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Nevada LAFCO Vacancy – Apply now

If you made a New Year’s resolution to become more active in local government, an alternate public seat with the Local Agency Formation Commission of Nevada County may be just what you’re looking for. Nevada LAFCO is currently accepting applications for its Alternate Public Member position. The term of office will be from the date […]

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Hirschman’s Pond plaque installed by the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission

A plaque honoring Leb Hirschman and the Jewish Gold Rush community was installed at Hirschman’s Pond on Monday. The Pond was registered as one of Nevada County’s newest landmarks by the Board of Supervisors on July 13, 2021. Hirschman’s Pond is what remains of the hydraulic mine operated by Nevada County pioneer Leb Hirschman. Due […]

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Apply for CalFresh Replacement Benefits for Food Lost During Outages

Individuals who receive CalFresh benefits and are in need of replacement benefits due to lost food during the recent power outages should submit an individual replacement request with Nevada County Social Services by calling 530-265-7090 or by submitting an individual replacement request online. Social Services can work with individuals to apply for full replacement benefits. In […]

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Priority permitting and fee waiver for winter storm damage

Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm.  “The goal of these types of fee waivers and having an expedited permitting process is to help the community […]

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Chanticleer Concert Postponed

Grass Valley — Due to the recent Omicron surge and in consideration of public health, InConcert Sierra is postponing its Sunday January 16 sold-out concert featuring the acclaimed vocal group Chanticleer. Artistic Director Ken Hardin said he is working with Chanticleer to find a rescheduled date sometime in March.  “Chanticleer has been wonderful to work with and […]

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Five wildfire recovery strategies for the Sierra Nevada

Following several years of uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires, the Sierra Nevada region is in uncharted territory. In 2021 alone, approximately 1.5 million acres burned. Over half of those acres experienced high-severity fire, which kills at least 75% of vegetation. These fires have left behind an altered landscape that now includes vast expanses of dead […]

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League to Save Lake Tahoe statement on Lahontan Water Board approval of the Tahoe Keys Control Methods Test

LAKE TAHOE, CA/NV (January 14, 2021) — Yesterday morning, the Lahontan Water Quality Control Board voted unanimously to approve a test of methods to tackle the growing infestation of aquatic invasive weeds in the Tahoe Keys, located on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. Aquatic invasive species, including the plants plaguing the Keys, are the most pressing […]

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Nevada County Grand Jury Seeks Volunteers

The Nevada County Grand Jury is currently recruiting volunteers to wrap up its 2021 -2022 jury year, ending on June 30. We are looking for people who are computer-literate, disciplined, and can work well within our various committees. Volunteer jurors investigate and analyze the performance, processes, and efficiencies of tax-funded agencies in Nevada County, performing […]

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Reminder to Practice Winter Recreation Safety Ahead of MLK Weekend

January 13, 2022. With record-breaking snow accumulation throughout the state, all visitors to California’s National Forests should plan ahead and ensure your vehicles are snow ready as road conditions may impact access heading into Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Visitors are encouraged to follow the Recreate Responsibility mantra which encourages people to Plan Before You […]

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20th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival launches virtual festival today

NEVADA CITY, CA.  (Jan. 13, 2022) – The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League’s (SRYCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival has unveiled its 2022 trailer, featuring moments from many of the films to be shown at its 20th annual event happening online in a virtual format January 13-23, 2022.  Watch the 2022 trailer here: Passes and tickets for […]

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Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller Installed as Chair of Rural County Representatives of California

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Wednesday, Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller was installed as the Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), a service organization that champions policies on behalf of its 38 member counties. Supervisor Miller will lead the advocacy organization throughout 2022. “I am honored to lead RCRC this year with the […]

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High school board of trustees to vote on resolution supporting the termination of all vaccine, masking, and other COVID-19 state mandates

The Nevada Joint Union High School District (NJUHSD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:00 pm in Room J-204 at Nevada Union High School and will consider, among other agenda items, a resolution to “support local decision-making authority regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols. If adopted, the NJUHSD Board of Trustees expects “the State of […]

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Little Town of Washington stayed connected with Verizon Frontline after winter storm

WASHINGTON, CA – As a small, historic mining town in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Washington sits at the base of the Yuba River in Northern California’s Nevada County. With a year-round population of fewer than 100, this remote town’s residents depend primarily on landline phone service for their communication needs. When a recent snowstorm left […]