Fire as a Lifestyle–Butler Creek Resident Speaks Out–Also, Butler Fire Now at almost 7500 Acres

  Photo of the Butler Fire coming down behind a residence taken by Ben Beaver.   “Traditionally fires go out when it rains,” explained Creek Hanauer a resident near the Butler Fire. “In this area, every big fire was finally put out when it rains.”  He pointed out that this fire started earlier than the traditional fire season. “It is

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Kmart Makeup Shoplifting Incident Leads to Meth/Gun Arrest

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: On 08-8-2013, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a KMART loss prevention officer at the McKinleyville KMART store reported to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office a shoplifting of cosmetics had just occurred and the female suspect left in a cream colored 2006 Mercedes C-230. At approximately 9:12 a.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff spotted the vehicle

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EPIC Requests Northern Spotted Owl Be Listed as Threatened/Endangered

Environmental Protection Information Center Press Release: The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) has moved to make the iconic Northern Spotted Owl a candidate for listing under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). On August 7, 2013, the Commission voted 3-2 to advance the owl to candidacy status in response to a petition filed by the Environmental Protection Information Center

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Residents of Butler Flat Lose Waterline as Fire Creeps Closer–Other Areas Prepare for Evacuation

Night satellite image shows fires burning in Humboldt and Siskiyou Counties. (Graphic created by the helpful Facebook page of the US National Weather Service in Eureka.) Northeastern Humboldt and nearby Siskiyou Counties have two major fire incidents burning in wildlands but nearing homes.  The Orleans Complex which consists of the Butler and Dance Fires (the latter is under control) has burnt

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Significant Growth in the Butler Fire

Orleans Complex Press Release: August 7, 2013, 8:00 p.m. For Immediate Release  Butler Fire Information (530) 618-2101 — Salmon River Complex Fire call (530) 841-4451 A public meeting is planned for tomorrow, August 7, 2013 at the Karuk DNR in Orleans California from 6-7pm.  Health Advisory: The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQM) continues to extend their smoke

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Sawyer’s Bar Residents [UPDATE–More Areas Included Now] Advised to Prepare to Evacuate

UPDATE 8:45 P.M.: More evacuation advisories. According to the InciWeb, Effective 5:45 pm August 7, the Salmon River Complex Incident Commander has requested an Evacuation Advisory be issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office for residents of Idlewild and Mule Bridge. This notice is for all residents along Sawyers Bar Road and Forest Road 40N47 between Rattlesnake Gulch and the

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