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Feds release emergency water to Trinity, lower Klamath rivers after deadly parasite found in fish
After several fish on the Lower Klamath River were confirmed on Monday to have contracted the deadly ich parasite that previously caused the massive fish die-off in 2002, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released emergency flows this morning to the Trinity and Klamath rivers to prevent further spread, according to Hoopa Valley Tribe Chairwoman Danielle Vigil-Masten. Starting at 10 a.m. today, water releases from Lewiston Dam to the Trinity River began increasing from 450 cubic feet per second at a rate of 250 cubic per second every two hours.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to consider senior trash collection rate increase
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will consider at its Tuesday meeting whether to approve Recology Humboldt County's second proposal to increase its senior waste collection rate from $10 to $11 after its previously proposed $2 increase failed to gain the board's support in June. First District Supervisor and board Chairman Rex Bohn said the senior rate is already low even while services have increased.
Officials: Bald Hill fire in Hoopa creates visible smoke, no serious impact yet
Smoke impacts from the Happy Camp and July Complex wildfires on the Klamath National Forest are forecast to be similar to yesterday as smoke will again be pushed north by southerly winds. Smoke is anticipated in and around the communities of Orleans, Weitchpec, Somes Bar, Hoopa, and Willow Creek.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
California wildfire destroys 4 homes
Authorities surveying damage from a fire that has been raging for weeks in a far Northern California forest say it has destroyed four homes. Kerry Greene, a spokeswoman for the fire in the Klamath National Forest, says two homes were destroyed this week when winds fueled the blaze.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Feather River Bulletin
Smoky skies over Plumas and surrounding counties
Finishing the job: His wife and children have relocated out of Plumas County, but District 5 Supervisor Jon Kennedy will not join them full time until January. Courthouse to close: Just four years after it opened, the Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola is scheduled to close Nov. 3 because of budget cuts.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Northern exposure: Covering issues of Northern California
Atheists of Butte County report their Adopt-A-Highway marker was vandalized with stickers that added "God loves" to their name on the official Caltrans road sign. Atheists of Butte County reported their Adopt-A-Highway marker was vandalized with stickers that added "God loves" to their name on the official Caltrans road sign.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Trinity River safe from blue-green algae toxins; Kimtu Beach Park health advisory lifted
Lab results announced Friday show blue-green algae toxins are no longer detected in Trinity River water, prompting county officials to lift Kimtu Beach Park's health advisory. Despite the results, the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services warns people to stay cautious of the scummy or foamy looking floating algae.
Wildfire smoke update
Increased fire activity continues today on the Happy Camp complex. Continued northeasterly winds will push the smoke southwest down the Klamath and Salmon River drainage.
My Mother Lode
5 California Things to Know for Today
Gov. Jerry Brown and GOP challenger Neel Kashkari sparred over California's business climate, teacher tenure law and whether Kashkari's business experience makes him qualified to lead the state. Firefighters keep huge Klamath blaze at bay but extremely dry conditions and moderate winds are expected to last until the weekend.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Insurance Journal West
More Evacuations in Northern California Wildfire
Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest have expanded a mandatory evacuation order and expect another day of gusty winds and dry conditions that could push the fire over containment lines and into threatened communities. Fire information officer Vickie Wright says the blaze in the Klamath National Forest grew by about 8 square miles overnight and had burned through about 112 square miles as of Wednesday.
New High-Res Satellite Sees Through Smoke to Image Fires
False-color composite image of a fire in Klamath National Forest taken by the SWIR sensor on Digital Globe's new WorldView-3 satellite. False-color composite image of a fire in Klamath National Forest taken by the SWIR sensor on Digital Globe's new WorldView-3 satellite.
San Diego Source
California wildfire crews bracing for gusty winds
Firefighters battling a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in a far Northern California forest are expecting another day of strong winds that could again imperil homes. But they did get some help from the weather on Wednesday, when winds pushed parts of the fire in the Klamath National Forest back onto itself.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Mandatory evacuations ordered due to Happy Camp Complex
Evacuations and Road Closures: Due to increased fire activity from the Happy Camp Complex, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is issued a mandatory evacuation order effective 6 p.m. on Tues., Sept.
My Mother Lode
California wildfire forces additional evacuations
Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest have expanded a mandatory evacuation order and expect another day of gusty winds and dry conditions that could push the fire over containment lines and into threatened communities.
Supervisors approve vote transparency, debate Klamath dam meeting travel costs
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new system for recording board votes in order to increase public transparency and understanding of county actions.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Northern California wildfire advances, threatens communities
A roughly 64,000-acre wildfire burning along the Northern California-Oregon border for three weeks continues to threaten two communities.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Wildfire burning weeks after being sparked
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires
A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The Willits News
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to release dam water for fish in Trinity, Klamath rivers
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo's meetings with several North Coast tribes and officials during the last few weeks influenced the bureau's Friday decision to release dam water for fish in the Klamath and Trinity rivers.
Fire near Happy Camp still growing
Fire spokesman Jake Rodriguez says smoky skies have reduced visibility and prevented air drops on the blaze in the Klamath National Forest until late afternoon.