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Fire Districts, Office of Emergency Services & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Innovative Red Flag Warning System

In an effort to raise awareness on Red Flag Warning days, Nevada County Fire Districts, the Office of Emergency Services and the Fire Safe Council will post physical red flags to alert the community in the event of a Red Flag Warning, in addition to social media and traditional media messaging.
 
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County Submits $5.6 Million Grant for Community Wildfire Prevention Services

On July 2nd, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency services submitted a hazard mitigation grant to help fund the Regional Gold Country Wildfire Mitigation Project. If funded, Nevada County‚Äôs Regional Gold Country Wildfire Mitigation Project will reduce hazardous fuels in strategic multi-jurisdictional Wildland Urban Interfaces to prevent loss of life and safeguard critical facilities from wildfires.

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Behavioral Health Awarded $1 Million to Expand Mental Health Services in the Criminal Justice System

Keeping people with mental illness out of the criminal justice system and instead connecting them to treatment services is a critical goal for Nevada County.  These efforts received a significant boost this past week when the Board of State and Community Corrections awarded the Behavioral Health Department $1 million dollars of Prop 47 funding to further this work.  Specifically these funds will support more outreach and engagement of people with a long history of arrests and minor crimes that are primarily the result of their mental illness and substance use disorder. 

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Gold Country Stage at the Eric Rood Center

Transit Free Fare Days: July 11th - 13th

Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Thursday, July 11th, through Saturday, July 13th. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times from 5:50 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Additionally, for folks traveling to the California World Fest, the Route 3 fairgrounds bus stop on Brighton St. provides access for travel to and from the event on an hourly basis.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.
 
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County of Nevada Board of Supervisors seal

July 9th Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, at the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items that don't appear on the agenda, but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board. Tuesday's July 9th meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

Following the consent calendar, the Board will consider several resolutions regarding the development of Higgins Marketplace in South County.

Afterwards, the Board will consider a resolution proclaiming a local emergency due to high fire risk conditions and the urgency of completing the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project. The Board will then consider two resolutions to accept funding from CAL FIRE for the project in the total amount of $3,536,477.

Lastly, the Board will hear a presentation from the County Executive Office on the progress of specific initiatives towards achieving the Board's 2019 policy objectives.

July 9th Meeting Agenda


Truckee Library

Summer Lunches in the Park with the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library and Meadow Park are feeding kids minds and bodies this summer by offering a free, healthy lunch to all children ages 18 and under, courtesy of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services. 

The program runs Monday through Friday, starting July 8th and ending on August 2nd.There is no income requirement to participate and all are welcome.

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Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival at the Library

The Madelyn Helling Library is celebrating Tanabata with a festival on July 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room.

A Tanabata Festival is held on or near July 7th each year and celebrates the weaver star and cowherder star's renewal of their ancient bond of love. In Japan, these festivals include wishes written on strips of colored paper called tanzaku, which are tied onto branches around homes, businesses, and in public spaces. The Tanabata Festival will include Japanese treats, tanzaku, as well as other Japanese festival favorites!

No registration is necessary, and all ages and interests are welcome!

Library Event Calendar


Inventing Tomorrow: The Future is Brighter Than You Think

POV Documentary Screening: Inventing Tomorrow

The documentary, Inventing Tomorrow will be screening at the Madelyn Helling Library on July 12th at 4:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room. The film highlights passionate teenage innovators from around the globe creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world's environmental threats - found right in their own backyards - while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence.

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.

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Probation staff receive awards from Nevada City Elks

Nevada City Elks Honors Sheriff and Probation Staff at Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, June 22nd, the Nevada City Elks held their Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner, where they awarded six County staff in the Sheriff and Probation offices for their dedication to public safety in Nevada County.

Congratulations to our Sheriff award recipients Darrick Cossairt, Corrections; Heather Cruddas, Administration; and Mike Vongom; Operations and to our Probation award recipients Josh Browning, Probation Sworn Officer of the Year; Kyle Kenney, Juvenile Hall Staff of the Year; Darsi Gaines, Probation Support Staff of the Year.

More Information on Nevada City Elks


We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Legal Office Assistant

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 District Attorney's Office is hiring a temporary Legal Office Assistant II to support the satellite office in Truckee. This position supports attorneys and investigators in the prosecution of misdemeanor cases and felony cases referred by various state and local law enforcement agencies in Nevada County. Each day is comprised of new opportunities that can range from providing discovery to the defense counsel, assisting members of the public, updating the case management system with event information to filing documents with the Superior Court. There is coordination and collaboration with many justice partners including Probation, Nevada County Superior Court, Public Defender and all Nevada County law enforcement agencies. The ideal candidate must be comfortable and well versed in the use of technology, as the position is full of electronic information exchanges, generation of documentation and electronic data research. 

The Legal Office Assistant II temporary position is half-time (20 hours per week), splitting time between the Truckee and Nevada City offices.

Apply today! Applications are due July 18th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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