Nevada County Local News: Resilience


All Local Resilience News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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11/30/2023
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The Truckee Town Council hopes to close the gap of weatherized buildings with the allocation of funds, which was approved during the Nov. 28 meeting.

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11/29/2023
2023 has broken climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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11/16/2023
In the immediate aftermath of the severe winter weather of early 2023, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched the Winter Storm Hazardous Vegetation Cleanup Project. This program was designed to ensure that 100 miles of county roads were cleared of storm debris.

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11/13/2023
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At the stroke of midnight on Sept. 30, the 2023 water year in California bit the dust. Now that the snow has mostly melted from that monster winter, it’s time to evaluate the sensational headlines and realize that it was not the record season for snow and water that some in the media would have you believe.

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11/13/2023
Much of California could get hit by extreme weather conditions this winter. A major storm is due to hit Northern California this week.

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11/09/2023
More than 1.5 million acres of forest have been burned or scarred in California. Climbers go high in trees to grab pine cones that could help in reforestation.

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11/09/2023
The Nevada Irrigation District has agreed to the transfer of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Deer Creek hydroelectric development, including facilities on the South Yuba Canal, Chalk Bluff Canal and Deer Creek Powerhouse.

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11/06/2023
Learning for Donner Trail Elementary School students took place in the Sierra Nevada forest on Defensible Space Stewardship Day, as the Truckee Fire Protection District and Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships helped students reduce the threat of wildfires and help community members in need.

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11/03/2023
The Nevada County Resource Conservation District is launching a multi-year education program for private landowners to learn how to use prescribed fire as a tool to reduce wildfire hazard and promote healthy ecosystems.

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11/03/2023
Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responds to over 100 incidents per year to locate persons who are lost or in danger. A grant from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District will help fund a new Rapid Response Mobile Command vehicle.

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10/26/2023
Forecasters have struggled to understand why tropical storms sometimes blow up into major hurricanes. Scientists have shed some light on this forecasting challenge.

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10/20/2023
Councilmembers in Nevada City took steps to place a 0.5% special sales tax measure on the ballot of the General Municipal Election scheduled for March 5, 2024.

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10/16/2023
By a unanimous vote, the Grass Valley City Council declared a fiscal emergency “due to the lack of necessary funding for fire personnel and land management required to combat wildfires and extreme weather conditions.” This was a necessary step to place a general sales tax measure on the March 5, 2024 ballot.

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10/01/2023
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Keep these online resources handy in case of floods, fires, quakes and other disasters

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09/27/2023
Dense vegetation in the Deer Creek watershed puts Nevada City at high risk for wildfire, and a grant awarded by Sierra Nevada Conservancy and other projects in the works are bringing hope for a safer community.

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09/25/2023
The grant is one of nearly 50 awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcohol Policing Partnership (APP) program.

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09/19/2023
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has identified nearly 500 “zones” that are ill-prepared to tolerate flooding, earthquakes, heat waves, wildfires, landslides and other natural hazards. California topped all states with 51 total zones, followed by 35 in Texas and 32 in Florida.

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09/17/2023
Image for display with article titled Family of Leon Reece Asks for Missed Connection Stories, Seeking Closure

During an "unusual" rain event at the 2023 Burning Man Festival, Truckee resident, Leon Reece, 32, was found unresponsive on the Playa on Sept. 1, 2023, according to officials.

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09/16/2023
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The GigaFire Project will help land managers identify where fire risk is the greatest and determine which fuel reduction methods are most effective in a specific area.

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09/08/2023
The California Wildlife Conservation Board awarded $8.3 million in grant funding to accelerate the pace and scale of forest management in the Middle Truckee River Watershed.