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

CPUC approves funding for Karuk Tribe Broadband Project

$6.6 million dollars has been approved for a new fiber optic connection in Humboldt County. On Thursday the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved funding for the Karuk Tribe Broadband Project. The project will install fiber optic lines from Orleans, through Weitchpec, to Orick and Big Lagoon. This will allow those residents to have access to high-speed broadband services. Currently residents can only access dial-up and satellite Internet on a limited basis. 
 
The Karuk Tribe has been waiting on the grant to help with their $12 million dollar plan to put broadband Internet services in rural areas.