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 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:    
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    

CR to hold entrance exam for Police Academy

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College of the Redwoods will be testing for entrance into their Basic Law Enforcement Academy April 5th.

It’s a twenty-three week course, which begins July 7th and runs through December 19th of 2014. A physical assessment will begin in the morning. All prospective cadets will be expected to perform twenty push-ups in one minute, twenty-five sit-ups in one minute and run 1.5 miles in seventeen minutes. A written test will follow which will assess reading and writing levels. Financial aid and veteran’s benefits are available to cover costs.

Once the Basic Academy is completed, graduates are eligible to be employed by police or sheriff’s agencies in California.

For more information on classes or to sign up to participate, go to:  or call: 707-476-4334.