Nevada County News | July 20, 2023

A black and brown dog with floppy ears trots alongside the shore overlooking Scott's Flat Lake

Hound dog Madelyn Jones on the bank of Scott's Flat Lake. Image by Nevada County Public Information Officer Taylor Wolfe.


Deadline to Apply for FEMA Assistance Extended to September 1st.

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Learn About a New Option for Electricity Service through Pioneer Energy

Residents of unincorporated Nevada County have opportunities in the coming weeks to learn more about a proposed alternative for getting electricity service.

The Board of Supervisors is considering whether to adopt a Community Choice Aggregation plan using Pioneer Community Energy. The Board will host an informational session on the plan at their August 8th meeting, with a vote possible in October. In the meantime, there are several opportunities to learn more from Pioneer Community Energy representatives.

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Sheriff Shannan Moon embraces two kids covered in colorful paint and wearing National Night Out t-shirts

Celebrate National Night Out with the Nevada County Sheriff's Office

Join the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, our law enforcement partners, and community-based organizations on Tuesday, August 1st for National Night Out celebrations in Truckee and Grass Valley. Events will include a Kids Color Fun Run, live music, free food, games, public safety exhibits, and more!

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County to Receive $25K Grant to Help Residents with Low Income Connect to Affordable Internet

Nevada County learned last Tuesday that it is receiving a $25,000 grant from the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to help low-income residents get discounted Internet service. The money will be used for outreach to let eligible residents know about the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides $30 per month toward Internet service and a one-time payment of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. The CETF estimates there are about 14,000 households in Nevada County that qualify but have not received the discounts.

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2023 Road Rehabilitation Project on Dog Bar Road Completed Early

Two images of the same road. The left image shows a bumpy potholed road with no striping. The right image shows a smooth black road with fresh yellow striping.

Dog Bar Road before (left) and after (right) completion of the Road Rehabilitation Project.

Summer is roadwork season, and our Department of Public Works contractor completed the 2023 Road Rehabilitation Project on the following roads:

  • Dog Bar Road between Alta Sierra Drive and Mount Olive Road
  • Dog Bar Road between Morning Sun Lane and Magnolia Road
  • Magnolia Road between Dog Bar Road and Clifford Road
  • Carrie Drive between Gary Way and Dog Bar Road
  • Bobcat Court
  • Cougar Court
  • Gold Country Drive

Paving and resurfacing were completed on July 7th, and last week the contractor wrapped up striping and installation of recessed markers. Our Public Works team would like to thank the community for their patience through this project.  

See Our Road Rehabilitation Project Page

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PVMAC) Regular Meeting

Thursday, July 20th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Penn Valley Fire Station

The PVMAC is a formal council established for the sole purpose of advising the District 4 Supervisor, the Planning Department, and the Board of Supervisors on development and land use issues that are located within District 4 boundaries.

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South County Municipal Advisory Council (SCMAC) Regular Meeting

Wednesday, July 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Higgins Lions Community Center

The SCMAC is a formal council established for the sole purpose of advising the District 2 Supervisor, the Planning Department, and the Board of Supervisors on development and land use issues that are located within District 2 boundaries.

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Library Summer Learning Celebration

Saturday, July 29th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Madelyn Helling Library

Celebrate Summer Learning with an hour-long performance by Izzy Tooinsky followed by a Shy Hoopz hula hoop performance and free snow cones! Free face painting will be offered throughout the event. 

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Community Choice Aggregation Informational Session

Wednesday, July 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Higgins Lions Community Center

County staff will provide information on the potential benefits of joining a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA), which allows local governments in California to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses instead of relying on investor-owned utilities like PG&E

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Board of Supervisors News

Portrait of Supervisor Heidi Hall

Supervisor Heidi Hall Appointed to Role Promoting Western States' Interests

In June 2023, District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall was appointed to the board of the Western Interstate Region (WIR), an organization affiliated with the National Association of Counties (NACo), where she joins 29 other representatives from western state counties. Hall's goal in this new role is to ensure that California's rural needs, such as our interest providing more resources to manage and support recreation on public lands; overall wildfire concerns, such as insurance coverage and resources for vegetation management and evacuation planning, are heard at a higher level.

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Image of Supervisor Hoek. Text reads: Teamwork, Monthly updates from District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek’s Teamwork newsletter is issued monthly and covers topics relevant to District 4. In her July 2023 newsletter, she offers an update on the Rough and Ready fire station, AT&T’s slow phase-out of their traditional wireline phone service, a ban on open burning in the South Yuba River Corridor, and more.

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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.

Environmental Health Specialist

Nevada County Environmental Health Department has a rare opportunity to join the team as an Environmental Health Specialist II. Environmental Health team members primarily interpret, implement, and enforce local, state, and federal laws for the protection of public health and safety for our residents and visitors. The ideal Environmental Health Specialist is well-rounded, possessing strong customer service and technical skills, in addition to experience managing special projects, analyzing current procedural processes, and implementing improvements. Strong communication skills, ability to navigate diverse cultures and backgrounds, troubleshooting, research, resolving complex project related questions and challenges and business process optimization aptitude are all highly desired for this position.

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


Human Services Specialist I

Social Worker III

Office Assistant I

Office Assistant II

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