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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Nevada City Accepts Cashin's Field Project

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The Nevada City Council has approved the site plan and architectural review application for Cashin’s Field, a 56-unit affordable housing project at 170 Ridge Road.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Nevada County Collaborates with City and Non-Profits to Move Campers off Sugarloaf Mountain

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Nevada County partnered with Sierra Roots and Nevada City Police, with utilization of the HOME Team, for Operation Sugarloaf, which aimed to move campers as a group into hotels rooms for further navigation to housing. Read the full article at The Union.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

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Connecting Point has launched the Better Together Volunteer Hub, where volunteers can find ways to support homelessness efforts in the community and support individuals experiencing homelessness. Read the full article at The Union.

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Will Open Sunday and Monday

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The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold LOW temperatures Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.  Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada ar...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Point-In-Time Homeless Count Wednesday, January 29th

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Nevada County Point-In-Time Homeless Count on Wednesday, January 29th

The Nevada County Point In Time (PIT) homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. The annual count is coordinated by the Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care, The Home...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

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UPDATE: Due to the weather, the shelter has been extended to be open a third night for Friday, January 17th. Both shelters will close at 7:30am on Saturday morning.

Given the low snow levels, substantial accumulations, and cold temperatures in the Nevada C...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday and Thursday

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the foothills down to the 2000 foot elevation. Low snow levels and cold temperatures are predicted this Wednesday night through Friday morning. 

Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, the C...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

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The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.  The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project Planning is Underway & Public Input Being Sought

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Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department has begun the planning process for the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project. The proposed project will address current facility challenges and future operations to ac...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

CDA will be open for APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Development Agency (CDA) still encourages online submittal during the public closure.

Effective June 29, 2020, CDA will be open for APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday through Thursday 9:00-3:00.  No same day appointmen...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Vehicle Limits to Be Lifted at McCourtney Road Transfer Station

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Customers Required to Wear Face Mask for Entry. Limits on Acceptable Items Expanded Slightly

There will no longer be a limit to the number of vehicles that can access McCourtney Road Transfer Station, but customers seeking to utilize the facility will be r...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

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The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.  The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

TFF Car Hop Event this Saturday and Sunday June 27th and 28th

Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

TFF Carhop Event this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria for the most...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise and cases and concer...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

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Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

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Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

NEVADA COUNTY – In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention d...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nevada County's Readiness Plan approved by State

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Nevada County Stage 2 businesses can reopen with COVID-19 Prevention Plans in Place

County staff have been working with businesses to help with COVID-19 Prevention Plans

Nevada County’s attestation of readiness, or readiness plan, has been approve...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada County submits Readiness Plan to State to move further towards Stage 2 reopening

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State is expected to give approval of Readiness Plan in 24-48 hours

Nevada County businesses are encouraged to start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officials received good news after a meeting with the California Departme...

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Posted on: May 10, 2020

Nevada County businesses can start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

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Guidance is available to help local businesses create COVID-19 Prevention Plans for a quick and safe reopening

County staff will be reaching out to local businesses to provide guidance on safe reopening

Nevada County is still under the statewide Stay-at-Hom...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Nevada County poised to reopen more businesses through Stage 2

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Dr. Cutler rescinded the local Stay-at-Home order, but the State’s modified order is still in place

Nevada County is currently able to meet the State’s readiness criteria to move further into Stage 2 reopening

Nevada County’s R...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinds Local Stay-at-Home Order

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Nevada County still under statewide Order

State announced the "soft opening" of Stage 2 begins today

"Soft opening" includes curbside pickup only for some low-risk retail businesses

Nevada County Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites

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May 4th UPDATE: Testing locations confirmed and appointment registration now available

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New COVID-19 testing sites are accepting appointments and will open on TUESDAY, May 5, in Grass Valley. Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting (or call...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Public Health Officer Issues New Stay-at-Home Order for Nevada County to Clarify Local Questions

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Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

“Although it is somewhat r...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

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Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Access HHSA Services during the corona virus event

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See our Services directory for a list of all services available by phone, video, and appointments.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

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It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Go Behind the Scenes with Citizen's Academy

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Nevada County is now accepting applications for its 7th year of Citizen's Academy! Citizen's Academy offers a behind the scenes look at County government, including presentations from elected officials and department leaders. Participants will learn from ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

12-15-2020 Truth Act Community Forum public hearing notice

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NOTICE OF TRUTH ACT COMMUNITY FORUM

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Supervisors’ Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu A...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

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The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.  The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate ho...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Supervisors Award $3.2 Million to Support Local Economy and Expand Broadband

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On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $3.2 Million to support economic and community resiliency, and offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprofits.

 

Using State of C...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

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The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange “Moderate” Tier as we’...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

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Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

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National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project Planning is Underway & Public Input Being Sought

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Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department has begun the planning process for the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project. The proposed project will address current facility challenges and future operations to ac...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

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The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

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Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Neva...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

“Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed” shipments from China

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“Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed” shipments from China

Recently, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China and other...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new “Economic & Community Resiliency” grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonpro...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too!Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to pa...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses

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PPE requests must be made in advance: https://bit.ly/SmallBusinessPPERequestFormNevada City, CA—The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, a 30-day supply of masks ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards to Local “Safety-net”

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Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards 

to Local “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses 

 

 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund announced it...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

TFF Carhop Event - July 11-12

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Nevada County Announces Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson

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Nevada County Public Health will continue to have enhanced health officer support from Dr. Glennah Trochet and Dr. Ken Cutler 

Nevada County Public Health welcomes Dr. Richard Johnson as interim Public Health Officer. Dr. Johnson is an M.D., has a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

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The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

Public Invited to talk with economist Jon Haveman, July 9th, 6:00-7:30PM 

Nevada City, CA – Renowned economist, Jon Haveman, will present a public talk on the national and...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Surge in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nevada County

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Physical Distancing and Reopening with Modifications Remains Important to Protect our Community and Continue to Reopen

Stage 3 Personal Service Businesses May Reopen with Modifications Today, June 19th

We have seen a significant increase of new cases in the...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

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Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

NEVADA COUNTY – In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention d...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

TFF Carhop Event this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials

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Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials 

As we move into Stage 3 reopening, how do we balance the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with community health and wellness? Can we protect both our small businesses and our most ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits

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Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply/ starting at Noon on Wednesday, June 17th 

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

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Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinded Local Lodging and Short-Term Rental Order

Nevada County is hosting a follow-up Stage 3 Business Guidance Workshop on Tuesday, June 16th&a...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

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Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

 

Nevada City, CA – On June 2, 2020, the County of Nevada conducted budget hearings for the fiscal year (FY) 20/21 County Budget.  Nevada County’s long-...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Saturday, June 6th TFF Car Hop Event to Celebrate Nevada County Students

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS AND THE CLASS OF 2020

Nevada County is proud to bring together the community and celebrate the graduating class of 2020 through our upcoming Carhop event this weekend. To show support for our graduating high school students ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Nevada County confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 48

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Six additional confirmed cases in Eastern Nevada County

Five of the residents are closely connected with a common exposure; the sixth was a person who had no symptoms

Nevada County received notification of six new COVID-19 cases today; five of the residents...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

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Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” no...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

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The Nevada County Relief Fund seeks grant applications from “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County providing a life-line to our neighbors most in need, and ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nevada County's Readiness Plan approved by State

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Nevada County Stage 2 businesses can reopen with COVID-19 Prevention Plans in Place

County staff have been working with businesses to help with COVID-19 Prevention Plans

Nevada County’s attestation of readiness, or readiness plan, has been approve...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada County submits Readiness Plan to State to move further towards Stage 2 reopening

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State is expected to give approval of Readiness Plan in 24-48 hours

Nevada County businesses are encouraged to start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officials received good news after a meeting with the California Departme...

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Posted on: May 10, 2020

Nevada County businesses can start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

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Guidance is available to help local businesses create COVID-19 Prevention Plans for a quick and safe reopening

County staff will be reaching out to local businesses to provide guidance on safe reopening

Nevada County is still under the statewide Stay-at-Hom...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites

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May 4th UPDATE: Testing locations confirmed and appointment registration now available

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New COVID-19 testing sites are accepting appointments and will open on TUESDAY, May 5, in Grass Valley. Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting (or call...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Vehicle Limits to Be Lifted at McCourtney Road Transfer Station

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Customers Required to Wear Face Mask for Entry. Limits on Acceptable Items Expanded Slightly

There will no longer be a limit to the number of vehicles that can access McCourtney Road Transfer Station, but customers seeking to utilize the facility will be r...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Empowers Community to Take Care of its Own

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Fund creates immediate safety net for vulnerable populations and small business during the COVID pandemic; New website www.NevCoRelief.org launched today

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Public Health Officer Issues New Stay-at-Home Order for Nevada County to Clarify Local Questions

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Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

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Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supervisors Launch Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

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 We will be updating this list  every day as cases are confirmed.

As stated previously, the Public Health Department team anticipates seeing an increase in diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. With an increase in testing av...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

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It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Sarah Holyhead

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We atte...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Hannah Davis, Remote, Planning Department

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The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Dial-A-Story

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Remember our Dial-A-Story from the spring and early summer? It's back! The story changes every Tuesday and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just dial (530) 296-6468 to listen to a tale told by Librarian Mellisa as well as other sto...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Just My Type: NaNo!

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WELCOME TO NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo)!!!!

Join our casual writing group on Mondays this month and celebrate NaNoWriMo with us while we work together on writing our own novels!

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Go Behind the Scenes with Citizen's Academy

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Nevada County is now accepting applications for its 7th year of Citizen's Academy! Citizen's Academy offers a behind the scenes look at County government, including presentations from elected officials and department leaders. Participants will learn from ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Give a Gift to a Foster Child This Holiday

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Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) has distributed their annual "Giving Trees" to different community locations. Every December, CWS works with community partners to collect donated presents for children in foster care in Nevada County. ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Library Offers Hotspots For Home Internet Access

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The Nevada County Community Library has purchased 40 mobile wifi hotspots with grant funding from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for lending to library cardholders for at-home use. Borrowers will also receive information about authoritati...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Suspends Reopening Plans Due to Rise in Cases

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The Nevada County Community Library will no longer be moving forward with its plans to reopen its Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley locations for in person services due to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. The opening of these loca...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Kevin M. Edwards: Local Airport a Vital Asset

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When the Jones Fire broke out in the early morning hours of August 17th, CalFire was able to respond with small tankers in just a few minutes, thanks to the placement of the Grass Valley Air Attack Base established at the Nevada County Airport, making it ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

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The Nevada County Community Library is set to reopen its Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley locations on November 16th. Once open, patrons will be able to browse and select materials for checkout within a 30-minute time period. This “Grab and Go” ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Receives Three CSAC Awards

Nevada County has received three California State Association of Counties (CSAC) awards for innovative county programs: the Ready Nevada County wildfire preparedness campaign won CSAC’s Challenge Award for rural counties under the “Dis...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

2020 Board Objectives Third Quarter Report

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In an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability regarding the work and resources dedicated to the Board of Supervisor's annual objectives, the County Executive Office (CEO) has implemented performance management software which tr...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Sugarloaf Trail Project One Step Closer to Being Funded

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During the last year and a half Nevada County has participated in an interagency workgroup focused on the completion of a trail up Sugarloaf Mountain near the Eric Rood Administrative Building. The workgroup recently supported Nevada City in applying to t...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Community Forum to Hear Input on the Needs of the Impoverished in Nevada County

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 serv...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Explore the Night Sky with Expanded Library Telescope Collection

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Thanks to the Nevada County Astronomers Club, the Nevada County Community Library has expanded the number of telescopes available for check out to patrons who want to scan the stars and other celestial bodies in the night.  The Astronomers Club h...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Nevada County Community Library goes Virtual for Third Annual Local Author Showcase

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Nevada County may be known for mines full of gold, but these days, we celebrate the wealth of our creative community. Around 35 of Nevada County’s talented local authors will gather online from November 4th to November 7th for the Nevada County ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Nevada County Proclaims October 2020 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Month

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On October 13th, United Way of Nevada County’s Executive Director Megan Timpany attended a Nevada County Board of Supervisors' meeting. The Board of Supervisors declared a resolution proclaiming t...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Extreme Fire Weather and Possible PSPS event Sunday-Tuesday

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Extreme Fire Weather: Sunday morning, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has warned about extreme fire weather and Nevada County is currently under a Fire Weather Watch&...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Veterans Caregiver Assistance Program Expansion

The Veterans Administration has announced an expansion of the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers effective October 1, 2020.  This program was previously only for eligible veterans who served after September 11, 2001.  It has ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

The Nevada County Registrar of Voters has received concern from voters about personal safety while voting in person at the Rood Center, as well as the drive-up ballot drop box located in the Rood Center parking lot. The Registrar, in partnership with the ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Accidental Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths on the Rise in Nevada County

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Nevada County is currently experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of accidental drug-related overdoses and deaths due to fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl ma...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2021/2022. The Fish and Wildlife Commission has made a total of $7,500 available to non-profit organizations, schools, or other organizations and individuals. The...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Library Programming Supports Community Conversations

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On October 16th from 8:30 – 11:30 am, Nevada County’s Equity & Inclusion Leadership Alliance (EILA) is hosting a County-wide Virtual Half Day Cultural Competency Workshop, The Hidden Biases of Good People:  Implicit Bias Awareness.  ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Super Turn Out at Nevada County Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

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On October 6, Nevada County Public Health held its annual Emergency Preparedness drive-through clinic with great success. The theme was “A Superhero Response” and the event saw many volunteers dress up as their favorite comic book hero...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Sheriff Partners with Behavioral Health to Launch our Community's First Mobile Crisis Team

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the creation of our community’s first Mobile Crisis Team.  This team will assist those in need of enhanced services through a collaborative effort with Nevada County Be...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Code Enforcement Week Next Week

During the week of October 4th through the 10th, 2020, people across California will join together to recognize the important role that code professionals serve to promote the general health and safety of the public and environment.  These profes...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Helping Sierra Commons Support Local Small Businesses

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Since March 2020, Sierra Commons has made dramatic shifts to respond to the rapidly changing needs of small businesses and remote workers.

The Sierra Commons E-Commerce Business Ignitor Course, offered free to the public, helped 70 businesses build viable ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including a new partnership program through Let’s Talk Nevada County and training opportunitie...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintaining physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maint...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Digital Counties Survey – Third Place

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 18th annual Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, identifies the best technology practices among...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Nevada County Library Suspends Overdue Fees During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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The Nevada County Community Library has announced that it will be temporarily suspending all overdue fines and late fees throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. This move is meant to ease the burden for many people in the Nevada County area. Patrons who ma...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Local Agencies and Organizations Partner on Rehabilitation of Independence Trail on South Yuba River

Nevada City, CA -  Staff from Nevada County and the Sheriff’s Office, Bear Yuba Land Trust, South Yuba River Citizens League and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation accompanied California State Parks and CAL FIRE on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to v...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

BriarPatch and Nevada County OES team up on Powerless Pantry video

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A new educational video by BriarPatch Food Co-op and Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services is designed to empower community members during wildfire season and help people prepare their kitchens in the event of public safety power shutoffs...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Nevada County Department of Agriculture Distributing N95 Masks to Protect Its Agricultural Workers

Due to the recent wildfire event here in Nevada County as well as the numerous fires across the State, in the coming days it is possible that air quality could deteriorate into the unhealthy category here in Nevada County. The Nevada County Department of ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Library Announces New Book Club Celebrating Culture

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The Grass Valley Library has announced that a new book club, Diverse Perspectives, will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 1st. The book club will read authors from various cultures each month and come together to discuss. Participants will also...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Requests for Proposals for Projects to Improve Household Income or Maintain Affordable Housing

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"To engage and empower our community to eliminate poverty, to create equity and prosperity, and assist people in achieving self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and community partnership"

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Nevada County Celebrates 25th Year of Employee Awards Ceremony

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Here are the winners of the County’s Employee Recognition Awards program.  Yesterday’s program marked it’s 25th anniversary (we’ve been holding the event 25 years).

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new "Economic & Community Resiliency" grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprof...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek: Rolling up Our Sleeves and Working Together to Do What’s Right

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally altered our way of life for the past several months. It has placed many businesses in serious financial jeopardy or worse, forced others to close. It has impacted our children’s education by requiring d...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

County of Nevada Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Nevada will conduct a virtual web-based Public Hearing at 2:00 p.m., on July 31,2020 via Zoom to consider the following item:

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program is Underway

For the seventh year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County farmers’ markets.  This year the Market Match Program will be offe...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses in Truckee

On July 28, 29, and 30, Eastern Nevada County businesses and organizations can pick up their no-cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 am -1:00 pm. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 25 em...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

The Yuba River Safety Cohort Takes Action to Protect Our River Community

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River sees 800,000 visitors a year; if you’ve driven by a crossing this summer, you have seen packed parking lots and busy beaches.  Accidents at the river happen every day and a group of Nevad...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Nevada County Dept. of Agriculture Distributes nearly 40,000 Masks to County Agricultural Industry

Nevada County acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our local farmers and ranchers to bring local healthy products to our table. Nevada County also recognize the need to ensure that our farmworkers and employers, who provide this essential service,...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Nevada County Public Works Receives Awards for Combie Road and Shady Creek Bridge Projects

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section is pleased to announce that the Purdon Road over Shady Creek Bridge Replacement Project has been selected as the 2019 ASCE Sacramento Section Bridge Project of the Year. The American Societ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

NV County BOS Highlight the Importance of the Nevada Fairgrounds and Urge the Public's Support

At its meeting on July 14, 2020 the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a Resolution proclaiming support for the Seventeenth District Agricultural Association, known as the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The first Nevada County Fair was held in 193...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Closure of All Bars and Indoor Operations of Restaurants, Wineries, Movie Theaters and Card Rooms

Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced additional statewide closures that impact Nevada County business operations.

What is closing statewide and in Nevada County:

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund announced its second round of grant awards, totaling $200,000, supporting eleven "safety-net" nonprofits in western Nevada County, who are all providing a life line to our neighbors most ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Nevada County Carl F. Bryan II Youth Center to close by June 30, 2021

A Resolution to close the Nevada County Carl F. Bryan II Youth Center by June 30, 2021, will go before the Board of Supervisors on July 14, 2020.  The Youth Center was built in 2003 and sized according to anticipated growth in juvenile detainees....

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Local Agencies Partner to Bring Life-Saving Medication to COVID-19 Patient

While cases are climbing nationally, regionally and locally, many agencies continue to partner to support in responding to medical needs of COVID-19. The County works with local and regional hospitals, other counties, the State, local businesses and organ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Four Affordable Housing Projects Move Forward in Nevada County

Four new affordable housing projects are currently moving forward in Nevada County. 

Brunswick Commons

In June, Brunswick Commons received Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) funding totaling $12,185,210. When completed, the Brunswick Commons pr...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

4th Annual Rural County Photo Contest

The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), a thirty-seven-county member strong service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties, is holding  its 4th Annual Rural County Photo Contest. The...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Nevada County Reminds Residents to Help Limit Spread of COVID-19 Over Holiday Weekend

Summer is officially here in Nevada County. As residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, Nevada County reminds residents to follow best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including washing hands regularly, practicing physical ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Army Community Board and Media Event

Human Resources Director Steve Rose attended both a Media Roundtable event and a Community Relations Board with the Northern California Army recruiting Battalion on June 26th.   Nevada County is the Battalion’s newest PaYS partner, the ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Save the Date: The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

Renowned economist, Jon Haveman, will present a public talk on the national and local economic impact of the Coronavirus. The presentation will provide evidence of how the economy is doing, how rapidly we are opening back up, and forecasts of the path for...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fare Free Service Though July 31, 2020

As our community progresses through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Nevada County Transit Services is providing essential service while implementing best practices to minimize the spread of coronavirus. To make transit readily accessible to those wh...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Nevada County Supervisors Select Sierra Business Council to lead County Economic Development Initiat

The Board of Supervisors unanimously selected the Sierra Business Council (SBC) to manage the County’s economic development initiatives with a focus on business technical assistance, public-private sector coordination, and expanding internet acc...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Public Presentation on the Penn Valley Area Plan on Thursday June 25th at 6PM

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In exciting news, the Nevada County Planning Department will be presenting the draft Penn Valley Area Plan on Thursday June 25th at 6PM during a Special Virtual Meeting of the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PV MAC) via Zoom. Principal Planner Tyl...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Great Plates Emergency Food Program Continues Feeding Seniors in Need

Last Week, the Great Plates Program was extended 30 more days through July 10th. The program is designed to stimulate the local economy by supporting local food vendors, while also providing a food service to seniors in need who do not qualify for any oth...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Let's Talk, Nevada County!

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Let’s Talk, Nevada County!

In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention during a pandemic. In addition, the national dialogue aro...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Nevada County Testing Site Updates

Drive-through COVID-19 testing is now available for everyone at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building! With our new drive-through capabilities, getting tested is now even safer and more convenient. The testing site at the Grass Valley Veteran&rs...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Sugarloaf Pilot Program for Addressing Homelessness

As we enter into fire season, community concern is rising about the possible threat of a wildfire inadvertently started by people who are homeless and camping in the woods.  In addition, homeless individuals remain at high risk for contracting CO...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

09 Summer Lunch Library

For the third year in a row, children ages 18 and under can get a free, healthy lunch five days a week at the Grass Valley Library. Starting Monday, June 8, a bag lunch will be offered for pick-up from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the shady backyard of the libr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Sets Goal to Raise $500,000 by 4th of July

The Nevada County Relief Fund has set its sights on raising $500,000 by the 4th of July. Having received over $1,175,000 in funding requests from local nonprofits and small businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19, and disbursing $210,000 in grants last we...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Offers Summer Learning Online

Although many events have been canceled or postponed these past few months, the Nevada County Community Library Programming Team has put together a dynamic online Summer Learning Program.  According to Jill Davidson, Youth Services Librarian, the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

20.21 Budget Hearings - Martin Polt.Heidi Hall.Barry Anderson.Georgette Aronow

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

Nevada City, CA – On June 2, 2020, the County of Nevada conducted budget hearings for the fiscal year (FY) 20/21 County Budget. Nevada County’s long-standing Board of Supervisors...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County, who are providing a life line to our neighbors ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller Op-Ed

Nevada County is now in the extended Phase 2 of reopening our economy, which allows some businesses to open if stringent restrictions are met. Until the State initiates Phase 3, other businesses must remain closed for now.

It has been a dark time for our r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Handbooks Mailed to County Residents

2020 RNC Cover Graphic

The 2020 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook will arrive in mailboxes across Nevada County this week. Created by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services in collaboration with partner agencies, the guide serves as a tool for wildfire safety and emergency prepa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dr. Ken Cutler, Nevada County Public Health Officer, Announces His Planned Retirement Beginning July

Nevada City, CA - Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, is announcing his planned retirement beginning in July. While Dr. Cutler has been anticipating his retirement in the Spring for about six months, he has stayed with Nevada ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Clerk-Recorder’s Office Will Open Counter Service for Marriages to Couples Who Make an Appointment

Due to COVID-19, effective June 1, 2020, marriage licenses, ceremonies and marriage deputization will be issued by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

Step 1

Print the Name Equality Act of 2007 form (PDF). Please sign and date the form. This must ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Rachel Roos Announced as Nevada County Social Services Director

Nevada County is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Roos as Nevada County’s Social Services Director, effective June 16th, 2020. Since 2011 Rachel has served as Executive Director of Victor Community Support Services, a community-base...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Nick Wilczek Announced as Nevada County Librarian

After a strong candidate recruitment, Nevada County Executive Officer Alison Lehman has appointed Nick Wilczek as the Nevada County Librarian effective June 22, 2020. Mr. Wilczek has spent the past two years as Director of the Humboldt County Library (HCL...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Updated and Improved Interactive Map of Nevada County Historical Landmarks

Are you restless for something new to do during this difficult time? Try taking a virtual tour of Nevada County’s rich historical sites, a wonderful way to explore our County’s history.

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Nevada County Libraries Start Curbside and Front Door Pickup Services

Curbside Car with books on table to the left

The Nevada County Community Library will begin a curbside and front door pickup service for four of its branches starting on Tuesday May 26th. Patrons of the Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, Penn Valley, and Truckee Libraries will be able to stop by their f...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Services Recognizes National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is honored to announce that May is National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month. Nevada County CWS is indebted to the amazing resource foster families who have opened their homes, heart and give their time to c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Services Recognizes National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is honored to announce that May is National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month. Nevada County CWS is indebted to the amazing resource foster families who have opened their homes, heart and give their time to c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Certified Farmers Markets

Nevada County Department of Environmental Health has been working closely with Certified Farmers Market (CFM) managers during this unprecedented time.  CFM managers have taken a proactive approach to ensure they will be able to meet the requireme...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Supervisor Scofield Supports AB3012 to Increase Insurance Protections for Homeowners

On Thursday May 7, 2020 Nevada County District II Supervisor Ed Scofield provided testimony in support for Assembly  Bill 3012 (Wood and Daly)  to the California Assembly Insurance  Committee. AB 3012 will provide consumer prote...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Great Plates Emergency Food Program for At-Risk Seniors in Nevada County

Last Week, Governor Newson directed the California Office of Emergency Services to release information and guidance for the Great Plates Program, a program designed to provide seniors with hot meals delivered to their home from local restaurants. The prog...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

County of Nevada receives national Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 5th year

County budgets are prepared to face financially uncertain times and maintain services for residents

The County of Nevada has been recognized for excellence in budgeting. The County has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Governm...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Make Your Mark!

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Make Your Mark!

Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Nevada County Community Library To Host Zoom Presentation On Nisenan Tribe Cultural Reclamation

The Nevada County Community Library will host a Zoom streaming presentation with Q&A at the end on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm, featuring Shelly Covert, Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council Spokesperson and executive director of California Herita...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Letter from A Librarian Program Hopes to Connect with Homebound Community

The Nevada County Community Library is announcing a brand new, old fashioned way to connect with its patrons during its current building closure. Librarians have started a letter writing campaign to reach those who may be unable to gather virtually with o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

County of Nevada Receives Cannabis Equity Grant & Hosts Virtual Workshop

Community Development Agency Director, Sean Powers shared this week that the County of Nevada received nearly $150,000 from The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The funds will be used to conduct an equity study identifying...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services announces the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors o

Nevada County Transit Services announces the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors on Gold Country Lift, effective Wednesday April 22, 2020.

Senior Dial-a-Ride service will be available to Western Nevada County residents during the same da...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

National Public Health Week 2020

Each year, during the first full week of April, communities across the country come together to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of the nation. Ironically, this year National Publ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

High Speed Fiber Optic Lines Installed Into the County’s New Operation Center

AT&T installed high speed fiber optic lines into the Nevada County’s new operation center facility this week. This will enable fiber optic network connectivity back to the County’s data center located in the Nevada City Government ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Certified Farmers’ Markets Considered Essential Activity/Business

As clarified in the recent Order of the Nevada County Public Health Officer issued on April 15, 2020, Certified Farmer’s Markets (CFM), as well as Farm and Produce Stands are considered “Essential Businesses.” Producers and m...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Continues Operating At Full Capacity

Nevada County Child Welfare continues to operate at full capacity to ensure that children and families are safe during this precarious time. Child Welfare has modified its practices to ensure that whenever possible our clients and social workers are pract...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Heroes Among Us

There are many unsung heroes among us as we navigate the uncharted waters of a global pandemic. There’s one particular group of heroes who aren’t in the limelight and not making the news. That’s because they’ve hunk...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

High Speed Fiber Optic Lines Installed Into the County’s New Operation Center

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AT&T installed high speed fiber optic lines into the Nevada County’s new operation center facility this week. This will enable fiber optic network connectivity back to the County’s data center located in the Nevada City Government ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Keeping Nevada County's Agricultural Industry Safe and Healthy webinar Monday, April 13th at 3pm

Nevada County Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend an informative webinar and round table discussion regarding how Nevada County Agriculture can continue to provide safe and healthy food for our community while remaining economically viable. Guest s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Options for Continuing to Learn

With many members of the Nevada County community sheltering at home and looking to occupy their time, the Nevada County Community Library has lots of options for continuing to learn and work towards new goals. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language?...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE NEVADA COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO UTILIZE THE MCCOURTNEY ROAD TRANSFER STATION

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to remember the PURPOSE of California‘s Executive Order N-33-20, which requires all Californian’s to “shelter-in-place” by remaining at home or at their place of residence, except as ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Supervisors to Launch “Nevada County Relief Fund” with $100,000 Challenge Grant

Faced with hardships that have left no one untouched, Supervisors Heidi Hall and Dan Miller are co-sponsoring a recommendation to allocate $100,000 to the newly formed “Nevada County Relief Fund” to support emergency response efforts a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

We hope it is clear to everyone that the shelter in place or stay at home order is mandatory. We understand this is a challenging time, so we are encouraging all Nevada County to volunteer to take the extra step of educating friends and neighbors on this ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

We hope it is clear to everyone that the shelter in place or stay at home order is mandatory. We understand this is a challenging time, so we are encouraging all Nevada County to volunteer to take the extra step of educating friends and neighbors on this ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Ryan Gruver: Be the Ambassador of Calm Preparedness

Ryan Gruver_NewsFlash

As Nevada County’s Director of Health and Human Services, I am responsible for both the Public Health Department addressing COVID-19, and the safety net services that will be necessary in the pandemic’s aftermath. I am also a husband a...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Nevada County is Accepting Proposals for Economic Development

Nevada County is inviting proposals from qualified firms and organizations with the experience, expertise, and qualifications to provide comprehensive economic development management services. 

Economic development can be achieved when a community...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Mosquito Season and Outdoor Activities

Spring and Summer bring great weather for outdoor activities along with mosquitoes.  Our winter provided plenty of rainfall that created a multitude of breeding sites for mosquitoes and the expectation is the mosquito population will be very prol...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Initiative Funding (CIF) 2020/2021 Request for Proposals Now Open

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors, through the Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC), anticipates the authorization of funding to facilitate projects/programs that address the key findings and recommendations identified in the 2020-2021 Commu...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Public Health Launches 211 Call Center and Updated Website to Encourage Community Preparedness

Coronavirus web screenshot NewsFlash

Nevada County Public Health Department is working closely with County departments such as the Office of Emergency Services and Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for Environmental Health Workshop Series

Nevada County Environmental Health Department is excited to host an Educational Workshop Series in 2020.  The Workshops are designed to provide guidance to all local food facility operators and to members of the public that are interested in lear...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Two New Nevada County Landmarks Designated by Supervisors

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the designation of two new landmarks: John Woolman School and Kentucky Flat School.

John Woolman School

The private Quaker boarding school which opened in 1963 is located on Woolman La...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Free LINK+ Service Available at Nevada County Community Library

Have your tried to borrow a book from the library but it wasn’t available?  Nevada County Community Library patrons now have access to LINK+, a free resource-sharing consortium, to browse and borrow more than 11 million books, CDs, DVDs...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Attend a Public Input Meetings on Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement Project

Edwards Crossing Bridge_NewsFlash

Edwards Crossing bridge carries traffic on North Bloomfield Road over the South Yuba River. Originally constructed in 1904 and last rehabilitated in 1989, the bridge is one lane and load restricted, affecting emergency response and accessibility at the br...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2020 Board Objectives

Board Objectives

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2020 Board Objectives at the February 11th Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2020 include fiscal stability and core services, wildfire, preparation for PSPS events, economic development, housing, ca...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

CalVet Home Loans are Fully Insured

The Nevada County Veteran Service Office has seen an increase of requests for assistance with obtaining fire insurance for their homes.  Usually, we have few options to provide because we cannot influence insurance providers on how to provide the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Supervisors Support Emerging Technologies for Alternative Energy Storage Solutions

On Tuesday January 28th, the County Board of Supervisors approved a Letter of Support to SPIN Storage Systems (SPIN) in hopes to help develop non-lithium ion energy storage technologies. Nevada County has a strong interest to improve the reliability of el...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Free Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Nevada County Residents

Tax Prep Help

The Nevada County Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS), in collaboration with the Nevada County Department of Social Services, is once again operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering free tax prepara...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Will Open Sunday and Monday

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold LOW temperatures Sunday and Monday nights in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.  Considering the weather predictions, Sierra Roots, City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada ar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Elder Memory Care classes at Penn Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

Four classes on elder care and memory loss will be held at the Penn Valley Station Library and the Madelyn Helling Library starting on January 31, 2020.  These classes will be presented by Barbara Larsen the creator and author of Movement with Me...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Stepping Up and Prop 47 Planning Meeting

Behavioral Health is hosting the next Stepping Up community meeting on February 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the Empire Room at the Eric Rood Administrative Building.  The Stepping Up Initiative is a national initiative to reduce the number of people wi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Nevada County Point-In-Time Homeless Count on Wednesday, January 29th

The Nevada County Point In Time (PIT) homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. The annual count is coordinated by the Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care, The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, and the County’s Heal...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Supervisors Discuss 2020 Priorities at Board Workshop

The Board of Supervisors completed their annual workshop this Friday to discuss their annual priorities for the following year. In 2020, fiscal stability, wildfire, housing, economic development, PSPS events, resiliency, homelessness and cannabis are all ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Apply for the County's 2020 Spring Citizen's Academy

Citizens Academy_NewsFlash

As the Board of Supervisors wraps up their annual workshop, community members are encouraged to engage with their local government through the County’s 2020 Citizen’s Academy.  Nevada County is now accepting applications for i...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Public Hearing for Discussion of State 2020 CDBG Application

Nevada County will conduct a public hearing on January 29th at 2:00 p.m., at the Eric Rood Center, located at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City, in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the 2019/2020 State Community Development Block Gran...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Nevada and Placer County Accepting Tahoe/Truckee Prevention and Early Intervention Program Proposals

Nevada County and Placer County Behavioral Health are accepting proposals for Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in the Tahoe/Truckee region. The MHSA, otherwise known as Proposition 63, is funded by...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Supervisor Miller Appointed as Rural California County Association Second Vice-Chair

Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller has been appointed to serve as Second Vice-Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). RCRC installed its 2020 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramen...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Supervisor Ed Scofield Re-elected as CSAC Treasurer for Second Year

Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield has been re-appointed to serve as Treasurer of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for 2020. This will be the second consecutive year that Supervisor Scofield serves in this leadership position for the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Hard Work and Collaboration Mark the First Year of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance in Neva

Cannabis Permit_NewsFlash

With 2019 now in the books, the Cannabis Compliance Division has tallied up the permit totals for the County’s first year operating with a Commercial Cannabis Cultivation ordinance. The Community Development Agency (CDA) accepted 89 Commercial C...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Governor Newsom Highlights Nevada County’s HOME Team as Model Program

Governor Newsom Visits HOME Team_NewsFlash

Governor Gavin Newsom visited Grass Valley to learn about Nevada County’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team project. Learning about the County’s collaborative HOME Team program and local service providers was his fir...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the shelter has been extended to be open a third night for Friday, January 17th. Both shelters will close at 7:30am on Saturday morning. 

Given the low snow levels, substantial accumulations, and cold temperatures in th...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Child Welfare Thanks Community for Foster Youth Holiday Donations

Nevada County Child Welfare Services would like to send a heartfelt and indebted thank you to all of the County offices, community services providers and community members for making the holiday season wonderful for our local families and foster children ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Library Card Design Contest

In honor of National Library Week in April, the Nevada County Community Library is launching a new "Imagination' themed Library Card Contest! We are calling on artists and library fans of all ages to submit a creative, original design following some ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE NEU, and County of Nevada report 398 acres have been treated within the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Prevention ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Let’s Talk About Weed at the Library

In January 2020, the Madelyn Helling Library is hosting two programs that focus on different aspects of cannabis in communities. First on January 10th, is an event in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS (www...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Station Eleven Announced as 2020 Reads and Writes Selection

The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as the Nevada County Reads and Writes NEA Big Read selection for 2020. Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with loss, and the power o...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Last Mile Broadband Grant Applications Open for Public Comment

In July 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Sierra Business Council (SBC) to develop and administer a Last-Mile Broadband Grant Pilot Program. Specifically, the Board allocated $225,000 for the pilot program to fund broadband infrastru...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

County Accepting Prevention and Early Intervention Program Proposals

Better Together_NewsFlash

Nevada County Behavioral Health is accepting proposals for Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). 

About MHSA

The MHSA, otherwise known as Proposition 63, is funded by a 1% tax on personal income...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Natalie Adona, Assistant Registrar of Voters: Your 2020 Election Survival Checklist

The 2020 election cycle has been in the news for what seems like forever (and ever…and ever), and now—in Game of Thrones, House of Stark-like fashion—it’s truly upon us.

The abundance of election information can be ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Community Development Partners with QLess to Reduce Wait Times

QLess_NewsFlash ver2

The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) has implemented QLess, a dynamic line-management solution, to reduce wait times for customers. QLess helps organizations of all sizes improve the customer experience with an easy-to-use app, and is used...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Tex Ritter, Director of Social Services, Announces Retirement

Tex Ritter

Nevada County's Social Services Director, Tex Ritter, has announced his retirement for late February 2020. Tex is a licensed attorney who has worked for Nevada County for over 10 years as the Director of Child Support, Interim Director of Public Health an...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Top County Accomplishments of 2019

Before ringing in the New Year, here’s a look back at a few 2019 accomplishments in Nevada County. In addition to core services, Nevada County accomplished new achievements in 2019 from beginning the Ponderosa West shaded fuel break, issuing our...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

County and Connecting Point Announce Volunteer Hub Partnership to Fight Homelessness

Better Together_NewsFlash

Homelessness is a complex issue impacting our community. There is no one way to solve the problem, just as there is no single reason people may become homeless. In the continued effort to keep our community safe and care for the most vulnerable among us, ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Poverty Simulation Training Emphasizes Understanding of Community Needs

Poverty Simulator

On December 11th, County leadership staff across all sectors of County government experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation presented by Mike Dent, Director of Child Support, Collections and Housing and Community Services...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

District III Supervisor Dan Miller elected 2nd Vice-Chair of RCRC

On Wednesday December 11, 2019, District III Supervisor Dan Miller was elected as the 2nd Vice-Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). Founded in 1972, RCRC is a thirty-seven member county strong service organization that champions...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Library Celebrates Local Cornish History

In two unique programs this December, the Nevada County Community Library is celebrating the rich Cornish history of Nevada County

On Friday, December 13th, the library will have a pop-up at Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley featuring books on local Cornis...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Gain Access to VA Benefits Quickly After Discharge

Veterans_NewsFlash

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers two programs, including "Benefits Delivery at Discharge" and "Quick Start" to assist Nevada County Veterans receive disability benefits much faster than usual after disch...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Doris Foley Library Open House at Victorian Christmas

Doris Foley_NewsFlash

The Doris Foley Library for Historical Research welcomes the public to attend an Open House with the Native Daughters of the Golden West on Wednesday, December 18th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Members of Grass Valley's Manzanita Parlor No. 29 wi...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

OES Org Structure

Office of Emergency Services announces new hires and grant applications with budgets totaling nearly $8 million

In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakehold...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Sierra Roots, Hospitality House and Nevada County Coordinate Homeless Services During Cold Weather

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter_ NewsFlash

On Tuesday November 26th, forecasted weather conditions triggered the opening of the Sierra Roots Weather Shelter. The weather conditions met criteria for the shelter to stay operational through Friday night. Building on the experience from previous years...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Nevada County Library Zip Books Program

Nevada County Community Library now has a Zip Books program. The Zip Books program allows library patrons to request a book that is currently not in the library's collection. The item is ordered through Amazon and sent directly to the patron's address, fr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Learn about Gray Wolves in California

Gray Wolf_NewsFlash

Kent Laudon, wolf specialist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting information on California's Gray Wolf, during a special joint-meeting of the Nevada County Agricultural Advisory Commission and the Nevada County Fish and Wild...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

1st Installment of the 19/20 Nevada County Property Tax Bill Due December 10th

Property Tax NewsFlash

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2019-2020 secured tax bill is December 10th at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in this office or show a po...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

State Recognizes Nevada County Public Health for Interfaith Food Ministry Partnership

The Nevada County Public Health Department is proud to announce that our nutrition education program was recognized for "Excellence in Programs" by the California Department of Public Health. This award recognizes community collaboration and col...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County Hosts Successful Stepping Up Community Meeting

Community members and stakeholders turned out this week for the  Stepping Up Community Meeting on November 19th.  This group is tackling the critical task of reducing the number of individuals with mental illness and substance use disord...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received the test al...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Now Available: North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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Did you miss the North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall held on November 19? The recording of the meeting is now available!

Speakers included:

  • District IV Supervisor Hoek
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Division Chief Mathias
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Battal...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thursday, Nov. 19 North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

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Being Ready Nevada County, means being ready for anything. Winter weather is here and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations.

  • Next to the Nevada County...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

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Auburn- Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8:00 AM the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Local Homeowners Organize and Receive $51,000 to Be Ready for Wildfire

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On the edge of Western Nevada County lies a community who is taking fire mitigation into their own hands. The Big Oak Street Tenders, Inc., located in Smartsville, formed two years ago to collectively maintain 22 miles of overgrown private roadway. Motiva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 4, 2020

North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and han...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Red Flag Warning, Extreme Fire Weather and PSPS Event Sunday-Tuesday

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Be Ready Nevada County

Red Flag Warning Issued: Sunday evening, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening through...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM Friday

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning Issued: Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00 AM –Friday, October 16 at 11:00 AM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from early Wednesday morning through Friday morni...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 6, 2020

"Ready Nevada County: Ready, Set, Go!" Interview Requests

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If you, or someone you know, is willing to participate and available the beginning of October please take the time to fill out this form.We are looking for 3 people to discuss their experiences following the Ready, Set, Go guidelines and to feature a prop...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County is a County Government Experience Winner 2020

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The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its 4th annual competition, honoring U.S. governments who are leveraging innovative IT to enhance services and citizen experience during the pandemic.Nevada County- September 28,2020- Ready N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Red Flag Warning Saturday evening through Monday evening

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedSaturday, September 26 at 9pm - Monday, September 28 at 9pm

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening. T...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E has opened a Community Resource Center beginning at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be “mobi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery - Resource Fair Today

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E will be opening a Community Resource Center beginning Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PG&E Plans for Widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff

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FROM PG&E – Released September 7, 2020:

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Plans for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Amid Extreme Heat, Forecasted Offshore Dry Wind Event Means PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag 10PM Monday thru 8AM Wednesday

Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedMonday September 7, 10 PM - Wednesday September 9, 8 AM

 

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. Thi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Jones Fire Virtual Town Hall on Friday, August 28th

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Join us from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28th for a Town Hall to debrief on the Jones Fire. Board of Supervisors Chair Heidi Hall and District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek will introduce the Town Hall panelists. Panelists include:

  • CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Pl...
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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 30% containment Friday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 30% containment Friday morning. All Evacuation Orders have been lifted although some road closures remain in place. Road closures include:

  • Jones Bar at Newtown Rd (check point for local residents)...
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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

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National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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National Weather Service Sacramento Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening. There are currently 854 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,153 residents under an Evacuation Warning. Sev...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Smoke from Several Wildfires Burning in Northern California is Impacting the Sacramento Region

Wildfire Smoke Impacts Sacramento Region

Smoke from several wildfires burning in Northern California is impacting the Sacramento region, enhancing ozone formation and increasing particle concentrations. Exposure to elevated PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in smoke) concentrations can result in ey...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

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The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

COOLING CENTERS NOW OPEN

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Neva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Excessive Heat Warning in Western Nevada County

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Temperatures are projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. Extreme heat impacts are expected through at least next Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast.

During this heat wave, the Nevada County Publ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 13, 2020

OES Seeks Community Feedback on CodeRED Emergency Alert Test

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August 12, 2020, the Office of Emergency Services conducted a test of Nevada County’s CodeRED Emergency Alert System and they seek your feedback. Share your experience by completing the emergency alert test Community Survey!

More than 150 surveys...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Defensible Space Assistance for Residents with Disabilities and Older Adults Now Available

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Apply Today!

To reduce the threat of wildfire, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) are partnering to provide free defensible space clearing services to 15 homeowners who are low-income seniors or individual...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

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In just 6 days, approximately 1,300 gallons of hand sanitizer and 314,000 surgical masks were given to more than 1,000 small businesses from Truckee to Penn Valley. The Nevada County spirit was on full display as volunteers from civic organizations, athle...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 28, 2020

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too!Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to pa...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses

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PPE requests must be made in advance: https://bit.ly/SmallBusinessPPERequestFormNevada City, CA—The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, a 30-day supply of masks ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification Systems Scheduled for August 12

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August 12, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are teaming up to issue simultaneous tests of the CodeRED and Nixle Everbridge Emergency Alert Systems.

All Nevada County residents are advised to prepare by registering f...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Red Flag Warning for Eastern Nevada County in Effect from 2PM to 9PM Monday, July 6

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.Affected Area: Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2020

A Message from the Office of Emergency Services

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On this holiday weekend, we want to extend our gratitude to the residents of Lake Wildwood and the surrounding areas for reporting the recent fire, staying situationally aware via trusted news sources like Yubanet.com, checking in with their 5 emergency a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 25, 2020

The Sheriff’s Office Launches Evacuation Tag Initiative to Help Alert First Responders

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 June 25, 2020, Nevada County CA—The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is providing free "EVACUATED" tags for residents to place in a highly visible place such as a door, reflective address sign, mailbox, fence, or gate...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Heat Advisory in Effect from Noon Monday to 8 PM PDT Saturday

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WHAT: Dangerous heat with afternoon highs between 99 and 110 for the Valley and between 95 to 105 for the Foothills. The hottest daytime temperatures will be found north of Marysville. Overnight lows in the 60s to 70s.WHERE: Sacramento ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 12, 2020

County of Nevada Earns National Achievement Award for Ready Nevada County Preparedness Campaign

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County of Nevada has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

NACo recognized Ready Nevada County, ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region

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What: Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee RegionWhen: Thursday June 11, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Where: Live Zoom Event on YubaNet.com

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region 

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Free Mulch Pick Up Fridays & Saturdays through June 27

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Free mulch is available on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm through June 27 at 

  • Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, 10513 Spenceville Rd, Grass Valley, CA
  • Rise Gold Site, 12625 Brunswick Rd, Grass Valley, CA

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Now Available Online: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County Virtual Town Hall

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In case you missed it, the Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County virtual town hall is avilable to watch online. Our expert panel answers questions from Nevada County residents and provides updates on each agencies’ state of preparednes...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County

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Fire season is just around the corner and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with YubaNet, and local fire authorities, to host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Preparedness and Response...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 15, 2020

FREE Green Waste Disposal Opportunities in Western & Eastern Nevada County

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Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) expands free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout Nevada County. The Office of Emergency Services is partnering with Fire Safe Council, 211 Connecting Poi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 28, 2020

New Grant Funding Expands Free Green Waste Disposal Countywide

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Nevada City, CA, April 28 — Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) will expand free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout the county. Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

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Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

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Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Additional Information Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 31, 2020

No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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2/27/20: Update – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) February 27, 2020 (PDF)

Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE NEU, and County of Nevada report 398 acres have been treated within the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Prevention ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 12, 2019

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

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Office of Emergency Services announces new hires and grant applications with budgets totaling nearly $8 million

In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakehold...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

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Grass Valley- CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project.

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

First Heat Wave of the Summer to Hit Nevada County This Weekend

National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. During this heat wave, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to remind everyone that higher temperatur...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Partnership Aids Seniors in Need of of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

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Partnership between Gold Country Community Services and Ready Nevada County Aids Seniors in Need of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Supervisors Approve 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

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Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is moving forward with Board approval of 3 resolutions. Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergen...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Fire Districts, OES, & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Red Flag Warning System

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Grass Valley—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 Warnin...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

"Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

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With the generous support of Sierra Theaters, the talent and equipment of Nevada County Media, the spirit of our volunteer cast and crew, and the dedication of the first responders, we were able to create this piece that will be seen throughout the summer...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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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...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

Burn Permits Suspended

California Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionNevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

CONTACT:Mary EldridgeInformation Officer(530) 889-0111X1023

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Continues with Speaker Series: Ready, Set, Go for Families

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will host Ready, Set, Go for Families, the final in a four-part, speaker series designed to educate and inspire the co...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

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Sunday, June 9, CAL FIRE NEU is running a Wildland Urban Interface drill in the Cement Hill, Lake Vera Purdon, and Round Mountain neighborhoods. There will be an increased presence of first responders on roadways and around homes.

A Code Red emergency aler...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

ReadyNevadaCounty.org Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy

Ready Nevada County Logo, Wildfire Starts with You

ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildf...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

June 10: Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10, 6:00 -7:30 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services

News Flash

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

PH COVID NewsFlash 11.16.20

Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County COVID data meets the Red “Substantial” Tier for first week

PH COVID NewsFlash

The State announced Nevada County in the Red “Substantial” Tier for the first time since September

If Nevada County’s daily, new COVID-19 cases meet the more restrictive Red or Purple Tier next week, Nevada County will move in...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19

COVID Halloween NewsFlash

Find Halloween COVID-19 guidance developed by Public Health, as well as a flyer that highlights some key parts of the guidance:

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

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The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange &a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

PH COVID NewsFlash 9.16.20

Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 29, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new “Economic & Community Resiliency” grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonpro...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to p...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards to Local “Safety-net”

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Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards 

to Local “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses 

 

 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund announced it...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Statewide Closure of All Bars and Indoor Operations of Restaurants, Wineries and Movie Theaters

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Nevada County is not currently on the State’s County Monitoring List; fitness centers, personal services, hair salons, places of worship and offices may remain open with State required modifications in place

 

Nevada County, CA &...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

TFF Carhop Event - July 11-12

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Nevada County Reminds Residents to Help Limit Spread of COVID-19 Over Holiday Weekend

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As our case counts rise locally, Public Health asks our community to avoid gatherings with non-household members

Summer is officially here in Nevada County. As residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, Nevada County reminds residents to fo...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Nevada County Announces Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson

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Nevada County Public Health will continue to have enhanced health officer support from Dr. Glennah Trochet and Dr. Ken Cutler 

Nevada County Public Health welcomes Dr. Richard Johnson as interim Public Health Officer. Dr. Johnson is an M.D., has a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

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The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

Public Invited to talk with economist Jon Haveman, July 9th, 6:00-7:30PM 

Nevada City, CA – Renowned economist, Jon Haveman, will present a public talk on the national and...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Surge in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nevada County

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Physical Distancing and Reopening with Modifications Remains Important to Protect our Community and Continue to Reopen

Stage 3 Personal Service Businesses May Reopen with Modifications Today, June 19th

We have seen a significant increase of new cases in the...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

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Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

NEVADA COUNTY – In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention d...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 18, 2020

TFF Carhop Event this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials

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Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials

As we move into Stage 3 reopening, how do we balance the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with community health and wellness? Can we protect both our small businesses and our most vulnerabl...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits

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Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply-for-relief/ starting at Noon on Wednesday, June 17th 

Also, ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Testing Site Updates

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Nevada County COVID-19 Testing Site Updates

The state launched 80 OptumServe testing sites throughout California, collaborating with county leaders to identify appropriate testing sites with a focus on underserved communities. Nevada County was successful ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

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Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinded Local Lodging and Short-Term Rental Order

Nevada County is hosting a follow-up Stage 3 Business Guidance Workshop on Tuesday, June 16th&a...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Saturday, June 6th TFF Car Hop Event to Celebrate Nevada County Students

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS AND THE CLASS OF 2020

Nevada County is proud to bring together the community and celebrate the graduating class of 2020 through our upcoming Carhop event this weekend. To show support for our graduating high school students ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Nevada County confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 48

28 cases June 2

Six additional confirmed cases in Eastern Nevada County

Five of the residents are closely connected with a common exposure; the sixth was a person who had no symptoms

Nevada County received notification of six new COVID-19 cases today; five of the residents...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

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Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” no...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Nevada County Public Health updates Reopen Nevada County Plan

Updated Reopen Plan May 27

Nevada County Public Health updates Reopen Nevada County plan to include hair salons, barber shops and religious services with modifications

Hair salons and barber shops may now open under Nevada County’s attestation of readiness with the State

Re...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services Will Provide Fare Free Service Through June 30, 2020

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Release Date: May 26, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services Will Provide Fare Free Service Through June 30, 2020

 

As our community continues to adapt to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Nevada County Transit Services is providing essenti...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Revised Short-Term Rental Order

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Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Revised Short-Term Rental Order

Nevada County still under statewide Order

Short-term rentals can be rented for stage 2 business travel, to essential service workers and COVID impacted persons

On March 19th, Governor...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Heidi Hall: Stay Strong and Stand Together

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Since the Governor’s Stay at Home order was issued on March 19, Nevada County, like every community around the world, has struggled to meet the challenges brought on by a global pandemic. While some communities have rushed to re-open, defying st...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Great Plates Delivered Begins Service in Nevada County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2020

       

Great Plates Delivered Begins Service in Nevada County

Program delivers fresh meals to seniors who do not qualify for other supplemental nutrition programs and supports local food ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

NevCo Relief Fund

Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply/ 

The Nevada County Relief Fund seeks grant applications from “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County providing a life-line to our neighbors most in need, and ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nevada County's Readiness Plan approved by State

Readiness Plan Approved May 12

Nevada County Stage 2 businesses can reopen with COVID-19 Prevention Plans in Place

County staff have been working with businesses to help with COVID-19 Prevention Plans

Nevada County’s attestation of readiness, or readiness plan, has been approve...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada County submits Readiness Plan to State to move further towards Stage 2 reopening

Move forward to Stage 2 May 11

State is expected to give approval of Readiness Plan in 24-48 hours

Nevada County businesses are encouraged to start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officials received good news after a meeting with the California Departme...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinds Local Stay-at-Home Order

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Nevada County still under statewide Order

State announced the "soft opening" of Stage 2 begins today

"Soft opening" includes curbside pickup only for some low-risk retail businesses

Nevada County Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Nevada County prepared for modification and Stage 2 of statewide Stay-at-Home Order

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County looks towards reopening of lower-risk workplaces and meeting state readiness criteria

Today Governor Newsom announced good news that "the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the stay at home order this Friday, May 8, with guidelin...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites

Coronavirus Increase Testing

May 4th UPDATE: Testing locations confirmed and appointment registration now available

Western Nevada County

New COVID-19 testing sites are accepting appointments and will open on TUESDAY, May 5, in Grass Valley. Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting (or call...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Empowers Community to Take Care of its Own

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Nevada County Relief Fund Empowers Community to Take Care of its Own

 

Fund creates immediate safety net for vulnerable populations and small business during the COVID pandemicNew website www.NevCoRelief.org launched to...

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Nevada County Relief Fund Website Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Community Education on Stay at Home Order

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template

Community Education on the Stay-at-Home Order remains the Top Priority Across All County Departments

Code Compliance Addresses Questions and Concerns Regarding Stay-At-Home Compliance via Ask Nevada County App, 211 Operators, and MyNevadaCounty.com

Nevada C...

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Ask Nevada County Website Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Now Available to Collect Community-level Data

Nevada County COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

Nevada County Public Health understands that our community wants current and up-to-date information about COVID-19 in our community. Since we have rapidly identified the arrival of COVID-19 in our community, our focus is to slow the spread of the virus, p...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Nevada County Efforts to Reach Individuals Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19

Nurse Casey HOME Team Newsflash

Nevada County is partnering closely with the City of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Town of Truckee, and community partners to reach individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. These people may not have the same access to hygiene or th...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Public Health Officer Issues New Stay-at-Home Order for Nevada County to Clarify Local Questions

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Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

“Although it is somewhat r...

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Local Nevada County Stay-at-Home Order Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Public Health Officer Recommends Cloth Face Coverings in Addition to Healthy Hygiene Habits

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The Nevada County Health Officer continues to recommend that our best community and individual steps to slow the transmission of COVID-19 include washing hands frequently, avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and physical distan...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (7)

Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports the First COVID-19 Related Death

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (6)

Nevada County Public Health is reporting the first Nevada County death related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The person was an elderly Eastern Nevada County resident who had underlying health conditions and previously tested positive for the coronav...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community. At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place.

By now we hope it’s clear t...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Gold Country Stage & Lift Service Alert

Gold Country Service Alert

Release Date: March 31, 2020Department of Public Works, Transit Services DivisionContact Person: Robin Van Valkenburgh, Transit Services ManagerTelephone: 477-0103, Extension 1003

Service Alert- Effective April 1, 2020

Due to issues surrounding COVID-19, i...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Frequently Asked Questions

CARES ACT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on Friday, March 27. The state of California issued a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document to help make sense of the new relief legislation. This document covers relief pro...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 27, 2020

California State Parks Takes Additional Steps to Help Slow Down the Spread of COVID-19

State Park Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2020Source: California State ParksContact: Newsroom@parks.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks a...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supervisors Launch Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

“I...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Interfaith Food Ministry Urgently Needs Volunteers

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Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) is currently experiencing a shortage of volunteers due to the statewide Order to Stay at Home. Anyone in good health is welcome, including high school and college student volunteers. School credit will be applied where possi...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

All WIC Services are Available by Phone or Video Chat

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During COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, all WIC services through Nevada County Public Health are available by phone or video chat. Walk-in WIC clinics have been suspended. Community members should call their local clinic to enroll or certify, obtain future f...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Fourth Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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Nevada County Public Health has confirmed its fourth case of COVID-19. The person who was diagnosed is an adult who resides in Eastern Nevada County, and self-isolated while symptomatic. The mode of transmission is undetermined at this time, and is still ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Clarifies "Stay-at-Home" for Short-term Rentals

Updated May 21st, 2020

On March 19th, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20, requiring all persons residing in the State to remain in their homes or places of residence, except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations for critical infras...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (4)

The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash - 2nd Confirmed Case

Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Nevada County Limits Public Counter Services and Temporarily Close Buildings Starting March 19th

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The County, City of Grass Valley and City of Nevada City continue to jointly respond to coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus, by implementing social distancing protocols. Coronavirus continues to be an emerging, rapidly evolving sit...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Posted on: March 15, 2020

All Nevada County Libraries Temporarily Closed through April 12, 2020

Library Logo NewsFlash

Beginning March 16, 2020 all Nevada County Library locations will be closed to the public through April 12, 2020. This includes the Grass Valley Library, Madelyn Helling Library, Doris Foley Library, Bear River Library, Penn Valley Library and Truckee Lib...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

3/1 Update: Still No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

There are no known cases of coronavirus in Nevada County currently. However, with nearby confirmed cases in Solano County there continue to be rumors about the possibility of local cases in Nevada County. We want to assure our Nevada County community that...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Public Health Launches 211 Call Center and Updated Website to Encourage Community Preparedness

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Nevada County Public Health Department is working closely with County departments such as the Office of Emergency Services and Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) t...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

2/27 Update: No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains in the media and of concern to many, so the Nevada County Public Health Department created a new “News and Updates” tab on our website (https://www.mynevadacounty.com/551/Public-Health), in...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 28, 2020

1/28 Update: No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Due to recent inquiries and to promote the health and safety of Nevada County residents, the Nevada County Public Health Department is closely monitoring the recent coronavirus outbreak in China.

There have been no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavir...

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Public Health - Coronavirus

News Flash

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

"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 the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine, approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred to as ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Benefit Assistance for Veterans Exposed to Water Contaminants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will begin a process that may allow Veterans to receive disability pay if they were sickened by drinking water contaminated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nevada County Veterans who may be affecte...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

Many students will be starting or returning to college this fall, and, thanks to the College Tuition Fee Waiver program (CTFW), disabled Veterans in Nevada County can get assistance in covering the cost of sending their children to college.

The CTFW progra...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Many injuries sustained during combat can qualify veterans for disability benefits under the law, especially when it comes to employment. In some cases, however, a veteran's disability is not severe enough to qualify for a 100 percent rating under the Vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

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 recentlyin the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of
airborne chemicals and toxic subs...

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Veterans Services