Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fork Complex: A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.:
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
North Coast residents share opinions on national economy
The latest poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows most Americans think the country’s economy is going in the wrong direction.
The poll shows six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy. That figure reflects how people view the nation’s political leaders, as well. Seventy percent of respondents said they are dissatisfied with the U.S. political system, with only 14 percent approving of the job congress is doing. North Coast residents shared their views on the economy.
"I am generally satisfied because we have a very high standard of living. I am dissatisfied with the obstructionism in Congress. Particularly, coming from the republicans trying to limit any positive changes that would be possible," said Jamie Bellerman of McKinleyville.
"I think in these last years under the Obama administration, the economy has gotten so much better. People have a very short memory and they don't realize that sometimes because it's been hard work. And I think he has done an excellent job and i think the democrats have continued to put together a very strong program," said Jan Ramsey, who lives in Eureka.
"I am dissatisfied with the U.S. economy because I am concerned that we have sent a lot of our jobs here to other countries for cheap labor. And I'm very concerned about our nation's economy for young people, especially people that go to college and try to start out with exorbitant college costs,” said Trinidad Resident Jacqueline Stratton.