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Posted on: June 20, 2019

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

Old Tunnel Property Purchase NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with HOME Team

Better Together Logo NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Food Facility Safety After a Power Outage

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An update from Nevada County Environmental Health for all food facilities:

  • You are approved to go ahead and open if you were on a generator.
  • You do not need to throw out any of the animal proteins as long as your refrigerator unit was 41° or below the entir...
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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nevada County Agriculture Increases 7.3% in 2018

Ag Crop report_NewsFlash

This week Nevada County's Agricultural Commissioner Chris DeNijs presented the 2018 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

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

Lone Oak NewsFlash

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Food Safety Related to Power Outages

PSPS Food Safety

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

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Keep pot...
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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Food Recalls & CDPH Issued Warnings

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Environmental Health Food Recalls and Safety Alerts

There are none at this time.

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lead Testing for Schools

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California Water Systems to Provide Lead Testing For Schools

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

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SACRAMENTO - In  an  effort  to  further...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

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

Blue Green Algae_News Flash

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Veterans_NewsFlash

Veterans who have unique clothing needs as a result of a service-related disability or injury may be eligible for a clothing allowance to supplement their disability compensation provided by the Veteran Administration (VA).

The clothing allowance reimburse...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 20, 2019

WIC Now Offering Electronic Benefits!

CaliforniaWICCard_NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

MoneyGram

Kids in a circle looking down

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Food Facility Safety After a Power Outage

Food Facility - NewsFlash (1)

An update from Nevada County Environmental Health for all food facilities:

  • You are approved to go ahead and open if you were on a generator.
  • You do not need to throw out any of the animal proteins as long as your refrigerator unit was 41° or below the entir...
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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Food Safety Related to Power Outages

PSPS Food Safety

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

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Keep pot...
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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Investigation on South Yuba River Plume Continues

South Yuba River meets Englebright Lake 9.22.19

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 21st

Drive-thru Flu Clinic NewsFlash

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Monday, October 21st, and come to Nevada County Public Health's free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older, and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nevada County Agriculture Increases 7.3% in 2018

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This week Nevada County's Agricultural Commissioner Chris DeNijs presented the 2018 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

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

Lone Oak NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Book Sale_NewsFlash

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

Donate Books

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

WIC Now Offering Electronic Benefits!

CaliforniaWICCard_NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Katherine Elliott Announced as Nevada County’s County Counsel

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

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

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Where We Were, Where We Are: Nisenan Speaker Series

Nisenan Speaker Series MH Fall 2019

Shelly Covert, Spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe and Executive Director California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) will recap highlights from the previous library grant collaboration and share the exciting projects we'...

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Posted on: October 13, 2019

Virtual Reality Open Play at Truckee Library

Woman wearing virtual reality googles

Event Type(s): Computer Class

Age Group(s): High School Grades 9 - 12, Adult

Presenter: Piret Griffith

Piret Griffith

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Posted on: October 13, 2019

RUFF (Read up for Fun) at Truckee Library

reading dog

In partnership with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Event Type(s): Library Programming, Library Collaborative Event

Age Group(s): Ages 5-10, Preschool (3 - 5 yrs)

Presenter: Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Piret Griffith

(530) 5...

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Posted on: October 13, 2019

3D Design Camp at Truckee Library (Bilingual)

Makerbot filament and 3D Printer

We will be holding our class at the Joseph Center (behind the Truckee Library).  Meet at the Truckee Library between 4:45 & 5:00 pm and we’ll walk over together.  Be sure to enroll online or with library staff to save your ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Anime & Manga Club at Grass Valley Library

Anime Manga Club GV (Ongoing)

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Junior High Grades 6 - 8, High School Grades 9 - 12

(530) 470-2695

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Costume Palooka! Madelyn Helling Library

Costume Palooza MH Oct 2019

Donations welcome: Bring us your unwanted costumes, accessories, fabric, craft supplies, hats, and more to upcycle and swap!

All ages

No registration necessary

Event Type(s): Holiday

Age Group(s): Any

Teri Alton

(530) 265-1538

teri.alton@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 13, 2019

Financial Scam Workshop at Penn Valley Library

Financial Scam MH Oct 2019

Space is limited, so please register in advance.

Event Type(s): Library Collaborative Event

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Adult Services

Betsey Severn

(530) 432-5764

betsey.severn@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Tech Drop-in at Bear River Library

Tech Drop In at BR - Ongoing

Drop-in between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. for help.  

Event Type(s): Computer Class

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Hilary

Hilary Peery

(530) 271-4147

hilary.peery@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

STEM for Kids: Make a Magic Kit at Grass Valley Library

Magician supplies - cards, dice, wand, white gloves and silver cups

Join us at the Grass Valley Library as we learn about all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Come see all the engineering work that goes into the perfect magic trick! All attendees will get a chance to participate in this hands-on a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Start A Start-Up: Make A Plan - Part 2 (MH)

Start UP Light bulb

These classes cover topics such as how to research and organize information to prepare to write a business plan to define and organize your business’s development and growth and how to estimate startup expenses and capital and project profit and...

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Jewelry Making with Jill at Grass Valley Library

Jewelry Making Class

Jewelry making supplies and tools provided, bring your creativity!

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

Jill Davidson

(530) 265-7050

jillene.davidson@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 13, 2019

Coloring for Adults at Penn Valley Library

COLOREDPENCILS

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

(530) 432-5764

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Posted on: October 13, 2019

Toddler Storytime at Grass Valley Library

Toddler Storytime at GV Ongoing

This program is focused on children walking to 3 years old.

Event Type(s): Storytime, Library Programming

Age Group(s): Toddler (18 mos - 3 yrs)

Rachel Schneider

(530) 470-2695

rachel.schneider@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Zentangle at Grass Valley Library

Zentagle Rabbit

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult, Any

Sydney Joyce

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Needle Felting Minis at Grass Valley Library

Felt Monster Green

Join us upstairs and learn to needle felting.  All supplies provided.

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Sydney

Sydney Joyce

(530) 273-4117

Sydney.Joyce@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 12, 2019

Paws to Read at Penn Valley Library

yellow labrador with book in front of his paws

Practice your reading with a trained therapy dog! We have books available  or you're welcome to bring your own. Emerging readers welcome as well!

No registration necessary; just drop in any Tuesday from 3-4!

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Gr...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Just Books Book Club at Truckee Library

Talking to Strangers book by Malcolm Gladwell

Join us at the Truckee Library for "Just Books" Book Club.  We meet the third Tuesday of each month.  We announce 1-3 months in advance, the titles we have chosen.  "Just Books" originated through the "B...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Baby Storytime at Grass Valley Library

BabyStorytime at GV

This program is focused on children birth to walking. 

Event Type(s): Storytime

Age Group(s): babies (6 mos - 2 yrs)

Rachel Schneider

(530) 470-2695

rachel.schneider@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Game On All Day at Bear River Library

Game On All Day BR (Ongoing)

Drop in and play with iPads & board games:Connect FourPerfectionMousetrapBattleshipScrabbleCandy LandChutes & LaddersOperation & much more!

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Any

(530) 271-4147

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Genealogy for Beginners on Thursdays at Doris Foley

Man and woman in old time photograph

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Doris Foley Volunteers

Tracey Lilyquist

(530) 265-4606

Tracey.lilyquist@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Make an Owl at Grass Valley Library

4 paper owls lined up on shelf

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult, Any

Sydney Joyce

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Adult Autumn Doodling at Truckee Library

Autumn Leaves on paper for doodling

A relaxed opportunity to experiment and create fall themed projects in art/fabric/writing media.  Meet others in your community and try your hand at a variety of ways to express your creative self.  A different project will be introduced...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Genealogy for Beginners on Saturdays at Doris Foley Library

Man and woman in old time photograph

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Doris Foley Volunteers

Tracey Lilyquist

(530) 265-4606

Tracey.lilyquist@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Art Attack at Truckee Library

Pile of paint and paintbrushes

Event Type(s): Teen

Age Group(s): Teen

Presenter: Mellisa

Mellisa Hannum

(530) 582-7846

mellisa.hannum@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Sensory Storytime at Truckee Library

Baby girl laying down

Join us for stories, songs, and play! 

Event Type(s): Storytime

Age Group(s): 0-5 (K)

Presenter: Mellisa

Mellisa Hannum

(530) 582-7846

mellisa.hannum@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Stay and Play (GV)

Stay And Play Program

Each session will feature a storytime, snacks, and an opportunity to learn together. Once a month a guest speaker will come to discuss educational topics and answer any questions you have.

No registration required. Ages 0-5.

Event Type(s): Library ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Adult Craft & Coloring (TR)

COLOREDPENCILS

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Rotha Carlson

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Family Storytime (TR)

Parent reading to child

Event Type(s): Storytime

Age Group(s): 0-5 (K), Babies and Toddlers (birth - 3 years), Preschool (3 - 5 yrs)

Presenter: Mellisa

Mellisa Hannum

(530) 582-7846

mellisa.hannum@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

All Libraries Closed

LIBRARIES CLOSED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Our normal hours will resume on Saturday, October 19th.

Library News
Posted on: September 2, 2019

Sing A-Long

Sing Along Child MH Ongoing

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Any

Presenter: Teri Alton and Nancy Cunningham

Teri Alton

(530) 265-1538

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Collage Club at Bear River Library

Collage Club BR (Ongoing)


Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Adult

Presenter: Donna

(530) 271-4147

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Virtual Reality Experience at Madelyn Helling Library

Woman wearing virtual reality googles

Event Type(s): Computer Class

Age Group(s): Adult, High School Grades 9 - 12, Junior High Grades 6 - 8

Megan Lloyd

(530) 265-7050

megan.lloyd@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

LEGO Club at Truckee Library

LEGO people

 Recommended for ages 5 and up. No registration required; drop by any time on Saturdays between 12 and 1 pm. 

Event Type(s): Summer Reading Program - Truckee

Age Group(s): Ages 5-10, Ages 8-12

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

STEAM Saturdays at Madelyn Helling Library

STEAM Saturdays - Ongoing

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): High School Grades 9 - 12, Junior High Grades 6 - 8, K - 6th Grades, Preschool (3 - 5 yrs), Young Adults (18 - 24)

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Family Hour at Bear River Library

Family Hour

Families, come hang out at the Bear River Library! 

Event Type(s): Library Programming

Age Group(s): Any

Presenter: Hilary and Donna

Hilary Peery

(530) 271-4147

hilary.peery@co.nevada.ca.us

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Tech It Out! Truckee Library

Tech It Out!

 Bring your e-reader, personal computer or smart phone (and your passwords) to class with you to get assistance or stop by the circulation desk before class to borrow one from the library. We will also review the library's e-book and aud...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Investigation on South Yuba River Plume Continues

South Yuba River meets Englebright Lake 9.22.19

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Active Shooter Preparedness Exercise Provides Valuable Feedback

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Probation Youth Center Employees Recognized by State Association

CAPIA Supervisor of the Year, Frank Cook

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the County!

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

In addi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Courses on How to Start a Business

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Hosts 2nd Annual Local Author Showcase

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Pop-Ups around Nevada County

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nevada County Agriculture Increases 7.3% in 2018

Ag Crop report_NewsFlash

This week Nevada County's Agricultural Commissioner Chris DeNijs presented the 2018 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community ...

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Agricultural Commissioner Website Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 21st

Drive-thru Flu Clinic NewsFlash

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Monday, October 21st, and come to Nevada County Public Health's free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older, and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

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

Lone Oak NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Veterans_NewsFlash

Veterans who have unique clothing needs as a result of a service-related disability or injury may be eligible for a clothing allowance to supplement their disability compensation provided by the Veteran Administration (VA).

The clothing allowance reimburse...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Book Sale_NewsFlash

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

Donate Books

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

CAL FIRE NEU Recognized for Heroic Efforts During the Camp Fire

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

WIC Now Offering Electronic Benefits!

CaliforniaWICCard_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Blue Green Algae_News Flash

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

Library Programs

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

STEM...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

District 1 Town Hall

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Building Department Outpost Receives 2019 CSAC Challenge Award

Building Outpost

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Watercolor Classes at the Nevada County Community Library

Library watercolor class

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

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Free Screenings During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Screenings

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

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

Parks and Rec

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Supervisor Ed Scofield: Combie Road Corridor Improvement Project Update

Combie Road Improvements

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Katherine Elliott Announced as Nevada County’s County Counsel

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Prescription Drug Discount Program Sponsored by Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Ready Nevada County: Wings of Morning Neighborhood Preparedness Efforts

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Visit Nevada County Booths at the Fair

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

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

Back to School Immunization Clinic

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner Meets with Supervisors and County Staff

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week at the Nevada County Fair

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Public Health Accreditation in Action!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Western Nevada County Library Summer Learning Finale Party

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

The ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

First County Progress Report Is Presented to Supervisors

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Summer Lunches in the Park with the Truckee Library

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

The Summer Lunches wit...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

County Submits $5.6 Million Grant for Community Wildfire Prevention Services

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

POV Documentary Screening: Inventing Tomorrow

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Nevada County Library Receives NEA Big Read Grant

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

County Clears Hazardous Vegetation on County Property Using Sheep

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Celebrate Safely: All Fireworks Banned Throughout Nevada County

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

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

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Contact Nevada County OES for Neighborhood Fire Inspections

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Nevada County Students Participate in the Athlete Committed Summit

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

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

County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Adult Summer Learning at Nevada County Community Libraries

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Truckee Library Summer Learning Program for Youth Kicks Off

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with HOME Team

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Library Hosts Film Screening and Discussion of American Creed

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Meet the Author: Francine Tone at the Truckee Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Recycle Used Tires for Free!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

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

What is a Red Flag Warning?

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Nevada County Library Launches Blastoff to Summer Reading and Learning Program

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Transit Summer Youth Pass

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Call Box Reinstalled at Purdon's Crossing

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Library Hosts Final American Creed Community Conversation and Film Screening

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mental Health and Mindfulness Resource Fair at the Truckee Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board Sends Letter of Concern Regarding Homeowners Fire Insurance to State

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Library Hosts Mind Your Mental Health, May 30th

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins in June

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Annual Point in Time Count Results Released for Nevada County

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Library Hosts 2nd Series in American Creed Community Conversations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Supervisors Pass Beekeeping Ordinance

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Save the Date: Building Fair, June 14th

2019 Building Fair NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

May is Maternal Mental Health Month

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

County Celebrates Breaking Ground at Future Operations Center Site

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

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Program Continues Weekends in May

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

County Encroachment Permits for Construction, Events, and Filming

What is an Encroachment Permit and why is it required?

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

CAL FIRE Requiring Burn Permits

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

New Technology at the Madelyn Helling Library

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Another Successful Tax Season for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Nevada County's 2018 mPOWER Report

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Additional Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Their Widows/Widowers

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Measles is on the Rise: Be Protected Before Travel!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Nevada County Celebrates Screen-Free Week 2019

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Creative Writing Workshop at the Truckee Library

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

Participants are invited for an afternoon of gen...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Volunteer on the Grand Jury

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Nevada County Housing Element Update Public Review Draft Available

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

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

Library Hosts American Creed Community Conversations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Supervisors Approve Urgency Interim Ordinance on Hemp

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Preparing, Training, Exercising and Responding Together

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Contact OES for Neighborhood Fire Inspections

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Nevada County Reads & Writes: Community Stories by StoryCorps

Nevada County Reads & Writes will hold the final public event of 2019, "Ties That Bind Nevada County," on Monday, April 8, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library. Five community members who rec...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

National Library Week at the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library is gearing up to participate in National Library Week with lots of fun activities for Truckee residents to enjoy. National Library Week runs from April 7th through April 13th. The week is observed by the American Library Association as...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Cannabis Conversation: Planning Commission Public Hearing on Cannabis EIR

On Thursday, April 11, the Nevada County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and proposed Ordinance for the Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance Project. The meeting will...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Truckee Wildfire Town Hall, April 24th

Nevada County and Placer County public safety agencies will host a wildfire prevention and preparedness town hall Wednesday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee.

The town hall will begin with a brief introduction from CAL FIRE&...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Second Installment of Property Taxes Due by April 10th

Property Tax NewsFlash

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the second installment of the 2018-2019 secured tax bill is April 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Nevada County Celebrates National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW) is April 1st through 7th, and the Nevada County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to declare Public Health Week in Nevada County as well.

About NPHW

What is NPHW? Each year, during the first full week of April, commun...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Public Health Seeks Disaster Health Care Volunteers

In the event of a disaster, such as a fire or flood, one of the biggest needs is to provide evacuation shelters for affected residents. Staffing the shelters requires many volunteers, including healthcare professionals such as Registered Nurses (RNs). If ...

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Public Health Nevada County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Wildfire Speaker Series: Situational Awareness

Monday, April 15th, 6:00 -7:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Situational Awareness, the third in a four-part speaker series. This program is designed to educate and i...

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Additional Information Nevada County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Board Approves 3 Wildfire Preparedness Initiatives

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved 3 initiatives intended to decrease the risk of wildfire. These policy updates and contracts demonstrate the Board’s commitment to fire safety and preparedness as top priority.

Defensible...

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Additional Information Nevada County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Board Passes Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance to Address Housing Crisis

At Tuesday's March 26th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board approved an ordinance to incentivize the development and use of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as a strategy towards addressing the statewide affordable housing crisis and providing long ter...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Board Approves Retaining Local Affordable Housing Units

At Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, a request by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to re-syndicate up to $7.5 million dollars in Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds was unanimously approved in a 5-0 vote by Supervisors.

The Co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Local Rotary Clubs Present Awards for Business, Citizen and Volunteer of the Year

On Wednesday March 20th, the five Western Nevada County Rotary Clubs (Grass Valley, 49er Breakfast, Penn Valley, Grass Valley South and Nevada City) hosted the annual Community Awards Ceremony. Grass Valley Dental Wellness was named Business of the Year, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Celebrating International Board Certified Lactation Consultant’s Day

Support is a key factor in improving breastfeeding rates. Nevada County's Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program assists mothers to meet their goals for optimal nutrition for their babies. There are many benefits to both mother and baby when mothers ...

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WIC Program Nevada County News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Local WIC Participant Speaks at National WIC Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Nevada County Public Health Department's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program nominated and sent WIC Peer Counselor and participant, Mary Olender, to Washington D.C. last week to speak at the National WIC Association Leadership Conference and to...

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WIC Program Nevada County News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

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Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Early Results from New Recuperative Care Dormitory Predict Long-Term Success

Better Together Logo NewsFlash

In partnership with Nevada County and Dignity Health Sierra Memorial Hospital, Hospitality House opened a new recuperative care dormitory in October 2018. In just a few months’ time, success from the new dormitory is already evident.

“Even in these early s...

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Better Together: Homeless Initiative Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Seed Swap at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Madelyn Helling Library has announced their brand-new Seed Library! The Seed Library is free to use and does not require a library card. There are no limits on how many seeds you can take out of the Library, but please only take what you can use.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space, the second in a four-part, speaker series, designed to educat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Staff Presents at National Public Administration Conference

Nevada County Board of Supervisors' Senior Administrative Analyst, Jeffrey Thorsby, recently presented in Washington D.C. on the work of the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort initiative led by District I Supervisor Heidi Hall, former District IV Supervisor ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Funding Expected for Nevada County’s Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project

Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

In December 2018, Nevada County submitted six separate grant applications to CAL FIRE's Fire Prevention Program. One of these six proposed projects, the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, was included in CAL FIRE's recent report to Governor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Young at Art Exhibit

Nevada County is partnering with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools and the Nevada County Arts Council to celebrate March as Young at Art Month. Young at Art Month is an annual celebration of the visual arts by promoting art shows, special exhibi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Nevada County Reads & Writes: The Power of Storytelling with Jeff McHugh

Cultural historian and author Joe McHugh will explore the power of storytelling in a multi-media presentation, "Slaying the Gorgon: Message, Medium, Magic," in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Rood Center in Nevada City on Wednesday, Mar...

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Nevada County Reads and Writes Nevada County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Sale of CBD Items in Grocery Stores and Restaurants

According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the sale of CBD items in retail food operations, such as grocery stores or restaurants, are in violation of current federal and state laws unless they are considered as “Generally Recognized As...

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Nevada County Environmental Health Nevada County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Sheriff Captain Jeff Pettitt Announced as Lead of Nevada County Emergency Services

Jeff Pettitt NewsFlash

Nevada County Sheriff Captain Jeff Pettitt will be overseeing Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services (OES) starting March 24th, due to the upcoming retirement of Nevada County's current OES Manager, John Gulserian.

Recognizing wildfire prevention and...

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OES website Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Residents, March 5th through morning of March 7th

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is predicting about 5 inches of rain in the foothills this next Tuesday and Wednesday (March 5th and 6th). 

In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada ...

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Better Together: Homeless Initiative Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

South Yuba River Cohort: Partnerships on Public Safety

Efforts to promote resident and visitor safety at the South Yuba River are continuing. On Tuesday, February 19th, District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek led the first Yuba River Public Safety Cohort meeting for 2019 discuss the year’s plan. District 1 S...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Cannabis Permit Pre-Application Process Going Live

CannabisConversation NewsFlash

Are you planning on completing commercial cannabis cultivation activity in Nevada County? A pre-application process for commercial cannabis Administrative Development Permits (ADP’s) and Commercial Cannabis Permits (CCP’s) is in place....

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Cannabis Conversation website Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Nevada County Completes First Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Case

Hazardous Vegetation Abatement NewsFlash

Nevada County just completed its first nuisance abatement under the Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance.  The subject property posed serious fire, health and safety risks to neighboring parcels.  Upon inspection, approximately 28 dead or deca...

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Request a Defensible Space Inspection Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

HOME Team Project to Address Chronic Homelessness Approved by State Commission

HOME Team proposal at MHSOAC NewsFlash2

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) has approved Nevada County Behavioral Health’s Innovation proposal for the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team. The HOME Team Innovation proposal aims to address ...

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Behavioral Health & Mental Health Services Act Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

2019 Homeless PIT Count Indicates Improved Count of Homeless Population over Previous Year

Homelessness NewsFlash

The number of individuals identified as being homeless in Nevada County increased from previous years, according to survey results from the annual point-in-time count.

 404 individuals experiencing homelessness were counted across the county, from...

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Better Together: Homeless Initiative Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Funding Available for Non-Profits Supporting Low-Income Residents

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission announces a Request for Funding (RFF) for the Nevada County Community Initiative Funding (CIF). These funds must be targeted towards very low-income residents and will allow local non-profit agencie...

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Adult and Family Services Commission website Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Voter Information Guides Mailed for State Senate District 1 Special Election

Voter Information Guides for the State Senate District 1 Special Election went out in the mail this week, and vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed to every registered Nevada County voter next week, the week of February 25th.

Once you've received your vote-b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Free Wildfire Film Screening and Discussion Panel, March 6th

WilderThanWild_NewsFlash

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Nevada County Resource Conservation District and Nevada County Office of Emergency Services are partnering for a free public screening of Fire and Forest Health: Your Tahoe National Forest alongside the timely Wilder than Wild: F...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Get Firewise: Organize! Event

Get Firewise Organize NewsFlash

Are you new to the area and not sure how to approach preparing your home for wildfire? Are you a Nevada County native, but need some help getting firewise? Are you not even sure what firewise means? Are you looking for new ways to become part of the solut...

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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Public Health Congratulates Julie DeHollander for IBCLC Certification

Breastfeeding improves the health of both infants and their mothers, and lactation consultants are key to assisting women to initiate and maintain breastfeeding. Nevada County Public Health congratulates Julie DeHollander, Nutritionist, on her recent achi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Virtual Reality and 3D Printer Training at the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library will hold a virtual reality program for kids on Thursday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m. and an introductory 3D printer training for adults on Thursday, February 28th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Truckee Library is located at 10031 Levon Ave...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

February 25th: Get Firewise: Organize!

Get Firewise Organize NewsFlash

Are you new to the area and not sure how to approach preparing your home for wildfire? Are you a Nevada County native, but need some help getting firewise? Are you not even sure what firewise means? Are you looking for new ways to become part of the solut...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Residents, February 16th through morning of February 19th

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is predicting more heavy snow and cold temperatures in the foothills this weekend.

In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots, Salva...

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Better Together: Homeless Initiative Nevada County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Board Adopts Annual Priorities

At Tuesday's February 12th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board adopted their annual priorities. These priorities outline the Board's objectives for staff for the upcoming year.

Wildfire, homelessness, housing, cannabis and maintaining the County's fisc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Winter Weather Predicted to Continue through Weekend

Donner Pass - Winter Storm Warning NewsFlash

Caltrans District 3 is alerting motorists of winter driving conditions and to anticipate travel delays this Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storrm Warning until noon Sunday for the greater Lake Tahoe...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Winter Storms: Sandbags, Reporting Road Issues and Travel Tips

Donner Pass - Winter Storm Warning NewsFlash

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for the greater Lake Tahoe area from 4:00 p.m. Friday until 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The Weather Service is forecasting several feet of new snow over Donner Pass on Interstate 80 and Echo Summit...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Funding Available for Homes Damaged in 2017 Lobo and McCourtney Fires

Nevada County Housing and Community Services recently received funding to assist low income home owners who sustained damages to their homes in Nevada County due to the Wind Complex fires of 2017. These funds can be used to assist with repairs and/or repl...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Jazmin Breaux Announced as Tahoe-Truckee Program Manager

Jazmin Breaux started as the new Tahoe-Truckee Program Manager on January 28th

Jazmin brings over 10 years of experience providing direct services, program development, and program management to individuals and families experiencing a variety of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Community Leaders Gather for Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting

Thursday, February 7th, the County hosted the second Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, gathering nearly 70 community leaders from local, state and federal agencies and organizations. This meeting offered an opportunity to work across jurisdictional...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Sheriff Moon Announces Captain and Lieutenant Promotions

After a very competitive process, two Sheriff's employees have been promoted: one Captain and one Lieutenant, effective February 24th.

Mike Walsh has been promoted to Captain and will be assigned to Patrol Operations.  Mike started his law enforc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Citizens through Monday morning, February 11th

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow and cold temperatures in the foothills through Sunday.

In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots, Salvatio...

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Better Together: Homeless Initiative Nevada County News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Cannabis Conversation: Permitting Workshop

Fireside Chat Flyer

Are you planning on completing commercial cultivation activity in Nevada County as a new or existing cannabis farmer and want to learn more about building and fire regulations for this type of activity? The Nevada County Building Department and Fire Plann...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Measles is Just a Plane Ride Away

Planning to travel this year? Don't forget to protect yourself from infectious diseases, such as measles.

There are currently measles outbreaks in Israel, Moldova, Madagascar, New Zealand, Kenya, DRC, Benin, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Greece, France, Lebanon, Geor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Measles is Just a Plane Ride Away

Planning to travel this year? Don't forget to protect yourself from infectious diseases, such as measles.

There are currently measles outbreaks in Israel, Moldova, Madagascar, New Zealand, Kenya, DRC, Benin, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Greece, France, Lebanon, Geor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Impacts of Federal Shutdown

On January 25th federal policymakers reached a temporary 3-week agreement to end the government through February 15th. For the past month during the shutdown, nine out of fifteen federal departments have been closed or reduced operations. While it appears...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Harden Your Home from Wildfire: WUI Building Codes

The risk of wildfire is a great concern. After the devastation of the Camp Fire you may be wondering what you can do to protect your home and family. You know about defensible space, right? But did you know that in July 2008, California adopted the Wildla...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Nevada County Reads & Writes announces 2019 selection: “Ties That Bind”

The steering committee of Nevada County Reads & Writes has selected "Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps" by Dave Isay as the 2019 community read. "Ties That Bind" is a collection of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Sandbags for Winter Storms

Sand Bags

National Weather Service Sacramento is predicting a winter storm starting Friday, February 1st, through Monday, February 4th. Western Nevada County is predicted to get 3 to 4 inches of rain, while Donner Pass in eastern Nevada County is predicted to get 4...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Citizens, Saturday-Monday and Tuesday

Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

There is a severe storm predicted for this weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain and snow in the foothills starting Friday through Monday and cold temperatures early next week.

In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulne...

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Better Together: Homeless Initiative Nevada County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Gray Wolf Returns to Nevada County

Gray Wolf NewsFlash

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) confirmed a gray wolf, known as OR-54 (collar number), has again visited Nevada County, this time near the former mining community of Gaston. OR-54 is the same wolf that visited Nevada County back in J...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

School Bus Safety is No Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, students are approximately 70 times more likely to get to school safely by bus than by car.  In California, approximately 32,000 school bus drivers transport more than one million s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

SAEL Students Learn about Wastewater

On January 18th, a group of aspiring young minds from the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) visited the Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant in Penn Valley, California. The Nevada County Sanitation District hosted the students for a free...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Impacts of Federal Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump announced today that an agreement has been reached to temporarily end the government shutdown for three weeks, through February 15th. For the past month during the shutdown, nine out of fifteen federal departments have been closed o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

2018 Employee Service Awards

Each year Nevada County honors employees for their five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five or thirty years of service to the County. At Tuesday's January 22nd Board of Supervisors meeting, Human Resources Director Steve Rose presented ninety two employee ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance

The Nevada County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is offering free income tax preparation assistance and e-filing simple returns.  This is the seventh year of providing this free service, which starts Monday February 4th.   &...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Supervisors take next steps towards Brunswick Commons project

Hospitality House, Nevada County, and the Regional Housing Authority are working together to expand affordable housing and supportive wrap-around services in a day services center with the Brunswick Commons Resource Center project. The Nevada County Board...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Poetry Slam to Celebrate Living Tobacco-Free

Nevada County Public Health's Tobacco Use Prevention Program is supporting the youth of our community to take a stand against tobacco and be tobacco-free. At Public Health, we recognize that this generation of young people is savvy, they are not targets, ...

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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

February CalFresh Benefits will be Issued Early due to Federal Government Shutdown

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced on January 14th that CalFresh nutrition assistance benefits for the month of February will be issued early to most client's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) accounts.  These benefits...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

How the Partial Federal Government Shutdown Effects Nevada County

The United States Federal Government is in the midst of a partial government shutdown. A government shutdown happens when Congress does not pass funding bills or the president fails to sign them before the previous appropriations run out. Congress has alr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Visit the Building Department Satellite Outpost

Are you tired of waiting in a line when obtaining building permits, submitting construction plans, or completing other related Building Department service requests? The Nevada County Building Department has a satellite outpost at the Nevada County Contrac...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

See an Abandoned Vehicle? Report it to Code Compliance

Did you know the County has an Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) program? The purpose of this program is to remove abandoned vehicles from public right of ways. This program is for vehicles that have been abandoned in the same location for more than 72 ho...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Wildfire Insurance Resources

Have you or someone you known recently lost your wildfire insurance? Many members of the community are being notified that their premiums are on the rise, or that their policies are no longer being underwritten. The California Department of Insurance has ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Draft Cannabis EIR Released

CannabisConversation NewsFlash

The draft cannabis Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released Friday, January 11th, following the timeline needed to have the County’s permanent cannabis ordinance in place by the start of this year’s cannabis grow season.

After rec...

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Cannabis Conversation website Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

CPUC Greenlights Bright Fiber Broadband Project

Broadband NewsFlash

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve the purchase of Bright Fiber Network, Inc. by Race Telecommunications, Inc., giving the green light to a $26.8 million dollar fiber-to-the-home build, servicing 1,941 households in western Nevada...

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Race Communications website Nevada County News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Penn Valley Area Plan Second Community Workshop, January 23rd

Do you live or work in the Penn Valley Area? Mark your calendar for the second Community Workshop for the Penn Valley Area Plan on Wednesday, January 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ready Springs Elementary School in Penn Valley. We are continuin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Cannabis Regulations Update

Are you looking for property in Nevada County to purchase in mind of cultivating cannabis, are already a cannabis farmer, are a neighbor to a cannabis cultivation site, or just wondering about the status of cannabis regulations in Nevada County? Ensure yo...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Nevada County’s 2019 Homeless PIT Count Set for January 24th

The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, a collaborative group of agencies and nonprofit organizations from Placer and Nevada counties, has announced that Nevada and Placer County's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Recently Elected Officials to be Sworn In on Monday, January 7th

With the coming of the New Year, recently elected Nevada County officials will be starting new terms. Nevada County elected officials are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms.District 3 and District 4 Supervisors, Assessor, Auditor-Con...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

CalTrans Alerts Motorists of Possible Hazardous Weather Conditions Over the Holidays

Donner Pass - Winter Storm Warning NewsFlash

Caltrans District 3 is alerting motorists of incoming weather systems in Northern California, which will impact holiday travel through Tuesday, December 25th.

Expected Weather Systems

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued alerts for two weather syst...

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CalTrans District 3 Press Release and Website Nevada County News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

County Applies for Additional $5 Million in Fire Prevention Funding

This week, the Nevada County submitted six grants to CAL FIRE's Fire Prevention Grants Program. This program provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

County Partners to Bring Housing Development to Grass Valley

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On December 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to select Foothill House of Hospitality (Hospitality House) as the Identified Development Partner for round one of the No Place Like Home (NLPH) funding and development application...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Recycle your Christmas Tree for Free

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

Trees can be disposed of in two easy ways: 

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

CalTrans Advises that Weekend Storms will Impact Highway Travel in Mountains

Caltrans District 3 is alerting motorists to incoming weather systems in Northern California, which will bring rain and snow Friday through Monday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Storm Warning for two weather systems expected to arrive Fri...

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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

County Gathers Community Leaders for Wildfire Stakeholder Meeting

Last Friday, December 7th, the County hosted a Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, gathering nearly 50 community leaders from 30 different organizations and agencies at the Grass Valley Veterans' Hall for two hours to discuss how allied agencies can ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Supervisor Hank Weston and Sheriff Keith Royal Recognized for Years in Public Service

At Tuesday's December 11th Board of Supervisors Meeting, the Board recognized District 4 Supervisor Hank Weston and Sheriff Keith Royal for their many years of public service before their retirement in January.

District 4 Supervisor Hank Weston was recogni...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Thank You to County Staff and Volunteers who Provided Assistance to Butte County

Over the past month, almost 50 County employees served as Disaster Service Workers and over 60 volunteers from our Sheriff's Search & Rescue assisted in Butte County for the Camp Fire. County staff and volunteers witnessed the complete devastation fro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2018: It’s Not Too Late!

It’s that time of year again — flu season. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.There are many reasons to get a flu va...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Cannabis Conversation: Increase in Temporary Local Authorization Permits

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In response to recent changes in State law, The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on October 23rd authorizing the Community Development Agency (CDA) to establish a pre-application conditional process for temporary local authorization regarding cann...

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Cannabis Conversation Website Nevada County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Better Together: Winter Warming Shelter Opened for Unsheltered Homeless

With temperatures dipping below freezing last weekend, the Emergency Cold Weather shelter opened for three nights. Sierra Roots volunteers and City of Nevada City staff swung into action to clear the way for facilities to open on Saturday, December 1st. &...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

CAL FIRE Announces End of Fire Season, December 10th

CAL FIRE’s NEU Unit has announced transition out of fire season effective Monday, December 10th in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties due to the recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires.

Pr...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Sheriff and Public Defender Offices Partner on Clothing Drive

Cold, wet weather has arrived here in Nevada County. People leaving the custody of the jail frequently face the prospect of release without appropriate clothing to deal with the elements. This year, the Sheriff's Office and the Public Defender's Office ar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall: What's Next?

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On December 5, 2018, Nevada County hosted a Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall moderated by YubaNet and aired live on NCTV - Nevada County Television and KVMR 89.5FM & 105.1FM. Representatives from CAL FIRE, Nevada County Sheriff's Office,...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

New and Exciting Programs at the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library will be hosting many exciting children’s and adult programs over the next couple of weeks.

Winter Reading Challenge 

December 3rd - March 2nd

The Truckee Library’s annual Winter Reading Challenge will begin on Monday, December 3,...

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Nevada County Library Event Calendar Nevada County News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Sandbags for Winter Storms

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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.

Sandbag Locations

  • Next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and...
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Posted on: November 30, 2018

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

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services has distributed their annual “Christmas Giving Tree” at different locations throughout Nevada County. Every December, Nevada County Child Welfare Services works with community service providers and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Cold Weather Shelter Opening this Weekend through Monday

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The National Weather Service is predicting cold winter weather in the foothills this weekend with lows dipping below 30 degrees.

Cold Weather Shelter: December 1st - 3rd

In an effort to collaborate for one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nev...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Snow Storm and Flash Flood Warnings Issued for Northern California

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District 3 is alerting motorists to prepare for snowy driving conditions in theSierra Nevada region and watch for flash floods in areas impacted by the Camp
Fire Wednesday through Friday.
The National
Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Holi...

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More Information Nevada County News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food Safety Alert

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of you will likely already have seen mention of this in the media, but as theThanksgiving holiday approaches, the Public Health Department wants to help
ensure that our residents are aware of a food safety alert from the Centers forDisease Cont...

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More Information Nevada County News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Employee Highlight: Kathlee Martin of the Truckee Teen Clinic

Did you know Public Health’s regional Truckee Teen Clinic is
recognized as a model for Teen Clinic’s throughout the State? The Clinicexceeds State expectations by almost double and has ranked as a top Teen Clinic
by national perfor...

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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

The Adult and Family Services Commission Seeks Community Input for 2020/21 Community Action Plan

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The
Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission will convene two CommunityForums (December 6th in Truckee at the Joseph Government Center upstairs in the Truckee Donner Room from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and December 7th in Nevada City at the Nevada ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall

Nevada County Prepared

While the most destructive fire in California was only recently 100% contained  and our community bears witness to the unimaginable devastation experienced in Paradise, fire prevention and preparedness are at the top of everyone’s mind....

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Public Health Drive-thru Flu Clinic a Huge Success

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In October, over 750 Nevada County residents took advantage of Public Health’s Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Grass Valley and Flu Shot Drive in Truckee.

Flu season is not over yet!

The California Department of Public Health reports that since Sep...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Nevada County Fees Waived for Records Lost in Recent California Fires

On November 8th, Acting Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Butte County due to the effects of the Camp Fire, and on November 9th, Acting Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties du...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Nevada County Contracts with Community Partners for Sheltering During Extreme Winter Weather

In an ongoing effort to implement the County Homeless Plan, the Board of Supervisors approved two new partnerships with Sierra Roots and the Salvation Army during Tuesday’s Board meeting. These contracts will fully support 20 nights each for she...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Steve Rose Appointed as Human Resources Director

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Steve Rose has been appointed as Nevada County's Human Resources Director, starting earlier this week on November 13th. Mr. Rose brings over 25 years of experience in human resources in the United States Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, and the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Poster and Bookmark Contest to Kick Tobacco to the Curb!

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Nevada County Tobacco Prevention is calling all youth to use your creativity to kick tobacco to the curb. Did you know that even with the strides that have been made in reducing tobacco use, tobacco use continues to be the #1 leading cause of preventable ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

November 6th General Election Results

Nov 6 Election NewsFlash

November 6th General Election Results

Initial election results for the November 6th General Election have been posted on Elections Results web page, and the next tally is expected to be available on Tuesday, November 13th. Nevada County's Elections departm...

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Nov. 6th General Election Results Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Bridgeport Historic Bridge Construction to Begin Soon

Since 2011 the Historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge has been closed for foot traffic to the public.  Tens of thousands of visitors to the South Yuba River State Park over these years have missed the opportunity to walk across the longest single spa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Honoring our Veterans: Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day presents a time of reflection for many Veterans. It also presents an opportunity for communities to pull together and celebrate the Veterans in their community. Each year Veterans Day weekends are filled with many opportunities for Veterans t...

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Nevada County Veterans Service Office Nevada County News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Supporting Residents Affected by Camp Fire in Butte County

The Camp Fire in Butte County quickly grew from 1,000 acres Thursday morning, November 8th, to over 70,000 acres as of Friday morning, November 9th. The town of Paradise has been largely devastated by the Camp Fire within a 24 hour period.

Providing Mutual...

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Butte County Camp Fire Information Nevada County News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

November 6th Election: 4-Day Vote Centers Open Tomorrow, November 3rd

Nov 6 Election NewsFlash

The November 6th General Election is only 4 days away! Starting Saturday, November 3rd, the 4-Day Vote Centers open through Election Day.

Nevada County is under a new model this election season called the Voter’s Choice Act, providing greater fle...

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Registrar of Voters website Nevada County News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Grant Progam Now Open

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. The Fish and Wildlife Commission has made a total of $5,000 available to the public. The grant program is supported through the Nevada County Fish and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Nevada County and USDA Rural Development Co-host Workshop

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On October 30th, more than 100 nonprofit leaders, elected officials, public agency staff, realtors, lenders, mortgage brokers, and potential homebuyers gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley for a Nonprofit and Housing Resources worksh...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Cannabis Conversation: Temporary Local Authorization Permit

CannabisConversation NewsFlash

In response to recent changes in State law, The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on October 23, 2018 authorizing the Community Development Agency to establish a pre-application conditional process for temporary local authorization regarding cannab...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Local Road Safety Plan Workshop, October 31st

In 2017, over 50% of fatalities occurred on rural roads, but just 19% of Americans live in rural areas.  Roads in rural areas may have design elements that increase the risk of fatalities or serious injuries, such as high speed limits, narrow lan...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Nevada County Community Library Pine Grove Cemetery Tour

The Doris Library for Historical Research will conduct a tour of the Pine Grove cemetery on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This special Halloween program will begin at the historic Pinegrove cemetery, located on Red Dog Road in Nevada...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Trick-or-Treat at the County!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Mali Dyck Appointed as Assistant County CEO

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Mali Dyck has been appointed as Nevada County’s Assistant County Executive Officer (CEO).

Mali has been with Nevada County for over six years, most recently serving as Interim Human Resources Director as well as Interim Deputy County Executive Of...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

County Employee, Michael Coughlan, Shares Family Connection with North Columbia Schoolhouse

Coughlan Family and North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center plaque unveiling

A few weeks ago, the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission hosted an unveiling ceremony for a new plaque installed at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. Michael Coughlan, a 4th generation Nevada County resident and a Roads Maintenance...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Community Comes Together for Local Homeless Camp Cleanups

County Health and Human Services Agency staff and nonprofit partners helped to coordinate two community homeless camp cleanups in the month of October. 

North San Juan Camp Cleanup

The first one was in North San Juan on October 6th.  The e...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Participate: Penn Valley Area Plan Community Workshop, November 1st

Join Nevada County's Planning Department and the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Penn Valley Area Plan Update Kick-Off Workshop.  The public workshop initiating the Penn Valley Area Plan Update will be on Thursday evening, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Public Works Partners with Fire Safe Council to Reduce Fuel Hazards Along County Roads

In order to increase the effectiveness of vegetation management alongside County roads, the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is partnering with Nevada County Public Works to remove hazardous roadside vegetation from over 50 miles of County roads. The Fi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Free Rx Medication Take-Back Day in Nevada County, October 27th

Medication - Rx Take Back NewsFlash

Most of us have a leftover bottle of prescription medication in our medicine cabinet that we no longer need or is expired. But few of us know what to properly do with prescription drugs once we no longer need them (here's a hint: don't flush them or throw...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

November 6th Election: 11-Day Vote Centers Open Tomorrow, October 27th

Nov 6 Election NewsFlash

The November 6th General Election is fast approaching! Starting Saturday, October 27th, the 11-Day Vote Centers open through Election Day.

Nevada County is under a new model this election season called the Voter’s Choice Act, providing greater fl...

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Registrar of Voters website Nevada County News

News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Be Prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 7, 2019

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Food Safety Related to Power Outages

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

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

PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff

Map of September 25 Public Safety Power Shutoff Impact Area

FROM PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 22, 2019

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

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

Building high pressure will result in gusty ...

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Weather Updates from NWS Sacramento Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Red Flag Warning is Cancelled for Strong Winds and Low Humidity

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 11, 2019

US National Weather Service Reno Nevada Issued Fire Weather Watch

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

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

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

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

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

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

The National Weather Servi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

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

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

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

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 24, 2019

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

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

Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2019

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

"Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

Burn Permits Suspended

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

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

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

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

AUBURN–&a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

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

READY, SET, GO! for Families

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

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

A Code Red emergency aler...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

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

READY, SET, GO! for Families

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Final Volunteer Training for Green Waste Program May 23rd

Poster for Green Waste Volunteer Training May 23rd

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

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Program Continues Weekends in May

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Volunteer Training for FREE Green Waste Program May 9th

Volunteer Training May 9th

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2019

May 5th: Free Green Waste Disposal @ Fairgrounds ONLY

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Children's Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival

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May 4th, from 12 P.M.-4:00 P.M. the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and Gold Country Kiwanis are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival. All families are welcome t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

News Flash

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

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Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Monthly Wildfire Preparedness Speaker Series

Are you curious about how to better prepare for wildfire in Nevada County? Attend the monthly Wildfire Preparedness Speaker Series workshops in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn more. These works...

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Posted on: February 23, 2019

Free Wildfire Film Screening and Discussion Panel March 6th

Wilder than Wild News Flash

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Nevada County Resource Conservation District and Nevada County Office of Emergency Services are partnering for a free public screening of Fire and Forest Health: Your Tahoe National Forest alongside the timely Wilder than Wild: F...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Funding Available for Homes Damaged in 2017 Lobo and McCourtney Fires

Nevada County Housing and Community Services recently received funding to assist low income home owners who sustained damages to their homes in Nevada County due to the Wind Complex fires of 2017. These funds can be used to assist with repairs and/or repl...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Community Leaders Gather for Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting

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Thursday, February 7th, the County hosted the second Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, gathering nearly 70 community leaders from local, state and federal agencies and organizations. This meeting offered an opportunity to work across jurisdictional...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Sheriff's Jail Media Report

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Additional Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Their Widows/Widowers

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Benefit Assistance for Veterans Exposed to Water Contaminants

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

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

The CTFW progra...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Many injuries sustained during combat can qualify veterans for disability benefits under the law, especially when it comes to employment. In some cases, however, a veteran's disability is not severe enough to qualify for a 100 percent rating under the Vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Gulf and Middle East War Burn Pits Could be this Generation’s Agent Orange

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that hundreds of
thousands of veterans who served in the Gulf War in the 1990s and most recentlyin the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of
airborne chemicals and toxic subs...

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Veterans Services