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Meeting to present Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement options on Nov. 1

Nevada City, Calif. November 1, 2023 – A public meeting will be held to inform the public of the alternatives the County is considering, along with the potential environmental impacts that would result from each one. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to ask any questions they have about the Draft Environmental […]

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How to Participate in the Board of Supervisors’ Vested Rights Hearing

The Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, December 13, will hear Rise Grass Valley’s petition for recognition of vested rights to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine. The hearing is at 9:00 a.m. with a second day added on Thursday, December 14, if necessary to accommodate public comment and Board deliberation. The hearing will […]

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Draft Environmental Impact Report for Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement available

NEVADA CITY, CA – The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has approved the circulation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), which considers three alternatives for the Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement. The DEIR is now available for review by the public through November 14. The Nevada County Department of Public Works proposes to replace the […]

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Nevada County Launches Trail Finder App and Invites the Public to Celebrate

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 2023 as “Celebration of Trails Month” in Nevada County, which recognizes the incredible benefits trails provide local residents and visitors. To celebrate, the County is launching the new Nevada County Trail Finder App to help users discover public access trails throughout Nevada County.  The Nevada County Trail […]

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Nevada County Ag Commissioner Chris de Nijs Appointed to National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee

Nevada City, CA – Nevada County’s Agriculture Commissioner Chris de Nijs is appointed to the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack on recommendations for policies and activities for the USDA’s Wildlife Services (WS) program. “This means rural foothill agricultural producers truly have a voice at […]

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New Housing Master Plans available in Nevada, Placer, and Sierra Counties

Housing units are in high demand across California, including the Sierra Nevada region. To expedite the permitting process and reduce building costs, Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, the City of Grass Valley, the City of Nevada City, Placer County, and Sierra County are offering new affordable Housing Master Plans for single-family homes or granny […]

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Save the Date: Idaho Maryland Mine Project Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled for May 10th

The Nevada County Planning Department has scheduled the Planning Commission Public Hearing for the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project on May 10th. The Public Hearing will continue on May 11th as needed. The Planning Department will issue a formal Notice of Public Hearing for the Planning Commission Public Hearing in mid-April.  Interested […]

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Matthew Kelley Selected as Nevada County’s Code and Cannabis Compliance Director

On April 17th, Matthew Kelley will start as Nevada County’s Code and Cannabis Compliance Director. Kelley has over 15 years of land-use planning and regulatory compliance experience working in the public sector. “I’m looking forward to working with the community in this new role to problem-solve issues that are important to us all, from the […]

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Nevada County Provides Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

Residents and business owners with storm damage repairs in unincorporated Nevada County will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for repairs following the February 24, 2023, winter storm.  “Our goal is to help the community recover by offering expedited permitting and fee […]

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Nevada County Proclaims Local Emergency Due to February Winter Snowstorm

Nevada City, CA March 2, 2023 – With over 12,000 households still without power and downed trees blocking roadways countywide, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) has proclaimed a local state of emergency for Nevada County. This proclamation is the formal step necessary to request emergency mutual aid from state and federal partners following this […]

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Nevada County Now Accepting Applications for Second Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

The County of Nevada is now seeking proposals for its Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program, providing up to $434,000 in one-time grants, to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted outdoor recreation destinations. “We’ve seen an increase in the […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Approve McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project

On Tuesday, February 7th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved and awarded the McCourtney Road Transfer Station (MRTS) Improvement Project to Bobo Construction. This project will repurpose the existing transfer station’s footprint to accommodate the increased traffic and demand for recycling and solid waste services and allow for the current State mandate for […]

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Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

Nevada City, CA – Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project (click here to review the Notice of Availability). The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted regarding the Draft EIR. With today’s release of the Final EIR, the public will have […]

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Nevada County takes steps towards a Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Nevada City, CA – Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions for adapting to extreme weather, wildfire, drought and […]

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