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Nevada County releases interactive recreation map

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Nevada County has released an interactive recreation map online for those seeking to enjoy all that the local outdoors scene offers, according to County CEO Rick Haffey's weekly memo.

"We have enhanced the previous Trail Web Map as a new Recreation Viewer Application," Haffey wrote. "In addition to trails, the map can now be used to search for campgrounds, parks, and golf courses. We hope to add even more recreation opportunities in the future such as disc golf courses and off highway vehicle (OHV) trails.

"This web map can be accessed by any PC, tablet, or smartphone and is available at"

According to Haffey, the map allows a user to pan and zoom around a county map showing all known public trails, campgrounds, parks, and golf courses. Y

For many resources an additional link will take users to various web sites, such as the Bear Yuba Land Trust Trail Map, a State Park Brochure, or a campground or golf course website.

Those wishing to give feedback regarding missing or incorrect recreation resource locations, or additional recreation features you would like to see featured, please send an email to

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Auditor-Controller's Office recognized

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Nevada, Auditor-Controller's Office by the Government Finance Officers' Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the County's June 30, 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Haffey stated in his memo.

"This is the seventh consecutive year that the Auditor-Controller, Marcia Salter and her staff have received the Certificate of Achievement, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting," Haffey wrote. "The attainment of this award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. Marcia stated that this recognition is the "icing on the cake" for the professional level work that her office is strives to maintain."

The County's CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government financial professionals across the United States and Canada.

The award winning financial reports are available for viewing on the Auditor-Controller's page of the County website at

Achievement Award received for the Collaborative Technology Center

"The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to grant Nevada County a 2014 Achievement Award for its program titled "Library Collaborative Technology Center" in the category of ­­­­­­­­­Information Technology," NACo stated in its announcement. " Congratulations to everyone involved, who were able to help develop this innovative program! Your hard work will yield positive results for Nevada County."

The Collaborative Technology Center (CTC) is an entirely grant-funded project which added 2,000 square feet of space to the Madelyn Helling Library that can be used by up to 70 people at one time. Housing 15 PCs, 5 iMacs, 20 Dell notebooks, 25 iPads, 5 Nook Colors, 5 Kindle Fires, 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2s, class sets of videography equipment, 2 Skype-enabled collaborative use rooms, and a 3-D printer, this new center is a cornucopia of technology for our community at no cost to users.

In addition to adding space and technology devices, the Library also provides free computer, workforce development and recreational technology classes held in the instructional areas of the CTC.

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Final installment of financial independence workshop

The final installment in the Nevada County's "Gaining Financial Independence" series will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, for all AB109 and probation clients.

"We have reached over 25 people with this series and are incredibly grateful to Tex Ritter from DCSS for his willingness to collaborate with our agency," Haffey wrote. "We hope we can continue to deliver life skills courses to our clients to assist them in their re-entry into the community. Tex has kindly agreed to partner with our Juvenile Division to deliver the modified series to our juvenile clients and their families later this year."

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