Nevada County News | August 3, 2023

South Yuba River near Edwards Crossing. Image by Carla Boone, Administrative Assistant in the

County Executive Office.

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OES Receives Achievement Award for Firewise Communities Microgrant Program

Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) held its Annual Conference in Travis County, Texas. Nevada County District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall was in attendance to receive the 2023 NACo Achievement Award: Best in Category on behalf of the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES). The County stood out among its peers nationally in the Risk and Emergency Management category for implementing the first of its kind Firewise Communities Microgrant Program.

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Nevada County Connects you with free fares to the fair, August 9th through 13th

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Fares to the Nevada County Fair!

Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce our upcoming Free Fare Days event in conjunction with the Nevada County Fair. All transit services will be free to ride during the Nevada County Fair--from Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 13th--so hop on the bus and enjoy stress-free travel around the community.

In addition to the Free Fare Event, Nevada County Connects will operate a free shuttle service from the Tinloy Transit Center in downtown Grass Valley to the main gate at the Fairgrounds approximately every 30 minutes.

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Applications Still Open for Sheriff's Community Academy

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office invites community members who live or work in Nevada County to apply for our annual Community Academy. This free 12-week program is designed to give those with little to no law enforcement exposure or experience a chance to see what goes on “behind the scenes” at their Sheriff’s office. 

The academy will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, August 16th through November 1st. Apply today!

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Like the Sunday of Summer: Fun Things to Do in August

The weather is warm. The days are still long. The kids are out of school for a couple more weeks. And most of all, the premier event of the summer (arguably the year) for Nevada County is about to happen. Like enjoying that last slice of pie, savor the last bits of summer by heading to these fun things to do in August.

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August 8th Board of Supervisors Meeting Preview


In Person

Board Chambers

Eric Rood Administrative Center

950 Maidu Avenue

Nevada City, CA 95959

By Email

Email the Board of Supervisors

By Phone

Call 530-270-3474


Submit comments online

View the Agenda

The Tuesday, August 8th Board of Supervisors meeting starts at 9:00 am at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in the Board Chambers.


Meeting at a Glance


Public Comment

Members of the public will be allowed to address the Board on items not appearing on the agenda that are of interest to the public and are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board.


Consent Calendar

These items are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. The Board of Supervisors will act upon them at one time without discussion.


9:30 am: Closed Session


10:15 am: Informational presentation from Pioneer Community Energy regarding Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).


Resolution approving an amendment to the contract between the County of Nevada and Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. for legal services related to the Idaho Maryland Mine - Rise Grass Valley Project.


11:30 am: Resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County of Nevada, Rough & Ready Fire Protection District, Penn Valley Fire Protection District, and Nevada County Consolidated Fire District to support the reorganization of these districts into one consolidated district and provide gap funding to operate Rough & Ready Fire Station No. 59 prior to consolidation.


Lunch Recess


1:30 pm: Resolution to create and establish the Nevada County Youth Commission with an effective date of August 8, 2023, and ratifying the bylaws of the Nevada County Youth Commission.


Informational presentation from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) regarding their wildfire emergency preparedness projects, initiatives, and related activities.


Multiple resolutions approving Grant Award Agreements for Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund grants funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and General Fund dollars.


Resolution ratifying the contract for the Donner Pass Road Rockslide Project between the County of Nevada and Neil's Controlled Blasting L.P.




Upcoming Events at the Library

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Tech Drop-in with Coffee & Donuts

August 4th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Madelyn Helling Library

Have a question about your device? Need to have your computer, tablet, or phone looked at? Want to learn more about the Library’s digital services and how to use them? Drop in from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Friday at the Madelyn Helling Library for help from friendly Library volunteers and staff.

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NorCal Bats

August 9th, 2:00-3:00 pm

Truckee Library

Join NorCal Bats to learn about these fascinating flying mammals. Bats fly with their hands, echolocate, and eat pesky insects. The program includes a presentation about bats and an opportunity to meet some of our local species.

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Travelogue with Shanti & Jivat: Travels in India

August 10th, 5:00-6:00 pm

Madelyn Helling Library

Embark on an enthralling journey through the vibrant tapestry of India as Shanti and Jivat, two intrepid adventurers, bring their captivating tales to life in a mesmerizing presentation at the Nevada County Library. With hearts brimming with wanderlust and a deep reverence for cultural exploration, they invite you to join them on a visual odyssey that will transport you to the enchanting corners of the Indian subcontinent.

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Come Work with Us!

Nevada County employs approximately 800 employees covering a full range of services and positions, from accountants to wastewater treatment system operators. In Nevada County, quality of life comes first. It is the only rural California county with two designated Cultural Arts Districts and is known for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

Attorney I

Are you an attorney looking to start your career in the criminal justice field and support an organization dedicated to the public safety of our community? If so, we want to meet you!


The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an Attorney I to prosecute misdemeanor cases received from State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Nevada County. This position will be primarily focused on a misdemeanor caseload that may include DUI, domestic violence, local ordinance, and other crimes.


This is a full-time position and the County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, CalPERS retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts (FSA).


Learn more about this position online. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.


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Administrative Analyst II (CoB)

Administrative Analyst I (OES)

Administrative Analyst II (OES)

Administrative Services Assistant

Agricultural Technician-Temporary

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Correctional Officer I

Correctional Officer II

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