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

Rural Broadband Connection In Progress

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The Karuk and Yurok tribe are gathering permits and access to land to lay the broadband connection that will bring hundreds internet and phone service. The tribes are working together and get the process going.

 

Both tribes have a $6.2 million for the project and $6.6 million secured from a grant to the Karuk tribe by the California Public Utilities Commission.

 

The project will take five to ten years to complete. Currently people living in the area have no access to internet or phone service.

 

Organizers said the cable will be essential for basic emergency services and make students and businesses competitive in the digital age.