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Six Rivers National Forest lightning fires – Evening Update

IFirefighters continue to battle multiple wildfires, sparked by lightning late last week, on the Six Rivers National Forest. “I am very pleased to announce we have over 2,000 people working on the fires on the Six Rivers National Forest. Due to the clear air yesterday, I was pleased to see the assistance our firefighters got...

NORTH COAST - In the past month, there have been two birds that tested positive for West Nile virus in Humboldt County. Now, one is positive for the virus in Trinity County. Health officials are urging the public to take all precautions to prevent the spread of this disease.

Mosquitos carry the virus after feeding on infected birds and can transfer that virus to humans in a single bite...

NORTH COAST - Air quality is deemed hazardous in Hayfork Thursday. For the next 24 hours officials urge caution to anyone traveling through that area.

The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District says air quality on the coast is currently clean with an elevated reading in Crescent City, but it's not harmful. Garberville may see smoke flowing in town Thursday night from...

ARCATA - Salmon are at risk in the lower Klamath River and protestors of all ages showed up in Arcata Wednesday to express their concerns.

The Bureau of Reclamation issued an Environmental Impact Statement last week on it’s draft Long-Term Plan. It entails flow releases to protect late summer adult salmon in the lower Klamath River. Wednesday night the bureau held the first of four...

LOLETA- Caltrans and Bear River Rancheria have come to an agreement that ends the chance of litigation against the Rancheria for an electronic billboard it put up without the state agency's approval last year.

Caltrans says Bear River Rancheria put up an electronic billboard last fall near Bear River Casino without permission and 10 trees and some shrubs were taken down.  Caltrans was...

GASQUET- A base camp is now set up in Del Norte County, as more firefighters arrive from out of town to fight the wildfires in the Six Rivers National Forest.

Located at the Ward Field Airport off Highway 199 in Gasquet, there’s showers, bathrooms, and tents. At this point, there’s 100 firefighters at base camp including some as far away as New Hampshire and more are expected to arrive...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office union is speaking out against the allocation of Measure Z funding, claiming it isn't being used for what it was "promised" to do.  Union members say the money was supposed to fund the addition of 13 new deputies by July 1.  The Sheriff says that was not promised, and would not have been possible.

"They're making statements that by July 1st,...