Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
Eureka man awarded $15k for making hole in one shot
FORTUNA- It’s a feat few golfers pull off in a lifetime, a hole in one. But on Wednesday one Eureka man received a big prize after doing just that.
When Rob McLaughlin agreed to play in the Scramble for Redwood Memorial Hospital golf tournament, he didn’t think he would be walking away with a brand new car. This year’s October tournament promised any participant who made a hole-in-one $15,000 towards a car of their choice from Lithia Dodge.
On Wednesday, Redwood Memorial presented McLaughlin with an oversized check in honor of his accomplishment. In total, the tournament raised $37,000 for the hospital’s surgical suite.
“It was kind of a shock, I guess, for all of us,” McLaughlin said. “I think the three guys I was playing with were probably more excited than I was because like I said it didn't really sink in at first, but you know once it did I was really excited. I've played in quite a few of these tournaments and you never think you're going to get a hole in one especially when there's something on the line like that, that's just something you never expect to do.”