Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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:    
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Pay raise for Del Norte County employees

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DEL NORTE COUNTY- A pay increase has been approved for Del Norte County employees. County supervisors ratified an agreement that will provide nearly 300 county employees with a 5 percent cost-of-living pay increase. Starting in July of 2014, workers will see a 3 percent increase that will continue to rise over 3-years. 
However county officials tell us that along with the pay increase, county employees will now have to start contributing to their retirement, which is something that the county had paid entirely.