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County to consider Pioneer Energy CCA

Nevada City, CA – Residents of unincorporated Nevada County have opportunities in 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. Under the proposal, Pioneer Community Energy would manage local electricity service, providing […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2023 Board Objectives

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the 2023 Board Objectives at their February 7th Board Meeting. The 2023 Board Objectives remain largely the same as 2022 and include eight community priorities: fiscal stability, emergency preparedness, economic development, broadband, climate resilience, housing, homelessness, and recreation. “Our annual objectives serve as […]

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‘Year of the Heart’: Supervisor Ed Scofield Selected as Nevada County Board Chair

Nevada City, CA – At the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2023, Nevada County Supervisors selected District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield as the 2023 Board Chair and District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock as Vice Chair. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for selecting me as Chair and am looking forward to serving the Board and […]

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Nevada County now accepting applications for Citizen’s Academy

Nevada County’s Citizen’s Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of County government. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the people, places, and programs that make our County government work. Have you ever wondered how the County plans for emergencies, who develops the County’s annual budget, or what it’s like to […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Elected Officials Representing a Combined 120 Years of Service

Nevada City, CA – Today, Supervisors recognized their colleagues, District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller, Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter, Assessor Sue Horne, and Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz for their collective 120 years of public service, including 72 years at Nevada County. Supervisors also recognized retiring CAL FIRE NEU Chief Jim Mathias and Nevada County Consolidated Fire […]

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Selections from CHIRP’s ‘Visibility Through Art’ Collection on View at Nevada County’s Eric Rood Center

Nevada City, CA – In celebration of Native American Heritage Month and in recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe, the County of Nevada is hosting an exhibition of artwork titled “Selections from CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art Collection, 2017 to 2021” at the Eric Rood Center from November 21st through December 31st. The exhibition […]

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Nevada County Releases Independent Report: “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project”

Nevada County has released the final independent report, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.” The Idaho-Maryland Mine would reinitiate underground mining and gold mineralization processing in Nevada County, if approved.   In response to community requests, the Board of Supervisors contracted with Robert D. Niehaus, Inc. (RDN) to conduct an independent economic study […]

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Nevada County Supervisors to Consider Wildfire Prevention Measure for November Ballot

Nevada City, CA – On Tuesday, August 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to place a “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure on the November 8th, 2022, General Election ballot. The purpose of the measure would be to save lives, reduce the threat of wildfires, and improve all-hazards disaster […]

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Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415,570 in Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund grants to community organizations. The grants, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), respond to the negative economic […]

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Nevada County Awards an Additional 20 Microbusiness Grants

Nevada County has awarded an additional $50,000 in relief funds to 20 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All microbusinesses received $2,500 in grant funding. Nevada County has awarded a total of $107,500 to 43 microbusinesses.  “Thank you, Sierra Business Council and Nevada County, for creating this opportunity for our small businesses. We are honored […]

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Nevada County will open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

Nevada County will disburse $107,500 in relief funds to up to 43 microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. “This program focuses on supporting the small businesses that make […]

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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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