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Supervisors Learn About Local Cal Fire Resources and Facilities

On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff from the Board Office, County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, County Counsel and the Sheriff’s Office toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn about the resources and current projects associated with CAL FIRE’s wildfire response within Nevada County.

Before the tour and during their regular Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supervisor’s heard an update on County efforts around wildfire outreach and education, community preparedness, planning, prevention, and evacuation efforts from Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.


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Burn Permits Suspended

CAL FIRE NEU Residential Burn Permits Suspended

After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. 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, Placer and Sierra Counties.

This suspension takes effect Monday, June 17th, at 8:00 a.m. and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

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Bridgeport Historic Covered Bridge

Bridgeport Historic Bridge Restoration Has Begun

Spectra Contractors have begun installing fencing, office trailers and equipment in preparation for a major renovation of the historic covered bridge at South Yuba River State Park-Bridgeport in Penn Valley, California. Built in 1862, the bridge has undergone other renovations and repairs with this being a major undertaking. Once the project is completed, expected in the fall of 2020, it will be eighteen inches higher with new shingles, sidings, floor planking, interior trusses and steel tension rods.

The South parking lot is closed during the project, however the North parking remains available for public use. The Visitor Center, Barn and Gas Station will remain open as well as weekend gold panning and beach access.


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Old tires

Recycle Used Tires for Free!

Waste Management will be hosting Tire Amnesty Collection events from June 17th through the 21st, at four locations in Western Nevada County. This event will provide an opportunity for Nevada County residents to dispose of used tires for free as a result of a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management, Waste Management and Nevada County, helping to clean up used tires from properties throughout the County. 

Bring your tires to the McCourtney Road Transfer Station, Penn Valley Rodeo, North San Juan Transfer Station or the Town of Washington Transfer Station between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on June 17th through the 21st.

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Truckee Library

Meet the Author: Francine Tone at the Truckee Library

Author and business strategist, Francine Tone will appear Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the Truckee Library.  Author of "What Every Good Lawyer Wants You to Know" and the upcoming "The Art of Action", Francine will share her expertise and insights as part of the library's "Meet the Author" series of events. 

Francine Tone began practicing law in 1989 as a trial attorney.  Francine is also a business strategist and helps busy professionals, executives and business owners build stronger businesses, so they can optimize their lives and live the life of their dreams.  


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Health Fair at Silver Springs

Public Health Celebrates 6th Annual Health Fair at Silver Springs High School

Nevada County Public Health, in collaboration with Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley, celebrated the 6th Annual Silver Springs Health Fair on May 31st.  Students enjoyed a day of health and wellness classes, outdoor experiential booths and healthy snacks.

The goal of the fair is that students who may face personal or academic challenges gain new coping mechanisms and tools for success by being exposed to positive messaging around health, and that all students have the chance to experience supports focused on healthy living.

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American Creed

Library Hosts Film Screening and Discussion of American Creed

The extended version of the film American Creed will be shown on Saturday, June 15th, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library. This 90-minute film includes a segment not shown on PBS involving the connections and common ground discovered by Tea Party co-founder Mark Meckler and Joan Blades, founder of MoveOn.org and Living Room Conversations. Following the film, Meckler will discuss with moderator Lori Burkhart-Frank what led him to participate in the film and his experiences both during and after the filming.

The Nevada County Community Library was selected as one of 50 libraries nationwide receiving a programming grant to host community conversations and a film screening centered on American Creed.


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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: GIS 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 has two Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst I openings in two separate departments.  The Assessor's Office and Information Systems both have a need to hire a GIS Analyst who will have unique duties specific to the hiring department.  While the Assessor's Office will be looking for an individual to perform spatial data management and other duties in support of the Nevada County GIS base map, Information Systems will be seeking individuals who will work on all aspects of the Enterprise GIS.  Both positions must meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Apply today! Applications are due June 28th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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