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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Military Appreciation Week: November 6-14, 2021

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Nevada County is sponsoring its first annual "Military Appreciation Week" to honor all active duty, reservists, retired, veterans and Gold Star Families in the County. Local businesses are offering military and veteran discounts and special offers.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

Broadband NewsFlash

On Tuesday, October 12th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract to conduct a Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to meaningfully increase the viability of universal and accessible broadband throughout...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

County of Nevada Awarded FEMA Funding for Defensible Space Assistance (1)

September 28, 2021, Nevada City, CA— On Tuesday, September 28, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions accepting grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The two prog...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

With the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup review and approval of the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

COVID Remembrance Memorial at Madelyn Helling Library

COVID Memorial 2_NewsFlash

On September 20th, a Covid-19 memorial was installed in the lobby of the Madelyn Helling Library, in Nevada City, California. It will remain in residence for six weeks.

The Remembrance Memorial is a place to grieve the community members of Nevada County wh...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

South County Shaded Fuel Break

CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. The total cost of the project is $1,038,230, with $952,610 provided by CAL FIRE and an in-kind match ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Appointment of Nevada County Road Commissioner

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 10:15 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chamber, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Seal of the Public Health Accreditation Board

Jill Blake, Nevada County Public Health Director, announced today that the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). “It is truly an honor to be recognized nati...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Encourage You to Vote for the Bus Art

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Nevada County Transit is pleased to announce their new brands Nevada County Connects (formerly Gold Country Stage) and Nevada County Now (formerly Gold Country Lift). 

In celebration of the new branding and as the only rural county with two (2) Cu...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

September is 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 training opportunities for community members (see below for details) and a virtual Suicide Prevention T...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Amended Health Order Sets New Requirements for Large Events, Masks in Crowded Outdoor Settings

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has amended his August 18th order on face coverings to include further mandates for crowded outdoor settings and large events. The order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2021.

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash, Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings, Aug 18, 2021

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann issued an order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings and businesses. The order also strongly recommends that eve...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

CORRECTED Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

Notice is hereby given that the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public workshop per Elections Code Section 21607.1 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at which the Board of Supervisors will: 1) ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises Over $110,000 for River Fire Survivors in One Week

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One week after calling for donations for River Fire survivors, the Nevada County Relief Fund has raised over $110,000, with $60,000 coming from 355 generous local donors, and another $50,000 from the Placer Community Foundation. With 54 Nevada County home...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Public Health Department Warns Fairgoers of COVID Risks

COVID-19 News, August 10 Update: Public Health Department Warns Fairgoers of COVID Risks

With the Nevada County Fair set to open Wednesday morning, the Nevada County Public Health department reported 186 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday–this is on the heels of last week, when we saw a record-breaking number of new COVID-19 cases and record-break...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Surge in Nevada County as Delta Variant Takes Hold

COVID-19 News, August 9, 2021; COVID-19 Cases Surge  in Nevada County as  Delta Variant Takes Hold

With 443 cases last week, Nevada County is experiencing the largest surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. Cases have increased by 1200% since the week of July 1st.

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Local Assistance Center for River Fire Survivors to Open Aug. 13-14

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With most mandatory evacuations now lifted for the River Fire, Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for impacted residents with a joint local assistance center - a one-stop-shop for recovery and rebuilding information and resources.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

River Fire Relief - NewsFlash

https://www.nevcorelief.org/firerelief/  

With over 4000 people evacuated, 2600 acres burned, and 76 structures destroyed, the River Fire is only 15% contained as of Thursday evening with scores of homes still threatened. 

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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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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

Citizens Academy NewsFlash

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

2021 NACo Achievement Awards

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

Built for Zero

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 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. 

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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

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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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

OES Art Walk_NewsFlash

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

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open Access_NewsFlash

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

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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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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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

Summer Learning

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

21.22 Adopted Budget 3 NewsFlash

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

Beat The Heat - NWS

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

Relief Fund

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

Cal Fresh

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

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, 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

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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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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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

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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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

A circle of gold stars on a dark blue background frames the words American Rescue Plan

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

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 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

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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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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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

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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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
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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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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

_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 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

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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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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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

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 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

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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.

Because in-person events have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the department chose...

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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

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 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: August 31, 2021

Hirschdale Community Meeting & Listening Session

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Nevada County District V Supervisor Hardy Bullock is hosting an informal community meeting on Thursday September 23, 2021 to meet and listen to a diverse group of community stakeholders. Topics to be discussed will be related to public and private propert...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

CodeRED Emergency Alerts Explained: Understand Opt-in Alerts and the Mobile Alert App

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 NEVADA CITY, August 12, 2021— During wildfire events, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office uses multiple communication tools to create a layered and redundant system to alert residents when a wildfire poses a serious potential thre...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

No Cost Masks & Sanitizer Available for Small Businesses & Non-profits

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No cost PPE (masks and hand sanitizer) is available at locations across Nevada County for small businesses and non-profits while supplies last.  

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

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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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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Re-entry Passes Available for Residents Impacted by River Fire

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Nevada County is hosting a re-entry center today Monday, August 9 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949.  Residents will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Nevada Coun...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

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CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. The total cost of the project is $1,038,230, with $952,610 provided by CAL FIRE and an in-kind match ...

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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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Posted on: May 25, 2021

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

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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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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: 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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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: August 9, 2021

River Fire Recovery Resources

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Was your property lost or damaged in the River Fire? Find information on next steps at our River Fire Recovery website.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

No Cost Masks & Sanitizer Available for Small Businesses & Non-profits

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No cost PPE (masks and hand sanitizer) is available at locations across Nevada County for small businesses and non-profits while supplies last.  

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

Grass Valley Chambers of C...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

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CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. The total cost of the project is $1,038,230, with $952,610 provided by CAL FIRE and an in-kind match ...

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