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:    
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Arcata refinances outstanding bonds with over 2.8 million in savings

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ARCATA - Bond refinancing, it’s what the city of Arcata has been waiting for and there’s substantial savings in the report given at Wednesday night’s city council meeting.

Representatives from Umpqua Bank gave a presentation on how refinancing the former Development Agency's outstanding bonds, is going to help the city.

The purpose is to reduce city debt with the state and generate additional funds for affected tax entities. The tax allocation refunding bonds will save the city over $2.8 million dollars over the next 17 years. With savings going to the general fund and other various tax entities within specific areas.  

“The city of Arcata will get a bump to the general fund of about $25,000 dollars a year, but another $145,000 dollars each year will go to schools, county and special districts,”  said Umpqua Representative.