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Posted on: July 23, 2021

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

LWW Swim Advisory_NewsFlash

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

Penn Valley Library

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

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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

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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Know the Signs Suicide Prevention Training

Know the Signs

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Every Nevada County Resident Should Be Part of the Redistricting Process

Steve Monaghan

How to Get Involved, By Steve Monaghan

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

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

Great Plates Food Service Program

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Nevada County Receives Early Psychosis Grant

Mental Health

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Nevada County Sanitation Proposed Sewer Rate Adjustments

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Supervisors Award $5.8 Million to Support Local Economy

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

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

Broadband NewsFlash

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Happy Earth Day from Waste Management

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Library Programs Highlight Earth Day in April

Earth Day at the Library

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

The Nevada County Community Library Celebrates Poetry Month

Poetry Month

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

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

16+ now eligible at public health vaccine clinics

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Nevada County Begins Redistricting Process

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

550 Residents Vaccinated by Public Health at Saturday Clinic

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Keri Klein: Public Defense Week

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Nevada County Receives TEXTIO Leadership Award

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

REACH Team Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Residents

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

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

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

State Announces Changes to Business Tier System

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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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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Nisenan Cultural Programs

Nevada County Reads and Writes

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nevada County Begins Vaccinating Local Grocery Store Employees

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

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

Historical Landmarks Commission

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Input Needed from Military Members and Veterans for Veterans Services Survey

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Tips & Tricks for Safe Burn Piles to Reduce Fire Risk

Safe Burn Pile

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

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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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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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

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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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
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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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Writing Workshops with Local Authors

Nevada County Reads and Writes

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Holiday Tips from OES

Happy Holidays from OES

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

Christmas T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

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

Prescribed Burn Location

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Give a Gift to a Foster Child This Holiday

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Library Offers Hotspots For Home Internet Access

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

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

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Kevin M. Edwards: Local Airport a Vital Asset

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Receives Three CSAC Awards

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

2020 Board Objectives Third Quarter Report

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

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

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Sugarloaf Trail Project One Step Closer to Being Funded

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Explore the Night Sky with Expanded Library Telescope Collection

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

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

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Submitted by United Way of Nevada County

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Extreme Fire Weather and Possible PSPS event Sunday-Tuesday

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Be Ready Nevada County

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Veterans Caregiver Assistance Program Expansion

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

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

Public Safety Alert

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Library Programming Supports Community Conversations

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

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

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Code Enforcement Week Next Week

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Helping Sierra Commons Support Local Small Businesses

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Digital Counties Survey – Third Place

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

BriarPatch and Nevada County OES team up on Powerless Pantry video

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Library Announces New Book Club Celebrating Culture

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

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

Better Together

AFSC Mission

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

Program Overview

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Nevada County Celebrates 25th Year of Employee Awards Ceremony

Employee of the Year Tine Mathiasen

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

Employee of the Year—Tine Mathia...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

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

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek: Rolling up Our Sleeves and Working Together to Do What’s Right

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally altered our way of life for the past several months. It has placed many businesses in serious financial jeopardy or worse, forced others to close. It has impacted our children’s education by requiring d...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

County of Nevada Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Nevada will conduct a virtual web-based Public Hearing at 2:00 p.m., on July 31,2020 via Zoom to consider the following item:

SUBJECT

 POTENTIAL PROGRAM(S) FOR INCLUSION IN THE STATE COM...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program is Underway

For the seventh year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County farmers’ markets.  This year the Market Match Program will be offe...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses in Truckee

On July 28, 29, and 30, Eastern Nevada County businesses and organizations can pick up their no-cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 am -1:00 pm. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 25 em...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County Hosts Successful Stepping Up Community Meeting

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

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

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

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