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Citizen’s Academy still accepting applications

​Citizen’s Academy will continue to accept applications until Aug. 14. The goal of this academy is to acquaint the community with the various functions of county government.

The Citizen’s Academy will offer a behind the scenes look at county government, and provide insight into the array of services that help support a healthy, safe and vibrant community.

The academy will take place on consecutive Monday evenings (excluding holidays) from Sept. 14 to Nov. 23.

All sessions will be from 4:30-7 p.m. at various locations in Nevada City and Grass Valley.

There is no cost to participate, and a simple meal will be provided at each session.

Class size is limited and the application deadline is approaching so apply soon. To apply, fill out and return the application to the address indicated, or apply online at

For further information, find the brochure at

Children of California veterans may qualify for free college tuition

As summer comes to a close and we near the time for students to return to school, the Nevada County Veterans Service Office would like to remind military veterans of the College Tuition Fee Waiver program for veterans’ dependents.

There are a number tuition fee waiver programs available to dependents of service members who have a service-connected disability and reside in California.

Tuition fee waivers cover 100 percent of the tuition and fees at any California Community College, University of California, or California state University system campus.

This is a benefit veterans have earned as part of their service and the rated percentage of disability has no bearing on the tuition amount for which the veteran’s dependent is eligible.

Any disability rating from 0 percent to 100 percent meets the minimum requirements for eligibility. If you are a veteran and have not visited the Nevada County Veterans Service Office to discuss a service-connected disability, or if you currently have a VA rated service-connected disability and would like to use this program to pay for your child’s higher education, contact the Veterans Service Office at 530-273-3396 to make an appointment with a county Veterans Services Representative.

Nevada County Assistant Treasurer and Tax Collector Gregory Paden earns recognition

Nevada County’s Assistant Treasurer and Tax Collector Gregory Paden has received the recognition of Certified California Municipal Treasurer (CCMT).

The CCMT is a post-nominal professional certification awarded by the California Municipal Treasurers Association to California public treasurers and staff who meet standards of education, experience and a stated commitment to a code of ethics. It was created in 1978 to provide a professional standard of financial expertise and ethics in California public treasury.

Nevada County Public Health provides training to prevent alcohol and other drug use

​In an effort to build community capacity related to Environmental Prevention strategies, the Nevada County Public Health Department recently commissioned the Center for Applied Research Solutions to provide the training, Environmental Prevention: Strategies for Engaging Youth.

This workshop brought together local prevention professionals and their colleagues from several counties, and offered innovative methods for involving youth in alcohol and other drug use prevention by using proven youth-led strategies.

For more on the department’s prevention programs, visit

Phone book deliveries

​As you’ve driven around the rural parts of the county recently, you may have noticed that a number of companies from out of the area have delivered phone books. The phone books are most often left in driveways or left beside the road near mailboxes.

The county’s Code Compliance Division takes unclaimed phone books (litter) seriously and believes it is the responsibility of the phone book companies and the vendors they hire to distribute the books to pick up any unclaimed books.

If, after two weeks, you find phone books are still on the ground, stuffed between mailboxes, etc., alert the Code Compliance Division at 530-470-2788.

Should you not want to receive these phone books yourself, look inside the front cover of each book and you’ll find information on how to “opt out” of receiving them. Normally it is simply a matter of a phone call.

Should you “opt out” of receiving phone books and have one delivered in the future, let the Code Compliance Division know that as well.

Each phone book company must be contacted separately if you wish to opt out of future deliveries.

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