Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fork Complex: A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.:    
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.:    
Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:     - Click for more Info
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
For 24-hour Air Quality Information, call the NCUAQMD’s hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit the website at www.ncuaqmd.org.:     - Click for more Info

Arcata moves forward with Styrofoam ban

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ARCATA- The Arcata City Council instructed staff to move forward with constructing a polystyrene ban at Arcata restaurants and food retailers. Over the next month staff will get input from business owners over the impact of the ordinance.

The city is considering the ban in response to studies that show that the styrene compound in the material leaches into food and drinks. The product also does not biodegrade and can pollute the ocean and local waterways.

The city will bring the ordinance back to the city council after discussing the proposal with businesses that would be affected.