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Child Protective Services seeks to spread holiday cheer to foster kids

Every day Child Protective Services becomes involved with families that have lost their way and are struggling at appropriately parenting their children, Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey stated in his weekly memo Friday.

“When we become involved, parents have an opportunity to receive needed services that can help them get back on track,” Haffey wrote. “During the Holiday Season, the community has an opportunity to help these parents and their children through our holiday gift program.”

Child Protective Services has “Giving Trees” located at Raley’s and Grocery Outlet in Grass Valley, the Courthouse and the Rood Government Center. Anyone can pick a tag off a tree, buy the gift and bring it back with the original gift tag attached to one of the four Giving Tree locations by today.

The children are asking for art supplies, books, journals, games and dolls.

“This beautiful gesture has a lasting impact for all of us, and it is greatly appreciated,” Haffey wrote. “Thank you for all your support.”

Health and Human Services receives credential

This month, Jeff Brown, Health and Human Services Agency director, received his Credential from California State Association of Counties Institute for Excellence in County Government.

Supervisors Nate Beason, Ted Owens, Ed Scofield, Hank Weston and Terry Lamphier have previously received their credentials as reported earlier this year.

This will make Nevada County the first county in the state to have all five members of th Board of Supervisors credentialed, Haffey stated. Nevada County will also lead the state in having the most executive staff credentialed as well.

The Institute was established in 2008 to provide professional learning opportunities specifically created for county supervisors, other county elected officials and senior executives in county service.

This achievement emphasizes the strong commitment Nevada County has in continuing education and providing extraordinary services to the community.

Truckee Library expanding hours

The Truckee Library will be reopening Saturdays starting in the new year. The Truckee Library, a branch of the Nevada County Library System, is currently open Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. Current open hours are 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; and 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday.

Starting Jan. 12, the Truckee Library will have Saturday hours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The library staff hopes weekend hours will allow for new users to visit the library, people who are unable to visit during the week due to busy schedules, school or any other number of reasons.

The library currently does not plan to offer any programming during the Saturday hours but will be looking into that opportunity for the future.

If you have any questions, please contact either Truckee Branch Librarian Lucinda DeLorimier at (530) 582-9341 or County Librarian Jessica Hudson at (530) 265-7078.​

The Union staff

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