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200 active duty troops from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to deploy to Umpqua North Complex

First Lt. Ashley Fuqua, a wildland firefighting team leader, assigned to 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, leads Soldiers in a foot march prior to conducting wildland firefighting outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 20, 2015. The Umpqua North Complex will be the first deployment for JBLM …

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Police: Roseburg man arrested after reportedly using drugs, nude, in store restroom

Brandon Lee Groves (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office mugshot) ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg man was arrested Friday after he was reported using drugs in the nude in a store’s bathroom. The incident happened just after 1 p.m. According to a Roseburg Police report, officers responded to Fred Meyer for a …

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‘Dust masks aren’t enough!’ What you need to know about health risks from wildfire smoke

According to EPA: Paper “dust” masks or surgical masks will not protect your lungs from the fine particles in wildfire smoke. Scarves or bandanas (wet or dry) won’t help, either. Particulate masks known as N-95 or P-100 respirators will help, but they must fit well and be used correctly. They …

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Active duty military personnel mobilized to help fight wildfires

BOISE, ID – The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise is mobilizing active duty military personnel to serve as firefighters to assist with wildfire suppression efforts. Currently, more than 80 large wildfires are burning on about 1.4 million acres in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming …

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Redding lost small-town feel

Jeff Serroti Published 10:19 a.m. PT Sept. 5, 2017 | Updated 10:20 a.m. PT Sept. 5, 2017 Speak your piece(Photo: Record Searchlight) When I moved to Redding from the Roseville area back in the late 1990s, I was enthralled with the Redding area and all the first-class outdoor recreational opportunities …

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Helena Fire estimated at 10,930 acres

Buy Photo A car and a structure were destroyed by fire off Highway 299 near Helena.(Photo: Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight)Buy Photo The Helena Fire in Trinity County grew Monday to an estimated 11,013 acres with containment remaining at 14 percent, officials with the U.S. Shasta-Trinity National Forest and California Department of Fire …

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Recalling Redding City Council Members Won’t Solve Shasta County’s Crime Problem – anewscafe.com

Shasta County Jail. Photos by Doni Chamberlain. In encouraging news, several local citizens involved in the effort to recall two Redding City Council members took their concerns about deteriorating public safety to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in late August, calling the supervisors out on the county’s repeated failure …

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Redding LGBTQ+ Pride reaches out to rural communities in Northern California

NorCal OUTreach Project, a nonprofit with outreach to Northern California’s LGBTQ+ rural communities, will hold its 7th Annual Pride event from noon to 5 p.m. on September 23 at Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Ave. in Redding City Hall. This year’s theme is “We Stand Strong Together,” to raise awareness that …

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This is where the smoke is coming from, Sept. 4, 2017

NOAA’s vertical smoke integration map of the U.S. on Sept. 4(Photo: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory) UPDATE: 11:52 a.m. The Shasta County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is reporting that its monitoring station in Anderson indicates hourly readings in the “unhealthy to the very unhealthy” range on the Air Quality …

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Wildfires cast eerie haze over Bay Area, much of California

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Fires burning up and down the Sierra Nevada and further to the northwest cast an eerie yellow and gray haze over much of California Monday. Much of the state was under alerts because of poor air quality. ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco said the fires were pumping …

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