D Design Camp for adults that is scheduled for Tuesdays at...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Truckee Library Summer Learning Program for Youth Kicks Off

The Truckee Library is diving head first into a Summer Learning Program full of fun and engaging activities to keep children reading and learning all summer long.

This year kids and teens are invited to Blastoff for Reading! with events that focus on scien...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour, June 29th

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Whether you are taking a shower, washing your clothes or flushing your toilet you are using water. We all know where water comes from, but where does it all go? Join us on June 29th, at the Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant (10984 Riata Way, Au...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Awarded No Place like Home Funding for Brunswick Commons Housing Project

Old Tunnel Property Purchase NewsFlash

Nevada County received noticed on Monday that the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be allocating $1.61 million dollars in No Place Like Home (NPLH) grant funding for the Brunswick Commons housing project. The project will be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with HOME Team

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On Monday, June 24th, Nevada County, in partnership with Hospitality House, Turning Point Community Programs and AMI Housing is proud to launch the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) team. Comprised of 8 dedicated staff members, each partner ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Library Hosts Film Screening and Discussion of American Creed

The extended version of the film American Creed will be shown on Saturday, June 15th, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library. This 90-minute film includes a segment not shown on PBS involving the connections and common ground di...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Public Health Celebrates 6th Annual Health Fair at Silver Springs High School

Nevada County Public Health, in collaboration with Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley, celebrated the 6th Annual Silver Springs Health Fair on May 31st. Students enjoyed a day of health and wellness classes, outdoor experiential booths and healthy...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Meet the Author: Francine Tone at the Truckee Library

Author and business strategist, Francine Tone will appear Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the Truckee Library. Author of "What Every Good Lawyer Wants You to Know" and the upcoming "The Art of Action", Francine will share her exper...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Recycle Used Tires for Free!

Waste Management will be hosting Tire Amnesty Collection events from June 17th – 21st, at four locations in Western Nevada County. Used tires are accepted at the transfer stations all year for a fee. This event will provide an opportunity for Ne...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff from the Board Office, County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, County Counsel and the Sheriff’s Office toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Red Flag Warning and Possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs Issued for Parts of Nevada County

What is a Red Flag Warning?

Parts of Western Nevada County have been issued a Red Flag Warning, the highest alert for fire danger, by the National Weather Service (NWS) starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8th, through 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9th. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Nevada County Library Launches Blastoff to Summer Reading and Learning Program

Babies, kids, and teens are always needing things to do over the summer. Luckily, the Nevada County Community Library has free events for all ages, a learning challenge program with prizes, and even free lunches.

"This year we have made it easy for yo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley Library

For the second year, children and teens ages 18 and under can get a free, healthy lunch five days a week at the Grass Valley Library, starting Monday, June 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., participants are encouraged to eng...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Transit Summer Youth Pass

Nevada County Transit Services is offering a Summer Youth Pass, for kids ages 6 -17 with proof of age. The Pass provides unlimited rides on all Gold Country Stage fixed routes including Route 5 to Auburn, Route 6 to Penn Valley – Lake Wildwood a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Call Box Reinstalled at Purdon's Crossing

On June 5th, the Office of Emergency Services completed the re-installation of one Emergency Satellite Call Box at the Purdon Crossing of the South Yuba River to provide visitors a quick way to report an emergency situation without cell service. The Call ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Library Hosts Final American Creed Community Conversation and Film Screening

On Monday, June 3rd at 4:00 p.m., the third and final American Creed Community Conversation about connection, relationships, and the community will be held at the Grass Valley Library. The public is invited to listen to a brief poem and then participate i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mental Health and Mindfulness Resource Fair at the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library will hold its first mental wellness and mindfulness resource fair, Mind Your Mental Health, on Tuesday, June 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event, suitable for all ages, offers the opportunity to connect with local organizations...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Support Financing Senior Affordable Housing Project in Penn Valley

On Tuesday, May 28th the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two resolutions that, combined, earmarks $1.2 million in County funds as deferred loans in the Loan Oak Senior Apartments as part of Regional Housing Authorities' (RHA) developer funding a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

ReadyNevadaCounty.org Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy

ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildf...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board Sends Letter of Concern Regarding Homeowners Fire Insurance to State

On Tuesday May 28th, District II Supervisor Ed Scofield brought a Letter of Concern to the Board of Supervisors regarding the availability and affordability of homeowners' fire insurance In Nevada County. The Letter, submitted to State Insurance Commissio...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Library Hosts Mind Your Mental Health, May 30th

The Nevada County Community Library will hold its second annual mental wellness resource fair, Mind Your Mental Health, on Thursday, May 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. This event, suitable for all ages, offer...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins in June

For the sixth year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) will partner with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County farmers' markets.  This year's the Market Match Program will be offered at thre...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

June 10: Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

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On Monday, June 10, 6:00 -7:30 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Annual Point in Time Count Results Released for Nevada County

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The number of people experiencing homelessness in Nevada County increased from 2017 to 2019, according to results from the point-in-time (PIT) count released by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS). As the lead organization in the region's ...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiative Nevada County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Library Hosts 2nd Series in American Creed Community Conversations

On Tuesday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m., the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research in Nevada City will host the second of three American Creed Community Conversations about connection, relationships, and the community. The public is invited to listen to a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Nevada County Veterans Service Office website Nevada County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Mosquito Control: Drain, Dress, Defend, Dawn and Dusk

Fight the bite! West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease that was originally found in Africa, and as of 1999 has moved to the United States. Approximately 80% of people do not develop any symptoms, however about 1 in 5 will get flu-like symptoms ...

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Nevada County Environmental Health website Nevada County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Supervisors Pass Beekeeping Ordinance

On Tuesday, May 14th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance regarding beekeeping in Nevada County. The Board of Supervisors heard public testimony from many Nevada County Beekeepers who have over the years' experie...

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Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner website Nevada County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

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On Tuesday, May 14th the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved Nevada County's Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance with a 4/5 vote. This comes after a multi-year community process starting in 2016 when 59% of Nevada County voters rejected Meas...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Save the Date: Building Fair, June 14th

2019 Building Fair NewsFlash

Does the idea of developing property feel overwhelming? Do you feel the same about clearing vegetation for fire prevention? If so, mark your calendar for the Nevada County Community Development Agency's (CDA) 4th annual Building Fair on from 9:00 a.m. to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

May is Maternal Mental Health Month

One in five California women have symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy, according to the Maternal Infant Health Assessment (MIHA). This translates to about 100,000 women a year. Perinatal depression can affect any woman, regarding of age, inco...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

County Celebrates Breaking Ground at Future Operations Center Site

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On Friday May 3rd, the County of Nevada celebrated construction breaking ground at the future Public Works Operations Center located on La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. Over 40 County staff, elected officials and project partners attended an event at...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

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Program Continues Weekends in May

Nevada County, CA—May 4th marked the opening day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal at six sites all weekends in May. More than 60 tons of green waste were collected, and by all accounts community participation excee...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbooks Mailed for Wildfire Preparedness Week

Ready Nevada County Mailer NewsFlash

The 2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived in mailboxes across the county in time for Wildfire Preparedness Week. Created by the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (NCOES), in collaboration with partner agencies and emergency managers, to he...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

County Encroachment Permits for Construction, Events, and Filming

What is an Encroachment Permit and why is it required?

An Encroachment Permit allows the County to monitor work and activities performed within their Right-of-Way (typically County maintained roads) to ensure County Facilities and Infrastructure are protec...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

CAL FIRE Requiring Burn Permits

Effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1st 2019 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Burning can on...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

New Technology at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Madelyn Helling Library has a new PC reservation system called Envisionware, a new printer and a new system for printing documents and scanning. 

Library patrons can reserve a PC the day of their visit through the Envisionware print release co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Another Successful Tax Season for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS) has wrapped up another successful year of free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). For the seventh consecutive year from mid-January to April 15th, dedicated SNRDCSS staff membe...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Nevada County's 2018 mPOWER Report

mPOWER has just released the 2018 annual summary detailing energy- and water-efficient improvements to residential and non-residential properties in Nevada and Placer counties. The report tracks improvements that were financed through mPOWER. Nevada Count...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Discussion around housing and service needs, wildfire concerns at Brunswick Commons Public Meeting

Yesterday evening the County hosted a public meeting on the Brunswick Commons Affordable Housing Project and Homeless Resource Center. Mike Dent; Nevada County Child Support, Collections, Housing and Community Services Director introduced the project with...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Additional Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Their Widows/Widowers

Some veterans are eligible for a needs based pension benefit.  A Veteran's Pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time Veterans who have limited or no income. The veteran must have served at least one day during a time of war and have limited inco...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Measles is on the Rise: Be Protected Before Travel!

There are no current reports of confirmed measles in Nevada County. However, there have been recent cases in Butte, Placer and some Bay Area counties. Measles was actually eliminated from the United States almost 20 years ago, but measles is just a plane ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

Nevada County, CA—In an unprecedented collaborative effort The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, with support from County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and Waste Management, is offering free residential gree...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Low-Income Veterans and Their Widows/Widowers May Qualify for Additional Benefits

Some veterans are eligible for a needs-based pension benefit. A Veteran's Pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time Veterans who have limited or no income. The veteran must have served at least one day during a time of war and have limited income from al...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Lyman Gilmore Scheduled Week of Educational Activities for National “Kick Butts Day”

Lyman Gilmore Club Live members, supported by school counselor Mark Heine, kicked off their "Kick Butts" celebration on March 18, 2019. Kick Butts Day is a nationally celebrated day of activism - one that engages and empowers youth to speak out ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Nevada County Celebrates Screen-Free Week 2019

Get ready to put down your phones, tablets, remote controls and other devices for Screen-Free Week 2019. Nevada County Public Health invites you to join our schools, neighbors and community in celebrating national Screen-Free Week, April 29 – Ma...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Creative Writing Workshop at the Truckee Library

National Poetry Month is here, along with the Sierra Poetry Festival on April 27th, and it's the perfect excuse for a free creative writing workshop for all ages and experience levels at the Truckee Library.

Participants are invited for an afternoon of gen...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Volunteer on the Grand Jury

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in an opportunity to serve on the 2019-2020 Grand Jury.

The Nevada County Grand Jury is a judicial body sanctioned by the Superior Court to ac...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Nevada County Housing Element Update Public Review Draft Available

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The County has completed a Public Review Draft of the 2019-2027 Nevada County Housing Element update. Section 65302(c) of the California Government Code requires every County and City in the State to include a Housing Element as part of its adopted Genera...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Library Hosts American Creed Community Conversations

On Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m., the Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch will host the first of three American Creed Community Conversations about connection, relationships, and the community. The public is invited to listen to a brief story...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Screen-free Week is About Education and Art Inside and Outside the Library

When you turn off your phones and TVs, what else is there to do? During Screen-Free Week this year, the Nevada County Community Library has you covered.

The international celebration, hosted by the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, takes ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Local Youth Coalition Participates in State-wide Advocacy Event in Sacramento

On Monday, March 18, 2019, Nevada County Public Health's Tobacco Prevention Program supported several local youth in their participation in Youth Quest 2019. Youth Quest is an annual event hosted by the California Youth Advocacy Network to celebrate and p...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

North San Juan Town Hall Meeting Discussed Public Safety, Roads and Transit Services

On Thursday April 11, 2019 District IV Supervisor, Susan Hoek, held a Town Hall meeting in North San Juan at the Oak Tree Lodge. The event was well attended and included Sheriff Shannan Moon, Public Works Director Trisha Tillotson, and Transit Services Ma...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Supervisors Approve Urgency Interim Ordinance on Hemp

At Tuesday's April 9th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted unanimously to adopt an urgency interim ordinance that established a temporary moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp for any purpose, including for commercial purposes or by &...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Preparing, Training, Exercising and Responding Together

On March
14, 2019, the Nevada County Public Health Department's Emergency PreparednessProgram, in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Services, facilitated a
morning of training and a tabletop exercise. There were 71 individualparticipants repr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Contact OES for Neighborhood Fire Inspections

It is a top Board priority to reduce the risk and effects of wildfire by pursuing hazardous vegetation mitigation resources. This year, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) funded and hired three additional fire inspectors for a total of four ...

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Nevada County News

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash - 2nd Confirmed Case

Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Additional Information Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 31, 2020

No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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2/27/20: Update – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) February 27, 2020 (PDF)

Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE NEU, and County of Nevada report 398 acres have been treated within the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Prevention ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 12, 2019

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

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Office of Emergency Services announces new hires and grant applications with budgets totaling nearly $8 million

In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakehold...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Nevada, Yuba, Placer Counties Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

CONTACT:    Mary EldridgeInformation Officer (530) 889-0111X1023RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2019

Auburn – Effective Friday, November 29th, at 08:00 am the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Winter Storm Warning in Effect from 10:00 A.M. Tuesday through Thanksgiving above 2,000 ft

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  • What: Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, with localized amounts up to 4 feet at higher elevations, are expected.
  • Where: Motherlode and West S...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

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Prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

While it is understood that PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) measures are intended to protect communities from the threat of equipment-related wildfires, Nevada County Public Health re...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Be Prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

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While it is understood that PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) measures are intended to protect communities from the threat of equipment-related wildfires, Nevada County Public Health recognizes that these measures may cause other negative publ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 7, 2019

PG&E Monitoring a Severe Wind Event Later this Week That Could Impact Nearly 30 Counties

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  • National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for vast portions of Northern California
  •  PG&E’s Emergency Operations Center is open and monitoring the situation

PG&E announced today (Oct. 7) that its meteorological and o...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Food Safety Related to Power Outages

PSPS Food Safety

With potential electricity shortages facing Nevada County, the County Department of Environmental Health offers the following food safety tips to prevent food-borne illness in the event of power outages:

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Keep pot...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2019

PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff

Map of September 25 Public Safety Power Shutoff Impact Area

FROM PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC

PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff to About 48,200 Customers in Seven North Bay and Sierra Foothill Counties Due to Dry, Hot, Windy Weather

PG&E has been monitoring weather forecasts hourly and has de...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 11:00 p.m. Monday to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for Western Nevada County

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Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 PM Monday to 11 AM PDT Wednesday parts of the Central Valley, the Coastal Range and the Sierra below 5000 feet. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Building high pressure will result in gusty ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Red Flag Warning is Cancelled for Strong Winds and Low Humidity

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September 16, 2019, 9:15am--The National Weather Service in Reno has cancelled the Red Flag Warning for Eastern Nevada County.Humidity has increased across northeastern California and far northwest Nevada this morning with the approaching cold front.
Rain ...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday for Eastern Nevada County

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Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday due to strong winds and low humidity for Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, and Eastern Nevada Counties...The National Weather Service Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 11, 2019

US National Weather Service Reno Nevada Issued Fire Weather Watch

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US National Weather Service Reno Nevada has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 1:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon through 8:00 AM Monday morning.

*Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire Zon...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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September 4th--Nevada County Board of Supervisors Heidi Hall, Sue Hoek, Dan Miller and Office of Emergency Services joined CAL FIRE NEU and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at a community open house designed to share information about the Ponderosa ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday

8-28-2019 Red Flag Warning (1)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Sacramento CA, 2:27 AM PDT Wed Aug 28 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY

FOR LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 214, 221, 266, 268, AND 269...

The National Weather Servi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

Nevada County, CA—County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services is offering free residential green waste disposal in Floriston, September 28th and 29th, from 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. to encourage resi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

Grass Valley- CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project.

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

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The National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Valley and Foothills for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 14th to 10:00 P.M. Friday August 16th. Our relatively mild summer is heating up this week, with temperatures projecte...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Countywide Emergency Alert Test, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.

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County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services will conduct a test of the Code Red Emergency Alert system August 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

All of Nevada County, including Nevada City and Grass Valley residents, are advised to prepare by registering for Code Re...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

First Heat Wave of the Summer to Hit Nevada County This Weekend

National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. During this heat wave, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to remind everyone that higher temperatur...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Partnership Aids Seniors in Need of of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

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Partnership between Gold Country Community Services and Ready Nevada County Aids Seniors in Need of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Supervisors Approve 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is moving forward with Board approval of 3 resolutions. Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergen...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Fire Districts, OES, & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Red Flag Warning System

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Grass Valley—In an effort to raise awareness on Red Flag Warning days, Nevada County Fire Districts, the Office of Emergency Services and the Fire Safe Council will post physical red flags to alert the community in the event of a Red Flag Warnin...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

"Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

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With the generous support of Sierra Theaters, the talent and equipment of Nevada County Media, the spirit of our volunteer cast and crew, and the dedication of the first responders, we were able to create this piece that will be seen throughout the summer...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff from the Board Office, County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, County Counsel and the Sheriff’s Office toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn about the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

Burn Permits Suspended

California Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionNevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

CONTACT:Mary EldridgeInformation Officer(530) 889-0111X1023

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Continues with Speaker Series: Ready, Set, Go for Families

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will host Ready, Set, Go for Families, the final in a four-part, speaker series designed to educate and inspire the co...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

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Sunday, June 9, CAL FIRE NEU is running a Wildland Urban Interface drill in the Cement Hill, Lake Vera Purdon, and Round Mountain neighborhoods. There will be an increased presence of first responders on roadways and around homes.

A Code Red emergency aler...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

ReadyNevadaCounty.org Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy

Ready Nevada County Logo, Wildfire Starts with You

ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildf...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

June 10: Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10, 6:00 -7:30 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Final Volunteer Training for Green Waste Program May 23rd

Poster for Green Waste Volunteer Training May 23rd

The final volunteer training for the FREE Residential Green Waste Disposal Program will take place Thursday, May 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue. Community members interested in supporting the program m...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbooks Mailed for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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The 2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived in mailboxes across the county in time for Wildfire Preparedness Week. Created by the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (NCOES), in collaboration with partner agencies and emergency managers, to he...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

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Program Continues Weekends in May

Nevada County, CA—May 4th marked the opening day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal at six sites all weekends in May. More than 60 tons of green waste were collected, and by all accounts community participation excee...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Volunteer Training for FREE Green Waste Program May 9th

Volunteer Training May 9th

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County & Nevada County Office of Emergency Services are looking for a few more volunteers to help us make Free Residential Green Waste Disposal possible. Help your neighbor achieve their defensible space by providing FR...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2019

May 5th: Free Green Waste Disposal @ Fairgrounds ONLY

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The first day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal kicked off today and was a smashing success. The program was so popular all disposal containers filled at six locations by midday. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 8, is the only location that will...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

Nevada County, CA—In an unprecedented collaborative effort The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, with support from County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and Waste Management, is offering free reside...

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Office of Emergency Services

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports the First COVID-19 Related Death

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Nevada County Public Health is reporting the first Nevada County death related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The person was an elderly Eastern Nevada County resident who had underlying health conditions and previously tested positive for the coronav...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community. At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place.

By now we hope it’s clear t...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Gold Country Stage & Lift Service Alert

Gold Country Service Alert

Release Date: March 31, 2020Department of Public Works, Transit Services DivisionContact Person: Robin Van Valkenburgh, Transit Services ManagerTelephone: 477-0103, Extension 1003

Service Alert- Effective April 1, 2020

Due to issues surrounding COVID-19, i...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Frequently Asked Questions

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on Friday, March 27. The state of California issued a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document to help make sense of the new relief legislation. This document covers relief pro...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 27, 2020

California State Parks Takes Additional Steps to Help Slow Down the Spread of COVID-19

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For Immediate Release: March 26, 2020Source: California State ParksContact: Newsroom@parks.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks a...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supervisors Launch Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

“I...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Interfaith Food Ministry Urgently Needs Volunteers

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Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) is currently experiencing a shortage of volunteers due to the statewide Order to Stay at Home. Anyone in good health is welcome, including high school and college student volunteers. School credit will be applied where possi...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

All WIC Services are Available by Phone or Video Chat

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During COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, all WIC services through Nevada County Public Health are available by phone or video chat. Walk-in WIC clinics have been suspended. Community members should call their local clinic to enroll or certify, obtain future f...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Fourth Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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Nevada County Public Health has confirmed its fourth case of COVID-19. The person who was diagnosed is an adult who resides in Eastern Nevada County, and self-isolated while symptomatic. The mode of transmission is undetermined at this time, and is still ...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Clarifies "Stay-at-Home" for Short-term Rentals

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On March 19th, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20, requiring all persons residing in the State to remain in their homes or places of residence, except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations for critical infrastructure

Nevada County ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash - 2nd Confirmed Case

Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Nevada County’s Public Meeting Protocol in Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

BOS NewsFlash

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20 on March 12, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County of Nevada hereby provides notice that it will continue to convene its regularl...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Nevada County Limits Public Counter Services and Temporarily Close Buildings Starting March 19th

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The County, City of Grass Valley and City of Nevada City continue to jointly respond to coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus, by implementing social distancing protocols. Coronavirus continues to be an emerging, rapidly evolving sit...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 15, 2020

All Nevada County Libraries Temporarily Closed through April 12, 2020

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Beginning March 16, 2020 all Nevada County Library locations will be closed to the public through April 12, 2020. This includes the Grass Valley Library, Madelyn Helling Library, Doris Foley Library, Bear River Library, Penn Valley Library and Truckee Lib...

Nevada County Library's Open except...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

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Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Additional Information Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 1, 2020

3/1 Update: Still No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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There are no known cases of coronavirus in Nevada County currently. However, with nearby confirmed cases in Solano County there continue to be rumors about the possibility of local cases in Nevada County. We want to assure our Nevada County community that...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Public Health Launches 211 Call Center and Updated Website to Encourage Community Preparedness

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Nevada County Public Health Department is working closely with County departments such as the Office of Emergency Services and Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) t...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 27, 2020

2/27 Update: No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains in the media and of concern to many, so the Nevada County Public Health Department created a new “News and Updates” tab on our website (https://www.mynevadacounty.com/551/Public-Health), in...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 28, 2020

1/28 Update: No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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Due to recent inquiries and to promote the health and safety of Nevada County residents, the Nevada County Public Health Department is closely monitoring the recent coronavirus outbreak in China.

There have been no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavir...

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Public Health - Coronavirus

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Press Releases

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Find out the current news at the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, view all current press releases.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Sheriff's Jail Media Report

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The jail media report displays a list of bookings for the last 30 days.

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News Flash

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

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: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Additional Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Their Widows/Widowers

Some veterans are eligible for a needs based pension benefit.  A Veteran's Pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time Veterans who have limited or no income. The veteran must have served at least one day during a time of war and have limited inco...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine, approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred to as ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Benefit Assistance for Veterans Exposed to Water Contaminants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will begin a process that may allow Veterans to receive disability pay if they were sickened by drinking water contaminated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nevada County Veterans who may be affecte...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

Many students will be starting or returning to college this fall, and, thanks to the College Tuition Fee Waiver program (CTFW), disabled Veterans in Nevada County can get assistance in covering the cost of sending their children to college.

The CTFW progra...

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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