Nevada County ERC issues proposal for digital media industry national and global partnering |

Nevada County ERC issues proposal for digital media industry national and global partnering

The Nevada County Economic Resources Council (NCERC) received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to pursue a feasibility study to establish an American Digital Media Leadership Campus in Nevada County.

According to a weekly memo, County CEO Rick Haffey says the ERC envisions the American Digital Media Leadership Campus (ADMLC) becoming a Global Center of Excellence in Digital Media technology development and content production.

The following stakeholders will have an integral part in the success of the widespread, global economic development opportunity associated with ADMLC; numerous industry trade organizations, angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity funds, Digital Arts and Digital media industry executives and major corporations who play in the space, innovative start-up companies, public and private universities, media representatives, State, Federal and International Governments, and many other constituencies.

At this time NCERC is soliciting proposals through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify, map, and engage key domestic and global stakeholder entities and individuals for the purposes of establishing partnerships as well as a Global Center of Excellence Advisory Board for the American Digital Media Leadership Campus. It is highly likely some form of ADMLC will be a public/private partnership; therefore, the extent responders have relationships or have worked on projects that linked major corporations, investors, educational institutions, etc. with government is also of interest.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the RFP or know of someone you believe has the expertise for such an assignment, contact Jon Gregory at or send him a LinkedIn message.

Fight the Bite — West Nile Virus Information

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes. WNV first appeared in California in 2003 and it is here to stay. Highest activity is during the summer and fall months, however, it is present year round.

Who is affected? Anyone can be bitten, but people who are 50 years in age or older, or who are immune-suppressed or living with a chronic health condition are at higher risk for severe illness and death.

Symptoms: Most people who become infected do not develop any symptoms. One in five will develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. Less than 1 percent of cases develop into a serious neurologic illness. The symptoms can last for weeks or months.

Please call Nevada County Environmental Health Department, Vector Control at (530) 265-1500 for information on mosquito fish, for general vector questions and to report concerns with mosquito breeding sites. View protection and preventative tips here.

Call the California Department of Health Services at (877) 968-2473 or visit for information.

Teen Lock-In at the Madelyn Helling Library

Join us for the library’s second annual National Teen Lock-In, “Masquerade Madness,” on 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 31, at the Madelyn Helling Library. The event is open to teens 13-18 only. Come for a night of games, hands-on activities, crafts, author chats, glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, free food and more.

Dress up as your favorite character and join the National Cosplay Contest during the lock-in. Only original costumes are accepted for the national contest, but feel free to dress up either way. We will also be doing paper and tape cosplay during the event. Prizes will be awarded for in-house contestants as well.

The library’s doors will remain locked during the event and teens will not be allowed to go in and out of the library. This is an adult supervised event. Participants must have a ride home at midnight. For more information, contact Kim Farnsworth at (530) 265-1538 or

Aug. 2-8 is National Farmers Market Week

​USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has declared Aug. 2-8, as National Farmers Market Week. The declaration was made official by a proclamation signed by the secretary. This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.

“National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity for farmers markets across the country to host special events to showcase all the tremendous services they provide,” said Vilsack. “Farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional food systems that support farmers and help grow rural economies. They bring communities together, connecting cities with the farms and providing Americans with fresh, healthy food.”

Nevada County is home to over nine farmers markets, from Truckee to Penn Valley, Grass Valley and Nevada City. Markets occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For a complete schedule, check out the Agriculture Department website at Nevada County farmers markets that accept EBT Cal-Fresh, WIC and Senior Coupons are run by the Grass Valley Downtown Association, the Nevada County Certified Growers Market, and the Nevada City Farmers Market. Come on out and meet the farmers that support your healthy lifestyle.

Elections official receives credential

Assistant Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Sandra Sjoberg earned her credential from California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials (CACEO) for a Registered Election Official and California Professional Election Administrator.

The completion of the credential demonstrates a commitment to continuing education and enhancing leadership and knowledge competencies. The Institute was established in 2004 to provide professional learning opportunities specifically created for County Election Officials.

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