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
Wiyot tribe receives 48 condor feathers for World Renewal Ceremony
LOLETA- The Wiyot tribe has 48 California Condor feathers that will be used to bring back the tribes traditional World Renewal Ceremony on Indian Island. The tribe has not been able to hold the ceremony for 154 years and have been working to get their traditional land back and safe for the event.
The feathers were donated to the tribe from the Sia Essential Species Repository which collects and distributes the feathers for cultural proposes to federally recognized tribes. The feathers are traditionally used to make crafts and will be used during the ceremony.
The last World Renewal Ceremony was held in 1860 when it was interrupted by a massacre that killed 200 Wiyot women and children. The tribe has since purchased 1.5 acres and received 100 acres back from the City of Eureka. In 2013 the EPA told the tribe the island was safe for tribal use.
"We're getting ready and it means a lot," said Cheryl Seidner former Chair of the tribal council.