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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Fire Season Status Update from CAL FIRE

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

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

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

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Land Use and Development in Penn Valley

Invitation to Join the Penn Valley MAC

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Housing for Veterans

Built for Zero

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Military Appreciation Week

Military Appreciation Week banner

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

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

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Code Compliance Officer Appreciation Week

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

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Cannabis in Nevada County

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

211 - Resource and Information Hub

Connecting Point 211

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

North San Juan Wildfire Town Hall

Wildfire Town Hall

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

The Buzz of Activity in District 4

Busy Bees

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Tabletop Wildfire Evacuation Exercise in Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood Tabletop Evacuation Exercise in June 2021

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Wildfire Prevention

Know Your Zone

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

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District IV News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Drought

Dead Trees as a Result of Drought

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Affordable Housing for Seniors

Lone Oak Apartments

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The Yuba

River Ambassador with Bandana 2021

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Heat

Truck Bed Liner Temperature on a Hot Day

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

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District IV News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Wildfire

RSG Handbook Cover

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

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District IV News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Military Appreciation Week: November 6-14, 2021

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

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