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County Offices Closed November 22nd and 23rd in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday 


 We would like to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

All administrative County offices will be closed on 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.


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food Safety Alert

Many of you will likely already have seen mention of this in the media, but as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Public Health Department wants to help ensure that our residents are aware of a food safety alert from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This alert comes in response to a new outbreak of illnesses caused by a particularly dangerous type of E. coli bacteria found in romaine lettuce.

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Snow Storm and Flash Flood Warnings Issued for Northern California

Caltrans District 3 is alerting motorists to prepare for snowy driving conditions in the Sierra Nevada region and watch for flash floods in areas impacted by the Camp Fire Wednesday through Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Holiday Storm Warning for a weather system expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue through Friday morning. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected in Northern California turning to snow above 5,500 feet as the storm system moves into the Sierra Nevada. Snowfall for Donner Summit is predicted to be 8 to 12 inches with lower levels of snow in South Lake Tahoe Wednesday and Thursday. Snow levels are expected to rise to 7,000 feet Friday, impacting Donner Summit traffic.



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Event flyer for Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall

Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall

December 5th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, representatives from CALFIRE, local law enforcement, city officials, and staff from Nevada County are partnering to host a Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from fire experts and community leadership, as well as ask questions and provide solutions.  

While the most destructive fire in California still burns and our community bears witness to the unimaginable devastation experienced in Paradise, fire prevention and preparedness are at the top of everyone’s mind. The threat of wildfire is urgent and efforts to safeguard the community require a multi-jurisdictional, all-hands-on-deck community approach.

A resource fair will take place simultaneously in the Rood Center lobby. Nevada County residents may speak with 211, the Office of Emergency ServicesCodered, the Fire Safe Council, the Fire Wise Coalition, and the Nevada County Conservation District learn more about about how to prevent and prepare for wildfire.

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Prepare for Winter Weather

Some parts of the U.S. have already seen the first signs of winter weather. Are you ready for the coming season? The best time to prepare for winter weather is before it arrives.

  • Know if your area is at risk for winter storms. Follow the National Weather Service for weather forecasts. Your area may also have local weather alert systems.
  • Start an emergency kit for your car. Include jumper cables, warm clothes, bottled water and snacks, a spare cell phone charger, and an ice scraper.
  • Have supplies ready at home in case you ever lose power. Keep in mind your family's needs such as medication. Don't forget about food and supplies for pets.
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping.

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The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission Seeks Community Input for 2020/21 Community Action Plan

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 service providers, are invited to participate and share their views regarding the needs of very low-income populations of all ages. The information gathered at the Forums will contribute to the needs assessment process required as a part of the 2020/21 Community Action Plan (CAP). The CAP is part of the application process for ongoing Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding for supportive service programs.


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Gulf and Middle East War Burn Pits Could be this Generation’s Agent Orange


The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that hundreds of thousands of veterans who served in the Gulf War in the 1990s and most recently in the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of airborne chemicals and toxic substances because of burn pits.

Burn pits were used to destroy and eliminate everything that was not needed during missions – including, but not limited to chemicals, toxic materials and unexploded enemy ordinance. Instead of eliminating these substances in a safe and proper way, they were burned in pits, turning debris into a hazardous gas for everyone to breathe. Shockingly, by the army’s own account, the pits were built and used to get rid of things, regardless of how the process affected human health.

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Employee Highlight:  Kathlee Martin of the Truckee Teen Clinic

Did you know Public Health’s regional Truckee Teen Clinic is recognized as a model for Teen Clinic’s throughout the State? The Clinic exceeds State expectations by almost double and has ranked as a top Teen Clinic by national performance measures for the past 4 years.

Kathlee’s history with the County
Kathlee, a Nevada County Clinic Practitioner, has coordinated the Teen Clinic for over 17 years since she started with Nevada County. The Teen Clinic has been a County program since less than a year before she started with Nevada County, about 18 years.


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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: 

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.

Have you ever considered working in an organization that supports the public safety of our community?  The District Attorney's Office is looking for an experienced Legal Secretary capable of supporting a group of attorneys focused on felony cases.  Each day is comprised of new opportunities that can range from getting new cases filed with the court, subpoenas, witnesses, and support for investigators.  There is coordination and collaboration with many Justice Partners including Probation, Nevada County Superior Court, Public Defender, and all Nevada County Law Enforcement Agencies. Legal secretaries also support Deputy District Attorneys in court, providing the experience of seeing the criminal justice system at work. The position is full of electronic information exchanges from body cam videos to criminal history retrievals, so it is preferred that the individual be comfortable and well versed in the use of technology.
Apply today!  Applications are due by December 11th.

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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