< Back to All News

Changes to Extreme Weather Shelters in Nevada County

The temperatures in Nevada County are still in the warm range as the calendar heads into Fall, but direction on how the homeless will be cared for during extreme winter weather conditions are already being hammered out. One big change in Western Nevada County is control over which agency makes the call about opening shelters for the homeless. During a Nevada City City Council meeting City Manager Catrina Olsen and Parks and Recreation Manager Dawn Zydonis presented changes to the arrangement between the city, the county, and homelss advocate non-profit Sierra Roots. This year, the county will call the shots.

Listen to Catrina Olsen

The Veterans’ Hall on North Pine Street will be the primary site of the extreme weather shelter, and Seaman’s Lodge in Pioneer Park will be a secondary location if the Vets Hall is not available. Another change, is that security hours before and after the shelter open will be shortened to one hour.
County Director, Mike Dent, also said that the Salvation Army will be reopening their shelter in Grass Valley during extreme conditions. Dent says that the county will also take over Truckee operations and North San Juan.

Listen to Mike Dent

Hospitality House is also offering additional shelter this year.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment



* captcha