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Red Flag Warning Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning for this weekend, Saturday, November 17th, and Sunday, November 18th, for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties. A Red Flag Warning 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.

With the Camp Fire in Butte County increasing to 45% containment and 142,000 acres today, it is important to remember to stay vigilant about fire safety throughout the weekend. Nevada County continues to reach to Butte County in their time of need and offer mutual aid assistance as needed.

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Smokey Air Quality in Nevada City

Air Quality Advisory Continues

Public Health Officials and the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District are extending an air quality health advisory to notify the public of potentially poor air quality conditions in Plumas, Sierra and Nevada County through Friday, November 16th, resulting from the Camp Fire in Butte County. Conditions are expected to vary from good to very unhealthy in some areas, depending on fire behavior and weather.  Extended hazy periods in the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups range are likely, especially in the western portions of the three counties.

The Nevada County Public Health Officer is advising only the appropriate use of N95 respirator masks for those who do not have access to filtered or recirculated air and instead urges people to stay indoors and avoid exposure to smoke. While the use of N95 respirators if properly fitted may help some people who cannot otherwise avoid smoke exposure, the N95 respirators can increase the work of breathing and can exacerbate symptoms in those with respiratory or heart problems. N95 respirator mask use by those with heart and respiratory diseases can be dangerous, and should only be done under a doctor’s supervision.


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Nevada County Fees Waived for Records Lost in Recent California Fires

The Nevada County Clerk-Recorder will be suspending any and all fees for certified copies of birth, death and marriage records for any individual who lost such records as a result of the wildfires due to the declared State of Emergency’s for the Camp Fire in Butte County, Hill and Woolsey Fires in Los Angeles and Ventura County.  This suspension of fees will remain in effect until the Governor terminates the State of Emergency.

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Steve Rose

Steve Rose Appointed as Human Resources Director

Steve Rose has been appointed as Nevada County's Human Resources Director, starting earlier this week on November 13th.  Mr. Rose brings over 25 years of experience in human resources in the United States Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy. His education includes a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska in Public Administration and two Master's Degrees, in Economics and Human Relations, from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Rose's human resources experience includes staffing, classification, employee benefits, pay administration, performance management, wellness programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, labor relations, employee training programs, and organizational development. 

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Nevada County Contracts with Community Partners for Sheltering During Extreme Winter Weather

In an ongoing effort to implement the County Homeless Plan, the Board of Supervisors approved two new partnerships with Sierra Roots and the Salvation Army during Tuesday’s Board meeting. These contracts will fully support 20 nights each for sheltering homeless citizens during extremely cold winter nights for up to a combined total of 60 homeless individuals each night who are unable to access Hospitality House, due to capacity or other barriers that prohibit access.

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Nevada County Community Library: Create. Connect. Inspire.

Library Aspen Institute Report: Creating Pathways for Learning, Innovation and a Resilient Community

On August 29th, the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries partnered with the Nevada County Libraries to host over 20 community leaders to start a dialogue designed to spark new thinking and action to transform libraries for the 21st century. The Nevada County Library system was one of three California libraries chosen to participate in this program funded by a grant from the California State Library.

On November 14th, the Aspen Institute published their report Nevada County Rising to the Challenge: Creating Pathways for Learning, Innovation, and a Resilient Community. The report dives into strategic opportunities for leveraging public libraries to advance a vision for the County that includes a prosperous and well-educated citizenry, a resilient community known for its capacity for open-mindedness, collaborative problem-solving, innovation in industry and the arts, and equitable access to opportunities for all residents.


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Poster and Bookmark Contest

Poster and Bookmark Art Contest to Kick Tobacco to the Curb!

Nevada County Tobacco Prevention is calling all youth to use your creativity to kick tobacco to the curb! During the month of November all youth from grades 5th through 12th are encouraged to enter their poster and bookmark artwork with the theme I'm the Tobacco-Free Generation. A total of six lucky winners will have their design printed and displayed across Nevada County as posters or bookmarks. These will be distributed throughout Nevada County during the month of March 2019 in recognition of Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and help create a Tobacco-Free Generation.

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Take Action to Prevent the Flu

Public Health Drive-thru Flu Clinic a Success

In October, over 750 Nevada County residents took advantage of Public Health’s Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Grass Valley and Flu Shot Drive in Truckee.

Flu season is not over yet though! Public Health is continuing to protect our communities from illness by offering flu vaccinations along with other CDC recommended vaccinations such as Pneumococcal, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccines. Speak with your physician about receiving the vaccine, or for those without a medical home, contact Nevada County Public Health at (530) 265-7265 to schedule an appointment at one of our immunization clinics.


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Happy Thanksgiving! County buildings closed Thursday and Friday

Happy Thanksgiving! County Offices Closed November 22nd and 23rd

All administrative County offices will be closed Thursday, November 22nd, and Friday, November 23rd, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue as normal. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Monday, November 26th.

The Nevada County Library will close an hour early at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st, in addition to being closed Thursday, November 22nd, and Friday, November 23rd, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular Library hours will resume on Saturday, November 24th.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Administrative Analyst

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.

Nevada County is hiring for two Administrative Analyst positions; one in the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the other in the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

The Administrative Analyst I/II will play a key role in OES operations and with the County's high priority Wildfire Hazard Reduction program. The position will help with Emergency Operations Center (EOC) volunteer coordination; community outreach, communications, and training; grant research, writing, and tracking; EOC preparedness; and updates to OES plans.

The Administrative Analyst I/II in the Health and Human Services Agency will help support the agency mission which strives to protect lives, promote health and wellness, and provide support and services to help Nevada County residents meet their basic needs. The position reports directly to the Agency Director, and will be involved in a variety of assignments, from supporting the County's efforts to address homelessness, to implementing the Agency's strategic plan and applying for State and Federal grants.

Apply today! Applications are due by December 6th.

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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