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
Eureka's Fair Wage Act fails
EUREKA- Workers will not see an increase in minimum wage after Eureka's Fair Wage Act, Measure R, was struck down Tuesday. The initiative failed by 24 percent of votes.
The plan would have raised minimum wage from $9 to $12 an hour.
Proponents of the initiative said the boost would give minimum wage workers a higher standard of living and boost the local economy. However, those against the plan said the measure would actually damage the local economy and increase the cost of living.
With the measure not going through, those backing the increase said they will continue to fight for a wage increase and bring it to a state wide vote.
Election results are expected to be finalized by December 2nd.