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Two New Broadband Projects Approved in Nevada County

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved over $8 million between two Nevada County broadband projects for Race Telecommunications, Inc., and Nevada County Fiber, connecting 527 additional Nevada County homes to high-speed internet (or “broadband”) in District 1. Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield, Nevada County Chief Information Officer Steve Monaghan, and Nevada County Superintendent of Schools representative Andrea […]

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Nevada County Supervisors launch $2 million community resiliency grants program

On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 Million to launch a new “Community Resiliency Grants” program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Today’s decision follows the Board’s April dedication of $5.8 Million in ARPA funds for “Community & Economic Resiliency” projects. This “Community Resiliency Grants” program is part […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Award $5.8 Million to Support Local Economy

Nevada City, CA – On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated 30% of the County’s $19.3 Million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), approximately $5.8 Million, to support “Community & Economic Resiliency.” The $5.8 Million is intended to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprofits […]

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Supervisors Award $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants

Nevada City, CA – With the Board of Supervisors’ award today of $500,000 to four local internet service providers (ISP), broadband service will be offered to 440 households to support distance learning, remote working, and tele-medicine. Each of the four projects offers a unique and innovative approach to expanding broadband in areas challenged by both […]

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

Nevada City, CA August 27, 2020 –  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 view the Jones Fire damage to the Independence Trail, the first wheelchair accessible […]

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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

Nevada City, CA August 11, 2020 – In mid-July, the Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 in State Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to the Nevada County Relief Fund, part of the $3 Million total set aside to support small businesses and nonprofits hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. These new monies will fund a third grant […]

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

Nevada City, CA June 23, 2020 – 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 access countywide. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the urgent need to extend rural broadband […]

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Nevada County’s current Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, announces his planned retirement beginning July

Nevada City, CA May 27, 2020 – 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 County and extended his contract until a thoughtful and successful recruitment for […]

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Keeping Nevada County’s Agricultural Industry Safe and Healthy – webinar on April 13

April 10, 2020 – Nevada County Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend an informative webinar and roundtable discussion regarding how Nevada County Agriculture can continue to provide safe and healthy food for our community while remaining economically viable. Guest speakers from the Federal, State, and local level will be on hand to discuss their […]

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

Nevada City, CA April 9, 2020 – 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 across the county. With this catalytic funding, the County hopes to inspire countywide […]

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Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force Hosts Webinar for Construction Industry

Nevada City, CA April 1, 2020 – Nevada County contractors are invited to attend an informative webinar and roundtable webinar, “Resources for Construction Businesses to Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Thursday, April 2nd, 4:00-5:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/419653592 This public webinar is co-hosted by the County of Nevada, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT), […]

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Nevada County Bear River Library Closure Notice; All Other Library Locations Remain Open

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. March 14, 2020 – On Friday March 13th the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools announced school closures beginning immediately and continuing until April 13th, 2020. Therefore, as the Bear River Library is housed within the school the Branch is closed and will remain closed until the school reopens. The Grass Valley Library, […]

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

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 its 7th year of Citizen’s Academy which offers a behind the scenes look at County government. Participants tour six 6 County facilities […]

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Give a Gift This Holiday: Giving Tree for Foster Youth and Toys for Tots

December 1, 2019 – Every December, Nevada County Child Welfare Services works with community service provides and partners to collect and donate Christmas presents for children in foster care. This annual tradition brings joy and happiness to all the foster children through the community’s support and acknowledgement. Each Giving Tree has tags for each child […]

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Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Nevada County residents will open Tuesday through Friday night

November 25, 2019 – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the foothills. Low snow levels and cold temperatures are predicted this Tuesday through Thursday afternoon. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, Sierra Roots, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada have […]