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 Plastic Bag Ordinance inspires competition

ARCATA- To celebrate the City of Arcata’s plastic bag ordinance, Scrap Humboldt is searching for the best looking bag in Humboldt. The director for the reusable center told us this contest is a fun way to see how people make their own reusable bags. 
To enter, email a picture of the bag you created to education@scraphumboldt.org along with a brief description of materials used. Entries will be placed in categories, and some of them include “Most Unique Material” and “Creative Expression.” The bag with the most “likes” on Facebook will win the “People’s Choice Award.”
 
Submissions are due before 6 p.m. on February 13th. Winners from all categories will be invited to present their creations at Scrap Humboldt in March.