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Gold Country Stage Adds Route 7 Service to North San Juan

Gold Country Stage is excited to announce that there is now service to North San Juan via Route 7.  Route 7 is a two year pilot project working to bring transit back to North San Juan. The service came about through an 18 month long development process in partnership with the San Juan Ridge Action Community Team Transportation Committee.

Route 7 operates Monday through Friday with three round trips per day. The route was built around public comment and the need to have access to employment and education opportunities, as well as access to the South Yuba River. 

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PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House, July 23rd

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is hosting a public open house about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness on July 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Foothill Events Center in Grass Valley. Topics include the expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure, and hardening the electric system for the future by replacing equipment and installing stronger and more resilient poles and covered power lines.
 
Drop in any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback.

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Hospitality House Awarded POST Grant in Partnership with Behavioral Health, Sheriff and Local Police

Hospitality House is embarking on an exciting partnership with the Grass Valley Police Department, the Nevada City Police Department, the Nevada County Sheriff's Office and Nevada County Behavioral Health to introduce the first-of-its-kind training curriculum for local law enforcement through an awarded Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) grant.

The POST curriculum will introduce a street team approach to assist officers in addressing the complex set of challenges surrounding homelessness and best practices for effective communication with emphasis on chronic homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and effective alternatives to camping in rural settings. A key part of the training will also provide the officers with detailed information about homelessness, its causes, its impact on the community, as well as the service system in place in Nevada County.

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July 23rd 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 23rd 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, Probation will be bringing a resolution to the Board proclaiming the week of July 21st through 27th as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week in Nevada County.

Afterwards, the Board will consider an ordinance to amend the speed limits on Rough and Ready Highway and Adam Avenue, where school children are present, to twenty-five miles per hour.
 
The Board will then hear a presentation on the Office of Emergency Services' Wildfire Preparedness Informational Presentation.
 
Next, the Board will consider a resolution approving a contract with the Sierra Business Council for the administration of the Nevada County Last-Mile Broadband Grant.

Then, the Board will hear a presentation from the Nevada County Arts Council on their Nevada County Arts & Economic Prosperity report.

Lastly, at 11:00 a.m., the Board will present the 2018 Employee Recognition Awards Program. The categories are Employee of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Innovative Employee of the Year, Above and Beyond Employee of the Year, Multiplier Employee of the Year, Collaborative Employee or Team of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.


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"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO). Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive their state issued "Veteran" identification card, a convenient designation that grants Veterans access to a wide range of benefits to which they are entitled.

Applying for the state-issued Veteran ID cards is easy. Stop by the Nevada County Veteran Services office today with your DD-214 and VSO staff will assist you. The application form certifies the person applying for the Veteran ID card is a Veteran from the active armed forces with a discharge that was issued under honorable circumstances.


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Photo By Peggy Sells of Table Mountain overlooking New Melones in Tuolumne County (RCRC Photo Contest 2018 Winner)

Submit Your Photo to RCRC's Rural Photo Contest!

Nevada County is a member of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). RCRC has announced the launch of the Rural County Photo Contest for 2019. RCRC invites amateur photographers to submit photos that capture life in rural California. Contestants have until July 31st to submit their photographs to photocontest@rcrcnet.org. The winner will have their photograph displayed during RCRC's Annual Meeting in September.

RCRC is a 36 member county organization that represents and advocates for rural counties on state and federal issues. Unlike suburban and urban counties, rural counties face very different challenges and needs that often can be under-represented in the State Capitol and within the California Legislature. RCRC helps address that by advocating for policies that meet the unique needs of rural counties and communities.    

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Summer Learning Finale for Western Nevada County libraries

Western Nevada County Library Summer Learning Finale Party

After a great 7 weeks, it's time to celebrate the end of Summer Learning in western Nevada County. The Nevada County Library has had over 2,000 kids and teens get free books from our Friends of the Library and sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge.

Join the Nevada County Library for daily events to wrap up a summer full of learning and fun. The Finale Party, on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library, will include a thrilling and interactive show by Traveling Lantern Theater Company, "My Mother the Astronaut." 


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Open Mic Night at Madelyn Helling Library

The Madelyn Helling Library is hosting an Open Mic Night on Thursday, July 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room.

The library invites the public to drop by to share a story, sing a song, recite a poem, or demonstrate a talent! The theme for this open mic will be camping. Sign-ups for time slots will begin when the doors open at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


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Grass Valley Airshow and Brewfest 2019

Reminder: Airshow and Brewfest at the Nevada County Airport this Weekend

The Golden Empire Flying Association is hosting The Airshow and Brewfest at the Nevada County Airport this weekend on July 20th. All proceeds from the show provide scholarships for flight training for youth interested in aviation careers and airport improvements.

The Airshow will have a variety of aircraft such as warbirds, experimental and vintage aircraft. There will be military fly-bys, airplane and helicopter rides available as well as large scale radio controlled model demos and competition drone racing. The Brewfest will have the finest breweries and wineries from the local area as well as music from the local Tom Petty Tribute band "Petty Luv". This is a family event that provides youth activities, an open house at the USFS/Cal FIRE Air Attack Base, classic cars and a variety of food. 

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County:  Sheriff Sergeant

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.

Are you a natural leader dedicated to playing a key role in the Nevada County Sheriff's Office? If you are a current Peace Officer that meets the qualifications to join the Sheriff's Office at the rank of Sergeant, consider applying before the August 7th deadline!

Duties may include supervising and assisting Sheriff's Deputies and other personnel in carrying out assigned departmental functions; and performs related work as required. This full supervisory level classification is responsible for the supervision of Sheriff's deputies, investigation of crime scenes and other duties. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to patrol, investigation, jail personnel and training or court services. This class is distinguished from the class of Sheriff's Deputy by the supervisory responsibilities, complexity of assignments and the level of expertise required to perform the duties.

Apply today! Applications are due August 7th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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