News Flash

Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

Community Resiliency Grants NewsFlash

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special districts. 

The ...

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

Community Resiliency Grants NewsFlash

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

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: July 13, 2021

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

NevCo Relief Fund

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

The Nevada Co...

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: June 4, 2021

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

Relief Fund

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

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

NevCo Relief Fund

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

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 5, 2021

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

Built for Zero logo

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

 

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

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: March 15, 2021

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

HH Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

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

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

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

HH Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

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

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

Better Together

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

Read The Union's article Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

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

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Additional Info... Building Department

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

GTG Equity

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

County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

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

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Cannabis Conversation

News Flash

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

Hirschdale area with Truckee River

For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Community Development News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Nevada County Releases 2020 Agricultural Crop Report

2020 AG Crop Report - tomatoes, okra with an "I'm hot" sign, and oyster mushrooms.

This week the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner presented the 2020 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 here in Nev...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Supervisors Approve Affordable Housing Master Plan Project To Create a Unique Regional Approach

Affordable Housing Master Plans Coming Soon with graphic of small icon cottage house.

On October 12, Nevada County Supervisors unanimously approved a new Affordable Housing Master Plan Project.  This project will help create affordable housing critical to the region by providing housing master plans that can be used for either acc...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

Code Abatement Video IG

Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

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

  • Establish a ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

This week, October 3rd through the 9th, 2021, people across California are joining together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and environment.  These professionals work tirelessl...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

California Department of Cannabis Control Tours Nevada County

Good to Grow, Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, group shot with members of cannabis organizations.

On Friday, September 22, various members of the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and the Cannabis Compliance Division Program Manager, Jeff Merriman accompanied the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)  on a cannabis-specific tour of local busines...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Cannabis Compliance Division Welcomes Community Questions and Concerns

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Cannabis Compliance Division works in partnership with the community to permit and maintain a safe, legal, environmentally responsible, and thriving cannabis industry. This division is the lead agency for local cannabis cultivation permitting and enforcem...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

River Fire Recovery Resources

River Fire Recovery

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

Go to the River Fire Recovery website Community Development News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Environmental Health Department Finishes Phase I for the River Fire

Staff member on site of burnt property for hazardous debris clean up, Phase I of River Fire.

The Nevada County Environmental Health Department and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have spent the last couple of weeks working tirelessly to remove hazardous waste from the 94 properties affected by the River Fire within Nevada County...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

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

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Receives New Floor

A before and after shot of the new maple hardwood floor at the Grass Valley Vet's Hall.

The Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley received a long-overdue renovation of its maple flooring. The facility was renovated in 2008 to bring in modern comforts while preserving the space's historic character.

Sandy “Jake” Jacobson, former Director ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Return to Normal Service Hours

Nevada County Connects and Now Return to Normal Hours with the full fleet of buses lined up.

Please be advised that effective Monday, August 16th, 2021 Nevada County Connects fixed-route bus service and Nevada County Now ADA and Senior On-Demand Paratransit services will resume normal operating hours for weekday service. 

Normal Monday &a...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Panos Kokkas Appointed to Nevada County's Department of Public Works Director

Head shot of Panos Kokkas with Glasses

We are pleased to announce that our new Public Works Director, Panos Kokkas, will be starting on August 16, 2021.  Please help us welcome him to Nevada County!

Panos Kokkas has over 36 years of extensive technical and management experience in the ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

CDA Plans to Strengthen Partnerships

CDA Strengthen Partnerships - NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

CDA Fee Change - Effective July 1, 2021

CDA Fee Change

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

As-built Survey - Share your Experience

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

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

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

Trisha Tillotson Photo_NewsFlash

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

Adopt-A-Road Volunteer Day - CDA Volunteers

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

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

IG Cannabis Licensing Types (1)

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

Waste Water Pics (6)

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Workshop to Discuss Transit Services in Nevada County

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

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

CDA Now Open for Limited In-Person Appointments

IG CDA Open

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

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

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

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

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

EGRESS_INGRESS FIRE SAFETY PROJECT - PW - NewsFlash (1)

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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

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Community Development News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

Off Grid Solar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

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

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

New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

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

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Community Development News

News Flash

Posted on: November 12, 2021

Public Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for School-aged Children

Free Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Nov 16 at the Grass valley Veterans Building

The Nevada County Public Health department is hosting a free vaccination clinic for school age children on Tuesday, November 16th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley. “We’re offering an opportunity t...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

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

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

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

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

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

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

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (5)

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

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

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

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

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

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

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

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

PH COVID Vaccine News Flash - eligibility expands April 1

How to get an appointment when you are eligible

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

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

Gail Gaffney, Sierra Pines_NewsFlash

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

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

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

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

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (3)

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

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

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

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (2)

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

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Stand By List 02 23 2021

Click here for Stand-By Vaccine List

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

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

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

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (1)

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

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Safe Super Bowl and Truckee Updates

Feb 4 Super Bowl and Truckee Updates

Truckee Residents

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

Super Bowl Safety

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

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

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

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

Jan 20 New tools available

Truckee Residents

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

Sign Up for MyTurn to Learn When You Are Eligible

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Starting vaccine access for 75+

Jan 27 75 yr olds starting

 New! Starting vaccine access for 75+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Covid Vax Text Alerts2

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Nearly 300 healthcare providers vaccinated Saturday

Nevada County Vaccine Update Jan 17 SNMH Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

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

The State of California has developed ...

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: IHSS Providers Now Eligible!

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

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

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Understanding Phases and Tiers

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

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

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COVID-19 Vaccine News

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2021

Highway 174

Roadwork on Highway 174, photo courtesy of Caltrans

I’m sure many of you will be relieved to hear that Caltrans’ work on Highway 174 is nearly done. On Thursday, November 18, Caltrans issued a press release stating that they have “completed major roadway improvements with minor construction items remaining...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Redistricting Changes

Map showing proposed changes to District 1

Nevada County Board of Supervisor district boundaries must be redrawn every 10 years using U.S. Census data to make the county’s five districts as equal in population as possible. The County hired a specialist to perform this assessment and reco...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Community Resiliency Grants

Seedling growing out of a jar of coins

Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community and economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency” grants program to help respond to the negative econo...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Quarterly Report on Board Objectives

Third quarter progress report on board objectives

In October, the County Executive Office released the Third Quarter Report, which summarizes the initiatives and performance measures used to track progress toward the Board of Supervisors’ 2021 policy objectives.

Below are our 2021 objectives, followed by ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Housing

Architectural rendering of Odyssey House

There is so much happening in Nevada County on the housing front. 

The Cashin's Field development, at the intersection of Gold Flat Road and Zion Street in Nevada City, is visibly progressing. This multi-family low-income housing developm...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

President Biden’s infrastructure bill, which just recently became law, includes a total of $65 billion in funding for broadband infrastructure. According to USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who joined us on a monthly NACo ca...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Outdoor Recreation

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

At the November 16 board meeting, we voted unanimously to approve the $100,000 contract for the environmental impact report (EIR) on the proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail, which will connect Nevada City and Truckee. The trail, once completed, will b...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Fire and Disaster Response

River Fire burn scar in November 2021

In late October, an atmospheric river drenched Northern California, bringing unusually heavy rains over a short period of time. There were concerns – and even a severe weather advisory – that they would result in flooding in the River ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Public Health

Masking to reduce COVID-19 transmission

Between August 5, 2021 and today, the number of COVID deaths in Nevada County increased from 75 to 109 – a 45% increase. This is a very clear sign that the pandemic is not over and that public health measures, including masking and getting vacci...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Workforce Housing and Housing the Homeless

Built for Zero

On August 5, I joined officials from Nevada City, Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and the Affordable Housing Development Corporation to officially break ground on the Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development. Located at 170 Ridge Road ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

In late July, Governor Newsom signed SB 156, authorizing a $6 billion infrastructure investment to supply high-speed broadband internet access to unserved or underserved (i.e., slow internet connection) homes and businesses statewide by building a statewi...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

In June, I attended the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference in Maryland. One of my goals at the conference was to advocate for our federal land managers, including the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, to be provi...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Cannabis

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With the cannabis season in full swing, County staff have been extremely busy processing permits, conducting inspections, and responding to neighborhood complaints.  Cannabis staff have recently collaborated with the Sheriff’s Office and State ag...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Wildfire

River Fire Flaring Up Above Tall Trees, Photo Courtesy of Tim O'Brien

As we all knew might happen, we have seen a major uptick in fire activity in August. There have been numerous vehicle fires that extended into nearby vegetation – a great reminder to be prepared with your go bag ready. On August 2, we saw a three-acre fir...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

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

Nevada County has seen a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, the majority of which are the new Delta variant, which is twice as contagious as the original COVID strain. In fact, the week of August 2, Nevada County saw its highest weekly count of new cases f...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: July 13, 2021

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

NevCo Relief Fund

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

The Nevada Co...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local History and JEDI

Circle of Hands

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

Low Water at Scotts Flat

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year as Board Chair: An Insider Look

Board of Supervisors Meeting 12/15/2020

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Personal Responsibility and Care for Our Community Will Lead the Way

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jones Fire Hits Us Hard – Rebuilding the Independence Trail

Independence Trail

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Public Safety on our Beloved South Yuba River Corridor

49 Bridge Crossing Lifejacket station

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year of Success Addressing Homelessness & Housing

Better Together

Project Homekey

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 16, 2020

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

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

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Innovation is Key: Expanding Rural Broadband

CPUC Hearing on Broadband Jan. 2019

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

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District 1 Newsletter

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Community Resiliency Grants

Seedling growing out of a jar of coins

Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community & economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency Grants” program to help respond to the negative eco...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Looking Back at Military Appreciation Week

Supervisor Hoek presents Colonel Fox with a certificate of appreciation

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honored and celebrated military veterans, as we do every year. But this year, Nevada County also held its first ever Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 6 to14, during which participating businesses offered discounts and ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopening

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopening Ceremony

On Thursday, November 4, the Save our Bridge campaign held a grand re-opening ceremony to commemorate the completion of the $6.9 million rehabilitation of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge. The bridge is a visually striking, cherished icon that connects us to...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Historical Landmarking of Kentucky Ridge Mine Site

Kentucky Ridge Mine Historical Landmarking

The board of supervisors recently approved the historical landmark designation of the former Kentucky Ridge Mine, located here in district 4 on Lone Lobo Trail. 

The Kentucky Ridge Mine – which likely spanned over a hundred acres on the ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Living Amongst Wildlife

Mountain lion crossing backyard at night

As you may have seen on social media or in the news, there have been many recent wildlife sightings in populated areas. From mountain lions strolling through neighborhoods, to bears crossing roadways (and even getting hit by cars), we’re seeing ...

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District IV News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Safe Debris Burning

Now that CAL FIRE has declared an end to fire season and the start of Open Burning, please follow these tips for a safe burn pile:
  1. Check if it’s okay to burn before lighting your burn pile by calling (530-274-7928) or checking online.
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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Fire Season Status Update from CAL FIRE

River Fire Flaring Up Above Tall Trees, Photo Courtesy of Tim O'Brien

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Assistant Chief Jim Mathias gives us this update on the 2021 fire season:

Wetter weather may be on the way but don’t let your guard down.

Most of us have welcomed the cooler temperatures and shorter hours of intense sunlight...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Land Use and Development in Penn Valley

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

Are you interested in land use and development issues in Penn Valley? If so, please join the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PVMAC), which I chair, at our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm, with the next meeting on Thursd...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Housing for Veterans

Built for Zero

Nevada County was recently recognized by a national initiative known as Built for Zero for making tremendous progress in reducing the number of veterans experiencing homelessness. Now, the community is working to reach a goal called functional zero by Nov...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Military Appreciation Week

Military Appreciation Week banner

Nevada County has a long history of honoring its veterans for their military service and for working to improve our community - from the American Legion Post 130 dreaming up the concept of building the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley in 1927 (c...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

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

The County of Nevada has received over $5 million dollars in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help eligible homeowners pay for fire safe vegetation clearing (also known as “defensible space”) around their properties. Nevada C...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Code Compliance Officer Appreciation Week

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

The week of October 3 through 9, people across California joined together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and the environment. These professionals work tirelessly in the community to en...

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Cannabis in Nevada County

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As we enter harvest season, cannabis is more visible in our community. Did you know that cannabis permitting and enforcement in our community is administered by the Nevada County Cannabis Compliance Division? This division within Code Compliance works in ...

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

211 - Resource and Information Hub

Connecting Point 211

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

North San Juan Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

The Buzz of Activity in District 4

Busy Bees

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Tabletop Wildfire Evacuation Exercise in Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood Tabletop Evacuation Exercise in June 2021

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Wildfire Prevention

Know Your Zone

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Drought

Dead Trees as a Result of Drought

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

Lone Oak Apartments

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

River Ambassador with Bandana 2021

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

Truck Bed Liner Temperature on a Hot Day

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

RSG Handbook Cover

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

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a Foster Child

Many wrapped presents under a decorated Christmas Tree

Child Welfare Services’ (CWS) Giving Tree program will be in full swing on November 18, 2021. The program gives community members the opportunity to fulfill the holiday wishes of a local foster child. Giving Trees are in the following locations: Eric Rood...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Seal of the Public Health Accreditation Board

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

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 5, 2021

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

Built for Zero logo

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

 

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

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

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

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

SNRDCSS Backpack School Supply Drive_NewsFlash

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

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

OES - Cooling Center NewsFlash (1)

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

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

Dr. Scott Kellarmann_NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

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

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Gather Safely this Holiday Season

A family happily throws fall leaves in the air

Getting ready for the holidays? Follow these tips to protect yourself, your family, and your community as you celebrate the holiday season:

  • Get vaccinated, including a booster shot if you’re eligible
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Get tested be...
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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a Foster Child

Many wrapped presents under a decorated Christmas Tree

Child Welfare Services’ (CWS) Giving Tree program will be in full swing on November 18, 2021. The program gives community members the opportunity to fulfill the holiday wishes of a local foster child. Giving Trees are in the following locations: Eric Rood...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

Burn Pile_NewsFlash

This time of year offers a unique opportunity for residents to affordably and efficiently reduce green waste levels on their properties. CAL FIRE NEU lifted the Burn Suspension on October 25, 2021, which means residential debris burning is allowable when ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

Grass Valley Library Photo_NewsFlash

Beginning Monday November 8th, The Nevada County Community Library is extending its open hours at 3 locations.  On this date, the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley Libraries will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.  Pat...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

1/11/2022 Title III Forest Reserve Funds public hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that on January 11, 2022 at 10:30 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider approving the proposed project a...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an amendment to his August 25, 2021 order to remove limits on events while leaving masking requirements in place. The amended order will go into effect at 12:01 am on November 10, 2021...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Redistricting Workshop to Review Four Alternatives

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After receiving comments from members of the public and  Board members, four options were developed for the Boards' review.  Use our web applicatoin to view the options, toggle the options off and on by clicking on the layer in ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises over $260,000 for Wildfire Recovery

NevCo Relief River Fire Fund_NewsFlash

Partners with Connecting Point to Assist 48 Households impacted by River Fire

In the two months since the August 4th River Fire burned 2,619 acres, destroyed fifty-four homes, and damaged nine others in Nevada County, the community raised over $260,000 to ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

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

  • Establish a ...
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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

COVID Remembrance Memorial at Madelyn Helling Library

COVID Memorial 2_NewsFlash

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

South County Shaded Fuel Break

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Seal of the Public Health Accreditation Board

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

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

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

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Lets-Talk-Circle

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including training opportunities for community members (see below for details) and a virtual Suicide Prevention T...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings Indoors

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

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

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

CORRECTED Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

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

Dark blue background with a flame. Wildfire Relief and Recovery Campaign, nevcorelief.org

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Public Health Department Warns Fairgoers of COVID Risks

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

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

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

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

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

Similar dramatic increases are...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

River Fire Relief - NewsFlash

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

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

In resp...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

A small green plant sprouts out of parched and cracked soil

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

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

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

Citizens Academy NewsFlash

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

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

2021 NACo Achievement Awards

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Redistricting Public Workshop Notice

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP 

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Assessment Appeals Board Filing Period Notification

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

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

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

County Supervisors Adopt 21/22 Budget

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

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For the eighth year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) will partner with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County Farmers' Markets.  This year’s the Market Match Program will be offered at thr...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

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

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Workshop to Discuss Transit Services in Nevada County

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

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

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Every Nevada County Resident Should Be Part of the Redistricting Process

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How to Get Involved, By Steve Monaghan

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

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

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Supervisors Award $5.8 Million to Support Local Economy

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Mosquito Fish Giveaway

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Watch Ready, Set, Go! Preparedness Film

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

CDA Now Open for Limited In-Person Appointments

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

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

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Nevada County Public Art Installation Call For Artists

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

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How to get an appointment when you are eligible

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

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

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Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

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

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2021 Board Objectives

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State Revises Vaccine Eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2021

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

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

Sign Up for MyTurn to Learn When You Are Eligible

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Starting vaccine access for 75+

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 New! Starting vaccine access for 75+

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Ryan Gruver: Honoring The Legacy of Our Grandparents

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

IHSS Providers Now Eligible!

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

Understanding Phases and Tiers

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Nearly 300 healthcare providers vaccinated Saturday

Nevada County Vaccine Update Jan 17 SNMH Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Caltrans Celebrates Completion of Acceleration Lanes Project

Northbound aerial view of the completed Wolf and Combie acceleration lane project.

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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

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

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

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

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

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Officials Break Ground on Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development

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Officials from Nevada City, Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and the Affordable Housing Development Corporation ceremoniously broke ground on the Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development on August 5th. Cashin’s Field is slated for 51 un...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Heidi Carrasco

Intern Spotlight: Heidi Carrasco

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Abigail Middleton

Intern spotlight: Abigail Middleton

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

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Lucas Turner

Intern Spotlight: Lucas Turner

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Marianna York and Rhom Campbell

Intern spotlight: Marianna York and Rhom Campbell

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Cristian Nuno

Intern Spotlight: Cristian Nuno

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Watercolor Stamp Art at Bear River Library

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Bring your creativity to this fun winter program for all ages, Wednesdays in December. We will be using wooden block stamps to create small artworks, holiday cards, and gift tags.

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Monthly Mystery Food at Grass Valley Library

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On the first Wednesday of each month, pick up (during open hours) a pantry staple to create a unique meal at home. Take photos, send them to Librarian Mellisa (mellisa.hannum@co.nevada.ca.us), and explain what your food creation includes to be entered to ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2021

Lego Club at Penn Valley Library

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Join us at the Penn Valley library on Wednesday for an afternoon of building and creating with Legos!

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Winter Craft - Snowball Wreaths at Penn Valley Library

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Celebrate the start of the Winter Reading Challenge by picking up a challenge sheet and a free take-home craft at the Penn Valley Library. Wednesday we're making snowball wreaths in honor of the season. While supplies last.

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Posted on: November 13, 2021

Coloring Club at Bear River Library

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Come to the library for coloring and relaxation. Coloring pages available for all ages 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Color in our circle template and we will make you a button!

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Posted on: November 13, 2021

All Day Games at Bear River Library

Monopoly

Come to the Bear River Library to make a parachute and learn how they work. We will test out our parachute afterwards and see who wins the race!

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Just My Type (Virtual)

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WELCOME TO NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo)!!!!
Join our casual writing group on Zoom this month and celebrate NaNoWriMo while we work together on writing our own novels! Whether you're new to writing, a published author, or anywh...
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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Art Attack Art Club for Tweens & Teens at Madelyn Helling Library

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This art program is designed especially for teen and tween artists. Our Art Club will meet every Tuesday. There will be an activity demonstrated, drawing, painting, collage, etc. It's also a time for you to show off your work to the others in the group. L...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Adult "Coloring to Zen" at Truckee Library

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Sit for a while and color to calm the stress of these times, or take a coloring page with you. Coloring books, pages, and pencils provided.

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Radio Storytime on STAR 94.1 FM

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Tune in to the Youth Services team on the radio for silly songs, rhymes and Storytime. Every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. on Star 94.1 FM.

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Nerd Squad at Grass Valley Library

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It's time for a teen takeover of the downstairs area of the Grass Valley Library! Otaku Club, D&D, and Magic: The Gathering will all be available during this time. Ages 12-18, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Fridays.

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

It’s Your Lucky Day at the Nevada County Community Library

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The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce the introduction of Lucky Day books at each of its 5 circulating branches. These books are popular titles that are available for check out with no holds necessary.

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Library News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Nevada County Library Ends Overdue Fines for Good

"We're officially fine free. as of July 1st, the Library is no longer charging overdue fines.&

It’s official! The Nevada County Community Library has announced that it is no longer charging overdue fines. This is a permanent move meant to remove financial barriers that may be keeping people from enjoying the library’s full benef...

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Library News

News Flash

Posted on: November 24, 2021

Support Local by Participating in Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday

Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday happen annually after the Thanksgiving holiday, giving residents the chance to support local during the holiday season. Visit your favorite local small businesses this Small Business Saturday or plan to give to y...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Library Winter Reading Challenge Starts December 1st

Winter Reading Challenge 2021

Each year the Nevada County Community Library brings joy to children and adults alike with the Summer Learning program. This winter, the library is bringing the joy back by challenging our community to read 100,000 minutes with the Winter Reading Challeng...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Nevada County Adopts BYLT’s Hirschman Pond Trail

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Nevada County recently entered into an “Adopt-a-Trail” agreement to support the eastern portion of the well-loved local Hirschman Pond Trail in Nevada City. Hirshman Trail is minutes from the Eric Rood Center and is a source of enjoyme...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Manage Your Burn Pile Safely

Burn Pile_NewsFlash

This time of year offers a unique opportunity for residents to affordably and efficiently reduce green waste levels on their properties. CAL FIRE NEU lifted the Burn Suspension on October 25, 2021, which means residential debris burning is allowable when ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

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For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library Extends Open Hours

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Beginning Monday November 8th, The Nevada County Community Library is extending its open hours at 3 locations.  On this date, the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley Libraries will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.  Pat...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a Foster Child

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services is grateful to have the support of the community and other Nevada County departments in providing gifts to children and support to the families that we serve during the holiday season. Child Welfare Services’...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors November 16th Agenda Preview

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Nevada will hold its regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors from insi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nevada County Receives Department of Labor Platinum Award for Veterans Program

Hire Vets Platinum Award

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Nevada County a HIRE Vets Platinum Award for its Veterans Hiring and Internship Program. The award honors employers who have proven their commitment to hire, retain, and support Veterans in their organization. Neva...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special dist...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Youth Art Contest for District Attorney Interview Room Mural

Victims of crime often struggle to navigate the criminal justice system, beginning with investigative interviews. Headquartered under the Nevada County District Attorney’s office, the Victims Witness Assistance Center (VWAC) supports victims of ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Nevada County Planning Department Awarded $462,699 in REAP Grant Funding

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced that the County of Nevada, Community Development Agency-Planning Department has been approved from funding under the Regional Early Action Planning Grants Pro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Bridgeport Covered Bridge Reopens After 10 Years

After closing to foot traffic in 2011, the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge reopened on Thursday, November 4th, for the community to walk across and enjoy.State Parks celebrated the reopening with the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee, Sierra ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Kentucky Ridge Mine Site Plaque Dedicated

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The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that they held a private dedication ceremony for the Kentucky Ridge Mine Site plaque on Saturday, October 23. Even with the rain, the Commission welcomed the property owner, neighbor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

First Greater Higgins Area Plan Community Workshop a Success

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On Thursday, October 21st, Nevada County held its first community-wide workshop, kicking off the Greater Higgins Area Plan development process. Over 65 residents attended the virtual workshop and a poll of attendees identified 89% in attendance were resid...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Library Hosts Halloween Art & Poetry Walk

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On Tuesday, October 26th, The Nevada County Community Library is hosting a Halloween Art & Poetry Walk at Pine Grove Historical Cemetery from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m along with Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey. To honor the season, and this his...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Raises over $260,000 for Wildfire Recovery

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Partners with Connecting Point to Assist 48 Households impacted by River Fire

In the two months since the August 4th River Fire burned 2,619 acres, destroyed fifty-four homes, and damaged nine others in Nevada County, the community raised over $260,000 to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

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Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

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

  • Establish a ...
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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Madelyn Helling Library To Celebrate 30 Years

30th Anniversary Madelyn Helling

The Nevada County Community Library is hosting a celebration on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Madelyn Helling County Library.  The celebration will be held all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

This week, October 3rd through the 9th, 2021, people across California are joining together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and environment.  These professionals work tirelessl...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

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We have good news to share! Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. This is a cost-share program. The grant will cover 75% of the cost to complete defensible s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feetGusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

CPUC Proposes Decision to Require Communication Companies to Share More with Local Governments in Po

News from the CPUC:

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision recently that would adopt new post-disaster community engagement and reporting requirements for investor-owned utilities and facilities-based telecommunications servi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

County IGS Managers Appointed to Leadership Positions on State and National County Associations

Two of Nevada County's Information and General Services (IGS) leadership team members were appointed to state and national leadership positions in their industry.

Airport Manager Kevin Edwards was appointed to a second two-year term on th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

David West: Military Appreciation Week in Nevada County

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Nevada County has a long history of honoring its veterans and the veterans of Nevada County working to improve our different communities - whether it was the American Legion Post 130 dreaming up the concept of building a Veterans Memorial Building in Gras...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Cannabis Compliance Division Welcomes Community Questions and Concerns

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Cannabis Compliance Division works in partnership with the community to permit and maintain a safe, legal, environmentally responsible, and thriving cannabis industry. This division is the lead agency for local cannabis cultivation permitting and enforcem...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

COVID Remembrance Memorial at Madelyn Helling Library

COVID Memorial 2_NewsFlash

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

My Favorite Bird Poetry Writing Workshop at Madelyn Helling Library

Kirsten Casey Poetry Workshop Photo Poet Laureate Library Program

On Thursday, October 7th, the Nevada County Community Library will present two “My Favorite Bird Poetry Workshops” in collaboration with Nevada County Poet Laureate, Kirsten Casey.  The public is invited to bring their poetic imagination for some...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Highway 49 Improvements

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Submitted by Nevada County Transportation CommissionNevada County Transportation Commission in coordination with Caltrans District 3 has been working to develop the next phase of improvements on Highway 49 between La Barr Meadows Road and the McKnight Way...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

South County Shaded Fuel Break

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Save the Date: Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 5th

Flu Shot Clinic_NewsFlash

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 5th, 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....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Nevada County Human Resources Director Selected to Serve on CPAAC Board of Directors

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The County Personnel Administrators Association of California (CPAAC) selected Nevada County’s Human Resources Director Steve Rose to serve on their Board of Directors. Steve has been Nevada County’s Human Resources Director for three ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Nevada County Supervisors Award $815,000 to Nonprofits to Expand Senior Food Services

Gold Country Senior Services and Interfaith Food Ministry receive Community Development Block Grant funding to support

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions Tuesday awarding $465,000 to Interfaith Food Ministry and $350,000 to Gol...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Nevada County Celebrates Annual Employee Recognition Awards

Employee Recognition Awards - NewsFlash

Today, the Board of Supervisors recognized County employees for their dedication to public service during Nevada County’s annual Employee Recognition Program. Award winners were announced in seven categories, and over one hundred employees were ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall Appointed to NACo Policy Steering Committee

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Nevada County District I Supervisor Heidi Hall was appointed to sit on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Public Lands Policy Steering Committee for 2021-2022. 

Supervisor Hall was appointed to the Public Lands Policy Steering Committee b...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for residents impacted by the River Fire with opportunities in both counties to connect with FEMA, CalOES and county representatives and apply for assistance. 

FEMA's Mobile Registration Intak...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Environmental Health Department Finishes Phase I for the River Fire

Staff member on site of burnt property for hazardous debris clean up, Phase I of River Fire.

The Nevada County Environmental Health Department and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have spent the last couple of weeks working tirelessly to remove hazardous waste from the 94 properties affected by the River Fire within Nevada County...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Seal of the Public Health Accreditation Board

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

To support school administrators, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an order clarifying that State guidelines require all public, private, or charter schools in Nevada County intending to implement shortened or modified q...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

September is National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Hirschdale Community Meeting & Listening Session

Hirschdale Community Meeting - 9.23.2021

Nevada County District V Supervisor Hardy Bullock is hosting an informal community meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm to meet and listen to a diverse group of community stakeholders. Topics to be discussed will be related to public and pri...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Receives New Floor

A before and after shot of the new maple hardwood floor at the Grass Valley Vet's Hall.

The Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley received a long-overdue renovation of its maple flooring. The facility was renovated in 2008 to bring in modern comforts while preserving the space's historic character.

Sandy “Jake” Jacobson, former Director ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Curbside Pickup Continues at Nevada County Library

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The Nevada County Community Library wants to remind everyone that it continues to provide curbside and front-door pick-up service for five of its branches during their regular open hours. Patrons of the Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, and Truckee Libraries...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Registrar of Voters Officials to Address Recall Election Questions

2021 Recall Election_NewsFlash

California’s recall election process will be illuminated in a presentation on Tuesday, August 31 by Gregory Diaz, Nevada County Registrar of Voters, and Natalie Adona, Assistant Registrar. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevad...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Welcome to Jeff Goldman, Nevada County’s New Chief Probation Officer

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Jeff Goldman has been selected as Nevada County’s new Chief Probation Officer.  “I’m excited about the future of the department as we are currently in a great position with fantastic staff to continue the gr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force Meeting, September 1st

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Monthly Webinar Series (first Wednesday every other month)

Advance registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j5lXBENjRkmno1gJdknQvg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

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

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

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Heart of Gold Bike Race to Benefit Youth Mental Health

A bicyclist rides up the middle of a dusty path overlooking a ridge of pine trees.

As many as 400 bike enthusiasts, including many from the Bay Area and Southern California, are expected to compete September 25th in the first-ever Heart of Gold, a challenging gravel course race that starts in Nevada City and will help increase awareness...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

South County MAC Virtual Meeting

The Nevada County Planning Department and South County Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) are moving ahead with an update to the Higgins Corner Area Plan adopted in 2000 as the county seeks to solidify a framework for land use, development, housing, and tra...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Local Artists and Restaurants Bring Back Empty Bowl for All of September

Dozens of empty bowls, waiting to be filled.

The 15th annual Empty Bowl benefit for Hospitality House is back for all of September to raise awareness and support for individuals struggling with homelessness. Every dollar received from Empty Bowl is a donation toward Hospitality House’s emergency ope...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

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

Dark blue background with a flame. Wildfire Relief and Recovery Campaign, nevcorelief.org

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mobile Crisis Pilot in Eastern Nevada County

Nevada County and Placer County Behavioral Health have partnered with Sierra Mental Wellness Group to expand crisis services in the Truckee region. Starting on July 5, 2021, a full-time crisis worker is now based in Truckee to respond to individuals exper...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Air Quality Health Advisory for Smoke and Ozone

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (District) and the Public Health Departments of Nevada, Plumas, and Sierra Counties are extending a joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to the prolonged and widespread smoke from numerous wildfires, pr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

River Fire Relief - NewsFlash

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

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

In resp...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

CalDART Network Volunteers Needed at the Nevada County Airport

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

COVID-19 NewsFlash (4)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Supervisors Launch $2 Million Community Resiliency Grants Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

VA Adds Presumptive Health Conditions Due to Exposure for Two Generations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

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

Citizens Academy NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

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

2021 NACo Achievement Awards

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

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

Built for Zero

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

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

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

The Nevada Co...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Child Support Awareness Month

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

OES - Cooling Center NewsFlash (1)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Explores Japan

Summer Learning

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

OES Art Walk_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open+ Access

Penn Valley Library offers extended hours with Open Access_NewsFlash

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (2)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (5)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Library Summer Learning Program Continues with Week 3: China

Summer Learning

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

South County Area Municipal Advisory Council

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Alison Lehman: Coming Back Stronger After COVID

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

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

Challenge Coin

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

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

Phebe Bell

 By Phebe Bell, Behavioral Health Director

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Color Your World with the Library’s Summer Learning Program

Summer Learning 2021

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Summer Meals Available at Nevada County Community Libraries

Library Staff Mellisa Hanum

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

The program, which began a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Supervisor Heidi Hall: Save Nevada County From the Digital Divide

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

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

Relief Fund

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

District III Supervisor Dan Miller: Memorial Day

Dan Miller

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Reaching our Diverse River Community Better: Bilingual River Signage

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Nevada County Down Payment Assistance

Housing

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program Begins June 1st

Cal Fresh

For the eighth year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) will partner with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County Farmers' Markets.  This year’s the Market Match Program wil...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Know the Signs Suicide Prevention Training

Know the Signs

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Every Nevada County Resident Should Be Part of the Redistricting Process

Steve Monaghan

How to Get Involved, By Steve Monaghan

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

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

Great Plates Food Service Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Nevada County Receives Early Psychosis Grant

Mental Health

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

Waste Water Pics (6)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Supervisors Award $5.8 Million to Support Local Economy

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

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

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Happy Earth Day from Waste Management

WM Earth Day

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Library Programs Highlight Earth Day in April

Earth Day at the Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

The Nevada County Community Library Celebrates Poetry Month

Poetry Month

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

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

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Nevada County Begins Redistricting Process

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Keri Klein: Public Defense Week

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Nevada County Receives TEXTIO Leadership Award

TEXTIO

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

Gail Gaffney, Sierra Pines_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

Blueprint Purple Tier_ NewsFlash

Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Nisenan Cultural Programs

Nevada County Reads and Writes

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

_PH COVID Vax NewsFlash (3)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

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

HH Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

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

Historical Landmarks Commission

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Input Needed from Military Members and Veterans for Veterans Services Survey

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Tips & Tricks for Safe Burn Piles to Reduce Fire Risk

Safe Burn Pile

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

EGRESS_INGRESS FIRE SAFETY PROJECT - PW - NewsFlash (1)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

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

The Round House

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

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

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2021 Board Objectives

Board Objectives (1)

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

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

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County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

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

Nevada County Reads and Writes

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

CalOES Begins Jones Fire Debris Removal Six Months Since Fire Began

Jones Fire Collaboration

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Dr. Scott Kellermann: A Cause for Joy

Dr. Scott Kellarmann

In challenging times, may kindness and cooperation prevail!

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

TTUSD Staff Vaccine_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Ryan Gruver: Honoring The Legacy of Our Grandparents

Ryan Gruver_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

Off Grid Solar

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

Nevada County Relief Fund

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Child Welfare Services Christmas Appreciation

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Message from Chair Heidi Hall for Q4

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

PH COVID NewsFlash (10)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

Testing Site Colfax_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

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

Weather Warning

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

PH COVID NewsFlash (9)

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

Dr. Scott Kellarmann_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

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

Winter Storm Watch Graphic

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Arriving in Nevada County_NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Writing Workshops with Local Authors

Nevada County Reads and Writes

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Holiday Tips from OES

Happy Holidays from OES

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

Christmas T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

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

Prescribed Burn Location

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

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Nevada County News

News Flash

Posted on: October 28, 2021

CAL FIRE Lifts Burn Suspension in Nevada, Yuba, & Placer Counties

Residential Debris Burn

CAL FIRE in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties has lifted the burn suspension. Cooler temperatures and winter weather mean open burning is a tool residents in unincorporated Nevada County may use to get rid of green waste. To increase the likelihood that y...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

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Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feetGusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

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We have good news to share! Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. This is a cost-share program. The grant will cover 75% of the cost to complete defensible s...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Highway 49 Improvements

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Submitted by Nevada County Transportation CommissionNevada County Transportation Commission in coordination with Caltrans District 3 has been working to develop the next phase of improvements on Highway 49 between La Barr Meadows Road and the McKnight Way...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

South County Shaded Fuel Break

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 3, 2021

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for residents impacted by the River Fire with opportunities in both counties to connect with FEMA, CalOES and county representatives and apply for assistance. 

FEMA's Mobile Registration Intak...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2021

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

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

Western Nevada County Pickup Locations:

Please note hours of operation vary.

Grass Valley Chambers of C...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Red Flag Warning Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Due to Breezy Winds and Low Humidity

Red Flag Warning 8.17.2021

Locally breezy south to southwest winds expected Tuesday afternoon, especially along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Then winds will shift to the north to northeast and increase Tuesday evening across much of the Sacramento Valley, surrounding te...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Nevada County Evacuations Lifted for River Fire

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All evacuations for the River Fire have been lifted in Nevada County and are reflected in evacuation maps for Nevada County at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Zonehaven. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office kept local roadblocks and evacuation orders in ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 13, 2021

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 9, 2021

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

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

The c...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 9, 2021

River Fire Recovery Resources

River Fire Recovery

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

Go to the River Fire Recovery website Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Re-entry Passes Available for Residents Impacted by River Fire

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

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

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

In resp...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Red Flag Warning for Gusty Wind and Very Low Humidity this Afternoon through Thursday Evening

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Published by National Weather Service 11:07 am PDT on August 4, 2021Gusty wind, very low humidity, and extremely dry fuels combine to bring critical fire weather conditions over the Northern and Central Sacramento Valley and Coastal Range mountains this a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Be Ready to “Go” During the Height of Fire Season

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Wildfire season is here. Are you prepared to leave at a moment’s notice? Do you have ample emergency supplies on hand to withstand a prolonged planned power outage due to heightened fire risk? Now is the time to review ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 22, 2021

County of Nevada Launches Tool to Track Treatment of Evacuation Routes

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 1, 2021

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

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

Not every incident will require the u...

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

The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 20, 2021

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 13, 2021

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Free Residential Green Waste Events

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 29, 2021

You're Invited! Join the Conversation May 5

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

The Pl...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 29, 2021

BURN PERMITS REQUIRED MAY 1st, 2021

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Watch Ready, Set, Go! Preparedness Film

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Teen Community Emergency Response Team Bolstered by Homeland Security Grant Purchase

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 13, 2021

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 2, 2021

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Develop Defensible with Backyard Burning

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Build Defensible Space with Residential Debris Burning

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

What is defensible...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 17, 2021

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

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

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

 Town of Washington-March 17, ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Couple Develops Defensible Space Along Evacuation Route

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 24, 2021

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

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 31, 2020

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 23, 2020

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 6, 2020

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

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event

12.7.2020 PSPS

Submitted by PG&E:

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

Approximately 130,000 custom...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Tips & Tricks for Safe Pile Burning to Reduce Fire Risk

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

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 1, 2020

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

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For immediate Release: December 1, 2020

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: 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: 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

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Apply For Or Manage Your Benefits Online At BenefitsCal.Com

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BenefitsCal.com is a new simple way to apply for, view, and renew benefits for health coverage, food and cash assistance. 

BenefitsCal is the first statewide self-service site for managing benefits - it is replacing the C4Yourself website and mobi...

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Visit BenefitsCal.com today to apply! Public Assistance
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Call The Medi-Nurse Line For Help With COVID Questions

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California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse, day or night, to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area. 

If you don’t have health care coverage, or you have Medi-Cal but don’t...

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Additional Info... Public Assistance

News Flash

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Gather Safely this Holiday Season

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Getting ready for the holidays? Follow these tips to protect yourself, your family, and your community as you celebrate the holiday season:
- Get vaccinated, including a booster shot if you’re eligible
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Get tes...
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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County Public Health Officer Removes Limits on Events, Leaves Masking Requirements in Place

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an amendment to his August 25, 2021 order to remove limits on events while leaving masking requirements in place. The amended order will go into effect at 12:01 am on November 10, 2021...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared the final hurdle for Emergency Use Authorization. With recommendations from the FDA, the CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, health officials expect the vaccine to b...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 28, 2021

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 7, 2021

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

New Health Order Reemphasizes School Implementation of Testing & Contact Tracing Programs

To support school administrators, Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has issued an order clarifying that State guidelines require all public, private, or charter schools in Nevada County intending to implement shortened or modified q...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 25, 2021

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

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

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

In additio...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Public Health Department Warns Fairgoers of COVID Risks

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Joint Statement on the 2021 Nevada County Fair

The annual Nevada County Fair is the signature event of the year, bringing together a cross-section of our community to celebrate the end of summer. While the Fair will go on this year, we recognize that our community is currently experiencing a dangerous...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: August 9, 2021

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

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

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

Similar dramatic increases are...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 25, 2021

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash (1)

Vaccine Appointments are Easily Accessible

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12+

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 29, 2021

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

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 14, 2021

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

COVID-19 NewsFlash

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 7, 2021

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Nevada County Risks Moving Backwards into the Purple Tier Next Week

4.6.21 Tier Data _ NewsFlash

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 1, 2021

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

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands + clinic tomorrow!

PH COVID Vaccine News Flash - eligibility expands April 1

How to get an appointment when you are eligible

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

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 17, 2021

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

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Eligibility expands March 15

Nevada County Vaccine Update March 12: Eligibility expands March 15

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

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Nevada County remains in Purple Tier

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 14, 2021

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

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

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 12, 2021

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

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

Covid Vax Text Alerts2

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

Dr. Scott Kellarmann_NewsFlash

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Arriving in Nevada County_NewsFlash

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 9, 2020

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 8, 2020

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

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

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

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

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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

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

Nevada County...

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Public Health - Coronavirus

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Transit Services
Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

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

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

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Transit Services
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Return to Normal Service Hours

Nevada County Connects and Now Return to Normal Hours with the full fleet of buses lined up.

Please be advised that effective Monday, August 16th, 2021 Nevada County Connects fixed-route bus service and Nevada County Now ADA and Senior On-Demand Paratransit services will resume normal operating hours for weekday service. 

Normal Monday &a...

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Transit Services
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Workshop to Discuss Transit Services in Nevada County

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

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

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Nevada County Public Art Installation Call For Artists

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

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 4, 2021

2021 Discount Card Renewal

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

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Debit and Credit Cards Now Accepted!

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

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Transit Services

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2019

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

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

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

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

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Benefit Assistance for Veterans Exposed to Water Contaminants

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

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

The CTFW progra...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

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

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

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

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

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Veterans Services