County memo: Combie utility undergrounding project begins Monday |

County memo: Combie utility undergrounding project begins Monday

Today, PG&E and Nevada County will begin work on relocating existing overhead utility services underground and adjacent to Combie Road.

According to a memo from Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey, in addition to improving road safety by removing utility poles and utility lines from the public right of way, the undergrounding project is an important first step for future planned Combie Road widening and safety improvements. These improvements include a future bicycle and pedestrian path extension on Combie Road, eventually creating a continuous multipurpose path extending from Magnolia and Cottage Hill Schools to Highway 49.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2016. Much of the construction work will take place outside the travel way, and impacts to local traffic should be minimal. Some construction work will result in lane closures that will create minor to moderate traffic delays. Most of these delays will be limited to hours outside the peak commutes to minimize impacts to area traffic.

For more information please contact (530) 265-1411 or visit the County’s Facebook page.

Library prepares to Issue 100,000th library card

The Nevada County Libraries are fast approaching a new milestone: Issuing the 100,000th Nevada County Library card.

If you have been meaning to stop by your local branch and get a library card, this might be a good time, as the Library is preparing a special prize package for the 100,000th cardholder.

Free online magazine subscriptions

The Nevada County Library has added several new magazine subscriptions to its online magazine service, Zinio.

The new magazines, The Week, Better Homes and Gardens, Cricket, HGTV Magazine, Woman’s Day, Outside, Reader’s Digest, and OK! Magazine, join dozens of other existing titles that Nevada County Library card holders can access for free.

Issues can be read online in a web browser or downloaded to a tablet for offline reading with the Zinio app. Zinio can be found in the Library’s online services collection, located at​

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