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Fire Weather Watch Continues through Monday

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch from Saturday, November 10th, through Monday, November 12th, for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties. A Fire Weather Watch means that the weather will allow for easier fire starts due to low daytime humidity and poor humidity recovery overnight, and the potential for the rapid spread of fire due to high wind gusts.

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Honoring our Veterans: Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day presents a time of reflection for many Veterans.  It also presents an opportunity for communities to pull together and celebrate the Veterans in their community.  Each year Veterans Day weekends are filled with many opportunities for Veterans to celebrate their service and appreciate the service of Veterans from other eras.  This year will be no different in Nevada County, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice. 

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Camp Fire in Butte County

Supporting Residents Affected by Camp Fire in Butte County

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

Nevada County departments have received mutual aid requests, and are providing assistance and resources as needed. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has sent eight deputies to assist with evacuations, and Nevada County Public Health is sending nurses to assist at shelters starting this evening.


If residents would like to donate to victims of the Camp Fire, currently the best way to contribute is to make a monetary donation via the North Valley Community Foundation website. The Grass Valley Police Department is collecting specific supplies locally until 4:00 p.m. today, Friday, November 9th, and the Hope Center in Oroville is specific taking donations throughout the weekend.


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Nevada County November 6th Election

November 6th Election Results

Initial election results for the November 6th General Election have been posted on Elections Results web page, and the next tally is expected to be available on Tuesday, November 13th. Nevada County's Elections department is currently working on processing envelopes, verifying signatures and getting remaining ballots ready to be tabulated.

Residents can also find current November 6th General Election results for Nevada County on the Nevada County Election Results map, and historical election results for Nevada County on the Historical Election Results map.

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November 13th Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. At the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items not appearing on the agenda, but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board.

Tuesday's November 13th meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

Following public comment, the Board will consider a resolution proclaiming December 8th as "Food & Toy Run Day" throughout Nevada County. Afterwards, the Board will hear a 2018 update from Tahoe National Forest.

Following the consent calendar, the Board will consider three resolutions regarding medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction and the opioid crisis in Nevada County.

Afterwards, Public Works will present an Ordinance amendment recommending a lowered speed limit on Oak Tree Road between Tyler Foote Crossing and Wampum Way. 

Lastly, the Board will consider an Ordinance amending the Nevada County General Code pertaining to discharging a firearm.

Watch Tuesday's Board meeting live or archived online from our website.


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Bridgeport Historic Bridge

Bridgeport Historic Bridge Construction to Begin Soon

Since 2011 the Historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge has been closed to foot traffic for the public. Tens of thousands of visitors to the South Yuba River State Park over these years have missed the opportunity to walk across the longest single span historic wood covered bridge left in the world, but that's about to change! Construction work is slated to begin in Spring of 2019 and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

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Air Quality Advisory through Monday, November 12th

Public Health Officials and the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District are issuing an air quality health advisory to notify the public of potentially poor air quality conditions in the western portions of Plumas, Sierra and Nevada County through Monday resulting from the Camp Fire in Butte County. Conditions are expected to vary from good in areas that are not in the smoke plume to very unhealthy in some areas downwind from the fire.  The greatest smoke concentrations during the advisory period are expected late Friday afternoon and Saturday.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Human Services Specialist

Nevada County employs approximately 800 employees covering a full range of services and positions, from accountants to wastewater treatment system operators. In Nevada County, quality of life comes first. It is the only rural California county with two designated Cultural Arts Districts and is known for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

The Nevada County Departments of Child Support Services and Social Services are hiring for Human Services Specialist I/II to perform Child Support Establishment and CalWORKs Eligibility interviewing, screening, and approval in respective data management systems. The positions are full-time and fully-benefited. You would be joining a lively team of creative people who work and collaborate on various Child Support and Social Services-Eligibility services. We are looking for those that are creative thinkers, skilled communicators, and are comfortable working within a government establishment. Individuals must have excellent customer service skills, and are willing and passionate about serving others representing all diversities in our community. Desirable skills include knowledge in SQL; overall, we are looking for candidates who will be a good fit with our teams and departments.

The application lists established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time, regular, and limited term positions for the Department of Child Support Services and Social Services as vacancies occur or the need arises. Child Support has three vacancies for full-time, regular positions, and Social Services will potentially fill three, limited term positions. Limited term positions are offered the same level of benefits as a regular position, but the term ends on June 30, 2019. A tentative December 6th date has been scheduled for a written examination at the Eric Rood Administrative Center.

Apply today! Applications are due by November 27th.

Find out more information about this position online. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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County Offices Closed November 12th in Observance of Veterans Day

All administrative County offices will be closed, Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will resume as normal. Thank you to our Veterans for your service.

Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Tuesday, November 13th.


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