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 www.ncuaqmd.org.:    

News Headlines (Saturday, February 14, 2015)

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NORTH COAST- A man drowns near Orick while on a rafting trip with two of his friends.  A bicyclist was taken to the hospital following a hit and run accident in Eureka.  The man accused of murdering an Alderpoint resident in July has been convicted of second degree murder.  Community members in Arcata volunteer their time to help clear invasive plants from Janes Creek.   The Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods continues to renovate the Teen Center and needs your help to finish the project.  The Blue Ox School for Veterans holds an open house so community members can see the replica of Abraham Lincoln's Hearse that the veterans constructed.  In addition, North Coast residents do some last minute Valentine's Day shopping at a local flower shop.