Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    


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Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—from north to south, the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the Mad River Ranger District.


MCKINLEYVILLE - Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay is saying goodbye to one of their own.

After twelve years at the McKinleyville base, a civilian employee, Paul Hofbauer is retiring.

Hofbauer entered active military service in 1978 as a boatswains mate. During his career, he was named sailor of the year, re-wrote coast guard policy on swimming training.

He retired in 2003....

KLAMATH - The Yurok Tribe will be upgrading its casino operations thanks to an agreement with Del Norte County and the State of California.

The agreement paves the way for the tribe to operate up to ninety-nine class three machines which are the preferred gaming device by patrons. Currently they operate class two machines. Officials with the tribe say they are thankful. The new...

FORTUNA- More than 1,500 lbs. of garbage by the Eel River were collected today in part thanks to Measure Z funding.  River Life Foundation volunteers say Friday's cleanup was rewarding.

The River Life Foundation has collected more than 140,000 lbs. of trash from the Eel River Valley over the last seven years. 

"It's just our environment and our waters and I've got kids and just...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Planning and Building Director has announced he will retire.

Kevin Hamblin began serving in the position in 2012, and was the planning development director for Del Norte County before that.  Earlier, he was the Director of Community Development for the City of Eureka.  In the 1980s, he was a planning assistant and Director of Planning for the...

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- The Governor of California has declared a State of Emergency due to the wildfires. California fire crews continue to battle several lightning sparked fires across Humboldt County.

According to Cal Fire, there have been 71 total fires. The Mad River Complex has burned 1,500 acres and is 5 percent contained. One of those blazes is the Picket Fire burning near Ruth...

MCKINLEYVILLE - The family that owned and operated car dealership Opie’s Chevrolet and Buick in McKinleyville is saying farewell after almost 50 years in business. 

“We're selling the business because there's no other family member that wants to take it on and I'm ready to retire and Opie’s 85 and he's been ready to step down for a while. I want to thank all...

ARCATA - Nearly 100 teachers gathered at HSU Friday with thousands coming together across the state. 

More than 15,000 teachers at 33 locations in California took part in the first ever, California Teachers Summit. With the theme "Better Together," teachers are striving to build a powerful and lasting support network.     

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, the...