News Flash

Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

09 Summer Lunch Library

For the third year in a row, children ages 18 and under can get a free, healthy lunch five days a week at the Grass Valley Library. Starting Monday, June 8, a bag lunch will be offered for pick-up from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the shady backyard of the libr...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Sets Goal to Raise $500,000 by 4th of July

The Nevada County Relief Fund has set its sights on raising $500,000 by the 4th of July. Having received over $1,175,000 in funding requests from local nonprofits and small businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19, and disbursing $210,000 in grants last we...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Offers Summer Learning Online

Although many events have been canceled or postponed these past few months, the Nevada County Community Library Programming Team has put together a dynamic online Summer Learning Program.  According to Jill Davidson, Youth Services Librarian, the...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

20.21 Budget Hearings - Martin Polt.Heidi Hall.Barry Anderson.Georgette Aronow

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

Nevada City, CA – On June 2, 2020, the County of Nevada conducted budget hearings for the fiscal year (FY) 20/21 County Budget. Nevada County’s long-standing Board of Supervisors...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County, who are providing a life line to our neighbors ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller Op-Ed

Nevada County is now in the extended Phase 2 of reopening our economy, which allows some businesses to open if stringent restrictions are met. Until the State initiates Phase 3, other businesses must remain closed for now.

It has been a dark time for our r...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Handbooks Mailed to County Residents

2020 RNC Cover Graphic

The 2020 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook will arrive in mailboxes across Nevada County this week. Created by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services in collaboration with partner agencies, the guide serves as a tool for wildfire safety and emergency prepa...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dr. Ken Cutler, Nevada County Public Health Officer, Announces His Planned Retirement Beginning July

Nevada City, CA - Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, is announcing his planned retirement beginning in July. While Dr. Cutler has been anticipating his retirement in the Spring for about six months, he has stayed with Nevada ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Clerk-Recorder’s Office Will Open Counter Service for Marriages to Couples Who Make an Appointment

Due to COVID-19, effective June 1, 2020, marriage licenses, ceremonies and marriage deputization will be issued by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

Step 1

Print the Name Equality Act of 2007 form (PDF). Please sign and date the form. This must ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Rachel Roos Announced as Nevada County Social Services Director

Nevada County is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Roos as Nevada County’s Social Services Director, effective June 16th, 2020. Since 2011 Rachel has served as Executive Director of Victor Community Support Services, a community-base...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Nick Wilczek Announced as Nevada County Librarian

After a strong candidate recruitment, Nevada County Executive Officer Alison Lehman has appointed Nick Wilczek as the Nevada County Librarian effective June 22, 2020. Mr. Wilczek has spent the past two years as Director of the Humboldt County Library (HCL...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Updated and Improved Interactive Map of Nevada County Historical Landmarks

Are you restless for something new to do during this difficult time? Try taking a virtual tour of Nevada County’s rich historical sites, a wonderful way to explore our County’s history.

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Nevada County Libraries Start Curbside and Front Door Pickup Services

Curbside Car with books on table to the left

The Nevada County Community Library will begin a curbside and front door pickup service for four of its branches starting on Tuesday May 26th. Patrons of the Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, Penn Valley, and Truckee Libraries will be able to stop by their f...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Services Recognizes National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is honored to announce that May is National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month. Nevada County CWS is indebted to the amazing resource foster families who have opened their homes, heart and give their time to c...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Services Recognizes National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is honored to announce that May is National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month. Nevada County CWS is indebted to the amazing resource foster families who have opened their homes, heart and give their time to c...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Certified Farmers Markets

Nevada County Department of Environmental Health has been working closely with Certified Farmers Market (CFM) managers during this unprecedented time.  CFM managers have taken a proactive approach to ensure they will be able to meet the requireme...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Supervisor Scofield Supports AB3012 to Increase Insurance Protections for Homeowners

On Thursday May 7, 2020 Nevada County District II Supervisor Ed Scofield provided testimony in support for Assembly  Bill 3012 (Wood and Daly)  to the California Assembly Insurance  Committee. AB 3012 will provide consumer prote...

Read on...

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Great Plates Emergency Food Program for At-Risk Seniors in Nevada County

Last Week, Governor Newson directed the California Office of Emergency Services to release information and guidance for the Great Plates Program, a program designed to provide seniors with hot meals delivered to their home from local restaurants. The prog...

Read on...

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

County of Nevada receives national Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 5th year

County budgets are prepared to face financially uncertain times and maintain services for residents

The County of Nevada has been recognized for excellence in budgeting. The County has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Governm...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Make Your Mark!

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Make Your Mark!

Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Nevada County Community Library To Host Zoom Presentation On Nisenan Tribe Cultural Reclamation

The Nevada County Community Library will host a Zoom streaming presentation with Q&A at the end on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm, featuring Shelly Covert, Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council Spokesperson and executive director of California Herita...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Letter from A Librarian Program Hopes to Connect with Homebound Community

The Nevada County Community Library is announcing a brand new, old fashioned way to connect with its patrons during its current building closure. Librarians have started a letter writing campaign to reach those who may be unable to gather virtually with o...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

County of Nevada Receives Cannabis Equity Grant & Hosts Virtual Workshop

Community Development Agency Director, Sean Powers shared this week that the County of Nevada received nearly $150,000 from The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The funds will be used to conduct an equity study identifying...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services announces the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors o

Nevada County Transit Services announces the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors on Gold Country Lift, effective Wednesday April 22, 2020.

Senior Dial-a-Ride service will be available to Western Nevada County residents during the same da...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

National Public Health Week 2020

Each year, during the first full week of April, communities across the country come together to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of the nation. Ironically, this year National Publ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

High Speed Fiber Optic Lines Installed Into the County’s New Operation Center

AT&T installed high speed fiber optic lines into the Nevada County’s new operation center facility this week. This will enable fiber optic network connectivity back to the County’s data center located in the Nevada City Government ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Certified Farmers’ Markets Considered Essential Activity/Business

As clarified in the recent Order of the Nevada County Public Health Officer issued on April 15, 2020, Certified Farmer’s Markets (CFM), as well as Farm and Produce Stands are considered “Essential Businesses.” Producers and m...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Continues Operating At Full Capacity

Nevada County Child Welfare continues to operate at full capacity to ensure that children and families are safe during this precarious time. Child Welfare has modified its practices to ensure that whenever possible our clients and social workers are pract...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Heroes Among Us

There are many unsung heroes among us as we navigate the uncharted waters of a global pandemic. There’s one particular group of heroes who aren’t in the limelight and not making the news. That’s because they’ve hunk...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

High Speed Fiber Optic Lines Installed Into the County’s New Operation Center

ATT2

AT&T installed high speed fiber optic lines into the Nevada County’s new operation center facility this week. This will enable fiber optic network connectivity back to the County’s data center located in the Nevada City Government ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Keeping Nevada County's Agricultural Industry Safe and Healthy webinar Monday, April 13th at 3pm

Nevada County Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend an informative webinar and round table discussion regarding how Nevada County Agriculture can continue to provide safe and healthy food for our community while remaining economically viable. Guest s...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Options for Continuing to Learn

With many members of the Nevada County community sheltering at home and looking to occupy their time, the Nevada County Community Library has lots of options for continuing to learn and work towards new goals. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language?...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE NEVADA COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO UTILIZE THE MCCOURTNEY ROAD TRANSFER STATION

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to remember the PURPOSE of California‘s Executive Order N-33-20, which requires all Californian’s to “shelter-in-place” by remaining at home or at their place of residence, except as ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Supervisors to Launch “Nevada County Relief Fund” with $100,000 Challenge Grant

Faced with hardships that have left no one untouched, Supervisors Heidi Hall and Dan Miller are co-sponsoring a recommendation to allocate $100,000 to the newly formed “Nevada County Relief Fund” to support emergency response efforts a...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Ryan Gruver: Be the Ambassador of Calm Preparedness

Ryan Gruver_NewsFlash

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

Read on...

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Nevada County is Accepting Proposals for Economic Development

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

Economic development can be achieved when a community...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Mosquito Season and Outdoor Activities

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

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

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

Read on...

Adult and Family Services Commission website Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

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

Coronavirus web screenshot NewsFlash

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

Read on...

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

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

Read on...

Additional Information Nevada County News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for Environmental Health Workshop Series

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Two New Nevada County Landmarks Designated by Supervisors

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

John Woolman School

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Free LINK+ Service Available at Nevada County Community Library

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Attend a Public Input Meetings on Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement Project

Edwards Crossing Bridge_NewsFlash

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

Read More

More Information Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2020 Board Objectives

Board Objectives

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

Read More

More Information Nevada County News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

CalVet Home Loans are Fully Insured

The Nevada County Veteran Service Office has seen an increase of requests for assistance with obtaining fire insurance for their homes.  Usually, we have few options to provide because we cannot influence insurance providers on how to provide the...

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Supervisors Support Emerging Technologies for Alternative Energy Storage Solutions

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Free Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Nevada County Residents

Tax Prep Help

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

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

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Elder Memory Care classes at Penn Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

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

Read More

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Stepping Up and Prop 47 Planning Meeting

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Supervisors Discuss 2020 Priorities at Board Workshop

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

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

Citizens Academy_NewsFlash

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

Read on...

More Information Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Public Hearing for Discussion of State 2020 CDBG Application

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

Cannabis Permit_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

Governor Newsom Visits HOME Team_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Better Together Nevada County Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

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

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

Read More

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Child Welfare Thanks Community for Foster Youth Holiday Donations

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Library Card Design Contest

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Let’s Talk About Weed at the Library

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

Read More

Nevada County Community Library Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Station Eleven Announced as 2020 Reads and Writes Selection

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

Read More

Nevada County Community Library Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Last Mile Broadband Grant Applications Open for Public Comment

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

County Accepting Prevention and Early Intervention Program Proposals

Better Together_NewsFlash

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

About MHSA

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

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

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

The abundance of election information can be ...

Read More

Nevada County Elections Website Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Community Development Partners with QLess to Reduce Wait Times

QLess_NewsFlash ver2

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Tex Ritter, Director of Social Services, Announces Retirement

Tex Ritter

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Top County Accomplishments of 2019

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

County and Connecting Point Announce Volunteer Hub Partnership to Fight Homelessness

Better Together_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Poverty Simulation Training Emphasizes Understanding of Community Needs

Poverty Simulator

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Library Celebrates Local Cornish History

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Gain Access to VA Benefits Quickly After Discharge

Veterans_NewsFlash

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers two programs, including "Benefits Delivery at Discharge" and "Quick Start" to assist Nevada County Veterans receive disability benefits much faster than usual after disch...

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Doris Foley Library Open House at Victorian Christmas

Doris Foley_NewsFlash

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

OES Org Structure

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

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

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter_ NewsFlash

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Nevada County Library Zip Books Program

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Learn about Gray Wolves in California

Gray Wolf_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

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

Property Tax NewsFlash

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2019-2020 secured tax bill is December 10th at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show a po...

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

State Recognizes Nevada County Public Health for Interfaith Food Ministry Partnership

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

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

Giving Tree NewsFlash2

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

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

Every December, Nevada County Child Welfare...

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 28, 2019

Sierra Roots Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

_EXTREME WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County Hosts Successful Stepping Up Community Meeting

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Nevada County Ranks First for Exclusive Breastfeeding

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Apply for 2020/21 Community Service Block Grant Funding

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

Read More

Additional Information Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Supervisor Meetings Now Offer Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

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

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

Read More

Grant Application Information Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Stepping Up and Prop 47 Planning Meeting

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

County Celebrates New Army PaYS Program Partnership

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

The Partnership for Youth Success (PaY...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

County and City Elected Officials Speak Towards Recent PSPS Events

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

County Staff Present at International ICMA Conference on Citizen Engagement Initiatives

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Fall 2019 County Progress Report Available

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Medication Take-Back Day, October 26th

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Prepare for Upcoming Power Outages and Red Flag Warning

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Proposed Gold Country Stage Bus Service Fare Policy Changes

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Grant Program Now Open

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Dedication and Celebration of the Wolf Post Office Historical Landmark Plaque

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Investigation on South Yuba River Plume Continues

South Yuba River meets Englebright Lake 9.22.19

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

Read More

More Information Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Active Shooter Preparedness Exercise Provides Valuable Feedback

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Probation Youth Center Employees Recognized by State Association

CAPIA Supervisor of the Year, Frank Cook

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Courses on How to Start a Business

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Hosts 2nd Annual Local Author Showcase

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Library Pop-Ups around Nevada County

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nevada County Agriculture Increases 7.3% in 2018

Ag Crop report_NewsFlash

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

Read More

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

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 21st

Drive-thru Flu Clinic NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

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

Lone Oak NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Veterans_NewsFlash

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

The clothing allowance reimburse...

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Book Sale_NewsFlash

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

Donate Books

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

CAL FIRE NEU Recognized for Heroic Efforts During the Camp Fire

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

WIC Now Offering Electronic Benefits!

CaliforniaWICCard_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

Blue Green Algae_News Flash

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

Read More

Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

Library Programs

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

STEM...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

District 1 Town Hall

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Building Department Outpost Receives 2019 CSAC Challenge Award

Building Outpost

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Watercolor Classes at the Nevada County Community Library

Library watercolor class

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

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

Read More

Library Events Calendar Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Free Screenings During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Screenings

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

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

Parks and Rec

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Supervisor Ed Scofield: Combie Road Corridor Improvement Project Update

Combie Road Improvements

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

2019-09-05_142246

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Int Overdose Day

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Katherine Elliott Announced as Nevada County’s County Counsel

Kit Elliott CoCo_NewsFlash

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

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

8.23.19 PH NorCal AIDS HIV HepC.jpg

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

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

8.23.19 PH NorCal AIDS HIV HepC.jpg

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Prescription Drug Discount Program Sponsored by Nevada County

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Ready Nevada County: Wings of Morning Neighborhood Preparedness Efforts

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

Insurance Town Hall

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

Square

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

CodeRED survey square

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Visit Nevada County Booths at the Fair

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

County of Nevada Public Works ...

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

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

Back to School Immunization Clinic

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

Read More

More Event Details Nevada County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner Meets with Supervisors and County Staff

Insurance Commissioner visits Nevada County

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week at the Nevada County Fair

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

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

Public Health Oral Health Partners with First 5 and Dentists NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

Broadband NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Public Health Accreditation in Action!

Public Health

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

RNC_8.15_EmergencyTest

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

Senior Wood Program

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Western Nevada County Library Summer Learning Finale Party

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

The ...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

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

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

First County Progress Report Is Presented to Supervisors

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

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

Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Summer Lunches in the Park with the Truckee Library

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

The Summer Lunches wit...

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

County Submits $5.6 Million Grant for Community Wildfire Prevention Services

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

Red Flag News Flash Graphic

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

POV Documentary Screening: Inventing Tomorrow

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Nevada County Library Receives NEA Big Read Grant

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

Citizens Academy_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

County Clears Hazardous Vegetation on County Property Using Sheep

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Celebrate Safely: All Fireworks Banned Throughout Nevada County

Fireworks_NewsFlash

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

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

Read More

Get Wildfire Ready with #ReadyNevadaCounty Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Contact Nevada County OES for Neighborhood Fire Inspections

DSI_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

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

Ryan Gruver_NewsFlash

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

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Nevada County Students Participate in the Athlete Committed Summit

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

Read on...

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

County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Adult Summer Learning at Nevada County Community Libraries

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Truckee Library Summer Learning Program for Youth Kicks Off

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

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

LOP Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour_NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

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

Old Tunnel Property Purchase NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with HOME Team

Better Together Logo NewsFlash

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

Read More

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Library Hosts Film Screening and Discussion of American Creed

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Meet the Author: Francine Tone at the Truckee Library

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Recycle Used Tires for Free!

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

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

What is a Red Flag Warning?

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Nevada County Library Launches Blastoff to Summer Reading and Learning Program

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

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley Library

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Transit Summer Youth Pass

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

Read on...

Nevada County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Call Box Reinstalled at Purdon's Crossing

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

Read on...

Nevada County News