Owens seeks second Nevada County board term
Ted Owens has decided to run for another term on the Nevada County board of supervisors.
Owens, who previously served as council member and mayor for the Town of Truckee, was elected in 2004 as Nevada County 5th District supervisor. The district encompasses the eastern portion of the county, including Graniteville, Washington, Donner Summit, Truckee, Hirschdale and Floriston.
In a release, Owens said if re-elected one issue he plans to address is the mining traffic complaints in Hirschdale, which last year brought as many as 400 trucks through the small community to and from the Boca Quarry.
Owens said though the job of supervisor has offered its challenges, he has found it rewarding to meet those challenges.
Last summer, Perry Norris of the Truckee Donner Land Trust called on Owens to assist in expediting multiple boundary line adjustments critical to closing certain land acquisitions in the Truckee River Canyon for the California Nature Conservancy, according to the release.
The adjustments were made in time and the conservancy acquisition funding was secured.
“That one raised my eyebrows up somewhere near the ceiling,” Owens said. “It was a long six weeks, but we did it. I’m ready to take on another four years.”