Managing Winter Storm Impacts for Wildfire Resilience in Nevada County


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.

Public Meeting for Edwards Crossing Bridge Project Set for Nov. 1


County staff will discuss three replacement alternatives for the Edwards Crossing Bridge and the environmental impacts that would result from each. A draft environmental impact report will be available through Nov. 14 for the public to review.

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


The Nevada County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 13 will hear Rise Grass Valley’s petition for recognition of vested rights to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine.

Create Origami Cranes And Support Public Art


The Nevada County Arts Council, in partnership with Nevada County, has launched a program called Art in Public Places. Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra will create an exhibit that will require many, many origami cranes.

Nevada County Residents Asked to Take Survey


The 2023 Nevada County Community Survey poses 44 questions that locals can answer until Oct. 24.

Rise Grass Valley Petition for Hearing Now Set for Dec. 13


The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has rescheduled a hearing to Dec. 13 on Rise Grass Valley’s petition for vested rights to conduct mining operations at the Idaho Maryland Mine. The hearing was originally scheduled for Oct. 27.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Receives $96,248 Grant


The grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is intended to assist the department in reducing alcohol-related harm in the community.

Robb Tucker Announces Campaign for Nevada County Supervisor


The Grass Valley native says his priorities if elected will be housing, public safety and emergency preparedness, maintaining the high quality of life through well-planned growth and agriculture, and supporting small businesses and economic development.

Shannan Moon Appointed to Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


Nevada County’s sheriff now has a voice in the establishment of standards, selection, regulations and trainings for all California law enforcement.

Board of Supervisors Move Business to East County for a Day


In an effort to expand the governmental reach to eastern Nevada County, the Board of Supervisors bypassed their normal meeting chambers in Nevada City for the Truckee Town Hall Administrative Center, from where District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock holds office.

Nevada County Superior Court Appoints New Executive Officer


The Judges of the Nevada County Superior Court have announced the appointment of Laila A. Waheed to the position of Court Executive Officer.

Man Behind Plan to Reopen Idaho-Maryland Mine Faces Sentencing


Rise Ben Mossman has been found guilty of 13 environmental crimes in British Columbia. It’s unclear how his September sentencing will influence the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, which is expected to hold hearings on plans by Mossman’s company to reopen the Idaho-Maryland mine.

Nevada County District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock Announces Commitment to Seek Re-Election


Hardy Bullock announced he will seek a second term on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

Nevada County to Release Election Documents Following Court Ruling


The Nevada County Superior Court issued a final ruling in Young v. Diaz, a public records act case concerning election records from the 2020 Presidential election.

NV County Supervisors May Approve Historical Designation for Truckee Chinatowns


The Nevada County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday may approve a resolution that recognizes the Chinatowns of Truckee with a historical landmark plaque.

Planning Commission: No to the Idaho-Maryland Mine


As the two-day hearing regarding the proposed re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland gold mine wound down on May 11, Nevada County Planning Commissioner Terry McAteer cited the actions of Lorenzo Sawyer, who moved to Nevada City as a gold miner in 1850 and left the work to become a lawyer after witnessing first hand the detrimental impacts of mining.

Nevada County Ag Commissioner Appointed to Federal Committee


Nevada County Agriculture Commissioner Chris de Nijs has been appointed to the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack on recommendations for the department’s wildlife services program.

Judgement Day: Commission to Hold Hearing on Rise Gold Project


The Nevada County Planning Commission will consider the reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine by Rise Grass Valley Inc. on May 10 (and 11 if needed) at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City. Planning staff released a report in advance of the hearing with recommendations and action items.

SAFE Program Will Count Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Nevada County


Nevada County Continuum of Care in connection with Bright Futures for Youth’s SAFE program will conduct a survey May 9-11 to determine how many children and young adults are experiencing housing instability. The results could pave the way for more funding and services.

County Breaks Ground on McCourtney Road Transfer Station Project


Nevada County Supervisor Hoek and staff broke ground on the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Improvement Project, which will repurpose the station’s footprint to accommodate the demand for recycling and solid waste services.

Nevada County Announces Mosquito Fish Giveaway Days


Nevada County’s Environmental Health Department will hold five Mosquito Fish Giveaways from May 11 to July 6. Environmental Health Director Amy Irani says, “By reducing the mosquito population in larvae form, you can reduce the mosquito population and your risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases.”

Appointed Treasurer-Tax Collector Takes Office


Michelle Bodley was sworn in as the new Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector during the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 25.

Rome Power House Designated as Historical Landmark


The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission has designated the Rome Power House—the first and only hydroelectric generating plant on the South Yuba River—as a historical landmark.

Report Calls Idaho-Maryland Mine ‘Inconsistent With General Plan’


The Nevada County Planning Department released a staff report on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine – Rise Grass Valley Project ahead of the May 10 Planning Commission meeting. It provides two recommendations: one denying the application and one granting it with mitigation measures.

Nevada County Asks Veterans to Take Survey


The Veterans Services Office has launched its fourth annual online “All Veterans Survey,” which will help shape the VSO’s strategic plan. Some 500 veterans responded last year.

County Supervisors Move to Bring Equitable Access for Retail Cannabis


Nevada County residents who want more legal cannabis retail businesses in unincorporated areas may gain dispensaries, but some neighbors are pushing for exclusion zones to keep grows out of neighborhoods.

Nevada County Welcomes New Public Works Director


Heba El-Guindy has joined Nevada County as director of public works, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors to the position.

Well Owners Organize in Advance of Meeting on Mine Reopening


Grass Valley property owners whose home or business is located above the site of the proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine owned by Rise Corporation gathered together to organize and sign a group letter to present to the Nevada County Planning Commission.

MineWatch Coalition Delivers Final Comments to Board of Supes


MineWatch, a coalition led by the Community Environmental Advocates Foundation, submitted a letter to the Nevada County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in opposition to the re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley. The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on May 10.

Annual Point-in-Time Count Results in for Placer, Nevada Counties


The annual Point-in-Time survey of people experiencing homelessness in Placer and Nevada County was conducted Jan. 25=Feb. 3 by 150 volunteers, nonprofit, and city and county staff.

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Tuesday December 12 2023   9:00 AM