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Evacuation Advisory lifted on July Complex

8 hours 17 min ago

Effective 12:00 Noon, August 28th, the Evacuation Advisory for residents of Sawyers Bar and Eddy Gulch has been lifted by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office as requested by the July Complex Incident Commander.The Evacuation Order for Idlewild has been lifted.The Evacuation Order will remain in place for the areas of Mule Bridge and Taylor Lake.Areas of [...]

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

8 hours 21 min ago

President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags

8 hours 38 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.The state Assembly approved SB270 on a 44-29 vote after rejecting the bill earlier in the week. It now heads to the Senate, where it must be approved by Sunday and has support from top Democrats who rejected a similar effort last year.The new [...]

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

8 hours 56 min ago

MILWAUKEE — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.Signups for the new program will run Sept. 2 to Nov. 28, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday. Farmers must enroll then to participate in the program in what's left of 2014 and in 2015. They will have annual [...]

Volunteer Profile: Michele Estrada

9 hours 49 min ago

Why volunteerMichele Estrada has been volunteering for almost 30 years. Currently she is President of the Scott Valley Quilters Guild, and also is involved in Loaves and Fishes, where she cooks for seniors every Friday. Estrada said she wants people to know that somebody cares.Why Scott Valley Quilters GuildEstrada became involved with the guild due to her [...]

Fire price tag at $34M

9 hours 52 min ago

The current price of the July Complex is at $34 million, according to a Klamath National Forest press release.Public Information Officer Sean Collins said the main costs of wildfires can be broken down into logistics, personnel and air resources.The logistics category contains all expenses from the camp setup and usage to supplies and land agreements.Collins [...]

Judge denies request to halt Trinity River flow increases

9 hours 54 min ago

The request that increased flows on the Trinity River be stopped was denied Wednesday as Judge Lawrence O’Neill issued a ruling two days after teh request was made.

Russian tank columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

10 hours 50 min ago

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

Happy Camp Complex sparks evacuations

11 hours 9 min ago

The evacuation initiated last night on the Happy Camp Fire was due to a lifted inversion and winds changing, according to Public Information Officer Larry Weaver.A growth of almost 5,000 acres occurred Wednesday leaving the total acreage at 32,239 for the complex to date.Weaver said that the evacuation on Scott River Road was successful and even some livestock was evacuated.  [...]

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

11 hours 16 min ago

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

12 hours 53 min ago

The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday.

Last chance this summer to visit Montague Train Depot Museum

13 hours 23 min ago

The Montague Train Depot Museum will be open for its last weekend of this summer, Saturday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Groups sue to stop Trinity River increased flows

13 hours 56 min ago

The United States Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that it would increase flows on the Trinity River to protect salmon, prompting groups in the Central Valley to file for a temporary restraining order to prevent the increased water releases.

Morning Jolt: New clue about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:19pm

A new clue emerged in the case of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, The Associated Press reported. A failed satellite call to the airliner "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected," Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. That would change the search area, though officials haven’t pinpointed an area in the vast ocean in which the flight is believed to have crashed.

Siskiyou Sheriff's Office extends mandatory evacuation to Scott Bar area

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28pm

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the residents of Scott Bar between Hwy 96 and Bridge Flat.

Today in the News: Miley Cyrus' homeless friend has warrant for arrest

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:00am

"Reportedly, he has returned to the Polk County area. We will be attempting to serve him his warrant, at which time he will be taken into custody." - Polk County, Oregon, Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel, talking about Jesse Helt, the man who accepted an award for Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Helt, 22, stopped checking in with his probation officer, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is from Polk County and apparently went home after the VMAs.

California Senate passes gun takeaway bill

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:32am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others.The Senate passed AB1014 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, on a 23-8 vote as the parents of two shooting victims watched from a viewing gallery. [...]

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:00am

Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.

Monday crash claims life

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:09am

TULELAKE – The California Highway Patrol reported a fatality in a two-car collision occurring on Monday.A 1999 Saturn was traveling northbound on State Route 139, when the driver lost control and entered the southbound traffic lane of State Route 139 and collided with another vehicle, driven by Laremy Heaton, 24, of Klamath Falls, Oregon.CHP reported that Heaton attempted to brake, but was unable [...]

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:00am

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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