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Air resources keep July Complex in check

18 hours 19 min ago

The July Complex remains at 98 percent contained on the Whites Fire, 100 percent on the Log Fire, and still zero percent containment on the Man Fire.Minimal Fire behavior was detected Monday night on the Man Fire, as crews continued to mop up hotspots and further construct indirect [...]

Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of Somalia airstrike

18 hours 55 min ago

The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

19 hours 58 min ago

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.

Happy Camp Complex expected to reach Hamburg and Scott Bar

20 hours 15 min ago

 The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch this evening through Wednesday evening due to a combination of strong winds and extremely dry conditions, according to Forest Service personnel. [...]

Pooch Profile: Meet Gypsi

20 hours 47 min ago

A little about Gypsi’s background Gypsi is a tri-color Basenji that came to the Rescue Ranch recently. She is approximately 30 pounds and is two years old. Gypsi loves to play ball and to run. Volunteers also say she is very well trained.Gypsi’s abilities and personality Gypsi is an affectionate dog, but volunteers [...]

35 years of surgery

20 hours 52 min ago

YREKA – Dr. Urs Bryner’s friends and family celebrated his 35-year career as a surgeon Wednesday afternoon.Bryner was born in Switzerland, came to the U.S. for his studies and then opened his practice in Yreka 35 years ago.Bryner said he chose this area carefully after traveling the U.S. to look for areas he liked geographically.Bryner said he was [...]

Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

21 hours 22 min ago

Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.

Morning Jolt: Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison dies

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:36pm

Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison died at age 63, the band reported on Facebook. Jamison wasn’t the original lead singer and didn’t sing “Eye of the Tiger,” but he did front the band for five Top 20 hits: "The Search is Over," "Burning Heart," "I Can't Hold Back," "High on You" and "Is This Love." The band announced on its Facebook page, "The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go [...]

Fire threatens 250 homes

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:50am

As of this morning, the Happy Camp Complex has grown to 62,626 acres, with 15 percent containment.According to a recent press release today should be the beginning of another warming and drying trend as high pressure begins to develop over the region. Temperature could trend as much as 5-10 degrees warmer today. Light northerly winds are expected over the fire today. With more stable air the potential for large fire growth will be diminished. [...]

Happy Camp Complex evening overview

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:45pm

The Happy Camp Complex is now 57,872 acres and 15-percent contained. The Frying Pan and Faulkstein fires have now merged into one. Personnel have increased today almost 10 percent, and there are now 137 total engines assigned to the incident.Tonight’s public meetings were well attended in both Seiad and Happy Camp.Zone 2 (east side of fire): Today’s fire activity was [...]

Happy Camp Complex grows to 57,722 acres

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:32am

The Happy Camp Complex has grown over 13,000 acres on Friday to 57,722 acres and is 15-percent contained.  The fires merged into one.On the Faulkstein Fire, firefighters continued work along the south side of the fire improving line along Scott River Road and Forest Road 46N64.Fire activity has moved well into the Grider Creek and Kelsey Creek areas. [...]

Brew Beat: Deschutes Brewery Foray IPA

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:01pm

So it seems I may have found the best of both worlds – a Belgian style IPA.Saved, phew.This ale is a great sipper, with smooth citrus and hopped notes.Served slightly chilled, these styles blend rather well.Although the color, a lemon hue, was not to my liking, the thick two-inch head releasing to bubbly lacing left me satisfied.Brewed by Deschutes Brewery in Oregon, this ale is only available from June through September, making beer lovers desire [...]

650 structures threatened in Happy Camp Complex

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:59am

The Happy Camp Complex grew 20,000 acres Thursday, according to Fire Behavior Specialist Dennis Burns.The total acreage on the complex as of 1:30 p.m. today is 44,549, with 20 percent containment.Burns said that along the existing drainages, west to east of line, on the west side of the ridge, is where teams expect the most activity.When the fires begin, [...]

Happy Camp Complex community meeting

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:07am

Community MeetingHappy Camp ComplexSaturday, August 30, 2014 There will be a community meeting today, August 30, at 7 p.m. in Happy Camp at the Karuk Tribe Senior Nutrition Center. Incident management team members [...]

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:00am

The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:00am

Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.

Happy Camp Complex grows 20,000 acres

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:23am

The Happy Camp Complex grew 20,000 acres Thursday, according to Fire Behavior Specialist Dennis Burns.Burns said that along the existing drainages, west to east of line, on the west side of the ridge, is where teams expect the most activity.When the fires begin, expected spotting will be up to one half of a mile, said Burns.A cold passage generally breaks the [...]

Next steps detailed for Scott River water yield study

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:12am

On Wednesday night, Siskiyou County residents were given an updated look at the Scott River water yield study that aims to determine how local forests affect the Scott River’s water balance.

Plastic bag ban approved by Assembly; no movement on ammunition sales bill

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:05am

Plastic bags and ammunition sales were slated for discussion before the California Assembly this week, with a vote on one topic and no action on the other.

Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:35am

A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

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