News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2021

County & Hospitality House Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Monday Evening Through Wednesday Morning

HH Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather with the potential of LOW SNOW through Wednesday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Hospitality House and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Pr...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: March 9, 2021

County & Hospitality House Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tuesday Evening Through Thursday Morning

HH Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather with the potential of LOW SNOW starting Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Hospitality House and the County of Nevada are activating...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

Coach N Four Motel

On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Nevada County Collaborates with City and Non-Profits to Move Campers off Sugarloaf Mountain

Better Together

Nevada County partnered with Sierra Roots and Nevada City Police, with utilization of the HOME Team, for Operation Sugarloaf, which aimed to move campers as a group into hotels rooms for further navigation to housing. Read the full article at The Union.

Read the Union's Article Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

Better Together

Connecting Point has launched the Better Together Volunteer Hub, where volunteers can find ways to support homelessness efforts in the community and support individuals experiencing homelessness. Read the full article at The Union.

Read The Union's article Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in devel...

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Additional Info... Building Department

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

GTG Equity

Cannabis Alliance reflects the need for continued collaboration between local business and county staff working to build a safe and sustainable cannabis economy for Nevada County. Cannabis Alliance continues community outreach for March 4 virtual event.

County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance, Diana Gamzon, spoke out in support of the 2021 Board of Supervisor’s priorities at Tuesday’s Board of Superv...

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Cannabis Conversation

News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

CDA Plans to Strengthen Partnerships

CDA Strengthen Partnerships - NewsFlash

‘The best outcomes’: Nevada County’s CDA director plans to strengthen partnerships. Trisha Tillotson, newly appointed, would "like to see the CDA be a partner with community organizations". She hopes to continue to remove barriers and create connections.

Additional Info... Community Development News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

CDA Fee Change - Effective July 1, 2021

CDA Fee Change

The Community Development Agency (CDA) releases new fees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. These fees take effect July 1, 2021.

Additional Info... Community Development News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

“After-the-Fact” Permit Process Survey by NCCA & NCAOR

As-built Survey - Share your Experience

Have you been affected by Unpermitted Structures or gone through the After-the-Fact Permitting? The NCCA and NCAOR want to hear from you. Take this confidential survey to help them better understand the challenges. Enter to win a $125 Visa Card!

Additional Info... Community Development News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Trisha Tillotson Appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency Director

Trisha Tillotson Photo_NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Public Works Director, Trisha Tillotson, has been appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) Director beginning June 27th. CDA includes Nevada County’s Agricultural Commissioner, Building, Environmental Health, Plannin...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

Adopt-A-Road Volunteer Day - CDA Volunteers

The Community Development Agency (CDA) cleaned up our “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The effort comes at a critical time in the County’s effort to encourage litter pick-up, responsible recreation, an...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Townhall: Let's Talk Cannabis Licensing Types June 2, 2021

IG Cannabis Licensing Types (1)

Join Nevada County Cannabis Compliance and YubaNet for a townhall meeting or virtual listening session to discuss Cannabis Licensing Types on Tuesday, June 2, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. All ideas, questions, and feedback are welcome. Register to part...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

Waste Water Pics (6)

The Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 (“District”, “NCSD No. 1”) is responsible for 10 wastewater collection and treatment zones in Nevada County.  The District is comprised of several “zones” in Western Nevada County, including Lake Wildwo...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Mosquito Fish Giveaway

FB Mosquito Fish

The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways at the Eric Rood Administrative Building, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City. All giveaways will be held from 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. Drive-thru pick-u...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Workshop to Discuss Transit Services in Nevada County

Transit Services Public Workshop May 20 5:30-7:30pm

Nevada County Transit invites you to give your feedback on transit and mobility recommendations on Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This is your opportunity to share your opinion and give thoughtful input into the "Development Plan" an...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

CDA Now Open for Limited In-Person Appointments

IG CDA Open

Starting this week, the Community Development Agency (CDA) is open for limited in-person counter appointments. To schedule appointments online, visit our site mynevadacounty.com/bookcda or call (530) 265-1222. This effort meets the COVID-19 guidelines und...

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Additional Info... Community Development News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Nevada County Public Art Installation Call For Artists

IG Transit NevCO Connects and Art

(NEVADA CITY, CA) Nevada County Transit Services (Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now) is pleased to announce the Nevada County Public Art Installation Call for Artists. The initial conference for more information will be held on April 1, 2021, a...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

EGRESS_INGRESS FIRE SAFETY PROJECT - PW - NewsFlash (1)

Beginning March 15, 2021 and continuing through March 2022, Nevada County will begin work on the Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project. The primary goal of the project is to remove hazardous fuels along both sides of 200 miles of County maintained roads. Wor...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

iworq

Beginning this week, Nevada County will launch a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” This new system will continue to place Nevada County Government services in the palm of your hands. Thi...

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Community Development News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

Off Grid Solar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in devel...

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Additional Info... Community Development News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

The Environmental Health Department (DEH) is pleased to announce the kickoff of Platform Kitchen Operations (PKO) designed to benefit permitted food entrepreneurs through these uncertain and trying economic times. This new model allows Platform Kitchen Op...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project Planning is Underway & Public Input Being Sought

Utilities - McCourtney Road Transfer Station NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department has begun the planning process for the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project. The proposed project will address current facility challenges and future operations to ac...

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Community Development News

News Flash

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (5)

As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

As of May 13th, all Californians age 12 and over are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

All Pfizer clinics in MyTurn will show available appointments for patients as young as 12 years old. Any minor arriving for a vaccine appointment must be accompanied by a...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in Nevada County. Next week, Nevada County Public Health will launch a new vaccine clinic at the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley. With 210 appointments per day, five days a week, the clinic provides a ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

More than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands to 16 and older at Public Health clinics

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

We want to make sure that our rate of community vaccinations stays as fast as possible and that people who are ready to get vaccinated can get an appointment. Public Health has seen the availability in our appointment scheduling system increase in the las...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

A Public Health employee assists a patient in their car at the clinic.

Open to anyone eligible in Phase 1A and 1B of the State’s vaccine schedule, the clinic served healthcare workers, individuals aged 65 and over, individuals with underlying health conditions, and those who work in education and childcare, emergency service...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

PH COVID Vaccine News Flash - eligibility expands April 1

How to get an appointment when you are eligible

  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is hosting a vaccine clinic this Friday, March 26th 
    • Call 530-737-6233 now to make your appointment
    • This vaccination clinic is available for Nevada County residents or t...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

Gail Gaffney, Sierra Pines_NewsFlash

The Nevada County Public Health department has been at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Nevada County since the beginning of the pandemic. From leading prevention efforts to conducting case investigations and contact tracing, Public Health has led th...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

Appointments for all eligible people are available via MyTurn.ca.gov (or 1-833-422-4255). Public Health posts available appointments to MyTurn.ca.gov every Friday around noon. 

What high-risk conditions or disabilities make a person under 65 eligi...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (3)

In recent weeks, local health officials have begun to vaccinate those in the food and agriculture sector, starting with grocery store employees. These frontline workers are in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan. “With three highl...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Nevada County to Publish COVID Vaccine Clinic Appointments in My Turn

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (2)

My Turn is where Californians can find out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, schedule appointments, and sign up for notifications. Nevada County will continue to post new appointment availability for the Whispering Pines clinic at 12:00 PM on...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Stand-By List for Grass Valley Clinic

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Stand By List 02 23 2021

Click here for Stand-By Vaccine List

We've created this form to make sure no dose of COVID-19 vaccine goes to waste. Put your name on our list to be offered a same-day appointment at our Grass Valley vaccination clinic. If you don't have ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: 100% of Vaccines Available in Nevada County Are Planned For

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (1)

According to State data released Monday, February 15th, over 15,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, and more vulnerable residents have access to make appointments as Nevada County. 

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wr...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Safe Super Bowl and Truckee Updates

Feb 4 Super Bowl and Truckee Updates

Truckee Residents

Truckee residents: Updated COVID-19 and vaccination information: https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine

Super Bowl Safety

Watching the big game on Sunday? Don't fumble on COVID.

Let’s keep the Super Bowl from becoming...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: New tools available to stay up-to-date

Jan 20 New tools available

Truckee Residents

Updated information on COVID19 vaccine information now available at https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine

Sign Up for MyTurn to Learn When You Are Eligible

MyTurn.ca.gov is now live! While COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, Cal...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Starting vaccine access for 75+

Jan 27 75 yr olds starting

 New! Starting vaccine access for 75+

  • A limited number of primary care physicians, pharmacies and clinics are starting to set vaccine appointments for their 75+ year old patients. 
  • These appointments are available via outreach from primary...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Vaccination for parts of Phase 1B starts next week

Jan 22 Nevada County Will Start Vaccinating First Groups in Phase 1B Next Week

At this time, the following groups will be eligible for vaccine next week:

  • K-12 educators. Nevada County Superintendent of Schools is working with Public Health to provide vaccinations directly to school staff. These vaccinations will start next week. If y...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: All healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine!

Jan 20 Nevada County Vaccine Update - all healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine

If you are a healthcare provider, please complete Nevada County Public Health's online form so we can contact you when vaccine is available for you. We are working to vaccinate all Phase 1A healthcare providers so we can move forward in broader community ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

Covid Vax Text Alerts2

Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Nearly 300 healthcare providers vaccinated Saturday

Nevada County Vaccine Update Jan 17 SNMH Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools we have to end the pandemic. An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! 

The State of California has developed ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: IHSS Providers Now Eligible!

Image for Nevada County Vaccine News Flash for: Jan 19 IHSS Providers are Now Eligible for Vaccine

  • If you are an IHSS provider, check your mail! You should have received a hard copy letter to your mailing address in the last few days. This letter tells you who to contact to schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you are an IHSS provider a...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Understanding Phases and Tiers

Image of Nevada County Vaccine Update News Flash for Jan 18: Understanding Phases and Tiers

An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! We are excited and grateful that so many residents are interested in getting vaccinated. It will, however, take months to delive...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News

News Flash

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

NevCo Relief Fund

Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

The Nevada Co...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local History and JEDI

Circle of Hands

Finally, I want to let you know about two subcommittees I serve on alongside District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock: the Historical Landmarks Commission Ad Hoc Subcommittee, and the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. The first is examinin...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

Over 75,000 vaccine doses have been administered here in Nevada County. That’s fantastic news. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, and you are 12 years old or older, there are now even more places to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Nevada County Public Health has...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

Low Water at Scotts Flat

Last week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched a new zone-based evacuation tool called Zone Haven. Go to ReadyNevadaCounty.org/KnowYourZone to look up your evacuation zone (and those where you spend a lot of time, like work or school)....

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

At the end of April, the Board of Supervisors awarded $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants to four local internet service providers (ISPs). “Last-mile” refers to the final leg connecting the high-speed internet (or, "broadband") service provid...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

This beautiful season in our county is an excellent time to get outdoors and enjoy our many recreational amenities, from trailheads to lakes to river crossings. Those outdoor amenities are the very reason many of us live here, and drive tourism into Nevad...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Cashin's Field Is One Step Closer to New Workforce Housing

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved resolutions authorizing a loan to developer f...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year as Board Chair: An Insider Look

Board of Supervisors Meeting 12/15/2020

The year of 2020 was a truly challenging year to be Chair of the Board.  In good years, the role of Chair is to keep the County priorities moving while staying on budget, be ready to respond to emergencies and speak for the County as a whole. Ide...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Personal Responsibility and Care for Our Community Will Lead the Way

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

It did not have to be this way. I never thought I would be sharing a moment of silence for over 30 Nevada County Residents the week before Christmas. The impacts are almost beyond comprehension, but we must recognize the gravity of where we are now. When ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jones Fire Hits Us Hard – Rebuilding the Independence Trail

Independence Trail

This past August, the Jones Fire, ignited by dry lightning in the South Yuba River canyon, burned 705 acres and destroyed 21 structures. Independence Trail and its beautiful wooden bridges were destroyed in the fire. The community has been quick to put en...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Public Safety on our Beloved South Yuba River Corridor

49 Bridge Crossing Lifejacket station

The Yuba River is a beloved destination for both locals and out-of-towners, especially during summer months. The number of visitors to the river is growing each year and was particularly high this past summer due to COVID-related closures.  The w...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year of Success Addressing Homelessness & Housing

Better Together

Project Homekey

On July 16, 2020, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) created a program called “Homekey,” and allotted a total of $600 million for eligible public entities to purchase and rehabilitate ho...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Revisiting History: Supporting Federal Recognition for the Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria

Hall_Nisenan Photo Shoot

At the December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the BOS unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. I have worked on moving this forward with Shelly Covert since I started on the Board...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Innovation is Key: Expanding Rural Broadband

CPUC Hearing on Broadband Jan. 2019

Broadband will continue to be a high priority for the County, since I brought it to the Board in 2017 and we made it a high priority in the following years. Recently, the County allocated over 30% of its Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) monies to support eco...

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District 1 Newsletter

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 15, 2021

211 - Resource and Information Hub

Connecting Point 211

Finally, remember the great resource available to us all – 211 – for all kinds of information on everything from behavioral and mental health services, employment resources, transportation options, senior services, and more. It really ...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

North San Juan Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

At the end of June, I hosted a wildfire town hall in North San Juan at the North Columbia Schoolhouse. It was a great opportunity to connect with that community and I really enjoyed seeing everyone who came out. We discussed wildfire preparedness, public ...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

The Buzz of Activity in District 4

Busy Bees

I am so pleased to see our community coming out of its COVID hideaway and buzzing with activity. The Bridgeport bridge is getting ever-so-close to completion. It’s back to looking like the old bridge and completion is targeted for the end of September. Th...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Tabletop Wildfire Evacuation Exercise in Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood Tabletop Evacuation Exercise in June 2021

Last month, on June 9, Nevada County public safety agencies hosted a wildfire readiness “tabletop” exercise with Lake Wildwood. The goal was to strengthen interagency communication and community response. Test CodeRED messages were sent out to the residen...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Wildfire Prevention

Know Your Zone

We are entering such a dry and hot time of the year, that using power tools to create defensible space around your home is increasingly risky. There have been several recent fires caused by the hot muffler on a weed whacker. Please be extremely mindful of...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Drought

Dead Trees as a Result of Drought

It's hard to miss the fact that there is an extended drought underway in Nevada County. I’m seeing more and more dead trees and notices regarding closed boat ramps at our regional lakes. Nevada Irrigation District (NID), the City of Grass Valley, the City...

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

Lone Oak Apartments

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

River Ambassador with Bandana 2021

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

Truck Bed Liner Temperature on a Hot Day

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

RSG Handbook Cover

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

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District IV News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 9, 2021

New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

The Environmental Health Department (DEH) is pleased to announce the kickoff of Platform Kitchen Operations (PKO) designed to benefit permitted food entrepreneurs through these uncertain and trying economic times. This new model allows Platform Kitchen Op...

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Environmental Health
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

EHD_Fee-Waiver-Sq-1

The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.? The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Environmental Health

News Flash

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

SNRDCSS Backpack School Supply Drive_NewsFlash

In partnership with Partners Family Resource Centers, the Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services is collecting and distributing new backpacks and school supplies to local families in need as part of the annual Child Support Awareness ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

OES - Cooling Center NewsFlash (1)

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

Dr. Scott Kellarmann_NewsFlash

Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria for the most...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise and cases and concer...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

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Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

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On Tuesday, July 27th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 Million to launch a new “Community Resiliency Grants” program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The decision follows the Board’s April dedication of $...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Apply for the Fall 2021 Citizen's Academy by August 15th

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After a successful, fully remote session of Citizen’s Academy in early spring of this year, Nevada County is happy to announce another session of Citizen’s Academy which will offer the advantages of attending remotely and in person. Ap...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

County Earns National Achievement Awards for Broadband Grant Program & Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Nevada County has been recognized with two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller, District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Board Analyst Jeff Thorsby recently attended the NACo...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

Notice is hereby given that the County of Nevada will conduct a public workshop per Elections Code Section 21607.1 on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at which the public will: 1) receive a report from staff on the...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

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Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population.

Nevada County is proud to announce participation in Built for Zero, a national in...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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In partnership with Partners Family Resource Centers, the Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services is collecting and distributing new backpacks and school supplies to local families in need as part of the annual Child Support Awareness ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

Notice is hereby given that the County of Nevada will conduct a public workshop per Elections Code Section 21607.1 on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at which the public will: 1) receive a report from staff on the...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

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Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Assessment Appeals Board Filing Period Notification

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Assessment Appeal Applications for Fiscal Year 2021/22 are available at the Board of Supervisors Office, Second Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 200, Nevada City, California, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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Nevada City Artwalk returns to Downtown Nevada City after a pandemic hiatus. The family-friendly art event held downtown has historically been supported by merchants, local artists, and musicians who set art up in their shops and on the streets of Commerc...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

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Sunday mornings, when the Penn Valley Library is usually closed, patrons will now be able to “Go it alone.” 

The Penn Valley Library is one of just a few libraries nationwide that will now offer access hours that allows patrons to use the library ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

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The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

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As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

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The Nevada County Community Library is continuing to offer exciting programs for kids, teens, and adults during their 3rd week of the Summer Learning Program with a journey to China. This year’s theme has been Reading Colors Your World and each week of th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

County Supervisors Adopt 21/22 Budget

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On June 15, 2021, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the 21/22 County Budget. Nevada County's long-standing Board of Supervisors' budget and financial management policies have created a solid foundation to help ge...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County through Sunday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medic...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Supervisors Allocate $250,000 from American Rescue Plan Act for Small Businesses

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The Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies to fund a fifth round of grant making by the Nevada County Relief Fund to support small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. This allocation is part of the ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Trisha Tillotson Appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency Director

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Nevada County’s Public Works Director, Trisha Tillotson, has been appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) Director beginning June 27th. CDA includes Nevada County’s Agricultural Commissioner, Building,...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Listen to the Experts: Know Your Zone and Write It Down

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Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. It does not replace CodeRED or Nixle but supplements them.

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

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For the eighth 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 thr...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

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The Community Development Agency (CDA) cleaned up our “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The effort comes at a critical time in the County’s effort to encourage litter pick-up, responsible recreation, and general stewardship of the S...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

As of May 13th, all Californians age 12 and over are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

All Pfizer clinics in MyTurn will show available appointments for patients as young as 12 years old. Any minor arriving for a vaccine appointment must be accompanied by a...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Workshop to Discuss Transit Services in Nevada County

Transit Services Public Workshop May 20 5:30-7:30pm

Nevada County Transit invites you to give your feedback on transit and mobility recommendations on Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This is your opportunity to share your opinion and give thoughtful input into the "Development Plan" an...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Townhall: Let's Talk Cannabis Licensing Types June 2, 2021

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Join Nevada County Cannabis Compliance and YubaNet for a townhall meeting or virtual listening session to discuss Cannabis Licensing Types on Tuesday, June 2, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. All ideas, questions, and feedback are welcome. Register to part...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Every Nevada County Resident Should Be Part of the Redistricting Process

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How to Get Involved, By Steve Monaghan

Every 10 years the US Census Bureau conducts a national count of all residents across the country. This data is used for a multitude of purposes from allocating federal program funding to communities to updat...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

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Law Enforcement, Fire, and the County’s Office of Emergency Services urge residents to know their zone.

This week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services officially launches a new zone-based evacuation technology to complement the ongoing Ready Nev...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

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The Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 (“District”, “NCSD No. 1”) is responsible for 10 wastewater collection and treatment zones in Nevada County.  The District is comprised of several “zones” in Western Nevada County, including Lake Wildwo...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in Nevada County. Next week, Nevada County Public Health will launch a new vaccine clinic at the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley. With 210 appointments per day, five days a week, the clinic provides a ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Supervisors Award $5.8 Million to Support Local Economy

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On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated 30% of the County’s $19.3 Million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), approximately $5.8 Million, to support “Community & Economic Resiliency.” The $5.8 Million ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Supervisors Award $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants

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With the Board of Supervisors’ award today of $500,000 to four local internet service providers (ISP), broadband service will be offered to 440 households to support distance learning, remote working, and tele-medicine. Each of the four projects ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Mosquito Fish Giveaway

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways at the Eric Rood Administrative Building, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City. All giveaways will be held from 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. Drive-thru pick-u...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Watch Ready, Set, Go! Preparedness Film

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This short film version of the Ready, Set, Go! Handbook was created to educate more people on specific steps to wildfire and emergency preparedness in Nevada County.  Residents are encouraged to watch, share, and discuss with loved ones this film...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Free Green Waste Disposal and Mulch Opportunities Return to Nevada County in May & June

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Residents are encouraged to start staging green waste now to take full advantage of a shorter schedule.

Nevada County, April 13, 2021  Once again, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the return of the free green ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Cashin's Field Is One Step Closer to New Workforce Housing

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Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved resolutions authorizing a loan to developer f...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

B.1.1.7 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Eastern and Western Nevada County

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Nevada County Public Health received notice that two specimens for SARS-CoV-2 taken in mid-March were determined to be the B.1.1.7 variant. One specimen was taken from a COVID-19 patient on the East side of Nevada County and the other was from a patient o...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

CDA Now Open for Limited In-Person Appointments

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Starting this week, the Community Development Agency (CDA) is open for limited in-person counter appointments. To schedule appointments online, visit our site mynevadacounty.com/bookcda or call (530) 265-1222. This effort meets the COVID-19 guidelines und...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands to 16 and older at Public Health clinics

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

We want to make sure that our rate of community vaccinations stays as fast as possible and that people who are ready to get vaccinated can get an appointment. Public Health has seen the availability in our appointment scheduling system increase in the las...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Nevada County Public Art Installation Call For Artists

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(NEVADA CITY, CA) Nevada County Transit Services (Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now) is pleased to announce the Nevada County Public Art Installation Call for Artists. The initial conference for more information will be held on April 1, 2021, a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

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Open to anyone eligible in Phase 1A and 1B of the State’s vaccine schedule, the clinic served healthcare workers, individuals aged 65 and over, individuals with underlying health conditions, and those who work in education and childcare, emergency service...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

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How to get an appointment when you are eligible

  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is hosting a vaccine clinic this Friday, March 26th 
    • Call 530-737-6233 now to make your appointment
    • This vaccination clinic is available for Nevada County residents or t...
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Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

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The Nevada County Public Health department has been at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Nevada County since the beginning of the pandemic. From leading prevention efforts to conducting case investigations and contact tracing, Public Health has led th...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

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Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

Today, the State announced changes to their Blueprint for a Safer Economy after reaching 2 million California residents vaccinated in some of the hardest-hit communities triggering an update to the Blueprint for a Safer...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

Appointments for all eligible people are available via MyTurn.ca.gov (or 1-833-422-4255). Public Health posts available appointments to MyTurn.ca.gov every Friday around noon. 

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

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In recent weeks, local health officials have begun to vaccinate those in the food and agriculture sector, starting with grocery store employees. These frontline workers are in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan. “With three highly effective vaccines...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

County & Hospitality House Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tuesday Evening Through Thursday Morning

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather with the potential of LOW SNOW starting Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Hospitality House and the County of Nevada are activating...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

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Beginning March 15, 2021 and continuing through March 2022, Nevada County will begin work on the Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project. The primary goal of the project is to remove hazardous fuels along both sides of 200 miles of County maintained roads. Wor...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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Beginning this week, Nevada County will launch a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” This new system will continue to place Nevada County Government services in the palm of your hands. Thi...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2021 Board Objectives

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2021 Board Objectives at the February 23 Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2021, listed below, include fiscal stability and core services, emergency preparedness including wildfire ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wr...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe-Truckee Teachers

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On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Nevada County is c...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State Revises Vaccine Eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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Posted on: January 30, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: New tools available to stay up-to-date

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Updated information on COVID19 vaccine information now available at https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine

Sign Up for MyTurn to Learn When You Are Eligible

MyTurn.ca.gov is now live! While COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, Cal...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Starting vaccine access for 75+

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 New! Starting vaccine access for 75+

  • A limited number of primary care physicians, pharmacies and clinics are starting to set vaccine appointments for their 75+ year old patients. 
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Posted on: January 22, 2021

County Supervisors Launch $250,000 Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program

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Expediting access to the internet for all residents is the goal of the County of Nevada’s “Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program.” With the Board of Supervisors’ allocation of $250,000, County staff, working with the Sierra Business Council, seeks application...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Ryan Gruver: Honoring The Legacy of Our Grandparents

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In recent days I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother, who is a resident of a memory care facility, and recently had her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Elderly residents of long-term care facilities have been among the hardest hit of this pandemic...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

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The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in developing a comprehensive off-grid solar policy for residential, commer...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

All healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine!

Jan 20 Nevada County Vaccine Update - all healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine

If you are a healthcare provider, please complete Nevada County Public Health's online form so we can contact you when vaccine is available for you. We are working to vaccinate all Phase 1A healthcare providers so we can move forward in broader c...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

IHSS Providers Now Eligible!

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  • If you are an IHSS provider, check your mail! You should have received a hard copy letter to your mailing address in the last few days. This letter tells you who to contact to schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.
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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Understanding Phases and Tiers

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An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! We are excited and grateful that so many residents are interested in getting vaccinated. It will, however, take months to delive...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Nearly 300 healthcare providers vaccinated Saturday

Nevada County Vaccine Update Jan 17 SNMH Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools we have to end the pandemic. An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! 

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Caltrans Celebrates Completion of Acceleration Lanes Project

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Caltrans has recognized the successful completion of the $3.8 million State Route 49 Wolf/Combie Acceleration Lanes Project with a virtual ribbon-cutting video.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

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Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County’s Truckee COVID-19 testin...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

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On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Supervisors Support Local Nisenan Tribe in Restoration of Federal Recognition

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At Tuesday's December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. The County received 888 letters suppor...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

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Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

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The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.? The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate ho...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Supervisors Award $3.2 Million to Support Local Economy and Expand Broadband

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On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $3.2 Million to support economic and community resiliency, and offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprofits.

 

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

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The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange “Moderate” Tier as we’...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

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Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

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National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project Planning is Underway & Public Input Being Sought

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Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department has begun the planning process for the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project. The proposed project will address current facility challenges and future operations to ac...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

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The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

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Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Neva...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

“Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed” shipments from China

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“Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed” shipments from China

Recently, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China and other...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Cashin's Field Is One Step Closer to New Workforce Housing

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Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City.

Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved resolutions authorizing a loan to developer f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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Nevada County’s Homekey project is the Coach N Four Motel in Grass Valley. The 18-unit motel will initially continue as a temporary emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on families, veterans and other vulnerable groups.

On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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The California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to the Cashin’s Field housing project.

Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Cashin's Field Is One Step Closer to New Workforce Housing

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Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved resolutions authorizing a loan to developer f...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Heidi Carrasco

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Abigail Middleton

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Lucas Turner

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Marianna York and Rhom Campbell

Intern spotlight: Marianna York and Rhom Campbell

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Cristian Nuno

Intern Spotlight: Cristian Nuno

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Sarah Holyhead

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We atte...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Hannah Davis

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Spice Up Your World!

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Spice Up Your World is a culinary adventure!

Pick up your spice packet and recipes at your preferred branch, and get cookin'!
Then join Crystal and Kacy to talk about what you made and how you liked it. We'll also explore the spice&apo...
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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Genealogy Basics: Part IV - Other Sources

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This is the fourth in a five-part series on basic genealogy research techniques, “Genealogy Basics: Other Records.” The series, offered on Zoom and Facebook Live, is aimed at beginners and covers topics such as different kinds of recor...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Grab & Go Craft at Penn Valley Library

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Swing by the Penn Valley Library and pick up a Grab & Go Craft each week. Crafts are designed for all ages and will include most or all of the supplies needed plus instructions. No registration needed. Available while supplies last.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Just My Type

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Join us on Zoom for a writing session! Whether you're new to writing, journal every day, or if you're a published author - we'd love to have you!

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Suspension of Fees for Lost Vital Records Due to the Lava Fire and Beckwourth Complex Fire

On July 16, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Siskiyou County due to the Lava Fire and Lassen and Plumas counties due to the Beckwourth Complex Fire.  Both fires have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of reside...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

CalDART Network Volunteers Needed at the Nevada County Airport

In the event of a disaster such as a major earthquake, flood, fire, or other disasters, local general aviation airports can play a large role in providing air transportation services of personnel or supplies.  CalDART prepares pilots and ground p...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Community Training, August 11th at Noon

Nevada County Behavioral Health and Turning Point Community Programs are hosting a training on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), also known as “Laura’s Law,” virtually on August 11th at noon. Through a civil court process,...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

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On Tuesday, July 27th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 Million to launch a new “Community Resiliency Grants” program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The decision follows the Board&...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Zoe Keriotis, CEO Intern: Day In The Life of the Office of Emergency Services

The Office of Emergency Services is a department that is extremely important in helping the well-being of Nevada County and its residents. This department oversees any sort of emergency within the County and is responsible for helping solve the problem. T...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Reminder of the Public Health Advisory for Recreational Use of Lake Wildwood

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In the summer of 2017, Lake Wildwood experienced an outbreak when 18 people fell ill with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 (STEC O157), most after unintentionally ingesting lake water. At the time of the outbreak, the STEC O157 collected from human spec...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

VA Adds Presumptive Health Conditions Due to Exposure for Two Generations

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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July 22, 2021, Nevada City—As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation, and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to evacuate?’A critical t...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

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This summer, the Office of Emergency Services will be at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, and the Nevada County Fair to help residents prepare for wildfire. While out on the town or on your way to Treat Street,...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Apply for the Fall 2021 Citizen's Academy by August 15th

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After a successful, fully remote session of Citizen’s Academy in early spring of this year, Nevada County is happy to announce another session of Citizen’s Academy which will offer the advantages of attending remotely and in person. Ap...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

County Earns National Achievement Awards for Broadband Grant Program & Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Nevada County has been recognized with two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller, District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Board Analyst Jeff Thorsby recently attended the NACo...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

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Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population.

Nevada County is proud to announce participation in Built for Zero, a national in...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

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Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Kentucky Ridge Mine and Grass Valley AME Church and School Designated as Historical Landmarks

Days after celebrating Juneteenth, Nevada County welcomed its newest historical landmarks. The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has designated the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site and the ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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In partnership with Partners Family Resource Centers, the Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services is collecting and distributing new backpacks and school supplies to local families in need as part of the annual Child Support Awareness ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Explores Japan

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Pick up your Family Adventure Bag-Japan beginning Tuesday, July 6th, and enjoy art, cooking, and language activities that will teach you about Japanese culture.

Sign up for the Summer Learning Program at any of the Nevada County Community Libraries. Your r...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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Nevada City Artwalk returns to Downtown Nevada City after a pandemic hiatus. The family-friendly art event held downtown has historically been supported by merchants, local artists, and musicians who set art up in their shops and on the streets of Commerc...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

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Sunday mornings, when the Penn Valley Library is usually closed, patrons will now be able to “Go it alone.” 

The Penn Valley Library is one of just a few libraries nationwide that will now offer access hours that allows patrons...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

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The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

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As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

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The Nevada County Community Library is continuing to offer exciting programs for kids, teens, and adults during their 3rd week of the Summer Learning Program with a journey to China. This year’s theme has been Reading Colors Your World and each week of th...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

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Nevada County District IV Supervisor Sue Hoek is hosting a town hall covering topics related to public safety, wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, and public roadways in Nevada City on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, at the North Columbia Schoolhous...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

South County Area Municipal Advisory Council

This week, the South County Area Municipal Advisory Council held its second meeting to kick-off early work and orientation on the Higgins Area Plan. Specifically, on February 9, 2021 the Board created and established the South County Area Municipal Adviso...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Alison Lehman: Coming Back Stronger After COVID

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June 15th officially marks the reopening of California’s economy, with most businesses returning to pre-pandemic operations. I say “reopening,” but here at the County of Nevada we never closed. While we modified many services to protect staff and resident...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Supervisor Miller Presents Challenge Coin to Tenell Woods, Beale AFB SkillBridge Coordinator

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On June 8th Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller presented Mrs. Tenell Woods from Beale Air Force Base with a Board of Supervisors Challenge coin. Challenge coins are relatively new to Nevada County with their debut in 2019. Challenge coins...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Acknowledging Grief and Finding Connection in Our Journey Back to “Normal”

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 By Phebe Bell, Behavioral Health Director

When my children were little, moments of transition or change sometimes caused them to feel anxious or unsure. I remember my daughter’s kindergarten teacher telling me that every day when it was...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Color Your World with the Library’s Summer Learning Program

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Did you know that children and teens who participate in summer learning and read at least six books score higher in both reading and math when they return to school? The librarians at the Nevada County Community Library are focused on making sure that eve...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Summer Meals Available at Nevada County Community Libraries

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Your public libraries are continuing to feed children’s and teens’ minds and bodies this summer by offering a free, healthy lunch to all children ages 18 and under, courtesy of the Food Bank of Nevada County.

The program, which began a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Supervisor Heidi Hall: Save Nevada County From the Digital Divide

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As a Nevada County Supervisor, protecting the health and economic wellbeing of my community is a top priority. The pandemic showed us how critical modern broadband access (defined as 100 mbps, high-speed internet service that is "always on" and ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Supervisors Allocate $250,000 from American Rescue Plan Act for Small Businesses

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The Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies to fund a fifth round of grant making by the Nevada County Relief Fund to support small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. This allocation is part of the ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

District III Supervisor Dan Miller: Memorial Day

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I am proud to be an American and have the opportunity to pay tribute to those American men and women who gave their lives so that we, today, can enjoy the freedom, the liberty and the riches of our great nation. In 1984, President Reagan spoke these words...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Reaching our Diverse River Community Better: Bilingual River Signage

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This year, guests to Highway 49 and Bridgeport river crossings will be greeted with signs in both English and Spanish—a new communication initiative that’s part of the River Ambassador program, jointly led by the South Yuba River Citiz...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Nevada County Down Payment Assistance

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Nevada County’s Health and Human Services Agency’s Division of Housing and Community Services now has funding to provide home ownership opportunities to first time home buyers. The HOME First-time Homebuyers’ Program provides...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

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For the eighth 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 wil...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

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

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The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, and Placer...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Know the Signs Suicide Prevention Training

Know the Signs

May is Mental Health Matters Month!  This year Nevada County Community Library, in partnership with Nevada County Public Health and Behavioral Health, will be hosting a free Know the Signs suicide prevention training on Wednesday, May 26th from 6...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Every Nevada County Resident Should Be Part of the Redistricting Process

Steve Monaghan

How to Get Involved, By Steve Monaghan

Every 10 years the US Census Bureau conducts a national count of all residents across the country. This data is used for a multitude of purposes from allocating federal program funding to communities to updat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Local Restaurants Invited to Participate in Providing Bids for the Great Plates Food Service Program

Great Plates Food Service Program

Nevada County Purchasing Division invites local restaurants to participate in providing bids for the Great Plates Food Service Program. Great Plates Food Service Program is a State/Federal approved program to support older adults and adults living with di...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Communities of Strength!

Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This OAM, we will celebrate the strength of older adults and the Agin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Nevada County Receives Early Psychosis Grant

Mental Health

Nevada County Behavioral Health has been awarded a nearly $2 million Early Psychosis Intervention Plus (EPI Plus) grant by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) for its Rural EPI Access through Cultural Humility (REAC...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

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The Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 (“District”, “NCSD No. 1”) is responsible for 10 wastewater collection and treatment zones in Nevada County.  The District is comprised of several “zones” in Western Nevada County, including Lake Wildwo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Supervisors Award $5.8 Million to Support Local Economy

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On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated 30% of the County’s $19.3 Million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), approximately $5.8 Million, to support “Community & Economic Resiliency...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Supervisors Award $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants

Broadband NewsFlash

With the Board of Supervisors’ award today of $500,000 to four local internet service providers (ISP), broadband service will be offered to 440 households to support distance learning, remote working, and tele-medicine. Each of the four...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Office Full Services by Appointment Only as Part of Its Phased Re-Open

Beginning on May 3, 2021, the Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Office will take appointments for all in person/counter services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 8:00 am – 3:30 pm on a first come, first served basis. At this time, we canno...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Cashin's Field Is One Step Closer to New Workforce Housing

Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved resolutions authorizing a loan to developer f...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Nevada County

Around the globe, Earth day will be celebrated on April 22nd helping to remind us of the importance that the Earth’s health plays in our everyday lives. This year, Nevada County has multiple opportunities to learn and participate in the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Happy Earth Day from Waste Management

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It is very heartening to see the region taking all the positive steps of making our way out of the pandemic that devastated much of the globe in 2020. As numerous stay-at-home orders, quarantines, and similar restrictions were enforced globally in respons...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Library Programs Highlight Earth Day in April

Earth Day at the Library

Earth Day is celebrated across the globe on April 22nd.  In celebration, Nevada County Community Library is offering a variety of earth friendly offerings all month long.  The public will find displays, virtual programs and grab-and-go b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

The Nevada County Community Library Celebrates Poetry Month

Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and the Nevada County Community Library is celebrating with special programs, grab bags, and fun activities all month long!

On Mondays in April, the Just My Type writing club is featuring poetry prompt. The library publishes...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands to 16 and older at Public Health clinics

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

We want to make sure that our rate of community vaccinations stays as fast as possible and that people who are ready to get vaccinated can get an appointment. Public Health has seen the availability in our appointment scheduling system increase in the las...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

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The Nevada County Community Library will be reopening all of its branches for limited hours and capacity starting Wednesday, April 7th. Patrons are invited to browse and select materials for checkout within a 30-minute time period. This “Grab an...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

2nd Installment of the 2020-2021 Property Tax Bill due April 12th

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 2nd installment of the 2020-2021 secured tax bill is April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show a p...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Nevada County Begins Redistricting Process

Every ten years, local governments that elect by district must redraw their district lines to assure nearly equal population counts. The data received by the Census in the fall of 2021 is used to redraw the new district lines and the process must be compl...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

A Public Health employee assists a patient in their car at the clinic.

On Saturday, March 20th the Nevada County Public Health Department hosted a large COVID-19 vaccination event at the Whispering Pines clinic in Grass Valley. With 550 individuals vaccinated, this was Public Health’s largest clinic to date.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Nevada County Will Move into the Red Tier, Wednesday, March 24th

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Today, Nevada County met the State’s metrics for the Red Tier for two consecutive weeks and will move into the Red Tier on Wednesday, March 24th. With this Tuesday’s update, Nevada County has a daily case rate of 8 qualifying Nevada County for the Red Tie...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Keri Klein: Public Defense Week

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This week we celebrated Gideon’s Week, a.k.a. Public Defense Week. A year ago, we were suddenly faced with a global pandemic and weren’t able to celebrate the good work of the Public Defender’s office and those who help us he...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Nevada County Receives TEXTIO Leadership Award

TEXTIO

We are pleased to be honored with the first-ever TEXTIO Leadership Award for our use of the TEXTIO tool.  TEXTIO is an augmented writing tool that we rely on to help us with writing our job postings.  Reading a job posting (job advertise...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

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The Nevada County Public Health department has been at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Nevada County since the beginning of the pandemic. From leading prevention efforts to conducting case investigations and contact tracing, Public Health has led th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Collective Focus and Commitment Will Get Nevada County out of Purple Tier Restrictions

Nevada County remains in the Purple Tier but meets the Red Tier criteria for the first time since November.

Nevada County, CA - Nevada County’s COVID case rate has kept our communities countywide in the State’s Purple Tier. We are one c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

Blueprint Purple Tier_ NewsFlash

Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

Today, the State announced changes to their Blueprint for a Safer Economy after reaching 2 million California residents vaccinated in some of the hardest-hit communities triggering an update to the Blueprint for a Safer...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Reads & Writes Announces the Finale of the National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

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Nevada County Reads & Writes will wrap up its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program in celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich with a virtual keynote address, Native Voices on Saturday, March 13th at 1pm. The NEA Big Read in Nevada...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Nisenan Cultural Programs

Nevada County Reads and Writes

Nevada County Reads & Writes presents CHIRP and Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Cultural Programs for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Tuesdays, March 9th, March 16th, and March 23rd. The N...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

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COVID-19 vaccinations are picking up in Nevada County. Nearly 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Nevada County residents so far, and the pace is increasing. In recent weeks, local health officials have begun to vaccinate those ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

County & Hospitality House Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tuesday Evening Through Thursday Morning

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The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather with the potential of LOW SNOW starting Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Hospitality House and the County of Nevada are activating...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Bernie Zimmerman and Barbara Czerwinski, Reappointed on the Historical Landmarks Commission

Historical Landmarks Commission

District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock is pleased to announce Bernie Zimmerman and Barbara Czerwinski's reappointment to the Historical Landmarks Commission. This county commission promotes the general welfare of Nevada County and its citizens throu...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Input Needed from Military Members and Veterans for Veterans Services Survey

In a continued effort to improve Nevada County Veterans Services Office provides services, they are creating a strategic plan that will help drive your Nevada County Veterans Services Office outreach programs' focus. All Nevada County's ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Tips & Tricks for Safe Burn Piles to Reduce Fire Risk

Safe Burn Pile

Now is an excellent time of year to make your property more fire-resistant before the fire season starts. Nevada County residents may burn dry green waste on permissible burn days. The National Weather Service is forecasting winter weather this weekend an...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

EGRESS_INGRESS FIRE SAFETY PROJECT - PW - NewsFlash (1)

Beginning March 15, 2021 and continuing through March 2022, Nevada County will begin work on the Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project. The primary goal of the project is to remove hazardous fuels along both sides of 200 miles of County maintained roads. Wor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Library Hosts Community Conversations to Celebrate National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

The Round House

The Nevada County Community Library, in collaboration with Nevada County Reads & Writes, presents a virtual Community Conversation series for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Mondays, Mar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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Beginning this week, Nevada County will launch a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” This new system will continue to place Nevada County Government services in the palm of your hands. Thi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2021 Board Objectives

Board Objectives (1)

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2021 Board Objectives at the February 23 Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2021, listed below, include fiscal stability and core services, emergency preparedness including wildfire ...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

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County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance, Diana Gamzon, spoke out in support of the 2021 Board of Supervisor’s priorities at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting where ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Writing Workshops to Celebrate National Endowment for the Arts

Nevada County Reads and Writes

Nevada County Reads & Writes presents a Writing Workshop Series for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Monday, February 22nd, March 8th, and March 22nd. The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Library Hosts Art For Mental Health Workshops to Celebrate National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

Library Hosts Art For Mental Health Workshops to Celebrate National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

The Nevada County Community Library presents Using Art to support Mental Health and Foster Resiliency for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Fridays, February 19th, February 26th and March 5th....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

CalOES Begins Jones Fire Debris Removal Six Months Since Fire Began

Jones Fire Collaboration

Six months have passed since the start of the Jones fire. An early morning lightning strike in the Yuba River Canyon started the 705 Acre Jones Fire.  This same weather system sparked numerous other devastating fires in California.  Than...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Dr. Scott Kellermann: A Cause for Joy

Dr. Scott Kellarmann

In challenging times, may kindness and cooperation prevail!

For far too long we have been laboring under painful business closures, our smiles obscured with masks, remaining at uncomfortable distance from our friends and fastidious hand washings. Despite ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe-Truckee Teachers

TTUSD Staff Vaccine_NewsFlash

On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Nevada County is c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

County Supervisors Launch $250,000 Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program

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Expediting access to the internet for all residents is the goal of the County of Nevada’s “Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program.” With the Board of Supervisors’ allocation of $250,000, County staff, working with the Si...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Ryan Gruver: Honoring The Legacy of Our Grandparents

Ryan Gruver_NewsFlash

In recent days I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother, who is a resident of a memory care facility, and recently had her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Elderly residents of long-term care facilities have been among the hardest hit of thi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

Off Grid Solar

The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in developing a comprehensive off-grid solar policy for residenti...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $287,500 in “Survival” Grants to 73 Small Businesses

Nevada County Relief Fund

When the State announced the regional stay-at-home order last month to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Nevada County Relief Fund launched its’ “Small Business Winter Survival Campaign” to help the most impacted businesses su...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Child Welfare Services Christmas Appreciation

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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 familie...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Message from Chair Heidi Hall for Q4

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As my year as Board Chair comes to an end, I want to start this message with a heartfelt expression of gratitude.

I am grateful to our County staff, our public health team, and community partners, who stepped up with great courage and determination to serv...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

Testing Site Colfax_NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County’s Truckee COVID-19 testin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Travel Impacts This Weekend - Next Week Due to Multiple Winter Storms

Weather Warning

National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting moderate to heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern Calif...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

Dr. Scott Kellarmann_NewsFlash

Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

Winter Storm Watch Graphic

National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Arriving in Nevada County_NewsFlash

On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Writing Workshops with Local Authors

Nevada County Reads and Writes

Nevada County Reads & Writes presents a Writing Workshop Series for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Monday, February 22nd, March 8th, and March 22nd. The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Holiday Tips from OES

Happy Holidays from OES

Decorating homes and businesses is a long standing tradition during the holiday season. Follow a few simple Christmas tree & holiday decoration fire safety tips from CAL FIRE to ensure Happy Holidays and stay #ReadyNevadaCounty year round.

Christmas T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Supervisors Support Local Nisenan Tribe in Restoration of Federal Recognition

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At Tuesday's December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. The County received 888 letters supporting the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

On February 12, 2019, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the Energy Action Plan (EAP) as the County’s unincorporated area’s roadmap for expanding energy-efficiency, water-efficiency, and renewable-energy, and the cost-savi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Nevada County awarded $1.1 Million in 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant Funding

Nevada County Housing and Community Services has been awarded $1,129,500 based on the submission of their 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application.  While funding is not expected to be received until early Spring of 2021, th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Prescribed Burn on Tuesday December 8, North of Nevada City near Round Mountain

Prescribed Burn Location

A prescribed burn will be conducted on 17 private acres on Merrimas Way between Rock Creek Road and Hudson Road on the north side of Round Mountain. It will be directed by a qualified Burn Boss. Personnel will be volunteers from the Yuba Bear Burn Coopera...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Give a Gift to a Foster Child This Holiday

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) has distributed their annual "Giving Trees" to different community locations. Every December, CWS works with community partners to collect donated presents for children in foster care in Nevada County. ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Library Offers Hotspots For Home Internet Access

Hotspot WIFI

The Nevada County Community Library has purchased 40 mobile wifi hotspots with grant funding from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for lending to library cardholders for at-home use. Borrowers will also receive information about authoritati...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Suspends Reopening Plans Due to Rise in Cases

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The Nevada County Community Library will no longer be moving forward with its plans to reopen its Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley locations for in person services due to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. The opening of these loca...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Kevin M. Edwards: Local Airport a Vital Asset

Kevin Edwards

When the Jones Fire broke out in the early morning hours of August 17th, CalFire was able to respond with small tankers in just a few minutes, thanks to the placement of the Grass Valley Air Attack Base established at the Nevada County Airport, making it ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

Nevada County Library

The Nevada County Community Library is set to reopen its Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley locations on November 16th. Once open, patrons will be able to browse and select materials for checkout within a 30-minute time period. This “Grab and Go” ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Receives Three CSAC Awards

Nevada County has received three California State Association of Counties (CSAC) awards for innovative county programs: the Ready Nevada County wildfire preparedness campaign won CSAC’s Challenge Award for rural counties under the “Dis...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

2020 Board Objectives Third Quarter Report

Board Objectives 2020

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 tr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Sugarloaf Trail Project One Step Closer to Being Funded

Sugarloaf

During the last year and a half Nevada County has participated in an interagency workgroup focused on the completion of a trail up Sugarloaf Mountain near the Eric Rood Administrative Building. The workgroup recently supported Nevada City in applying to t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Community Forum to Hear Input on the Needs of the Impoverished in Nevada County

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission will convene two Community Forums to accept input on the needs of the impoverished in Nevada County. Interested Nevada County residents, including representatives of community organizations and serv...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Explore the Night Sky with Expanded Library Telescope Collection

County Librarian Nick Wilczek with an Orion Starblaster 6

Thanks to the Nevada County Astronomers Club, the Nevada County Community Library has expanded the number of telescopes available for check out to patrons who want to scan the stars and other celestial bodies in the night.  The Astronomers Club h...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Nevada County Community Library goes Virtual for Third Annual Local Author Showcase

NV County Library 8-14-20 UPDATED

Nevada County may be known for mines full of gold, but these days, we celebrate the wealth of our creative community. Around 35 of Nevada County’s talented local authors will gather online from November 4th to November 7th for the Nevada County ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Nevada County Proclaims October 2020 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Month

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Submitted by United Way of Nevada County

On October 13th, United Way of Nevada County’s Executive Director Megan Timpany attended a Nevada County Board of Supervisors' meeting. The Board of Supervisors declared a resolution proclaiming t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Extreme Fire Weather and Possible PSPS event Sunday-Tuesday

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Be Ready Nevada County

Extreme Fire Weather: Sunday morning, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has warned about extreme fire weather and Nevada County is currently under a Fire Weather Watch&...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Veterans Caregiver Assistance Program Expansion

The Veterans Administration has announced an expansion of the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers effective October 1, 2020.  This program was previously only for eligible veterans who served after September 11, 2001.  It has ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

The Nevada County Registrar of Voters has received concern from voters about personal safety while voting in person at the Rood Center, as well as the drive-up ballot drop box located in the Rood Center parking lot. The Registrar, in partnership with the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Accidental Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths on the Rise in Nevada County

Public Safety Alert

Nevada County is currently experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of accidental drug-related overdoses and deaths due to fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl ma...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2021/2022. The Fish and Wildlife Commission has made a total of $7,500 available to non-profit organizations, schools, or other organizations and individuals. The...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Library Programming Supports Community Conversations

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On October 16th from 8:30 – 11:30 am, Nevada County’s Equity & Inclusion Leadership Alliance (EILA) is hosting a County-wide Virtual Half Day Cultural Competency Workshop, The Hidden Biases of Good People:  Implicit Bias Awareness.  ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Super Turn Out at Nevada County Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

On October 6, Nevada County Public Health held its annual Emergency Preparedness drive-through clinic with great success. The theme was “A Superhero Response” and the event saw many volunteers dress up as their favorite comic book hero...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Sheriff Partners with Behavioral Health to Launch our Community's First Mobile Crisis Team

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the creation of our community’s first Mobile Crisis Team.  This team will assist those in need of enhanced services through a collaborative effort with Nevada County Be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Code Enforcement Week Next Week

During the week of October 4th through the 10th, 2020, people across California will join together to recognize the important role that code professionals serve to promote the general health and safety of the public and environment.  These profes...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Helping Sierra Commons Support Local Small Businesses

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Since March 2020, Sierra Commons has made dramatic shifts to respond to the rapidly changing needs of small businesses and remote workers.

The Sierra Commons E-Commerce Business Ignitor Course, offered free to the public, helped 70 businesses build viable ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including a new partnership program through Let’s Talk Nevada County and training opportunitie...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintaining physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maint...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Digital Counties Survey – Third Place

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 18th annual Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, identifies the best technology practices among...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Nevada County Library Suspends Overdue Fees During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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The Nevada County Community Library has announced that it will be temporarily suspending all overdue fines and late fees throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. This move is meant to ease the burden for many people in the Nevada County area. Patrons who ma...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Local Agencies and Organizations Partner on Rehabilitation of Independence Trail on South Yuba River

Nevada City, CA -  Staff from Nevada County and the Sheriff’s Office, Bear Yuba Land Trust, South Yuba River Citizens League and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation accompanied California State Parks and CAL FIRE on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to v...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

BriarPatch and Nevada County OES team up on Powerless Pantry video

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A new educational video by BriarPatch Food Co-op and Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services is designed to empower community members during wildfire season and help people prepare their kitchens in the event of public safety power shutoffs...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Nevada County Department of Agriculture Distributing N95 Masks to Protect Its Agricultural Workers

Due to the recent wildfire event here in Nevada County as well as the numerous fires across the State, in the coming days it is possible that air quality could deteriorate into the unhealthy category here in Nevada County. The Nevada County Department of ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Library Announces New Book Club Celebrating Culture

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The Grass Valley Library has announced that a new book club, Diverse Perspectives, will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 1st. The book club will read authors from various cultures each month and come together to discuss. Participants will also...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Requests for Proposals for Projects to Improve Household Income or Maintain Affordable Housing

Better Together

AFSC Mission

"To engage and empower our community to eliminate poverty, to create equity and prosperity, and assist people in achieving self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and community partnership"

Program Overview

The Nevada County...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Nevada County Celebrates 25th Year of Employee Awards Ceremony

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Here are the winners of the County’s Employee Recognition Awards program.  Yesterday’s program marked it’s 25th anniversary (we’ve been holding the event 25 years).

Employee of the Year—Tine Mathia...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new "Economic & Community Resiliency" grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprof...

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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: 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

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

Penn Valley Library

This summer, the Office of Emergency Services will be at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, and the Nevada County Fair to help residents prepare for wildfire. While out on the town or on your way to Treat Street,...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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July 22, 2021, Nevada City—As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation, and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to ev...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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Nevada City Artwalk returns to Downtown Nevada City after a pandemic hiatus. The family-friendly art event held downtown has historically been supported by merchants, local artists, and musicians who set art up in their shops and on the streets of Commerc...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

Nevada County District IV Supervisor Sue Hoek is hosting a town hall covering topics related to public safety, wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, and public roadways in Nevada City on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, at the North Columbia Schoolhous...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 22, 2021

County of Nevada Launches Tool to Track Treatment of Evacuation Routes

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A new mapping tool, the Roadside Vegetation Management Tracker, is now available on the Ready Nevada County Dashboard to help residents view which evacuation routes the Nevada County Public Works Department has treated. Residents may monitor the number of...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

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National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County through Sunday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medic...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Listen to the Experts: Know Your Zone and Write It Down

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Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. It does not replace CodeRED or Nixle but supplements them.

Not every incident will require the u...

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Find your zone Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

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Nevada County, CA–The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived! All Nevada County residents are encouraged to check their mailboxes this week as copies have been sent to every household. Extra copies will be available in the Eric Rood Center lo...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 21, in Grass Valley

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Nevada County, CA—The first of two free residential green waste disposal events for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 21. Residents will have an opportunity to drop off their green waste at no cost to them, Friday, May 21 throug...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 14, in Truckee

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Truckee, CA—Free residential green waste disposal for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Volunteers from the Town of Truckee Police Department will be on-site to help with traffi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Free Residential Green Waste Events

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This May and June, the County of Nevada is proud to be partnering with the Fire Safe Council, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Town of Truckee, and Truckee Fire Protection District to bring free green waste disposal back to residents! Don&...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

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Law Enforcement, Fire, and the County’s Office of Emergency Services urge residents to know their zone.

This week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services officially launches a new zone-based evacuation technology to complement the ongoing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 29, 2021

You're Invited! Join the Conversation May 5

NCTC Climate Event Mobility (1)

Submitted by the Nevada County Transportation CommissionThe Nevada County Transportation Commission invites community members to participate in the first workshop to develop the READY Nevada County Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan.

The Pl...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 29, 2021

BURN PERMITS REQUIRED MAY 1st, 2021

2021 Burn Permits Required

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIIRE NEWS RELEASECalifornia Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionAuburn- Saturday, May 1st, 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will require burn permits for ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Watch Ready, Set, Go! Preparedness Film

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This short film version of the Ready, Set, Go! Handbook was created to educate more people on specific steps to wildfire and emergency preparedness in Nevada County.  Residents are encouraged to watch, share, and discuss with loved ones this film...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Teen Community Emergency Response Team Bolstered by Homeland Security Grant Purchase

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With wildfire season fast approaching many organizations are getting ready.  One of those organizations is the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The Teen CERT program is overseen by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Free Green Waste Disposal and Mulch Opportunities Return to Nevada County in May & June

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Residents are encouraged to start staging green waste now to take full advantage of a shorter schedule.

Nevada County, April 13, 2021  Once again, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the return of the f...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Prescribed Burn on Saturday April 3rd, North of Nevada City Near Round Mountain

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A prescribed burn will be conducted on one-half acre of private land on Merrimas Way between Rock Creek Road and Hudson Road on the north side of Round Mountain. It will be directed by a retired firefighter/forester experienced in conducting burns. Person...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Develop Defensible with Backyard Burning

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At this time of year, open residential backyard burning is allowed in unincorporated Nevada County* without a permit from CAL FIRE or a local fire district. As weather warms and humidity levels drop, CAL FIRE will soon announce when burn permits will be r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Build Defensible Space with Residential Debris Burning

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Fire season will be here soon. Now is the perfect time of year to make your property more resilient to wildfire. To increase the likelihood that your home will withstand a wildfire, it is critical to implement defensible space. 

What is defensible...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Town of Washington Builds Resilience through New Cal OES Funding and Food Bank Drive

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Town of Washington Builds Resilience through New Cal OES Funding and Food Bank Drive

The Town of Washington builds a safer future for visitors and residents through local, regional and state collaboration and funding.

 Town of Washington-March 17, ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Couple Develops Defensible Space Along Evacuation Route

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Nevada County’s Defensible Space Inspection program creates safer evacuation routes and properties by educating homeowners on the importance of defensible space. Over the past several months, the Nevada County Defensible Space Inspection (DSI) t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Travel Impacts This Weekend - Next Week Due to Multiple Winter Storms

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting moderate to heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern Calif...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 6, 2020

PSPS Event 12/07/20: Outage Watch. Shutoffs likely

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A Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) occurs in response to severe weather. Power is turned off to help prevent wildfire. PG&E will attempt to notify affected customers by phone, text and email.

In areas affected by a shutoff, PG&E opens daytime Com...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event

12.7.2020 PSPS

Submitted by PG&E:

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event: Forecasted High Winds and Dry Conditions Mean PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Targeted Portions of 15 Counties and Five Tribal Communities

Approximately 130,000 custom...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Tips & Tricks for Safe Pile Burning to Reduce Fire Risk

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Mid-November, CAL FIRE NEU Unit Chief Estes lifted the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Nevada County residents are now able to burn dry green waste on permissible burn days.

Pile burning is a necessary and efficient tool which helps r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Advocates for Rural Counties at Legislative Hearing

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For immediate Release: December 1, 2020

Nevada City, CA—While there has been some rain recently, much of the State, including Nevada County, is in a drought and the threat of Wildfire still exists. On Monday the 30th of November, California&r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Now Available: North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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Did you miss the North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall held on November 19? The recording of the meeting is now available!

Speakers included:

  • District IV Supervisor Hoek
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Division Chief Mathias
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Battal...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thursday, Nov. 19 North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

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Being Ready Nevada County, means being ready for anything. 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...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

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Auburn- Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8:00 AM the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Local Homeowners Organize and Receive $51,000 to Be Ready for Wildfire

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On the edge of Western Nevada County lies a community who is taking fire mitigation into their own hands. The Big Oak Street Tenders, Inc., located in Smartsville, formed two years ago to collectively maintain 22 miles of overgrown private roadway. Motiva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 4, 2020

North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and han...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Red Flag Warning, Extreme Fire Weather and PSPS Event Sunday-Tuesday

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Be Ready Nevada County

Red Flag Warning Issued: Sunday evening, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening through...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM Friday

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning Issued: Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00 AM –Friday, October 16 at 11:00 AM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from early Wednesday morning through Friday morni...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 6, 2020

"Ready Nevada County: Ready, Set, Go!" Interview Requests

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If you, or someone you know, is willing to participate and available the beginning of October please take the time to fill out this form.We are looking for 3 people to discuss their experiences following the Ready, Set, Go guidelines and to feature a prop...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County is a County Government Experience Winner 2020

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The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its 4th annual competition, honoring U.S. governments who are leveraging innovative IT to enhance services and citizen experience during the pandemic.Nevada County- September 28,2020- Ready N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Red Flag Warning Saturday evening through Monday evening

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedSaturday, September 26 at 9pm - Monday, September 28 at 9pm

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening. T...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E has opened a Community Resource Center beginning at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be “mobi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery - Resource Fair Today

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E will be opening a Community Resource Center beginning Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PG&E Plans for Widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff

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FROM PG&E – Released September 7, 2020:

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Plans for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Amid Extreme Heat, Forecasted Offshore Dry Wind Event Means PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag 10PM Monday thru 8AM Wednesday

Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedMonday September 7, 10 PM - Wednesday September 9, 8 AM

 

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. Thi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Jones Fire Virtual Town Hall on Friday, August 28th

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Join us from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28th for a Town Hall to debrief on the Jones Fire. Board of Supervisors Chair Heidi Hall and District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek will introduce the Town Hall panelists. Panelists include:

  • CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Pl...
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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 30% containment Friday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 30% containment Friday morning. All Evacuation Orders have been lifted although some road closures remain in place. Road closures include:

  • Jones Bar at Newtown Rd (check point for local residents)...
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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

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National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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National Weather Service Sacramento Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening. There are currently 854 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,153 residents under an Evacuation Warning. Sev...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Smoke from Several Wildfires Burning in Northern California is Impacting the Sacramento Region

Wildfire Smoke Impacts Sacramento Region

Smoke from several wildfires burning in Northern California is impacting the Sacramento region, enhancing ozone formation and increasing particle concentrations. Exposure to elevated PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in smoke) concentrations can result in ey...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

Jones Fire - NewsFlash

The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

COOLING CENTERS NOW OPEN

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Neva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Excessive Heat Warning in Western Nevada County

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Temperatures are projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. Extreme heat impacts are expected through at least next Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast.

During this heat wave, the Nevada County Publ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 13, 2020

OES Seeks Community Feedback on CodeRED Emergency Alert Test

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August 12, 2020, the Office of Emergency Services conducted a test of Nevada County’s CodeRED Emergency Alert System and they seek your feedback. Share your experience by completing the emergency alert test Community Survey!

More than 150 surveys...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Defensible Space Assistance for Residents with Disabilities and Older Adults Now Available

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To reduce the threat of wildfire, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) are partnering to provide free defensible space clearing services to 15 homeowners who are low-income seniors or individual...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

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In just 6 days, approximately 1,300 gallons of hand sanitizer and 314,000 surgical masks were given to more than 1,000 small businesses from Truckee to Penn Valley. The Nevada County spirit was on full display as volunteers from civic organizations, athle...

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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: 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

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly reco...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant Identified in Nevada County

COVID-19 NewsFlash (2)

The significantly more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been found in Nevada County. Six cases were reported to Nevada County Public Health on June 30, 2021. The specimens were collected between June 3rd and June 15, indicating that the Delta variant...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Public Health Department to Begin Scaling Back Whispering Pines Vaccine Clinic Hours

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (5)

As of this week, over 60% of Nevada County adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccine availability more widespread and local demand dwindling, the Nevada County Public Health Department is planning to reduce hours at the Wh...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Nevada County's COVID Cases Lower and the Economy is Poised to Reopen

COVID-19 NewsFlash (1)

Vaccine Appointments are Easily Accessible

Nevada County Public Health and the State of California are working to make access to your COVID vaccine as easy as possible. As of this week, nearly 85,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents....

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

As of May 13th, all Californians age 12 and over are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

All Pfizer clinics in MyTurn will show available appointments for patients as young as 12 years old. Any minor arriving for a vaccine appointment must be accompanied by a...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Public Health to Open New Vaccine Clinic at Sierra College Grass Valley Campus Next Week

Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in Nevada County. Next week, Nevada County Public Health will launch a new vaccine clinic at the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley. With 210 appointments per day, five days a week, the clinic provides a ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 14, 2021

B.1.1.7 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Eastern and Western Nevada County

COVID-19 NewsFlash

Nevada County Public Health received notice that two specimens for SARS-CoV-2 taken in mid-March were determined to be the B.1.1.7 variant. One specimen was taken from a COVID-19 patient on the East side of Nevada County and the other was from a patient o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 7, 2021

B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in Nevada County

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The Nevada County Public Health department announced today that it has confirmed the first identified instance of the B.1.429 Variant of COVID-19 in Nevada County. Public Health officials requested genetic sequencing of a positive test in February, after ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Nevada County Risks Moving Backwards into the Purple Tier Next Week

4.6.21 Tier Data _ NewsFlash

After only two weeks in the Red Tier, Nevada County once again met the metrics for the Purple Tier, meaning COVID-19 is widespread and case rates are increasing.  Nevada County will remain in the Red Tier this week but will likely return to the P...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands to 16 and older at Public Health clinics

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

We want to make sure that our rate of community vaccinations stays as fast as possible and that people who are ready to get vaccinated can get an appointment. Public Health has seen the availability in our appointment scheduling system increase in the las...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

PH COVID Vaccine News Flash - eligibility expands April 1

How to get an appointment when you are eligible

  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is hosting a vaccine clinic this Friday, March 26th 
    • Call 530-737-6233 now to make your appointment
    • This vaccination clinic is available for Nevada County residents or t...
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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Nevada County Will Move into the Red Tier, Wednesday, March 24th

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Today, Nevada County met the State’s metrics for the Red Tier for two consecutive weeks and will move into the Red Tier on Wednesday, March 24th. With this Tuesday’s update, Nevada County has a daily case rate of 8 qualifying Nevada County for the Red Tie...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Collective Focus and Commitment Will Get Nevada County out of Purple Tier Restrictions

Nevada County remains in the Purple Tier but meets the Red Tier criteria for the first time since November.

Nevada County, CA - Nevada County’s COVID case rate has kept our communities countywide in the State’s Purple Tier. We are one county and can only o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

Gail Gaffney, Sierra Pines_NewsFlash

The Nevada County Public Health department has been at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Nevada County since the beginning of the pandemic. From leading prevention efforts to conducting case investigations and contact tracing, Public Health has led th...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

Appointments for all eligible people are available via MyTurn.ca.gov (or 1-833-422-4255). Public Health posts available appointments to MyTurn.ca.gov every Friday around noon. 

What high-risk conditions or disabilities make a person under 65 eligi...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (3)

COVID-19 vaccinations are picking up in Nevada County. Nearly 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Nevada County residents so far, and the pace is increasing. In recent weeks, local health officials have begun to vaccinate those ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

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Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

Today, the State announced changes to their Blueprint for a Safer Economy after reaching 2 million California residents vaccinated in some of the hardest-hit communities triggering an update to the Blueprint for a Safer...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: 100% of Vaccines Available in Nevada County Are Planned For

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (1)

According to State data released Monday, February 15th, over 15,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, and more vulnerable residents have access to make appointments as Nevada County. 

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wronski has ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe Truckee Teachers

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On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Nevada County is c...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

PH COVID NewsFlash (10)

The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

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Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County&r...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

PH COVID NewsFlash (9)

Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU capacity numbers have been ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Arriving in Nevada County_NewsFlash

On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Nevada County moves into regional Stay-at-Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th

PH COVID NewsFlash (7)

Today, the State announced that Nevada County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region, will be moving into the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th. The order will remain in effect for a m...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Nevada County remains in the State’s Purple Tier as COVID cases rise

PH COVID NewsFlash (6)

A regional Stay-at-Home Order is possible if current trends continue and the Greater Sacramento regions ICU capacity falls below 15%

Nevada County Public Health’s mission is to support community health and protect the community against disasters....

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Five COVID Deaths Reported Today, Largely Due to Outbreaks in Skilled Nursing Facilities

PH COVID NewsFlash (5)

Today, Nevada County reported five additional deaths from COVID-19. Four of these  deaths are related to COVID-19 outbreaks in local skilled nursing facilities and elderly residents who lived there, and the other was an older adult not affiliated...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Nevada County Community Update on COVID-19 and Regional Stay-at-Home Order

PH COVID NewsFlash (4)

To blunt the curve and save lives, California has introduced a Regional Stay-at-Home Order today for counties whose regional hospital systems fall under 15% ICU capacity. Although Nevada County is not immediately placed into a Stay-at-Home Order due to re...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

Nevada County...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

PH COVID NewsFlash (1)

Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

PH COVID NewsFlash 11.16.20

Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County COVID data meets the Red “Substantial” Tier for first week

PH COVID NewsFlash

The State announced Nevada County in the Red “Substantial” Tier for the first time since September

If Nevada County’s daily, new COVID-19 cases meet the more restrictive Red or Purple Tier next week, Nevada County will move in...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19

COVID Halloween NewsFlash

Find Halloween COVID-19 guidance developed by Public Health, as well as a flyer that highlights some key parts of the guidance:

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

PH COVID NewsFlash - Nevada County Moves into the Orange Tier

The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange &a...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

PH COVID NewsFlash 9.16.20

Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

PH COVID NewsFlash

With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (22)

Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Public Health - Coronavirus

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Nevada County FREE Fair Shuttle (August 11 - 15, 2021)

Nevada County Connects (formerly Nevada County Transit) will be offering FREE Shuttle Rides to the 2021 Nevada County Fair. 

Shuttle Hours:

Shuttle runs about every 30 minutes. Wednesday 10:30 am to 11:00 pm.Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sun...

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Transit Services
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Workshop to Discuss Transit Services in Nevada County

Transit Services Public Workshop May 20 5:30-7:30pm

Nevada County Transit invites you to give your feedback on transit and mobility recommendations on Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This is your opportunity to share your opinion and give thoughtful input into the "Development Plan" an...

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Nevada County Public Art Installation Call For Artists

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(NEVADA CITY, CA) Nevada County Transit Services (Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now) is pleased to announce the Nevada County Public Art Installation Call for Artists. The initial conference for more information will be held on April 1, 2021, a...

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 4, 2021

2021 Discount Card Renewal

If you have a Discount Card with the label "Discount Card" on the bottom of the card, it expires on December 31, 2020. You must renew your card before December 31 in order to receive discount fares in 2021. Drivers will not honor your 2020 card ...

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Debit and Credit Cards Now Accepted!

The Transit Services Division is now able to accept debit and credit card payment for the purchase of bus passes. Passes may be purchased the first three business days of the month at Tinloy Transit Center and at the Gold Country Stage office at 12350 LaB...

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Transit Services

News Flash

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: 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