Special Jan. 15 Board Meeting: Directors will conduct a workshop to discuss the Raw Water Master Plan public outreach process design

January 14, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has scheduled a Special Board Meeting scheduled on Jan. 15 for a Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP) public outreach process design workshop. During the workshop, Directors will discuss and offer direction on key goals and critical success factors for the Plan’s public outreach process design. This will include discussion of, […]

Board meeting wrap: Strategic Plan will feature measurable action items; long-time employees receive recognition

January 8, 2020

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors agreed to ensure District action items developed to support strategic goals will be measurable and include deliverables, during their July 24 meeting. Present were President Ricki Heck, Vice President Chris Bierwagen, Scott Miller, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. Directors are in the midst of updating NID’s Strategic Plan, a process […]

NID Year in Review 2019

January 3, 2020

When you turn on the tap, shower, soak your garden or flush the toilet, the water you need is there. It’s reliable and affordable because of the nearly 100 years of hard work by men and women of NID who’ve built and maintained our robust and sustainable water system. We are dedicated to delivering water […]

NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: Ricki Heck named 2020 Board President

December 12, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors elected new officers for 2020, during its Dec.11 meeting. Present were Scott Miller, Nick Wilcox, Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen and Laura Peters. Directors elected new officers for 2020: Ricki Heck will serve as Board president, and Chris Bierwagen will serve as vice president. Director Heck, a 39-year resident of Nevada […]

NID Directors Delay Next Step in Securing Local Control of Power Grid – the District remains committed to local control

December 12, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) remains committed to securing local control of our region’s electrical distribution system, although the District’s Board of Directors have decided to delay one of the many steps that would be required for NID to become the local provider. At its Dec. 11 Board Meeting, the Directors considered filing a request […]

Community input makes the difference: thanks to all who have helped update NID’s Strategic Plan

December 11, 2019

The ink is nearly dry on the update to Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Strategic Plan, as members of the community have teamed up with elected Directors to craft the document that provides overall direction, establishes goals and sets priorities for the District. More than 60 residents have participated during four two-hour workshops since September. In […]

Directors will consider next steps to gain local control of electrical distribution during Wednesday meeting and public hearing

December 9, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is poised to take the next steps to help secure local control of our community’s electrical distribution system and make the priority an uninterrupted supply of safe, clean power for our region. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, NID Directors will decide to file a request with the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) […]

Reminder: Join us for the NID Strategic Plan public workshops next Monday and Tuesday evenings

December 6, 2019

Please join us for public workshops on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10 to help update the Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Strategic Plan. Designed to provide community members the opportunity to offer input as part of the update process, the meetings will be held from 6-8 pm on both evenings at the District’s main […]

Join us for NID Strategic Plan public workshops on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10

December 2, 2019

Please join us for public workshops on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 to help refine Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Strategic Plan, which sets the District’s guiding policies. The meetings will be held from 6-8 pm on both evenings in the District’s main office in Grass Valley. The workshops will be facilitated by Carol Scofield and […]

NID’s annual flushing program begins to clean treated water lines

November 25, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has begun its annual flushing program of its treated water distribution systems. The work will continue through February and entail flushing treated waterlines throughout the entire district, from Cascade Shores in Nevada City to North Auburn. Fire hydrants will be used, allowing water to flow through main lines at a […]

NID Board of Directors approves negotiations with PG&E that could lead to local control of electrical distribution

November 7, 2019

Buoyed by public outcry over the recent power outages, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors took a substantial step on Wednesday to secure local control of our region’s electrical distribution system and better protect against catastrophic fire risks. NID has heard the community express growing concerns about the reliability of service provided by […]

Power for the People: momentum builds for local control of electricity distribution

October 30, 2019

Fueled by growing frustration with extended power shutoffs throughout our community, nearly 200 people attended a workshop hosted by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) on Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of pursuing local control of the region’s electric distribution system. “It’s about local control,” said NID’s General Manager Remleh Scherzinger. “It’s about taking back […]

Reminder: Join us for a public workshop to explore local power solutions on Oct. 29

October 28, 2019

Would local control of our electric distribution be in our community’s best interest? Join us to explore an alternative power solution for our region. Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has organized a public workshop for Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 pm at the District’s Board of Directors boardroom in Grass Valley. Keeping us safe from catastrophic […]

NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: Directors adopt 2020 budget, postpone redistricting process

October 25, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors adopted the 2020 budget and postponed the redistricting process, during their Oct. 23 meeting. Present were President Scott Miller, Vice President Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. Stressing the importance of developing annual budgets that are sustainable and resilient, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors has […]

Local Power Solutions Workshop – community called to convene for a public discussion on Oct. 29

October 24, 2019

A groundswell of local voices are calling for the community to come together and discuss an alternative power solution for the region. In response to these requests, NID has organized a public workshop for Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 pm at the District’s Board of Directors boardroom in Grass Valley. The recent power outages are […]