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     - Click for more Info

Selection process for city clerk and treasurer to be voted on in Ferndale

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FERNDALE- The people of Ferndale will have the chance to determine if they want to start voting for the positions of city clerk and treasurer, or if they would rather continue letting the city council appoint them.

The City of Ferndale used elections to determine the City Clerk and City Treasurer until 1972.  For the last 42 years, those jobs have been appointed positions.  Now, city officials have discovered that a general law city in California, like Ferndale, must use elections to determine those positions unless the public votes to make them appointed occupations.  In June, the residents of Ferndale will vote to decide which method they will use moving forward.